Station House Media Unit
Station House Media Unit

Charity registered in Scotland SC034211

shmu (Station House Media Unit), at the forefront of community media development in the UK, operates across the regeneration areas of Aberdeen and with other disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and groups across the North East of Scotland.

Current vacancies

Community Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,419 – £34,213
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 14th August 2022

Join a Team of Passionate People Transforming Lives Across the North East

No matter what your job is at shmu, everyone’s work is about the same thing – transforming the lives of individuals and communities across North East Scotland. We are looking for an exceptional, innovative, community minded individual to join our team as our Community Development Manager; a pivotal leadership role within our organisation that will play a key role in supporting our programmes to re-energise our communities across the North East.

We passionately believe in supporting people to expand their horizons and achieve their full potential. Our approach, methods, projects and initiatives are nationally recognised, positioning us as a centre of excellence for the work we do.

This approach also applies to our staff team. We believe in supporting the members of our team to achieve their full potential and offer:

  • support to undertake relevant training and qualifications
  • regular support and supervision
  • flexible working hours and a TOIL system
  • initial paid holiday entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of any public/bank holidays which you may choose to request)
  • a company sick pay scheme, effective from the first day of employment
  • a stakeholder pension, with an annually reviewed employer contribution (currently 4%)
  • a hybrid/office occasional working model to allow for working from home.

We appreciate the importance of good mental health and wellbeing amongst our team and strive to provide a working environment which supports people to achieve this.

We are also committed to supporting the wellbeing of all those who engage with our services - hear more about the impact of our work in this area in this short film

Our work has always involved supporting disadvantaged communities and the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of inclusion and creating opportunities for all. Through our community media outlets, we provide unparalleled access to community media opportunities, training and support for our volunteers, based primarily in the regeneration areas of Aberdeen.

Collectively, our platforms provide opportunities for underrepresented voices to be heard, while developing a range of new skills. The initiative creates an engaging and inclusive process for community members to produce content which accurately reflects their lives, share information with other residents, while holding those in power to account.

Our projects combine to create a wide range of benefits for individuals and communities, fostering a spirit of engagement and partnership working, developing transferrable skills in participants and contributing towards increased social capital.

Our Community Development Manager will play a key role within the organisation, working alongside the Chief Executive to design, manage and coordinate all strategic and operational aspects of all community engagement and outreach services across the organisation.

The postholder will lead on the development and implementation of our Community Development & Engagement Strategy, including a review of all our existing community services and engagement with a range of our community partners, and play a key role in ensuring the impact of our community development work is recognised and valued.

This short film offers further insight into the role and what it's like to work at shmu

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Training & Qualifications Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,419 – £34,213
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 14th August 2022

Join a Team of Passionate People Transforming Lives Across the North East

No matter what your job is at shmu, everyone’s work is about the same thing – transforming the lives of individuals and communities across North East Scotland. We are looking for an exceptional, passionate, detail-oriented individual to join our team as our Training and Qualifications Manager.

This is a pivotal role with the responsibility for the development, delivery and quality assurance of all our qualifications, which will help us to realise our ambitions for the future of accredited provision across our organisation.

We passionately believe in supporting people to expand their horizons and achieve their full potential. Our approach, methods, projects, and initiatives are nationally recognised, positioning us as a centre of excellence for the work we do.

This approach also applies to our staff team. We believe in supporting the members of our team to achieve their full potential and offer:

  • support to undertake relevant training and qualifications
  • regular support and supervision
  • flexible working hours and a TOIL system
  • a hybrid/office occasional working model to allow for working from home.
  • a company sick pay scheme, effective from the first day of employment
  • a stakeholder pension, with an annually reviewed employer contribution (currently 4%)
  • initial paid holiday entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of any public/bank holidays which you may choose to request)

We appreciate the importance of good mental health and wellbeing amongst our team and strive to provide a working environment which supports people to achieve this.

Through our community media outlets, we provide unparalleled access to community media opportunities, training and support. We have over 20 years of experience in delivering youth-led initiatives, focussing on long-term support, concentrating on the key points of transition (from primary to secondary school, and leaving school), and with young people experiencing challenges and disadvantage.

To further support our communities and our young people, shmu have been an SQA accredited centre since 2012 and deliver a suite of media and personal development focused qualifications for young people, including delivering Foundation Apprenticeships in schools across Aberdeenshire. We also support our volunteers and adults engaged with our services to undertake accredited qualifications from our suite of SVQ Awards, encouraging skills development, positive learning experiences, increased confidence and self-belief.

As a result of significant developments in our accredited programmes in recent years, we are looking for a Training and Qualifications Manager to lead on this area of work.

Our Training and Qualifications Manager will act as the SQA Coordinator, ensuring that all the organisation’s accredited programmes are designed, managed and delivered to the highest standards through robust quality assurance and performance management in accordance with our own policies and SQA guidelines.

The postholder will also support the operational staff team to deliver our suite of accredited programmes across the organisation, ensuring the qualifications meet the needs of those who undertake them.

This short film offers further insight into the role and what it's like to work at shmu

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