Charity number 219432

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Every six seconds we respond to a call for help. Every year, we answer more than 5 million calls for help by phone, email, SMS, letter, face to face at one of our local branches and through our Welsh language service. We're here 24/7, before, during and after a crisis. Whether it’s an ‘are you ok?’ at just the right moment, or the midnight support of a trained volunteer; whether it's better training in the workplace or campaigning for more investment in national and local suicide prevention – we're here. Our charity works to make sure there’s always someone there, for anyone who needs someone. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

Current vacancies

Top job! Diversity & Inclusion Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,149
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th April 2021

We are looking for a Diversity & Inclusion Project Manager to develop, deliver, and evaluate a three-year funded project in Scotland to support improvements in diversity and inclusion in Samaritans Scotland. You will be supporting development of inclusive volunteering opportunities in Scottish branches, the National office, and new areas of Samaritans work in Scotland.

· £36,149 per annum plus benefits

· 3 year FTC

· Edinburgh, Scotland

· 35 hours per week (Monday - Friday)

Key Responsibilites:

· To embed Samaritans approach to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion into specific new activities in Scotland

· To develop and support opportunities to sustainably increase diversity and inclusion in existing Scottish branches

· To manage effective development, delivery, and evaluation of the project

· To provide expertise from, and in, Scotland on Samaritans wider developments in improving Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Skills and Experience:

· Experience in successfully leading and managing projects to deliver increased diversity and a strong culture of inclusion

· Knowledge of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, including the legislative environment in Scotland and the features of good practice

· Experience of successfully influencing cultural change

· Skills in influencing a wide range of audiences effectively

· Experience of community development, particularly with marginalised and/or under represented groups

Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person that they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.