PAS
PAS

Charity registered in Scotland SC021337

We help people to understand and influence the place where they live by providing impartial advice, skills training and supporting communities to develop and deliver their own aspirations for their place. We offer a free, impartial and confidential planning advice service, provided by our specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,624 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th May 2021

PAS (pas.org.uk), Scotland’s leading place and active citizenship charity, is looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator (on a fixed-term contract until 31 October 2021) to co-ordinate volunteers to support PAS’s activities and to assist with general office support.

The Scottish Government provides funding for PAS to deliver a free advice service which gives communities and individuals access to information and advice on the Scottish planning system; and supports communities in development and place-based planning. Volunteers are key to delivery of this and other PAS services – eg community engagement events and training for elected members and community councils.

This is a part-time post, 4/5 full-time (28 hours). PAS provides a generous holiday entitlement (25 days + 10 public holidays + 3 days Christmas office closure; pro-rata for part-time), flexible working hours and an employer’s pension contribution of 8.5%. The salary will be £25,624.80, pro-rata for part-time £20,499.84.

PAS has an office in Edinburgh city centre (not fully accessible) although all staff are currently working from home. It is anticipated that future working arrangements will be a blend of home and office working.

PAS is an equal opportunities employer. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any additional support needs.

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Top job! Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,641 – £40,922
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd June 2021

PAS (pas.org.uk), Scotland’s leading place and active citizenship charity, is looking for an Operations Manager who will be responsible for ensuring integration and co-ordination across PAS and developing the organisation’s delivery of services in collaboration with the Chief Executive, and other members of the management team.

This position's primary responsibility is ensuring operational effectiveness and quality of delivery, contributing to the development and implementation of organisational strategies, political engagement, policies and practices.

The Scottish Government provides funding for PAS to deliver the free advice service which gives communities, individuals and community groups access to information and advice on the Scottish planning system; and supports communities in development and place-based planning.

In addition, we provide skills training and support for community groups, planners, elected members and public bodies, as well as to seldom-heard groups who often cannot readily engage in the planning system. In particular, we support community organisations to develop and deliver their own aspirations for place through local place plans.

We anticipate filling this as a full-time post (35 hours) but are willing to consider alternative arrangements for the right candidate. PAS provides a generous holiday entitlement (25 days + 10 public holidays + 3 days Christmas office closure), flexi-time and an employer’s pension contribution of 8.5%. The salary will be in the range £35,641 - £40,922.

PAS has an office in Edinburgh city centre (not fully accessible) although all staff are currently working from home. It is anticipated that future working arrangements will be a blend of home and office working.

PAS is an equal opportunities employer. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any additional support needs.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £58,376 – £73,519
  • Edinburgh. It is anticipated that future working arrangements will be a blend of home and office working.
  • Closing 23rd June 2022

As Petra Biberbach steps down after 17 years of service, we are seeking an exceptional leader to guide the organisation into the future. This is a key moment for the planning system and for community participation in Scotland. We are at the forefront of responding to the new opportunities and challenges brought by the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019.

As Chief Executive, you will have the chance to bring your leadership, your creativity and your energy to carve out new ways of operating so that we can continue to help individuals and communities across Scotland shape the future of their places.

PAS (Planning Aid Scotland) is Scotland’s leading place and active citizenship charity. Over the last three decades we have supported a planning system that is inclusive, positive and innovative, where individuals and communities have the opportunity to shape the future of their place. We help individuals and community groups to get involved in the planning system in an impartial, open and inclusive way.

We take a facilitation-based approach, striving to ensure that all voices are heard, and with outcomes agreed by all. We are a volunteer-led organisation supported by a network of over 400 specialist volunteers from across the built environment sector.

Our public Advice Service offers a free, impartial and confidential planning advice service, provided by our specialist volunteers, all of whom are chartered planners.

We provide skills, engagement and facilitation training and support for community groups, planners, elected members and public bodies, as well as to seldom-heard groups who often cannot readily engage in the planning system, including children and young people. We support community organisations to develop and deliver their own aspirations through local place plans

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2022

PAS (pas.org.uk), Scotland’s leading place and active citizenship charity, is looking for new Board members and is keen to increase the diversity and geographical spread of its membership.

If you

  • Are passionate about individuals and communities having a say in the future of their places, and
  • Would like to see a planning system that is inclusive, positive and innovative

Then do get in touch.

We’d particularly like to hear from you if you

  • Have knowledge and experience of Scotland’s planning system or
  • Have knowledge of the fundraising sector in Scotland or
  • Have a good understanding of digital technologies

The Commitment

  • Attendance at quarterly Board meetings (you can join in online if you’re not able to come to Edinburgh)
  • Attendance at the AGM
  • Willingness to participate meaningfully in the decision-making processes of the Board
  • Ability to support staff – through our advisory groups and committees – with specialist knowledge in the delivery of the organisation’s priorities
  • Act as a PAS ambassador

Start Date: October 2022, or sooner.

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