At U-evolve we support young people aged 11-18 in North Edinburgh to build confidence, resilience and self belief. We work in some of the lowest SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020) areas in Edinburgh and the young people we work with often experience socio-economic deprivation. Many are disengaged from education, experiencing mental health problems and relationship breakdowns. We believe all young people deserve happy and fulfilling futures, no matter where they are starting from.
We provide 1:1 therapeutic coaching with young people, supporting them to reach their goals and work through the trauma they've experienced. We also run topic- based workshops and group work, such as mental health awareness, transition workshops and body image for young people.
We also work with the adults in young people’s networks, ensuring that they can effectively and compassionately support young people through the challenges they may be facing. We want to build resilience and emotional literacy to create a culture that fosters good mental health and wellbeing for all. We work in partnerships with schools and youth groups. We provide training, workshops and opportunities for peer support to parents, carers and frontline professionals.
This support has never been more needed, and we have seen a significant demand in our services as a result of the emotional pressures of Covid-19.
We are in a grassroots charity in a period of growth and diversification and have recently appointed a CEO to develop and implement the future strategy and work of U-evolve. The fundraiser will report directly to the CEO. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an independent, driven and creative individual to join a small, committed team who deliver incredible impact for young people in Edinburgh.
This is an excellent opportunity for a disabled person (including D/deaf) to gain valuable experience in marketing and communications by using insights from market research to effectively promote and adapt the branding of a leading premium spirit brand.
Edrington’s vision is to give more by building the world’s leading portfolio of exceptional super premium spirits and we will do that by becoming the world’s leading super premium brand builder. The Macallan is our central focus, supported by Highland Park and The Glenrothes in the fast-growing Single Malt category and Naked in the Blended Malt category. We have strategic partnerships with Tequila Partida and Wyoming Whiskey in the dynamic Tequila and American Whiskey categories. Our portfolio is completed with The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky and Brugal premium rum from the Dominican Republic.
We employ over 3,500 people in our wholly owned and joint venture companies, with over 70% employed overseas. The success of our strategy is based on the skills and dedication of every person in our business, from distillation and coopering to our brand and commercial management teams. We bring in exceptionally talented people and give them the tools and support required to be the best they can be, every day. We provide a comprehensive training and development programme for all employees, regardless of their role.
Giving more is woven into the history and fabric of our business in a way that is unique to the industry and we are proud to support every employee in becoming involved with the charitable causes they feel passionate about, helping them volunteer, raise funds and make a positive contribution to their communities.
To help support the Insight team, providing marketing and commercial teams with actionable findings on a range of insight challenges. These will cover market and category understanding, Brand health, Brand positioning, and marketing effectiveness as well as deepening the understanding of our consumers and the trends that impact them.
As well as specifically supporting the Brand team with growth planning preparation, target audience understanding and competitive learnings. This will be done via a range of our tools and techniques including communications, social listening, digital, market data and insight projects.
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This is an excellent opportunity for a disabled person (including D/deaf) to gain valuable, real-world experience of developing apps and creating workflow automations for streamlining business processes.
The successful candidate will work with the existing Digital Workplace Team, consisting of 3 members, to deliver cutting-edge business applications using the Microsoft Power Platform. During the internship, the candidate will gain valuable, real-world experience of developing apps and creating workflow automations for streamlining business processes. Apps developed range from straightforward, such as Catering Requests and Driving Services, to the complex, such as our New Product Development System and Exceptions (used for production)
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Over the past 10 years, Edinburgh Garden Partners has developed a unique approach to addressing the risks of social isolation in our communities.
By matching volunteers who are looking for a space to grow with local garden owners who have a space to share, our garden partnerships create meaningful and lasting social connections between people of different ages and cultural backgrounds.
It is the shared interest in gardening and the exchange of skills, knowledge and life experience that make our garden partnerships so special and rewarding for everyone involved.
The newly created position of Volunteering Development Coordinator provides an exciting opportunity for someone who is a natural collaborator to strengthen, connect and grow our brilliant community of volunteers.
This is a fixed term post until March 31st 2022, which may be extended subject to continuation of funding.
This post will be subject to a satisfactory PVG check.
CHAS together with Inclusion Scotland, are delighted to be offering an exciting internship opportunity for a motivated and passionate disabled person (including D/deaf) to undertake project-related work regarding CHAS’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy. This role will involve working across a range of communications and research activities. The successful applicant would be expected to work flexibly an average of 16 hours per week (420 hours in total), the equivalent of 24 weeks part-time.
This role will work across a range of communications and research activities including, but not limited to:
• Creating content for the CHAS EDI newsletter
• A communications plan for national equality and faith days
• Protected characteristics awareness packs for managers
• Advice for supporters in making fundraising events accessible and inclusive
The successful applicant will also sit on the EDI Committee for the duration of their internship and will be encouraged to get involved with any other projects that interest them.
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• Help to create a quarterly newsletter for CHAS staff and volunteers – this includes writing a spotlight column based on their own experiences
• Writing copy for a blogpost to be published on the CHAS website
• Research projects on how best CHAS can create the most culturally inclusive environment throughout all of its services
• Researching, or using lived experience, to create awareness packages with essential information on different protected characteristics. These packs will be used by managers to enable them to best support their staff and volunteers
• Working with the communications team to create a comprehensive internal and external communications plan for national equality and faith days. This includes the writing of some of these communications
• Working with the fundraising team to review, evaluate and improve future fundraising events to ensure they are accessible and inclusive
• Research and review best practice approaches in the charity sector in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Any lived experiece and/or knowledge about EDI would be welcomed.
Working within the culture, ethos and philosophy of CHAS you will assist in delivery of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy through project-related work. You’ll be joining a dynamic team of values-driven professionals, passionate about inspiring people to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families. We’re looking for someone who is organized and who can work well in a team, as well as independently. You’ll also be creative and enjoy taking on new challenges.
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While no specific formal educational qualifications are required, a good standard of English and Numeracy is essential.
1. An understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and the barriers people may face in accessing services, or a willingness to learn about this
2. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail when working on projects both independently and as a team
3. An ability to carry out basic research, for example, searching for relevant, and identifying, legitimate sources of information on the internet
4. An ability to manage your time and workload, with appropriate support
5. Basic IT Skills, for example, an ability to use Microsoft programmes such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Competence in using Canva is desirable but not essential – training in this will be given
6. An ability to copy write for external and internal media channels using tone of voice guidelines
7. Being able to work well in a team, liaising with cross-departmental colleagues, and also individually
8. Have a clear need for the opportunity, and be able to show how it will help you overcome barriers to achieving your career goals (This is assessed in the sections motivation for applying, skills development, and current employment status)
9. Must define as Deaf or disabled which includes physical, sensory and mental impairments, autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or long term health conditions (You do not need to give details in the supporting statement unless you wish to. If you do, this will not be removed from the application before the shortlisting panel sees it)
Shared Lives Plus is the UK membership charity for more than 6,000 Shared Lives carers, 150 Shared Lives schemes and a growing network of over 25 local Homeshare organisations.
We want to reduce loneliness and help make our communities more connected. We believe everyone should be able to choose who they spend time with. We offer guidance, best practice and a community of people sharing their lives, legal advice and insurance.
Over the past four years, the Homeshare UK team have driven the growth and development of Homeshare across the UK and ROI. This role will bring Homeshare to Scotland by supporting three geographic areas to plan and develop a new service in their area.
The key objectives for our Homeshare Development Officer include:
Relationships Scotland Borders supports families with relationship difficulties and with post separation arrangements for their children. We work throughout the Scottish Borders and there are four specialist teams: mediation; counselling and psycho-sexual therapy; contact and family support (adults & children).
We are currently looking for a Practice Manager to undertake the day-to-day management of practice workers and support the delivery of all service provision to our clients.
As a key member of our team, the Practice Manager will report directly to the CEO and will aid the development of the organisation and ensure consistency and excellence in standards of practice and service delivery.
We are looking for a highly motivated person with management experience who is confident, highly organised and can work flexibly, proactively and under pressure. Excellent people skills are imperative and experience of managing staff remotely would be helpful.
The successful candidate is expected to have a sound knowledge of family conflict and the effects of parental separation on children. An understanding of mediation and counselling processes, child protection and domestic abuse issues is highly desirable. The Practice Manager will be responsible for writing and/or overseeing all contact and child reports provided by RSB to the Courts and as such must have excellent written as well as verbal communication skills.
RSB has operated from a ‘virtual office’ successfully for 30 years and like the admin team, the Practice Manager will work mostly from home. Some travel around the Borders will be required to attend face-to-face meetings and occasional attendance at some national meetings in Edinburgh with colleagues from around Scotland will be needed. Currently all meetings are undertaken via Zoom and it is envisaged that this will, for the most part, continue once Covid restrictions ease.
Almost all client work is currently being carried out on-line, and the on-line option for clients will continue post-Covid, but normally most client appointments are undertaken on weekday mornings/evenings and it is expected that the Practice Manager will visit the staff at the practice venues in Galashiels, when needed.
A key role of the position will be to manage the work of the contact centres. RSB run four centres around the Borders which operate on Saturdays and occasional Saturday working will be required to ensure consistency of service, training and supervision of staff.
Five weeks annual leave per annum is offered along with 12 days public holiday. Pension contributions will be offered and discussed with the potential appointee.
The Macaulay Development Trust in Scotland would like to appoint, on a consultancy basis, a part time Executive Administrator to succeed the present one who is retiring. The new Executive Administrator will take up post, after a full handover, in late March or early April 2021 on a date to be agreed. The present Executive Administrator will remain available for some time to provide advice, if required.
The Trust traces its origins to an endowment from Dr T B Macaulay in 1930 to establish the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research. The Trust was created as an independent charity in 1994, and now operates under a supplementary deed registered in 2011, and is regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
The Trust supports excellent research into the sustainable use of land and natural resources, for the benefit of people, their communities, and the environment. Its assets include a small investment property portfolio which is located on the Aberdeen campus of the James Hutton Institute and financial investments which are managed according to environmental, social and governance criteria. These generate funds which are distributed in grants for excellent scientific research to progress T B Macaulay’s vision and address contemporary and future challenges in the field of rural land use, particularly in Scotland. In addition, the Trust sponsors the annual Macaulay Lecture, usually held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, which is delivered by a world renowned expert and has become a highlight of the economics, natural and social science calendar in Scotland.
The Trust works very closely with the James Hutton Institute who are a major recipient of grants and organise the Macaulay lecture. In addition, the institute provides the Trust with property management, IT, and other services under contract.
There is further information about the Trust on its website; macaulaydevelopmenttrust.org.
The Executive Administrator is the principal point of contact for most Trust business and they will be provided with a dedicated email account. The hours required vary considerably and may be between 25 and 50 hours a month, depending on the workload; the period April to September tends to be quieter than the rest of the year. There is no Trust office, and the Executive Administrator is expected to include office services and incidental consumables in their hourly rate. The remuneration will be agreed in discussion with the successful applicant and expenses (such as any bulk printing, postage and travel and subsistence), which will be reimbursed at cost. They will be paid monthly in arrears on receipt of an invoice.
The Executive Administrator is responsible for the management of Trustees meetings, liaison with Trustees, professional advisors, the James Hutton Institute, and grants administration.
JOIN OUR BOARD AT SCOTTISH WOMEN’S AUTISM NETWORK
The Scottish Women’s Autism Network (SWAN) was formed in 2012 with a mission to ensure that Scotland is a home where autistic women and girls can flourish. We empower autistic women and girls by running peer-support local groups across Scotland, manage online forums, work to raise levels of knowledge and understanding through participatory and lived-experience research. We then share what we learn, work collaboratively with other charities, other organisations and with Scottish Government, to advise, inform, educate and advocate.
SWAN now seeks three new trustees to join the current Board of six members. The role of Treasurer will become vacant in January 2021 and, as such, good accounting skills would be required. In addition, post a Board skills audit SWAN is looking to recruit individuals with general business skills with a focus on fund-raising, business development, marketing, and or legal, and the ability to be a strong advocate for the charity.
Read more about the work of the Scottish Women’s Autism Network via the website at swanscotland.org
We are seeking a hands on individual with a creative attitude to instigate and build our fundraising from foundations and trusts and contribute to wider income-generation activities. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and broaden your fundraising skills in support of a growing national charity with international collaboration work. The successful candidate will be motivated by our vision and align with our values and will and enjoy working within a small, supportive, friendly and committed team.