Do you want to help one of Scotland’s leading charities support victims, families and witnesses affected by crime? If so, then why not join Victim Support Scotland as a trustee?
You may already have board experience, or this may be your first board appointment. As long as you have the right skills and a passion to make a difference, we want to hear from you!
Victim Support Scotland (VSS) is the country’s leading charity providing emotional and practical support to people affected by all types of crime. VSS’ recently launched strategy Empowering People Affected by crime: VSS Strategic Plan 2021-2026, outlines our vision to ensure that all people affected by crime – victims, witnesses and their families – are treated with dignity and respect and are at the heart of justice in Scotland.
Our new strategy outlines our mission that all those affected by crime receive the high-quality support and care they need to move forward with their lives. This strategy also sets out the organisation’s ambition to be inclusive and accessible, reaching all those who need us, being there every step of the way. The strategy builds on the foundations we have already created within VSS over the last few years. It also takes our ambitions a step further. However, there is much still to be done and VSS welcomes applications from experienced individuals who would like to join our Board of Trustees.
The role is rewarding, and you would play an important part in delivering our strategy and vision, to help people affected by crime take control and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of crime.
In particular, we are keen to appoint individuals with:
· Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system
· Knowledge and understanding of Scottish Charities
· Accountancy qualification or experience
The role of Training Manager is a key position in supporting the charity’s strategic goal of growing our outstanding training programmes to equip more people and faith communities to reach their potential as peacemakers. The Training Manager has particular responsibility for enhancing and delivering our external training programmes, including our set programmes and those we tailor for clients. In addition, they will oversee the recruitment and ongoing training (CPD) of our Practitioners. Previous high-level experience of training, resourcing and equipping in the charity sector, as well as a passion for peacemaking is essential. This is an exciting time to join Place for Hope and play a pivotal and strategic role in equipping faith communities to choose peace in times of fear and division.
Place for Hope is a Scottish Charity, passionate about developing peacemakers in faith communities. We accompany people experiencing conflict and equip and train people to navigate change and conflict well. To deliver this purpose, we are privileged to have a highly trained, multi-denominational team of volunteer Practitioners who have expertise in mediation, training and facilitation. The Practitioners are supported by our small, dedicated staff team.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Place for Hope, as an independent Scottish Charity (SCO45224), is an equal opportunity organisation and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, gender, disability, sexual orientation or age. For more information about us, please visit placeforhope.org.uk
Argyll & Bute Women’s Aid is a specialist provider of support for women, children & young people who have experienced domestic abuse. Our service is free, confidential and independent, and we are affiliated to Scottish Women’s Aid.
We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and experienced team leader with a calm and focused approach to service delivery and problem solving. Working in our busy, fast-paced and challenging environment, you must be capable of navigating competing demands on your time, while carrying out day to day direct line management responsibilities for our experienced and dedicated support staff. Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, solution focused individual with a high degree of self-motivation and ability to motivate others. They will have a passion for improving the lives of women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse and experience in providing direct support services for vulnerable people.
Applicants should be qualified appropriately in order to register as a Supervisor in a Housing Support Service with SSSC. Qualifications can be checked via: sssc.uk.com/knowledgebase/article/KA-02532/en-us
Please see application pack for full job details.
Argyll & Bute Women’s Aid strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.
This post is subject to PVG disclosure.
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
An excellent opportunity has arisen to work for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as an interactive content developer within the eLearning team.
In this role, you will be developing and updating innovative digital content for individuals who are affected by chest and heart conditions or have suffered a stroke, as well as professionals and the public. These learning materials to date, have been accessed by over 4 million users across Scotland, UK and worldwide.
This role would suit someone who is enthusiastic about learning, with strong personal organisational and project management skills. Experience as media content developer, eLearning developer role or similar is essential.
You will need to be able to manage multiple work projects simultaneously and work closely with the eLearning manager and working groups who provide the ‘learning information’ to be included in these resources. You will help guide and shape their ideas into high quality online learning content.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, Childcare vouchers, employee welfare support and life assurance.
An exiting opportunity has arisen for a Network Officer to support the work of the Scottish Recovery Network, both locally and nationally, and to work with colleagues towards achieving the Network’s aims and objectives.
As a self-starter the postholder will seek out and create opportunities to work with others to promote, identify and support recovery approaches and contribute to the delivery of Scottish Recovery Network’s strategic and operational plans.
The postholder will combine work at local and national levels. They will be responsible for establishing relationships and identifying opportunities to support mental health recovery approaches at a local level within in a defined geographical area. The post also requires work with colleagues and external partners to support projects at a regional and national level.
Key responsibilities of the post include:
This is a home based role with a regular requirement to visit the office when necessary. Evening and weekend working may be required as will travel throughout Scotland.
The Royal Caledonian Education Trust is the only charity within Scotland dedicated to working directly with children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families to co-produce projects and services to better understand and respond effectively to unique challenges experienced with regard to mental health and wellbeing, education and learning, participation and the pursuit of positive futures. Our Youth Forums serve to nurture confidence and provide a national platform to speak up and champion change for what matters most to Armed Forces young people. We facilitate lifechanging experiences, which develop new skills and confidence as well as forge new friendships through shared experience and solidarity. We support serving personnel and veteran families who have experienced considerable financial hardship throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as Armed Forces young people with caring responsibilities and those attending college and university.
About the role of Participation Worker
In this role, you will implement a co-production approach to work directly with children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families to develop, design and deliver a broad range of participatory and engagement projects. You will establish and maintain a network of forum groups, within Central Scotland, which enable Armed Forces young people to forge new friendships and contribute unique experiences, creativity and voice to shape campaigns which raise awareness of many positive aspects and unique challenges experienced by Armed Forces young people today, influence policy-making, and recruit further beneficiaries. In addition, you will work in partnership with colleagues within the Armed Forces community as well as schools, colleges and third sector organisations to promote the impact of our projects and services as well as recruit children and young people to participate in our activities.
About the person we are looking to join our team
To apply for the role of Participation Worker you will require a relevant qualification (HNC/SVQ3/SCQF Level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or relevant work experience. In addition, you will need a minimum of two years experience working within either a youth work, community work or education setting. You will be required to evidence experience of working with vulnerable young people as well as co-producing projects and planing activities with children and young people. You will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of child protection, GIRFEC as well as an awareness of and understanding of issues around children and young people participation. You will also be required to evidence knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, equality of opportunity and inclusion and an up-to-date knowledge of issues which affect young people.
This post will cover Central Scotland and will include a significant amount of travel. Therefore, a full driving licence and access to a car is required.
Please download our full Job/person description below.
Cancer Research UK has set out an ambitious goal that three in four people diagnosed with cancer should survive that diagnosis by 2034. In order to achieve this ambition, our focus is on the early diagnosis of cancer because of the great potential for improvement in outcomes through diagnosing cancer earlier.
To help support our ambition our Health Professional Facilitators are the visible face of our work with the NHS. Our Facilitators work closely with Primary Care Teams, clusters, public health and other stakeholders working in cancer care. They provide valuable practical support for quality improvement and lead educational sessions supporting cancer prevention, screening, recognition and referral. Our team is built of engaging, committed people who love building relationships and working with a wide range of healthcare professionals and their teams to drive improvements in cancer outcomes.
What are we looking for?
If this describes you, join our team as we work hard to beat cancer sooner.
The Royal College of General Practitioners is the largest membership organisation solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1952, it has over 54,000 members who are committed to improving patient care, developing their own skills and promoting general practice as a discipline. General practice is the largest branch of the medical profession. It provides some 1 million consultations for patients in the UK every working day and deals with 86% of the health problems experienced by the UK population.
We are looking for an experienced Membership and Events Manager to lead on the planning and delivery of events for our 5000 members across Scotland. With demonstrable experience in this area, you will have the ability to manage multiple programmes and events, delivering high quality activity on time and on budget. Building relationships and promoting ideas and opportunities to key internal and external stakeholders will be a crucial part of the role. This position line manages a Membership and Events Coordinator and will work closely with counterparts across the UK.
Our ideal candidate will be passionate about developing and delivering high quality events that will benefit our members and will make a positive contribution to the profession.
The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent benefits, terms and conditions and a great working environment.
Kidney Care UK is the leading national charity working to improve quality of life for kidney patients through advocacy, direct grants, educating and informing patients, counselling and funding patient-centred research, healthcare professionals and projects. The charity was established over 40 years ago to address the many issues associated with kidney disease and kidney failure.
We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, sensitive and professional individual who has excellent communication skills and the ability to work with patients, carers, health professionals and relevant health and community stakeholder groups. You should be a natural problem-solver, proactive in your approach and enjoy working with people.
The successful applicant will join our team of experienced Advocacy Officers. Full training will be provided, including Safeguarding. The position will be home-based; travel within the region will be required, once safe to do so. This opportunity may suit someone with kidney disease, a carer or family member, health professional or someone who has worked closely with people with long-term conditions.
Are you a great communicator with a passion for inclusive communities and social enterprise?
We’re looking for a part-time Fundraising Officer, 2 days per week, to develop grant applications and fundraising activities to help the Grassmarket Community Project (GCP) flourish.
The GCP is based at the Grassmarket Centre on Candlemaker Row in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The role is flexible and can be mostly carried out from home and tailored to you current life or work commitments. Ideally you will be able to visit to learn about and enjoy the community’s wide range of activities, events and support. An appropriate working pattern can be agreed. Salary £12,000 (FTE £30,000 - pro-rata)
We are looking for someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills to best present our community to prospective and existing funders, donors and friends. Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for applying and reporting on grant funding, and managing existing and prospective funder and donor relations. As part of the team, the role may also involve community fundraising initiatives, partnerships (e.g. groups undertaking sponsored events, or corporate firms), and delivering talks to visiting groups and supporters involving a wide variety of different needs and abilities. You will be able to work on your own initiative, manage deadlines and prioritise your workload to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.