The Head of Corporate Services will act as the strategic head of finance and is one of several new roles being recruited for this growing charity.
Upmo is an Edinburgh-based charity that provides support and opportunity for adults with learning and other complex disabilities. Upmo was started in 2006 by Josh Barton and inspired by the belief that services for adults could truly be exciting, dynamic and meaningful.
In 2006, adults with learning disabilities lacked opportunities in higher education and there was a lack of understanding around individual needs. Those who understood the needs of service users operated with limited scope to encourage, inspire and motivate. As a result, many service users were isolated and desperately in need of opportunities to become more socially engaged, active and valued.
The response from Upmo was combining progressive learning within an educational curriculum and the development of support service provision – placing the needs of students at the heart of services. Since 2006, they have delivered these tailored support services alongside a respected curriculum of creative workshops, educational activities and vocational programmes. They encourage students to build confidence, use imagination and develop life skills and help them to play an equal, rewarding and contributing role in society.
The local authorities in Edinburgh and The Lothians love the fresh and innovative approach. Upmo is Scotland’s leader in providing exciting, dynamic and meaningful services to adults with learning disabilities and/ or autism.
Everyone at Upmo has the students and their families at heart and come to work motivated and passionate to help take the organisation forward successfully on its journey. They want to make a difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities through tailored support and learning opportunities that will develop their potential and play an equal role in society. Upmo believe that they can be the exemplar model for Scotland and achieving this across the country, not only in Edinburgh and The Lothians, is a real driving force for everyone.
Upmo has plans to create “The Upmo Performing Arts Hub” in Leith - a bespoke and purpose-built arts centre and performance space, but this has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. While this aspiration has not diminished, external funding support has been re-prioritised to support their response to the ongoing crisis in the immediate term. Focus on creating an arts hub at the very heart of a new campus style approach for the charity endures and its creation is a major long-term objective for Upmo to ensure culture becomes accessible to all.
In 2020, Andrew Thomson was appointed as the first CEO of Upmo with a clear objective of propelling the organisation forward. Bringing a wealth of experience, Andrew has brought new thinking and drive to Upmo. Working alongside the Board, he has set the future direction of Upmo. A restructure has already taken place and to continue expanding operational activities two new departments – Corporate Services and Development, are being established with 4 additional appointments.
The Head of Corporate Services will focus on the financial management and income generation capacity of the organisation. This role will ensure that the appropriate governance and procedures are in place. It will also oversee the grants and funding function. This is a strategic leadership position and will be responsible for the overall financial management as well as supporting the charity to capacity build and expand services.
This post is part of the senior management team, reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with the Head of Operations and Head of Development. The Head of Corporate Services will line manage a team of 3 – the new funding and Grants Officer and the 2-person Finance Team.
To be considered for this role, you will have held a similar level role and demonstrate leadership and strategic financial management experience within a business environment. You must be experienced across all areas of Corporate affairs including strategic financial management/cost accounting, budget preparation, statutory and local reporting, audit procedures and finance policy & procedural design and implementation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organisational skills are essential alongside being self-motivated and driven. You will be experienced working to deadlines, multi-tasking and working under pressure.
It is important that all applicants have a firm belief in inclusion, fairness and equality evidenced through work practice or personal experience. You must have a desire to ensure people are at the heart of decision making and an ability to balance this with the needs of Upmo.
At CrossReach we have been at the forefront of high quality social care for over 150 years. Today, we are one of the largest providers in Scotland, with more than 1,800 staff and 65 services that include counselling, residential care and education. Together we offer support to all those who need a helping hand, so they can live life to the full whatever their circumstances.
In this unique role you’ll be responsible for maintaining and building upon the high quality standards of CrossReach. Championing and influencing quality throughout our organisation, you will manage and lead the Compliance and Improvement team of three, who are responsible for monitoring and measuring performance, supporting organisational development and maintaining our HR systems. Day to day activities will include process redesign to improve systems, taking a lead role in policy reviews and development, and promoting good record management practices.
As well as a relevant degree, diploma or social care qualification, you will have experience of at least two of the following: quality systems, policy development, organisational compliance, HR systems or monitoring performance. Ideally this will have been gained in a social care environment at management level. You will also have a proven commitment to quality and continuous improvement, combined with a positive attitude and good teamworking skills. Equally important, is the ability to communicate effectively and influence change across an organisation.
Due to retirement we have a vacancy for a Senior Huntington’s Disease Specialist (SHDS) post within our Grampian service. The post will be a full time post.
This is an exciting opportunity to manage our existing Grampian service within our growing Scottish Charity and to offer specialist assessment, one to one emotional support, provide Huntington’s disease care management advice and information to families impacted by Huntington’s Disease (HD) and to all professionals or voluntary agencies involved in their care management.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and who will have a positive influence on the quality of life for individuals and their families who are impacted by HD. The successful candidate should have the ability to work autonomously using their own initiative in this challenging and innovative post. Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as are excellent timekeeping and caseload management skills. Previous experience of working with Huntington’s disease is preferred but not essential; most of our staff have a background in mental health, physical disability, social work, neurology or palliative care. We will provide you with all the specialist knowledge you need.
Scottish Huntington’s Association invites applications from professionals with a valid, current professional qualification in any of the specialities listed below
The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure.
Base: Clinical Genetics Centre, Ashgrove House Foresterhill, Aberdeen (All staff are currently home based until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted).
NB.Currently due to Covid-19 all of our staff are working from home providing telephone support, an exceptional few essential face to face visits where all other avenues such as “near me”, Microsoft teams and telephone contact have been exhausted are being carried out maintaining government and SHA guidelines.
VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) is seeking an exceptional communications professional to join its senior management team and provide strategic and operational leadership in the areas of communications and digital transformation. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and solution-focused individual, who will lead and direct VOCAL’s communications, providing strategic direction to stay at the cutting edge of digital developments whilst raising VOCAL’s profile with the public and relevant stakeholders.
The postholder will lead VOCAL’s communications and digital presence, line manage communication support staff and work with VOCAL’s senior management team to implement VOCAL’s Business Plan and strategic objectives.
The successful candidate will have previous experience as a senior manager working at a strategic level to develop and implement innovative digital and communication solutions. They will demonstrate line management experience at a senior level, experience of proactive press and media work and an excellent ability to forge cross sector partnerships and manage contractual relationships. Ideally, they will have an understanding of caring situations and the impact of caring on peoples’ lives.
Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund SCIO is a long-established grant making charity whose purpose is the prevention and relief of poverty in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We operate a number of funding streams providing support to individuals and families as well as a fund for small local charities who share our aims.
We are recruiting for a Trust Administrator due to the retirement of our longstanding Administrator. We are looking for a candidate with strong understanding of and commitment to reducing poverty and inequality who is able to work on their own initiative. The role is extremely varied ranging from assessing and deciding on funding applications to advising the Charity Trustees on policy and strategy. Key responsibilities include:
• Managing the grant application processes
• Supporting Trustees meetings including drafting minutes and agendas and writing papers
• Managing grant expenditure against budget
• Developing new areas of income to enable the Trust to meet growing demand for grants
• Building partnerships with referring agencies and other trusts
Previous experience of grant making is desirable but not essential.
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) is an independent Scottish Charity funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.
The ALLIANCE has three core aims; we seek to:
• Ensure people are at the centre, that their voices, expertise and rights drive policy and sit at the heart of design, delivery and improvement of support and services.
• Support transformational change, towards approaches that work with individual and community assets, helping people to stay well, supporting human rights, self-management, co-production and independent living.
• Champion and support the third sector as a vital strategic and delivery partner and foster better cross-sector understanding and partnership.
The Events, Communications and Academy Co-ordinator will assist with the administration and management of the ALLIANCE programme of events and communicate ALLIANCE programmes and activities effectively. In addition, you will provide event, communications and administrative support for the high-profile and partnership driven Health and Social Care Academy for Scotland.
You must have previous administration experience and excellent interpersonal skills.
The successful applicant must be able to travel regularly throughout Scotland. A flexible approach to working hours is essential, as occasional additional hours and overnight stays will be required.
Annual leave entitlement is 25 days per annum plus 12 public holidays. The leave year runs from 1st April to 31st March. This ALLIANCE offers a 6% contributory pension scheme.
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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Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Supported Living Service (Glasgow – North East area)
Glasgow Supported Living Services works alongside Glasgow Health and Social care Partnership and local Housing association to provide support to adults with some of the most complex and challenging needs, who live in the East End of Glasgow.
Mental Health issues like personality disorders and neurological conditions like Huntington’s disease can have a huge impact on a person’s ability to remain in their own home.
Housing support, personal care and care at home packages through self-directed support are offered, based on the specific needs of the individual.
With a support plan tailored to suit the individual, people with the most complex needs can participate in their community and enjoy social opportunities.
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dates-n-mates is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency. Supporting love and friendship for people with learning disabilities.
We are now seeking a versatile and friendly person to join our team and help local adults overcome loneliness and isolation. It’s an interesting and rewarding role!
You’ll be forging links with the local community, planning and delivering our events programme and supporting members and volunteers to participate.
If you have great organisational and communication skills, please come help us transform the lives of local people with learning disabilities.