Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?
We’re looking for an experienced researcher to help inform our evidence-based work to improve the lives of children and young people.
As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, CELCIS works to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, and their families and carers, by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use.
We’re looking for someone to join our Research team who’ll bring the skill and motivation to an exciting new participative project, working with young people with care experience to develop and carry out action research that will help provide solutions to the challenges of engagement and participation in Scotland’s Children’s Hearings System.
Are you passionate about generating knowledge and applying evidence to strengthen policy and practice? Do you have care experience or have worked in a care setting? Are you proactive, approachable and collaborative? If so, this could be the role for you.
Central to the role is delivering and co-ordinating research for this study but there will also be the opportunity to contribute to a range of research and evaluation projects relating to the work of CELCIS’s different teams at different points in time, such as on protecting children, permanence and care, improving care experiences, and continuing care into young adulthood, sharing insight, practice and evidence to support the changes we all want to see.
The role would suit candidates who have experience of being an independent researcher and a pragmatic and keen team member, knowledgeable about all aspects of research design, and work well with colleagues to integrate empirical evidence and evaluative learning.
You will have an appropriate professional qualification / relevant degree, with experience of contributing to an organisation’s collective goals by supporting research and evaluation activities across the organisation.
Does this sound like you? We are working across the country, at local and national level, to help realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review. Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families and carers.
Aberlour is Scotland’s largest, solely Scottish children’s charity with over 40 services across Scotland. We have a strong reputation for supporting some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people to achieve positive outcomes, helping them to fulfil their potential.
We are seeking an experienced professional, initially for a 12-month contract, to lead on the provision of an effective, efficient and high quality property and facilities management service and deliver an effective corporate procurement function, ensuring all purchasing is compliant with legislation, follows best practice, and delivers optimum value for money.
Aberlour has ambitious plans for a sector leading environmental strategy, meanwhile we continue to open new properties as we expand services and explore potential economies of scale across the organisation or with other third sector organisations in shared services opportunities.
You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to effect change through collaboration, negotiation and problem solving. You will be educated to degree level within a relevant field such as property management, procurement, supply chain management, logistics or business administration. You will have demonstrable wide experience of managing both facilities and premises along with procurement and supply chains.
We have an office base in Stirling, but regular travel across Scotland to services may be required and therefore we are very flexible about homeworking.
We have made good progress in improving the quality and standards of diabetes care in recent years. But much more needs to be done.
As a Senior Healthcare Improvement Consultant in our Healthcare Improvement team, you’ll play a vital role in helping the NHS across the UK unlock its potential for improving diabetes care. We work with extraordinary people in the NHS and supporting them has never been more important.
You will consult and work in partnership with local diabetes health systems, energising and inspiring colleagues and partners to work differently to improve diabetes care. You will grow the charity’s skills to facilitate improvement in local systems and drive a culture of high-performance and continuous learning that is relentlessly focused on improving outcomes for people with and affected by diabetes. And you will create high-impact partnerships with forward-thinking organisations that help build the improvement capacity of individuals, teams and local systems in the NHS.
The Ideal Candidate
You will be an experienced consultant, used to rolling your sleeves up and working in partnership with health systems on the ground to improve care. You see the process of change in health systems as messy, unpredictable and emergent (rather than planned and controlled). You thrive on challenge and find practical steps to take in the face of complexity and uncertainty. You are experimental by nature and challenge the status quo. And you have a growth-mindset, fuelled by an abundance of energy, compassion and appreciation for those you work with.
Hibernian Community Foundation is the award winning arm of Hibernian Football Club using football and sport to inspire children young people, families, and communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians to achieve their full potential.
We are looking for a dynamic, creative individual with a successful track record as a senior manager to continue the strong growth of the Foundation and deliver on our new three year strategic plan which will extend our reach and increase financial and organisational stability.
You will be able to provide clarity to our vision and demonstrate strong interpersonal and team building skills whilst maintaining a commitment to improve the lives of others.
The successful candidate will have a proven record in developing effective partnerships, working with key stakeholders and strong communication skills in providing a strong visible presence fostering trust and confidence.
As our Chief Executive Officer, you will also be expected to demonstrate flair, agility, and be able to lead a team that is committed to quality and excellence.
This is an exciting opportunity to shape and lead Children 1st’s policy, campaigning and influencing work. Ensuring every child and family in Scotland gets the support they need to cope through Covid and repair and recover from the impact of lockdown, will be a key priority. The successful candidate will ensure policy, practice and communications are closely aligned to deliver strategic impact.
If you are an experienced public affairs professional with a passion to ensure children’s rights are realised so they are safe, grow up in strong, resilient families and have access to early help and support when they need it, we want to hear from you.
For further information and to apply, please visit children1st.org.uk/jobs
This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week for 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave.
In Control Scotland helps to transform the lives of disabled people across Scotland. We achieve this by advocating for and supporting the realisation of a system of self-directed support that is modern, equitable and respects the rights of the individual. One that empowers disabled people and their families to take control, make choices and direct their support in a way that works for them.
Coming into being in 2006, and subsequently becoming a charity in 2009, In Control Scotland played an influential role in the discussions that would lead to the creation of the national strategy for self-directed support in 2010 and subsequent 2013 legislation.
Since then, we have proactively worked with people who need support and their families as well as Scottish Government, public and third sector organisations and care providers to co-produce and harness good practice with innovative ways of working. And where we see poor practice, we seek to constructively challenge it.
With the current Director stepping-back from the organisation, In Control Scotland’s (ICS) Board is seeking to appoint a new Director to lead the organisation and provide strategic direction. We are looking for an inspirational individual that is passionate about supporting disabled people and their families and who has proven experience in enabling transformational change at a service, local and national level.
The successful candidate will take the helm of ICS at a time of unprecedented change. Firstly, as we begin to make sense of the COVID-19 pandemic and look towards recovery and renewal from its impact. And secondly, in the context of social care, with the implementation of the recommendations of the Review of Adult Social Care and the development of a new framework and standards for self-directed support.
Simply, we are looking for a Director that recognises the opportunities in these changes to unlock the full potential of self-directed support so that disabled people can fulfil their aspirations for the role they want to play in society.
Crossroads Youth & Community Association is looking to recruit a Charity Manager. This role is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation, including the staff, its building (The Barn Youth & Community Centre), the funding strategy, and the programme of activities of this longstanding community anchor organisation based in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, you are responsible for the day-to-day management of Crossroads Youth & Community Association. You will provide support for the Board and its working groups to ensure they are able to fulfil their responsibilities. You will build good working relationships with Crossroads’ membership, funders, partners and the local community to ensure the organisation is fulfilling its aims and objectives. You will be confident at making decisions for the good of the organisation and a strong team leader. Although the role operates at a strategic level, and you are the senior member of staff, as a small organisation it is important that you recognise it is a hands-on role as well.
Lifelink is a well-established social enterprise delivering counselling and mental health and wellbeing services, with an excellent reputation and brand; it has gone from strength to strength over the almost 30 years it has been in existence. We are now at the next stage of our exciting journey, as we extend our reach of work across public sector contracts and clients into the corporate and private sector.
Lifelink is looking for new team members to help us achieve our business growth and expansion plans of supporting more people to be healthier and happier wherever they live, work or learn. Come and join the healthier and happier revolution!
Exciting opportunity for a senior counsellor/ psychotherapist, with professional clinical management and quality expertise.
The Senior Counselling Clinician will be a versatile, self-motivated, results-oriented professional responsible for contributing to clinical quality assurance and holding clinical operational oversight across the business.
As Senior Counselling Clinician, you will provide strategic/operational leadership and provide advice and guidance on clinical quality matters and service improvement. You will be adept at working collaboratively across the organisation to develop and implement clearly defined strategies with tangible processes and measurable outcomes. You will proactively contribute to writing and deliver clinical professional development training.
An effective communicator, negotiator and influencer, you will be comfortable enabling change management with stakeholders at all levels as well as building effective relationships with external organisations such as BACP and other academic and voluntary sector organisations. You will have a valid driving licence and access to own vehicle.
Additional benefits package
Additional benefits include generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme (6% from employer), cash back health plan and life cover. Our services operate daytime, evenings and weekends and we have flexible and agile working arrangements so we are very happy to consider forms of flexible working that would enable you to thrive both professionally and personally with us.
This is a busy and demanding role with a broad remit. As such we are looking for energetic, highly motivated, solution focused individuals who have experience in the areas outlined above who will drive forward clinical excellence. We expect you to take our local services to the next level by providing excellent leadership and ensuring our services remain at the leading edge, whilst meeting the needs of our service users, our business partners and our business.
We have flexible and agile working arrangements so we are very happy to consider forms of flexible working that would enable you to thrive both professionally and personally with us.
SCDC, incorporating CHEX, the Scottish Co-production Network and PB Scotland, has recently undertaken a review of its strategic objectives to ensure that we are fit for purpose for the challenges and opportunities ahead for community development in Scotland. As a result of this review and as part of our ongoing succession planning, we are now seeking to recruit new staff to the organisation on both a permanent and temporary basis.
SCDC is seeking to recruit two Development Managers, one permanent and one temporary, to develop and implement several of our operational programmes and to deliver on contract work. To be successful, you will need a proven track record in working with and alongside communities and community organisations, and with strategic partners at local and national levels. You will have knowledge of the policy environment for community development and empowerment in Scotland and you will have first rate facilitation, communication and writing skills. As a key member of the team, you will be expected to contribute to the strategic direction of SCDC through programme development and business planning.
Are you an experienced strategic manager with a track record of delivering success? Someone who is innovative and able to lead and motivate others to succeed in an evolving environment? Do you have experience of community regeneration with the proven ability in forming alliances and partnerships to deliver high quality programmes and services?
If so, our Head of Operations role will offer you the opportunity to join our Senior Management Team and, reporting directly to our Chief Executive, contribute to our overall strategy and delivery plan with prime responsibility for ensuring their effective implementation in Scotland.
We are the only organisation dedicated to delivering regeneration activity in the former coalfields, which has a combined population of 5.7 million people, and where significant challenges still remain. The CRT delivers a range of programmes, focused on our strategic themes of Health & Wellbeing, Employment and Skills, creating opportunities in these former mining towns and villages in response to these challenges.
We are looking for a candidate that can identify with the values of the organisation, share our ambition for CRT’s communities and commit energy to achieving the outcomes required in delivering success across the coalfields.
The Head of Operations - Scotland has strategic and operational management responsibility for the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategy and country wide delivery plan and for the effective delivery of the programmes set out in the Scottish implementation plan.
This role is responsible to the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees for the effective day-to-day delivery of our activities in Scotland. As an integral part of the Senior Management Team, you will work closely with the CE, Heads of Operations for England and Wales plus other senior colleagues with shared collective responsibility to provide strategic leadership and ensure a strong compelling vision is developed and communicated to staff, stakeholders, partners and in managing change as the organisation evolves.
Whilst there will be country variations on programme design and implementation, by working as part of a team across the whole organisation, this role will be key to ensuring a consistent approach to quality, branding and communication with key stakeholder groups.
This is a complex role requiring the skilful balancing of multiple work streams underpinned with strong leadership qualities. A proactive contribution to organisational development; management of change; a wide understanding of political agendas and their impact across the coalfields; leading a dedicated team to support a culture of development and quality delivery; communicating and influencing to form and cement strategic alliances and partnership working; these form the pillars on which your success in the role will be built.
If you can bring these attributes, along with a well-developed awareness of local community issues and the wider regeneration agenda, we want you as part of our team and can offer a competitive package and the opportunity to be part of a thriving, innovative team that is making real impact and changing lives for the better.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) is the UK’s leading regeneration agency dedicated to the former coalfields. Since 1999, we have invested over £300 million in diverse projects and in house programmes that have impacted positively on over 2 million people. We are increasingly taking a proactive approach to developing and investing in strategic programmes to address regeneration issues and pride ourselves in how we work with communities. We have a constituency of supporting groups and partners which places us in a unique position to help communities develop community regeneration projects.