Friends at the End have been operating since 2000 and achieved Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status in 2018. We are seeking a Communications and Policy Executive to join our team, develop and deliver a communications strategy and ensure our profile grows and is sustained across a number of channels and audience groups.
As we look to increase our impact, and therefore our fundraising activities, we are looking for someone who can develop our public profile as a leading Scottish charity, an organisation that can be trusted to deliver and an organisation that is making a very significant difference in the lives of people approaching the end of life.
The successful candidate will be expected to have demonstrable experience in initiating and developing communication strategies, both in the short and longer term across a range of different media.
As sponsors of the Cross Party Group on End of Life Choices in the Scottish Parliament, it is desirable for candidates to have experience liaising with members of parliament but training can be provided. You will support the chief executive and work alongside the office manager to successfully carry out the organisations activities.
Skills and experience:
· You will likely already work in communications and be a high performing account executive (or similar) looking to move into a more flexible role.
· You will focus on results - knowing the importance of every article, every social media post, every publication and you’ll have a track record of achieving exceptional outcomes.
· You’ll be an excellent writer, capable of producing quality content for printed media and on-line use.
· You’ll have a high degree of attention to detail in your writing.
· You’ll be capable of delivering projects to keep in line with developments.
You will be degree educated and may well have completed further studies in Communications, PR or Media.
The job is located in our Head Office in Glasgow, however we envisage flexible working with the successful candidate working primarily from home. Occasional travel elsewhere in Scotland is required.
A benefits package is available to the successful candidate. The salary applicable for the role is £ 23,000 per annum FT equivelant.
We are looking for a new team member within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Support & Recovery Service, which offers support to children, young people, adults and their families who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse.
This presents an exciting opportunity to join our busy, friendly team, delivering support across the Scottish Borders, working from our base in Selkirk. Children 1st offer relational based support - you will take a restorative, strengths based and trauma sensitive approach and work in partnership with individuals and families to help them achieve their desired outcomes.
Support for adults and their families:
Working within a strong knowledge and awareness of gender based violence; you will support adults who are no longer at high risk of abuse. You will offer support on a medium to long term basis to help them to maintain their safety, aid their recovery from the impact of domestic abuse on their lives and achieve an improved sense of self worth and emotional wellbeing. In partnership with other agencies you will ensure that adults and their families are supported throughout their recovery. Whilst this post is to support adults, Children 1st take a family minded approach and recognise that the needs of any children in the family are of paramount importance. It is expected that you will have the skills and experience to support families and protect children who are impacted by domestic violence, as well as adults in their own right.
If you have experience, skills and knowledge of trauma recovery, the impact of domestic abuse within the understanding of gender based violence and experience of assessments, including risk assessment within domestic abuse we would like to hear from you. You should have a relevant higher qualification such as at SVQ level 4 or above, SCQF level 9 or above, degree or post-graduate level.
This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours a week to cover a period of maternity leave until 30 June 2020 (flexible working requests will be considered).
For an informal chat please contact Silke Erkes or Sarah Axford 01750 22892 firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Noise Douglas, are looking for an Administrator to support their growing team.
You will support the Senior Team at Big Noise Douglas by providing excellent administrative support, procedures and processes to ensure the continued success and growth of the programme. You will also have face to face engagement with adults and children at after-school club, ensuring a smooth-running signing in and out procedure.
You will be an experienced administrator, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a high pressure workload. You will lead on general communications with parents, so you must also be an effective communicator with both adults and children.
This is a full time post, working Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (with a one hour unpaid lunch break).
This pioneering programme drew its initial inspiration from El Sistema in Venezuela and our vision is to transform lives with music. We deliver on our vision through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities. Since its inception in 2007, the programme has grown and developed into a multi - faceted and immersive music education and social development programme which uses the orchestra as a learning community.
We welcome applications from all nationalities. However we are unfortunately unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role, so before you apply for this post please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK. For more details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit gov.uk/check-uk-visa.
If you are invited to interview, we will ask that you bring evidence showing your right to work in the UK with you (photocopies are not accepted).
The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth & Kinross are looking for a highly motivated therapeutic support worker with experience of supporting survivors of sexual violence and facilitating groups. The development, promotion and facilitation of a variety of support groups, drop in and a service user forum is a key part of this role, alongside the provision of therapeutic and crisis support. Evening and weekend work is required in line with the needs of the service. We seek female applicants only and are exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.
We are seeking an experienced and qualified Complimentary Therapist to join our Wellbeing team within The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all its related facilities.
• Provide a range of complementary therapies to patients, family members and staff within the BWoSCC and related facilities.
• Ensure provision of therapies to the highest standards of quality and care.
• Demonstrate a sound understanding of complementary therapies in relation to the care of patients with active, progressive and advanced medical conditions.
• Demonstrate compassion and understanding of the challenges facing patients with complex medical conditions.
• Ability to work within a team sharing and communicating information to ensure patients receive highest quality of care.
• Support the training requirements of new staff and volunteers.
• Build relationships across the BWoSCC and related facilities with NHS and other partners and stakeholders to promote and develop the integration of services.
Essential Candidate Criteria
• HND in Complementary Therapies or equivalent, certified by a recognised teaching organisation.
• Energetic to support transportation of patients between the wards and the Wellbeing Centre/treatment rooms.
• Sound understanding of complementary therapies in relation to the care of patients with active, progressive and advanced medical conditions.
• Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
• Computer literate with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Experience in a similar role.
• Hold a driving licence and have access to a car at all times for business use.
• Stress Management Qualification.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Excellent communication and teamwork experience.
• Proactive approach to challenges.
• Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills.
• Self-motivated with a positive attitude.
Simon Community Scotland is the largest provider of homelessness services in Scotland, with a reputation for excellence. Our vision is that everyone should have a safe place to live and access to the support they need. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness. Our values are built into every area of activity and tell the story of how people remain at the heart of the Simon Community.
Our Streetwork Service in Edinburgh has a rich heritage of being there and meeting the practical and emotional needs of people who are homeless in our capital city. We have great ambitions for the future and plan to extend our reach further, to those who need us most, through embedding volunteering across our Streetwork Service. We want to help people resolve their homelessness situation: to find and keep a home but we understand that this can be a long road and one which volunteers can play a key part in.
Our Volunteering Coordinator role is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, and crucially, build a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to the organisation and a fantastic experience for our volunteers.
You must be a self starter who can work on your own initiative; motivate and inspire others; drive creative solutions in managing resources and logistic operations; and implement creative volunteer programmes for the benefit of people who need our support.
RCET is Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity. For over 200 years, we have put the wellbeing and education of Armed Forces children and young people at the heart of everything that we do. Today we provide life-changing support to hundreds of children and young people across Scotland helping them to access opportunity, break down barriers, unlock their own potential and THRIVE.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Office Manager to join our small team. Your key responsibilities will be to manage our Edinburgh Head Office, support the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees, provide administrative and organisational support to the staff team and manage the processing of all of our financial transactions.
· Experience of Office Management.
· Experience across a range of administrative tasks, including excellent verbal and written communication.
· Experience of minute taking.
· Strong organisational skills.
· Excellent interpersonal skills.
· High level of numeracy. Solid IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook. Publisher is desirable) including awareness of social media and experience of its use.
· Ability to undertake financial processing.
· Ability to work effectively within a small team, using own initiative, prioritise and organise own workload. Being strongly self-motivated.
· Ability to assist with planning and organisation of events.
· Demonstrate a professional manner when dealing with both internal and external stakeholders.
Rosemount Lifelong Learning are a looking for an enthusiastic Lead Practitioner who will work alongside our Early Years team to enhance the understanding of children’s wellbeing and nurture and help to close the attainment gap.
You will have relevant experience of practice within an early learning and childcare setting coupled with experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans and programmes for service users and family learning.
You will hold or be working towards a BA in Childhood Practice, or Graduate PDA Childhood Practice at Level 9, or Bachelor of Education.
You will also have a HNC in Childhood Practice at Level 7 (formerly Early Education and Childcare) or SVQ Level 3 Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF Level 7, or an equivalent qualification that meets SSSC requirements for registration at practitioner level.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment along with SSSC Registration.
About you and your new role:
EAUC Scotland are funded by the Scottish Funding Council to inspire, empower and support leadership and collaborative action for sustainability across all Scottish universities and colleges. You will be joining the team at an exciting time, as we wrap up, evaluate and report on progress over our 2017-2020 programme and start to develop a whole new range of funded projects.
EAUC Scotland designs projects in response to the needs of the sector, with project areas including ensuring effective leadership for sustainability at all levels of universities and colleges, developing skills and knowledge in the sector, ensuring effective sector collaboration and representation, and supporting students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and resilience they need for the future.
Supported by the experienced EAUC team, our advisory groups of sector representatives and a wide variety of partner organisations, and guided by the agreed programme outline, you will have the opportunity to draw upon your own skills and experiences to lead this process, and influence how the Scottish tertiary education sector respond to the climate emergency and sustainable development agenda.
As part of the EAUC Scotland team you will be part of, and receive support from, the team within the EAUC Headquarters in Cheltenham, and your work will contribute to wider organisational activities and targets. Within this context, the appointee will work under the direction of the EAUC Chief Executive.
EAUC are a not-for-profit, member-based charity, run by members for members. From starting out as a voluntary organisation in 1996, we have grown to represent institutions with over 2 million students and nearly 400,000 staff with a spending budget of over £25 billion. We help leaders, academics and other professionals to drive sustainability to the heart of their post-16 education institutions in the UK and internationally. The EAUC is an independent registered charitable company, with our Headquarters based at the University of Gloucestershire.
With sustainability and carbon reduction rising up Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and tertiary education sector agendas, the EAUC office in Scotland worked with members of the further and higher education sector to develop an ambitious Programme to support universities and colleges to address their impacts on climate change and the wider sustainability agenda until March 2020. We are currently designing a Programme to support the sector from April 2020 until March 2023, and will receive confirmation of funding in December 2019.
This role will manage the finalisation of the 2017-2020 Programme, and the establishment of the 2020-2023 Programme to deliver the activities and outcomes agreed with our funders, the Scottish Funding Council, alongside the needs of the sector.
We will commit to giving you many opportunities to share your ideas and develop your experience, and you will be rewarded with involvement in a dynamic charity, generous holidays and an optional pension with 12.5% employer contribution.
Home-Start Deveron is currently recruiting a Co-ordinator for a fixed term of 18 months, while the scheme is undergoing a period of review and development. If this appeals to you the post involves:
A good standard of education and SVQ 3 or equivalent would be desirable.
Candidates must have use of a car, for which expenses are paid.
A pension scheme is available.
The successful canditate will undergo an enhanced PVG check.