We believe in a world where every child has equal access to safe surgery
That doesn’t seem like such a big ask. Every child has a right to life and that shouldn’t be taken away by an injury or illness that can be easily fixed. Children who battle cancer and undergo chemotherapy shouldn’t get to the end of that process only to be denied the surgery that will offer them the chance of survival. Children who break an arm or a leg shouldn’t live the rest of their lives in disability.
Babies who need simple procedures in the first hours of life shouldn’t be left to die, and children born with urological conditions shouldn’t be denied an education because they can’t access the simple operation they need.
Our vision is for a world where every child is treated equally
Our mission is to support local doctors, through the provision of training and infrastructure, to ensure they can use their incredible talents to care for their nation’s children. The number of children we need to reach is overwhelming. They urgently need our help.
About the Role
Kids Operating Room is at an exciting time as we invest in our Communications team to raise awareness of our work for children. This new role is a critical role within our ambitious plans. This role is responsible for initiating and driving forward our communications strategy to raise awareness of the need for global surgery for children and the profile of KidsOR.
This is a unique opportunity to join one of the UK’s fastest growing charities and help shape the direction of its communications. The role will focus on delivering the digital strategy, producing robust content and to increase engagement through social media platforms and our website. You will be at the heart of helping to build Kids OR’s online presence to drive our fundraising and advocacy activities.
Leading our PR, building and boosting our brand, and developing marketing materials you will maximise opportunities to increase KidsOR’s profile and reach.
Working across our organisation, liaising with global partners you will effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders and audiences.
An ambitious and dynamic communicator, you will have proven experience of bringing ideas, energy and skills to deliver impactful communications campaigns. You will be adept at ensuring organisational messages are communicated in a clear, consistent and credible way. To be successful in this role you will be:
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Planning and management
PR and Media
Brand and identity
Knowledge and Skills
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are sister charities and our mission is to reach everyone in Scotland with sight loss – where and when they need us. We are determined that no one should face sight loss alone.
To maximise the capacity and capability of all colleagues to enable us to achieve our organisational mission, we are looking to recruit into the business critical role of Director of People & Culture.
Driving and consistently embedding a positive culture across the organisation, built upon the values of Transform, Unite and Thrive, this role will have responsibility for developing and delivering an integrated People and OD strategy, ensuring the active promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion and providing both proactive and strategic advice on all people related matters.
Managing the People and Culture team to consistently deliver high standards of performance and effectiveness, our new Director of People & Culture will ultimately ensure the function is viewed as an “enabler” and one that adds value to the wider business. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team you will also
directly contribute to all aspects of the organisation’s development and governance, including strategic planning, policy, and decision making.
An experienced HR professional with relevant strategic and operational HR experience, you will bring strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills coupled with the ability to work collaboratively with managers, colleagues and external stakeholders. As people are at the heart of our organisation, the personal value set, work style and integrity of the individual will be crucial in ensuring the organisation’s ongoing and future success.
Are you an experienced, values-driven leader with a passion for Learning and Organisational Development?
We are recruiting a Head of Learning and Organisational Development to lead our Learning and Organisational Development (OD) function and to support the evolution of our organisational culture in the post-pandemic world.
The Head of L&OD will have the opportunity to lead and manage colleagues in the department which currently consists of an L&D Manager, Coordinator and Administrator.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working collaboratively to lead change and develop organisational culture. They will also have significant demonstrable experience of leading initiatives in people development, culture and employee engagement.
Working with managers and senior leaders across CHAS, the Head of L&OD will drive the Learning and OD agenda, provide a clear vision for the function and work closely with colleagues across the charity to ensure a high quality people experience in CHAS.
We are looking for a forward-thinking, creative individual with outstanding people skills to fill this new post in the People and Strategy leadership team. If that sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS):
Each week, three children die in Scotland from an incurable condition. CHAS is dedicated to supporting every single member of these families as they face the toughest challenge of their lives. Whilst our mission of reaching all these families is a simple one, delivering that mission requires a huge amount of effort from everyone supporting our cause. As a charity with 300 staff and over 800 volunteers, we know that it is only by working together that we will achieve our goal. Staff and volunteers work together as one team. Our people are focused on one common goal - reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support.
Our Ideal Candidate:
You will be able to demonstrate experience of:
We are flexible about the location for this role as we have offices across:
The role involves regular travel across Scotland, to visit other CHAS sites. An initial period of home-working is likely.
Scotland’s Citizens Advice Network is an essential community service that empowers people through our local bureaux and national services by providing free, confidential, and independent advice. We use people’s real-life experiences to influence policy and drive positive change. We are on the side of people in Scotland who need help, and we change lives for the better.
The Citizens Advice network is made up of 59 local Citizens Advice Bureaux, each its own independent charity, and Citizens Advice Scotland as the national charity and membership body, which includes the GB delivery of Extra Help Unit service, a group of specialist case workers supporting vulnerable energy and post consumers. We provide advice across over 200 locations and deliver 12 national advice projects for UK and Scottish Government including the Money Talks advice service and the Help to Claim Universal Support advice service.
Last year the network helped nearly 180,000 people and unlocked £147million for people through things like social security payments and employment entitlements. Our online advice received over 5.4 million page views and our awareness raising campaigns reached millions of people.
Our vision is for a Fairer Scotland where everyone has the advice and information they need to realise their rights, and that the barriers to accessing those rights are effectively challenged.
Making change happen at Citizens Advice Scotland
The Impact team has access to the incredible wealth of data generated through advice giving by our network of Citizens Advice Bureaux and through the Extra Help Unit at Citizens Advice Scotland, and our online advice which is accessed by over 2 million people every month.
We hold the largest dataset on social issues outside of the public sector and this allows us to understand what is happening on the ground in communities across Scotland and reflect our client’s experiences to government and to those who can make a difference. We campaign and influence to tackle the root cause of the problems people face, and to work to strengthen their rights. To achieve change we work with governments, regulators and business at a UK and Scottish level on improving areas of particular detriment, and undertake research and delivering awareness and education campaigns.
Our network mission
• We help people navigate systems and access their rights
• We build resilience in local communities
• We support the realisation of human rights
• We help change policies and practices to ensure they work for people
We wish to appoint a dynamic and driven individual to lead our work on Social Justice, which spans a diverse range of policy areas but which includes Social Security, Housing, Employment and Net Zero.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape and implement a programme of work that will achieve positive social change in this area, working alongside and with a talented team of research, policy and communications professionals in a dynamic and creative environment.
You will be able to demonstrate significant experience working in policy development, advocacy or a public affairs environment and have a sound working knowledge of Social Justice issues
You will be given freedom to lead on achieving change for the people who use our services and will be responsible for setting our strategy in this area of work. You will ensure that the network is plugged into the right people in the right places, that messages are landed effectively, progress is measured and goals are achieved.
You will be an effective spokesperson for Citizens Advice Scotland on Social Justice and you will develop and build relationships at all levels of government(s), with regulators, opinion formers and make a measurable impact on the organisation’s reputation in the UK and Scotland. You will develop strategic alliances with other organisations, including cross sector coalitions, and build relationships with influential stakeholders, and importantly you’ll share your knowledge and experience within Citizens Advice Scotland and our wider network.
This exciting and empowering role provides the ideal opportunity to develop your own career and skill sets in a collaborative, innovative and supportive environment.
*This role is based in our Edinburgh office. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis the majority of Citizens Advice Scotland staff have been working from home, but we have now started a transition back to the office and expect all staff to be attending the office in some capacity from the end of May 2022. CAS have introduced a blended working policy to allow our employees to balance their time attending the office with time working from home, and the number of days you will be expected to attend the office each week can be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates should be prepared to attend the office on their first day for an induction, and to attend the office thereafter as required.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
UNICEF ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as part of our ambitious and successful Scotland Team.
The partnership lead role is a key position for the UNICEF in Scotland Team. You will join a team of high-performing colleagues, aiming to maximize income and support for UNICEF in Scotland. This will be achieved through building high value relationships with new donors and enhancing existing partnerships. You will directly manage the newly created partnership manager role.
You will succeed in this role if you have a track record in personally securing donations from philanthropic sources, at the five and six figure level. You will also have proven team management experience; with a good track record of supporting line reports to feel empowered, valued and able to work on their own initiative. You will be passionate about what UNICEF is trying to achieve for children.
Sight Scotland and Sight Veterans are relatively new brands, with the sister charities changing their names in October 2020. We have an ambition to reach everyone with sight loss across Scotland. We are seeking a creative Marketing Manager to design and lead marketing campaigns to promote our brand and attract new service users to the organisation. This is a varied role spanning across all marketing channels, ranging from TV, radio and outdoor advertising to digital channels and printed collateral.
Key duties include:
To do this role, you will have:
Professional experience of:
What we can offer you:
We are excited to be appointing a Self-directed Support Project Officer to contribute to the work of a small team delivering on the Scottish Government’s Self-directed Support project, hosted by Social Work Scotland.
The post holder will work closely in partnership with local partnerships, national stakeholder organisations and national government to provide implementation support and develop best practice approaches including a national model agreement for Option 1 Direct Payment.
Candidates should hold a professional qualification, have experience in the design and delivery of social care services and experience of working in a project.
Are you an expert on Accountancy Software Xero? Are you interested in providing coaching role for a short period? To enable EDG’s CEO to use this package daily.
We would pay a consultancy fee £26 per hour.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant (fully qualified) to ensure that the accounts of Poppyscotland and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lady Haig Poppy Factory, are fully reconciled, accurate and complete.
You will prepare month end balance sheet and other reconciliations, ensuring that all reconciling items are correctly identified and dealt with appropriately, and review reconciliations prepared by other members of staff and assist with clearing unreconciled items.
If successful, you will be responsible or:
Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community which includes those who have served, those still serving, and their families. At times of crisis and need we offer them vital advice, assistance and funding.
As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.
We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a global environmental organisation and work on a variety of complex issues to save our planet. Join us as Head of Communications & Fundraising for WWF Scotland and work to maintain our reputation, raise funds and ensure we meet organisational objectives. You will play a vital role in ensuring our work is communicated in a manner which is clear, consistent, and credible.
A key member of senior management team, you will lead the delivery of communications and fundraising strategies in Scotland. You will collaborate with senior colleagues and provide advice and strategic decision-making affecting communications and fundraising initiatives. You will motivate a small team to develop and deliver our communications and fundraising work as well as take the lead in designing and implementing public-facing campaigns in Scotland. We will look to you to build our visibility in Scotland with key audiences, ensuring we influence and engage with journalists as well as inspire supporters, the wider public and other NGOs. You will also act as our brand champion and take responsibility for developing strong working relationships with funders, businesses, and NGOs to help deliver WWF’s objectives.
You must have a proven track record of developing and delivering communications and/or advocacy campaigns. This will have given you hands-on expertise in using online, digital, and social media tools for engaging, mobilising, influencing key audiences. You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of news media and politics, particularly in Scotland. You will also have been involved in fundraising, particularly from corporate, statutory, and other organisational sources.
An effective project manager you will be used to overseeing multiple stakeholder relationships and building high performing teams. You will also possess excellent communication, interpersonal and brand management skills. Critically you will be hands-on and capable of producing well designed content.
If you have the ideas, energy, and skills to help us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.