Are you a strategic thinker? Do you have experience of leading systems change? If so, this might be the perfect role for you at Forces Children Scotland.
About the role
Forces Children Scotland is looking for someone with the expertise, passion and drive to help support change across the sector. We are looking for someone to help the charity realise its strategic vision of becoming the sector-leading charity when it comes to supporting children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland. Our children and young people can encounter both positive and challenging experiences as part of a service family and we help them grow in confidence, develop new skills and gain valuable experiences. We do this by co-producing projects and services to support mental health and wellbeing, education and learning and put their unique experiences on the radar of civilian audiences. We provide life-changing experiences which forge new friendships and help develop a sense of belonging. We listen and provide financial help in lots of different ways and support those caring for loved ones or a member of the local community as well as those gaining qualifications at college or university.
You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, deputising as required, as well as ensuring external policy direction and research influences our work internally within Forces Children Scotland. You will champion our work and maximise its impact by sharing knowledge across organisational functions, our communication channels and externally with strategic partners, government, and professional sectors.
About the person we are looking for
To apply for this role, you will need to hold a professional qualification to post graduate level and have significant experience in a relevant field, such as health, education, social care. In addition, you will need a minimum of eight years’ experience in working with children and young people in a multi-agency capacity. You will need to evidence strong experience of facilitating systems change across multiple sectors related to children and young people as well as experience of establishing and leading cross sector partnerships and translating strategy and policy into practice, based on research evidence including data analysis and voices of lived experience. You will also need to experience of working with academic establishments across the UK and beyond in commissioning and disseminating research as well as experience of working with and influencing Scottish and/or UK Government and policy. Furthermore, you will need to possess experience of managing staff as well as project and service delivery. The role will also require a strong breadth of experience in the fields of mental health and wellbeing and education, as well as an understanding and experience of coproducing new service delivery models.
Please download our full person specification for further information.
Reason for Secondment/Loan: To lead on the planning, implementation and co-ordination of the Scottish Government's Framework for Chronic Pain Management.
Applications are invited from: NHS / Health and Social Care Partnership employees, people employed within the independent sector
This is a great opportunity to work on the implementation and co-ordination of Scotland’s first Framework for Pain Management that aims to drive improvement in the care, treatment and support available to people living with chronic pain, and their carers. You will join during the draft Framework public consultation and therefore have the chance to review consultation responses/ contribute to refining the final Framework.
This is a challenging time in the health system, as it continues to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but with it comes the exciting prospect of re-designing services to improve person-centred outcomes. To ensure successful delivery of the commitments set out in the Pain Management Framework, you will:
Communications and Engagement:
Analysis and Use of Evidence:
Further information about the Organisation:
The role is part of the Healthcare Quality and Improvement Directorate within the Scottish Government, led by Jason Leitch, the National Clinical Director. The Directorate seeks to achieve the best health and care outcomes for people by ensuring the provision of high quality health and social care services.
The Clinical Priorities Unit within this Directorate has responsibility for policy on national strategies for various health conditions such as Cancer, Long Covid, Diabetes, Stroke, Chronic Pain and many others. The role offers a supportive team environment, which would be beneficial to applicants where it may be their first experience of working on national programmes. Given many of the delivery challenges are similar regardless of condition, our implementation leads work closely together to achieve the best outcomes and share knowledge and experiences. The cross cutting nature of the plans also provide lots of development opportunities to influence and contribute to policy and its delivery across other Government Directorates.
The Clinical Priorities Unit is primarily based in St Andrews House Edinburgh, although home working continues to be our default position and we can accommodate candidates from other locations. We are supportive of flexible working and would encourage applications from those on flexible working patterns.
Engender is Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation, working to increase women’s social, political and economic equality, enable women's rights, and make visible the impact of sexism on women and wider society. Engender believes feminism must be intersectional, and we strive to conduct all our work using an intersectional lens.
Engender works at Scottish, UK and international level to produce research, analysis, and recommendations for intersectional feminist legislation and programmes, advocating for those with power to make positive changes to services, policy, regulation, practices, and laws that affect women. We are proud to be a membership organisation and our members include women's and equalities organisations, voluntary groups, and a wide network of individuals around Scotland. We work to bring women and organisations together in a range of ways to share experiences, tell their stories, and influence decision makers.
As a feminist employer we strive to reflect our principles in our practice. We are proud to offer and consider a wide range of flexible working opportunities to enable our staff to combine paid employment with childcare, caring or other responsibilities, and to support work/life balance.
Engender is an accredited Living Wage Employer and was shortlisted for the 2020 top employer awards for our carer-positive position.
Engender is committed to equality in recruitment and selection. We particularly welcome applications from women, people of colour, disabled people, LGBT people, and other minoritised and under-represented groups.
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The ED is the most senior role at Engender and represents the organisation with dynamism and a high degree of professionalism. The ED is a passionate advocate for women's rights and equality in Scotland and beyond as part of a global intersectional feminist movement.
The ED has overall responsibility for Engender’s strategic direction and policy development, working closely with the Board and staff team, providing leadership, vision, and sound financial management. The ED is an ambassador for Engender and ensures a high public profile for the organisation externally, building and maintaining excellent relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and driving the development of programmes and fundraising.
*We actively welcome applications for part-time, job-share or other flexible working arrangements and will work with you to support the realisation of this. Engender has also committed to moving towards implementing a 4-day working week.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission’s role is to promote widespread awareness, understanding of, and respect for human rights.
We are looking for a talented individual to be the next full-time Chair of the Commission. You will have a proven track record of promoting human rights and significant experience of leading an organisation and delivering results.
The appointment is for a fixed term of 6 years. The salary scale is £72483 - £ 86928
The Commission is based in Edinburgh.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior management post within Families Outside. This is a key role for a dynamic and passionate individual interested in making a real difference in the lives of families affected by imprisonment.
Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support children and families affected by imprisonment. This senior management post leads the strategic development and implementation of the work of Families Outside’s Family Support Team, linking the work of the Regional Managers and Regional Family Support Coordinators, and Group Work & Peer Support to improve outcomes for children and families throughout Scotland who are affected by imprisonment. The post holder will lead and inspire a team of managers to deliver high quality integrated support within our values framework. Undertaking and leading on significant projects, providing strategic leadership, and promoting and representing Families Outside are all key components of this challenging role.
If you are able to take strategic and operational responsibility for the support of children and families and have the ability to lead a team of dedicated staff, among other attributes, we would like to hear from you. Ideally, this role would be based in Edinburgh but would be feasible for anyone in the central belt.
You will need a proven relevant track record, possibly gained in a range of sectors where you operated at a senior level with external audiences and engaged with, and influenced, a variety of stakeholders. You will also need demonstrable experience in managing and developing a diverse family support service, working collaboratively to support families caught up in criminal justice processes, significant experience of child and adult protection, and extensive experience of managing staff, students, and volunteers.
Someone who thrives on working collaboratively with others for the good of the business, you will be adept at building a network of good relationships and have an ability to develop a thorough understanding of the organisation and the wider sector quickly. You will be a good listener and positive influencer who communicates clearly verbally and in writing and, where appropriate, is able to persuade others to change their views, intentions, or actions.
The leadership role of Head of Family Support is key for the organisation: you will lead a team of 5, and as a member of the 4-person Senior Management Team will report directly to the CEO. Providing leadership and effective day-to-day management of the Family Support Team, you will ensure that Families Outside is a key contributor to local and national policy and the lead national voice on issues relating to families affected by imprisonment.
This is an exciting role for the right applicant and comes at a time where Families Outside has undertaken a major restructuring programme and recently revised our Strategic Plan for the next 4 years. This is an exciting time to join the team, where you will have the opportunity to deliver the ambitions of Families Outside within a newly established Senior Management Team.
Can you help us to support more children and young people in Scotland with their mental health and emotional wellbeing?
Are you a successful Business Development Professional skilled at income generation, tenders and bid management, stakeholder engagement, relationship management and communication?
As the Business Development Manager for Scotland, you will play a key role in growing our services in Scotland to support children and young people to access vital mental health support when they need it
Your role will include the identification and delivery of new business opportunities in line with the organisational and Scotland business development working with a range of stakeholders, including schools, local and national Government, education and healthcare agencies.
You will work closely with the service delivery team to maximise opportunities and to ensure that robust processes are in place to ensure onboarding and contractual requirements are met.
You will bring enthusiasm and leadership skills to the team during this exciting period of growth for the organisation.
What will I be responsible for in my new role?
Diversity and Inclusion
Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly interested in attracting applications from applicants from diverse groups.
The successful candidate will have:
In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:
If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.
Due to the increased awareness of the benefits of greenspace ELGT is seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic additional Community Project Officer to develop and deliver environmental projects as part of the ELGT programme of activities.
The Community Project Officer will develop a programme of woodland activities, conservation activities, community gardening workshops and physical activities in local greenspaces, particularly with young people and associated organisations.
The role will deliver activities and personal support that allow people to get active outdoors.
We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of delivering a similar health-based programme of activities using a person-to-person approach and experienced in delivering environmental activities.
Due to the increased awareness of the benefits of greenspace ELGT has created an additional Greenspace & Health Project Officer post to contribute towards the delivery of the Thrive Physical Activity in Greenspaces programme.
The Thrive Project is a collective between ELGT, Edinburgh Leisure, Cyrenians and SAMH to deliver activities and personal support that allow people to get active outdoors. It will provide a range of meaningful group activities that include walking and jogging groups, and conservation activities.
We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of delivering a similar health-based programme of activities using a person-to-person approach and experienced in evaluation and reporting on similar projects addressing health and wellbeing outcomes.
ELGT is looking to appoint an Interim Finance & Office Manager to have responsibility for the management of financial and accounting functions and to assist the Chief Executive in the smooth and efficient operation of the Trust. You will be responsible for all aspects of the administration of the Trust, whilst ensuring that the office is run cost effectively in compliance with legal obligations.
We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of managing a modern office environment and ability to maintain all areas of responsibility, including finance, HR, IT and general administration.
You will be responsible for the smooth running of the DofE Scotland office base, managing a small highly motivated team covering admin, local stakeholder events and specific local policy needs. You will also support the Scotland Director on the achievement of wider strategic and business aims and work closely with the Scotland Operations Managers to support the effective running of DofE operations across the country.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for a highly organised team player that shares our commitment to the transformational power of youth work. You will be joining an enthusiastic, skilled and creative team, based across Scotland, committed to an ambitious delivery plan.
We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working and an employee assistance programme.
Appointment to this position will be subject to a satisfactory PVG check.