An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Education, Training and Qualifications team for a temporary Careers and Wellbeing Manager, £37,000pa
The Careers & Outreach team is part of the Education, Training & Qualifications team at the Law Society. We are a small, dynamic team and deliver a wide range of projects and programmes which are particularly aimed at those at the junior end of their professional careers.
We are looking for someone to join us for a maximum term of one year to cover a period of maternity leave. We are ideally looking for someone to work full-time and the post is Edinburgh-based, although some working from home provision is available. (Please note the role is currently fully remote due to Covid restrictions).
The careers element of the role involves working as part of the Careers & Outreach team to support law students, trainees and newly qualified solicitors with their career development. This might include planning and delivering events, presentations, 1:1 support, writing articles and website content. The aim is to engage with as many members with quality support as possible, rather than focusing on working with individuals on a long-term basis.
The wellbeing element of the role involves independently leading the Law Society’s wellbeing work which includes delivering an ongoing three-year strategy, creating resources under the Lawscot Wellbeing sub-brand and working with a range of external and internal stakeholders to develop expertise or collaborate on events.
Ordinarily, the post would require you to travel fairly regularly around Scotland to host events, deliver presentations and attend meetings. However, there is now more focus on remote delivery of events which is expected to continue into the year ahead.
An ability to work proactively and independently is one of the most important qualities we are looking for in a candidate. This is a demanding role that would require you to develop your own projects and lead existing initiatives independently. We are also looking for a confident communicator who can turn their hand to anything from speaking to individuals with questions about career development, to speaking at large events and hosting sessions with external speakers.
What will I receive in return?
As an organisation our values are respect, openness, progress, inclusion and integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.
Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. We support around 1800 adults and young people every week and employ 450 staff across Scotland. Founded in 1985, we work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental ill health to live fulfilling lives. We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery, and we campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.
Due to retirement, we are searching for a new Chief Executive to lead on our vision and develop the charity. We are looking for an authentic leader who acts with integrity and resilience, focusing on achieving Penumbra’s objectives in challenging times.
Penumbra’s Mission is to deliver exceptional mental health and wellbeing support and activities, guided by people’s own lived experience, their recovery journeys and their hopes and aspirations. In the coming period the Chief Executive will be expected to deliver on the four strategic priorities which are to ensure:
The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with experience at a senior level, managing diverse teams and developing strategies. You will champion our core values and maintain and enhance Penumbra’s reputation and wider influence. You should possess strong stakeholder management skills and have an understanding of finance. We are open to individuals from a range of different backgrounds.
Leuchie House has invested significantly in technology and environmental controls to enable our guests to maximise their independence during thier respite break. We are now driven by a desire to have a lasting impact, beyond the short break. We want to use technology to reduce the cost of care, for the individual and for society at large.
We are looking for a leader who will bring together the work that has been completed on this project so far and deliver our vision to become the National Assessment Centre for Enabling Technology.
The position will attract an expert in the use of technologies which maximise independence. As well as this healthcare knowledge, you will need to be an expert project manager and a passionate advocate for individual independence.
It is a full time position, funded for a period of 2 years. Secondment opportunities are welcome to this unique and exciting position. Please read the job description for further information before applying. Please read the job description for further information before applying;
Salary and benefits
• £40,000 per annum
• 35 hours per week FTE
• 7 weeks holiday per annum
• 2 year fixed term contract
• Flexibility over working hours
• Opportunity to establish an innovative new service
The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services.
We are seeking an experienced manager who will develop and manage a holiday playscheme and develop our year-round community of support for families in Edinburgh. To be considered for this role you will have experience of managing regulated care or support services to excellent care standards and the ability to develop and implement family support that will bring about real change for our families.
In return you’ll be working with a values led organisation where your colleagues are committed to delivering our purpose. Your salary will be in the range of £35,000 to £40,000 with a defined contribution pension and life assurance. We offer regular development, flexible working and a culture where we strive for each person to be recognised for their contribution.
Social Work Scotland is the professional body for social work managers and leaders. We are a membership organisation with over 350 individual and corporate members. We exist to promote and support the development of the social work profession, and to inform, influence and improve public policy and public services.
We are excited to be recruiting for a new Head of Policy and Workforce. The next few years are likely to be seminal in the ongoing development of social work in Scotland, with significant change driven by the adult social care reform agenda and the Promise (children’s services), among others.
With the Director, this post constitutes the senior management of the organisation, linking in directly with Social Work Scotland’s Board, local authority Chief Social Work Officers and key partners (such as the Office of the Chief Social Work Advisor) to set and participate in the national agenda. The Head of Policy and Workforce has a broad remit, providing operational social work insight and expertise across all issues, but primarily workforce planning, leadership, learning and development, management and wellbeing. The role has responsibility for overseeing one or more national projects currently hosted by Social Work Scotland, and line managing other members of
If successful in securing the post, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with the leadership of the social work profession in Scotland, in operations, regulation, advocacy, policy making, education and academia. Through these relationships you will have a key role in steering the profession through its continuous process of change and development, identifying opportunities for improvement and innovation. You will be a visible representative of the profession at the national level, and you will help others to articulate Social Work Scotland’s positions.
At the core of Social Work Scotland is a commitment to assisting the profession be the best it can be for the individuals, families and communities who need social work or social care support; the Head of Policy and Workforce role is central to us delivering on that commitment.
Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland. The charity provides services to autistic people who are 16 years old and over and encompasses supported living and outreach services.
The Area Manager is responsible for the design of the support programme to the people we support and to ensure, through the management team, the delivery and maintenance of high level autism specific services. The Area Manager’s responsibilities also include financial management, service development and liaison with external agencies. To provide leadership to the group of services, the Area Manager must ensure all staff are managed and supervised effectively. The Area Manager will be required to travel to our sites across West Lothian, Perth & Kinross.
You will have excellent leadership and supervision skills, knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and management of an operational budget. A Social Work / health care qualification or equivalent as noted within the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) guidelines for the qualifications for managers is essential for this role.
The successful candidate will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the SSSC.
Columcille is a nurturing and creative environment which offers a wide range of activities for adults with learning disabilities. These include gardening, crafts, drama, music, dancing, and joinery. Our guiding philosophy, which is to address the needs of the whole person by providing opportunities for creativity and active participation, is based on Social Therapy principles as developed by Rudolf Steiner.
We are seeking a General Manager to lead the centre and its workforce. This is an exciting position with the potential to shape Columcille’s direction in a post-Covid world. The post holder will be well-supported by our Council of Management and committed, highly-skilled workforce.
The successful candidate will have previous management experience in the third sector, as well as extensive experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities. They will be committed towards Social Therapy principles. We are looking for someone who can lead, inspire, and advocate for others within the ever-changing external context of this sector.
A full job description and person specification is available and should be read before applying.
Children in Scotland is Scotland’s largest national membership body for individuals and organisations seeking to improve the lives of children and young people. We are committed to promoting the rights of children and young people and helping them thrive.
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Chief Executive to lead the development and delivery of our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan and annual operational plans. This will involve creatively and innovatively identifying new ways of working with the membership, our partners and the Children in Scotland team.
This is an exciting time for the children’s sector with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) soon to be included directly in Scottish law. This needs to be backed up with policy and legislative changes to tangibly improve the lives of children, young people and families living in Scotland.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in developing effective networks of key stakeholders to influence policy and deliver strategic goals, including our financial and organisational sustainability. You will also be able to communicate the needs and interests of the children’s sector in a clear and compelling manner, informed by robust evidence, intelligence and sound judgement.
You must also be able to demonstrate:
• A proven commitment to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.
• Robust experience of leading and supporting effective governance and accountability arrangements, including planning, financial management, and reporting, fulfilling legal and constitutional responsibilities on behalf of a Board of Directors.
• Knowledge of third and public sector funding and a strong track record in securing funding for projects.
• Management of operations which are aligned with overall strategy and available resources.
• An enabling, inclusive, values-led and professional leadership approach that secures respect and credibility at all levels.
• Ability to manage and lead teams with inspiration, confidence, and passion
We are looking for a Diversity & Inclusion Project Manager to develop, deliver, and evaluate a three-year funded project in Scotland to support improvements in diversity and inclusion in Samaritans Scotland. You will be supporting development of inclusive volunteering opportunities in Scottish branches, the National office, and new areas of Samaritans work in Scotland.
· £36,149 per annum plus benefits
· 3 year FTC
· Edinburgh, Scotland
· 35 hours per week (Monday - Friday)
· To embed Samaritans approach to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion into specific new activities in Scotland
· To develop and support opportunities to sustainably increase diversity and inclusion in existing Scottish branches
· To manage effective development, delivery, and evaluation of the project
· To provide expertise from, and in, Scotland on Samaritans wider developments in improving Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Skills and Experience:
· Experience in successfully leading and managing projects to deliver increased diversity and a strong culture of inclusion
· Knowledge of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, including the legislative environment in Scotland and the features of good practice
· Experience of successfully influencing cultural change
· Skills in influencing a wide range of audiences effectively
· Experience of community development, particularly with marginalised and/or under represented groups
Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person that they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Head of Operations and Business Development, to maintain, and where needed, develop systems and processes in the areas of finance, fundraising, communications, people management and facilities.
The post holder will support the Co-Directors on issues of governance and the Management Team on broader operational management practices. Whilst Children’s Parliament remains a small charity, our profile and programme work has grown over recent years. This growth will continue as Scotland implements the UNCRC, however, our operating platform has not grown proportionally. This new post will help address this.