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
Established in 1978, Who Cares? Scotland is the national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced children, young people and adults and has the bold and ambitious vision for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people
To realise this ambition and ensure we continue to support and enable Care Experienced people to use their collective voice and experience to influence both systemic and cultural change, we are looking for a solutions and collaborative leader to become our new Director of Engagement and Influence
Working as part of the Senior Management Team the postholder will lead on membership engagement and local/national influencing based on the views of our members. This will ensure Who Cares? Scotland continues to influence and transform the legal, policy, practice and cultural contexts on which our members are dependent.
Developing, implementing and delivering a creative engagement and influencing strategy that enables and empowers more Care Experienced people to share their experience and views you will build and maintain effective networks and relationships, at both a local and national level and ensure Who Cares? Scotland continues to play a leading role in developing and shaping policy and ultimately secure better outcomes for Care Experienced people. As a key ambassador for the organisation, our new Director of Engagement & Influence will promote and enhance the positive profile of Who Cares? Scotland and ensure recognition of its impact and ongoing influence on the conversation on care across Scotland.
Operating at senior management level and with relevant experience of engaging and influencing in a complex political environment, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their energy, drive and enthusiasm for the role and a commitment to Who Cares? Scotland’s vision for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people
As we move towards the launch of our new strategic plan, this is a tremendous time to join Who Cares? Scotland.
At this exciting time in our work, we are seeking to recruit a Public Appointments Officer (PAO) specialising in Training and Communications.
Our statutory role involves ensuring that the appointments (recruitment) process to select board members to sit on public body boards is fair and transparent. We do this by promoting good practice and providing guidance to the recruitment panels as well as auditing recruitment processes. We have recently published a revised Code of Practice which the Scottish Ministers must follow when making these appointments and are also intending to refresh our diversity strategy to support the good practice which is outlined in the Code of Practice. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to support and contribute to both of these exciting pieces of work.
The main purpose of the PAO(T&C) is to provide operational and administrative support to the Public Appointments Manager in ensuring that the Commissioner’s statutory functions in respect of Public Appointments are achieved. Although the role has specific responsibilities and skills to contribute, with working in a small office environment this will include providing cover and being sufficiently flexible to undertake any tasks as required to support the work of the office and the achievement of its statutory functions.
The PAO will be expected to be able to provide advice on recruitment practices and processes, diversity and inclusion and compliance against a Code of Practice to a range of stakeholders. Excellent communications and influencing skills will be required to deal with the range and diversity of people who contact the office and an early and effective contribution to the role will be necessary. They will also be able to run effective training courses and review the content of proposed training to assess for suitability. They will also be involved in a range of quantitative and qualitative research in support of Code compliance, improving practice and diversity.
The successful applicant will have sound knowledge of recruitment and selection processes and practices (ideally through attainment of a post graduate CIPD qualification), diversity and inclusion, and be able to advise on regulations and laws, as well as having excellent communication and ICT skills. They will also share our values which are that we act ethically and with empathy and we value people.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH WE ARE SEEKING A STRONG SKILLSET, WE DON’T CONSIDER PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE TO BE A NECESSITY IF AN APPLICANT HOLDS A RELEVANT DEGREE. THIS POSITION MAY THEREFORE BE SUITABLE FOR A RECENT GRADUATE.
Our work makes a significant contribution to public life in Scotland by providing a level of assurance that those applying for public appointments do so within a process which is fair and transparent and open to all who wish to apply. Our public appointments team play a key role in this so if you are motivated to contribute to society in this way, we’d love to hear from you.
The post is full time, pensionable and based at our offices in Edinburgh, which are currently operating remotely. We offer a flexitime scheme and the opportunity for remote working. We also offer entry to the Civil Service Pension Scheme and a generous annual leave allowance equivalent to 25 days + 11.5 public holidays. Some occasional travel may be involved in connection with meetings or awareness raising events.
We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to equality and diversity and would welcome applications from people from all walks of life. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the office such as disabled people, men and people from an LGBTQI background.
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:
The Chief executive officer is accountable to the Board of Trustees of Pollok United SCIO and the Directors of Nethercraigs Community Interest Company; For the management and development of the organisation’s work and for representing the organisation to the public and key stakeholders.
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.
The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) is the charity which promotes the care of all of Scotland’s rural landscapes. APRS is a registered charity, No SC016139. Further information about the work of APRS is at aprs.scot.
Our current Director John Mayhew retires at the end of 2022, so we plan to appoint a new Director by August to allow sufficient time for a handover period, probably during November. This will be an exciting time to lead this dynamic organisation, as there is great potential both to build on its recent successes and to grasp new opportunities.
The Director leads and manages all aspects of the work of APRS on behalf of its Executive Committee. Key responsibilities include:
The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding and experience of Scotland’s political, landscape and planning systems. Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute is highly desirable; a background in communications, landscape architecture or public affairs is also advantageous. They will have experience of working with politicians and senior government officials to achieve positive policy change, of developing and delivering successful projects and of managing small staff teams. Candidates should display a high level of communications and presentation skills, and a proven ability to deal diplomatically with strongly held opposing views.
Utheo Limited is committed to the ongoing development of its services and addressing the identified needs of the community and seeks to appoint a Manager.
UTHEO is a non-profit organisation that provides a range of services within our busy neighbourhood centre in Bellshill.
This role is the most senior position in the organisation, working closely and collaboratively with the Board of Directors. We’re looking for someone whose values and ethos align with those of Utheo’s; someone who is inspiring and engaging; focused and passionate about the work of the community. You’ll bring out the best in people; be clear about the vision, focus and purpose of the organisation and what it takes to secure its longevity. You’ll be resilient and adaptable with a track record in organisational development, managing people, budgets and change.
This role is responsible for managing the independent and charitable Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the organisation, the centre and the strategic planning. Priorities include delivering community based services and activities, securing funds to ensure the organisation continues to operate, line-managing staff, overseeing the delivery of services/projects and making sure the charitable aims and its statutory requirements are fulfilled.
A PVG Disclosure Scotland check is required for this post.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is an independent Scottish charity, whose mission is to be the community of support, kindness and challenge where people can help each other, can secure the expert help they need, and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them. We offer vital advice, support and information to those affected so that they can live the lives they want to live and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.
CHSS is one of the largest volunteer-involving organisations in Scotland with thousands of volunteers enabling us to deliver our No Life Half Lived Strategy.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone to work in partnership with teams across CHSS to recruit volunteers throughout Scotland - whether that’s through social media, Third Sector Interfaces (TSI) or engagement with local community groups.
You will be responsible for developing and delivering ambitious volunteer recruitment plans and ensuring that volunteers have a consistently great experience with us. You will also ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible, identifying and breaking down barriers to volunteering.
We are looking for a great communicator – someone who is able to connect others to CHSS mission and vision and enable them to take action. You will be able to inspire others across a range of mediums, including online (social media and website content) and in-person.
We are also looking for someone who can think outside the box and drive innovative ways to recruit volunteers across CHSS.
The role holder will work in a blended manner, working from our Edinburgh office and their home.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.
In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.
The Scottish Civic Trust has an exciting opportunity available to work with us as our Doors Open Days Communications Officer. This is a part time position to commence as soon as possible, and until March 31st 2023 with the possibility of extending beyond that date.
The role will be based at the Scottish Civic Trust offices at 42 Miller Street, Glasgow G1 1DT. Remote working is not possible for this role.
The purpose of this role is to support the promotion of Doors Open Days, working closely with the National Coordinator. Doors Open Days welcomes almost 100,000 visitors each September from across the world. For many of our visitors, our online and print presence will be their first introduction to the festival. This role will play an important role within the Doors Open Days team and the continuing development of the festival. Acting as a liaison between Doors Open Days, our visitors and the media, the Doors Open Days Communications Officer will ensure that our public image, brand and messaging remain strong and consistent.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in built heritage, such as historic buildings, monuments and parks.
All candidates should have basic proficiency in Microsoft Office packages and should be able to prepare and format reports, letters and other documents as required. They should also be competent in using Canva for basic graphic design.
For informal enquiries please contact Laura Paton, Doors Open Days National Coordinator, Laura.Paton@scottishcivictrust.org.uk
Scottish Civic Trust is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all staff.