As our Operations Manager within the Business Development Team, you will be instrumental in communicating our messages, fundraising to tackle social isolation and loneliness, and navigating through the complex environment of statutory procurement processes.
You will have an appreciation of Carr Gomm values: Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty and Efficiency, Joint Working and Involvement, while developing a great understanding of the organisational goals and objectives both for the people we support and all employees.
Responsibilities & Success Factors...
Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading Carr Gomm’s communications, marketing, fundraising and competitive tendering through our agile approach. You will line manage a team of five colleagues, based in our National Office in Edinburgh (with the option for hybrid home-based working).
Success in this role includes:
What we are looking for...
Successful Operations Managers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences. All have the flair to engage with and relate to people, and share our values of respect, interdependence, choice, control, openness and honesty, kindness and empathy.
In our eyes, the best Operations Managers are creative, tech-savvy, results-driven, positive, and self-motivated team players who are wonderful ambassadors, analytical thinkers, excellent storytellers, and passionate world changers. We expect that you will have significant experience of line management, communications and marketing, social media management, various fundraising approaches, competitive tendering and the wider social care policy landscape in Scotland.
Key and its subsidiary Community Lifestyles provide person-centred support to over 2000 young people and adults across 15 local authority areas in Scotland. We are passionate about delivering innovative, personalised services which support disabled people to live the lives they choose, connected to their communities as equal citizens. With a serious commitment to Self-directed Support, the principles of choice, control, involvement, and participation are central to what we do.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual, who shares our values and can play a Key role in policy, practice and service development.
The successful candidate will have lead responsibility for developing policy and practice to promote outcome focused, person centred and inclusive support in both Key and Community Lifestyles. You will support service development through tendering, partnership working and funding initiatives both locally and nationally. A commitment to working to improve and innovate services alongside individuals who use our support, and our workforce is essential.
You will have a relevant qualification and considerable experience in social care, ideally having managed and developed support services. You will need the personal and professional skills to work at both an operational and strategic level and the ability to effectively manage a complex workload of both reactive and planned activities.
With responsibility for policy and practice development you will have a good understanding of the national context for our work and the recommendations for improving social care support in Scotland. Your excellent interpersonal skills will mean you can connect with others and contribute effectively to networks that support innovative and person-centred practice.
The ability to write creatively and effectively for a varied audience and produce work of a high professional standard with an excellent attention to detail is essential. You will also be confident in presenting and managing information using a range of digital tools.
The post is based in Glasgow but will involve some travel across Scotland.
To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Sheila Hanney, Head of Staff Development, Policy and Practice on email@example.com
or Jean Ramsay, Head of Support, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners For Integration and Improvement
Health and Social Care Integration
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in Dumfries & Galloway. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
The post is home based with travel where necessary, based and is hosted by Scottish Care.
This is a pivotal role in the organisation heading up our relationships team, which includes fundraising and marketing communications and holds some of our most important strategic relationships. With substantial oversight of the organisation and liaison with service teams, Senior Managers and Leadership we are looking for a strategic thinker who can scan the horizon and see the big picture whilst ensuring that the talented team has everything it needs to deliver the fundraising and communications plans.
This role requires someone who can build trusted relationships across the organisation and has significant experience of building strategies that move an organisation forward for example for fundraising, marketing and communications or organisational development etc.
This role requires proven and demonstrable competence in fundraising strategy but more than that we seek an individual who is adept at creating and telling compelling stories, someone who can grasp a complex organisation, someone who can understand data and build a vision for how we communicate both within and outside the organisation.
You will be approachable, proactive, resilient and motivated to perform to a high standard. You will demonstrate patience, understanding and the ability to nurture relationships internally and externally to the benefit of all.
The ideal candidate will thrive on autonomy and be compelling, inspiring and strategic of thought. You will see trends and developments early and be a strong support for the Director and Leadership Team.
Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to stop homelessness by supporting people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We offer more than just a career, we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.
The Director of Supporter Engagement and Income role is a vitally important position which will oversee and propel onwards the work of three Heads of Department (Grassroots Engagement, Major Giving and Supporter Care) and their teams. The role is absolutely crucial in providing strategic leadership, vision and operational excellence to Mary’s Meals UK, as we seek to deliver continued income growth in this country for the benefit of many more hungry children in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the UK leadership team, the Director of Support Engagement and Income will be responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising strategies that raise awareness of Mary’s Meals in the UK, encouraging support of the Mary’s Meals mission.
Principal duties include:
The Community Engagement Officer is responsible for contributing to the delivery of the Hospice’s strategic aim to work in partnership with communities to help them achieve the best possible care and support for those in their community living with aged-related frailty and/or faced with life shortening illness, death and bereavement.
With an emphasis on under-served remote and rural communities, the post holder will identify key individuals and groups, and engage with them and other stakeholders to help establish community-led partnerships to support and deliver palliative, end of life, and related social care services and initiatives.
The post holder will work closely with all members of the Hospice clinical, community and support teams to identify opportunities to work in partnership with the public, private and third-sector to develop innovative solutions.
Line management is provided by the Community and Supportive Services Manager who has responsibility for a range of community-based services including: Helping Hands; Sunflower Home Care; Rehabilitation and Wellbeing; and Bereavement Support. You will also work closely with the Head of Fundraising and Development.
It is essential that you have direct experience of working with communities to develop locally-led projects and services, preferably in a health or social care environment.
The post is part-time, up to 30 hours per week are on offer depending on successful candidate’s preferred working pattern.
The post may be based at Highland Hospice in Inverness or at home. It will involve extensive travel across the Highlands and if based at home you will be expected to attend meetings at Highland Hospice on a regular basis. A high degree of flexibility and the ability to work unsocial hours is expected.
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is one of Scotland’s oldest and most loved animal welfare organisations. Established in 1883, every year we rescue, reunite and rehome hundreds of lost, stray and abandoned dogs and cats in Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond.
We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator that will be the driving force behind the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s volunteering activity, promoting innovative and effective volunteering initiatives which support the Home’s wider strategy.
The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the volunteer programme including recruitment, training and ongoing support and development across the organisation. To promote, coordinate and develop the Home’s volunteering programme which involves supporting a range of functions including fundraising events, business support and community engagement. As part of the Community team, the individual will be able to represent the organisation both internally and externally.
The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in a Volunteer Coordinator position. Will be someone that has strong communication skills, ability to effectively plan and organise own work load and coordinate other resource to meet deadlines. Excellent team working skills with an enthusiastic and positive approach to overcoming challenges and getting others involved in the volunteer programme. A high degree of personal motivation and a willingness to learn new skills, taking on challenges and undertake relevant training is essential.
Are you creative and passionate about fundraising to support our equity mission?
We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and dynamic person to lead our fundraising strategy, supporting our efforts to secure new and repeat income from Trusts, Foundations, Commissions & Tenders. You will be someone with a minimum of 3 years’ bid writing experience, and be able to evidence a track record in charitable fundraising, reporting and monitoring. You should have a good knowledge of the funding landscape in Scotland as well as an understanding of the social, political, and human rights issues that impact on the lives of BPoC young people.
You should be able to think creatively, work both independently and as part of a team, and demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and digital skills. You will have proven stakeholder management skills to work with all levels of staff in the organisation and external partners.
We centre anti-racism and the experiences of BPoC young people in schools, at work and in personal lives through our Education, Restless Natives and Youth Work programmes. Our governmental and sectoral advocacy is an extension of these priorities, which focuses on upending the entrenched inequalities and structural exclusion that have cut BPoC young people out of decision-making that shapes our lives. When IYS join these spaces of decision-making, we are often the only people present directly engaged and connected into the lives of BPoC young people. Our growing presence in Scotland emanates from this unique position – as both an advocacy organisation and community-oriented organisation.
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of communities and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline, publications and workshops. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Our Fundraising Team are looking for an Interim Fundraising & Marketing Assistant to provide administrative support to fundraising and marketing initiatives and create and maintain efficient processes for managing donor information and income.
The post will be a blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home-based work.
Due to the Covid outbreak in the UK, we have adapted our way of working to ensure the ongoing delivery of services, while minimising risk to our employees. Depending on guidance from the Scottish Government regarding the lifting of lockdown restrictions, this role may initially be completely home based, incorporating office work and face to face contact when it is safe to do so.
In return for your expertise and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, a range of learning and development opportunities, optional healthcare benefits and a contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 9%.
If you have the skills, experience and ambition required to fulfil this role, then please apply now.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
As the Information Technologist and Instructional Designer at Citizens Advice Scotland you will be involved in all aspects of developing and maintaining our industry leading blended learning platform (CASlearn). Our model of traditional materials and e-learning modules work together to train and support our network of over 2,300 people. These people are helping clients with a range of problems across Scotland, and your work would directly contribute to their success.
You will work as part of an experienced, collaborative training team and you’ll be expected to share creative ideas and constructive feedback, therefore your strong communication skills will be put to good use.
With access to the best e-learning software and technology, you’ll work closely with the other Information Technologist and Instructional Designer to develop new e-learning modules and to amend existing modules and materials. Your creativity and vision will be valued. This said, accuracy and attention to quality is essential and you will be expected to follow our thorough quality checking process.
You will use your skills in administering Learning Management Systems to ensure that a stable service is maintained for the network. You will also share the responsibility of supporting learners directly, through a ticketing system, and resolve any issues that arise.
This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network and to make an invaluable contribution to citizen’s lives.
Citizens Advice Scotland is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements to support all our staff. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all Citizens Advice Scotland staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
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.