Thistle aims to support individuals, families and communities to maximise their potential and achieve the best possible quality of life.
The successful candidate will work directly with the people we support, their families and their support teams. They will lead the design and development of support for people with disabilities whose behaviour is often labelled as ‘difficult’ or 'challenging’.
Working as part of the Senior Leadership Team the successful candidate will be highly skilled and experienced in designing person centred support, collaborative working across multi-disciplinary teams and leading the development of excellent person centred practice across teams.
The work you lead will result in people living with disabilities achieving the things that matter most to them in their lives.
This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced communications professional confident working across the full spectrum of communication disciplines and with a passion for driving change. You will have experience of working at a senior level and using a range of tools and tactics to speak to a wide range of audiences from organisations and government to the public. You will have a strong understanding of and demonstrable experience of developing communication strategies designed to persuade, change minds and provoke action. This role is occupies a pivotal position within Community Justice Scotland and afford the candidate the opportunity to help shape the future direction of the organisation.
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.
This is a key role in continuously maintaining and improving the standards of the members of Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux. As Head of Standards and Compliance you will be responsible for thought leadership on critical pieces of work to maintain and enhance the network’s longstanding reputation for high quality independent advice and management of the teams responsible for quality assurance and training.
The Head of Standards and Compliance is responsible for the implementation of deliverables of the Standards Team; defining the strategy of the team, overseeing and guiding delivery of its programme of work in consultation with CAS governance and Senior Leadership Team, establishing internal and external partnerships to guide it.
This new post is a fantastic opportunity to deliver transformation and facilitate the growth and resilience of a quality assured network of organisations, work that is essential to enabling all sectors of Scotland to deliver a fair, just and equitable access to advice and for volunteers to advocate for everyone’s rights in an assured manner.
The successful candidate will take personal responsibility for the enhancement of an existing high-quality service. You will have significant experience in building relationships with stakeholders at a variety of levels. Have excellent planning and anticipation skills, and demonstratable lobbying and negotiating skills. You will have a proven track record of managing projects involving independent organisations, and be able to demonstrate your skills in implementing change and new initiatives. You will be comfortable working with ambiguity and be able to manage resistance to change while sustaining momentum.
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.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded on our vacancies page.
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. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on employee benefits in the Job Pack.
At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with over 450,000 members across the UK and around 40,000 of these in Scotland – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.
Could you help the RCN transform Scottish health and social care policy to improve care?
You will have plenty of opportunities to make a difference. One day you might be working with national partners to explore the role of nursing in care homes. The next you could be working with members to understand how the pandemic has impacted on their roles. This job will appeal to any policy professional with an interest in health and care who enjoys building a robust case for improvement through debate and analysis, and who is committed to working collaboratively.
With the whole Scottish health and social care system facing unprecedented change, there has never been a more dynamic or important time to make a difference to nursing staff and to people using health services. At the RCN in Scotland you will join a small, highly-regarded team committed to producing robust and influential policy.
What we offer you
We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.
Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.
You’ll have experience of working collaboratively to influence policy makers and you’ll be able to demonstrate that you can research, write and present persuasive policy and will have a good understanding of the key Scottish issues in health and social care and how the Scottish Government works.
You’ll be passionate about engaging with experts to develop your understanding and working creatively to engage people in shaping policy. You’ll also enjoy focusing on complex analysis of research, statistics and other intelligence.
You’ll be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment in a team that actively reflects on ways to improve our impact.
To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. With an attitude like that, anything’s possible.
Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity and since 1884 children’s safety and wellbeing have been at the heart of everything we do. We are a dynamic charity focused on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities. That means we work tirelessly in campaigning, influencing and direct support to help families overcome all the challenges they face.
To support our vision that children in Scotland will be safer, will grow up in strong, resilient families and will have access to early help and support when they need it, we are looking to recruit into the business critical role of Director of Finance & Corporate Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive you will provide strategic and operational leadership to the Finance, ICT. HR and Property functions ensuring Children 1st has sound financial management and planning and operates sustainably and efficiently meeting key organisational objectives.
You will be joining an executive team driven to do even better for the children we support and with a clear and ambitious plan to deliver and as a member of the Executive Leadership team you will directly contribute at a strategic level to the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability and impact of the organisation.
You will be a fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management, ideally gained within the voluntary sector, and significant experience of operating at a senior level ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, sound corporate governance and providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making. An accomplished communicator with highly developed people management skills, you will also be able to demonstrate a proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
With a strong commitment to Children 1st‘s vision, mission and values the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:
If you share our passion and vision for a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood for every child and young person in Scotland we would be delighted to receive an application from you.
Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of Scotland’s most marginalised children and families.
This is a senior role within the management team at Circle.
The successful candidate will play a key role working with the Chief Executive and management team to drive the strategic direction, financial wellbeing and operational effectiveness of the organisation. The role will require an experienced, pro-active, and dynamic individual who can drive change and develop new and more effective ways for Circle to achieve their vision for all children to be safe, happy, healthy and nurtured within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.
Applicants must have a professional qualification in social work, social care or health and have a strong track record of taking responsibility for safeguarding practice across children and adult services.
A recognised qualification in management/leadership in Health and Social Care is desirable.
SEPA is happy to consider flexible work arrangements and we proudly use the “Happy to Talk Flexible Working” logo on all our job vacancies. If you want to work part-time or through some other flexible arrangement, we strongly encourage you to apply.
Every day SEPA works to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment, helping communities and businesses thrive within the resources of our planet. We call this One Planet Prosperity.
Our statutory purpose is clear, that we need to create environmental success in ways that, as far as possible, also create social and economic success. The two core services we deliver for the people of Scotland are regulation and flood risk management and we have established a radical strategy for how we’ll drive change - One Planet Prosperity.
Great communication is integral to the delivery of this strategy. We recognise that a world-class environment protection agency requires world-class communications that inspire confidence in SEPA, its strategy, services and people through clear, strong, innovative and collaborative communications.
To do this we will make great communications an integral part of the role each one of our people plays across the organisation.
Working closely with the Head of Communications, the successful candidate will drive SEPA’s Digital Communications activity, supporting the ‘Communicating One Planet Prosperity’ communications strategy and annual operating plan within a fresh, dynamic and fast paced Communications & Marketing Unit.
Working across a series of teams, you’ll be responsible for a series of digital communication programmes including a web refresh project and channels including SEPA websites, microsites, social media channels and new Sharepoint intranet.
You’ll do so against the backdrop of a global health pandemic, where the organisation is following home working requirements. You’ll also do so in a period where the organisation is recovering from a significant cyber-attack.
Working as part of the wider team you’ll support a 24/7, 365 days per year out of hours digital and communications rota, with the availability to drive and travel, including out of hours as required (subject to COVID restrictions).
Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to receive your application.
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an experienced and dynamic individual to lead the Global Engagement function.
The role will encompass leadership of a number of teams:
Global Engagement is a newly created department resulting from the merger of a number of smaller departments. The Head of Global Engagement will be responsible for ~ 20 people.
This is a unique opportunity to lead colleagues across a number of important areas of the College’s work and the successful candidate will drive forward two of the College’s strategic aims: to be the voice of physicians; and to build an inclusive and collaborative global community that supports physicians across all stages of their careers, furthering our network of Fellows and Members (F&Ms).
The Head of Global Engagement will provide strategic and operational leadership of the Department and will report directly to the Chief Executive.
The main responsibilities of the role:
Overall responsibility and leadership of the College’s communications strategy and plan, promoting the College and actively contributing to the broader business objectives.
The post holder will require the following:
The salary for this role will be £63,880 per annum plus benefits. Additional benefits include:
Following a vacancy arising and a restructuring exercise, this is a senior-level post that will head up our Operations Department as part of our Senior Management Team.
This role leads the Department responsible for:
As a member of the Senior Management Team, take shared responsibility for the leadership and management of Inclusion Scotland.
Does your extensive experience of web publishing include using content management systems and producing high quality content for a variety of fast-paced projects? Then join Shelter Scotland in the brand new role of Web Content Editor and you could soon be making the most of your skills at the heart of our Digital team.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Part of a busy Communications and Policy department, our Digital team is responsible for all of Shelter Scotland’s digital output, including producing content for Get Advice, which provides help and advice to over 900,000 people in Scotland each year. Join us and, as part of a dedicated cross-functional team, you’ll work closely with user experience, development, communications and content colleagues to ensure our web presence is user-centred and accessible and has a consistent style and tone.
About the role
As well as being responsible for staying on top of our brand content, you’ll work with internal content owners to improve and manage content on our non-advice pages - especially those where visitors start their journey with us. We’ll also rely on you to regularly check and track content for accuracy, as well as edit, proofread and suggest improvements to written content when required. Helping us to move to a devolved publishing model for web content in Scotland will be an important aspect of the role too. And, when it comes to managing our publishers, administering user access for our content management system, fixing broken page layouts or advising on content design, again, we’ll count on you.
Passionate about delivering a high-quality and continuously improving online experience, it goes without saying that you have excellent editorial skills, impeccable attention to detail and a proven track record in a similar type of role. You’ll also need a good understanding of agile practice, plus experience of working with a range of digital professionals, including UX specialists, developers, and product managers. The ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders and provide and receive constructive feedback and criticism is essential too, in a role that will help us empower private renters, demand more social homes are built, and be there for anyone fighting housing injustice.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.