Care leavers face significant challenges ranging from lack of support networks to financial worries, stress over employment/education and problems with unsuitable or unstable accommodation.
The Why Not? Trust for Care Experienced Young People is a charity set up to support long term connections and relationships between young people with care experience and the people who matter to them, with a view to helping them overcome these challenges.
In this role you will have the opportunity to lead, develop and grow the Why Not? Trust into a valuable support function that will help to guide and safeguard the future of care leavers across Scotland.
The charity is in its infancy. You will need to draw upon your experience of working in 3rd Sector, fundraising, strategy and project management in order to vitalise and grow the initiative into a “go-to” resource for individuals transitioning from care.
Whilst you will have the opportunity to utilise the expert knowledge of a number of senior individuals with vast experience in the sector, understanding of the care system and the issues facing care leavers is something that is essential to this role, as is the ability to run individual projects under the Why Not? banner; reporting your successes directly to the Board of Trustees.
Working at a senior level in the social work sector, involvement in youth work, national councils, youth organisations and community development, would provide valuable experience relevant to this post.
If this is you, we would very much like to hear from you.
This is a real opportunity for you to be part of the growth and continued development of the Trust and in turn have a real impact in better supporting the care experienced community in Scotland.
A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of Funding Programmes with Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation (ELHF).
Alan Surgeon at AWS is the retained consultant for this position.
Background to the ELHF:
Everything we do is to improve people’s health and wellbeing. We work in partnership with NHS Lothian and other health-related organisations. Together we enhance the experience of patients, families, carers and staff across Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian.
We award grants to wards and hospitals to help save lives, improve the quality of life, support education, innovation and equipment. We support some of the best researchers in the world who are working hard to fight, treat and cure many health conditions through innovative new ways.
We also have three main programmes throughout all the healthcare settings:
Tonic arts – We support live music, patient workshops, exhibitions and artworks and therapeutic design throughout all our sites. We know how much our environment and surroundings can have an impact on how we feel but did you know that it can also help patients recover more quickly?
Green health – Fresh air, open spaces and places to sit and walk help all of us in our emotional and physical wellbeing. We support green health activities including therapeutic gardening, community gardens, public greenspaces and health walks across all sites.
Volunteering well – We are the main funder of NHS Lothian’s Volunteering Well programme. This supports all the amazing volunteers who give their time, expertise and compassion in many ways including befriending, transport, and giving information and support to patients and their loved ones.
Working closely with the Director and Senior Management Team (SMT), take a lead in forging strong working relationships with key stakeholders and ensuring the Foundation’s funding priorities are closely aligned with the strategic priorities of NHS Lothian.
To be responsible for the effective development and delivery of the Foundation’s Grant making Strategy and the management, development and evaluation of the portfolio of funding programmes.
Oversee the effective management and control of Specific Funds in close liaison with the finance and fundraising teams, and NHS Lothian’s senior management and clinical leadership.
Develop and direct an appropriately skilled staff resource and provide support and effective management of the funding and grants team to deliver funding objectives and impact measurement and reporting.
· Educated to degree standard or equivalent professional experience.
· MBA or other relevant professional qualification or equivalent levels of experience.
· Senior level experience required in the following areas: project management / delivery, grants management and administration, developing and implementing effective grant programmes or projects, report writing, impact evaluation.
· Experience of and confident in using / managing online grant application and project management software.
· Experience of working in a charity specifically within a healthcare or medical research setting.
· Experience of effectively communicating clinical or scientific information to a lay audience.
· Experience of recruiting and managing staff teams and working with contracted staff and agencies.
· Strong leadership and management skills, able to negotiate, collaborate and work constructively across organisational boundaries.
· High degree of numeracy and analytical skills (specifically proposal assessment, project evaluation and grant programme statistical analysis).
· Excellent report designing and writing skills, and able to coach others in writing quality
proposals and evaluation reports.
· Strong organisational skills to manage a varied workload and ensure competing priorities are achieved to agreed timescales.
**Please note that the salary stated is non-negotiable and interviews may take place via Zoom**
LSA was founded and continues to operate as a charity aiming to encourage and welcome all those who want to learn about art and design, irrespective of age, ability or personal circumstances. Our Charitable Activities include an Assisted Places Scheme; Community Classes; Graduate Residency programme; and Schools Outreach Project. These activities open the door to many for whom the opportunity to learn about, and practise art, would otherwise be beyond reach.
As Fundraising & Development Co-ordinator you will work closely with the Principal and the Business Manager. You will also be working closely with the administrative team at LSA, and key in engaging staff to become invested in fundraising. Initially your focus will be on:
Your contribution will align with the overall vision, strategy and development of LSA, which is being driven by the senior management team and Board of Directors.
This will translate into development of current and new income streams, increase in voluntary income, securing new and effective partnerships which is key in today’s competitive fundraising climate, and maintaining and building relationships with our valued supporters.
This is a challenging and rewarding role with the prospect to make a real and lasting contribution to the future of Leith School of Art.
About the job
Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau is an innovative advice charity providing holistic advice and support to our community.
Lockdown has brought a number of serious issues to the foreground for society’s most vulnerable. Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau (RCAB) is looking for a talented, passionate Bid Writer with Social Media Connectivity skills and experience across the income generation spectrum to help us prepare for the widely predicted inundation for our services.
RCAB’s plan has always been to diversify their income portfolio, so this opportunity will play a key role in futureproofing RCAB. There is now a pressing need to find sustainable ways to fund our core service and anticipate the future needs of our community.
You will be a strong bid and grant writer with an excellent track-record of success. We want to explore new funding avenues, so the best fit for this role would be a good all-rounder with a mixed skillset across a range of income streams.
As RCAB’s sole fundraiser, you'll work creatively and with autonomy to develop new initiatives, working closely with the bureau manager and board of directors to develop a strategy for the future.
We are looking for;
For now, based from home with the expectation that you will come into the bureau at least one day per week, post lockdown.
Are you a fundraising professional with great relationship-building skills?
Are you a self-starter, resilient, persistent, driven, and able to use your own initiative? Perhaps you are an account management or business development professional looking to move into the charity sector? If so, this is an excellent opportunity to take on a meaningful and rewarding role where your actions will make a difference to people’s lives and to the community. Be part of an amazing team and a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults since 1975.
ASC is a charity dedicated to providing a range of recovery focussed services for people affected by addictions. We provide opportunities to help people change their addictive behaviours, engage with recovery communities and fulfil their aspirations.
We are starting a new chapter in our organisation’s journey and are looking to appoint a Fundraising Officer.
The Supporter Care Advisor plays an integral part in a team delivering a first class, professional customer service through human triage, using a range of communication methods to ensure that where possible customer enquiries, donations and complaints are resolved at the first point of contact.
As the Supporter Care Advisor you would be responsible for:
• Being the first point of contact for supporters and members of the public dealing with a wide range of enquiries via phone, email, web chat, social media and letter
• Providing excellent customer service by putting the supporter at the heart of everything we do
• Capture data and feedback accurately to help identify trends and new ways of working
• Thanking supporters for their generous donations by creating bespoke acknowledgements within agreed time frames.
• Providing first line Advocacy support
This is a great opportunity joining a vibrant and lively team working together to provide a fantastic service for those living with and affected by diabetes. The role provides a fantastic insight into Supporter Care with a strong training programme and opportunities to develop.
We are looking for someone with:
• Excellent communication and customer service skills
• Strong written communication skills with the ability to personalise responses
• Problem Solving, identifying issues
What we can offer you:
• Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
• A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
• Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
• Discounts on gym membership
• Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
• Annual season ticket loan (on completion of your probation period)
• Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
• Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
• Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
• Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.
HIV Scotland is excited to advertise this new role to help lead a new programmes strand of our work. In the main, these programmes have been started in response to COVID-19, but we hope they will become a permanent part of our work supporting people living with and affected by HIV. It is an exciting and unique opportunity to lead on programmes such as HIV Self Test Scotland, Life Coaching and a whole suite of new initiatives focused at improving wellbeing and reducing social isolation among people that we service. We want to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people living with and affected by HIV.
You will work closely with the rest of our small team – feeding in to fundraising, policy, research, events, community engagement, volunteering and communications to help grow our programmes, shout about our success and share learning and best practice. You will be a good team player with a flexible approach and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
We are offering extremely flexible conditions for this role – you will be working from home for the foreseeable future and you can choose the hours that suit you. We can offer full-time, part-time or job-share opportunities for this role. You will receive 25-day annual leave entitlement, with up to 10 public holidays (depending on when they fall). Our workplace focuses on performance, not hours at the desk – making HIV Scotland a truly flexible work environment. We offer a full employment benefit programme, which can include discounted gym and spa membership at our partner – the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. HIV Scotland also offers an Employer Pension Scheme with 6% employer contributions.
HIV Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. Access to the office is only via a staircase. We apologise for this barrier but if it does causes any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss options.
Fresh Start provides support to people who have previously been homeless. Our Services are offered at the stage when clients have been offered a tenancy, with the services being delivered by volunteers who provide clients with practical and social benefits.
Fresh Start is building on the core services that we have delivered for over 20 years and opening a community hub in summer 2020 in North Edinburgh. The renovated space will include a thrift shop with a community pantry, meeting / training spaces for local people and organisations to use and a community kitchen.
The role of the CPO will help Fresh Start to develop partnerships with corporate supporters, community groups and maximise income opportunities through a variety of different mediums.
Are you passionate about carers of people with dementia having their voices heard – we are!
tide are looking for a dynamic Strategic Fundraising Manager for Scotland to join our team to help us strengthen and increase the long term sustainability of tide across the Scotland.
We are looking for an experienced Strategic Fundraiser who can develop an innovative approach to funding proposals which reflect the needs of carers and former carers of people with Dementia and the ambitions of tide with the power to capture funders’ imaginations.
You will focus on scoping, planning and developing funding bids to help grow income from high value funders including; corporate partners, charitable trusts and National Government bodies.
Your contribution will align with the overall Mission, Vision and outcomes of tide, complimenting both our strategic business and delivery plans as well as ensuring we meet the outcomes of our Income Generation Strategy, translating into fundable proposals for tide to secure new income and partnerships.
As Strategic Fundraising Manager (Scotland), you will:
About the Life Story Network and Tide
Life Story Network’s mission is to transform society through the power of life stories to unlock people’s potential and improve their wellbeing.
Tide is a registered charity and our programme works with carers of people with dementia, investing in their personal development to unlock their potential; we empower them to recognise their own value and the contribution they make as individuals and as a collective. We do this through our Carer Development Programme, our Involvement Network and providing influencing opportunities at national, regional and local levels.
Bringing about the day where everyone’s voice is heard and respected.
We are seeking volunteer Board members to join an existing team of trustees in a forward looking and inclusive organisation.
Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross (IAPK) are looking for dynamic individuals to join the Board of Directors in supporting the strategic direction and development of the organisation.
IAPK is the main Independent Advocacy and Human Rights based organisation in Perth & Kinross, providing independent advocacy for people who experience vulnerability or disadvantage through disability, illness or life circumstances. IAPK provides free independent advocacy so that people have their voice heard and are involved in decisions which affect their lives. At the core of all our work are the Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice for Independent Advocacy (SIAA 2019) and our IAPK Values: Human Rights, Independence, Partner-Led, Honesty, Courage and Empowerment
The Board are seeking applications from individuals who are interested in human rights, social justice and equality and are particularly interested in those with skills and experience with working in the 3rd sector; as well as those with skills in Finance, Business Management and Development, Charity Law, Fundraising, Human Resources, Marketing and Strategic Development.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.