Could you be our new Scottish-based Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer?
Are you looking for your next policy challenge? Do you want to grow your experience and have a hand in shaping the future of end of life care in Scotland? Would you love to work with Hospice UK the UK’s leading hospice care charity?
Hospice UK is looking for a hands-on and creative Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer to drive its strategic aims in Scotland.
What we need
Based in Scotland but working to a hybrid pattern you’ll be reporting to the country Policy and Advocacy Manager. You will identify routes to positive change, influence decision makers, support development of policy positions and build new professional partnerships. Your work will be focused on the interests of people at the end of life and their families and carers, alongside our member hospices, as we work towards our vision of hospice care for every person in need.
This is a vitally important role helping Hospice UK drive our vision and shape the strategic direction of hospice and end of life care in Scotland, at a time when death, dying and bereavement has never been higher on the public and political agenda. In particular we will be looking for someone to develop our relationships with key individuals within Scottish Government.
You’ll also have responsibility and freedom to explore how we develop our influencing and advocacy work in Northern Ireland.
This is a full time role, initially on a fixed term contract of one year.
What can you bring?
We are seeking a confident self-starter who is able to bring order to the complexity of the continuing development and delivery of our policy presence in Scotland and Northern Ireland, creating opportunities to achieve our policy and advocacy ambitions. You’ll need to show that you are self-motivated, resilient, creative and energised by working with a lot of different people at all levels of seniority
You will already have gained some experience in policy and/or advocacy, and can show a track record of contributing to and achieving positive change. You’re probably bursting with ideas, as well as having great judgement and can show your ability to deal sensitively with your stakeholders.
More details of the role can be found in the job description and person specification available on our website.
Hospice UK is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK. Our vision is hospice care for every person in need and our mission is to enable hospice care to transform the way society cares for the dying and those around them.
Hospice care supports approximately 300,000 people with terminal and life-limiting conditions in the UK each year, with tens of thousands of those in Scotland. Hospices also have an important role in supporting families, especially in providing bereavement support.
Our strategic goals for 2017 - 2022 are to:
There is a strong preference for candidates to be based in Scotland, however the team and organisation prides itself on being flexible and trusting, so other options would be considered. The role is hybrid so can be as home-based as you want, but there’s an opportunity to have a hospice-based desk too, depending on where you live.
The head office of Hospice UK is in London. The post will have full web-based connection to Hospice UK, regular access to your line manager who is based in Scotland and daily contact with your colleagues through email, face to face events, and internet based video calls and telephone.
Airdrie CAB is looking for a highly motivated solicitor with the vision and enthusiasm to lead the legal arm of Airdrie Citizen’s Advice Bureau, and to develop and expand the organisation for the greater good of residents throughout North Lanarkshire.
Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau created the legal practice unit in September 2015 to provide qualified legal representation across North Lanarkshire for those who are vulnerable, suffering hardship, and need access to professional legal services.
The Principal Solicitor is responsible for management of the legal practice ensuring compliance with the Law Society of Scotland’s regulations, and will seek to expand and develop the legal practice unit. The Principal Solicitor will manage a team including qualified legal member of staff, specialist lay advisers, and administrative support staff. The Principal solicitor will also develop and provide second tier support and training to CAB and partner agencies across North Lanarkshire.
The Principal Solicitor will report to Airdrie CAB Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors, and should be willing to partake in CAB’s training program.
The successful candidate should have experience in civil litigation, with experience of housing law (repossession, homelessness, eviction, disrepair, domestic abuse in housing – nor criminal), social welfare law, and judicial review being desirable; having court experience is essential. An understanding of wider social issues such as debt, benefits, and fuel poverty would be desirable in this post. Knowledge of the voluntary sector and successful delivery of projects will be advantageous.
The successful candidate will hold an unrestricted practicing certificate from the Law Society of Scotland and be at least 3 years PQE. Being able to drive would be of benefit, but not essential.
Experience of Scottish Legal Aid and its quality assurance framework is desirable.
They will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to provide accurate legal advice and legal concepts plainly and in a way that is easy for clients to understand.
The successful candidate will have excellent planning skills and business development skills, or a willingness to learn and develop such skills.
A social conscience, with a desire to help those most vulnerable in society is essential.
The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent children, young people and adults.
Our 2019 strategy sets out our ambition to become the national body for neurodiversity in Scotland and we are on a journey to excellence with the purpose of promoting and encouraging neurodivergent people to realise their potential. The newly created role of Director of Services carries strategic significance to our organisation and will impact significantly on the future direction and focus of our organisation.
Playing a crucial role in supporting neurodivergent children, young people and adults, our new Director of Services will ensure Donaldsons continues to provide relevant quality services that meet both current and future needs. Embedding best practice, you will ensure our services ultimately deliver the best outcomes for those we support whilst building both our sustainability and reputation. As an active member of the Executive Team, the Director of Services will work collaboratively and directly contribute to the development of strategies and operational plans that ensure the achievement of Donaldsons’ key priorities.
An inspiring, solutions-focused and forward-thinking leader, you will bring relevant experience in developing, delivering and growing person-centred services coupled with knowledge of the local authority funding environment and national policy, driving service development and funding. Perhaps more importantly, our new Director of Services needs to bring a strong desire to embrace innovation and encourage both internal and external stakeholders alike to think differently in relation to how neurodivergent children, young people and adults are supported more effectively.
Our vision is to be the most respected organisation for the services offered to neurodivergent people in Scotland – if you want to be part of this please review the full role profile provided below or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained recruitment partner, via email@example.com to learn more.
Donaldsons is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.
The Scottish Episcopal Church seeks to appoint a full-time Head of Safeguarding to provide strategic leadership, oversight and advice in the development and implementation of safeguarding policy in the Church. The postholder will lead a small team, manage casework, assist in the delivery of training and liaise across the church with bishops, clergy and congregations in safeguarding matters as necessary.
Applicants should have comprehensive understanding of contemporary safeguarding law, policy and practice, an appreciation of its application in the context of a voluntary or faith organisation, practitioner experience of case management and risk assessment, and an ability to build and sustain long-term working relationships.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
We have an exciting opportunity within Crisis’ Best Practice team in which you will be instrumental in identifying and promoting the solutions to homelessness.
As Peter, the manager of the team says ….
This role will give you the opportunity to make a real difference. You will work with amazing colleagues and have the opportunity to influence national approaches to homelessness. For example, over the last few years our team has:
Your specialism will be to develop the solutions to ending homelessness through a housing led approach. Housing led, or what is known as ‘rapid rehousing’ is an approach to ending someone’s homelessness by moving them into their own home as soon as possible.
You will lead on developing Crisis’ understanding of new and emerging solutions to homelessness and to proactively create opportunities to test these and promote learning, especially (but not only) in Scotland.
About the role
Scotland has made huge strides in tackling homelessness, but more needs to happen and we know the best way of ending homelessness is by preventing it from happening in the first place. Crisis are pleased to support the change planned by Scottish Government through proposals for a new Homelessness Prevention duty outlined in the Programme for Government 21/22.
We know, however, that we can’t prevent all cases of homelessness, so when people do lose their home, they need a rapid response to find somewhere safe and secure to live. This means mainstream accommodation – in houses and flats in ordinary communities.
By protecting all households from homelessness through the law, and by using effective rapid rehousing methods, we can ensure no one is left living in emergency accommodation. With sufficient housing, legal reform, and other bold policy choices, rapid rehousing will be crucial in ending homelessness.
As a Best Practice Lead based in Scotland with a focus on housing led approaches, you will work to identify good practice already happening and show how services can be designed to ensure that a housing-led system provides stable, appropriate accommodation and any necessary support as quickly as possible to people who are homeless or at risk of it.
To be successful in this role you will have great networking skills and be good at making relationships across different sectors. You’ll be inquisitive and passionate about change and seeing homelessness ended, with a drive and energy to shape the role to do this.
You’ll understand how local authorities and wider public bodies work and be able to build connections and rapport with individuals working there. You’ll understand housing and homelessness systems and the current legal frameworks that underpin them across the UK, but especially in Scotland. You’ll know how services can be designed to make sure that those who need help can get it and how to listen to the voices of those who use it.
We believe diversity is a strength and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness.
Working at Crisis
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
When you join us you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.
Do you want to be part of an incredible advanced nurse practitioner team delivering paediatric palliative care in CHAS?
An opportunity has arisen for a dedicated individual, passionate about palliative care, to join our committed and welcoming team. We are seeking an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) who can autonomously assess, prescribe and evaluate care for children with complex needs.
Working within a supportive team comprising of ANPs, doctors, independent prescribers and a lead specialist pharmacist you will play a key role in the care of children across Scotland with palliative care needs through excellent multi-agency working with colleagues in other settings across Scotland.
The day-to-day work involves being part of a CHAS multidisciplinary team, providing leadership and assisting in coordinating the provision of comprehensive holistic evidence based advanced nursing care to children resident in our hospices.
CHAS does not hold clinical responsibility for children who are not resident at a CHAS hospice. However, increasingly families are being offered choices of place of care at end of life and CHAS may be part of that support. You will have the opportunity to be part of a collaborative team around the child approach.
ANPs have been part of our clinical team since 2017. This unique blend of advanced nursing and medical care has enhanced the support for children with very complex medical conditions and has given them increased access to paediatric palliative care.
We are committed to growing and developing the team and currently have nurses completing the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice program and are in the process of recruiting more nurses to commence the course in January 2023. You will have the opportunity to act as an assigned supervisor of practice for trainees and offer objective assessment of the practitioner’s attainment of knowledge, skill and critical development, which is pertinent to Advanced Clinical Practice.
In return for your commitment we offer:
Working hours are divided across four days with some weekend working and participation in an on call rota, with medical support, according to the demands of the service.
Neighbourhood Watch Scotland is undergoing a period of transition and is seeking an ambitious and collaborative director to champion, lead and develop the role of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland as a key partner within Scotland’s Community Safety Sector. This newly created position seeks to add strength to the current team and bring a fresh approach to the strategic direction and delivery of our values and outcomes.
A key requirement of this role will be a progressive style which will contribute and drive us through this period of transitional change. You will have the ability to inspire and motivate our members, influence decision makers and work with community focused partners thus facilitating a holistic approach to community safety and engagement.
Neighbourhood Watch Scotland - youtu.be/CXZdlsgSMoE
"Thank you so much ….. I picked up my keys to my new house last Friday and I’m delighted with it. It feels like a lovely, cosy family house and I couldn’t have got a better start to the year”
Ross-shire Women’s Aid is a domestic abuse specialist service comprising a Refuge, Community Outreach Support and Prevention Services. We support women, children and young people make the transition towards a safer and happier future.
The board are seeking to appoint a new General Manager to lead the organisation and provide strategic direction to its staff, volunteers, and supporters. You will have effective and comprehensive leadership, management, and communication skills, with experience of leading high performing teams. You will be a confident communicator and ambassador for RWA.
If you have a strong empathy with this area of work; if you value integrity, compassion and teamwork; if you want to work in an inclusive and nurturing environment; if you have a feminist understanding of domestic abuse and knowledge of the causes and impact of this then this could be the next career challenge for you.
Are you excited by the thought of working for an organisation whose mission is to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for? If you answered yes, please read on……
Who we are
Keep Scotland Beautiful is your charity for Scotland’s environment.
Our vision is for a clean, green, sustainable Scotland. We work with you to help combat climate change, reduce litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we care for. We aim to change behaviour to improve our environment, the quality of people’s lives, their wellbeing, and the places that they care for.
We support the ambitions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
What the role is
We have an ambition to create a Scotland that is litter free and has a circular economy, to build a carbon literate Scotland and help in the just transition to a Net Zero Nation.
This is an exciting new, pilot initiative; Cup Movement ® in the Highlands, that will implement a reusable cup scheme in the large-scale, remote, rural setting of the Highlands, focused on the iconic North Coast 500.
Piloting an effective, high-profile scheme across the Highlands will not only support efficiency and scalability but also help normalise and mainstream reuse on a large scale, building a critical mass to help drive uptake among both businesses and consumers.
By collaborating with North Coast 500 (NC500), we can ensure that our model is co-designed with local businesses, to serve not only local communities, but also the significant tourist population in the Highlands, thus providing a complete solution for the region.
This project is funded by Hubbub and Starbuck’s Bring it Back Fund.
What you’ll need to have
We are looking for someone with passion, knowledge, and experience to help people and organisations across Scotland take positive action to reduce their impact on the environment and to move away from reliance on single use products and items. You will have experience of developing and implementing complex environmental campaigns as well as a good understanding of climate change, circular economy and pollution issues. You will be an experienced collaborator and have experience of working with regional and national networks and partners. You will be comfortable managing a range of projects and budgets.
Ideally, you will have some experience or knowledge of the Highlands area of Scotland as well as working in and with communities. Other desirable aspects include communications and PR experience, understanding of evaluation and monitoring techniques as well experience of working with volunteers and supporters.
Does this sound like you?
If you feel you have the elements to be our next Campaigns Officer, we would love to hear from you. We have options for flexible and hybrid working, which allows you to have a mix and balance of home/remote working and coming to our wonderful, new office Hub in Stirling. We offer a fantastic benefits package in return for your talent. These include but are not limited to a generous pension scheme; hybrid working; development opportunities; a 35-hour work week along with an annual free volunteer day to take your skills or interests to support others.
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 across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, which focus on providing support and advice directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. 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.
Our vision is for a Fairer Scotland where everyone has the advice and information they need to realise their rights, and that the barriers to accessing those rights are effectively challenged.
As the Impact Team Coordinator, you will be a key member of the operations team. You will support the day to day running of the Impact Directorate in organising meetings and events, Co-ordinating and supporting budgets, and supporting stakeholder engagement.
We are looking for a highly organised person who can support the impact team on a wide variety of tasks. You will need to be excellent at time management and prioritising tasks.
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 offers excellent terms and conditions. We want our people to have a great work life balance and we have designed our working practices and benefits to support this. Here are some of things our employees benefit from: a 35-hour full time working week, 40 days annual leave, genuine flexibility in working hours with a flexi-time system, and blended/hybrid working opportunities for every role.
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.
CAS provides options for blended working to allow employees to balance their time attending the office with time working from home. The number of days you will be able to work from home each week will be dependent on your job role and can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.