Get on Board with Support for Ordinary Living.
This is your chance to use your skills and knowledge to make a difference. Support for Ordinary (SOL) is a non-profit organisation. We work for people with a variety of different support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life for themselves within their own homes and communities.
We are looking for new Trustees who share our values and have a proven track record in:
Planning Democracy is a Scottish charity that campaigns for a fair and more inclusive planning system in Scotland. We are increasingly nationally recognised as a highly effective grassroots organisation that represents the voice of the community. Our concern is that the planning system does not enable meaningful democratic input into decision-making and development too often prioritises profit over people and the environment. We have a national network of over 200 communities and individuals that help inform our work and strengthen our campaigns (such as the call for an Equal Right of Appeal). We have recently been awarded funding to carry out a specific project around peer mentoring, which will be delivered by our community networker who also oversees the campaign network.
About the vacancy/job description – We are looking for new volunteers to help lead our organisation and carry out some of its work. We are looking for board members to oversee the governance of the organisation, with financial, media, HR and IT skills.
Time commitment – Board members to attend a meeting every 6 weeks in Edinburgh (or by skype), plus additional hours for relevant action.
Are you an experienced, creative digital professional keen to transform lives through reading and writing? We are seeking an enthusiastic manager to lead development of our charity’s web and digital products.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing, and is one of the most effective ways to help children escape the poverty cycle.
Are you an experienced, creative digital professional keen to help transform lives through reading and writing? We are seeking an enthusiastic manager to lead development of our website and other digital products.
We are at an exciting point in the transformation of our digital services, preparing to introduce a new website and CRM. You will lead on the delivery and management of these products and manage a small team working on a range of digital projects to support the strategic aims of the charity.
You need to be an excellent project manager, skilled at forming and maintaining highly effective stakeholder and supplier relationships. In return, you will work in a vibrant and friendly open plan office environment, based in central Edinburgh, working with a team of talented and enthusiastic charity and marketing professionals.
Organisational Profile: Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. We champion the benefits of reading and writing for pleasure and work for a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
Ecas is looking for a part-time (7 hours per week) Social Media and Communications Coordinator to join our small office team. The successful candidate will help set up and manage social media platforms, update our website and create impactful and engaging content.
Ecas is an Edinburgh based charity and was established over a hundred years ago. The charity works to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people, principally in the Edinburgh and Lothians area. Currently, Ecas organises various activities, provides a befriending service and operates a small grants scheme with the opportunity of policy work undertaken on a needs basis.
It’s an exciting time to join Ecas. Following a comprehensive organisational review, Ecas is committed to engaging with younger disabled adults between the ages of 18-40 to ensure it continues to support and provide services that are responsive and tailored to meeting the needs of all physically disabled adults. To achieve this aim, Ecas will look to engage directly with potential service users to better understand the barriers faced by younger disabled people in accessing services and identify gaps in current service provision. Ecas will look to introduce two new activities depending on the responses received.
Research identified a need in supporting young adults in transition between the ages of 18-25. A key part of ensuring youth engagement has been to review Ecas’ branding and communications strategy, including Ecas’ online presence. A redevelopment of Ecas’ website is already underway.
To carry out this role successfully you will have a solid understanding of the use of a range of social media platforms. You will have strong editing and writing skills suitable for each platform using effective storytelling techniques. An ability to craft videos and understanding of analytics is desirable but not essential. Knowledge and understanding of disability, social inclusion and equality issues is essential to this role.
Additional budget has been allocated for the successful candidate to set up social media platforms and help with the development of Ecas’ new website. Working extra hours over the contracted 7 hours per week will be required in the first few weeks of appointment. Specifics to be discussed at interview.
Set up and preparation: