Are you a strategic thinker? Do you have experience of leading systems change? If so, this might be the perfect role for you at Forces Children Scotland.
About the role
Forces Children Scotland is looking for someone with the expertise, passion and drive to help support change across the sector. We are looking for someone to help the charity realise its strategic vision of becoming the sector-leading charity when it comes to supporting children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland. Our children and young people can encounter both positive and challenging experiences as part of a service family and we help them grow in confidence, develop new skills and gain valuable experiences. We do this by co-producing projects and services to support mental health and wellbeing, education and learning and put their unique experiences on the radar of civilian audiences. We provide life-changing experiences which forge new friendships and help develop a sense of belonging. We listen and provide financial help in lots of different ways and support those caring for loved ones or a member of the local community as well as those gaining qualifications at college or university.
You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, deputising as required, as well as ensuring external policy direction and research influences our work internally within Forces Children Scotland. You will champion our work and maximise its impact by sharing knowledge across organisational functions, our communication channels and externally with strategic partners, government, and professional sectors.
About the person we are looking for
To apply for this role, you will need to hold a professional qualification to post graduate level and have significant experience in a relevant field, such as health, education, social care. In addition, you will need a minimum of eight years’ experience in working with children and young people in a multi-agency capacity. You will need to evidence strong experience of facilitating systems change across multiple sectors related to children and young people as well as experience of establishing and leading cross sector partnerships and translating strategy and policy into practice, based on research evidence including data analysis and voices of lived experience. You will also need to experience of working with academic establishments across the UK and beyond in commissioning and disseminating research as well as experience of working with and influencing Scottish and/or UK Government and policy. Furthermore, you will need to possess experience of managing staff as well as project and service delivery. The role will also require a strong breadth of experience in the fields of mental health and wellbeing and education, as well as an understanding and experience of coproducing new service delivery models.
Please download our full person specification for further information.
Reason for Secondment/Loan: To lead on the planning, implementation and co-ordination of the Scottish Government's Framework for Chronic Pain Management.
Applications are invited from: NHS / Health and Social Care Partnership employees, people employed within the independent sector
This is a great opportunity to work on the implementation and co-ordination of Scotland’s first Framework for Pain Management that aims to drive improvement in the care, treatment and support available to people living with chronic pain, and their carers. You will join during the draft Framework public consultation and therefore have the chance to review consultation responses/ contribute to refining the final Framework.
This is a challenging time in the health system, as it continues to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but with it comes the exciting prospect of re-designing services to improve person-centred outcomes. To ensure successful delivery of the commitments set out in the Pain Management Framework, you will:
Communications and Engagement:
Analysis and Use of Evidence:
Further information about the Organisation:
The role is part of the Healthcare Quality and Improvement Directorate within the Scottish Government, led by Jason Leitch, the National Clinical Director. The Directorate seeks to achieve the best health and care outcomes for people by ensuring the provision of high quality health and social care services.
The Clinical Priorities Unit within this Directorate has responsibility for policy on national strategies for various health conditions such as Cancer, Long Covid, Diabetes, Stroke, Chronic Pain and many others. The role offers a supportive team environment, which would be beneficial to applicants where it may be their first experience of working on national programmes. Given many of the delivery challenges are similar regardless of condition, our implementation leads work closely together to achieve the best outcomes and share knowledge and experiences. The cross cutting nature of the plans also provide lots of development opportunities to influence and contribute to policy and its delivery across other Government Directorates.
The Clinical Priorities Unit is primarily based in St Andrews House Edinburgh, although home working continues to be our default position and we can accommodate candidates from other locations. We are supportive of flexible working and would encourage applications from those on flexible working patterns.
Engender is Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation, working to increase women’s social, political and economic equality, enable women's rights, and make visible the impact of sexism on women and wider society. Engender believes feminism must be intersectional, and we strive to conduct all our work using an intersectional lens.
Engender works at Scottish, UK and international level to produce research, analysis, and recommendations for intersectional feminist legislation and programmes, advocating for those with power to make positive changes to services, policy, regulation, practices, and laws that affect women. We are proud to be a membership organisation and our members include women's and equalities organisations, voluntary groups, and a wide network of individuals around Scotland. We work to bring women and organisations together in a range of ways to share experiences, tell their stories, and influence decision makers.
As a feminist employer we strive to reflect our principles in our practice. We are proud to offer and consider a wide range of flexible working opportunities to enable our staff to combine paid employment with childcare, caring or other responsibilities, and to support work/life balance.
Engender is an accredited Living Wage Employer and was shortlisted for the 2020 top employer awards for our carer-positive position.
Engender is committed to equality in recruitment and selection. We particularly welcome applications from women, people of colour, disabled people, LGBT people, and other minoritised and under-represented groups.
Please let us know if you need recruitment information in another format, or if you have any other communications and/or accessibility requirements.
The ED is the most senior role at Engender and represents the organisation with dynamism and a high degree of professionalism. The ED is a passionate advocate for women's rights and equality in Scotland and beyond as part of a global intersectional feminist movement.
The ED has overall responsibility for Engender’s strategic direction and policy development, working closely with the Board and staff team, providing leadership, vision, and sound financial management. The ED is an ambassador for Engender and ensures a high public profile for the organisation externally, building and maintaining excellent relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and driving the development of programmes and fundraising.
*We actively welcome applications for part-time, job-share or other flexible working arrangements and will work with you to support the realisation of this. Engender has also committed to moving towards implementing a 4-day working week.
The Wise Group is a leading social enterprise helping to lift people out of poverty across the UK. In 2020 the Wise Group supported over 40,000 people through various services and programmes across three key areas – employability, energy advice & advocacy and community justice. The Wise Group builds better lives, better communities, and stronger businesses in partnership with a diverse range of organisations across the UK.
The fallout from covid has impacted us all and The Wise Group have been working tirelessly to support those in need throughout 2020 and 2021, providing tailored services and embracing new organisational values. They want to attract exceptional people that want to join their winning team. The group have achieved so much in the last 12 months that they are on a high. Revenue has increased by 50% in this period to accommodate the delivery of key contracts and services. The Group expects this growth to continue as their services are in high demand UK wide.
The Wise Group now has an ever-growing pool of opportunity and they are looking to recruit a new Bid Lead. This post will own and manage all aspects of bidding to grow the enterprise income through competitive tenders, grant awards and other sources. The Bid Lead will project manage and continue to develop and improve the bid process whilst producing high quality, engaging proposals.
We are seeking enthusiastic candidates with a strong track record in bid management who can work with a range of stakeholders and lead teams. The role is open to bid experts from any background, if relevance and capability are highlighted within your application.
Can you help us to support more children and young people in Scotland with their mental health and emotional wellbeing?
Are you a successful Business Development Professional skilled at income generation, tenders and bid management, stakeholder engagement, relationship management and communication?
As the Business Development Manager for Scotland, you will play a key role in growing our services in Scotland to support children and young people to access vital mental health support when they need it
Your role will include the identification and delivery of new business opportunities in line with the organisational and Scotland business development working with a range of stakeholders, including schools, local and national Government, education and healthcare agencies.
You will work closely with the service delivery team to maximise opportunities and to ensure that robust processes are in place to ensure onboarding and contractual requirements are met.
You will bring enthusiasm and leadership skills to the team during this exciting period of growth for the organisation.
What will I be responsible for in my new role?
Diversity and Inclusion
Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly interested in attracting applications from applicants from diverse groups.
The successful candidate will have:
In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:
If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.
Playbusters have an exciting opportunity for 3 individuals to join the Board of Trustees to assist and guide our organisation as it moves forward. We are looking to recruit passionate and dynamic individuals.
We are currently particularly interested in hearing from individuals with the following backgrounds or experience:
However, we do have a few spaces available, so please do still get in touch if interested but have a different skillset to the above.
Commitment to the Charity:
As a minimum, you need to be able to commit to:
From time to time other short life working groups may be established by the board to progress particular pieces of work. In addition, individual trustees may agree to work closely with member(s) of the staff team on a specific issue, depending on their own skills and areas of expertise.
More widely trustees are expected to advocate on Playbusters behalf using a wide range of networks and may become involved in supporting and representing Playbusters at fundraising or other events.
Playbusters supports some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people across the East End of Glasgow; including young people, families and the wider community. We provide opportunities for children and young people to socialise and take part in positive activities to improve health and wellbeing in a safe and secure environment and for their families and wider community to connect and form relationships.
Dundee Law Centre are ardent promoters of access to justice across the city. Our aim is to ensure everyone in Dundee facing social welfare challenges and inequality understands their legal rights and has access to professional legal services.
Alongside our legal aid casework, the Law Centre is part funded by Dundee City Council to provide a range of community outreach, legal advice, and representation services. Dundee Community Law Limited is a Limited Liability Partnership and a Practice Unit licensed by the Law Society of Scotland. Our solicitors are regulated by the Law Society of Scotland, and we provide legal services to the charity Dundee Law Centre.
We strive to tackle poverty and help people to exercise their legal rights. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people by representation through the legal process. Our solicitors work alongside community-based advice agencies, providing them with legal support to help their clients.
Our services are very much in demand, and we are expanding our team as a result. This solicitor will be responsible for taking on and managing a varied caseload to meet the Law Centre’s contractual and performance targets. We are particularly looking for solicitors who are interested in social welfare law and have experience of working with vulnerable clients. However, this role would suit candidates who are seeking a change in direction, and who what to make a real difference by using their legal knowledge and experience. Candidates must also be able to maintain excellent working relationships with a dedicated support administrative team.
You will have the ability, and confidence to manage a caseload mainly comprising of housing law (repossession, homelessness, eviction, domestic abuse in housing – not criminal work - and disrepair), welfare benefits and debt work. Previous experience of social welfare law is preferred but not necessary as full training can be provided. A desire to make a difference and a passion for helping people to understand their legal rights is vital in this role. The successful candidate will be working with other experienced solicitors who are keen to support their new colleague.
You will be experienced in Scottish Legal Aid and its required quality assurance framework.
You will understand the needs of vulnerable and complex clients and be able to communicate legal concepts clearly and in plain English.
You will be a confident court practitioner with excellent technical skills, and the ability to focus these where you can make the biggest difference. This is a varied and exciting opportunity to work with a dedicated team and do something that really matters.
You will have a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience and a full current practicing certificate from the Law Society of Scotland. The ability to drive and having your own car will be useful in the role although not essential.
The Open Door Edinburgh are recruiting Directors for our amazing charity. We are especially interested in recruiting an Honorary Treasurer
Are you, or someone you know, inspirational, dynamic and looking to volunteer to help direct a great charity for a few hours per month?
The Open Door Edinburgh is a well-established, community organisation, delivering person-centred daycare services for older adults, to support wellbeing and to help reduce loneliness and isolation.
As a Director, you will be able to use and develop your experience and expertise to help guide and direct our organisation. We would welcome experience in one or more of the following areas of work:
We are keen to find dedicated individuals, who are willing to give the necessary time and effort to contribute to strategic planning, take part in events and support excellence in learning, development, delivery and training.
This is a voluntary, unpaid role and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Board meetings are typically held every 6 weeks and attendance at our AGM is encouraged.
Actify is a social enterprise that provides training and technology for the sport and physical activity (PA) sector that increases knowledge and impact.
We bring together a unique combination of skills and expertise in sport, PA and digital technology that enables us to connect people with the information they need to achieve the best outcomes possible.
Our training helps organisations develop and deliver person centred, outcome focused sport and PA programmes.
The Actify digital platform, and our related support services, enable sports and PA organisations to host and manage a range of digital content that increases their reach, impact and sustainability.
We develop our products and services collaboratively with stakeholders from policy, funding, research and practice to ensure our work is responding to needs and interests from across the sector.
As a social enterprise we are focused on working towards long term social change and equality, with all profit being reinvested in achieving our mission and not landing in shareholders pockets. This doesn’t mean we aren’t a serious business, we are entirely focused on being the absolute best and most efficient we can be, it just means that all those involved in the company are doing something excellent and helping make the world a slightly better place.
We are recruiting a Project Coordinator to assist with:
Please visit go.actify.org.uk for more information on the organisation.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
The Open Seas Trust is a Scottish charity working on issues of marine conservation and seafood sustainability. We are a small, agile organisation with an evidence based, robust approach, calling out damaging and illegal activity in the press and with Scottish politicians and undertaking research and investigations to build the case for change.
Open Seas is a growing organisation and this role has been established to enhance our work on marine and fisheries policy in response to the ongoing challenges faced by our seas. This role will be responsible for refining and delivering our policy strategy, delivering the organisations asks and enhancing the parliamentary profile, it is a chance to drive change on one of the most pressing environmental issues faced by Scotland today. Working within a small, collegiate team the post holder will engage across Open Seas work, with opportunities to support a wide range of activity.
It will report directly to the Head of Policy and Operations and core tasks will include developing briefings, parliamentary monitoring and enhancement and delivery of policy strategies.
The location for this appointment is flexible, most staff currently work from their homes but there is also the potential to arrange office space if necessary.
The role will be paid £36,000+ depending on experience, depending on experience. The initial contract will be for 1 year with a view to extending this thereafter. Open Seas offers a matched pension contribution of up to 6%. The role will be entitled to 25 days paid holiday plus Scottish public holidays.