We are offering a wonderful opportunity for a driven and focused individual to join our Quarriers Income Generation Team as a Senior Bid Writer.
We are not just seeking a Bid Writer, we are looking for a unique individual with a passion for creative writing, someone with a track record in Tender applications, and/or grant funding applications, and understands the requirement that the work involved needs to be of a high standard in order to achieve strong success.
This is an exciting opportunity to join us as a Senior Bid Writer in a team that is not only results-focussed and successful, but an exemplar of innovation and best practice across our great organisation.
Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities, providing practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives. The Grants & Business Development Team secures funding to deliver this great work and has a Bid Writing vacancy within our successful Business Development Team.
The post would be suited to someone who has a flair for writing strong applications and has experience within business development. you will work on every element of the bid writing process, producing and compiling bespoke, high quality PQQ and tender submissions, ideally you will have experience of public sector tendering, and you are inspired to communicate the needs of vulnerable people and develop opportunities to help them achieve their potential through high quality, innovative support.
You would be comfortable working ambitiously and at pace, and will have excellent analytical and writing skills, thrive in a competitive and deadline-driven environment, and have the ability to engage productively with colleagues, partners and buyers.
Reporting to the Head of Income Generation, the post holder will be an integral part of Quarriers.
We want to hear from talented bid and fund application writers and business development professionals who can demonstrate their impact and abilities in this field. This is an important role, in which you will integrate closely with services and colleagues across a large and varied organisation to identify business development opportunities and potential, articulate service models and practice, and convince buyers to choose Quarriers to deliver a high level of service.
Quarriers delivers over 120 services across Scotland, in diverse sectors: you will have the methodical approach, bid management and bid writing skills, and communication abilities to deliver sustainability and growth. If you are a candidate that wants to challenge yourself to deliver real results and in turn be able to see the positive impact this makes to individuals’ lives, then we would love to hear from you.
Quarriers Business Development & Fundraising department is an exciting place to work with a motivated and energetic team which is strongly supported by the executive team and board of trustees.
Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer and pay sleepover hours at £8.75 per hour.
Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.
At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.
Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.
Quarriers supports thousands of people across 120 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.
Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.
Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.
We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.
What we offer
Help with training and development
We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications
We are an SVQ accredited centre
We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.).
The opportunity to work relief in another service.
Help with family life
Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance.
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement.
Access to HSF Employee Benefits service
Extra support when you need it
Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health.
Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
Non-contributory life assurance scheme.
Christmas savings scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Long service rewards
And we also pay Scottish Living Wage for sleepover hours
This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced communications professional to join the Scottish Green Group in Parliament. You will work as part of the central team that supports the work of the Green MSPs in Parliament and is responsible for communications to promote our work to the media, supporters and the public. This is a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding role that will put you at the heart of our efforts to create a fairer, greener Scotland.
Duties and responsibilities
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Claire Baker MSP (Mid Scotland and Fife) is looking for a full-time hard-working, enthusiastic and highly organised individual to join her team as a Press and Research Officer.
To support Claire Baker in providing rapid, accurate and detailed research on a wide range of devolved policy issues, deliver written and oral briefings as required, produce press communications, and develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external groups.
Duties and Responsibilities
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to develop our work with children and families both within the church and in the wider community. The postholder will explore and research the needs of families and young people in the community and continue to develop a programme of regular activities for them which serve as points of contact between community and church. He/she will also continue to develop the co-ordination of progressive Christian teaching amongst children within the church through a vibrant programme that offered a fun, safe learning environment for all, while developing relationships with and supporting families associated with the congregation.
The post is for 20 hours per week and is for a 9-month fixed term contact, as it is a pilot programme to investigate further the needs of the community to inform our work with them.
Langside Church is an active and growing Christian community on the south side of Glasgow. We are an affirming church within the Church of Scotland. Our theology is open, inclusive and progressive, encouraging people to ask questions at all stages of life.
Our modern church building provides a valuable resource within the local community. Finn’s Place, our well-being project operates here, and has been running for five years. Our work with children and families in both congregation and community has been developing during that time.
Key duties and responsibilities will include:
YouthLink Scotland is seeking to recruit a motivated individual into the post of Policy and Research Manager. The post holder will lead the development of youth work policies and strategies impacting on young people’s lives at national and local levels. It will embed the policy and research function within YouthLink Scotland’s Strategic Plan.
The post-holder will be responsible for developing the policy and research function of the organisation. They will co-develop the National Youth Work Strategy and implementation plan.
Applicants will have experience of policy development and research, good knowledge of the Youth work sector and experience of liaising with a range of stakeholders. They will be educated to degree level in a related field (e.g. Youth Work, Community learning and Development, Social Policy, Social Research)
The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will be based at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh. The normal working week is 35 hours. By its nature, the post will sometimes require work to be undertaken during evenings and weekends. Annual holiday entitlement is 25 days plus 12 public holidays. YouthLink Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.
We are looking for a part time Development and Training Officer. We have just received two years’ funding for this post. The successful candidate will develop our self management training programme into courses catering for specialist groups, as well as introducing a peer mentoring project, and conducting research on digital training.
You will also be responsible for recruiting and training volunteer peer trainers. You will deliver training and awareness sessions and work closely with our development officer for self help groups.
Ideally you will have experience of working in the mental health sector – on a paid or voluntary basis. Training delivery and public speaking experience is essential.
The post is part time, but the hours are negotiable and flexible. Some evening and weekend working will be expected.
We are a small team and working to complement each other’s skills and abilities is vital.
See our website bipolarscotland.org.uk (which is under development) and our Facebook page for further information.
Who we are:
We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.
Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.
Until everyone understands.
Who we are looking for:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to join our team in Scotland.
The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will work to influence government policy and create legislative change in the best interest of autistic people and their families. The successful candidate will represent our charity to key government departments, Ministers and Parliamentarians, and develop the strategic relationships we need to influence nationally, while also establishing local approaches. The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will also support campaigning activities in Scotland.
The successful candidate must have proven understanding of policy or parliamentary work, including knowledge of government structures and routes of influence. They must be comfortable analysing information, grasping complex policy issues and communicating these in an accessible and persuasive way to diverse audiences. They should be educated to degree level in an appropriate discipline or have a proven track record in the field. An understanding of voluntary sector and/or disability issues is desirable, as is a knowledge and understanding of campaigning methods.
The NAS offers excellent training opportunities, including job-specific training and training in autism, as well as a diverse range of employee benefits.
What we can offer you:
• Excellent induction, training and development programme
• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
• 24 hour access to online training
• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
• Pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave
• Career progression opportunities
Edinburgh University Students’ Association is looking for a Representation & Democracy Manager to join the Membership Support & Development Team
The Representation and Democracy Manager is responsible for the effective provision and development of support for student representation and democratic systems at the Students’ Association. Leading our committed and enthusiastic Representation and Democracy team which includes specific support for academic representation, welfare and liberation, and wider policy and campaigns on everything from accommodation to sustainability, this role is responsible for ensuring students are at the heart of decision-making on issues that matter to them both within and beyond the Association and the University.
The role entails working closely with our 5 elected sabbatical officers, ensuring they are supported effectively to deliver their objectives and campaigns, and to represent students within the University and beyond. In addition, the Representation and Democracy Manager works collaboratively with other colleagues to support the Association’s delivery of high quality support, training and development opportunities for student reps and leaders in a range of roles. The role also includes liaising with the university to ensure that the Students’ Association’s engagement on behalf of students centrally and at College and School level is effective.
We have recently transformed our democracy and governance, including introducing new democratic structures and representative roles. These are having a positive impact with increasing levels of engagement, and we are keen to ensure this positive progress continues – this particular role is key to continuing to develop and deliver effective outcomes and impact.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, with at least 2 years’ experience of working within a membership/campaigning organization, of supporting staff in a line management capacity, and of providing support for policy development and implementation. You will have an understanding of both the student experience and the diverse profile of University of Edinburgh students, alongside an awareness and appreciation of the relevant legislation applicable to the political context of student unions and issues related to student democracy and governance.
You will be adept at managing complex projects, with experience of leading and motivating diverse groups, and the ability to think strategically and manage change within a multi-disciplinary environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with students, staff and stakeholders across the Students’ Association and the University, and beyond.
Community Enterprise Ltd is one of Scotland’s leading social enterprise support providers. We want to complement our core team of senior consultants by building a small group of freelancers who can support their projects.
Associates will be brought in as required to deliver high quality work to deadlines that can be used as crucial building blocks of research documents and business plans for example stakeholder interviews, case studies, focus groups and desk top market research. There is no guarantee of work but we do have a busy portfolio and envisage using this resource regularly. We will commit to providing induction training about our ways of working and systems and to help associates feel part of our team and contributors to our bigger vision.
Get paid to meet people in your community and carry out important studies including the Scottish Health Survey, Growing Up in Scotland and the Scottish Crime & Justice Survey.
As a ScotCen interviewer you’ll visit people in their homes to ask them about all sorts of interesting topics.
What you find out will ultimately contribute to future social policy in Scotland.
We offer full training with a competitive rate of pay and travel expenses. We normally offer you work three months in advance.
What we offer:
High quality initial training with ongoing support
Flexible working hours
Competitive rates of pay, including a bonus scheme, travel expenses and holiday pay
Opportunity of pay progression
Opportunities to develop your skills and work on a wide variety of surveys
What you need:
Internet broadband at home
Able to work at least 6 hours a day, including evenings and weekends, for at least 3+ days a week.
You need to be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week including weekdays/evening and weekends
Use of a car is essential
Documents to verify your identity and to show you’re eligible to work in the UK
Comfortable with using computer equipment