Shetland Recreational Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational leader who possesses exceptional strategic, interpersonal, and ambassadorial skills, with the ability to perform a wide ranging role, leading the Charity in continuing to grow and extend its impact.
You will be an innovative thinker, financially astute, with a track record of stimulating growth in both service users and income with a clear aspiration that the local communities and stakeholders continue to regard SRT positively.
You will have experience in providing leadership through change management processes as the trust repositions itself to meet the changing needs and demands of the community in the future.
The successful candidate will need to motivate, encourage and bring energy to the delivery of our strategic objectives and goals. Crucially, you will be excited about the opportunity to effect real and lasting change to the health and wellbeing of communities throughout Shetland.
You must be an exemplary relationship builder, adept at leading the Charity externally with key stakeholders (including the Council, funding agencies, politicians and partner organisations) and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the social and political environment in which the Trust operates as well as the policy issues which impact on our work.
To achieve maximum elected representation and the implementation if Liberal Democratic policies in Scotland, the Chief Executive leads the party administration and directs the human, financial and administrative resources of the Party. They will bring energy and outstanding leadership to this crucial job, whilst recognising that the relationships with the Leader (for political leadership) and the Office Bearers (line managers of the Chief Executive and the representatives of all members of the party) have a key role in the direction of the party.
The Chief Executive is responsible for all staff employed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
You are advised to read the full job description before applying for this role scotlibdems.org.uk/chief-exec
The Chief Executive will:
Ensure that the day to day operations of the Party are efficiently carried out.
Lead the Party in delivering agreed strategic objectives.
Work with the Treasurer to ensure that the Party’s finances are on a sound footing. Monitor income and expenses on a regular basis to ensure that the party is operating within budget and operating within agreed financial controls.
Develop the Party and improve its impact by ensuring the development of world-class teams delivering Policy, Communications, Campaigns and Marketing, and People (including Membership and Diversity), ensuring that the representation, both elected and unelected, voice and influence of the Scottish Liberal Democrats continue to grow.
Constantly review and improve the structure, systems and processes of the Party, further embedding efficiency, integrity, diversity and transparency at the heart of all its operations.
Direct the transformation of the Party's fundraising infrastructure in order to enable the party to achieve continuously improved electoral success and have a solid operational base year on year.
Ensure that the party is ready to fight all relevant elections including possible by-elections and the next scheduled Scottish Elections in 2021.
We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution. Independent and authoritative in our legal and policy analysis, collaborative and proactive in our approach to improving outcomes for people, we are proud of what we’ve achieved since we began working in 2008.
We currently have an opportunity for a 12 months fixed term Legal Officer to join our Strategy and Legal team.
Work for SCVO and support Scotland’s vibrant and vital voluntary sector.
* Join us on a temporary secondment or fixed term basis*
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to join our policy
and research team and help increase our knowledge of Scotland’s voluntary
sector. You will have experience of using a variety of quantitative and
qualitative research tools to produce valuable information and insights and have excellent planning and communicating skills.
If you have a passion for research and the ability to produce accessible and relevant research briefings, blogs, infographics and interactive tools, we’d like to hear from you!
What’s the job?
NUS Scotland is one of the most influential campaigning organisations in Scotland, securing significant wins for students and promoting the value of further and higher education.
As part of the NUS Scotland team, you will be the key point of contact for media and will work daily to promote our campaigns and ensure the voice of Scotland’s students is heard in the media, by Scotland’s decision-makers and the wider public.
You will take the lead on generating pro-active press coverage for the work of NUS Scotland, maximising our influence within Scottish political life and helping to secure significant and positive change for Scottish education.
You will provide press and public affairs support, including policy development, for elected student officers and membership. You will play a key role in influencing decision-makers on issues affecting Scotland’s students.
So come and do something you love, somewhere a little bit different.
Who you are:
- You’ll be totally at home fielding media enquiries, drafting and issuing media releases
- With people at the heart of your approach you will be excited to build and maintain relationships – with press contacts, key-decision makers and external stakeholders.
- With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and members to develop new campaigns, widen our reach and deliver wins for students
- You’ll have no problems developing our policy briefings and using your knowledge to monitor relevant political activity
- Your personal values will mean you are committed to being part of an environment that promotes equality of opportunity whilst recognising and valuing diversity.
In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.
We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within NUS currently.
Who are we?
Part political, partly business and part charity – NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! The student movement in the UK is made up of 500 students’ unions and 7 million students. NUS sits at the heart of this movement, delivering a national student voice and supporting local students’ unions to grow.
We’ve been going through some big changes this year, exploring new ways of developing and delivering winning student-led campaigns. So, this is a particularly exciting time to join us! Expect fast-paced delivery alongside conversations about new ways of doing things in the future.”
We have an exciting opportunity to join our TEC Pathfinders Project on a part time, fixed contract from May to July this year.
The User Researcher will be responsible for supporting the multi-disciplinary TEC Pathfinder team to scope, design and carry out research activities with users and stakeholders. These activities will help us to gain a deeper understanding of how people who experience domestic abuse, gain access to and are supported by multi-agency services in Aberdeen City.
Your research will help to inform the design, development and delivery of a TEC solution to support multi-agency working within the city as well as offering user insight and recommendations at a local and national level. Due to the subject content supervision support will be made available through different channels, if required.
We have an exciting opportunity for several Technical Analysts to join the Transport Team in our Edinburgh Office. We are looking for individuals who have a keen eye for detail, are confident working on large data sets in Excel, and have experience producing technical reports. These individuals will support the delivery of decarbonation strategies and technical reports for local authorities, public sector organisations and other clients across Scotland.
You must have experience of the low-carbon transport sector, ideally working closely with large fleets and have a knowledge of charging infrastructure requirements. You must also have the excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to effectively manage client relationships.
Working closely with other Technical Analysts and the wider transport team, our successful candidates will work with clients to collect, analyse and manipulate data to produce high quality reports. These reports will be suitable for distribution both internally and externally and will provide bespoke strategies to help clients achieve the fleet decarbonisation targets set by the Scottish Government.
You will be an analytical and motivated individual, with a strong knowledge of ULEVs and charging infrastructure, and of the environmental impact of transport. A graduate in a relevant discipline with experience in the sector, you will also be an outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, with excellent report writing, work prioritisation and interpersonal skills. Confidence in Excel and other IT programmes is essential, and experience working with GIS programmes is of benefit.
We are at an exciting point as a charity, with big challenges, big ambitions, and the passion and energy to make big change happen. We need trustees to help us to realise our potential and we want Board membership to reflect the diverse society of the UK and its differing healthcare systems. We would like our trustees to include young people and underrepresented communities. You may already have experience at Board level, but this is not essential and to help us achieve our ambitions we are very keen to talk those who may have knowledge of the health care/cancer sector in Scotland.
You will also share our passion and determination to transform the future for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer.
We need to stop pancreatic cancer taking too many lives, too soon. We hope you will join us.
In a nutshell
You will be part of the small and ambitious team at the Centre for Homelessness Impact, overseeing and delivering services and products that support the sector to use data and evidence to end homelessness.
Why is this role important for the Centre's work?
The Centre has three strategic priorities: filling the gaps in evidence and making it accessible; supporting evidence and data to be applied in practice; and mobilising a learning culture across the field. As the Centre’s Implementation and Product Lead, you will work across all three areas, helping the team to learn about the people who we serve (our core users are policy-makers, service commissioners, funders and practitioners in the field of homelessness and beyond) and making sure we design and build effective, accessible and user-centric products and services.
We are a What Works Centre that works with a startup spirit, and as a small team we strive to work in an open, collaborative, and optimistic way. The ideal team member would be someone who is comfortable hosting a user-testing session one day, facilitating a workshop with a local authority another day and working with a developer to build a new feature for our evidence tools on another.
The Centre for Homelessness Impact values both rigorous science and human-centred design, meaning we seek to combine great user experience with solid evidence throughout all of our work. As well as drawing on the expertise within our team, we collaborate with best-in-class partners such as IDEO, Johns Hopkins University, the Campbell Collaboration and the Behavioural Insights Team.
You will be responsible for:
Developing, operating and continually improving our evidence tools
Representing the voice of our users (i.e. policy-makers, service commissioners, funders and practitioners) on behalf of the team, and translating insights into opportunities for improvements to our products, programmes and overall offer to the field of homelessness
Planning, delivering and facilitating workshops with users, stakeholders and partners
Working with the Centre’s associates, freelance network and knowledge partners to bring in specialist expertise to support our work
Helping shape the Centre’s approach to implementation by anticipating the needs of our users
Collaborating with other What Works Centres to find opportunities to amplify our impact across policy fields
Your experience and skills:
You have 3-5 years of experience in a design-based role.
You have excellent project management skills, know when to challenge, when to listen, and when to lead. You'll be able to build relationships and juggle users, clients, sector leaders and the Centre’s partners. Above all, you get stuff done.
You’re a big picture thinker. You see opportunities where others see barriers, and you can confidently and optimistically articulate these opportunities to stakeholders and decision-makers.
You have a proven track record of delivering user-oriented solutions. You are passionate about uncovering user needs, identifying opportunities and translating them into products, services or programmes that meet those needs effectively.
You have experience delivering digital products or services, partnering with developers and designers, and leading product prioritisation and delivery of user-facing functionality. You are technically minded, and comfortable in technical conversations.
You think laterally, take inspiration from broad sources beyond the sectors you work in and approach the development of new solutions creatively.
You believe in the importance of using data and insights in decision-making.
Nice to have:
Expertise in visual design skills, including wireframing
Expertise in prototyping
Expertise in implementation science