An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are currently seeking applications for a Lead Inspector within the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) based in Edinburgh.
The post holder will ensure HMICS is able to monitor, assess, inspect and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland and the SPA. They will also be able to co-ordinate an allocated programme of inspection activity including acting as inspection manager for both single and joint inspectorate inspections when appropriate.
Advance HE is delighted to announce an exciting, flexible opportunity for a programme manager/policy and programme adviser in Scotland, within the Membership and Accreditation Directorate.
We would encourage applications from candidates who wish to work full-time or part-time, as a Policy and Programme Adviser, or with additional responsibility as Programme Manager.
Advance HE is committed to supporting diverse talent within its organisation and we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates.
The successful applicant will primarily support the delivery of Advance HE’s strategic equality and diversity programme of projects with Scottish universities and colleges, supported by the Scottish Funding Council.
We are looking for candidates with a collaborative and supporting personal style, a commitment to quality assurance and a high level of integrity. They should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to build effective relationships at all levels of an institution and a willingness to provide constructive challenge. Whilst the candidate will work regularly from the Edinburgh office, home-based candidates are encouraged to apply. Some travel to London and York will also be necessary.
This is a fixed term contract through July 2021.
The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratic voice of all of Scotland’s young people. Our vision for Scotland is of a nation that actively listens to and values the meaningful participation of its children and young people. Our members listen to and recognise the issues that are most important to young people in every community across the country and ensure that decision-makers listen to their voices.
SYP is seeking a Policy and Public Affairs Manager to support this vital work. The successful candidate for this role will work with our members in communicating the views of young people to Scotland’s elected representatives and in developing and support all policy work across the organisation.
Closing date: 2nd January 2020 at 11.30pm. Interviews: 14th and 16th January 2020
Do you have a good understanding of social and/or economic policy issues and a proven ability to undertake policy development or campaigning work on specific issues in a wider context? Then join Shelter Scotland as a Policy Advocacy Officer and you could soon be playing a vital role in helping us to deliver positive change for those affected by the housing emergency in Scotland.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
Our Campaigns and Policy Team is part of Shelter Scotland’s Communication and Policy function. It is responsible for developing policy positions and campaigns on housing and homelessness issues and engaging with partners, decision-makers and our supporters who are critical to the success of our campaigns. As well as formulating proposals for policy change and responding to Government policy initiatives, we work closely with Shelter Scotland services and other teams such as Marcomms and Digital.
About the role
Your challenge will be to identify policy and campaigning issues by maintaining knowledge of relevant policy areas critical to Shelter Scotland’s strategic objectives. We’ll also rely on you to monitor issues emerging from our services, as well as external policy and political agendas, and to develop new campaigning and policy ideas and solutions. Carrying out research, producing high quality policy outputs and advocating our policy positions to a range of audiences – all are aspects of this interesting and varied role. Put simply, you’ll help fight the housing emergency through policy, advocacy and influencing, thus achieving long-term change on the ground for those experiencing homelessness and bad housing.
Familiarity with housing and homelessness policy would be useful, but is not essential. However, you must have a good understanding of how the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Local Authorities are formed, operate and develop new policies. You’ll also need experience of linking policy outputs to communications activities, campaign objectives and the wider political context – linked to a theory of change. A flair for analysing evidence, assessing policy options and developing new ideas for policy or campaigning initiatives is important too. And, when it comes to working in partnership with other teams/departments within an organisation in order to take forward projects with a clear focus on objectives, again, you have what it takes.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our Campaigns & Policy team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Are you a highly organised and collaborative individual with a proven track record in using human resources to support our staff in an innovative and effective ways? If so, Young Scot is looking for a Human Resource Assistant to join us and ensure that our staff have access to the best, relevant and accurate human resources to support them to fulfil their potential.
About Young Scot
Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charity for 11-26 year old’s in Scotland. We provide young people with information, ideas and opportunities to help them make informed decisions and choices, helping them to navigate the challenges they face as they grow up, particularly during times of transition.
Young people are at the heart of everything we do, taking a lead role in designing and shaping our services. We are collaborative in our approach, working with cross-sector partners who share our values and belief in young people. This joined-up approach ensures we deliver the best value, including targeted and bespoke services where appropriate, whilst meeting the needs of the young people we serve.
To find out more about who we are and what we do, visit youngscot.net
Our digital information and membership platform for young people is at young.scot
About this opportunity
As the successful candidate you should have demonstrable experience in human resources and supporting employees. We are looking for someone who can contribute to continuous improvement activities to ensure our systems and process are employee focused and forward thinking.
As part of it’s continued growth and development Strathclyde Students’ Union is looking to appoint a suitably experienced Access and Participation Coordinator. The purpose of the role is to create, develop and support engagement opportunities for under-represented and widening access students including relevant student groups and activities. Such students include (but are not limited to) BAME, disabled, LGBT+, mature, care experienced and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
The successful candidate will work alongside elected officers and staff to research issues relevant to under-represented students and develop organisational programmes to support those students through their learner journey and will support the delivery of the Strath Union strategy and Student Engagement departmental plans.
Further details on the role can be found below and details of our strategy are available on our website: strathunion.com/about
The role is subject to a 3-month probationary period.
The post-holder will be eligible to join the Universities' LGPS Scheme (employer contributions of 29.5% and employee of 5.6%).
The post may include occasional evening and weekend work.
31 days annual leave per year plus 11 public/bank/local holidays (Pro rata as necessary)
Help us Campaign for Change in Scotland!
Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to show how we can change the debate about, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.
We are looking for an experienced Campaigns Officer who can help us take forward our collective campaigns against poverty in Scotland.
This post, initially funded until March 2021, will be responsible for bringing together the Poverty Alliance’s key campaigns, ensuring we build support and increase impact. We are looking for someone who can support our members and community organisations engage in campaign activities, particularly as part of our Challenge Poverty Week initiative.
The successful candidate will join the Alliance's small policy and campaigns team and will provide campaigns support for a wide range of activities. You will have experience of campaigning for economic and social change and of working with community groups and individuals with little campaigns experience. You’ll understand the importance of digital as well as traditional campaign strategies, and how these can be used to support social change.
Lothian are the principal transport provider in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas of Mid, East and West Lothian. This year we are celebrating 100 years of providing public transport in the city!
That is 100 years of creating memories and experiences with our customers and we want to make sure they’re always fond ones.
That’s where you come in…….
In this newly created position you will play a critical role in assessing, developing and enhancing accessibility for our customers as well as supporting them in overcoming barriers when using our fleet and services. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that the Lothian Group complies with relevant legislation and best practice, as well as striving to enhance the customer experience and promoting equality for all.
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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.
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