We are looking for a new Director.
The Scottish Flood Forum (SFF) is recruiting a Director to develop and deliver our vision. This person will be an experienced people and project manager, with sound judgement, diplomacy skills and a passion for helping people.
If you’re not someone like that, read no further, we’re not for you. If you are, read on!
We are a small, independent but well-supported charitable organisation that advises and assists those at risk of, or who have suffered from, flooding. We help individuals and communities to prepare for, and recover from, its short and long term impacts, operating in partnership with local and national partners to tackle flooding together.
After over five years of outstanding work, our current Director is moving to another exciting flooding role. We want to attract a new leader, with strong, management, advocacy and communication skills to work with our staff, Trustees and partners for the next part of the journey to make our vision a reality.
This is no ordinary or 9-5 job. Of-course you will need to be a strategic and experienced manager, ideally familiar with governmental bodies, and used to delivering good governance and compliance (finance, policies, H&S etc.) as you’ll need to ensure the charity is well run. But it’s also exciting, challenging and varied, no one day is the same as the next. You’d be working in a stimulating area, at a local and national level, with all sorts of interesting people, often in fascinating places. Occasionally there’d be weekend or evening commitments but you’re able to work properly flexible hours.
One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) is currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise to join our skilled and experienced Board. We're looking for new trustees who want to drive change and help us shape and communicate our new strategic direction.
OPFS is the leading charity working with single parent families in Scotland. We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign with parents to make their voices heard to change the systems, policies and attitudes that disadvantage single parent families.
Our vision is of a Scotland in which single parents and their children are valued and treated equally and fairly.
Our mission is to work with and for single parent families, providing direct support services that enable them to achieve their potential and help create lasting solutions to the poverty and barriers facing many single parents and their children. We support all single parent families whether headed by mothers, fathers, young parents or kinship carers.
If you share our mission and have a drive to see positive social change for single parent families, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of an established charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference.
If you have experience of any of the following, please apply.
· Legal/charity governance,
· Policy and strategy,
· Fundraising, third sector and government (local or Scottish)
Period of appointment is initially for three years, after which you will be eligible for re-election for a further period of three years.
Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly Employment. We have Investors in People status and Living Wage accreditation.
Kids Operating Room is a global health charity focused on delivering safe surgical services for children in the developing world.
Currently working in 22 countries and committed to developing an ambitious program of growth across Africa in particular, but elsewhere too, we are seeking a Head of Communications to join our team, develop and deliver a Communications Strategy and ensure our profile is sustained across a number of channels and audience groups.
Our founders currently fund all of our work and will continue to fund our running costs as well as a wide range of our charitable activities. However, as we now look to grow our impact beyond this, and therefore our fundraising activities, we are looking for someone who can develop our public profile as a leading UK Aid charity, an organisation that can be trusted to deliver and an organisation that is making a very significant difference in low- and middle-income countries.
In time, the successful candidate will be able to build a team to help them achieve this but they will be expected to have experience in developing Communication Strategies, delivering success communications across a wide range of different media and of personally achieving objectives and delivering successful communications campaigns - both short and long-term.
Working closely with the Senior Management Team, you will direct our day-to-day communications but will also contribute to fundraising campaigns and build relationships with key media personnel, both in the UK and overseas, to ensure the sustainment of our positive profile.
Skills and experience:
You will be degree educated and may well have completed further studies in Communications, PR or Media.
The job is located in our Head Office in Edinburgh. Occasional travel elsewhere in the UK or abroad is expected.
A wide range of benefits are available to the successful candidate including private healthcare, opportunities to travel and a fully paid sabbatical after certain lengths of service. The salary applicable for the role is £30 - £35K per annum.
In establishing The Gannochy Trust in 1937, AK Bell brought benefits to Perthshire and Scotland which are maintained to this day. Properties transferred to the Trust and still managed by it were the Gannochy housing estate and substantial other grounds for community and recreational purposes. The Trust’s funds included shares in the Bell’s Whisky Company, which were latterly invested prudently over a wide spectrum of investments and have grown significantly over the years. In 1967, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened and now encompasses the whole of Scotland.
The Trust’s strategic plan supports the objectives that were set out by AK Bell in the Trust Deed. This includes providing affordable, high quality housing, an estate that protects and enhances green spaces and ensures good agricultural husbandry, improving community life through the use of Trust’s assets, grant giving and an efficiently run Trust through people development and management of resources. The Chief Executive works closely with the Trustees to discharge these responsibilities, with the Chief Executive helping develop strategies and being responsible for their implementation and for managing the Trust’s wide range of operations.
The Chief Executive will be appointed for their interest, passion and concern for the primary vision of the Trust, as well as the overall contribution they can make with their skills and knowledge to the future development and success of the Trust. He / she will have knowledge and understanding of the environment and sectors that the Trust operates within the region and in Scotland. The successful candidate should also have experience in developing and influencing strategy and policy across a wide range of relevant subjects as well as experience of charitable and community funding. The Trust are looking for an experienced and inspirational leader who can work with key stakeholders and become an ambassador for the organisation.
About the job
We are currently looking for a full-time Senior Policy Officer (Water) to join the Impact team. This post is offered on a fixed term basis for 6 months and is based in our Edinburgh offices.
The Impact team at Citizens Advice Scotland seeks to achieve positive change through two main routes:
· Informing and empowering individuals to take action through information, education and campaigning
· Changing policy, practice and law
We work with governments, regulators and business at a UK and Scottish level on improving areas of particular detriment, undertake research and deliver awareness and education campaigns. The Senior Policy Officer (Water) will be responsible to deliver social change, determining Citizens Advice Scotland’s policy positions in the utilities sector in Scotland with a predominant focus on the Water sector.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of relevant policy areas across the UK and Scotland, including any associated regulations. You will also have a great ability to effectively interpret quantitative and qualitative data as well as excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice and advocacy network.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.
The National Parent Forum of Scotland, hosted by Children in Scotland, are looking to employ a Project and Policy Officer to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Parent Forum of Scotland team by providing policy, administrative and organisational support.
The National Parent Forum of Scotland works in partnership with national and local government and other organisations involved in education and child wellbeing issues to ensure that parents play a full and equal role in education. The overall aim is to help every child to maximise their potential through their school life.
This post holder will have good communication, organisational and administration skills and have an understanding of Scottish Education system and legislation.
Fife Centre for Equalities is a small team with big aspirations, and we have created a new position to help us to develop our Equality Pathfinders Scheme further.
Equality Pathfinders are organisations (including teams within larger organisations) taking part in a free, voluntary and non-competitive recognition scheme leading the way in making Fife a fair, equal and inclusive place to live, work and study.
You will have experience of working with a range of client organisations to deliver corporate accreditation activities. You’ll have either relevant qualifications or training and bring a sound practical knowledge of equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights from an employment perspective. You’ll have the skills to utilise analytics and develop strategies, policies and training to help organisations across Fife build their capacity and capability in the advancement of equality and inclusion in the workplace.
Specific funding has been secured for the delivery of this exciting initiative and the position is fixed term until end of June 2020.
For an informal discussion on the position, please call Nina Munday, FCE Manager, on 01592 645310.
Funded by Workplace Equality Fund till 30 June 2020
Colin Beattie MSP (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) is looking to appoint a Caseworker in his Dalkeith constituency office.
Duties will include providing support with all casework by investigating issues raised through correspondence and surgeries and dealing with general public enquiries.
You will require to be empathetic, a good listener, organised and able to build strong and enduring relationships with local organisations, community groups and constituents.
The National Officer (Scotland) will maximise Beat’s impact through relationship building.
Beat is seeking a National Officer (Scotland) to maximise our impact in Scotland, with a particular focus on engaging stakeholders and influencing decision makers.
We want to ensure that Beat is widely known and effective in Scotland, such that we are able to influence and improve policy and treatment for eating disorders in Scotland, ensure our services are known and used in Scotland and that we are maximising opportunities for growth, including in terms of income generation.
The postholder will be the principal Beat representative in Scotland. This is an exciting opportunity to make a massive difference for eating disorder sufferers in Scotland.
For more information about the role, please contact Tom Quinn on firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to break into policy and research work and join a team that makes a difference. This role will play an important part in Inclusion Scotland’s work to achieve positive changes to policy and practice so that disabled people are fully included in all Scottish society. Based in our Policy and Research Department, you will help us to influence decision-makers and support disabled people and local Disabled People’s Organisations to do the same. We are looking to appoint someone with some relevant and transferable knowledge and skills.