Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit for the Head of People & Development to join our People & Development team.
We’re looking for an HR professional with enthusiasm, energy and proven ability to work with colleagues across the organisation to build a positive culture together. You’ll be leading our People and Development team, with a really interesting and diverse portfolio of activities. We’re a charitable organisation, with a staff team of c.100 salaried and up to 250 part time staff, supporting over 45,000 members, providing services and facilities including everything from an advice centre, to bars and nightclub activity, to Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
We’re an organisation with a strategic commitment to support and empower all our staff, and have some exciting plans for the future. So as well as ensuring consistent and high quality people management and development across the organisation, you will lead the implementation of two transformation projects on Pay and Reward, and Values and Behaviours.
To lead the provision of the HR function ensuring consistent, high-quality people management and development across the organisation. The role will take overall responsibility for the day to day People and Development operations for a varied staff cohort and lead on the delivery of key strategic change projects to promote a positive culture and build staff engagement.
The post holder will drive effective people management and development practices, across the organisation, providing managers with the framework, tools and support to enable their people to be at their best.
Our organisation has a wide range of functions from membership services to bars and cafes, and additionally operates Festival Venues during the Edinburgh Fringe. The role is diverse and has oversight of a very diverse workforce of c. 100 salaried staff and c. 250 hourly paid staff, for whom we want to deliver the best working experience. The role also has responsibility for line managing 2 Executive Assistants who together provide a combination of individual PA and project support, and governance administration.
We are currently in the implementation phase of 2 major staff-facing strategic change projects – a Pay and Reward Review, and Values and Behaviours project (which will drive further development of performance management, reward and recognition, induction and development practices, and capacity-building across our management team for example), and the postholder will be responsible for managing the delivery of these key project outcomes.
Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and drug-related issues. A membership-based registered charity, which works towards the reduction of drug related harm in Scotland through a range of varied programmes of work. Including programmes of work on:
SDF was established in 1986 and has over 45 staff members.
This is a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, challenging and stimulating environment with a range of stakeholders in the drugs sector including Government, elected representatives, the media, statutory and voluntary sector services and people with lived and living experience of problem substance use.
You will bring extensive experience of managing projects and people in the area of substance use or a related field. You will have worked at a strategic level as well as having a strong track record of designing, developing, securing funding for and managing the delivery of projects.
The CEO’s role is to
This is a national post that involves working from home and from a Glasgow office base.
SDF aims to recruit the best candidates and to help achieve this offers an attractive sector-standard salary, pension contribution and broader terms and conditions.
Held In Our Hearts provide specialist baby loss counselling and peer support in Scotland so no one is alone at this devastating time.
It is an exciting time of growth for Held In Our Hearts, and we are looking for a motivated and exceptional individual to join us as our Head of Operations. This newly created role is an opportunity to be part of an inspiring team and be at the forefront of providing the best bereavement care for families across Scotland.
The Head of Operations will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer as part of the senior management team to provide operational and financial management of Held In Our Hearts.. The Head of Operations has overall responsibility for smooth day to day operational running of the charity and champions the mission, aims and values of Held In Our Hearts in all their work. You will work support the CEO and our Board at a strategic level and be a team player and be able to engage well with people. You will work closely and collaboratively with the team to deliver operational activities as well as have close relationships with our volunteers and families .
This role would ideally suit someone who has managed a small team and looking to take that next step in their career.
The Scottish Parliament is looking for a talented individual to be the next Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland.
In addition to having a proven track record of promoting and representing the rights of children and young people, you will have excellent communication and networking skills, experience of successfully leading an organisation/team and sound judgement to influence decision making.
The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment in May 2023.
Ore Valley Housing Association was registered in 1991 by a voluntary committee all of whom were resident in Cardenden, with the aim of achieving the transfer of housing stock from Scottish Homes, and with stock transfers successfully taking place in 1995 and 1997. Since then, we have developed, and managed additional new housing designed to a high standard to meet local housing needs, adding new build homes in the Cardenden, Lochgelly and Lochore areas of Central Fife. We have also participated in the Scottish Government’s Mortgage to Rent Scheme bringing a number of homes into the Association’s stock. Ore Valley currently owns around 800 homes.
Our primary aim is to provide good quality affordable homes for rent, though we are also involved in a wide range of other projects supporting the communities where our homes are located. We continue to seek local development opportunities.
The wider Ore Valley Group also includes:
Due to the forthcoming retirement of our longstanding Chief Executive, we can now offer candidates a wonderful opportunity to lead us through the challenges ahead and onwards to continued success. You should be able to demonstrate a solid track record of success in your career to date, including evidence of your proven managerial and leadership qualities. We are well governed, ambitious, and fully committed to further improving the lives of all those who live within the communities we serve.
We are looking for a passionate, forward thinking, knowledgeable professional who will lead and develop our staff team, support the governing body, and actively embrace our wider aspirations. Above all else, we need our next Chief Executive to have the ability to connect with, and understand, the challenges faced by people living within our communities.
In return, we offer the successful candidate a pleasant working environment and excellent terms and conditions of employment, including a generous defined contribution pension scheme.
We are recruiting for a Head of Nesta Scotland
We are a UK-wide charity with dedicated offices in Edinburgh, Cardiff and London. Nesta Scotland is integral to delivering impact at scale through our strategy.
We are Nesta, the UK’s innovation agency for social good. We design, test and scale solutions to society’s biggest problems. Our three missions are to give every child a fair start, help people live healthy lives, and create a sustainable future where the economy works for both people and the planet.
For over 20 years, we have worked to support, encourage and inspire innovation. We work in three roles: as an innovation partner working with frontline organisations to design and test new solutions, as a venture builder supporting new and early stage businesses, and as a system shaper creating the conditions for innovation.
Harnessing the rigour of science and the creativity of design, we work relentlessly to change millions of lives for the better. Find out more at nesta.org.uk.
Our Scotland team operates alongside our central mission teams to deliver Nesta’s strategic aims in Scotland.
The Head of Nesta Scotland will work closely with Mission Directors and a dedicated Mission Manager for each mission based in Scotland.
About the role
The Head of Nesta Scotland role has several areas of responsibility:
Scotland lead: Being the “face of” Nesta in Scotland, supporting the development of impactful partnerships alongside other teams at Nesta, and acting as the expert on the policy, innovation and operating environment in Scotland.
· Responsible for being the senior point of contact for the Nesta team in Scotland and the public face of Nesta to media and high level stakeholders (eg: government, industry, academia and potential partner organisations);
· Write, edit and/or review thought leadership and policy content for a range of audiences, working with the Communications team as part of a broader communications strategy for Scotland
· Proactively championing Nesta, our missions and issues to wider audiences through media and stakeholder engagement;
· Proactively identifying and reactively responding to mission-aligned opportunities with key partners in Scotland to amplify our impact.
· Working closely with other leaders at Nesta and representing the interests of the Scotland team in leadership decisions to deliver against our strategic goals.
Driving impact at scale: Understanding how impact gets delivered at scale in relation to each of our missions in Scotland, building strong routes to working with the Scottish Government and other key partners.
· Develop and deliver on a strategy to drive impact on our missions in Scotland, including through close work with the Scottish Government;
· Work with Mission Directors and other teams at Nesta to identify opportunities to deliver on our strategies in Scotland;
· Work with mission teams to help develop robust evidence-based policy recommendations for Scotland and to effectively communicate those with government partners;
· Work with Mission Managers to build scaling into their projects from the outset and help them to dock into the right people, processes, and networks to stand the best chance of this being a success.
Office manager: Being responsible for making sure Nesta staff based in Scotland have a great home office, a safe and enjoyable working environment, and ample pastoral support at work. Oversight and responsibility for the Scottish operating budget.
· Make sure we are compliant with the terms of our lease;
· Make sure the office environment enables people to do their work;
· Make sure people feel safe and valued in the office;
· Resolve any disputes or issues (with appropriate help) that arise in relation to the office or staff;
· Ensure the team has and uses its social budget.
Team lead: Making sure Nesta staff in Scotland feel connected to colleagues across Nesta, are up-to-speed on matters that affect them at Nesta, develop professionally within their roles and are able to do their jobs well.
· Support staff in the delivery of their work, helping them to navigate uncertainty and find productive ways forward;
· Facilitate relationships between mission team colleagues and influential stakeholders. For example, by asking higher-level government contacts for an introduction to those at working level in a Department;
· Support colleagues to develop professionally, particularly in your areas of expertise.
Preferred qualification and experience:
· Experience working in or with the Scottish Government and/or other key decision makers in Scotland and navigating the Scottish operating environment;
· Strong understanding of how the Scottish Government works and ways to influence it;
· Experience of communicating to a wider audience via media or other routes;
· Excellent management of high-level stakeholder relationships and networking skills;
· Ability to set out a clear strategy and convince others of a recommended strategic direction;
· Experience of how to navigate internal relationships and work effectively with a wider variety of teams to get work done;
· Excellent team management and resource management skills;
· Ability to interpret evidence, draw conclusions and recommendations and communicate these effectively internally and externally;
· (Not essential) Expertise in at least one of Nesta’s mission areas.
· Strong ability to manage and develop yourself at work. You demonstrate high levels of initiative and willingness to take responsibility for your own workload and professional development.
What we offer
Salary: £68k-£77k plus array of benefits, including private medical insurance, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more
Location: This role is based in Edinburgh. We offer flexibility for our people to work remotely, but expect everyone to work from a Nesta office two days per week and be available for key internal and external meetings.
Hours: This is a full-time role but we offer a range of flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to take advantage of them. Many do.
Reports to: Deputy Chief Programmes Officer, Nesta
Transforming the lives of those to whom all of us owe an enormous debt.
Combat Stress has been in existence since 1919 and, without doubt, provides a life-changing and, on occasion, life saving service.
For more than a century it has provided support to veterans from every service and every conflict. On average, it takes a veteran 13 years to ask for help after leaving their job and, for many, it is their darkest hour and they’re in a crisis situation. Combat Stress offers specialist support to deal with mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. It offers a range of services and therapy programmes across the UK. In Scotland, it offers residential and community-based care, together with online services, delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working across Scotland.
The charity is at an exciting time of its growth and is seeking a Head of Operations for Scotland who will provide forward thinking and inspirational leadership throughout this period and beyond.
You must be a registered professional, perhaps in occupational therapy, social work, mental health nursing, or clinical or counselling psychology, who can provide the highest quality strategic and operational leadership for Combat Stress in Scotland. The post holder will be the senior manager responsible for both representing and promoting Combat Stress across the country and build positive and productive relationships with statutory and third sector colleagues.
Combat Stress is looking for someone with the skills, experience and drive to support the Deputy Director of Operations to build on its current achievements and develop excellent quality services and support across Scotland.
The successful candidate will have considerable senior operational management experience delivered within a multi-disciplinary context; you should be strategic, have significant understanding of, and experience in, the field of mental health, have a robust understanding of the Care Inspectorate scrutiny framework and a desire for high quality and continuous improvement.
This is a role with considerable breadth and will exert change both within the charity and at a national level. You will have the opportunity to influence Scottish Government policy, represent Scotland at UK wide events and contribute to the growth and development of a national organisation. In addition, you will gain experience and expertise in the delivery of trauma-informed focused services, provide leadership for a multi-site national service ensuring regional equity, and provide high quality, effective and evidence-based care to Scotland’s veterans.
If you want to be part of the senior team at Combat Stress, providing specialist treatment and support for veterans with complex mental health issues; if you want to be part of the life-changing and unique work the charity provides and you’re able to demonstrate commitment to their values, then please contact us for the Candidate Pack today. In return, you will know that your daily endeavours are transforming the lives of those to whom all of us owe an enormous debt.
Would you like to be part of a professional Executive Team helping to improve lives?
Can you be a great leader and be supportive, creative, and excellent at what you do?
Then why not join our fantastic organisation and be part of a first-class team.
Reporting to the CEO, you will:
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) in a new role that will lead all of SYP’s political, policy and campaigns work.
SYP has a proud history of delivering youth led campaigns that deliver meaningful policy change. Our campaigns for Votes at 16, for Equal Marriage, and for the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into domestic law, to name only a few, have led to improvements to the lives of young people across Scotland.
SYP’s political profile and impact has never been higher, and our new Head of Policy will be responsible for driving forward all of our political work and ensure that we deliver even more of the changes to policy and legislation that young people expect of us.
If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about our expectations for this role, please contact SYP’s Chief Executive, Ben McKendrick at email@example.com
Reports to: Chief Executive
Direct Reports: Policy and Public Affairs Officer and Policy and Project Officer
PARTNERS FOR INTEGRATION
Health and Social Care Integration
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead (Care at Home) to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in North Highland. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs.
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent Sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
North Highland is a progressive partnership and invests heavily in this post and the Independent Sector.
The post is home based with travel, where necessary, and is hosted by Scottish Care.