The National Deaf Children’s Society offers a breadth of information, support and activity for deaf children and young people, their families and related professionals. We are committed both to empowering families and others to support the development of language and communication of deaf children but also enabling deaf young people themselves to achieve greater independence.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to deliver against our strategy across Scotland and Northern Ireland and to help shape our service offer for the future. This pivotal role will help realise our ambitions to deliver effective interventions for deaf young people and their families and maximise the ways we engage with them.
You will be a well-motivated and committed person who can apply their knowledge of policy and relevant sectors in Scotland and Northern Ireland, work collaboratively with different stakeholders and build partnerships to help improve outcomes for deaf children.
By joining us you will:
· Bring innovation to help develop and fund our portfolio of services.
· Build our ability to influence others through good practice and strong evidence.
· Draw on management skills to take responsibility for the operational departments.
· Demonstrate leadership in the collating and reporting the impact of our work.
MAF UK are looking for a full or part-time Head of MAF Scotland to lead their Scottish Office based in Glasgow.
Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Head of MAF Scotland will be a senior manager with proven experience in strategic planning, staff leadership, financial management and donor relationship management.
Responsible for managing a small but dedicated team with the objective to raise awareness of MAF in Scotland; including increasing prayer support, donated income and new staff to serve overseas.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator and influencer, passionate about the work of MAF with a strong ability to plan, organise and prioritise projects or events as well as implement and grow mission partnerships with Scottish Churches.
This role will include talking about MAF in churches and meetings, attending and supervising volunteers at some of the key Christian events and conferences in Scotland, a driving licence and some work outside of normal office hours will be required.
There is an occupational requirement for the job holder of this position to be a committed Christian. Additional information is available on request.
Due to recent internal promotions a fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our team in leading Children 1st’s vital work. To be responsible for specific local and national services and to help us reach more children by identifying opportunities to develop innovative supports and partnerships that keep children, families and communities at their heart.
The post holder will work with colleagues and partners to strengthen and develop business relationships, lead key projects whilst being a passionate ambassador for children’s rights.
We have a strong value base and a unique approach. We have an ambitious set of strategic priorities and a determination to deliver these. If you can match this, as a strategic, compassionate leader with the commitment and resilience to help us drive our organisation on for Scotland’s children- then please apply.
Degree level and social work qualified or equivalent, you will have substantial service management experience relating to children, young people and families including the protection of children and young people. You will have a collaborative leadership style and have demonstrated success in achievement of strategic planning, project management and income generation.
This is a full time (35 hours) post, with flexibility for travel. Please refer to the job description and additional role specific information sheet for further details.
This is an exciting opportunity to support schools, early years centres and other relevant agencies in taking action to remove cost barriers to full participation at school.
You will have a good understanding of education principles and practice, experience of developing and delivering high quality training, experience of working with children and young people and excellent communication skills. You will also be able to enthuse and support other professionals to develop, act on and share good practice.
You will be part of CPAG in Scotland’s small Cost of the School Day team, but based within Dundee education service, working closely with participating schools, community organisations and Dundee City Council.
The post may be suitable for secondment with agreement from your employer.
CPAG wants a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. Come and help us end child poverty for good.
Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity transforms the health experiences of over 120,000 children and young people, from across Scotland, each year, so they can be a child first and a patient second. The charity is in a period of growth and change and this is a very exciting time to be joining the fundraising and marketing team.
As Individual Giving and Community Fundraising Manager, you will report to the Director of Fundraising and Marketing, and support them to develop and deliver the fundraising and marketing aspects of the organisational strategy. You will be responsible for shaping the future of the individual and community fundraising portfolio and maximising income generation from a variety of different income streams.
We are looking for someone with extensive knowledge of all aspects of fundraising and with a specialism in community and individual. This is a demanding role within a fun and fast paced organisation. The right candidate will be passionate about working for a children’s and young people’s healthcare charity and possess the drive and skills to balance a varied workload, successfully manage a team, and achieve objectives.
The forthcoming opening of the new children’s hospital is an opportunity for the fundraising and marketing team to establish a strong charity presence in the hospital, led by the Community team. Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is another major milestone event taking place in 2019. This project is and will continue to have a transformational effect on the charity and offers fantastic personal development opportunities for the whole fundraising and marketing team.
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager within the Trust’s Care Experienced Young People Programme. For more information about the Programme please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. Reporting to the Programme Director you will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
Although working with the Care Experienced Young People programme in the first instance, you may be required to work across both programmes (Care Experienced Young People and Dementia) at a later stage in the Trust’s life. The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation working until March 2023.
The ideal candidate will be reflective with excellent analytical skills, be beneficiary/customer focused with a willingness to acquire knowledge of the issues facing care experienced young people and people affected by dementia.
Our main aim is to improve lives one smile at a time.
We achieve our aim through two specialist arts-in-health programmes; Clowndoctors who work with children and young people in hospitals, hospices and special schools and Elderflowers who work with ladies and gentlemen who are living with dementia in a care setting.
Hearts & Minds is looking to appoint a dynamic Chair with previous board or committee experience, to help steer us towards our 5-year goals. They will work alongside the Board to support Hearts & Minds key-staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective fundraising strategy and correct financial safeguards are on place to support the charity’s work. The Chair will be a real Ambassador for the company with a proven interest in the sector we work in: an effective networker, strategic thinker and clear communicator.
All members of the board must be highly committed to the cause of the organisation and share the same vision in order to take the organisation forward.
The Caravan Project has provided affordable holidays and respite to people living in of Glasgow since 1985. We have recently created a new 3 year strategy which will see us develop an exciting range of short break opportunities for disadvantaged families from across Glasgow.
To support us during this exciting new phase in our growth we are seeking 3 new trustees to complement our existing board of 4. You will be tasked with working closely with the board and our General Manager to meet the organisations strategic aims and objectives. You must be committed to the values of a community focused organisation. You will scrutinise, review and monitor the management reports and constructively challenge the management where necessary.
This is a voluntary role, however any reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of you carrying out your role as board member will be reimbursed.
Our Midlothian service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our busy, friendly team, which delivers support across Midlothian. Working from our base in Dalkeith, you will join an established team of Family Support Workers and a Parental Peer Support Worker, to offer a range of supports to children, young people, and their families, with specific remit to support Young Carers and children affected by parental alcohol and substance use by working directly with their whole family.
Children 1st offer relational support, taking a restorative, strengths based and trauma informed approach to enable individuals and families to achieve their outcomes. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in whole family systems approach, with a sound knowledge of the impact of substance use on parenting and children.
You will have a lead role within the team in co-ordinating and undertaking assessments of families and in creating outcome focused work plans, which ensure that the safety and wellbeing of children is enhanced. You will have the opportunity to work independently with children and their families as well as co-work with colleagues as required. You will be experienced in working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals.
We can offer you quality support and supervision; workload management; access to a range of opportunities for professional development and an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and families. The team will at times support families who may require support in the early mornings and evenings, and this would be planned in advance.
If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification, as well as experience of delivering family group conferences, we want to hear from you.
For an informal discussion, please contact Johnny Costello Services Manager, Tel: 0131 654 9540.
We are looking for a new team member within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Support Service, which offers support to children, young people, families and adults who have experienced domestic abuse. This presents an exciting opportunity to join our busy, friendly team, delivering support across the Scottish Borders, working from our base in Selkirk. Children 1st offer relational based support - you will take a restorative, strengths based and trauma sensitive approach and work in partnership with individuals and families to help them achieve their desired outcomes.
Support for Adults
Working within a strong knowledge and awareness of gender based violence; you will support adults who are no longer at high risk of abuse. You will offer support on a medium to long term basis to help them to maintain their safety, aid their recovery from the impact of domestic abuse on their lives and achieve an improved sense of self worth and emotional wellbeing. In partnership with other agencies you will ensure that adults and their families are supported by a range of services in their recovery. Whilst this post is to support adults, Children 1st take a family minded approach and recognise that the needs of any children in the family are of paramount importance. It is expected that you will have the skills and experience to support families and protect children who are impacted by domestic violence, as well as adults in their own right.
If you have experience, skills and knowledge of trauma recovery, the impact of domestic abuse within the understanding of gender based violence and experience of assessments, including risk assessment within domestic abuse we would like to hear from you. You should have a relevant higher qualification such as at SVQ level 4 or above, SCQF level 9 or above, degree or post-graduate level.
For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Axford Services Manager, OR Silke Erkes, Team Leader. Tel: 01750-22892E-mail: Ettrick@children1st.org.uk