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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reports to: Chief Executive
Direct Reports: Policy and Public Affairs Officer and Policy and Project Officer
About the Role
There’s never been a more important time to work for CAB. Join us to lead on the ongoing development of Shetland CAB and play a vital role in supporting the local community.
We are seeking someone who is
You’ll need excellent communication skills, experience in budget setting and control, strong IT skills and the ability to be flexible, problem-solve and adapt quickly in a pressurised and changing environment.
About the Employer
Shetland Islands CAB is a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux. We deliver free, confidential, impartial and independent advice to the people of the Shetland Islands.
We are the only advice organisation in Shetland. We support over 1500 clients annually and achieve an annual client financial gain of over £1million. Our principal funders are the Shetland Charitable Trust and Shetland Islands Council. We deliver a number of services on behalf of Citizens Advice Scotland and regularly secure a range of external funding to develop projects to meet local need.
Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau is committed to equal opportunities both in service provision and in employment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent terms and conditions of employment, 36 days annual leave, and 6% employer pension contribution. Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau is an inclusive employer considering flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
For more information about living and working in Shetland, see shetland.org.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for almost 100 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.
These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
About the Role
At SAMH, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our support services across Scotland, and as we roll out our new organisational strategy, we are looking to recruit to the role of Senior Service Manager. These roles will lead our services to continue to build on their success and shape new developments and innovation across the organisation.
With overall responsibility for high quality delivery across a range of internal and external standards, and delivery across a number of social care services, within one of the geographic locations above, you’ll demonstrate your energy, drive, leadership and enthusiasm for excellence in mental health support and social care.
What we are looking for
An accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders and local partnerships and your experience as a senior manager, will enable you to lead, develop, and support and guide your service managers to build positive and effective environments and deliver outstanding quality services.
Experience and knowledge of the Social Care sector is preferred but not essential.
If you share our passion and vision for a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances we would be delighted to receive an application from you.
What we will provide for you
You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;
Apex Scotland (Apex) is a specialist organisation that, for over 30 years, has focused on addressing the personal development, employment and training needs of people who have come into conflict with the law. Our core mission is to support people to aim higher, behave differently and change their future, whilst also contributing to a Scotland that is fair, just and safe.
As our new Chief Executive, you will work closely with a relatively new, enthusiastic and ambitious Board to agree the core focus and future strategic direction of the organisation, delivering real value to those people who are most in need of our services. This will include the development of a new strategic plan, identifying opportunities to diversify income streams and overseeing the development of services that encompass trauma-informed practices and meet both the current and future needs of all the people that Apex Scotland serves.
Ensuring Apex continues to play a leading role in developing and shaping policy, including involvement in the Scottish Government’s conversation on the future of criminal and community justice, the new Chief Executive will also build networks and develop strategic partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders. This will ensure Apex continues to promote desistance and enables those people who are the most disadvantaged and disengaged from society to re-engage and work towards a positive future.
An innovative, solutions-focused and visionary leader, you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in the development and delivery of both strategic and operational business plans and policies to achieve an organisation’s vision and growth. As an accomplished communicator, you will have demonstrable credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders, coupled with the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, create alliances and encourage increased collaboration. The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate strong political acuity coupled with knowledge of, or the ability to quickly gain an understanding of the regulatory and wider policy landscape in relation to justice in Scotland.
This role will be both rewarding and challenging as we continue to face the difficult financial constraints that the whole of the Third Sector has been experiencing, but if you share our passion to empower people to believe in the possibility of change and the prospect of directly shaping the future of our organisation excites you, we would welcome an application.
NB: Apex embrace agile working and whilst the organisation is headquartered in Edinburgh the successful candidate would not be required to be in the office on a full-time basis.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to build and lead a fresh, vibrant organisation to support and represent the Scottish Borders third sector.
The Scottish Borders TSI is transitioning into an independent charity and we are looking for a dynamic and passionate Chief Executive Officer to lead us into the next phase of our development.
You will take the lead in setting out an ambitious strategy; developing and managing the operational plans and the resources to deliver them.
You’ll provide leadership, management and motivation in a positive and collaborative culture that develops and supports staff.
Crucially, you will work to maximise the capability of the sector and ensure it has a voice in local and national policy and planning.
We need someone who is creative and motivated, and a skilled communicator able to confidently act as an ambassador and the public face of Borders TSI. You’ll be committed to bringing positive change and improving the lives of the people of the Scottish Borders.
Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity working locally to bring people together, take positive action on the climate emergency and support people experiencing fuel poverty and food insecurity.
Our current Chief Executive is stepping down after 11 years leading our staff team and growing our programme of work. As a result, we have an exciting opportunity to join our team.
We are looking for an experienced leader to take the charity on the next stage of its journey. The Chief Executive will take a strategic lead in the development of Greener Kirkcaldy’s activities and will lead a team of 40 staff and 100 volunteers to deliver a range of grant-funded projects and social enterprise (income-generating) activities.
Greener Kirkcaldy’s work is diverse and includes programmes of action on climate change, fuel poverty and food insecurity. Our work encourages individuals, households, community groups and businesses to make Fife a greener and fairer place to live. We work in Kirkcaldy and across the region of Fife, often in partnership with other charities and public-sector organisations. Projects include the Cosy Kingdom energy advice service, the Climate Action Fife climate engagement project, the Lang Toun Cycles bike reuse enterprise and a range of community food and growing initiatives.
Hours of work: full-time or 28 hours per week (0.8 full-time equivalent). We would consider requests for fewer hours.
The Bridges Programmes supports the social, educational, and economic integration and inclusion of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and anyone for whom English is a second language living in Glasgow. Their programmes enable their clients to reach their full potential and contribute to Scotland’s economy. They provide a supportive and inclusive environment for learning new skills and build strong social networks for socialising with their peers. The Bridges programmes help its clients to gain the confidence and qualifications they need to participate in all aspects of community life and become active and engaged citizens. They also provide essential information and advice on housing, healthcare, education, and other issues that are relevant to their clients’ lives in Scotland.
This post has become vacant due to the departure of the long-serving founder and CEO, Maggie Lennon, who has been at the helm of The Bridges Programmes since its inception 21 years ago. The post of CEO has been and will continue to be very well supported by the Board of Trustees.
To be a candidate of interest, you must be passionate about refugee and migrant integration, have strong links with the employability landscape in Scotland, be familiar with National Procurement systems, and have senior leadership and management experience.