We believe in a world where every child has equal access to safe surgery
That doesn’t seem like such a big ask. Every child has a right to life and that shouldn’t be taken away by an injury or illness that can be easily fixed. Children who battle cancer and undergo chemotherapy shouldn’t get to the end of that process only to be denied the surgery that will offer them the chance of survival. Children who break an arm or a leg shouldn’t live the rest of their lives in disability.
Babies who need simple procedures in the first hours of life shouldn’t be left to die, and children born with urological conditions shouldn’t be denied an education because they can’t access the simple operation they need.
Our vision is for a world where every child is treated equally
Our mission is to support local doctors, through the provision of training and infrastructure, to ensure they can use their incredible talents to care for their nation’s children. The number of children we need to reach is overwhelming. They urgently need our help.
About the Role
Kids Operating Room is at an exciting time as we invest in our Communications team to raise awareness of our work for children. This new role is a critical role within our ambitious plans. This role is responsible for initiating and driving forward our communications strategy to raise awareness of the need for global surgery for children and the profile of KidsOR.
This is a unique opportunity to join one of the UK’s fastest growing charities and help shape the direction of its communications. The role will focus on delivering the digital strategy, producing robust content and to increase engagement through social media platforms and our website. You will be at the heart of helping to build Kids OR’s online presence to drive our fundraising and advocacy activities.
Leading our PR, building and boosting our brand, and developing marketing materials you will maximise opportunities to increase KidsOR’s profile and reach.
Working across our organisation, liaising with global partners you will effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders and audiences.
An ambitious and dynamic communicator, you will have proven experience of bringing ideas, energy and skills to deliver impactful communications campaigns. You will be adept at ensuring organisational messages are communicated in a clear, consistent and credible way. To be successful in this role you will be:
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Planning and management
PR and Media
Brand and identity
Knowledge and Skills
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are sister charities and our mission is to reach everyone in Scotland with sight loss – where and when they need us. We are determined that no one should face sight loss alone.
To maximise the capacity and capability of all colleagues to enable us to achieve our organisational mission, we are looking to recruit into the business critical role of Director of People & Culture.
Driving and consistently embedding a positive culture across the organisation, built upon the values of Transform, Unite and Thrive, this role will have responsibility for developing and delivering an integrated People and OD strategy, ensuring the active promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion and providing both proactive and strategic advice on all people related matters.
Managing the People and Culture team to consistently deliver high standards of performance and effectiveness, our new Director of People & Culture will ultimately ensure the function is viewed as an “enabler” and one that adds value to the wider business. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team you will also
directly contribute to all aspects of the organisation’s development and governance, including strategic planning, policy, and decision making.
An experienced HR professional with relevant strategic and operational HR experience, you will bring strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills coupled with the ability to work collaboratively with managers, colleagues and external stakeholders. As people are at the heart of our organisation, the personal value set, work style and integrity of the individual will be crucial in ensuring the organisation’s ongoing and future success.
Are you an experienced, values-driven leader with a passion for Learning and Organisational Development?
We are recruiting a Head of Learning and Organisational Development to lead our Learning and Organisational Development (OD) function and to support the evolution of our organisational culture in the post-pandemic world.
The Head of L&OD will have the opportunity to lead and manage colleagues in the department which currently consists of an L&D Manager, Coordinator and Administrator.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working collaboratively to lead change and develop organisational culture. They will also have significant demonstrable experience of leading initiatives in people development, culture and employee engagement.
Working with managers and senior leaders across CHAS, the Head of L&OD will drive the Learning and OD agenda, provide a clear vision for the function and work closely with colleagues across the charity to ensure a high quality people experience in CHAS.
We are looking for a forward-thinking, creative individual with outstanding people skills to fill this new post in the People and Strategy leadership team. If that sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS):
Each week, three children die in Scotland from an incurable condition. CHAS is dedicated to supporting every single member of these families as they face the toughest challenge of their lives. Whilst our mission of reaching all these families is a simple one, delivering that mission requires a huge amount of effort from everyone supporting our cause. As a charity with 300 staff and over 800 volunteers, we know that it is only by working together that we will achieve our goal. Staff and volunteers work together as one team. Our people are focused on one common goal - reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support.
Our Ideal Candidate:
You will be able to demonstrate experience of:
We are flexible about the location for this role as we have offices across:
The role involves regular travel across Scotland, to visit other CHAS sites. An initial period of home-working is likely.
Scotland’s Citizens Advice Network is an essential community service that empowers people through our local bureaux and national services by providing free, confidential, and independent advice. We use people’s real-life experiences to influence policy and drive positive change. We are on the side of people in Scotland who need help, and we change lives for the better.
The Citizens Advice network is made up of 59 local Citizens Advice Bureaux, each its own independent charity, and Citizens Advice Scotland as the national charity and membership body, which includes the GB delivery of Extra Help Unit service, a group of specialist case workers supporting vulnerable energy and post consumers. We provide advice across over 200 locations and deliver 12 national advice projects for UK and Scottish Government including the Money Talks advice service and the Help to Claim Universal Support advice service.
Last year the network helped nearly 180,000 people and unlocked £147million for people through things like social security payments and employment entitlements. Our online advice received over 5.4 million page views and our awareness raising campaigns reached millions of people.
Our vision is for a Fairer Scotland where everyone has the advice and information they need to realise their rights, and that the barriers to accessing those rights are effectively challenged.
Making change happen at Citizens Advice Scotland
The Impact team has access to the incredible wealth of data generated through advice giving by our network of Citizens Advice Bureaux and through the Extra Help Unit at Citizens Advice Scotland, and our online advice which is accessed by over 2 million people every month.
We hold the largest dataset on social issues outside of the public sector and this allows us to understand what is happening on the ground in communities across Scotland and reflect our client’s experiences to government and to those who can make a difference. We campaign and influence to tackle the root cause of the problems people face, and to work to strengthen their rights. To achieve change we work with governments, regulators and business at a UK and Scottish level on improving areas of particular detriment, and undertake research and delivering awareness and education campaigns.
Our network mission
• We help people navigate systems and access their rights
• We build resilience in local communities
• We support the realisation of human rights
• We help change policies and practices to ensure they work for people
We wish to appoint a dynamic and driven individual to lead our work on Social Justice, which spans a diverse range of policy areas but which includes Social Security, Housing, Employment and Net Zero.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape and implement a programme of work that will achieve positive social change in this area, working alongside and with a talented team of research, policy and communications professionals in a dynamic and creative environment.
You will be able to demonstrate significant experience working in policy development, advocacy or a public affairs environment and have a sound working knowledge of Social Justice issues
You will be given freedom to lead on achieving change for the people who use our services and will be responsible for setting our strategy in this area of work. You will ensure that the network is plugged into the right people in the right places, that messages are landed effectively, progress is measured and goals are achieved.
You will be an effective spokesperson for Citizens Advice Scotland on Social Justice and you will develop and build relationships at all levels of government(s), with regulators, opinion formers and make a measurable impact on the organisation’s reputation in the UK and Scotland. You will develop strategic alliances with other organisations, including cross sector coalitions, and build relationships with influential stakeholders, and importantly you’ll share your knowledge and experience within Citizens Advice Scotland and our wider network.
This exciting and empowering role provides the ideal opportunity to develop your own career and skill sets in a collaborative, innovative and supportive environment.
*This role is based in our Edinburgh office. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis the majority of Citizens Advice Scotland staff have been working from home, but we have now started a transition back to the office and expect all staff to be attending the office in some capacity from the end of May 2022. CAS have introduced a blended working policy to allow our employees to balance their time attending the office with time working from home, and the number of days you will be expected to attend the office each week can be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates should be prepared to attend the office on their first day for an induction, and to attend the office thereafter as required.
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.
ScotGEM is a graduate-entry medical degree (MBChB) with a mission to increase the visibility and priority of non-statutory organisations within the provision of healthcare.
We have established a fantastic programme of learning experiences with third-sector partners. We are looking for someone to continue to develop these partnerships and to augment the educational framework for these experiences.
Our ideal person will have:
Please do get in touch to chat if you have one of these but not both.
We are pleased to invite applications for this part-time/sessional post as a Teaching Fellow leading a specialist contribution to ScotGEM.
The overall purpose of this role is to lead the development and implementation of the Service Learning aspects of the ScotGEM MBChB programme. This role has a particular focus on Years 1 and 2 of the four-year programme with a growing influence into Years 3 and 4.
This is an educational role and the post holder will be expected to champion a high quality educational experience for students. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new MBChB Programme for Scotland and to help develop part of a curriculum designed to create future ‘Agents of Change’ in health care. The post holder will be working in partnership with stakeholders across Scotland to lead, deliver, support, assess and evaluate Service Learning component of the curriculum.
The successful candidate will be central to the continual design, development and implementation of this innovative aspect of the course. See medicine.st-andrews.ac.uk/graduate-entry-medicine. The key duties are listed in the job description, but will evolve as the ScotGEM Programme develops. The role will include direct teaching and assessment, as well as collaboration with other partners.
UNICEF ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as part of our ambitious and successful Scotland Team.
The partnership lead role is a key position for the UNICEF in Scotland Team. You will join a team of high-performing colleagues, aiming to maximize income and support for UNICEF in Scotland. This will be achieved through building high value relationships with new donors and enhancing existing partnerships. You will directly manage the newly created partnership manager role.
You will succeed in this role if you have a track record in personally securing donations from philanthropic sources, at the five and six figure level. You will also have proven team management experience; with a good track record of supporting line reports to feel empowered, valued and able to work on their own initiative. You will be passionate about what UNICEF is trying to achieve for children.
Sight Scotland and Sight Veterans are relatively new brands, with the sister charities changing their names in October 2020. We have an ambition to reach everyone with sight loss across Scotland. We are seeking a creative Marketing Manager to design and lead marketing campaigns to promote our brand and attract new service users to the organisation. This is a varied role spanning across all marketing channels, ranging from TV, radio and outdoor advertising to digital channels and printed collateral.
Key duties include:
To do this role, you will have:
Professional experience of:
What we can offer you:
The Chief executive officer is accountable to the Board of Trustees of Pollok United SCIO and the Directors of Nethercraigs Community Interest Company; For the management and development of the organisation’s work and for representing the organisation to the public and key stakeholders.
We are Living Streets Scotland, part of the UK charity for everyday walking. We want to create a nation where walking is the natural choice for every day, local journeys; free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illnesses and social isolation. We want to achieve a better walking environment and to inspire people of all generations to walk more.
Join us and together we will make Scotland a walking nation.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our Scotland team to manage the delivery of multiple projects with local authorities and other partners in the public and private sector. The role will focus on walking to school projects and supporting communities with walking improvements, with the postholder being the lead contact for all our local projects and partnerships in Scotland.
You will be responsible for a small staff team and oversight of multiple budgets. A sound understanding of contract based work and financial reporting will be needed to succeed.
The postholder will work closely with the Head of Living Streets Scotland and the charity’s development team to renew and secure new projects, within the growing and dynamic active travel sector.
The post is homebased but requires regular travel to Edinburgh, and across Scotland to meet local project partners.
Living Streets is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults at risk; and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to background and criminal records checks as relevant to the job role.
We are excited to be appointing a Self-directed Support Project Officer to contribute to the work of a small team delivering on the Scottish Government’s Self-directed Support project, hosted by Social Work Scotland.
The post holder will work closely in partnership with local partnerships, national stakeholder organisations and national government to provide implementation support and develop best practice approaches including a national model agreement for Option 1 Direct Payment.
Candidates should hold a professional qualification, have experience in the design and delivery of social care services and experience of working in a project.