Could you be our new Scottish-based Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer?
Are you looking for your next policy challenge? Do you want to grow your experience and have a hand in shaping the future of end of life care in Scotland? Would you love to work with Hospice UK the UK’s leading hospice care charity?
Hospice UK is looking for a hands-on and creative Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer to drive its strategic aims in Scotland.
What we need
Based in Scotland but working to a hybrid pattern you’ll be reporting to the country Policy and Advocacy Manager. You will identify routes to positive change, influence decision makers, support development of policy positions and build new professional partnerships. Your work will be focused on the interests of people at the end of life and their families and carers, alongside our member hospices, as we work towards our vision of hospice care for every person in need.
This is a vitally important role helping Hospice UK drive our vision and shape the strategic direction of hospice and end of life care in Scotland, at a time when death, dying and bereavement has never been higher on the public and political agenda. In particular we will be looking for someone to develop our relationships with key individuals within Scottish Government.
You’ll also have responsibility and freedom to explore how we develop our influencing and advocacy work in Northern Ireland.
This is a full time role, initially on a fixed term contract of one year.
What can you bring?
We are seeking a confident self-starter who is able to bring order to the complexity of the continuing development and delivery of our policy presence in Scotland and Northern Ireland, creating opportunities to achieve our policy and advocacy ambitions. You’ll need to show that you are self-motivated, resilient, creative and energised by working with a lot of different people at all levels of seniority
You will already have gained some experience in policy and/or advocacy, and can show a track record of contributing to and achieving positive change. You’re probably bursting with ideas, as well as having great judgement and can show your ability to deal sensitively with your stakeholders.
More details of the role can be found in the job description and person specification available on our website.
Hospice UK is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK. Our vision is hospice care for every person in need and our mission is to enable hospice care to transform the way society cares for the dying and those around them.
Hospice care supports approximately 300,000 people with terminal and life-limiting conditions in the UK each year, with tens of thousands of those in Scotland. Hospices also have an important role in supporting families, especially in providing bereavement support.
Our strategic goals for 2017 - 2022 are to:
There is a strong preference for candidates to be based in Scotland, however the team and organisation prides itself on being flexible and trusting, so other options would be considered. The role is hybrid so can be as home-based as you want, but there’s an opportunity to have a hospice-based desk too, depending on where you live.
The head office of Hospice UK is in London. The post will have full web-based connection to Hospice UK, regular access to your line manager who is based in Scotland and daily contact with your colleagues through email, face to face events, and internet based video calls and telephone.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is a small charity making a big difference. QNIS supports, develops and inspires Scotland’s community nurses and midwives to be agents for health improvement and catalysts for social change. We help them develop their expertise to drive positive action to build a healthier, kinder, fairer, greener Scotland.
About the role
This is a new role to develop the strategic direction for external affairs on behalf of the charity. It is an opportunity to tell the story of the outstanding work of Scotland’s community nurses and midwives to policy makers and the public, as well as the role of QNIS. With the team, the postholder will develop a communication, policy and influencing strategy which enables QNIS to share the evidence of its programmes with a range of audiences. This is vital to our fundraising and sustainability.
The role includes developing an effective network of policy and communications contacts on behalf of the charity, building relationships with Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and parliamentarians, health, and care organisations. In addition, the postholder will take an overview of all QNIS outputs ensuring that the brand of QNIS is clearly defined and consistent.
The role includes being part of the senior team at QNIS, shaping responses to relevant policy and professional issues for community nursing, and the ongoing development of the charity. There are currently two staff in the communications team who focus on digital engagement and the post holder will provide leadership and line management support for them.
The post is full time (37.5 hours), based mainly in our office in central Edinburgh, with scope for some flexible working from home. We are offering a salary of £50,825. Benefits include: a 10% contributory group pension with Aegon, with salary sacrifice option; 28 days annual leave with an additional 10 bank holiday days which can be taken flexibly.
A highly experienced communications professional with a proven track record in media relations, policy and parliamentary affairs, you will be able to take an overview of external affairs for the charity. You will bring an energy and creativity to enhancing the brand and outputs of the charity to enable us to better support the nurses and midwives who work in Scotland’s communities.
With a broad knowledge of the health and social care policy landscape of Scotland, you will have an understanding of the range of issues affecting community nurses and midwives and Scotland’s public health challenges.
You will be highly self-aware and committed to wellbeing and self-care of yourself and others, bringing your own compassionate and creative leadership to the senior team at QNIS.
For more information about the role and the organisation, please download the Excellence Profile and visit the QNIS website. The Excellence Profile sets out how we might expect someone who is experienced and flourishing in the role to perform and we are not assuming that an individual will have the full suite of capabilities at appointment.
Airdrie CAB is looking for a highly motivated solicitor with the vision and enthusiasm to lead the legal arm of Airdrie Citizen’s Advice Bureau, and to develop and expand the organisation for the greater good of residents throughout North Lanarkshire.
Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau created the legal practice unit in September 2015 to provide qualified legal representation across North Lanarkshire for those who are vulnerable, suffering hardship, and need access to professional legal services.
The Principal Solicitor is responsible for management of the legal practice ensuring compliance with the Law Society of Scotland’s regulations, and will seek to expand and develop the legal practice unit. The Principal Solicitor will manage a team including qualified legal member of staff, specialist lay advisers, and administrative support staff. The Principal solicitor will also develop and provide second tier support and training to CAB and partner agencies across North Lanarkshire.
The Principal Solicitor will report to Airdrie CAB Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors, and should be willing to partake in CAB’s training program.
The successful candidate should have experience in civil litigation, with experience of housing law (repossession, homelessness, eviction, disrepair, domestic abuse in housing – nor criminal), social welfare law, and judicial review being desirable; having court experience is essential. An understanding of wider social issues such as debt, benefits, and fuel poverty would be desirable in this post. Knowledge of the voluntary sector and successful delivery of projects will be advantageous.
The successful candidate will hold an unrestricted practicing certificate from the Law Society of Scotland and be at least 3 years PQE. Being able to drive would be of benefit, but not essential.
Experience of Scottish Legal Aid and its quality assurance framework is desirable.
They will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to provide accurate legal advice and legal concepts plainly and in a way that is easy for clients to understand.
The successful candidate will have excellent planning skills and business development skills, or a willingness to learn and develop such skills.
A social conscience, with a desire to help those most vulnerable in society is essential.
This is an exciting time to join Carnegie UK, as we seek to influence discussion and policy around Collective Wellbeing. We define this as everyone having what they need to live well now and in the future, and the importance and impact of that central focus has never been more needed.
Carnegie UK has £40m of assets under management and an annual income in the region of £1.65m. As a team, we are committed to understanding and accounting for our impact on the planet (expressed through our climate programme) and for the historic marginalisation of minority groups within our communities (expressed through our programme on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). This includes investing in ways that align with our mission.
The Head of Finance, Governance and Risk provides all accounting and financial management for the Trust. The post-holder has overall responsibility for Carnegie UK’s systems of financial control and supports the CEO on financial and investment strategy and planning. They also support the Finance Committee (comprised of Trustees and two co-opted members with investment expertise), the Audit and Risk Committee, and the wider Board of Trustees, and act as the first point of contact for the Investment Manager and the auditors.
The role includes responsibility for leading on the organisation’s approach to identifying, assessing and managing corporate risk, and for advising on formal and regulatory aspects of our governance. The Head of Finance, Governance and Risk is a key member of Carnegie UK’s Senior Management Team, reporting to the CEO. As such, the postholder will take an active role in forward planning and decision making within the organisation and will be expected to act as a role model for our values and ways of working.
In summary, key areas of responsibility include:
This is a role which plays an important part within the organisation. By joining us, you will be committing to help achieve Carnegie UK’s mission of improving collective wellbeing and be motivated by the prospect of working in a values-led organisation with a focus on continuous learning.
We are looking for an experienced finance professional for this important role. The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and be required to take initiative and work independently. We are seeking the following attributes:
We are passionate about the organisation’s mission and are looking for a Head of Finance, Governance & Risk to share that enthusiasm and help build on our success, taking responsibility for some of the key aspects of our strategy and working in a truly unique environment with a great team.
Our people (staff and volunteers) are at the forefront of delivering our strategic objectives and we’re looking for an experienced, inspirational and strategically minded Head of People to join a well- established, respected and loved charity. We are focused on supporting and developing our people, delivering high quality services and being an employer of choice
The successful candidate will be a Fellow or Member of the CIPD and will be HR generalist with extensive strategic and operational experience in large and diverse organisations. You will have a proven track record of delivering complex change projects.
We are looking for an experienced Head of People with the drive and enthusiasm to lead the existing team and continue the ongoing programme to modernise our processes and lead the delivery of our HR services. We’re looking for an innovative thinker, an inspirational leader and someone who really lives our values.
Committed to the success of our colleagues, you’ll directly impact and shape our culture by delivering HR excellence through a variety of projects. You’ll also mitigate risk and ensure compliance while contributing to the development of the HR operational and strategic plans, supporting corporate objectives and embedding core values and behaviours across the Hospice.
If you share our commitment and vision, please feel free to get in touch for an informal chat or visit, and we would be delighted to receive an application from you.
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of families and children? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional professional to lead COVEY.
The Board is seeking to appoint a new CEO to lead the organisation and to provide strategic direction to its staff, volunteers and supporters. You will have effective and comprehensive leadership, management and communication skills, with experience of leading high performing teams. You will be a confident communicator and ambassador for COVEY.
If you have a strong empathy with this area of work; if you value integrity, compassion and teamwork; if you want to work in an inclusive and nurturing environment; if you have an understanding of the challenges some families face and knowledge of the causes and impact of poverty, then this could be the next career challenge for you.
Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run six programmes in Raploch and Fallin in Stirling, Douglas in Dundee, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.
The Director for Children, Young People and Communities is a new role within the organisation, which reflects the growth and success of the programme, and the desire to ensure excellence in all elements of the delivery for children, families and communities. For example, you will champion and strengthen our approach to inclusion, tackling child poverty, equality and community & young peoples’ voices.
A key leadership role within the team, the role will work closely with the CEO to support Big Noise Centres to deliver on the organisation strategy. This will rely on close partnership working with all members of the leadership team, and in particular developing key principles of working with the Director of Music. You will also provide line management, support and mentoring for Heads of Big Noise Centres, to maximise their internal and regional leadership capabilities.
A successful leader, manager and strategic thinker, you will have extensive experience of working with children, young people and / or communities, with a social drive and ambition for all to succeed. With knowledge and understanding of the Scottish policy context, you will also have the ability to engage with and navigate the hopes, ambitions and expectations of multiple stakeholders and distil these into tangible actions.
We welcome applications from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities. If you do not have the right to work in the UK currently, we may be able to offer sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa, provided you meet the criteria as detailed here: gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa .
Located in the Public Engagement Department (PED), the Fundraising team plays a key role in developing opportunities for supporter engagement. We have big ambitions for the strategic period from a mix of Philanthropy, Individual Giving, and Community Fundraising.
Set within the Fundraising team, Philanthropy comprises this role and a Research & Trusts Fundraising Officer jointly focused on increasing our knowledge of and relationships with trusts and foundations (including family charitable trusts), private corporate bodies and major donors to grow income to £1m p.a. by 2025.
This role will be based in our Glasgow office; although a degree of flexibility can be offered in terms of where and when this role is undertaken.
Who we’re looking for
This is a unique opportunity for a motivated philanthropy specialist, to help shape a fundraising programme with real potential. You will be able to negotiate and personally solicit donations, be used to working with relationship databases, running stewardship programmes for high-net-worth individuals, and be conversant with GDPR. Your superb relationship-building skills and excellent communication abilities will help you identify and secure the support of major individual philanthropists for SCIAF’s work. You will also identify opportunities and influence senior stakeholders internally and externally to maximise these opportunities.
As the leader of a small team, we are looking for a high-performing individual with initiative and enthusiasm, someone flexible and responsive, who can use creativity and strong problem-solving skills to help us reach our goals.
You will also have effective management skills as well as the ability to interact well with staff at all levels in the organisation.
As an inclusive employer, we want our staff team to reflect the communities in which we live and work. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.
SCIAF is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Our mission is to enable the poorest to lift themselves out of poverty and work together to protect our common home, help people recover from disaster, and inspire people in Scotland to put their faith into action. SCIAF works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, to bring about lasting change. We reach out to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion and believe in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.
SCIAF undertakes to ensure that all staff, volunteers and relevant others, whose work might involve contact with children, will have completed additional recruitment procedures and have obtained a satisfactory Enhanced PVG Check from Disclosure Scotland. We would also confirm that all staff are expected to adhere to a Code of Conduct which specifies the attitudes and behaviour that all staff are expected to maintain.
The Board of Directors of Wellbeing Scotland are seeking a Chief Executive to take the organisation forward after a time of substantial growth and development. We are looking for a creative individual who matches the values of the organisation. We are developing our new strategy for the next five years and the postholder will have a key role in shaping the direction of the charity. As we are seeking an innovative, inspirational leader we are not issuing a Job Description.
Do you want to be part of an incredible advanced nurse practitioner team delivering paediatric palliative care in CHAS?
An opportunity has arisen for a dedicated individual, passionate about palliative care, to join our committed and welcoming team. We are seeking an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) who can autonomously assess, prescribe and evaluate care for children with complex needs.
Working within a supportive team comprising of ANPs, doctors, independent prescribers and a lead specialist pharmacist you will play a key role in the care of children across Scotland with palliative care needs through excellent multi-agency working with colleagues in other settings across Scotland.
The day-to-day work involves being part of a CHAS multidisciplinary team, providing leadership and assisting in coordinating the provision of comprehensive holistic evidence based advanced nursing care to children resident in our hospices.
CHAS does not hold clinical responsibility for children who are not resident at a CHAS hospice. However, increasingly families are being offered choices of place of care at end of life and CHAS may be part of that support. You will have the opportunity to be part of a collaborative team around the child approach.
ANPs have been part of our clinical team since 2017. This unique blend of advanced nursing and medical care has enhanced the support for children with very complex medical conditions and has given them increased access to paediatric palliative care.
We are committed to growing and developing the team and currently have nurses completing the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice program and are in the process of recruiting more nurses to commence the course in January 2023. You will have the opportunity to act as an assigned supervisor of practice for trainees and offer objective assessment of the practitioner’s attainment of knowledge, skill and critical development, which is pertinent to Advanced Clinical Practice.
In return for your commitment we offer:
Working hours are divided across four days with some weekend working and participation in an on call rota, with medical support, according to the demands of the service.