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About the Role
At Sustrans, we are proud to be making Scotland a healthy, happy place to live, work and play. We now have an exciting opportunity to join our team in a brand new role as a Capital and Technical Advisor.
Playing a key part in driving forward our active travel infrastructure programme for Transport Scotland, you will have the opportunity to manage a wide range of high profile medium to large sized capital funded projects, helping us to ensure they deliver excellent value. You will also play a key part in supporting our grant making offer including providing support and guidance to colleagues throughout the lifecycle of the grant.
We are looking for excellent communicators with previous experience in a similar role to join us and bring your expertise. So, if you are a quantity surveyor, or from a similar technical background, who is passionate and committed to the ideals of sustainable transport, this could be the role for you.
With a focus on the emerging National Care Service Programme in Scotland.
The Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) are looking for a motivated, committed, enthusiastic and knowledgeable individual to join a dedicated, hardworking team on a part time, one year contract.
Based at home you will join the SASW professional team to work with staff and active members to support SASW in its work around adults services and, in particular, the emerging National Care Service Programme. To contribute to other ongoing SASW work and engagement with members for the benefit of members, the profession, people who use social work services and other stakeholders. To support develop and co-ordinate BASW’s activities in Scotland.
You must be committed to the highest standards of practice, have enthusiasm, drive and determination.
This role would suit either a qualified social worker with national social work policy knowledge or a policy professional with sound knowledge of social work. You could join us either as an employed member of the Association or as a self-employed contractor.
The post holder will need direct experience or a good understanding of current policy and practice in adult social work in Scotland and a sound understanding of the political landscape/policy in social work in Scotland.
Thistle aims to support individuals, families and communities to maximise their potential and achieve the best possible quality of life.
The successful candidate will work directly with the people we support, their families and their support teams. They will lead the design and development of support for people with disabilities whose behaviour is often labelled as ‘difficult’ or 'challenging’.
Working as part of the Senior Leadership Team the successful candidate will be highly skilled and experienced in designing person centred support, collaborative working across multi-disciplinary teams and leading the development of excellent person centred practice across teams.
The work you lead will result in people living with disabilities achieving the things that matter most to them in their lives.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit.
We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
This is a key role in continuously maintaining and improving the standards of the members of Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux. As Head of Standards and Compliance you will be responsible for thought leadership on critical pieces of work to maintain and enhance the network’s longstanding reputation for high quality independent advice and management of the teams responsible for quality assurance and training.
The Head of Standards and Compliance is responsible for the implementation of deliverables of the Standards Team; defining the strategy of the team, overseeing and guiding delivery of its programme of work in consultation with CAS governance and Senior Leadership Team, establishing internal and external partnerships to guide it.
This new post is a fantastic opportunity to deliver transformation and facilitate the growth and resilience of a quality assured network of organisations, work that is essential to enabling all sectors of Scotland to deliver a fair, just and equitable access to advice and for volunteers to advocate for everyone’s rights in an assured manner.
The successful candidate will take personal responsibility for the enhancement of an existing high-quality service. You will have significant experience in building relationships with stakeholders at a variety of levels. Have excellent planning and anticipation skills, and demonstratable lobbying and negotiating skills. You will have a proven track record of managing projects involving independent organisations, and be able to demonstrate your skills in implementing change and new initiatives. You will be comfortable working with ambiguity and be able to manage resistance to change while sustaining momentum.
This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network and to make an invaluable contribution to citizen’s lives.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded on our vacancies page.
Citizens Advice Scotland is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements to support all our staff. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all Citizens Advice Scotland staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
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. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on employee benefits in the Job Pack.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is an independent Scottish charity, whose mission is to be the community of support, kindness and challenge where people can help each other, can secure the expert help they need, and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them. We offer vital advice, support and information to those affected so that they can live the lives they want to live and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.
The role of the Deputy Head – Clinical Services will support the Head of Service Delivery to develop and deliver a range of service solutions that will meet the needs of people living with all of our conditions including Long COVID, clearly demonstrating the impact of these services for people, the systems in which we operate and potential funders/donors. The postholder will lead the Clinical Services Team which will oversee the delivery of operational element of the Services Plan with a specific focus on geographic clinical service delivery in line with our No Life Half Lived Strategy.
Candidates must have a recognised professional qualification / registration within heath and/or social care such as NMC or HCPC registration. Individuals should also be able to lead motivate, engage, inspire and develop staff whilst leading teams through change in a positive and constructive manner. You should have a track record of managing clinical based services, as well as experience of clinical service design, continuous improvement and experience of service evaluation and audit. Networking skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders is also essential.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.
This role is subject to a PVG check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity, to following practices, and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. CHSS aims to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.
At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with over 450,000 members across the UK and around 40,000 of these in Scotland – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.
Could you help the RCN transform Scottish health and social care policy to improve care?
You will have plenty of opportunities to make a difference. One day you might be working with national partners to explore the role of nursing in care homes. The next you could be working with members to understand how the pandemic has impacted on their roles. This job will appeal to any policy professional with an interest in health and care who enjoys building a robust case for improvement through debate and analysis, and who is committed to working collaboratively.
With the whole Scottish health and social care system facing unprecedented change, there has never been a more dynamic or important time to make a difference to nursing staff and to people using health services. At the RCN in Scotland you will join a small, highly-regarded team committed to producing robust and influential policy.
What we offer you
We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.
Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.
You’ll have experience of working collaboratively to influence policy makers and you’ll be able to demonstrate that you can research, write and present persuasive policy and will have a good understanding of the key Scottish issues in health and social care and how the Scottish Government works.
You’ll be passionate about engaging with experts to develop your understanding and working creatively to engage people in shaping policy. You’ll also enjoy focusing on complex analysis of research, statistics and other intelligence.
You’ll be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment in a team that actively reflects on ways to improve our impact.
To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. With an attitude like that, anything’s possible.
We are seeking a Head of Services to lead a diverse portfolio of online and face to face services for people with diabetes.
This includes the UK’s leading diabetes professional and academic conference, a range of events and conferences for people with type 1 diabetes, a community and place based programme, and a new digital product called Know Your Risk. This is a new senior role in the operations directorate and is a member of the services leadership team. You will work across the services team, and provide operational leadership to support and develop the team to offer new impactful digital and face to face services.
This is an exciting time to join Diabetes UK to help shape our offer within our new strategic outcomes framework which is set out in our “A generation to end the harm strategy” 2020-2020, organisational-strategy-2019-digital.pdf(diabetes.org.uk)
You will be responsible for leading and supporting an experienced and diverse team to evolve and grow our services to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. You will also have responsibility for developing a new range of digital and face to face services too. One of the key parts of the role is to develop our capability in quality assurance, evaluation and impact, as we are passionate about addressing and tackling inequality and ensuring our services make a difference.
The Ideal Candidate
Ideally you will have experience of developing and managing a range of national digital and face to face services in the voluntary sector in a health and care setting. Not only will you be able to evidence your approach to impact and outcome measurement, and how you used this to develop and evolve services, you will also be able to evidence your excellent project management skills too. Comfortable operating strategically and operationally, you will bring new insight and ideas to our digital plans. With a proven record of leading high performing teams and working across an organisation you will share our passion that everyone deserves to live well and longer with diabetes.
Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity and since 1884 children’s safety and wellbeing have been at the heart of everything we do. We are a dynamic charity focused on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities. That means we work tirelessly in campaigning, influencing and direct support to help families overcome all the challenges they face.
To support our vision that children in Scotland will be safer, will grow up in strong, resilient families and will have access to early help and support when they need it, we are looking to recruit into the business critical role of Director of Finance & Corporate Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive you will provide strategic and operational leadership to the Finance, ICT. HR and Property functions ensuring Children 1st has sound financial management and planning and operates sustainably and efficiently meeting key organisational objectives.
You will be joining an executive team driven to do even better for the children we support and with a clear and ambitious plan to deliver and as a member of the Executive Leadership team you will directly contribute at a strategic level to the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability and impact of the organisation.
You will be a fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management, ideally gained within the voluntary sector, and significant experience of operating at a senior level ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, sound corporate governance and providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making. An accomplished communicator with highly developed people management skills, you will also be able to demonstrate a proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
With a strong commitment to Children 1st‘s vision, mission and values the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:
If you share our passion and vision for a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood for every child and young person in Scotland we would be delighted to receive an application from you.
Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of Scotland’s most marginalised children and families.
This is a senior role within the management team at Circle.
The successful candidate will play a key role working with the Chief Executive and management team to drive the strategic direction, financial wellbeing and operational effectiveness of the organisation. The role will require an experienced, pro-active, and dynamic individual who can drive change and develop new and more effective ways for Circle to achieve their vision for all children to be safe, happy, healthy and nurtured within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.
Applicants must have a professional qualification in social work, social care or health and have a strong track record of taking responsibility for safeguarding practice across children and adult services.
A recognised qualification in management/leadership in Health and Social Care is desirable.
Teens+ (Transitional Education Extra Needs Support) provide a service for young people with complex communication needs, autism & its complexities, and behaviours that challenge traditional services. Our primary goal is to help individuals achieve their full potential through gentle, lifelong learning. Our Transitional Education service is designed to assist young adults who are not quite ready to take the step into post school education, work or to a new home. We also provide a befriending service out with the normal hours of our service operation which is tailor made to each student’s needs.
We are now seeking an individual to join the Senior Management Team, ensuring that we provide high-quality education and social care to our students. Reporting to the CEO, the role will be responsible for developing and delivering the services in line with our person-centred education ethos. The Head of Service will be the Registered Manager and will work closely with our new Chief Executive Officer to develop and deliver new projects that meet our aspirations for growth.
You will be a pro-active leader with a track record in managing Multi-Disciplinary Teams. You will be values oriented with strong stakeholder management skills and in-depth knowledge of social care and the Scottish regulatory framework. The ideal candidate will also have experience of leading teams through change in a positive and constructive manner. This is an exciting time to join TEENS+ as we embark on our next stages of development.