The Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) is Scotland’s professional membership body for dance, opera and theatre.
We are currently seeking an experienced Policy and Public Affairs Lead to work closely with the Chief Executive Officer across several key areas of responsibility: research and policy, stakeholder and member engagement, advocacy planning and activity, strategy development and implementation and external communications.
Candidates should have relevant experience gained working in a similar role in a related area, for example, public affairs, advocacy, public relations, communications or Government affairs. They should have excellent relationship skills and strong societal and political acumen.
FST is offering this role as a full time, fixed-term position for one year with the possibility of extension, funding dependent. We also welcome job-share applications and proposals for other approaches to the role including part-time, secondment or consultancy. FST also supports and promotes flexible working.
The FST team are currently operating hybrid working, both from home and the office in Grindlay Street, Edinburgh. Appropriate equipment and IT support will be supplied to the successful candidate(s).
The Scottish Episcopal Church seeks to appoint a full-time Head of Safeguarding to provide strategic leadership, oversight and advice in the development and implementation of safeguarding policy in the Church. The postholder will lead a small team, manage casework, assist in the delivery of training and liaise across the church with bishops, clergy and congregations in safeguarding matters as necessary.
Applicants should have comprehensive understanding of contemporary safeguarding law, policy and practice, an appreciation of its application in the context of a voluntary or faith organisation, practitioner experience of case management and risk assessment, and an ability to build and sustain long-term working relationships.
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is a member owned Centre of Procurement Expertise serving all of Scotland's Universities and Colleges. Its core vision and mission is to maximise the value of Scotland’s investment in further and higher education by working in partnership with institutions to support and enable sustainable innovation in procurement and shared service optimisation. APUC provides a wide range of procurement / supply chain related shared services both as a central team and within Universities and Colleges throughout Scotland.
Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) is a forward-thinking institution and the no 1 Modern University in Scotland. The procurement team sits within the University’s finance department but works across all academic schools and departments to offer a strategic and sustainable procurement service. The procurement manager will report into the Head of Procurement and work with colleagues across the ENU procurement team and the wider regional resource sharing and collaboration team, the Edinburgh Regional Procurement Team (ERPT).
Working at APUC/ Edinburgh Napier University:
SiMBA is here to support anyone affected by baby loss. We help bereaved families create precious memories with their baby and offer beautiful ways to honour and remember them.
It’s an exciting time of growth at SiMBA, and we are looking for a Head of Fundraising and Communications to grow this flourishing area of income. This hands-on role brings lots of opportunity to shape and develop the income stream.
If you are a team player who is able to engage with people at all levels, establishing relationships with all key stakeholders and has proven experience across the fundraising and communications functions, then we want to hear from you. You must be passionate about working with the fundraising and communications team to engage with every fundraiser and donor to ensure they receive a high quality and consistent supporter journey.
The Head of Fundraising and Communications will be responsible for the smooth running of the day-to-day fundraising and communications function, leading a small, newly established team to deliver on our fundraising target and strategy. This role is largely operational in its focus but will require you to support the CEO and our Board at a strategic level. You will work very closely with your team to deliver on operational activities, whilst still able to focus upon setting and monitoring progress against the fundraising and communications strategies and establishing effective processes and systems.
This role would therefore be ideally suited to an experienced Fundraising Manager looking to take on more responsibility in the management of a small team or applying skills learnt as a departmental lead in a larger charity to a “Head of” function role in a smaller organisation.
Become part of People’s Postcode Lottery’s team!
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking, dynamic organisation where we understand that people are our greatest asset. Perhaps that’s why our team voted us one of the Sunday Times Top 100 best companies to work for in 2019! Our core values are fun, sharing, courageous and sustainable which are reflected in everything we do.
We recognise and reward hard work and performance, offering a variety of benefits and career progression opportunities. This includes a generous pension and private healthcare scheme, an above average holiday allowance of 36 days, your birthday off, discounted gym membership and fresh fruit in the office! We encourage you to spend two days each year volunteering with our charity partners and we are committed to investing 4% of salaries into training each year.
What we do?
As one of the world’s top fundraising private charity donors, giving to good causes is our mission. We manage multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a wide range of causes. Since 2005, our players have raised more than £950 million for over 9,000 charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
Charities are at the heart of the organisation and this position is crucial in helping to deliver the wide-ranging, exciting and incredible work funded by our players.
We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for people and planet.
This role will work across 6 Community Programmes grant making Trusts which support smaller charities and good causes across GB. These trusts are People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Local Trust, Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, Postcode Places Trust and Postcode Society Trust.
Our players have raised more than £950 million for more than 9000 charities and good causes and this is anticipated to increase in the years ahead. With this growth comes greater responsibility. We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for planet and people.
This is an exciting time in the charities team. The right candidate will have experience in administration and an understanding of the charity sector, you must be able to learn quickly and be able to adapt to the demands of this role.
Whilst the core hours of the role will be 37.5 hours per week, worked Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm, working out with these hours will be required around event times, where necessary time will be given in lieu.
*The successful candidate’s salary will be determined in line with their skills and experience. New employees are normally appointed at the lower end of the salary scale and potential candidates should not expect to be appointed above the midpoint of the salary scale.
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 across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, which focus on providing support and advice directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. 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.
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.
Citizens Advice Scotland runs a series of national specialist services as projects which require centralised project support. You will work as an integral part of the national projects team, with your primary role being to support the continuous improvement, evaluation and review as well as the future execution and delivery of projects through proactive engagement, communication, planning and reporting with participating member organisations of Citizens Advice Scotland and other key stakeholders
As the Project Engagement Officer, you will ensure regular collaborative communication with both external and internal stakeholders on matters relating to service delivery and reporting, service development and changes, new projects and related implementation,. You will foster a member-focused culture, and support colleagues to communicate and engage members effectively on related matters.
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.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions. We want our people to have a great work life balance and we have designed our working practices and benefits to support this. Here are some of things our employees benefit from: a 35-hour full time working week, 40 days annual leave, genuine flexibility in working hours with a flexi-time system, and blended/hybrid working opportunities for every role.
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.
CAS provides options for blended working to allow employees to balance their time attending the office with time working from home. The number of days you will be able to work from home each week will be dependent on your job role and can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.
Humanist Society Scotland is looking for someone with a proven talent for engaging and effective communications. The successful candidate will lead the wide-reaching communications of Scotland’s national charity for people seeking an ethical, rational and secular future. This is an exciting role that focuses on the Society’s aim to grow awareness of
Humanism in Scotland to new audiences, as well as focussing on our key campaigns and ensuring the public are aware of the services offered by the Society.
As part of a small team of national staff, the Communications Manager is responsible for managing all communications and marketing activities, both at a strategic level and on a day-to-day basis.
Humanist Society Scotland offer benefits of 6% employers pension contributions, 35 days annual leave (pro-rata for part-time), winter flu jab and telephone counselling care.
The Alasdair Gray Archive (AGA) was created in 2020. We are registering for a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). The AGA exists to enhance the reputation and understanding of one of Scotland’s most significant artists & writers of the 20th century, and through his legacy support others to fulfil their potential within the creative sector and beyond.
This year we published our Organisational Strategy and now is the right time for us to start shaping our board. We would love to find people who share our values and who have the capacity to help us grow the AGA over the next 2 years into a progressive centre for learning and a cultural destination within Glasgow. If you reflect our values and want to work in an open, responsive and exciting way then read on!
AGA has been led by me, Sorcha Dallas, for the last 2 years. I worked closely with Alasdair for 14 years where I managed and protected his visual archive. I captured Alasdair’s vision for the posthumous management and legacy of his archive, which drives and shapes the AGA to this day. I am looking for people who can help shape the future of AGA and maximise the potential of Alasdair’s legacy and enable growth in focused, collaborative and transparent ways. We need help to embed our governance structure, policy development, setting strategic goals and helping us grow our organisation in ambition and scale. We are keen for you to tell us about yourself and in practical terms how you identify and prioritise areas that will make the most difference.
If you’re passionate about the development and delivery of major Public Engagement programme activities, managing independent and collaborative events with eminent partners, then this is the role you have been looking for.
The RSE is looking for an ambitious Public Engagement Officer to join the team, working closely with the Public Engagement manager and key stakeholders. You will deliver a programme of activities to inspire audiences, stimulate debate, and educate the public through promoting our mission to ‘make knowledge useful’.
As Scotland’s National Academy with over 1600 Fellows from academia, business and public service who are among the most distinguished in their fields; we engage and connect nationally and internationally to share knowledge and tackle the most pressing challenges of the modern world.
We are looking for a talented individual to:
Role Requirements attached below.
This is who we are
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is a worldwide community of inspiring health professionals working together to advance the profession and improve patient care. At a time when the health service faces great challenges, we are determined to make a positive difference, and are passionate about speaking up for the profession. We play an active leadership role in influencing and shaping healthcare policy.
Our community is made up of the expertise and experience of our 15,000+ outstanding, hardworking members, supported by over 100 College staff and volunteer lay advisors. College staff work with clinicians, who give their time freely to the work of the College to provide an innovative and inspiring programme of activity across the College.
We are a global and inclusive organisation with members working across medicine, surgery, dental surgery, travel medicine and podiatric medicine. Many of our members are actively involved as educators, examiners and ambassadors for the College.
Role and Responsibilities
The College would like to recruit new Lay Advisors for six committees –
Faculty of Podiatric Medicine Executive Board
Faculty of Travel Medicine Executive Board
Inclusion Advisory Group
Surgical Education Board
Surgical Exams Board
In particular we would like to recruit new members to increase the diversity of these committees and examiners in terms of demographics and knowledge of areas such as:
· Gender equality
· Inclusion and diversity
The role of a Lay Advisor is to provide non-medical input and perspective into the discussions and decision making of College committees and boards which support the charitable purposes of College.
Lay Advisors contribute to the openness, diversity and transparency of College affairs. Lay Advisors are not patients or public representatives.
The main responsibilities of the volunteer Lay Advisors shall be to: -
• Provide lay representation on one or more of the collegiate committees and boards
• Provide, as requested by the College’s committees and representatives, individual and collective lay input on matters relating to the work of the College and primarily in line with College’s key aims and objectives as detailed in the strategic plan.
• Represent, when required, the College on intercollegiate committees when specific lay representation is required.
• Comment on and/or respond to appropriate health related consultations and/or papers, policy documents from a lay perspective as directed by the Honorary Secretary and in line with the consultation process. The details of which are contained within the Terms of Reference for the Lay Advisory Group.
• Provide a pool of lay members who may, if required, serve on other professional medical bodies associated with the College e.g. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) Patient Liaison Group.
• Provide a potential source of lay examiners for College and intercollegiate examinations.
• Identify members to contribute to any Lay Advisory Panel(s) i.e. reference group which may be established, from time to time, to deal with specific matters of importance/areas of expertise as and when required.
• Contribute to discussion and debate, within College, both directly and indirectly on matters which are of interest to the College and the wider general public.
• Respond to relevant requests from the Executive Board or College Council asking for comment.
Lay Advisor Person Specification
• No formal educational qualifications are necessary
• Genuine interest in training, health and social issues
• Good communication skills. Able to work effectively with people in groups and in formal meetings
• Ability to challenge, constructively, the views and assumptions of others
• Able to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the circumstances
• Willingness and/or experience to participate in and provide input to a wide range of public policy and health related consultations
• Able to attend College committee/board meetings– typically 3-4 times per year
• Able to attend Lay Advisory Group meetings – typically 3 per annum. Meetings are held in the College in Glasgow and normally run from 5:30pm until 7:30pm
• Lay Advisors must not be qualified in either medicine, dentistry, nursing, podiatry or travel medicine
• The current or immediate past employment of a Lay Advisor must not give rise to any potential conflicts of interest.
• The post of Lay Advisor is voluntary, however, expenses incurred in carrying out the role of Lay Advisor will be reimbursed in line with the College Travel and Expenses policy.
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