For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.
While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.
To deliver this, the Scottish Government is supporting the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.
Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.
Redress Scotland is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive who will be the board’s principal adviser on the discharge of its statutory functions.
You will provide strong leadership from the outset, working to establish a strategic framework for Redress Scotland and putting in place the right resources, processes and policies to ensure success. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of designing and implementing organisational strategies, governance arrangements, resource plans and corporate reports.
You will operate with high levels of personal integrity and be able to build new trusted relationships across organisational boundaries, helping to create a trauma-informed organisation that inspires the trust of the survivor community.
Main duties include:
SCVO is on the hunt for a driven comms professional to come on board for the final year of a ground-breaking health project.
Mpower is a European-funded project that champions a preventative approach to care by engaging with and empowering more people to self-manage their health and care issues in the community.
We need a self-starter with experience of delivering communications in a multi-stakeholder environment. You’ll be based in SCVO, working with the Mpower project team from across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
It’s a great opportunity to help drive a high impact project over the finish line, whilst creatively capturing its successes and learnings to influence future projects.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for full information on this post.
Please note: This is an office based post however, due to the current situation the ability to work from home may also be required.
We are looking for a passionate and committed individual to join Corra Foundation’s Core Operations Team.
The post holder will work as part of the Core Operations Team to support the delivery of the team’s objectives and overall workplan, undertaking duties relating to financial accounting.
The jobholder will report to the Core Operations & Finance Manager and work closely with colleagues across the organisation.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of the accounting frameworks in Scotland, experience in a similar financial role, strong organisational skills, experience of working collaboratively, ability to absorb a wide range of information, excellent attention to detail, good ability using Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, (Microsoft Office 365), consistently professional and helpful, and excellent teamworking skills.
This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra Foundation’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.
Poverty and inequality are the greatest challenges Scotland faces. The Poverty Alliance is working hard to show how we can change the conversation about, and ultimately solve, poverty. An opportunity has arisen to join our team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland without poverty.
We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer who will join the Poverty Alliance’s small and fast-moving Administration team. The post will be responsible for providing support to financial processes across our busy organisation. This will include supporting day-to-day financial processes, maintaining records and providing timely reports to management team. You will also work closely with the Business and Finance Manager on the development and management of the organisational budget.
We are looking for candidates with a sound understanding of the financial operations needed in small business. In addition to the necessary technical and financial skills, the role requires a strong attention to detail, the ability to manage a complex workload and an enthusiasm for working as part of a team as well as autonomously.
Line Manager: Head of Finance and Administration
Hours: 17.5 hours per week, worked flexibly
Place of work: Home or Office based (Linlithgow, West Lothian)
Salary: £26,010 p.a. pro-rata
Length: 12 months
Leave: 28 days pro-rata
Pension: Employer’s contribution: 4%, employee’s contribution: 3.2%
Do you believe that great communications can improve the lives of families with eczema? We know it can.
If you do too, this job could be your next challenge, as part as our dynamic and growing UK-wide charity.
As our new Member Communications Lead, you will deliver impactful communications to our existing and future members by co-ordinating, creating and publishing original content via social media, email, and other platforms. Working closely with our Media Officer and delivery team, you will promote our support activities to members, create and publish engaging information on eczema and EOS on social media and help run awareness campaigns.
If you have a minimum of two years’ experience in a communications role, are excellent at social media content creation and analytics, and want to help families with eczema feel more supported, connected and confident, we want to hear from you.
A unique opportunity has arisen for a Charity Coordinator for a well-known organisation, based in the centre of Edinburgh. You will work closely with colleagues in the Sponsorship & Events Team and will be proactive in developing strong networks across the organisation. You will thrive on getting stuck in and taking the initiative and be an exceptional team player who enjoys working with a high attention to detail, as well as being an excellent communicator. You will become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with.
• Managing the CRM database.
• Financial reporting of sponsorship activities, running queries and generating reports on sponsorship activity.
• Taking ownership of relationships, through provision of updates and response to enquiries in a professional manner.
• Overseeing the schedule of annual reports and coordinate timely responses to sponsor queries.
• Safeguarding the data relating to sponsors and beneficiaries in line with the organisation’s policies and proactively consider enhancements to the database to ensure that it continues to meet stakeholder needs.
Essential Experience Required
• Experience of working (either voluntary or paid) with charities in communities, arts, health, education or social issues.
• Knowledge of Fundraising.
• Experience of managing CRM databases.
• Experience of relationship management & developing relationships with a range of stakeholders.
• Ability to manipulate complex information, interpret data and present it in a clear, logical, and relevant format.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, written and communication skills, including working with a variety of audiences.
• Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise, plan and compete workloads with tight deadlines.
• Ability to work using initiative.
• Excellent IT skills e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SQL.
Since 1984, Collective has been fundamental to the cultural vitality of Scotland. Collective is an innovative contemporary art centre; we work with artists to produce new art focusing on artist research, engagement and collaboration. Our mission is to bring people together around new art and we have a vision of a thriving creative society, where the artists of our time inspire new ways of looking, questioning and thinking through art.
This role offers an opportunity to be part of our front of house team dedicated to the visitor experience and every day running of Collective; located in the fully restored City Observatory on Calton Hill.
ESS is based in Edinburgh and works with the third sector and funders so they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
You will deliver our ‘Let’s Evaluate!’ workshops and provide 1-1 tailored support to third sector organisations. We are looking for an enthusiastic trainer who can help people get to grips with self-evaluation and who knows that learning is not ‘done to’ people, but must involve them fully.
The Patient Rights (Scotland) Act was passed in February 2011. The Act created the Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS) to promote awareness of patient rights and responsibilities, to assist people to deal with issues affecting their health and wellbeing and to provide advice and support to those wishing to give feedback or comments, or raise concerns or complaints about NHS care received.
Purpose of the Post:
Patient Advisers will work with the Citizens Advice bureau/x in their local health board area and will also contribute to services provided throughout Scotland via a national PASS telephone advice line and by e mail and webchat via a national PASS website. The Patient Adviser will provide direct advice and information to clients; support bureaux volunteers to deliver information and advice relevant to the service; produce performance and monitoring reports; assist with the marketing and promotion of the service; and liaise with external organisations in order to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of PASS.