Work with us to tackle financial insecurity in the UK
Unexpected illness, job loss or relationship breakdown can turn any of our lives upside down, leading to loss of income, loss of housing, and financial crisis for any of us and our families. Around 14.4 million people live in poverty in the UK including a shameful 4.5 million children. This is set against the backdrop and context that the UK is still the fifth wealthiest economy in the world.
Turn2us is at a pivotal stage of our work. We have a clear purpose and values, 124 years of history behind us, a new visual identity on the horizon and, in 2022, the development of our new long term strategy. We are focusing on the social injustices and inequities that force people into financial hardship and will continue to provide practical and meaningful support to people facing financial shocks. We are also taking a strong equity, diversity and inclusion lens to our programming, and trying to understand how to share power in the work that we do.
In line with this, we are recruiting a Head of Edinburgh Trust that will work alongside our Head of Information Programmes to drive the core work of the organisation forward.
There has never been a more important, nor more challenging time, to join the poverty sector. At Turn2us, we are impatient for change, to see a world where people are free from the shackles of financial insecurity or poverty, and a future where charities like ours are no longer needed.
Sacro is a national voluntary organisation working across Scotland to make communities safer by reducing conflict and offending. Since its inception 50 years ago, Sacro has grown and developed services across the whole of Scotland for individuals who need support, guidance or monitoring to reduce the risk of further conflict or offending. Sacro has played its part by contributing to reducing reoffending with the figures for recorded crime in Scotland decreasing year-on-year. Sacro’s work has a tangible and far-reaching benefit for the people of Scotland, its communities and society.
Sacro is now seeking a Head of HR to help to fulfil their mission by ensuring that Sacro employees are supported and developed to their potential and that the charity runs effectively and efficiently. The Head of HR will be responsible for upholding the Gold accreditation the organisation holds from IiP.
Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. In Scotland we have a number of devolved benefits, and it’s our responsibility to ensure that they are managed correctly and fairly, delivering those benefits to the 1.4 million people who rely on them.
Dignity, fairness and respect are at the core of everything we do. We demonstrate these values by making our work as transparent and accountable as possible.
We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that is representative of the clients we serve. Our benefits will help people from all walks of life in Scotland and it is crucial our workforce reflects this diversity.
We aim to develop within Social Security Scotland, a positive and inclusive culture, which supports our people to flourish, by embedding a working environment where we all treat each other with dignity and respect, and recognise each other’s contributions.
Colleagues of Social Security Scotland work in a diverse, supportive environment. In certain roles staff use flexible working. We are happy to accept your application if you wish to work part-time. You will have a minimum 5 weeks of annual leave (pro rata) in addition to all public and privilege holidays. Roles within Scottish Government allow for a number of other benefits including great support from managers through monthly conversations and a strong mentoring scheme. All staff are given a workstation assessment so that we can make you as comfortable as possible in your new role by putting in place any reasonable adjustments you may require.
The Place Services branch has the responsibility to lead the accommodation, travel, and smarter working arrangements for the Agency. There are two operational teams one located at our headquarters in Dundee and other in Glasgow. A new business management unit is currently being developed to support these operational teams, and to provide leadership in the areas under the responsibility of the Service.
The post holder will report to, and work closely with, the Head of Place Services to ensure that business activities are aligned across the Service to support the Agency achieve it’s corporate objectives as outlined in the Corporate Plan.
This is a broad management role involving strategic planning, governance, finance, and reporting in the areas of accommodation and travel management. Knowledge and experience of these activities are essential in fulfilling the role.
The role will involve significant collaboration linking the work of the Service with the wider corporate activity of the Agency.
The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS sams.ac.uk) is Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation, generating new knowledge for the benefit of the marine environment and society since 1884. Our vision is to secure healthy and sustainable oceans, and our world-leading research spans the globe from our home in Oban to polar and tropical seas.
The Head of Development is a new position, created at an exciting and important moment in SAMS' history. Now more than ever, the world’s oceans are acknowledged as a resource to be nurtured and a key to addressing the global climate emergency. From our ground-breaking seaweed farms to our deep-sea robotics, SAMS is at the forefront of Scottish, UK and international marine research, teaching and enterprise.
In recent years, we have begun to invite philanthropic donors into the SAMS family, to join and support us on our mission to achieve healthy and sustainable oceans. We are now ready to launch a dedicated development programme which will grow new support from corporate donors, charitable trusts and individuals who share our passion for ocean science.
This is an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the research vital to healthy and productive seas and oceans that support life on Earth. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to lead, develop and implement our development programme. You will establish the infrastructure and nurture the necessary skills and culture across SAMS to create a successful development programme. Your primary focus will be to build a major gifts programme, engaging with companies, trusts and individuals, but you will also develop other fundraising initiatives, as appropriate. The role will be fully embedded in the organisation, reporting to the SAMS Director and the Board of Trustees, and working closely with the senior leadership team. The Board of SAMS has a track record of strong public engagement and communication, actively supported by the executive team, which will be a great asset to the development programme.
Qualifications, Skills and experience
The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive experience of major gift fundraising and donor stewardship. You will have raised gifts of six figures and above, preferably from a range of donors including trusts, corporate donors and individuals. A sound grasp of fundraising strategy is essential, and you may have experience of building a development programme from the ground up. Exceptional interpersonal skills will be needed, including tact, diplomacy and discretion, and the ability to think on your feet. You will have strong influencing and negotiating skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a keen attention to detail. A scientific background would be helpful but is not essential.
You will hold a degree qualification or equivalent in experience.
You may have a qualification in or have completed relevant CPD training in fundraising and/or be a member of a sectoral body such as the Institute of Fundraising.
You will have a sound knowledge of the principles of ethical fundraising, and the legal requirements associated with data protection and privacy.
Partners in Advocacy are a leading Scottish organisation who provide high quality, independent advocacy for a range of advocacy partners. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced advocacy worker to help people with a learning disability in Midlothian to have their voices heard.
The Marketing & Communications Officer is a key role within a small but extremely busy department that delivers strategic marketing and communication campaigns for all Tron Theatre activity.
The Marketing & Communications Officer will work with the Head of Marketing & Communications and across the wider Tron team to find innovative ways to promote all areas of the Tron’s work through on and offline marketing, customer relationship management and public relations and media, driving audience development, engagement and revenue and enhancing the Tron’s reputation as a leading venue nationally, and within the wider UK and international theatre sectors.
This will include being responsible for the development, creation and delivery of day-to-day, targeted and compelling digital content across the Tron’s social media platforms that will inspire and engage existing audiences as well as build new audiences.
The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of tactical marketing, including the use of digital and new media. Good tech and IT knowledge and proven experience reporting on campaign delivery are key skills for this role. The right person will have the ability to write and source engaging copy for marketing material and be able to manage a range of marketing campaigns in a collaborative and inclusive way. We’re looking for someone who is able to bring enthusiasm, imagination, creativity and initiative to their work.
We are happy to present an opening for the Polish Social Movement Coordinator. It is a one-year See Me funded project with the aim to initiate and develop a positive action to tackle the stigma surrounding mental ill health within the Polish community in Scotland.
The post holder will be responsible for the development of the digital social movement through engaging Community Ambassadors; promoting a stronger, more supportive community in order to reduce isolation, stigma and vulnerability of Polish immigrants experiencing mental ill-health. Also by representing the lived experience in the existing networks to encourage wider action to reduce mental health and discrimination for Polish people and men in particular.
Would you like to make a difference as part of Corra’s grants team?
Our mission is to make a difference with people and communities, by encouraging positive change, opportunities, fairness and growth of aspirations, which improve quality of life.
Cora’s ten-year strategy is a response to the world we live in, and to the one we want to play a part in building. It is long term because making a difference on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen.
Corra delivers its own grant funding programmes, as well as delivering grant programmes and services on behalf of others. We are growing and developing our grants team and now need to recruit a Families and Early Intervention Specialist.
Corra has a number of staff in Specialist roles focusing on particular areas of work, such as drugs and alcohol, international grants and community grant making.
The role of Families and Early Intervention Specialist is a project manager who brings expertise to Corra by having good knowledge of support services provided or required for families and children, good understanding of the benefits and impact of early intervention work; and familiarity with current practices and policies relating to this specialist area. This will enable them to undertake key activities such as:
We are looking for a person who brings strong skills and experience in resource management; financial appraisal; project management, communication, relationship building and listening.
The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.
The role will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, with a flexible approach to carrying out an element of work from home.
GWT was established in 2007 as the Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice and became a registered Scottish Charitable Organisation in 2015. GWT’s vision is to live in a Scotland where different generations are more connected, and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.
By intergenerational work we mean projects, activities or events where people of different generations who might not otherwise meet each other do things together in positive and creative ways. Intergenerational work includes any activities which remove and break down barriers between the generations.
GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a library of resources, organise events, facilitate 18 local and three thematic networks across Scotland and deliver pilot projects. This support encourages the involvement of volunteers and grass roots projects as well as the more strategic levels of management and government. Importantly we connect individuals and organisations who work across different generations building trust and respect which creates long lasting friendships. Together through intergenerational work the different generations can share their skills and learn new ones identifying solutions on how to address local problems and challenges in their communities.
Overview of Post
The Officer is responsible for the development, facilitation and evaluation of GWT’s learning and development programme and for building professional intergenerational learning networks across Scotland. The postholder will be committed to developing new, exciting, learning opportunities and participation options including digital learning for a range of individuals working across the private, third and public sector.
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
For further details about the post, please download the Job Description & person Specification below.
A perfect opportunity for a competent bookkeeper and financial administrator looking to work in an interesting environment.
Key objectives – the results of what you will do
Key responsibilities and skills – what you’ll do to get the results
You will need to be able to work unsupervised on all bookkeeping tasks. So it would be preferable if you have or are currently studying towards, a professional accountancy qualification (e.g. IATI, ACCA ). Alternatively we’d expect you will need a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role. You will be proficient in Sage Line 50 or a similar accountancy package so you could learn Sage quite quickly. You’ll also need to be proficient in Microsoft Office including intermediate or advanced Excel skills. There will be some internal systems to learn – including the ticketing system which you’ll need to become familiar with. So you will need to be able to learn new skills and work in an industry that has its own quirks and ways of doing things.
The role will be a challenging one, and will need you to work on your own initiative for much of the time. As a small organization going through some rapid change, not everything will be as calm and collected as we might hope. But for every challenge the work may present we will provide support. And like many people who have worked at The Gaiety over the last few years, you will have plenty of opportunities for personal development and progression.
Ayr Gaiety Partnership is the charity and social enterprise that runs The Gaiety Theatre and an increasing range of producing, touring and creative engagement activity. While the theatre itself is almost 120 years old, the organization has been going for just over a decade – taking on the theatre eight years ago. We have always aspired to be much more than just a theatre building, with community-based activity very much part of what we do.
This is an exciting time to join the organization. Over the few months we’ll be restarting the successful live programme on our main stage, at the same time as building on the new impetus behind our creative engagement and producing activity. Coming out of the pandemic we are looking to move up a gear in every aspect of our work.
The job in more detail
The (new post of) Finance Officer will be a key step in the next stage of the organisation’s development. There will be a period of working with the General Manager to introduce and embed financial processes and controls that have sometimes been missing in the past due to limited staff resources. The tasks will be similar to roles in other organisations, including: