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.
The garden is located within the grounds of Midlothian community hospital, and is managed by the garden coordinator and other gardens staff and volunteers. The garden welcomes individuals and groups from across Midlothian with physical and mental health issues, as well as people looking to gain new skills and to be better connected in their local community.
The aim of this post is to manage a programme of gardening and landscaping activity for those on community payback orders to participate in, helping to maintain the garden for use and enjoyment of all groups and visitors.
The post holder will be responsible for the support and management of people on community payback orders.
We are looking for a skilled and dynamic individual with a “can do” attitude and a genuine interest in gardens and working outdoors. Knowledge of the Justice system is desirable and excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to motivate and inspire participants to get the most out of the opportunities that the garden presents. You should also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.
Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust as Non-Executive Directors. Directors perform a vital role, overseeing the management of the Charity and acting as ambassadors for the work of the organisation.
Over the last 30 years, the Trust's mission has been to provide quality greenspaces to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to improve their health and wellbeing. ELGT delivers an inspiring, ground-breaking, and imaginative programme of environmental and community projects that enables them to work for the benefit of people, wildlife, landscape, and heritage.
This is a great opportunity to support our work in making a real, positive impact in the lives of local communities. We are looking to recruit four new Board members and a Vice-Chair with a keen interest in improving the quality of life for communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians through the creation and development of sustainable, well-managed and accessible greenspaces, which have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals.
Over the last year the Trust has responded exceptionally well to the challenges of the pandemic and there is great potential for our organisation to meet the needs of our communities and greenspaces and contribute towards our Green Recovery.
To perform the role successfully potential candidates should have a good knowledge of the issues facing local communities and be confident that they can make a valuable contribution to our work. The Person Specification details a range of experience and knowledge that is applicable to the work of the Board. We are keen to recruit at least one person with HR experience and one with a health background. Previous Board experience is desirable but not essential and we encourage applications from all ages and backgrounds.
Directors are appointed in a personal capacity for an initial three-year period and meetings take place quarterly. The Board commitment is to attend the four meetings each year, reading and reviewing papers, and providing occasional support to the team. In addition, some engagement activities also benefit from participation from the Directors, such as attending events and opening of projects.
Directors are not remunerated for this work; however, all necessary travel and expenses will be reimbursed.
We're an equal opportunity organisation and value diversity within our organisation. We’ll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process.
Rosemount Development Trust are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Community Engagement Officer to deliver an exciting pilot project, increasing access to cycling and promoting active travel in North East Glasgow.
As the ‘Equality Cycles’ Community Engagement Officer, you will be working in partnership with a skilled Bike Mechanic who will be employed by St Paul’s Youth Forum. Together you will work with local schools and organisations to deliver this rewarding new project which will see the distribution of free bicycles to children and young people. We are looking for an individual with experience in youth work or community engagement who has a passion for cycling, to work with partners to identify young people for participation, coordinate distribution of bikes and manage tracking and reporting. Excellent people skills and a passion for working with young people are essential as you will be required to build ongoing relationships with participants.
Project management experience is preferred, and as this is a new project, we need someone who can take the initiative and who isn’t afraid to get stuck in!
The successful candidate will be based in Royston and will be required to undergo a PVG check.
This position is funded through the Transport for Scotland until 16/08/2022.
For more information please see attached Job Description or contact Gregor Henderson via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01415 521 199 or 07414 516 296
Rosemount Development Trust (RDT) is a local charity set up in 1989 to foster community regeneration and to alleviate poverty and unemployment in Royston, Glasgow.
The Trust manages workspace resources at Rosemount Business Park on a full-time basis, with profits reinvested back into the community via a small grant making system, donations and in kind provision.
As lead organisation of the Royston Strategy Group, RDT is currently engaged in a number of regeneration initiatives, including greening and mural projects, community social enterprises and continual exploration of the community ownership of local assets.
geenspace scotland wish to appoint a freelance associate to develop and deliver networking and engagement opportunities as part of the NHS Lothian greenspace and health programme.
The connection between nature and health has never been more pertinent and this contract will play a pivotal role in unlocking this connection for health professionals, associated services and partners within NHS Lothian. As part of the Greenspace and Health Strategic Framework, funded by the Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation (ELHF), this role will support the development of peer-to-peer networking of NHS staff and partners who are passionate about green health on the NHS estate.
By supporting the development of the emerging Grounds for Health network you will connect NHS staff and partner organisations to make the most of the NHS estate as a health and wellbeing asset. Building on the existing contacts, the associate will facilitate the development of
a peer-to-peer support network for those involved or interested in green health projects and
This role will support the Green Health programme manager with targeted communication about greenspace and health programme activity in the Lothian region. This will involve working with delivery partners and sourcing new and relevant information to be shared through the networks.
Following on from the successful publication of Lothian’s Green Health prescribing report the freelance associate will bring together key partners at a networking event so that potential providers and prescribers can share experiences and best practice.
This work forms part of the ongoing Lothian Green Health Strategic Framework and support will be provided by Green Health Programme Manager. Further strategic support and advice will be provided by the wider ELHF funding programme team and greenspace scotland team. Support from the greenspace scotland team will be provided for event organisation and logistics.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of developing networks and delivering events. They will be an experienced project manager who understands how to engage with a range of partners and balance various needs. They will have a good understanding of healthcare settings and how to communicate and engage with different audiences. Finally they will be able to work independently whilst maintaining good communication with a wider team.
Merry-go-round Glasgow is a social enterprise and charity in the Southside. We support local families with high quality, low cost children’s goods and through inclusive events and workshops. We have a boutique style shop in Strathbungo selling everything baby, we run an events programme, and we work with over 120 agencies across the city to provide free packs of goods to families in need. We have a skilled and motivated staff team of 13 and are an inclusive and fun place to work. We are a Revolve certified store (revolvereuse.com) which means that we work to high standards, are committed to excellence, improving and seeking opportunities for growth.
Merry-go-round Glasgow are looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to work in our preloved children’s clothing boutique on Nithsdale Road. Sales assistants are crucial in creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for customers and supporting the smooth running of the store.
You will be involved in a wide variety of tasks including sorting stock, merchandising, assisting customers, accepting donations, and ringing through sales - all the while, displaying excellent customer service. This role is supported by the Retail Manager.
A Job Description is available for download below.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Community Food Team to support our busy weekly programmes and activities.
The team are based at Greener Kirkcaldy, 8 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy. Our Lang Spoon Training Kitchen is where people come to take part in cookery courses and workshops. The Lang Toun Larder is our community food pantry, which collects and redistributes surplus food from businesses, keeping good food in circulation and reducing food waste.
We are looking for an experienced sessional worker to support the team to develop and deliver a range of community food activities, cooking classes, volunteer and training sessions and the community pantry. You will have a passion for connecting food and people from all backgrounds, a willingness to get stuck in and the ability to adapt to a busy work schedule.
Our busiest days are Wednesdays and Thursdays so you will need to be available on both those days as well other times to be agreed in advance, which may include some evening work. This role is funded until March 2022.
Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity and social enterprise, working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We run a wide range of projects: tackling climate change and social injustice and bringing our community together.
Changeworks runs a very successful fuel billing, energy advice and advocacy service for vulnerable householders across Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Borders, and Highland regions. We are seeking several Administrative Advisors to provide high quality energy efficiency advice to our clients, as well as excellent administrative support to the Affordable Warmth Services Team.
The successful candidates will be enthusiastic individuals with excellent customer service skills. This is a varied and flexible role, working as part of a team, supporting a busy department. As the first point of contact for vulnerable clients you should be a confident communicator, with an excellent telephone manner. You will also deliver advice face to face at outreach events. You will have experience working with databases and IT packages such as Outlook, Word, Excel working to a high level of accuracy throughout.
We will start to grow your knowledge of services straight away, including full training on the topic of energy efficiency advice. Further training in all the relevant operations and tasks will also be provided. Due to the nature of the role, training will be ongoing to ensure that employees are kept up to date with developments and new technologies.
We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Take the next step in your journey by applying to join our team: Business Development and Funding Coordinator
Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.
Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.
We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.
Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.
We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.
Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together
About the Role
We now have an excellent opportunity for you to join our team and help us make a difference by identifying opportunities to develop existing projects and innovate new activities!
Working closely with our delivery teams, you will support with developing our programme offers and preparing funding bids, proposals and tender submissions to help us secure future funding.
We are looking for individuals with experience helping to secure funds for project delivery.
You may have experience of business planning, strategy development, grant application writing/submission, tender writing/submission or similar with a sound understanding of the funding, policy and delivery context for Sustainable transport in Scotland.
You will also have the ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop a team,
So if this sounds like you, apply today and help us create healthier places and happier lives for everyone.
What we Offer
· 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
· Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
· Staff volunteer days
· 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
· We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes
· Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
· Bike, computer and season ticket loans
· Discount benefits
· Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
· Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
The Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) is seeking a HR Assistant to join our dynamic and effective Support Services team. We are an organisation driven by a passion for Fife and committed to developing and delivering high quality, impact led projects for the benefit of people and nature. We believe that our people are our greatest asset and look to employ individuals who bring a positive, energetic, constructive, and committed attitude to the workplace.
As a HR Assistant Fife Coast and Countryside Trust will ask you to perform a number of regular and ad hoc tasks to aid the smooth running of the HR section of the team. You will be asked to assist in the administration of the HR function and will be the first point of contact for employees in other departments of the business while ensuring our HR department is organised and operates smoothly to attract, hire and retain our employees.
· Experience of working within Human Resources
· Experience of MS Office packages, Word Excel etc.
· Ability to use own initiative while working to deadlines.
· Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels, both internal and external.
· Good oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to work as part of a team.
This post is a part-time (20 - 24 hours per week) permanent post with an annual salary from £21,193 to £23,483 pro rata. Work will be delivered over a five-day week but may include some evening and weekend work as required.
Additional benefits include:
· Access to and support for professional development and training
· Flexible working arrangements
· A comprehensive induction and orientation
· Access to a competitive Pension Scheme