Tiny Changes
Tiny Changes

Charity registered in Scotland SC049112

A community of tiny change makers, working together to help young minds feel better.

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Freelance Operations Consultant working with and reporting to interim CEO

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow (or nearby). You will be invited to work from our working space one day per week, with the option to co-work more often (Hybrid)
  • Closing 8th April 2024

Tiny Changes is Scotland’s first national young people’s mental health charity. We run projects with young leaders that help young minds feel better. The charity was set up in memory of artist and Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison. Through his music and art Scott made tiny changes that had a big impact on people from all walks of life.

We believe that Scotland’s young people deserve great mental health, and we believe in their insight and innovation to make this possible. We exist to nurture the talent of young people to find solutions that work for them.

In three years, we’ve funded 69 innovative mental health ideas - from bubble therapy with refugees to peer-led crisis prevention cafe and d/Deaf youth wellbeing resources - supporting over 4,000 children and young people, with many of them leading change in their communities. You can read more about our strategy here.

The Tiny Changes team is growing all the time. We currently have 6 Trustees and will be looking to recruit another 2 trustees to join the Board later this year. The Tiny Changes Team is made up of 3 employees and 1 consultant, creative partners and young advisors. You can read more about our team over on our blog.

Role Summary

As a freelance operations consultant at Tiny Changes, you will support the interim CEO with the management of all charity and day to day operational activities, continuing the development of the charity in line with organisational objectives and strategic direction. Working closely with our small team, you will contribute to the overall direction of charity-wide operations. Supporting the management of co-production (youth lead projects), fundraising, human resources, health and safety and equality diversity and inclusion, to ensure our processes are up to date, compliant, meet the overall needs of the organisation and reflect our values.

What will you bring to Tiny Changes?

We are looking for applicants with the following characteristics:

1. Share our vision and values - we are Hopeful, Brave, Honest and Kind

2. Have knowledge of or interest in mental health issues affecting children and young people in Scotland

3. Active listener, equalities driven and self-reflective

We particularly welcome applications from the following groups:

• Young people under 30

• Young people with experience of mental health issues

• Disabled people

• Neurodiverse people

• People with experience of caring roles

• Care experienced people

• People from minority ethnic communities

• Asylum seekers or refugees

• People who identify as any gender that’s not cisgender

• People who identify as LGBTQIA+

• People from gypsy traveller communities

• People from a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds

You can find more information in the Job Description and Person Specification linked below.

Role Accessibility: This role requires frequent travel and use of your own vehicle

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Corporate Partnerships Consultant

  • Part time
  • Negotiable
  • UK with frequent meetings
  • Closing 5th May 2023

Background

Tiny Changes was set up in memory of artist and Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison. Through his music and art Scott made tiny changes that had a big impact. His honesty and openness about his own mental health inspired people from all walks of life. Tiny Changes is Scott’s legacy. We are Scotland’s very first national children and young people’s mental health charity; funding projects and ideas that help young minds feel better.

Since the charity was founded, it has built a loyal community of supporters and fundraisers across Scotland and internationally. Recently hitting £1 million raised from our community, but with corporate and strategic partnerships largely underdeveloped, it's a crucial time to continue building great relationships with our existing community and encourage new partners, fundraisers and supporters to be part of a movement for change.

The Project

Tiny Changes is seeking a part time consultant with immediate start working 1-2 days per week for up to 6 months. As a growing charity with a high profile, we’re looking for the right person to develop this potential and form high impact corporate partnerships, all directed towards helping young minds feel better.

The partnerships consultant will prospect for new business and deliver proactive account management of Tiny Changes partnerships. This will involve developing current partners and building a pipeline of prospective partnerships with an agreed target to enable delivery of income targets. This role is consultancy based, meaning you’ll be self-employed and work autonomously with self-motivation and discipline.

The consultant will:

  • share our vision and values and represent Tiny Changes in a way that is in line with our values and standards
  • creative, energetic and passionate about enabling our work
  • be an active listener, equalities driven and self reflective
  • be comfortable securing income in new and existing markets and have demonstrable experience of developing and delivering proposals that bring about an initial ask of over £10,000 and lead to lasting partnerships
  • have a proven track record of excellent business development techniques and results, alongside experience of building successful partnerships and relationships at all levels
  • use their skills and experience to develop Tiny Changes corporate partnerships and raise the charity’s profile

Key Responsibilities

The role will be to establish new business for Tiny Changes, responsibilities include

  • secure at least four partnerships, managing the preparation and submission of significant major corporate partnership bids
  • secure corporate sponsorship and collaboration for Tiny Changes events and merchandise
  • develop a strong portfolio of creative ideas, proposals, research and content for compelling multiyear partnerships to ensure no major bid opportunities are missed
  • maintain knowledge and adherence to latest legislation, especially fundraising legislation relating to corporate fundraising and best practise guidelines, including Fundraising, Gambling, GDPR, Health and Safety and Tax Law and in accordance with any relevant Tiny Changes policies
  • engage, brief and prepare senior staff where necessary and ensure a coordinated approach to winning and delivering partnerships of significant scale and impact for Tiny Changes
  • provide reports on progress of objectives, budgets and targets
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Community Lead

  • Part time
  • £33,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh / Glasgow or nearby
  • Closing 16th June 2022

Tiny Changes

Set up in 2018 in memory of artist and Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison, Tiny Changes is a national children and young people’s mental health charity. Through his music and art Scott made tiny changes that had a big impact. His honesty and openness about his own mental health inspired people from all walks of life.

We are a growing community of tiny change makers; raising funds and awareness to support projects and ideas that help young minds feel better. We believe that young people need our support now more than ever. Early intervention is essential to improve mental health, and public services in Scotland are struggling to cope. Tiny Changes was set up to build a community, raise voices and inspire change that will transform young people’s mental health in Scotland. The Tiny Changes team is growing all the time, you can read more about our team, creative partners and Wavemakers over on our blog.

The Role

Do you have experience of community fundraising through local and mass events and digital engagement or e-commerce?

Love creating a supporter journey that helps retain and grow a charity’s community?

Do you understand the value of movement building and raising diverse young people’s voices for social change?

Do you agree we’re facing a young people’s mental health crisis made worse by inequality and want to do something about it together with as many people as possible?

We’re looking for someone like you!

This is a unique opportunity for a hard-working, high-performing, creative and equalities-driven Community Lead who shares our values to join our busy and growing charity.

We are recruiting for an outgoing, experienced team player to be our new Community Lead. At the heart of this role, you will be responsible for engaging with and coordinating Tiny Changes’ incredible community that shares a passion for helping young minds feel better and has made our work possible to date. Our community includes a growing number of volunteer Wavemakers under 30, fundraisers of all ages and supporters online. The role involves leading large, creative fundraising and engaging projects and campaigns, including improving our online merch sales, brand visibility and trust. Part of this will involve cultivating new sponsorship and partnerships for Tiny Changes. The Community Lead has line management responsibility for the Tiny Changes Engagement Administrator, and will work with them to oversee and mobilise all volunteer Wavemakers.

The role will require a great communicator who finds encouraging and supporting others comes naturally to them. You will develop existing community fundraising income streams and proactively secure and maintain relationships with present and future supporters. The Community Lead will promote Tiny Changes values and mission by being bold, kind, honest and hopeful in their ideas and project management to ultimately make big waves for young people’s mental health in Scotland.

Who are we looking for?

We are interested in hearing from people who have the following skills and experience:

  • Creative, energetic and passionate about enabling our work.
  • Strong background in community mobilisation, communications, brand development, fundraising, marketing or similar fields.
  • Have the superb interpersonal and communication skills needed to engage effectively with a wide range of people using a range of media.
  • Be able to lead by example, giving your best with minimal supervision.
  • Project and staff and volunteer management skills.

We particularly welcome applications from the following groups:

  • Young people under 30
  • Young people with experience of mental health issues
  • Disabled people
  • Neurodiverse people
  • People with experience of caring roles
  • Care experienced people
  • People from minority ethnic communities
  • Asylum seekers or refugees
  • People who identify as any gender that’s not cisgender
  • People who identify as LGBTQIA+
  • People from gypsy traveller communities
  • People from a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds
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