VSA
VSA

Charity registered in Scotland SC012950

Enabling our community to fulfil its potential.

Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £90,000 – £110,000
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 16th December 2022

Together we can shape a better future for vulnerable children and adults.

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join VSA, a leading social care charity with over 150 years of experience, at the forefront of providing vital care and support to vulnerable children and adults living across Aberdeen and beyond.

The Organisation

With a £20M+ turnover, employing some 650 staff across 25 services, in the last year we supported over 11,000 people through some of the most challenging times they have ever experienced, and we help them take control of their lives for a brighter and better future.

Every day we change lives by supporting a person’s physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being through a wide range of health and social care services, such as residential services and community outreach programmes.

We support vulnerable children and adults who are living with:

  • Mental health diagnosis
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Living with life-long conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s
  • Learning disabilities
  • Complex additional learning and additional support needs
  • People who are in recovery from addiction
  • Living in extreme poverty (including fuel poverty)

For more information about the work we do to change and improve the lives of children and adults you can visit our website at vsa.org.uk

The Job

Working with the Board of trustees, the CEO is responsible for leading the organisation in the effective development and implementation of strategy closely aligned to our core values and objectives, which will support the delivery of creative solutions that meet the changing needs of our community.

Through effective engagement in the political and socio-economic agenda relating to the future of Health and Social Care, the CEO will ensure that VSA’s interests are represented and that we are at the forefront of influencing the future direction of our sector. Continually horizon scanning and ensuring the organisation’s resilience in a changing environment and ensuring our long-term financial stability and sustainability.

The Person

You will be able to demonstrate experience gained at a senior level of strategic leadership within a multi-functional organisation across multiple fields. Through your career you will have developed the ability to build effective partnerships and to demonstrate influencing capabilities through effective networking and engagement of key stakeholders. Evidence of leading the design and delivery of high qualify, financially effective services for the benefit of service users will be key, as will the ability to effectively lead and implement change.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to pursue goals and objectives with enthusiasm, as well as the ability to instil the same attitude and passion in others. Emotional awareness and the capacity for self-reflection will be essential.

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Community Engagement and Supporter Experience Manager

  • Full time
  • up to £28,000
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

Aberdeen Association of Social Services (T/A VSA) is currently seeking to appoint a Community Engagement and Supporter Experience Manager to join our Philanthropy & Income Generation Department on our ambitious journey as we scale up for success.

This is a busy and varied role and you will be the main point of contact for supporters raising money in aid of VSA or those who are taking part in VSA led or mass participation events. You will be responsible for growing our unrestricted income across multiple income streams

Reporting directly to the Director of External Relations, the Community Engagement and Supporter Experience Manager will be responsible for supporter led acquisition, maximising donations from individual supporters and the administration and delivery of our supporter experience and events.

To be successful you will need to have expertise in Developing and Managing high quality relationships with fundraisers to cultivate, engage and nurture prospects and existing supporters. In addition, you will need to evidence your ability to create new and appealing fundraising activities, to appeal to and recruit new audiences and supporters.

We are a small, but agile, team that prides itself on creating an exceptional supporter experience. The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently to manage and prioritise your own workload in order to meet competing deadlines and deliver against annual financial targets.

About VSA:

At VSA we help change the lives of over 20,000 vulnerable children and adults each year. We support a person's physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing through a range of residential and outreach support services. Across all our services, we support people living with learning disabilities, a mental health diagnosis, loneliness and isolation, additional support needs, poverty, addiction, and long-life conditions such as Parkinson's and Dementia.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact, Jennifer Mitchell, Director of External Relations on 01224 358613.

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Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £33,000
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

Aberdeen Association of Social Services (T/A VSA) is currently seeking to appoint a Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager to join our Philanthropy & Income Generation Department on our ambitious journey as we scale up for success. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual to take ownership of this pivotal role in support of the strategic aims of the department and VSA.

Working closely with the Director of External Relations you will be responsible for developing relationships with a portfolio of individual and corporate prospects who have the propensity to give high five, six and seven figure gifts with multi-year commitments.

To be successful, you will need to have expertise in corporate and philanthropy fundraising, including evidence of new business and account management successes in generating income. You will need to be a strong relationship builder, with both external and internal stakeholders and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills with an ability to tell stories that inspire people to support our work.

We are a small, but agile, team that prides itself on creating an exceptional supporter experience. The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently to manage and prioritise your own workload in order to meet competing deadlines and deliver against annual financial targets.

About VSA

At VSA we help change the lives of over 20,000 vulnerable children and adults each year. We support a person's physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing through a range of residential and outreach support services. Across all our services, we support people living with learning disabilities, a mental health diagnosis, loneliness and isolation, additional support needs, poverty, addiction, and long-life conditions such as Parkinson's and Dementia.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact, Jennifer Mitchell, Director of External Relations on 01224 358613.

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