UPMO
UPMO

Charity registered in Scotland SC037917

Upmo is a charity operating in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian, providing support and opportunity for adults with learning difficulties, autism, and additional support needs. Upmo delivers a programme of workshops and work experience opportunities.

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Top job! Senior Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 5th March 2024

Upmo are an Edinburgh-based charity that provides support and opportunity for adults with learning disabilities and autism across Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian. Upmo was founded in 2006 by Josh Barton and inspired by the belief that services for adults could truly be exciting, dynamic and meaningful.

In 2006, adults with learning disabilities lacked opportunities in higher education and there was a lack of understanding around individual needs. Those who understood the needs of service users operated with limited scope to encourage, inspire and motivate. As a result, many service users were isolated and desperately in need of opportunities to become more socially engaged, active and valued.

The response from Upmo was combining progressive learning within an educational curriculum and the development of support service provision – placing the needs of students at the heart of services. Distinguishing themselves by adopting an unconventional approach, Upmo provides custom-tailored support services alongside a well-regarded curriculum featuring creative workshops, educational activities, and vocational programs. The charity has also expanded its impact through a growing number of social enterprises aimed at creating job opportunities and preparing students for employment.

Upmo is actively seeking an accomplished Senior Fundraiser equipped with a diverse skill set, who are able to craft strategic approaches for accessing new funding streams and fostering income generation. The ideal candidate should possess experience in securing support from Trusts, Foundations, and private sector sponsors that align with the organisation's strategic plans.

Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and submitting funding applications, as well as developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders. The position requires the successful delivery of funding campaigns, objectives, and targets within set deadlines. This entails monitoring funded projects, completing progress reports, and conducting necessary research for new opportunities.

If you possess experience in these fundraising areas with a proven track record of success, along with effective organisational and communication skills, and if you are driven to surpass targets, we encourage you to connect with us for more details.

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Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,160
  • Gorebridge and Prestonpans
  • Closing 28th March 2024

We are currently recruiting Project Workers to work with Upmo. Join our dedicated team supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism to reach their individual goals and ambitions.

We have vacancies in our teams based at:

  • Links House (Leith)
  • St. Margaret's House (Meadowbank)

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates that have a fluent understanding of spoken Punjabi, who could confidently communicate with our students.

We are recruiting for full time staff who can work 30 hours a week, between the hours of 10-16:00, Monday to Friday, however both full time and part-time contracts are available.

Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £11.00 per hour.

As a Project Worker, you will be part of an enthusiastic and creative team who provide daily support to adults with learning disabilities and autism as they participate in workshops and activities within our site-based services.

For this role, we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with skills and expertise in Art, IT, Music, Drama, Dance, Virtual Reality, Photography, Gardening, and Outdoors. Or, if you have any other skills, let us know!

This role includes supporting students in workshops of their choosing, working one to one with students, and facilitating workshops, and supporting people with personal care, as and when required.

While previous experience in care or support is highly advantageous, it is not required as we provide full training and ongoing support to our staff team. An interest in visual arts, performing arts, cooking, IT, gardening, or sports would be beneficial.

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Funding and Grants Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th December 2023

Upmo is a registered Scottish charity based in Edinburgh and the Lothians providing innovative workshops and personalised support for people with learning and other complex disabilities. Our goal is to promote the self-confidence and social welfare of our students through assistance to engage with meaningful and progressive educational activities, aiding their development of practical, social and life skills and their ability and confidence to participate more fully in society.

The Funding and Grants Officer will be responsible for the compilation and submission of funding bids in line with the organisational funding plan. This role will undertake the required monitoring and reporting on all applications and bids. Reporting to the Head of Corporate Services, this role will assist them in identifying external funding opportunities which support Upmo’s strategic plan. It will also assist the senior management team in planning, coordinating and submitting funding applications to a range of Trusts, Foundations and private sector sponsors.

We welcome applications from any interested candidate, including disabled people and those from minority ethnicity groups, currently underrepresented in Upmo.

We are a Safer Recruitment employer and will always take the strongest action against anyone who attempts to harm the people we support.

Please see the attached job description, and take a look at our website to learn more about us!

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Upmo Breaks Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th November 2023

We are looking for an innovative and professional individual with experience in the social care sector to lead the development of our new Upmo Breaks service. If you are committed to making a lasting and positive impact to the lives of individuals and families through the provision of carer’s breaks, we would like to hear from you!

Through our Breaks service, we will offer a variety of opportunities to the individuals. Initially, these will be in the form of evening supper clubs, specialised music tuition, evening discos, day trips, and overnight or multi night stays away from home.

This project has funding for a year, and as such it will be closely evaluated to identify successes, analyse demand from our student community, and to ensure its continued growth. The Breaks Manager will be required to establish this new project, with guidance and supervision of the Head of Operations.

In this role, you will lead a team of Project Workers to effectively deliver our respite services, and as such a high degree of responsiveness and adaptability will be key.

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Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,160
  • Edinburgh and Lothians
  • Closing 31st August 2023

We are currently recruiting Project Workers to work with Upmo. Join our dedicated team supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism to reach their individual goals and ambitions.

We have vacancies in our teams based at:

Links House (Leith)

St. Margaret's House (Meadowbank)

Prestonpans Community Centre (East Lothian)

Gorebridge (Midlothian)

We are recruiting for full time staff who can work 30 hours a week, between the hours of 10-16:00, Monday to Friday, however both full time and part-time contracts are available.

Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £11.00 per hour.

As a Project Worker, you will be part of an enthusiastic and creative team who provide daily support to adults with learning disabilities and autism as they participate in workshops and activities within our site-based services.

For this role, we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with skills and expertise in Art, IT, Virtual Reality, Photography, Gardening, and Outdoors. Or, if you have any other skills, let us know!

This role includes supporting students in workshops of their choosing, working one to one with students, and facilitating workshops, and supporting people with personal care, as and when required.

While previous experience in care or support is highly advantageous, it is not required as we provide full training and ongoing support to our staff team. An interest in visual arts, performing arts, cooking, IT, gardening, or sports would be beneficial.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,450
  • Leith, Meadowbank, East Lothian, Midlothian
  • Closing 21st July 2023

We are currently recruiting Project Workers to work with Upmo. Join our dedicated team supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism to reach their individual goals and ambitions.

We have vacancies in our teams based at:

Links House (Leith)

St. Margaret's House (Meadowbank)

Prestonpans Community Centre (East Lothian)

Gorebridge (Midlothian)

Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £11.00 per hour.

We operate Mon-Fri from 10:00 - 16:00. Our full time contracts are 30 hours per week.

Both full-time and part-time contracts are available.

As a Project Worker, you will be part of an enthusiastic and creative team who provide daily support to adults with learning disabilities and autism as they participate in workshops and activities within our site-based services.

While previous experience in care or support is highly advantageous, it is not required as we provide full training and ongoing support to our staff team. An interest in visual arts, performing arts, cooking, IT, gardening, or sports would be beneficial.

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Project Worker (Prestonpans) (Gorebridge)

  • Full time
  • £21,450
  • Prestonpans & Gorebride
  • Closing 16th June 2023

We are currently recruiting full-time Project Workers to work with Upmo. We have vacancies at our Gorebridge (Midlothian) and Prestonpans (East Lothian) services.

Join our dedicated team as a Project Worker to support adults with learning disabilities and autism to reach their individual goals and ambitions.

As a Project Worker, you will be part of an enthusiastic and creative team who provide daily support to adults with learning disabilities and autism as they participate in workshops and activities within our site-based services.

We are looking for full-time and part-time Project Workers, where an interest in visual arts, outdoors, drama, performance, dance, music, and IT would be beneficial.

Please state your preferred site location in your application form.

A background in care is desirable. We provide full training and ongoing support to our staff team.

Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £11.00 per hour.

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Communications Officer [Maternity Cover]

  • Part time
  • £28,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st March 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly organised individual with great communication skills to provide maternity cover for our Communications Officer role, until December 31st, 2023.

Upmo is a registered Scottish charity working in Edinburgh and Lothian region providing innovative workshops and personalised support for people with learning and other complex disabilities. Our goal is to promote the self-confidence and social welfare of our students through assistance to engage with meaningful and progressive educational activities, aiding their development of practical, social and life skills and their ability and confidence to participate more fully in society.

The Communications Officer plays a key role in the planning and delivery of information to internal and external stakeholders. As such, the role involves writing, editing, and coordinating the publishing of content across various communication channels.

We welcome applications from any interested candidate, including disabled people and those from minority ethnicity groups, currently underrepresented in Upmo.

We are a Safer Recruitment employer and will always take the strongest action against anyone who attempts to harm the people we support.

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Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st March 2023

Are you interested in seeing your finance skills contribute to positive futures?

Upmo is looking for a Finance Assistant who has solid experience of administering finance, including using finance systems, preferably Xero. Your work will contribute to our organisational vision of supporting people with disabilities to achieve their dreams and aspirations, through workshops and a range of tailored support. We need someone who is as interested in day to day finance work as they are in development opportunities.

If that’s you, we would love to hear from you!

Relevant training or qualifications would be advantageous, and you must have effective interpersonal and organisational skills.

We welcome applications from any interested candidate, including disabled people and those from minority ethnicity groups, currently underrepresented in Upmo.

We are a Safer Recruitment employer and will always take the strongest action against anyone who attempts to harm the people we support.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,475
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st March 2023

We are currently recruiting full-time Project Workers to work with Upmo. We have vacancies at our St. Margaret’s House (Meadowbank) and Prestonpans (East Lothian) services.

Join our dedicated team as a Project Worker to support adults with learning disabilities and autism to reach their individual goals and ambitions.

As a Project Worker, you will be part of an enthusiastic and creative team who provide daily support to adults with learning disabilities and autism as they participate in workshops and activities within our site-based services.

At St Margaret’s House, we are looking for full-time Project Workers, where an interest in drama, performance, dance, or music would be beneficial.

At Prestonpans, we are looking for full-time Project Workers, where an interest in visual arts, outdoors, drama, performance, dance, music, and IT would be beneficial.

Please state your preferred site location in your application form.

A background in care is desirable. We provide full training and ongoing support to our staff team.

Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £10.50 per hour.

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Team Leader (Prestonpans)

  • Full time
  • £22,500
  • Prestonpans
  • Closing 29th January 2023

We are looking for a full-time Team Leader to join our dynamic team in East Lothian.

In this position, you will lead a team of Project Workers as they provide support and opportunity to the adults who attend Upmo in East Lothian.

On a day-to-day basis Upmo Team Leaders supervise and coordinate activities onsite, provide support to staff, ensure onsite operations are in line with policy and procedure and assist Team Managers with case and site management to ensure the smooth operation of the service. We are looking for a confident communicator with excellent leadership skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

This Team Leader position is based at our Prestonpans service within Prestonpans Community Centre, where we offer workshops and community garden activities to adults with learning disabilities and autism.

No formal qualification is necessary, but experience of working in social care is preferred.

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Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,475
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th December 2022

We are currently recruiting Project Workers to work with Upmo in Edinburgh.

Join our dedicated team as a Project Worker to support adults with learning disabilities and autism to reach their individual goals and ambitions. A mix of permanent and temporary (maternity cover) contracts are available.

As a Project Worker, you will be part of an enthusiastic and creative team who provide daily support to adults with learning disabilities and autism as they participate in workshops and activities within our site-based services.

At St Margaret’s House, we are looking for full and part-time Project Workers, where an interest in drama, performance, dance or music would be beneficial.

At Links House in Leith, we are looking for part-time Project Workers, where an interest in visual arts, and IT would be beneficial.

Please state your preferred hours and site location in your application form. Deadline for applications: Friday 9 December.

A background in care or any of the above areas is beneficial but not required. We provide full training and ongoing support to our staff team.

Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £10.50 per hour.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,475 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (St Margaret’s House & Prestonpans sites)
  • Closing 11th October 2022

We are seeking to recruit staff with a range of skills and experience for our St. Margaret’s House and Prestonpans sites. We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with skills and expertise in IT/digital, music, drama, dance and performance. This role includes supporting students in workshops of their choosing, working one to one with students, and facilitating workshops. The role also involves supporting people with personal care, as and when required.

We are recruiting for full time staff who can work 30 hours a week, and part time staff. Working hours are between 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £10.50 per hour.

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Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,500 – £23,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2022

Are you interested in seeing your finance skills contribute to positive futures?

Upmo is looking for a Finance Assistant who has solid experience of administering finance, including using finance systems, preferably xero. Your work will contribute to our organisational vision of supporting people with disabilities to achieve their dreams and aspirations, through workshops and a range of tailored support. We need someone who is as interested in day to day finance work as they are in development opportunities.

If that’s you, we´d love to hear from you!

Relevant training or qualifications would be advantageous, and you must have effective interpersonal and organisational skills.

We welcome applications from any interested candidate, including disabled people and those from minority ethnicity groups, currently underrepresented in Upmo

We are a Safer Recruitment employer and will always take the strongest action against anyone who attempts to harm the people we support.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,475
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2022

We are seeking to recruit a variety of staff, with a range of skills and experience. We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with skills and expertise in retail, employability, IT/digital, dance and performance.

This role includes supporting students in workshops of their choosing, working one to one with students, and facilitating workshops. The role also involves supporting people with personal care, as and when required.

We are recruiting for full time staff who can work 30 hours a week, between the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £10.50 per hour.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £22,500
  • Prestonpans
  • Closing 7th July 2022

We are looking for a full-time Team Leader to join our dynamic team in East Lothian. In this position, you will lead a team of Project Workers as they provide support and opportunity to the adults who attend Upmo in East Lothian.

On a day-to-day basis, Upmo Team Leaders supervise and coordinate activities onsite, provides support to staff, ensure onsite operations are in line with policy and procedure and assist Team Managers with case and site management. We are looking for a confident communicator with excellent leadership skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

This Team Leader position is primarily based in our service in Prestonpans, where we offer workshops and community garden activities to adults with learning disabilities and autism from Prestonpans Community Centre.

No formal qualification is necessary, but experience of working in social care is preferred.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,539
  • Lothian
  • Closing 17th June 2022

We are currently recruiting Project Workers to join our dedicated team.

We are seeking to recruit a variety of staff, with a range of skills and experience. We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with skills and expertise in retail, employability, IT/digital, hospitality, dance and performance.

This role includes supporting students in workshops of their choosing, working one to one with students, and facilitating workshops. The role also involves supporting people with personal care, as and when required.

We are recruiting for full time staff who can work 30 hours a week, between the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £10.02 per hour.

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Project Worker (Cafe)

  • Full time
  • £19,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd March 2022

We have an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team at a time of development as a full-time Project Worker (Café).

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,539
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Upmo is a charity operating in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian, providing support and opportunity for adults with learning difficulties, autism, and additional support needs.

Every week, we encourage our students to build their confidence, use their imagination and develop their independence and life skills.

We are seeking to recruit a variety of staff, with a range of skills and experience. We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with skills and expertise in retail, employability, IT/digital, dance and performance.

This role includes supporting students in workshops of their choosing, working one to one with students, and facilitating workshops. The role also involves supporting people with personal care, as and when required.

We are recruiting for full time staff who can work 30 hours a week, between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £10.02 per hour.

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Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th March 2022

Are you a manager whose goal is to see positive change in peoples´ lives through great services?

Upmo is looking for a strong, dynamic team manager with solid experience of managing staff and resources, who has a drive to support people with disabilities to achieve their dreams and aspirations, through workshops and a range of tailored support. We need someone who is able to create change where needed whilst celebrating the positive aspects of our successes. If that’s you, we´d love to hear from you!

Relevant training or qualifications would be advantageous, and you must have effective interpersonal and organisational skills.

We would particularly welcome applications from groups who are underrepresented in Upmo, currently disabled people and those from minority ethnicity groups.

We are a Safer Recruitment employer and will always take the strongest action possible against anyone who attempts to harm the people we support.

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Enrolment Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th January 2022

Upmo is recruiting for a full-time Enrolment Manager to join our team.

In this position, you will act as an ambassador for Upmo, promoting our services externally during workshops or events. Internally, the Enrolment Manager ensures students and families are supported from enrolment to progression at Upmo.

We are looking for a candidate with experience of service delivery, planning and/or management either within a social care or educational setting with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.

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Cafe Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,382
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th January 2022

Upmo is currently recruiting for a Cafe Project Worker.

This is an exciting unique opportunity to join our growing Development team, empowering and supporting young people to fulfil their own ambitions. The role will be predominantly based in the Drumbrae area of Edinburgh.

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Cafe Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th November 2021

Upmo is currently recruiting for a Cafe Project Development Manager to join our Development Team.

In this position, you will lead the development and management of Upmo Eat, our cafe that enables our students, adults with learning disabilities and autism, to gain employment skills in the catering and hospitality sector.

This full-time role will manage external collaborations and undertake a detailed assessment of existing and future opportunities for Upmo Eat. The aim is to derive a sustainable income stream that will directly support the charity’s core objectives through our Social Enterprise.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,720
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd October 2021

Upmo is a charity operating in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian, providing support and opportunity for adults with learning difficulties, autism, and additional support needs.

Every week, we encourage our students to build confidence, use imagination and develop life skills through music, drama, art and other expressive and physical activities.

We are seeking to recruit a variety of staff, with a range of skills and experience. We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with skills/ interest in IT, Drama, Music and Cafe work.

The role includes supporting students in workshops and working one to one with students, and facilitating workshops. The role also involves supporting people with personal care, as and when required.

We are recruiting for full time staff who can work 30 hours a week, between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £9.60 per hour.

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Finance Manager

  • Part time
  • £30,000 – £34,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th October 2021

Upmo is currently recruiting for a skilled Finance Manager to join our team.

The Finance Manager will join our dedicated Corporate Services team to provide the essential function of managing and maintaining all financial records and systems (currently Xero), as well as the preparation of financial analysis to ensure a secure future for our organisation.

We are looking for an organised, motivated and experienced individual who can demonstrate financial management experience and leadership, as well as practical knowledge across all areas of financial management.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,720
  • Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian
  • Closing 17th August 2021

Upmo is a charity operating in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian, providing support and opportunity for adults with learning difficulties, autism, and additional support needs.

Every week, we encourage our students to build confidence, use imagination and develop life skills through music, drama, art and other expressive and physical activities.

As we are expanding our provision to create new opportunities for young disabled people in Edinburgh, we are recruiting for new staff to support the delivery of our services. We are seeking to recruit a variety of staff, with a range of skills and experience – a background in teaching or facilitating, especially in music, drama, IT/digital skills and the creative arts, is especially desirable.

The role includes supporting students in workshops and working one to one with students, and facilitating workshops. The role also involves supporting people with personal care, as and when required.

We are recruiting for full time (minimum 30 hours per week; up to 35 hours available) posts. Upmo is a Living Wage Employer; the rate of pay for this role is £9.60 p/h.

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Curriculum Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th August 2021

Upmo has an exciting opportunity for a Curriculum Development Manager to join our team.

This role will support the creation and installation of a new and enhanced curriculum to provide a positive education experience as well as meaningful outcomes for our students. The Curriculum Development Manager will provide hands-on support to our facilitators, offering advice and training to develop skills within our team.

The position is well suited to an applicant educated to SCQF Level 9 or above, with experience of working within the social care and/or third sector. This is a full-time position with a fixed term contract of 2 years, salary £30,000 per annum.

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Enterprise Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th August 2021

Upmo is currently looking for an Enterprise Support Manager to join our Development team.

The Enterprise Support Manager will develop and implement Social Enterprise activities in line with the strategic goals of the organisation and our charitable mission.

This role is well-suited to an excellent communicator and networker who has a business qualification or practical experience in an enterprise position. The candidate must have professional experience of, and interest in, the creation and growth of new ventures.

Upmo is a charity providing personalised support and educational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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Digital Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th July 2021

Upmo is currently recruiting for a Digital Support Manager.

The Digital Support Manager provides the key function of supporting the organisations digital infrastructure and maintenance, including; IT equipment, cloud-based systems, third-party platforms and external relationships.

As part of the Development team, reporting to the Head of Development, this role will involve continuously reviewing equipment, contracts and systems as well as leading on IT projects.

Upmo is a charity providing personalised support and educational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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