Fathers Network Scotland
Fathers Network Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC041341

Our vision is for a safe and compassionate Scotland where all children, their families and communities are enriched and strengthened through the full and welcome involvement of their fathers.

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Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,000 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid Remote)
  • Closing 26th April 2023

Empowering dads, father-figures and families.

Fathers Network Scotland is a dynamic, award-winning charity that exists to improve children's lives and outcomes through the positive involvement of dads, father-figures and whole families. They support dads and families get the help they need when they need it, train professionals in father-inclusive practice, and encourage employers across Scotland to create more gender equal workplaces through father inclusion, all of which has been underpinned by a robust evidence base.

Fathers Network Scotland provides expert advice on the needs of dads and families, and supports improvements to workplace policy and culture. They offer a wide range of training, workshops and talks to families, the professionals who support them, and employers, as well as providing a dynamic resource and learning hub. The hub’s relaxed space is designed for busy professionals to gain inspiration, share expertise and access essential knowledge.

The charity is now seeking a new Communications Officer to join their team and help to promote their life changing work in support of fathers, father-figures and families across Scotland. The Communications Officer will have varied responsibilities including managing and curating content for the online learning hub, promoting public events on behalf of the organisation, sourcing relevant industry news and research, and gathering both qualitative and quantitative data. In addition to this, you will edit and proof-read content before it goes out to the public, both for the website and the Fathers Network Scotland social media channels. You will also assist in the coordination of DADx online events and training programmes offered by the charity. The role will also include some administrative duties as decided by the charity Director.

Fathers Network Scotland is looking for somebody with a passion for the digital world. You should be an excellent communicator and a natural networker, with experience in writing and proof-reading content. You will have a keen eye for sourcing and developing newsworthy content which appeals to the Fathers Network Scotland audience. You will be confident in the use of computers and CRM administration, as well as general office administration. The charity is looking for somebody who has a can-do, friendly attitude, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Most importantly, you will be a champion of fathers and understand the impact of the whole family on children.

Perfect for candidates looking for a true work-life balance, Fathers Network Scotland offer part-time work that can fit around your lifestyle, as well as a hybrid structure requiring only one office day per fortnight. For those who are not able to work from home, Father’s Network Scotland is able to provide a hot desking space in Edinburgh’s city centre. On top of this, the charity is able to offer a generous 38 days annual leave (pro-rata) and an 8% employers pension contribution to their team.

This vacancy has now closed

Chair of the Board

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th February 2023

We are looking for someone to guide the charity through an exciting and ambitious phase of development and lead the organisation on our mission to improve children's lives through the positive involvement of dads, father-figures & whole families.

Are you someone with drive, enthusiasm and the knowledge, skills, and experience to help us in the next stage of our journey?

This is an exciting opportunity to provide visible and effective leadership and join a passionate and dedicated team with children’s wellbeing at its heart.

Do you have the following:

Personal Qualities

  • An ability to foster effective communication between all Board members
  • Be positive about developing relationships with the community, members and other stakeholders
  • Show evidence of personal integrity and strong values consistent with those expressed by Fathers Network Scotland
  • A high level of self-confidence
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and a good understanding and appreciation of diversity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including being able to operate as member of a team
  • An ability and willingness to give time and effort to the role

Leadership and management skills

  • Experience and/or understanding of charity governance
  • Experience or involvement in, developing and implementing a strategic vision
  • Management experience including an appreciation of financial matters
  • Some experience of representing an organisation to decision-makers, such as politicians, statutory bodies, private and corporate funders or voluntary sector personnel
  • Have an understanding of committee work and the ability to chair a meeting effectively
  • Achievement, preferably at a senior level

Read the full role description and the accompanying FNS Governing Document

Watch the video message from our current Chair

This vacancy has now closed

Trustees and Chairperson

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st February 2022

Fathers Network Scotland is a dynamic, award-winning charity that exists to improve children's lives and outcomes through the positive involvement of dads, father-figures & whole families.

What We Do:

Dads & Families - we provide information, signposting & support to help give children the best possible start in life.

Professionals working with families - we champion father-inclusive practice through resources, training, events and community building.

Employers - we provide expert advice on the needs of dads and families, and support improvements to workplace policy & culture.

Research - we collect, analyse and communicate evidence that expresses the needs and concerns of dads, families and services.

We are on the look-out for new Trustees, including a Chairperson. All backgrounds for Trustee position welcome, FNS has a specific interest in applicants with finance, HR and legal backgrounds.

For the Chairperson role significant Board/Committee experience, and ideally some experience in Chairing or leading groups of people would be beneficial.