Prostate Scotland
Prostate Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC037494

We are a Scottish charity set up to provide information, advice and help on prostate health and diseases of the prostate. Nearly 1 in 2 men in Scotland will be affected by prostate disease at some stage of their lives and 1 in 12 will develop prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men in Scotland.


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Communications and Supporter Care Administrator

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £23,700
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 8th April 2024

Prostate Scotland, Scotland’s prostate disease charity is looking for an enthusiastic Communications and Supporter Care Administrator to help us in our communications, supporter care and fundraising. Prostate Scotland is a busy active charity working across Scotland to inform, support and advance on prostate cancer and disease. You will play an important role in helping to look after our supporters and fundraisers, assisting with our communications and sending out merchandise to people supporting the charity.

This role will involve:

•Providing support to and administering local level giving and liaising with fundraisers in taking forward activities in aid of Prostate Scotland

•Supporting active fundraisers throughout their fundraising journey

•Administering donations and assisting with communications to supporters

•Helping on the development of fundraising and marketing materials and plans to promote Prostate Scotland’s work

•Ensuring that we have up-to-date information on our Customer Relationship Management System.

•Developing, sourcing, managing and dispatching stocks of branded fundraising merchandise and sending these out to our supporters

•Assisting with the co-ordination and development of communications activity with supporters and service users as part of communications and supporter care team

•Assisting with writing content for social media and website.

Your good people skills will assist us in working with local fundraisers and supporters to help develop fundraising for Prostate Scotland in communities and in events across the Scotland. You will also have the opportunity to attend and represent Prostate Scotland at local fundraising and supporter external events.

This new post will play an important role in supporting the charity’s communications and fundraising by providing support to and administering local level giving and donations and fundraising events and liaising with fundraisers in taking forward activities in aid of prostate Scotland. The role also will involve helping administer donations and assisting with communications with supporters, along with helping on the development of fundraising materials and plans to promote Prostate Scotland’s work.

Good administrative, IT and digital skills will be important. Prior knowledge of prostate cancer and disease is not required (though helpful) and training about this will be provided.

Occasional travel in Scotland will be required. Management of the post will be from the charity’s Communications and Supporter Care Manager. The post is available on a two-year contract.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £60,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st March 2024

Job Purpose: To provide the highest level of leadership in order to achieve Prostate Scotland’s strategic objectives in accordance with the requirements of the Board of Trustees.

Prostate Scotland is looking for a new Chief Executive to build on our important work to provide information, advice and support to those affected by prostate disease. The successful applicant will be passionate about raising awareness about this important issue and will have a strong track record of visionary leadership. They must be an outstanding communicator, very adaptable and able to engage at all levels. We are looking for someone with a clear vision as to how the charity should develop in the future and has the commitment and drive to carry this out.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Provide exceptional leadership to enable the charity to continue to flourish and fulfil its mission to ‘inform, educate, support, campaign and advance on prostate disease in Scotland.
  • Embody the charity's values, inspiring others to do the same.
  • Take a lead in developing the charity's strategy.
  • Motivate and inspire volunteers and staff to build on Prostate Scotland’s excellent performance and growth since its foundation in 2006.
  • Create strategic partnerships outside the charity and act as an ambassador for Prostate Scotland.
  • Shape and influence a positive staff culture and communicate ownership of policies and decisions across the charity.

Management and compliance

  • Oversee and implement recruitment, selection, training, development and performance management of staff.
  • Directly manage the Prostate Scotland team and be ready to step in to fill gaps in operations when required.
  • Manage and maintain excellent relations with all staff members, encouraging a constructive and proactive working style.
  • Ensure the health and safety and safeguarding of all staff, volunteers and fundraisers.
  • Maximise the efficient utilisation of our resources.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of our work in making a difference and implement change in response to feedback and data.
  • Maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect the organisation.
  • Represent the organisation to the media and give interviews.
  • Carry out all roles and responsibilities required by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
  • Build an effective working relationship with the chair of the trustee board.
  • Ensure that Trustees are kept well-informed of key developments in Prostate Scotland and provided with sufficient financial and management information to enable them to exercise their statutory responsibilities.

Financial

  • Help to ensure a sustainable income from individual, corporate, legacy and trust donations.
  • Produce regular financial reports and forecasts and manage the charity budget.
  • Ensure full and accurate reporting including the preparation of an annual report and financial statements to OSCR.

Communications

  • Oversee brand consistency across Prostate Scotland, ensuring it reflects our established values.
  • Develop and implement an integrated campaigns and media strategy, to maintain the charity’s presence and profile.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of effective channels of marketing and communication with all stakeholders and ensure effective internal communications.

General Responsibilities of all Staff

  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality as appropriate for the post.
  • Comply with Prostate Scotland’s policies and procedures ensuring they are up to date and relevant particularly regarding management and HR.
  • Promote a positive image of Prostate Scotland internally and in the community.
  • Use IT to best effect and ensure IT skills development within the team as required
  • Recognise the need to be flexible when working for a small organisation and carry out other duties that may be required.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Honours degree or equivalent level of education for the post.

Experience

  • A unique feature of the job of charity chief executive is the need to work closely with the non-executive trustee board, so any experience of working with committees or boards is advantageous. Experience of working in the health sector is helpful but not essential.
  • Sound strategic planning and a track record of achieving targets.
  • Successful financial planning and budget management.
  • Experience of developing strong external public relationships promoting and representing an organisation.
  • Securing funds and working with funding partners and grant making organisations.
  • Experience of working or volunteering within a healthcare sector.
  • Proven record of leading teams or organisations to deliver high quality results.
  • Experience of working with a small team.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of funding methodology and related financial issues.
  • An understanding of the key measures of financial management and control in a challenging environment.

Skills

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and articulate a clear vision.
  • Leadership style, which encourages, motivates, inspires and develops staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent communicator (both orally and in writing) with effective listening, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Highly effective decision-making skills with excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent administrative, organisational and IT skills.
  • Intellectual rigour, financial acumen and the ability to accurately analyse and explain complex issues.

Personal Qualities

  • Passionate commitment to raising awareness of prostate diseases and the support and treatments available in Scotland.
  • Empathy with the needs and aspirations of a diverse community.
  • Personal and professional integrity.
  • Commitment to relevant legislation and good practice in relation to equality and diversity and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of those affected by prostate diseases.
  • Willingness to confront issues and make difficult decisions.
  • Personal resilience, optimism and an openness to change.
  • Resourcefulness and creativity.
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Finance and Administration Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,250
  • Edinburgh - hybrid
  • Closing 31st October 2022

Prostate Scotland, Scotland’s prostate disease charity is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced manager to lead and manage the charity’s finance and administration functions.

The main purpose of this exciting role is to head up and manage Prostate Scotland’s finance, administration and resources functions. The role includes leading the finance function including maintaining and taking forward the books and records for Prostate Scotland, as well as producing monthly management accounts and managing the annual audit requirements.

The postholder will be expected to work closely with the Director and the Treasurer over the charity’s finance and administration. The role includes ensuring that the books/ accounting entries are up-to-date (using Sage software) and income/ donations and purchase invoices are properly and appropriately coded, an up-to-date ledger maintained and the bank accounts reconciled monthly. The role also includes leading the charity’s resources functions including HR and IT policy as well as managing office services and supplies. The post holder will on occasion be expected to deputise for the Director.

It is an exciting time to be joining Prostate Scotland – the charity is growing and further developing in its work and services across Scotland to inform, help and support men with prostate cancer and disease. The post offers the opportunity to be part of a young but fast developing health charity and to help us have a strong base and most effective administration to enable us to take forward our work to help tackle the most common cancer in men in Scotland and contribute to health and wellbeing of men with prostate cancer and disease.

If you are looking for an opportunity to manage the finance and administration of a growing charity and to help advance a lively and vibrant organisation dedicated to making difference to people’s lives – this could be the opportunity for you.

Prostate Scotland is a small, dynamic and award-winning charity working on prostate cancer and disease in Scotland. The post is full time 35 hours per week. Some flexibility of hours may be possible. Prostate Scotland is introducing a hybrid working system.

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Supporter Care and Information Assistant

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th June 2022

Prostate Scotland, Scotland’s prostate disease charity is looking for an enthusiastic Supporter Care and Information Assistant to help us in our fundraising and supporter care and information work. Prostate Scotland is a busy active charity working across Scotland to inform, support and advance on prostate cancer and disease. You will play an important role in helping to look after our supporters and fundraisers and sending out materials to people needing information.

This exciting role will involve providing support to and administering local level giving and liaising with fundraisers in taking forward activities in aid of prostate Scotland. The role also will involve helping administer donations and assisting with communications with supporters, along with helping on the development of fundraising materials and plans to promote Prostate Scotland’s work.

Your good people skills will assist us in working with local volunteers to help develop fundraising for Prostate Scotland in communities and in events across the Scotland, and in sending out information materials to men with prostate cancer and disease and their families.

It’s an exciting time to join Prostate Scotland as we have a growing, committed and enthusiastic supporter base and an increase in fundraising events taking place across Scotland. If you are looking for an opportunity to be part of a lively and vibrant organisation dedicated to making difference to people’s lives – this could be the opportunity for you.

Prostate Scotland is a small, dynamic and award-winning charity working on prostate cancer and disease in Scotland. The post is available on a 2 Year fixed term contract. Prostate Scotland is introducing a hybrid working system. Some flexibility of hours may be possible.

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Services Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,600
  • Hybrid Edinburgh office and home working
  • Closing 17th January 2022

Prostate Scotland, Scotland’s prostate disease charity is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced manager to lead and manage the charity’s COMPASS project.

Following research to understand the experiences of men with prostate cancer in Scotland, our COMPASS project is an ambitious programme to develop a range of support services aimed at plugging the gaps in support provision across Scotland for men with prostate cancer and disease. This exciting role will involve helping develop and take forward the development of a range of services across Scotland. The services include one-to-one support provision, courses and workshops, information and tools, and exercise programmes to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people affected by prostate cancer.

It’s an exciting time to join because we are about to move into the next phase of the project, grow the team, and build on the success of what has been achieved so far. Working closely with third-sector partners, people with lived experience of prostate cancer and disease, and healthcare professionals is critical to success of the project. It will involve a significant amount of liaison at local and regional level, and the development of effective partnerships. The post holder will manage a small multi professional team of staff in the delivery of support services.

The COMPASS project is already starting to make a difference to the lives of those affected by prostate cancer but there is so much more potential. If you are looking for an opportunity to manage and lead a project that aims to improve people’s lives – this could be the opportunity for you.

Prostate Scotland is a small, dynamic and award-winning charity working on prostate cancer and disease in Scotland. The post is available on a 2 Year fixed term contract, with the possibility of a further year’s extension. Some flexibility of hours may be possible.

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