Charity registered in Scotland SC041153
Medics against Violence is a health led charity founded in 2008 by a group of passionate clinicians with professional lived experience, determined to change the outcomes of people we treated and those like them who were injured as a result of violence. Our unique selling point is the involvement of clinicians at every level of our work, and this is something we aim to retain.
We run the following programmes in health and education MAV Academy, ASC, Navigator, Youth Navigator and Pathfinder.
We are seeking to appoint a CEO who shares our vision for a Scotland intolerant of violence and all its associated harms, and our values of Integrity, Compassion and Empowerment. We are looking for someone to work collaboratively with us to support Medics Against Violence in the next phase of its development.
We are seeking someone with a strong record of achievement at strategic and operational levels and who has experience of working with, or on behalf of, people in one or more of the following categories: marginalised or vulnerable groups, those experiencing domestic abuse, addiction, sexual violence, violence prevention, youth work, youth justice, or a related area. You should also have experience of income generation and finance and resource management.
The ideal candidate will be ambitious, person-centred, trauma-informed, collaborative and motivated to build on our success to date and develop new opportunities.
For more detail on the post and what we are looking for please see the attached job description and person specification.
Our office in Glasgow’s East End which benefits from nearby bus and rail links and free on-site secure parking.
This post may on occasion require additional travel across Scotland including occasional overnight stays, for which expenses will be reimbursed.
Board of Medics Against Violence
Line Management Responsibility
Senior Management Team and Administrative team
Hours of Work
Full time, 35 hours per week. There will be occasional requirements to attend board meetings in the evening
Pay and Benefits
Salary: £60,000-70,000 per annum depending on experience
Expenses: All reasonable business expenses will be reimbursed. Home to base travel will not be covered.
Pension scheme: Employees are enrolled into a workplace pension scheme unless they choose to opt out.
Annual leave: 25 days paid holiday per year, plus 10 statutory public holidays, 4 of which are fixed, and the remainder may be taken flexibly.
Flexible working: At Medics against Violence we value the positives of a healthy work/life balance. We will consider requests for flexible working. The following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, an element of working from home, compressed hours, less than full time working. We are not able to support full time home or remote working.
Cycle to work scheme Available to all employees.
Development: All employees benefit from access to appropriate development opportunities where funding allows.
Wellbeing: All employees can access counselling if needed via our confidential counselling service
Initial fixed term for 24 months from the start date. Subject to a 6-month probation period. Extension of the post will be subject to performance review, measured against key targets, and the availability of continued funding. A PVG check will be required.
Youth Navigator is an innovative programme run by Medics Against Violence (MAV), a healthcare charity registered in Scotland known for running successful projects including Navigator, MAV Schools, and Ask, Support, Care (ASC). More information on the charity is available on our website: mav.scot
The aim of the programme is to improve wellbeing, engagement, and life chances for those who accept support through a hospital and community outreach youth work model. The project will be carried out in partnership with, and is funded by, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The postholder will work as a Youth Navigator, providing a hospital and community-based intervention to support adolescents who present as patients, often with complex social needs and in times of crisis. We are looking for exceptional youth worker(s) with experience and an understanding of the youth work approach, a proven ability to work in partnership Medics Against Violence is a charity registered in Scotland (SC041153) with vulnerable young people, and the capacity to form effective working relationships with a wide range of partners and agencies.
On occasion, the post holder may be required to assist with other activities of Medics Against Violence or the wider Navigator project (this will be minimal)