The Robertson Trust
The Robertson Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC002970

The Robertson Trust is one of the leading grant-making charitable trusts in Scotland. Our overall aim as an organisation is to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of people and communities in Scotland. In 2017/18 the Trust awarded over £20 million in grants to Scottish charities and bursaries to students at university and further education college.

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Financial Accountant

  • Full time
  • £40,821
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th March 2024

The Robertson Trust are looking for a fixed-term Financial Accountant, to help us make a real difference to reducing poverty and trauma in Scotland. If you would like to be part of one of Scotland’s biggest independent funders, with the clear aim of tackling poverty and trauma, this role could be for you.

We want to see a Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Over the next decade, we have committed to use all of our tools and resources to work with others to reduce poverty and trauma across four themes:

• Education pathways

• Emotional wellbeing and relationships

• Financial security

• Work pathways

The Financial Accountant will have current experience of using Sage 50 or a similar package within a busy finance team (Sage 200 is desirable). With an in-depth knowledge and understanding of financial regulations and legislation, you will be adaptable to the changing needs of the team assisting the Finance Manager in maintaining and delivering accurate and timely financial information to support the finance team meet reporting deadlines.

The key focus of the role is preparation of monthly management information including analysis of financial performance and preparation of the annual statutory accounts and working papers including liaising with external auditors. This involves working in a collaborative environment, developing strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels particularly with non-finance functions is essential.

Key responsibilities:

• Preparation of monthly management accounts, budgets and forecast,

• Analysis of financial performance and provide commentary on variances to budget including balance sheet reconciliations,

• Ensure timely and accurate completion of month end processes,

• Assist with preparation of annual statutory accounts and working papers including liaison with external auditors,

• Liaise with internal audit as required,

• Ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations,

• Preparation of quarterly VAT returns,

• Identifying any process improvements to drive efficiency and effectiveness of the team,

• Support the finance manager with ad hoc projects and analysis as required.

A full job description is available on our website. therobertsontrust.org.uk

The Person

We are looking for someone with in-depth knowledge and understanding of financial regulations and legislation, who has proficient knowledge of Sage 50 or a similar financial system. You will have previous demonstrable experience as a Financial or Management Accountant. Experience of VAT returns along with excellent IT skills and a skilled user of Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel.

You should be able to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and work collaboratively with other teams and external stakeholders. The successful candidate should have strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an attention to detail, and a continuous improvement mindset.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer. We want to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds to work with us. We believe that greater diversity of experience, skills and ways of thinking will challenge our thinking and practice on poverty and trauma and broaden our collective knowledge and networks. We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from all parts of the community, regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief or socio-economic background. We also encourage applications from those with experience or knowledge of how poverty or trauma impact on people’s lives.

Benefits

• Salary £40,821 FTE

• 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays

• Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%

• Private health insurance

• Annual Travel Pass Loan

• Employee Assistance Programme

The Robertson Trust is committed to hybrid working. Applications for flexible working will be considered from day-one of employment. This fixed term role has the possibility of becoming permanent.

We are a Living Wage employer accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

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Receptionist / Administrator

  • Full time
  • £28,955
  • Stirling
  • Closing 21st January 2024

The Robertson Trust are looking for a Receptionist / Administrator, based at our Stirling charity hub The Barracks Conference Centre, to help us provide an excellent customer experience to all that visit us. If you would like to be part of one of Scotland’s biggest independent funders, with the clear aim of tackling poverty and trauma, this role could be for you.

We want to see a Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Over the next decade, we have committed to use all our tools and resources, including our sites at Robertson House, Glasgow and The Barracks, Stirling, to work with others to reduce poverty and trauma across four themes:

• Education pathways

• Emotional wellbeing and relationships

• Financial security

• Work pathways

The Receptionist / Administrator will have current demonstrable experience of working in a customer facing role, providing a high standard of professionalism and excellent customer service.

The key focus of the role is to support the Venue Manager in the efficient, safe, and effective operation of The Barracks site, when hosting staff, visitors, and tenants. This involves being the first point of contact for the site, providing a welcoming environment with a courteous, friendly, and professional manner.

Key responsibilities:

• Answer incoming calls in a prompt and professional manner, responding to stakeholders needs accordingly.

• Monitor booking mailbox, answer emails and offer advice around booking spaces within the Barracks Conference Centre

• Maintain safety and security, complying with procedures and regulations and controlling access by issuing visitor badges and security fobs, as required.

• Perform duties of Chief Fire Warden, ensuring all guests receive full details of evacuation process.

• Liaise with and assist the Facilities Assistant on event planning and room set up, including any Audio-Visual requirements, when required.

• Liaise with the catering supplier to manage any catering requirements for meetings and events.

• Minute taking at meetings, when required.

• Liaise with approved suppliers and contractors, as required, and ensure any compliance visits are recorded.

• Support reception at Robertson House site in Glasgow, when required.

A full job description is available on our website – therobertsontrust.org.uk.

The Person

We are looking for someone with current demonstrable experience of working in a customer facing role, where you can communicate, build, and maintain relationships with multiple stakeholders. You should have excellent communication, organisational and time-management skills with the ability to adapt and prioritise conflicting demands effectively. You should be proficient in using Microsoft Office and it’s desirable you have a good understanding of Sharepoint, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. It is essential that you can work as an individual and collaboratively as part of a team, with excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer. We want to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds to work with us. We believe that greater diversity of experience, skills and ways of thinking will challenge our thinking and practice on poverty and trauma and broaden our collective knowledge and networks. We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from all parts of the community, regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief or socio-economic background. We also encourage applications from those with experience or knowledge of how poverty or trauma impact on people’s lives.

Benefits

• Salary £28,955 FTE

• 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays

• Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%

• Private health insurance

• Annual Travel Pass Loan

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Cycle to Work

• Employee discounts

We are a Living Wage employer accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

Applications for flexible working will be considered from day-one of employment.

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Facilities Assistant

  • Full time
  • £28,955
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2024

The Robertson Trust are looking for a Facilities Assistant, based in Robertson House, to provide a welcoming and safe environment to all that visit us. If you would like to be part of one of Scotland’s biggest independent funders, with the clear aim of tackling poverty and trauma, this role could be for you.

We want to see a Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Over the next decade, we have committed to use all our tools and resources, including our sites at Robertson House, Glasgow and The Barracks, Stirling, to work with others to reduce poverty and trauma across four themes:

• Education pathways

• Emotional wellbeing and relationships

• Financial security

• Work pathways

The Facilities Assistant will have current demonstrable experience of supporting events and facilities service, ensuring excellent customer service.

The key focus of the role is to support the Facilities & ICT Manager with the delivery of events and facilities services at Robertson House, Glasgow, for staff, visitors, and tenants in a welcoming, safe environment. This involves being the first point of contact for the site for contractors to ensure the building and its property is maintained to a high standard. Liaise with and support the receptionist and café manager to ensure the building and its events are running efficiently and effectively.

Key responsibilities:

• Liaise and respond appropriately to tenant queries.

• Assist with maintaining the property to an acceptable condition utilising the appropriate contractors ensuring that the site is always fully operational.

• Cover reception, when required.

• Support café point of sale at peak times.

• Liaise with reception staff on event planning and room set up, including any Audio-Visual requirements are setup correctly.

• Support hospitality when required, setup teas/coffees/water and food in meeting rooms.

• Carry out fire drills with external contractor and record findings.

• Carry out routine building and meeting room checks for services and health & safety compliance, ensuring any issues are dealt with in a prompt and efficient manner.

• Carry out duties of a First Aider and Fire Marshal on completion of training.

• Assist with the local management of environmental matters met such as recycling, and any issues are resolved. Record all recycling data and file transfer notes appropriately.

• Provide support at The Barracks Stirling, when required.

A full job description is available on our website – therobertsontrust.org.uk.

The Person

We are looking for someone with current demonstrable experience of working in a facilities service role and an understanding of supporting events, where you can communicate, build, and maintain relationships with multiple stakeholders. You should have excellent communication and customer service skills with the ability to identify customer needs and offer suitable solutions whilst managing expectations. You should be proficient in using Microsoft Office and it’s desirable you have experience of CRM software and its use in supporting events and facilities services. It is essential that you can work autonomously, proactively and stay calm under pressure, with excellent problem-solving skills.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer. We want to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds to work with us. We believe that greater diversity of experience, skills and ways of thinking will challenge our thinking and practice on poverty and trauma and broaden our collective knowledge and networks. We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from all parts of the community, regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief or socio-economic background. We also encourage applications from those with experience or knowledge of how poverty or trauma impact on people’s lives.

Benefits

• Salary £28,955 FTE

• 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays

• Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%

• Private health insurance

• Annual Travel Pass Loan

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Cycle to Work

• Employee discounts

We are a Living Wage employer accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

Applications for flexible working will be considered from day-one of employment.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow and Hybrid
  • Closing 22nd October 2023

Help us to build solutions to poverty and trauma in Scotland

The Robertson Trust’s mission across this decade is to reduce the impacts of poverty and trauma in Scotland, and to build long-term solutions by funding, supporting and influencing change that lasts. We have committed to spend an average of £25M per year to advance our goals – and we have prepared a new Social Impact Investment plan that will see us invest up to £20M in addition to our core grant-making activities.

We shape our contribution around four primary themes: Financial Security, Work Pathways, Education Pathways and Emotional Wellbeing & Relationships. We also seek to build solutions that deliver our cross-cutting objectives on climate change and our DEI approach which we call EDPR (Equity, Diversity, Participation and Rights).

We are now recruiting four board members who will contribute to delivery of the Trust’s mission.

Whether you have previous board experience or not, we are actively seeking new ideas, perspectives and challenge. We want to encourage applications from people with diverse cultural or ethnic backgrounds to enrich the experience we currently have on the board.

We particularly welcome applications from interested people with lived or professional experience in any of these areas:

  • Working with people experiencing poverty and trauma in Scotland;
  • Equity, Diversity, Participation and Rights, especially advancing racial justice;
  • Social Impact Investment;
  • Rural Development in Scotland;
  • Corporate Governance, Business or Finance roles.

The board meets five times per year and Trustees are asked to serve on one of five committees during their term. The term is for four years and can be extended by the same period. For ongoing support, you will be matched with a Board buddy and offered development opportunities.

For more information about the role, please visit our microsite at:

micro.green-park.co.uk/robertson-trust

You can read more about The Robertson Trust here.

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Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £28,955
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th August 2023

The Robertson Trust are looking for a Finance Assistant to help us make a real difference to reducing poverty and trauma in Scotland. If you would like to be part of one of Scotland’s biggest independent funders, with the clear aim of tackling poverty and trauma, this role could be for you.

We want to see a Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Over the next decade, we have committed to use all of our tools and resources to work with others to reduce poverty and trauma across four themes:

  • Education pathways
  • Emotional wellbeing and relationships
  • Financial security
  • Work pathways

The Finance Assistant will have current experience of using Sage 50 within a busy finance team (Sage 200 is desirable). Working across all functions of finance, you will be adaptable to the changing needs of the team assisting the Finance Manager in maintaining and delivering accurate and timely financial information to support the finance team meet reporting deadlines.

The key focus of the role is purchase ledger including but not limited to reconciliations, bank payments, management information and supporting month end. This involves working in a collaborative environment, developing strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels particularly with non-finance functions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Handling, processing, and distributing supplier invoices on a daily basis in an accurate and timely manner
  • Perform monthly supplier reconciliations
  • Process monthly supplier payment runs and ad hoc payments as required
  • Process grant and scholar payment runs on both accounting and banking software.
  • Distribute credit card statements to the staff team for approval, ensuring they are processed accurately and promptly, with relevant supporting information
  • Raise and process sales ledger invoices
  • Reconcile any discrepancies or queries identified by resolving, promptly and professionally, with staff and suppliers/customers
  • Reconcile balance sheet items to trial balance
  • Monitor finance mailbox and respond to queries timely and professionally
  • Update management information analysis

A full job description is available on our website - therobertsontrust.org.uk

The Person

We are looking for someone with experience of working within a busy finance/accounts department, who has proficient knowledge of Sage 50 or a similar financial system. Experience of Sage 200 would be desirable and should be a skilled user of Microsoft Office, with proficiency in Excel.

You should be able to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and work collaboratively with other teams and external stakeholders. The successful candidate should have strong attention to detail and a continuous improvement mindset.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer. We want to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds to work with us. We believe that greater diversity of experience, skills and ways of thinking will challenge our thinking and practice on poverty and trauma and broaden our collective knowledge and networks. We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from all parts of the community, regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief or socio-economic background. We also encourage applications from those with experience or knowledge of how poverty or trauma impact on people’s lives.

Benefits

  • Salary £28,955 FTE
  • 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays
  • Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%
  • Private health insurance
  • Annual Travel Pass Loan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The Robertson Trust is committed to hybrid working. Applications for flexible working will be considered from day-one of employment.

We are a Living Wage employer accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

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Scholarship Training Officer - Fixed Term

  • Full time
  • £34,167
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th July 2023

The Robertson Trust are looking for a Fixed Term Scholarship Training Officer to help us make a real difference to reducing poverty and trauma in Scotland. If you would like to be part of one of Scotland’s biggest independent funders, with the clear aim of tackling poverty and trauma, this role could be for you.

We want to see a Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Over the next decade, we have committed to use all of our tools and resources to work with others to reduce poverty and trauma across four themes:

  • Education pathways
  • Emotional wellbeing and relationships
  • Financial security
  • Work pathways

The Scholarship Training Officer will have current experience of working with students in further and/or higher education to assist in the delivery of our Journey to Success (JtS) Scholarship Programme with a particular emphasis on career pathways to graduate employment and alumni engagement.

The key focus of the role is on planning, developing, and coordinating a structured series of activities to engage young people from underrepresented groups in higher education. This involves organising and delivering interventions to address various aspects of social mobility, diversity and inclusion, working in a collaborative environment and developing strong partnerships with key stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver targeted training opportunities as part of JtS programme for scholars
  • Share facilitation skills best practice through cross team working both internally and externally
  • Identify training and development needs within the scholar group to aid with scholar career goals
  • Co-ordinate the internship programme and related career pathway programmes including liaising with employers and delegating tasks to team members
  • Provide 1:1 scholar support across a range of issues including recruitment guidance, finance, accommodation, and mental health
  • Reaching out to partner organisations and external agencies to advocate on behalf of scholars and identify appropriate support routes
  • Read and respond to bi-annual scholar reports each semester providing support where required
  • Maintain strong relationships with universities and external partner organisations regarding match funding agreements
  • Be involved in the annual selection of candidates for Scholarship including participating in the design and delivery of our induction programme
  • Continually monitor the effectiveness of learning support for scholars through forms of co-production that amplify the scholar voice.
  • Assist in the evaluation of all training and development programmes undertaken
  • Assist in the development of processes and systems
  • Interpret patterns and trends to support informed decision making and to improve and develop programmes and activities for Scholars and Alumni.
  • Maintain accurate records to support effective targeting, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Provide updates on programme outputs
  • Identify any opportunities and improvements to the JtS programme

The role is fixed term for 12-months to cover maternity leave. A full job description is available on our website.

The Person

We are looking for someone with a relevant qualification at HNC or above and/or with current experience of working with students, particularly those from underrepresented groups, in further and/or higher education. You should understand issues surrounding widening participation and social mobility in a university environment with experience of facilitating, developing, and delivering engaging training sessions and events aimed at young people. You should have high emotional intelligence with the ability to form collaborative relationships with many different types of people both internally and externally, building and maintaining active networks to successfully deliver project aims. It is essential to have a commitment to co-production methods and collaborative approaches to working.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer. We want to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds to work with us. We believe that greater diversity of experience, skills and ways of thinking will challenge our thinking and practice on poverty and trauma and broaden our collective knowledge and networks. We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from all parts of the community, regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief or socio-economic background. We also encourage applications from those with experience or knowledge of how poverty or trauma impact on people’s lives.

Benefits

  • Salary £34,167 FTE
  • 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays
  • Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%
  • Private health insurance
  • Annual Travel Pass Loan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The Robertson Trust is committed to hybrid working. Applications for flexible working will be considered from day-one of employment.

We are a Living Wage employer accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

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Practice & Participation Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £31,842
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th March 2023

Each and Every Child and The Robertson Trust are looking for a Practice & Participation Coordinator to join our team. The Each and Every Child initiative is a programme of work which aims to tell a compelling story about children and young people in the care system, transforming the current public narrative and mobilising people at all levels in the community to take action to improve their life chances. Informed by robust research and the established practice of ‘reframing’, the initiative aims to:

  • shift public attitudes towards children, young people and their families who are in and around the care system to build improved support for progressive policy and practice implementation
  • engage and inform professionals in the sectors working with children, young people and their families around their communications to strengthen their practice and impact
  • support and equip people with experience of care to be at the heart of efforts to develop more consistent and effective communication to mobilise people in communities to take action to improve the life chances of children and young people

The Each and Every Child Initiative is a partnership initiative between CELCIS, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Life Changes Trust, The Robertson Trust, Scottish Government and Social Work Scotland. The initiative is hosted by The Robertson Trust.

For more information on Each and Every Child please visit our website: Each & Every Child | Help reframe the system. (eachandeverychild.co.uk).

With this role we are actively seeking to appointment a person with lived experience of care to support our work by

  • Supporting the development and expansion of Voices of Experience to include more diversity of care experience and involvement of people with lived experience in service re-design
  • Work with key partners across the sector to embed framing care recommendations within practice particularly focussing on report writing and life story work
  • Support and assist the Programme Director and Programme Officer with project delivery and development of the initiative

Lived experience of care can be anyone who has been in care, regardless of length of time, in any of the following settings:

  • Kinship Care
  • Looked after at Home
  • Residential Care
  • Foster Care
  • Secure Care
  • Adoption

The role is fixed term for 2 years and is funded through The Promise Partnership. A full job description and person specification is available on our website.

Benefits

  • Salary £31,842 FTE
  • 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays
  • Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%
  • Private health insurance
  • Annual Travel Pass Loan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The Robertson Trust is testing approaches to hybrid working. Applications for flexible working will be considered from day-one of employment.

We are a Living Wage employer accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

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Scholar Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,842
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th February 2023

The Robertson Trust are looking for a Fixed Term Scholar Development Officer to help us make a real difference to reducing poverty and trauma in Scotland. If you would like to be part of one of Scotland’s biggest independent funders, with the clear aim of tackling poverty and trauma, this role could be for you.

We want to see a Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Over the next decade, we have committed to use all of our tools and resources to work with others to reduce poverty and trauma across four themes:

• Education pathways

• Emotional wellbeing and relationships

• Financial security

• Work pathways

The Scholar Development Officer will have current experience of working with students in further and/or higher education to assist in the delivery of our Journey to Success (JtS) Scholarship Programme with a particular emphasis on career pathways to graduate employment and alumni engagement.

The key focus of the role is on planning, developing, and coordinating a structured series of activities to engage young people from underrepresented groups in higher education. This involves organising and delivering interventions to address various aspects of social mobility, diversity and inclusion, working in a collaborative environment and developing strong partnerships with key stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

• Working as part of a team to organise and deliver interventions that address the challenges faced by underrepresented groups at university through facilitated group work and events.

• Building a network of Scholars and Alumni through co-produced events.

• Designing and delivering a suite of training activities (online and in person) to build careers related confidence and awareness.

• Assisting in the delivery of a range of targeted employability projects such as the Career Pathways and Summer Internship schemes.

• Contributing to the review and assessment of applications to the programme.

• Responding to Scholar Progress Reports before following up with support as required.

• Assisting in the evaluation of all training and development projects undertaken.

• Maintaining accurate records to support effective targeting, monitoring, and evaluation.

• Interpreting patterns and trends to support informed decision making and to improve and develop programmes and activities for Scholars and Alumni.

• Providing annual updates on fair access and academic progression rates.

• Identifying any opportunities and improvements to the JtS programme.

• Assist in the organisation and delivery of the residential induction weekend.

• Assist in any other duties required for the smooth running of the whole Scholarship Programme.

The role is fixed term for 18-months. A full job description is available on our website.

The Person

We are looking for someone with a relevant qualification at HNC or above and/or with current experience of working with students, particularly those from underrepresented groups, in further and/or higher education. You should understand issues surrounding widening participation and social mobility in a university environment with experience of facilitating, developing, and delivering engaging training sessions and events aimed at young people. You should have high emotional intelligence with the ability to form collaborative relationships with many different types of people both internally and externally, building and maintaining active networks to successfully deliver project aims. It is essential to have a commitment to co-production methods and collaborative approaches to working.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer. We want to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds to work with us. We believe that greater diversity of experience, skills and ways of thinking will challenge our thinking and practice on poverty and trauma and broaden our collective knowledge and networks. We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from all parts of the community, regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief or socio-economic background. We also encourage applications from those with experience or knowledge of how poverty or trauma impact on people’s lives.

Benefits

• Salary £31,842 FTE

• 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays

• Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%

• Private health insurance

• Annual Travel Pass Loan

• Employee Assistance Programme

The Robertson Trust is testing approaches to hybrid working. Applications for flexible working will be considered from day-one of employment.

We are a Living Wage employer accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

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Programme and Practice Officer

  • Full time
  • £35,720
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st August 2022

The Robertson Trust are looking for two Programme and Practice Officers to help us to make a real difference to reducing poverty and trauma in Scotland. If you would like to be part of one of Scotland’s biggest independent funders, with the clear aim of tackling poverty and trauma, this role could be for you.

We want to see a Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Over the next decade, we have committed to use all of our tools and resources to work with others to reduce poverty and trauma across four themes:

• Education pathways

• Emotional wellbeing and relationships

• Financial security

• Work pathways

The Programme and Practice team work collaboratively with internal colleagues and a range of external stakeholders to drive ‘big change that lasts’ on poverty and trauma. We work to develop and deliver our proactive funding strategy within the four thematic areas above. In doing so, the team will help to shape the Trust’s influencing work and build our subject and policy expertise across our thematic areas.

Key to our approach will be building relationships with our colleagues, our grantholders and with external organisations and expertise. Crucially, this will include a commitment to placing people with experience of poverty and trauma at the heart of our work.

We are looking for two people to join our Programme and Practice Team as Programme and Practice Officers - one role is permanent and one role is fixed term maternity cover until July 2023.

Key responsibilities will include:

• Helping to develop and deliver the Trust’s proactive funding plans (our Programme Awards) including learning from what we fund now to shape our plans to do so in the future

• Supporting and enabling collaboration across the Trust’s full staff team in relation to our thematic areas across our work to fund, support and influence.

• Building the Trust’s relationships and connections with diverse stakeholders in our thematic areas, placing people and families with experience of poverty and/or trauma at the heart of our work

• Helping the Trust build its subject and policy expertise in our thematic areas

• Helping to shape the Trust’s plans around influencing and delivering social change

A full job description is available on our website.https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

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Learning Officer x2

  • Full time
  • £31,842
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th July 2022

The Robertson Trust are looking for two Learning Officers to help us to make a real difference to reducing poverty and trauma in Scotland.

The Robertson Trust is one of the largest independent funders in Scotland. Our vision is for a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Over the next decade, we will use all of our tools and resources to work with others to reduce poverty and trauma. We are driving our work through four themes:

  • Education pathways
  • Emotional wellbeing and relationships
  • Financial security
  • Work pathways

The Learning and Communications Team supports all of The Robertson Trust’s teams to generate insights into ways of tackling and preventing poverty and trauma and understanding the differences that we help to make happen. We support the work of colleagues across The Trust, share insights internally and externally to support our continuous improvement, and to influence the work of others.

We are looking for two people to join our Learning and Communications Team as Learning Officers to help us.

The role

The Learning Officers will support with the creation, use and sharing of key insights both internally and externally. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Help develop and sustain in-depth understanding of the views and needs of people with experience of poverty and trauma, and of relevant evidence, policy and practice.
  • Provide learning, communications and advocacy support to teams across the Trust.
  • Support communications and advocacy work across The Robertson Trust.
  • Help to understand our contribution to making change happen.

A full job description is available on our website.

The person

We are looking for someone with relevant experience in research and evaluation, who will embody the values of The Trust.

You should have a passion for tackling poverty and trauma, an understanding of the causes and impacts of poverty and trauma for individuals, families, and communities and ideally some understanding of one or more of our themes.

You must have a keen interest for increasing participation and finding appropriate ways to amplify the voice of those with experience of poverty and trauma in the work that we do.

You should feel confident working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation so that we can create a shared ownership of learning and communications.

Benefits

  • Salary £31,842
  • 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays
  • Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%
  • Private healthcare
  • Annual Travel Pass Loan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The Robertson Trust is testing approaches to hybrid working. Applications for flexible working will be considered.

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This vacancy has now closed

Each & Every Child Administrator

  • Part time
  • £25,345 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th March 2022

The Each and Every Child initiative is a new programme of work which aims to tell a compelling story about children and young people in the care system, transforming the current public narrative and mobilising people at all levels in the community to take action to improve their life chances. Informed by robust research and the established practice of ‘reframing’, the initiative aims to:

• shift public attitudes towards children, young people and their families who are in and around the care system to build improved support for progressive policy and practice implementation

• engage and inform professionals in the sectors working with children, young people and their families around their communications to strengthen their practice and impact

• support and equip people with experience of care to be at the heart of efforts to develop more consistent and effective communication to mobilise people in communities to take action to improve the life chances of children and young people

The Each and Every Child Initiative is a partnership initiative between CELCIS, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Life Changes Trust, The Robertson Trust, Scottish Government and Social Work Scotland. The initiative is hosted by The Robertson Trust.

The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. The Trust has recently launched a new 10-year strategy which will focus on helping improve the lives of people and communities with experience of poverty, trauma or both.

We are recruiting for a part-time Administrator for the Each and Every Child initiative on a fixed term contract until January 2024.

The Role

• Assist the Each and Every Child team in the delivery of the initiative

• Provide administrative support in all aspects of the initiative, ensuring the smooth running of all activities

• Assist with the organisation and evaluation of framing sessions (both virtually and in person)

• Ensure all processes are followed and all programme information is collated and stored appropriately

The Individual

• Highly organised team-player with ability to manage workload including multiple priorities

• Strong communicator with attention to detail

• Competent with Microsoft Office and good understanding of GDPR

Benefits

• 35 days holiday per calendar year (FTE), inclusive of public holidays

• Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%

• Death in Service 4 x salary or 8 x salary if employee contribution to pension

• Single-member health insurance

• Annual Travel Pass Loan

• Employee Assistance Programme

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Scholarship Administrator

  • Full time
  • £25,345 – £30,413
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th September 2021

The Robertson Trust is one of the leading grant-making charitable trusts in Scotland. Our aim as an organisation is a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Our new strategy is to work with others, using all of our tools and resources, to improve the wellbeing of people affected by poverty and trauma. The Trust awards each year, around £20 million in grants to Scottish charities and financial support to students in further and higher education supported by our Scholarship team.

The Robertson Trust is now recruiting a Scholarship Administrator to assist the Scholarship team, in all aspects of their role, in the delivery of our Journey to Success Scholarship Programme. The key focus of the role is assisting with the provision of information, support and guidance to students throughout their journey into and through university. We welcome applications from individuals who would enjoy being part of an enthusiastic team dedicated to improving the life chances of young Scottish undergraduates and who may have experience of working with students.

The successful candidate should be committed to supporting Scholars on various aspects of their academic journey and experience of working with students in further and higher education is desirable.

As a member of the Trust’s Scholarship Team, you will assist with:

• The first point of contact for daily queries; monitoring scholar inbox and allocating support requests to the relevant team member

• Reporting on Scholar activity, often working to tight timeframes

• Support the communication of upcoming events and news via email

• Create accurate records of Scholar activity, using Salesforce

• Assist in providing online delivery support including managing bookings, resources and surveys

• Contribute to the annual selection of candidates for Scholarship

• Assist in the organisation and delivery of the Welcome Weekend

• Support the administration of internship opportunities

• Support the administration of volunteering opportunities for 2nd and 3rd year Scholars

• Support the administration of our Alumni Network

• Assist in the evaluation of all training and development projects undertaken

• Assist in providing annual updates on fair access and academic progression rates

• Highlight any changes required to the Programme

• Provide any other adhoc duties as required, assisting the smooth running of the Scholarship Programme

Benefits

• £25,345 - £30,413

• 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays

• Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%

• Death in Service 4 x salary or 8 x salary if employee contribution to pension

• Private healthcare

• Annual Travel Pass Loan

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Top job! Head of Insight and Impact

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd August 2021

Do you want to make a difference to people experiencing poverty and trauma?

The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant making trust in Scotland, providing financial and other types of support to charities, communities, and individuals. Marking its 60th anniversary this year, it was established in 1961 when sisters Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson gave shares in their family whisky businesses to the Trust to use income from those businesses for charitable purposes.

The Trust has a clear vision: a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Through funding and supporting organisations, The Robertson Trust works to reduce the impacts of poverty and trauma in Scotland through thematic projects and programmes. They also use their research, knowledge and networks to support, champion and inform effective practice across the country with the aim of achieving long-term change.

The dedicated team is led by a new CEO, Jim McCormick, focused on a recently launched ten-year strategy. It is an exciting time to be involved with an ambitious organisation which is not afraid to take on difficult issues and take risks in pursuit of positive change.

The Robertson Trust are now looking to appoint a Head of Insight and Impact. As part of the Leadership team, reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate in this new role will lead in developing a strategic approach to insight and impact around the priorities set out in its strategy. This will involve generating, applying and sharing valuable knowledge from across its funding and programme activities in order to build a picture of the difference that the Trust is helping to make. Leading the Learning and Communications team, the successful candidate will ensure work is driven by cross-team collaboration and ensure that the Trust draws upon all its assets to realise the promise of its new strategy.

The successful candidate will bring proven leadership and management skills and a senior-level track record of generating valuable insights and gauging impact using different methods. They will be a strategic and creative thinker with proven experience of building effective relationships with colleagues and senior-level stakeholders and ability to demonstrate a commitment to the Trust’s vision, mission and values.

The Trust wants to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds. It believes that greater diversity of experience, skills and ways of thinking will challenge our approaches and broaden our collective knowledge and networks. It encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates from all parts of the community, regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief or socio-economic background. It also encourages applications from those with experience or knowledge of how poverty or trauma impact on people’s lives.

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Top job! Head of Programmes and Practice

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd August 2021

Do you want to make a difference to people experiencing poverty and trauma?

The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant making trust in Scotland, providing financial and other types of support to charities, communities, and individuals. Marking its 60th anniversary this year, it was established in 1961 when sisters Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson gave shares in their family whisky businesses to the Trust to use income from those businesses for charitable purposes.

The Trust has a clear vision: a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Through funding and supporting organisations, The Robertson Trust works to reduce the impacts of poverty and trauma in Scotland through thematic projects and programmes. They also use their research, knowledge and networks to support, champion and inform effective practice across the country with the aim of achieving long-term change.

The dedicated team is led by a new CEO, Jim McCormick, focused on a recently launched ten-year strategy. It is an exciting time to be involved with an ambitious organisation which is not afraid to take on difficult issues and take risks in pursuit of positive change.

The Robertson Trust are now looking to appoint a Head of Programmes and Practice. This new role, reporting to the CEO and joining the Leadership Team, will lead the Trust’s existing programmes and develop new long-term thematic programme approaches informed by real world opportunities and dilemmas. Leading a highly motivated and effective group of colleagues, the successful candidate will ensure programmes are coordinated across the Trust driving cross-team collaboration.

The successful candidate will bring proven leadership and management skills to work with a diverse group of partners to influence change and a senior-level track record of designing, managing, and delivering programmes with impact. Candidates will bring exceptional programme management skills and the ability to build effective partnerships with a range of stakeholders, demonstrating a commitment to the Trust’s vision, mission, and values.

The Trust wants to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds. It believes that greater diversity of experience, skills and ways of thinking will challenge our approaches and broaden our collective knowledge and networks. It encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates from all parts of the community, regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief or socio-economic background. It also encourages applications from those with experience or knowledge of how poverty or trauma impact on people’s lives.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th July 2021

Do you want to make a difference to people experiencing poverty and trauma?

The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant making trust in Scotland, providing financial and other types of support to charities and individuals. It was established in 1961 when sisters Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson gave shares in their family whisky businesses to the Trust to use income from those businesses for charitable purposes.

The Trust has a clear vision; a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Through funding and supporting organisations, The Robertson Trust works to alleviate poverty and trauma in Scotland through short- and long-term projects. They also use their research, knowledge and networks to inform, support, champion and inspire the third sector across the country with the aim of delivering service and system change.

The dedicated team is led by a new CEO, Jim McCormick, and have recently launched a 2020-2030 strategy; it is an exciting time to be involved with an ambitious organisation which is not afraid to take on difficult issues and will take risks in pursuit of positive change.

The Robertson Trust are now looking to appoint three new Trustees to their board. One Board member will have the skills and experience to chair the Audit and Risk Committee and the two other new recruits will have personal and/or professional experience of supporting people and places affected by poverty and trauma. Applicants will, ideally, show a working knowledge of community development, system change, social change, funders and the charity sector. No previous board experience is required, and the Trust are looking for candidates to bring a diversity of thought, experience and background.

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