Big Hearts Community Trust
Big Hearts Community Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC037311

Big Hearts Community Trust (Big Hearts) is the official charity partner of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Following a refocus of the charity’s purpose and ambition last year, Big Hearts is dedicated to delivering a new and ambitious programme of targeted support for families in need across Edinburgh and surrounding areas.


Current vacancies

Kinship Care Project Lead (Children and Young People)

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £29,000
  • Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2024

Big Hearts is excited to announce a new and exciting opportunity to join our dedicated staff team!

As the charity of Heart of Midlothian Football Club, we are committed to bringing community resources together to offer adults and children free opportunities to help them live a safe and fulfilling life.

Big Hearts are looking to recruit individuals who are friendly, enthusiastic, professional, and able to support the on-going growth of our charity.

If you are motivated by making a positive impact on people’s lives, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you to make a real difference in the local community.

Role overview

To improve the quality of life of children and young people living in Kinship Care across the city of Edinburgh by providing group support, one to one support, information, advocacy and advice to build their confidence and self-esteem enabling them to better cope.

Please download the Job Pack for further information.

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Fundraising Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, EH11 2NZ / Hybrid
  • Closing 16th February 2024

Big Hearts is welcoming applications to join their staff team as Fundraising Officer.

As part of the Big Hearts’ growing Development Team, this new role will focus on the success of community fundraising initiatives across the year, and on positive relationships with a wide range of charity supporters.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in growing their career in the third sector and/or in fundraising.

You will be part of a small and dynamic team who work together to generate a six-figure annual income for the charity through fundraising events, public appeals, engagement campaigns and corporate partnerships.

Organisation Profile

Big Hearts Community Trust is the official charity of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Based in South West Edinburgh, we aim to improve outcomes for individuals and families, using the power of football. We work across three key areas : Mental Health, Social Connections and Equal Opportunities.

We work closely with local and specialist partners to identify areas of need, understand where we can best add value and ensure our activities are designed and delivered effectively within the communities we serve.

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Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th January 2023

Big Hearts is welcoming applications from qualified individuals to join our Board of Trustees!

The official charity of Heart of Midlothian FC, which is based at Tynecastle Park, is looking to recruit two new Trustees.

In line with our strategic ambitions, Big Hearts delivers free programmes of support focused on mental health, social connections and equal opportunities.

In the last football season, we offered 245 free days of activities, delivered 3,400 free meals and completed over 4,800 hours of support from dedicated volunteers.

Over the past two years, Big Hearts opened new community facilities at Tynecastle Park, received two prestigious awards at national and European levels, and was contracted by the city of Edinburgh Council to deliver mental health services for children from 5 years old.

Our new Trustees will bring their experience to help shape the future of our thriving charity and enable Big Hearts to continue creating opportunities for adults and children most in need of support across our communities.

We are particularly interested in applications from professionals with experience in the charity sector and / or individuals with excellent knowledge and understanding of the Edinburgh business and community environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone willing to join a growing and ambitious charity and to work alongside the rest of our Board of Trustees and dedicated Staff Team to navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead of us.

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Young People’s Support Officer (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL (Some working from home will be required)
  • Closing 10th January 2023

Building on the success of the Wellbeing Together South West Partnership which Big Hearts has been part of since October 2021 we’re recruiting for a new Young People’s Support Officer to join our staff team.

With funding from the Scottish Government via the City of Edinburgh Council, Big Hearts has played a key role alongside SAMH, With Kids and Space to create a pathway for young people to access community mental health support in South West Edinburgh.

The fixed term Young People’s Support Officer role will focus on providing support to children and young people referred to us for community mental health support. This is a full time, 37.5 hours a week post.

This staff member will play a key role in managing the referral process for children and young people joining our existing projects, as well as working to support the delivery of group work and monitoring the progress of individuals.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Big Hearts is recognised as one of the leading football charities in Scotland, widely praised for the standard of support services and the positive impact generated across Edinburgh.

The Young People’s Support Officer will work full-time within our staff team, to lead our work supporting children and young people aged 5-24 years.

Every month, Big Hearts provides tailored support to over 80 children and young people through four of our existing projects.

This role will help plan, deliver and coordinate Big Hearts’ work to support children and young people through a number of initiatives, including face-to-face groups and events.

This is the perfect role for someone who has experience within the charity sector, and particularly with experience of working with children and young people around their mental health and wellbeing.

This is a fixed term role until the end of December 2024, which may be extended subject to funding.

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Finance & Administration Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,000 pro-rata
  • Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh - with Hybrid working arrangements.
  • Closing 25th February 2022

This role will involve supporting the day to day finance and administration needs of the charity. This is a brand new role and seen as a vital addition to our staff team.

We anticipate this role being one which will assist both our operations and engagement teams with a strong link to reporting to our many funders and stakeholders. The role will report directly to the General Manager of the charity.

Please download the Job Pack below for further details about the role.

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Sessional Youth Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th February 2022

This role will involve supporting the delivery of Big Hearts’ existing after school youth work projects designed to support young people and teenagers in South West Edinburgh.

You will work as part of a staff team aiming to provided tailored support and activities for young people and teenagers in need of positive experiences and guidance around mental health, wellbeing, resilience and life skills.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be able to support the delivery of at least two weekly youth groups held at Tynecastle Park, and possibly more depending on the candidates availability.

Please download the Job Pack below for further details about this role.

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Young People’s Support Officer (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL (Some working from home will be required)
  • Closing 19th November 2021

The aim of this role is to lead on our work with children and young people (aged 5 - 24 years old, or 26 if care experienced) referred to us for mental health support, with a focus on those in South-West Edinburgh, Wester Hailes and the Gorgie / Dalry area.

This role will involve partnership working with SPACE, With Kids and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).

The role will involve participating in weekly referral meetings, as well as creating a smooth referral pathway for children and young people to join four of our existing projects. The role will also involve 1-1 work with young people, as well as joining and supporting the delivery of group work, monitoring the progress of individuals, assessing the impact of our work and reporting on our outcomes. On top of this, there will be scope to develop and design sessions which benefit the wellbeing of young people.

This is the perfect role for someone who has experience within the charity sector, and particularly with experience of working with children and young people around their mental health and wellbeing.

The role will involve supporting young people who are experiencing emotional distress, and providing parent or carer support. The post-holder must be suitably qualified and have the ability to provide advice to parents, carers, as well as to provide advice and support to colleagues.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Project Officer (Older People)

  • Part time
  • £21,000 pro-rata
  • Initially working from home with some visits to our office at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh EH11 2NL. When possible, your base will be at Tynecastle Park.
  • Closing 28th May 2021

Big Hearts Community Trust is an award-winning charity based at Tynecastle Park, the home of Heart of Midlothian Football Club in the West of Edinburgh. Since 2015, our ambitious organisation is committed to changing lives through the power of football, using the reach of the Club’s badge to support groups most in need across the community. Through close partnerships with local organisations and football supporters, Big Hearts is able to build and run free family programmes at the Stadium throughout the year. In 2020 amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, our charity of 9 staff members engaged with over 8,000 adults and children, with the help from 250 dedicated volunteers. Big Hearts Community Trust is considered to be one of the leading football charities in Scotland, recognised for the high standard of support and positive social impact in Edinburgh. In the summer of 2021, we will announce a new strategic direction which will shape our future activity for the next three years.

The aim of this role is to lead on our work to support isolated older people across Edinburgh, with a focus on South West Edinburgh and the Gorgie / Dalry area. This role will involve coordinating our Football & Edinburgh Memories work, which is a reminiscence based social history project aiming to bring together isolated older people, and those with dementia, to have conversations and make social connections.

Throughout most of 2020 and 2021 our reminiscence work has been restricted to ‘Memories at Home’ packs, created by Big Hearts, then posted to around 200 older people every two weeks. Part of this role will involve taking on this forward in some capacity. When restrictions allow, part of the role will involve designing weekly face to face sessions, and creating content to spark conversations, as well as speaking to participants and supporting them individually where necessary.

The role will also involve growing and expanding our work, including organising group trips, outreach to care homes and working closely with our Volunteer Development Officer to support volunteers who wish to contribute to this area of work. On top of this, there will be scope to research and develop new initiatives and explore partnerships which will benefit our work, as well as the wellbeing of older people.

Finally, the role will also include organising events, particularly around Christmas & Christmas Day, which can bring people together who may otherwise be isolated. This is the perfect role for someone who has experience within the charity sector, and particularly with experience of working with older people, who wants the opportunity to develop projects to increase social connections

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Content and Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,000
  • Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh EH11 2NL
  • Closing 30th April 2021

Are you passionate about capturing inspiring stories? Do you have a first experience in social media planning?

Big Hearts Community Trust is an award-winning charity based at Tynecastle Park, the home of Heart of Midlothian Football Club in the West of Edinburgh.

Since 2015, our ambitious organisation is committed to changing lives through the power of football, using the reach of the Club’s badge to support groups most in need across the community.

We are recognised as one the leading football charities in Scotland, widely praised for the standard of our support services and the positive social impact generated across Edinburgh.

Our communications strategy plays a key-role in sharing the relevant information to our volunteers, programme participants, community partners and the Hearts supporter base.

To support our organisation's growth, we are delighted to be opening a brand new full-time position within our enthusiastic staff team. This new role will support the programme delivery, communications and fundraising activities of our charity.

The Content and Communications Officer will be responsible for planning and creating high quality and engaging content for Big Hearts' digital and off-line communications channels. Your role will include monitoring social media and bringing compelling stories to life through videos, photos and copywriting.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record in planning and delivering targeted messages through a wide range of collateral, including website, newsletters, infographics, print publications and social media. Two years’ experience in a similar role through employment, voluntary work or student placements would be appreciated.

Reporting to the Engagement and Communications Manager, you will play a key-role in raising the profile of our ambitious charity within the third sector and Scottish football.

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