Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?
We are recruiting a Senior Childminding Development Officer to help us deliver our childminding services across Scotland.
The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org
The successful applicant will coordinate and deliver the Integrated Childminding Service in the City of Glasgow area and provide appropriate support to childminders recruited onto the service. This post may require direct contact with children and vulnerable adults. You will be adept at developing relationships, negotiating and working collaboratively with partners to achieve better outcomes for children and families, along with experience of the delivery of funded ELC hours and family support. This will be underpinned by an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders.
We require a skilled communicator with the ability to engage with others while demonstrating enthusiasm, self-motivation and focus. You will possess excellent organisational skills and be comfortable using Microsoft Office packages including Excel and Sharepoint.
Due to internal secondment this post is fixed term, with initial year one funding to March 2025, as part of a 3-year funding agreement, confirmed on an annual basis.
The post is home office based but will require travel and attendance at meetings within Glasgow (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in South Lanarkshire. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs.
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent Sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
South Lanarkshire is a progressive partnership and invests heavily in this post and the Independent Sector.
The successful candidate will be required to spend a significant amount of time in the South Lanarkshire area.
The post is home based with travel, where necessary, and is hosted by Scottish Care. Flexible working is available.
At Independent Age, we believe that no older person should face financial hardship. That’s why, by 2027, our goal is to have improved the lives of one million older people. Our impact across policy, campaigning, information and advice, grant-making and partnerships improves lives by increasing the financial well-being of older people in financial hardship, enabling greater choice and independence in wider areas of life. We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.
Responsibilities and Person Specification:
This role will form an integral part of our three person Policy and Public Affairs team based in Scotland, working as part of a UK-wide Policy and Influencing team. The role will drive forward our policy projects to reduce poverty in later life, conducting expert research and policy analysis and turning this into persuasive evidence to catch the attention of decision makers and persuaders. The postholder will create opportunities to amplify the voices of older people in poverty and work to secure support for our policy recommendations in Holyrood.
You will have strong research skills with experience of turning quantitative and qualitative data into high quality, persuasive policy outputs. You will have experience developing credible, evidence-based policy solutions, informed by the perspectives and insights of people with lived experience.
You will be a skilled verbal and written communicator with the ability to engage different audiences. You will build strategic relationships with a variety of stakeholders to advance the solutions needed to address poverty in later life, using your knowledge of the political landscape in Scotland and passion for our cause.
For full details on the role and requirements, please review the job description and person specification below. If your experience doesn’t align perfectly with all of the criteria in the person specification but you do meet most of them and are excited about the role, we encourage you to apply anyway.
This is a full-time role, 35 hours per week, which you can choose to work over five days or a 9-day fortnight.
What it’s like to work at Independent Age:
We celebrate diversity at Independent Age and champion the differences that make each of us unique. We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We aim to attract and retain a wide range of talent and create an environment where everyone can feel safe, protected, welcome and included.
We offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, and fantastic learning and development opportunities. We also offer a number of enhanced leave provisions and benefits.
We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best and supports wellbeing. Flexible working hours and hybrid working is standard for all (those contracted to work in the office usually attend 1 day per week). But if you need a different form of flexibility, we are always happy to talk flexible working.
You can find out more about what it’s like to work at Independent Age by visiting our website.
About the role
A new and exciting opportunity to work as a fundamental part of the People Team, supporting colleagues through their time with Sustrans.
The purpose of the role is to strengthen our colleagues’ voice, building the organisation’s capability to positively manage colleague relations, supporting Sustrans in building colleagues’ trust and engagement and leading colleague relations to ensure we are a charity for everyone.
The role will develop and implement a colleague relations strategy that aligns with Sustrans’ goals, values, and legal requirements.
As the Head of Colleague Relations, you will be instrumental in maximising the colleague experience. You will line manage a team of three People Advisors to provide coaching and expert advice to line managers on policies, legal requirements, processes and best practice.
You will work closely with the wider Human Resources teams, legal counsel and senior management to address complex employee relation issues and provide expert advice and recommendations
You will help lead Sustrans in developing a positive relationship and ways of working with our newly recognised union and reconstituted colleague forum, helping lead negotiations and being a key contact in this exciting new relationship.
You will support organisational change, develop and implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention and ensure our policies are modern, valued and inclusive.
This role does not involve regular travel. We may occasionally need you travel during your work including occasional overnight stays.
You should have experience of leading a colleague relations team in managing complex case work, as well as change management and supporting organisations through change.
You will need experience of working in a unionised environment, and of building relationships and managing negotiations in line with a recognition agreement.
You will need a good understanding of colleague engagement and practices and experience of developing people policies and procedures.
You will be educated to CIPD level 5 and be passionate about progressing the EDI agenda.
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
What we offer
In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
28 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
Staff volunteer days
24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes
Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
Bike, computer and season ticket loans
London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)
Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.
You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.
We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.
You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.
It’s an exciting time at EMMS International, with the creation of two new roles to develop our income generation capacity. We’re looking for a highly motivated, experienced fundraiser to join the small, yet highly efficient team.
Leading on creating new philanthropic relationships, developing existing support from mid-level donors, and growing strategic partnerships, you will enjoy creating and implementing plans to cultivate and steward new and existing donors.
EMMS International is Scotland’s longest serving healthcare charity, with programmes focusing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Our current programmes take place in Malawi, Inda, Nepal, Zambia. Rwanda, and Scotland.
Do you have experience of producing high quality, accurate content, preferably including content dealing with online advice plus a real desire to further develop? Then join Shelter Scotland on a fixed-term contract as a Content Designer and you could soon be playing a vital role within our Communications and Engagement team’s digital function.
About Shelter Scotland
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet over a million people in Scotland struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter Scotland we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter Scotland and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the Team
Our Digital team is tasked with creating and delivering high-quality, user-friendly digital content on the Shelter Scotland website that’s informed by user need. Users get reassurance from an excellent experience. Accordingly, the content needs to be of an exceptional standard so that they leave the site confident about what they need to do next to assert their housing rights.
As a Content Designer you’ll collaborate closely with colleagues including two other Content Designers, a Senior Content Owner and Digital Lead, a UX Designer and User Researcher and a Web Developer and Web Content Editor
You’ll also work with internal stakeholders at Shelter Scotland, including housing advisers, policy specialists, legal teams, senior management.
About the role
This role is key in helping to ensure that our online housing rights information fully supports our strategic goal, namely that everyone can defend their housing rights by accessing our advice services. As well as creating and communicating helpful and reliable user-focussed content to ensure an excellent user experience, you’ll get to take part in research and discovery to identify user needs. Once identified, we’ll rely on you to then design and maintain content based on such needs to agreed content production processes and best practice accessibility principles. And, all the while, you’ll be part of an agile team that’s dedicated to iterating and improving our digital advice. Reviewing the work of other content designers from the users’ perspective, giving constructive feedback, testing content with users and publishing and editing on a content management system – these are just some of the responsibilities you can look forward to.
To succeed, you’ll need proven experience of communicating complex information to users. You will have experience of producing high quality, accurate content, preferably including content dealing with online advice. You’ll also need the ability to research, analyse and convey complex information clearly. Experience of, or familiarity with, content design would be useful too. However, this is not as essential as your commitment to working together with others to create the very best digital advice. If choosing to work predominantly from home, you must be willing to attend regular meetings at Shelter Scotland offices.
About the Role: We are seeking a dynamic individual to provide inspirational regional team leadership for designated Regional and Area Associations and local volunteers. In this role, you will drive the delivery of outstanding member benefits, sports, and leisure events at a local level using member insight gathered from local members.
At CSSC, we must ensure that our offer, both locally and nationally, provides our members with a great experience and enables them to do the things they love. To help us achieve this, you will:
• Support volunteers in delivering a regional and local programme aligned with CSSC's strategy, mission, vision, and values.
• Use the local member insight to deliver what our members are looking for, as well as introduce them to new opportunities and activities.
• Ensure adherence to operating processes, framework, and legislation.
• Enhance volunteer skills and experiences, celebrate volunteering, and attract new volunteers to CSSC.
• Collaborate with the Regional Chair and volunteers to monitor progress, attend local meetings, and evaluate the delivery of activities and events.
• Foster effective networking and collaboration across the team, champion best practice and seek out new ideas and ways of doing things.
• Attract, recruit, and induct new volunteers to ensure confidence and excellent service provision for our members.
• Ensure key volunteering roles have potential successors, retaining and developing the services and commitment of volunteers with CSSC.
• Effective time and workload management skills.
• Resilient and flexible with the ability to work under pressure.
• Strong relationship-building and management skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
• Personal drive and enthusiasm with a positive attitude and a desire to succeed.
• Committed to continuous improvement and innovation.
Key Skills & Experience: Essential
• Minimum of 3 years relevant volunteer management experience.
• Good working knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Full UK driving license (travel required).
• A relevant degree or professional qualification in volunteer management (not essential but advantageous).
• Experience with building and working with high-performing teams.
• Working knowledge of CRM and digital Event Management Systems.
What We Offer:
• 24 ½ days annual leave + Bank Holidays.
• Free CSSC Membership.
• 90 minutes of wellbeing time per week.
• Flexible working arrangements.
• Excellent company pension schemes.
• Training and Development opportunities.
• Access to Employee Assistance Programme.
About Us:We are a not-for-profit membership organization with over 130,000 members. Our vision is to inspire our members to explore new ways to be active and healthy. Our four organization values are Passionate, Progressive, Supportive, and Social.
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our mission is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect, and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland and we currently have over 3500 Care Experienced members.
At the heart of Who Cares? Scotland’s work are the rights of Care Experienced people, and the power of their voices to bring about positive change. We provide individual lifelong relationship-based independent advocacy and a broad range of imaginative participatory and engagement opportunities for Care Experienced people across Scotland. We work alongside Corporate Parents and communities to broaden understanding and create change. We work with policy makers, leaders, and elected representatives locally and nationally to shape law, policy, and practice, working together to build on the aspirations of The Promise and secure positive change.
These unique roles offer the opportunity to listen to and work directly with children and young people with experience of care, in an individual relationship-based advocacy role, and within participation and group activity across our North region.
The post-holders will be key members of the Advocacy and Participation team, supporting young people from across the Highlands to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices are heard. These roles offer the opportunity to provide independent advocacy, children’s rights, and participation opportunities for children and young people who are looked after, Care Experienced, or subject to formal processes and structures. You will actively participate in child plan meetings, children’s hearings, and other formal processes, as well as assisting children and young people to prepare for them. In partnership with other professionals, carers, and organisations, you will help to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people by keeping detailed records of the work you undertake, writing liaison reports, and monitoring statistics.
As a vital part of the work of Who Cares? Scotland, these roles include facilitating group opportunities for and with children and young people across Highlands. This includes providing engagement and participation opportunities throughout the Who Cares? Scotland local and national network, as well as meeting with care experienced children and young people to introduce the service in agreement with the local authority. Raising awareness of Who Cares? Scotland and its services with children, young people, professionals, and carers you will also be responsible for facilitating training amongst corporate parents.
The right candidates for these posts will be able to form positive relationships with children and young people and have good interpersonal skills. You will be confident communicating with individuals and groups, both in written and verbal format, with the ability to adapt to a wide range of contexts. You will work autonomously, prioritizing and managing your own diary to meet organizational and young people’s needs. You will be able to evidence your work and keep accurate records of advocacy interventions taken. You will take enjoyment from working collaboratively with partners, believing in equal opportunities and inclusive working.
Committed to children’s rights, you know that all young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. You will demonstrate knowledge of the current structure, developments, policy, and practice in relation to children and young people experiencing care in Scotland. Flexibility is a must, and some evening and weekend work, including occasional overnights, may be required, along with a full driving licence and access to transport.
While we would welcome the knowledge gathered through relevant qualifications, we are just as interested in relevant work experience. We welcome and encourage applications from those with experience of care.
The successful candidates will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the North team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively - bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.
If either of these roles sound like the opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you.
The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the membership organisation for professional fundraisers in the UK.
Our values underpin all areas of our work and guide us in all we do:
Passionate: taking pride in what we do and driven by success.
Professional:championing and achieving high standards and governed by professional integrity.
Enabling: helping others and empowered to take ownership, find solutions, make decisions and collaborate.
Enterprising: open to new solutions and committed to delivering where we already excel.
Respectful:honest and fair, treating everyone with consideration and respect.
We are now looking for a Volunteer Officer to join our busy Volunteering team which is responsible for 35 volunteer-led National, Regional, and Special Interest Groups that offer events, networking opportunities, and support to our members and the wider fundraising community.
• Salary of £23,800 per annum
• Annual leave starting at 25 days per year, plus 9 Bank Holidays. We also close between Christmas and New Year which is additional time off
• Up to 7.5% employer contributions to our stakeholder pension scheme (after probation ends)
• Enhanced sick pay from day one
• Great work/life balance through flexible and remote-first working
• Support for your health and wellbeing with an Employee Assistance Programme
• Two days of paid leave annually to volunteer for a registered charity
This busy and varied role is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to advance their career in volunteer management and broaden their understanding of the charity sector.
The role provides key support to the Volunteering Team with day-to-day administrative responsibility for supporting the volunteer journey for all Group committee volunteers, from recruitment to onboarding to succession planning. The post-holder will support the strategic objectives of the team and volunteer strategy.
The role will also be the first point of contact and provide logistical support for volunteer events and activities, either online or in person across the UK.
A Job Description & Person Specification is available for download below.
Friends of Scottish Settlers (FOSS) envisions a Falkirk District that is multicultural, multilingual, and welcoming, where local people, organisations, and services are equipped, supported, and willing to cultivate wellbeing, solidarity, community, curiosity, and respect among newcomers and longtime residents. Through befriending and other voluntary activities, we enable newcomers to Falkirk District to build links and bridges with other locals, shaping and making use of the knowledge, networks and services we all need to live full, self-determined lives.
FOSS builds fruitful relationships through a culture of integrity, respect, solidarity, empowerment, and welcome. We began as an informal befriending project for resettled Syrian families in 2016, and, primarily through a befriending model, now support a range of newcomers to Falkirk District including Sudanese, Syrian and Ukrainian refugees and people in the asylum system. With partnership working, targeted activities and programmes, fundraising, advocacy, and good information, FOSS enables local volunteers and newcomers to strengthen and proliferate support networks within our communities. This also helps us to act constructively together in response to rapidly changing world events and policy that impact our lives.
About the role:
Purpose of the post: Experienced administrator to carry out FOSS financial and administrative operations, as well as coordinate procedures and resources for organisational effectiveness and efficiency. This includes providing administrative support for FOSS’s transport, material needs, and other projects. Please see Job Description and Person Specification for further details.