Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.
At Energy Saving Trust we don’t just offer jobs – we offer careers. For our people, being part of the effort to address the climate emergency makes working for us truly meaningful and rewarding.
As well as investing in our mission, we invest in our people and culture. We’re committed to creating an engaging, supportive, and inclusive workplace for all and providing opportunities for development, training, and growth. We also provide a range of benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, and a wellbeing allowance. Please see our careers page for more information on why Energy Saving Trust is a great place to work.
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We’re looking for a Finance Officer to join our fundraising and administration team. You will be supporting the Director in the running of Tailor Ed Foundation, with specific responsibilities in relation to financial procedures and tasks, enabling the smooth running of our services to families of autistic children.
Tailor Ed is a dedicated team of passionate and skilled professionals whose wish is to see autistic children and their families empowered and included, able to live the lives they want to and access all the day to day experiences that other families take for granted. We are looking for staff to provide the administrative support required to help us deliver our high-quality services to families across Edinburgh and East Lothian. We require dedicated workers who enjoy working as part of a team and the challenge and rewards of working within a charity.
Take on a role within a talented and supportive team and make a real difference to autistic children and their families.
Do you have strong administrative and office IT skills, plus proven experience of experience of planning and coordinating events logistics across a whole event’s lifecycle, including providing on-the-ground event support? Then join Shelter as a Corporate Volunteering Administrator and you could soon be playing a vital support role within our Corporate Volunteering team.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain 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 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 and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Part of our Equity, Inclusion & Culture Directorate, the Volunteering team is passionate about the positive impacts of volunteering for both individuals and organisations. Collaborative and supportive, we believe that volunteers are a vital part of our growing movement for change. Corporate Volunteering is key to helping us win and maintain high value partnerships. We have successfully developed and extended long-term, sector-leading partnerships with companies including HSBC UK, B&Q, M&S and Network Rail across England and Scotland. And, in 2022, around 300 corporate volunteers contributed 1,000 hours as part of our fight against the housing emergency.
About the role
We are delighted to introduce this brand-new role, which will be integral in supporting the growth of corporate volunteering due to significant new partnerships, by providing general administrative support across the Corporate Volunteering Team. Among your challenges will be the need to co-ordinate the operational elements of corporate volunteering, including supporting the delivery of a range of corporate volunteering opportunities such as shop challenges, pop-up shops, mentoring, home makeovers and skill-sharing workshops. This will also involve coordinating the end-to-end delivery of volunteering activities, working with colleagues to plan and organise volunteering opportunities, setting up the volunteering database to manage volunteering activities, liaising with corporate volunteers to sign them up to opportunities and creating and delivering briefings to volunteers. In short you won’t be short of interest and variety.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
Strong administration skills, excellent attention to detail and great people skills are essential to this role. We welcome applications from people who have not worked in the world of volunteering previously, as we’re happy to support your learning in this area. Comfortable taking ownership of processes and confident in your ability to introduce new ideas, methods or processes, you have great project coordination skills and work well in a fast-paced environment where handling multiple demands, planning ahead and prioritising your workload is key. A proactive approach, lots of initiative and a flair for applying logic and creativity to problem solving are all important too. So are excellent customer service and relationship building skills and the ability to drive communication to ensure timely delivery. Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel, SharePoint, Outlook is also required, together as is experience of using a database.
We understand that job security is a top concern for many people when considering their next career move. That's why we want to make sure that you know the full extent of the benefits that come with this fixed-term contract.
Although the contract offered currently has a set end date, we are committed to providing our employees with the same level of support and benefits that we offer our permanent staff. This includes access to training and development opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a supportive and inclusive work environment. Furthermore, you would be eligible for internal redeployment opportunities should the contract not be extended beyond its end date.
In fact, we are proud to say that our fixed-term employees often take advantage of the opportunity to gain valuable experience and build their skills in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. We are committed to helping our team members succeed and grow, and we believe that this commitment extends to all of our employees, regardless of their length of tenure.
So, if you're looking for a role that offers the benefits and support of a permanent position, along with the excitement and opportunity of a fixed-term contract, we encourage you to apply.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
The Action Group seeks a highly organised, skilled and empathic person to join it's dynamic carer advice team within its accredited Advice Services.
The post-holder will support parent carers living or caring in Edinburgh to maximise incomes and plan and access support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing.
This post-holder will focus on helping carers through the cost of living crisis. They will take the lead in understanding the resources available to carers, helping carers maximise their income through grants and trusts and assisting them with budgeting. They will also support the team to organise and facilitate monthly carers groups.
Supports offered to carers include one-to-one advice, group support and events.
Applicants will be warm and approachable, have excellent research skills, communication skills (both verbal and written) and an eye for detail. They must:
Knowledge of health and social care systems or a good understanding of welfare benefits are highly desirable.
This is an exciting opportunity for three professionals to join Youth Theatre Arts Scotland as voluntary Board Members/Trustees. In 2023 we are seeking applications to fill three vacancies on our board with a high calibre of people. Previous board experience is not necessary, and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds.
Improve the lives of young people through youth theatre with us.
We are recruiting to three voluntary positions to join Youth Theatre Arts Scotland as Board Members/Trustees.
We are a pioneering national youth arts development charity with a vision for universal access to quality youth theatre activity across Scotland and universal recognition of its impact.
Helping others is at the heart of our work in supporting, connecting and inspiring youth theatre participants across Scotland and the adults who work with them.
We do this by delivering a combination of sector support, sector training and development, youth theatre events and projects, and research and advocacy.
Whether you’re an experienced board member/trustee, or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you.
In 2023 we are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience or skills in one of the following areas:
• youth theatre
e.g. as a manager, facilitator, freelance artist, volunteer or participant (aged 16+);
• professional theatre
e.g. as a CEO, Artistic Director or similar of a venue or theatre company;
• digital communications
ideally with third-sector experience; and/or
• public relations/advocacy
e.g, experience as policy officer.
As a Board Member/Trustee you will have:
• Full induction, relevant training and reimbursable expenses.
• Opportunities to make strategic decisions and develop new skills.
• Opportunities to network with senior professionals.
• Influence to shape innovative projects.
• The chance to help improve the lives of young people in Scotland through youth theatre.
The time commitment for Board Members/Trustees is four two-hour online board meetings per year, plus one full-day in-person board and staff away day (usually held in Edinburgh or Glasgow).
The Scottish Recovery Consortium is passionate about building recovery from addiction in Scotland. Our response to the new strategy landscape is Support, Represent, Connect. Scotland has a rich history of people with lived experience using their experiences to improve services and structures for people still accessing support. Over the past few years, the emergence of Lived Experience Panels has created a unique opportunity to further embed our voices within the system. This post will support the development and growth of a Lived Experience Panel in Fife.
What the post involves:
• Work with people with lived experience, SRC, Fife ADP, treatment providers and local services to support the creation, development and integration of a Lived Experience Panel across Fife ADP.
• To support and coordinate the ongoing activities, development, and integration of Fife’s Lived Experience Panel.
• To support, coordinate, and train people with lived experience to develop an understanding of treatment and support systems. Utilise this learning and knowledge to cascade information more broadly across communities to increase the number of people in recovery who share their experience and contribute to local decision making about treatment and support.
• To support and offer peer mentor support to new and existing Lived Experience Panel members from across Fife to reflect on learning and experience of being a lived experience panel member.
• To link the work of the Lived Experience Panel and Fife ADP.
• To develop a links and relationships with all services that support people with addiction issues.
Our ideal candidate will have this experience and knowledge:
• Knowledge and experience of the recovery movement and people in recovery in in Fife and across Scotland.
• Knowledge and experience of addiction treatment services and system in Fife and Scotland.
• Experience in collaborating and jointly working with a range of key ADP stakeholders, key local providers and services and recovery communities in Fife.
• Evidence of high level on going personal development through formal or informal education, training or self-directed learning.
• Knowledge of how stigma affects people with addiction issues, why that happens and how can it be challenged and resolved.
• Knowledge of a rights-based approach and experience of having applied it in action.
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate these abilities and skills:
• Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
• Listening and observation skills that will be utilised across a range of different diverse groups, services and people in recovery and leaders across Fife ADP.
• Ability to communicate ideas in writing, in person and in presentations.
• Ability to co-ordinate a range of diverse groups, providers, recovery communities and leaders across Fife ADP.
• Strong organizational and administration skills.
• Ability to self-start and organise own workload.
• IT and social media skills.
Everyone involved in the SRC has a strong:
• Commitment to equality of opportunity
• Commitment to the principles and values of recovery
A commitment to equality of opportunity is essential and a personal or family lived experience of recovery from addiction is a desirable asset in this work.
Interview for this position will be held on week commencing 19th June 2023.
For an informal discussion about any aspect of this post please contact Derek Watt, Operational Lead – 0141 559 6934
We’re looking for a Fund Manager to join our CashBack team!
The CashBack programme is a unique Scottish Government initiative which takes money seized from criminals under the proceeds of crime legislation and invests them in Scotland’s young people. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills and the ability to demonstrate impact with multiple stakeholders including charity partners and funders.
Are you passionate about helping churches near you to remain open and thrive? If you can respond to enquiries and engage with stakeholders, you could make a massive difference to the churches, chapels and meeting houses in your nation or region by joining our team.
We're hiring 3 Support Officers to undertake delivery of our new National Lottery Heritage Funded Cherish project. Reporting to the new Support Project Manager, the post holders will work full-time on a three-year fixed-term contract overseeing the project in either Scotland, Wales, or North-West England. You will work within your country or region, but occasional travel to our London office will be expected.
We want to keep churches open and in use. Churches, chapels and meeting houses are impressive, exciting and surprising places. Whether seeking quiet reflection, access to critical community services, a warm welcome, a place to worship, or a space to explore, we believe they should be loved and supported.
In partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Cherish project will support capacity building and improve the condition of places of worship across Scotland, Wales and North-West England (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria). Alongside the core work of grant programmes for proactive repairs and maintenance, the project will offer support to churches and their stakeholders.
Cherish has been funded thanks to National Lottery players and benefits to churches will include:
As a Support Officer, you'll manage the day-to-day work of the project in either Scotland, Wales or the North-West of England (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria) and support churches to engage with it. Responsibilities will include overseeing a small grants programme, running training events and sector meetings, supporting churches with building and project enquiries and helping them on their development journey, raising the profile of maintenance, supporting church tourism and open church initiatives, writing content for the website, advocating the wider work of the Charity and identifying lessons learnt to share nationwide.
If you think that you are the ideal candidate for this role, we'd love to hear from you!
We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our well-established Area Management Team who provide support and leadership to our services across Scotland.
You will have a degree of flexible working and responsibility for managing and developing Key’s services in Dunoon, Helensburgh, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire. You will work as part of our Area Management Team, providing strong and effective leadership that achieves positive outcomes for the people we support and ensures high quality and creativity in personalised service development and delivery.
Key is passionate about delivering innovative, personalised services which support people to live the lives they choose, close to their family and friends and connected to their communities as equal citizens.
We are seriously committed to Self-Directed Support with the principles of choice, control, involvement and participation being central to what we do.
Applicants must have significant experience in developing and managing flexible, responsive, person-centred social care services along with the personal and professional skills to work at both an operational and strategic level. You will have excellent communication skills-both written and verbal, with the ability to motivate, support and connect with others.
As the post holder will also be a Registered Manager, you must already hold a level 7 practitioner qualification to meet the requirements of the Care Inspectorate. You should also either have or be able to complete the relevant qualifications to enable your registration with SSSC.
If you are a highly committed and flexible manager, who shares our values and has a serious commitment to working in partnership with the people we support to help them achieve what they want out of life, this may be the post for you.
The role will involve regular travel, and some support to teams out with normal office hours.
This is an exciting time to join the dynamic Community and Events Fundraising Team as a Community Fundraiser. A key driver within our charity’s strategy is that we fight diabetes together to achieve our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm. As a Community Fundraiser, you will play a crucial role in delivering our exciting plans for growth to help us achieve this.
We have a friendly and inclusive working environment here at Diabetes UK and are proud of our hybrid approach which allows great flexibility in the way that we work. This means that you can balance your working time between home and the office, subject to the needs of your role.
Interview date: W/C 19 June 2023 (via MS Teams)
As one of our regionally dispersed Community Fundraiser’s, you’ll be joining a busy team, where you will manage relationships with our key supporters with the primary purpose of generating income across a geographical area, through community fundraising activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering income targets across the region by building strong relationships with individuals, local companies, community groups and volunteers, in line with our community fundraising strategy. You will also be responsible for the management of local third-party events in your region and in providing excellent stewardship to those supporters.
This role is home-based with regular travel across the region. There will also be regular travel to Diabetes UK offices for meetings.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll be able to demonstrate a track record of meeting income targets through relationship fundraising. You’ll be experienced in building and maintaining relationships with supporters and colleagues. A proactive person, you’ll be self-motivated and able to work independently with a solution focussed approach. As an experienced fundraiser, you’ll be skilled in managing income and expenditure budgets and financial reporting. It is desirable that you have managed large third-party events before, however training will be provided, if not.