The Scotland Malawi Partnership is recruiting for a Finance Officer to assist its work inspiring the people and organisations of Scotland to be involved with Malawi in an informed, coordinated and effective way for the benefit of both nations. The post-holder should have demonstrable prior experience in bookkeeping, statutory reporting, financial management, oversight and admin; knowledge of charity finance management and be a hard-working, dedicated team-player.
The post-holder will assist colleagues in all finance-related aspects of the organisation to maintain its smooth and cost-effective running, including the management of:
The role also:
The Partnership is an equal opportunities employer. This is a flexible post, with the post-holder able to propose a working pattern around core office hours. This is a fixed-term position in the first instance, running to 31st March 2025. We will have indicative core funding for 2024-25 but this is finalised in annual contracts with the Scottish Government. As with all SMP staff positions, continuation of the post is conditional on continued Scottish Government SMP core funding.
The post-holder is required, at the time of application, to have the right to work in the UK
Are you passionate about improving living standards? Do you have a love of research?
Then you might be just the right person to lead our commissioned research projects at abrdn Financial Fairness Trust.
About you and the role
You’ll play a big part in the Trust’s goal by:
• leading the Trust’s flagship Financial Fairness Tracker survey;
• managing the lifecycle of externally commissioned research projects with the aim of bringing about policy and practice change;
• commissioning, project managing and quality assuring first-class research activities;
• contributing to the future strategic direction of the Trust.
Experienced in managing qualitative and quantitative research projects, you will manage the ‘end to end’ cycle of externally commissioned policy research projects and work closely with the Head of Policy and Research to develop our research agenda. You will be committed to ensuring our research meets the highest ethical standards, have a strong interest in centring research on the experiences of people on low-to-middle incomes and prioritise ensuring a positive experience for participants.
You’ll manage a small caseload of grants/contracts and will develop relationships with our current and prospective funded partners. With communication and public affairs colleagues, you will ensure research output generates an excellent programme of advocacy and media engagement. This means you need to be a confident communicator, orally and written, and have a good way of engaging with people. You should have a head for complex data and information with the ability to synthesize this into clear, actionable insights.
You’ll work alongside a small team of seven who are based between London and Edinburgh and work in a hybrid manner. You should be someone who is highly motivated with a can-do attitude, and the ability to occasionally travel within the UK.
What you’ll get
It’s crucial that everyone in the team is passionate about our mission, but not at the expense of our lives outside of work. We strive to ensure everyone in the team has a good work-life balance, valuing flexible working and being open to conversations about what you need. You’ll work with a friendly and knowledgeable team of staff and Trustees, and a supportive and experienced manager.
You can choose to work 4 or 5 days from the start of employment, you need to live close enough to commute to Edinburgh or London on occasion, and you’ll receive a salary of £47,972-£50,370 FTE (depending on experience) with a transparent pay scale in place. We know there’s more to life than just work, so you will have 40 days annual leave (pro rata including bank holidays), private medical care, income protection, life assurance and save for your future with 16% unmatched employer contribution to pension (plus an additional 2% match if you contribute). We have family-friendly policies and extra optional benefits to choose from too, such as discounted gym membership and good value travel insurance.
Do you want to make a difference to our children and young people?
Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish?
If so, this is the post for YOU!
About Sycamore Inverness
Our residential service in Inverness is one of two houses that Aberlour has in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals.
At Aberlour, we believe that every child deserves the chance to flourish regardless of their background and the circumstances that have brought them to live with Aberlour. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives. Working therapeutically with the young people, using a Dyadic Developmental approach, our aim is to help the young people to develop their confidence and self-worth and therefore to maximise their potential and opportunities for living fulfilled and happy lives.
What we are looking for....
We are looking to recruit a Residential Worker to join our team in Inverness, you will work 37.5 hours per week working in a residential house which is home for up to five young people. We have a core team of Residential Workers who support our young people, helping them to achieve and overcome the challenges they face.
As a Residential Worker, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that our young people are working towards their goals through supporting them with different daily activities. These activities can include educational ones such as school and college as well hobbies and interests which include a wide range of outdoor sporting activities and attending fun groups. Not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role.
This service operates a residential rota and, as part of this, you will be expected to work evenings, weekends, nights and public holidays. Shifts are set on a monthly basis, however may on occasion be altered to suit the needs of the service.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.
The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting; contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. We produce robust, ground-breaking work by bringing together children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond.
CYCJ is looking to recruit a full-time Restorative Justice Practice Development Adviser to work alongside the part-time Practice Development Adviser. The post is fixed-term for one year; for someone with expertise in developing, supporting and understanding children and young people on the cusp of or involved in offending behaviour, with a particular focus on Restorative Justice.
The Scottish Government published their restorative justice action plan in 2019, where they committed to making restorative justice consistently available across Scotland. The role of Restorative Justice Practice Development Adviser presents an exciting opportunity to develop this area of work and support the Scottish Government’s vision.
This post holder will join the practice and policy workstream within CYCJ to provide a national restorative justice project-management role for children and young people as part of the Scottish Government’s Restorative Justice Action Plan. The main focus of this role is to lead on the delivery of the Scottish Government Restorative Justice Action Plan specifically focusing on the rights and needs of children in conflict with the law, and more broadly within education. This post includes working closely with all stakeholders, including the Scottish Government and Community Justice Scotland, who lead on this work for adults. The post holder will work alongside the part-time adviser to contribute to the development and roll-out of restorative justice practices across Scotland. The role will also include supporting the work of the stakeholder group; working with colleagues to develop a project plan; representing the CYCJ at meetings, events and conferences; and leading on the development of knowledge exchange resources, activities and publications.
The post holder will also work with the CYCJ participation team to ensure the voices of children and young people are incorporated into any policies or practices moving forward.
This post reports to the Head of Practice Development within the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We offer more than just a career, we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.
Based in our Glasgow office (working to our hybrid working model), the Supporter Care Coordinator will maintain a positive and friendly image by acting as the first line of contact to visitors, donors and supporters in person, online and via telephone.
Principal duties include:
• Respond to all supporter enquiries, requests and gifts received in a prompt, efficient and thoughtful manner within agreed timescales.
• Thank donors for their gifts efficiently, within agreed timescales and in a personal manner.
• Accurately process, reconcile and manage donations.
• Enter and maintain accurate data on the CRM database, including recording donations, donors’ personal information, reporting and any other fundraising data (both electronic and paper).
• Receive and handle complaints as a first point of contact, in line with the complaints policy, aiming to reach a satisfactory resolution for all parties.
• Ensure information is retained and used in compliance with data protection policy, and in line with retention periods.
• Handle all incoming and outgoing mail, including digitising mail for onward distribution.
• Provide administrative support to the Supporter Engagement directorate by sending out engagement materials on request, with the support of volunteers, and recording details of resources sent on the CRM database.
• Administration of 3rd party fundraising platforms and contactless giving.
• Seek out innovative approaches to working, adopting lean processes, and using supporter data to drive improved performance and supporter experience.
• Participate in personal development reviews including identifying any learning and training needs.
• Provide the supporter care team with administrative support as required.
This is a great opportunity to join our successful and award-winning community food growing project in the east end of Glasgow. Via the medium of food growing the SCGP aims to address a wide range of poverty-related issues in the local area and has developed services and activities to improve the health and well-being of local people, improve employability through volunteering, provide positive opportunities for children and families and to build the social capital of the community.
The Project Worker will support the Project Manager in the day-to-day running of the Project and will enable individual users and groups to learn about and practice vegetable and fruit growing, healthy eating and lifestyles, and cooking and will facilitate and organise activities and events to promote these aims.
We are seeking someone with an awareness and experience of food growing and a good understanding of food poverty issues and the benefits of healthy eating. You will have a community development or other relevant qualification.
To develop and assist in the delivery of the day-to-day operations of Shettleston Community Growing Project, ensuring a high-quality service in line with the ethos, values, protocols and service standards of SCGP, funders agreed outcomes and local/ national objectives.
To promote effective working relationships with other community groups, voluntary organisations and the general community.
To support the Project Manager in the delivery of specific project work and management of daily operations, including working and managing volunteers and volunteer activities.
To coordinate and attend meetings, seminars etc. on behalf of SCGP.
Plan, organise and facilitate community gardening and food growing projects and events.
Positively engage with the residents of Shettleston and surrounding areas.
Identify opportunities for the delivery of current and future developments of the project.
Assist with evaluations and monitoring of projects.
Promote the project through a range of communications
Independent Advocacy Workers play a key role within the Advocacy Service, undertaking a range of advocacy roles which may include empowering, informing, enabling and representing people in a variety of settings. Advocacy Workers assist the C.E.O., Operations Manager and Advocacy Coordinator, and other team members in achieving of the objectives of the Service.
There is scope for home working and a requirement to attend head office in Dumbarton for team meetings, supervision, training and development sessions. We are an advocacy service that delivers face to face advocacy across West Dunbartonshire and Lomond.
While we can be flexible around working hours/days we will require the successful candidate to normally make themselves available for work on a Tuesday
Main duties and Responsibilities
• To undertake advocacy work as directed by the Operations Manager and Advocacy Coordinator. Visiting adults in their own homes, hospitals and at other agreed venues and travelling independently.
• To assist in the processing, prioritisation of and response to referrals received by the Service.
• To use email and electronic systems to maintain up to date client and operational records as required and to maintain a high standard in all elements of reporting and communication.
• To undertake individual casework (and on occasions group casework), working alongside service users to promote self-determination and support their rights and to have their voice heard.
• To establish a supportive relationship with individual clients and provide an ‘independent voice’ on their behalf.
• To represent the views and wishes of the individual at a variety of formal and statutory meetings (e.g. Mental Health Tribunals, Adults with Incapacity Case Conferences) or in other contexts.
Promotion and Development
• To assist the C.E.O, Operations Manager, Advocacy Co-ordinator and other team members in the promotion of the Service.
• To raise awareness of the purpose of and the need for advocacy amongst service providers, voluntary groups, relatives, carers and the public.
Lomond and Argyll Advocacy service are looking for a person who has Lived Experience of problematic alcohol or substance use, either;
• Personally and in recovery
• Awareness through a family member or close friend
• Working knowledge of Substance and alcohol dependency issues
This is a maternity cover post, and will focus on continuing to improve access to independent advocacy and other local supports for people impacted by
problematic alcohol or substance use. The post will also provide rights based peer advocacy in line with the Scottish Governments Strategy: Rights,
Respect and Recovery.
This will be achieved by:
• Undertaking relevant learning and development on a Rights Based Approach in Independent Advocacy
• Working with individuals in line with the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance(SIAA) principles and Standards
• Accessing relevant organisational and external learning sessions
• Working within the aims of LAAS
• Managing your workload efficiently in accordance with the policies and procedures of LAAS
• Working as an individual, but also as part of a team
• Developing your skills by identifying opportunities for learning
• Promoting and raising awareness of LAAS and its work across Argyll and Bute
• Uploading information, maintaining files on joint virtual working space
• Sending and receiving emails and using range of digital platforms’
• Delivering rights based independent advocacy
• Monitoring progress towards specific project targets and outcomes
• Using and developing existing networking techniques to create links with
appropriate individuals and groups (statutory and voluntary) to raise
awareness of Independent Advocacy
• Supporting LAAS to develop and deliver learning opportunities
• Take responsibility for implementing policies, procedures and protocols of LAAS into your daily work
• Develop resilience strategies
• Take responsibility for personal safety in and out of the office according to LAAS procedures
• Present a positive image of LAAS at all times
• Critically reflect on your practice
• Take ownership of your own learning and development
• Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by the Line Manager
Are you passionate about supporting young people? Can you delve deep into local networks and find people who want to champion our young people through volunteering? Are you searching for a role where you can make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational?
MCR Pathways is a transformational secondary school mentoring and talent development programme supporting over 5000+ care experienced and other vulnerable young people experiencing disadvantage to realise their full potential through education. MCR’s programme dramatically improves educational achievement, wellbeing and post-school destinations.
At its heart, MCR's model is relationship-based mentoring that has evolved into an integrated programme supporting primary school transition and delivering weekly group work in the first two years of secondary school. Young people from 3rd year upwards are carefully matched with a volunteer, trained mentor, to meet in school, one-to-one, on a weekly basis. Young people also have the opportunity to access talent taster employability, further and higher education experiences.
We’re looking for 2 Community Engagement Officers who wants to be an integral part of our programme in the North of Scotland based in:
You will complement our national and regional approaches to marketing and partnership building, by focussing on engagement work at a local level and in close collaboration with your local MCR school(s) and our Pathways Coordinators based there.
The role will involve hybrid working. This means there is some home working but you must be able to work in person on the ground and in schools in your designated area. You must also be willing to undertake occasional travel across the north region to meet with colleagues and attend training as required.
The Community Engagement Officer will support our school teams to make real, substantive change for the better for our young people. Your role is to truly engage at the grassroots level and stay connected to, and have a presence in the area you serve. It is a diverse role in which you’ll need to be a talented and organised multi-tasker: you could be peppering a local area with a new marketing campaign one day, and presenting to the local faith community the next. You’ll be the focal point for local awareness and information events, and you’ll be training those mentors coming through our recruitment pipeline in your local area. You’ll need to be able to support your local Pathways Coordinator in school in the event of absence, ensuring that mentoring relationships are organised and supported in their absence.
You will need to be a flexible person for this role. You’ll need to read beyond the job description and help us do whatever it takes to reach our MCR vision. As we try to unlock the potential of young people, no matter their circumstances, we work collectively as a team to unlock our potential, no matter our circumstances. The year has its peaks and troughs across our different teams, so sometimes you’ll be called on to focus on one area over another. Working together as a community will help us achieve our vision easier and faster across the North of Scotland.
Please note: A driving licence and having a vehicle available for work is essential for this role. You will be reimbursed for all work related mileage.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced person to join a vibrant Scottish Charity working to promote healthy relationships from generation to generation. This post is initially being funded by a Scottish Government Grant until 31st March 2025. This post will contribute to the vision of Mellow Parenting: “We want every child, wher-ever they are in the world, to be part of a safe and nurturing family that will allow them and future generations the best possible start in life.”
We need someone who's passionate about using evaluation to make a global difference in parenting, child outcomes and mental health. You should know Qualtrics and Excel, have experience using validated assessments, and the ability to analyse data.
The post holder will be responsible for the Mellow Parenting Evaluation Framework, supporting our trained practitioners with their group evaluations and with their accreditation journey by providing pre and post evaluation links and reports. You will be working collaboratively with our Research Lead and liaising closely