This is an exciting opportunity to become Chief Executive Officer at The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre, Perth & Kinross. We are looking for a dedicated and skilled CEO to lead RASAC P&K's skilled and dynamic team, and work collaboratively with our Board of Directors to deliver the organisation’s strategic plan and objectives.
The role requires an experienced and effective leader, with the ability to lead across both the strategic and operational work of the organisation. You will have a clear understanding of and commitment to trauma-informed, feminist management and leadership.
You will be an experienced manager with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have a track record in strategic planning, people management, fundraising and charity finance management, and successful multi-agency partnership work.
This role will be based in Perth city centre and offers a hybrid working pattern with one day per week to be worked from home in line with the organisation’s needs. Further information about this can be discussed with applicants who are shortlisted for interview.
RASAC P&K welcome applications from black and minority ethnic women, LGBT women and women with disabilities.
Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Successful applicants will be subject to successful PVG membership.
Are you an experienced trusts and grants fundraiser looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of neurodivergent people?
Our newly created Trusts and Grants Fundraiser position may be the perfect opportunity for you. Trusts and Grants will provide an important income stream for the Donaldson Trust to enable the delivery of our strategy, increasing our reach and impact while remaining financially sustainable.
As the National Body for Neurodiversity, the Donaldson Trust is a catalyst for change. We believe there is a genuine opportunity to change society for better. We aim to be at the forefront of driving this change, and make a difference with, and for, neurodivergent people.
We're a team filled with caring and talented individuals who work together to create positive change, and you'll be part of a team dedicated to giving neurodivergent people a voice and contributing to our vision of a society in which neurodivergent people are understood, accepted, treated fairly and valued.
The Trusts and Grants Fundraiser will develop and manage the annual fundraising plan, identify new income streams, manage day to day relationships with trusts and grant funders and maintain a pipeline of funding applications aligned with the charity’s vision, values and strategic goals.
You will have proven track record of raising funds from written applications, strong writing, project management and organisational skills. With strong interpersonal skills, you will have confidence in building relationships and collaborating effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
This is a full time position, but we’re happy to discuss flexible working.
The Poverty Alliance are recruiting a Living Wage Project Assistant to support delivery of our highly successful national programme: Living Wage Scotland.
Living Wage Scotland was launched in 2014 by the Poverty Alliance to increase the number of employers that are recognised for paying their staff the real Living Wage. It is a partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, with Scottish Government as a key funder.
The Living Wage employer movement has grown to now over 3500 employers in Scotland, and over 14,000 across the UK. We have since expanded our engagement with employers on additional schemes that support fair work, namely Living Wage Places, Living Pension and Living Hours.
We are seeking a Living Wage Project Assistant to support our employer engagement, marketing and communications activities that contribute to the growth of the Living Wage employer movement in Scotland.
The post will suit a creative individual who has experience in creating written copy and social media content in a professional setting, has excellent verbal and written communication skills and outstanding organisation and prioritisation abilities but also a strong commitment to achieving social justice and a desire to tackle in-work poverty.
Responsibilities will include supporting internal and external communications activities, maintaining our website and social media platforms, contributing to the development of digital and print assets and materials relevant to the project aims (case studies, web materials, articles, promotional resources), supporting events (virtual and in-person), and supporting the delivery of Living Wage Scotland’s communications strategy.
The role will involve close collaborative work within a small team, and direct engagement with our growing network of accredited Living Wage employers.
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.
Parkhead CAB is seeking applications for suitably experienced and enthusiastic individuals to join our staff team.
Citizens Advice Bureaux (CABx) have two aims, to:
The eight Glasgow Citizens Advice Bureaux have an exciting new social policy project which aims to build the capacity of CABx to campaign and advocate to address the root causes of problems faced by CAB clients. The project will employ two people: This post is for a Communications and Campaigns Officer who will work across the Glasgow CABx and with Citizens Advice Scotland staff on national and local campaigns and influencing initiatives to advocate for legal and policy change to improve people’s lives. The new social project is looking to recruit, people with the skills and experience to:
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate, initiative, innovative ideas for campaigning and advocacy, excellent communication skills, understanding of working with volunteers and a commitment to the values and principles of the CABx network.
The post will be managed by Parkhead CABx, but work will take place across the 8 bureaux and those employed must be prepared to visit each CAB regularly. The post is for two years in the first instance with the plan to make the post permanent in the future.
This is an exciting opportunity for those who wants a job that makes a real difference to people’s lives.
Parkhead CAB prides itself in recruiting staff who want to make a positive difference to the lives of those around them. Our priority is to make a welcoming and trusted environment for clients and an enjoyable work place for our staff and volunteers. We believe strongly in our staff wellbeing. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in then we would love to hear from you.
Come join us and make a difference to the lives of students! We’re looking for a creative, organised and experienced Marketing and Social Media Coordinator to enhance our communications and increase student engagement.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (that’s ‘ENSA’ to our friends) exists to enable students to make the most of their university experience. We do this by representing, supporting and developing Edinburgh Napier students to be successful in their studies; to try out new things; to engage in, and contribute to, university life; to be healthy and happy; to bring about positive change; and to have fun.
The Marketing and Social Media Coordinator will drive student engagement by creating informative, entertaining and thought-provoking digital content; promote ENSA-supported events and campaigns, profile student activity, and increase awareness of issues affecting students’ lives. The post-holder will also carry out market research to extend ENSA’s reach and target student groups; and work closely with, and support, Elected Officers to enable them to deliver their manifestos.
Please see the Job Description & Person Spec PDF for more information.
Tiny Changes is Scotland’s first national young people’s mental health charity. We run projects with young leaders that help young minds feel better. The charity was set up in memory of artist and Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison. Through his music and art Scott made tiny changes that had a big impact on people from all walks of life.
We believe that Scotland’s young people deserve great mental health, and we believe in their insight and innovation to make this possible. We exist to nurture the talent of young people to find solutions that work for them.
In three years, we’ve funded 69 innovative mental health ideas - from bubble therapy with refugees to peer-led crisis prevention cafe and d/Deaf youth wellbeing resources - supporting over 4,000 children and young people, with many of them leading change in their communities. You can read more about our strategy here.
The Tiny Changes team is growing all the time. We currently have 6 Trustees and will be looking to recruit another 2 trustees to join the Board later this year. The Tiny Changes Team is made up of 3 employees and 1 consultant, creative partners and young advisors. You can read more about our team over on our blog.
As a freelance operations consultant at Tiny Changes, you will support the interim CEO with the management of all charity and day to day operational activities, continuing the development of the charity in line with organisational objectives and strategic direction. Working closely with our small team, you will contribute to the overall direction of charity-wide operations. Supporting the management of co-production (youth lead projects), fundraising, human resources, health and safety and equality diversity and inclusion, to ensure our processes are up to date, compliant, meet the overall needs of the organisation and reflect our values.
What will you bring to Tiny Changes?
We are looking for applicants with the following characteristics:
1. Share our vision and values - we are Hopeful, Brave, Honest and Kind
2. Have knowledge of or interest in mental health issues affecting children and young people in Scotland
3. Active listener, equalities driven and self-reflective
We particularly welcome applications from the following groups:
• Young people under 30
• Young people with experience of mental health issues
• Disabled people
• Neurodiverse people
• People with experience of caring roles
• Care experienced people
• People from minority ethnic communities
• Asylum seekers or refugees
• People who identify as any gender that’s not cisgender
• People who identify as LGBTQIA+
• People from gypsy traveller communities
• People from a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds
You can find more information in the Job Description and Person Specification linked below.
Role Accessibility: This role requires frequent travel and use of your own vehicle
The Halliday Foundation meets both the immediate, practical needs and providing sustainable pathways out of poverty for people impacted by homelessness and deprivation - primarily in east end of Glasgow.
Using volunteers, the Halliday Foundation designs and delivers services to build self-esteem, reduce isolation, connect communities and develop employability skills. We build strong, trusting relationships free from stigma and judgement among the people who use our services, with donors and local community partners.
The Halliday Foundation have vacancies on the Board to oversee the management of the charity and ensure that it is financially viable, properly governed and complies with all relevant regulatory frameworks.
We are looking for individuals who can also add
• Legal – charity, employment, and commercial law
• Marketing / Fundraising
• Strategic planning
• Grant writing
• Business development
In addition to monitoring the charity’s governing work with volunteers and members, successful candidates should have a general interest in the health and well-being of those in poverty or those who are homeless and at-risk people and be able to contribute to the strategic work of the Board.
As a voluntary position, it will not be paid but travel and other expenses for attendance at meetings are reimbursed in line with our policy. As a local, inclusive charity we are keen this diversity continues to be reflected in our Board.
Are you an excellent communicator with a strong commitment to listening to the voice of Ark tenants and the people we support? Are you are passionate about challenging discriminatory attitudes and promoting equal opportunities for involvement? We have an amazing opportunity for you to explore.
We are looking for a dedicated individual to join our team as a Participation Officer.
As Arks Participation Officer you will have the opportunity to develop and deliver Arks participation strategy, building on previous work and developing an Ark-wide comprehensive approach to participation and citizenship, that addresses issues of service, tenancy, environment and influence.
You will promote participation activity both internally (e.g. newsletters & easy read materials) and externally (e.g. social media & Arks Website). You will support people with disabilities and long-term conditions, both individually and in groups. You will also develop and share material for local supported people’s groups on relevant issues and developments (e.g. the Health and Social Care Standards, Self-directed Support, and human rights) as well as working in partnership with Learning and Development colleagues to develop and promote co-training approaches with the people we support.
This role provides you with a platform to contribute to the community in a meaningful way, and make an impact on people's lives.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Knowledge of how to support effective participation.
• Experience of liaising/consulting with self advocates.
• The ability to be respectful to and communicate effectively with people, and to ensure that written material is accessible to people with a range of additional needs.
• An awareness of methods for promoting the confidence of people with learning difficulties and others who may feel excluded, and assist them to have a voice.
At Ark, we embrace flexibility and diversity in work arrangements and welcome applications from individuals seeking part-time opportunities or those interested in working less than the standard 37 hours per week. Although this is a full-time post, as an agile employer, we prioritise work-life balance and offer hybrid working opportunities where you can split your time between the office, Ark services offices and home. If you're passionate about contributing your skills and expertise in Participation whilst working flexibly, we encourage you to apply.
Does this sound like the perfect fit for you ?
Find out more, download the Job Outline and Apply at arkha.org.uk/work-with-us .
Please note this post will include travel across Ark services to attend supported peoples meetings at local Ark services.
Hybrid Working: Enjoy the flexibility of splitting your work week between working from home, Arks services and our Main Office in Edinburgh.
Flexible Working Times: Not a 9am - 5pm person. Arks allows you to flex your start & finish time in agreement with your line manager. This role could potentially include some evenings and occasional weekends.
Employee Assistance Program: Arks Employee Assistance program (EAP) gives all employees access to counselling sessions. There is also support available through weekly webinars and the EAP Website & App.
Employee Discounts: Employee Discounts Portal with 1000s of discounts on your favourite brands including Supermarkets, Cinema Tickets, Gym Membership and Holidays.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Cycle to Work Scheme
Ark is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing organisation, we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.
We have an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland as a Digital Marketing Officer. Based within our Communications and Campaigns team, you will lead on the digital marketing strategy for the Charity. Developing and monitoring our digital marketing, social media, and email campaigns you will have a strong creative flair and a passion for digital marketing.
The role will collaborate closely with our Stakeholder Engagement team to generate high-quality digital content and develop ideas for income generation and awareness raising campaigns. You will also collaborate closely with our Creative Designer on the development of visual assets to accompany social media and marketing campaigns.
You will be responsible for developing our audience experience, at all times ensuring that our messaging is maintaining the Alzheimer Scotland brand and tone-of-voice.
The successful candidate must excel in autonomously managing tasks within tight deadlines, without compromising on quality, thriving in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
For a full job description and person specification please see the attachments section of this advert.
The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.