The Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (the Students’ Association) is a representative body for students at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), one of the most exciting education providers in the country with a focus on tertiary education.
It's an exciting time to join the Association: we have just recruited a new CEO, due to start in December, and following a restructure, this role (Director of Student Engagement and Representation) and the role of Director of Operations were created with staffing changes to other roles within the Student Engagement department too.
If you are passionate about changing the lives of students and ensuring they are integral to enhancing the student experience, this could be the role for you… The role will provide strategic leadership, direction and drive in relation to the Students’ Association’s services, representation and opportunities for members. The successful candidate will be responsible for student representation – both in terms of democratically elected Representatives and Class Reps, democracy and governance. You would be responsible for supporting and coaching the staff as well as empowering student leaders to achieve excellence, fostering a culture where staff and students can create positive change.
UHI is unique in its geography; this role will have oversight of the development of each of the regions whilst developing and maintaining positive relationships with each of the Academic Partners.
Paths for All's vision is for a happier, healthier Scotland where physical activity improves quality of life and wellbeing for all. Our vision is for Scotland to be a walking nation. We want everyone to have the opportunity to be active every day, creating a happier, healthier, and greener Scotland. A key element of this work involves our Communications and Digital Strategy, and we are delighted to be recruiting a Senior Manager who can lead, inspire and develop our approach to this work.
The role will help us define and deliver our new strategy for digital and communication services. The aim is to maximise data insights and oversee the delivery of a comprehensive communications strategy and action plan to raise the profile and reputation of Paths for All. The digital strategy should be informed by insight and research and foster healthy data capture.
Paths for All are looking to hire for potential and talent that can grow with the organisation.
So, as a potential candidate for this new post:
• Are you able to take a leading role by helping us to define and deliver our new digital strategy and further develop our communication and marketing services?
• Can you provide strategic direction to ensure that we stay at the cutting edge of digital developments and raise the profile and reputation of Paths for All’s work with partner organisations, funders, volunteers and members of the public.
• Can you demonstrate competency as a senior leader, working successfully with stakeholders to drive forward a challenging strategy to have Scotland walking to improve health, tackle inactivity on a population scale?
You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and senior management team to champion and deliver Paths for All’s Vision, Strategy, and Business Plans. You will also lead a multidisciplinary team to drive forward Paths for All’s communication, marketing and promotion work to help raise awareness about the health benefits of walking and the role, the walking environment and active travel can play in our journey to decarbonisation and net zero.
We offer the opportunity to be part of an organisation that recognises staff as our most valued asset. Attractive employment conditions include a contributory pension scheme and flexi-time policy
This is a new position and will be central to the success of the charity as we grow. With an exciting dual focus, the Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Manager will be charged with securing support for Edinburgh Food Project through grants, corporate donations, and sponsorship.
The role would be suited to someone with strong written communication skills and relationship building skills who is results-driven and well-organised.
We anticipate that it will be a full-time job, but we are flexible and welcome applications from people who would like to work part-time.
We expect that most candidates will have some trust fundraising and/or corporate fundraising experience in the charity sector, but we are open to applications from people with experience in other areas (e.g. marketing, business development, service tendering) who have relevant and transferrable skills.
This is a new permanent role within Scran Academy with the core purpose of leading the coordinated delivery of our external comms and engagement.
The post holder will act as the lead storyteller of the organisation, working with our young people and staff to clearly communicate our impact in ways that maximise engagement. This role will amplify the voices of our young people, working to provide ways to support them to engage in content creation and direct marketing. The role will link directly into our social enterprises by supporting the development of our online store.
Key to this role will be stakeholder engagement, including supporting the chief executive in the creation of funding bids and reports, and engaging with corporate sponsors and charitable partners to maximise mutual advantage. The role will also strategically develop our approach to volunteer engagement, and be responsible for a thriving volunteer base that enhances our initiatives and impact.
All in all, the Communications and Engagement Officer will be responsible for delivering how Scran Academy is presented to the world, and coordinating how we can be best supported by stakeholders.
Really this is a creative and exciting role that supports the entire breadth of our delivery, so we are looking for an exceptional candidate who chimes with our values. A true comms professional who is dynamic, collaborative, and has a passion for getting the best from young people. Supporting staff and young people to create content and engage with our communications will be a part of the fabric of the job, so a non-judgemental, strengths-based attitude is essential.
We are looking for new Board Members to join our Board at the Community Brokerage Network.
Our Board Members are collectively responsible for the governance of the organisation, providing strategic advice and constructive challenge to the Operations Manager and their Leadership Team. All to ensure that we work to make a lasting difference to people across Ayrshire.
The Community Brokerage Network was formally established in 2012 and operates as a community interest company with an asset lock in place. Initially it operated in East Ayrshire but has in recent years expanded to also cover North and South Ayrshire. CBN provides community brokerage to individuals, some of whom will have an individual budget allocated from social work to plan, find and secure the right kind of support they need to have the best lives possible lives making use of both informal and formal support options and connecting people into community activities, groups, and facilities.
About the role
Board Members play a unique role in delivery of our mission. They are collectively responsible for the governance of the organisation. They set the strategic direction for the organisation, ensuring alignment to our values, and are responsible for setting organisational policy, defining targets, agreeing the financial plan, and evaluating performance.
We are currently looking for Board Members with expertise or a background in any of the below areas:
As a Board Member, you’ll be required to attend all Board meetings (four Board meetings and one or more Board calls per year), in addition to a Board Strategy Day.
As a CBN Board Member, you will:
Terms of Appointment:
This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Board Members are appointed for an initial term of 2 years, after which Board Members can be reappointed for two further terms of 3 years each, up to a maximum of 8 years.
Are you looking for a role in which you will help to improve the lives of families across Scotland? One that encourages you to work differently, get creative and feel valued by colleagues and the organisation you work for?
If you are someone with imagination, talent and expertise, we want to hear from you.
It’s an exciting time for the charity with the launch of Standing Tall: A Strategy For Growth 2023 - 2028 to transform the care and support of Huntington’s families, expand specialist services and deepen involvement in research and clinical trials.
This follows two years of significant expansion in our specialist teams, growth in funding, a rise in media engagement and parliamentary support for the work we do, and the success of our ground-breaking Dance 100 event in Glasgow.
Innovative and impactful communications are playing a key role in the delivery of Standing Tall 2023 - 2028 and the appointment of our first Digital Communications Officer will help us to take that vital next step.
Reporting to the Communications Lead, the successful applicant will join an ambitious and hard-working organisation dedicated to families impacted by Huntington’s disease, a devastating hereditary condition that changes the brain and causes severe and complex physical, mental health and cognitive symptoms.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Project Esperanza supports women and their families from multi ethnic backgrounds who are impacted by national issues such as poverty, but also by chronic health, caring responsibilities, language barriers, no access to employment, education, adequate housing and transport- all of these issues which then impact on overall health and wellbeing.
We are looking for someone to build and strengthen their profile and relationships with individuals and organisations in Scotland. This role is to help establish beneficial connections between individuals, groups, other organisations and Project Esperanza through bringing awareness of the organisation and its services.
The person taking up the role will be expected to play a crucial role in enhancing the well-being of communities by bridging the gap between individuals and the services they require as well as draw out people of African and other multi ethnic backgrounds towards Project Esperanza and the services that are available.
The person taking up the role will need to;
Responsibilities within the role
This job description is intended to indicate the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but, whilst some variation can be expected in particular duties, the outline is considered to provide a reasonable general description of the post.
The ALLIANCE is excited to be recruiting for a new Events and Communications Officer to join our team.
The Events and Communications Officer will create engaging communications and deliver high quality events (online and in-person). The post holder will raise awareness and maintain a high profile for ALLIANCE programmes and activities.
The successful candidate for this role would be expected to have:
• Experience of administering, developing and overseeing events
• Experience of monitoring and evaluating events
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience of engaging with people in interactive and creative ways
• Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and non-discrimination
• Strong understanding of accessibility issues
• Ability to work effectively and innovatively as part of a team
• IT skills in word processing, email, internet and databases
• Social media proficiency, particularly Instagram, Twitter (X), LinkedIn and Facebook
As an ALLIANCE employee you will benefit from:
• 210 hours annual leave (equivalent of 30 days)
• 13 days public holiday that can be taken flexibly
• Additional leave between Christmas and New Year
• Contributory pension scheme
• Open to flexible working (formal and informal)
• Hybrid working – opportunity to work from home for part of the week
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
• Enhanced sick pay
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Learning and development opportunities
• Corporate rates for gym membership
• Time of in lieu
• Cycle Scheme
• Carer Positive Employer
The ALLIANCE is a healthy working lives employer and encourages a healthy work life balance and is happy to talk flexible working.
The ALLIANCE recognises that in real life, great people don’t always ‘tick all the boxes’. Even if you don’t meet every point on the job description, if this role and our organisation feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.
Are you passionate about protecting the environment and committed to advancing environmental rights? The Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland (ERCS) is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join our advocacy team and secure concrete progress on environmental rights in Scotland.
We are facing a triple planetary crisis of climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and the increasing pollution of our air, land and water. ERCS’s vision is of a Scotland where every person’s right to live in a healthy environment is fully realised. As our Policy & Communications Officer, you will use your communications skills to help us challenge environmental injustice and change the system, through targeted advocacy for policy and law reform.
Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record in communications and advocacy or campaigning, and a good knowledge of environmental policy and law, preferably in the Scottish context. You will be an excellent communicator, with a naturally collaborative working style and will thrive in a small, creative team.
We really encourage applications from people who are Black or from minority ethnic communities, disabled people and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. ERCS is a Disability Confident Committed employer to demonstrate our commitment to welcoming disabled applicants for all roles. We commit to making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job. We also commit to supporting employees and making adjustments during employment.
We’re recruiting Board members
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency are now recruiting for new Board members who will be at the forefront of protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
With up to five positions available, this is a great opportunity to lead an organisation that will be at the heart of Scotland’s approach to tackling the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, and to create a cleaner, greener and better protected environment.
Skills and experience
The Board is about to set out its new corporate direction so we’re looking for people that are strategic leaders that can help drive new corporate plans focused on modernisation and reform.
Applicants must demonstrate evidence of a least one of the specialist criteria:
They must also demonstrate evidence of two essential criteria:
We want our Board to reflect the diversity of the modern communities we serve and value very highly the benefits of having different experience and points of view on our Board. We particularly welcome applications from women, disabled people, LGBT+ people, people from ethnic minority communities and people aged under 50.