The Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) is an independent umbrella organisation with >1300 members; a small charity whose vision is to inspire and support Scottish society to work in solidarity with the people of Malawi in an informed, co-ordinated, and equitable way – ever mindful of the legacy of colonial rule - for the benefit of both nations.
We are looking to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer. We need an energetic and inspiring leader with a strategic mindset; someone who is an innovative and decisive strategic policy leader, someone who is passionate to make a difference, someone who can play a crucial role in Scottish internationalism and help define how Scotland engages the global south in the years ahead. This is a wide-ranging role with unashamedly ambitious targets.
Could this be you?
You will be responsible for delivering the SMP’s unique brand of dignified civic partnership between Scotland and Malawi, determining SMP strategy and driving appropriate delivery structures, while continually seeking to bring our Partnership Principles to new groups within youth and civic society.
You will be resilient and have an ability to move quickly in a fast-changing landscape. You will have an ethos of achievement, to speak confidently and persuasively and show an ability to build successful relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, ranging from the President and First Minister, to young people and learners in schools.
You need strong political acumen and ability to bring different political parties together for a collective endeavour, while fastidiously maintaining the SMP’s party political neutrality.
The SMP has significant leverage across its extensive networks. You will have the opportunity to use this influence and leverage in focused and considered ways, to drive specific strategic objectives in support of the Partnership’s values and charitable purpose.
If you feel that we’ve just described you, and you’re excited by this challenge and the prospect of helping people from across Scotland and Malawi, then we would love to hear from you.
This is a full-time appointment of 37.5 hours per week based in Edinburgh and a salary range of £50-60,000 depending on experience. SMP wants its staff to retain a healthy work life balance, by providing flexibility in working hours and blended/hybrid working opportunities for every role.
Amnesty International UK (AIUK) has a simple aim: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Do you want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to help change the world? You could be our new Law & Policy Manager - Scotland.
About the role
This role is central to our plans in Scotland for our next strategic period to 2030. This comes at an incredibly important time for human rights in Scotland and the UK and there will be opportunities to work with organisations and experts across Scotland to influence legislation and provide strategic legal advice within Amnesty and to external partners.
The Scotland team help us achieve our goal of ending human rights abuses in Scotland and across the world by achieving human rights compliant legislation and policy from the Scottish Parliament, Government and police, empowering activists in Scotland and shining a light on human rights abuses around the world.
The Law & Policy Manager is accountable for leading our policy development on the incorporation of international law into Scottish legislation. As part of the UK Section of Amnesty this role also ensures our UK-wide policy takes account of the strategic use of the Scottish legal system. The day to day of this role involves working with civil society organisations and legal academics to identify and deliver research and legal analysis of human rights legislation in Scotland. More details can be found by downloading the job description from our careers portal.
The role may be for you if:
Our Commitment to you
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) are at the core of our values. We want to be an organisation that tackles structural inequality and prejudice as well as be an actively anti-racist organisation. This means taking a meaningful and equitable approach to supporting and developing you and others during your time with us.
New colleagues receive 27 days leave annually (29 after five years), as well as bank holidays (pro rated for part time). 2-5% employee pension contributions are matched at 6-9% and we offer 6 months full pay for family leave. We offer flexible working such as compressed work patterns and job shares. See more details of our benefits here.
Blythswood Care is a Christian charity committed to education, community and gospel, and so impacting hundreds of thousands of lives in Europe, Africa and Asia every year.
We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm and the ability to build relationships, inspire and motivate major donors and fundraising groups and encourage volunteers.
You will also work to raise awareness of the charity through meetings and exhibitions and speak about our work at churches, schools and groups, enthusing all age-groups about Blythswood’s mission.
This post has an Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1 that the post holder be a practising Christian as set out in the person specification.
Based at our Head Office in Evanton, this full-time position requires flexible working and commitment to the objectives of Blythswood Care.