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Freelance Operations Consultant working with and reporting to interim CEO

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow (or nearby). You will be invited to work from our working space one day per week, with the option to co-work more often (Hybrid)
  • Closing 8th April 2024

  • Advertised from 25th March 2024
  • Pay: up to £16,000 (DoE) for duration of contract, invoicing periods to be agreed. Contract length: 4 month freelance consultant contract.


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.

Role Summary

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

Application notes

It’s pretty simple - follow the link to the application form below, in the ‘Application Guidance’ document attached or email to request the Application Pack. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis, these will be held in Edinburgh, at our co-working space, The Melting Pot, Calton Road.

Application Form

Accessibility and Support

We strive to host an inclusive, accessible recruitment process that enables all individuals to engage fully. Please see the Application Guidance for some more information on how we can support you through the application process and if you have any other requirements, please let us know in the application form or on