Are you passionate about helping people affected by blood cancer?
Bloodwise was founded from grassroots fundraising and it’s because of our volunteers that we have funded over £500million worth of critical research.
We are looking for an engaging and driven Volunteer Experience Manager to join us on a 12-month fixed term contract to implement our new volunteer strategy.
London/Edinburgh or Remote Working will be considered for this unique role.
This is a newly created role and forms part of our strategy to increase our reach and to mobilise our army of volunteers.
We want everyone that volunteers at Bloodwise to have the same great experience, have access to the same information, receive the same great level of training and be fully equipped to support our mission. Our Volunteers may be part of a local community group, sitting on a policy panel aiming to influence government or be an ambassador in the public eye – whatever they do they need to experience the same customer journey.
The Volunteer Experience Manager will work collaboratively with the internal stakeholders who own the volunteer relationships to influence the volunteer experience. Providing leadership and guidance whilst acting as an ambassador for volunteering across all Bloodwise volunteer streams, the Volunteer Experience Manager will have overall responsibility for managing the recruitment process and ensuring consistency in the development of our volunteers, as well as lead in increasing the standard of the volunteering experience across the organisation.
Purpose of Role:
To manage and deliver the monitoring and evaluation of Cycling UK projects in Scotland, providing research and analysis expertise where required, to show the impact of our work
Scope of Role: The postholder will work with the Head of Development Scotland, Project Managers, Development Officers and the Director of Behaviour Change and Development to plan and deliver the monitoring, evaluation and research aspects of our behaviour change projects – including Big Bike Revival, Play Together on Pedals and WheelNess – that seek to support more people to cycle in communities across Scotland.
If you have Research and Evaluation experience then we'd love to have you join our team in Scotland.
Looking for a rewarding role with a growing campaigning organisation?
We are seeking an experienced campaigner to establish and manage a presence for Campaign Against Arms Trade in Scotland for the first time. This new four day a week role will build on CAAT’s work in Scotland in three areas:
This is a great opportunity for a highly self motivated person with broad campaigning, outreach and advocacy experience, interested in working for a better approach to global security. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, able to prioritise a varied workload and work in a non-hierarchical setting.
You will either be working from home, or from a shared working space, with regular coordination and occasional visits to a London office.
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) is a growing non-hierarchical UK-based organisation working to end the destructive force that is the international arms trade. The arms business has a devastating impact on human rights and security, and damages economic development.
About the Role:
This is an exciting new role for the organisation to expand our reach into wider networks, to raise awareness of mental health and encourage help-seeking behaviour to keep people well and prevent distress and crises.
The Training Manager will develop, lead and deliver bespoke mental health training and awareness sessions to a wide and diverse range of customers, clients and stakeholders across Scotland, including employers, colleges, public sector bodies or small groups and organisations who want to improve how they interact with their employees, customers or clients. As well as delivering high quality training and learning opportunities, an important outcome of the training is to generate unrestricted income for SiMS.
Who are we looking for?
To succeed in this role, you will have a sound understanding of mental health issues, including serious mental illness and some knowledge of mental health policy and practice across the country. You will have a training background, and able to demonstrate hands-on experience of delivering training to a high standard.
You will be able to engage with people who may be distressed or anxious and help them to talk about sensitive issues. Whilst working as part of the Support in Mind Scotland team, you will also have autonomy to develop this new role.
This role also includes generating income and you will ideally have some experience of costing and marketing training materials and courses.
Although our National Office is in Edinburgh, we can be flexible with where the person is located to ensure we find the ideal person. We are also a family-friendly and carer-friendly organisation and value applications from people who have lived experience of living with mental health issues.
The post is full time, working 35 hours per week. We are happy to talk about adjusting these hours for the suitable candidate.
For an informal discussion about this role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why join us?
This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity, and help shape its future. In return for your work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness. We do this throughout Scotland, by offering a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.
We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service users to make the best use of what help and support is available to them
Find out more about us on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk
We are at an exciting point as a charity, with big challenges, big ambitions, and the passion and energy to make big change happen. We need trustees to help us to realise our potential and we want Board membership to reflect the diverse society of the UK and its differing healthcare systems. We would like our trustees to include young people and underrepresented communities. You may already have experience at Board level, but this is not essential and to help us achieve our ambitions we are very keen to talk those who may have knowledge of the health care/cancer sector in Scotland.
You will also share our passion and determination to transform the future for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer.
We need to stop pancreatic cancer taking too many lives, too soon. We hope you will join us.
Generations Working Together is looking to recruit two enthusiastic, committed, dependable and proactive volunteer trustees to replace two members of our board who are retiring at our next Conference/AGM on 4th March 2020.
We are looking for a new treasurer and a trustee who have experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector who want to become actively involved in progressing intergenerational work across Scotland.
Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.
In particular, we are seeking trustees with a strong background /expert skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Please note there is a separate role description for the treasurer post which can be found below.
Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.
Commitment includes attending board meetings which are normally held in Glasgow four times a year. On top, we ask Trustees to attend our annual conference (if possible) and AGM and one development session each year to look at the business plan. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of GWT. This may include membership of Task and Finish Groups, Standing Committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise.
We use a Zoom video conferencing system which Trustees can use to call into the meetings if they cannot attend in person. Much of the subgroup work is done via email and video conferencing.
GWT has developed out of one of the six core actions from the 2007 Strategy for an Ageing Population. Its vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages value, respect and support each other. It is based on a network of regional groups that covers the whole of Scotland and for a small organisation has had a significant impact to date.
GWT has mainly been funded by the Scottish Government however GWT achieved charity status as a SCIO on the 29th July 2015 to allow additional funding streams to be secured.
A short film narrated by our retired chair Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE can be viewed on our website here detailing our history and the background of intergenerational work and its growth in the UK.
Details of our conference planned for Wednesday 4th March can be found here and our AGM here.
What is it like to be a volunteer Trustee?
“Volunteering with GWT this past year has let me see the value of intergenerational practice in many arenas of life. It has given me greater insight into the passionate practice out there and also the resource and specialism required to support it to be done in ever more meaningful and measurable ways. I have loved the opportunity so far of being part of a Board with such great diversity of age and experience.” (Trustee)
“My experience volunteering as a Trustee for GWT over the past two plus years has been both rewarding personally and beneficial professionally. Exposure to the Governance and Compliance aspects of Trusteeship has been useful supporting my role as a senior manager within a private sector business, while the opportunity to present to workshops and conferences has been invaluable experience of public speaking. Additionally, working alongside the other Trustees and GWT staff who have a wealth of diverse and in-depth experience has been extremely useful from a professional development perspective. From a personal perspective, being able to