A unique opportunity to play a key role within a high profile new initiative aimed at improving Brain Health for everyone in Scotland with a view to substantially reducing the incidence of dementia.
This key senior role is responsible for the leadership, design and delivery of all strategic outcomes in the context of Brain Health Scotland’s operations, communications and public engagement.
Brain Health Scotland is a new initiative supported by the Scottish Government, which will be formally launched in April 2020. Its mission is to improve the Brain Health of people in Scotland of all ages with a view to substantially reducing the incidence of dementia year on year from 2020. Brain Health Scotland is a semi-autonomous entity that is nested from a governance perspective within Alzheimer Scotland.
You will advise the Director and Associate Director of Brain Health Scotland and senior management colleagues on best practice in the arena of operations, communications and marketing as well as increasing awareness and engagement that ensures Brain Health Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland remain at the forefront of a fast-pace and changing environment. You will lead others to create a robust and integrated culture of working as one organisation and have a lead responsibility for ensuring a marcomms model of high-quality advice, intervention and support is embedded at all levels.
You will provide strong, clear, directional leadership to nurture and develop a proactive, innovative and solutions focused professional team with a strong emphasis on engagement and collaborative working.
For the right person, this is a unique and hugely exciting opportunity to join Brain Health Scotland at the inception of its journey in improving the Brain Health of people in Scotland and reducing the incidence of dementia nationally.
Whilst experience or an understanding of the charity, health or social care sectors may be advantageous, above all we are seeking a truly talented individual with a strong track record of managing large projects and/or budgets from a strategic and operational perspective. A key requirement will be experience of leading high-profile campaigns with the ability to plan and implement highly engaging and effective media communications through a wide range of mediums and solutions and be able to nurture and build relationships with a multitude of local, national and international stakeholders. With a proactive, creative and innovative approach, you will exemplify a strong collaborative and engaging style of leadership
SiMBA provides crucial bereavement support to anyone affected by the loss of a baby at any gestation, or after birth. SiMBA's mission is to ensure that every bereaved family is offered a memory box at the earliest opportunity, and provided with private comfortable spaces, with the facilities, that allow them to spend as much time as they need with their babies. To make timeless memories we work closely with healthcare workers so they feel informed, confident and supported in their roles so that they can provide the highest level of care to bereaved families. We also provide ongoing opportunities and events for bereaved families to honour their babies.
We are seeking to recruit up to three Trustees with established and active professional and influential networks to further enhance and complement the current SiMBA Board. We are particularly interested in applications from professionals with experience and skills in the following areas:
Viewpoint is Scotland’s oldest housing association and is unique in that it has both care homes and sheltered housing for older people in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. It all started back in 1947 and their goals are the same today as they have always been - to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of their tenants and residents by encouraging independence, enabling choice and offering peace of mind in a safe and supported environment.
VHA’s continued strong financial performance provides the platform on which they will invest in homes that are fit for the future as well as developing and improving their customer services. They put their customers at the heart of what they do and create a culture of continuous improvement in the services they deliver.
At Viewpoint, people matter, not just their tenants but also their staff. This is an exciting time in the organisation as they work together to shape and develop more customer focussed services. They are committed to their customers, staff and communities. These values inform their plans and decisions and underpin the delivery of their strategic objectives. Working at Viewpoint means working for an employer where people matter. It is important for their staff to be enthusiastic, genuinely caring and willing to learn.
VHA are looking to the future with a huge focus and drive on organisational development. Having previously outsourced their HR services, they are now looking to bring these in-house to help support the business requirements to achieve their strategic aims and vision over the coming years. Now is the time to join this forward thinking organisation and make your mark on this brand new role.
The new HR / OD Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the HR and L&D organisation objectives, ensuring the day to day people development standards and processes are in place and compliant with legal requirements as well as a range of learning solutions are planned for, designed, delivered, monitored and evaluated.
Being comfortable to get hands on with staff to understand the challenges they face is critical, while being able to provide sound and practical advice to the Leadership Teams to ensure that the organisation’s practices and policies meet the needs of the organisation’s values and behaviours.
You will be able to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds with an approachable and solution-orientated style; keen to support and drive the development of a positive working culture across the organisation and able to represent the Association in all that they do. Experience of HR best practice and employment law, as well as developing and implementing HR information systems is essential. A CIPD qualification and excellent knowledge of GDPR and data protection legislation is also required.
Viewpoint’s long history and heritage makes it one of the most respected housing associations and care providers in the country. This role will be based in the Edinburgh office, with the scenic backdrop of Blackford Hill.
Fast Forward is recruiting a new Chief Executive
Would you like the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland?
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop Fast Forward on a national scale following the retirement of the current post holder.
You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the momentum of Fast Forward’s varied project work, consolidate our position as a leading provider in informal education approaches to health and wellbeing, and provide sound strategic and financial direction. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and excellent team building skills. We will expect you to provide confident engagement with our funding partners and stakeholders, creating trust and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you believe your skills and leadership experience as a CEO or at a senior level make you a great candidate for this post.
We are recruiting for an amazing Director of Communications to lead and develop our global communications strategy to inspire and grow our movement across all mediums.
We are currently feeding 1,504,471 of the world’s poorest children, every School day, in 18 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our organisation is named after Mary the mother of Jesus and shaped by Christian spirituality. We are focused on one goal - that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. This meal provides the energy and opportunity to learn, giving children the chance of a brighter future.
Communications is at the heart of everything we do, and this critical role is key to our ongoing mission. Reporting to our CEO, you will have responsibility for overseeing all digital, editorial, content and internal communication activities within Mary’s Meals, and key priorities include:
• Developing and implementing a global communications strategy, embedding communications best practice across the Mary’s Meals movement
• Developing and maintaining relationships with all Mary’s Meals Affiliates, providing support in the creation of bespoke and impactful campaigns and building in-country capacity
• Developing and delivering an internal communications plan that ensures effective information sharing across the global family
• Providing strategic and operational leadership to the communications team, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
With relevant communications experience, ideally within a global or international environment, you will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to our vision, mission and values. Skilled in managing brand positioning and messaging for an organisation, you will also be able to demonstrate:
• Relevant experience of developing and implementing innovative communications strategies and projects coupled with the ability to translate these into actions and activities
• Proven staff management experience and the ability to lead and develop high performing teams
• The ability to effectively engage with and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
• A strong vocational attitude that shows competence, commitment and contribution to the global movement
We offer so much more than a role; you will have the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on flexible working and personal development.
Mary’s Meals is a values-driven organisation; we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.
This is an incredible opportunity to use your talents to positively impact the lives of hungry children all over the world and with 64 million children still out of school and millions more attending classes too hungry to learn, our work has only just begun.
This post is funded by Glasgow HSCP to ensure that the voluntary / third sector in Glasgow is involved in the development of new ways of working to improve the health and wellbeing of Glasgow’s people. This will include understanding issues, designing and testing new approaches, building collaborations for change and evaluating impact. The post-holder will have a key role in building the relationship and developing understanding between the public and voluntary sector in the city.
The post-holder will have to manage a complex set of relationships and agendas. The public and voluntary sector share a strong desire to improve outcomes in the city but have different cultures and challenges. Success in this post will be measured by the extent to which health and social care services are designed and delivered collaboratively across agencies (regardless of sector) and with communities.
Money Advice Scotland – Scotland’s money charity is seeking to appoint 6 new independent Trustees/Directors to augment its existing Board. This is a very exciting point in the history of Money Advice Scotland, as it introduces new governance arrangements.
We are seeking 6 dynamic individuals who share our passion in being “the driving force towards wellbeing for the people of Scotland”. See our strategy document and impact report.
These new Trustees will bring skills in digital infrastructure and applications; cyber security; audit and risk/compliance; legal; accounting; financial services; and academic research. This will complement the existing skills on the Board, which relate mainly to the knowledge and skills of debt advice, and financial education provision across Scotland.
Whilst the posts are not remunerated individuals will play a significant role in the future of Money Advice Scotland’s development, and its sustainability. We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise.
A Recruitment Pack is available for download below.
We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our team and take on supervision of our Revolve accredited bike shop. If you love bikes, the environment and working with a diverse group of people this role could be for you!
The ideal candidate will be organised, motivated and able to work on their own initiative. This is a fun people-facing role but you will also need to keep the shop right on the necessary legal and organisational policy and processes whilst also supporting the ongoing development of the sales assistants and volunteers. You will be a responsible individual who can take on the requirements of reporting, monitoring, cash handling and being a keyholder.
Experience of retail and/or supervision is essential. Knowledge and passion for bicycles and cycling is highly desirable but a willingness to learn about all things bicycle is also welcome.
Aberlour is the largest children’s charity working solely in Scotland and provides help to thousands of Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Aberlour helps children and young people who need additional care and support to achieve their potential and to live safe, fulfilling lives. Giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.
Aberlour has a rich history of delivering vital services to vulnerable children, young people and their families. We have developed a significant reputation for delivering the following services: residential care and fostering, recovery from addictions, early years, disability and early intervention youth work.
We are now looking to recruit a Chair who will support the Chief Executive and the organisation to meet its charitable and strategic objectives. The successful candidate will possess the following skills:
· Team building skills – ensuring succession planning is in place, supporting the recruitment, induction and development of new Board Members.
· Strategic development skills – supporting the Board and the Executive Team to review and develop strategy.
· Organisational skills – ensuring the smooth running of the Board function and improving processes where required.
· Campaigning commitments - supporting Aberlour campaigns on behalf of disadvantaged children, young people and families.
· Networking and influencing skills – making connections on behalf of Aberlour that support Aberlour activities.
· Partnership skills – supporting and collaborating with the Board, the Chief Executive and Senior Executive Team.
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensure everyone can live the life they want to.
We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with previous retail experience to join us at our Boutique Shop at 73-75 Main Street Bothwell, G71 8ER.
Come and join us!
Some experience of working with volunteers is advantageous but not essential as we will provide you with support to recruit and develop.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, employee welfare support and life assurance.