In 2019 a National Strategic Partnership Group, referred to as the Social Work Education Partnership (“the Partnership”), was established by the Scottish Government and key stakeholders to focus on social work education. Its overarching objective is to ensure continued improvement in the quality of social work education in Scotland.
The Partnership Delivery Manager will provide leadership for the Social Work Education Partnership (the Partnership), including line management of the Partnership Officer, and coordination and direction to Partnership members. The Partnership Delivery Manager is responsible for working closely with key officers at the Scottish Social Services Council, social work employers and the providers of social work education, and maintain strong working relationships with all other relevant partners. The post holder will report to the Chair of the Social Work Education Partnership and is accountable to the Partnership itself.
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:
At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.
We're one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019, and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.
Policy Manager (Scotland)
RCN Scotland HQ (Edinburgh), 35 hours per week, Permanent
As a Policy Manager you'll use your positive attitude, your extensive knowledge of the external policy landscape and your ability to identify and analyse domestic nursing and health policy and legislative developments.
It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from leading the design, delivery and evaluation of programme work to contributing to the coordination of cross-organisational strategies. We'll look to you to ensure staff have clear work plans, to play an active role in RCN Scotland's management team, to ensure the development of a rigorous evidence base within the owned policy programme and keep abreast of the complex and fast changing policy debates. It's a great way to develop your potential.
As our Policy Manager you'll identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with external professionals, organisations and agencies as well as drafting and developing clear, consistent, high-quality, evidence-based policy positions.
What we offer you
We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.
Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change, we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.
To join us, you'll need to be able to role model great management practice; foster high performing project teams; have proven financial and budgetary control skills; use critical thinking and system analysis; generate and commission high quality analysis; and experience of successful influencing for change as well as experience in designing, delivering and evaluating programmes of work.
The ability to foster strong professional relationships externally and encourage close collaboration between departments is at the heart of this role.
To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives all 14-24 year olds the chance to develop skills for life and work. We engage, inspire and empower over 300,000 young people a year across the UK and from every possible background.
The DofE Award is a game-changer. We know that perseverance and passion for long-term goals is linked to success in education, life and work. Our structured programme of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide and support young people to achieve.
We believe that anything is possible and the possibilities are endless. The positive effects of the DofE are proven and far-reaching. Communities are enriched with passionate and driven volunteers, businesses benefit from work-ready, competent recruits and young people are given the confidence to shine.
We are looking for a replacement Director to join our Scotland Office in Edinburgh.
Purpose of the role
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.
Regius School is an Independent Christian School, situated in Newcraighall (69a Whitehill Street, EH21 8QZ), serving Edinburgh and the Lothians with a current roll of 26 pupils from P1 to S2, organised across three small class groups. There are two full time teachers with a class room assistant.
We are looking to appoint an experienced teacher to head up our small school community of learners, teachers and support staff within a Christian context. He or she will work closely with the School Board and existing parents’ groups.
Our school has a unique and exceptional atmosphere, providing a happy, caring and creative environment and a curriculum which inspires, engages and challenges our learners. We affirm the close relationship of home, church and school. Our curriculum policies and procedures have been developed from discussions about how to achieve our school vision that ‘each child will see themselves as God the Father sees them’, and for our children to dream big dreams and be the very best they can be!
Our head teacher will manage the day to day running of the school to the benefit of our pupils and families, ensuring all children flourish and achieve their full potential. Although fee paying, our aim has been that school fees are kept at an affordable level.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment along with GTCS Registration (Primary).
ARK is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life.
We are recruiting an inspirational leader to head up the Finance function, and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, work with colleagues to fulfil our aim to support tenants and service users to lead a good life.
Your primary role is to provide operational leadership that delivers precise governance for ARK and to put in place risk managed operational plans that will ensure its continued development within operating models that are both viable and sustainable over the longer term.
You will be accountable for leading the Finance team to develop, deliver and embed financial strategies to build an ARK culture that aligns to our values and aims and will achieve sustained high performance. Integral to this role is the provision of accurate and timely Finance performance reports, function KPIS’s, forecasts and budgets. In addition to this is the ability to analyse, interpret and report accurate monthly Finance data in a timely manner; update forecasts and plans based on the learning of month results and develop Finance options that enable the SLT to take forward operational strategies. Motivational team leadership and team development abilities are necessary with a positive commitment to continued professional development for self and others. Strong organisational, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills are prerequisites.
The role of Head of Finance reports directly to the Finance Director and will deputise for the Finance Director as required.
Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
Unicef UK has been working in Scotland for many years in fundraising, programme delivery in schools, hospitals and local authorities and advocating for the rights of children in Scotland. Following successful growth in the past few years, Unicef in Scotland is now recruiting for a High Value Partnerships Lead to cover early moments leave.
As High Value Partnerships Lead, you will identify and cultivate high value and influential prospects and develop cases for support for philanthropists, foundations and the corporate sector. This will include capitalising on opportunities, opening new markets and engaging new prospects.
To succeed in this role, you will have a strong track record of developing and managing quality relationships with high value partners and of working successfully with senior volunteers. You will have experience of personally asking and securing high level donations and of maximising partnerships through other non-financial/advocacy activity. We are looking for a highly competent individual, able to spot opportunities and with a good understanding of the different motivations that individuals or companies may have to support charities.
This is a fantastic opportunity to help Unicef UK deliver positive outcomes for children in Scotland and around the world.