Lead the development of a portfolio of local and national networks and forums delivered by ARC Scotland. Ensure all aspects of our work improve knowledge, practice and policy; and improve the lives of people who require support in Scotland.
Specific project responsibilities will be negotiated with the successful candidate dependent on their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will provide leadership for at least three of the following major project initiatives:
Work with the ARC Scotland Director to shape and communicate the on-going strategic direction of ARC Scotland. Manage budgets and help to ensure adequate resources are in place to continue to deliver our vision and values.
Make a difference
Communicate with purpose and passion
Due to expansion in the team we have an opportunity for you to join the Evaluation team. As a research expert, with advanced Excel, data analysis skills, market research and evaluation techniques, you will manage evaluation projects to deliver evidence to identify and quantify emission savings and recommendations for programme improvements. You will develop and implement work plans to evaluate programmes that EST delivers on behalf of our commercial and government clients. You will also contribute to business development proposals.
Your ability to plan and prioritise work is essential in this busy environment, along with demonstrated effective communication skills enabling you to deliver a high standard of customer service to people at different levels. Your experience of evaluation and research techniques and project management together with your ability to manipulate and analyse data, will underpin the successful delivery of this role.
For more information, please see job description on the EST Website.
This is a full-time, permanent position based in Edinburgh.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland was established as a charity in 1982 and is the only organisation in Scotland dedicated solely to supporting people with Down’s syndrome, their relatives and carers. Our mission is “To support families and people with Down’s syndrome to reach their full potential by providing a range of services, influencing public policy and by changing attitudes”.
This mission is brought to life by a staff of 30 who are located around the country. In addition, groups of volunteers run nine branches around Scotland who offer an invaluable peer support network at local level.
The CEO will lead the organisation in its mission with an inclusive and empathic approach, achieving positive outcomes across the widest of stakeholder maps and never forgetting the reason for its existence.
This person will have had a significant leadership role in a well-managed charity or other not for profit organisation.
There will be evidence of working effectively and empathically with a wide range of stakeholders, ideally including government, major funding organisations and crucially those whom the organisation exists to serve.
A track record of positive interaction with a governing body.
Demonstrable success in developing and motivating high performing teams and an admired reputation as an authentic leader.
Key attributes must include being:
Paws for Progress CIC (Community Interest Company) are looking for experienced professionals to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our values and are enthusiastic about the potential of human-animal interactions to positively change lives.
Paws for Progress CIC (established in 2014) is dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals. We do this by developing and delivering educational programmes and tailored animal assisted interventions to groups in society most needing support. Our work can broadly be divided into services aimed at enhancing outcomes for children and young people, in community and educational settings, and services working within Scottish prisons to improve offender outcomes. Our rescue dog training programme at HMP & YOI Polmont established in 2011 continues to expand to benefit the students and dogs participating.
“The dogs—they change the way you think and the way you act. They trust you, it’s that mutual bond. You think you’re helping them but they’re helping you too.” Student, Paws for Progress.
Our prison based services provide valuable training, education and support to young people and adults in custody, who in turn provide training for our team of Ambassadogs, essential life skills for rescue dogs to help increase their chances of successful adoption, and advanced training for assistance dogs prior to their placement with families in the community.
Paws for Progress CIC is a small organisation, led by a Board with a range of backgrounds, and with an annual income over £200k and 5 full-time staff members. We would like to recruit several new Board members with relevant expertise in one or more of the following areas: social enterprise, financial management and income generation, human resources, compliance, communication and marketing, and/or with experience working in the third sector, education or criminal justice settings.
We are in a period of transition as we develop our business and we are seeking individuals who can support the organisation through the process of change, including those who could be interested in taking on a leadership role as incoming Chair of the Board (after a suitable induction period).
Board members are expected to attend approximately 6 Board meetings a year in Stirling, and other occasional events, and to be able to commit to approximately 4 hours a month towards Board activities. All Board roles are voluntary but out of pocket expenses to attend Board meetings and related events will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
IPPR Scotland, Scotland’s progressive think tank is looking to recruit a Researcher to join our growing team in Edinburgh. We exist to contribute to a more progressive Scotland, by undertaking well-researched analysis and developing new creative policy ideas and solutions.
IPPR Scotland is a cross-party and non-profit think tank with charitable status. We are an autonomous part of IPPR across the UK, alongside IPPR North based in Manchester and Newcastle and IPPR in London. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the few think tanks based in Scotland.
The Researcher post will work across a range of projects, considering the key public policy issues facing Scotland today. Duties will include: conducting research, writing reports, contributing to project development, building networks and assisting with events.
To be successful you will have proven research skills, a keen interest in politics and good understanding of public policy in Scotland and the UK. You will have excellent written communication skills and proven interpersonal skills. With the ability to manage your workload to meet deadlines, you will combine a strong attention to detail with the ability to think creatively and imaginatively. You will also be able to demonstrate a keen commitment to the work and values of IPPR.
IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity. As an organisation engaging in critical debate about a wide range of progressive policy issues, we value the creativity and range of perspectives that a diverse team can provide. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and especially from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented at IPPR.
As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post, including part-time hours. All options can be discussed at interview stage.
Living Streets wants to create a walking nation, where everybody has the chance to gain from the health and social benefits this simple act can bring. Walking is also a vital ingredient of successful communities. Walkable towns and cities are often more vibrant socially and economically. Living Streets manages innovative national projects, working with schools, communities and workplaces to encourage more people to walk short journeys.
WOW, our year-round walk to school challenge, is perhaps the most notable, capturing the imagination of children in over 3,000 schools. We work with local authorities to help them improve streets and neighbourhoods. And with our supporters we campaign for positive change and public policies that enliven our streets.
Join us and together we will create a walking nation.
We’re looking for a creative and confident communications professional to join our dynamic Policy and Communications team at Living Streets. As part of the team, you’ll play a key role in helping us strengthen the voice for walking and ensuring our message is heard in Scotland. You will be a member of the Policy and Communications department and work day to day with the Living Streets Scotland team.
To excel in this role, you’ll need to be organised, collaborative and resourceful and have a good understanding of a variety of communications channels specific to Scotland. You’ll work closely with our wider policy and communications, project delivery and commercial teams and play a central role in communicating the impact we’re having in our work throughout Scotland. Your role will involve ensuring all our communications in Scotland are on brand and our impact is reflected in the Scottish media. You will also help to raise our profile throughout Scotland via smaller, targeted communications projects and wider stakeholder engagement.
Carers Trust Scotland is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland, reaching around 30,000 adult carers and 2,400 young carers from all groups and communities, through a unique network of independent carers centres and young carers services. We have staff based in Glasgow who deliver the objectives and strategy of the organisation.
We are seeking a committed, motivated and highly skilled individual to join and enhance our Scotland Committee. Experience of input at Committee or Board level would be an advantage as well as experience in policy and finance as it applies to the third sector in Scotland.
This roll is not remunerated but Committee Members will receive reimbursment for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Carers Trust Scotland.
Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families. At times of crisis and need we offer them vital practical advice, assistance and funding.
You will be responsible for data management, analysis and preparing reports on Welfare Service activities. The post-holder will also work cross-departmentally and externally to raise and maintain the profile of our Welfare Services. You will also provide support to the wider Welfare Services team. We are looking for someone adaptable and creative to make the role their own.
Key Skills / Experience
An opportunity has arisen for the above post, where you will work with external stakeholders and partners, and across College faculties and departments, build strong and positive relationships which will enable the effective development of projects, and compilation and management of funding bids. There are no line management responsibilities.
You must be qualified to Degree level or equivalent.
You will have experience of developing funding bids and generating income and an understanding of the public policy environment within which the College operates. You will also be able to identify creative and innovative solutions and programmes to meet the needs of funders and stakeholders.
You will have the following skills –
• Excellent writing skills and the ability to write to demanding timescales
• Effective communication skills both written and oral
• Able to deal with changing priorities and opportunities
• Good research skills
• Strong organisational skills and ability to meet reporting, monitoring and
• Good analytical and numeracy skills
• Well-developed presentation skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
All other essential requirements for the post can be found on the employee specification with all the vacancy details.