Third Force News (TFN) is the website and monthly magazine for Scotland’s charities and social enterprises, published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
We’re looking for an experienced editor with strong people management skills to direct and develop Scotland’s only third sector publication, to lead on TFN’s digital redesign, and ensure that the TFN website and ebulletins maximise TFN’s reach.
This is a temporary role for a period of up to 12 months based in Edinburgh with regular travel to Glasgow.
Citizens Advice Scotland, based in Edinburgh, is the umbrella organisation providing support to Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland. Citizens Advice Scotland, our 60 member Citizen Advice Bureaux, the Citizen Advice consumer service, and the Extra Help Unit, form Scotland’s largest independent advice network. Advice provided by our service is free, independent, confidential, impartial and available to everyone.
About the role
We are currently looking for a dynamic and driven Head of Communications to join our recently redesigned Impact Team. The role is offered on a fixed-term basis until the end of October 2019.
The impact team at Citizens Advice Scotland spans our research, policy development, advocacy, communications and campaigns and seeks to achieve positive change through two main routes:
As Head of Communications, you will have responsibility for the delivery of communications, public affairs and campaigns activity supporting our social change programme across four areas of work. You will also be accountable for the Citizens Advice Scotland and Citizens Advice Bureaux brand in Scotland, overseeing the development of communications channels and supporting the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureaux network with its communications needs.
You will have significant experience working in communications and public affairs, managing and leading small teams or consultancies. You must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of delivering impactful communications activity and experience of working in a strategic communications role, including experience of strategy development and delivery.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.
This post is a full time 1 year fixed term contract with potential to extend.
Cycling UK is a UK wide cycling charity. We campaign across the four nations and locally for safe and attractive cycling conditions, as well as promoting cycling in all its forms for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through our local volunteer groups and nationally co-ordinated projects.
Collaborative campaigning by active travel groups including Cycling UK, through the Walk Cycle Vote campaign, has already led the Scottish Government to double its spending on active travel. To encourage and support people to get riding, Cycling UK also has a well- established development officer team who work across a range of different projects in local communities.
The Campaigns and Policy Manager is a new role intended to build on the engagement and influencing already undertaken in Scotland. The successful candidate will be expected to lead on Cycling UK’s campaigning and policy work in Scotland, reporting to Cycling UK’s Head of Campaigns and Advocacy. For campaigns this will require collaborative work with partner organisations and campaign groups/volunteers, liaising closely with other Cycling UK staff working in Scotland. For policy work this will require similar collaboration and liaison, plus engagement with Cycling UK’s Associate Director of Policy. For both policy and campaigns, the role will require landscape planning to scope and identify future opportunities and priorities for campaigning, lobbying, engagement and policy influencing.
The post requires excellent written, interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to engage various audiences and understand policy issues. If you’ve got the political nous, people and campaigning skills, and the enthusiasm to champion cycling to get more people cycling then we want to hear from you.
Overview of Rocket Science
Rocket Science is a highly regarded specialist consultancy with offices in Edinburgh, North East England and London. We focus on performance improvement of services for the public and work as independent advisers, researchers, evaluators, facilitators, trainers and mediators. We specialise in the fields of employability, health and social care, housing and homelessness, learning and skills, third sector development, and local economic development. Our services go beyond consultancy to include organisational and partnership development, as well as acting as evaluation partners and managing agents of a number of grant programmes. We have a particular commitment to helping disadvantaged individuals, families and communities enhance the quality of their lives. For more detail visit our website at www.rocketsciencelab.co.uk
We are now looking for a number of new Rocket Scientists to join our growing Edinburgh based team, based in our office in Edinburgh’s West End. Although based in Edinburgh staff work across the UK.
Summary of role
We are looking for an experienced consultant or someone with the equivalent skills to contribute to the work of the company across the UK, including contributing to high quality solutions that meet the needs of our clients and providing day to day management of projects. This role would provide the successful applicant with:
·Consultancy and research experience at a senior level
·Experience managing research and consultancy projects across a range of policy areas and project types from evaluations to organisational capability building tasks
·Experience managing staff, including their day-to-day management and ongoing professional development
·Exposure to how a small company operates
·An understanding of organisations and policy throughout the UK by managing and contributing to projects for organisations across the UK.
This role is suitable for someone with prior consultancy experience, or someone with relevant project and people management experience who is interested in working in the consultancy world.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Scotland’s largest vision impairment organisation is seeking to appoint a part time Policy and Research Officer to join our communications department. This role will support our Policy Manager to ensure that Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded policy campaigns have visibility, credibility and impact across a broad range of decision makers, elected representatives and influencers in Scotland.
The successful candidate will have experience of working in a role related to policy development, gathering evidence through a range of research methods and using this data to produce policy documents and research-based publications.
He / she will have a high level of analytical, written and communication skills and demonstrable experience of researching, analysing and organising diverse materials.
The post is subject to PVG Scheme membership/update.
Citizens Advice Edinburgh deal with 3,000 enquiries per year from employees seeking advice about whether there employment rights are being upheld in the workplace. We have a 90% plus engagement rate with Employers in these cases, helping to educate and negotiate changes that ensure those employees rights are upheld and that they maintain fairwork. In 2018 Citizens Advice Edinburgh received funding from the Scottish Government, Via Citizens Advice Scotland’s Development Fund, to introduce our Improving Employment Practice Service, aimed at delivering on the Scottish Governments Fair Work Framework.
To do this, we are seeking to recruit someone with a solid background in HR advice. You will oversee our service and move CAE from a passive engagement with employers, to taking a more proactive approach in sharing our HR knowledge and expertise to help them meet their responsibilities and uphold their rights as a key stakeholder in fair work landscape.
Successful candidates need to have experience in designing and delivering training and coaching, as this role will include engaging employers in practical training and advice workshops and supporting a team of volunteer advisers.
Successful candidates will also require a solid background in HR, specifically in the area of employee relations and be experienced at dealing with conflict. You will be responsible for offering support to our team of Employment Specialist Advisers and in dealing with a small number of more complex employment related cases.
If you have been working in HR and know the common pitfalls that employers and employees experience and want to do something that means you can make a real and lasting difference to improving employment practice in the city, working with one of Edinburgh’s most respected advice providers, then this is the role for you.
For further information, please download the Job Description below.
SuperTroop is employing a part-time (one day per week) Development Manager to enable the organisation to expand its activities over the coming 18 months and beyond. The role involves establishing replicable working practices based on the existing annual holiday run at Fettes College in Edinburgh.
Procedures will be formalised, creating a series of role descriptions, recruitment materials and training manuals, for use at future holiday schemes hosted by new sites. In addition, the post-holder will be responsible for preparing materials to reach out to new candidate sites and recruiting volunteer staff. In completion of these tasks, the Development Manager will contribute to a broad range of charity activities including online and social media presence; staff and financial record-keeping, and building financial reserves for expansion. They will act as a public face for the charity and will act responsibly and appropriately in that capacity at all times.
Do you have what it takes to make a difference?
Would you like to do something different next Monday morning? To forget the never-ending 9-5 and make a real difference to people's lives? Are you currently working in recruitment and looking to join an organisation with values at its core?
Well this may be the opportunity you have been looking for.....
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people who have learning disabilities and we currently have a Recruitment Consultant post to support our frontline managers in achieving this vision. If successful you will be responsible for managing the end-to-end recruitment of our frontline staff and will work closely with local hiring managers to identify their recruitment needs and develop a local bespoke recruitment strategy to ensure that we are attracting quality candidates. This post will also support the Senior Recruitment Business Partner to achieve Recruitment KPIs and to improve the efficiency of current recruitment processes and strategies.
Sound good so far?
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
Please note - this role will require travel between our local offices so successful applicants must have a full driving licence with access to their own vehicle for business use.
What's also great about ENABLE Scotland is that we believe in developing all our staff and provide an extensive training programme, combined with a commitment to creating career development opportunities.
Remember this is #morethanajob - it's the first step to you making a difference and starting your career with an award winning charity with its values at its core.
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Ashley Brown, Senior Recruitment Business Partner on 07587577142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Policy & Communications Assistant will contribute to Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights)’s mission to inspire and enable everyone in Scotland to put children and young people’s human rights at the heart of everything they do in line, with the Strategic Plan. Throughout the role, the post-holder will be expected to involve Together’s membership – including children and young people – whenever possible and appropriate.
The Rock Trust aims to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures. We are the host of A Way Home: Scotland, a national coalition of agencies working to end youth homelessness, funded by the Scottish Government. We are looking for someone to lead this coalition.
The successful candidate will lead and facilitate the national coalition to end youth homelessness in Scotland. We need a dynamic and creative individual to work with national and local cross sector groups to enable them to create and deliver local systems and services which will prevent youth homelessness. We seek an individual who enjoys a challenge, is able to build relationships and has strong interpersonal skills. This post involves travelling across Scotland, organising and facilitating meetings and presenting progress updates to conferences and networks.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience in a policy and influencing role, preferably with knowledge or experience of the homelessness sector within Scotland. If you’re a self-starter, able to network and work autonomously, please get in touch.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kate Polson on 0131 557 4059.