Are you an experienced policy professional looking for your next challenge? Could you lead a sector-leading policy team to effect change for the children and families we support?
You will bring expertise in motivating and leading teams in a complex influencing environment to develop evidence-based policy initiatives. You will need experience of working with senior officials and a wide range of sector stakeholders to influence policy change. You will also have the ability to devise and implement influencing plans.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Kirsten Hogg, Assistant Director of Policy and Influencing on Kirsten.email@example.com or 07834 327508.
Film Access Scotland, a consortium of leading moving image and media access organisations, are seeking to recruit a Director to support the membership to deliver its ambitious Strategic Plan.
Film Access Scotland was founded in November 2013 to facilitate consultation and representation at strategic level and to ensure that the film access sector receives the recognition and resources it needs to deliver film access and participation for all. Diversity, inclusion, opportunity and creativity are at the heart of all Film Access Scotland organisations. The current members are GMAC Film, Screen Education Edinburgh (SEE), Station House Media Unit (SHMU), Voice of My Own (VOMO), Media Education and Plantation Productions.
In 2018 the consortium underwent a development process resulting in the 2019/21 Strategy and Action Plan and, having secured funding from Creative Scotland for a two-year period, is now seeking a Director to support the members to deliver the strategic plan.
Based at one of the Film Access Scotland partner’s offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, with some travelling across Scotland, you will manage a small team to oversee the growth and promotion of the Film Access Scotland membership.
You will be passionate and committed to representing the Film Access Scotland members at strategic level, ensuring the Film Access sector is recognised as key to increasing the equality, diversity and inclusion of the screen arts in Scotland. You will be an ambassador for the work of the sector at grass roots and policy level.
Scottish Refugee Council is a national charity providing help and advice to people from the refugee and asylum-seeking community in Scotland and advocating for their rights. We coordinate the annual Refugee Festival which takes place in June and work in close partnership with other organisations on campaigns and service delivery.
SRC currently has 14 directors, 64 staff and 69 volunteers. Our vision is for a Scotland in which all people seeking refugee protection are welcome.
We are looking for refugees (including people seeking asylum) to join our board of directors to support us in achieving our vision. You may have skills in management, finance, law, human resources, public affairs and communications, research and policy, fundraising, IT, any of which would be welcome. You could have gathered these skills in your home country, in the UK or somewhere else. You may have learnt these skills through education, through the workplace or through voluntary work. However, a passion for the rights and welfare of refugees and a willingness to bring your lived experience to the role are what matters most. All new Board Members are offered induction and mentoring support.
The board meets 4 times a year in Glasgow. A strategy day is held annually. Members are expected where possible to take part in one of the three sub-committees (Finance and Audit, Staffing, Fundraising) that support the Board. This is not a paid role however travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Can you help us influence law and policy affecting children and young people?
At Clan Childlaw we use what we learn from our legal work to identify how the law could work better for children and young people. Join our team as Legal Policy Officer to help coordinate and deliver our policy goals and drive change to improve outcomes for children and young people.
The Legal Policy Officer’s role is to coordinate and deliver legal policy outcomes relating to child law and children’s rights. You will work with policy team and solicitor colleagues to identify and influence changes to law and policy to improve outcomes for children and young people.
You will be based in our Edinburgh office, with occasional work from our Glasgow office as required, and, as necessary, other parts of Scotland.
With the whole Scottish health and social care system facing radical change, there has never been a more dynamic or important time to make a difference to nursing staff and to people using health services. At the RCN in Scotland you will join a small, highly-regarded team committed to producing robust and influential policy.
Could you help the RCN transform Scottish health and social care policy to improve care?
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 across the UK and around 40,000 of these in Scotland – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.
We’re number 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.
As RCN Policy Officer, you will have plenty of opportunities to make a difference. One day you might be working with national partners on driving up the quality of mental health nursing services. The next you could be interviewing members to understand how nursing is supporting the rights of people in care homes. This job will appeal to any policy professional who enjoys building a robust case for improvement through debate and analysis, and who is committed to working collaboratively.
You’ll have experience of working collaboratively to influence policy makers. You’ll have demonstrated that you can research, write and present persuasive policy and will have a good understanding of the key Scottish issues in health and social care and how the Scottish Government works.
You’ll be passionate about engaging with experts to develop your understanding and working creatively to engage people in shaping policy. You’ll also enjoy focusing on complex analysis of research, statistics and other intelligence. You’ll be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment in a team that actively reflects on ways to improve our impact.
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 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 succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. With an attitude like that, anything’s possible.
Excited by the thought of being part of making Scotland clean, green and sustainable?
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. Interested, then please read on.
We’re looking for a Policy & Communications Officer to join our Policy, Communications and Fundraising team. If you have an understanding and interest in current Scottish Government environmental and sustainable development policies, strategies and plans, strong presentation skills and experience writing and developing web, newsletter and social media content, then we may have just the job you are looking for.
The post requires experience of policy development and/or research and analysis with the ability to produce high quality briefing papers and written reports. It also requires good research skills combined with the ability to deal with multiple projects without supervision along with sound Microsoft Office 365 and database knowledge.
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• I can lead cross functional teams to deliver key business improvement projects
• I am confident in managing Projects and know the importance of linking this with Strategy & Business Planning
• I am experienced in report writing, including policy development
• I have excellent knowledge in business improvement methodologies
If so, read on to hear how you can join our Business Services Team!
Blackwood is an exciting and innovative, award winning organisation that truly values customers and employees alike.
The purpose of the role is to support our Quality & Improvement Manager to lead Business Improvement across Blackwood. This will include developing and maintaining our Project Management Framework and delivering key projects, ensuring alignment with our Strategy, Business Plan and Risk Management System. The role also includes leading and developing all Information requirements for Blackwood, including all legislative / statutory changes.
We are looking for someone who can work with our Business Services Team to drive the highest level of performance, stopping at nothing to ensure we are continually improving for our customers and ready to bring new ideas to the table. With a strong focus on the use of project management and business improvement tools and techniques, the successful candidate will have experience in leading business improvement projects and can flexibly organise and prioritise workloads.
With a good external focus, you will also assist in developing our Information Management function, being able to research and develop our knowledge of what is happening in both the Housing and Care Sectors, both from legislative and statutory perspectives. This will require networking with partner and peer organisations alike, as well as staying close to the political environment.
Our Quality and Improvement Officer will support our Quality & Improvement Manager with a confident and proactive outlook and excellent team working skills. You will be passionate about continuous improvement and will bring a dynamic and innovative approach to the role, supporting us to maintain our outstanding reputation within the care and housing sector.
We are looking to recruit a full-time Policy Coordinator to join our dedicated staff team and work on our influential national LGBTI policy work. This will include developing our policy positions on key equality areas, and working with the Scottish Parliament, other policy makers and the media, to promote these. Key policy areas for us currently include reform of gender recognition law, reducing social prejudice against LGBTI people, reducing hate crime, improving public services, and developing equality policy for intersex people.
Currently funded to June 2020, but we intend to continue them after that subject to renewal of funding.
From tackling the climate emergency to building a fairer economy and making the case for Scotland’s place in Europe, the Green Group of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament are leading the change. This is a rewarding role that will put you at the heart delivering our vision of a fairer, greener Scotland.
Working as part of the local team that supports the work of Patrick Harvie MSP, you will provide full administrative support including managing all aspects of the diary, drafting documents, filing, taking enquiries from constituents and stakeholders, replying to correspondence and providing support for meetings and appointments for Patrick Harvie MSP. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a passionate, well-organised individual with some experience of working in an office environment, in ideally a public-facing role or in local campaigning. Knowledge of Scottish and Glasgow politics is useful, but not as important as enthusiasm and the ability to develop this knowledge in the job. The job may involve periods of working alone, as well as with the rest of the team.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
To support Andy Wightman in his Parliamentary duties with a particular focus on Local Government, economy, land reform, housing, planning and communities.This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to work in the office of an MSP and to experience the rewards and challenges that come with this unique role at a time of unprecedented political interest.
A full Job Description is available for download below.