CFINE’s core purpose is to improve health and well-being and the environment, tackle poverty and build resilience for and with disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals, families and communities. CFINE operates both as a charity and a social enterprise, existing to deliver on our social aims as well as generate income from trading, all of which goes back into supporting our charitable purpose.
Our Vision is of ‘communities where everyone can reach their full potential in life’
We are seeking someone with the knowledge and experience to lead and develop Cfine’s financial inclusion and support services - SAFE: Support, Advice, Finance, Education.
The right candidate will have effective management skills, track record in a relevant role, a comprehensive understanding of welfare and social security systems, a solid understanding of poverty and associated issues and commitment to the development and delivery of high-quality support services.
The role will have responsibility for the supervision and development of CFine’s SAFE Team; development of all financial inclusion and digital literacy services; sourcing funding and the monitoring and evaluation of those services.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.
The data insights officer will work across directorates to support the data insights manager with GDPR compliance and reporting. This includes leading on data governance and compliance, data collection, analysis and report writing to support and influence the strategic direction of the organisation.
The data insights officer will produce data for mailing lists as defined by the communications team, within an agreed timescale and work with data owners/controllers to maintain databases and ensure data quality.
Locality - the base for the role is negotiable however initially there will be a blend of virtual communication and travel to facilitate research functions and this will be dependent on the current COVID-19 restrictions in place.
In the 21st Century, being digitally excluded is an increasingly acute form of social exclusion, with significant detrimental impacts, from being unable to access many services to not having the same options for keeping in touch with friends and family. All of this has been aggravated by the Coronavirus crisis, which accelerated the trend towards many supports and services moving online. In Carr Gomm, it is a strategic aim to promote digital inclusion throughout the organisation for staff and in particular, for people we support as their levels of non-digital engagement are well above any national averages for a complex range of reasons. As many people we support are already at risk of social exclusion, not addressing the reasons for their digital exclusion with them could exacerbate that risk for them.
Your enthusiasm, adaptability and problem-solving approach will encourage others to become active supporters of this key digital ambition – from corporate supporters to engaging and upskilling staff to become local digital ambassadors for their teams and people we support. Many job descriptions highlight the ability communicate effectively with a range of audiences – rarely has this been more true than in this case. You will have to demonstrate credibility when working with (potential) technology partners, commitment when working with our staff and empathy while working with people we support, to acquire accurate information about the gaps and proposing appropriate, achievable answers.
Partnership will be key throughout this project, from co-working with local Digital Ambassadors and teams, through co-producing ideas and outcome plans with people we support, to researching and recommending solutions (based on your findings and our technology parntser’s expertise) to senior management teams and the Board of Directors as well as exploring third sector partnership options. This is a stimulating, challenging role, which will explore the potential of digital innovation to address the impacts of social isolation and loneliness.
Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager for Community Development, and a Project Steering Group, you will lead on a variety of tasks to enable Carr Gomm to take forward our digital ambitions:
• Work with local teams identify the most positive ways to engage with people we support locally and meet with them virtually and in person to fulfil the in-house research elements of the role
• Identify core elements of the digital ambassador role, develop a role descriptor, find ambassadors in teams and support them to become a great digital resource to colleagues and people we support
• Developing bespoke in-house learning inputs for staff as well as sourcing external resources
• With our technology partner, research technology solutions, to inform your recommendations to senior management about digital resources and development opportunities (recommendations must take cognisance of practical issues such as maximising accessibility and project budget)
• Work with Business Development colleagues and management to complete any appropriate funding applications to take progress recommendations for the future from this project’s findings
This outline is by no means exhaustive; it gives a flavour of the responsibilities and skills required.
What makes a great Digital Inclusion Researcher?
As this is such an innovative role, we do not have a template of what the successful applicant’s background, work or life experiences will be. You will however the skills and leadership abilities to meet the demands of this challenging role, but these skills could be transferable from a range of settings. We do have an expectation of attitude - a proactive learner with a flair for engaging with, and relating to people, who is enthused by this project and shares our values; respect, interdependence, choice, control, openness and honesty. You will have to be creative and tech-savvy (with an interest in learning more about technology options throughout the life of the project), patient and positive, as well as motivated to make a success of what is essentially an amazing action research project. You will have the analytical skills and confidence to pull together recommendations about the next stage of this project, based on your findings, and the excellent writing skills necessary to produce first class project reports. You will work with people we support and staff and develop our digital ambassadors, but you yourself will be a wonderful ambassador for this exciting project, as it is a chance to contribute to changing access to the digital world for many who are currently so far from it.
We are seeking two experienced freelance community action researchers to support local stakeholders to use an assets-based approach to developing the local greenspace and variety of community initiatives led by Transition Edinburgh South such as Gracemount Community Garden, The Gracemount Mansion House and the Stable Block.
The successful candidate will help recruit and support team of volunteers to deliver action research and help deliver activities which will involve the wider community. This will:
• Support local people to increase their involvement in their community
• Allow local people an opportunity to have a full say in the development of the local greenspace, community garden, the Mansion House and Stable Bock
• Increase volunteering opportunities and events in Gracemount
• Increase participation of vulnerable groups
Transition Edinburgh South (founded in 2009) has been based in the Gracemount community since 2013 and currently runs Gracemount Community Garden. We are looking to further develop the local greenspace and support vulnerable local families and individuals to improve local facilities whilst creating a more sustainable environment.
This is a new and exciting project being run by Transition Edinburgh South in partnership with The Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability of The University of Edinburgh.
Advance HE is delighted to announce an exciting, flexible opportunity for a Policy and Programme Adviser (Scotland) in the Membership and Accreditation Directorate, to lead our support on Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter for Scottish institutions.
Advance HE is committed to supporting diverse talent within its organisation and we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates.
The successful applicant will primarily provide strategic consultancy, training and advice to institutions making applications for Athena SWAN and REC awards in Scotland support, and support the sector networks that support these charters, as part of Advance HE’s programme supported by the Scottish Funding Council.
We are looking for candidates with a collaborative and supporting personal style, a commitment to quality assurance and a high level of integrity. They should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to build effective relationships at all levels of an institution and a willingness to provide constructive challenge. Whilst the candidate will work regularly from the Edinburgh office, home-based candidates are encouraged to apply. Some travel to London and York will also be necessary.
The SPSO is the final stage for complaints about organisations providing public services in Scotland. We investigate complaints across a wide range of sectors including councils, the NHS, housing associations, most water and sewerage providers, the Scottish Government and its agencies and departments, colleges and universities, prisons, and most Scottish public bodies.
We are recruiting for a Complaints Officer to provide support to support Managers and Complaints Reviewers to deliver an efficient, accurate complaints investigations service.. The post-holder will primarily carry out an early assessment of cases, make initial notifications and enquiries, assist Complaints Reviewers with case management tasks, draft decisions and follow up on recommendations.
To be successful in this role, you will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a frontline customer-facing role. You will be able to demonstrate strong administration and communication skills and will be able to analyse information and make decisions within appropriate procedural and policy framework.
Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with the blood cancer myeloma and related conditions. We are committed to bringing together the best and brightest people to help us ensure that every patient has an empowered present and a hopeful future. We are now looking to appoint three new Trustees to join our Board.
To realise our long-term ambition to make myeloma history, we relentlessly pursue better outcomes for myeloma patients and patients with related conditions through a comprehensive early diagnosis programme, a unique research portfolio, our treatment access strategy, information and support services, and healthcare improvement services.
As part of our Board, you will share responsibility for offering us strategic direction and a commitment to good governance and financial health. Your experience, skills, and networks will help inform Myeloma UK’s decision making and delivery. Your commitment to our patients and to working as part of a dynamic, co-operative team will reflect our culture.
Experience in digital transformation and IT, policy and influencing, or income generation and philanthropy is of particular interest to us.
We’re interested in people who have helped charities and organisations achieve their ambitions, be that through professional or lived experience. We know a team needs different talents and we’d like to hear about what makes you exceptional - your skills, your interests, your experience and your values. We’re committed to reflecting the whole myeloma community in our structure, so we particularly encourage applications from black and ethnic minority communities and from people with disabilities.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of developing and promoting evidence based policy solutions, a track record of working with policy makers and a strong desire to help end child poverty.
The successful candidate will be able to communicate complex policy ideas in an accurate but accessible manner so that non-specialist policy makers can understand and act on them. You will have an understanding of policy making and parliamentary processes and will play a key role within CPAG in Scotland, drawing on our Early Warning System and social security expertise to identify policy issues and inform policy makers and politicians.
The post is funded by the Scottish Government through the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund, managed on behalf of the Scottish Government by The Corra Foundation.
CPAG wants a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. Come and help us end child poverty for good.
From 1-12 November 2021, the UN climate talks (COP26) will take place in Glasgow. The COP26 Coalition is a broad UK-wide coalition of representatives from NGOs, faith groups, trade unions, direct action groups, student and youth, migrant and racial justice, grassroots and international climate justice networks, set up to coordinate activities around this crucial summit.
The Coalition will be the vehicle by which civil society plan together, share resources and learning, and organise a mass mobilisation and Peoples' counter-summit during the COP. It has the potential to support the transformation of the climate movement in the UK, to a stronger, more climate-justice centred movement long after COP26 is over.
The aims of the COP26 Coalition are to:
●Organise around COP26 in a transformative, climate justice-centred way, that creates space for hope and is inclusive and accountable to the full breadth of civil society and international climate movements
●Use COP26 as a moment to strengthen the Scottish, UK and International climate justice movements to build power for system change - before, during and after the COP.
●Enable civil society to use COP26 as leverage for making gains at the domestic level that advance climate justice, and ensure best outcome possible from the COP itself.
The Purpose of this Role
The Cop26 Coalition has secured funding to employ a Mass Mobilisation and Digital Engagement Officer based in Glasgow). This is an exciting opportunity to work with diverse organisations, networks and movements across Scotland, the UK and internationally in creating a series of digital and in person mobilisations on the ‘road to COP’, culminating with a successful, safe huge public event with an expected 500,000 people attending.
Initially working remotely, you will be based in Glasgow and hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland, with another Officer based in London, hosted by War on Want. The two Mass Mobilisation and Digital Engagement Officers will work closely to ensure a co-ordinated and successful delivery of mobilisation moments in the lead-up to COP26.
The post-holder will work with and alongside other key stakeholders such as NGOs, faith groups, trade unions, direct action groups, student and youth, migrant and racial justice, grassroots and international climate justice networks to ensure that popular mobilisations in response to the post COVID-19 economic crisis both integrate and centre climate demands, and anchor a ‘movement of movements’ approach.
As this is a UK Government hosted COP taking place in the devolved administration of Scotland, there is an unusual context to these talks. In planning and preparing for the mass mobilisation in November 2021, there will be cross-border political and civil society dynamics to consider, in addition to the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The post-holder will need to be an excellent networker, highly organised, with a strong track record of planning and implementing events, preferably on a large-scale. Experience in online mobilisations and digital engagement is also required. Managed by the Coalition’s Glasgow Coordinator, also hosted by FoES, the role will be accountable to the Coalition. The post-holder will work closely with Coalition Working Groups, in particular the Mobilisation, Communications, and Glasgow Local Working Groups, in a flexible and open way that fully involves them in the planning and implementation of the mass mobilisations and any other planned mobilisations (digital and in person).
Reporting to: COP26 Coalition Coordinator (who is in turn managed by the Head of Campaigns at Friends of the Earth Scotland on behalf of the UK COP26 Coalition).
At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced individual with experience of shaping policy and ability to communicate the position of the MS Society in Scotland to a wide range of audiences and develop its profile.
As a member of the management community, you will influence and implement the MS Society’s direction of travel in Scotland.
You will mobilise the Scottish MS Community to make a powerful case for continued improvement in the treatment, care and support of people living with MS.
Working with the wider Scotland team you will be outcome focused and deliver tangible results.
This is a fantastic role for someone who understands the political and policy environment in Scotland and enjoys taking a strategic and operational lead.
We offer 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.
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