Are you creative and passionate about communicating a message that gives hope and makes a
positive difference to millions of people around the world?
Thanks to the commitment and generosity of our supporters, the Scottish Bible Society is a charity
that helps people in over 200 countries and territories around the world to receive Bibles in a
language they understand and a format they can use. We are involved in transformative projects
that include teaching people how to read using the Bible, contributing to education programmes for
children and much more!
We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and strategic leader who excels in a senior
management position and as part of a senior leadership team. You will be someone with
communications, marketing and PR experience that can raise the profile of the SBS brand, engage
audiences to respond by supporting the SBS mission, and motivate a staff team to deliver the
organisational objectives. You will have experience of managing campaigns that help meet
fundraising targets for a charitable organisation, or a background in campaign management that
drives sales for a commercial organisation.
The role reports to the Chief Executive. You will be articulate, have strong influencing skills and
proven stakeholder management skills to work with all levels of staff in the organisation, our board
of directors, and external partners. This is a senior role in an organisation with a strong Christian
ethos, therefore there is an occupational requirement that the post holder is a practising Christian.
Water Witness is a dynamic and growing Edinburgh-based charity which leads action, research and advocacy around the world for a fairer water future. We stand with those at the frontline of the global water crisis to shine a light on its impacts, understand its root causes and activate lasting solutions. To support the delivery of our ambitious 2030 Strategy we are recruiting an experienced and driven professional for the role of Business Manager.
Professional qualifications plus seven years’ relevant experience.
We are seeking a high-calibre professional with the experience and skills needed to successfully co-ordinate, deliver and lead Water Witness’s financial, administrative, and human resource management to ensure the sustainability of the charity and the achievement of our aims.
As Business Manager, you will be responsible for efficient day-to-day financial and administrative operations across a busy office of 7-10 staff with directly funded partnership operations in four countries. You will ensure that we have appropriate systems and resources in place, that they are used effectively, and will provide timely support and analysis to our team, our partners, and the Board of Trustees. You will play a key role in decision making and the delivery of Water Witness’s work, deploying your skills and experience in financial management, accounting, administration, and communications, to improve our organisational effectiveness and impact. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail will be needed to undertake reviews of business processes, budget and contract negotiations, preparation of donor reports, as well as for internal and external audits. An ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the UK team and country partners, and to ensure joint ownership and high-quality delivery of complex programmes will be essential.
The Business Manager will be based in our Edinburgh headquarters. You may occasionally be required to travel to support our programme work overseas. In the current COVID-19 outbreak, and to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone who works for Water Witness and their families, you may have to work remotely from home initially until we are able to return to working in our office.
We are looking for a Business Manager with very ‘safe hands’ who can support Water Witness by ensuring that our operations run smoothly, and offering constructive challenge, quality assurance and innovative solutions which add value to our work. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to support positive change in the world through building collaborative relationships, by using your experience and skills, and developing your talent, then we urge you to apply.
The Dartington Service Design Lab is an internationally respected research and design charity dedicated to improving child outcomes. We seek a Researcher to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied and quite independent role, spanning child development research, service design and evaluation, and public system reform.
The work is rarely routine because we are often experimenting and trying to innovate with those who we work with. This requires a blend of mental agility, practicality, perseverance and an ability to adapt to deliver the necessary outcomes without continuous supervision. The person should be comfortable with ambiguity and approach new challenges with both curiosity and level-headedness. As a small organisation the wider team are mutually supportive as we all work closely together. The successful candidate will need to be able to communicate well with both their colleagues and our stakeholders. We value empathy and collaboration and a strong focus on using evidence for social good.
We need a highly motivated researcher, equipped with a first, or upper second-class undergraduate degree in a relevant field, and those with a Master’s degree are strongly encouraged to apply as well. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Undertaking evidence reviews to inform policy and/or practice within tight deadlines;
• Assisting with data collection, synthesis, management and analysis;
• Helping prepare supporting materials for workshops, training and other events;
• Drafting and refining reports, presentations and other dissemination outputs (including social media activities e.g. blogs, tweets etc.).
• Conducting research activities with young people, families and stakeholders, using ethical and creative methods to adapt to participant need and contributing to insight synthesis and communication.
Location is flexible, as a team we largely operate remotely across the UK with regular project related travel. We have also been using online and video communication tools well before the impact of COVID-19. Our staff tend to work from home or when appropriate, together in local coworking spaces, or from our own workspace in Devon. When possible, we also regularly meet as a whole team in Devon.