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.
Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:
● designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
● working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
● conducting research on this topic.
With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
In the period from 2011 to 2018:
● a total of 562 mental health professionals and trainees have received training;
● full practice-based training has been delivered in various settings; and
● Seven Zambian trainers have completed the two-stage certification process to become trainers themselves.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:
Fundraising and Events
Social Media, PR, Communications and Marketing
Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
We are very happy to consider applications from individuals from outwith the Central Belt who would envisage attending meetings via Skype.