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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 a Lead Myeloma Information Specialist to join our Healthcare Advocacy Services Team.
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.
About the role
The role of Lead Myeloma Information Specialist is to provide a range of information and support to patients, carers and healthcare professionals on myeloma and related conditions including AL amyloidosis, smouldering myeloma and MGUS. You will lead the Myeloma Information Specialist team in delivery and monitoring of the Myeloma Infoline, Ask the Nurse and Peer Programme services. The post holder will work with colleagues to ensure close communication and sharing of information across the organisation and report progress regularly to their line manager. You will require to develop an awareness of research and clinical developments and other initiatives in the field of myeloma and related conditions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for this role. You will have experience of delivering information in a tailored, sensitive and appropriate manner, as well as the ability to convey complex information in clear, understandable terms. This will be done through a variety of communication channels, including telephone. You will have management experience with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. We are looking for a dedicated self–starter committed to making a difference. Experience of working in haematology or oncology nursing to RGN level, a clinical research or healthcare background would be an advantage for this role
Applications close on 31 January 2022 and interviews will be held on 17 February 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Title: Ward Sister / Charge Nurse - In Patient Unit
Salary: AFC Band 6
Hours/Contract: Full time 37.5 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent / 1 year FTC Maternity Cover
Based: Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh
Closing date: 6th February 2022
Interview date: TBC
As a Ward Sister/Charge Nurse with Marie Curie, you'll be helping people in their time of greatest need. At Marie Curie, you'll be providing specialist care and support to patients with terminal illnesses. It's all about giving them the best possible quality of life. We'll help you develop your skills to meet individuals' medical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.
Based in our inpatient unit within the Marie Curie Hospice, you will ensure that professional standards are reflected in our daily practice, supporting the Lead Nurse in ensuring strong clinical and professional leadership and support to a dedicated team who provide high standards of specialist palliative care to patients and support for their carers.
Recent experience would be an advantage and the ability to work in a rapidly changing environment is essential. Palliative care is becoming more acute, our stakeholder's expectations of service delivery are changing and the hospice must ensure that it is able to respond to altering requirements. Whilst it is important that you understand the needs of palliative care patients, experience from an acute setting would be a distinct advantage.
What we are looking for:
- RN Registration Level 1
- Experience at Band 5 caring for patients with specialist palliative care needs (hospice / hospital / community)
- Ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders (internal and external)
- Ability to demonstrate good people management and leadership skills
- Ability to manage time, self and own workload and prioritise effectively
What's in it for you:
- Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
- Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
- Continuous development
- Industry leading training programmes
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible Working
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Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.
We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.
This role will be subject to receiving a satisfactory PVG Disclosure check.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.
Agriculture and Land Use Policy Manager (Scotland)
This is a unique opportunity for a passionate supporter of nature with specialist knowledge of agriculture, land use and food systems to join the WWF in Scotland and save our planet.
Our planet needs us and at WWF we work on a variety of complex environmental issues to deliver a world where people and nature can thrive. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. We have developed a strong track record of working on agriculture, land use and related aspects of nature policy since 2018. As Agriculture and Land Use Policy Manager, you will build on this to secure lasting changes to rural policy and funding that deliver for climate, nature and rural communities. With an Agriculture Bill due in 2023, this role provides a real opportunity to leave a lasting impact on Scotland’s rural policy.
As Agriculture and Land Use Policy Manager you will deploy our evidence base to transform farming and land use in Scotland to meet 21st century challenges. This will involve taking the lead on the development of our sustainable agriculture and land use policy as well as securing political support for policy priorities. You will commission and manage research contracts as well as prepare briefings and other materials too. You will also collaborate with colleagues to create and deliver compelling bespoke Scottish messages in traditional and social media and for wider public campaigning. As our in-house expert, you will provide knowledge covering relevant Scottish governmental policy and legislative activity. Important will be the ability to represent WWF in in strong partnerships as well as ensure WWF Scotland contributes to WWF-UK and global network priorities.
For this role, you must have specialist knowledge of agriculture, land use and food systems coupled with policy development expertise. You will have a proven track record of influencing and negotiating with external and internal stakeholders too. Good at building strong networks, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills You will also be capable of analysing scientific evidence and data, you will be comfortable understanding, absorbing and synthesise complex information, and translating it into impactful policy, advice and communications.
Experience of working on sustainable food or environment/land use policy and knowledge of the Scottish political landscape would be an advantage.
If you are passionate about making our world a better place through your work, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.
Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.
Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.
Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.
RBGE is one of the top four botanic gardens in the world and home to one of the world's best living collections of plants (13,500 species), a herbarium of three million preserved specimens and one of the UK's most comprehensive botanical libraries. With specialist expertise and resources built over 350 years, gardens across Scotland, and research and conservation programmes across the world, our aim is to understand, protect and restore the world's plant species and ecosystems, providing scientific solutions to safeguard our planet for future generations.
Harris Hill is delighted to be working in partnership with RGBE to recruit a new Head of Membership. The postholder will deliver high quality membership management, regular giving appeals, and services to underpin the delivery of the organisation's mission, vision, and strategy.
Job title: Head of Membership
Salary: 39,502 - 44,054
Location: within reach of Edinburgh office but remote/hybrid working may be considered
Closing date: 25th February 2022
The main duties of the post will include:
- As a senior member of the Development management team, work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve RBGE's Corporate Strategy and Plans.
- Lead the delivery of a membership services and development function, ensuring it promotes a culture of philanthropy throughout RBGE and continually develops for the future.
- Significantly grow membership numbers and income.
- Generate significant member value.
- Devise and implement creative member acquisition, renewal, upgrade, and retention strategies.
- Lead alumni relations at RBGE, working in partnership with education to build and sustain strong, lifelong relationships between RBGE and its global community of former students and staff.
- Manage the Regular Giving and Digital Fundraising Officer role, and one Development Administrator.
You will have the following skills and experience:
- Proven experience of business development, marketing and/or fundraising.
- Experience of working in a membership development role.
- Experience (or knowledge) of regular giving/mass fundraising.
- High degree of skill in cultivating long-term relationships and strategic partnerships.
- Expertise in managing people and teams.
We encourage applicants who are from underrepresented groups with protected characteristics, as we value having a diverse pool of applicants to find the best candidate.
If you would like to receive an information pack for this role with details on how to apply, please send an expression of interest and (optional but appreciated) a CV or professional profile in confidence to our consultant Nick Shanks at [email protected]
For an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Nick at the above address with your number and suitable times to speak. You can also call on 0207 820 7334 but please be aware the line can be busy, so a pre-arranged call is the best way to ensure availability.
Please note responding to this advertisement will not in itself be considered an application. We will need a CV and a supporting statement addressing the full person specification in the information pack.
Application Deadline: Wednesday 9th February
We’re recruiting for a new Development Officer for Scotland to join our team! CTA’s mission is to champion, connect, support and grow a thriving community transport movement across all parts of the UK. Community transport operators have a great story to tell and it is CTA’s job to help them tell it and to support them to develop excellent services that can transform lives and communities. We champion, connect, support and grow a thriving community transport movement across all parts of the UK.
Our work in Scotland is integral to this. We have around 160 members and many other stakeholders across Scotland that all help to provide accessible and inclusive transport solutions in their community. We work closely with, and receive funding from, the Scottish Government to develop and deliver important work across Scotland.
CTA is funded by the Scottish Government to provide leadership and support community transport operators and other charities and community groups that organise transport for their service users to help them participate in the activities they lead. Working with our team in Scotland you will develop our support programmes and look for opportunities to make a difference on behalf of the people and communities who need transport that is accessible and inclusive, so everything else in life can be accessible and inclusive too.
If you like the sound of this opportunity and have the credentials and self-confidence to rise to it, then we’d love to hear from you. Come and join us and be part of something brilliant!
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.