AberGreen Project Manager (Aberdeen University Students Association)

AUSA is offering a new opportunity to a Project Manager with experience in sustainability Projects or interest in Climate Challenge for its AberGreen project.

AberGreen is a two-year sustainable project AUSA recently got funding to run from the Climate Challenge Fund. AberGreen will expand and build on the capacity of student-led initiatives to reduce carbon, embed a sustainable legacy, and improve climate literacy. It is expected that 251.6 tonnes of carbon each year will be saved through the two-year project.

What’s on offer: £26, 800 salary, 30 days paid leave and 11 local/university holidays, discounted membership to Aberdeen Sports Village
Vacancy Type: Fixed term Full-Time position based on the University campus for 2 years

Job summary:
The Abergreen Project Manager will lead a team of three coordinators and deliver the AberGreen sustainability project. This position will take the lead in planning and managing the carbon reduction initiatives and increase climate literacy through workshops and campaigns. They will have responsibility for:

  • Delivery of all project activities
  • Development of a volunteer recruitment and retention plan
  • Development of a project marketing plan
  • Development of partnership arrangements to support project activities
  • Promotion of community engagement with project activities
  • Delivery of project budget
  • Development of systems, policies and procedures to support long term sustainability
  • Ensuring all project activities meet H&S and legal requirements
  • Recruitment, management and development of staff and sessional personnel
  • Management of relationship with AUSA fund relationship manager and delivery of all necessary reports

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
We require an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated leader with solid experience in managing projects and with a commitment to deliver excellent services for our students.

  • A qualification and/or experience in Project Management.
  • Experience of delivering a sustainability project is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and ability to deliver through others.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage your time and the time of others effectively.
  • Experience in delivering to timelines
  • Experience of facilitating campaigns and workshops

If you are interested in this role then please submit your CV and supporting letter to ausa-hr@abdn.ac.uk

Closing Date: 26th April 2018
Interview Date: 8th May 2018

CEO (Befriend a Child)

Salary: circa. 50k

We are a highly-regarded charity established for over 40 years supporting young people fulfil their potential through 1:1 befriending. We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Chief Executive Officer to lead and develop services for the next phase of our story.

Our new Chief Executive will have the opportunity to shape our vision and strategy and will ensure that the objectives are delivered to achieve real impact for young people in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

You will work with a Board of Trustees to provide strategic direction and overall management of the Trust. You will deliver our strategy, ensure policies are put into operational practice and inspire staff and volunteers to deliver our goals.

You should have a clear understanding of the governance and management of a charity together with senior leadership experience including: strategic planning, motivating teams, developing new services, financial management, and strong relationships with a range of stakeholders.

If you share our passion and commitment to support young people fulfil their potential we very much look forward to hearing from you.

This is a full time, permanent appointment.

Closing date is 30th April and interviews will be held on 11th May.

To find out more about this role and receive the information pack please email ceorecruitment@befriendachild.org.uk (confidential email). The information pack includes a telephone contact for any informal questions prior to application/interview.

Fundraising Manager (Mental Health Aberdeen)

36.25 hours per week based in Aberdeen
Salary on application

Mental Health Aberdeen are looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and effective person to join our senior management team.

The successful applicant will have to demonstrate a proven track record of effective fundraising in a third sector environment. They will need to be self-motivated, innovative, determined and have excellent communication, presentation and organisational skills.

For an MHA application pack please contact Bea on

Tel: 01224 590510

Closing date for applications:  12 noon, Friday 4 May 2018


Climate Change: Project Officer (Aberdeen Multicultural Centre)

Salary: £9 per hour
Part time: 20 Hours per week (3-4 days per week)
Fixed Term until 31 March 2020
Closing Date for Application: Friday 23 April 2018
Expected Interview Date: 30 April 2018

We are looking for someone with experience of community engagement activities and administration.

The ideal candidate will have clear understanding of carbon foot print reduction and capacity to engage with diverse community groups. Must have an excellent communication skills & ability to network and build relationship. Preference will be given to someone who has flexibility in working hours. You will also be enthusiastic have an understanding of the minority ethnic communities particularly European and Latin American community in Aberdeen.

Must be a computer literate, ability to write precise report & must be willing to travel for meetings & training as required and off time working hours.

Apply with CVs and covering letter to: Aberdeen Multicultural Centre, 427 George Street Aberdeen AB25 1ER Tel: 01224 478203

E-mail: contact@abmc.org.uk


Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Co-ordinator (VSA)

Ref: J02818
Full-time / Part-time (both considered)
Up to £36,000 FTE (dependent on experience)
Castle Street, Aberdeen

Established in 1870 VSA is a leading social care charity in the UK with a firm commitment to delivering the best of care to the most vulnerable of people living in Aberdeen. Since the charity was first established we have helped thousands of people and their families across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Today VSA provides support and services to people of all ages across four core areas: Children and Families; Adult and Community; Education and Learning; and Carers Support.

As a charity we rely on a diverse range of funding to enable us to deliver a wide range of services across the city. As we seek to further diversify our sources of funding, VSA has recently undertaken a strategic review of its fundraising activities.

As part of this review, VSA is now recruiting a Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Co-ordinator, to help us grow and diversify our income from trusts, foundations and grant making bodies. This is a key role within the organisation, reporting into our Head of Fundraising. This is an exciting time to join the fundraising team as we are in the process of developing a campaign in the lead up to our 150th anniversary in 2020.

You will be responsible for researching, writing and submitting detailed and engaging funding applications as we seek to develop and expand support for our services. You will be responsible for developing relationships with charitable trusts and other grant giving bodies and will need to demonstrate a proven track record of financial success in these areas, or other similar experience.

Prior experience of communicating with funders and providing grant compliance reports, together with the ability to work on your own initiative, is also required. The ability to work on multiple funding applications at the same time, including statutory funding bids, is essential as is having accurate and clear reporting skills and a natural flair for writing compelling and tailored applications. You will possess excellent research, organisation and communication skills and display a proactive, enthusiastic and flexible approach to work.

In return, a competitive salary is on offer, together with flexible working arrangements (including working from home). Working as part of a team passionate about the work that we do, this represents an exceptional opportunity for a talented and driven individual to build new networks and to work collaboratively with colleagues across VSA in shaping funding approaches and applications to help support the work we do with some of the most vulnerable people living in Aberdeen.

Closing date:  30th April 2018

Apply online at www.vsa.org.uk (where you will find full job descriptions and person specifications for all our posts) or telephone our Job Application Line (24 hours) on 01224 358589 or email: Recruitment@vsa.org.uk for an application pack. Please quote appropriate reference number(s) on your application form