The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is a small charity making a big difference. QNIS supports, develops and inspires Scotland’s community nurses and midwives to be agents for health improvement and catalysts for social change. We help them develop their expertise to drive positive action to build a healthier, kinder, fairer, greener Scotland.
About the role
We are looking for a brilliant organiser with a keen interest in nursing and befriending, who can coordinate our network of retired Queen’s Nurses who trained before 1969. These are inspirational people who have served the communities of Scotland for decades. It is a wide-ranging role that will see you developing supportive relationships with this community and managing a database which enables us to communicate well. The post involves providing thoughtful support to retired nurses, their families and the volunteer visitors who support them. This may be through telephone calls, sending cards to mark significant birthdays, newsletters, hardship grants or organising events across the country. Being a small team, we also need someone who from time to time is happy to roll up their sleeves and pitch in with whatever’s required.
The post is offered 15 hours per week, based at home with occasional travel to events and team meetings in Edinburgh. We are offering a salary of £27,706 (pro rata). We offer a 10% contributory pension, 38 days leave (pro rata including public holidays) and flexible working.
With a strong interest in nursing, befriending and experience of safeguarding you will be highly organised and able to balance deadlines with a high level of attention to detail. You will be able to demonstrate effective project management and an ability to coordinate a range of activities despite interruptions. Crucial to success in the role is a high level of self-awareness, the ability to communicate patiently, cheerfully and tactfully with the retired Queen’s Nurses, and the wider QNIS community. You will be someone who enjoys bringing people together for fellowship and support and creating ways to capture the stories of the past and share them with a new generation. Familiarity with the suite of Microsoft Office packages and database management would be an advantage.
To apply, please send a CV and Covering Letter explaining how your experience matches the Excellence Profile to Dawn.Cruse@qnis.org.uk.
For an informal discussion about the role, please email email@example.com, and we will arrange for a time to call you.
Closing date for completed applications: 12pm, Friday 10th June
Date for interviews to be held: Monday, 4th July
QNIS is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Charity Number SC005751
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