British Red Cross
Director for Scotland
For the last 150 years, the British Red Cross has been helping millions of people in the UK and around the world to get the support they need in times of crisis. British Red Cross abides by seven fundamental principles that make them part of a worldwide movement alongside the International Committee of the Red Cross: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. British Red Cross provide several services to those in crisis situations: a lifeline to services for refugees, emotional support, or financial help. They also have a huge global impact, supporting people in emergencies through international conflicts, natural disasters, and famine.
In addition, they support victims of modern slavery and trafficking; standing up for those who cannot to make changes in policy to make lives better in the UK in association with the research and publications they carry out and provide.
vulnerable people supported to live independently in their own home
people treated with first aid at 3,000 events across the country, with 4 million people provided with peace of mind
journeys to enable people to get to hospital and make medical appointments
adults and young people trained in first aid and challenging stigma
The Director for Scotland plays a pivotal role in the British Red Cross, leading the organisation’s work in Scotland. As the most senior role representing the British Red Cross in Scotland, they are responsible for advocating for the organisation with the most senior stakeholders in health and government as well as overseeing the strategic development and operational delivery of health and local crisis response services across the nation. Additionally, they will oversee an influencing strategy with other counterpart charity organisations in Scotland.
The Director for Scotland forms part of a wider network of directors across the four nations of the UK, who work collaboratively, whilst retaining their own delegated autonomy in Scotland. This includes providing leadership and coordination support to other BRC service lines operating within Scotland who are managed directly through business units such as Mobility Aids and Refugee Services. They will pull together the Scotland leadership team to ensure our humanitarian focus is coordinated to drive maximum value for Scottish communities.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background within either the health sector or the third sector and have operated at senior management level for several years. They will share the same passion and purpose for supporting others in times of crisis that the BRC does. They will be determined to drive forward change which meets the unique needs of the communities in Scotland that we serve, they work closely with key stakeholders, and they will have experience at a senior level of negotiating and working on partnerships with stakeholders across government and the third sector. Supporting the wider Scotland team, they will demonstrate impeccable leadership qualities and ability to lead from a remote distance.
More information on the organisation, role and how to apply can be found on the dedicated recruitment microsite at www.aspenpeople.co.uk/brc
This is an exciting role for an ambitious individual. If you’d like to discuss this further, please get in touch with Kate Kennedy or Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Closing date for applications: Monday 31st October 2022