Poppyscotland – Director


Region: Edinburgh

Salary: c£80k

About Poppyscotland

Poppyscotland is a subsidiary charity of the Royal British Legion (RBL) and is the trusted and respected delivery arm of the RBL in Scotland. Its focus is to provide life-changing support to our Armed Forces community either directly or in collaboration. The charity is structured to provide welfare assistance in many ways to those who have served, those still serving, and their families.

The Role

Working with senior colleagues in RBL, you will lead a significant two-year change programme, transforming Poppyscotland, and its subsidiary charity, The Lady Haig Poppy Factory by introducing a new operating model that will integrate and align it with The Royal British Legion Group’s operating model and strategy. Critical success factors will include the efficient implementation of the new operating model, protection of the brand and reputation during the transition, continuation of ‘business as usual’, ensuring front facing support services are not disrupted, and that staff and internal teams are engaged, supported and understand the changes throughout the programme.

Given its trusted position in Scotland, you will need to understand and advocate at the highest levels of Scottish Government and strategic networks to ensure Poppyscotland and the transformation are well understood and supported.

We are flexible about your professional background and open minded about your career to date. You will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to lead change in a complex organisation with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. You will be a strong compassionate leader with the ability to understand that each organisation is different. You may well have experience of working in a charity, housing association or the broader public sector, though applicants from all sectors are welcome. You will have to be able to demonstrate the desire to put the people who matter most – our beneficiaries – at the heart of every decision.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

It’s because of this that we have strived hard to create a One Legion culture that we can all feel part of and succeed in. It’s why we make sure that you have the opportunities you need to learn and develop. It’s why we’re invested in making the RBL a truly inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves. It’s why you’re welcome, whoever you might be.

It’s why we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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For a confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Rob Hilyer on 07719 325 771 or Elyse Turner-Pearce on 07808 648 559.

Deadline for applications: noon 28 March 2022

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