We are seeking an outstanding leader to be the first Chief Executive for a unique and exciting role, working with our Trustees in helping to establish and build this brand new charity from the ground up.
This charity is principally a partner organisation and there will be an emphasis on fundraising which will be driven by the charity’s profile.
We already have the profile and funding in place to make an impact on the youth sector in Scotland and now we need a strong and well connected leader who can build partnerships, grow budgets effectively and maximise the potential impact that this charity has to offer the youth sector of Scotland.
Based from home (with travel to Glasgow and Liverpool) the perfect candidate will be extremely ambitious with a great vision, well connected across the third sector in Scotland.
This is largely a blank canvas to shape the future direction of the charity, we seek a creative and entrepreneurial approach to:
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategy Planning and Development
The description is the typical level of duties the post holder will be expected to perform. Other duties of a similar type and level may also be required.
The Person Specification is available for download bel
Purpose of Job
To deliver election success in priority areas across Scotland, with a clear objective of putting “more gold on the map” – be it Lib Dem MPs, MSPs, Lib Dem-led Councils and Lib Dem councillors.
The Dartington Service Design Lab is an internationally respected research and design charity dedicated to improving child outcomes. We seek a Researcher to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied and quite independent role, spanning child development research, service design and evaluation, and public system reform.
The work is rarely routine because we are often experimenting and trying to innovate with those who we work with. This requires a blend of mental agility, practicality, perseverance and an ability to adapt to deliver the necessary outcomes without continuous supervision. The person should be comfortable with ambiguity and approach new challenges with both curiosity and level-headedness. As a small organisation the wider team are mutually supportive as we all work closely together. The successful candidate will need to be able to communicate well with both their colleagues and our stakeholders. We value empathy and collaboration and a strong focus on using evidence for social good.
We need a highly motivated researcher, equipped with a first, or upper second-class undergraduate degree in a relevant field, and those with a Master’s degree are strongly encouraged to apply as well. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Undertaking evidence reviews to inform policy and/or practice within tight deadlines;
• Assisting with data collection, synthesis, management and analysis;
• Helping prepare supporting materials for workshops, training and other events;
• Drafting and refining reports, presentations and other dissemination outputs (including social media activities e.g. blogs, tweets etc.).
• Conducting research activities with young people, families and stakeholders, using ethical and creative methods to adapt to participant need and contributing to insight synthesis and communication.
Location is flexible, as a team we largely operate remotely across the UK with regular project related travel. We have also been using online and video communication tools well before the impact of COVID-19. Our staff tend to work from home or when appropriate, together in local coworking spaces, or from our own workspace in Devon. When possible, we also regularly meet as a whole team in Devon.
Generations Working Together is looking to recruit two enthusiastic, committed, dependable and proactive volunteer trustees to replace two members of our board who retired at our recent AGM.
We are looking for a new treasurer and a trustee who have experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector who want to become actively involved in progressing intergenerational work across Scotland.
Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.
In particular, we are seeking trustees with a strong background /expert skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Please note there is a separate role description for the treasurer post which can be found below.
Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.
Commitment includes attending board meetings which are normally held in Glasgow four times a year. On top, we ask Trustees to attend our annual conference (if possible) and AGM and one development session each year to look at the business plan. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of GWT. This may include membership of Task and Finish Groups, Standing Committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise.
We use a Zoom video conferencing system which Trustees can use to call into the meetings if they cannot attend in person. Much of the subgroup work is done via email and video conferencing.
Generations Working Together is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland.
A short film narrated by our retired chair Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE can be viewed on our website detailing our history and the background of intergenerational work and its growth in the UK.
What is it like to be a volunteer Trustee?
“Volunteering with GWT this past year has let me see the value of intergenerational practice in many arenas of life. It has given me greater insight into the passionate practice out there and also the resource and specialism required to support it to be done in ever more meaningful and measurable ways. I have loved the opportunity so far of being part of a Board with such great diversity of age and experience.” (Trustee)
“My experience volunteering as a Trustee for GWT over the past two plus years has been both rewarding personally and beneficial professionally. Exposure to the Governance and Compliance aspects of Trusteeship has been useful supporting my role as a senior manager within a private sector business, while the opportunity to present to workshops and conferences has been invaluable experience of public speaking. Additionally, working alongside the other Trustees and GWT staff who have a wealth of diverse and in-depth experience has been extremely useful from a professional development perspective. From a personal perspective, being able to
Are you passionate about supporting very young children and their families? We at Cattanach are looking for individuals with expertise in key areas relating to our grant making work in the Early Years sector to join us as Cattanach Associates. Together, we want to drive positive change for very young children in Scotland and hope to strengthen our support for frontline Early Years organisations. For more information on our work, visit our website: https://www.cattanach.org.uk/.
We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience and expertise in the following areas:
The list is not exhaustive, of course. If you feel you could add value to Cattanach’s work in different ways, please contact our Chief Executive Dr Sophie Flemig (email@example.com) for an informal chat. We welcome applications from individuals in the private, voluntary and public sectors.
We ask that all candidates demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the four Cattanach values:
As Associate with Cattanach, we will ask you to perform one of three tasks on an as-needed basis: 1) support the Grant Committee as a co-opted member, 2) provide capacity support to the charities we are funding, and 3) provide advisory support to Cattanach Trustees and the executive team. This is all on a flexible basis, which means that you can work around your other professional or personal commitments. We do not commit to a minimum number of hours of work per year. We would expect the average Associate to be asked to work for between one to five days per year, subject to our grant making work and demand for capacity support.
You will be line managed by the Chief Executive and receive thorough on-board training, together with annual appraisals and peer learning across the Associate network supported by the Business and Development Officer.