This exciting 2 year post is the result of a partnership between the Scottish Land Commission and the Development Trusts Association Scotland which seeks to address the challenging problem of vacant and derelict land. In particular the post will focus on the smaller derelict sites, which often cause the most harm to local communities, but can equally be well suited to community-led regeneration. Working alongside development trusts or other community organisations, the post-holder will develop practical and innovative approaches to bringing different types of these small and persistently problematic sites back into productive use, in a way that could support and scale-up community led regeneration across Scotland.
The post-holder will be based within DTAS, the national membership organisation for development trusts, and will require to have good experience of delivering community-led regeneration. This is a unique post which will also require good negotiating and communication skills, knowledge of financing projects of this nature, a creative and solutions-focussed approach and the ability to capture and report on the learning from the project.
To achieve maximum elected representation and the implementation if Liberal Democratic policies in Scotland, the Chief Executive leads the party administration and directs the human, financial and administrative resources of the Party. They will bring energy and outstanding leadership to this crucial job, whilst recognising that the relationships with the Leader (for political leadership) and the Office Bearers (line managers of the Chief Executive and the representatives of all members of the party) have a key role in the direction of the party.
The Chief Executive is responsible for all staff employed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
You are advised to read the full job description before applying for this role scotlibdems.org.uk/chief-exec
The Chief Executive will:
Ensure that the day to day operations of the Party are efficiently carried out.
Lead the Party in delivering agreed strategic objectives.
Work with the Treasurer to ensure that the Party’s finances are on a sound footing. Monitor income and expenses on a regular basis to ensure that the party is operating within budget and operating within agreed financial controls.
Develop the Party and improve its impact by ensuring the development of world-class teams delivering Policy, Communications, Campaigns and Marketing, and People (including Membership and Diversity), ensuring that the representation, both elected and unelected, voice and influence of the Scottish Liberal Democrats continue to grow.
Constantly review and improve the structure, systems and processes of the Party, further embedding efficiency, integrity, diversity and transparency at the heart of all its operations.
Direct the transformation of the Party's fundraising infrastructure in order to enable the party to achieve continuously improved electoral success and have a solid operational base year on year.
Ensure that the party is ready to fight all relevant elections including possible by-elections and the next scheduled Scottish Elections in 2021.
The One World Shop was established over 30 years ago and has played a lead role in the Fair Trade movement in Scotland, including helping Edinburgh and Glasgow become Fair Trade cities. As well as running a thriving city centre shop, we support schools, community groups and businesses to learn about fair trade and we nurture volunteers to become advocates. We currently employ 6 paid staff and over 20 volunteers. Our aim is to reduce poverty in poor areas of the world through trading fairly.
We are seeking to appoint a number of new voluntary Management Committee members, we are particularly looking at people with skills and experience in any of the following:
- Retail sales and management
- Business management
- Finance, funding, ethical investment
- Property, lease and surveying
Board meetings are held every two months in the evening in central Edinburgh.
We are seeking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Directors. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is both a registered charity and a registered company and benefits from the strategic leadership of a board that comprises up to 17 individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, three quarters of whom are elected from the Society’s membership. This represents a unique opportunity for an exceptional individual to guide the organisation that supports the world’s greatest platform for freedom of expression.
The Fringe Society is committed to ensuring the Fringe is open, accessible, diverse, equitable, inclusive and affordable for everyone. We are encouraging people from all backgrounds to apply as we really want the Fringe Society – and the wider Fringe – to reflect these values.
Basis of appointment
The Chair of the Board is appointed by the board of directors, on the recommendation of the appointments committee. Appointment will be made at the Fringe Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in August 2020, for an initial period of four years. The current Chair is Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, who has chaired the organisation since 2012.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is a registered charity and is governed by its constitution and the board of directors. All potential directors should read the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) guidance on being a trustee – this sets out the legal duties of a charity director in Scotland. The guidance from OSCR provides clear and detailed insight into the liabilities, responsibilities and best practice for all charity directors.
Roles and responsibilities
It is the responsibility of all Fringe Society directors to:
Please see our website for more details: edfringe.com/learn/jobs/413
As part of the Senior Management team you will be responsible for ensuring The Bike Station achieves its commercial income targets. You will lead on the development of new business and sales opportunities, providing detailed information on clear commercial value. Responsible for the success of the Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee retail environments. In collaboration with the Senior Management team, provide direction and support to the on-site Coordinators to ensure the effective coordination of day to day activities.
Work for SCVO and support Scotland’s vibrant and vital voluntary sector.
* Join us on a temporary secondment or fixed term basis*
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to join our policy
and research team and help increase our knowledge of Scotland’s voluntary
sector. You will have experience of using a variety of quantitative and
qualitative research tools to produce valuable information and insights and have excellent planning and communicating skills.
If you have a passion for research and the ability to produce accessible and relevant research briefings, blogs, infographics and interactive tools, we’d like to hear from you!
This is an exciting new opportunity to join CAPS as we are creating a new Children and Young People’s Individual Advocacy team to provide advocacy for children and young people (5 -18 years) in the Children’s Hearings process.
Each part time worker would focus on one local authority area but provide cover and support to each other as required. Additional hours would be available when required to provide Children’s Hearings advocacy in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders as an alternative to the mainstream provision in these areas.
The focus of the work will be the provision of independent advocacy to support children and young people to express their views and wishes when going through the Children’s Hearings process. Experience of working with children and young people is required as well as excellent skills in communicating with them.
This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for regulated work.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a highly influential coalition of over 50 civil society organisations, campaigning on climate change. We are now seeking a new Chair for our board of trustees to see us through the period beyond COP 26.
The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance, with an expectation that the successful candidate will shadow the current Chair for six months (from June 2020 until December 2020) asSCCS engages in a range of activities to support civil society movements in Scotland and beyond make the most of COP 26 when it is held in Glasgow in November 2020.
To perform this role, you’ll need a rather special set of qualities. Chief amongst them is an informed passion and energy for the action needed to tackle the climate emergency. Beyond this, SCCS is a coalition of the willing and as such requires cooperation and consensus building from all involved but particularly from its Chair. In addition, we are looking for a Chair who will:
● Oversee the strategic direction and governance of SCCS;
● Manage SCCS's Coalition Manager and assist in managing wider Board and Coalition relationships;
● Chair SCCS board meetings (six a year) and work with the Coalition Manager to develop agendas and board papers;
● Act as the SCCS spokesperson for the media and at external events;
● Liaise with member organisations to ensure their views are acknowledged and represented;
● Attend meetings with the Scottish Government, MSPs and other external bodies.
The successful candidate for the Chair of SCCS should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
● Successfully led the strategic direction of an organisation (in a paid or voluntary position);
● Management of senior staff;
● Ability to chair meetings in a fair and impartial way;
● Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including public speaking;
● Understanding of climate change policy in Scotland and beyond, and its links to wider policy areas;
● Commitment to equal opportunities;
● Strong analytical, administration and organisational skills.
The successful candidate should be willing to work on SCCS related work for a minimum of 3-4 days a month, of which at least two days should be during the normal working week to accommodate board and other meetings. SCCS is committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applications from anyone who meets the above criteria.
In addition to a new Chair, SCCS is also looking for up to two additional new board members.
What’s the job?
NUS Scotland is one of the most influential campaigning organisations in Scotland, securing significant wins for students and promoting the value of further and higher education.
As part of the NUS Scotland team, you will be the key point of contact for media and will work daily to promote our campaigns and ensure the voice of Scotland’s students is heard in the media, by Scotland’s decision-makers and the wider public.
You will take the lead on generating pro-active press coverage for the work of NUS Scotland, maximising our influence within Scottish political life and helping to secure significant and positive change for Scottish education.
You will provide press and public affairs support, including policy development, for elected student officers and membership. You will play a key role in influencing decision-makers on issues affecting Scotland’s students.
So come and do something you love, somewhere a little bit different.
Who you are:
- You’ll be totally at home fielding media enquiries, drafting and issuing media releases
- With people at the heart of your approach you will be excited to build and maintain relationships – with press contacts, key-decision makers and external stakeholders.
- With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and members to develop new campaigns, widen our reach and deliver wins for students
- You’ll have no problems developing our policy briefings and using your knowledge to monitor relevant political activity
- Your personal values will mean you are committed to being part of an environment that promotes equality of opportunity whilst recognising and valuing diversity.
In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.
We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within NUS currently.
Who are we?
Part political, partly business and part charity – NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! The student movement in the UK is made up of 500 students’ unions and 7 million students. NUS sits at the heart of this movement, delivering a national student voice and supporting local students’ unions to grow.
We’ve been going through some big changes this year, exploring new ways of developing and delivering winning student-led campaigns. So, this is a particularly exciting time to join us! Expect fast-paced delivery alongside conversations about new ways of doing things in the future.”
The National Trust for Scotland is looking for a member to join our Board. Our Trustees are crucial to the work of the Trust and collectively, their backgrounds, skills and experience reflect the diversity of the organisations activities.
This year, we want to reflect the diversity of our membership and seek more candidates who can join our other Trustees in demonstrating a commitment to the Trust and our work. Now more than ever, we need people who can help us with decision-making through these difficult times and for recovery in the aftermath.