Appointment Treasurer to the Scottish Library and Information Council
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint a Treasurer to its Board. The appointment is for three years and will run from November 2019.
Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council
SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.
While it is important that all trustees collectively play their part in financial monitoring and decision making, the Board will appoint a Treasurer. The role of the Treasurer, who will be a member of the Board, is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The treasurer will be responsible for:
The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members may be required to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. The Treasurer’s role at the Board meeting is to advise the Board on all matters relating to the organisation’s finances, provide reassure that sufficient scrutiny is being undertaken and that all financial processes are being adhered to. The Treasurer leads on the development of the annual report and return to Companies House.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.
SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with experience in managing finances. Applications from groups which are currently under-represented including, disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities would be particularly welcome.
Please note this appointment is on a voluntary basis.
Further information about SLIC can be found on its website www.scottishlibraries.org
Izzy’s Promise is a charity based in Dundee but working across Scotland and the UK which provides confidential support and information to survivors of ritual and organised abuse. This charity is survivor led, works to raise awareness about ritual and organised abuse and its effects on survivors, provides research, training and consultancy and works in close partnerships with other survivor organisations.
The core purpose of the role is to generate income to sustain and grow Izzy’s Promise and partner charities. We are particularly interested in developing a diverse source of income including corporate, legacy and individual donor fundraising.
We are now recruiting!
Due to confirmation of core funding from Angus Health & Social Care Partnership we are now looking for three Carer Development Workers to join our team.
We have refined the job profile for of these posts Carer Development Worker, (two existing posts and one new post) to ensure we can continue to strive to meet the support needs of a growing unpaid carer population ion Angus.
An application pack for these posts is included below.
If you have great empathy for people and can hold professional boundaries, we want to hear from you.
We are a creative team. We all have very different interests, skills and professional expertise, which fit together to build a supportive and safe work environment. Demands on unpaid carers will only continue to increase as our population gets older and lives longer.
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.
The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (phase 1) preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (phase 2), working closely with the wilderness journey staff. Upon return to their community (phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. Additionally, you will help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships. You may also be required to support the delivery of our SQA qualifications.
Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels. Strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload, with the ability and willingness to work effectively under own initiative and often in isolation are also essential. Ideally you will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals, supporting them to identify and sustain positive changes in their lives. A strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland is also essential. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement of this role.
We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme. Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS, cares for children with life-shortening conditions and their families. We operate through our two hospices, our network of staff in hospitals, and our home care service in every part of Scotland.
Three children die every week in Scotland from an incurable condition. Our doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains support as many of those families as we can. We aim to reach every family in Scotland and have a unique opportunity for you to join our team and design new bereavement support services across the country.
As the CHAS Bereavement Support National Lead, you will:
Design services to support families experiencing grief and bereavement across Scotland
Develop approaches that CHAS can deploy in hospices, homes, hospitals and communities
Build credible and effective relationships with a wide range of partners, so that that we work really well with other grief and bereavement services.
This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:
Providing support to children and families who need it most
Designing and delivering new services which have a positive impact for children and families
Developing and motivating others who want to do similar.
Good at working with people, you will already have significant experience in grief and bereavement support, working with volunteers, and in local communities. Ideally, you will have some experience of working on a national level, or you might be ready to make that next move. If you are strongly motivated to make an impact for children and families, please read the job description.
CHAS offers an excellent package which includes access to the NHS or local government pension scheme, and comprehensive work/life balance policies. The role can be based in any CHAS office in Scotland (Kinross, Balloch, Stepps, Inverness, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh).
The post is offered for 2 years initially but may be extended as this service develops. Secondments welcome.
Scottish Environment LINK is looking for a Programme Manager to help set up and develop a new Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work with us to create a much needed not-for-profit, public interest, environmental law organisation. Supported by and reporting initially to LINK and subsequently to the new ERCS Board, you will work closely with the Development Manager to deliver the vision outlined in our feasibility study of an Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland.
The successful candidate will have strong experience in advocacy, a good knowledge of environmental policy and legal context, ideally in the Scottish context. You will be an excellent communicator, have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team. Experience of developing new initiatives would be an advantage.
Get paid to meet people in your community and carry out important studies including the Scottish Health Survey, Growing Up in Scotland and the Scottish Crime & Justice Survey.
As a ScotCen interviewer you’ll visit people in their homes to ask them about all sorts of interesting topics.
What you find out will ultimately contribute to future social policy in Scotland.
We offer full training with a competitive rate of pay and travel expenses. We normally offer you work three months in advance.
What we offer:
What you need:
Scottish Environment LINK is looking for a Development Manager to help set up and develop a new Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work with us to create a much needed not-for-profit, public interest, environmental law organisation. Supported by and reporting initially to LINK and subsequently to the new ERCS Board, you will work closely with the Programme Manager to deliver the vision outlined in our feasibility study of an Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland.
The successful candidate will have strong experience in fundraising and organisational development. You will be an excellent communicator, have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team. A good knowledge of the environmental and legal context would be a significant advantage.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your fundraising experience to establish and develop our fundraising in Perthshire, with opportunities to develop a team as fundraising grows.
We are a small, long-established charity providing support and services to people in Perth & Kinross who have sensory impairments.
Alongside your experience, you will also need to be enthusiastic, motivational and self motivated, with excellent people and communication skills, alongside the ability to plan, monitor budgets and use your creative skills in a constructive way.
Purpose of Role
To provide support and assistance to the Dundee Women’s Aid team to enable the best possible service to be provided to service users.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
· Receive families and allocate flats, at the same time explaining rules and conditions. This includes transporting them and their belongings to refuge
· Provide an induction to new residents on the heating system, security of the premises and electrical equipment.
· Where appropriate assist women in refuge with the completion of forms, etc.
· Assist with the collection of charges due from residents in refuge, issue receipts, keep records of cash collected, payments due/in arrears, deposit cash at DWA office base
· To cover for the Facilities Manager, other Facilities Worker – Refuge & Admissions or Facilities Worker – Income and Payments in their absence
· To clean and prepare refuge properties for occupation by service users
· Liaise with the Facilities Manager in preparing refuge properties for occupation
· Carry out Weekly Checks of flats and refuges for Health & Safety purposes and ensure that flats are properly maintained by residents and report repairs to the landlord , pass any difficulties to the Facilities Manager
· To respond to ad hoc Health and safety checks including CCTV
· Maintain and check periodically the inventory of furnishings, bedding, crockery, kitchen utensils, etc. pertinent to each flat.
· To complete DIY repairs and maintenance tasks including painting and decorating
· Ensure that immediately prior to a family vacating the accommodation the inventory is checked.
· Assist the family and their belongings to move out of refuge
· Assist with the maintenance of the storeroom and goods therein in a proper and tidy manner and ensure all necessary paperwork for the receipt/and/or issue of resources is completed.
· To provide general admin support to the team including filing, photocopying, maintaining a ready supply of forms such as housing benefit, etc., supplies of stationery.
· Ensure all resources are replenished and accessible
· Assist in the Update of Welcome Packs for refuge properties
· There may be a requirement to work out with normal working hours on occasions.