The post will engage with communities in Perth and Dundee, finding practical ways that people can participate in active travel; mapping these out in co-designed events with 3rd Sector, council and community organisations. We will offer support and resources to facilitate a range of activities including Dr Bike, Led rides, Cycle Training, Bike Loans, as well as skills and maintenance training.
The post will be responsible for building relationships with these communities and key stakeholders to articulate these barriers as an Active travel Action Plan and a key role in empowering these communities to start walking cycling and wheeling more often as a first choice for travel thereby empowering their communities to reduce heath and transport inequalities and build stronger communities.
The Officer will work with the Cycle Friendly Officer, Social Cycle Officer and Communities Manager to provide advice to organisations on opportunities to dovetail with this programme in schools, campus and community settings to share cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as funding opportunities.
The work is based in Perth Bike Station with travel to Dundee.
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.
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.”
Would you like to use your communication skills to support an organisation committed to supporting people with additional support needs?
Do you have a passion for inclusivity, networking, and creativity?
You would join a friendly, supportive organisation to proactively lead in all internal and external communications across the organisation, and promote inclusion and digital advancement for all the people we employ and support. You would be looking after all our social media channels, along with producing graphics and videos for recruitment, marketing, information and guidance.
We are looking for someone who is committed to supporting an organisation to provide high-quality, person-centred support to everyone we support at The Action Group, and who is a champion for equality and diversity. You should have a good working knowledge of accessible communication methods, and an ability to work autonomously and creatively.
· A workplace culture that supports work-life balance and family-friendly working
· Staff benefits, including discounts in shops, restaurants, cinemas etc
· 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
· Good annual leave entitlements
· Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
HOPE for Autism operates in North Lanarkshire and has been supporting autistic people and families for almost twenty years. The charity has grown significantly during this period and we are ambitious for the future development of our autism support services.
There is an exciting opportunity for a Family Autism Support Advisor to join our staff team. This role will focus on providing support for Autistic people and their families. Providing both emotional and practical support is key to this role. This role requires further development of a support service that includes collaborative work with parents, carers, partners and the staff team.
Knowledge and experience of supporting autistic people is crucial and will require an empathetic and passionate approach.
Bringing about the day where everyone’s voice is heard and respected.
We are seeking volunteer Board members to join an existing team of trustees in a forward looking and inclusive organisation.
Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross (IAPK) are looking for dynamic individuals to join the Board of Directors in supporting the strategic direction and development of the organisation.
IAPK is the main Independent Advocacy and Human Rights based organisation in Perth & Kinross, providing independent advocacy for people who experience vulnerability or disadvantage through disability, illness or life circumstances. IAPK provides free independent advocacy so that people have their voice heard and are involved in decisions which affect their lives. At the core of all our work are the Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice for Independent Advocacy (SIAA 2019) and our IAPK Values: Human Rights, Independence, Partner-Led, Honesty, Courage and Empowerment
The Board are seeking applications from individuals who are interested in human rights, social justice and equality and are particularly interested in those with skills and experience with working in the 3rd sector; as well as those with skills in Finance, Business Management and Development, Charity Law, Fundraising, Human Resources, Marketing and Strategic Development.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
We are looking for new Voluntary Members to join our Board of Management. This is an exciting time for Cloch as we are building new homes, helping to provide opportunities for young people in the community, pursuing separation from our parent company to become independent again, and exploring innovation and technology for our customers, our employees and with our Board. We are keen to attract people who have an interest in improving the lives of local tenants, owners and other customers and making sure that we are providing the best services we can.
While we would be delighted to hear from our customers and anyone who has skills in finance or social media, we are also interested in anyone who has an interest in the work we do at Cloch and has the ability and appetite to learn about what it takes to be a governing body member.
On our Board, you will be supported, learn new skills and knowledge and mix with a great group of people on the Board.
We welcome people from all walks of life and encourage people who can represent currently under-represented groups in the Community. We offer travel expenses and other assistance for carers and other needs, please ask when applying what we can do.
Be part of a successful socially inclusive organisation, give something back to the Community
Interested? Please ask for a pack by telephone or e-mailing or pop into the office. You can also download the pack from the website. If you want to have a chat about what it would involve, please ask for Liz Bowden, Corporate Services Manager.
About Stirling Carers Centre
Stirling Carers Centre (SCC) is the go-to charity that helps and supports unpaid carers in the heart of Scotland. It is no accident that SCC enjoys a leading and unrivalled reputation in its field, not only with its wide variety of stakeholders and partners locally and nationally across sectors, but most importantly with Unpaid Carers throughout the region.
During the 2018-19 financial year SCC supported: 7,421 one-to-one enquiries with Unpaid Carers; achieved financial gains in excess of £2.9 million; registered 534 new Carers; provided in excess of over 70 training sessions for Carers; facilitated 2,702 short breaks (see attached Annual Report 2019).
At SCC our excellent team of staff and volunteers continue to provide the following core services:
•Adult Support Service
•Young Adult Carers Service
•Young Carers Service
•A bespoke welfare rights and benefits advice and information
•Access to respite and short breaks, as well as a range of other local respite opportunities
•Complementary Therapies and other ‘soft’ services
•Facilitator of the Stirling Carers Voice Forum, which offers carers throughout the region avoice locally and nationally, as well as peer-support and access to local external partners toshare knowledge, experiences and best practice.
About the role
The SCC Board are seeking three new Directors to work alongside the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and other Board Members to oversee and support our new CEO, Sarah Erskine, to develop and deliver on our new Business Plan 2020-25 with our dynamic team of committed staff.
The SCC Board currently comprises seven Directors, all of whom bring a wealth of diverse knowledge, skills and experience to the charity. The Board has recently recruited a new CEO and together this marks a new phase in SCC’s development with the crafting of a new Business Plan 2020-25, which will be launched at our AGM in September 2020.
It is both an exciting and challenging time to join us as a Director!
So, if you want to truly make a difference in shaping the strategic direction of this highly regarded charity supporting Unpaid Carers in the heart of Scotland, then this is a great opportunity to become a vital part of a highly skilled, dedicated Board and to work with our new CEO, staff and volunteers to help take SCC to the next stage in its development.
If you can spare a few hours each month to put your excellent skills to great use, then we would be delighted to receive your interest!
SCC seeks three new Directors who can bring their skills and expertise in the following areas:
• Governance & Charity Law
• Fundraising & Income Generation
• Finance & Risk
• Service Design and Development
• PR & Marketing
Experience and understanding of the Statutory, Third and Health Sectors in general is preferable, though not essential as full training will be provided to all new Directors during their induction. The Stirling Carers Centre staff team and wider community of Carers have a diverse range of backgrounds, and widening access and inclusion is central to our current business planning and development. We therefore welcome applications to the Board from protected characteristic individuals who have lived experience of barriers to access or discrimination. In addition to supporting the statutory governance requirements as set out in the Companies Act 2006 and Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, Directors will be invited to contribute their unique skills through contributions to short life working groups, sub-groups, and ad-hoc development work as they arise
The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. It has donated more than £263 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. It is currently finalising a new exciting strategy to address some of the most intractable social issues in Scotland which will see it adopt new ways of working and building new partnerships to deliver greater impact in Scotland.
The Robertson Trust remains the controlling shareholder of the global company Edrington Group Limited, one of Scotland’s largest private companies which owns the well-known whisky brands, The Macallan, Highland Park, The Famous Grouse, and the premium dark rum brand Brugal. The bulk of the Trust’ income is derived from its investment in Edrington Group Limited.
The summer of 2020 will see the launch of a new strategy for the Trust. After extensive review and stakeholder engagement, the Trust has sought to develop a strategy which will best fit the current challenges facing communities in Scotland. Its new mission is to work with others, using all of its assets and resources, to improve the wellbeing of people affected by poverty and trauma.
The Trust needs outstanding Trustees who will contribute to delivery of its new mission, through constructive challenge, support in specific areas of expertise and championing the Trust’s work far and wide. They are looking for diversity, fresh thinking and a hunger to make a difference. If you have these qualities, they would love you to join their cause.
Candidates should fit to one or more of the following categories.
1. Experience as a Chief Executive operating in an international business with strong connections to Scotland. This should be someone attuned to the challenges of running a complex, large-scale, devolved operation with the ability to bring commercial and financial rigour.
2. Skills and experience in investment management and in particular institutional investment; the ability to provide sound guidance on how the Robertson Trust can maximise its considerable and diverse assets to advance its mission.
3. A candidate with a background or key experience and understanding of poverty and/or trauma informed services. They will bring ideas and an understanding of new approaches to tackling poverty.
Robertson Trust are also seeking to appoint new members to the Audit Committee and Investment Committee. For the Audit Committee, candidates will be chartered accountants with an understanding of charity accounts but will also bring experience of working with organisations undergoing significant change and those that are used to working with organisations to help them manage risk as they change and adapt. For the Investment Committee, candidates should have institutional investment experience.