The Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI) is an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation providing a range of advice, support and employability services aimed at maximising household income, preventing homelessness, reducing poverty, improving employability and generally improving wellbeing.
Main activities and services we provide include:
· Tenancy support and housing advice to prevent homelessness;
· Income maximisation, welfare and debt advice to prevent poverty;
· Court and tribunal representation;
· Financial inclusion service in support of individuals with addiction problems who are attending Edinburgh’s recovery hubs;
· Advice service in 5 GP practices and 23 schools;
· Employability service to support people back into work;
· Youth development work targeting young people aged 16-19 living in the South West area of Edinburgh, who have left school without a positive destination.
CHAI is a Company Limited by Guarantee and we are now seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Directors, who share our mission of reducing homelessness, poverty and inequality in Edinburgh and our passion to support the community. In particular, we are seeking people with skills in the fields of fundraising, marketing, health and income inequality, employment and child poverty, as well as individuals with lived experience of low income and/or homelessness, and who can bring that experience to help others.
The Board meets around 8 - 9 times a year at CHAI’s office at Riverside House, Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. Responsibilities include attending Board meetings and Annual General Meetings, provide advice and support to the Chair and Project Executive, participating in events and activities organised by CHAI. No previous experience is required as full induction, training and support in the role of a Director will be provided.
The position is unpaid, but full travel expenses can be claimed.
Commitment: Several evening meetings each year
Want to help Scotland respond to the climate crisis? Excited by the thought of being part of making Scotland clean, green and sustainable?
Scotland has declared a climate emergency to tackle the global climate crisis and in response to this, we are extending our Climate Ready Classrooms initiative to secondary schools across Scotland. Supported by the Scottish Government, this 18-month initiative will help pupils and teachers to develop their understanding of climate change, its causes and potential impacts. If you are passionate about tackling climate change, have a flair for presenting, understand climate change science and education policy & practice, then we may have the ideal job for you - we’re looking for two Education Development Officers to join us. Interested? Please read on.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for.
Our Climate Ready Classrooms project prepares young people to join a national network of carbon literate ambassadors who plan and act on climate change issues within their own schools and communities. It is a one-day accredited Carbon Literacy training course for secondary schools which has been designed for young people aged 14–17 years, along with their teachers, head teachers, CLD practitioners and youth and children’s workers.
The post requires an understanding of Curriculum for Excellence and Learning for Sustainability and current climate change policy. It also requires the ability to present complex information clearly to a range of audiences and develop sustainable development education initiatives.
We’re excited to announce that in April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now united to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by the disease at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we can carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care. By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we will make greater progress in more effective ways to make sure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational interim manager who can ensure the continued success of our services strategy whilst also assisting with the integration required to make the new charity a success in Scotland. You will lead on the development of our award-winning face-to-face services, working in partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations in locations across Scotland. With oversight of the Glasgow office and liaison with the team in Edinburgh, you will also play a key supporting role in our external engagement and policy work in Scotland, and be responsible for drawing together the different strands of activity to support strategic development in the nation.
Thriving on challenge, you will be an experienced and motivational leader who can evidence the ability to bring out the best in your team and ensure that we achieve our ambitious targets to provide more services for more people with breast cancer. You will have a strong track record of service development as well as being an assertive and influential networker. You will demonstrate drive, credibility and presence but also bring the warm qualities required in a charity providing essential support to people affected by breast cancer. You will enjoy working collaboratively across the organisation and be confident in your approach to the external world.
We are seeking a CRM & Ticketing Manager to be responsible for an integrated approach to CRM across National Museums Scotland. This is a new role and an exciting opportunity to lead change and drive business performance, helping National Museums Scotland to fulfil its strategic objectives.
Collaborating closely with colleagues from across the organisation, you will apply your knowledge of CRM systems and processes to contribute business insights, and provide advice and guidance in support of a range of business functions, to create a positive customer experience and increase income.
We expect that you will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, and that you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in a similar role. An effective communicator, you will have experience of establishing positive relationships with stakeholders and commissioning and managing external resources as required.
Highly organised and with excellent project management skills, you will be adept at planning and prioritising workload and managing budgets to achieve agreed outcomes.
Film Access Scotland, a consortium of leading moving image and media access organisations, are seeking to recruit a Director to support the membership to deliver its ambitious Strategic Plan.
Film Access Scotland was founded in November 2013 to facilitate consultation and representation at strategic level and to ensure that the film access sector receives the recognition and resources it needs to deliver film access and participation for all. Diversity, inclusion, opportunity and creativity are at the heart of all Film Access Scotland organisations. The current members are GMAC Film, Screen Education Edinburgh (SEE), Station House Media Unit (SHMU), Voice of My Own (VOMO), Media Education and Plantation Productions.
In 2018 the consortium underwent a development process resulting in the 2019/21 Strategy and Action Plan and, having secured funding from Creative Scotland for a two-year period, is now seeking a Director to support the members to deliver the strategic plan.
Based at one of the Film Access Scotland partner’s offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, with some travelling across Scotland, you will manage a small team to oversee the growth and promotion of the Film Access Scotland membership.
You will be passionate and committed to representing the Film Access Scotland members at strategic level, ensuring the Film Access sector is recognised as key to increasing the equality, diversity and inclusion of the screen arts in Scotland. You will be an ambassador for the work of the sector at grass roots and policy level.
Scottish Refugee Council is a national charity providing help and advice to people from the refugee and asylum-seeking community in Scotland and advocating for their rights. We coordinate the annual Refugee Festival which takes place in June and work in close partnership with other organisations on campaigns and service delivery.
SRC currently has 14 directors, 64 staff and 69 volunteers. Our vision is for a Scotland in which all people seeking refugee protection are welcome.
We are looking for refugees (including people seeking asylum) to join our board of directors to support us in achieving our vision. You may have skills in management, finance, law, human resources, public affairs and communications, research and policy, fundraising, IT, any of which would be welcome. You could have gathered these skills in your home country, in the UK or somewhere else. You may have learnt these skills through education, through the workplace or through voluntary work. However, a passion for the rights and welfare of refugees and a willingness to bring your lived experience to the role are what matters most. All new Board Members are offered induction and mentoring support.
The board meets 4 times a year in Glasgow. A strategy day is held annually. Members are expected where possible to take part in one of the three sub-committees (Finance and Audit, Staffing, Fundraising) that support the Board. This is not a paid role however travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Are you interested in changing the lives of Women Children and Young People who have been impacted by domestic abuse?
West Lothian Woman’s Aid (WLWA) has been established for 39 years and does important inspirational work to support and empower some of the most vulnerable women and children throughout West Lothian. WLWA provide advice, information and support, including safe accommodation to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
We are currently seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified and skilled women to join our Board of Directors.
The role of Board member is unpaid and offers a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time and commitment to join the existing Board of Directors in providing strategic guidance and leadership to the existing staff team.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse although this is not essential. We have identified skills and experience we most require including: Third Sector, Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Legal, Marketing and Fundraising, Campaigning and promoting Diversity and Inclusion.
WLWA is committed to equality and diversity and positively encourages applications from women throughout the community. Only women may apply under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.
The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
MAF Scotland - we are hiring!
In order to position ourselves for the future, MAF UK based in Glasgow are expanding and restructuring their Scottish team. We are now seeking passionate, talented, and creative individuals who can help us grow our profile and supporter awareness networks in Scotland.
We are looking for a part time Communications and Marketing Administrator to join the team for a flexible fixed term of approximately 1 year to cover maternity related absence.
Reporting to the Head of MAF Scotland, this role is aimed at highly collaborative team players, who will deliver in their areas of responsibility helping to organise and deliver events, coordinate volunteers, connect with our head office and overseas missionaries, and deliver MAF Youth activities.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator and influencer, passionate about the work of MAF with a strong ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks, projects or events as well as engage, enthuse and motivate volunteers.
This role will play a crucial part in managing MAF Scotland’s media accounts by implementing tactics to grow the number of followers, engage and retain them. It will involve the creation of content for use across all digital platforms as well as creating promos, adverts and short-form video content. You will work in collaboration with the UK Communication team members to run online initiatives to significantly raise brand awareness and recruit new supporters and donors for MAF.
There is an occupational requirement for the job holder of this position to be a committed Christian. Additional information is available on request.
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Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity and social enterprise working on a local scale to benefit people and our environment. We launched The Lang Spoon Community Kitchen in April 2019. We have created a new post of Community Chef / Trainer to play a lead role in the development of the Kitchen into a thriving community enterprise.
We offer courses and workshops on a large range of world cuisines and cooking skills such as bread making, baking, and lots more. We also offer basic cooking courses, training, volunteer and work experience opportunities, community meals and engagement with our community on healthy, sustainable food.
The Community Chef / Trainer will coordinate and deliver courses, workshops and events for community groups and for paying members of the public. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has extensive experience in food and cooking, and a passion for sharing it widely. You will be a creative cook with lots of ideas about how we can grow our community kitchen, and be motivated to work with a range of partners to make this happen. You will have some experience of working or volunteering in community or educational settings. You must be able to run a kitchen to a high standard.