Based in the centre of Edinburgh, Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that provides funding to charities, social enterprises and community groups. We do this on behalf of over 400 individuals, charitable trusts and companies.
We are a thriving Foundation. In our next chapter we plan to continue growth of client endowment funding, from £33million to £50million and beyond, and grow annual grant fund distribution to over £10million. This growth will involve an increase in the scale of work with philanthropists, partnership companies, organisational funders, professional advisors and charitable trusts and it will see us expand our community footprint and investment across Scotland.
To ensure our successful growth and development we are now seeking a Philanthropy Development Manager located in Edinburgh. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual with a demonstrable track record of securing finance, major donations, and/or financial support for major projects. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in building relationships with high net worth individuals, lead representatives of companies and senior influencers.
Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy, this role will focus on developing current partnerships, building new relationship and creating opportunities for funding.
The successful candidate will have a passion for philanthropy and a demonstrable track record of securing finance, donations, and/or financial support for major projects. You will have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to build relationships with high net-worth individuals, lead representatives of companies and senior influencers.
In return, Foundation Scotland offers a range of benefits including: 35 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, employer pension contributions and a progressive pay system with benchmarked annual increases.
Elpis is a Glasgow based charity, established in 1974, that provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young women, working closely with Glasgow City Council and a range of other partners. The Board is currently developing exciting and ambitious future plans and seeks 1 or 2 new Board members to join us in continuing to deliver and shape this vital service for young women aged 16 to 25 years. Elpis is especially looking for Board members with skills in marketing and promotions, and/or fundraising. In addition the Board would welcome interest from potential Board members with personal lived experience of the care system. Board meetings are monthly and there are opportunities for Board members to become involved in a range of strategic activities.
For more information, please contact Brian McAlinden (Board Chair) on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to visit Elpis, please contact Mary Carrick (Elpis Manager) on email@example.com or 0141 946 0605
Board members will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and effective running of Elpis Trust, ensuring that we meet our charitable objectives and comply with the law
Specifically, Board members:
· Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation
· Develop direction, strategy and planning
· Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work
· Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the Board and staff
· Establish systems for reporting and monitoring
· Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law
· Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported
In addition to the above duties, each Board member should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees in reaching sound decisions.
Third Force News (TFN) is the website and monthly magazine for Scotland’s charities and social enterprises, published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
We’re looking for an experienced editor with strong people management skills to direct and develop Scotland’s only third sector publication, to lead on TFN’s digital redesign, and ensure that the TFN website and ebulletins maximise TFN’s reach.
This is a temporary role for a period of up to 12 months based in Edinburgh with regular travel to Glasgow.
Hamilton CAB is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record in supporting and working alongside our community. We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan. Our primary focus is to ensure that all citizens have easy, free, independent, impartial and timely access to advice and representation. We use the evidence we gather to influence local and national social policy and practice. Our main areas of work include: access to justice, social security, health and social care, housing, energy / fuel poverty, debt and community justice.
As we head towards our 50th birthday, we are recruiting Trustees to join our Board of Directors.
Do you have recent senior management and/ or governance experience in our priority areas?
If yes, we would be delighted to hear from you.
You must be socially aware, comfortable with our values and principles, resident or working within Hamilton area and interested in us!
A rare opportunity as a Health and Safety Manager has come up at The Richmond Fellowship Scotland.
This post will mean leading the organisation on health and safety issues as well as managing the health and safety coordinator across our Scottish services so as you can imagine travel is required so a driving license and access to your own car is essential.
For this role we are looking for you to have 3 years or more experience in a health and safety position, ideally from a Social Care environment, have a NEBOSH qualification, Graduate Membership of IOSH or working towards this and experience of fire risk assessments.
Multi-site management would be preferred but not essential.
If you have experience in a similar role and are looking for a change or maybe a step up this post could be for you.
We hope to hear from you soon!
This job leads teams to deliver programmes of work across the Trust, designed to increase participation in conservation activities at our properties and increased inclusion from individuals and groups who do not currently engage with the Trust. The job holder will work with colleagues across the Trust to ensure these programmes meet local property needs, and to support the delivery of these programmes on the ground.
The Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre – Dundee and Angus (WRASAC) has been supporting survivors of rape, sexual abuse and exploitation and raising awareness about the damaging effects of sexual violence since 1984. We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
After 5 years of service with WRASAC our current Operations Manager has decided that it is time for fresh challenges and will leave the post at the end of January 2019. She has helped the organisation to mature and develop, culminating in a number recent successful funding applications, including the Big Lottery.
The Operations Manager and Board have been working hard to achieve their Good Governance Award, which we hope to have completed by the end of March 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to support the board to secure new premises within the next two years.
WRASAC has a dynamic and growing team of staff and volunteers and an annual income of just under £600,000 per year from a diverse range of funders.
We have excellent relationships and partnership working across the Dundee and Angus area and are members of a number of strategic groups, including:
· Dundee & Angus Violence Against Women Partnerships
· Dundee Vulnerable Adolescence Partnership
· Dundee Substance Misuse Strategic Planning Group
· Scottish Government Commercial Sexual Exploitation Working Group
· Encompass Network (network of organisations that work in partnership with people involved in prostitution)
· Rape Crisis Scotland Network
This would be an exciting time to join our organisation to lead us through our ambitious goals over the coming years.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent terms and conditions and the opportunity to gain invaluable skills and experience.
Responsible to: Chair of WRASAC Board of Trustees
MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support) is seeking to appoint someone to the position of permanent Chief Executive Officer for the first time in the charity’s history. MACS is an organisation that offers acceptance and inspires trust, gives support, and provides opportunity to our near 2,000 members based all over the UK. We provide support to anyone affected by microphthalmia (small eyes), anophthalmia (absence of the eye) or coloboma (deformed eyes), which – between them – account for only 80-90 births per year and account for 25% of all childhood blindness.
Completely volunteer ran from 1994-2013, our peer support network offers a range of services to our members and since 2013 we have improved our organisation structure to include much valued staff, as well as our irreplaceable volunteers. We’re looking to appoint a motivated and ambitious leader who can build on our Confident and Connected strategy for 2018-2022, making it all happen and taking the organisation to the next stage of our development. Our perfect candidate will have experience in generating funds, in managing people, in delivering projects, and in working collaboratively at senior level; they’ll also love meeting people, taking on new challenges, working with a diverse member-base, and making real changes in peoples’ lives.
If you’re someone who is excited by the prospect of providing support to visually impaired children and their families, and those affected by visible differences, ensuring that they never feel alone, then we want to hear from you. Please see the application information below and get in touch if you have any questions!
The Board of Trustees of Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) are currently looking to appoint a new Director.
Founded in 1997, the Trust is an independent charity that negotiates access to land, builds footpaths, helps care for Scotland’s most spectacular woodlands and trees, and works on conservation projects all to improve and promote access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. We work in partnership with other organisations and community groups to help make Perthshire one of the most accessible destinations in Scotland.
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust is now a strong, effective and trusted organisation seeking to maximise its impact and profile as it delivers its strategy over the next few years. Working with our highly motivated professional team we are seeking a Director who can build on this strong foundation and drive the Trust forward to the next chapter in its development.
Reporting to the Board, the new Director will play a crucial role in developing PKCT’s future priorities and direction. You will also be responsible for ensuring the effective running of the organisation on a daily basis, and leading the staff. You will be the voice of the Trust and take the lead on maintaining our strong relationships with our key funders, partners and stakeholders.
A dynamic leader with leadership experience gained at a senior level, you will be an innovative and creative thinker who can envision the future of the Trust and has the drive and ambition to lead it there. A confident public and media speaker, you will be able to inspire confidence and trust in our wide range of stakeholders.
You will be an imaginative and collaborative manager, inspiring and motivating your team in a manner that is positive and supportive of our vision and values. Working collaboratively with the staff team and Board of Trustees, you will have excellent interpersonal skills enabling you to build a strong network of relationships. You will have the ability both to provide direction and also to work as a committed team player delivering effective strategy and action plans.
Harris Hill Scotland is working with Lifelink to recruit a Head of Services & Development on behalf of a Glasgow based mental health charity. Lifelink has a 25-year track record of providing support to adults and young people helping them to make positive personal changes in order to lead a happier, healthier stress-free life.
This role is an important senior position within the organisation and is responsible for the development of new and existing services and the design of current and strategic delivery plans.
Key responsibilities will include:
Experience and skills required: