The Refugee Survival Trust (RST) is a Scottish charity that has been operating for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution. Our mission is to provide refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed, build connections between people and use what we learn to campaign for change.
The new post of CEO is the keystone to RST’s operations. You will front the organisation and oversee the day-to-day operations, providing direction and leadership to the staff team, working collaboratively with the Board and ensuring sound financial, operational, risk and people management.
Key responsibilities include –
· Developing strategic and operational plans and managing a staff team to effectively implement them.
· Securing sufficient resources to support business continuity, organisation sustainability and project development; for example grant funding and donations
· Managing finances at senior management level including leading on budget preparation, income and expenditure monitoring and forecasting
· Developing new services and projects including setting realistic and achievable targets and outcomes.
The successful candidate will have a strong track-record leading or working within senior management of a third sector or similar organisation. You will be central to the development and implementation of future strategy and work in support of RST’s vision and aims, as well as structures and processes that enable RST to be effective and efficient.
The Society was established in 1805 and now operates under a Royal Charter granted in 1903. It has charitable status and manages Trust funds of over £4m which are used to provides financial support to individuals who are unable to work because of illness and are living in their own homes. Currently around 164 people benefit from an annuity
The Board is now seeking to appoint at least two additional Directors to its Board to act as Charity Trustees and hopes to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity,
disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.
We have recently undergone a governance review and whilst all applications are appreciated, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our Board:
• People from Black & Minority Ethnic backgrounds
• People under fifty
• People with disabilities.
A priority is to increase the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board so we more closely reflect the communities we work with and are opened up to new perspectives. While we appreciate that no single Board member can have all of these, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds:
Healthcare professional with community experience
Welfare & social care
Financial and/or Investment Management
More detail is available in the Role Profile [link to download]
This is a voluntary role is not remunerated. Reasonable expenses may be paid in accordance with the Society’s policies.
ELGT is looking to appoint a Finance & Office Manager (Maternity Cover) to have responsibility for the management of financial and accounting functions and to assist the Chief Executive in the smooth and efficient operation of the Trust. You will be responsible for all aspects of the administration of the Trust, whilst ensuring that the office is run cost effectively in compliance with legal obligations.
We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic self-starter, with an excellent track record of managing a modern office environment and ability to maintain all areas of responsibility, including finance, HR, IT and general administration.
The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust is a successful and widely-respected independent charity that undertakes community-based environmental projects, working with partners to improve the quality and accessibility of greenspaces in and around Scotland’s capital city. We believe that quality local greenspaces can have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, particularly those living in disadvantaged areas.
ELGT generates up to £1.5M annually to fund and manage projects that include the creation and improvement of parks and gardens, woodlands, vacant and derelict land and cycleways, in addition to delivering programmes of community activities to support healthy living and active travel.
The role includes oversight and administration of our day-to-day financial operations, financial record keeping and preparation of management accounts as well as providing support to colleagues working on finance administration.
The successful candidate will be IT literate and have experience in financial management, record keeping and reporting. To be considered for the role you should have relevant financial management/bookkeeping qualification(s), and/or the appropriate skills, knowledge and you will be able to demonstrate excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail and the capacity to seamlessly multi-task and prioritise your workload.
Glasgow Night Shelter needs an experienced Admin and Finance Officer to set up and coordinate the smooth running of the charity’s systems and processes. This role will have a particular focus on finance and HR and will suit an experienced office professional who relishes a diverse workload and has a get stuck in attitude! You’ll have outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of people. You’ll care deeply about people – and you’ll know that good systems and processes make it possible to deliver really excellent services.
There will shortly be a vacancy for the position of Treasurer/Book-keeper with the Dog Aid Society of Scotland.
The post is part-time with working hours as required, averaging around 10 hours per week. A flexible pattern of work attendance can be agreed.
Dog Aid Society is a small Edinburgh based charity established in 1956. It re-homes dogs, undertakes a variety of dog welfare matters and, through various schemes, offers veterinary support to dog owners on low income throughout Scotland. There are three full-time members of staff in addition to the Treasurer. The charity is governed by a Board of Trustees which holds monthly meetings with staff participation.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain accurate records of the finances and assets of the charity and keep the charity’s trustees apprised of the charity’s financial position by regular reporting. Candidates should be numerate, computer literate, able to work on their own initiative and have good communication skills. Although training will be given if required, it would be advantageous to have a working knowledge of payroll, pensions, VAT, gift aid and charity regulation.
Ruchazie HA, based in the North-East of Glasgow, needs up to six new committee members to take it forward into a new era.
We’re nearing the end of a 2-year period of statutory intervention. We’re rejuvenated; we’ve learned a lot of lessons; we’ve put a much-improved governance framework in place; and now we’re ready for the future.
Come and help us form the team that will ensure that we sustain these improvements, and drive forward our new vision and evolving strategic plans.
First we need to find good replacements for the skills and expertise of our three statutory appointees, who will soon be leaving. Their in-depth sector knowledge and clarity about what good governance looks like are high on our shopping list.
Second, we’ve just completed a strategic options review, and decided that remaining independent while exploring opportunities for collaboration represents the best way forward for the Association and its tenants. Experience of business planning and partnership working or collaboration with other organisations will be very helpful.
Third, we’re setting up a new Audit & Risk Committee, and need new members with financial management skills and an understanding of risk management.
But mostly we need people who are keen to join us, feel they have something to contribute to the wellbeing of our tenants and the local community, share our sense of purpose, and possess an enquiring mind and a willingness to challenge.
Come on board and help make the next move.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified and skilled women to join our existing Board of Directors.
We offer refuge accommodation for 11 families, 1:1 support, group work, information, counselling, and advocacy to women and their children who experience domestic abuse and sexual abuse. We are currently based in 9 George Square, Greenock, although we provide our services Inverclyde wide.
The role of the Director is highly rewarding but unpaid, although any expenses incurred will be reimbursed. Training on domestic abuse and its effects will be available. This is a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time and commitment to join the Board of Directors in order to provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the current management structure in the future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children and young people. We have identified skills and experience required including: Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Marketing and Fundraising.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.
The Scottish Youth Parliament is seeking a Finance Officer/Bookkeeper to support and contribute to the work of SYP. The successful candidate will lead on the financial management, reporting and control of the organisation.
We would like the successful candidate to start as of the new financial year.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a voluntary conservation and membership organisation, working to conserve all of Scotland’s wildlife through practical management, policy advocacy and campaigning. SWT manages around 120 wildlife reserves and is one of a network of 46 UK wildlife trusts. The Trust works in partnership with other organisations and seeks to influence decision makers and the general public on wildlife issues.
The Trust is delighted to have secured grant funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to invest in improving the impact and resilience of our finance and information systems.
Finance Project Manager
Reporting to the Director of Finance & Resources, the Finance Project Manager will be an enthusiastic and capable individual who will be working closely with our finance and broader staff team to help us identify finance system requirements and select a suitable system. You will then work closely with the chosen supplier’s consultants – again with our staff - to design and implement the new finance system.
As Finance Project Manager you will deal with day-to-day activities for the project - this is a hands-on role where you will be the central point for the project organisation and delivery.
You will develop and deliver a work plan with clear milestones, communicating and involving stakeholders and managing project documentation. You will work with the consultants and finance team to create the agreed system infrastructure and reports.
You will be a finance professional, ideally a qualified accountant with all round finance experience, strong process expertise and a talent for IT.
Ideally you will have project management experience but more important are your organisational and analytical skills. You will be a good communicator who is determined, resilient and proactive.
What we offer:
· An exciting opportunity and the chance to get involved with an interesting project
· The chance to work amongst a friendly, dedicated and sociable team
· Flexible working
· Bonus upon successful contract completion