We are a voluntary sector organisation that provides information, advice and support service to lone parents and families in need all over Fife.
Our aim is simple: to provide accessible, approachable and non-judgemental support, advice and information to lone parents. We are the only voluntary sector organisation in Fife with charitable status that has lone parent families as the primary focus. Based in Glenrothes, we cover the whole of Fife, providing a variety of services to lone parent families, in their local communities.
We seek to empower lone parents and families in need to promote their wellbeing and opportunities. We offer holistic support through our various projects, working at the pace and timescale that is right for the parent to overcome barriers such as poverty, isolation and poor mental health. Throughout all projects our ethos is the same: Engage – Support – Progress.
Trustees are responsible for the financial and corporate governance of Fife Gingerbread. To oversee the running of the organisation and to ensure we comply with charity law, remain financially solvent, and act within our charitable purposes. We also work to develop and improve the organisation so that we can deliver even better services in future.
Govan Community Project is seeking to recruit a new Treasurer and Secretary for its Board of Directors.
Govan Community Project aims to achieve social justice in the areas of Greater Govan by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support and integration.
For everyone in our community to be safe, where people are valued and not judged and where people’s voices are heard in Govan and Scotland. We want a fairer immigration system, one which allows asylum seekers to have paid work. We want to live in a world where there is no racism, where people have a sense of belonging and everyone’s human rights are respected.
Board of Directors
We are looking to recruit new candidates for the positions of Treasurer & Secretary with the Board of Directors and invite applications from suitably experienced applicants. Detailed below are details of the specific skills and experience we are looking to recruit in each of the roles.
Training, support and induction processes will be provided for all new appointed Directors.
The Treasurer will be responsible for overseeing the organisation’s compliance with financial reporting and charity legislation and the solvency of the charity. Working with the Head of Charity and Finance Officer to ensure regular financial reporting to the Board and supporting the Board of Directors to examine and understand financial reports. We would particularly welcome candidates with an understanding of the voluntary sector and the challenges and opportunities of sustainability for community led organisations and those with experience in social enterprise development.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience in charity accountancy and governance. Ideally candidates will be a qualified or trainee accountant however candidates with relevant experience in financial management would be considered. The successful candidate must have the skills and knowledge to be able to clarify and explain financial reports in a way that the non-finance board members would understand. The successful candidate must have knowledge of or be able to commit to attending training in charity governance and compliance.
The organisation has accounting, payroll management and management account reporting in place at an operational level and it is not expected that the Board member be involved in the day to day financial processes.
The role of Treasurer requires a minimum commitment of one day per month, with the flexibility to attend both daytime and evening meetings and the commitment to respond to communications in between meetings.
Previous knowledge/experience of charity financial governance is preferable although training and support will be provided.
A full role description is available for download.
The Secretary will be responsible for ensuring all meetings are held and conducted according to the organisation’s Articles of Association. The Secretary will work closely with the Chair in preparing for and organising Board meetings, AGM’s and any EGM’s and supporting the Board of Directors to understand the responsibilities in compliance with company/charity law and legislation. Some of the administrative duties can be delegated to or conducted jointly with staff members.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience in administration or business management at a governance and compliance level. Ideally candidates will be working or training in Law, HR, Administration or Business Management, however candidates with other relevant experience would be considered. The successful candidate must have knowledge of or be able to commit to attending training in charity governance and compliance.
The Secretary will be required to commit to a minimum of 1 day per month, with the flexibility to attend both daytime and evening meetings and the commitment to respond to communications in between meetings.
A full role description is available for download.
WHALE Arts, the thriving place-based and building-based cultural anchor organisation for Wester Hailes, is seeking to identify a new Chair and Finance Board Member for its Board of Directors.
Our Mission: We create the conditions for our community in Wester Hailes to work alongside artists and cultural practitioners to become agents for change who will proactively co-design, participate in, support or lead quality creative activity at all stages of their lives.
Our Vision: Wester Hailes is a creative, thriving, resilient, fair community.
The current Chair Michelle Herron’s is to step down in November 2019 after 10 years of service.
Our current Board members are a mix of local residents and non-local residents and have expertise and experience at a senior level in marketing, education, arts and culture.
We invite applications from suitably experienced individuals. We would particularly welcome those with a background in senior management and a track record in developing and implementing policy and strategy. We also welcome candidates with a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities of sustainable income generation for building-based community-led organisations with an understanding of the importance of public and private funds whilst also leading WHALE Arts into a future where ambitious social enterprise activity plays a strong role. Previous experience of charity board membership and a genuine interest in the transformative power of the arts and creativity are essential. Candidates must be prepared to contribute their professional knowledge, strong business contacts, and a firm commitment to actively promoting and supporting WHALE Arts at a National level.
Finance Board Member
Our current Board members have expertise and experience at a senior level in marketing, education, arts and culture. Expertise and experience of financial management and financial good governance are seen as a core capability required to augment and compliment the current Board experience and this vacancy has arisen as the current board member, Lorraine Johnston who provides the accounting oversight and insight, is stepping down after almost 7 years’ service.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to experience a role at Board level while providing financial acumen, support and oversight to the other Board members and support a vibrant arts organisation. Ideally the candidate would be a qualified accountant however candidates with equivalent experience and proven track record in financial management, or equivalent, would be considered. The successful candidate must be able to position and explain accounting and financial data in a way that the non-accountant board members would understand. The organisation has accounting, payroll management and management accounting & reporting in place at an operational level and it is not expected that the Board member be involved in the day to day accounting and control activities.
Further information for each role is available for download below.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is a charity that works to rescue, repair and restore historic buildings at risk across the city. Since 1982, we have worked in partnership with others to give redundant buildings a new purpose and return them to their communities. The Trust also organises the annual Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival in September, which celebrates and promotes the city’s architecture and rich built heritage.
We are looking to recruit volunteer Trustees to build on the Trust’s success to date and help steer it towards its future goals. They will work alongside the rest of the Board and staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective business strategy and financial safeguards are in place for the charity. It is an exciting time for the Trust as we look to develop new projects across the city.
Whilst the roles are voluntary, training will be provided and reasonable travel expenses offered.
We would like to encourage applications from BAME communities, women and younger people.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience in any of the following areas:
· Finance and accountancy
· Property and Construction Law
· Business Development
Do you want to improve your personal wellbeing?... and your career prospects? Do you want to play a role in improving the lives of others and the Clydesdale area? If the answer is “YES” then volunteering as a Management Committee member with us might be the thing for you!
We are looking to recruit people as voluntary committee members. We need people who are motivated by a positive desire to work with us in achieving our Vision of ‘Quality homes and excellent services for all - for today and the future’.
We are a Registered Social Landlord and Scottish Charity with 738 affordable rented homes across rural South Lanarkshire and the Clyde Valley. We have high tenant satisfaction levels and a track record of strong performance. Our current challenges include improving the energy efficiency of our homes, supporting tenants with money problems and establishing a community hub.
We need new committee members who have a range of skills and personal qualities who will strengthen our leadership in achieving the best we can for tenants and other service users. We would welcome interest from individuals with a commitment to our objectives and who have appropriate skills, but in particular would welcome applications from people with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
· Property maintenance/construction
· Tenant/community engagement
Although Management Committee work is unpaid, we will reimburse out of pocket expenses, including care and travelling costs. We also provide comprehensive induction training as well as supporting ongoing personal development. The main reward though is knowing that you are part of a team that is helping to improve the lives of others.
Our Management Committee meets monthly in Lanark (usually held on the last Wednesday of the month – between 6.00 and 8.00pm).
WorkingRite delivers a unique work-based learning and mentored youth employment programme across Scotland, supporting young people through the crucial transition from adolescence to adulthood by equipping them with the skills, experience and confidence to secure and maintain a job. We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to prove themselves in the workplace, regardless of their age, inexperience or qualifications.
Our programme, delivered in partnership with locally based youth and community anchor organisations, is the practical pathway to a job or apprenticeship. Lasting an average of 16 weeks, our trainees learn on the job, alongside a mentor chosen from the workforce of that business to pass on what they know. The programme is a relationship-based model of learning. Quite simply designed to inspire young people to succeed: after all… everyone remembers their first boss.
After a period of expansion, the current strategy is to further develop the programme in key geographical areas, build on our partnership model and focus on the ‘hardest to reach’ young people.
If you share the mission of WorkingRite and have a drive to see positive social change, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of a charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference to young people. We are currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise.
Legal: an individual with legal experience in Scotland, a Senior legal partner who potentially has knowledge of charitable and/or employment law.
Third Sector:an individual experienced in a senior position in the 3rd Sector in Scotland, experience in the Youth sector is of particular interest.
Networking: an individual with knowledge to impart on networking, strategic and corporate partnerships, and reaching major donors to help with the long term financial sustainability of WorkingRite.
Finance: an individual with experience as a CFO or FD or the ability to help with financial strategy; help oversee budgets, forecasts and management accounts; generally supplement the existing support at WorkingRite in the area of financial management, and contribute to the finance sub-committee.
We are looking for someone who has a heart to work with vulnerable people in a challenging environment that deals with homelessness, addiction and a recovery orientated system of care.
This job will suit someone who is experienced in working with modern accounting software and has experience in auditing, trails balance and in the management of accounts.
There is more to it than that though. It's about working with people and being an integral part of a small team, demonstrating a good level of compassion and empathy with the client base, as well as liaising with the senior management team, CEO, Board of Trustees and accounting team.
Ideally you will be more than capable in all aspects of office life and have experience with Apple Mac computers. Training will be provided.
You will have good communication and interpersonal skills, have good time management and organisational skills and be able to work as part of a team.
You will be qualified to HNC level in accounting or similar qualification.
The right person will be rewarded with an excellent salary package.
The charity is open to flexibility on hours worked, and although the position is stated as part time SCA are open to various options for the right candidate.
The Finance Assistant is a valued role within a growing and ambitious organisation. As part of a small finance team, the job holder will play an active part in the effective and efficient running of the financial operations of the organisation. The job holder will be responsible for processing sales and purchase ledger transactions, accounts reconciliations and analysis, closing month-end, and assisting in the preparation of the management accountant for group companies.
The International Development Association of Scotland is a network of organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship across Scotland. By raising awareness of global concerns and illustrating the potential for change, the IDEAS network aims to influence those in all sectors of formal and informal education and lifelong learning including teachers, policy makers, youth and adult education workers and a range of voluntary and statutory organisations.
We are looking for a highly qualified and experienced person to be responsible for the finance and administration functions necessary to support our work. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively and creatively as part of a small and highly motivated team.
You should have strong experience of financial reporting, budgeting and book keeping. You will have experience of supporting a small organisation to run smoothly with IT management and fundraising skills.
You will be based in our Edinburgh office.
Glasgow’s Golden Generation has been supporting older adults across Glasgow since 1948 when it was founded as Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Committee. The charity was set up initially to alleviate loneliness and isolation in the elderly, while these services still exist today, Glasgow’s Golden Generation provides so much more including: Day Centre’s, Befriending Services, Weekly Clubs and Welfare Services. Glasgow’s Golden Generation need to raise £1 Million pounds annually to support the thousands of service users across Glasgow that need our help.
Reporting to the Finance and Operations Director, you will be a skilled finance and general administrator with experience of sage line 50. Experience of working within the charity environment would be an advantage, as would a bookkeeping/accounts qualification.
Areas of responsibility
· Posting Sales and Purchase Invoices
· Processing Expense claims
· Petty cash
· Bank Reconciliations
· Credit control
· Responding to telephone and email enquires
· Scanning and filing
· Opening and recording mail
· HR administration (holiday/sickness/training record keeping)
· Other ad hoc duties as required.