The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Director of Finance and Funding to work with the CEO to oversee the Trust’s finance and funding functions.
The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million “spend-out” endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund (formerly the Big Lottery Fund).
The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of two key groups in Scotland:
· Care experienced young people
· People affected by dementia
This is a great opportunity to work with a visionary charity which is committed to investing in real and sustainable improvements in the lives of our beneficiaries.
The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation established from April 2013 until March 2023.
Start Date: TBC May/June 2019
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!
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
We are currently seeking applications for a Business Manager within the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) based in Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range.
This is an exciting opportunity to operate right at the heart of a small national public body. SHR regulates social landlords to protect the interests of people who receive services from them. This is a wide-ranging role with a combination of management and direct delivery of crucial organisational support functions. These include SHR’s budget, annual report and accounts, risk and audit work, public body compliance and communications activities.
We are seeking someone who is financially literate (not necessarily a qualified accountant), agile and a confident communicator.
In a recent Civil Service staff survey SHR was rated the highest of all participating Scottish public bodies for how people feel about working in their organisation.
Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:
● designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
● working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
● conducting research on this topic.
With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
In the period from 2011 to 2018:
● a total of 562 mental health professionals and trainees have received training;
● full practice-based training has been delivered in various settings; and
● Seven Zambian trainers have completed the two-stage certification process to become trainers themselves.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:
Fundraising and Events
Social Media, PR, Communications and Marketing
Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
We are very happy to consider applications from individuals from outwith the Central Belt who would envisage attending meetings via Skype.
The EIS is Scotland’s largest and most influential trade union and professional organisation for teachers and lecturers, with over 57,000 members working in all education sectors.
Duties of this post will include preparation and monitoring of the Institute’s budgets, completion of various financial accounts, and its Annual Return to the Trade Union Certification Officer. Additionally, the post holder acts as Secretary to the employees’ pension scheme and as a Director of its financial services company.
Aside from managing and directing departmental staff the postholder has substantial additional HR duties including the servicing of the Institute Committee responsible for senior appointments.
Other principal duties encompass Committee servicing, monitoring and reporting on the Institute’s investment portfolio, office management, insurance, benevolence, membership benefits, and overseeing the Institute’s annual election procedures.
Candidates must be fully qualified Accountants and have substantial post-qualification experience.
Staf is looking for an experienced Finance Officer to join our Operations Team with responsibility for the smooth running of all Stafs financial processes and procedures. The key functions of the role will be around managing a number of funding streams, setting and monitoring budgets, supporting managers and the Board with accurate monthly reporting and ensuring that Staf meets its statutory and charity requirements.
The successful candidate:
You will have at least 2 years’ experience in managing the financial function of a small organisation. You will have a high level of proficiency in Sage Line 50 and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. You will have excellent attention to detail and will be able to work in a busy and dynamic environment, managing time and tasks effectively. Previous experience in the third sector is desirable, but not essential.
Established in 1998, Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is a membership organisation of frontline practitioners and managers working with young people leaving care. Staf is a national charity which represents all 32 local authorities in Scotland and over 40 independent organisations. At the centre of all our work is giving a voice to care experienced young people and pushing for change that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.
Main Functions of Role:
A unique opportunity has arisen to join the team at Citizens Advice Edinburgh (CAE) and help us deliver on a new and exciting project aimed at improving the financial health and income maximisation of people across Scotland.
This project is being delivered with funding from Citizens Advice Scotland’s in partnership with the Scottish Government.
The Financial Health Check Dedicated Adviser must a solid background in welfare rights, debt and money advice and have experience of dealing with complex cases, including a knowledge and understanding of budgeting and sources of income maximisation.
As this is a new service, the Financial Health Check Adviser must also have knowledge and skills in designing and delivering new services and for training and coaching of others, as this role will include engaging staff, volunteers, partner organisations, elected members and the public in understanding and accessing the service and practical training and advice workshops to increase capacity.
Every year Citizens Advice Edinburgh supports over 13,000 people seeking advice and support in relation to their financial circumstances. With our advice, we help clients achieve in excess of £3 million pounds per year in financial gain, through improved budgeting, managing problematic debt and income maximisation.
This new project will extend that service, by offering clients the option of accessing support by phone and online. You will work as part of a team delivering services to people throughout Scotland and supporting them as fully as possible through the channel of their choice.
Citizens Advice Edinburgh is an independent charity delivering free, confidential and impartial advice and support to people living and working in Edinburgh. Every year, we deal with over 25,000 enquiries for advice, from over 13,000 individual clients. Around 75% of that relates primarily to Welfare Rights and Income Maximisation.
For further information, please download the Job Description below.
Understanding what to do with your pension and how to get the most out of it can be one of the biggest decisions someone can make. More often than not, the people coming to Citizens Advice in relation to their pension are overwhelmed by the language and choice of options. Many people have also lost track of what pensions they have been paying into and the opportunities they could provide.
The UK Government has therefore funded Citizens Advice to provide the fee and impartial Pensionwise Service, providing guidance to people about their defined contribution pension options.
As a result of continued demand, the UK Government has sought to extend this service, so that we can provide increased support and reach even more people. This has included the development of telephone and online advice and an expansion in the number of face to face Guidance Specialists. Citizens Advice Edinburgh are seeking to recruit an adviser to expand their face to face service in Edinburgh.
Successful candidates will have a solid background and proven knowledge of pensions law and practice and a thorough knowledge of pension products. You will have excellent communications skills and an understanding and sensitivity to wider retirement issues. You will be able to work in a variety of environments with a range of stakeholders and bring a flexible and creative approach to developing the service to meet the needs of people across Edinburgh.
If you are passionate about helping people to make the most of their pension and make sure everyone has access to independent and impartial support, this is the role for you.
For further information please download the Job Description below.
Right Track Scotland Ltd is a long established, community-based Charity (SCO17314) that proactively seeks to support young people deemed “hardest to reach” with complex learning, social and behavioural challenges, aged primarily 15-18 years. Our belief as an organisation is that each young person deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential despite their start in life.
Our services are based in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Edinburgh and the Lothians with some work in bordering Local Authorities.
We would welcome expressions of interest from appropriately qualified individuals offering support on a self-employed basis. Please download the Job Description below for further information.