WANTED - Women who want to make a difference
Women’s Aid East and Midlothian (WAEML) aims to empower women until all women, children and young people are free and safe from domestic abuse. We are currently seeking four new trustees to join our Board of Directors as we enter an exciting new phase of growth and development.
We’re looking for creative and innovative feminists who can add to the skills mix of our current Trustees, share our core values, have a passion for women’s and children’s rights and uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas:
· Property development
· Human resources
· Income generation
· Project management
We are keen to improve the diversity of our Board and particularly welcome applications from women in black and ethnic minority, LGBT and /or disability community.
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
Above Adventure is a Kilmarnock based charity enriching the Ayrshire Community through sport and outreach. A capital build project is underway, initiated and delivered by Above Adventure – to build a state of the art climbing facility to enable people of all ages and abilities to enjoy this awesome sport! It’s an exciting time to be part of the adventure, as a spade will be in the ground in January!
Find us on Social Media or visit aboveadventure.co.uk for more information about what we do and why.
We are now seeking additional members to join our Voluntary Board of Trustees
We are keen to attract people to our Board with skills, knowledge and experience in accountancy, finance, law and fundraising. However, all applications will be considered.
As well as our AGM, the board meets once a month with the occasional extra informal meetings being held, as required. The role of Trustee is primarily governance and is a voluntary post. Expenses will be reimbursed.
It would be expected that Trustees attend monthly meetings where possible. Our AGM is taking place at the end of September where 2 potential trustees are being nominated for election onto the board. This would be the ideal time to welcome other new trustees to the enthusiastic existing board.
Founded in 2004, A Moment's Peace Theatre Company (AMP) is a Glasgow-based theatre company that delivers ambitious arts projects with a commitment to grassroots delivery. We work with and for individuals and communities who may otherwise feel excluded from the arts. Our work is political and responds to urgent social issues through the development of personal narratives.
We are looking to expand our membership on the Board of Trustees with particular interest in hearing from candidates within the fields of:
· Political and Social Activism
· Community and/or Adult Education
· HR and Legal sector
Candidates needn’t have prior experience of governance, but they will be experienced in collective decision-making, be effective communicators, forthcoming and brave when sharing ideas and willing to cast a critical eye.
The Board meets for evening meetings on a quarterly basis lasting around two hours. Board documents will be sent out seven days in advance of meetings. We also schedule an annual development day to allow us to engage in relevant training or creative idea development. This is a voluntary position, however reasonable travel expenses can be met where required.
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.
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 full time Assistant Head of MAF Scotland to join the team.
MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) is a dynamic Christian aviation charity, operating 130 light aircraft in around 25 developing countries. Soaring over deserts, jungles and mountains, we bring help to some of the most isolated communities on earth. In the UK, MAF is a registered charity funded by voluntary donations which help finance the work of MAF worldwide.
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 be responsible for supporting the Head of MAF Scotland in the delivery of the MAF Scotland strategy to raise awareness and the profile of MAF UK in Scotland in order to inspire people to pray, encourage people to serve overseas and engage people to give.
There is an occupational requirement for the job holder of this position to be a committed Christian. Additional information is available on request.
Required skills and experience:
Motherwell & Wishaw CAB is currently recruiting a Business Development Officer, on a fixed term basis for 1 year.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to take the lead in identifying and pursuing new developmental opportunities.
In this role, you will generate income for Motherwell & Wishaw CAB, securing funding through submission of funding bids and tenders.
You will also play a main role in the initial stages of implementation and delivery of new projects to ensure smooth transition and integration of new services.
You will support the bureau to adopt sustainable funding models and develop long term funding strategies in line with our business plan.
You will have a successful track record in business development and identifying new funding opportunities. You will also have excellent communication, stakeholder engagement skills
This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand new team at Marie Curie. This role, along with others like it across the UK, is being created to meet our strategic priority of better engaging those with an experience of, and affinity to, our cause. We are a genuinely local service, staffed and used by the people of Glasgow. By better demonstrating this to the local community, we aim to truly engage them in our work, to generate the financial support we need.
As Fundraising Engagement Lead, you will build strong relationships with local Marie Curie staff, across both Caring Services and Fundraising and enable teams to work together more effectively. Externally, you will engage the wider community in Glasgow and beyond with the work of Marie Curie and show how crucial fundraising is for us to continue serving the community in Glasgow.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of quickly building relationships and credibility. You will be able to spot opportunities and act on them, adapting your approach as appropriate. You will be comfortable working with a high level of autonomy, but within the structures of a shared team strategy.
Please see job description for full details. Interested candidates should complete an online application form.
This role may close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.
Marie Curie is here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. Our nurses and healthcare assistants work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our Marie Curie hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care.
Marie Curie is a charity and dependent on voluntary income to support our much-needed services. We have ambitious fundraising targets and with our dynamic team of fundraising professionals, we offer our supporters a wide range of ways to give and engage with us.
We would like to hear from energetic professionals who are able to help the charity set, develop and deliver its strategy, transforming the lives of the individuals we work with.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland is a unique organisation – as we are Scotland's only open-to-all bereavement charity. Our work offers bereaved people the vital support they so badly need when someone close dies. We have a proven record of providing personalised, quality support to bereaved adults and children across Scotland over the last 50 years. During 2018-19 we delivered over 5,000 counselling sessions across Scotland – this support is provided by a skilled volunteer workforce – supported by only 13 members of staff.
This is an exciting time for the charity, and we have ambitious plans for growth and development and are looking to further strengthen our Board of Directors in order that they can guide our success.
The role of the Board of Directors is crucial to the success of Cruse Scotland, providing good governance, guidance and leadership at the highest level of the charity. We are seeking people with relevant expertise, with the time and commitment to devote to this challenging role and who share our values as an organisation. We are particularly interested in hearing from dynamic professionals who are looking for opportunities to broaden their own experience; improve their own career prospects and/or share their existing knowledge. We are particularly keen, but not exclusively, to hear from those with existing or previous careers in one of the following: