Sacro is a national voluntary organisation which seeks to create safe and cohesive communities across Scotland by reducing conflict and offending. Since its inception in November 1971, Sacro has grown and developed services across the whole of Scotland for individuals who need support, guidance or monitoring.
With the impending retirement of their current Chief Executive, Sacro are now looking to recruit an innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader to be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity.
Working with the Board to prepare and implement Sacro’s new strategic plan, the key priorities of the role include:
With significantsenior management experience and a proven track record in leading the delivery of key targets, service improvements and change initiatives, you will also be an accomplished communicator with the ability to build and maintain a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships. With agood understanding of positive governance (ideally with direct experience working with a voluntary board), the successful candidate will also understand the rolethat emerging digital technology offers in transforming frontline services and delivering operational efficiencies.
Commitment to Sacro’s values, principles and strategic priorities; and prior knowledge (or the ability to quickly gain an understanding) of the regulatory and wider policy landscapein relation to community justice, health and social care arrangements in Scotland are also essential.
The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise devoted to creating a zero waste world. To achieve this we actively support the diversion of usable goods from landfill through repair, refurbishment, and reuse. To date we have diverted over 230,000 kg of usable goods from Edinburgh landfills.
Now in our 9th year of operation, we have grown from a small, fully-funded repair hub to a thriving, well-respected business. Our 3 main business areas are refurbished IT sales, used furniture sales, and educational workshops. The Remakery has seen substantial growth over the last 5 years with the addition of IT refurbishment and sales to our portfolio, as well as the opening of our retail and workshop space at 127 Leith Walk, which ushered in furniture repair and sales, and the ability to offer a wide variety of repair and reuse skills workshops to the general public. Started in 2011 as a repair hub, the Remakery is now a successful and growing enterprise.
As the Edinburgh Remakery grows, we need an experienced leader to drive the business forward, while remaining dedicated to our main purpose of creating a viable alternative to a disposable society through repair, refurbishment and reuse.
Job Description and Personal Specification
Managing Director, Edinburgh Remakery
This is a varied, multifaceted role. The successful candidate will:
-Lead and manage a dedicated team of retail, furniture repair, IT, events, marketing and communications professionals, volunteers and apprentices
-Identify ambitious growth plans for the organisation and clearly communicate how they will be achieved to the Remakery team and Board of Trustees
-Create a strategy for growth and generation of new revenue streams that allows the Remakery to build on the strengths of its existing business model
-Act as the organisation’s fundraiser, identifying potential funding for new growth initiatives, and preparing and submitting funding applications
-Create solid HR policies and procedures to effectively recruit, train, and develop the Remakery team
-Lead the financial agenda with the ability to analyse data, prepare/present budgets & cash flow reports, and generate forecasts
-Work with the Board of Trustees to achieve a sustainable future for the organisation
-Spot and secure new opportunities for partnerships and growth, specifically with a view to driving new donations of computers and furniture, and connecting with likeminded charitable organisations in and around Edinburgh to further the Remakery’s reach
-Be a spokesperson for the organisation in the press/media, at events, and at relevant government roundtables
-Uphold the organisation’s commitment to quality across all of its products and services
-Build on the high levels of social and environmental impact the Remakery has achieved thus far
-Work according to principles of continual learning; innovating to achieve excellence across the staff, volunteer and customer experience
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
-Mature and developed leadership skills
-High levels of emotional intelligence, specifically relating to relationship management, social awareness, and self-awareness
-A dynamic, positive attitude capable of motivating and persuading others
-Excellent negotiation skills
-Confident public speaking skills
-At least 3 years of experience working at management level or above
-Comprehensive understanding of profit and loss statements, cash flows, and payroll
-A commitment to the Edinburgh Remakery’s values of community inclusion, equality and zero waste
-Knowledge of HR policies and procedures
-Creative problem-solving with the ability to work with very limited resources
-Experience writing and developing business strategies
-Experience preparing and submitting fundraising applications as well as securing grants, bursaries or charitable funds
The ability to demonstrate any of the following would be desirable but not essential:
-Working in partnership with local government sectors
-An understanding of the social enterprise sector in Edinburgh
-Experience in the waste and recycling sectors
-Experience developing corporate partnerships
-Successful marketing activity
-Experience driving organisational change
-Full, clean UK driving licence
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy is on an exciting journey to enhance its impact and reach. We are seeking an exceptional Director of Programmes, covering the breadth of RSE’s outward facing work, to help us realise our ambitions.
Established in 1783 for the advancement and learning and useful knowledge that remains the RSE’s mission: harnessing a diverse range of knowledge and deploying it for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world. RSE delivers on that mission through an extensive and varied programme of activity which seeks to inform and influence public policy; engage the public on contemporary issues; build research capacity and support the effective utilisation of research and; strengthen Scotland’s connections internationally. This is achieved through harnessing the expertise within RSE’s elected fellowship (which covers the breadth of academia, business, public service and the creative arts) and working in partnership with a wide range of other organisations.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader with a collaborative, entrepreneurial approach, excellent interpersonal skills and experience of managing a diverse portfolio of activity and developing high-performing teams.
A demonstrable track record of developing and delivering programmes, building relationships of trust and influence and strategic thinking is essential as is a commitment to RSE’s mission. A broad understanding of some or all of the areas of RSE activity covered by the post and leading change would be desirable.
For a confidential discussion about the opportunities please contact our recruitment partner Aspen People - Donogh O’Brien, Lesley Drew or Donna Sweeny on 0141 212 7555.
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
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.
Are you an experienced policy professional looking for your next challenge? Could you lead a sector-leading policy team to effect change for the children and families we support?
You will bring expertise in motivating and leading teams in a complex influencing environment to develop evidence-based policy initiatives. You will need experience of working with senior officials and a wide range of sector stakeholders to influence policy change. You will also have the ability to devise and implement influencing plans.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Kirsten Hogg, Assistant Director of Policy and Influencing on Kirsten.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07834 327508.
Are you looking for an accountancy role with a difference?
This role is more than just finance: we need someone who is a strategic thinker; who can integrate finance into planning; and who has the vision and drive to match our ambition to make Scotland the safest country in the world. You will be an integral part of our senior management team and expected to engage with all teams and disciplines.
Community Justice Scotland is an innovative and evidence based organisation that is leading the movement for smart justice in Scotland. This role will challenge you to think big and think outside the box.
If you have a passion for making Scotland a better place for everyone in our community, then join the liked-minded, enthusiastic and expert team at Community Justice Scotland.
We’re excited to announce that in April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now united to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by the disease at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we can carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care. By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we will make greater progress in more effective ways to make sure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational interim manager who can ensure the continued success of our services strategy whilst also assisting with the integration required to make the new charity a success in Scotland. You will lead on the development of our award-winning face-to-face services, working in partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations in locations across Scotland. With oversight of the Glasgow office and liaison with the team in Edinburgh, you will also play a key supporting role in our external engagement and policy work in Scotland, and be responsible for drawing together the different strands of activity to support strategic development in the nation.
Thriving on challenge, you will be an experienced and motivational leader who can evidence the ability to bring out the best in your team and ensure that we achieve our ambitious targets to provide more services for more people with breast cancer. You will have a strong track record of service development as well as being an assertive and influential networker. You will demonstrate drive, credibility and presence but also bring the warm qualities required in a charity providing essential support to people affected by breast cancer. You will enjoy working collaboratively across the organisation and be confident in your approach to the external world.
SCVO’s Financial Controller role has been created to manage the delivery of all finance and accounting operations directly to the organisation, and to deliver advice to SCVO’s members and the wider voluntary sector as part of SCVO’s strategic objective to support a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland.
The successful candidate will have a range of financial management experience, excellent technical skills including recent experience of developing accounting systems and reconciling VAT returns, as well as good interpersonal skills and a results orientated approach. Experience of supporting managers and staff at all levels with their finance needs is essential.
SCVO offers a defined contribution pension (employee contribution 6%, SCVO contribution 9%). A salary exchange option is available. Other benefits include 28 days annual leave and 6 public holidays, flexitime and a range of family friendly policies.