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.
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.
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.
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.
For over 30 years Gorgie City Farm has operated as a successful community-owned initiative based in the west of Edinburgh. We’re a working farm and visitor attraction aiming to bring the sights, sounds, and smells of farming into the city through our wide range of animals and plants. As part of this we aim to educate children and adults about farming and food production, and promote social inclusion by providing a host of volunteering opportunities, often for those with disabilities or problematic backgrounds.
As part of the next stage of our development we’re looking for a new Chair to join our Board. Our current Chair has been in the role for 5 years and now feels the time is right to step down and let someone else take the Farm forward in our next exciting stage of development. We’re open to applicants from any sector and farming knowledge isn’t a prerequisite. We need someone with sound business skills, a good communicator with the ability to run Board meetings and lead our strategic thinking into the future.
The time commitment for the role is reasonably small – we have 6 Board meetings each year and an AGM usually around November. We also have sub-committees tasked with overseeing and helping with strategy for a specific area of the Farm which usually between each Board meeting; although the Chair isn’t part of any specific committee, attendance happens from time to time. It would be expected that a level of informal visits would also take place at the Farm to familiarise themselves with the team and operation.
We are seeking a CRM & Ticketing Manager to be responsible for an integrated approach to CRM across National Museums Scotland. This is a new role and an exciting opportunity to lead change and drive business performance, helping National Museums Scotland to fulfil its strategic objectives.
Collaborating closely with colleagues from across the organisation, you will apply your knowledge of CRM systems and processes to contribute business insights, and provide advice and guidance in support of a range of business functions, to create a positive customer experience and increase income.
We expect that you will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, and that you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in a similar role. An effective communicator, you will have experience of establishing positive relationships with stakeholders and commissioning and managing external resources as required.
Highly organised and with excellent project management skills, you will be adept at planning and prioritising workload and managing budgets to achieve agreed outcomes.
Appointment Treasurer to the Scottish Library and Information Council
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint a Treasurer to its Board. The appointment is for three years and will run from November 2019.
Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council
SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.
While it is important that all trustees collectively play their part in financial monitoring and decision making, the Board will appoint a Treasurer. The role of the Treasurer, who will be a member of the Board, is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The treasurer will be responsible for:
The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members may be required to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. The Treasurer’s role at the Board meeting is to advise the Board on all matters relating to the organisation’s finances, provide reassure that sufficient scrutiny is being undertaken and that all financial processes are being adhered to. The Treasurer leads on the development of the annual report and return to Companies House.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.
SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with experience in managing finances. Applications from groups which are currently under-represented including, disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities would be particularly welcome.
Please note this appointment is on a voluntary basis.
Further information about SLIC can be found on its website www.scottishlibraries.org
Film Access Scotland, a consortium of leading moving image and media access organisations, are seeking to recruit a Director to support the membership to deliver its ambitious Strategic Plan.
Film Access Scotland was founded in November 2013 to facilitate consultation and representation at strategic level and to ensure that the film access sector receives the recognition and resources it needs to deliver film access and participation for all. Diversity, inclusion, opportunity and creativity are at the heart of all Film Access Scotland organisations. The current members are GMAC Film, Screen Education Edinburgh (SEE), Station House Media Unit (SHMU), Voice of My Own (VOMO), Media Education and Plantation Productions.
In 2018 the consortium underwent a development process resulting in the 2019/21 Strategy and Action Plan and, having secured funding from Creative Scotland for a two-year period, is now seeking a Director to support the members to deliver the strategic plan.
Based at one of the Film Access Scotland partner’s offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, with some travelling across Scotland, you will manage a small team to oversee the growth and promotion of the Film Access Scotland membership.
You will be passionate and committed to representing the Film Access Scotland members at strategic level, ensuring the Film Access sector is recognised as key to increasing the equality, diversity and inclusion of the screen arts in Scotland. You will be an ambassador for the work of the sector at grass roots and policy level.
Hearts & Minds help vulnerable people overcome feelings of powerlessness and anxiety through the art of therapeutic clowning.
We are a Scottish charity that works in collaboration with paediatric healthcare units, respite centres, schools for learners with complex additional support needs and Dementia units to deliver laughter, friendship and support to those who need it most.
We are seeking a CEO to take us forward in the next stage of our development, as we implement strategic plans, grow our services and build our relationships with the people we serve and our funders. It’s an exciting time.
The CEO’s role is to lead the delivery of the organisation, ensuring that all aspects are consistent with the agreed strategy, artistic philosophy and delivery plan. The role works in partnership with the Board, Artistic Director and wider staff team to develop the vision, direction and purpose of the organisation.
We are looking for someone who is committed to arts-based therapy and has experience of a leadership role in an arts, arts-in-health or voluntary organisation. The CEO must have the drive and commitment to push Hearts & Minds forward and to raise the profile of arts-in health in Scotland.
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.