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.email@example.com or 07834 327508.
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.
The Caravan Project has provided affordable holidays and respite to people living in of Glasgow since 1985. We have recently created a new 3 year strategy which will see us develop an exciting range of short break opportunities for disadvantaged families from across Glasgow.
To support us during this exciting new phase in our growth we are seeking to appoint a new Chair and trustees with a range of skills including Business Development, Finance and Marketing to complement our existing board of 7.
You will be tasked with working closely with the board and our General Manager to meet the organisations strategic aims and objectives. You must be committed to the values of a community focused organisation. You will scrutinise, review and monitor the management reports and constructively challenge the management where necessary.
These are voluntary roles, however any reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of you carrying out your role as board member will be reimbursed.
In early 2021, IntoUniversity will be opening three new learning centres in Scotland to deliver our education programme addressing underachievement and social exclusion. This project is a ground-breaking collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and IntoUniversity.
We are looking for a high-calibre candidate to act as a Project Manager. You will have responsibility for the development of the charity in Scotland, taking overall responsibility for the launch of three new centres in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The role will involve working closely with key stakeholders including the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, local and national government, funders and schools.
From mid-2021, the role will develop in scope. When the centres are launched in 2021, you will line manage a newly appointed ‘Cluster Manager’ who will assume operational responsibility for the centres. At this point (continuing to have oversight of the Scotland centres) you will begin leading the development of other IntoUniversity centres, which may be in Scotland and the North East / North West of England.
The role will be fast-paced and challenging. Each day you will be contributing directly to the success of the charity and the transformation of the lives of some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people. If you believe that all young people deserve the chance to achieve their potential regardless of their background and want to play a part in helping them succeed, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
IntoUniversity is an award-winning charity running local learning centres which provide an education programme addressing underachievement and social exclusion. We target children and young people most at risk of failing to meet their potential to go to university due to economic, social, cultural, or linguistic disadvantage.IntoUniversity provides practical learning support and motivational and confidence-building activities for children and young people aged 7-18.
As the UK’s leading university access organisation, our staff are transforming the fortunes of thousands of young people each year. From September 2019 we will have thirty-one centres and extension projects across the country, with ambitious plans to scale-up our provision further over the coming years.
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.
The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Home-Start Glasgow South is a leading family support charity striving to give young children the best possible start in life. We help families experiencing issues including isolation, mental health difficulties, bereavement, family breakdown, addiction and physical ill-health. We have been operating across the south of Glasgow for almost 20 years and have grown to become the largest Home-Start in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.
This is a key role to support the growth of our income from Grants and Trusts. The candidate will:
The successful candidate will demonstrate successful Grants and Trusts fundraising experience, a dynamic personality who enjoys new challenges and has the ability to ‘think outside the box’.
This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative candidate to identify and implement new income streams for the organisation and have a pivotal role in the charity’s planned expansion to support more families and children. They will be a strong communicator with the ability to relate, with personal credibility, to community members and senior personnel in the private sector.
They will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop relationships through proposals, presentations and budget management. You should be able to inspire and engage current and new funders about the value of HSGS services to help us continue to make a difference to the lives of children and families in South Glasgow.
Izzy’s Promise is a charity based in Dundee but working across Scotland and the UK which provides confidential support and information to survivors of ritual and organised abuse. This charity is survivor led, works to raise awareness about ritual and organised abuse and its effects on survivors, provides research, training and consultancy and works in close partnerships with other survivor organisations.
The core purpose of the role is to generate income to sustain and grow Izzy’s Promise and partner charities. We are particularly interested in developing a diverse source of income including corporate, legacy and individual donor fundraising.