Cordale Housing Association – Opportunities to join our Management Committee
“Homes and Services that make life better”.
Cordale Housing Association is a registered charity operating in Renton and Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire.
The Association is part of the Caledonia Housing Group.
The Caledonia Housing Group has approximately 6,000 homes within 8 different local authority areas. Cordale Housing Association is a subsidiary of the Group, operating in West Dunbartonshire.
In recent years Cordale Housing Association has undergone considerable change and progress, significantly improving performance, services and results offered to tenants and services users.
The Association has ambitious plans and this is a great time to join us as we embark on the next phase of our development. In 2019 we have opened our new office in the heart of our community, start a large new build programme and progress a Group wide business change programme that is focused on meeting the changing expectations of our customers.
Cordale Housing Association is governed by a Management Committee comprising of a mix of local residents and individuals with specific business skills. The role of the Committee is to ensure the Association is managed well and delivers excellent outcomes for tenants and service users. This involves setting direction, monitoring performance, managing risk and complying with statutory and regulatory requirements.
The Association is looking to recruit new co-opted Management Committee members. Cordale Housing Association is particularly interested in speaking to individuals with strong governance experience and a background in strategy development and/or organisational change.
These are exciting and rewarding opportunities for individuals with the appropriate knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to make a difference. The posts provide the opportunity to gain governance and leadership experience as part of a large, progressive Housing Group, whilst supporting a community based Housing Association committed to providing “homes and services that make life better”.
An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are currently seeking applications for a Lead Inspector within the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) based in Edinburgh.
The post holder will ensure HMICS is able to monitor, assess, inspect and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland and the SPA. They will also be able to co-ordinate an allocated programme of inspection activity including acting as inspection manager for both single and joint inspectorate inspections when appropriate.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is the charity that was established by artists to act as the custodian of the Fringe. We exist to support, advise and encourage everyone who wants to participate in the Fringe, provide information and assistance to audiences, and promote the Fringe and what it stands for all over the world.
We are seeking a Head of External Affairs to shape and deliver the engagement and advocacy strategy of the Fringe Society.
We are looking for an experienced and highly effective Head of External Affairs who has the knowledge and know how to plan and deliver an impactful external affairs strategy. The right candidate will be a solutions focused, strategic thinker, capable of leading on external affairs who has the flexibility and adaptable skillset to take a big picture view of the Fringe Society. You will become part of and add value to the Senior Leadership Team of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, reporting directly to the CEO and will not have a unique department but will plan an added value approach with the senior managers that includes support of project teams and staff cross departmentally as agreed against an advance plan of action.
Govan Community Project is seeking to recruit a new Treasurer and Secretary for its Board of Directors.
Govan Community Project aims to achieve social justice in the areas of Greater Govan by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support and integration.
For everyone in our community to be safe, where people are valued and not judged and where people’s voices are heard in Govan and Scotland. We want a fairer immigration system, one which allows asylum seekers to have paid work. We want to live in a world where there is no racism, where people have a sense of belonging and everyone’s human rights are respected.
Board of Directors
We are looking to recruit new candidates for the positions of Treasurer & Secretary with the Board of Directors and invite applications from suitably experienced applicants. Detailed below are details of the specific skills and experience we are looking to recruit in each of the roles.
Training, support and induction processes will be provided for all new appointed Directors.
The Treasurer will be responsible for overseeing the organisation’s compliance with financial reporting and charity legislation and the solvency of the charity. Working with the Head of Charity and Finance Officer to ensure regular financial reporting to the Board and supporting the Board of Directors to examine and understand financial reports. We would particularly welcome candidates with an understanding of the voluntary sector and the challenges and opportunities of sustainability for community led organisations and those with experience in social enterprise development.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience in charity accountancy and governance. Ideally candidates will be a qualified or trainee accountant however candidates with relevant experience in financial management would be considered. The successful candidate must have the skills and knowledge to be able to clarify and explain financial reports in a way that the non-finance board members would understand. The successful candidate must have knowledge of or be able to commit to attending training in charity governance and compliance.
The organisation has accounting, payroll management and management account reporting in place at an operational level and it is not expected that the Board member be involved in the day to day financial processes.
The role of Treasurer requires a minimum commitment of one day per month, with the flexibility to attend both daytime and evening meetings and the commitment to respond to communications in between meetings.
Previous knowledge/experience of charity financial governance is preferable although training and support will be provided.
A full role description is available for download.
The Secretary will be responsible for ensuring all meetings are held and conducted according to the organisation’s Articles of Association. The Secretary will work closely with the Chair in preparing for and organising Board meetings, AGM’s and any EGM’s and supporting the Board of Directors to understand the responsibilities in compliance with company/charity law and legislation. Some of the administrative duties can be delegated to or conducted jointly with staff members.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience in administration or business management at a governance and compliance level. Ideally candidates will be working or training in Law, HR, Administration or Business Management, however candidates with other relevant experience would be considered. The successful candidate must have knowledge of or be able to commit to attending training in charity governance and compliance.
The Secretary will be required to commit to a minimum of 1 day per month, with the flexibility to attend both daytime and evening meetings and the commitment to respond to communications in between meetings.
A full role description is available for download.
Could you lead us?
The Centre has ambitious plans and so is looking for a Chief Executive Officer to push forward the aims of the Trustees.
The role provides an excellent opportunity for a strong leader who believes in the benefit that the natural world can provide to a wide range of people; while leading on the strategic development of The Ecology Centre, as well as managing the organisation on a day to day basis.
We are looking for a leader who has an understanding of the third sector, along with a strong commercial focus, so as to balance both our charitable and enterprise aims. An interest in the environment would be essential in order to understand the Centre’s work and to identify with what we aim to achieve.
In return, a generous remuneration package is offered to the right person, which includes 35 days holiday per year (of which 2 weeks at Christmas and New Year when the Centre is closed). After two years an extra day’s holiday is given for each additional year worked, up to a maximum of 5 extra days. The government’s auto enrolment pension scheme is in place.
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 interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
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.
Are you a qualified Money, Debt or Benefits Advisor looking to make a real difference in people’s lives? We are seeking two part time Advisors to join our team at the Edinburgh Food Project (EFP).
Edinburgh Food Project (EFP) is part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks. We were established in June 2012 to reduce the effects of food poverty in Edinburgh by providing emergency food parcels to people living in food poverty. We currently operate 7 foodbank centres across Edinburgh, which are open approximately 15 times per week and have 190 dedicated volunteers. The Centres are in Pilton, Craigmillar, Grassmarket, Tollcross, Broughton, Rannoch and South Queensferry.
We have recently been awarded funding from the Aspiring Communities Fund to partner with Community Money Advice (CMA) to provide advice on budgeting, benefits and debt across our network of 7 centres. We applied for this funding in response to our recent research on the needs of those attending out foodbanks. We are seeking to support people coming to our Centres to deal with debt, maximise their income and to prevent future crises.
These are temporary appointments in the first instance. We have funding until December 2020.
Travel : Due to our multi-site operations a valid driver’s licence and own vehicle are desirable with a mileage rate paid for travel expenses
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Early Years Scotland is passionate about Scotland’s youngest children having the best possible start in life and we are searching for a very special person to help make that happen. We have an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work within prisons to facilitate and support young children affected by parental imprisonment. The support is offered through shared play and learning sessions with male and female prisoners, their partners / families and young children.
You will plan, deliver and evaluate play and learning experiences to involve both children and parents, as well as delivering the Early Years Scotland Children Affected by Imprisonment Programme. This programme combines theoretical and experiential learning, all focused around play and learning with young children and highlights the importance of play for young children’s learning and development. You will encourage positive relationships between parents and children through shared play and learning experiences. You will also work closely with the Scottish Prison Service and a wide range of partners to review learning and contribute to the development of future plans.
We welcome applications that demonstrate:
Applicants should be eligible to register as a Practitioner with SSSC (e.g. HNC Early Education & Childcare or SVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development).
A full, current driving licence with own transport for business use and membership of PVG Scheme are required