Lead the development of a portfolio of local and national networks and forums delivered by ARC Scotland. Ensure all aspects of our work improve knowledge, practice and policy; and improve the lives of people who require support in Scotland.
Specific project responsibilities will be negotiated with the successful candidate dependent on their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will provide leadership for at least three of the following major project initiatives:
Work with the ARC Scotland Director to shape and communicate the on-going strategic direction of ARC Scotland. Manage budgets and help to ensure adequate resources are in place to continue to deliver our vision and values.
Make a difference
Communicate with purpose and passion
Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (DAGCAS) is an independent charity, who are members of Citizens Advice Scotland. DAGCAS provides free confidential advice and assistance to the public via its three Citizens Advice Bureaux, which are located in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer.
The organisation is the largest Independent charity in the region (out with RSLs) and offers the role holder an opportunity to influence social policy at a regional and national level. Funding for the organisation is in place and DAGCAS is in a good position financially.
The Region of Dumfries and Galloway is located in beautiful South West Scotland, the gateway to three countries - Scotland, England and Ireland; the perfect location to learn, live and explore. You will find a quality lifestyle with a rich heritage and culture, access to numerous outdoor pursuits and ‘space’ to develop and to provide your professional expertise in a beautiful rural region.
The CEO is responsible for leading the development and execution of DAGCAS’ long term strategy with a view to providing the best advice to the people of Dumfries and Galloway. This leadership role is ultimately responsible for the day to day management decisions and for implementing the Company’s plans. The CEO acts as a direct liaison between the Board and Management and reports directly to the Board. The CEO also works closely with a number of stakeholders including: Citizens Advice Scotland, local and national government and the public and is committed to provide excellence in Customer Service.
We are looking for someone with entrepreneurial drive and spirit, who can be the face of DAGCAS. You will be values driven in your approach and uphold the values of DAGCAS at all times as these are extremely important to the organisation and the Board. We would expect you have an understanding and commitment to the aims and principles of the CAB Service as well as a commitment to providing excellence in customer service.
You will come from a leadership background and have previous experience of working with and building relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. Experience of line management and working with a Board is also an essential element of the role.
The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is a local organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package.
Our organisation was formed in 2011 by a small collective of service users and carers. Now with funding from the Scottish Government, we have grown into an informed organisation for others to turn to and seek advice, share experiences and feel supported around all aspects of Self-Directed Support.
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 and law.
As well as our AGM, the board meets 4 times per year 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.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland was established as a charity in 1982 and is the only organisation in Scotland dedicated solely to supporting people with Down’s syndrome, their relatives and carers. Our mission is “To support families and people with Down’s syndrome to reach their full potential by providing a range of services, influencing public policy and by changing attitudes”.
This mission is brought to life by a staff of 30 who are located around the country. In addition, groups of volunteers run nine branches around Scotland who offer an invaluable peer support network at local level.
The CEO will lead the organisation in its mission with an inclusive and empathic approach, achieving positive outcomes across the widest of stakeholder maps and never forgetting the reason for its existence.
This person will have had a significant leadership role in a well-managed charity or other not for profit organisation.
There will be evidence of working effectively and empathically with a wide range of stakeholders, ideally including government, major funding organisations and crucially those whom the organisation exists to serve.
A track record of positive interaction with a governing body.
Demonstrable success in developing and motivating high performing teams and an admired reputation as an authentic leader.
Key attributes must include being:
Do you think you could assist in providing strategic direction to ILF Scotland and create the right environment to ensure that it has disabled people at the heart of decision making? Could you challenge and support the organisation through its Chief Executive and work with other Board members as part of a team in order to arrive at good decisions? If so, you may be interested in applying for a position on the Board of Directors of ILF (Scotland).
Scottish Ministers are looking to fill one position on the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to independent living in Scotland and the social model of disability and will be able to demonstrate skills in:
· analysis and decision making;
· constructive and supportive challenge;
· communication and influencing.
The role attracts remuneration of £168.67 per day, including expenses, for a time commitment of around one day per month. Board meetings are generally held in Livingston or Glasgow. Information about ILF (Scotland) can be found at ilf.scot.
Hamilton CAB is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record in supporting and working alongside our community. We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan. Our primary focus is to ensure that all citizens have easy, free, independent, impartial and timely access to advice and representation. We use the evidence we gather to influence local and national social policy and practice. Our main areas of work include: access to justice, social security, health and social care, housing, energy / fuel poverty, debt and community justice.
As we head towards our 50th birthday, we are recruiting Trustees to join our Board of Directors.
Do you have recent senior management and/ or governance experience in our priority areas?
If yes, we would be delighted to hear from you.
You must be socially aware, comfortable with our values and principles, resident or working within Hamilton area and interested in us!
Brothers of Charity Services (Scotland) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee providing care and support services to individuals with a range of needs living in the Scottish Borders. The organisation is headquartered in Galashiels and operates mainly in the central Borders area employing about 270 staff and having a projected turnover of circa £6.5m per annum.
We are looking to recruit an experienced and qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA) to fill the above position that will become vacant following the retiral of the present job holder. This key leadership role requires a strategic focus and commitment to ensuring the values of the organisation are evident and supported in all aspects of its work.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate considerable relevant experience at a senior level ideally within the charity sector, with good knowledge of charity law, governance (including risk management) and the latest charity accounting regulations and standards. The post holder also takes lead responsibility for other functions within the organisation such as HR, Health and Safety, IT, Data Protection and Working Together Social Enterprises.
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community
Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.
A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a support worker at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.
We are looking for a support worker/s in our Springburn service in Glasgow. You’ll be working with autistic adults and their families in a residential supported living environment.
Being a support worker takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.
We need you to beresilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.
Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to further your career in social care.
You may havea personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. You might not have lots of experience yet, but if you share our values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.
Your working patternwill be varied over a seven day rota and could include sleep-ins and bank holidays.