The Refugee Survival Trust (RST) is a Scottish charity that has been operating for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution. Our mission is to provide refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed, build connections between people and use what we learn to campaign for change.
The new post of CEO is the keystone to RST’s operations. You will front the organisation and oversee the day-to-day operations, providing direction and leadership to the staff team, working collaboratively with the Board and ensuring sound financial, operational, risk and people management.
Key responsibilities include –
· Developing strategic and operational plans and managing a staff team to effectively implement them.
· Securing sufficient resources to support business continuity, organisation sustainability and project development; for example grant funding and donations
· Managing finances at senior management level including leading on budget preparation, income and expenditure monitoring and forecasting
· Developing new services and projects including setting realistic and achievable targets and outcomes.
The successful candidate will have a strong track-record leading or working within senior management of a third sector or similar organisation. You will be central to the development and implementation of future strategy and work in support of RST’s vision and aims, as well as structures and processes that enable RST to be effective and efficient.
Harris Hill is recruiting a National Support Manager on behalf of a Scottish Criminal Justice Organisation that works to create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland.
This role has responsibility for leading organisational wide projects and managing local services across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highland & Moray. This role is based primarily in Aberdeen however there will be a requirement to travel on occasions throughout Scotland and in particular Edinburgh where the head office is located.
Experience & Skill
The SPSO is the final stage for complaints about organisations providing public services in Scotland. We are also responsible for responding to requests for the review of local authority Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) decisions from members of the public.
Working with the SWF Review Team Manager, you will be responsible for delivering an efficient, effective and independent service to review the decisions that local authorities have made on applications for Community Care Grants and Crisis Grants. You will be a key member of the SWF Review Team, investigating and making decisions on cases in line with relevant guidance and process, handling incoming enquiries and providing relevant, up to date information.
To be successful in this role, you will have a lively analytical mind and the sound judgement needed to make fair, consistent and just decisions. You will be able to demonstrate first class customer service through your empathetic but impartial approach. Your excellent communication skills will allow you to effectively liaise with members of the public and local authorities.
Are you looking for a new challenge to help in the continuous growth of a successful grant manager in Scotland?
Are you interested in creating a stronger collaboration between the public, private and third sector to create a positive social, economic and environmental impact within communities across Scotland?
Then this is a great opportunity for you as CEO of Impact Funding Partners (IFP).
Impact Funding Partners (formerly known as Voluntary Action Fund) are looking for a new Chief Executive with a proven track record of income growth and organisational development.
We are looking for a passionate individual with experience of working across a range of sectors including Government. You will have the opportunity to create positive social, economic and environmental impact within communities while helping to shape the funding landscape in Scotland.
This is an exciting time to join IFP (formerly known as the Voluntary Action Fund) following our rebranding, the recruitment of new board members creating a dynamic and proactive Board of Directors and the launch of our new strategy – Together we can create a Fairer Future – aimed at creating a fair, inclusive society where communities thrive and people are engaged, connected, and able to shape their own lives.
We are a successful grant manager with 37 years of experience, driven by our core values of equality, relationships, authenticity, openness and dynamism.
Our proven approach is to help funders make the most of their investment so that it has the greatest impact. This can be achieved by distributing funding, increasing capacity and building trusting relationships, which helps organisations achieve even more with their funding.
Our area of expertise is managing funds which tackle inequality in all its forms. Equality and diversity are core to our work and drives everything we do and how we do it.
As IFP has entered a new phase of growth following its rebranding and has initiated a new business strategy, you will have proven experience in successfully forming partnerships and promote cross-sectoral collaboration. You will be dealing with senior stakeholders in the public, private and/or third sector, and therefore you will need to demonstrate the ability to engage with public sector funding bodies, potential new funders in the private sector, as well as understand the nuances of the third sector.
A natural leader, you will have excellent communication and negotiation skills with the ability to adapt your management style in a changing environment, and lead through example and inspiration. As the CEO of IFP you will act as brand ambassador and convey IFP’s strengths, values and priorities to a diverse audience. For that you will have the vision, strategic insight and ability to understand the environment in which IFP operates and raise its profile.
In the current changing socio-economic and political environment in Scotland, it is imperative that you value and promote innovative thinking that allows for the identification of sustainable solutions with a positive social, economic and environmental impact. Finally, you are a decision-maker who is not afraid to take calculated risks in order to support the continuous growth of IFP.
Do you have what it takes to operate as a strategic leader in a complex high profile organisation? And a genuine desire to play your part in addressing a social cause that affects thousands of people and families? Then join us as Director, Shelter Scotland and you could soon be the driving force behind our continued journey aimed at tackling Scotland’s housing emergency.
Shelter Scotland has been the key voice in getting social house building back to the top of the political agenda. As well as persuading the Scottish Government to take action against the Bedroom Tax, we’ve campaigned successfully for a major reform of the Private Rented Sector too. We’re now entering the crucial implementation phase of an ambitious three year strategy that’s set clear and bold goals to be achieved in a complex and turbulent environment. This career-defining opportunity will see you help us make a major impact for social justice with individuals, within communities, and across Scotland.
About the role
You’ll regularly liaise with other Executive Leadership team members to ensure Shelter’s strategy is implemented in Scotland in a way that takes account of the national legislative, policy and societal context. You’ll also be instrumental in helping to model the behaviours needed to achieve our strategy, and encourage others to do the same. Acting as our key national spokesperson in the media, with government ministers, senior civil servants, funders etc., you’ll also have a telling input into our campaigning, fundraising and media activities and help ensure the long-term financial sustainability of Shelter Scotland and Shelter as a whole.
Someone who can bring leadership, partnership, innovation and a real passion for the cause, you are comfortable both dealing with change, and bringing it about. You also have the communication skills to represent us in the media and liaise with a wide range of key stakeholders. A proven ability to oversee the strategic development of effective, high quality, innovative services that make a real difference to clients is important too, as is the confidence to act as an advocate within high-level networks and proactively identify fundraising opportunities.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Carers of East Lothian is the leading local support organisation for people who are looking after friends or family who are frail, disabled or who have chronic health problems. We have an excellent reputation, a track record of delivery and strong local partnerships.
We are looking for a new Chief Executive who can build on our successes and lead the organisation forward at an exciting time in our development. We want a strategic leader who thrives in a complex environment, has excellent negotiation and engagement skills and who will be an effective advocate for unpaid carers in East Lothian. You should also be a proven team leader who will drive the organisation forward by fostering the skills of others.
In return we offer flexible working arrangements and a chance to make a real difference to peoples’ lives. The post is based in our purpose built offices in the new East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington and PVG scheme membership is essential as is the ability to drive and access to a car.
Carers of East Lothian is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Care Opinion is going from strength to strength in Scotland and on our way to realising our vision of being the place where people can share their experiences of health and social care services and making it easy for staff to see what's going well and what could be improved.
The significant rise in use of Care Opinion has been identified by the Scottish Government as one of the key contributors to progress around the person centred care quality ambition. Care Opinion has become an integral part of the feedback landscape across health in Scotland.
Our ambition is to extend the opportunity Care Opinion brings to anyone using health and social care services across the country. We have lots of work to do and we are now looking for a new and inspiring person, based in Stirling, to lead our work across Scotland.
The Energy Advice Project is a new and innovative approach to helping vulnerable energy consumers in the Stirling Council Area. It is unique, in that Stirling Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is reaching out to the people who need help, rather than expecting to find them at specific events. The Energy Advice Service moves beyond the traditional ‘advice’ only model typical of most CABs, to actually delivering change with a capital budget and strong referral relationships to more specialist energy advisors.
Stirling CAB is well-known and trusted with a long-established local presence which can reach the most vulnerable consumers in Stirling and surrounding rural areas. The project is the accumulation of all our learning previously gained in helping people manage their energy consumption. To make a real difference, we realise our CAB must combine help in managing energy with physically making long-term changes in energy habits and consumption. We will therefore undertake home visits to inform on good energy practice as well as using a capital budget to make small physical changes to properties through a partnership with a volunteer handyman organisation “Volunteering Matters”. Where appropriate, our Energy Advice Service will refer appropriate clients to other expert organisations for specialist advice and/or infrastructure changes (e.g. new boilers). The proposal will improve the energy capacity and energy environment of 1200 adults in rural Stirling District each year for the duration of the project.
Roles & responsibilities
The Energy Advice Worker will:
Provide independent and trusted energy advice to vulnerable people in Stirling and surrounding rural area.
Provide a 2nd tier consultancy support service to build the energy advice capacity of the front line Stirling CAB advice services & support partner agencies
Engage with people encountering problems with their utility suppliers and those in short and long-term financial crisis & resolve their utility debts
Promote, encourage and empower local people who have yet to engage the Home Energy Scotland Warmer Homes Scheme
Facilitate the installation of minor energy saving measures in people’s home (e.g. LED Bulbs), using our partner ‘handyman’ service
Provide a tariff switching service for vulnerable people
Train volunteer workers to provide continuity in assistance.
· Actively participating in and influencing stakeholder groups, e.g. Tackling Poverty and Inequality Group, Fuel/Energy Policy Forums and other relevant frontline workers’ groups, in consultation with the Bureau Manager
The direct beneficiaries of this service will be Stirling District residents who are struggling to fund, manage or fully understand their utility bills and energy usage.
Our service will be open to all who seek the help of CAB in Stirling, but also those with whom we can engage through the additionality of attendance at the two local food banks, library based outreach services in rural Stirlingshire and via our partnership with Hanover Housing Association.
While the service is available to everyone, we specifically expect to focus on those who are vulnerable or are less capable of effectively managing their energy usage and those who have not yet engaged with Home Energy Scotland to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Our approach is to be easily accessible across the whole district via the food bank, library outreach, home visits, CAB internal & external stakeholder referral, Sheltered Housing clinic & our Tariff switching sessions.
The Energy Advice Service focus is vulnerable consumers irrespective of their housing tenure primarily:
• Older People
• People with disabilities Low income families with young children
• Vulnerable people in fuel poverty
• People in hard to heat homes
In understanding the needs of the target audience & the approach to engage (as well as the design of our service), the Stirling CAB Energy Advice Service has paid attention to the key barriers & best practice guidance within the OFGEM Consumer Vulnerability Strategy.
Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people. Our service continues to grow and expand, and we are now excited to recruit a Service Delivery Manager to develop and lead our service delivery team.
Working as a member of the management team, the Service Delivery Manager will lead the delivery of CARF’s projects, general advice, money advice and representation services across Fife. As a key contributor to the success of CARF’s strategic management, the post holder will shape services to ensure the advice needs of the local community are recognised and expectations exceeded.
The successful candidate will be a highly credible and experienced manager with the ability to focus on both the strategic and operational needs of the organisation. People-centric and client-focused, you will have the skills and knowledge to lead your team to deliver effective outcomes; you will also have demonstrable experience of promoting a culture of continuous improvement to drive quality and performance in line with the standards of excellence expected at CARF.
You’ll have excellent written, oral and IT skills as well as a high level of numeracy to enable the capture, collation and analysis of statistical information to inform strategy and delivery. Flexible, resilient and creative, the successful candidate will demonstrate a transformative approach to service delivery and a commitment to CARF’s vision and values.
The UN climate talks (COP26) will take place in Glasgow from 9-20 November 2020. The UK COP26 Coalition is a broad UK-wide coalition through which civil society will plan together, share resources and learning, and organise a mass mobilisation and Peoples' counter-summit during the talks. It aims to support the transformation of the climate movement in the UK, to a stronger, more climate-justice centred movement long after COP26 is over.
We are recruiting two Co-Cordinators, one based in Glasgow, one based in London to coordinate a broad, diverse and inclusive coalition of civil society groups, working in a flexible and open way that allows for different levels of access and involvement, engaging established and new actors across the breadth of sectoral, thematic and regional spaces.
The successful applicants will need to be excellent networkers, highly organised, skilled in facilitation and communication with a wide range of audiences, have a strong track record of working with marginalised groups and an understanding of the wider political context around the climate summit.
We would particularly like to encourage applications from people of colour / black or brown people and people most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice who are currently under-represented in the climate and environmental movements in the UK.
This is one of two Coalition Coordinator posts being recruited at the same time. The other post will be based in London. Expectation of strong coordination and collaboration between two posts
We are open to secondments.
Reporting to: Head of Campaigns, Friends of the Earth Scotland on behalf of the UK COP26 Coalition.