We are a voluntary sector organisation that provides information, advice and support service to lone parents and families in need all over Fife.
Our aim is simple: to provide accessible, approachable and non-judgemental support, advice and information to lone parents. We are the only voluntary sector organisation in Fife with charitable status that has lone parent families as the primary focus. Based in Glenrothes, we cover the whole of Fife, providing a variety of services to lone parent families, in their local communities.
We seek to empower lone parents and families in need to promote their wellbeing and opportunities. We offer holistic support through our various projects, working at the pace and timescale that is right for the parent to overcome barriers such as poverty, isolation and poor mental health. Throughout all projects our ethos is the same: Engage – Support – Progress.
Trustees are responsible for the financial and corporate governance of Fife Gingerbread. To oversee the running of the organisation and to ensure we comply with charity law, remain financially solvent, and act within our charitable purposes. We also work to develop and improve the organisation so that we can deliver even better services in future.
The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity dedicated to fighting child abuse and neglect in the UK. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find new ways of preventing abuse and neglect.
We have a unique opportunity for an exceptional senior children’s services manager to be at the forefront of the development and delivery of Together for Childhood and make a real impact in working for the NSPCC in Glasgow.
Together for Childhood is a place-based, long-term project to prevent child abuse and neglect. It aims to transform how the community of Govan in Glasgow raises its children by creating a powerful partnership with local people and agencies.
The Strategic Service Manager will lead the NSPCC Govan service centre and fulfil a key role in the partnership.You will be an experienced children's services professional committed to improving the lives of children, with the ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team and to work collaboratively across agency boundaries. Strategic leadership and highly developed communication skills are a must as you will seek to work with partners at a senior level as well as engage with children, families and professionals across the community.
You will lead the NSPCC’s direct work in the Glasgow Service Centre, providing line management for a group of Team Managers and a Development Manager, who manage a well-established and experienced multi- disciplinary team including mental health professionals, social workers and community development staff. We provide services to children and families focusing on early child development and the prevention of abuse and neglect in families with young children.
You will use your substantial experience of managing child protection work to ensure high standards of practice are maintained in all aspects of service delivery.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
Respectme is Scotland’s anti-bullying service, provided in partnership by SAMH and LGBT Youth Scotland. Our vision is for a respecting, just, equal and inclusive Scotland in which all children and young people can live free from bullying and harassment, helping them to reach their potential. respectme aims to build the skills and capacity of all adults who have a role to play in the lives of Scotland’s children and young people to effect change and challenge bullying and stigma.
This is a maternity cover, 12 month fixed term contract. The post holder will be responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the respectme service, creating innovative and dynamic opportunities for respectme to maximise its impact across Scotland.
The ideal candidate will be a values driven, inspiring leader with experience of shaping and delivering young person-centred services or work. You will bring experience of working at a senior level and managing relationships with external partners and building effective partnerships. You will have the proven ability to lead, build and develop the capabilities of an experienced team. The successful candidate will demonstrate passion and understanding for anti-bullying work and the ethos of the service.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.
A vacancy will arise in March 2020 for a Chief Executive of Street Pastors Scotland – the working name of The Ascension Trust (Scotland), Scottish Charity No. SC041912, a Company Limited by Guarantee Company Number SC371392.
Street Pastors started in London in 2003, when the first area was set up by The Ascension Trust. The role of the volunteers is listening to, caring for and providing practical help to the people we meet on the streets. The project was very successful, and quickly spread across the United Kingdom. The first areas in Scotland were set up in 2007. The Ascension Trust (Scotland) was set up in 2010 to develop the project in Scotland. Every Street Pastor is a Christian, has undergone extensive training, and in Scotland is a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG). There are currently 20 groups spread across Scotland. Each area runs semi autonomously with a management committee running the group, but with Street Pastors Scotland in an ‘umbrella organisation’ role. In addition to Street Pastors, the related projects of School Pastors and Rail Pastors run in some of the areas. Response Pastors – responding to major events – are run by The Ascension Trust and by Street Pastors Scotland, using Street Pastors who have received enhanced specialised training in a ‘mutual aid’ role.
· To provide leadership to the Organisation, in ensuring that the Board of Trustees fulfils its responsibilities in the governance of the charity.
· To encourage and assist local initiative Trustees to develop and expand current Street Pastor (and Related Project) provision.
· Develop new Street Pastor (and Related Project) initiatives across Scotland.
· Advocate on behalf of Scottish Street Pastor initiatives with the Scottish Government and Police Scotland.
· Liaise with current and potential strategic partners in relation to Street/School/Rail and Response Pastors.
· To work with the Board to develop, maintain and achieve strategy, plans and targets for Street Pastor Scotland work across Scotland.
· To ensure long term sustainability through effective governance and sound finance.
Are you an experienced leader with a proven track record of facilitating and supporting strategic innovation, organisational change and service delivery?
Do you have strong influencing skills, as well as experience as a media spokesperson?
If so, you could be perfect as Head of BHF Scotland.
About the role
At the British Heart Foundation our vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. We recently published a bold new strategy that sets out how we’re going to get closer to this vision over the next ten years.
Funding world-class research will continue to be at the core of what we do along with ensuring that it continues to be translated into real-world impact. We need to reach and engage with more people and communities affected by heart and circulatory diseases in Scotland and across the UK. We need to grow support and income for our cause and strive for excellence in everything we do.
Establishing strong partnerships with other organisations to help realise shared ambitions, and involving more people and communities in our work to create a groundswell of support for our cause are two critically important ways in which we will bring about the changes we want to see over the next decade.
As Head of Scotland your role will be to play a leading role in this, acting as our principal ambassador and be the leading face and media presence of the BHF in Scotland.
In this varied role, you’ll also:
·Act as the focal point for the BHF leadership team in Scotland, facilitating the sharing of information and collaboration around BHF strategic aims and ensuring delivery of the BHF’s objectives in Scotland
·Lead the process of senior stakeholder engagement in Scotland - coordinating and influencing health policy and practice, identifying and catalysing innovation, supporting and empowering patients
·Build and maintain senior internal stakeholder relationships, working collaboratively with other nation heads and directorate leads to coordinate joint working across Directorates and between Head Office and the Scotland team.
With senior leadership experience within a large complex organisation, you’ll have an extensive network in the not-for-profit and/or medical sectors and evidence of effective interaction with key stakeholders and partners at the most senior level
You’ll have a proven record of outstanding success in raising an organisational profile and brand awareness and will have ‘soft’ leadership skills with the ability to adapt your style to circumstances and lead through example and inspiration.
You’ll also need to have the vision, strategic insight and intellectual capability to understand the environment in which the BHF is operating both in Scotland and in wider contexts.
In return we offer a generous benefits package including flexible working, healthcare cover, dental plan, subsidised gym membership and substantial annual leave.
Heart and circulatory diseases kill 1 in 4 people in the UK. They cause heartbreak on every street. But if we can invent machines to restart hearts, fix arteries in newborn babies, build tiny devices to correct heartbeats, and if we can give someone a heart they weren’t born with - imagine what’s next
Maryhill Mobile Creche was established in 1987 by a group of mothers who wanted good quality childcare provision for their children, to enable them to take part in activities within their local community. For the last 34 years, the organisation has been providing services from both their base at Avenuepark Street as well as at various locations in Maryhill and the surrounding areas. In 2011 service provision was increased with the introduction of an After School Care Service and in 2015 an Outdoor Nursery was added to the range of services provided by the organisation.
Our aim is to provide the highest quality affordable childcare supporting families within Maryhill and the wider community. Our mission is to enrich children’s curiosity and creativity in a safe, stimulating environment. Over recent years we have been in a period of expansion and now looking to consolidate our operations.
We are seeking to appoint a new Chair and board members who want to make a difference to our community and to help develop new skills. As a member of our Committee you will play a role in developing and supporting our organisation to the next stage of our Business Plan. To help, plan and review the strategies and goals of the organisation.
We would be looking for people who are reliable and skilled and are willing to give some of their time to help, support and deliver the aims and objectives of the organisation. A minimum commitment of 3 hours every 6/8 weeks, when board meets and occasionally ad hoc meetings will take place.
We are seeking new Trustees to join QNIS Council.
We’re looking for people who share our vision and are committed to good governance. We are particularly keen to find new Trustees with experience of fundraising and digital strategy, as well as a current community nursing leader.
The QNIS was established by Royal Charter in 1889 and has a proud tradition of serving the communities of Scotland. Our Patron is HM The Queen. The charity has a programme of activity which reaches across the whole of Scotland. We exist to promote excellence in community nursing to enable the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland, and you can read more on our websitewww.qnis.org.uk.
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.
The Health and Wellbeing worker will be based at The Marie Trust day centre. The role will involve increasing awareness of health and wellbeing issues and look at ways to tackling health inequalities for homeless people and vulnerable people with complex needs. The post will involve promoting health knowledge through a variety of activities including facilitating group work, workshops, 1 : 1 support and case work.
The MOT Program aim is to prevent homelessness and supports individuals to sustain tenancies, exit homelessness and to re-engage in communities through the use of a social prescribing model which recognises that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors. Social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. We also aim to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.
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