Elpis is a Glasgow based charity, established in 1974, that provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young women, working closely with Glasgow City Council and a range of other partners. The Board is currently developing exciting and ambitious future plans and seeks 1 or 2 new Board members to join us in continuing to deliver and shape this vital service for young women aged 16 to 25 years. Elpis is especially looking for Board members with skills in marketing and promotions, and/or fundraising. In addition the Board would welcome interest from potential Board members with personal lived experience of the care system. Board meetings are monthly and there are opportunities for Board members to become involved in a range of strategic activities.
For more information, please contact Brian McAlinden (Board Chair) on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to visit Elpis, please contact Mary Carrick (Elpis Manager) on email@example.com or 0141 946 0605
Board members will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and effective running of Elpis Trust, ensuring that we meet our charitable objectives and comply with the law
Specifically, Board members:
· Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation
· Develop direction, strategy and planning
· Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work
· Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the Board and staff
· Establish systems for reporting and monitoring
· Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law
· Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported
In addition to the above duties, each Board member should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees in reaching sound decisions.
The Marie Trust is a charity with an excellent and established reputation for its multi-faceted and progressive services delivery within the homelessness, criminal justice and addictions sectors in Glasgow. The dedicated, experienced and highly skilled Board, staff and volunteers of The Marie Trust work tirelessly for and with some of the most disadvantaged individuals in Glasgow, many of whom exist in total destitution.
The charity has a centrally located operational base, providing vital holistic intervention and counselling services, a fully equipped training café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, with a thriving charity shop based on Paisley Road West, and a large community of volunteers that support all areas of The Marie Trust’s mission.
The Marie Trust is now at an exciting juncture in its development, with a new Chief Executive in place and seven new Board members with a variety of skills and experiences ready to start their post from April 2019, we are at the perfect juncture to welcome in a new Chair of the Board to lead on the formation of a new strategy fit for what will be a crucial but challenging period ahead.
To fulfil our ambitious strategy, we are therefore seeking an experienced Chair to lead the new Board of Directors and to work in partnership with the Chief Executive to set the new direction and strategy for The Marie Trust. Experience and understanding of the Third Sector generally and of homelessness, criminal justice, addictions would be a bonus but is not essential, as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.
All new Board positions will be co-opted initially and co-opted again or elected at the next AGM.
Third Force News (TFN) is the website and monthly magazine for Scotland’s charities and social enterprises, published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
We’re looking for an experienced editor with strong people management skills to direct and develop Scotland’s only third sector publication, to lead on TFN’s digital redesign, and ensure that the TFN website and ebulletins maximise TFN’s reach.
This is a temporary role for a period of up to 12 months based in Edinburgh with regular travel to Glasgow.
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!
A rare opportunity as a Health and Safety Manager has come up at The Richmond Fellowship Scotland.
This post will mean leading the organisation on health and safety issues as well as managing the health and safety coordinator across our Scottish services so as you can imagine travel is required so a driving license and access to your own car is essential.
For this role we are looking for you to have 3 years or more experience in a health and safety position, ideally from a Social Care environment, have a NEBOSH qualification, Graduate Membership of IOSH or working towards this and experience of fire risk assessments.
Multi-site management would be preferred but not essential.
If you have experience in a similar role and are looking for a change or maybe a step up this post could be for you.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Glasgow East Women’s Aid (GEWA) is a charity delivering a range of high quality services to prevent and respond to domestic abuse against women, children and young people living within the North East of Glasgow. The role of Director is to ensure the strategic direction, effective management and accountability of Glasgow East Women’s Aid. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic women who have an understanding of the gendered analysis of domestic abuse and can bring their knowledge and skills to GEWA to develop and support our service, objectives and mission through feminist governance.
Glasgow East Women’s Aid is run by women for women and therefore recruitment is restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1. We value diversity, promote equality, challenge discrimination and welcome applicants from women of all backgrounds.
An up to date PVG will be required for this role.
South Ayrshire Women’s Aid (SAWA) delivers domestic abuse services across South Ayrshire. We aim to provide a specialist service to support the needs of women, children and young people who have experienced, or are presently experiencing domestic abuse.
We are looking for an experienced Manager who is committed to ensuring the delivery of high quality services to women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse. The candidate will have effective and comprehensive leadership, management and communication skills with experience of leading teams. She will be responsible for leading on the implementation of South Ayrshire Women’s Aid Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and the staff team.
Applicants will have a feminist understanding of domestic abuse, an understanding of the causes and effects of this on women, children and young people and be committed to working towards a society free from abuse.
Citizens Advice Scotland, based in Edinburgh, is the umbrella organisation providing support to Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland. Citizens Advice Scotland, our 60 member Citizen Advice Bureaux, the Citizen Advice consumer service, and the Extra Help Unit, form Scotland’s largest independent advice network. Advice provided by our service is free, independent, confidential, impartial and available to everyone.
About the role
We are currently looking for a dynamic and driven Head of Communications to join our recently redesigned Impact Team. The role is offered on a fixed-term basis until the end of October 2019.
The impact team at Citizens Advice Scotland spans our research, policy development, advocacy, communications and campaigns and seeks to achieve positive change through two main routes:
As Head of Communications, you will have responsibility for the delivery of communications, public affairs and campaigns activity supporting our social change programme across four areas of work. You will also be accountable for the Citizens Advice Scotland and Citizens Advice Bureaux brand in Scotland, overseeing the development of communications channels and supporting the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureaux network with its communications needs.
You will have significant experience working in communications and public affairs, managing and leading small teams or consultancies. You must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of delivering impactful communications activity and experience of working in a strategic communications role, including experience of strategy development and delivery.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.
We are currently seeking applications for a Business Manager within the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) based in Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range.
This is an exciting opportunity to operate right at the heart of a small national public body. SHR regulates social landlords to protect the interests of people who receive services from them. This is a wide-ranging role with a combination of management and direct delivery of crucial organisational support functions. These include SHR’s budget, annual report and accounts, risk and audit work, public body compliance and communications activities.
We are seeking someone who is financially literate (not necessarily a qualified accountant), agile and a confident communicator.
In a recent Civil Service staff survey SHR was rated the highest of all participating Scottish public bodies for how people feel about working in their organisation.
Do you love Jesus and desire his Kingdom justice for the marginalised and disadvantaged?
Do you have a love for the city of Glasgow and its people?
Are you passionate about seeing real transformation and change in people’s lives and seeing communities renewed?
God has been faithful to Glasgow City Mission for almost 200 years and we find ourselves at a time of new beginnings and exciting change.
We are looking for an inspirational and visionary Christian leader to join our team in this exciting new chapter.