Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:
● designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
● working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
● conducting research on this topic.
With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
In the period from 2011 to 2018:
● a total of 562 mental health professionals and trainees have received training;
● full practice-based training has been delivered in various settings; and
● Seven Zambian trainers have completed the two-stage certification process to become trainers themselves.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:
Fundraising and Events
Social Media, PR, Communications and Marketing
Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
We are very happy to consider applications from individuals from outwith the Central Belt who would envisage attending meetings via Skype.
Overview of Rocket Science
Rocket Science is a highly regarded specialist consultancy with offices in Edinburgh, North East England and London. We focus on performance improvement of services for the public and work as independent advisers, researchers, evaluators, facilitators, trainers and mediators. We specialise in the fields of employability, health and social care, housing and homelessness, learning and skills, third sector development, and local economic development. Our services go beyond consultancy to include organisational and partnership development, as well as acting as evaluation partners and managing agents of a number of grant programmes. We have a particular commitment to helping disadvantaged individuals, families and communities enhance the quality of their lives. For more detail visit our website at www.rocketsciencelab.co.uk
We are now looking for a number of new Rocket Scientists to join our growing Edinburgh based team, based in our office in Edinburgh’s West End. Although based in Edinburgh staff work across the UK.
Summary of role
We are looking for an experienced consultant or someone with the equivalent skills to contribute to the work of the company across the UK, including contributing to high quality solutions that meet the needs of our clients and providing day to day management of projects. This role would provide the successful applicant with:
·Consultancy and research experience at a senior level
·Experience managing research and consultancy projects across a range of policy areas and project types from evaluations to organisational capability building tasks
·Experience managing staff, including their day-to-day management and ongoing professional development
·Exposure to how a small company operates
·An understanding of organisations and policy throughout the UK by managing and contributing to projects for organisations across the UK.
This role is suitable for someone with prior consultancy experience, or someone with relevant project and people management experience who is interested in working in the consultancy world.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Key duties and responsibilities:
· Implement project activities as required for Advocacy (Outcome 2), Partnerships (Outcome 3) and Innovation and Capacity Building (Outcome 4) in Scotland. This includes
1.Organising and running events
2 Liaising with IDEAS members and wider network to work on advocacy aims and forming partnerships.
3 Manage IDEAS Bridge 47 and Advocacy task group, which oversees the implementation of Bridge 47 activities within Scotland, and communicate regularly with the IDEAS Executive Committee about the work of the group
· Annual reporting of project implementation at national level
· Participate in project staff meetings
· Responsibility for financial reporting and submissions to Bridge 47 financial coordinator, with
support from IDEAS Finance staff.
· Support Advocacy Coordinator in developing and implementing project activities in Outcome 2
· Support development of advocacy approaches to ensure Global Citizenship Education is
represented in national, European and global level polices related to the SDGs (recognising GCE
both as a goal and as a means of achieving the SDGs)
· Conduct any other task assigned by the Advocacy Coordinator in line with the job profile of the
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Send a Cow is an award-winning international development charity providing training and ongoing support to smallholder farmers in six African countries. We give poor families and communities the hope and means to secure their own futures from the land, in line with our vision of a confident and thriving rural Africa.
A key element of our philanthropy strategy is to strengthen our focus in a few identified locations in the UK where Send a Cow has existing donors, resonance and scope to grow. As a result, we are looking for an experienced Partnerships Manager (from the charity or commercial sector) to be based in Scotland where our profile is strong and growing.
This varied and rewarding role will suit someone who is excellent at developing long term relationships, networking and responding to donor interests. With pending registration in Scotland, the launch of a new distinctive, vibrant brand identity and an ambitious new strategy now is an exciting time to join Send a Cow.
The successful applicant will work with a group of committed Send a Cow supporters and our local high level volunteers will provide support, knowledge and their passion for Send a Cow. Using your excellent interpersonal skills you will expand the supporter base through introductions and engagement opportunities to pique their interest. Supported by your colleagues in Bath you will be connecting supporters to a range of Send a Cow’s sustainable livelihoods projects, from training South Sudanese refugees in Uganda to grow their own food to empowering coffee growing farmers to become self-sufficient in Rwanda.
There is so much potential to develop this role and have an impact on our emerging Partnerships regional strategy. If you are passionate about international development and excellent at building relationships we would love to hear from you. Applications close at 9.00am on 15th April 2019 with the successful candidate most likely to start in June.
Positive Action in Housing is a small, independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives. We believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness or inequality.
We are seeking a Finance and Fundraising Assistant to provide administrative and accounting support to our Finance Section. This role will assist in the day to day running of the Finance Section and will maintain cash book and our donor’s database under supervision. You will have previous experience of basic book keeping and general admin work. You will have excellent IT skills, and be familiar with spreadsheets, word processing and MS Office. You will know how to prioritise a varied workload under pressure. You will have excellent written and interpersonal skills. You are self-motivated and know how to work as part of a team. A relevant finance or administrative qualification is desirable. Applicants must have excellent oral and written English.
We are looking for talented individuals to join our Board of Directors. The Board provides the oversight for Jubilee Scotland.
As a trustee, you will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and effective running of Jubilee Scotland, ensuring that we meet our charitable objectives and comply with the law.
Jubilee Scotland is committed to recruiting a diverse range of Trustees and we would be delighted to hear from people with skills and experience in finance, human resources or marketing.
Board members do not have to be experts in global debt justice. What is needed is a passionate desire to learn more about debt justice crisis, a desire to see justice done and positive experience that can be brought to the campaign. This could be, but is not limited to: contacts with other networks and organisations; resources such as finance or support in kind; professional skills and experience, etc.
The Board meets in office hours, four or five times a year, in either Edinburgh or Glasgow (consideration would be given to shifting the location of the meeting to suit the membership).
Bible Advocacy is an emerging field that aims, through modern media, the arts, politics and education, to reconnect people with the Bible.
We are seeking a creative visionary who is passionate about the Bible and culture. You will have an awareness of current influences in contemporary society and a desire to connect the world to the Bible through the Christian faith. Proven communication skills are a key part of this role along with experience in project management or similar leadership skills. Applicants may come from a variety of professions, or already be employed in a Christian charity role.
This is a full-time position based at our head office in Edinburgh; some travel may be required across Scotland. It will involve working closely in a team environment and forming partnerships with key stakeholders, churches and likeminded organisations.
Although this position is Scottish focused, the Scottish Bible Society is a charity with a global reach, that helps people in over 200 countries and territories to receive Bibles in a language they understand and a format they can use.
· This role is based at Bible House, Edinburgh near Haymarket train station.
· This role requires an active Christian faith and an understanding of the different Christian communities in Scotland.
· Salary depending on experience.
· Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 22nd March 2019.
· Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 1st April 2019.