The Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI) is an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation providing a range of advice, support and employability services aimed at maximising household income, preventing homelessness, reducing poverty, improving employability and generally improving wellbeing.
Main activities and services we provide include:
· Tenancy support and housing advice to prevent homelessness;
· Income maximisation, welfare and debt advice to prevent poverty;
· Court and tribunal representation;
· Financial inclusion service in support of individuals with addiction problems who are attending Edinburgh’s recovery hubs;
· Advice service in 5 GP practices and 23 schools;
· Employability service to support people back into work;
· Youth development work targeting young people aged 16-19 living in the South West area of Edinburgh, who have left school without a positive destination.
CHAI is a Company Limited by Guarantee and we are now seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Directors, who share our mission of reducing homelessness, poverty and inequality in Edinburgh and our passion to support the community. In particular, we are seeking people with skills in the fields of fundraising, marketing, health and income inequality, employment and child poverty, as well as individuals with lived experience of low income and/or homelessness, and who can bring that experience to help others.
The Board meets around 8 - 9 times a year at CHAI’s office at Riverside House, Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. Responsibilities include attending Board meetings and Annual General Meetings, provide advice and support to the Chair and Project Executive, participating in events and activities organised by CHAI. No previous experience is required as full induction, training and support in the role of a Director will be provided.
The position is unpaid, but full travel expenses can be claimed.
Commitment: Several evening meetings each year
SCVO’s Financial Controller role has been created to manage the delivery of all finance and accounting operations directly to the organisation, and to deliver advice to SCVO’s members and the wider voluntary sector as part of SCVO’s strategic objective to support a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland.
The successful candidate will have a range of financial management experience, excellent technical skills including recent experience of developing accounting systems and reconciling VAT returns, as well as good interpersonal skills and a results orientated approach. Experience of supporting managers and staff at all levels with their finance needs is essential.
SCVO offers a defined contribution pension (employee contribution 6%, SCVO contribution 9%). A salary exchange option is available. Other benefits include 28 days annual leave and 6 public holidays, flexitime and a range of family friendly policies.
Above Adventure is a Kilmarnock based charity enriching the Ayrshire Community through sport and outreach. A capital build project is underway, initiated and delivered by Above Adventure – to build a state of the art climbing facility to enable people of all ages and abilities to enjoy this awesome sport! It’s an exciting time to be part of the adventure, as a spade will be in the ground in January!
Find us on Social Media or visit aboveadventure.co.uk for more information about what we do and why.
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, law and fundraising. However, all applications will be considered.
As well as our AGM, the board meets once a month 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.
It would be expected that Trustees attend monthly meetings where possible. Our AGM is taking place at the end of September where 2 potential trustees are being nominated for election onto the board. This would be the ideal time to welcome other new trustees to the enthusiastic existing board.
We are seeking a CRM & Ticketing Manager to be responsible for an integrated approach to CRM across National Museums Scotland. This is a new role and an exciting opportunity to lead change and drive business performance, helping National Museums Scotland to fulfil its strategic objectives.
Collaborating closely with colleagues from across the organisation, you will apply your knowledge of CRM systems and processes to contribute business insights, and provide advice and guidance in support of a range of business functions, to create a positive customer experience and increase income.
We expect that you will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, and that you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in a similar role. An effective communicator, you will have experience of establishing positive relationships with stakeholders and commissioning and managing external resources as required.
Highly organised and with excellent project management skills, you will be adept at planning and prioritising workload and managing budgets to achieve agreed outcomes.
Appointment Treasurer to the Scottish Library and Information Council
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint a Treasurer to its Board. The appointment is for three years and will run from November 2019.
Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council
SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.
While it is important that all trustees collectively play their part in financial monitoring and decision making, the Board will appoint a Treasurer. The role of the Treasurer, who will be a member of the Board, is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The treasurer will be responsible for:
The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members may be required to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. The Treasurer’s role at the Board meeting is to advise the Board on all matters relating to the organisation’s finances, provide reassure that sufficient scrutiny is being undertaken and that all financial processes are being adhered to. The Treasurer leads on the development of the annual report and return to Companies House.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.
SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with experience in managing finances. Applications from groups which are currently under-represented including, disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities would be particularly welcome.
Please note this appointment is on a voluntary basis.
Further information about SLIC can be found on its website www.scottishlibraries.org
In early 2021, IntoUniversity will be opening three new learning centres in Scotland to deliver our education programme addressing underachievement and social exclusion. This project is a ground-breaking collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and IntoUniversity.
We are looking for a high-calibre candidate to act as a Project Manager. You will have responsibility for the development of the charity in Scotland, taking overall responsibility for the launch of three new centres in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The role will involve working closely with key stakeholders including the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, local and national government, funders and schools.
From mid-2021, the role will develop in scope. When the centres are launched in 2021, you will line manage a newly appointed ‘Cluster Manager’ who will assume operational responsibility for the centres. At this point (continuing to have oversight of the Scotland centres) you will begin leading the development of other IntoUniversity centres, which may be in Scotland and the North East / North West of England.
The role will be fast-paced and challenging. Each day you will be contributing directly to the success of the charity and the transformation of the lives of some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people. If you believe that all young people deserve the chance to achieve their potential regardless of their background and want to play a part in helping them succeed, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
IntoUniversity is an award-winning charity running local learning centres which provide an education programme addressing underachievement and social exclusion. We target children and young people most at risk of failing to meet their potential to go to university due to economic, social, cultural, or linguistic disadvantage.IntoUniversity provides practical learning support and motivational and confidence-building activities for children and young people aged 7-18.
As the UK’s leading university access organisation, our staff are transforming the fortunes of thousands of young people each year. From September 2019 we will have thirty-one centres and extension projects across the country, with ambitious plans to scale-up our provision further over the coming years.
Founded in 2004, A Moment's Peace Theatre Company (AMP) is a Glasgow-based theatre company that delivers ambitious arts projects with a commitment to grassroots delivery. We work with and for individuals and communities who may otherwise feel excluded from the arts. Our work is political and responds to urgent social issues through the development of personal narratives.
We are looking to expand our membership on the Board of Trustees with particular interest in hearing from candidates within the fields of:
· Political and Social Activism
· Community and/or Adult Education
· HR and Legal sector
Candidates needn’t have prior experience of governance, but they will be experienced in collective decision-making, be effective communicators, forthcoming and brave when sharing ideas and willing to cast a critical eye.
The Board meets for evening meetings on a quarterly basis lasting around two hours. Board documents will be sent out seven days in advance of meetings. We also schedule an annual development day to allow us to engage in relevant training or creative idea development. This is a voluntary position, however reasonable travel expenses can be met where required.
The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
This post is 100% funded by the European Social and Investment Fund
FEAT's vision is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental wellbeing in a culture where there is no stigma. As well as being an Equal Opportunities employer, FEAT are a Disability Confident employer and encourage applications from all members of the community including disabled applicants.
We have a vacancy within our Employ Your Mind project - an innovative vocational rehabilitation project aimed at developing the employability skills of inpatients and outpatients of Fife mental health services. This specific role involves the design and delivery of group-based and individual employability and personal development interventions, work placement sourcing/support and delivery and design of cognitive remediation therapy to a wide range of participants over a 6-month period. The aim of the project is to move the client closer towards accessing more mainstream job-seeking services. The project began in June 2012 and we are confident we will secure funding to continue the project beyond March 2020.
The successful candidate should have some knowledge of cognitive remediation therapy and be experienced delivering a range of employability based soft skills to both individuals and groups with complex, severe and enduring mental health conditions. The successful candidate will deliver elements of the accredited training programme, and develop new content for the coursework. You will be based in our offices in Glenrothes, though are also expected to carry out a proportion of work in NHS inpatient/outpatient settings within Fife, with patients with complex mental health conditions, on a one-to-one basis.
Izzy’s Promise is a charity based in Dundee but working across Scotland and the UK which provides confidential support and information to survivors of ritual and organised abuse. This charity is survivor led, works to raise awareness about ritual and organised abuse and its effects on survivors, provides research, training and consultancy and works in close partnerships with other survivor organisations.
The core purpose of the role is to generate income to sustain and grow Izzy’s Promise and partner charities. We are particularly interested in developing a diverse source of income including corporate, legacy and individual donor fundraising.