To oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, accurate, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (DAGCAS) is an independent charity, who are members of Citizens Advice Scotland. DAGCAS provides free confidential advice and assistance to the public via its three Citizens Advice Bureaux, which are located in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer.
The organisation is the largest Independent charity in the region (out with RSLs) and offers the role holder an opportunity to influence social policy at a regional and national level. Funding for the organisation is in place and DAGCAS is in a good position financially.
The Region of Dumfries and Galloway is located in beautiful South West Scotland, the gateway to three countries - Scotland, England and Ireland; the perfect location to learn, live and explore. You will find a quality lifestyle with a rich heritage and culture, access to numerous outdoor pursuits and ‘space’ to develop and to provide your professional expertise in a beautiful rural region.
The CEO is responsible for leading the development and execution of DAGCAS’ long term strategy with a view to providing the best advice to the people of Dumfries and Galloway. This leadership role is ultimately responsible for the day to day management decisions and for implementing the Company’s plans. The CEO acts as a direct liaison between the Board and Management and reports directly to the Board. The CEO also works closely with a number of stakeholders including: Citizens Advice Scotland, local and national government and the public and is committed to provide excellence in Customer Service.
We are looking for someone with entrepreneurial drive and spirit, who can be the face of DAGCAS. You will be values driven in your approach and uphold the values of DAGCAS at all times as these are extremely important to the organisation and the Board. We would expect you have an understanding and commitment to the aims and principles of the CAB Service as well as a commitment to providing excellence in customer service.
You will come from a leadership background and have previous experience of working with and building relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. Experience of line management and working with a Board is also an essential element of the role.
The College’s strapline, ‘Skillset for Life’ encapsulates our fundamental ethos and skills development is the very essence of what we do. As one of Scotland’s largest colleges, operating on both a regional and national basis, we can offer you the opportunity to be at the heart of shaping the further and higher education landscape within Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire, and beyond.
The Principal and Chief Executive is a member of the Board of Management and is responsible to the Board for the delivery of its strategic objectives. The post also has additional responsibilities as the Chief Officer for the Lanarkshire Board, with accountability for all regional funding received from SFC for both New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
As the strategic lead for the College, the Principal is responsible for ensuring that effective arrangements are in place to ensure the College’s financial and statutory obligations are met, while ensuring the best experience possible for our learners. The role has ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the College’s curriculum is fit for purpose and meets the needs of local and national priorities, as set out in our Regional Outcome Agreement with SFC.
The role of Principal at New College Lanarkshire has a local, regional and national profile and the postholder is expected to work with a wide range of stakeholders, including North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire Councils, the Scottish Government, SFC, Skills Development Scotland and many more.
To be considered for this challenging role, you will be able to demonstrate significant leadership experience in education or a related publicly funded body, with the requisite business and interpersonal skills to lead an organisation of 16,000 students, 1,000 staff and a turnover of c£54m.
By joining us now as our next Principal and Chief Executive, you will be at the very centre of driving us forward and ensuring that everyone we work with is truly ‘Skillset for Life’.
Following the launch of our new brand and strategy in February, Impact Funding Partners (formerly Voluntary Action Fund) is enthusiastic and passionate about this new chapter in our history.
With a track record of 36 years managing funds on behalf of the public sector and donors, and distributing £140 million across Scotland, we know a thing or two about creating impact through grants.
We now want to build on our success by expanding our relationship with businesses and donors to create a fairer future for everyone.
Impact Funding Partners is committed to maintaining a diverse Board that reflects the strengths of the people and communities of Scotland. We welcome applications from anyone who is passionate about making a difference in communities, and particularly from people from under-represented groups on charity boards in Scotland, such as women, disabled people, people from ethnic minority communities and people aged under 50.
We would particularly welcome applications from people with experience in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Human Rights, Marketing, Business Development, Philanthropy and the Private Sector.
Paws for Progress CIC (Community Interest Company) are looking for experienced professionals to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our values and are enthusiastic about the potential of human-animal interactions to positively change lives.
Paws for Progress CIC (established in 2014) is dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals. We do this by developing and delivering educational programmes and tailored animal assisted interventions to groups in society most needing support. Our work can broadly be divided into services aimed at enhancing outcomes for children and young people, in community and educational settings, and services working within Scottish prisons to improve offender outcomes. Our rescue dog training programme at HMP & YOI Polmont established in 2011 continues to expand to benefit the students and dogs participating.
“The dogs—they change the way you think and the way you act. They trust you, it’s that mutual bond. You think you’re helping them but they’re helping you too.” Student, Paws for Progress.
Our prison based services provide valuable training, education and support to young people and adults in custody, who in turn provide training for our team of Ambassadogs, essential life skills for rescue dogs to help increase their chances of successful adoption, and advanced training for assistance dogs prior to their placement with families in the community.
Paws for Progress CIC is a small organisation, led by a Board with a range of backgrounds, and with an annual income over £200k and 5 full-time staff members. We would like to recruit several new Board members with relevant expertise in one or more of the following areas: social enterprise, financial management and income generation, human resources, compliance, communication and marketing, and/or with experience working in the third sector, education or criminal justice settings.
We are in a period of transition as we develop our business and we are seeking individuals who can support the organisation through the process of change, including those who could be interested in taking on a leadership role as incoming Chair of the Board (after a suitable induction period).
Board members are expected to attend approximately 6 Board meetings a year in Stirling, and other occasional events, and to be able to commit to approximately 4 hours a month towards Board activities. All Board roles are voluntary but out of pocket expenses to attend Board meetings and related events will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Our Corporate Services team are based at our Head Office in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket area, and support the organisation’s financial, administrative and HR requirements. We’re currently looking for an Admin and HR Officer to join them, in this full-time permanent post.
The post-holder will be responsible for providing high quality administration support to the Senior Leadership Team and Board of Trustees, organising diaries and associated travel, co-ordinating Venture Trust events, supporting the preparation and distribution of Board papers, and taking minutes at meetings. The successful candidate will provide quality HR support to the organisation, including shaping HR policies and procedures, maintaining electronic and paper records and collaborating with colleagues to implement our Developing People Strategy.
We’re looking for an articulate and highly organised individual, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience of minute taking. Discretion and the ability to keep confidential information will also be required, along with attention to detail and accuracy of record-keeping. Experience of working in the charity sector, and of providing governance support is essential, whilst project management experience and knowledge of health & safety provisions and procedures would be advantageous.
The successful candidate will be supported to develop their skills, access training, and contribute to the shaping of team priorities. We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme. Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy.
Adviser required for our small advice team to provide rights based welfare and education advice and support to Edinburgh Napier University students.
Ideally 1 year paid advice work experience or 2 years as a volunteer required. Based at Merchiston Campus, 15 hours weekly over 3 days (Wednesday-Friday).
To provide rights-based advice and support to Edinburgh Napier University students on a confidential one-to-one client basis on matters concerning their welfare and education:
Accountable to: General Manager.
We are looking for an experienced Development Officer to support our work with community path groups and develop our Path Skillz programme. The office base is in Stirling and project delivery takes place across Scotland.