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.
Impact Arts operates in a fast paced funding environment with up to 50 funders supporting us to work with 5000 people each year by contributing towards our annual 60+ projects and £1.8m turnover. We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2019, have recently launched our Strategy to 2022 and have a clear vision for the next three years supported by ambitious income targets. This is a key outward facing, leadership role within the organisation which will be central to us realising our ambition, responsible for securing significant levels of funding and developing strong strategic partnerships across the sectors in which we operate - employability, education, health, social work, regeneration etc.
We are looking for someone who is dynamic and experienced in business development; someone who can demonstrate considerable experience in successfully generating income and writing compelling bids and who wants to join us in our mission in tackling inequalities across Scotland.
The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is a local organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package.
Our organisation was formed in 2011 by a small collective of service users and carers. Now with funding from the Scottish Government, we have grown into an informed organisation for others to turn to and seek advice, share experiences and feel supported around all aspects of Self-Directed Support.
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 and law.
As well as our AGM, the board meets 4 times per year 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.
Glasgow’s Golden Generation has been supporting older adults across Glasgow since 1948 when it was founded as Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Committee. The charity was set up initially to alleviate loneliness and isolation in the elderly, while these services still exist today, Glasgow’s Golden Generation provides so much more including: Day Centre’s, Befriending Services, Weekly Clubs and Welfare Services. Glasgow’s Golden Generation need to raise £1 Million pounds annually to support the thousands of service users across Glasgow that need our help.
The Operation/ Finance Manager has responsibility for management of all financial aspects of the charity. In particular they have a responsibility for ensuring that these services are of a high professional standard and are compliant with current legislation, policy and best practice. To meet these duties and responsibilities the Operation/ Finance Manager is required to have a flexible working approach.
The Operation/ Finance Manager has a responsibility to work to achieve the vision for elderly people in Glasgow aligned with the stated values and commitment. This includes promoting and implementing GGG’s philosophy of caring.
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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.
The Carers Centre is a growing and forward-thinking organisation with ambition to support an increasing number of children, young people and adults who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend due to disability, illness, addiction or frailty.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an inspirational leader with strong organisational skills to oversee the delivery of information, support and involvement services for carers of all ages across Falkirk district and Clackmannanshire. The role is fast-paced and will require the ability to lead change, deliver results, prioritise, multi-task and work to tight deadlines.
We are looking for an engaging and personable team player with good communication skills who understands the need to build strong relationships both internally and externally. The successful candidate will also be required to deputise for the Centre Manager when necessary.
Applicants will need to evidence an understanding of the needs and difficulties faced by carers and the importance of the support provided to them.
This role will require PVG Scheme membership.
IPPR Scotland, Scotland’s progressive think tank is looking to recruit a Researcher to join our growing team in Edinburgh. We exist to contribute to a more progressive Scotland, by undertaking well-researched analysis and developing new creative policy ideas and solutions.
IPPR Scotland is a cross-party and non-profit think tank with charitable status. We are an autonomous part of IPPR across the UK, alongside IPPR North based in Manchester and Newcastle and IPPR in London. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the few think tanks based in Scotland.
The Researcher post will work across a range of projects, considering the key public policy issues facing Scotland today. Duties will include: conducting research, writing reports, contributing to project development, building networks and assisting with events.
To be successful you will have proven research skills, a keen interest in politics and good understanding of public policy in Scotland and the UK. You will have excellent written communication skills and proven interpersonal skills. With the ability to manage your workload to meet deadlines, you will combine a strong attention to detail with the ability to think creatively and imaginatively. You will also be able to demonstrate a keen commitment to the work and values of IPPR.
IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity. As an organisation engaging in critical debate about a wide range of progressive policy issues, we value the creativity and range of perspectives that a diverse team can provide. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and especially from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented at IPPR.
As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post, including part-time hours. All options can be discussed at interview stage.
By 2021, VOCAL (Voice of Carers Across Lothian) seeks to support 10,000 carers each year in Edinburgh and Midlothian. To develop and manage a wide range of carer support services in Edinburgh and deliver key priorities of the Carers (Scotland) Act, VOCAL seeks an exceptional lead officer with excellent project, staff and client management experience.
VOCAL is a carer-led organisation. Applicants will evidence an excellent understanding of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey.
Applicants will evidence excellent people, leadership and communication skills, with extensive experience in recruitment, management and staff support.
Extensive experience in the management and delivery of person-centred client services will be matched by proven project planning, management, delivery and completion skills.
Applicants will be digitally competent and effective communicators with individuals, carer groups and partner agencies. Experience with procurement and contract compliance, monitoring and evaluation are essential.
Carers Trust Scotland is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland, reaching around 30,000 adult carers and 2,400 young carers from all groups and communities, through a unique network of independent carers centres and young carers services. We have staff based in Glasgow who deliver the objectives and strategy of the organisation.
We are seeking a committed, motivated and highly skilled individual to join and enhance our Scotland Committee. Experience of input at Committee or Board level would be an advantage as well as experience in policy and finance as it applies to the third sector in Scotland.
This roll is not remunerated but Committee Members will receive reimbursment for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Carers Trust Scotland.
Become part of People’s Postcode Lottery’s team!
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking, dynamic organisation where we understand that people are our greatest asset. Perhaps that’s why our team voted us one of the Sunday Times Top 100 best companies to work for in 2019! Our core values are fun, sharing, courageous and sustainable which are reflected in everything we do.
We recognise and reward hard work and performance, offering a variety of benefits and career progression opportunities. This includes a generous pension and private healthcare scheme, an above average holiday allowance of 36 days, your birthday off, discounted gym membership and fresh fruit in the office! We encourage you to spend two days each year volunteering with our charity partners and we are committed to investing 4% of salaries into training each year.
What we do?
As the world’s top fundraising private charity donor in 2016, giving back to good causes is our mission. We manage multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a wide range of causes. Since 2005, our players have raised more than £427 million for over 5,500 charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
Charities are at the heart of the organisation and this position is crucial in helping to deliver the wide-ranging, exciting and incredible work funded by our players. Our impact is focused on four keys areas; collaboration, capability, capacity and leverage. We are a true partner to our charities and our relationship offers far more than just funding.
This year funds raised by our players for charities are anticipated to increase by over 50%. We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for people and planet.
Reporting to the Social Investment and Innovation Advisor, the role will support the delivery of the Postcode Dream Trust Fund and will involve liaising with social enterprises as part of the work of Postcode Innovation Trust.
You will support the work of the charities team by assisting in the administration of the social investment and innovation programmes and the communication of our work to colleagues and players. You will also be supporting your direct colleagues to ensure that the wider Postcode Lottery team remains passionate about the good causes we support.
The right candidate will have experience in managing complex processes and a clear understanding of the charity sector and be able to learn quickly and maintain enthusiasm for the changes in the sector and our related support.
Whilst the core hours of the role will be 37.5 hours per week, worked Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm, working out with these hours will be required around event times, where necessary time will be given in lieu.