Are you passionate about affecting change through the power of collective action?
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for Scotland’s voluntary sector. Our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident and sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland, by delivering services, giving the sector a voice at a national level and promoting and supporting innovation and improvement.
With over 2,000 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups now registered as members of SCVO, we aim to demonstrate the collective power of the voluntary sector to change lives and communities. We also exist to provide a strong, authentic, national voice for the voluntary sector in Scotland.
That’s where you come in! We are seeking an exceptional individual committed to raising the profile of the work of our members and the wider sector to lead our work on policy and campaigns. In this high-profile role, you will champion the role of the sector, facilitate networks, relationships and communities of interest and work to positively influence the sector’s operating environment.
If you fit the bill and enjoy a challenge, find out more and apply now...
The Queen’s Hall welcomes applications from dynamic individuals who will effortlessly take on an outward facing advocacy role, provide strong business contacts and who have a passion for music and the arts.
The Queen’s Hall is one of the key cultural venues in Edinburgh where it has presented live music for 40 years. Its excellent acoustic and intimacy enhance a programme which includes classical, jazz, folk, rock, pop and contemporary music, and it is a key Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe venue. The Queen’s Hall plays an important part in the development of Scottish musicians and audiences – it is a music hub for the city and beyond.
Current Chair, Nigel Griffiths, who leads a strong board encompassing a wide range of skills, is stepping down following a successful tenure that established The Queen’s Hall on a secure financial, operational and artistic footing. We now seek a Chair to build on this and take forward our ambitious new Artistic and Fundraising Strategies with the current CEO.
Please email email@example.com for further information.
Get on Board with BASICS Scotland and make a difference.
If you have an accident and need emergency medical care, the speed and quality of the care you receive should be the same no matter how remote and rural your location. BASICS Scotland is a charity that is the key to ensuring responses are fast and professional, by being the leading trainer of remote and rural health professionals in pre hospital emergency care.
We are looking for new board members to help shape the future and strategic direction of BASICS Scotland. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a unique charity that supports pre hospital emergency care training across Scotland.
Do you have skills in any of the following areas? We would love to hear from you if you do!
What does being a Trustee require?
Who we are
Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.
Who we are looking for
We are seeking an experienced finance professional to provide comprehensive financial analysis, advice and support to the Chief Executive and Board, and to lead the finance and administration team. As a key part of our Senior Management Team you will have a varied and challenging role, enabling the delivery of AFS’s strategy. Your excellent financial planning, management and accounting skills will be vital in ensuring the continuing good governance of the organisation.
We are looking for a candidate with:
What we offer
A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, child care voucher scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and other benefits.
Work pattern arrangements agreed with successful candidate, with flexible working opportunities available.
A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
The satisfaction of working with a skilled and dedicated team to make change happen.
Could you be our next Chief Officer?
This is an exciting time for The Church of Scotland. We are embarking on an ambitious programme of major reforms to our governing structures as part of a three-year Radical Action Plan. We are seeking to appoint someone to help us implement these changes wisely, courageously and compassionately.
Our Chief Officer, who will be responsible for the effective management of staff and resources, will play a key role in leading this change.
To find out more about the role and the skills we require, please see our application pack.
Legal Services Agency (LSA), Scotland’s largest Law Centre, will shortly celebrate its 30th anniversary. Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law. LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.
About the role
LSA is looking for a Chief Executive to lead the organisation into its 4th decade, building on a record of achievement, and ensuring that the organisation succeeds in facing new challenges and opportunities.
The Chief Executive will have lead responsibility in the following areas:- governance, planning, Board development, business management and development, maintaining high quality service delivery, securing resources, financial and staff management, public relations and stakeholder relationships.
You will be a resilient individual who welcomes challenges, with drive, tenacity, focus, and a desire to succeed. Your leadership style will be inclusive, empowering, and supportive. You will be able to lead a team of staff, encouraging motivation, high performance and a commitment to excellence. You will support the Board of Trustees and the LLP in delivering on LSA’s business objectives, operating sound financial management, building the sustainability of the organisation and ensuring that it meets all its legal, regulatory and financial obligations.
Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprise. We are a small, ambitious charity with a Scotland-wide footprint providing high-quality, sustainable services to develop social enterprise start-ups. Our vision is for social enterprises to play a key role in society, transforming lives, communities and the economy.
In March 2019 we published our new strategy Increasing Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship which outlines our plan for the coming years. As part of our new strategic direction, we are looking to recruit two additional board members to compliment the skills, experience and backgrounds of our Chair and existing members.
We are looking for individuals with commercial acumen and business experience, with an understanding of the challenges faced by small businesses, start-ups, and investment, as well as a commitment to the vision, mission and values of both Firstport and FirstImpact. In particular, we are looking for specialist knowledge and/or experience in one or several or the following fields:
The role of Board Member for Firstport is a voluntary position and as such is not remunerated. However, travel and other associated expenses are reimbursed.
The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal have a skills element called the Integrated Regional and Employability Skills. This post has been funded to lead the Integrated Employer Engagement theme but will also be required to link into the other City Region themes where relevant. The Edinburgh and South East Scotland is a change fund, to bring better regional alignment and facility change on how we work together and make better use of opportunities and economic growth. This approach is about getting existing employability and related services to work better collectively and bring about genuine, joined up and sustainable integration. It requires significant regional partnership working to be at the heart of all approaches.
Are you passionate about offering children the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families? This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small and dynamic charity providing support to Dads, children, young people and their families in Edinburgh.
We are looking to recruit a new team member, to deliver our young dads project, playgroups, training and other targeted practical and emotional support to Dads, children, young people and their families.
Hours will be flexible, depending on your personal circumstances. They will include weekend work as our playgroups run on Saturday and Sunday mornings 10am-1130am and 11am-1230pm respectively. We also deliver our services during weekday working hours and occasionally in the evening.
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the Home Energy Scotland team at Energy Saving Trust working with businesses and other organisations to support employee engagement sessions on saving energy and on preventing food waste.
Home Energy Scotland is a Scottish Government programme managed by Energy Saving Trust. We are a network of local advice centres covering all of Scotland. Our expert advisors offer free, impartial advice on energy saving, renewable energy, sustainable transport, waste prevention and more.
You will be responsible for leading the employee engagement activity, working collaboratively with the Home Energy Scotland network and key stakeholders including a team of locally based outreach advisors who deliver Energy Saving Trust employee engagement workshops for Home Energy Scotland and Love Food Hate Waste to businesses, the public sector and third sector organisations. You will motivate and support the advisors so that they deliver exceptional customer service and reach contractual targets ensuring they have the tools and resources to ensure that all activity is recorded and reported accurately.
You will be responsible for building effective partnerships with national organisations, representing Energy Saving Trust and the delivery partnership which includes Resource Efficient Scotland and Love Food Hate Waste. Your ability to manage and build effective relationships with a number of businesses through exemplary communication and influencing skills will be key to your success.
As there will be extensive travel across Scotland it is desirable if the successful applicant holds a valid UK driving licence or if not can demonstrate how they would otherwise meet the mobility requirements of the role – Energy Saving Trust encourages use of public transport whenever practical and has access to an electric vehicle.
For more information, please view job description on EST Website.