Based in the centre of Edinburgh, Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that provides funding to charities, social enterprises and community groups. We do this on behalf of over 400 individuals, charitable trusts and companies.
We are a thriving Foundation. In our next chapter we plan to continue growth of client endowment funding, from £33million to £50million and beyond, and grow annual grant fund distribution to over £10million. This growth will involve an increase in the scale of work with philanthropists, partnership companies, organisational funders, professional advisors and charitable trusts and it will see us expand our community footprint and investment across Scotland.
To ensure our successful growth and development we are now seeking a Philanthropy Development Manager located in Edinburgh. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual with a demonstrable track record of securing finance, major donations, and/or financial support for major projects. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in building relationships with high net worth individuals, lead representatives of companies and senior influencers.
Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy, this role will focus on developing current partnerships, building new relationship and creating opportunities for funding.
The successful candidate will have a passion for philanthropy and a demonstrable track record of securing finance, donations, and/or financial support for major projects. You will have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to build relationships with high net-worth individuals, lead representatives of companies and senior influencers.
In return, Foundation Scotland offers a range of benefits including: 35 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, employer pension contributions and a progressive pay system with benchmarked annual increases.
Third Force News (TFN) is the website and monthly magazine for Scotland’s charities and social enterprises, published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
We’re looking for an experienced editor with strong people management skills to direct and develop Scotland’s only third sector publication, to lead on TFN’s digital redesign, and ensure that the TFN website and ebulletins maximise TFN’s reach.
This is a temporary role for a period of up to 12 months based in Edinburgh with regular travel to Glasgow.
This job leads teams to deliver programmes of work across the Trust, designed to increase participation in conservation activities at our properties and increased inclusion from individuals and groups who do not currently engage with the Trust. The job holder will work with colleagues across the Trust to ensure these programmes meet local property needs, and to support the delivery of these programmes on the ground.
This post is a full time 1 year fixed term contract with potential to extend.
Cycling UK is a UK wide cycling charity. We campaign across the four nations and locally for safe and attractive cycling conditions, as well as promoting cycling in all its forms for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through our local volunteer groups and nationally co-ordinated projects.
Collaborative campaigning by active travel groups including Cycling UK, through the Walk Cycle Vote campaign, has already led the Scottish Government to double its spending on active travel. To encourage and support people to get riding, Cycling UK also has a well- established development officer team who work across a range of different projects in local communities.
The Campaigns and Policy Manager is a new role intended to build on the engagement and influencing already undertaken in Scotland. The successful candidate will be expected to lead on Cycling UK’s campaigning and policy work in Scotland, reporting to Cycling UK’s Head of Campaigns and Advocacy. For campaigns this will require collaborative work with partner organisations and campaign groups/volunteers, liaising closely with other Cycling UK staff working in Scotland. For policy work this will require similar collaboration and liaison, plus engagement with Cycling UK’s Associate Director of Policy. For both policy and campaigns, the role will require landscape planning to scope and identify future opportunities and priorities for campaigning, lobbying, engagement and policy influencing.
The post requires excellent written, interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to engage various audiences and understand policy issues. If you’ve got the political nous, people and campaigning skills, and the enthusiasm to champion cycling to get more people cycling then we want to hear from you.
Volunteer Dundee has been championing volunteering and supporting the third sector in Dundee for over twenty years. We are a flexible, forward-looking organisation that has grown and diversified over the last few years. As well as supporting volunteering, we have a number of services working within Dundee with communities and individuals with a range of support needs. Volunteering is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic Chair, with previous board or committee experience and a commitment to the ethos of volunteering, to work with our Board of Directors and Chief Executive to ensure that Volunteer Dundee maintains high standards of governance and implements an effective business plan for longer-term sustainability.
Our Board members, who are also our charity trustees, are friendly, hardworking and passionate about the work of Volunteer Dundee and the difference volunteering can make to people’s lives. Our Board meets at least quarterly as a full Board, more frequently as business requires. The Chair is also involved in quarterly meetings with our partners in Dundee’s Third Sector Interface. The total commitment should be no more than 10 meetings a year. Please note that this is a volunteering role; as for all our volunteers, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
If you’re a strategic thinker and an effective communicator with an interest in the voluntary sector, we’d like to hear from you. For an informal conversation, contact Eric Knox, Volunteer Dundee’s Chief Executive, on 01382 305705 or email him at email@example.com
Can you contribute to Changeworks’ vision of a world where everyone is able to live, work and enjoy life with a low carbon impact? We are looking for two new Board members to join Changeworks’ Board of Directors at an exciting time in our growth.
This is an exciting opportunity to gain unique insight and experience of an active Board and to contribute to a dynamic organisation which sees climate change as the most significant threat to the environment and our way of life.
· Ensure the strong governance of the organisation
· Maintain clear strategic direction
· Keep oversight of the financial performance of the organisation
· Share responsibility for Board decisions
· Attend and contribute to quarterly Board meetings
· Engage with stakeholders and represent Changeworks
· Perform to the highest personal standards in line with the Board’s expectations and acting in the interests of Changeworks.
To increase the collective skills and experience of our Board, we are keen to hear from people who have knowledge and experience of: policy making, energy systems, volunteering and finance.
We welcome applications from all people and recognise greater diversity will strengthen our Board. We are particularly keen to receive applications from young adults and women.
The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) seeks to change the face of Central Scotland by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.
In anticipation of the retirement of our Chief Executive, Simon Rennie, we are now seeking a new Chief Executive to lead the development of the Central Scotland Green Network (the largest environmental project of its kind in Europe) and to lead and manage the Central Scotland Green Network Trust. Working closely with our senior team, you will set the strategic direction of CSGNT in order to bring about our ambitious plans of bringing real change to the environment, economy and people of Central Scotland.
Reporting to the CSGNT Board, you will work closely with CSGNT’s Chair and will play a key role in projecting the Trust’s ambitions and in managing key stakeholder relationships.
You will be an experienced leader with a passion for the environment, who motivates and inspires others. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to work across a number of agenda areas, show a strong development background in one or more relevant aspects of CSGNT’s work and have experience of collaborative partnership working. You will also be an excellent communicator with first class skills in raising organisational profile, be politically aware and ideally have an active network of relevant contacts of key decision makers, funders, media and partner organisations.
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.
The EIS is Scotland’s largest and most influential trade union and professional organisation for teachers and lecturers, with over 57,000 members working in all education sectors.
Duties of this post will include preparation and monitoring of the Institute’s budgets, completion of various financial accounts, and its Annual Return to the Trade Union Certification Officer. Additionally, the post holder acts as Secretary to the employees’ pension scheme and as a Director of its financial services company.
Aside from managing and directing departmental staff the postholder has substantial additional HR duties including the servicing of the Institute Committee responsible for senior appointments.
Other principal duties encompass Committee servicing, monitoring and reporting on the Institute’s investment portfolio, office management, insurance, benevolence, membership benefits, and overseeing the Institute’s annual election procedures.
Candidates must be fully qualified Accountants and have substantial post-qualification experience.
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.
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