Are you an experienced policy professional looking for your next challenge? Could you lead a sector-leading policy team to effect change for the children and families we support?
You will bring expertise in motivating and leading teams in a complex influencing environment to develop evidence-based policy initiatives. You will need experience of working with senior officials and a wide range of sector stakeholders to influence policy change. You will also have the ability to devise and implement influencing plans.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Kirsten Hogg, Assistant Director of Policy and Influencing on Kirsten.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07834 327508.
Are you looking for an accountancy role with a difference?
This role is more than just finance: we need someone who is a strategic thinker; who can integrate finance into planning; and who has the vision and drive to match our ambition to make Scotland the safest country in the world. You will be an integral part of our senior management team and expected to engage with all teams and disciplines.
Community Justice Scotland is an innovative and evidence based organisation that is leading the movement for smart justice in Scotland. This role will challenge you to think big and think outside the box.
If you have a passion for making Scotland a better place for everyone in our community, then join the liked-minded, enthusiastic and expert team at Community Justice Scotland.
We’re excited to announce that in April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now united to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by the disease at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we can carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care. By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we will make greater progress in more effective ways to make sure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational interim manager who can ensure the continued success of our services strategy whilst also assisting with the integration required to make the new charity a success in Scotland. You will lead on the development of our award-winning face-to-face services, working in partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations in locations across Scotland. With oversight of the Glasgow office and liaison with the team in Edinburgh, you will also play a key supporting role in our external engagement and policy work in Scotland, and be responsible for drawing together the different strands of activity to support strategic development in the nation.
Thriving on challenge, you will be an experienced and motivational leader who can evidence the ability to bring out the best in your team and ensure that we achieve our ambitious targets to provide more services for more people with breast cancer. You will have a strong track record of service development as well as being an assertive and influential networker. You will demonstrate drive, credibility and presence but also bring the warm qualities required in a charity providing essential support to people affected by breast cancer. You will enjoy working collaboratively across the organisation and be confident in your approach to the external world.
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.
As a NED on the Board of Directors, you’ll work with the Board and the Senior Management team to set, evolve and communicate the future company strategy, at all times, acting on behalf of the Shareholder.
As a Board Member, you’ll be responsible for building and maintaining the core Service Delivery and developing ‘growth engines’ for the future as well as balancing the delivery of superior cost savings through operational excellence whilst continuing to develop a fivestar service for service users.
You’ll have a strong track record and demonstrable experience at a senior leadership level within a customer facing commercial, public sector and / or social care sector, and preferably have previous NED or Board experience. You’ll also have a track record of leading a growth / improvement agenda and experience of working within a complex governance and audit environment. In addition, you will have the ability to constructively challenge decisions, be innovative and drive change.
Scotland’s health and social care systems impact on everyone’s lives at one time or another, and this could be your chance to get involved in improving the ways in which the public engages with these important services.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland has specific responsibilities, along with partner organisations, to support health and care services improve the ways they engage with the public. The Scottish Health Council is part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland and takes forward these responsibilities. We are looking for three new Members to join the Scottish Health Council Committee. These are challenging, rewarding and worthwhile roles that will give you the unique opportunity to help ensure future health and care services are informed and improved by quality engagement with the Scottish public, while also broadening your own skills and experience.
Can I apply?
Previous experience of non-executive positions is not required, nor is experience gained within health or social care. We really want to hear from people with practical experience of community engagement, who can demonstrate their understanding of the importance of engaging with people and communities in order to bring about positive developments at individual, local, regional or national levels. You also need to have a commitment to helping us improve the health and wellbeing of the Scottish people. If this is you, we would very much like to hear from you.
If you are appointed you will receive training and support to develop your skills and to learn any new skills you may require.
Hearts & Minds help vulnerable people overcome feelings of powerlessness and anxiety through the art of therapeutic clowning.
We are a Scottish charity that works in collaboration with paediatric healthcare units, respite centres, schools for learners with complex additional support needs and Dementia units to deliver laughter, friendship and support to those who need it most.
We are seeking a CEO to take us forward in the next stage of our development, as we implement strategic plans, grow our services and build our relationships with the people we serve and our funders. It’s an exciting time.
The CEO’s role is to lead the delivery of the organisation, ensuring that all aspects are consistent with the agreed strategy, artistic philosophy and delivery plan. The role works in partnership with the Board, Artistic Director and wider staff team to develop the vision, direction and purpose of the organisation.
We are looking for someone who is committed to arts-based therapy and has experience of a leadership role in an arts, arts-in-health or voluntary organisation. The CEO must have the drive and commitment to push Hearts & Minds forward and to raise the profile of arts-in health in Scotland.
The Caravan Project has provided affordable holidays and respite to people living in of Glasgow since 1985. We have recently created a new 3 year strategy which will see us develop an exciting range of short break opportunities for disadvantaged families from across Glasgow.
To support us during this exciting new phase in our growth we are seeking to appoint a new Chair and trustees with a range of skills including Business Development, Finance and Marketing to complement our existing board of 7.
You will be tasked with working closely with the board and our General Manager to meet the organisations strategic aims and objectives. You must be committed to the values of a community focused organisation. You will scrutinise, review and monitor the management reports and constructively challenge the management where necessary.
These are voluntary roles, however any reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of you carrying out your role as board member will be reimbursed.
At Phoenix Futures Scotland we are very proud of the work we do across the country. We are inspired by the people we witness every day who address their substance use issues with our support.
We have a long history of providing recovery services in Scotland where our first service opened in 1992. Much has changed over the last 27 years, but what hasn’t changed is our unswerving commitment to supporting people to achieve recovery.
In 2012 Phoenix created a Scotland Board – formally a sub-committee of the UK Board with the Chair of the Scotland Board being a member of the UK Board and the remaining Scotland Board members being co-opted committee members.
The Board is a fully engaged and vital element of our operations in Scotland. Board members have a visibility with the staff and services users and join in celebrations of recovery and wider organisational events throughout the year. They provide a key strategic and performance monitoring role within the Scottish national context.
Having been instrumental in helping to establish and develop the Scotland Board the current Chair will complete their term of office later this year, after serving a maximum term of office within our governance rules. We are now looking for our next Scotland Chair.
We are looking for an individual with a good understanding of charity and or housing association governance. Someone who is a leader and confident communicator and who shares our commitment to continuing to find innovative ways to deliver vital services to the most vulnerable in times of economic uncertainty. If this is you we would love to hear from you.
Are you interested in changing the lives of Women Children and Young People who have been impacted by domestic abuse?
West Lothian Woman’s Aid (WLWA) has been established for 39 years and does important inspirational work to support and empower some of the most vulnerable women and children throughout West Lothian. WLWA provide advice, information and support, including safe accommodation to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
We are currently seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified and skilled women to join our Board of Directors.
The role of Board member is unpaid and offers a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time and commitment to join the existing Board of Directors in providing strategic guidance and leadership to the existing staff team.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse although this is not essential. We have identified skills and experience we most require including: Third Sector, Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Legal, Marketing and Fundraising, Campaigning and promoting Diversity and Inclusion.
WLWA is committed to equality and diversity and positively encourages applications from women throughout the community. Only women may apply under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.