Elpis is a Glasgow based charity, established in 1974, that provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young women, working closely with Glasgow City Council and a range of other partners. The Board is currently developing exciting and ambitious future plans and seeks 1 or 2 new Board members to join us in continuing to deliver and shape this vital service for young women aged 16 to 25 years. Elpis is especially looking for Board members with skills in marketing and promotions, and/or fundraising. In addition the Board would welcome interest from potential Board members with personal lived experience of the care system. Board meetings are monthly and there are opportunities for Board members to become involved in a range of strategic activities.
For more information, please contact Brian McAlinden (Board Chair) on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to visit Elpis, please contact Mary Carrick (Elpis Manager) on email@example.com or 0141 946 0605
Board members will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and effective running of Elpis Trust, ensuring that we meet our charitable objectives and comply with the law
Specifically, Board members:
· Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation
· Develop direction, strategy and planning
· Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work
· Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the Board and staff
· Establish systems for reporting and monitoring
· Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law
· Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported
In addition to the above duties, each Board member should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees in reaching sound decisions.
The Marie Trust is a charity with an excellent and established reputation for its multi-faceted and progressive services delivery within the homelessness, criminal justice and addictions sectors in Glasgow. The dedicated, experienced and highly skilled Board, staff and volunteers of The Marie Trust work tirelessly for and with some of the most disadvantaged individuals in Glasgow, many of whom exist in total destitution.
The charity has a centrally located operational base, providing vital holistic intervention and counselling services, a fully equipped training café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, with a thriving charity shop based on Paisley Road West, and a large community of volunteers that support all areas of The Marie Trust’s mission.
The Marie Trust is now at an exciting juncture in its development, with a new Chief Executive in place and seven new Board members with a variety of skills and experiences ready to start their post from April 2019, we are at the perfect juncture to welcome in a new Chair of the Board to lead on the formation of a new strategy fit for what will be a crucial but challenging period ahead.
To fulfil our ambitious strategy, we are therefore seeking an experienced Chair to lead the new Board of Directors and to work in partnership with the Chief Executive to set the new direction and strategy for The Marie Trust. Experience and understanding of the Third Sector generally and of homelessness, criminal justice, addictions would be a bonus but is not essential, as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.
All new Board positions will be co-opted initially and co-opted again or elected at the next AGM.
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Director of Finance and Funding to work with the CEO to oversee the Trust’s finance and funding functions.
The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million “spend-out” endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund (formerly the Big Lottery Fund).
The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of two key groups in Scotland:
· Care experienced young people
· People affected by dementia
This is a great opportunity to work with a visionary charity which is committed to investing in real and sustainable improvements in the lives of our beneficiaries.
The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation established from April 2013 until March 2023.
Start Date: TBC May/June 2019
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.
A rare opportunity as a Health and Safety Manager has come up at The Richmond Fellowship Scotland.
This post will mean leading the organisation on health and safety issues as well as managing the health and safety coordinator across our Scottish services so as you can imagine travel is required so a driving license and access to your own car is essential.
For this role we are looking for you to have 3 years or more experience in a health and safety position, ideally from a Social Care environment, have a NEBOSH qualification, Graduate Membership of IOSH or working towards this and experience of fire risk assessments.
Multi-site management would be preferred but not essential.
If you have experience in a similar role and are looking for a change or maybe a step up this post could be for you.
We hope to hear from you soon!
The Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre – Dundee and Angus (WRASAC) has been supporting survivors of rape, sexual abuse and exploitation and raising awareness about the damaging effects of sexual violence since 1984. We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
After 5 years of service with WRASAC our current Operations Manager has decided that it is time for fresh challenges and will leave the post at the end of January 2019. She has helped the organisation to mature and develop, culminating in a number recent successful funding applications, including the Big Lottery.
The Operations Manager and Board have been working hard to achieve their Good Governance Award, which we hope to have completed by the end of March 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to support the board to secure new premises within the next two years.
WRASAC has a dynamic and growing team of staff and volunteers and an annual income of just under £600,000 per year from a diverse range of funders.
We have excellent relationships and partnership working across the Dundee and Angus area and are members of a number of strategic groups, including:
· Dundee & Angus Violence Against Women Partnerships
· Dundee Vulnerable Adolescence Partnership
· Dundee Substance Misuse Strategic Planning Group
· Scottish Government Commercial Sexual Exploitation Working Group
· Encompass Network (network of organisations that work in partnership with people involved in prostitution)
· Rape Crisis Scotland Network
This would be an exciting time to join our organisation to lead us through our ambitious goals over the coming years.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent terms and conditions and the opportunity to gain invaluable skills and experience.
Responsible to: Chair of WRASAC Board of Trustees
Glasgow East Women’s Aid (GEWA) is a charity delivering a range of high quality services to prevent and respond to domestic abuse against women, children and young people living within the North East of Glasgow. The role of Director is to ensure the strategic direction, effective management and accountability of Glasgow East Women’s Aid. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic women who have an understanding of the gendered analysis of domestic abuse and can bring their knowledge and skills to GEWA to develop and support our service, objectives and mission through feminist governance.
Glasgow East Women’s Aid is run by women for women and therefore recruitment is restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1. We value diversity, promote equality, challenge discrimination and welcome applicants from women of all backgrounds.
An up to date PVG will be required for this role.
South Ayrshire Women’s Aid (SAWA) delivers domestic abuse services across South Ayrshire. We aim to provide a specialist service to support the needs of women, children and young people who have experienced, or are presently experiencing domestic abuse.
We are looking for an experienced Manager who is committed to ensuring the delivery of high quality services to women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse. The candidate will have effective and comprehensive leadership, management and communication skills with experience of leading teams. She will be responsible for leading on the implementation of South Ayrshire Women’s Aid Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and the staff team.
Applicants will have a feminist understanding of domestic abuse, an understanding of the causes and effects of this on women, children and young people and be committed to working towards a society free from abuse.
Citizens Advice Scotland, based in Edinburgh, is the umbrella organisation providing support to Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland. Citizens Advice Scotland, our 60 member Citizen Advice Bureaux, the Citizen Advice consumer service, and the Extra Help Unit, form Scotland’s largest independent advice network. Advice provided by our service is free, independent, confidential, impartial and available to everyone.
About the role
We are currently looking for a dynamic and driven Head of Communications to join our recently redesigned Impact Team. The role is offered on a fixed-term basis until the end of October 2019.
The impact team at Citizens Advice Scotland spans our research, policy development, advocacy, communications and campaigns and seeks to achieve positive change through two main routes:
As Head of Communications, you will have responsibility for the delivery of communications, public affairs and campaigns activity supporting our social change programme across four areas of work. You will also be accountable for the Citizens Advice Scotland and Citizens Advice Bureaux brand in Scotland, overseeing the development of communications channels and supporting the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureaux network with its communications needs.
You will have significant experience working in communications and public affairs, managing and leading small teams or consultancies. You must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of delivering impactful communications activity and experience of working in a strategic communications role, including experience of strategy development and delivery.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org