This is a unique opportunity for the right person to join a well-regarded social care charity who provide highly individualised support to people who have needs relating to a learning disability, mental health needs or both.
We try to base our work on principals of upholding individuals’ human rights to self-determination. To assist this, we operate a unique system of Individual Services Funds which seeks for the individual and those closest to them have financial information to assist informed decision making. As such this requires a high level of attention to detail. You will embrace a ‘hands on approach’ where each team member including yourself will be able to take on any task within the Finance team.
As an Executive Director reporting directly to the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees you will play a pivotal role in the development in strategy and governance of the organisation. You will have a proven track record in providing sound financial advice.
This can be a challenging role, to be successful you will need to be astute, insightful able to operate at both an operational and strategic level with a high level of integrity and openness.
If this sounds like you and you share our belief in the positive capacity of all people regardless of ability or disability to shape their own lives, then we would love to hear from you.
This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Check and a 6-month Probationary period.
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working with Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trust in their search for a Chief Executive.
Andrew Carnegie’s story is one of rags to riches. Born in Dunfermline in 1835 to a father who was a handloom weaver, the arrival of the power loom had a devastating impact on this trade, causing the Carnegies to immigrate to the United States in 1848. Young Andrew began work at age 12 as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory but educated himself by reading and writing and attending night school. Through great entrepreneurial acumen, he was to become one of the wealthiest men in America.
Carnegie wrote frequently about political and social matters, and his most famous article, “Wealth,” published in 1889, outlined what came to be called the Gospel of Wealth. This doctrine held that a man who accumulates great wealth has a duty to use his surplus wealth for “the improvement of mankind” in philanthropic causes. A “man who dies rich dies disgraced.”
Carnegie is one of the world’s most renowned philanthropists. His charitable giving benefitted people across the world in his lifetime and continues to do so today in a myriad of ways.
A rare opportunity has arisen to lead the Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trusts. This comprises the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, which gives grants to local causes and which also runs the world famous Carnegie Birthplace Museum, as well as the Hero Fund Trust. This operates across the UK and recognises civilian heroes by providing long term financial and other support for them and/or their families.
The Board of Trustees is looking for an exceptional person to become the next CEO. You will need to have all the usual skills and attributes required for running a diverse organisation including: strategic leadership and financial management experience, project leadership, experience of working with a Board (though this need not necessarily be in a third sector context), excellent stakeholder management skills and exemplary communication ability in all forms. This is as well as a strong belief and commitment to the Trusts’ vision and values, a motivational team leadership style and a knowledge of how to provide support services for vulnerable people.
If you would love the opportunity to be a grant giver that enhances and changes people’s lives for the better and have what it takes to be an inspirational leader for this fantastic and much valued organisation, then please request a candidate pack today.
Viewpoint is Scotland’s oldest housing association and is unique in that it has both care homes and sheltered housing for older people in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. It all started back in 1947 and their goals are the same today as they have always been - to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of their tenants and residents by encouraging independence, enabling choice and offering peace of mind in a safe and supported environment.
VHA’s continued strong financial performance provides the platform on which they will invest in homes that are fit for the future as well as developing and improving their customer services. They put their customers at the heart of what they do and create a culture of continuous improvement in the services they deliver.
At Viewpoint, people matter, not just their tenants but also their staff. This is an exciting time in the organisation as they work together to shape and develop more customer focussed services. They are committed to their customers, staff and communities. These values inform their plans and decisions and underpin the delivery of their strategic objectives. Working at Viewpoint means working for an employer where people matter. It is important for their staff to be enthusiastic, genuinely caring and willing to learn.
VHA are looking to the future with a huge focus and drive on organisational development. Having previously outsourced their HR services, they are now looking to bring these in-house to help support the business requirements to achieve their strategic aims and vision over the coming years. Now is the time to join this forward thinking organisation and make your mark on this brand new role.
The new HR / OD Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the HR and L&D organisation objectives, ensuring the day to day people development standards and processes are in place and compliant with legal requirements as well as a range of learning solutions are planned for, designed, delivered, monitored and evaluated.
Being comfortable to get hands on with staff to understand the challenges they face is critical, while being able to provide sound and practical advice to the Leadership Teams to ensure that the organisation’s practices and policies meet the needs of the organisation’s values and behaviours.
You will be able to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds with an approachable and solution-orientated style; keen to support and drive the development of a positive working culture across the organisation and able to represent the Association in all that they do. Experience of HR best practice and employment law, as well as developing and implementing HR information systems is essential. A CIPD qualification and excellent knowledge of GDPR and data protection legislation is also required.
Viewpoint’s long history and heritage makes it one of the most respected housing associations and care providers in the country. This role will be based in the Edinburgh office, with the scenic backdrop of Blackford Hill.
MND Scotland is leading the fightback against Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland and we are looking for skilled individuals to join our Board of Trustees.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided
MND Scotland provides care and support to people affected by MND, as well as powering cutting-edge research to find a cure.
Trustees are responsible for setting our strategic direction and making sure the organisation meets its objectives.
We encourage anyone with an interest in MND to apply, however we would particularly welcome people who have skills in any of the following areas: digital innovation and services, finance and accounts, fundraising and income generation, and HR and legal.
What you will bring:
· Proven ability to work constructively with a team
· Experience working with vulnerable people
· Excellent communications skills
· Excellent organisational skills
· Knowledge of ‘good working practice’ and procedures, preferably in healthcare and/or the charity sector
· Commitment to the aims, objectives and procedures of the organisation and to staff, volunteers and service users
· Understanding of issues affecting people with MND
Fast Forward is recruiting a new Chief Executive
Would you like the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland?
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop Fast Forward on a national scale following the retirement of the current post holder.
You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the momentum of Fast Forward’s varied project work, consolidate our position as a leading provider in informal education approaches to health and wellbeing, and provide sound strategic and financial direction. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and excellent team building skills. We will expect you to provide confident engagement with our funding partners and stakeholders, creating trust and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you believe your skills and leadership experience as a CEO or at a senior level make you a great candidate for this post.
We are recruiting for an amazing Director of Communications to lead and develop our global communications strategy to inspire and grow our movement across all mediums.
We are currently feeding 1,504,471 of the world’s poorest children, every School day, in 18 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our organisation is named after Mary the mother of Jesus and shaped by Christian spirituality. We are focused on one goal - that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. This meal provides the energy and opportunity to learn, giving children the chance of a brighter future.
Communications is at the heart of everything we do, and this critical role is key to our ongoing mission. Reporting to our CEO, you will have responsibility for overseeing all digital, editorial, content and internal communication activities within Mary’s Meals, and key priorities include:
• Developing and implementing a global communications strategy, embedding communications best practice across the Mary’s Meals movement
• Developing and maintaining relationships with all Mary’s Meals Affiliates, providing support in the creation of bespoke and impactful campaigns and building in-country capacity
• Developing and delivering an internal communications plan that ensures effective information sharing across the global family
• Providing strategic and operational leadership to the communications team, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
With relevant communications experience, ideally within a global or international environment, you will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to our vision, mission and values. Skilled in managing brand positioning and messaging for an organisation, you will also be able to demonstrate:
• Relevant experience of developing and implementing innovative communications strategies and projects coupled with the ability to translate these into actions and activities
• Proven staff management experience and the ability to lead and develop high performing teams
• The ability to effectively engage with and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
• A strong vocational attitude that shows competence, commitment and contribution to the global movement
We offer so much more than a role; you will have the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on flexible working and personal development.
Mary’s Meals is a values-driven organisation; we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.
This is an incredible opportunity to use your talents to positively impact the lives of hungry children all over the world and with 64 million children still out of school and millions more attending classes too hungry to learn, our work has only just begun.
Passionate about making a difference for people with mental ill-health?
Birchwood Highland is the leading provider of support for those experiencing mental ill health throughout Highland. With offices in Inverness, Wick, Fort William and Invergordon we operate pan Highland in the delivery of community-based services. In addition, our Recovery Centre in Inverness is a 23-bed residential unit that delivers 24-hour support to residents and respite facilities. It is a unique facility that is graded as providing excellent services by the Care Inspectorate. At the cutting edge of mental health recovery, we lead on excellence and innovation in the sector.
Our organisation also operates a subsidiary, Birchwood Highland Enterprises, that works on a variety of activities that support our work in mental ill-health.
We are currently seeking Trustees to join our dynamic charity board and ensure it provides governance of the highest quality and rigour as the organisation enters an exciting new phase of growth.
We are looking for people to help set the policy and strategic direction, targets and evaluate the performance of the organisation. You don’t need to have experience of serving on a Board just a willingness to bring the skills that you have developed during your career to help the Board reach its objectives. Some of the areas where the board would like to increase its expertise include: community development, I.T and legal. We are particularly looking for people with experience or knowledge of the health care sector particularly in the field of mental ill-health.
We're keen to make sure we hear the voice of the whole community in Highland, so welcome applications from people from all walks of life regardless of ethnicity, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
The time commitment can vary depending upon the needs of the organisation, however there are 6 meetings each year of the Board that you will need to attend, and all expenses are reimbursed.
This post is funded by Glasgow HSCP to ensure that the voluntary / third sector in Glasgow is involved in the development of new ways of working to improve the health and wellbeing of Glasgow’s people. This will include understanding issues, designing and testing new approaches, building collaborations for change and evaluating impact. The post-holder will have a key role in building the relationship and developing understanding between the public and voluntary sector in the city.
The post-holder will have to manage a complex set of relationships and agendas. The public and voluntary sector share a strong desire to improve outcomes in the city but have different cultures and challenges. Success in this post will be measured by the extent to which health and social care services are designed and delivered collaboratively across agencies (regardless of sector) and with communities.
We have been providing advice and information to the citizens of Scotland since 2004 and have been an independent organisation since 2019. We know that linking advice and information with the people who need it is fundamental to the success of any society.
Our innovative, multi-channel programmes move at pace, and we are looking for imaginative and unique individuals who can contribute to our programme of change.
Joining us as a Trustee will provide you with a platform to develop your existing strategic and leadership skills, learn from other members of the board and executives, and make a lasting contribution both to the people of Scotland and the staff and volunteers.
There are five formal board meetings per annum. You will also need to attend our Annual General Meeting and Annual Celebration. This will take place on September 11 in 2020. Board meetings are normally on a Tuesday afternoon, with the AGM and Celebration taking place in the late afternoon and into the evening.
We are particularly looking for candidates who have strong networks, whether this be as part of their career or with community groups. We are very proud of our diverse workforce, and are looking to improve the representation of minority groups on our board.
An experienced and dynamic individual with excellent leadership and communication skills is required for this exciting position. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing a diverse team, and in delivering high quality services in a challenging client facing environment.
Good organization skills are essential and experience in advice work would be advantageous.