Sacro is a national voluntary organisation which seeks to create safe and cohesive communities across Scotland by reducing conflict and offending. Since its inception in November 1971, Sacro has grown and developed services across the whole of Scotland for individuals who need support, guidance or monitoring.
With the impending retirement of their current Chief Executive, Sacro are now looking to recruit an innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader to be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity.
Working with the Board to prepare and implement Sacro’s new strategic plan, the key priorities of the role include:
With significantsenior management experience and a proven track record in leading the delivery of key targets, service improvements and change initiatives, you will also be an accomplished communicator with the ability to build and maintain a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships. With agood understanding of positive governance (ideally with direct experience working with a voluntary board), the successful candidate will also understand the rolethat emerging digital technology offers in transforming frontline services and delivering operational efficiencies.
Commitment to Sacro’s values, principles and strategic priorities; and prior knowledge (or the ability to quickly gain an understanding) of the regulatory and wider policy landscapein relation to community justice, health and social care arrangements in Scotland are also essential.
The Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI) is an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation providing a range of advice, support and employability services aimed at maximising household income, preventing homelessness, reducing poverty, improving employability and generally improving wellbeing.
Main activities and services we provide include:
· Tenancy support and housing advice to prevent homelessness;
· Income maximisation, welfare and debt advice to prevent poverty;
· Court and tribunal representation;
· Financial inclusion service in support of individuals with addiction problems who are attending Edinburgh’s recovery hubs;
· Advice service in 5 GP practices and 23 schools;
· Employability service to support people back into work;
· Youth development work targeting young people aged 16-19 living in the South West area of Edinburgh, who have left school without a positive destination.
CHAI is a Company Limited by Guarantee and we are now seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Directors, who share our mission of reducing homelessness, poverty and inequality in Edinburgh and our passion to support the community. In particular, we are seeking people with skills in the fields of fundraising, marketing, health and income inequality, employment and child poverty, as well as individuals with lived experience of low income and/or homelessness, and who can bring that experience to help others.
The Board meets around 8 - 9 times a year at CHAI’s office at Riverside House, Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. Responsibilities include attending Board meetings and Annual General Meetings, provide advice and support to the Chair and Project Executive, participating in events and activities organised by CHAI. No previous experience is required as full induction, training and support in the role of a Director will be provided.
The position is unpaid, but full travel expenses can be claimed.
Commitment: Several evening meetings each year
Want to help Scotland respond to the climate crisis? Excited by the thought of being part of making Scotland clean, green and sustainable?
Scotland has declared a climate emergency to tackle the global climate crisis and in response to this, we are extending our Climate Ready Classrooms initiative to secondary schools across Scotland. Supported by the Scottish Government, this 18-month initiative will help pupils and teachers to develop their understanding of climate change, its causes and potential impacts. If you are passionate about tackling climate change, have a flair for presenting, understand climate change science and education policy & practice, then we may have the ideal job for you - we’re looking for two Education Development Officers to join us. Interested? Please read on.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for.
Our Climate Ready Classrooms project prepares young people to join a national network of carbon literate ambassadors who plan and act on climate change issues within their own schools and communities. It is a one-day accredited Carbon Literacy training course for secondary schools which has been designed for young people aged 14–17 years, along with their teachers, head teachers, CLD practitioners and youth and children’s workers.
The post requires an understanding of Curriculum for Excellence and Learning for Sustainability and current climate change policy. It also requires the ability to present complex information clearly to a range of audiences and develop sustainable development education initiatives.
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.
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.
The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
We require a dynamic and driven individual to take up the post of Drama Youth Worker for our acclaimed and award winning project The Street. The Street uses a special blend of Youth Work, Immersive Theatre and Intensive Workshops to raise young people’s awareness and provide consequential learning.
The progamme runs all year with live performances taking place twice weekly from October to March. The post holder will work with young people to explore issues they would like to tackle through live performances for their peers.
You will help the Youth Support Worker recruit targeted young people who are hard to engage and may be experiencing multiple challenges in their lives. Your key role will be to enthuse, motivate and train the young people in all things drama related.
Your responsibilities will also include development of the set and co-ordination of all required props We need someone special who can help take the project to the next level with the small staff team.
Preferably the successful applicant will have a proven track record in working with young people using drama as a method of making a difference to people’s lives. A strong portfolio is desirable.
We require a dynamic and driven individual to take up the post of Youth Support Worker for our acclaimed and award winning project The Street. The Street uses a unique blend of youth work, immersive theatre and intensive workshops to young people overcome challenges in their lives. The project also raises young people’s awareness of many different issues facing them today provide consequential learning.
The project runs all year round with Cast & Crew performing live twice weekly from October to March. The post holder will work with the Drama Worker and the young people to explore issues they would like to tackle through developing scripts and live performances to be delivered to their peers.
The post holder will lead on recruiting targeted young people who are hard to engage and may be experiencing multiple challenges in their lives. Your key role will be to provide groupwork and 1:1 support for the young people 14yrs plus; recruit and train volunteers; support a small staff and volunteer team. We need someone committed to developing young people and can take the project to the next level.
The successful applicant will need a strong proven track record in assisting young people into positive destinations. They need to be dedicated to making a difference to young peoples lives through outcome focused interventions and have a suitable qualification in youth work.
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We require multiple Youth Workers, on a part-time basis, to develop and deliver youth activities including educational programmes across South Lanarkshire for young people aged 10 – 21yrs with limited targeted provision for 8 & 9yr olds.
You should have a genuine interest in working with young people, excellent communication skills and be able to build positive relationships with young people, staff and the local community. Any specialist skills in sport, ICT/multimedia, technology, music and arts would be welcomed.
You will create and motivate young people to participate in youth activities, pursue opportunities that can lead to young people being empowered.
Successful applicants will have a proven track record in working with young people
An exciting opportunity has arisen within East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA) for a Community Builder Development Officer
The Community Builder will work with local people and communities in East Dunbartonshire and support them to develop viable and sustainable local groups to make a positive impact in their communities and empower local people as well as working with existing groups and organisations to assist with their development and progress.
In addition, the Community Builder will develop a programme of activity with local community councils that will help them increase capacity and activity.
The Community Builder will also ensure that the voluntary sector and community groups are involved in community planning and engage with the local community planning partnership to ensure the sector is actively included and represented in the work of the partnership.
The role will operate through partnership principles and support the delivery of public health approaches that build capacity and improves the quality of life in local areas.
This post will work as part of a team of Development Officers in EDVA whose expertise in volunteering, the social economy, local planning partnerships and social care will add value to the post. The post will contribute to a thriving, vibrant and sustainable community led voluntary sector in East Dunbartonshire.