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
Children’s Health Scotland works for children and young people in Scotland to have the best quality healthcare and we support them and their families to exercise their healthcare rights.
We seek a professional to manage the running of the charity on behalf of its Executive Committee, and to head up a small, dedicated staff team. You will have experience in strategic planning, financial and staff management and securing funding from statutory and voluntary funders. You will provide advice to our Executive Committee so experience of the charitable sector is essential. If you are interested in helping children and young people to meet their healthcare needs and have the skills and enthusiasm to take on this challenging post, we’d love to hear from you.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) seeks a new external Trustee to join its Trustee Board. Volunteers from an HR background are especially welcomed.
ENSA’s Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the association, sets the overall strategy for the organisation and evaluates its progress towards key goals. The Board is comprised of a combination of elected and appointed students and external lay trustees who bring in expertise and perspectives from a range of backgrounds.
ENSA is a registered charity. Its mission is to improve the student experience for around 14000 students based at Edinburgh Napier University’s 3 campuses. Its main activities are student representation, sports and societies, advice and support, volunteering, training and events.
Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.
The Participation Assistant will support the work of the East Lothian Advocacy and Participation Service to help ensure that young people with care experience are empowered, championed and supported to realise their potential and live a life full of opportunity and success.
The post holder will bring enthusiasm and drive to the role with a commitment to promoting and upholding the rights of care experienced people across East Lothian and through membership activities. The Participation Assistant will have a belief that young people can make transformational changes to their lives when given the right opportunities.
By the time you finish this traineeship, you will have developed excellent organisational skills and improved communication skills. You will develop your group facilitating skills and become great at building relationships with children and young people and you will be a more confident public speaker.
The right candidate will be searching for an entry level position with the opportunity to develop and progress. Excellent communication skills are essential. Good IT skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft office packages would be beneficial, but is not essential.
To be eligible for this role you must be between the ages 18-26 years old, and be Care Experienced. You will be seeking a chance to develop your organisational skills and gain valuable participation work experience.
PLUS is a well established organisation, based in Stirling, and working across the Forth Valley to provide support to children and young people with disabilities. Recently achieving gradings of 'Very Good' from the Care Inspectorate, PLUS prides itself in the quality and diverse nature of our service provisions.
This new post has been developed as a result of the increase in demand for flexible services provided on a 1:1 basis – perhaps in the family home, out in the community or within our venue. There are opportunities for the successful candidate to develop our offerings under Self Directed Support, using creativity and a proactive solution focused approach. The post holder will liaise with young people, their families and partner agencies in the development of care plans, designing bespoke services to meet agreed outcomes.
This exciting role would suit a dynamic and self motivated individual who has the drive to utilise their experience and creativity to build relationships and support the continued development of services within PLUS.
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.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
At Barnardo's, we believe in children. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need. Now we need you to play your part in making that vision a reality.
We are looking for an experienced Regional Fundraising Manager with a demonstrable background of community fundraising and networking to deliver across our Scotland fundraising campaigns and programmes. You will be an integral member of the Scotland Fundraising team and UK Regional Fundraising team, working closely with the Scotland Fundraising Lead and Senior Regional Fundraising Manager to build our community support base and increase our income in Scotland.
You will have experience of driving excellent supporter experience and generating income growth through the delivery of fundraising partnerships and relationships, with substantial experience in the community fundraising field. You will be a first-rate communicator, and confident in managing a portfolio of supporters and organisations, delivering high value stewardship in order to increase life-time value to Barnardo's. You will have an excellent understanding of working with fundraising volunteers and community groups. You will be confident acquiring new businesses, partnerships and supporters and exploring new opportunities, working to objectives and KPIs to deliver increased income and support across Scotland.
You will adopt a proactive approach, utilising initiative and actively relationship building with existing/new funders, colleagues and volunteers to positively impact projected income. While your creativity and enthusiasm will enable you to pioneer, test and refine effective fundraising activities to suit Scottish audiences.
Reporting to the Scotland Fundraising Lead, with additional reporting responsibilities to the Senior Regional Fundraising Manager, this role will offer the successful candidate a great opportunity to work in a supportive working environment with lots of potential for learning and development. If you are an ambitious and driven networker and fundraiser, we are looking to hear from you.
We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our passionate and driven team and contribute to the creation of an inclusive, diverse and ethical film sector in Scotland.
GMAC Film is a skills and talent development centre for independent filmmakers, young people and professionals working in film. For 35 years we have been at the heart of the independent film sector in Scotland, providing resources and support for filmmakers and the mainstream industry, while offering accessible film education for young people from all backgrounds. We also create video content and hire training and production space from our city centre base
This is a full-time position. The contract will initially be for 6 months at 35 hours per week and the salary is £26,000 PA. A start date is anticipated as soon as possible. Terms and conditions include generous holiday allowance, sick pay and an optional pension plan. GMAC Film is a flexible and family friendly employer.
If you believe you are the right person for this role, please email email@example.com to request an application pack. The closing date for applications is 7th of April at 11pm and interviews will be held on the 17th & 18th of April for an immediate start.
Purpose of the Role:
To secure future project funding and to plan, execute and manage active projects to support the ongoing success of GMAC Film
Effective Project Management
• Identify potential project funders and summarise project suitability
• Design and plan high quality projects
• Manage project staff
• Delivery of projects
• Maintain and improve equality, diversity and inclusion targets
• Coordinate planning and management of resources for confirmed projects and events
• Manage project delivery in line with financial budget, timetable and compliance with internal and external reporting requirements
• Prepare project status & reports
• Collate monitoring information, statistics and reporting to funders
• Incorporate lessons-learned into internal procedures to shape future projects
Communication & Relationship Building
• Work closely with the Creative Director on project planning and funding applications
• Manage relationships with funders and partners
• Build relationships with participants and support their long term development
• Build relationships with other community and arts organisations to support GMAC Film’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy
Team Development & Collaboration
• Be a role model for GMAC Film’s values
• Contribute effectively at all times as a member of the management team
• Provide ad-hoc support to the team as required in other areas of the business to help achieve workload demands/deadlines
· Increase awareness of current policy and funding landscape by attending events and keeping up to date with policy trends
· Knowledge of and commitment to Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion policies and developments in the 3rd sector and screen industries
· Experience of successful funding applications
· Experience of working in a small team with limited resources
· Experience of delivering youth work
· Experience of working in the charitable arts / screen sectors
· Good understanding and commitment to equality and inclusive practice
· Knowledge of Microsoft Office including word and excel
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Friendly, reliable and a good team player
· Knowledge of the Screen Industry
· Knowledge of Apple Mac systems
· Experience of delivering film-making workshops
· Available for immediate start
Wiston Lodge, A Place to Grow, provides physical, mental and spiritual challenge in a safe and sheltered residential environment.
The ‘Path of the Little People’ is an expansive interpretative trail that combines themes of nature, history, music and renewable energy, helping children, especially those with Additional Support Needs, have fun while overcoming challenges with social communication and cognitive learning. Young People can also engage in the project, building path structures which help them develop valuable life & employability skills.
We are seeking, an experienced & committed Project Coordinator to join our team. The role encompasses 3 distinct strands: Outreach Community Engagement, Programme Delivery and Project Development.
The post is subject to satisfactory completion of an enhanced Disclosure (PVG) Check.
Staf is looking for an experienced Finance Officer to join our Operations Team with responsibility for the smooth running of all Stafs financial processes and procedures. The key functions of the role will be around managing a number of funding streams, setting and monitoring budgets, supporting managers and the Board with accurate monthly reporting and ensuring that Staf meets its statutory and charity requirements.
The successful candidate:
You will have at least 2 years’ experience in managing the financial function of a small organisation. You will have a high level of proficiency in Sage Line 50 and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. You will have excellent attention to detail and will be able to work in a busy and dynamic environment, managing time and tasks effectively. Previous experience in the third sector is desirable, but not essential.
Established in 1998, Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is a membership organisation of frontline practitioners and managers working with young people leaving care. Staf is a national charity which represents all 32 local authorities in Scotland and over 40 independent organisations. At the centre of all our work is giving a voice to care experienced young people and pushing for change that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.
Main Functions of Role: