The Polar Academy is a charity programme that inspires through exploration.
We work with 13-17-year-old secondary school students and seek to build self-esteem through a rigorous training programme that ends in a Greenlandic expedition. Many of our students have challenges and come from a group who currently feel ‘invisible’ or may have difficulties with poor mental health. The Polar Academy assists them to grow and build their own self confidence and ultimately become Ambassadors in their school and local area. After their experience on their return to Scotland, they provide the living, breathing proof that dreams are attainable and that ordinary pupils can achieve the truly extraordinary.
We are looking for an experienced income-generator to join us as Fundraising and Development Manager. The successful candidate will take the lead role in fundraising outreach for the whole organisation, with a particular emphasis on building relationship with major donors and corporates as well as charitable trusts and funding grant makers as we expand our current fundraising function. You will be supported to build a fundraising strategy with regular access and mentoring through the process from an experienced fundraiser sourced by Charlotte Street Partners.
The role will be home-based but will require you to travel regularly, and the role will include opportunities for learning and development. We see you as a crucial part of the team and we want you to be fully engaged with every aspect of the Academy’s work.
Working alongside the Academy’s Trustees and Senior Team, your key responsibilities will include:
At the Polar Academy, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Do you have a strong understanding of both PRINCE2 and Agile project management methodologies? Are you passionate about the benefits that technology can bring?
We are seeking an experienced project manager to support the delivery of the Connecting Scotland programme.
Connecting Scotland is a major programme developed as a result of the pandemic to support people who are digitally excluded to get online. Working with hundreds of partners in communities across Scotland, people are provided with a combination of devices, internet connectivity and digital skills support to help them with learning, life and work during the pandemic. Connecting Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and supported by all Scotland’s Local Authorities, as well as hundreds of organisations from across the public, private and third sectors.
This role would lead planning and management activity with the SCVO delivery team, liaising with the Scottish Government Programme Management Office as well as monitoring and reporting to the relevant governance boards.
We would welcome secondments from other organisations to this temporary role. An ability to start quickly is crucial.
*Location:SCVO staff are currently working from home. If our offices reopen before the end of March, this role could be based in any of our Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness offices, with the option to work from home for some of the working week.
Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.
We have an exciting opportunity to positively impact on the lives of children, young people and their families by working alongside them, building strong relationships empowering individuals to meet the various challenges they face.
Working as part of the Glasgow Supporting Families Team, the Engaging Families Team will provide a range of emotional and practical supports to both children and parents, impacted by not only the Covid 19 pandemic but the resultant poverty, isolation and trauma it has brought or unearthed.
If you have experience of working with children and their families and have an SVQ level 3/HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 then.... we want to hear from you.
This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, funded until 31 March 2023. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the families, with some evening and weekend working required.
Move On works in Scotland to unlock the potential of vulnerable people enabling a positive future and improving people lives.
From our bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including mentoring, community-based support, training, peer education, volunteering opportunities, guidance, support, advice and information.
We require an enthusiastic and motivated person to assist in our highly successful services for vulnerable young people. You will support the work of the Mentoring and Employability team; working directly with individuals and groups of young people. The role is to support young people to achieve positive life experiences through mentoring and training, and by identifying, accessing and sustaining employability and lifeskills opportunities.
You will support young people on a 1-2-1 basis and also contribute to group-work, training and workshop delivery in schools and community settings.
We are recruiting a Progressions Coordinator for our Glasgow team. You will be required to deliver group employability and personal development workshops and accredited qualifications at the Street League Academy. They will carry out 1-2-1 progression meetings with Street League participants and liaise with employers and colleges to broker opportunities and support young people into Education, Employment or Training.
Responsible for positive participant outcomes into Employment, Education and Training, the progressions team are an integral part of Street League operational delivery. Targeted on delivery and outcomes you will report to the Operations Manager.
Experience in delivering employability services, accredited qualifications and job brokering is essential. Considerations will be made for candidates with experience in delivering training or in careers guidance plus an appropriate assessor qualification would be desirable.
The STAR Centre is a small, independent charity working to provide free confidential and non-judgemental support to survivors of sexual violence across Ayrshire who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.
Since its inception in 1987, The STAR Centre has provided support work, advocacy, information for survivors, family and friends, as well as stress and anger management. We offer information and awareness raising presentations and workshops to the voluntary and statutory sectors as well as to other relevant professionals.
The STAR Centre require an experienced Prevention Worker who will play a crucial role in the development and growth of the service.
The overall aim of this post is to develop local strategic approaches to sexual violence prevention, and to deliver interventions to young people around healthy sexual relationships using the Rape Crisis Scotland sexual violence prevention pack.
We are recruiting an HR Admin who will support the HR Manager to ensure that a first class HR service is provided to all employees, managers and trustees. This role is responsible for supporting the full HR lifecycle including, recruitment, induction, HRIS administration, supporting ER processes, supporting payroll and benefits, performance management, absence management and ad hoc HR initiatives and projects.
Also responsible for supporting the Board of Trustees, arranging meetings and minutes to be taken, arranging travel and providing necessary support as required.
We’re looking for an experienced campaigner with a track record of winning and innovating for a fixed-term 12 month-post.
We aim to practice what we preach so we’re happy to offer a flexible person-centered working environment with a great benefits package. This role has a usual working pattern of 35 hrs per week, Monday – Friday, between 8am to 6pm, with out of hours rota for press cover.
We see anti-oppression as central to our mission. Education isn’t working unless it’s working for everyone in our society. We’re trans inclusive without exception. And we welcome individuals who are up for taking active responsibility for their own ongoing learning on liberation, equity, diversity and inclusion.
NUS is a confederation of 600 students’ unions representing over 7 million students and apprentices across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. In Scotland, we represent more than 500,000 students, learners and apprentices.
GDA is a disabled people led organisation with over 5000 members in the Greater Glasgow area. Our mission is to build the confidence, connections and contributions of disabled people; our vision is that disabled people can participate fully in their own lives, communities and wider society, with the support they need and choices equal to other people. Through accessible learning, coaching, events and activities, GDA connects disabled people with each other, with opportunities and with decision makers. We recognise talents and strengths and support disabled people to build on these, participate, and be leaders in their own lives.
GDA is seeking a self-motivated, solution-focussed, conscientious and compassionate individual with skills and experience in group facilitation, outreach, and community development approaches, to further GDA’s ability to improve life outcomes of Black, Asian and minority ethnic disabled people and to progress the development of GDA’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Disabled People’s peer network: this in turn will ensure that BAME disabled people’s voices are heard in Glasgow and beyond. This will involve:
Essentials for the role:
GDA positively welcomes applications from those with protected characteristics. Applications warmly welcomed from candidates who are disabled or from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background or both. Prospective applicants with lived experience of racism or ableism, or who require additional support or reasonable adjustments, may contact our Office Manager to discuss how we can remove any barriers you may face within our application process.
In line with GDA recruitment and Child / Adult Protection policies any appointment will be subject to a PVG check (Disclosure).
This post seeks to promote the personal, educational, creative and social developments of young people, helping them reach their full potential. To contribute creating a safe and supportive environment where young people learn to;
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