Albyn Housing Society is a Housing Association; its purpose is to make a positive difference to people’s lives through providing good quality, affordable housing. Through excellent customer service and innovative services, Albyn supports over 60 communities across the Highlands, offering great homes to enable great lives.
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced HR professional to join and lead our Human Resources Team in Invergordon.
The successful post holder will lead the HR Team to deliver a comprehensive, customer focused and efficient HR service to Albyn Housing Group. You will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective HR strategy and plan and providing HR expertise guidance and advice to the Leadership team, Board members and operational managers.
It is essential that you have the ability to engage, influence, negotiate and effectively challenge successfully at all levels. The ideal candidate should have proven HR experience at senior management level and should have the ability to deal with pressure, challenge and competing demands. You must be proficient in the use of IT systems, possess excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels. You will have an HR qualification, be a member of the CIPD, with a good knowledge of employment law.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Building Officer to join our existing team of building professionals within the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland. This role will play a key part in supporting presbyteries and congregations as they look to develop the use of their buildings.
The successful candidate will be RICS, RIBA or CIOB (or equivalent body) qualified (chartered) with at least 3 years post qualification experience within a large and complex organisation. They will also have strong interpersonal skills with excellent skills in leadership, interpersonal relationships, negotiation and persuasion.
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.
Co-Leaders will be required to work collaboratively with their counterpart, the Board of Directors and third sector partners. They will lead the sustainable development and operations of The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT), ensuring the organisation continues to:
Co-Leaders will have the shared responsibility for the management, development and strategic leadership of The Ayrshire Community Trust
The role is responsible for engagement with appropriate stakeholders and groups to support the organisations’ ongoing development. This will include nurturing positive relationships between Third Sector partners.
The role will also provide support and direction to the development of a Community Wealth Building approach enabling TACT and third sector partners to gain an understanding and opportunity to benefit, working with Local Authority and other members of the Community Planning Partnership and the Private Sector.
Co-Leaders will build positive, sustainable working relationships across all sectors and ensure the views and needs of the third sector are well articulated.
To find our more about the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.
The Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness (GAEH) is looking for an Alliance Director to play a key part in this city wide movement for change which will re-shape Glasgow’s services to overcome the issues which cause homelessness.
The GAEH is a unique collaboration, the first of its kind in the UK, which sees ten organisations who, on behalf of Glasgow City Council will bring together their knowledge and experience of homelessness to collaborate and create a more coherent, coordinated, person centred, whole system approach to tackling homelessness in the City.
The Alliance Director is an exciting opportunity, and because it’s a newly created position, the successful applicant can shape it and really make it their own over the seven to ten year period, that the role exists and for GAEH to tackle its aims.
Do you have huge amounts of drive, commitment, resilience and enthusiasm? Will you make sure that the voices of those who use our services will be heard? Are you adept at managing change, bringing people with you and working with numerous partners? Up for the challenge – then GAEH want to hear from you!
This senior operations role will see the successful applicant lead on the implementation and achievement of the overall delivery plan that the Alliance partners are working to create. This is a visible role which will see you influence local, national and international homelessness strategies which reflect the ambitious goals of the Alliance.
If you would like an informal chat about the role then contact Sandra Campbell on 07802 796012.
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.
Do you want to be part of a top 50 best not-for-profit company?
Do you want to join a growing and innovative provider of housing and services?
Do you want a new, exciting challenge?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then read on…
Cairn Housing Association is a registered social landlord with over 3,500 homes spanning the length and breadth of Scotland.
We require a permanent Service Lead for HR & OD to support the Director of Finance and People Services with the creation and leading of OD and HR strategies.
The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or have extensive experience leading an HR & OD service within a fast paced environment. You will have substantial experience in HR & OD Service Delivery and Change Management. CIPD Membership/Relevant HR Qualification is desirable. You should also have excellent working knowledge of IT applications, particularly Microsoft Office and Excel.
A Basic Disclosure Scotland Scheme check is required for this post.
About the Organisation
Four Square Scotland is an Edinburgh charity which has been working for more than 40 years to prevent homelessness and promote inclusion. We provide services directly to people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness to support them to overcome any barriers they may face in creating a stable life for themselves in their community.
At the core of Four Square are the values upon which the organisation is based. These are equally applied to the people we support, our colleagues and our partners and are: Integrity; Excellence; Dignity; Support.
Alongside our support services we have social enterprises, which provide unrestricted income for our charity as well as volunteering and training opportunities for those who use our services.
We are driven by our mission to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have a home and a place in their community.
About the Role
We are looking for someone to manage our finances. Our turnover is approx. £2.5m per year and following the excellent financial stewardship of our incumbent prior to and during the pandemic, Four Square is now in a strong place to develop and excel. We need someone who is strategic, values drive and with a great eye for detail to take that forward.
The right candidate has strong values which compliment the values of Four Square and has an interest in the services we provide. They will work efficiently and be able to manage and input to multiple change programmes, taking a holistic view. They will be a decision maker and able to direct their work and the work of others towards the goals and vision of Four Square.
A Job Description is available for download below.
The Finance & Operations Manager is a key role and will oversee the financial, office, and HR operations within the organisation. We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, who is insightful and cares about people. As well as managing the finances of a growing medium sized charity in an increasingly complex landscape, developing and maintaining relationships, policies and processes is at the heart of this role. You will be part of the senior staff team, manage a small admin team, support the CEO and development staff and generally contribute to the work and development of DTAS.
CATH Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which has been operating in Perth & Kinross for nearly 30 years to support, encourage and promote the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing, improve the conditions of life and generally aid the development of persons who are at risk of homelessness or homeless in the Perth & Kinross Council area. We employ around 40 colleagues and have a turnover of £1.2m.
Following the retirement of our previous Chief Executive, we wish to recruit an inspirational leader to take CATH forward through times of challenge and change in the sector and develop strategic initiatives to fulfil our aim to support our service users to create their own better futures.
You will lead a dedicated and knowledgeable team to ensure that CATH continues to deliver innovative solutions, with decisions made in keeping with the ethos and values of the organisation.
To be successful, you will have a background working in a homelessness, social care or housing context, along with a broad understanding of the political and economic priorities of local and national Government in this area. Key to successful delivery of your role will be your ability to form strategic partnerships with key external associates to influence local and national policy and ensure CATH are a part of a solutions focussed approach to addressing sector wide challenges.
You will have a proven track record of leadership of both people and services, within either the private, public or third sector and will be able to evidence your passion and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people, with a firm professional ethic. Strong organisational skills and a firm grasp of the policy, governance and financial requirements of the sector will also be required.