Water Witness is a dynamic and growing Edinburgh-based charity which leads action, research and advocacy around the world for a fairer water future. We stand with those at the frontline of the global water crisis to shine a light on its impacts, understand its root causes and activate lasting solutions. To support the delivery of our ambitious 2030 Strategy we are recruiting an experienced and driven professional for the role of Business Manager.
Professional qualifications plus seven years’ relevant experience.
We are seeking a high-calibre professional with the experience and skills needed to successfully co-ordinate, deliver and lead Water Witness’s financial, administrative, and human resource management to ensure the sustainability of the charity and the achievement of our aims.
As Business Manager, you will be responsible for efficient day-to-day financial and administrative operations across a busy office of 7-10 staff with directly funded partnership operations in four countries. You will ensure that we have appropriate systems and resources in place, that they are used effectively, and will provide timely support and analysis to our team, our partners, and the Board of Trustees. You will play a key role in decision making and the delivery of Water Witness’s work, deploying your skills and experience in financial management, accounting, administration, and communications, to improve our organisational effectiveness and impact. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail will be needed to undertake reviews of business processes, budget and contract negotiations, preparation of donor reports, as well as for internal and external audits. An ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the UK team and country partners, and to ensure joint ownership and high-quality delivery of complex programmes will be essential.
The Business Manager will be based in our Edinburgh headquarters. You may occasionally be required to travel to support our programme work overseas. In the current COVID-19 outbreak, and to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone who works for Water Witness and their families, you may have to work remotely from home initially until we are able to return to working in our office.
We are looking for a Business Manager with very ‘safe hands’ who can support Water Witness by ensuring that our operations run smoothly, and offering constructive challenge, quality assurance and innovative solutions which add value to our work. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to support positive change in the world through building collaborative relationships, by using your experience and skills, and developing your talent, then we urge you to apply.
We have adapted quickly to respond to the COVID 19 Pandemic and will be adapting again in the months ahead to respond to public health guidance and the needs of our community. High quality, accessible money, social security, housing and work advice will be particularly critical.
We are therefore seeking an experienced money adviser to join our busy front-line service. You will provide in-session money advice support to volunteer advisers within our generalist service; build capacity of generalist adviser; participate on a Session Support rota for generalist advice sessions and undertake Type II money advice casework. Although this is post is currently funded until 31/3/21, we anticipate this being funded into 2021/2022.
A sound competence across all main advice areas with recent experience of providing money advice to Scottish National Standards competency is essential, along with an enthusiasm and commitment to support the principles of volunteerism. Strong effective communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, problem solve and a flexible approach are all essential.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the National Projects Team. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
Citizens Advice Scotland runs a series of national specialist services as projects which require centralised project support. We are currently looking for two Network Engagement Officers who will work alongside the rest of the project team, ensuring successful delivery and development. The role is offered on a fixed-term basis initially until the end of March 2021.
As well as providing project support, your role will support the execution and delivery of the Help to Claim (Universal Credit) project through proactive engagement, communication, planning and reporting with key stakeholders and participating member organisations of Citizens Advice Scotland.
The role will ensure both external and internal stakeholders are communicated with regularly, effectively and in an engaging way, particularly on matters relating to project delivery, management of project change and risks, continuous improvement and Quality Assurance as well as contract management and management control and reporting requirements. The role will foster a team culture and support the National Projects and in particular the Help to Claim Teams to communicate and engage stakeholders effectively on all national projects related matters.
Initially, this role will be allocated to the Help to Claim project. Help to Claim is a comprehensive, enhanced support service which will be delivered by the bureau network. Citizens Advice Bureaux will provide the advice and support people need to submit their claim for Universal Credit and support them through to their first payment. Citizens Advice Bureaux will employ specialist advisers to deliver the service face to face as well as through webchat and telephony.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of project support, including the use of project stakeholder, communication and contract management tools and techniques. You will therefore need to have strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information clearly, accurately and accessibly to non-specialists. It is essential that you are able to comfortably use IT packages, including spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software and previous experience of on line contract tendering systems would be an advantage.
This role offers the opportunity to be part of an influential organisation that campaigns for a fairer Scotland in order to make a real difference to consumers' lives. This is a great opportunity to play a critical role in helping to make society fairer, and in supporting our network of Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland.
*This role is normally based in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all CAS staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance, not necessarily full time, at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.
Future Pathways supports in care abuse survivors and Penumbra is proud to be one its Alliance Partners. Penumbra is responsible for research, generating good evidence and telling the story of the types of support that can help people to recover from in care abuse and find a good life.
We are looking for a maternity cover researcher who can bring the values of person centredeness and trauma informed practice to continue this work. Working alongside in care abuse survivors and with a highly dedicated Future Pathways team, you will gather research and disseminate evidence to influence practice and policy.
The ideal candidate will bring a mixed methods approach but qualitative skills will be key with an ability to conduct sensitive and empathic interviews with survivors on in care abuse.
Carers Link is a busy local organisation that supports families in East Dunbartonshire. There is an experienced team of 14 staff & over 50 volunteers who support those that look after family or friends.
During the winter of 19/20, we had extensively consulted about our Vision and Strategic Priorities. We had just started worked on turning this into a new 5-year Strategic Plan when the pandemic struck! We are therefore seeking additional Board Members to help in the overseeing of our strategic development and direction and, afterwards, in the achievement of our aims.
What are we looking for?
We are keen to hear from people in particular with backgrounds in:
A knowledge of the voluntary, health or social work sectors would be an advantage. We are also keen to hear from anyone who has personal caring experience, either now or in the past.
Of course, given the pandemic, you should be comfortable using e-mail and Zoom - or at least willing to get comfortable. Technical support will be provided if needed.
What will you be doing?
Board Meetings are currently held every 2 months although we may be moving to quarterly. There are also occasional subgroup or development meetings in-between. However additional discussion/updates are done throughout the year by e-mail.
Pre-pandemic, meetings were held at our office in Milngavie, however now of course we are using Zoom! Should life ever go back to normal, our offices are just 5 minutes’ walk from the railway station with direct rail links to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.
Reporting directly to the Befriending Programme Manager, the part-time Volunteer Coordinator will be working closely with the ESOL Coordinator, 'Welcoming a Greener Future' (WAGF)team, and other Project Coordinators to ensure best volunteer management practices across the association.
Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association.
Apex Scotland is looking for new members who can bring enthusiasm and experience to the Board of a dynamic and hard working third sector organisation. For over thirty years Apex Scotland has been a leading provider of innovative and effective services to people who have criminal convictions or who are at risk of getting them, with a specific focus on developing work readiness and entry to employment.
Due to the retiral of several Board members, having served their permitted term, we are now looking to recruit some exceptional people to help us move our strategy forward.
With a head office in Edinburgh and offices across the country, Apex is involved in policy and practice in partnership with both national and local Government and other third sector entities. We operate in communities, schools, and prisons, providing work opportunities through social enterprise and offering training, early intervention, mentoring and employment support to over five thousand individuals every year.
The Board is responsible for setting strategy, governance oversight and supporting the aims and objectives of Apex Scotland. Trustees meet on average four times a year as a full Board and there is also an expectation of some committee work in support of specific governance areas. Board members join with staff to attend our annual national conference and enjoy networking at our Annual Lecture, held every September in Edinburgh.
We are particularly seeking potential members who can bring skills and experience in charity law, marketing and PR, IT, the Scottish justice system and HR/staff development although other relevant assets would be welcomed. Apex Scotland is recognised as an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applicants from under-represented groups.
This is an unpaid voluntary role. Whilst our head office is in Edinburgh, we have a presence throughout Scotland and would welcome applications from across the country. Travel expenses can be paid for attendance at Apex Scotland events and meetings.
SDF has been building its e-learning capacity now for several years, building a range of well used packages to support other workstreams and on commission. With the advent of COVID-19, there has been a massive increase in the use of the e-learning provision, alongside a significant increase in the demand to create further packages. This demand arises from an increase in the use of blended learning, incorporating elements of e-learning into broader packages, and more directly commissioned elements. As a result of this, this post has been created to support the E-Learning Development Officer to develop more courses.
The post holder will support the development of SDF’s e-learning provision on a day-to-day basis and liaise with colleagues to develop content and make recommendations for longer term development. Key skills include a general understanding of design accessibility, good principles and practice in e-learning development and design; as well as excellent communication skills and ability to write effectively and communicate complex information simply.
SDF offer staff excellent terms and conditions. This post is offered on a 35hr working week, with flexi time, pension and generous annual leave and public holidays.
For an informal conversation about any aspect of the role please contact Richard Bloodworth via email on firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way/CLiCK, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.
CLiCK is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.
You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.
You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.
*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman.
Other requirements: Full, clean UK driver’s license and access to own vehicle is essential. Some evening and weekend work is expected for this post.
Office Base: Sacro Motherwell office, Dalziel Building, 7 Scott St, Motherwell, ML1 1SX
Birthlink is a small well established Edinburgh based charity which supports adults affected by Adoption with a Scottish connection. Birthlink holds the Adoption Contact Register (ACR) for Scotland, working in partnership with the Scottish Government and Scottish local authorities. We are also working in Partnership with Future Pathways, an organisation set up by the Scottish Government as a direct result of the Scottish Abuse Enquiry. Birthlink works with survivors to access their records and offer a range of supports thereafter.
Birthlink is at an exciting stage of development and is looking to recruit additional new Directors/Trustees experienced in the areas of: fundraising; secretarial/administrative work; adoption. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who has been a user of Birthlink’s services and anyone interested in applying for their first trusteeship.
Birthlink will arrange induction training for successful applicants about the responsibilities of Directors/Trustees on the Boards of charitable organisations.