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.
We’re excited to announce that in April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now united to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by the disease at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we can carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care. By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we will make greater progress in more effective ways to make sure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational interim manager who can ensure the continued success of our services strategy whilst also assisting with the integration required to make the new charity a success in Scotland. You will lead on the development of our award-winning face-to-face services, working in partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations in locations across Scotland. With oversight of the Glasgow office and liaison with the team in Edinburgh, you will also play a key supporting role in our external engagement and policy work in Scotland, and be responsible for drawing together the different strands of activity to support strategic development in the nation.
Thriving on challenge, you will be an experienced and motivational leader who can evidence the ability to bring out the best in your team and ensure that we achieve our ambitious targets to provide more services for more people with breast cancer. You will have a strong track record of service development as well as being an assertive and influential networker. You will demonstrate drive, credibility and presence but also bring the warm qualities required in a charity providing essential support to people affected by breast cancer. You will enjoy working collaboratively across the organisation and be confident in your approach to the external world.
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.
As a NED on the Board of Directors, you’ll work with the Board and the Senior Management team to set, evolve and communicate the future company strategy, at all times, acting on behalf of the Shareholder.
As a Board Member, you’ll be responsible for building and maintaining the core Service Delivery and developing ‘growth engines’ for the future as well as balancing the delivery of superior cost savings through operational excellence whilst continuing to develop a fivestar service for service users.
You’ll have a strong track record and demonstrable experience at a senior leadership level within a customer facing commercial, public sector and / or social care sector, and preferably have previous NED or Board experience. You’ll also have a track record of leading a growth / improvement agenda and experience of working within a complex governance and audit environment. In addition, you will have the ability to constructively challenge decisions, be innovative and drive change.
Scotland’s health and social care systems impact on everyone’s lives at one time or another, and this could be your chance to get involved in improving the ways in which the public engages with these important services.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland has specific responsibilities, along with partner organisations, to support health and care services improve the ways they engage with the public. The Scottish Health Council is part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland and takes forward these responsibilities. We are looking for three new Members to join the Scottish Health Council Committee. These are challenging, rewarding and worthwhile roles that will give you the unique opportunity to help ensure future health and care services are informed and improved by quality engagement with the Scottish public, while also broadening your own skills and experience.
Can I apply?
Previous experience of non-executive positions is not required, nor is experience gained within health or social care. We really want to hear from people with practical experience of community engagement, who can demonstrate their understanding of the importance of engaging with people and communities in order to bring about positive developments at individual, local, regional or national levels. You also need to have a commitment to helping us improve the health and wellbeing of the Scottish people. If this is you, we would very much like to hear from you.
If you are appointed you will receive training and support to develop your skills and to learn any new skills you may require.
For over 30 years Gorgie City Farm has operated as a successful community-owned initiative based in the west of Edinburgh. We’re a working farm and visitor attraction aiming to bring the sights, sounds, and smells of farming into the city through our wide range of animals and plants. As part of this we aim to educate children and adults about farming and food production, and promote social inclusion by providing a host of volunteering opportunities, often for those with disabilities or problematic backgrounds.
As part of the next stage of our development we’re looking for a new Chair to join our Board. Our current Chair has been in the role for 5 years and now feels the time is right to step down and let someone else take the Farm forward in our next exciting stage of development. We’re open to applicants from any sector and farming knowledge isn’t a prerequisite. We need someone with sound business skills, a good communicator with the ability to run Board meetings and lead our strategic thinking into the future.
The time commitment for the role is reasonably small – we have 6 Board meetings each year and an AGM usually around November. We also have sub-committees tasked with overseeing and helping with strategy for a specific area of the Farm which usually between each Board meeting; although the Chair isn’t part of any specific committee, attendance happens from time to time. It would be expected that a level of informal visits would also take place at the Farm to familiarise themselves with the team and operation.
We are seeking a CRM & Ticketing Manager to be responsible for an integrated approach to CRM across National Museums Scotland. This is a new role and an exciting opportunity to lead change and drive business performance, helping National Museums Scotland to fulfil its strategic objectives.
Collaborating closely with colleagues from across the organisation, you will apply your knowledge of CRM systems and processes to contribute business insights, and provide advice and guidance in support of a range of business functions, to create a positive customer experience and increase income.
We expect that you will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, and that you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in a similar role. An effective communicator, you will have experience of establishing positive relationships with stakeholders and commissioning and managing external resources as required.
Highly organised and with excellent project management skills, you will be adept at planning and prioritising workload and managing budgets to achieve agreed outcomes.
Appointment Treasurer to the Scottish Library and Information Council
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint a Treasurer to its Board. The appointment is for three years and will run from November 2019.
Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council
SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.
While it is important that all trustees collectively play their part in financial monitoring and decision making, the Board will appoint a Treasurer. The role of the Treasurer, who will be a member of the Board, is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The treasurer will be responsible for:
The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members may be required to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. The Treasurer’s role at the Board meeting is to advise the Board on all matters relating to the organisation’s finances, provide reassure that sufficient scrutiny is being undertaken and that all financial processes are being adhered to. The Treasurer leads on the development of the annual report and return to Companies House.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.
SLIC particularly welcomes expressions of interest from individuals with experience in managing finances. Applications from groups which are currently under-represented including, disabled people and those from black and minority ethnic communities would be particularly welcome.
Please note this appointment is on a voluntary basis.
Further information about SLIC can be found on its website www.scottishlibraries.org
Film Access Scotland, a consortium of leading moving image and media access organisations, are seeking to recruit a Director to support the membership to deliver its ambitious Strategic Plan.
Film Access Scotland was founded in November 2013 to facilitate consultation and representation at strategic level and to ensure that the film access sector receives the recognition and resources it needs to deliver film access and participation for all. Diversity, inclusion, opportunity and creativity are at the heart of all Film Access Scotland organisations. The current members are GMAC Film, Screen Education Edinburgh (SEE), Station House Media Unit (SHMU), Voice of My Own (VOMO), Media Education and Plantation Productions.
In 2018 the consortium underwent a development process resulting in the 2019/21 Strategy and Action Plan and, having secured funding from Creative Scotland for a two-year period, is now seeking a Director to support the members to deliver the strategic plan.
Based at one of the Film Access Scotland partner’s offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, with some travelling across Scotland, you will manage a small team to oversee the growth and promotion of the Film Access Scotland membership.
You will be passionate and committed to representing the Film Access Scotland members at strategic level, ensuring the Film Access sector is recognised as key to increasing the equality, diversity and inclusion of the screen arts in Scotland. You will be an ambassador for the work of the sector at grass roots and policy level.