Chief Executive Officer (Glasgow or Dundee)
Amina - the Muslim Women's Resource Centre is a national award-winning organisation which annually works with over 4000 Muslim & Minority Ethnic women across Scotland, by giving them opportunities to have their voices heard, to improve their skills and become more confident in participating in their own communities and in wider society, without fear of discrimination or inequality.
We’re looking for an experienced leader to manage Amina MWRC, who will work closely both with the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors. You will be an excellent communicator with skills in raising organisational profile, have experience in strategic planning, staff management, securing funding and the ability to turn vision into action.
Furthermore, you will have a robust understanding of gender equality, be politically aware and have the ability to work collaboratively with partners.
Job share & secondment options will be considered
To find our more or to discuss this post please to get in touch on 0141 212 8420.
South Ayrshire Women’s Aid (SAWA) delivers domestic abuse services across South Ayrshire. We aim to provide a specialist service to support the needs of women, children and young people who have experienced, or are presently experiencing domestic abuse.
We are looking for an experienced Manager who is committed to ensuring the delivery of high quality services to women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse. The candidate will have effective and comprehensive leadership, management and communication skills with experience of leading teams. She will be responsible for leading on the implementation of South Ayrshire Women’s Aid Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and the staff team.
Applicants will have a feminist understanding of domestic abuse, an understanding of the causes and effects of this on women, children and young people and be committed to working towards a society free from abuse.
We are currently recruiting for a Head of Contracts and Quality. This role is pivotal to the business in Scotland and we are looking for someone to effectively manage the strategic direction of all public sector contracts and relationships. Working with the Managing Director, the post holder will have holistic senior business responsibilities in the day to day running of Street League however the prime objective is to ensure that there are adequate management systems in place to continually oversee compliance, risk and revenue streams.
This unique senior position is available on a maternity cover basis for 12 months however it is anticipated that the successful candidate would maintain a senior role within Street League following the initial tenure.
Please see attached the full Job Description and Person Specification.
All posts are subject to a PVG check.
Street League is an equal opportunities employer.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a visionary leader with bold ambition to make Scotland the best country in the world to grow up being LGBTI. LGBT Youth Scotland are seeking a CEO with a track record of creating alternative income streams, and significantly grow overall income.
LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Scotland. The organisations vision is that Scotland is the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people. The mission is to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
To lead a professional charitable organisation in the delivery of its mission to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTi young people that promotes their health and wellbeing.
There is an attractive and competitive reward package, including:
We are delighted to be recruiting for a Head of Operations to help us deliver on ambitious and innovative support to individuals and communities in Glasgow and the west. We believe in Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity for everyone and work hard to ensure that we offer support that makes a positive difference to people.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at an exciting time of growth and change. At Unity we work hard to uphold our core values of Equality, Inclusion, Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Fairness and Bravery. We expect all our people to show these values through their work and behaviour.
We believe firmly in supporting individuals and communities to achieve their potential and we welcome everyone; people are at the heart of everything we do. We offer a competitive salary, a very generous holiday allowance, including 13 public holidays, and a staff discount in our social enterprise cafes among other benefits.
We are proud to be an award-winning organization in recognition of our commitment to Equality and Diversity. Could you be part of the next phase of our journey?
What do Unity do?
Unity is a Scottish Charity, delivering support and advice to vulnerable people and families in the West of Scotland, including support for carers of all ages, people with learning disabilities and people affected by homelessness and poverty. Unity also hosts Spoon Cafes at two sites, representing the Social Enterprise arm of the organization. Each cafe provides tasty fresh food at great prices to the local community. They also provide training and work experience for people who may experience barriers to employment, and they operate a Pay it Forward scheme through which we offer free food to those who need it. These initiatives have a positive impact and require careful management and support.
In addition to the support services we provide, we are also developing a number of social projects. Each offers an important social impact, meeting an identified need in one or more communities. Their success will require a more comprehensive approach to volunteering which is also a priority going forward.
The Head of Operations will support the CEO to build on the organisations achievements to date, ensure quality standards are high and reflect meaningful participation, and help to lead the organisation through the development of new services and projects. You will work closely with the Head of Finance to ensure we design, plan and deliver in ways that are sustainable and impactful.
Volunteer Dundee has been championing volunteering and supporting the third sector in Dundee for over twenty years. We are a flexible, forward-looking organisation that has grown and diversified over the last few years. As well as supporting volunteering, we have a number of services working within Dundee with communities and individuals with a range of support needs. Volunteering is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic Chair, with previous board or committee experience and a commitment to the ethos of volunteering, to work with our Board of Directors and Chief Executive to ensure that Volunteer Dundee maintains high standards of governance and implements an effective business plan for longer-term sustainability.
Our Board members, who are also our charity trustees, are friendly, hardworking and passionate about the work of Volunteer Dundee and the difference volunteering can make to people’s lives. Our Board meets at least quarterly as a full Board, more frequently as business requires. The Chair is also involved in quarterly meetings with our partners in Dundee’s Third Sector Interface. The total commitment should be no more than 10 meetings a year. Please note that this is a volunteering role; as for all our volunteers, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
If you’re a strategic thinker and an effective communicator with an interest in the voluntary sector, we’d like to hear from you. For an informal conversation, contact Eric Knox, Volunteer Dundee’s Chief Executive, on 01382 305705 or email him at email@example.com
The Greenock Medical Aid Society wishes to appoint a Head of Finance to work with the CEO to oversee all finance and funding functions.
GMAS is a charity providing care for older people through two care homes in Greenock with full nursing support at Bagatelle (40 beds) and Glenfield (34 beds). The same high quality of care and standard of living is offered in each Home. In partnership with River Clyde Homes a sheltered housing complex at Bagatelle Court is in operation.
Our values underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community.
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Team Work: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one team
The Head of Finance reports to the Chief Executive of the Greenock Medical Aid Society (GMAS)
This is a great opportunity to work with a forward-thinking charity fully committed to those entrusted into our care.
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
Our workplace training is helping employees better plan for their future and employers to create more age inclusive workplaces. We are expanding our work for people living in Scotland affected by Dementia and support older military veterans and their families with better access to information and services designed specifically for them.
We influence policy makers and run campaigns to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow older.
Due to the continuous expansion and growth of the Charity and its service provision, Age Scotland is delighted to announce the creation of a new Director of Charity Services position to join our existing Senior Management Team.
We are looking for an experienced senior manager with a substantial fundraising background to lead 3 high performing Age Scotland teams - Fundraising, Telephony Services and Training. Working closely with our Chief Executive, and as part of the Senior Management Team, you will be instrumental in developing and delivering Age Scotland’s strategic objectives, including a fundraising strategy for the growth of income generation.
An experienced leader, you will have the ability to inspire and motivate your team, as well as developing and sustaining external relationships with government, statutory bodies, commercial and voluntary organisations.
The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you may be expected to occasionally travel throughout Scotland and the wider-UK.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community
Pancreatic cancer is a tough one but we’re taking it on. We are supporting those affected by the disease, investing in ground-breaking research, lobbying for greater recognition of pancreatic cancer and being a voice for everyone involved in the fight. Together we are taking on pancreatic cancer.
Our work in Scotland
Our work in Scotland is a central part of our activity to take on pancreatic cancer. Researchers in Scotland are leading the way in developing new exciting approaches to tackle pancreatic cancer, particularly through the Precision Panc programme based in Glasgow and we are delighted to be the patient engagement partner for this initiative. We also chose Scotland as the location for our first ever Future Leader’s Academy, which we fund at the Beatson Centre, to further drive our ambition to attract the next generation of bright minds into the pancreatic cancer field. As a charity we have been working hard to push pancreatic cancer up the political agenda in Scotland through the Cross party group, events and debates in the Scottish Parliament, working with some very dedicated supporters.
But we have much more to do. Particularly to make sure that everyone diagnosed in Scotland knows about the services we provide and has access to our face to face services to reduce isolation and improve quality of life.
The charity has always been active across the UK but has been expanding its activities in Scotland, providing a significant level of research investment, growing our influencing activity to specifically call for a review of pancreatic cancer services and starting to roll out our face to face services. Over the last two years the charity has had a consultant and Interim Head working with the charity to start to shape our priorities for work in the nation but this will be the charity’s first permanent role in Scotland.
The role will sit within the Operations Directorate and have a key focus on establishing the charity’s presence and profile in Scotland working to engage with key stakeholders to increase our service presence, influence to improve treatment and care, increase research collaboration and increase our fundraising activity. The post holder will need to work closely with teams across the charity.
You will play a crucial role in ensuring our work is appropriately tailored to meet the needs of people affected by pancreatic cancer in Scotland and our wider stakeholders and to ensure we are responding to key concerns or opportunities around pancreatic cancer within the nation. You will also help us build relationships with key health and policy stakeholders in Northern Ireland, working with our postholder there. This is an exciting time to join the charity and help shape our work as we start to develop our next organisational strategy.
To enable us to meet our strategic objectives including the production of a two-year plan for services, policy and campaigning, fundraising and engagement activity in Scotland with input from internal Heads, the successful candidate will be skilled in developing and maintaining strong working relationships. These include external relationships with key stakeholders from across the pancreatic cancer community including supporters, health professionals, policy makers, MSPs, researchers, funders, major donors and other charities. This role will be representing the charity and be comfortable and credible networking at a senior level.
The post holder will need to ensure excellent internal communication and effective co-working is maintained with internal contacts at the London office and have direct experience of service delivery, ideally in a health setting, operational planning, project management and budgeting, a high standard of written communication including presentations and policy development.
Working with us
We are an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce and are looking for people who can demonstrate dedication to our cause and values. We offer a supportive place to work with helpful and friendly staff who report a high level of job satisfaction. We are always happy to discuss flexibility in light of the needs of the role.