As a member of the senior management team within the Ministries Council you will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of a programme of development, formation and education for those in ministry within the Church of Scotland at every stage of ministry.
As a driven and skilled leader you will have a proven track record of delivering improvements within an established training environment. You will demonstrate an ability to navigate complex governance structure to deliver real change for end-users of defined education and development services.
This role has three key distinct areas:
1.Providing leadership and strategic guidance for the oversight of the Initial Ministerial Education programme.
2.Project lead onRethinking Initial Training. This significant programme of change is critical to the future formation and education plans for the Council.
3.Co-lead onAscend: centre for wellbeing and development. This is a partnership-based programme to deliver a range of services that directly support ministers and those in ministry.
A commitment to co-create with those in frontline ministry is essential to this post. Ensuring that services are relevant, effective and financially sustainable will be critical to future success. The role combines ministerial formation, project management and operational management in a fast-paced and ambitious team environment.
An effective communicator with evidence of leadership practice at a senior level, you will comfortably inspire and motivate others around you forming successful partnerships internally and with external consultants.
This position requires a personal commitment to the Christian faith with a live church connection. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement.
The successful candidate will start on point 1 of a 5 point pay scale and move up the scale in annual increments.
Changing Faces is the UK's leading charity for everyone who has a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different. Being different in a society where there is such pressure to look a certain way is extremely difficult. We provide advice and support, we challenge discrimination, and we campaign for a world that respects difference.
Changing Faces wants a future where everyone with a visible difference on their face or body has the confidence, support and opportunity to lead the lives they want.
We are looking to recruit the new Head of Scotland, which can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. This individual will be a key member of the leadership team responsible for delivering ambitious growth in Scotland and establishing the organisation as the leading voice and provider of service innovation for people with visible differences. It is essential that you have a background in growing awareness, impact and income through excellent stakeholder, service and staff management. The postholder needs to be able to tailor the charities’ strategy to a Scottish context and empower and expand the work across the country here.
You will manage the day-to-day operations and services of Changing Faces Scotland, and have a strong background in managing budgets and income targets. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Scotland Plan and Scotland KPI and lead the delivery of the Fundraising targets, ensuring key bids are submitted on time and to a high standard, working in partnership with the wider fundraising team as needed. Managing key fundraising partnerships and ensuring live opportunities are maximised are also key.
This positions holds an ambassadorial role for the organisation, with you representing Changing Faces at events etc. to raise awareness and profile.
Changing Faces are committed to equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively across all of our activities. We aim to have a workforce that represents a variety of backgrounds and cultures and can provide the relevant knowledge, abilities and skills for our organisation with compatible values, behaviours and attitudes.
If you can answer yes to all of these then keep reading as you may well be a natural choice for this exciting role with the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Liaison Service.
We are looking for a colleague to join our expanding service in Scotland and currently have one part time (0.6 FTE) post to fill.
With the option of working from home, with extensive travel, applicants must live in Scotland. You'll work in hospitals, GP surgeries, medical schools and communities in partnership with health care regulators and providers to improve medical education and prevent avoidable referrals of doctors to the GMC;
Additionally you will:
The successful candidate will have strong relationship management and partnership working skills. Additionally they will have an analytical and problem solving approach to work. Using data, intelligence and networking they will be able to quickly build a picture of the quality of care and medical education delivered across Scotland and identify those in the external healthcare environment best placed to help improve the situation.
They will care deeply about supporting doctors to maintain the standards we expect of them. They will be open and empathetic to the current challenges of practicing medicine in the UK and be capable of providing guidance and direction to doctors, students and educators about ethical issues and patient safety concerns.
They will be an excellent educator or facilitator with a clear, engaging and dynamic communication style and a proven ability to translate complex information into engaging content in a range of settings and across multiple audiences as well as the ability to handle challenge and answer complex queries.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference as the GMC becomes increasingly focused on collaboration, prevention and improvement to support a profession under pressure.
The Head of Fundraising and Communications plays a pivotal role in the overall strategic development and growth of the organisation. The post will provide leadership to the Fundraising and Communications team and leads on Fundraising strategy and internal and external communications. He/she will ensure that The Yard has a diverse fundraising portfolio and can identify opportunities to work with partners on areas of common interest. He/she will manage a broad communications programme across media, public affairs, stakeholder management, website and social media, internal communications and campaigning, and ensure The Yard has strong systems and processes in place to engage with their community. He/she will ensure The Yard has a balanced programme of regional events.
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Scotland’s women and labour market expert, Close the Gap, is looking for new trustees. Committed to women’s labour market equality, you’ll have the ability to think strategically and creatively, and to respond to the needs of the organisation. You’ll also be able to commit the time to fulfil the role of trustee, and help us meet our strategic objectives.
We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from people that have knowledge and experience in media/PR, marketing, and fundraising.
Close the Gap is deeply committed to equality, and recognises that diverse boards are more effective, and result in better governance practice. We would particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic people, disabled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who are currently under-represented on our board.
Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.5 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 11.9 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and support needed to manage their condition well. Most people with diabetes just want to live a normal life, but the truth is that coping with the condition impacts the way they live and the choices they make, every single day.
Our desire in Services is to help people manage their diabetes and live a fulfilling life. With a determined vision to transform lives we tackle the problems and challenges that people can sometimes face through providing a range of services that offer hope and solutions. We provide practical support through our Customer Care Centre Helplines, the Online Forum, our events for children and families, and running the major diabetes professional and academic conference in the UK. We also lead on Safeguarding and Type 1 strategy, and are developing a highly innovative digital diabetes education service.
Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.
The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for an experienced leader to play a major part in the leadership and drive of all these services, to help build operational excellence and develop external partnerships. You will have proven experience of leading high performance services, balancing the need for efficiency with sensitivity towards service users. In addition, you will have senior level strategic influencing skills to deliver complex projects to a high standard.
What we can offer you:
- Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
- Discounted gym membership
- Annual Season ticket loan
- Employee assistance programme
- Pension provision
- A Cash Healthcare Plan
We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us?
Hamilton CAB is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record in supporting and working alongside our community. We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan. Our primary focus is to ensure that all citizens have easy, free, independent, impartial and timely access to advice and representation. We use the evidence we gather to influence local and national social policy and practice. Our main areas of work include: access to justice, social security, health and social care, housing, energy / fuel poverty, debt and community justice.
As we head towards our 50th birthday, we are recruiting Trustees to join our Board of Directors.
Do you have recent senior management and/ or governance experience in our priority areas?
If yes, we would be delighted to hear from you.
You must be socially aware, comfortable with our values and principles, resident or working within Hamilton area and interested in us!
Established in 2016, Future Pathways supports people who experienced childhood abuse or neglect while living in care in Scotland. Our vision is that each of the people we work with has support to live full, healthy and independent lives. Our innovative and trauma informed staff work together with each person to identify their needs, what is important to them and the specific outcomes they wish to achieve. Relevant support is then explored and put into place. This might range from help to access courses or training, purchase of material items or purchased services.
Fully funded by the Scottish Government, Future Pathways is Scotland’s first alliance partnership with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, Health in mind, the Mental Health Foundation and Penumbra co-delivering Future Pathways.
After a successful start, our innovative and trauma-informed team is expanding to better meet the needs of people who have signed up with Future Pathways. We are now seeking a Practice Learning Facilitator as our team expands.
Guided by our vision and principles, the Practice Learning Facilitator is responsible for supporting small teams of support coordinators to deliver a consistently, high quality service.
This is a senior role that will involve facilitating reflective practice sessions and supporting staff to learn and innovate support for people registered with Future Pathways. With significant experience of mental health and trauma related work, you should have a passion for enabling change across people and organisations.
Passionate about the principles of individualised support and collaboration, your ability to recognise good practice and nurture innovation will be complemented by good listening skills and an uncommon ability to create space for joint work. Knowing how important wellbeing is to resilience, you will prioritise self-care and hold boundaries in all areas of work and encourage others to do the same.
Flexibility in working hours will also be expected from time to time.
You should be a member of the PVG scheme.
NYCOS, Scotland’s youth singing organisation, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation as it approaches its 25th anniversary
During its 22 years, NYCOS has evolved from a single national choir into a multi-faceted organisation that comprises 4 National Choirs, 14 Regional Choirs across Scotland, Mini Music Maker classes and an impressive education portfolio.
Under the inspirational leadership of its Artistic Director and founder Christopher Bell, the flagship National Youth Choir of Scotland now performs regularly with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardner, Edward Gardner and Donald Runnicles at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, and most recently, Carnegie Hall, New York.
The organisation is riding high artistically and reputationally and is in a great position to consolidate and grow its financial support base in the run up to celebrations of NYCOS’ 25th Anniversary in 2021.
About Forth Environment Link – Organisational Overview
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items. The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:
Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.
In recognition of the ever-changing landscape of the organisation, Forth Environment Link would like to appoint new Trustees to expand the current knowledge-base and diversity of the Board.
We are currently looking for Trustees who are passionate about the environment, and who can help us achieve our strategic aims and ambitions, particularly those with significant skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Familiarity with local government policies of Forth Valley including Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk area
Wider knowledge of Scotland and Scottish Government policies on areas of strategic relevance to FEL
We would particularly welcome applications from young people or those with a youth perspective, as this area is currently under represented on the Board.