Could you be our next Chief Officer?
This is an exciting time for The Church of Scotland. We are embarking on an ambitious programme of major reforms to our governing structures as part of a three-year Radical Action Plan. We are seeking to appoint someone to help us implement these changes wisely, courageously and compassionately.
Our Chief Officer, who will be responsible for the effective management of staff and resources, will play a key role in leading this change.
To find out more about the role and the skills we require, please see our application pack.
Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprise. We are a small, ambitious charity with a Scotland-wide footprint providing high-quality, sustainable services to develop social enterprise start-ups. Our vision is for social enterprises to play a key role in society, transforming lives, communities and the economy.
In March 2019 we published our new strategy Increasing Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship which outlines our plan for the coming years. As part of our new strategic direction, we are looking to recruit two additional board members to compliment the skills, experience and backgrounds of our Chair and existing members.
We are looking for individuals with commercial acumen and business experience, with an understanding of the challenges faced by small businesses, start-ups, and investment, as well as a commitment to the vision, mission and values of both Firstport and FirstImpact. In particular, we are looking for specialist knowledge and/or experience in one or several or the following fields:
The role of Board Member for Firstport is a voluntary position and as such is not remunerated. However, travel and other associated expenses are reimbursed.
Kindred is looking for new board members:
Are you feeling life is a bit dull and without a meaningful challenge? What about helping to run Kindred Advocacy? We are recruiting new trustees to our board. The minimum commitment is six evenings a year (Wednesdays from 6-8pm). There is never a dull moment on our board and you will be contributing to an organisation that makes a huge difference. We will be particularly pleased to hear from you if your background is in marketing, public profile or finance.
SIS’s market building activity covers projects, programmes and activities to help communities build capacity, confidence, and resilience. The Head of Market Building will lead a team that has overall responsibility for the design and development of capacity building programmes, and provision of business support in pursuit of this strategic aim.
The overall objective of the role, working across the organisation and closely with all members of the SIS leadership team, will be to lead SIS’s efforts to grow the market for social investment; either by helping organisations understand investment concepts or through business support interventions (both one to one and one to many) that lead to growth and scale opportunities supported by investment from SIS.
Lung Ha Theatre Company seeks to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Directors
Multi award-winning Lung Ha Theatre Company, the leading theatre Company in Scotland for people with a learning disability, is looking to appoint a dynamic Chair to build on the Company’s success to date and help steer it towards its future goals. They will work alongside the rest of the Board and support the Lung Ha Theatre Company staff and members to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective business strategy and financial safeguards are in place for the Company. The Chair will be an Ambassador for the Company. The Chair volunteers their time to the charity and the role is unpaid.
Successful candidate will have:
• a proven interest in the sector in which Lung Ha Theatre Company works;
• previous board or committee experience;
• ability to network;
• ability to think strategically;
• excellent communication skills;
• knowledge of Scottish theatre (very welcome although not entirely essential).
The Chair will be expected to:
- Meet legal duties and responsibilities under the 2005 Act;
- Attend and chair Board meetings in the centre of Edinburgh, (approximately four times per year); and attend periodic planning / strategic and organisational development sessions;
- Liaise with Board members and staff in setting agendas for Board meetings;
- To lead in the provision of oversight in terms of the following:
o Organisational mission statement and overall strategy;
o Appointing and overseeing the performance of the Artistic Director and the Company Manager;
o Managing governance processes;
o Provide insight, wisdom and judgement;
o Monitor overall organisational performance and being accountable.
- Be an ambassador for the Company;
- Work with other Board members, the Company Manager and Artistic Director, to ensure an effective business strategy and financial safeguards are in place to support the Company;
- Attend meetings as required with Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council, and Arts & Business Scotland along with other key partners, to include potential investors in the Company’s work;
- Work closely with LHTC staff members on an ongoing basis, providing advice and support as required;
- Attend the Company’s performances, events and activities.
- At all times to work to raise the profile of Lung Ha Theatre Company;
- To play an active role in the Company seeking out, and working with, new partners and potential investors;
In a small, but essential and life-changing organisation, the Board Chair has a vital and dynamic role in guiding, driving and supporting the company as it moves forward. The Chair has the opportunity to work with one of the leading creative organisations working with people with a learning disability in Scotland and such work is not only rewarding but also vital to the company’s ongoing success; and vital in ensuring its voice, and the voice of its performers continues to be heard.
The National Library of Scotland Foundation (“Foundation”) exists to support and advance the charitable purposes of the National Library of Scotland (“Library”). These include the advancement of arts, heritage and culture and the advancement of education by making grants and providing financial support for projects and activities being carried out by and supported by the National Library of Scotland.
The Board numbers up to seven Trustees, presently there are five. This recruitment process aims to recruit one new Trustee, herein referred to as the first new Trustee. There is an option to recruit one further Trustee should the Board feel that the quality of applicants supports maximising the number of Trustees. Included within the Board are Trustees nominated by the Library; to maintain independence from the Library the number of these Trustees must always be in the minority, presently there are two Library-nominated Trustees.
We do not expect any single Board member to have all the necessary skills and experience. The Board works as a team, including members with complementary skills and backgrounds. In addition we embrace the power of diversity in appointing new Board members. We want the most able individuals in our society to serve on our Board.
A core function of the Foundation is management of its investments. Presently these are split in an approximate ratio of 2:1 between cash deposits and a portfolio of investments managed by Rathbones. A key attribute of the first new Trustee will be knowledge of investment portfolio management.
A Recruitment Pack is available for download below.
LAYC is a regional organisation for youth and children’s groups in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian, offering advice, support and training to such groups.
LAYC’s mission is to champion, grow and strengthen the quality of youth and children’s work by supporting their Members to provide positive opportunities for children and young people.
An exciting full time (36 hours / week – three year in principle contract with an annual review) opportunity for a Director has arisen at LAYC. The duties will involve managing all LAYC activities and planning, managing and delivering agreed project(s) within timescales and budget.
The post holder will ensure collaboration across a broad range of stakeholders, to support the delivery of the LAYC strategic plan. The post holder will directly manage and be accountable for the Administration, Communications and Marketing Assistant and all associated budgets, and, supervise team members ensuring that they develop an understanding of their contribution to LAYC’s strategic priorities. In addition, the post holder will lead on networking activities locally and nationally.
The post holder will report to the Chair of the organisation. Flexible working options are available.
The Job Description and Job Specification is attached.
Established in 1996, ECF (Edinburgh Community Food) works in low-income communities across the city addressing issues of health inequalities with an overall mission “to get people into healthy food and healthy food into people”.
We believe in Healthier food – Healthier lives – Healthier futures.
As a leader in Edinburgh’s community food and health inequalities sector we are working to promote health equality by working in partnership with many community organisations providing expert experience in community food, health education, support and training.
We also run a substantial social enterprise selling fruit, vegetables and other products from our hospital outlets as well as weekly deliveries to household and corporate customers.
This is a rare opportunity to join our organisation as Chief Executive. We are seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial manager, with a strong commitment to tackling health inequalities from a community development perspective.
This role is the senior staff post within ECF and provides overall management and leadership for the organisation ensuring that the objectives within the Strategic Plan are delivered on and that funds are secured to implement it.
The Chief Executive holds accountability and responsibility for:
· providing the day-to-day management of the organisation including staff and project management;
· providing leadership to the organisation within the strategic framework established by the Board;
· developing and maintaining relationships with local and national stakeholders including other voluntary organisations, funders, City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian and Scottish Government.
· developing the funding strategy and submitting funding applications as required;
· supporting the Board in the performance of its governance functions.
A bit about us
For 60 years, TCV has worked across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.
We do this by bringing people together to create, improve and care for green spaces. From local parks and community gardens to local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; from school grounds and hospital grounds to waterways, wetlands and woodlands; we connect people to the green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community.
We draw upon the expertise of our 220 employees, volunteers and those we hold partnerships with across the UK, working with thousands of volunteers, beneficiaries and community groups to design and deliver solutions to meet their community’s needs. Please click here to view more about our partnerships and current funders.
TCV launched its refreshed strategy in 2018 and we have recently launched our internal business plan for 2019- 2022. Our planned income for this year is in the region of £8.3m, with ambitions to grow this over the life of the plan.
We are looking for three Trustees to broaden the diversity and skill-mix of our experienced and established Board – please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity.
Why become a Trustee?
There are probably as many reasons as there are trees in the UK, but here’s a few:
· You will contribute towards creating healthier and happier communities for everyone.
· You will gain or develop your experience of playing a non-executive but influential role in a UK wide Charity.
· You will enjoy debating issues and problem solving with a diverse group of committed enthusiasts: your fellow Board members and employees.
TCV is an ambitious organisation seeking exceptional candidates to join a Board that works to connect people to green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community.
Candidates will ideally have experience of working with government and public bodies on both local and national affairs and will be able to help advance and develop TCV’s interests at all levels of public and private life. In general, you will have an interest in the community, environmental and cultural diversity sectors, and the highest standards of ethical conduct and corporate governance. Previous board experience is essential, whether on commercial or not-for-profit boards.
Experience and/or qualifications are required in the following areas to compliment the diverse skillset of our current board:
• Land management/construction/housebuilding
• Legal experience and/or qualified
• Fundraising & Marketing
• Digital / Communication technologies
As a UK wide charity we would like to know what region or country you have experience of working within. We would be particularly interested in candidates from Northern Ireland to join our team and compliment the experience of our board.
In undertaking the role, you will be working with a loyal and committed team and will set the Charity on a pathway that enables it to continue to create healthy and happy communities.
We are keen for our Board to reflect the diversity of the communities that we work in, therefore we encourage applications from all backgrounds.
The Open Door is seeking a voluntary Board Member and Trustee with Financial skills and experience, who, as well as adopting the regular duties and responsibilities of a Trustee, would assist our Treasurer.
About The Open Door
We are a local charity promoting inclusion in South Edinburgh. We support vulnerable older people to have fun with friends, and remain as active and independent as possible, through our social clubs and registered day care services. We provide a welcoming space for people who may be feeling lonely or isolated to chat and linger over a hot drink or light lunch in our community cafe. We enable people of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds to contribute to their local community through volunteering in our day care services, community café and other projects.
We are proud of our reputation for delivering high quality care and support services. We were awarded “Grade 5 – Very Good” for all categories in our last inspection by the Care Inspectorate.
We were founded in 1982 by a retired nurse, Peggy Hunter in conjunction with a number of local churches, and are well-supported by the community with over 50 individuals volunteering with The Open Door every fortnight.