This is a rare opportunity to join a thriving organisation. Fidra is looking for an exceptional individual to bring significant experience of programme, senior management and strong people management skills alongside an enthusiasm for motivating and mentoring a team. Supported by an engaged Trustee board and working closely with the Chair and the Fidra team, you will be responsible for delivery of organisational and project strategy. You will have experience of reporting to a board of Trustees or equivalent and a strong commitment to the environment.
Further information is available on our website: fidra.org.uk/vacancies
Chief Executive of the Church of Scotland General Trustees (the property holding arm of the Church)
Are you the one to lead the rationalisation and improvement of the Church estate?
Due to the impending retirement of our long serving post holder, we are seeking an accomplished professional to provide executive leadership for the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland.
The General Trustees hold in trust for congregations around 3,500 buildings including churches, halls and manses, and approximately 13,000 acres of agricultural land spread throughout Scotland. The General Trustees also provide advice to congregations on repairs and maintenance and health and safety issues relating to these properties.
In recognition of the Church estate requiring rationalisation and improvement, the General Trustees recently carried out a strategic review following a membership wide consultation. We are now seeking a Chief Executive who will assist and guide the Board in supporting congregations in achieving their vision of ‘well equipped spaces in the right places’.
ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), reporting directly to the CEO your role is responsible for developing and implementing the Governance and Compliance Framework which will ensure that Ark complies with all aspects of it’s regulatory and legal responsibilities; and you will also have responsibility for implementing key organisational improvement initiatives as delegated by the Chief Executive and the Executive Team.
There will be a key focus for ensuring that Ark complies with the requirements of the Information Commissioner, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman in relation to complaints, and the Scottish Housing Regulator and OSCR.
You will have a lead role in setting the ARK culture, that aligns to our values and aims, integral to which is to operate to the highest ethical standards and in doing so set the example of how all Ark employees should behave.
This is a revised role following a major piece of work where Ark have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to review and determine what resources you require to deliver your plans and work within an already well established Senior Leadership Team.
The aim of the revised business plans is to:
• Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care
• Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers
• Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business
• Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business
We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in a Housing and or Care related role with excellent knowledge of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in good governance, compliance and risk management then we would like to hear from you.
Advance HE works globally to help higher education shape its future. We bring together HE-focused expertise from across our entire sector in teaching and learning; equality, diversity and inclusion; leadership and governance, to help universities to deliver a world-class experience for their students. We do this through the provision of specialist knowledge and resources, externally recognised benchmarking and recognition schemes, and a member-focused, collaborative approach.
Reporting to the Assistant Director (Scotland and devolved nations), the Programme Adviser (Scotland) will provide support to the Assistant Director to ensure the successful delivery of the Operations Plan, utilising resources effectively and efficiently whilst actively promoting the values and culture of the organisation. The post holder will design, develop and lead on the implementation of designated equality projects and have responsibility for specific policy and stakeholder engagement activity.
To develop and deliver the FOTA Youth Development Project. This entails working within existing partnerships with a variety of schools and youth groups in Edinburgh and developing additional partnerships, in order to provide young people aged 14-24 years old, from disadvantaged backgrounds, opportunities to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), develop confidence, and gain life and work skills.
Can you make a difference in the lives of adults with a learning disability?
St Joseph’s Homes is an exciting new charity which exists purchase properties for adults with learning disabilities in Midlothian. St Joseph’s homes is a member of St Joseph’s Services who have been providing housing support / care at home services throughout Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 95 years.
St Joseph’s Homes are looking for committed, enthusiastic and inspirational Trustees to ensure the effective governance of St Joseph’s Homes and to contribute to the existing board of trustees -working together establishing St Joseph’s Homes property portfolio, along with setting our strategic direction in accordance with our objectives, vision, mission and Vincentian values.
Having recently been established we have an ambitious vision for the future - we are seeking Trustees who will help us realise our aspirations and share our passion in providing the right homes to adults with a learning disability.
Do you have any experience to assist in developing this exciting new charity?
If yes, we would love to hear from you. All applications will be considered – we would particularly welcome applications from people with a: Financial, property management, estate agency or legal background.
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 co-ordination and support. The Project Officer will work alongside the rest of the allocated project team, ensuring successful delivery and development where appropriate.
As well as providing project coordination and support, the role will be responsible for the collation of management information and for the coordination and engagement with key stakeholders as well as assist with the drafting of project reports. This will be used to determine how the project or service is performing and inform recommendations and decisions as to future service development and changes affecting advice delivery.
This role will support a number of projects and therefore a dynamic and flexible individual who can multi task is required. The national projects are delivered by the bureau network, providing the advice and support people need. The Project Officer must have the ability to communicate clearly and to proactively gather information form a wide stakeholder and participation base ensuring deadlines are met.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of project management in a coordination or support role, including the use of project stakeholder communication and management reporting. 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 with previous demonstrable experience.
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 our Edinburgh office. 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.
Changeworks’ runs a very successful energy advice and advocacy service for vulnerable householders across East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders regions. We are now seeking to recruit additional full-time advisor capacity within the Affordable Warmth Team. We are looking for energetic and supportive individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude to deliver affordable warmth advice.
You will be highly organised with excellent communication skills and a mature, responsible and client focussed, attitude. An energy or advice providing background is desirable, as is experience of producing high quality written reports, working with disadvantaged people and knowledge of fuel poverty. A driving licence is highly desirable.
We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
“To make Leith the best place to be”
For the past 40 years Port of Leith HA has been actively providing high quality affordable housing and promoting the ongoing regeneration of Leith and neighbouring communities in North Edinburgh. Our ambition is “to make Leith the best place to be”. We have an exciting new build programme of approximately 850 units over the next 5 years, including a Passivhaus development and 400 new homes at Granton Harbour.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic Money Advice Worker to join our tenant advice team, based in our office in Leith. You will provide an excellent service to our tenants to ensure that income is maximised through debt and budgeting advice. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and be able to work with minimum supervision.
The main purpose of the role is:
You will be accountable for ensuring all work done by you meets regulatory and recognised good practice standards, including those of the Financial Conduct Authority.
You will have a thorough and current knowledge of money and debt advice, with at least 2 years’ relevant experience working in this field, along with a good general level of education. You should also be familiar with case recording on AdvicePro.
This post is subject to Police Check Standard Disclosure.
We know that our people are our greatest asset and we’re proud to be an Investors in People Gold-accredited employer. In addition, we are listed within the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work for 2019.
We offer an excellent benefits package, in attractive, modern offices in the centre of Leith. We are also able to provide opportunities for training and development.
Rock Trust is looking to recruit a highly personable, experienced People Advisor (HR) to work in our Administration and HR team.
The People Advisor will be responsible for ensuring Rock Trust is a healthy and productive workplace that attracts, retains, supports, engages and develops top talent.
We are looking for a highly organized self-starter with excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive, fruitful relationships, both internally with staff, volunteers and young people, and with external stakeholders. Committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities for all, they will have the skills and expertise to inspire others and turn ideas in to action.
This post has been developed as part of Rock Trust’s commitment to creating a positive, fair, respectful and safe working environment for the benefit of all employees and the young people we support. As part of our efforts to continually improve our practices we are looking for an HR professional who shares our passion for supporting people to develop and thrive.
Who we are
Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.
Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards through Perkbox and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.
We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the right IT equipment and home set-ups to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.
We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.
Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.