DTA Scotland is recruiting a new Chief Executive
Would you relish the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting, supporting and representing a dynamic and growing network of community-led organisations across Scotland? Our member development trusts utilise assets, enterprise and creativity to drive forward local change.
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop services on a national scale following the retirement of the current incumbent.
You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the forward momentum of network growth and organisational development achieved to date, and consolidate our position around the community ownership, community enterprise and community empowerment agendas in Scotland.
Some of your responsibilities will be:
The role is perfect for you if you have:
Please download the Chief Executive recruitment pack from the DTAS website for further information and to apply.
Edinburgh University Student's Association has an exciting opportunity to join the Board of Trustees as a External Trustee
**Please note that the role of Trustee is an unpaid volunteer position**
The Trustee Board at the Students' Association has ultimate responsibility for ensuring good governance, and that the organisation has a clear purpose and strategy which it is fulfilling effectively. It is also responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation, and sets future direction. As such, Trustees of Edinburgh University Students’ Association are collectively responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation and for ensuring good governance
The role of the External Trustee is to utilise their personal and professional skills, experience and knowledge to support and assist the Students’ Association in developing and delivering its Mission, Vision and Values, and achieving its organisational goals. The External Trustee will be an active and contributing member of the Board at all levels, individually and collectively responsible for ensuring organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedure, and ensuring that the Board reaches structured and sound decisions.
The Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year; Subcommittees of the Board generally meet 3-4 times per year. Additional communication may be required between meetings via email, and Board members will also be required to set time aside in advance of meetings to read all papers relating to meetings.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in the running of the Students’ Association during an exciting period of change
We are looking for applicants who share our passion for the student experience, with a keen interest in contributing to the effective governance and organisational development of the Students' Association. This is not a political position so candidates should apply based on their skills, experience and ability to carry out the role.
The ideal candidate will have proven, relevant senior professional/management experience, with an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities involved in trusteeship. Previous experience of board membership and/or policy development would also be a distinct advantage.
Equally important is the commitment to supporting the work of the Students’ Association through participation in the Trustee Board. We are also looking for individuals who can demonstrate sound judgement, a creative and innovative approach, strong communication skills, and a 'can-do' attitude.
We are particularly keen to meet candidates with commercial and financial insight and experience, given our varied services and sites and competitive landscape in the heart of the city of Edinburgh
Please note that candidates cannot be currently employed at the Students' Association or the University of Edinburgh
For more detailed information about both the role and candidate requirements, please download the Trustee Candidate Pack below. Additionally, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Purves (Director of Membership Support and Development) firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions about this role.
Are you an experienced professional, looking to utilise your skills, experience and knowledge to help others? Do you want to undertake a Trustee role where your efforts will make a genuinely positive change to people’s lives?
Every year, over 300,000 people need and receive free, impartial advice on money, legal and rights issues from Citizens Advice Scotland.
The bureaux has over 60 members, and coupled with the Extra Help Unit, deliver Scotland’s Largest Independent Advice Network.
Their work encapsulates the entire geography of Scotland and every demographic: they look at the problems people bring to their advice services and campaign for change where it’s needed most. So when they speak out about something, it’s because it matters to people – whether it’s limiting the damaging effects of welfare reform or making sure payday loan companies can’t ruin lives.
In order that they can maintain the governance structure of the organisation, we are seeking experienced and motivated people from outside the Citizens Advice service to join their Board of Trustees.
In particular, we are keen to appoint individuals with the following knowledge and experience:
• Significant senior management experience in a substantial organisation
• Awareness of relationships with Government at Westminster and local level
This is a highly rewarding position, where you can help strategic decisions whilst ensuring the highest level of governance and service to those people who need independent advice the most.
“When I was struggling with my caring role, I was pointed to VOCAL. I was so impressed with the quality of the support I received that I felt this was an organisation to which I could contribute.
I became a volunteer and after a couple of years I was co-opted as a trustee. I really value the help I am able to give the charity.”
Supporting carers … as a VOCAL trustee
VOCAL is a carer-led agency, supporting over 10,000 carers each year in Edinburgh and Midlothian. In 2019 VOCAL celebrated its 25th anniversary.
To increase the health and welfare of carers, relieve the poverty and distress of carers and to give carers a voice, we seek further trustees, preferably with some caring experience within their families and circle of friends, to strengthen VOCAL’s governance and long-term strategic vision.
As we embark on new challenges to meet growing carer demand, we seek trustees who will bring direct or transferable professional or volunteer experience and leadership skills to our Board. Previous board/trustee experience is not essential and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds and minority groups.
At present we are particularly looking for applicants with experience in HR, social enterprises, digitalisation, fundraising and income generation, able to offer a minimum of five hours engagement a month.
Trustees attend Board meetings, about 8 per annum, at which the strategies for meeting VOCAL’s objectives are set, and are supported by a senior management team, along with about 30 staff and 60 volunteers. Individual trustees also assist the work of a few sub-committees which address specific areas of our work.
Edinburgh Community Food is a dynamic, expanding food charity and we need some fresh talent for our non-executive board to help take us even further. If you’ve got a professional background in: Human resource management, Marketing/Communications, Information technology, Law, Community Education; or, a background in monitoring and reporting, we would love to hear from you.
Even if you don’t have specific experience but feel that you have a contribution to make to our community – especially raising our profile and connecting us with key organisations and future funders – please get in touch.
We would need you to give at least 4 hours a month of your time in order to benefit from your involvement.
The Welcoming Association is a charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and newcomers in Edinburgh.
We are looking to recruit a volunteer Chairperson to lead the Board in ensuring the effective performance of its governance responsibilities. The chairperson will work in partnership with the Director to help him/her achieve the objectives set for the organization and to ensure there is an effective relationship between the Board, staff, volunteers, participants, funders and other stakeholders.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience and skills in the following areas:
Knowledge and skills
Please see below for the job description.
An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are currently seeking applications for a Lead Inspector within the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) based in Edinburgh.
The post holder will ensure HMICS is able to monitor, assess, inspect and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland and the SPA. They will also be able to co-ordinate an allocated programme of inspection activity including acting as inspection manager for both single and joint inspectorate inspections when appropriate.
Advance HE is delighted to announce an exciting, flexible opportunity for a programme manager/policy and programme adviser in Scotland, within the Membership and Accreditation Directorate.
We would encourage applications from candidates who wish to work full-time or part-time, as a Policy and Programme Adviser, or with additional responsibility as Programme Manager.
Advance HE is committed to supporting diverse talent within its organisation and we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates.
The successful applicant will primarily support the delivery of Advance HE’s strategic equality and diversity programme of projects with Scottish universities and colleges, supported by the Scottish Funding Council.
We are looking for candidates with a collaborative and supporting personal style, a commitment to quality assurance and a high level of integrity. They should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to build effective relationships at all levels of an institution and a willingness to provide constructive challenge. Whilst the candidate will work regularly from the Edinburgh office, home-based candidates are encouraged to apply. Some travel to London and York will also be necessary.
This is a fixed term contract through July 2021.
We are seeking new Trustees to join QNIS Council.
We’re looking for people who share our vision and are committed to good governance. We are particularly keen to find new Trustees with experience of fundraising and digital strategy, as well as a current community nursing leader.
The QNIS was established by Royal Charter in 1889 and has a proud tradition of serving the communities of Scotland. Our Patron is HM The Queen. The charity has a programme of activity which reaches across the whole of Scotland. We exist to promote excellence in community nursing to enable the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland, and you can read more on our websitewww.qnis.org.uk.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – they 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 Extra Help Unit. 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.
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced HR professional to join Citizens Advice Scotland as HR Advisor as an integral part of the Human Resources team. This role is full time and offered on a permanent basis.
The HR Advisor role provides pragmatic, commercial and employee-focused advice and support, utilising excellent communication, coaching and influencing skills to drive employee engagement. You will provide a generalist HR service and work closely with all managers and employees across the organisation, offering advice and support where required.
The successful candidate will have substantial and demonstrable generalist HR knowledge and experience covering all major HR functions including recruitment and selection, performance management, learning and development, employee engagement, reward, and employment legislation. Ideally this experience would come from a public or third sector environment.
You will have excellent working knowledge of UK employment law and experience of managing employee relations issues. In addition, you will have a strong problem solving ability and be comfortable working in an environment which demands the ability to identify problems and drive innovative HR solutions to improve processes. All this will be backed up with excellent communication skills, including the ability to coach and influence key stakeholders.
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to regularly travel to Glasgow.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below or on our vacancies page.
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. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.