Are you passionate about transforming lives of young people, and influencing wider youth policy across Scotland, with young people’s voices at the heart of change?
Helm are a specialist youthwork provider working with over 200 young people a year. We are an ambitious, vibrant organisation, and are financially stable, with a great track record, a very experienced staff team, and an award winning CEO. We are currently recruiting for two new Board members to join our friendly and committed Board, and who share our passion and commitment to enabling young people with experience of adversity to make great transitions into adult life.
We welcome applications for Board members from a wide range of backgrounds, but are specifically interested in making appointments at this time for new Board members who bring significant current or recent experience in any/all of the following areas :
· Youth policy
· Looked After Children
· Children’s Rights
You may also have lived experience of adversity, which will bring additional depth to the work you do as a Board member. It will be an added advantage if you can bring existing local, regional or national networks to the role, to support our wider influencing work.
SU Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. In addition to our work in schools, with churches and in SU holidays, we run two residential activity centres, Lendrick Muir (near Kinross) and Alltnacriche (near Aviemore) and are about to launch a third Gowanbank in Ayrshire.
Lendrick Muir is our largest facility, a stunning mansion house set in 120 acres of land, offering accommodation for groups of up 160 and a unique mix of activities to experience. Primarily focussed on hosting children and young people, the centre welcomes groups of all sizes from schools, churches, youth organisations and other agencies, as well as hosting SU Holidays and the Soul Survivor Scotland festival.
Building on outstanding growth in recent years, this role offers a rewarding opportunity to bring leadership to the centre, supporting a talented team of over 30 staff and volunteers who help make the ministry happen, and see it grow to the next level.
You will have proven leadership skills with strong experience in managing teams and individuals, operational delivery and customer focus. Candidates should be mature Christians able to support the spiritual leadership of a large team of staff and volunteers. Candidates should also possess sound business and communication skills. You will be an excellent team player, motivated self-starter and work well under pressure.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
To support our continued success, PKCT are looking to appoint a Chair of Trustees due to the forthcoming retirement of the present Chair. This an opportunity to lead an independent charity that works with local communities to conserve, protect and improve the environment, natural resources and facilities of the local countryside. We are looking for a volunteer who has a passion for the outdoors and nature, who can make a strong contribution to our charity.
PKCT is committed to diversity and the Chair position is open to adults of all ages and backgrounds.
The Board of Trustees
There are currently nine trustees; four of whom are nominated by Scottish Natural Heritage, Perth and Kinross Council, and the Forestry Commission. The composition of the board reflects a wide range of relevant expertise and experience of the countryside environment.
Trustees have a collective responsibility to oversee the governance and development of the Trust in line with OCSR guidelines and responsibility for agreeing the organisation’s strategy, governance and to work with staff to deliver agreed plans and objectives.
·Experience of running board meetings in the public or private sectors
·Knowledge and experience of good governance practice in the charitable sector
·Understanding of financial accounting and management reporting
·Experience of fundraising in the charitable sector
·An enthusiasm and understanding of development work in the environmental field
·The ability to manage and motivate senior staff
·Experience of strategic planning and good public communications
The full board meets four times a year and there are intermittent sub-committee meetings attended by relevant trustees. In all the time commitment is 1-2 days per month on a voluntary basis.
Perth’s floating housing support service is aimed at enabling vulnerable individuals who are at potential risk of losing their tenancy to live independently or to maximise their independence. The service provides an outcomes focused approach to support planning which allows staff to engage with service users in a person-centered way and is structured using a consistent outcomes focused framework. We are looking to recruit talented, enthusiastic, non judgmental individuals for the this post
A new and exciting post has arisen for a Volunteer Co-coordinator within Dundee City Pipe Band & Youth Music Initiative (SCIO) to develop and co-ordinate all elements of volunteering within the organisation.
The Volunteer coordinator will be responsible for recruitment, training, development and support of all volunteers within DCPB.
Applicants will have experience of providing services to vulnerable client groups and have proven experience of all aspects of managing and retaining volunteers.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and have the ability to motivate others.
Post will be based in Dundee and may involve travel across the City.
Subject to PVG check
Please inform us if you need any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process.
A great opportunity to grow your fundraising skills, become part of Helm’s senior team and play a significant role in transforming young lives
Helm work with 200 young people a year in Dundee aged 15+, enabling them to overcome challenges and make great transitions into adult life. We have a track record of over 30 years, work with local authority and national agencies, enjoy the support of many trusts and foundations, run our own social enterprises and are developing a number of corporate partnerships. We also are pioneering an exciting young people led influencing agenda, designed to bring about change in our society for young people who have experience of adversity.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your own fundraising role within our existing busy trusts and foundations work, while also taking sole responsibility for recording, project managing and reporting all our fundraising work. You will report to the CEO, and work closely with our successful freelance fundraiser. The right candidate will develop with our support in this role over the next 2 years, and is expected to be able to take on a more senior position within Helm by that point.
You will have a degree level education, 2 years’ experience in a fundraising role, be able to demonstrate excellent administration, self-management, communication and teamwork skills, and show real potential to develop compelling cases to funders. Above all you will have a passion for improving the lives of young people who have grown up facing challenges.
You will join a small, friendly, dedicated team, and will have the job satisfaction which comes from the opportunity to make a real difference every day. You will have access to support and mentoring from successful senior colleagues, a great career development opportunity, access to the eTapestry fundraising CRM, as well as a competitive salary, 35 days annual leave (pro rata), health benefits, and a pension plan.
Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.
Here at Abertay, we are proud of our industry focus and links to business. Our new student enterprise programme will cover all of our academic schools – Design & Informatics; Science, Engineering & Technology; Social & Health Sciences; Dundee Business School; Graduate School.
The Student Enterprise Officer will work with the Head of Business Engagement to deliver on our operational plan for student enterprise at Abertay University, to encourage the development of enterprise skills and entrepreneurial behaviour among our students through the development and delivery of this new programme starting in 2018.
This is a new role within the University’s External & Corporate Relations team, and the post-holder will use their skills and experience to support our students to grow their ideas, start their own businesses and thrive in an economy with an increasing emphasis on self-employment and freelancing. The programme will engage with external partners in order to bring high quality training, facilitation and advice to students onto the Abertay campus, and enhance their access to competitions, challenges and funding at a local and national level. We are creating a new space on campus dedicated to student enterprise activities, which we expect to open in Autumn 2018.
You will provide an initial point of contact for Abertay students looking to get involved in enterprise and signpost people to relevant activities and sources of support. Our goal is to create a community of Abertay students who are actively working on business ideas, where we can get to know people, understand their ambitions and actively help them to achieve these. The Student Enterprise Officer will play a key role in welcoming people into this community and making them feel part of our events, activities and competitions as they develop their plans and start trading.
The postholder will also be responsible for liaising with partners, recruiting and engaging students to participate in the programme and maintaining necessary records to track progress and measure impact.
Thanks to the generosity of the late Bill Sword, the University is supporting this development of student enterprise across all academic schools to ensure that future generations benefit from his entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropy. Santander Universities are also supporting the development of student entrepreneurs at Abertay. The Student Enterprise Officer will have a key role in demonstrating positive outcomes for students and graduates, and the impact of this work.
To provide an initial diagnostic advice service to people with debt problems.
Applicants should have a good understanding of money advice procedures, excellent communication and IT skills and work well as part of a team.
Purpose of the post
You will undertake preventative work that helps tackle the root cause of domestic abuse through changing perceptions and attitudes towards domestic abuse. You will also provide the highest possible standard of service to women, children and young people.
• To promote the work of DWA in the local and wider community
• To support the CYP Manager, CEO and colleagues in achieving team and DWA objectives and in identifying areas for improvement
Transform Community Development has worked with vulnerable adults to help transform their lives for over 40 years. FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. Through redistribution centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh they redistribute surplus food to frontline charities and community groups. Transform Community Development runs the Dundee FareShare operation from our depot which covers Tayside and Fife.
FareShare has been awarded funding from the Scottish Government to enable the redistribution of sanitary products to vulnerable women and girls and low-income households. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to take the lead developing the redistribution model, engaging community groups and providing training.