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.
Legal Services Agency (LSA), Scotland’s largest Law Centre, will shortly celebrate its 30th anniversary. Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law. LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.
About the role
LSA is looking for a Chief Executive to lead the organisation into its 4th decade, building on a record of achievement, and ensuring that the organisation succeeds in facing new challenges and opportunities.
The Chief Executive will have lead responsibility in the following areas:- governance, planning, Board development, business management and development, maintaining high quality service delivery, securing resources, financial and staff management, public relations and stakeholder relationships.
You will be a resilient individual who welcomes challenges, with drive, tenacity, focus, and a desire to succeed. Your leadership style will be inclusive, empowering, and supportive. You will be able to lead a team of staff, encouraging motivation, high performance and a commitment to excellence. You will support the Board of Trustees and the LLP in delivering on LSA’s business objectives, operating sound financial management, building the sustainability of the organisation and ensuring that it meets all its legal, regulatory and financial obligations.
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.
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.
CVS Inverclyde has a mission to support communities and voluntary organisations improve the lives of Inverclyde’s people. We support local people to volunteer, bring communities together, strengthen voluntary organisations and champion the role of civil society in public planning.
After nearly ten years our current Chief Executive is moving on to a new post. We are now looking for a new leader with the vision and skills to take the organisation forward. The organisation has enjoyed a significant period of growth in capacity and reputation.
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.
Re advertised – Previous applicants need not apply
The Greenock Medical Aid Society wishes to appoint a Head of Finance to work with the CEO to oversee all finance and funding functions.
GMAS is a charity providing care for older people through two care homes in Greenock with full nursing support at Bagatelle (40 beds) and Glenfield (34 beds). The same high quality of care and standard of living is offered in each Home. In partnership with River Clyde Homes a sheltered housing complex at Bagatelle Court is in operation.
Our values underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community.
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Team Work: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one team
The Head of Finance reports to the Chief Executive of the Greenock Medical Aid Society (GMAS)
This is a great opportunity to work with a forward-thinking charity fully committed to those entrusted into our care.
The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is seeking one lay and one registrant member for the CNHC Board.
Are you interested in setting standards in the public interest? CNHC is the independent regulatory body for complementary healthcare practitioners, established in 2008 with support and funding from the Department of Health. Our public register of over 6,200 qualified therapists provides confirmation that individuals have met UK standards for safe and competent practice.
The Board meets in London for a half-day four times a year.
We have vacancies for one lay and one registrant Board member.
There is no remuneration for attendance at Board meetings but travel costs are reimbursed.