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
Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. is an exciting new social enterprise situated in the Erskine Veterans Village Estate in Bishopton, Renfrewshire who are now looking to recruit a Senior Bid Writer to join our team.
Main Purpose of the Job
To secure grant funding and sponsorship for Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. achieving the annual income target. This fundraising is largely for employability support for Scotland’s most disadvantaged veterans including those with severe physical disabilities and mental health challenges. There are also other capital opportunities for SBMC including facilities, machinery and transport, and other RBLI activities such as LifeWorks and STEP IN that are relevant.
You will produce persuasive grant applications and sponsorship proposals, mainly for charitable trusts and statutory funding opportunities, although needs to be flexible to undertake corporate and HNWI approaches and occasionally engage RBLI’s community supporters in Scotland.
Experience of working closely with colleagues across delivery/operational departments to develop service proposals and a successful track record in generating income through writing competitive bids is essential. An ability to work independently is a prerequisite.
Your Key Responsibilities
This role will be based in Scotland. It will be mainly home based with some time at Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. at Erskine in Renfrewshire e.g. for donor tours.
Skills & Experience Required:
RBLI offer a competitive holiday allowance, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.
CVS Falkirk & District is recognised by Scottish Government and Falkirk Community Planning Partnership and Falkirk’s third sector as the Third Sector Interface (TSI) for the Falkirk area. We work to ensure the continuation and development of a vibrant third sector (charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups etc in Falkirk.
We’re looking for a new Chief Executive, someone who as a visionary leader and motivator, can lead the organisation through the delivery of its next strategic plan. The position is accountable to a Board of Trustees, and is responsible for working with the Board to ensure clear strategic direction, driving the organisation’s vision, mission and strategic aims, developing operational plans, demonstrating competent financial management and compliance, managing the resources that deliver against these.
The successful candidate will be a consummate networker, politically astute, with experience of business development or procurement, competent leader of change and prepared to invest time in seeking out knowledge to identify developing trends in the sector. But most importantly, they will be committed to community led, community development approaches and will employ their skills to develop and enable the local third sector to take forward leadership roles across a range of policy areas and activities that matter to their communities.
Applications are welcomed from individuals currently working in the Public, Private and Third Sectors.
CEIS has an exciting opportunity for experienced and enthusiastic business adviser to join our successful social enterprise business support team.
Our team specialise in helping third sector organisations strengthen their business through trade and enterprise. You will have an opportunity to work with a portfolio of clients to help shape the business and growth strategies of social enterprises in a wide range of market sectors such as childcare, health, and community regeneration.
We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer to join our fun, hardworking and ambitious team.
We work with unpaid Carers every day and have learned a great deal from them. We use this knowledge and our position as the Highland Carer Centre, to ensure that unpaid Carers in Highland are not caring alone, that they are acknowledged and supported and that they have access to the information they need to enable them to carry out their caring role.
The successful candidate will manage and develop the financial function of Highland Community Care Forum (HCCF) including policies, processes and procedures. You will be responsible for all aspects of the management and oversight of HCCF’s financial function, this includes advising managers and the HCCF Board, as well as liaising with external bodies as required.
The post holder will normally be office based in Dingwall but due to COVID-19 may be based at home initially.
If you are passionate about providing positive change to food insecurity and improved wellbeing and leading an established charity and its team into the next stage in its development, then this job is for you!
Serving the whole of Clackmannanshire, The Gate is seeking to appoint an experienced Chief Officer who has the vision and skill to enhance, integrate and develop new initiatives with existing services and the ability to work successfully in partnership with a wide range of people and organizations.
About The Gate
The Gate is an established charity, which supports the most vulnerable members of our community. It employs 1 full time and 2 part time members of staff and provide services in the centre of Alloa. With a Christian ethos but open to all faiths and none, we also have a large team of up to 80 dedicated volunteers to help provide services within our community.
Currently our projects and services consist of a large and busy Foodbank, a Soup Pot, Starter Packs, Community Café, an annual School Uniform Bank together with a number of smaller peer led initiatives to support our community. We also host a Recovery café in partnership with Forth Valley Addiction Services. We provide hired space and a catering service for use by other charities, local organisations and social groups.
New funding now provides the opportunity to develop exciting new projects in partnership with HSCP and others to deliver sustainable initiatives to alleviate food poverty and social isolation. Two new members of staff are budgeted, and the Chief Officer will be key in developing this innovative new project.
Our annual budget is c £200,000, which includes a small service level agreement from Clackmannanshire Council and the remainder from medium term grants, charitable activities, fundraising and donations.
What are we looking for in a Chief Officer?
We are looking for a person with proven management and leadership skills, who can lead an organisation and has the drive and passion to help The Gate achieve its charitable objectives of providing practical support for the most vulnerable in our community.
As well as overseeing the day to day operations of the charity, the successful candidate will be someone who can bring entrepreneurial flair to project development and be able to deliver our strategy and realise our vision.
They will be a team player as well as a team leader and have the skills to develop and maintain partnership working at a strategic level.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
We are seeking a project manager to join our cross-functional team in delivering across evidence-informed practice projects in Scotland’s social services.
We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for using their knowledge and skills to improve services and generate and translate evidence. You will work on a number of projects and will be expected to manage your time across these projects.
Iriss is a charity working to support the social services workforce in Scotland to deliver positive outcomes for people who access care and support. We focus on enhancing the capacity and capability of Scotland’s social services workforce to access and make use of knowledge and research for service innovation and improvement. Our unique approach is characterised by a willingness to adapt and learn from a wide range of disciplines. Examples of our work are available at iriss.org.uk
The role is Glasgow-based, but travel to other locations across Scotland may be required. At present our organisation is currently working from home.
This is a full time, fixed term post until 31 March 2021, however, part-time applications will be considered.
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’.
The Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association (GSASA) is a student and creative led student union in Glasgow, offering space, activities, support, advocacy and representation for the students of the Glasgow School of Art. We are a non-profit charity that funds student representation projects, student exhibitions, and societies, as well as events and other programmes dedicated to members’ interests and development. As the students’ representative body we advocate for student interests and welfare. We try to make everybody feel comfortable and welcome, and have an ongoing and self-critical commitment to accessibility, safe(r) spaces and actively opposing all forms of discrimination.
GSASA is recruiting a new Student Community and Societies Engagement Coordinator to lead on developing and supporting initiatives, projects, and programming to enhance representation, extracurricular learning and activity that enhances student experience.
We are looking for someone who is proactive, enthusiastic and friendly, with a background in organizing events and programmes, and experience of community development.
“To be the driving force towards financial wellbeing for the people of Scotland”
Money Advice Scotland (MAS) – Scotland’s money charity is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer. The current Chief Executive is stepping down after over 30 years of service, in both a paid and unpaid capacity, with the organisation.
This is a very exciting point in the history of Money Advice Scotland, as we have recently introduced new governance arrangements which befit a modern vibrant organisation.
We are seeking a dynamic forward thinking individual who shares our passion in being “the driving force towards wellbeing for the people of Scotland”. See our strategy document and impact report.
Money Advice Scotland has a membership drawn from local authorities, CABx, housing associations, voluntary sector projects, insolvency practitioners, all of whom have an interest in the provision of debt advice and/or financial capability/education. This is a key area of work for Money Advice Scotland and the CEO needs to be able to engage at strategic level particularly with Schools, Colleges and Universities to re-inforce the importance of personal finance education.
We particularly wish to appoint a Chief Executive who is ambitious and has strong fundraising and visible leadership skills. In addition, someone who has experience in change management, and can work at all levels of government, and the credit industry as a whole. We need someone with credibility, and a strong voice for the sector, which often represents vulnerable consumers. Also strong influencing and negotiation skills are an essential requirement. Remuneration for the post is between £49,000 and £58,000 per annum and 6% employer pension contribution.
This post is well positioned to have a real opportunity to shape and shift the money advice and financial inclusion sector to meet the demands of the new strategic and operational environment we now face.
MAS holds the Investor in People Gold standard reflecting our own continued commitment of developing the staff who are at the heart of the services we provide to members.
We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise. We need someone who can continue that reputation moving forward.
Money Advice Scotland supports flexible working. We are more concerned about getting the right person with the right skills to lead the organisation into the “new norm”.