The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell, our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives.
We are embarking upon a period of growth and development through to 2021. There is also a new vision for services for the local Community offered at the ELC linked to our Strategic Business Plan 2018 -21.
The Fundraising Manager will play a key role in developing the Fundraising strategy of the organisation and driving forward new initiatives and projects to assist the long-term sustainability of the Centre. You will identify, generate and grow charitable income to underpin the ELC’s work in the community by managing a portfolio of funders and prospects, creatively stewarding existing relationships and maximising opportunities for giving.
If you have a proven track record in generating major income streams from trusts, foundations and grant funders and are passionate about enriching and supporting people’s lives, please get in touch. This is a full-time post subject to a successful probationary period.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Treasurer, HR and other roles)
The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. We've been working for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution.
RST is based in Glasgow, with an income of around £350k pa and fewer than than five full-time employees, providing grants and integrated support services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These alleviate poverty and destitution, or help with access to education and employment, and thus to integration.
Our Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from our volunteer Board of Trustees, so we are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on our board. However, suitable skills and experience in other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would also be of interest. We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and board members should have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
The Prince's Trust is a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people across the UK, through a range of proven programmes, with three in four young people achieving a positive outcome.
We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years. Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us. Further details of our work can be found at princes-trust.org.uk
Following the retirement of our Senior Head of Government partnerships, we are recruiting for a suitably qualified and experienced leader. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Manager to lead a team of 12 across Scotland. The post holder will also be a member of the Scotland leadership team and UK Fundraising Leadership Group, reporting to Scotland Director Kate Still and UK Director of partnerships - corporate and government, Ben Marson.
The post holder will have direct responsibility for the development of a multi-disciplined staff team, volunteers and building a network of partners and opportunities that is responsive to the needs of young people in Scotland. Along with excellent planning and organisational skills, we are seeking an inspiring leader that is an effective communicator and confident decision maker.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
* Leading the Trust's GBP 4m target income generation from the public sector in Scotland
* Supporting Scotland's Operational Director and colleagues in their delivery of services to young people
* Supporting the private sector fundraisers to maximise fundraising opportunities.
* Leading the Trust's work in securing a young people stake in the policy priorities within Scottish Government
* To ensure adherence to Prince's Trust Governance regulations.
We are specifically looking for candidates with a track record in business development, senior relationship management and policy development.
The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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Lead an environmental charity reviving the ecology and habitats in the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland.
Borders Forest Trust, is seeking a new CEO to lead the organisation and manage its small, dynamic team in the south of Scotland. The successful candidate will possess vision and a passion for the natural environment and ecological restoration. The post requires firm leadership, strong strategic acumen and the ability to network and influence at all levels. A demonstrable track record in fundraising, financial management, team leadership and development are required.
SCIAF is the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, and is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. SCIAF works with some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, regardless of gender, class, race or religion. With a philosophy of giving people in need a hand up, not a hand out, SCIAF helps people provide for themselves and their families, creating hope for the future.
SCIAF is driven by its values of dignity, empowerment, solidarity and hope. These values underpin and infuse everything it does, and are shared and upheld by everyone who works with the organisation.
The strategic leadership role of Director of Communications, Fundraising and Education is a key one for the organisation as a member of the Senior Management Team, and reports to the Director. SCIAF is at a crucial stage in the implementation of its five-year strategy, and you will be responsible for building its brand and public profile, and achieving its ambitious fundraising strategy. You will be responsible for reporting to and working closely with the Board and stakeholders, to ensure strong governance and oversight of the organisation. Having the gravitas to develop relationships internally and externally are of the utmost importance and you will represent SCIAF at external events and travel abroad.
You must be educated to degree level and have significant experience leading teams and developing and implementing strategy at a Senior level to be considered for this role. Managing relationships with a Board/Committee is vital to this role, so you must have had exposure to this style of working. You will have a strong belief in the values of SCIAF and an ability to grow the organisation, with a background in strategic development at a senior level.
An understanding of the Church would be hugely beneficial for this role, and the role is open to candidates of all faiths and backgrounds.
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working exclusively with Renfrewshire Council to recruit a Capital Appeal Director for the Paisley Museum Appeal.
“A history of royalty and radicalism… a town built by thread, made world-famous by a pattern… home to artists and artisans, musicians and mill girls. Paisley has it all.”
To galvanise its many assets and history, the historic Scottish town is set to undergo a massive £100m transformation - the legacy of Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid. At the heart of this will be the £42m redevelopment of Paisley Museum.
With the appointment of award-winning architects AL_A, Renfrewshire Council are set to place the Museum, and the town, on the world stage. And quite rightly so. The Museum site houses a wealth of treasures including the Coats Observatory, the world’s largest collection of Paisley Shawls, and collections which have international significance in telling our industrial, social and natural history.
The Museum is much loved by the people of Paisley and Renfrewshire. This will be reflected in its transformation as it will centre around stories of the local area and its people, ensuring that the re-imagined museum is representative of Paisley’s communities, giving voice to the ‘Paisley buddies’.
This incredible project has already raised much of the funds required, however, there is still work to be done. Renfrewshire Council is looking for a Capital Appeal Director to raise the remaining £5m and to elevate the profile of the Paisley Museum Appeal, engaging and enthusing an international audience.
Working across multiple stakeholder groups, with the ability to execute political awareness and adapt to meet changing political contexts, you will be a tenacious, diplomatic individual with a wealth of senior fundraising experience. You will have delivered a number of high-profile capital appeals and be looking for your next challenge. Overseeing a small Capital Appeal team, you will write the £5m fundraising strategy and lead on cultivating and stewarding major gift prospects and supporters.
If you are looking to add a prestigious, high-profile capital appeal to your portfolio of work and have a passion for re-imagining our past to transform our future, please contact us today.
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.
Would you like to support Scotland’s mental health?
Penumbra is an innovative Scottish mental health charity which has been creating and delivering high quality services across Scotland for over 30 years. Penumbra is recognised internationally as an influential partner in supporting the development of good quality community services that support the rights, dignity and independence of people who experience mental ill health
We are seeking voluntary Board members to support our work and shape our future plans. If you have an interest/experience in mental health and wellbeing, good independent judgement and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team then we would like to hear from you. We are particularly keen to strengthen the board in relation to skills/experience in mental health services, income generation, human rights work, IT projects or your own personal or family experience of mental health issues.
The Board meets six times per year and has two sub-committees. Induction visits, training and support will be provided.
Fathers Network Scotland is looking for new members of our Board
Do you want to help inspire and create a truly father friendly world?
We are looking for volunteer Non-Executive Directors to ensure future sustainability, bring strategic leadership and support our growth as an organisation.
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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.