Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Leadership, HR, Treasurer 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.
Our Chair is also looking to pass on the role to someone with the skills to lead and guide the trustees to work most effectively and efficiently in our responsibilities to guide and oversee staff and ensure that RST is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
Those with suitable skills and experience in these and other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would 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 Campaign Director is responsible for the smooth running of the whole organisation and, as such, needs to have an excellent set of skills in all areas. The candidate will be passionate about issues of economic justice and will have experience of campaign development, lobbying, fundraising, communications and management.
The responsibility of running our small charity based in Edinburgh is a wonderful opportunity for someone to take on a new challenge and use all of their talents. As an organisation, we’re about to start lots of new and exciting projects and so it’s the perfect time for someone to get involved and insert their ideas and influence.
It is essential that you have a background in growing awareness, impact and income through excellent stakeholder, service and staff management. The post holder needs to be able to tailor Jubilee Scotland’s work to our aims and values and to fit in with the work of our allies across the world.
You will manage the day-to-day operations of Jubilee Scotland and have a strong background in managing budgets and income targets. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Scotland Plan and lead the delivery of the Fundraising targets, ensuring key bids are submitted on time and to a high standard. Managing key fundraising partnerships and ensuring live opportunities are maximised are also key.
This position holds an ambassadorial role for the organisation, with you representing Jubilee Scotland at events etc. to raise awareness and profile.
Changing Faces is the UK's leading charity for everyone who has a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different. Being different in a society where there is such pressure to look a certain way is extremely difficult. We provide advice and support, we challenge discrimination, and we campaign for a world that respects difference.
Changing Faces wants a future where everyone with a visible difference on their face or body has the confidence, support and opportunity to lead the lives they want.
We are looking to recruit the new Head of Scotland, which can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. This individual will be a key member of the leadership team responsible for delivering ambitious growth in Scotland and establishing the organisation as the leading voice and provider of service innovation for people with visible differences. It is essential that you have a background in growing awareness, impact and income through excellent stakeholder, service and staff management. The postholder needs to be able to tailor the charities’ strategy to a Scottish context and empower and expand the work across the country here.
You will manage the day-to-day operations and services of Changing Faces Scotland, and have a strong background in managing budgets and income targets. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Scotland Plan and Scotland KPI and lead the delivery of the Fundraising targets, ensuring key bids are submitted on time and to a high standard, working in partnership with the wider fundraising team as needed. Managing key fundraising partnerships and ensuring live opportunities are maximised are also key.
This positions holds an ambassadorial role for the organisation, with you representing Changing Faces at events etc. to raise awareness and profile.
Changing Faces are committed to equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively across all of our activities. We aim to have a workforce that represents a variety of backgrounds and cultures and can provide the relevant knowledge, abilities and skills for our organisation with compatible values, behaviours and attitudes.
The Head of Fundraising and Communications plays a pivotal role in the overall strategic development and growth of the organisation. The post will provide leadership to the Fundraising and Communications team and leads on Fundraising strategy and internal and external communications. He/she will ensure that The Yard has a diverse fundraising portfolio and can identify opportunities to work with partners on areas of common interest. He/she will manage a broad communications programme across media, public affairs, stakeholder management, website and social media, internal communications and campaigning, and ensure The Yard has strong systems and processes in place to engage with their community. He/she will ensure The Yard has a balanced programme of regional events.
Please download the Job Description below to find out more about this post.
Scotland’s women and labour market expert, Close the Gap, is looking for new trustees. Committed to women’s labour market equality, you’ll have the ability to think strategically and creatively, and to respond to the needs of the organisation. You’ll also be able to commit the time to fulfil the role of trustee, and help us meet our strategic objectives.
We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from people that have knowledge and experience in media/PR, marketing, and fundraising.
Close the Gap is deeply committed to equality, and recognises that diverse boards are more effective, and result in better governance practice. We would particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic people, disabled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who are currently under-represented on our board.
About Forth Environment Link – Organisational Overview
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items. The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:
Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.
In recognition of the ever-changing landscape of the organisation, Forth Environment Link would like to appoint new Trustees to expand the current knowledge-base and diversity of the Board.
We are currently looking for Trustees who are passionate about the environment, and who can help us achieve our strategic aims and ambitions, particularly those with significant skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Familiarity with local government policies of Forth Valley including Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk area
Wider knowledge of Scotland and Scottish Government policies on areas of strategic relevance to FEL
We would particularly welcome applications from young people or those with a youth perspective, as this area is currently under represented on the Board.
This role is subject to a 6 months probationary period.
Please download the Job Description below for further information about this role.
Scottish Mining Welfare Trust is a registered charity which has been in existence since 1927.
We provide subsidised holidays to people who have worked in the mining industry and their family.
We exist to help alleviate social isolation and give opportunities to people who may have financial difficulties. We work in Partnership with CISWO and other Third Sector organisations to provide the best supported service.
This is an exciting opportunity to support a diverse and expanding organisation and build on and further develop its services.
Purpose of the post
To lead, motivate, manage and develop the Scottish Poppy Appeal, Volunteer Development and Regional Fundraising teams assessing activities to ensure the best use of people, resources and systems to deliver organisational objectives.
To develop, implement and monitor business plans which deliver fundraising targets.
To promote excellence in donor stewardship and volunteering to motivate and inspire individuals, groups, and local business
Key Skills / Qualities
· Ideally 3 years experience of managing a fundraising team with the ability to lead, manage and motive staff across a number of locations.
· Experience of financial management and budgetary control including developing fully costed business plans and budgeting
· Excellent planning, project management and organisational skills, including ability to deliver multiple priorities internally and externally.
· Experience of delivering and achieving fundraising success
· Experience of new business development including research and production of proposals.
· Up-to-date knowledge of general fundraising methods.
· Experience of using fundraising information systems and databases.
· Excellent interpersonal skills including networking, persuasion and diplomacy in order to represent the organisation effectively to senior external stakeholders and supporters.
· Strong written communication skills with the ability to create innovative and persuasive presentations and proposals to a range of audiences.
· Strong new business development skills.
· Positive and cooperative attitude
· Adaptable and flexible to respond to changing opportunities
· Reliable, dependable and confident to use own initiative.
· Clean driving licence
· Knowledge and empathy of the military charity sector would be an advantage.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Hub Manager to lead the Prentice Centre Hub in a creative and inspirational way which ensures future sustainability whilst widening the access agenda. You should ideally be educated to degree level (or equivalent).
You will be responsible for leading a small flexible team and maintaining an effective working relationship with the Board.
Your track record of successful fundraising through a variety of channels both old and new should be supported by excellent presentation and communications skills. Your ability to develop a funding strategy and convert that into a valuable concept that attracts funding and supports the work of the Centre will be a key measurable element.
Successful applicants will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to commencing employment.
Working within our Senior Management Team, the Community Fundraiser post will take the lead in contributing to the organisational strategy and longer term sustainability of the charity. Working to a fundraising target, the post holder will take the lead in planning and supporting community fundraising events both for individual and corporate support and will actively research and pursue new and existing fundraising opportunities.
For an informal chat regarding the role contact Angie Ferguson, Chief Executive on 01738 451081 or email email@example.com