Capability Scotland works with people with complex and diverse needs, delivering exemplary personalised care, support and education to meet the individual needs of our customers. Our open culture promotes equality and respects difference and we want our Board of Trustees to reflect this.
Would you like to contribute to the work of Capability Scotland? We are looking to appoint three new Trustees to complement the skills of our existing Board, to drive change and help us shape and communicate our strategic direction, giving clarity to our purpose, aims and objectives.
As you would expect in a values-based charity, we are committed to ensuring that our Board reflects the rich diversity of Scotland.
We are looking for a broad range of people who may have an interest in helping us prepare for future challenges and demands. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in HR/Organisational Development, IT, Fundraising, Marketing, Finance/Audit, Allied Health services and Property Management. Life experience of disability, as an individual or as a relative or carer, would also be an advantage.
Our Board’s responsibility is to ensure the highest standards of governance and provide oversight, scrutiny and support of the management of the organisation. The Board of Trustees sets the strategic direction, taking into account legislation and policy guidance set by OSCR, the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland and other regulatory bodies. Each member of our Board brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging skills along with a passionate interest in social care for disabled people.
Our customers and learners are at the heart of everything we do and there may be the opportunity to become more involved across the many aspects of the organisation, helping to empower our people to have a voice, realise their ambitions and achieve their full potential. We continue to develop innovative, high quality solutions to address gaps in care and support provision.
This is a non-remunerated position, however, travel and subsistence expenses are available in accordance with our Expenses Policy. Four Board meetings take place each year as well as an additional strategy Away Day. Board members are expected to join one of our three Committees.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled HR Advisor to join our well established HR team in a new role. You will be responsible for delivering a first class HR service to colleagues across the Charity, overseeing recruitment campaigns, advising on a range of people management issues, proactively identifying areas for improvement, and delivering in all areas of our people strategy.
CIPD qualified or working towards this, experience of directly supporting managers in a range of HR disciplines, experience of managing and developing HR systems, and the ability to develop and maintain effective and collaborative relationships based on trust and understanding are essential in this role. If this sounds like you and you would like the opportunity to work in a kind and compassionate, rights based and relationship based organisation, where children are at the centre of everything we do, then we want to hear from you.
The successful candidate will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is a national voluntary organisation that exists to support patients and members who suffer from Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) or a Neurological Spinal Cord Condition, their relatives, friends and carers. Our charitable aim is ‘the advancement to health’.
We are looking for 2 or 3 individuals to join our Board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings and the AGM.
The Board now meet approximately every 6 weeks.
Spinal Injuries Scotland are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with personal experience of, or connection to spinal cord injury, but it’s not an essential requirement. A full induction will be given.
The position would be for a trial period, initially for 6 months, to see if this would be a fit for both you and for SIS. In terms of commitment we would expect you to be able to spend at least 5 hours a month serving as a Trustee for a period of at least 2 years.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check will be required to be carried out for the role.
Please see the attached Role Description and Personal Specification.
Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for an HR Manager to help manage our expanding team. This is a new post and you will support the Head of Operations and the Director, and provide advice and guidance to managers on best practice, organisational HR policies, terms and conditions of employment and employment law. You will attend the FoES Management Team meeting for HR related discussions.
The role involves union liaison and negotiation, obtaining legal advice from our retained lawyers, keeping up-to-date with all relevant HR related legal requirements, managing HR administration, revision of the staff handbook, co-ordinating recruitment processes and oversight of the training budget. You will also support staff to understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities. There are currently 20 staff, 6 of whom manage one or more people. You will help us to develop and implement anti-racism policies.
Are you passionate about supporting young people? Do you have the drive to join a dynamic service that has been delivering counselling across the communities of Fife for over 25 years?
DAPL is a BACP accredited counselling service based in Fife. We are looking for qualified/accredited Children & Young People’s Counsellors to join our existing staff team to provide counselling within Fife’s schools and local communities.
You will be required to work primarily with children and young people across a range of mediums. You will also support parent/carers, families and teaching staff. As well as 1:1 counselling you will have the ability to facilitate therapeutic groups, psycho-educational groups and provide information on a range of issues affecting young people.
Previous supervised counselling practice at a minimum of diploma level is essential; as is experience of working with young people in a range of settings.
You must also hold a full UK drivers licence and have the ability to drive (the post will involve outreach work and providing a service in a number of schools).
DAPL is an equal opportunities employer and actively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.
A satisfactory PVG Scheme Record is required.
Apex Scotland is looking for new members who can bring enthusiasm and experience to the Board of a dynamic and hard working third sector organisation. For over thirty years Apex Scotland has been a leading provider of innovative and effective services to people who have criminal convictions or who are at risk of getting them, with a specific focus on developing work readiness and entry to employment.
Due to the retiral of several Board members, having served their permitted term, we are now looking to recruit some exceptional people to help us move our strategy forward.
With a head office in Edinburgh and offices across the country, Apex is involved in policy and practice in partnership with both national and local Government and other third sector entities. We operate in communities, schools, and prisons, providing work opportunities through social enterprise and offering training, early intervention, mentoring and employment support to over five thousand individuals every year.
The Board is responsible for setting strategy, governance oversight and supporting the aims and objectives of Apex Scotland. Trustees meet on average four times a year as a full Board and there is also an expectation of some committee work in support of specific governance areas. Board members join with staff to attend our annual national conference and enjoy networking at our Annual Lecture, held every September in Edinburgh.
We are particularly seeking potential members who can bring skills and experience in charity law, marketing and PR, IT, the Scottish justice system and HR/staff development although other relevant assets would be welcomed. Apex Scotland is recognised as an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applicants from under-represented groups.
This is an unpaid voluntary role. Whilst our head office is in Edinburgh, we have a presence throughout Scotland and would welcome applications from across the country. Travel expenses can be paid for attendance at Apex Scotland events and meetings.
Appointment of Board Members to the Scottish Library and Information Council
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint new members to its Board. The appointments are for three years and will run from November 2020.
Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council
SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.
The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members are expected to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. It may be possible to participate in the Board meetings via video link.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.