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.
Do you want to improve your personal wellbeing?… and your career prospects? Do you want to play a role in improving the lives of others and the Clydesdale area? If the answer is “YES” then volunteering as a Management Committee member with us might be the thing for you!
We are looking to recruit people as voluntary committee members. We need people who are motivated by a positive desire to work with us in achieving our Vision of ‘Quality homes and excellent services for all – for today and the future’.
We are a Registered Social Landlord and Scottish Charity with 738 affordable rented homes across rural South Lanarkshire and the Clyde Valley. We have high tenant satisfaction levels and a track record of strong performance. Our current challenges include improving the energy efficiency of our homes, supporting tenants with money problems and developing new office and community hub premises.
We need new committee members who have a range of skills and personal qualities who will strengthen our leadership in achieving the best we can for tenants and other service users. We would welcome interest from individuals with a commitment to our objectives and who have appropriate skills, but in particular would welcome applications from people with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
Human resource management
Although Management Committee work is unpaid, we will reimburse out of pocket expenses, including care and travelling costs. We also provide comprehensive induction training as well as supporting ongoing personal development. The main reward though is knowing that you are part of a team that is helping to improve the lives of others.
Our Management Committee meets monthly in Lanark (usually held on the last Wednesday of the month – between 6.00 and 8.00pm).
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager.
For more information about the Trust please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million “spend-out” endowment from the Big Lottery Fund (now the National Lottery Community Fund).
The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of two key groups in Scotland:
· Care experienced young people
· People affected by dementia
The Trust works closely with our beneficiaries as well as policy makers, service providers and other stakeholders to ensure that our funding and influencing activities are targeted in ways that will bring the greatest benefit to our beneficiaries.
This is a great opportunity to work with a visionary charity which is committed to investing in real and sustainable improvements in the lives of care experienced young people and people affected by dementia
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. You will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
You will be required to work across both programmes - Care Experienced Young People and Dementia. The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation working until March 2023.
The ideal candidate will be reflective with excellent analytical skills, be beneficiary/customer focused with a willingness to acquire knowledge of the issues facing care experienced young people and people affected by dementia.
About the Role
‘Even though my life has changed, I now see this as having opportunities and not obstacles... the Moving Forward course helped me to be very grateful for life, to be adaptable and have hope for the future’.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? At Breast Cancer Care, we are passionate about providing the emotional, social and practical support and information that people need following diagnosis. As the number of people affected by breast cancer in Scotland grows, so does the demand for our services, and we are now looking for a capable and ambitious Services Development Manager to take the lead on delivering our existing portfolio and developing new areas.
Managing your team of permanent and contract staff and supported by our vital services’ volunteers, you will work in close partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations to deliver Breast Cancer Care’s strategy, Facing Breast Cancer Together, to increase access, our reach and influence across Scotland.
Thriving on challenge, you will have the determination to see through the service development process from initial scoping to going live. With a willingness to travel, you will have proven people management skills, and the ability to work as part of a busy team and with other teams across different geographical sites. To be successful in this role, you’ll need exceptional organisational and time management skills, and be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication. In return you will be rewarded by making a real difference to the lives of people with breast cancer as well as benefitting from an excellent rewards package including an agile working environment, and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist UK-wide charity dedicated to providing support for people affected by breast cancer. We’re excited to tell you that in April 2019, we’re merging with Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s leading breast cancer research charity.
From research to care, our new charity will have people affected by breast cancer at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we’ll have the ability to carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign more effectively for better services and care.
Breast Cancer Care is an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce.
As a member of the senior management team within the Ministries Council you will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of a programme of development, formation and education for those in ministry within the Church of Scotland at every stage of ministry.
As a driven and skilled leader you will have a proven track record of delivering improvements within an established training environment. You will demonstrate an ability to navigate complex governance structure to deliver real change for end-users of defined education and development services.
This role has three key distinct areas:
1.Providing leadership and strategic guidance for the oversight of the Initial Ministerial Education programme.
2.Project lead onRethinking Initial Training. This significant programme of change is critical to the future formation and education plans for the Council.
3.Co-lead onAscend: centre for wellbeing and development. This is a partnership-based programme to deliver a range of services that directly support ministers and those in ministry.
A commitment to co-create with those in frontline ministry is essential to this post. Ensuring that services are relevant, effective and financially sustainable will be critical to future success. The role combines ministerial formation, project management and operational management in a fast-paced and ambitious team environment.
An effective communicator with evidence of leadership practice at a senior level, you will comfortably inspire and motivate others around you forming successful partnerships internally and with external consultants.
This position requires a personal commitment to the Christian faith with a live church connection. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement.
The successful candidate will start on point 1 of a 5 point pay scale and move up the scale in annual increments.
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.
If you can answer yes to all of these then keep reading as you may well be a natural choice for this exciting role with the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Liaison Service.
We are looking for a colleague to join our expanding service in Scotland and currently have one part time (0.6 FTE) post to fill.
With the option of working from home, with extensive travel, applicants must live in Scotland. You'll work in hospitals, GP surgeries, medical schools and communities in partnership with health care regulators and providers to improve medical education and prevent avoidable referrals of doctors to the GMC;
Additionally you will:
The successful candidate will have strong relationship management and partnership working skills. Additionally they will have an analytical and problem solving approach to work. Using data, intelligence and networking they will be able to quickly build a picture of the quality of care and medical education delivered across Scotland and identify those in the external healthcare environment best placed to help improve the situation.
They will care deeply about supporting doctors to maintain the standards we expect of them. They will be open and empathetic to the current challenges of practicing medicine in the UK and be capable of providing guidance and direction to doctors, students and educators about ethical issues and patient safety concerns.
They will be an excellent educator or facilitator with a clear, engaging and dynamic communication style and a proven ability to translate complex information into engaging content in a range of settings and across multiple audiences as well as the ability to handle challenge and answer complex queries.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference as the GMC becomes increasingly focused on collaboration, prevention and improvement to support a profession under pressure.
Established in 2016, Future Pathways supports people who experienced childhood abuse or neglect while living in care in Scotland. Our vision is that each of the people we work with has support to live full, healthy and independent lives. Our innovative and trauma informed staff work together with each person to identify their needs, what is important to them and the specific outcomes they wish to achieve. Relevant support is then explored and put into place. This might range from help to access courses or training, purchase of material items or purchased services.
Fully funded by the Scottish Government, Future Pathways is Scotland’s first alliance partnership with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, Health in mind, the Mental Health Foundation and Penumbra co-delivering Future Pathways.
After a successful start, our innovative and trauma-informed team is expanding to better meet the needs of people who have signed up with Future Pathways. We are now seeking a Practice Learning Facilitator as our team expands.
Guided by our vision and principles, the Practice Learning Facilitator is responsible for supporting small teams of support coordinators to deliver a consistently, high quality service.
This is a senior role that will involve facilitating reflective practice sessions and supporting staff to learn and innovate support for people registered with Future Pathways. With significant experience of mental health and trauma related work, you should have a passion for enabling change across people and organisations.
Passionate about the principles of individualised support and collaboration, your ability to recognise good practice and nurture innovation will be complemented by good listening skills and an uncommon ability to create space for joint work. Knowing how important wellbeing is to resilience, you will prioritise self-care and hold boundaries in all areas of work and encourage others to do the same.
Flexibility in working hours will also be expected from time to time.
You should be a member of the PVG scheme.
We’re looking for a Partnership and Learning Manager to oversee all aspects of our Community based programmes of support, including our current Living Well with Arthritis (LWwA) service in Scotland.
If you can demonstrate effective leadership skills, experience of partnership development and experience in managing volunteering programmes across communities; as well as a “can-do” attitude and enthusiasm to help support and motivate our outreach development team. Then we’d like to hear from you!
We’re looking for a Development Officer to work with our network of branches and services to develop, coordinate and support the delivery of new volunteering and peer support opportunities across Grampian.
Working closely with Versus Arthritis teams, you’ll be first point of contact for referrals from partners across health, third sector and employers, establishing pathways for specialist support.
Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work autonomously using your own initiative? Then we look forward to hearing from you.