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
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.
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.
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’.
ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), reporting directly to the CEO your role is responsible for developing and implementing the Governance and Compliance Framework which will ensure that Ark complies with all aspects of it’s regulatory and legal responsibilities; and you will also have responsibility for implementing key organisational improvement initiatives as delegated by the Chief Executive and the Executive Team.
There will be a key focus for ensuring that Ark complies with the requirements of the Information Commissioner, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman in relation to complaints, and the Scottish Housing Regulator and OSCR.
You will have a lead role in setting the ARK culture, that aligns to our values and aims, integral to which is to operate to the highest ethical standards and in doing so set the example of how all Ark employees should behave.
This is a revised role following a major piece of work where Ark have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to review and determine what resources you require to deliver your plans and work within an already well established Senior Leadership Team.
The aim of the revised business plans is to:
• Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care
• Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers
• Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business
• Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business
We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in a Housing and or Care related role with excellent knowledge of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in good governance, compliance and risk management then we would like to hear from you.
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.
We are seeking an enthusiastic leader who will work with our team of Student Engagement Co-ordinators, our Board of Charitable Trustees, student members, the local community and the Glasgow School of Art, to help us innovate and deliver a robust, vibrant Student Association in these difficult and challenging times.
The post of Executive Manager is one that will enable the right person to thrive and grow with our ambitions and values. If this excites you and you believe you have the attributes and skills detailed in our job description and person specification, then we look forward to receiving your application.
“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”.
Can you make a difference in the lives of adults with a learning disability?
St Joseph’s Homes is an exciting new charity which exists purchase properties for adults with learning disabilities in Midlothian. St Joseph’s homes is a member of St Joseph’s Services who have been providing housing support / care at home services throughout Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 95 years.
St Joseph’s Homes are looking for committed, enthusiastic and inspirational Trustees to ensure the effective governance of St Joseph’s Homes and to contribute to the existing board of trustees -working together establishing St Joseph’s Homes property portfolio, along with setting our strategic direction in accordance with our objectives, vision, mission and Vincentian values.
Having recently been established we have an ambitious vision for the future - we are seeking Trustees who will help us realise our aspirations and share our passion in providing the right homes to adults with a learning disability.
Do you have any experience to assist in developing this exciting new charity?
If yes, we would love to hear from you. All applications will be considered – we would particularly welcome applications from people with a: Financial, property management, estate agency or legal background.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (SCIO) was formed in 1985 to provide a holistic advice service to the residents of Angus. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux network, Angus CAB aims to ensure that individuals do not suffer through a lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or through an inability to express their needs effectively.
Since its establishment, Angus CAB now has offices in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose which are supported by over 50 volunteers and 15 members of staff. The Bureau supports individuals with a number of enquires each year whilst project staff provide specialist support on topics including social security, debt, utilities, NHS concerns & complaints and support for the armed forces and their families.
Following our current Chair coming to the end of his tenure, we are seeking to appoint a new Chair as well as additional Trustees. We are excited to offer the opportunity to join our Board of Trustees to up to 3 individuals to help guide our organisation 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 (currently 4 times per year) and the AGM. Please note that we are currently conducting virtual Board meetings.
For the role of Chair, you will have additional responsibilities which will include chairing Board meetings, representing the Bureau at events (including Citizens Advice Scotland AGM) and working closely with the Chief Officer on strategical issues.
These roles are not accompanied by any financial renumeration, although expenses for travel may be claimed in line with our expenses policy.
Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project (KASP) exists to provide support to eliminate the debilitating effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on adult survivors.
KASP are organisational members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), providing counselling and support and more, to anyone over the age of 16 who is effected by their own or another’s childhood sexual abuse. All of our services are available throughout Fife.
We are looking for committed individuals to join our board of trustees. If you have time, are willing to ask questions and share our values of equality, transparency and community then we would love to hear from you. We are particularly looking for people with previous Board, Finance, Counselling, Human Resources experience.
Duties/tasks will include:
• Attend 6 board meetings per year – usually on a Monday evening
• Contribute to an identified sub-group that meet roughly 2/3 times a year
• Attend 1 Development Day with staff and trustees per year
• Assist in the recruitment of staff whenever necessary
Please note that all meetings at present are attended remotely.