This is a unique opportunity for the right person to make a difference within a well-regarded social care charity that provides highly individualised support to people who have a learning disability, mental health needs or both. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for people to have choice outside of institutional care, in their own homes. We anticipate growing demand for our model of support and require an entrepreneurial-minded person to join our team.
We base our work on human rights principles, including self-determination. We operate a unique system of Individual Service Funds (ISFs), which requires accurate financial information to be accessible to the individual and those closest to them, to assist informed decision-making. This requires a high level of attention to detail. You will have a strong understanding of, or be keen to learn how ISF’s operate and can be improved to support very bespoke support to individuals.
The successful candidate will combine demonstrable business acumen with experience of delivering innovative ICT solutions. We require a professional who can help people across the organisation in different capacities navigate through a complex and ever changing ICT world. You will have a proven track record in providing sound financial advice and exception and scheduled reporting.
As an Executive Director reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees, you will play a pivotal role in the development of strategy and governance for the organisation.
This can be a challenging role. To be successful you will need to be astute, insightful, and able to operate at operational and strategic levels with a high level of integrity and openness. You will be flexible and approachable and able to take on any task within the finance team.
If this sounds like you and you share our belief in the positive capacity of all people regardless of ability or disability to shape their own lives, then we would love to hear from you.
The Iona Community is a faith based organisation working towards justice and peace. It was founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression. From a dockland parish in Govan, Glasgow, he took unemployed skilled craftsmen and young trainee clergy to Iona to rebuild both the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey, sharing skills and effort as well as joys and achievement. That task became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. The experience shaped – and continues to shape – the practice and principles of the Iona Community.
Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director, who will plan and develop commercial activities and collaborate with the Leader on the Community’s work to develop and implement its strategic goals of sustainability, inclusion and mutual accountability. The key responsibilities include:
The successful candidate should have senior management experience, experience of financial management and the ability to think and plan strategically.
The Miracle Foundation is a charity for children and young people who have experienced bereavement and trauma. We are looking for a technically minded individual to help with everyday administration work as well as budget planning for our growing organisation. This is an opportunity to join an established and knowledgeable team, working in a varied role that will encompass both accounts and general administration duties.
Duties will include:
Skills and experience:
The post is funded for 2 years and is subject to securing additional funding after this time.
Care and Share Companionship is a relatively new Scottish Registered Charity. We recently celebrated our first year of being an active service. We support people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area of Fife. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and wellbeing. Our mission is to provide 1-1 personalised flexible companionship and make people feel valued and part of their community.
This is an exciting and challenging year to establish our presence, with ambition, empathy, passion and energy to support those people who sometimes feel invisible.
We are looking for a Chairperson and a Treasurer to help us in achieving our potential with knowledge, skills and experience in these roles who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance.
Perth College UHI is one of Scotland’s leading Colleges of Further and Higher Education, and a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Perth College UHI is currently recruiting for new external, independent Board members to join the Board of Management, the governing body charged with overseeing the operation of the College. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with recent senior-level background in finance, accountancy, or corporate governance.
A position on our Board requires commitment to the work of the College and the community, an interest in the post-16 education sector, and effective communication and analytical skills.
Membership is voluntary and unpaid, but brings huge rewards to members - input can make a real difference to the education and prospects of our learners and to the wellbeing and success of the communities where they live.
Attendance at meetings of the Board and Committees is required, usually early evening, and reasonable travel costs for Board business are reimbursed.
The College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We have the following vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who welcomes the challenge of being part of an organisation committed to working alongside families and communities to tackle the effects of poverty and disadvantage.
The Finance Manager will manage the finance function of the organisation and provide an accurate and efficient service to all stakeholders, taking an active role in forward planning and decision making within the organisation.
The successful candidate will have experience of producing management accounts, budgets and finance reports using a SAGE accounts system and an understanding of the audit requirements for charities and companies limited by guarantee.
The post requires a commitment to equality of opportunity and human rights.
Stepping Stones for Families strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes candidates from all sections of the community.
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for four Trustees to join our board, one of whom we hope would be our new Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
The One World Shop was established over 30 years ago and has played a lead role in the Fair Trade movement in Scotland, including helping Edinburgh and Glasgow become Fair Trade cities. As well as running a thriving city centre shop, we support schools, community groups and businesses to learn about fair trade and we nurture volunteers to become advocates. We currently employ 6 paid staff and over 20 volunteers. Our aim is to reduce poverty in poor areas of the world through trading fairly.
We are seeking to appoint a number of new voluntary Management Committee members, we are particularly looking at people with skills and experience in any of the following:
- Retail sales and management
- Business management
- Finance, funding, ethical investment
- Property, lease and surveying
Board meetings are held every two months in the evening in central Edinburgh.