As already announced, current Chief Officer Clare de Bolle will be stepping down in March next year (2019) and the search is now on for someone to lead the organisation and sector into its next exciting phase with passion and vigour. Based in the Scottish Borders, YouthBorders is the membership organisation for third sector youth work and the voice of the sector and young people at a strategic level locally and regionally. It is a vibrant and innovative small organisation with a big voice and a dedicated team, and the new Chief Officer will have a unique opportunity to build further its reputation, capacity and sustainable funding plan to ensure that the impact of the organisation, its members and youth work sector going forward is not only effective but recognised at all levels.
This is a full time 35 hour post based at Langlee Complex, Galashiels, representing the whole of the Scottish Borders.
The Board of the charity, Raploch Urban Regeneration Company (RURC), is seeking applicants for the role of Managing Director for the charity in addition to its trading subsidiary Stirling Community Enterprise Ltd (SCE). Stirling Community Enterprise is an ambitious organisation and social firm with a passion for high quality commercial and training services that support people facing social and educational disadvantage across the Stirling Council area. The organisation prides itself on its local reputation for high quality and the care of those it supports. As the delivery vehicle for the charitable objectives of RURC, SCE has 2 key service areas;
- Commercial Contracts; specialist road reinstatement team delivering high amenity civil works, footpath and road repairs and ground care contracts. This service aims to increase income levels in addition to creating jobs for target groups.
- Training Services; an experienced employability and vocational training team supporting people who face disadvantage through the delivery of mentored non-accredited and SQA accredited training in partnership with local businesses. This service aims to progress people into further education, training or employment. The Board are seeking applicants who have relevant skills and enthusiasm and dedication to deliver on the Company’s business plan. Increasing self-generated income through existing or new commercial services in order to continue to improve outcomes for people across the Stirling Council will be the key priority for the post holder. We are specifically looking for people who have an entrepreneurial approach with experience generating unrestricted income streams to reduce the organisation’s grant dependency. This experience may have been developed within a public, third or private sector. Specific specialisms in civil works, business development, construction, subcontracting or any other relevant sectors are welcome
MAF UK are looking for a full or part-time Head of MAF Scotland to lead their Scottish Office based in Glasgow.
Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Head of MAF Scotland will be a senior manager with proven experience in strategic planning, staff leadership, financial management and donor relationship management.
Responsible for managing a small but dedicated team with the objective to raise awareness of MAF in Scotland; including increasing prayer support, donated income and new staff to serve overseas.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator and influencer, passionate about the work of MAF with a strong ability to plan, organise and prioritise projects or events as well as implement and grow mission partnerships with Scottish Churches.
This role will include talking about MAF in churches and meetings, attending and supervising volunteers at some of the key Christian events and conferences in Scotland, a driving licence and some work outside of normal office hours will be required.
There is an occupational requirement for the job holder of this position to be a committed Christian. Additional information is available on request.
Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity transforms the health experiences of over 120,000 children and young people, from across Scotland, each year, so they can be a child first and a patient second. The charity is in a period of growth and change and this is a very exciting time to be joining the fundraising and marketing team.
As Individual Giving and Community Fundraising Manager, you will report to the Director of Fundraising and Marketing, and support them to develop and deliver the fundraising and marketing aspects of the organisational strategy. You will be responsible for shaping the future of the individual and community fundraising portfolio and maximising income generation from a variety of different income streams.
We are looking for someone with extensive knowledge of all aspects of fundraising and with a specialism in community and individual. This is a demanding role within a fun and fast paced organisation. The right candidate will be passionate about working for a children’s and young people’s healthcare charity and possess the drive and skills to balance a varied workload, successfully manage a team, and achieve objectives.
The forthcoming opening of the new children’s hospital is an opportunity for the fundraising and marketing team to establish a strong charity presence in the hospital, led by the Community team. Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is another major milestone event taking place in 2019. This project is and will continue to have a transformational effect on the charity and offers fantastic personal development opportunities for the whole fundraising and marketing team.
Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Broomhouse Health Strategy Group (BHSG) is currently looking for a versatile Chief Executive to provide strategic leadership, co-ordination and management of the organisation that provides a wide range of unique services to improve physical and mental wellbeing within low income communities of SW Edinburgh, in keeping with a community development approach.
In 2019 we are going through an exciting new phase of development with a rebrand to “B Healthy Together” scheduled for April, followed by a move into new local premises in Broomhouse scheduled for July. The Chief Executive will be taking the lead role in managing this important transition.
We are looking for an individual with experience of a leadership and development role within a charity sector organisation who will able to demonstrate the ability to lead and develop both the volunteers and staff members in their team. Ideally you will have knowledge and experience of using a community development approach and an understanding of the issues surrounding health inequality. In addition you will be educated to first degree level or equivalent, have excellent communication skills and experience of gaining funding within the charity sector.
Get on Board with Support for Ordinary Living.
This is your chance to use your skills and knowledge to make a difference. Support for Ordinary (SOL) is a non-profit organisation. We work for people with a variety of different support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life for themselves within their own homes and communities.
We are looking for new Trustees who share our values and have a proven track record in:
Planning Democracy is a Scottish charity that campaigns for a fair and more inclusive planning system in Scotland. We are increasingly nationally recognised as a highly effective grassroots organisation that represents the voice of the community. Our concern is that the planning system does not enable meaningful democratic input into decision-making and development too often prioritises profit over people and the environment. We have a national network of over 200 communities and individuals that help inform our work and strengthen our campaigns (such as the call for an Equal Right of Appeal). We have recently been awarded funding to carry out a specific project around peer mentoring, which will be delivered by our community networker who also oversees the campaign network.
About the vacancy/job description – We are looking for new volunteers to help lead our organisation and carry out some of its work. We are looking for board members to oversee the governance of the organisation, with financial, media, HR and IT skills.
Time commitment – Board members to attend a meeting every 6 weeks in Edinburgh (or by skype), plus additional hours for relevant action.
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager within the Trust’s Care Experienced Young People Programme. For more information about the Programme please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. Reporting to the Programme Director you will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
Although working with the Care Experienced Young People programme in the first instance, you may be required to work across both programmes (Care Experienced Young People and Dementia) at a later stage in the Trust’s life. 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.
Christian Aid has a vision of a better world, where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Helping to make this vision a reality, this role works within the Scotland team to develop and grow our relationships with youth networks.
About the role
This post is to strengthen, motivate, inspire and resource strategic youth networks and young people in Scotland to engage with the broader work of Christian Aid. To work in collaboration with our partner Churches and organisations to resource youth leaders to address issues of global poverty and inequality with young people. To work with the Scotland team to widen and deepen our supporter base by ensuring youth leaders and young people are integrated into our events and campaigning work.
The role holder will be responsible for ensuring a strong Christian Aid presence at national Church youth events, as well as liaising with other strategic and relevant partners, such as the Scottish Youth Parliament, The Boys and Girls Brigade, Scouts, Girl Guiding, Universities etc. To manage key youth volunteers as and when necessary if they are recruited to support with specific roles.
The role holder will represent Christian Aid and its work to any audience and in any media within agreed policy positions.
The role holder will communicate Christian Aid’s policy, aims and ways of working to partners, volunteers, supporters, youth leaders and young people. They will support office administration as appropriate and will manage any youth volunteers, ensuring that Investing in Volunteers standards and PVG Scotland standards are upheld. They will contribute to the wider aims of objectives of the Scotland team and will ensure a strong youth presence in Church, community, fundraising and campaign initiatives around the country as agreed.
The post-holder will liaise with the Education co-ordinator to ensure a joined up approach to youth and schools work.
The role holder will need to be self-motivated and able to build networks of relationships around the country as agreed with line manager and be able to work to support the strategic direction of the Scotland team. Will need to be able to work creatively and closely with the campaigns officer, the events fundraiser and the Church and Community manager, the Church Development Officer and others to achieve a strong, coherent programme of events which will advance the strategic aims of the Scotland Team. Will need to be able to work on their own initiative to deliver strong youth engagement.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action
Communicate effectively: Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others
Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required