Could you be our next Chief Officer?
This is an exciting time for The Church of Scotland. We are embarking on an ambitious programme of major reforms to our governing structures as part of a three-year Radical Action Plan. We are seeking to appoint someone to help us implement these changes wisely, courageously and compassionately.
Our Chief Officer, who will be responsible for the effective management of staff and resources, will play a key role in leading this change.
To find out more about the role and the skills we require, please see our application pack.
Legal Services Agency (LSA), Scotland’s largest Law Centre, will shortly celebrate its 30th anniversary. Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law. LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.
About the role
LSA is looking for a Chief Executive to lead the organisation into its 4th decade, building on a record of achievement, and ensuring that the organisation succeeds in facing new challenges and opportunities.
The Chief Executive will have lead responsibility in the following areas:- governance, planning, Board development, business management and development, maintaining high quality service delivery, securing resources, financial and staff management, public relations and stakeholder relationships.
You will be a resilient individual who welcomes challenges, with drive, tenacity, focus, and a desire to succeed. Your leadership style will be inclusive, empowering, and supportive. You will be able to lead a team of staff, encouraging motivation, high performance and a commitment to excellence. You will support the Board of Trustees and the LLP in delivering on LSA’s business objectives, operating sound financial management, building the sustainability of the organisation and ensuring that it meets all its legal, regulatory and financial obligations.
Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprise. We are a small, ambitious charity with a Scotland-wide footprint providing high-quality, sustainable services to develop social enterprise start-ups. Our vision is for social enterprises to play a key role in society, transforming lives, communities and the economy.
In March 2019 we published our new strategy Increasing Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship which outlines our plan for the coming years. As part of our new strategic direction, we are looking to recruit two additional board members to compliment the skills, experience and backgrounds of our Chair and existing members.
We are looking for individuals with commercial acumen and business experience, with an understanding of the challenges faced by small businesses, start-ups, and investment, as well as a commitment to the vision, mission and values of both Firstport and FirstImpact. In particular, we are looking for specialist knowledge and/or experience in one or several or the following fields:
The role of Board Member for Firstport is a voluntary position and as such is not remunerated. However, travel and other associated expenses are reimbursed.
SIS’s market building activity covers projects, programmes and activities to help communities build capacity, confidence, and resilience. The Head of Market Building will lead a team that has overall responsibility for the design and development of capacity building programmes, and provision of business support in pursuit of this strategic aim.
The overall objective of the role, working across the organisation and closely with all members of the SIS leadership team, will be to lead SIS’s efforts to grow the market for social investment; either by helping organisations understand investment concepts or through business support interventions (both one to one and one to many) that lead to growth and scale opportunities supported by investment from SIS.
CVS Inverclyde has a mission to support communities and voluntary organisations improve the lives of Inverclyde’s people. We support local people to volunteer, bring communities together, strengthen voluntary organisations and champion the role of civil society in public planning.
After nearly ten years our current Chief Executive is moving on to a new post. We are now looking for a new leader with the vision and skills to take the organisation forward. The organisation has enjoyed a significant period of growth in capacity and reputation.
Established in 1996, ECF (Edinburgh Community Food) works in low-income communities across the city addressing issues of health inequalities with an overall mission “to get people into healthy food and healthy food into people”.
We believe in Healthier food – Healthier lives – Healthier futures.
As a leader in Edinburgh’s community food and health inequalities sector we are working to promote health equality by working in partnership with many community organisations providing expert experience in community food, health education, support and training.
We also run a substantial social enterprise selling fruit, vegetables and other products from our hospital outlets as well as weekly deliveries to household and corporate customers.
This is a rare opportunity to join our organisation as Chief Executive. We are seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial manager, with a strong commitment to tackling health inequalities from a community development perspective.
This role is the senior staff post within ECF and provides overall management and leadership for the organisation ensuring that the objectives within the Strategic Plan are delivered on and that funds are secured to implement it.
The Chief Executive holds accountability and responsibility for:
· providing the day-to-day management of the organisation including staff and project management;
· providing leadership to the organisation within the strategic framework established by the Board;
· developing and maintaining relationships with local and national stakeholders including other voluntary organisations, funders, City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian and Scottish Government.
· developing the funding strategy and submitting funding applications as required;
· supporting the Board in the performance of its governance functions.
A bit about us
For 60 years, TCV has worked across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.
We do this by bringing people together to create, improve and care for green spaces. From local parks and community gardens to local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; from school grounds and hospital grounds to waterways, wetlands and woodlands; we connect people to the green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community.
We draw upon the expertise of our 220 employees, volunteers and those we hold partnerships with across the UK, working with thousands of volunteers, beneficiaries and community groups to design and deliver solutions to meet their community’s needs. Please click here to view more about our partnerships and current funders.
TCV launched its refreshed strategy in 2018 and we have recently launched our internal business plan for 2019- 2022. Our planned income for this year is in the region of £8.3m, with ambitions to grow this over the life of the plan.
We are looking for three Trustees to broaden the diversity and skill-mix of our experienced and established Board – please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity.
Why become a Trustee?
There are probably as many reasons as there are trees in the UK, but here’s a few:
· You will contribute towards creating healthier and happier communities for everyone.
· You will gain or develop your experience of playing a non-executive but influential role in a UK wide Charity.
· You will enjoy debating issues and problem solving with a diverse group of committed enthusiasts: your fellow Board members and employees.
TCV is an ambitious organisation seeking exceptional candidates to join a Board that works to connect people to green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community.
Candidates will ideally have experience of working with government and public bodies on both local and national affairs and will be able to help advance and develop TCV’s interests at all levels of public and private life. In general, you will have an interest in the community, environmental and cultural diversity sectors, and the highest standards of ethical conduct and corporate governance. Previous board experience is essential, whether on commercial or not-for-profit boards.
Experience and/or qualifications are required in the following areas to compliment the diverse skillset of our current board:
• Land management/construction/housebuilding
• Legal experience and/or qualified
• Fundraising & Marketing
• Digital / Communication technologies
As a UK wide charity we would like to know what region or country you have experience of working within. We would be particularly interested in candidates from Northern Ireland to join our team and compliment the experience of our board.
In undertaking the role, you will be working with a loyal and committed team and will set the Charity on a pathway that enables it to continue to create healthy and happy communities.
We are keen for our Board to reflect the diversity of the communities that we work in, therefore we encourage applications from all backgrounds.
The Open Door is seeking a voluntary Board Member and Trustee with Financial skills and experience, who, as well as adopting the regular duties and responsibilities of a Trustee, would assist our Treasurer.
About The Open Door
We are a local charity promoting inclusion in South Edinburgh. We support vulnerable older people to have fun with friends, and remain as active and independent as possible, through our social clubs and registered day care services. We provide a welcoming space for people who may be feeling lonely or isolated to chat and linger over a hot drink or light lunch in our community cafe. We enable people of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds to contribute to their local community through volunteering in our day care services, community café and other projects.
We are proud of our reputation for delivering high quality care and support services. We were awarded “Grade 5 – Very Good” for all categories in our last inspection by the Care Inspectorate.
We were founded in 1982 by a retired nurse, Peggy Hunter in conjunction with a number of local churches, and are well-supported by the community with over 50 individuals volunteering with The Open Door every fortnight.
Re advertised – Previous applicants need not apply
The Greenock Medical Aid Society wishes to appoint a Head of Finance to work with the CEO to oversee all finance and funding functions.
GMAS is a charity providing care for older people through two care homes in Greenock with full nursing support at Bagatelle (40 beds) and Glenfield (34 beds). The same high quality of care and standard of living is offered in each Home. In partnership with River Clyde Homes a sheltered housing complex at Bagatelle Court is in operation.
Our values underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community.
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Team Work: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one team
The Head of Finance reports to the Chief Executive of the Greenock Medical Aid Society (GMAS)
This is a great opportunity to work with a forward-thinking charity fully committed to those entrusted into our care.
This is a rare opportunity to join our organisation as Strategic Manager.
The Strategic Manager of Fife Gingerbread will ensure the smooth, efficient and effective running of the organisation in meeting the support needs of lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Fife.
They will be responsible for working with the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction and organisational leadership for Fife’s largest independent family charity.
They will drive the aims of the organisation by keeping abreast of all relevant local and national policy, welfare and economic developments and new opportunities, and assessing the impact of these policy decisions on lone parents, vulnerable and disadvantaged families.
The Strategic Manager will have overall responsibility for providing support to and managing the performance of staff and volunteers in the organisation. They will ensure the views and interests of lone parents and vulnerable families are forefront in the planning and delivery of services, and that the appropriate financial and administrative systems are in place.