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.
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.
Changeworks are looking to recruit a part-time Finance Assistant to join our busy Central Services Team.
The successful candidate should be numerate and able to work with a high level of accuracy and have excellent communication and organisational skills. You should have previous experience of working to deadlines. This is a role for a team player with the ability to use their own initiative. Previous experience of working in a finance team is desirable
We offer an attractive staff benefits package, excellent pension and employee benefits which include 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
Woodlands Community is looking for a person with excellent communication, administration and marketing skills to manage the Community Meeting Room at Woodlands Workspace.
Our Meeting Room is hired by a wide range of individuals, community groups and organisations as well as used by Woodlands Community for our own community events. Activities in the building are principally focused on health and well-being, environmental protection and arts/crafts.
The Workspace Co-ordinator acts as the first point of contacts for hirers, manages bookings via an online booking system and promotes activities at the building through both social media and printed resources. They also support a group of volunteers to run promotional activities and assists our Finance Manager to ensure payments for bookings are kept up to date.
The successful candidate will have excellent IT and administrative skills, be able to manage a varied workload and be experienced in managing budgets and/or customer accounts. They will be able to communicate well with people from a range of different backgrounds, work flexibly within a small team and support volunteers to promote the work which we are doing.
The exciting opportunity this role gives is to be part of the inspiring Street Design team delivering a range of projects across Scotland getting involved with the planning, promoting and facilitation of sessions with communities and stakeholders with the aim of developing design proposals and behaviour change recommendations that make it easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel.
With a good standard of education, you will have experience of effective delivery of practical projects with community engagement as a core element, of partnership working and of leading and delivering group workshops or facilitation. Your excellent written and verbal communications skills will enhance your ability to develop productive working relationships and motivate and influence others. You will also have the ability to implement effective and innovative methods for community workshops and activities, have good IT, administrative and report writing skills and have a knowledge and understanding of the practical constraints of engaging with local communities and partners. You will also be committed to the promotion of sustainable transport.
The Ecology Centre is looking for a creative and enthusiastic person with a passion for nature to become our new permanent Fundraising Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the core management team of a well-established and successful environmental charity located on the banks of Kinghorn Loch, with flexible working hours and a range of family-friendly policies in place.
The post holder should be an experienced author of successful funding applications and have a demonstrable track record of creating donations campaigns from the ground up. The Fundraising Manager will lead planning and delivery of The Ecology Centre’s fundraising and donations strategy for 2019-22, reporting directly to the General Manager and a voluntary committee.
LINK is currently seeking a new Advocacy Manager. In this dynamic position you will guide the political strategy of Scotland’s voluntary environment network, informing collective work of its thirty-five plus organisations. The role monitors political contexts, opportunities and relationships relevant to the environment, underpinning network advocacy to Scotland’s decision makers and wider policy community. You will advise work groups spanning a range of environmental and sustainability issues, help to build network capacity in advocacy and communications, advise on and develop campaign strategy, prepare materials, co-ordinate events, liaise with other stakeholders and on occasion represent LINK. Working closely with LINK’s small staff team, you will have experience of supporting staff and management of projects.
You should be a graduate, with several years’ experience of Scottish public affairs, an understanding of Scotland’s institutions and an interest in the voluntary sector. You will be able to deal effectively with a large and fast-evolving workload and will have excellent team-working and communication skills. Flexibility for some evening and weekend work required.
We have an exciting opening for an experienced Operations and Database Officer who can work independently to support the creation and implementation of fundraising operations, to help maximise fundraising and membership income and improve efficiency across all income streams and provide assistance to the wider Development team.
You will manage all team database processes and systems to ensure they run smoothly as well as developing current systems to improve the efficiency of data entry. You will be responsible for inputting and updating all supporter information and associated donations onto the CRM system ensuring the accuracy and integrity of all records and provide monthly reports. Working with the Data Protection Officer you will also be responsible for the team’s regulatory compliance.
Candidates will need to have previous operations and database experience to support fundraising activities and have a good knowledge of UK charitable giving as well as fundraising codes of practice. You will need to be highly organised and have a good attention to detail. Candidates will also require good communication skills with the ability to summarise complex information with clarity, brevity and speed.
An exciting opportunity to coordinate and manage Scotland’s largest civil society coalition, bringing together over 40 organisations committed to ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change within a generation.
You will help lead the coalition and its campaigning network and identify and deliver activities to support our members’ shared aim to achieve local, national and international action on climate change.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute and we are seeking to fill this key vacancy.
This exciting role is to support the development and delivery of community-led active travel initiatives and activities across multiple community areas in Scotland working with local communities, local authorities, groups, businesses and other interested parties leading to behaviour change following the promotion of walking, cycling and sustainable travel modes in the community.
With a good standard of education, you will have experience in the delivery of practical projects with community involvement as a core element, experience of workshop design and facilitation, of organising community events and of report writing. Your excellent written and verbal communication will enhance your interpersonal skills, your community networking skills and your ability to motivate and enthuse others. You will be IT literate, with knowledge of social media and MS Office, be very organised, have strong administrative skills and be committed to cycling and walking and the promotion of sustainable transport. Employment will be conditional on clearance by the appropriate PVG Disclosure check.