Are you looking for a new challenge to help in the continuous growth of a successful grant manager in Scotland?
Are you interested in creating a stronger collaboration between the public, private and third sector to create a positive social, economic and environmental impact within communities across Scotland?
Then this is a great opportunity for you as CEO of Impact Funding Partners (IFP).
Impact Funding Partners (formerly known as Voluntary Action Fund) are looking for a new Chief Executive with a proven track record of income growth and organisational development.
We are looking for a passionate individual with experience of working across a range of sectors including Government. You will have the opportunity to create positive social, economic and environmental impact within communities while helping to shape the funding landscape in Scotland.
This is an exciting time to join IFP (formerly known as the Voluntary Action Fund) following our rebranding, the recruitment of new board members creating a dynamic and proactive Board of Directors and the launch of our new strategy – Together we can create a Fairer Future – aimed at creating a fair, inclusive society where communities thrive and people are engaged, connected, and able to shape their own lives.
We are a successful grant manager with 37 years of experience, driven by our core values of equality, relationships, authenticity, openness and dynamism.
Our proven approach is to help funders make the most of their investment so that it has the greatest impact. This can be achieved by distributing funding, increasing capacity and building trusting relationships, which helps organisations achieve even more with their funding.
Our area of expertise is managing funds which tackle inequality in all its forms. Equality and diversity are core to our work and drives everything we do and how we do it.
As IFP has entered a new phase of growth following its rebranding and has initiated a new business strategy, you will have proven experience in successfully forming partnerships and promote cross-sectoral collaboration. You will be dealing with senior stakeholders in the public, private and/or third sector, and therefore you will need to demonstrate the ability to engage with public sector funding bodies, potential new funders in the private sector, as well as understand the nuances of the third sector.
A natural leader, you will have excellent communication and negotiation skills with the ability to adapt your management style in a changing environment, and lead through example and inspiration. As the CEO of IFP you will act as brand ambassador and convey IFP’s strengths, values and priorities to a diverse audience. For that you will have the vision, strategic insight and ability to understand the environment in which IFP operates and raise its profile.
In the current changing socio-economic and political environment in Scotland, it is imperative that you value and promote innovative thinking that allows for the identification of sustainable solutions with a positive social, economic and environmental impact. Finally, you are a decision-maker who is not afraid to take calculated risks in order to support the continuous growth of IFP.
This is a new opportunity to join one of Scotland’s leading family businesses in a distinctive role supporting its charitable giving programme. Working closely with key stakeholders, you will help promote the effectiveness and impact of the William Grant Foundation.
William Grant & Sons is a 100% family-owned premium spirits company with a portfolio of award-winning brands that are enjoyed worldwide. The William Grant Foundation was set up in 2014 to manage and direct the company’s charitable giving under the direction of its family shareholders. The company has committed to set aside 1% of pre-tax profits for use by the Foundation. In 2020, the Foundation expects to distribute over £3.5million.
The Foundation’s grant-making focuses on Scotland and is led by four giving groups, each addressing a different theme: Scottish culture and heritage; the natural and built environment; health and social causes; and youth opportunities. As our work develops and grows, we are expanding our small staff team. This new post will work alongside the existing Partnerships & Learning Manager to support the work of the giving groups and contribute to a wider focus on learning across the Foundation.
We are looking for someone who is motivated by the potential of the Foundation; is curious, open-minded and reflective with an ability to work across a wide range of charitable causes. You will have excellent communication skills, an understanding of effective partnerships, and the integrity required to work effectively in a private philanthropy context.
The Walled Garden is around a half acre of ground within Dollar Park, Falkirk.
Falkirk Justice Services renovated the walled garden after it fell into disrepair and Cyrenians assumed responsibility for the day to day management of the garden in August 2015.
The aim of the garden is to manage a programme of maintenance and development for those on community payback orders to participate in, and to bring back into use a beautiful space that is open to public.
The post holder will be responsible for the support and management of people on community payback orders and the engagement of volunteers to ensure that we meet these aims.
We are looking for a skilled and dynamic individual with a “can do” attitude and a genuine interest in gardens and working outdoors. Knowledge of the Justice system is desirable and excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to motivate and inspire participants to get the most out of the opportunities that the garden presents. You should also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.
Please note as this role is inclusive of supervising people on Community Payback Orders there is a fixed working pattern requirement of working a Saturday.
The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive Data Protection and Quality Officer to join their Compliance and Accreditation team.
EST is a leading and trusted organisation, helping people save energy every day. We deliver first class programmes for governments and provide consultancy to UK businesses and international companies.
The successful applicant should take a pragmatic approach to problem solving, be able to constructively challenge the business and support best practice in data governance. They will have practical experience of working in a data protection role and be keen to take the next steps in your career progression.
To support residents of Govanhill, in particular the most vulnerable gain control of their energy at home.
The project will provide impartial advice on energy efficiency, fuel bills and fuel poverty. Residents will be supported to take achievable actions following face to face meetings at South Seeds office and where required, home visits to take meter readings or demonstrate heating controls.
Responsible for: Supporting the senior energy officer to deliver this programme. Support the South Seeds team to engage residents in all projects.
Main relationships:Residents, Govanhill Community Development Trust, energy suppliers’ complaint teams, Warmworks, Home Energy Scotland and Govanhill Housing Association welfare rights team.
Funded by:Funded via the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme, energredress.org.uk.
The Iona Community seeks a Programme Co-ordinator to work with our guests visiting the newly refurbished Abbey centre, on the beautiful Hebridean island of Iona. This is an opportunity to shape and lead the creative programme which attracts thousands of guests from around the world.
This post offers an exciting opportunity for a creative, well-organised person who has extensive experience of working with groups and would like to share our life in community. A member of the resident staff group, the post holder will work with colleagues to plan and deliver a yearly programme, in line with the Iona Community’s priorities and values, consisting of a range of events and activities which offer an innovative, inclusive and hospitable experience; fulfilling the needs of guests and visitors to the Abbey Centre.
The programme will include organising and running creative and arts based activities, discussions and workshops expressing the Community’s commitments,
Developing and coordinating a team of programme volunteers and workshop facilitators, the post holder will ensure programme activities are well planned and delivered, and inspire participants to take their learning into the wider world.
The Iona Community is an international, ecumenical Christian movement of over 2000 people working for peace and justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. As a movement, community and charitable organisation we pursue our Purpose through the activity of our members where they live and work and through our centres in Glasgow and on the Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona.
Following a £3.7million capital appeal, and a period of major refurbishment, we are re-opening our newly improved Iona Abbey Centre to guests in early June 2020, alongside our renovated Community Shop and Welcome Centre. An exciting Strategic Plan has been developed, refreshing the Centre as a place of hospitality, spiritual renewal and learning, for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures, inspiring them to commit to action for justice and peace within their communities and throughout the world.
Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a new Climate Campaigner to work with our Climate & Energy Campaigner in this vitally important year of the UN climate talks (COP26) coming to Glasgow. This is a new key campaign role within Friends of the Earth Scotland to work on climate and energy policy and practice in Scotland, and to contribute to our work on Just Transition, the fossil fuel industry and the UN climate talks.
COP26 is a major opportunity to help strengthen the climate justice movement in Scotland and FoE’s central role in it. We will work in the run up, during and in the aftermath of the UN summit to strengthen the movement and use the COP as leverage for further climate action from the Scottish and UK Governments.
Managed by the Climate & Energy Campaigner, you will work closely with the Director, the Head of Campaigns and the wider team to help deliver our core Fossil Free Scotland campaign. A major part of your work will focus on the government and parliamentary processes of revising the Climate Change Plan and creating the new Scottish Energy Strategy, building on our successful campaigning to increase the ambition in the new Climate Change Act.
You will be a strong campaigner, with excellent communication skills, a good grip of technical issues and a good knowledge of climate and energy policy. You will have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team. A good knowledge of the Scottish political context and of climate and energy policy would be a significant advantage.
You will work closely with the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition and other Scottish partners.
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (Scottish Charity SC 024781) is looking to appoint up to four positions on our Board of Trustees: an opportunity to help us conserve, promote and enhance the countryside and natural heritage of Perth and Kinross.
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT)
This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to contribute to the future of the countryside and natural heritage of Perth and Kinross. PKCT is a small but dynamic charity with a staff of 5 engaged in a wide range of projects in the area relating to public access and education, the many historic trees, and conservation in general. Details of our work and more about our organisation can be found at pkct.org
The Board of Trustees
We currently have eight Trustees but we are looking to recruit a maximum of four additional trustees. Perth and Kinross Council nominate two Trustees and additional Trustees are appointed based on the skills, experience and expertise they bring to our organisation.
The Trustees have collective responsibility for oversight and development of the Trust in line with OSCR guidelines, for agreeing the organisation’s strategy, its governance, and work with its professional staff to account for the effective management and delivery of agreed projects on time and within budget.
Our recent organisational review has identified it would be of benefit if additional trustees brought some of the following skills/areas of work:
Professional Skills and Experience
Sector Specific Skills and Experience
The full Board meets four times each year. These quarterly meetings last 2-3 hours and usually take place in Perth , with occasionally one on site at a recent project. Between full Board meetings, Sub-Committee meetings are held. There are three Sub-Committees – Finance and HR, Governance, and Development and Marketing – each meeting up to 3 times per year. Sub-Committee meetings are usually 2 hours long and are also held in Perth. Trustees will also be expected to contribute to one or two Sub-Committees. The basic time commitment is likely to average around eight days per year.
Trustees are not remunerated and your contribution will be on a voluntary/pro bono basis.
Become part of People’s Postcode Lottery’s team!
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and growing business where people are at the heart of everything we do. We live by our four core values - fun, sharing, courageous and sustainable - and we expect the same from our colleagues. Offering above the ‘average’ holiday allowance at 37 days per year, along with a generous pension scheme, free fresh fruit and refreshments in the office, we look after our team!
We encourage you to spend days volunteering with our charity partners and we commit to investing 4% of salaries into training each year. Perhaps that’s why our team voted us in the top ten in the Sunday Times Top 100 mid-size companies to work for in 2019!
What we do?
As one of the world’s top fundraising private charity donors, giving to good causes is our mission. We manage multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a wide range of causes. Since 2005, our players have raised more than £500 million for over 7,500 charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
Charities are at the heart of the organisation and this position is crucial in helping to deliver the wide-ranging, exciting and incredible work funded by our players.
Our impact is focused on four keys areas; collaboration, capability, capacity and leverage. We are a true partner to our charities and our relationship offers far more than just funding. We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for people and planet.
As a part of the Charities Team, you must be able to support your direct colleagues as well as ensure that the wider Postcode Lottery team remains passionate about the good causes we support.
Each year, the Community Programmes Team process over 6,000 applications for funding received by People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust and Postcode Local Trust. Over 2,000 good causes were supported last year by these Trusts for projects across Great Britain.
The right candidate will have experience in funding, fundraising or account/relationship management, be able to manage complex projects and processes, have a clear understanding of the charity sector and be able to learn quickly and maintain enthusiasm for the changes in the sector and our related support.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
To continue with a research programme running since 2014. The post is to develop, implement and report on a matched controlled study evaluating the impact of the external wall insulation programme on property and health of the occupants as part of the Scottish Government funded projects mainly in south west Scotland.