Established in 1978, Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with Care Experienced children, young people and adults. Supporting Care Experienced people to have their voice heard, Who Cares? Scotland has a bold and ambitious vision for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people.
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only membership organisation for Care Experienced people and the country’s largest advocacy organisation for Care Experienced people. They have a long and proud history of helping Care Experience young people have their say in legal processes and offer a wide range of groups and events for Care Experienced people to connect with each other. The organisation has had substantial success through its influencing and campaigning work, elevating voice at an individual, local and national level to create change. They are looking to identify a new Chief Executive who will build on their considerable achievements to make their vision a reality.
Reporting to the Board of Who Cares? Scotland, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity including developing, promoting and facilitating strategies, objectives and policies. The new Chief Executive will also ensure Who Cares? Scotland continues to be an effective advocacy and campaigning organisation, developing its participation and connection work and empowering more Care Experienced people to have a voice.
An approachable, innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader, you will have a close connection with the Care Experienced community, whether through personal or family experience of the care system, caring for others or working to improve outcomes for Care Experienced people on an individual, local and national basis. Demonstrating a proven track record of strategic leadership coupled with experience of managing, motivating, and developing staff, the successful candidate will also have the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, creating alliances and encouraging increased collaboration.
You would be joining Who Cares? Scotland at a critical time following the report of the recent Independent Care Review and this role will provide you with the unique opportunity to influence a new vision for the delivery of care in Scotland which ensures that those who have experience of care influence that delivery at every step.
If you have the skills, energy and passion and the belief that a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people is not only desirable but deliverable, we would love to hear from you.
Are you interested in joining Scotland’s leading children’s charity to support our growth and development? If so, we are looking for an ambitious Data/MI Analyst who will lead the development of our data analysis and reporting. We are looking for someone with real passion for data and the ways it can be used to help our management team and services improve the lives of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and families.
This is an exciting position where you can make a real difference to the charity and people’s lives.
We are progressive in our approach to work and we encourage and support our staff to be innovative and proactive in improving what we do to get better outcomes for children.
We have an exciting few years ahead as we undertake our Transformation Programme which will improve both the way we work and how we deliver services.
Ensuring that we make best use of our data to help drive evidence-based decision making and monitor performance is going to be key to this transformation. The Data/MI Analyst will help turn data into information, information into insight and insight into business decisions. They will also ensure that the right people have the right information in the right format at the right time.
Aberlour is looking for a driven Data/MI Analyst who will be responsible for Aberlour’s data analysis and reporting function. It is likely that every day will be different, and you will get to interact with a lot of different people. However, a typical week for our Data/MI Analyst might include:
You must have:
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
This is an exciting time to join our team. During the Coronavirus pandemic our bold, collective action has helped thousands of people off the streets in the space of just a few weeks and prevented thousands more people from becoming homeless. The easing of restrictions is a time to build on this and shape a better future for all of us. To make sure everyone housed temporarily during the outbreak is helped directly into a secure home of their own. To make this the beginning of the end of homelessness.
About the role
In the temporary role as Fundraiser Manager covering the permanent post holder’s maternity leave, you will lead on the development and delivery of our established fundraising strategy and plans in Scotland. You will work closely with colleagues in Edinburgh and throughout Great Britain to ensure that our ambitious plans are achieved, and that our supporters and funding from a range of streams are integral to our success.
Knowledge/Skills and Experience:
To be successful in this role you will be an experienced fundraiser and networker, with a proven ability to develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan involving a range of income streams. You will share our passion and commitment to ending homelessness and will put Crisis supporters and members at the heart of our work.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your on-going development to build your skills, experience and career.
BAVS is an independent voluntary organisation supporting the growth of community organisations and volunteers in Berwickshire and is a partner in Borders TSI. We are seeking a chief officer committed to working on a locality basis with a strong track record in community capacity building and leading an organisation. Bavs plays a key strategic role in local relationships and community planning working alongside communities, statutory partners and other agencies. Our purpose is to support Berwickshire’s communities to build their skills, confidence, knowledge and experience to take their ideas forward. As we prepare to celebrate our 50th year, we are looking for a chief officer to take us back to our roots as an organisation made and shaped by local community activists. We are seeing a chief executive with a track record making an impact for communities, with excellent communication, organisation and business skills.
Dumfries & Galloway Mental Health Association (DGMHA) is committed to providing first class support services for individuals with mental health issues. We aim to deliver an exceptional level of service which is person centred to meet the diverse range of needs of our service users.
Reporting to the CEO, this new role of Finance Manager is responsible for the financial management and formal financial reporting for DGMHA, ensuring ongoing viability and a secure financial future in line with the organisation’s charitable status, mission and values.
Applicants will ideally have held a similar financial role, albeit not necessarily in the Care Sector. You must be able to evidence practical experience across all areas of financial management including payroll, management/cost accounting, budget preparation, Statutory and local reporting, audit procedures and finance policy & procedural design and implementation.
You will preferably be professionally qualified in a financial discipline but will as a minimum, have several years’ financial management experience with a comparable level of responsibility. Operational experience of working with XERO would be a distinct advantage.
Purpose of the job
The Finance Manager is responsible for the financial management and formal reporting for DGMHA, ensuring ongoing viability and a secure financial future in line with the organisation’s charitable status, mission and values.
This role is part of the Senior Management team and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and work closely alongside the Head of Care and Support and the HR Manager to ensure the introduction of the transformational change required to future proof the organisation, maintain and improve our place in the social care market place of Dumfries and Galloway and meet our organisational action plans.
Staff Management: This will include but is not limited to:
Contribute to a clear focus on driving improvements in quality, impact and performance
Commit to the Mission, Vision and Values, and be an ambassador for DGMHA in all activities
Experience: Will ideally have held a similar financial management role although not necessarily in the Care Sector and will be able to demonstrate leadership and financial management experience within a business environment. Must have practical experience across all areas of financial management including payroll, management/cost accounting, budget preparation, Statutory and local reporting, audit procedures and finance policy & procedural design and implementation.
Education, Qualifications and Training: Will preferably be professionally qualified in a financial discipline but will as a minimum, have a considerable level of practical experience within a comparable financial role. A thorough working knowledge of MS Office Applications is essential and experience of working with XERO would be a distinct advantage
Value base: A belief in inclusion, fairness and equality evidenced through work practice or personal experience. A desire to ensure people are at the heart of decision making and an ability to balance this with the needs of the Association. Commitment to the principles and practices of continuous improvement
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge: Excellent organisational skills and an ability to effectively problem solve within a financial environment. Must be self-motivated, able to work on own initiative, prioritise workload, multi-task, meet deadlines and be able to work under pressure. Will have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Incumbent should lead by example in terms of behaviour and conduct in relation to everything they do within their role.
Note: This role description is not exhaustive and is a reflection of current requirements. The employee is expected to view it as a guide rather than an exact description of duties and responsibilities. It may be subject to variation from time to time in accordance with the evolving organisational requirements.
The Chief Officer holds overall responsibility for the running of the Bureau, including the management of our dedicated team (paid & volunteer), the management of all financial aspects of the Bureau including fundraising, and the premises and IT considerations. The Chief Officer reports directly into the Board of Trustees and the post holder will work closely with the Board to design and develop the strategy of the Bureau.
The role of Chief Officer is extremely varied and busy, and the ideal candidate will have experience of working within a fundraising environment and of managing all the financial aspects of an organisation. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in recruiting, managing, developing and motivating a team is also required.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a desire to work towards the success of a valuable and well-used resource. This is a genuinely rewarding role, working to support a local community, and the Chief Officer is integral to the provision of that service.
The key deliverables of this role are
Please see the job description for further information and a person specification.
We have adapted quickly to respond to the COVID 19 Pandemic and will be adapting again in the months ahead to respond to public health guidance and the needs of our community. High quality, accessible money, social security, housing and work advice will be particularly critical.
We are therefore seeking an experienced money adviser to join our busy front-line service. You will provide in-session money advice support to volunteer advisers within our generalist service; build capacity of generalist adviser; participate on a Session Support rota for generalist advice sessions and undertake Type II money advice casework. Although this is post is currently funded until 31/3/21, we anticipate this being funded into 2021/2022.
A sound competence across all main advice areas with recent experience of providing money advice to Scottish National Standards competency is essential, along with an enthusiasm and commitment to support the principles of volunteerism. Strong effective communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, problem solve and a flexible approach are all essential.
We protect and promote the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.
We are currently recruiting for an experienced social work practitioner to join our team. Your role will require you to have direct contact with service users, their relatives and carers in respect of their concerns about their mental health and/or the care and treatment they receive. You will also be required to carry out investigation work and deal with casework pertaining to your allocated area. While the role is based in Edinburgh, you will be attached to a team covering a particular geographical area of Scotland and will be required to visit services across the whole of Scotland. You must be qualified as a social worker with MHO status and have experience of operating at senior practitioner level. You must be able to communicate effectively with service users, carers, advocates and service providers and have exceptional influencing skills.
For information on our current working arrangements due to Covid-19, please refer to the Employment sheet in the job pack.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
For a short-term project to support bureaux with embedding remote learning opportunities, Citizens Advice Scotland training team is looking for a Training Officer. It is an exciting moment for developing innovative solutions to help increase the number of volunteers able to contribute to advice and other roles in bureaux across Scotland.
The Training Officer will work with bureaux to deliver virtual training, mentoring and support to help build the competence and confidence of volunteers to fully participate and provide advice to the thousands of client needing our services at this crucial time.
We are looking for a bureau tutor who are keen to build on their experience and knowledge to learn and share new ways to support training in bureaux and sharing best practice across the Citizens Advice network in Scotland.
We welcome applications to work full or part-time.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all Citizens Advice Scotland staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
Drumchapel CAB is looking for a Board Member with a finance background to continue the work done by our current Office Bearer; and to prepare the Bureau for the demands of the future.
Following an initial settling in period it is envisaged that you will likely spend approximately 3 hours per week dedicated to general board and finance related matters, this would likely increase at financial year end to prepare and oversee the Bureau’s end of year reporting requirements.
Our objective is in the delivery of activities for the relief of poverty, through amongst others, in the advancement of education, health, citizenship, community development, human rights, environmental protection or improvement and in the relief of those in need through age, ill health and disability.
Our Bureau is a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (SACAB).
For more information on the role, please see the attached role Description.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
You must be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area or surrounding areas.