Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Leadership, HR, Treasurer and other roles)
The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. We've been working for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution.
RST is based in Glasgow, with an income of around £350k pa and fewer than than five full-time employees, providing grants and integrated support services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These alleviate poverty and destitution, or help with access to education and employment, and thus to integration.
Our Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from our volunteer Board of Trustees, so we are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on our board.
Our Chair is also looking to pass on the role to someone with the skills to lead and guide the trustees to work most effectively and efficiently in our responsibilities to guide and oversee staff and ensure that RST is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
Those with suitable skills and experience in these and other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would be of interest. We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and board members should have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
Are you looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to influence strategy?
ARK’s mission is to provide the best regarded care, housing and support services in Scotland for families, children and adults of all ages who require support to have a good life. We will build life long and life enhancing relationships and promote the right of people to have a life free from poverty and discrimination.
Established in 1977 ARK Housing Association Ltd provides 450 tenancies, and supports over 400 people through our dedicated and highly skilled workforce of 800+ staff. We operate in 12 Local Authority areas in the North and East of Scotland, and we also have services in The Western Isles.
Although a housing association the majority of ARK’s activity relates to the provision of care and support for people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services receive the very best support from ARK to enable them to live a good life. For further information see ARK’s website: arkha.org.uk.
We currently have vacancies for Non Executive Board members at a very exciting time for ARK. We are entering a period of new direction with the recent appointment of a new CEO alongside a new Chair Person on the voluntary board whose focus is positive engagement with the wider organisation. As a new Board Member you will play a key part in the formalisation of business strategy for the next 5-10 years. This will be clearly focussed upon delivery of high quality Housing and Care & Support services.
We are looking for dynamic, forward thinking and enthusiastic people from a variety of backgrounds to contribute to ARK’s emerging future. We will provide tailored training and development and you will also work alongside a number of experienced Board Members who can share learning and experience.
Do you have 1-2 hours every 4-6 weeks and an interest in supporting your local Women’s Aid group?
If you have a strong interest and knowledge of gender based violence and gendered inequality, then one of the largest Women’s Aid groups in Scotland could put them to use.
Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (WASLER) has delivered domestic abuse services across South Lanarkshire for over 30 years and in recent years East Renfrewshire and are currently looking for women to join our Board of Directors.
For an informal chat, please contact WASLER’s CEO, Heather Russell directly on 01355 249897.
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We would particularly welcome applications from women in black and ethnic minority and /or the disability community as these areas are currently under represented on the Board.
Please note that we can only accept applications from women under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 and successful candidates will be subject to PVG checks.
Grant Making Trust seeks Voluntary Trustees
Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust provides grants to registered charities that:
· help disabled people
· assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over
The Trust has an annual grants programme of around £400,000 a year.
The charity is looking to recruit two new Trustees to join the current Board, replacing two retiring members. In a voluntary capacity, these Trustees will attend all Board meetings in Edinburgh (typically 4-5/yr) and serve for a 5-year term, renewable for 3 years.
This is an exciting opportunity for candidates to assist in the progression of the Trust and the grant award process, and the Board is keen to develop its diverse representation.
In particular, the Trust is seeking candidates with experience in:
· legal matters, preferably in charity law
· the voluntary sector, particularly those who have lived experience and/or involvement in service delivery
Officers Association Scotland is a military charity, established in 1920, to provide support to former military officers and their dependents based in Scotland or planning to settle in Scotland after leaving the military. While originally a welfare charity, over the years OA Scotland has developed, so that it now provides a comprehensive employment advice service along with welfare and financial support to individuals as well as grants to other charities.
The Charity is looking for an energetic, capable and motivated Chief Executive to work with the Board of Directors to take this work forwards. This is a unique opportunity, offering the successful candidate a wide ranging and extremely varied role. This is a job for a “do-er” rather than a delegator as they will have a hands-on role delivering the Charity’s employment advice service and engaging with employers to benefit clients. They will act as Company Secretary as well as managing all aspects of the charity including creating and delivering a marketing plan and overseeing budgets and finance. In addition, they will work closely with the Head of Welfare Services in Poppyscotland (our sister charity) to oversee the Charity’s welfare services. They will also create and manage the annual process for providing grants to other veterans’ organisations. They will be responsible for ensuring the Charity maintains its profile with politicians, senior service personnel and amongst veterans’ charities in Scotland as well as representing the Charity at formal and Remembrance events.
Please note: Candidates without these qualifications will be considered, but it will be a condition of employment that they will obtain a relevant qualification within a year of taking up post.
The Campaign Director is responsible for the smooth running of the whole organisation and, as such, needs to have an excellent set of skills in all areas. The candidate will be passionate about issues of economic justice and will have experience of campaign development, lobbying, fundraising, communications and management.
The responsibility of running our small charity based in Edinburgh is a wonderful opportunity for someone to take on a new challenge and use all of their talents. As an organisation, we’re about to start lots of new and exciting projects and so it’s the perfect time for someone to get involved and insert their ideas and influence.
It is essential that you have a background in growing awareness, impact and income through excellent stakeholder, service and staff management. The post holder needs to be able to tailor Jubilee Scotland’s work to our aims and values and to fit in with the work of our allies across the world.
You will manage the day-to-day operations of Jubilee Scotland and have a strong background in managing budgets and income targets. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Scotland Plan and lead the delivery of the Fundraising targets, ensuring key bids are submitted on time and to a high standard. Managing key fundraising partnerships and ensuring live opportunities are maximised are also key.
This position holds an ambassadorial role for the organisation, with you representing Jubilee Scotland at events etc. to raise awareness and profile.
Changing Faces is the UK's leading charity for everyone who has a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different. Being different in a society where there is such pressure to look a certain way is extremely difficult. We provide advice and support, we challenge discrimination, and we campaign for a world that respects difference.
Changing Faces wants a future where everyone with a visible difference on their face or body has the confidence, support and opportunity to lead the lives they want.
We are looking to recruit the new Head of Scotland, which can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. This individual will be a key member of the leadership team responsible for delivering ambitious growth in Scotland and establishing the organisation as the leading voice and provider of service innovation for people with visible differences. It is essential that you have a background in growing awareness, impact and income through excellent stakeholder, service and staff management. The postholder needs to be able to tailor the charities’ strategy to a Scottish context and empower and expand the work across the country here.
You will manage the day-to-day operations and services of Changing Faces Scotland, and have a strong background in managing budgets and income targets. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Scotland Plan and Scotland KPI and lead the delivery of the Fundraising targets, ensuring key bids are submitted on time and to a high standard, working in partnership with the wider fundraising team as needed. Managing key fundraising partnerships and ensuring live opportunities are maximised are also key.
This positions holds an ambassadorial role for the organisation, with you representing Changing Faces at events etc. to raise awareness and profile.
Changing Faces are committed to equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively across all of our activities. We aim to have a workforce that represents a variety of backgrounds and cultures and can provide the relevant knowledge, abilities and skills for our organisation with compatible values, behaviours and attitudes.
If you can answer yes to all of these then keep reading as you may well be a natural choice for this exciting role with the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Liaison Service.
We are looking for a colleague to join our expanding service in Scotland and currently have one part time (0.6 FTE) post to fill.
With the option of working from home, with extensive travel, applicants must live in Scotland. You'll work in hospitals, GP surgeries, medical schools and communities in partnership with health care regulators and providers to improve medical education and prevent avoidable referrals of doctors to the GMC;
Additionally you will:
The successful candidate will have strong relationship management and partnership working skills. Additionally they will have an analytical and problem solving approach to work. Using data, intelligence and networking they will be able to quickly build a picture of the quality of care and medical education delivered across Scotland and identify those in the external healthcare environment best placed to help improve the situation.
They will care deeply about supporting doctors to maintain the standards we expect of them. They will be open and empathetic to the current challenges of practicing medicine in the UK and be capable of providing guidance and direction to doctors, students and educators about ethical issues and patient safety concerns.
They will be an excellent educator or facilitator with a clear, engaging and dynamic communication style and a proven ability to translate complex information into engaging content in a range of settings and across multiple audiences as well as the ability to handle challenge and answer complex queries.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference as the GMC becomes increasingly focused on collaboration, prevention and improvement to support a profession under pressure.
Scotland’s women and labour market expert, Close the Gap, is looking for new trustees. Committed to women’s labour market equality, you’ll have the ability to think strategically and creatively, and to respond to the needs of the organisation. You’ll also be able to commit the time to fulfil the role of trustee, and help us meet our strategic objectives.
We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from people that have knowledge and experience in media/PR, marketing, and fundraising.
Close the Gap is deeply committed to equality, and recognises that diverse boards are more effective, and result in better governance practice. We would particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic people, disabled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who are currently under-represented on our board.
Hamilton CAB is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record in supporting and working alongside our community. We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan. Our primary focus is to ensure that all citizens have easy, free, independent, impartial and timely access to advice and representation. We use the evidence we gather to influence local and national social policy and practice. Our main areas of work include: access to justice, social security, health and social care, housing, energy / fuel poverty, debt and community justice.
As we head towards our 50th birthday, we are recruiting Trustees to join our Board of Directors.
Do you have recent senior management and/ or governance experience in our priority areas?
If yes, we would be delighted to hear from you.
You must be socially aware, comfortable with our values and principles, resident or working within Hamilton area and interested in us!