Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland is seeking a Scrutiny Programme Coordinator. The statutory role of HMICS is to inquire into the state, efficiency and effectiveness of Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority. We support them to deliver services that are high quality, continually improving, effective and responsive to local needs. As a values-led organisation, we conduct our scrutiny activity in a way that is independent, accountable, proportionate, transparent and user-focused.
As Scrutiny Programme Coordinator, you will play a key role in the efficient and effective operation of HMICS. You will support the delivery of our annual scrutiny plan and will develop and maintain key organisational processes. You will engage with a range of stakeholders and contribute to improvements in policing.
We are currently recruiting new Trustees to oversee the continuing operation and development of the Trust. To help us advance our strategy and vision, we are looking for Trustees with an interest in Higher Education and Research and with a range of relevant expertise and experience. We also seek individuals with leadership experience who are representative of the diversity of the wider community and potential beneficiaries of the Trust.
In addition, the Trust would welcome applications from candidates with experience and expertise in the areas of investment management, legal practice, accounting & audit, and fundraising & philanthropy.
About the role
Members of the Board of Trustees are responsible collectively for ensuring that the Trust successfully and effectively delivers its mission and values and operates in a manner consistent with its objectives – as laid out in its Royal Charter. Trustees play an important role in the setting of the Trust’s strategy, organisational policy and performance evaluation. In addition, Trustees act as ambassadors, representing the Trust with external bodies and at outside events or functions. We are therefore looking for people with broad experience, probity, and proven judgement.
The role of Trustees is unremunerated but reasonable travel expenses can be claimed for attending Board or committee meetings and for carrying out business on behalf of the Trust.
The Board of Trustees meets three times a year at present – generally on Friday mornings in February, May and October. The Audit Committee meets twice a year and the Investment Committee three times a year.
Appointments will be for three years in the first instance.
As already announced, current Chief Officer Clare de Bolle will be stepping down in March next year (2019) and the search is now on for someone to lead the organisation and sector into its next exciting phase with passion and vigour. Based in the Scottish Borders, YouthBorders is the membership organisation for third sector youth work and the voice of the sector and young people at a strategic level locally and regionally. It is a vibrant and innovative small organisation with a big voice and a dedicated team, and the new Chief Officer will have a unique opportunity to build further its reputation, capacity and sustainable funding plan to ensure that the impact of the organisation, its members and youth work sector going forward is not only effective but recognised at all levels.
This is a full time 35 hour post based at Langlee Complex, Galashiels, representing the whole of the Scottish Borders.
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working with Shelter in their search for a Senior Philanthropy Manager (Scotland).
Scotland is in the midst of a housing crisis. Every 18 minutes, a household is assessed as becoming homeless. Where do they turn to?
Shelter has been providing advice and practical support to people in this plight for the past 50 years. To date, it has helped 500,000 Scots.
In addition, it’s a campaigning organisation with a strong voice. It has championed young people’s rights, held letting agents to account when they have illegally charged fees, lead the charge in the fight against the so called “bedroom tax” and worked closely with Police Scotland to end illegal evictions.
The need is great and growing. The charity needs to boost its income to help meet this challenge and is now looking for a Senior Philanthropy Manager to engage with potential major donors who have the empathy and the ability to make a significant impact. You will need to be excellent at cultivating and stewarding relationships worth 6 figures or more while evidencing strong stakeholder management skills, both internally and externally. Your communications skills will be second to none with you practised and perfect at making a strong pitch or case for support.
You will be expected to be a mature professional who is self motivated and driven to achieve set targets. Ideally, you will show how you have grown income through a tenacious, strategic and creative approach.
If you would like to work for one of the biggest brands in the third sector, have a passion for Shelter’s work and are experienced at managing or brokering high value relationships, then please consider this as your next career move. This role is open to people from the private and public as well as third sector.
Broomhouse Health Strategy Group (BHSG) is currently looking for a versatile Chief Executive to provide strategic leadership, co-ordination and management of the organisation that provides a wide range of unique services to improve physical and mental wellbeing within low income communities of SW Edinburgh, in keeping with a community development approach.
In 2019 we are going through an exciting new phase of development with a rebrand to “B Healthy Together” scheduled for April, followed by a move into new local premises in Broomhouse scheduled for July. The Chief Executive will be taking the lead role in managing this important transition.
We are looking for an individual with experience of a leadership and development role within a charity sector organisation who will able to demonstrate the ability to lead and develop both the volunteers and staff members in their team. Ideally you will have knowledge and experience of using a community development approach and an understanding of the issues surrounding health inequality. In addition you will be educated to first degree level or equivalent, have excellent communication skills and experience of gaining funding within the charity sector.
Planning Democracy is a Scottish charity that campaigns for a fair and more inclusive planning system in Scotland. We are increasingly nationally recognised as a highly effective grassroots organisation that represents the voice of the community. Our concern is that the planning system does not enable meaningful democratic input into decision-making and development too often prioritises profit over people and the environment. We have a national network of over 200 communities and individuals that help inform our work and strengthen our campaigns (such as the call for an Equal Right of Appeal). We have recently been awarded funding to carry out a specific project around peer mentoring, which will be delivered by our community networker who also oversees the campaign network.
About the vacancy/job description – We are looking for new volunteers to help lead our organisation and carry out some of its work. We are looking for board members to oversee the governance of the organisation, with financial, media, HR and IT skills.
Time commitment – Board members to attend a meeting every 6 weeks in Edinburgh (or by skype), plus additional hours for relevant action.
GNWCAB is seeking a Chief Executive with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly-motivated and able to meet competing challenges including performance management. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
Are you an experienced marketing and fundraising professional who is passionate about issues of poverty in Scotland?
We are looking for an ambitious individual to lead and develop the Marketing and Fundraising function and become part of the team at Scottish Christian charity Glasgow City Mission. This is a full-time role though job-sharing arrangements will be considered.
Glasgow City Mission is the world’s first city mission and has been fighting against disadvantage and showing compassion to people in need since 1826. In recent years, the Marketing and Fundraising department has been a key driver in enabling the charity to treble in size. As a result, Glasgow City Mission serves more people and undertakes more projects and activities than ever before.
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter who will build on this success, develop our strategies to promote the charity and raise income in order to sustain and grow Glasgow City Mission’s work amongst vulnerable people.
This is an exciting and challenging role that requires an enthusiastic and experienced individual who can demonstrate a proven track record in marketing and/or fundraising plus excellent communications skills.
The role will encompass all areas of the marketing mix, including all communications and brand management, and fundraising development which will include: donor development, trust and corporate fundraising, establishing and cultivating church partnerships, and events.
This role requires a strategic thinker who will internally champion the charity’s donors and supporters. The post-holder will prayerfully lead a small team and also form part of the overall management team at the charity.
Applicants should also have a Christian faith and a live church connection. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement in terms of the Employment Equality Regulations 2010.
Previous applicants need not apply.
For over 25 years Carers of West Lothian (CoWL) has been developing carer support services for unpaid carers in West Lothian as the established local carers organisation. Following a successful tender process in early 2018, CoWL now also provides an information, advice and support service for people with disabilities
Our current CEO is retiring at the end of January 2019 and we are looking for someone to lead the organisation through the next stage of our development. We are looking for a highly experienced, inspirational leader, who will champion our values, develop external partnerships, and focus on the achievement of our strategic aims. The person appointed will be passionate about our contribution to making West Lothian a healthy place to live through delivery of services that meet the needs of those we are supporting, and have past experience in business development and securing income from a range of sources.
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.