Legal Services Agency (LSA), Scotland’s largest Law Centre, will shortly celebrate its 30th anniversary. Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law. LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.
About the role
LSA is looking for a Chief Executive to lead the organisation into its 4th decade, building on a record of achievement, and ensuring that the organisation succeeds in facing new challenges and opportunities.
The Chief Executive will have lead responsibility in the following areas:- governance, planning, Board development, business management and development, maintaining high quality service delivery, securing resources, financial and staff management, public relations and stakeholder relationships.
You will be a resilient individual who welcomes challenges, with drive, tenacity, focus, and a desire to succeed. Your leadership style will be inclusive, empowering, and supportive. You will be able to lead a team of staff, encouraging motivation, high performance and a commitment to excellence. You will support the Board of Trustees and the LLP in delivering on LSA’s business objectives, operating sound financial management, building the sustainability of the organisation and ensuring that it meets all its legal, regulatory and financial obligations.
Kindred is looking for new board members:
Are you feeling life is a bit dull and without a meaningful challenge? What about helping to run Kindred Advocacy? We are recruiting new trustees to our board. The minimum commitment is six evenings a year (Wednesdays from 6-8pm). There is never a dull moment on our board and you will be contributing to an organisation that makes a huge difference. We will be particularly pleased to hear from you if your background is in marketing, public profile or finance.
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.
Established in 1996, ECF (Edinburgh Community Food) works in low-income communities across the city addressing issues of health inequalities with an overall mission “to get people into healthy food and healthy food into people”.
We believe in Healthier food – Healthier lives – Healthier futures.
As a leader in Edinburgh’s community food and health inequalities sector we are working to promote health equality by working in partnership with many community organisations providing expert experience in community food, health education, support and training.
We also run a substantial social enterprise selling fruit, vegetables and other products from our hospital outlets as well as weekly deliveries to household and corporate customers.
This is a rare opportunity to join our organisation as Chief Executive. We are seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial manager, with a strong commitment to tackling health inequalities from a community development perspective.
This role is the senior staff post within ECF and provides overall management and leadership for the organisation ensuring that the objectives within the Strategic Plan are delivered on and that funds are secured to implement it.
The Chief Executive holds accountability and responsibility for:
· providing the day-to-day management of the organisation including staff and project management;
· providing leadership to the organisation within the strategic framework established by the Board;
· developing and maintaining relationships with local and national stakeholders including other voluntary organisations, funders, City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian and Scottish Government.
· developing the funding strategy and submitting funding applications as required;
· supporting the Board in the performance of its governance functions.
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.
The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is seeking one lay and one registrant member for the CNHC Board.
Are you interested in setting standards in the public interest? CNHC is the independent regulatory body for complementary healthcare practitioners, established in 2008 with support and funding from the Department of Health. Our public register of over 6,200 qualified therapists provides confirmation that individuals have met UK standards for safe and competent practice.
The Board meets in London for a half-day four times a year.
We have vacancies for one lay and one registrant Board member.
There is no remuneration for attendance at Board meetings but travel costs are reimbursed.
This is a rare opportunity to join our organisation as Strategic Manager.
The Strategic Manager of Fife Gingerbread will ensure the smooth, efficient and effective running of the organisation in meeting the support needs of lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Fife.
They will be responsible for working with the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction and organisational leadership for Fife’s largest independent family charity.
They will drive the aims of the organisation by keeping abreast of all relevant local and national policy, welfare and economic developments and new opportunities, and assessing the impact of these policy decisions on lone parents, vulnerable and disadvantaged families.
The Strategic Manager will have overall responsibility for providing support to and managing the performance of staff and volunteers in the organisation. They will ensure the views and interests of lone parents and vulnerable families are forefront in the planning and delivery of services, and that the appropriate financial and administrative systems are in place.
Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.
We are looking for a number of dynamic senior managers to join our Corporate Leadership Team and have a key role developing future strategies and business planning to ensure that the needs of victims and witnesses are being met.
Head of Service Delivery will lead a team of Locality Managers across a geographical area and be responsible for the overall delivery of service provision to victims and witnesses of crime through our community and court based services. You will have a key role in developing partnerships at a regional level with key stakeholders to ensure the voices of victims and witnesses are heard.
You will be responsible for ensuring, within your area of responsibility, that VSS’s strategic objectives are being implemented and met
This post will be subject to a PVG Check.
As our current CEO is retiring, Partners in Advocacy is looking to appoint a CEO to provide leadership, ensure the successful delivery of independent advocacy and live and breathe our mission.
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.
We are looking for a highly motivated Programme Manager to join Citizens Advice Scotland to have direct responsibility and accountability for the delivery of multiple projects from inception through to the successful operational running. The full time post is being offered on a one year fixed term basis, with the possibility of extension.
The role includes identifying resources required, planning the work to realise the expected benefits as well as managing dependencies, workloads and timetables. As a part of the role you will co-ordinate the execution of work to help individuals deliver their part consistently and effectively, while establishing risks, contingency planning and formulating exit strategy processes.
The Programme Manager has also an element of oversight and co-ordination between the different projects and assists each team with project planning and management.
You will have a track record in successfully managing and delivering large-scale projects and/or programmes as well as have strong leadership and communication skills to work with cross functional teams to meet internal and external commitments. To be successful, you will also have an excellent knowledge of business processes, key trends and value drivers and the ability to use this knowledge to generate or influence new ideas to optimise effectiveness.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network.
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.