This is a unique opportunity for the right person to join a well-regarded social care charity who provide highly individualised support to people who have needs relating to a learning disability, mental health needs or both.
We try to base our work on principals of upholding individuals’ human rights to self-determination. To assist this, we operate a unique system of Individual Services Funds which seeks for the individual and those closest to them have financial information to assist informed decision making. As such this requires a high level of attention to detail. You will embrace a ‘hands on approach’ where each team member including yourself will be able to take on any task within the Finance team.
As an Executive Director reporting directly to the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees you will play a pivotal role in the development in strategy and governance of the organisation. You will have a proven track record in providing sound financial advice.
This can be a challenging role, to be successful you will need to be astute, insightful able to operate at both an operational and strategic level with a high level of integrity and openness.
If this sounds like you and you share our belief in the positive capacity of all people regardless of ability or disability to shape their own lives, then we would love to hear from you.
This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Check and a 6-month Probationary period.
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.
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working with Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trust in their search for a Chief Executive.
Andrew Carnegie’s story is one of rags to riches. Born in Dunfermline in 1835 to a father who was a handloom weaver, the arrival of the power loom had a devastating impact on this trade, causing the Carnegies to immigrate to the United States in 1848. Young Andrew began work at age 12 as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory but educated himself by reading and writing and attending night school. Through great entrepreneurial acumen, he was to become one of the wealthiest men in America.
Carnegie wrote frequently about political and social matters, and his most famous article, “Wealth,” published in 1889, outlined what came to be called the Gospel of Wealth. This doctrine held that a man who accumulates great wealth has a duty to use his surplus wealth for “the improvement of mankind” in philanthropic causes. A “man who dies rich dies disgraced.”
Carnegie is one of the world’s most renowned philanthropists. His charitable giving benefitted people across the world in his lifetime and continues to do so today in a myriad of ways.
A rare opportunity has arisen to lead the Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trusts. This comprises the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, which gives grants to local causes and which also runs the world famous Carnegie Birthplace Museum, as well as the Hero Fund Trust. This operates across the UK and recognises civilian heroes by providing long term financial and other support for them and/or their families.
The Board of Trustees is looking for an exceptional person to become the next CEO. You will need to have all the usual skills and attributes required for running a diverse organisation including: strategic leadership and financial management experience, project leadership, experience of working with a Board (though this need not necessarily be in a third sector context), excellent stakeholder management skills and exemplary communication ability in all forms. This is as well as a strong belief and commitment to the Trusts’ vision and values, a motivational team leadership style and a knowledge of how to provide support services for vulnerable people.
If you would love the opportunity to be a grant giver that enhances and changes people’s lives for the better and have what it takes to be an inspirational leader for this fantastic and much valued organisation, then please request a candidate pack today.
MND Scotland is leading the fightback against Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland and we are looking for skilled individuals to join our Board of Trustees.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided
MND Scotland provides care and support to people affected by MND, as well as powering cutting-edge research to find a cure.
Trustees are responsible for setting our strategic direction and making sure the organisation meets its objectives.
We encourage anyone with an interest in MND to apply, however we would particularly welcome people who have skills in any of the following areas: digital innovation and services, finance and accounts, fundraising and income generation, and HR and legal.
What you will bring:
· Proven ability to work constructively with a team
· Experience working with vulnerable people
· Excellent communications skills
· Excellent organisational skills
· Knowledge of ‘good working practice’ and procedures, preferably in healthcare and/or the charity sector
· Commitment to the aims, objectives and procedures of the organisation and to staff, volunteers and service users
· Understanding of issues affecting people with MND
Fast Forward is recruiting a new Chief Executive
Would you like the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland?
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop Fast Forward on a national scale following the retirement of the current post holder.
You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the momentum of Fast Forward’s varied project work, consolidate our position as a leading provider in informal education approaches to health and wellbeing, and provide sound strategic and financial direction. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and excellent team building skills. We will expect you to provide confident engagement with our funding partners and stakeholders, creating trust and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you believe your skills and leadership experience as a CEO or at a senior level make you a great candidate for this post.
We are recruiting for an amazing Director of Communications to lead and develop our global communications strategy to inspire and grow our movement across all mediums.
We are currently feeding 1,504,471 of the world’s poorest children, every School day, in 18 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our organisation is named after Mary the mother of Jesus and shaped by Christian spirituality. We are focused on one goal - that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. This meal provides the energy and opportunity to learn, giving children the chance of a brighter future.
Communications is at the heart of everything we do, and this critical role is key to our ongoing mission. Reporting to our CEO, you will have responsibility for overseeing all digital, editorial, content and internal communication activities within Mary’s Meals, and key priorities include:
• Developing and implementing a global communications strategy, embedding communications best practice across the Mary’s Meals movement
• Developing and maintaining relationships with all Mary’s Meals Affiliates, providing support in the creation of bespoke and impactful campaigns and building in-country capacity
• Developing and delivering an internal communications plan that ensures effective information sharing across the global family
• Providing strategic and operational leadership to the communications team, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
With relevant communications experience, ideally within a global or international environment, you will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to our vision, mission and values. Skilled in managing brand positioning and messaging for an organisation, you will also be able to demonstrate:
• Relevant experience of developing and implementing innovative communications strategies and projects coupled with the ability to translate these into actions and activities
• Proven staff management experience and the ability to lead and develop high performing teams
• The ability to effectively engage with and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
• A strong vocational attitude that shows competence, commitment and contribution to the global movement
We offer so much more than a role; you will have the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on flexible working and personal development.
Mary’s Meals is a values-driven organisation; we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.
This is an incredible opportunity to use your talents to positively impact the lives of hungry children all over the world and with 64 million children still out of school and millions more attending classes too hungry to learn, our work has only just begun.
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are seeking unpaid volunteer Directors to join their Board of Directors. They should reside or work in West Lothian.
Directors are expected to play a full part in the activities of the CAB West Lothian Board.
The role of the Board is to set the strategic framework for the organisation, monitor and evaluate the performance of the organisation, including financial performance; and ensure the highest standard of governance and conduct in the business of CAB WL.
The Board meets at least five times per year. In addition, Standing Committees meet a minimum of four times a year. Directors are also requested to participate in various sub committees, working groups, the Annual General meeting and ongoing training events as required.
In particular CAB West Lothian is looking for individuals who have skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas:
Passionate about making a difference for people with mental ill-health?
Birchwood Highland is the leading provider of support for those experiencing mental ill health throughout Highland. With offices in Inverness, Wick, Fort William and Invergordon we operate pan Highland in the delivery of community-based services. In addition, our Recovery Centre in Inverness is a 23-bed residential unit that delivers 24-hour support to residents and respite facilities. It is a unique facility that is graded as providing excellent services by the Care Inspectorate. At the cutting edge of mental health recovery, we lead on excellence and innovation in the sector.
Our organisation also operates a subsidiary, Birchwood Highland Enterprises, that works on a variety of activities that support our work in mental ill-health.
We are currently seeking Trustees to join our dynamic charity board and ensure it provides governance of the highest quality and rigour as the organisation enters an exciting new phase of growth.
We are looking for people to help set the policy and strategic direction, targets and evaluate the performance of the organisation. You don’t need to have experience of serving on a Board just a willingness to bring the skills that you have developed during your career to help the Board reach its objectives. Some of the areas where the board would like to increase its expertise include: community development, I.T and legal. We are particularly looking for people with experience or knowledge of the health care sector particularly in the field of mental ill-health.
We're keen to make sure we hear the voice of the whole community in Highland, so welcome applications from people from all walks of life regardless of ethnicity, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
The time commitment can vary depending upon the needs of the organisation, however there are 6 meetings each year of the Board that you will need to attend, and all expenses are reimbursed.
This post is funded by Glasgow HSCP to ensure that the voluntary / third sector in Glasgow is involved in the development of new ways of working to improve the health and wellbeing of Glasgow’s people. This will include understanding issues, designing and testing new approaches, building collaborations for change and evaluating impact. The post-holder will have a key role in building the relationship and developing understanding between the public and voluntary sector in the city.
The post-holder will have to manage a complex set of relationships and agendas. The public and voluntary sector share a strong desire to improve outcomes in the city but have different cultures and challenges. Success in this post will be measured by the extent to which health and social care services are designed and delivered collaboratively across agencies (regardless of sector) and with communities.
The Carnegie UK Trust currently has a vacancy on its Board of Trustees for someone with financial expertise.
Could you contribute to the work of one of the UK’s longest-established foundations? The Carnegie UK Trust, set up in 1913 by Scots-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, has a mission to improve wellbeing for people in the UK and Ireland. As a modern operating trust, we seek to influence ideas and policy while also being active in testing and delivering real-life solutions.
Due to a retirement, we are now looking for a new Trustee with financial expertise to help shape and support the work of the Trust as we develop our Strategic Plan for 2021-2025.
Working with the CEO and the Finance and Corporate Services Manager, this Trustee will take a lead role for the Board in ensuring that the Trust’s financial obligations are met, bringing an external perspective and supportive challenge to our financial planning and management.
Candidates should have a strong interest in promoting individual and community wellbeing, with a background in finance and/or accounting in the public, private or voluntary sector. You will be willing to represent the Trust, and to commit time to the governance of the Trust’s wide-ranging work on policy and practice. The Trust is headquartered in Dunfermline, Scotland and works across the whole of the UK and Ireland. We welcome applications from all jurisdictions.
The closing date for applications is 7th February at 5pm and interviews will be held in Dunfermline during the week beginning 2nd March 2020.