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.
St Joseph’s Services have been providing housing support / care at home services to adults with a learning disability in Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 95 years.
St Joseph’s Services are looking for committed, enthusiastic and inspirational Trustees to ensure the effective governance of St Joseph’s Services, setting our strategic direction in accordance with our objectives, vision, mission and Vincentian values.
Having recently launched an ambitious vision for the future we are seeking Trustees who will help us realise our aspirations and share our passion in delivering services to adults with a learning disability. All applications will be considered - we would particularly welcome applications from people with a: Financial, HR, PR or Third Sector background.
Are you committed to working towards a society free from domestic abuse? Have at least 2 years management experience in a senior role and understand the needs of the voluntary sector? Then this role may be for you Fife Women’s Aid are looking for an experienced Manager who is committed to ensuring the delivery of high quality services to women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading on the implementation of Fife Women’s Aid Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and the staff team.
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager.
For more information about the Trust please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million “spend-out” endowment from the Big Lottery Fund (now the National Lottery Community Fund).
The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of two key groups in Scotland:
· Care experienced young people
· People affected by dementia
The Trust works closely with our beneficiaries as well as policy makers, service providers and other stakeholders to ensure that our funding and influencing activities are targeted in ways that will bring the greatest benefit to our beneficiaries.
This is a great opportunity to work with a visionary charity which is committed to investing in real and sustainable improvements in the lives of care experienced young people and people affected by dementia
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. You will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
You will be required to work across both programmes - Care Experienced Young People and Dementia. The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation working until March 2023.
The ideal candidate will be reflective with excellent analytical skills, be beneficiary/customer focused with a willingness to acquire knowledge of the issues facing care experienced young people and people affected by dementia.
SASW is supported by a small staff team of professional and administrative colleagues, and a well-established, enthusiastic committee of members that are driving the growth and development of BASW in Scotland. With an office and meeting base in Edinburgh, SASW is excellently placed to reach out to more social workers and work in closer collaboration with partners and stakeholders across the sector to improve social work, the work experience of practitioners and the lives of people needing social work support.
BASW is seeking to appoint our next National Director for SASW, to further drive the development and growth of the Association in Scotland. The role includes providing leadership to develop the engagement of and support to members, recruiting social workers to the association, building stakeholder networks, influencing and leading on social work policy in Scotland, developing our professional education and events activities, and delivering the SASW business plan.
Applications are invited from qualified social workers who have the energy, determination, leadership and management skills to develop and deliver our ambitions for SASW. The ideal candidate will have excellent inter-personal skills as well as the confidence and credibility to represent SASW at Government level and in the media. Leading a committed, dispersed team of staff, the role requires a high degree of autonomy and candidates should be self-motivated whilst capable of working consistently and flexibly as part of a UK-wide organisation. We are looking for someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about Social Work and who is committed to high standards of professionalism underpinned by BASW’s Code of Ethics for Social Work.
If you would like to be part of this dynamic, motivated team renowned for its dedication and professionalism while working in a challenging environment. You will need:
Knowledge of the current Social Work political agenda and environment particularly in Scotland.
Leadership experience at senior practitioner and/or management level.
Significant social work experience and be registered, or willing to register with the appropriate regulator.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Experience of working in challenging, senior leadership situations with conflicting time scales and priorities.
To be prepared to work collaboratively, including via virtual environments and digital communications.
A demonstrable commitment to the BASW Code of Ethics.
The work is fast paced but you will be well supported and guided by experienced, supportive colleagues to ensure you reach your full potential and are able to deliver the best outcomes for members.
A career that's life-changing
We offer a highly competitive salary, with a minimum of 29 days leave plus bank holidays, regular and supportive supervision, season ticket travel loan facility, interest free Development Loans and discounts at major high street retailers. Plus, there are a lot more besides.
Action for Children
Every year, Action for Children impacts on the lives of 310,000 children, young people and their families across the UK, through our professional and committed workforce of c.4300.
This is a significant opportunity to develop a UK-wide leadership of safeguarding children issues. This role will see you provide whole organisational safeguarding expertise through advice, support, quality controls and face to face and online mechanisms. You will develop Action for Children's safeguarding plan and support the Director of Practice Improvement in ensuring that best practice is followed in work with children and families, recruitment, retention and management of staff, foster carers and volunteers and that safeguarding needs of children inform all our priorities.
The role will see you:
· Lead, develop and implement service specific and related policies, procedures, practice standards and guidance, ensuring these are maintained and up to date.
· Support the Director of Practice Improvement to ensure that all cross-cutting issues relating to safeguarding are identified and addressed.
· Lead, commission and contribute to improvement projects as necessary to support the safeguarding of children and young people and improve outcomes of vulnerable service users, in line with best practice and outcomes.
· Lead the development of best practice in services by embedding of safeguarding practice through networks of managers and practitioners responsible for local and operational safeguarding matters.
· Develop Action for Children's voice by way of relationships with key partners in the sector
What are we looking for in the person?
· Qualification in Social Work - Registered Qualified Social Worker
· At least 3 years' management experience in a children's services setting with responsibility for safeguarding and child protection
· Experience of staff management
· Detailed understanding of legislation, guidance and regulations relevant to safeguarding children across the UK
· Experience of managing projects to achieve positive change for children
· Successful experience of achieving change through use of influence without direct line management responsibilities
· Experience of using an outcomes-focused approach to service delivery and quality assurance
· Experience of management of budgets
· Excellent report writing skills
· Experience of effective communication with internal departments and external agencies
· Ability to lead major new initiatives as required
· Able to travel across UK, including staying overnight when required, as this post has UK wide responsibilities
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.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead our new homecare service in the Nairn, Nairnshire and Ardersier surrounding areas. We aim to recruit a small team of home carers who will be assigned to provide a home care package to individuals in our community. We are looking for an individual to take the role of care manager and appoint and lead our friendly team. This is a rare opportunity to shape a company and lead its direction as it is being evolved.
About the Company
NHG Homecare Ltd is a new company owned by the Partners of Nairn Healthcare Group. Our aim is to provide outstanding community support, by professional staff, to people in their own homes. We will look after anyone over the age of 18 who needs care and support. NHG Homecare Ltd is a doctor led homecare company who have an already established relationship with local integrated teams which include social work, community nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and community mental health. Our service will include personal care, meal preparation, household help and medication assistance. Our mission is to work with the healthcare teams to provide a high quality care at home service that will improve and sustain the individuals overall quality of life by giving people in our community independence and the right to make informed choices.
What will be expected of you in your role?
You will be based in our Nairn and Ardersier offices and have overall responsibility for the services we provide. Your office hours will be 9am-5pm however you may be required outside these times dependent upon the needs of the business. You will be responsible for recruiting new carers and ensuring they are trained to the highest standard. You will also be responsible for meeting new clients, assessing their needs and setting up their care packages. Monitoring quality and driving up high standards is also an important part of the role along with staff management and supervision. You will have a share of the on-call rota out of office hours and there will be lots of opportunities to implement new systems and procedures using your prior experience.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who enjoys helping others and is looking to part of a caring team with a holistic approach. You must be an experienced health or social care professional with knowledge and experience of self directed support (SDS). Relevant working experience is desirable or level 3 NVQ or equivalent. Being a driver with access to your own vehicle is essential for the role.