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.
The Board of the charity, Raploch Urban Regeneration Company (RURC), is seeking applicants for the role of Managing Director for the charity in addition to its trading subsidiary Stirling Community Enterprise Ltd (SCE). Stirling Community Enterprise is an ambitious organisation and social firm with a passion for high quality commercial and training services that support people facing social and educational disadvantage across the Stirling Council area. The organisation prides itself on its local reputation for high quality and the care of those it supports. As the delivery vehicle for the charitable objectives of RURC, SCE has 2 key service areas;
- Commercial Contracts; specialist road reinstatement team delivering high amenity civil works, footpath and road repairs and ground care contracts. This service aims to increase income levels in addition to creating jobs for target groups.
- Training Services; an experienced employability and vocational training team supporting people who face disadvantage through the delivery of mentored non-accredited and SQA accredited training in partnership with local businesses. This service aims to progress people into further education, training or employment. The Board are seeking applicants who have relevant skills and enthusiasm and dedication to deliver on the Company’s business plan. Increasing self-generated income through existing or new commercial services in order to continue to improve outcomes for people across the Stirling Council will be the key priority for the post holder. We are specifically looking for people who have an entrepreneurial approach with experience generating unrestricted income streams to reduce the organisation’s grant dependency. This experience may have been developed within a public, third or private sector. Specific specialisms in civil works, business development, construction, subcontracting or any other relevant sectors are welcome
MAF UK are looking for a full or part-time Head of MAF Scotland to lead their Scottish Office based in Glasgow.
Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Head of MAF Scotland will be a senior manager with proven experience in strategic planning, staff leadership, financial management and donor relationship management.
Responsible for managing a small but dedicated team with the objective to raise awareness of MAF in Scotland; including increasing prayer support, donated income and new staff to serve overseas.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator and influencer, passionate about the work of MAF with a strong ability to plan, organise and prioritise projects or events as well as implement and grow mission partnerships with Scottish Churches.
This role will include talking about MAF in churches and meetings, attending and supervising volunteers at some of the key Christian events and conferences in Scotland, a driving licence and some work outside of normal office hours will be required.
There is an occupational requirement for the job holder of this position to be a committed Christian. Additional information is available on request.
This is an exciting opportunity to support schools, early years centres and other relevant agencies in taking action to remove cost barriers to full participation at school.
You will have a good understanding of education principles and practice, experience of developing and delivering high quality training, experience of working with children and young people and excellent communication skills. You will also be able to enthuse and support other professionals to develop, act on and share good practice.
You will be part of CPAG in Scotland’s small Cost of the School Day team, but based within Dundee education service, working closely with participating schools, community organisations and Dundee City Council.
The post may be suitable for secondment with agreement from your employer.
CPAG wants a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. Come and help us end child poverty for good.
Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
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.
Barnardo's Lanarkshire Attachment and Attainment Service (LANS) provides intervention and support services to children, young people and their parents/carers. Based within primary and secondary schools across North and South Lanarkshire we offer a range of services encompassing individual support; groupwork programmes and family work.
We promote the Five to Thrive (FTT) model of parenting support which is based on current understanding of neuroscience and brain development in the early years. Barnardo's and Kate Cairns Associates (KCA) have a unique model to partner with nurseries, schools and communities to embed FTT. This project has a strong focus on capacity building. We support staff to confidently use the FFT approach to promote secure attachment and resilience.
Do you have the knowledge and skills to support and deliver our service ? If so we are looking forward to hearing from you .
It is also a requirement to have a driving licence with access to a vehicle.
Assistant Project Workers are required to work in our Service Centres located across the city. Assistant Project Workers will provide personalised support to adults with mental health problems on an individual and groupwork basis.
Applicants for all posts must be able to demonstrate the values and attitude required to work with people who are living with mental health problems and who may have complex needs.
Knowledge of the SSSC’s Codes of Practice and the National Care Standards and how this framework applies to practice is preferred for all posts. A qualification at SVQ2 or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards achieving this qualification is essential.
All applicants must be able to work flexibly; some early morning, evening and weekend working will be required. Full induction and training will be provided.
GAMH aims to promote equality of opportunity in service delivery as well as in employment practice. To achieve this, we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Accordingly if you have any particular requirements regarding your application please contact Laura Middell, Central Resources Manager, on 0141 552 5592.
These posts are regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of work with Glasgow Association for Mental Health will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.
Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age.
Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need, and will benefit most from our services.
We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.
We are delighted at this exciting time, to introduce this brand new and unique role of ‘Funding Officer’, owing to the expansion of our organisation and the early years sector in across the country.
Working collaboratively with the EYS staff team, you will have responsibility for researching and identifying potential funding opportunities and projects for submission to trusts, foundations, statutory and institutional donors. You will also research and complete funding applications, as well as assisting with evaluation reports.
Applicants should be qualified to degree level with proven experience in securing funding from diverse sources including trusts, foundations, statutory and institutional donors. A full, current driving licence with own transport insured for business use and membership of PVG Scheme will also be required.
You will ideally have recent experience of a similar role with a funding organisation or not-for-profit organisation. You’ll be highly organised and a team player, with the ability to problem solve, use financial and budget information and you will have superb communication skills.
You will be excellent at networking and building strong relationships with stakeholders, and you’ll be a strong leader, be customer- focused and have a highly professional approach to your work at all times, managing deadlines and prioritising effectively.
Although the focus will be on fundraising and reporting to funders and partners, you will be a vital ambassador and advocate for Early Years Scotland.