The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives all 14-24 year olds the chance to develop skills for life and work. We engage, inspire and empower over 300,000 young people a year across the UK and from every possible background.
The DofE Award is a game-changer. We know that perseverance and passion for long-term goals is linked to success in education, life and work. Our structured programme of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide and support young people to achieve.
We believe that anything is possible and the possibilities are endless. The positive effects of the DofE are proven and far-reaching. Communities are enriched with passionate and driven volunteers, businesses benefit from work-ready, competent recruits and young people are given the confidence to shine.
We are looking for a replacement Director to join our Scotland Office in Edinburgh.
Purpose of the role
Are you community focussed, fun, inspiring and passionate about supporting children, young people and families impacted by poverty?
Do you believe in the power of play, arts, volunteering and leadership in reducing inequality?
Do you have experience of successfully leading and managing a staff team?
Do you have experience developing and implementing organisational infrastructure?
Then PEEK would love to hear from you.
PEEK is seeking to appoint a Head of Operations. This role is a key leadership role within our organisation and is vital to the development of our organisation over the next five years and as we celebrate our 20th birthday this year.
We are looking for an experienced leader who can support, nurture and develop a diverse, energetic and committed staff team to deliver high quality and long-term impactful projects with children, young people and families across Glasgow whilst also developing our organisation’s policies, procedures, systems and processes.
The Head of Operations will embrace a fast paced environment and a can-do, will-do culture and will be able to operate at both an operational and strategic level.
PEEK- Possibilities For Each and Every Kid is an award winning children and young people’s charity operating across Glasgow since October 2000.
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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.
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.
Regius School is an Independent Christian School, situated in Newcraighall (69a Whitehill Street, EH21 8QZ), serving Edinburgh and the Lothians with a current roll of 26 pupils from P1 to S2, organised across three small class groups. There are two full time teachers with a class room assistant.
We are looking to appoint an experienced teacher to head up our small school community of learners, teachers and support staff within a Christian context. He or she will work closely with the School Board and existing parents’ groups.
Our school has a unique and exceptional atmosphere, providing a happy, caring and creative environment and a curriculum which inspires, engages and challenges our learners. We affirm the close relationship of home, church and school. Our curriculum policies and procedures have been developed from discussions about how to achieve our school vision that ‘each child will see themselves as God the Father sees them’, and for our children to dream big dreams and be the very best they can be!
Our head teacher will manage the day to day running of the school to the benefit of our pupils and families, ensuring all children flourish and achieve their full potential. Although fee paying, our aim has been that school fees are kept at an affordable level.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment along with GTCS Registration (Primary).
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing.
We are looking for trainers to join our Early Years team. Candidates should have a strong background in delivering face-to-face training and the ability develop the skills and enthusiasm of others.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
We are looking for confident, enthusiastic trainers to join our Early Years (Bookbug) team. Candidates should have a strong background in delivering face-to-face training and the ability develop the skills and enthusiasm of others.
Bookbug is Scotland’s universal early years book gifting programme. The post holder will deliver a range of early years training and ongoing support activities for Bookbug practitioners from a broad range of sectors and partner agencies, including libraries, early education, NHS, social care and third sector organisations. The training covers a range of topics to support professionals to engage families with the benefits of sharing stories, songs and rhymes.
At Tiphereth we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Day Service Co-Worker in our outdoor land, estates and community gardening group, the Peregrine Group.
You will provide support and motivation to people with learning disabilities to participate in meaningful work on the land, in community gardening and estates maintenance. You will be enthusiastic and positive about the potential of people to participate, learn and grow. You will bring experience of support work and knowledge of land based work such as gardening or conservation. You need to work well as part of a team, have good communication skills and be motivated by Camphill’s values and ethos. A full driving licence including willingness to drive a minibus is an essential requirement.
The Peregrine Group works in partnership with other social organisations, helping to make a difference by contributing their skills and time for social good and the benefit of others. Tiphereth is a Camphill community in Edinburgh based around supported accommodation, social enterprises and day services for adults with learning disabilities and other support needs.
· Competetive terms and conditions including 36 days holiday
· Excellent continuous professional development opportunities
· Opportunity to contribute to a growing service and develop skills
· Beautiful, outdoor based work setting on the edge of the Pentland Hills
· Opportunity to belong to a Camphill community with a rich social and cultural life
SU Scotland’s vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.
In addition to our work in schools, with churches and in SU centres, for over 80 years we have run a vibrant programme of holidays and camps for children in P5 through to S6. There really is nothing to beat the experience of a residential adventure break for having fun, making new friends and developing faith!
Building on encouraging growth in recent years, this role offers a rewarding opportunity to bring leadership to the ministry of SU Holidays, supporting a talented team of staff and an extensive network of passionate and committed volunteer team leaders who help make the ministry happen, and see it grow to the next level.
You will have proven leadership skills with strong experience in managing teams and individuals, operational delivery and customer focus. Candidates should be mature Christians able to support the spiritual leadership of a team of staff and volunteers. Candidates should also possess sound business and communication skills. You will be an excellent team player, motivated self-starter and work well under pressure.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
The VIEW café opened in May 2012. The current manager has been in post since the commissioning phase of the café and is now seeking to retire. The View café is a Limited Company and is located within Viewpark Parish Church of Scotland buildings. The café is managed by a Board of Directors. The café is OPEN TO ALL and over the years of its existence it has evolved to become a popular community café, used by many different sectors of the community and seen as a valuable resource for the community. The café has 50 covers. The ethos of the café is based on the principles and practices of Viewpark Parish Church and it is envisaged the successful applicant will be sensitive to this, nurturing and supporting the ethos.
A Job Description is available for download below.
Columba 1400 is a charity and social enterprise based in Scotland. The purpose of the organisation is to help young people discover their potential, either by working directly with them or by working with the key adults in the lives. This role will lead and support the delivery of Columba 1400’s Leadership Academies for Young People offering excellent facilitation throughout a participant’s residential element. Duties will include facilitating sessions throughout the week, including outdoor sessions and facilitating experiences for participants outwith sessions to offer another arena to demonstrate their leadership. Remit will also include liaising with centre staff including administration, kitchen and housekeeping departments to ensure effective communication and cohesion, contributing to the review and evaluation of the residential element of the Leadership Academy and contributing to the development and design of new offerings, projects and enhancements to Columba 1400's work. To secure this fantastic post, based in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, you will need to be able to demonstrate outstanding facilitation skills, knowledge of issues facing young people and excellent relationship building skills. A secondment option, particularly from the Education sector, will also be considered.
A Role Profile is available for download below.