BAVS is an independent voluntary organisation supporting the growth of community organisations and volunteers in Berwickshire and is a partner in Borders TSI. We are seeking a chief officer committed to working on a locality basis with a strong track record in community capacity building and leading an organisation. Bavs plays a key strategic role in local relationships and community planning working alongside communities, statutory partners and other agencies. Our purpose is to support Berwickshire’s communities to build their skills, confidence, knowledge and experience to take their ideas forward. As we prepare to celebrate our 50th year, we are looking for a chief officer to take us back to our roots as an organisation made and shaped by local community activists. We are seeing a chief executive with a track record making an impact for communities, with excellent communication, organisation and business skills.
The Chief Officer holds overall responsibility for the running of the Bureau, including the management of our dedicated team (paid & volunteer), the management of all financial aspects of the Bureau including fundraising, and the premises and IT considerations. The Chief Officer reports directly into the Board of Trustees and the post holder will work closely with the Board to design and develop the strategy of the Bureau.
The role of Chief Officer is extremely varied and busy, and the ideal candidate will have experience of working within a fundraising environment and of managing all the financial aspects of an organisation. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in recruiting, managing, developing and motivating a team is also required.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a desire to work towards the success of a valuable and well-used resource. This is a genuinely rewarding role, working to support a local community, and the Chief Officer is integral to the provision of that service.
The key deliverables of this role are
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Purpose of Job
To deliver election success in priority areas across Scotland, with a clear objective of putting “more gold on the map” – be it Lib Dem MPs, MSPs, Lib Dem-led Councils and Lib Dem councillors.
We are looking for an experienced Fundraising Manager who can develop an innovative approach to funding proposals which reflect the needs of the charity with the power to capture funders’ imaginations.
The Fundraising Manager plays a key role in developing the Fundraising strategy of the organisation in order to maximise income to assist in the long-term sustainability of the charity.
As a Sole Fundraiser, you will identify, generate and grow charitable income streams, through individual giving, community, corporate, legacy, trust and grant fundraising.
About the Charity
Our mission is to provide quality support services to older people and their carers within the communities of North West rural Edinburgh, enabling them to maintain an active independent lifestyle within their own communities.
QCCC is a registered charity and our programme of works include, but are not limited to:
Day Care - For older people with a diagnosis dementia or who are otherwise confined to their homes due to stroke or other long-term illnesses and conditions.
Volunteer Services - We actively support volunteering and provide volunteering opportunities within the communities we work.
Carer Support- Providing support and information to the carers of our service users. Wider carer support is available through our partnership with Voice of Carers Across Lothian (Vocal).
Befriending - Providing trained volunteers to visit older people at home to offer companionship, a friendly ear and contact with the wider community.
The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work with newly establishing TSOs and those needing support around their governance or strategic planning.
The post will also support crisis management and intervention within TSOs requiring support, enterprising activity and new assets. The post holder will be responsible for leading advice and guidance to groups around these topics, ensuring that they are informed of the regulatory and legal information necessary. They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.
The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work within HTSI and directly with to deliver training and support for skills planning and development.
The post will be responsible for writing, delivering and evaluating training needs across the Highlands. This will include adapting training materials for eLearning. Additionally, they will also work on a one to one basis with organisations, specifically though not exclusively within the Inner Moray Firth, to put in place skills development and monitoring processes and to deliver training within organisations as required.
They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.
The Dartington Service Design Lab is an internationally respected research and design charity dedicated to improving child outcomes. We seek a Researcher to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied and quite independent role, spanning child development research, service design and evaluation, and public system reform.
The work is rarely routine because we are often experimenting and trying to innovate with those who we work with. This requires a blend of mental agility, practicality, perseverance and an ability to adapt to deliver the necessary outcomes without continuous supervision. The person should be comfortable with ambiguity and approach new challenges with both curiosity and level-headedness. As a small organisation the wider team are mutually supportive as we all work closely together. The successful candidate will need to be able to communicate well with both their colleagues and our stakeholders. We value empathy and collaboration and a strong focus on using evidence for social good.
We need a highly motivated researcher, equipped with a first, or upper second-class undergraduate degree in a relevant field, and those with a Master’s degree are strongly encouraged to apply as well. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Undertaking evidence reviews to inform policy and/or practice within tight deadlines;
• Assisting with data collection, synthesis, management and analysis;
• Helping prepare supporting materials for workshops, training and other events;
• Drafting and refining reports, presentations and other dissemination outputs (including social media activities e.g. blogs, tweets etc.).
• Conducting research activities with young people, families and stakeholders, using ethical and creative methods to adapt to participant need and contributing to insight synthesis and communication.
Location is flexible, as a team we largely operate remotely across the UK with regular project related travel. We have also been using online and video communication tools well before the impact of COVID-19. Our staff tend to work from home or when appropriate, together in local coworking spaces, or from our own workspace in Devon. When possible, we also regularly meet as a whole team in Devon.
Overview of the role
The role of Borders Third Sector Interface is to support voluntary organisations operating in the area, both local and those national organisations that deliver services at the local level which helps improve people's wellbeing and contributes to economic growth. It plays a vital role in supporting communities at a local level.
We do this by working with third sector partners and public agencies to identify areas and communities of greatest need, design responses and create an environment for innovation and growth.
In Scottish Borders our Borders Third Sector Partnership comprises of -
The role of Communications Officer is:
Willowacre Trust is the charitable subsidiary of West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) and has been working to tackle social and economic disadvantage for over 50 years. Willowacre Trust is committed to the delivery of projects and services which offer holistic support and increased opportunities to WSHA tenants with the overall aim of positively impacting on our tenants' lives.
Services delivered within communities include:
• Community centres, multi-use games areas and urban green spaces.
• Starter packs, food parcels, upcycling and fuel top ups
• Older People’s Services (includes sheltered housing)
• Tenancy Sustainment Services (includes Money, Energy, Digital, Handy Person Services)
• Community Engagement Services
We are currently seeking Board members who are passionate and committed to making a meaningful difference for people and communities. If you have experience of one of the following:
• Accountancy and Financial Management (Charitable Sector)
• Governance (Charitable Sector)
• Public Sector – Local authority/Health/Social Care
WSHA provides around 3,500 homes across the West of Scotland and goes further to provide housing you can call home.
The No.1 Befriending Agency is a vibrant local social enterprise that works to reduce loneliness and isolation. Part of how we do this is to ensure that older people can thrive in later life. We work with our dedicated volunteers to provide the support that local older people need to live happy, healthy lives. We work to help older people stay connected with their communities, alleviating loneliness, improving health and wellbeing and making communities stronger through volunteering.
Main Purpose of the job