Could you be our next Chief Officer?
This is an exciting time for The Church of Scotland. We are embarking on an ambitious programme of major reforms to our governing structures as part of a three-year Radical Action Plan. We are seeking to appoint someone to help us implement these changes wisely, courageously and compassionately.
Our Chief Officer, who will be responsible for the effective management of staff and resources, will play a key role in leading this change.
To find out more about the role and the skills we require, please see our application pack.
Legal Services Agency (LSA), Scotland’s largest Law Centre, will shortly celebrate its 30th anniversary. Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law. LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.
About the role
LSA is looking for a Chief Executive to lead the organisation into its 4th decade, building on a record of achievement, and ensuring that the organisation succeeds in facing new challenges and opportunities.
The Chief Executive will have lead responsibility in the following areas:- governance, planning, Board development, business management and development, maintaining high quality service delivery, securing resources, financial and staff management, public relations and stakeholder relationships.
You will be a resilient individual who welcomes challenges, with drive, tenacity, focus, and a desire to succeed. Your leadership style will be inclusive, empowering, and supportive. You will be able to lead a team of staff, encouraging motivation, high performance and a commitment to excellence. You will support the Board of Trustees and the LLP in delivering on LSA’s business objectives, operating sound financial management, building the sustainability of the organisation and ensuring that it meets all its legal, regulatory and financial obligations.
Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprise. We are a small, ambitious charity with a Scotland-wide footprint providing high-quality, sustainable services to develop social enterprise start-ups. Our vision is for social enterprises to play a key role in society, transforming lives, communities and the economy.
In March 2019 we published our new strategy Increasing Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship which outlines our plan for the coming years. As part of our new strategic direction, we are looking to recruit two additional board members to compliment the skills, experience and backgrounds of our Chair and existing members.
We are looking for individuals with commercial acumen and business experience, with an understanding of the challenges faced by small businesses, start-ups, and investment, as well as a commitment to the vision, mission and values of both Firstport and FirstImpact. In particular, we are looking for specialist knowledge and/or experience in one or several or the following fields:
The role of Board Member for Firstport is a voluntary position and as such is not remunerated. However, travel and other associated expenses are reimbursed.
The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is seeking one lay and one registrant member for the CNHC Board.
Are you interested in setting standards in the public interest? CNHC is the independent regulatory body for complementary healthcare practitioners, established in 2008 with support and funding from the Department of Health. Our public register of over 6,200 qualified therapists provides confirmation that individuals have met UK standards for safe and competent practice.
The Board meets in London for a half-day four times a year.
We have vacancies for one lay and one registrant Board member.
There is no remuneration for attendance at Board meetings but travel costs are reimbursed.
Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.
We are looking for a number of dynamic senior managers to join our Corporate Leadership Team and have a key role developing future strategies and business planning to ensure that the needs of victims and witnesses are being met.
Head of Service Delivery will lead a team of Locality Managers across a geographical area and be responsible for the overall delivery of service provision to victims and witnesses of crime through our community and court based services. You will have a key role in developing partnerships at a regional level with key stakeholders to ensure the voices of victims and witnesses are heard.
You will be responsible for ensuring, within your area of responsibility, that VSS’s strategic objectives are being implemented and met
This post will be subject to a PVG Check.
The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal have a skills element called the Integrated Regional and Employability Skills. This post has been funded to lead the Integrated Employer Engagement theme but will also be required to link into the other City Region themes where relevant. The Edinburgh and South East Scotland is a change fund, to bring better regional alignment and facility change on how we work together and make better use of opportunities and economic growth. This approach is about getting existing employability and related services to work better collectively and bring about genuine, joined up and sustainable integration. It requires significant regional partnership working to be at the heart of all approaches.
Founded in 1826, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture (RSA) is an independently funded organisation which supports the creation, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art across Scotland.
The RSA runs a year-round programme of exhibitions, artist opportunities and related educational talks and events which support artists at all stages of their careers. The Academy’s distinguished history is reflected in its extensive collections and archives, recognised by the Scottish Government as being of national significance.
Led by eminent artists and architects, the RSA embodies a wealth of professional experience in Fine Art and Architecture with many of its Members taking a leading role in higher education and in many of Scotland’s leading cultural institutions.
In recent years, every aspect of the RSA has been interrogated to ensure that the Academy remains relevant to the needs of today’s artists and architects. Importantly, the Academy continues to evolve, electing new Members, exhibiting new work, and supporting and promoting excellence in contemporary Scottish art and architecture.
The role will manage the Development Strategy and be responsible for overall delivery of our development work. This role will lead the management of RSA fundraising and individual giving programmes and activities, including cash appeals, general donations, online donations, regular giving, merchandise, in memoriam giving and legacies, and to increase income from these sources. The post-holder will explore and test new income streams from individuals and to increase supporter engagement. The RSA Patrons Scheme will be the responsibility of this post holder.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens.
We are looking for a highly motivated Programme Manager to join Citizens Advice Scotland to have direct responsibility and accountability for the delivery of multiple projects from inception through to the successful operational running. The full time post is being offered on a one year fixed term basis, with the possibility of extension.
The role includes identifying resources required, planning the work to realise the expected benefits as well as managing dependencies, workloads and timetables. As a part of the role you will co-ordinate the execution of work to help individuals deliver their part consistently and effectively, while establishing risks, contingency planning and formulating exit strategy processes.
The Programme Manager has also an element of oversight and co-ordination between the different projects and assists each team with project planning and management.
You will have a track record in successfully managing and delivering large-scale projects and/or programmes as well as have strong leadership and communication skills to work with cross functional teams to meet internal and external commitments. To be successful, you will also have an excellent knowledge of business processes, key trends and value drivers and the ability to use this knowledge to generate or influence new ideas to optimise effectiveness.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
Our aim is to improve outcomes for children to ensure the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families. Our hope is through achieving this, there will be a larger shift in society toward accepting the vital role Dads play.
We currently have a vacancy for a Board member to join our Board of Trustees. As a Trustee Board Member, your responsibilities will include:
This is an unpaid role however reasonable expenses associated with the role can be reimbursed.
Trustees are expected to attend all board meetings, which are held 4 times per year during the early evening in Edinburgh. Trustees will also be asked to contribute their expertise by attending and participating in sub committees, events and networking activities and acting as subject matter experts on particular projects as appropriate.
To ensure that Dads Rock:
In addition to the above duties of all Trustees, each Trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience they may have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives or other issues relevant to the area of work in which the Trustee has special expertise.
Qualifications and or membership of professional bodies related to your area of expertise.
Given the aims of the charity, we require trustees with experience of one or more of the following areas:
Previous experience of serving on a Board of Trustees or equivalent would also be beneficial.
You will be expected to commit to serving on the Board for a minimum of two years.
Board Meetings take place approximately every quarter. Dates for the following calendar year are circulated prior to, and agreed at, the last meeting of the year.
To represent DR at other internal and external events depending on your availability.
To participate in appropriate sub-committee groups – depending on your area of expertise and availability.
To attend any other meetings and events by agreement of the Board, as well as our Annual General Meeting.
Trustee Induction includes:
An induction meeting with the Chair and if desired to be peer supported by an existing Trustee.
Benefits of becoming a Trustee:
The knowledge that you are playing a vital role in the running and development of DR; enabling the organisation to continue its work and make a difference to Scottish society.
The opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge relating to the development of an innovative and dynamic voluntary organisation.
The ability to enhance your network and broaden your experience of the third sector.
Central Scotland Regional Equality Council is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to lead the organisation, oversee current projects and shape the future of the organisation as a leader in the field of equality and human rights work in Forth Valley.
This is a challenging but highly rewarding role, providing you with an exciting opportunity to be creative, lead service transformation, engage with communities, respond to the communities and promote equalities with the involvement of residents and other stakeholders.
You will have experience of advising and working with a Management Board of Directors, managing a diverse team, working with funders, government and public bodies, working in or with the Third Sector with a demonstrable commitment to equality work and combating all forms of discrimination.
Alongside developing and guiding the staff team, you will be responsible for delivering and developing high quality projects and services for all who live, work, study and visit the areas of Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils.
We offer a competitive salary, flexible working, and generous annual leave entitlement.
If you have a passion for equality, human rights and anti-discrimination work, building relationships, drive and creativity along with the relevant expertise, and want to join our committed, hard-working and ambitious team then please consider applying to join us.