Following the announcement of the current General Secretary, Grahame Smith’s intention to retire in 2020, the STUC – Scotland’s Trade Union Centre – is seeking to recruit to the position of
The General Secretary is the principle permanent officer of the STUC, providing strategic and operational direction and leadership, ensuring the effective operation of the STUC and leading the implementation of policies agreed by the Annual Congress and the General Council.
The General Secretary is also the STUC's lead representative in its engagement with its member organisations; Government and its agencies; other social partners and non-governmental and third sector organisations; the media; and the wider public.
Are you an experienced leader with a proven track record of facilitating and supporting strategic innovation, organisational change and service delivery?
Do you have strong influencing skills, as well as experience as a media spokesperson?
If so, you could be perfect as Head of BHF Scotland.
About the role
At the British Heart Foundation our vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. We recently published a bold new strategy that sets out how we’re going to get closer to this vision over the next ten years.
Funding world-class research will continue to be at the core of what we do along with ensuring that it continues to be translated into real-world impact. We need to reach and engage with more people and communities affected by heart and circulatory diseases in Scotland and across the UK. We need to grow support and income for our cause and strive for excellence in everything we do.
Establishing strong partnerships with other organisations to help realise shared ambitions, and involving more people and communities in our work to create a groundswell of support for our cause are two critically important ways in which we will bring about the changes we want to see over the next decade.
As Head of Scotland your role will be to play a leading role in this, acting as our principal ambassador and be the leading face and media presence of the BHF in Scotland.
In this varied role, you’ll also:
·Act as the focal point for the BHF leadership team in Scotland, facilitating the sharing of information and collaboration around BHF strategic aims and ensuring delivery of the BHF’s objectives in Scotland
·Lead the process of senior stakeholder engagement in Scotland - coordinating and influencing health policy and practice, identifying and catalysing innovation, supporting and empowering patients
·Build and maintain senior internal stakeholder relationships, working collaboratively with other nation heads and directorate leads to coordinate joint working across Directorates and between Head Office and the Scotland team.
With senior leadership experience within a large complex organisation, you’ll have an extensive network in the not-for-profit and/or medical sectors and evidence of effective interaction with key stakeholders and partners at the most senior level
You’ll have a proven record of outstanding success in raising an organisational profile and brand awareness and will have ‘soft’ leadership skills with the ability to adapt your style to circumstances and lead through example and inspiration.
You’ll also need to have the vision, strategic insight and intellectual capability to understand the environment in which the BHF is operating both in Scotland and in wider contexts.
In return we offer a generous benefits package including flexible working, healthcare cover, dental plan, subsidised gym membership and substantial annual leave.
Heart and circulatory diseases kill 1 in 4 people in the UK. They cause heartbreak on every street. But if we can invent machines to restart hearts, fix arteries in newborn babies, build tiny devices to correct heartbeats, and if we can give someone a heart they weren’t born with - imagine what’s next
The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for Scotland’s 12,000 solicitors. We regulate and represent all practising solicitors in Scotland and also have an important duty towards the public interest.
We rely enormously on our committees to consider everything from access to justice to rights of audience, from reforming our laws to regulating our profession. The decisions made affect each and every one of us.
Our committees are made up of both solicitors and non-solicitors. Committee membership is as diverse as the subject matter covered and membership is demanding but rewarding. This month there is an wide range of committees for non-solicitors to join - a total of 9.
We currently have vacancies on the following committees
Travel expenses are paid to all committee and subcommittee members. Meetings are held in the Society’s offices in Edinburgh.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is seeking a Chief Executive to lead the organisation in delivering our strategy to make Scotland a cleaner, greener place to live, work and visit.
This is a demanding and exciting opportunity to lead a first-class environmental charity during a crucial time for the organisation with the environmental challenges faced in Scotland and across the world, as such we require a highly effective leader.
Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is a charity that works to rescue, repair and restore historic buildings at risk across the city. Since 1982, we have worked in partnership with others to give redundant buildings a new purpose and return them to their communities. The Trust also organises the annual Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival in September, which celebrates and promotes the city’s architecture and rich built heritage.
We are looking to recruit volunteer Trustees to build on the Trust’s success to date and help steer it towards its future goals. They will work alongside the rest of the Board and staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective business strategy and financial safeguards are in place for the charity. It is an exciting time for the Trust as we look to develop new projects across the city.
Whilst the roles are voluntary, training will be provided and reasonable travel expenses offered.
We would like to encourage applications from BAME communities, women and younger people.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience in any of the following areas:
· Finance and accountancy
· Property and Construction Law
· Business Development
The JSC is a consultative body comprised of representatives drawn from the main branches of the legal profession and the Universities, the aims and purposes of which are to act as a facilitator promoting the interests of legal education, both at the level of academic training and in relation to legal professional training. In recent years the Committee has been strengthened by the appointment of non-lawyers in its membership so that their views and experiences may contribute to discussions.
Applicants should have an interest in the practice of law in Scotland and the workings of the Scottish justice system, and also in professional education and training. Previous experience of committee work would be advantageous.
The LEAP organisation is a well-established, award winning charity which provides free practical assistance to people over the age of 50 who are experiencing difficulties due to their physical or mental health conditions.
Within LEAP’s Hands On Project, the handyperson service, with the assistance of trained volunteers, helps older people, by carrying out a range of small repair jobs and tasks around the home to help them remain safe in their own home. We also offer a befriending service which matches volunteers with clients in their own home to provide companionship and a chat, helping older people to feel less lonely and isolated. The volunteers also assist individuals to become more active in their community by providing support to access local activities, therefore improving social connections, health and wellbeing.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Handyperson volunteer jobs co-ordinator to co-ordinate the delivery of our handyperson service. You will support our team of volunteers and project supervisor to deliver effective front-line practical support to older people around their home.
This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure.
This role is a Fixed term post until June 2020.
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse Trust is looking for an experienced project manager and fundraiser to take us to the next stage of our exciting development project. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, and able to work with professionals, grant givers and the local community to help us deliver the Trust’s vision for the future of this iconic Lighthouse site at the most westerly point on the British mainland.
We're looking for an inspirational people person to join us as an Assistant Manager in our Edinburgh Stockbridge shop. You will be pivotal in assisting the Shop Manager in leading and empowering a team of volunteers to engage with the local community on Shelter's cause, maximising the contribution of gifts of time from volunteers, the gifts of products from our donors and the gift of income from our customers.
You will be the ambassador of Shelter on the high street; raising vital money for our cause. If you want to make a real difference to people at risk of homelessness, this is a unique opportunity to do just that.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, childcare vouchers, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
About the role
You will assist the Shop Manager in the recruitment, support and development of a strong community focused shop team and empower them to maximise Shelter's income. Representing Shelter in your local community, ensuring that you and your team share your knowledge of Shelter's cause with customers, volunteers, donors and potential Shelter clients will also be important aspects of the role. You will always ensure a safe, clean, bright and happy environment for your team to work in and for your customers to shop in, in turn attracting potential donors and volunteers.
You are a naturally energetic person with an enthusiasm for managing and empowering people. You know how to recruit and develop a team of volunteers and your extraordinary motivational skills will enable you to inspire your team to increase sales and control costs. Above all, you are ready to take on a new challenge and have a keen interest in Shelter's cause.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.