Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) is a network of social enterprises which aims to support and develop social enterprises in Glasgow. It achieves this through sharing good practice, facilitating training, providing peer support, developing trading links and raising awareness of social enterprise at a local and national level.
The network was established in 2008 and was formally constituted in 2017. It is a registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee and is governed by a Board of Directors.
GSEN’s profile has significantly grown over the past few years and now boasts a membership of over 180 social enterprises within the Greater Glasgow area. With a growing emphasis on social enterprise nationally and locally, GSEN aims to raise its profile to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. It has a key role in the Glasgow Third Sector Interface with which it shares a number of objectives. It is also a key member of the Glasgow Social Enterprise Board.
After an exciting period of development since becoming a constituted body in 2017, GSEN are our looking for a Director to lead the organisation and continue to grow and strengthen the network. The role is varied and complex and ideally suits someone with a passion and understanding of social enterprise within Glasgow and within the wider political landscape. The ideal candidate will not only have passion for social enterprise but have at least four years’ experience working in a senior management or project management role, while also being a strategic thinker, with strong organisational skills and experience of partnership working.
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.
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.
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.
We’re looking for a dynamic and committed person who will lead us on our journey as we progress towards long-term sustainability
Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust (KLCT) was established in August 2012 and is committed to instigating and delivering social, economic and environmental regeneration projects and local services. We are fully focused on improving the quality of life for the residents of Lochalsh and the visitors to our spectacular location on the west coast of Scotland. We aim to achieve the sustainable regeneration of our community which, despite its magnificent geographic setting, has been identified as one of the most economically fragile and deprived in the Highlands. We work to generate income through enterprise and the ownership of assets. As a charitable organisation, all of our trading surpluses are reinvested in the community.
After recent success in a number of funding applications, the Trust is entering a period of growth and is therefore also at a point where we need to develop new ways of working efficiently as an organisation. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing an organisation through change and will understand the particular needs and complexities of a community trust with ambitious plans. S/he will be highly motivated, an excellent communicator, and an experienced manager who can build a strong team ethos.
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We are looking for an experienced professional to deliver a new project Surviving to Thriving: Supporting Sustainable Heritage Businesses which will run in 2020 – 2022. This is a project run by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) in partnership with Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and greenspace Scotland and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project is an 18-month capacity-building and leadership programme designed to support organisations from across Scotland’s heritage sector.
The Business Support Project Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with heritage organisations and training providers across Scotland. They will lead on all aspects of the project, be responsible for procurement of training provision and be required to report on the project’s progress to key stakeholders. Collaborative working with colleagues, partners and throughout the sector is an essential aspect of this role, working to deliver a successful programme.
You will be someone who displays energy and enthusiasm in interactions with others; communicates effectively with a range of different audiences; is able to constructively challenge current practices and thinking; and encourages others to develop their knowledge, skills, and experience. You will have experience of stakeholder and partnership working, with strong influencing and relationship-building skills. You will have experience of training programme development and group facilitation, and excellent project management skills.
The successful candidate will manifest core values of collaboration, integrity, passion for heritage, and courageousness.
With the huge impact of Covid-19 on the sector, capacity-building and leadership becomes even more vital to organisations’ resilience. We continue to adapt our ways of working and will work to ensure this programme can be delivered effectively and in line with guidance as appropriate.
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:
SIS Ventures (SISV) is key to our strategic ambition and this role is an exciting opportunity to play an important part in the growth and development of the whole organisation via the leadership and development of a distinct brand and operational unit supporting the growth of mission driven businesses in Scotland. This is a new role that will form part of our leadership team.
The Head of SIS Ventures, as a member of the SIS leadership team, will also play a key role in the growth and development of one of the UK’s largest social investment intermediaries.
Responsibilities of the Head of SIS Ventures include: