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ARK’s mission is to provide the best regarded care, housing and support services in Scotland for families, children and adults of all ages who require support to have a good life. We will build life long and life enhancing relationships and promote the right of people to have a life free from poverty and discrimination.
Established in 1977 ARK Housing Association Ltd provides 450 tenancies, and supports over 400 people through our dedicated and highly skilled workforce of 800+ staff. We operate in 12 Local Authority areas in the North and East of Scotland, and we also have services in The Western Isles.
Although a housing association the majority of ARK’s activity relates to the provision of care and support for people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services receive the very best support from ARK to enable them to live a good life. For further information see ARK’s website: arkha.org.uk.
We currently have vacancies for Non Executive Board members at a very exciting time for ARK. We are entering a period of new direction with the recent appointment of a new CEO alongside a new Chair Person on the voluntary board whose focus is positive engagement with the wider organisation. As a new Board Member you will play a key part in the formalisation of business strategy for the next 5-10 years. This will be clearly focussed upon delivery of high quality Housing and Care & Support services.
We are looking for dynamic, forward thinking and enthusiastic people from a variety of backgrounds to contribute to ARK’s emerging future. We will provide tailored training and development and you will also work alongside a number of experienced Board Members who can share learning and experience.
We are now seeking a suitable candidate to fill a vacancy for the important position of Director. Given the growth of the community, the ambitious programme of projects in our Strategic Plan 2019-2021, and the need to consider new directions and initiatives, the Board is looking for a dynamic leader in the role of Director The successful appointee will report to the Board, manage and motivate the whole community, deliver our strategic objectives, and work with other stakeholders to address homelessness issues.
The Community Director is responsible for the successful leadership of the community and development of profitable social enterprise businesses and other income generating activities in line with the Emmaus values and approach, working with the Trustees to develop and deliver agreed strategic objectives.
Scotland’s women and labour market expert, Close the Gap, is looking for new trustees. Committed to women’s labour market equality, you’ll have the ability to think strategically and creatively, and to respond to the needs of the organisation. You’ll also be able to commit the time to fulfil the role of trustee, and help us meet our strategic objectives.
We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from people that have knowledge and experience in media/PR, marketing, and fundraising.
Close the Gap is deeply committed to equality, and recognises that diverse boards are more effective, and result in better governance practice. We would particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic people, disabled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who are currently under-represented on our board.
About Forth Environment Link – Organisational Overview
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items. The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:
Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.
In recognition of the ever-changing landscape of the organisation, Forth Environment Link would like to appoint new Trustees to expand the current knowledge-base and diversity of the Board.
We are currently looking for Trustees who are passionate about the environment, and who can help us achieve our strategic aims and ambitions, particularly those with significant skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Familiarity with local government policies of Forth Valley including Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk area
Wider knowledge of Scotland and Scottish Government policies on areas of strategic relevance to FEL
We would particularly welcome applications from young people or those with a youth perspective, as this area is currently under represented on the Board.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with a growing team of social enterprise and community developers in one of Scotland’s most well regarded and effective social enterprise support providers. Community Enterprise Ltd is a well-established third sector support organisation with a progressive outlook and a growing portfolio. We are looking for someone to join our team to meet the increasing demand for our services. The post involves delivering capacity building and development support to a wide range of clients and projects across Scotland.
Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age.
Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need, and will benefit most from our services.
We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.
Early Years Scotland is looking for an exceptional individual to join their Professional Learning Team at an exciting stage in its development. This is an exceptional opportunity and a unique challenge waiting to be shaped by you!
You will work closely with the Head of Professional Learning and Quality Assurance supporting them to achieve the highest standards in all aspects of the Professional Learning Team’s remit.
You will have a pivotal role in shaping learning programmes, creating materials and influencing and improving practice. You will ensure that Early Years Scotland builds on its excellent reputation in this field and becomes a leading and sought after professional learning provider for the early years sector in Scotland.
You will bring a range of experience and skills including:
We also offer an excellent range of professional development opportunities and the chance to be truly instrumental in making a difference to the lives of young children across Scotland.
Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) is a Glasgow-based charity which delivers “sport for change” programmes to disadvantaged young people across Scotland. Education Through CashBack (ETC) is a national SSF programme combining youth work and sport to enhance knowledge of the sport for change approach. Practical and interactive modules develop coaches, youth workers, and volunteers understanding of working with young people and encouraging personal development through sport.
The Programme Manager will undertake the organisation, marketing, development, quality control, and evaluation of this programme
SSF, in carrying out its functions as a “sport for change” charity delivering programmes to young people across Scotland, is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, and to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against in the planning and delivery of any activities.
To meet growing demand, we require a qualified SVQ Regulated Qualifications Assessor to join our social enterprise ARC Scotland Training. You will be driven by the desire to continually improve the quality of care and support provided to people in Scotland. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, the ability to travel across Scotland, work independently and contribute to the future development of ARC Scotland.
You must hold a relevant workplace assessor qualification D32 & D33 or A1 or L&D9Di and be qualified to SCQF L9 in Social Services and Healthcare. An L&D11 qualification or willingness to work towards this Internal Verification award would be desirable.
ARC Scotland is a dynamic charity that leads the advancement of knowledge, practice and policy within Scotland’s health and Social Care sector. Our work improves front-line practice, organisational planning, national policy and enhancing peoples lives.
An important part of our work is the provision of learning and development opportunities to Scotland’s health and social care workforce. Our social enterprise ARC Scotland Training provides a full range of regulated qualifications in Social Services & Healthcare and a range of specialist learning options.
We are looking for a Recovery Coordinator to join our successful team.
The primary function of the Recovery Coordinator is to coordinate the day to day operation of Central Spark. With a friendly attitude, you will be able to engage people and make them feel at ease. Along with experience of working with adults with reduced psychological wellbeing/mental ill health, you will have experience of conducting detailed assessments of individual needs and devise Personal Development Plans (PDP’s). You will support clients to reach their individual objectives and continually monitor progress against their PDP.
This post requires a person with considerable experience, excellent communication and listening skills and the ability to be alert to changes in people’s mood, manner, demeanour and respond appropriately.
Tayport Community Trust is looking for a Project Co-Ordinator who will be responsible for the day to day running of Tayport Community Hub, and for the implementation of the Active Tayport Project. The Hub is an exciting, new community owned and run resource, which will provide multi-purpose and inclusive spaces for arts, sports, leisure, community events, education, tourism and business, with programmes aiming to support healthy activity, learning and preparation for employment. It is scheduled to open in July 2019, and the aim is that the person appointed will be in post 2-3 months ahead of opening. S/he will work in partnership with all stakeholders, community groups, local residents, statutory agencies and the voluntary sector to help develop and establish the Hub as a vibrant and welcoming centre of local activity for residents and visitors alike. S/he will also work closely with Tayport Community Enterprises which will run the Hub Café, and with PLANT the Trust's Gardening Group.
Subject to PVG check