We protect and promote the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.
We are seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to lead the Commission in the delivery of our strategic objectives, which arise out of our duties under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
The timing of this appointment offers the right individual a great opportunity to shape not only the Commission’s future role, but to also influence Scottish mental health and incapacity law. The legislation that is central to our work is almost 20 years old and is currently under review. This brings the potential for major examination of what is working and what might be improved in our laws, taking account of changes in society and in the environment in which we operate. The Commission’s Chief Executive is expected to work closely with the review team as they seek to create modern, forward-looking legislation for Scotland.
You will have extensive experience in organisational leadership and have demonstrated the ability to influence and challenge key players in mental health and learning disability fields, including within the Scottish Government, the NHS and local authorities. In addition, you must demonstrate a commitment to upholding the welfare and human rights of individuals. We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic leader with excellent relationship skills with the ability to combine strategic policy judgement and political awareness with experience of building, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams.
At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.
We're one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019, and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.
Policy Manager (Scotland)
RCN Scotland HQ (Edinburgh), 35 hours per week, Permanent
As a Policy Manager you'll use your positive attitude, your extensive knowledge of the external policy landscape and your ability to identify and analyse domestic nursing and health policy and legislative developments.
It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from leading the design, delivery and evaluation of programme work to contributing to the coordination of cross-organisational strategies. We'll look to you to ensure staff have clear work plans, to play an active role in RCN Scotland's management team, to ensure the development of a rigorous evidence base within the owned policy programme and keep abreast of the complex and fast changing policy debates. It's a great way to develop your potential.
As our Policy Manager you'll identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with external professionals, organisations and agencies as well as drafting and developing clear, consistent, high-quality, evidence-based policy positions.
What we offer you
We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.
Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change, we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.
To join us, you'll need to be able to role model great management practice; foster high performing project teams; have proven financial and budgetary control skills; use critical thinking and system analysis; generate and commission high quality analysis; and experience of successful influencing for change as well as experience in designing, delivering and evaluating programmes of work.
The ability to foster strong professional relationships externally and encourage close collaboration between departments is at the heart of this role.
To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.
Oxton House is a 34 bed family-run Care Home in the southside of Glasgow.
We are currently looking for an experienced, professional and highly personable Home Manager to join Oxton House Care Home. The Home Manager will be passionate and experienced in delivering first class care; a proven manager who can confidently demonstrate effective leadership and management with a sound knowledge of care standards, Care Inspectorate regulations and care home legislation.
As Care Home Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the home, ensuring it operates efficiently whilst delivering the highest quality and care standards.
Usual working hours will be weekday day shifts, with some flexibility for weekend working for quality monitoring, occasional on-call duties, etc. due to the seniority of the role.
The successful candidate will have the following experience, qualities and qualifications:
The successful candidate will be supported by the three Partners of Oxton House Care Home.
This is a unique opportunity for the right person to join a well-regarded social care charity who provide highly individualised support to people who have needs relating to a learning disability, mental health needs or both.
We try to base our work on principals of upholding individuals’ human rights to self-determination. To assist this, we operate a unique system of Individual Services Funds which seeks for the individual and those closest to them have financial information to assist informed decision making. As such this requires a high level of attention to detail. You will embrace a ‘hands on approach’ where each team member including yourself will be able to take on any task within the Finance team.
As an Executive Director reporting directly to the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees you will play a pivotal role in the development in strategy and governance of the organisation. You will have a proven track record in providing sound financial advice.
This can be a challenging role, to be successful you will need to be astute, insightful able to operate at both an operational and strategic level with a high level of integrity and openness.
If this sounds like you and you share our belief in the positive capacity of all people regardless of ability or disability to shape their own lives, then we would love to hear from you.
This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Check and a 6-month Probationary period.
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working with Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trust in their search for a Chief Executive.
Andrew Carnegie’s story is one of rags to riches. Born in Dunfermline in 1835 to a father who was a handloom weaver, the arrival of the power loom had a devastating impact on this trade, causing the Carnegies to immigrate to the United States in 1848. Young Andrew began work at age 12 as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory but educated himself by reading and writing and attending night school. Through great entrepreneurial acumen, he was to become one of the wealthiest men in America.
Carnegie wrote frequently about political and social matters, and his most famous article, “Wealth,” published in 1889, outlined what came to be called the Gospel of Wealth. This doctrine held that a man who accumulates great wealth has a duty to use his surplus wealth for “the improvement of mankind” in philanthropic causes. A “man who dies rich dies disgraced.”
Carnegie is one of the world’s most renowned philanthropists. His charitable giving benefitted people across the world in his lifetime and continues to do so today in a myriad of ways.
A rare opportunity has arisen to lead the Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trusts. This comprises the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, which gives grants to local causes and which also runs the world famous Carnegie Birthplace Museum, as well as the Hero Fund Trust. This operates across the UK and recognises civilian heroes by providing long term financial and other support for them and/or their families.
The Board of Trustees is looking for an exceptional person to become the next CEO. You will need to have all the usual skills and attributes required for running a diverse organisation including: strategic leadership and financial management experience, project leadership, experience of working with a Board (though this need not necessarily be in a third sector context), excellent stakeholder management skills and exemplary communication ability in all forms. This is as well as a strong belief and commitment to the Trusts’ vision and values, a motivational team leadership style and a knowledge of how to provide support services for vulnerable people.
If you would love the opportunity to be a grant giver that enhances and changes people’s lives for the better and have what it takes to be an inspirational leader for this fantastic and much valued organisation, then please request a candidate pack today.
Viewpoint is Scotland’s oldest housing association and is unique in that it has both care homes and sheltered housing for older people in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. It all started back in 1947 and their goals are the same today as they have always been - to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of their tenants and residents by encouraging independence, enabling choice and offering peace of mind in a safe and supported environment.
VHA’s continued strong financial performance provides the platform on which they will invest in homes that are fit for the future as well as developing and improving their customer services. They put their customers at the heart of what they do and create a culture of continuous improvement in the services they deliver.
At Viewpoint, people matter, not just their tenants but also their staff. This is an exciting time in the organisation as they work together to shape and develop more customer focussed services. They are committed to their customers, staff and communities. These values inform their plans and decisions and underpin the delivery of their strategic objectives. Working at Viewpoint means working for an employer where people matter. It is important for their staff to be enthusiastic, genuinely caring and willing to learn.
VHA are looking to the future with a huge focus and drive on organisational development. Having previously outsourced their HR services, they are now looking to bring these in-house to help support the business requirements to achieve their strategic aims and vision over the coming years. Now is the time to join this forward thinking organisation and make your mark on this brand new role.
The new HR / OD Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the HR and L&D organisation objectives, ensuring the day to day people development standards and processes are in place and compliant with legal requirements as well as a range of learning solutions are planned for, designed, delivered, monitored and evaluated.
Being comfortable to get hands on with staff to understand the challenges they face is critical, while being able to provide sound and practical advice to the Leadership Teams to ensure that the organisation’s practices and policies meet the needs of the organisation’s values and behaviours.
You will be able to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds with an approachable and solution-orientated style; keen to support and drive the development of a positive working culture across the organisation and able to represent the Association in all that they do. Experience of HR best practice and employment law, as well as developing and implementing HR information systems is essential. A CIPD qualification and excellent knowledge of GDPR and data protection legislation is also required.
Viewpoint’s long history and heritage makes it one of the most respected housing associations and care providers in the country. This role will be based in the Edinburgh office, with the scenic backdrop of Blackford Hill.
Fast Forward is recruiting a new Chief Executive
Would you like the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland?
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop Fast Forward on a national scale following the retirement of the current post holder.
You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the momentum of Fast Forward’s varied project work, consolidate our position as a leading provider in informal education approaches to health and wellbeing, and provide sound strategic and financial direction. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and excellent team building skills. We will expect you to provide confident engagement with our funding partners and stakeholders, creating trust and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you believe your skills and leadership experience as a CEO or at a senior level make you a great candidate for this post.
We are recruiting for an amazing Director of Communications to lead and develop our global communications strategy to inspire and grow our movement across all mediums.
We are currently feeding 1,504,471 of the world’s poorest children, every School day, in 18 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our organisation is named after Mary the mother of Jesus and shaped by Christian spirituality. We are focused on one goal - that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. This meal provides the energy and opportunity to learn, giving children the chance of a brighter future.
Communications is at the heart of everything we do, and this critical role is key to our ongoing mission. Reporting to our CEO, you will have responsibility for overseeing all digital, editorial, content and internal communication activities within Mary’s Meals, and key priorities include:
• Developing and implementing a global communications strategy, embedding communications best practice across the Mary’s Meals movement
• Developing and maintaining relationships with all Mary’s Meals Affiliates, providing support in the creation of bespoke and impactful campaigns and building in-country capacity
• Developing and delivering an internal communications plan that ensures effective information sharing across the global family
• Providing strategic and operational leadership to the communications team, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
With relevant communications experience, ideally within a global or international environment, you will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to our vision, mission and values. Skilled in managing brand positioning and messaging for an organisation, you will also be able to demonstrate:
• Relevant experience of developing and implementing innovative communications strategies and projects coupled with the ability to translate these into actions and activities
• Proven staff management experience and the ability to lead and develop high performing teams
• The ability to effectively engage with and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
• A strong vocational attitude that shows competence, commitment and contribution to the global movement
We offer so much more than a role; you will have the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on flexible working and personal development.
Mary’s Meals is a values-driven organisation; we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.
This is an incredible opportunity to use your talents to positively impact the lives of hungry children all over the world and with 64 million children still out of school and millions more attending classes too hungry to learn, our work has only just begun.
This post is funded by Glasgow HSCP to ensure that the voluntary / third sector in Glasgow is involved in the development of new ways of working to improve the health and wellbeing of Glasgow’s people. This will include understanding issues, designing and testing new approaches, building collaborations for change and evaluating impact. The post-holder will have a key role in building the relationship and developing understanding between the public and voluntary sector in the city.
The post-holder will have to manage a complex set of relationships and agendas. The public and voluntary sector share a strong desire to improve outcomes in the city but have different cultures and challenges. Success in this post will be measured by the extent to which health and social care services are designed and delivered collaboratively across agencies (regardless of sector) and with communities.
An experienced and dynamic individual with excellent leadership and communication skills is required for this exciting position. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing a diverse team, and in delivering high quality services in a challenging client facing environment.
Good organization skills are essential and experience in advice work would be advantageous.