The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell, our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives.
We are embarking upon a period of growth and development through to 2021. There is also a new vision for services for the local Community offered at the ELC linked to our Strategic Business Plan 2018 -21.
The Fundraising Manager will play a key role in developing the Fundraising strategy of the organisation and driving forward new initiatives and projects to assist the long-term sustainability of the Centre. You will identify, generate and grow charitable income to underpin the ELC’s work in the community by managing a portfolio of funders and prospects, creatively stewarding existing relationships and maximising opportunities for giving.
If you have a proven track record in generating major income streams from trusts, foundations and grant funders and are passionate about enriching and supporting people’s lives, please get in touch. This is a full-time post subject to a successful probationary period.
Are you passionate about transforming lives of young people, and influencing wider youth policy across Scotland, with young people’s voices at the heart of change?
Helm are a specialist youthwork provider working with over 200 young people a year. We are an ambitious, vibrant organisation, and are financially stable, with a great track record, a very experienced staff team, and an award winning CEO. We are currently recruiting for two new Board members to join our friendly and committed Board, and who share our passion and commitment to enabling young people with experience of adversity to make great transitions into adult life.
We welcome applications for Board members from a wide range of backgrounds, but are specifically interested in making appointments at this time for new Board members who bring significant current or recent experience in any/all of the following areas :
· Youth policy
· Looked After Children
· Children’s Rights
You may also have lived experience of adversity, which will bring additional depth to the work you do as a Board member. It will be an added advantage if you can bring existing local, regional or national networks to the role, to support our wider influencing work.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Treasurer, HR and other roles)
The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. We've been working for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution.
RST is based in Glasgow, with an income of around £350k pa and fewer than than five full-time employees, providing grants and integrated support services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These alleviate poverty and destitution, or help with access to education and employment, and thus to integration.
Our Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from our volunteer Board of Trustees, so we are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on our board. However, suitable skills and experience in other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would also be of interest. We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and board members should have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
Capability Scotland provides a broad range of services for disabled children, young people and adults with complex and diverse needs across Scotland and has done so for over 70 years.
We are looking for an outstanding strategic leader who shares our vision and ambition for Capability Scotland. The successful candidate will be an experienced and inspirational leader with a strong track record of delivering first class results in a complex organisation, and who can display a genuine empathy for the issues facing disabled people today. You will also bring a demonstrable track record of leading transformational change, which will be required to take forward our 2018 - 2023 Strategic Plan with its ambitious set of objectives.
Camphill Blair Drummond is a vibrant and forward looking organisation, with a clear vision for the future. It is a home-from-home environment giving people with learning disabilities residential and day care, meaningful activities and lasting friendships. Our community offers one of the most distinctive work environments in the Central Belt. It is an attractive place to work offering a diversity of people, activities and opportunities for everyone in a rich culture with a guaranteed friendly welcome.
We are currently going through an exciting time of change and growth and an opportunity has arisen for a new post of Director of Care & Support. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with the desire and passion to help us grow and develop whilst maintaining our commitment to quality and excellent service. Forming part of the senior leadership team in the community, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the social care environment. You will design and lead the strategic and operational plans and activity for both Residential and Day Services in conjunction with the relevant Operational Management teams, maintaining and developing effective, efficient and compliant quality services in line with Camphill Blair Drummond’s Ethos and Values. You will also work closely with the CEO to formulate strategic, operational and development plans as required and will contribute to the strategic focus for care and support as part of our Development Plan.
Working at Camphill Blair Drummond is deeply rewarding, satisfying and challenging. If you are enthusiastic, motivated, resilient, flexible, and compassionate, with a passion for supporting people and ensuring that the people we support enjoy the highest quality of life and learning then we want to hear from you.
We believe that evidence informed policy-making and practice can, and does, improve the lives of people affected by homelessness. The Centre was created in 2018 to be an independent champion of using rigorous evidence to underpin policies and programmes that aim to tackle or prevent homelessness.
For the past eleven months we have been hosted by our founding partners at Crisis and GHN and supported and guided by a Shadow Board, but aim to become a fully independent Charity by the Summer of 2019. The building blocks and timeline to achieve this are well developed.
We are now looking for an exceptional new Chair who can lead the transition of the Shadow Board into a Trustee Board and steer the Centre in the right direction to achieve its ambitious goals and maximise the impact of its work.
SCIAF is the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, and is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. SCIAF works with some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, regardless of gender, class, race or religion. With a philosophy of giving people in need a hand up, not a hand out, SCIAF helps people provide for themselves and their families, creating hope for the future.
SCIAF is driven by its values of dignity, empowerment, solidarity and hope. These values underpin and infuse everything it does, and are shared and upheld by everyone who works with the organisation.
The strategic leadership role of Director of Communications, Fundraising and Education is a key one for the organisation as a member of the Senior Management Team, and reports to the Director. SCIAF is at a crucial stage in the implementation of its five-year strategy, and you will be responsible for building its brand and public profile, and achieving its ambitious fundraising strategy. You will be responsible for reporting to and working closely with the Board and stakeholders, to ensure strong governance and oversight of the organisation. Having the gravitas to develop relationships internally and externally are of the utmost importance and you will represent SCIAF at external events and travel abroad.
You must be educated to degree level and have significant experience leading teams and developing and implementing strategy at a Senior level to be considered for this role. Managing relationships with a Board/Committee is vital to this role, so you must have had exposure to this style of working. You will have a strong belief in the values of SCIAF and an ability to grow the organisation, with a background in strategic development at a senior level.
An understanding of the Church would be hugely beneficial for this role, and the role is open to candidates of all faiths and backgrounds.
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are seeking unpaid volunteer Directors to join their Board of Directors. They should reside or work in West Lothian.
Directors are expected to play a full part in the activities of the CAB West Lothian Board.
The role of the Board is to set the strategic framework for the organisation, monitor and evaluate the performance of the organisation, including financial performance; and ensure the highest standard of governance and conduct in the business of CAB WL.
The Board meets at least five times per year. In addition, Standing Committees meet a minimum of four times a year. Directors are also requested to participate in various sub committees, working groups, the Annual General meeting and ongoing training events as required.
In particular CAB West Lothian is looking for individuals who have skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas:
o Legal Background
o Commercial funding
o Human Resources
o Entrepreneur (leading innovation and ideas)
o Media and Marketing
We are looking for 2/3 individuals to join our board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operation, finance, volunteer support, marketing and communications and HR.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services and activities.
The board meets approximately every 6 weeks
Due to maternity leave MND Scotland have a temporary vacancy for a Head of Direct Services from January to November 2019. This role is responsible for management of their current care services for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease as well as leading on the development of new support services to improve the lives of those affected by the disease.
This is a key leadership role and as part of the organisation’s senior management team, you will manage the direct services team and the services they run, including counselling, equipment loan, complementary therapy and information.
You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in health and social care, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. Experience of successfully managing and developing a diverse range of care and support services is essential.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will:
· provide management and leadership to the direct services provided by MND Scotland
· ensure the effective development of MND Scotland services are in response to the identified needs of those affected by MND and the development of the organisation
· develop and implement robust service delivery plans and systems to ensure the efficient and effective day-to-day operations to include carrying out of audits and evaluation of specific projects and services.
· contribute to the strategic management and development of MND Scotland as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT)
The successful candidate will be expected to play a wider leadership role by representing MND Scotland at key meetings and fostering collaboration to drive forward projects and initiatives in the delivery of our mission to reduce the impact of MND on the lives of those affected today and provide hope for a world without MND tomorrow.