Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
Volunteer Dundee has been championing volunteering and supporting the third sector in Dundee for over twenty years. We are a flexible, forward-looking organisation that has grown and diversified over the last few years. As well as supporting volunteering, we have a number of services working within Dundee with communities and individuals with a range of support needs. Volunteering is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic Chair, with previous board or committee experience and a commitment to the ethos of volunteering, to work with our Board of Directors and Chief Executive to ensure that Volunteer Dundee maintains high standards of governance and implements an effective business plan for longer-term sustainability.
Our Board members, who are also our charity trustees, are friendly, hardworking and passionate about the work of Volunteer Dundee and the difference volunteering can make to people’s lives. Our Board meets at least quarterly as a full Board, more frequently as business requires. The Chair is also involved in quarterly meetings with our partners in Dundee’s Third Sector Interface. The total commitment should be no more than 10 meetings a year. Please note that this is a volunteering role; as for all our volunteers, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
If you’re a strategic thinker and an effective communicator with an interest in the voluntary sector, we’d like to hear from you. For an informal conversation, contact Eric Knox, Volunteer Dundee’s Chief Executive, on 01382 305705 or email him at email@example.com
Victim Support Scotland is looking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Victim Support Scotland is the lead charity in Scotland helping people affected by crime. It provides support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by trained volunteers through a network of community- based victim services and court-based witness services.
The Chair is required to ensure the Board of Trustees functions properly, that everyone can contribute fully to meetings,that all agenda items are properly discussed and decisions made. The role is key. The Chair is expected to provide leadership but should not dominate. The role has no particular powers over fellow Trustees. The Chair is expected to know the rules for the conduct of meetings as set down in the governing articles.
The role extends significantly beyond chairing meetings. It includes acting as a figurehead for the organisation, which may include representing the organisation externally, speaking publicly on its behalf and attending public functions. The Chair should ensure the Board is made up of an appropriate mix of skills and experience. A key function is that of acting as line manager to the Chief Executive, including working with the CE on personal development. The Chair should also be prepared to act as a ‘sounding board’ for the CE and to offer political advice. The relationship between Chair and Chief Executive is highly important for the organisation. At times the Chair may also need to assist with the management of the organisation such as budget authorisation and participating in recruitment exercises.
You must have experience of working in a senior role with the ability to think strategically, as well as having an understanding of financial management and business planning. You will some knowledge and experience of governance and be capable of building and maintaining professional relationships at all levels. You will be experienced in leading and motivating teams and possess strong and effective interpersonal skills.
Board roles are unremunerated, although reasonable expenses will be paid. A commitment of typically three days in total per month is required, although this may vary depending on business need. This includes meetings, preparation and discussion.
This position is subject to a Basic Disclosure check.
Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is a national voluntary organisation that exists to support Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) people, their relatives, friends and carers. Our charitable aim is ‘the advancement to health’.
We are looking for 2 or 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 operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings and the AGM.
The Board now meet approximately every 6 weeks.
Spinal Injuries Scotland are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with personal experience of, or connection to spinal cord injury, but it’s not an essential requirement. A full induction will be given.
The position would be for a trial period, initially for 6 months, to see if this would be a fit for both you and for SIS. In terms of commitment we would expect you to be able to spend at least 5 hours a month serving as a Trustee for a period of at least 2 years.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by SIS.
Hamilton CAB is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record in supporting and working alongside our community. We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan. Our primary focus is to ensure that all citizens have easy, free, independent, impartial and timely access to advice and representation. We use the evidence we gather to influence local and national social policy and practice. Our main areas of work include: access to justice, social security, health and social care, housing, energy / fuel poverty, debt and community justice.
As we head towards our 50th birthday, we are recruiting Trustees to join our Board of Directors.
Do you have recent senior management and/ or governance experience in our priority areas?
If yes, we would be delighted to hear from you.
You must be socially aware, comfortable with our values and principles, resident or working within Hamilton area and interested in us!
TCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.
Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.
This role, offered at 35 hours per week, is a fixed term contracted position until 31st March 2023 supported by TCV, Cumbernauld Living Landscape (CLL) and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The requirements of the role will primarily be to deliver and develop TCV and CLL’s Creating Natural Connections project in and around Cumbernauld. Creating Natural Connections is a new 4 year project which aims to put nature and people at the heart of Cumbernauld’s future.
This role will focus on developing new and existing elements of the ‘Unlocking Community Capacity’ workstream of the project and will include:
Other elements of the role will include, but not be limited to -
A bit more about us:
We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.
For over 50 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.
Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.
Can you lead a thriving community organisation to bring care, love and laughter to local people’s lives?
We’re seeking an inspirational leader with strong organisational skills, solid financial management experience, and a social or health care background, to provide day to day management and administration of The Open Door, a local charity promoting inclusion in South Edinburgh.
About The Open Door
We support vulnerable older people to have fun with friends, and remain as active and independent as possible, through our social clubs and registered day care services. We provide a welcoming space for people who may be feeling lonely or isolated to chat and linger over a hot drink or light lunch in our community cafe. We enable people of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds to contribute to their local community through volunteering in our day care services, community café and other projects.
We are proud of reputation for delivering high quality care and support services. We were awarded “Grade 5 – Very Good” for all categories in our last inspection by the Care Inspectorate.
We were founded in 1982 by a retired nurse, Peggy Hunter, and are well-supported by the community with over 50 individuals volunteering with The Open Door every fortnight.
Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people.
Recognising recent growth in the organisation, CARF has developed a new role within its Finance function. We are now recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to provide support to our Finance & Resources Manager with key duties including payroll, accounts, HR and facilities support.
We are looking for a team player who is highly organised and methodical in their approach with an eye for detail. The ideal candidate must be IT literate, have excellent communication skills with an approachable and trustworthy nature.
A recognised qualification in Accounting as well as a sound working knowledge of payroll is essential for this role while previous experience of working in the voluntary sector would be advantageous.
Simon Community Scotland is the largest provider of homelessness services in Scotland, with a reputation for excellence. Our vision is that everyone should have a safe place to live and access to the support they need. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness. Our values are built into every area of activity and tell the story of how people remain at the heart of the Simon Community. Our Streetwork Service in Edinburgh has a rich heritage of being there and meeting the practical and emotional needs of people who are homeless in our capital city. We have great ambitions for the future and plan to extend our reach further, to those who need us most, through embedding volunteering across our Streetwork Service. We want to help people resolve their homelessness situation: to find and keep a home but we understand that this can be a long road and one which volunteers can play a key part in. Our Volunteering Coordinator role with Simon Community Scotland’s Streetwork Service is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, and crucially, build a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to the organisation and a fantastic experience for our volunteers.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
This post is currently funded until June 2020 with continued funding actively being sought.
Do you have the skills and energy to develop and deliver training in the prevention of, and responses to, sexual violence? Are you enthusiastic about recruiting and supporting volunteers? Are you a team player looking for a new challenge?
The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth & Kinross are looking for a self-motivated, creative and dedicated Training Worker to join the team. The post holder will be committed to strengthening our capacity through the effective management of our volunteer programme and will recognise the added value that volunteers bring to our sector. Knowledge and understanding of sexual violence is essential and experience of developing and delivering high quality training is required. A commitment to working within a setting dedicated to the prevention of sexual violence and improving responses to survivors is essential. We require female applicants only and are exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants subject to enhanced disclosure checks.