If you are passionate about providing positive change to food insecurity and improved wellbeing and leading an established charity and its team into the next stage in its development, then this job is for you!
Serving the whole of Clackmannanshire, The Gate is seeking to appoint an experienced Chief Officer who has the vision and skill to enhance, integrate and develop new initiatives with existing services and the ability to work successfully in partnership with a wide range of people and organizations.
About The Gate
The Gate is an established charity, which supports the most vulnerable members of our community. It employs 1 full time and 2 part time members of staff and provide services in the centre of Alloa. With a Christian ethos but open to all faiths and none, we also have a large team of up to 80 dedicated volunteers to help provide services within our community.
Currently our projects and services consist of a large and busy Foodbank, a Soup Pot, Starter Packs, Community Café, an annual School Uniform Bank together with a number of smaller peer led initiatives to support our community. We also host a Recovery café in partnership with Forth Valley Addiction Services. We provide hired space and a catering service for use by other charities, local organisations and social groups.
New funding now provides the opportunity to develop exciting new projects in partnership with HSCP and others to deliver sustainable initiatives to alleviate food poverty and social isolation. Two new members of staff are budgeted, and the Chief Officer will be key in developing this innovative new project.
Our annual budget is c £200,000, which includes a small service level agreement from Clackmannanshire Council and the remainder from medium term grants, charitable activities, fundraising and donations.
What are we looking for in a Chief Officer?
We are looking for a person with proven management and leadership skills, who can lead an organisation and has the drive and passion to help The Gate achieve its charitable objectives of providing practical support for the most vulnerable in our community.
As well as overseeing the day to day operations of the charity, the successful candidate will be someone who can bring entrepreneurial flair to project development and be able to deliver our strategy and realise our vision.
They will be a team player as well as a team leader and have the skills to develop and maintain partnership working at a strategic level.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Young Enterprise Scotland is a national charity that supports young people to successfully earn and manage money. We have the ambition, knowledge and vision to reach thousands of young people over the next two years, but we can’t do it alone. As an independent charity, we rely on our passionate and dedicated group of staff working in partnership with schools, local volunteers and our supporters.
Join us in our mission to increase social mobility and give the next generation the enterprising mindset, skills and confidence to start their working life with the attitude and ambition to succeed.
We are recruiting for a part time Volunteer Assistant to join our busy charity to help us meet our mission of #EnterpriseForAll.
The main roles of this job are:
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
The Research Officer is part of the Impact Team at Citizens Advice Scotland. The Impact Team seeks to achieve positive change through two main routes:
The post sits within the Research Team which is an integral and busy section of the Impact Team. We apply an evidence based approach to all of our work, and so you will play a key role in supporting and coordinating research in areas identified as priorities for the citizens advice service, our clients and the people of Scotland.
The Research Officer uses a wide range of statistics, data, and evidence in order to highlight areas for action, develop and promote solutions. Working across a broad spectrum of issues, from social security to drinking water quality, the Research Officer also supports Policy colleagues to develop research solutions that will deliver a sound evidence base to influence legislation and positive outcomes for bureaux clients and consumers.
You will have experience of commissioning and project managing research projects carried out by external parties on behalf of Citizens Advice Scotland. As well as working closely with the Senior Research Officers to deliver a wide range of research projects, you will also assist Policy Officers and other Citizens Advice Scotland colleagues to design and undertake research in different policy areas.
The role is offered on fixed-term basis until 31 March 2021.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all CAS staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
We are looking for a talented, dynamic and professional Volunteer Manager to join our team in Scotland. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and commitment to our organisational values.
The Volunteer Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of our brand new “Mind Matters” programme across Clackmannanshire. Mind Matters is an effective, youth-delivered project that improves the mental health, resilience and wellbeing of children and young people aged 11-25. Its success comes from the young people who lead and deliver the project by listening, learning and engaging with their peers on matters that effect their mental health and well-being.
As our Volunteer Manager, you will create a network of Volunteer Champions, aged 16-25 who will be recruited, trained and supported so that they are empowered to lead effective change in their community by:
As a key member of the Volunteering Matters staff team in Scotland, the Volunteer Manager will work alongside colleagues who deliver a wide range of other volunteering programmes across the country. This includes the North Lanarkshire and Clackmannanshire Befriending Projects, Volunteers Supporting Families in Edinburgh, Action Earth and our Full Time Volunteering Programme.
The Volunteer Manager will report directly to the Delivery Leader for Scotland and North East England.
Appointment to this position is subject to an enhanced disclosure check (DBS/PVG). Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.
We will consider job-share opportunities.
We are looking for a highly motivated, person-focused individual to join the team at Angus Independent Advocacy (AIA).
The main aim of the Citizen Advocacy Project is to support people aged 26+ years living in Angus to have their voice heard and develop social connections by matching them to another local person to act as their citizen advocate (voluntary).
This post is considered regulated work so is subject to membership of the PVG scheme. Ideally, candidates will have a degree (or equivalent), and a full driving licence is required. Pension and annual leave details are contained within the application pack.
AIA values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce.
This is an exciting opportunity be part of our Ayrshire Supporting Families Team working alongside communities, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes for all.
As a team, we offer early help to children and families who are experiencing emotional distress and difficulties. The service we provide is tailored to meet the needs of children and families. We recognise and value the importance of how we engage with the communities that we work in and want to ensure that this remains a theme in how our services grow and develop.
Our aim is to work with individuals and organisations within communities across Ayrshire with a focus of identifying community assets, community based challenges, gaps in provision for support, and to co-produce methods and provisions to address gaps and challenges.
The children, young people and families that we support can often be trying to cope with issues such as bullying, social isolation, pressures to achieve, anxiety and trauma which can lead to a range of difficulties: poor mental health and wellbeing, self harm, family and peer relationship breakdown and increased vulnerabilities.
Our role is to address the impact these difficulties have on the daily lives of children by delivering a programme of activities and engagement events that support the empowerment of local communities to better protect and support children and families. The availability of the service is flexible to when support is needed, including daytime, evenings and at the weekends.
If you have experience of managing volunteers within a community engagement or development role and have a Degree/Diploma in Community Education or other relevant qualification (e.g. Social Work) then… we want to hear from you.
This is a fixed term post of 35 hours per week until March 2021 with likely continuation of funding until October 2021
Established in 2013, the Peeblesshire Foodbank has enjoyed strong community support in its provision of emergency food parcels for those in need.
Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Development Manager will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and will lead on an ambitious development agenda. This will include widening the role of volunteers and developing relationships with external organisations to offer new support services to clients, policy development and implementation, and fundraising through community initiatives and grant funding.
Candidates should have management or supervisory experience, be self-motivated, with good communication and IT skills.
We are looking for someone who has experience of managing a team and can demonstrate how they have empowered and motivated that team beyond expectations. With the added experience of being able to recruit and develop a diverse team, in particular volunteers, you may be exactly what we are looking for.
Your role will be varied and will challenge you, but will provide you with stimulating and satisfying work. Our Community Shop Managers do not have a typical day and that's because they are continually seeking different opportunities to engage with the local community and increase their shops contribution to Shelter's cause. This could be through local community links, such as with other retailers, schools, churches or the local food bank.
You will develop and encourage your own and your team's interest and passion in merchandising the shop to attract those customers and donors through the door as well as continually developing your own and your team's knowledge of who Shelter are and what we do.
It goes without saying that your volunteers, under your leadership, will run an exceptional shop that will raise as much money as possible for Shelter's work.
How do I demonstrate I am who you are looking for?
You will need to address and provide examples of the following in your application and at interview:
How do we describe our Community Shop Managers?
If we were to describe our Community Shop Managers in 4 key words, they would be Confident, Inspiring, Enterprising and Influential. Our Community Shop Managers are happy to roll up their sleeves and lead by example and their aim is to develop and empower their team.
At Shelter we value our people and the skills and expertise they can bring to their role to help further Shelter's cause. As a Community Shop Manager, how you manage people is the most important skill we are looking for and it will be critical to your success in this role.
How is this all possible?
It's simple, with a strong, motivated and committed volunteer shop team behind you, anything is possible!
What are the benefits?
We offer a wide range of benefits including 30 days annual leave, enhanced maternity and paternity leave, childcare vouchers and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
We are an award winning, community-led organisation in South East Edinburgh whose aim is to enable people to learn, work and grow together to create a flourishing community and place.
This is a pivotal role, with overall responsibility for the development, operations and sustainability of Bridgend Farmhouse’s community facing activities, volunteering and external partnerships. Bridgend Farmhouse is relatively young as a fully constituted and staffed organisation, but has its origins in community development activities dating back over ten years. We are looking for someone to lead the organisation in the next crucial stage of its development as we seek to diversify our sources of funding and increase the impact we achieve in our Area of Benefit. We need a highly organised, resilient self-starter for this challenging but very rewarding role.
To apply it is essential that you have a recognised qualification in community education or community development. You will have a strong track record of operational and project management in a comparable setting, and be competent and confident in managing budgets and financial performance. You will have excellent people management skills and a record of creating strong working partnerships with organisations, community groups and volunteers. Experience of working to a board of voluntary directors and of monitoring, evaluating and reporting on outcomes is also essential.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (SCIO) was formed in 1985 to provide a holistic advice service to the residents of Angus. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux network, Angus CAB aims to ensure that individuals do not suffer through a lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or through an inability to express their needs effectively.
Since its establishment, Angus CAB now has offices in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose which are supported by over 50 volunteers and 15 members of staff. The Bureau supports individuals with a number of enquires each year whilst project staff provide specialist support on topics including social security, debt, utilities, NHS concerns & complaints and support for the armed forces and their families.
Following our current Chair coming to the end of his tenure, we are seeking to appoint a new Chair as well as additional Trustees. We are excited to offer the opportunity to join our Board of Trustees to up to 3 individuals to help guide our organisation 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 (currently 4 times per year) and the AGM. Please note that we are currently conducting virtual Board meetings.
For the role of Chair, you will have additional responsibilities which will include chairing Board meetings, representing the Bureau at events (including Citizens Advice Scotland AGM) and working closely with the Chief Officer on strategical issues.
These roles are not accompanied by any financial renumeration, although expenses for travel may be claimed in line with our expenses policy.