At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.
We are currently seeking a Director of Care Services to join our Senior Leadership Team to lead, develop, and implement a strategy for all direct care and volunteer service activities.
Our care services comprise of a comprehensive range of wellbeing and specialist services including complementary therapies, podiatry, hair and beauty, welcome and wellbeing support and specialist health and work support delivered by staff and volunteers throughout The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and in 6 satellite hospitals across the West of Scotland.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Care Services will have strategic and management responsibility for all Beatson Cancer Charity care services, staff and volunteers. The Director of Care Services will lead, develop, and implement a strategy for all direct care and volunteer service activities.
The postholder will provide leadership, direction and support to managers and staff in their area of responsibility. Furthermore, the postholder will be responsible for managing, monitoring and evaluating service delivery and ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of all activities. The role will drive forward the development and impact of the Charity through a services strategy, enabling the Charity to increase its impact, whilst managing its costs, allowing the organisation to realise its long term strategic vision.
In addition, the post holder will develop strategies and approaches to capture evidence, learning and Knowledge drawing on good practice and policy from internal and external sources. Working closely with senior clinicians and managers within The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre to identify current best practice in cancer care, opportunities for development and seek advice on investing our funds.
You will also develop and implement an impact and evaluation impact tool to monitor and enhance quality of practice, identify performance measures and analysis of relevant data and statistics.
• Educated to degree level with a professional qualification in a relevant field (i.e. social
sciences, education, health, nursing, psychology)
• At least ten years of experience in a relevant area.
• At least five years services management experience in a relevant area.
• Experience of developing strategy and managing budgets.
• Knowledge and experience of using relevant CRM systems, including contact management
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent project and time management skills.
• Experience of managing production of high-quality written communications.
• Experience of delivering professional and impactful presentations.
• A commitment to continuous improvement.
• A positive attitude and flexible approach.
• An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, non-discrimination and
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• A commitment to the vision, mission and ethos of the charity.
• Proven interpersonal skills.
• Experience of working with allied professionals or networked organisations such as social
work, community services, primary healthcare or hospital context.
• Member of relevant professional body.
• Valid and clean driving license.
Solas Festival is looking for a treasurer to join our board and support the delivery of one of Scotland’s friendliest small festivals.
About Solas Festival
Solas Festival - Scotland’s midsummer festival - has been running since 2009. The all-age, weekend-long celebration of music and the arts is designed to entertain, inspire and challenge. It takes place at Errol Park, Perthshire, a beautiful site overlooking the silvery Tay.
Our programme makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. The festival offers a broad, inclusive, creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment; everyone is welcome.
The role of the Treasurer is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The Treasurer will also be a member of the board and will have opportunity to get involved in other aspects of the running of the festival.
There is some flexibility in the role, which could be adapted to suit the right person, but broadly speaking the treasurer would:
The ideal person would have a good understanding of financial administration and budget management in the charity, private or public sectors. Full role description downloadable below.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
Solas Festival is a small charity and this is a great opportunity to get involved at the heart of it and directly influence its development. As well as building on your governance, leadership and financial management experience, it’s a chance to get to know the board and creative team behind the festival, to be creative and try out new ideas.
The full Board meets 4 times a year and the Treasurer would be expected to attend bi-monthly finance meetings in addition to this. Meetings normally take place in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Some meetings could be attended via video conference.
We would hope the Treasurer would also be able to join us at the festival which takes place this year 19th- 21st June 2020 at Errol Park in Perthshire.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
Edinburgh University Student's Association has an exciting opportunity to join the Board of Trustees as a External Trustee
**Please note that the role of Trustee is an unpaid volunteer position**
The Trustee Board at the Students' Association has ultimate responsibility for ensuring good governance, and that the organisation has a clear purpose and strategy which it is fulfilling effectively. It is also responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation, and sets future direction. As such, Trustees of Edinburgh University Students’ Association are collectively responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation and for ensuring good governance
The role of the External Trustee is to utilise their personal and professional skills, experience and knowledge to support and assist the Students’ Association in developing and delivering its Mission, Vision and Values, and achieving its organisational goals. The External Trustee will be an active and contributing member of the Board at all levels, individually and collectively responsible for ensuring organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedure, and ensuring that the Board reaches structured and sound decisions.
The Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year; Subcommittees of the Board generally meet 3-4 times per year. Additional communication may be required between meetings via email, and Board members will also be required to set time aside in advance of meetings to read all papers relating to meetings.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in the running of the Students’ Association during an exciting period of change
We are looking for applicants who share our passion for the student experience, with a keen interest in contributing to the effective governance and organisational development of the Students' Association. This is not a political position so candidates should apply based on their skills, experience and ability to carry out the role.
The ideal candidate will have proven, relevant senior professional/management experience, with an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities involved in trusteeship. Previous experience of board membership and/or policy development would also be a distinct advantage.
Equally important is the commitment to supporting the work of the Students’ Association through participation in the Trustee Board. We are also looking for individuals who can demonstrate sound judgement, a creative and innovative approach, strong communication skills, and a 'can-do' attitude.
We are particularly keen to meet candidates with commercial and financial insight and experience, given our varied services and sites and competitive landscape in the heart of the city of Edinburgh
Please note that candidates cannot be currently employed at the Students' Association or the University of Edinburgh
For more detailed information about both the role and candidate requirements, please download the Trustee Candidate Pack below. Additionally, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Purves (Director of Membership Support and Development) email@example.com if you have any additional questions about this role.
“When I was struggling with my caring role, I was pointed to VOCAL. I was so impressed with the quality of the support I received that I felt this was an organisation to which I could contribute.
I became a volunteer and after a couple of years I was co-opted as a trustee. I really value the help I am able to give the charity.”
Supporting carers … as a VOCAL trustee
VOCAL is a carer-led agency, supporting over 10,000 carers each year in Edinburgh and Midlothian. In 2019 VOCAL celebrated its 25th anniversary.
To increase the health and welfare of carers, relieve the poverty and distress of carers and to give carers a voice, we seek further trustees, preferably with some caring experience within their families and circle of friends, to strengthen VOCAL’s governance and long-term strategic vision.
As we embark on new challenges to meet growing carer demand, we seek trustees who will bring direct or transferable professional or volunteer experience and leadership skills to our Board. Previous board/trustee experience is not essential and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds and minority groups.
At present we are particularly looking for applicants with experience in HR, social enterprises, digitalisation, fundraising and income generation, able to offer a minimum of five hours engagement a month.
Trustees attend Board meetings, about 8 per annum, at which the strategies for meeting VOCAL’s objectives are set, and are supported by a senior management team, along with about 30 staff and 60 volunteers. Individual trustees also assist the work of a few sub-committees which address specific areas of our work.
The Welcoming Association is a charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and newcomers in Edinburgh.
We are looking to recruit a volunteer Chairperson to lead the Board in ensuring the effective performance of its governance responsibilities. The chairperson will work in partnership with the Director to help him/her achieve the objectives set for the organization and to ensure there is an effective relationship between the Board, staff, volunteers, participants, funders and other stakeholders.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience and skills in the following areas:
Knowledge and skills
Please see below for the job description.
Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – they 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.
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced HR professional to join Citizens Advice Scotland as HR Advisor as an integral part of the Human Resources team. This role is full time and offered on a permanent basis.
The HR Advisor role provides pragmatic, commercial and employee-focused advice and support, utilising excellent communication, coaching and influencing skills to drive employee engagement. You will provide a generalist HR service and work closely with all managers and employees across the organisation, offering advice and support where required.
The successful candidate will have substantial and demonstrable generalist HR knowledge and experience covering all major HR functions including recruitment and selection, performance management, learning and development, employee engagement, reward, and employment legislation. Ideally this experience would come from a public or third sector environment.
You will have excellent working knowledge of UK employment law and experience of managing employee relations issues. In addition, you will have a strong problem solving ability and be comfortable working in an environment which demands the ability to identify problems and drive innovative HR solutions to improve processes. All this will be backed up with excellent communication skills, including the ability to coach and influence key stakeholders.
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to regularly travel to Glasgow.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below or on our vacancies page.
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. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensure everyone can live the life they want to.
The main purpose of the post of Shop Manager is to generate income by managing the Boutique shop effectively and commercially, to create a unique shopping experience for customers and donors while maintaining the high standards set by CHSS.
To identify high value items and to effectively display and promote, in order to support delivery of financial targets
The Shop Manager is part of the CHSS retail team and is expected to contribute to the department’s goal of raising revenue to support the work of the charity.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, employee welfare support and life assurance.
P4W is an Inverness based health focused charity.
We are currently looking to recruit a new health-walks manager to take over the work from our long-time coordinator who is about to retire.
The P4W Walk service has been thoroughly reviewed over the last couple of years and we now want a new full-time health-walks manager to take this important service to the next level.
P4W Walk works to create and sustain healthy communities by supporting the delivery of local, volunteer led health-walks via 17 current walking groups located in the eastern part of the Highlands. The groups walk locally each week supported by volunteers who give up their time to lead and enthuse the walkers.
We believe that by offering people the opportunity to undertake a regular, local, led walk in the company of others we can not only support individuals to safeguard their own health but, also offer social opportunities and help to break down social isolation and loneliness in a very positive and empowering way.
A key focus of health-walking is supporting people who are currently living a sedentary life into more active lifestyles - we have recently developed our work to actively support people with dementia and their carers. We have now secured funding to further encourage weekly walkers to become active travellers too by replacing regular car journeys with walking and cycling.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated new Health-Walks Manager to lead this work which sits within the Partnerships for Wellbeing (P4W) charity based in Inverness. Working with office-based colleagues and our large team of volunteer health-walk leaders you will share your enthusiasm for active, happy, healthy lifestyles with new walkers and volunteers alike. You will engage with partners and stakeholders to support the ongoing development of health-walks and build on the work of this well-established but evolving project.
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Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?
Within Scotland we operate a number of locality-based community and criminal justice services in Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian and are delighted to now be providing The Forth Valley Recovery Service.
Do you want to make a difference?
As a Peer Trainer and Coordinator with Change Grow Live, you’ll work with people who use our services, helping them get to where they want to be.
We currently have a number of exciting posts that we are looking to recruit and as such are looking for motivated, enthusiastic, committed individuals who have experience of working with service users affected by drugs or alcohol to support social re integration, enabling individuals to lead meaningful and purposeful lives: promoting recovery, resilience, peer support and self-determination.
Peer Trainer and Coordinator
This new role will be within our community rehabilitation programme. The successful candidate will coordinate the identification, recruitment, training and management of Volunteers, Service User Reps and Peer Mentors and ensure that service user involvement is fully embedded into all areas of service development and delivery.
The Forth Valley Recovery Service provides a wide range of interventions to individuals affected by substance use. We have bases in Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa as well as providing an assertive outreach approach providing clinics in a wide variety of locations.
The interventions we offer include;
- Harm Reduction Services including IEP, Take Home Naloxone Hepatitis C testing
- Arrest Referral
- Recovery focussed key work including a partnership approach with NHS Forth Valley specialist services and Primary Care.
- Structured counselling in partnership with NHS Forth Valley psychological therapies.
- Recovery Focused interventions in the three prisons in the area in partnership with NHS Forth Valley and Scottish Prison Service.
- Community Rehabilitation which focuses on employability, education and volunteering opportunities.
Our values are to be compassionate, open and bold. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.