The Prince's Trust is a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people across the UK, through a range of proven programmes, with three in four young people achieving a positive outcome.
We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years. Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us. Further details of our work can be found at princes-trust.org.uk
Following the retirement of our Senior Head of Government partnerships, we are recruiting for a suitably qualified and experienced leader. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Manager to lead a team of 12 across Scotland. The post holder will also be a member of the Scotland leadership team and UK Fundraising Leadership Group, reporting to Scotland Director Kate Still and UK Director of partnerships - corporate and government, Ben Marson.
The post holder will have direct responsibility for the development of a multi-disciplined staff team, volunteers and building a network of partners and opportunities that is responsive to the needs of young people in Scotland. Along with excellent planning and organisational skills, we are seeking an inspiring leader that is an effective communicator and confident decision maker.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
* Leading the Trust's GBP 4m target income generation from the public sector in Scotland
* Supporting Scotland's Operational Director and colleagues in their delivery of services to young people
* Supporting the private sector fundraisers to maximise fundraising opportunities.
* Leading the Trust's work in securing a young people stake in the policy priorities within Scottish Government
* To ensure adherence to Prince's Trust Governance regulations.
We are specifically looking for candidates with a track record in business development, senior relationship management and policy development.
The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
A NOTE FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
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BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working exclusively with St Andrew’s First Aid to recruit a Head of Volunteer Development.
St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s only dedicated first aid charity and their mission is to provide everyone in the country with the highest standards in first aid skills, services and volunteering opportunities. They believe that no-one should suffer or die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. The network, of almost 1000 volunteers, works hard to provide the highest standards in first aid whether at events or teaching in communities across Scotland.
This is your opportunity to work with an inspiring and dedicated team supporting a large volunteer programme. The charity is recruiting a Head of Volunteer Development to provide leadership for the St Andrew’s volunteer Corps, ensuring a high standard of quality control and experience for its dedicated team of volunteers.
You will be a problem solver with the ability to co-ordinate volunteers and staff to work together effectively. You will be a leader with experience of working at a strategic level within a similar size of organisation and you will be able to communicate effectively and network across a diverse range of internal and external contacts and stakeholders.
The importance of the role of a St Andrew’s First Aid volunteer cannot be underestimated, they make safer communities and save lives. The Head of Volunteer Development has the opportunity to work at the heart of one of Scotland’s leading volunteer experience charities, making an enviable contribution to the sector.
SU Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. In addition to our work in schools, with churches and in SU holidays, we run two residential activity centres, Lendrick Muir (near Kinross) and Alltnacriche (near Aviemore) and are about to launch a third Gowanbank in Ayrshire.
Lendrick Muir is our largest facility, a stunning mansion house set in 120 acres of land, offering accommodation for groups of up 160 and a unique mix of activities to experience. Primarily focussed on hosting children and young people, the centre welcomes groups of all sizes from schools, churches, youth organisations and other agencies, as well as hosting SU Holidays and the Soul Survivor Scotland festival.
Building on outstanding growth in recent years, this role offers a rewarding opportunity to bring leadership to the centre, supporting a talented team of over 30 staff and volunteers who help make the ministry happen, and see it grow to the next level.
You will have proven leadership skills with strong experience in managing teams and individuals, operational delivery and customer focus. Candidates should be mature Christians able to support the spiritual leadership of a large team of staff and volunteers. Candidates should also possess sound business and communication skills. You will be an excellent team player, motivated self-starter and work well under pressure.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
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
The Forum is inviting expressions of interest and nominations for a new Chairperson to lead its Board. The Board meets quarterly and is responsible for all aspects of governance of this charitable company.
The chair should have a keen interest in the sustainable planning, management and use of the Forth and its environs and be able to demonstrate effective communication, leadership and team-working skills. A business background and / or experience of work with Local Authorities would be advantageous.
The chair is appointed in a personal capacity. The position is voluntary and unpaid, although the chair can claim for travelling expenses. The role is for three years, with re-election if so desired according to our Articles.
In addition to chairing the Board, the chair also oversees quarterly management group meetings - eight meetings per year in total, plus one AGM and annual conference.
CHAIR SELECTION CRITERIA
The Articles allow for 3-8 Directors, all of whom serve in a personal, voluntary capacity, one of which must chair.
Within the board we seek a range of relevant qualities, experience and expertise among men and women who are enthusiastic, committed to the Forum’s aims and able to lead, work as a team and communicate effectively.
In contextual terms the board seeks to include a chair with experience of management and leadership of:
· Public sector/Government bodies;
· Business and commercial sector;
· Charity and communications.
In subject terms the board seeks to encompass knowledge and experience in:
· Natural heritage and resource management;
· Legal and financial management;
· Local Authority and planning matters;
· Recreation, access and community involvement;
· Education and communications.
The chair should ideally have a good network of contacts from around the Forth area, drawn from the sectors and subjects listed above.
These attributes are not exclusive but may be regarded as the main criteria for a chair appointment.
The Forum has a staff complement of one full time manager and one half time administrator, based at Baltic House, Central Dock Road, Grangemouth FK3 8TY; board meetings are held here and management group meetings are held at partners' offices around the Forth.
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Applications on a secondment basis will be considered from people currently working in the Criminal Justice sector. You must have the approval of your line manager prior to applying.
Regular travel across Scotland will be necessary to carry out the main responsibilities of the role.
Victim Support Scotland (VSS) is the leading national charity providing free, confidential help and support to people affected by crime in Scotland. VSS is leading the development of a new Homicide Service for Scotland, which aims to be a nationally consistent, needs led service to support people bereaved by homicide, integrating and improving the existing solutions.
We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate who has the drive and determination to succeed in developing a new Homicide Service. You should be an experienced Manager who can bring value and leadership to the Homicide Team. You should have extensive experience of service delivery in a complex customer or multi-site environment, knowledge and understanding of the needs of bereaved people, victims of violent crime and other vulnerable people, leading and managing a team across multi-locations, knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, experience of project and change management, as well as budget management, financial control with an understanding of funding/grant applications.
You will be responsible for implementing and managing on-going effective delivery of Victim Support Scotland’s national Homicide Service through a dedicated team of case workers and support staff. You will be a team player who shows leadership and decision making skills, customer focus, planning and quality management, as well as being an excellent communicator. You will ensure that delivery and development of the Homicide Service, against agreed quality standards, meets the changing needs of victims, utilising innovation and problem solving skills. You will also build and develop effective relationships with a range of key external agencies and organisations.
Duties will include:-
• Ensure the delivery of services, keeping the complex needs of primary bereaved people central to all processes
• Ensure appropriate and effective delivery and management of services to bereaved people, such as needs assessment, case management, emotional support, advocacy, referrals to commissioned services and trauma assessments.
• Promote the Homicide Service and develop effective relationships with a range of key external agencies and organisations.
• Contribute to wider service development in line with VSS’s strategic plan.
• Ensure all aspects of the Homicide Service meet required standards as per the service delivery model and any shared protocols ensuring monitoring processes are in place.
• In conjunction with the Service Delivery Management Team and Learning and Development Department input to the process, conduct a training needs analysis of Service Delivery staff and volunteers who will support delivery of the homicide service.
• Manage Homicide Service budget within agreed parameters
• Ensure the Homicide Service is delivered in a way which recognises VSS’s commitment to promoting equality and diversity for all service users and staff.
• Lead on other key strategic national programmes and projects as required.
• Ensure that all information relating to the Homicide Service is maintained in accordance with GDPR regulations and VSS’s Confidentiality policy.
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to help shape Scotland’s new Homicide Service.
Fife Voluntary Action, as the third sector interface, plays an important dual role within community planning: representing the sector, in all its diversity, at Fife’s strategic and local management levels and, keeping third sector colleagues up to date with policy and planning developments. We’re looking for a Policy and Communications Officer to join our team.
Main Purpose of Post
The main purpose of this new Policy and Communications Officer post is to ensure that the voice of the third sector and the people they support features credibly on the policy agenda in Fife, and that the sector is suitably informed and skilled to maximise opportunities for service design and delivery.
The successful applicant will work to support senior colleagues to connect and involve the third sector in community planning. They will support FVA’s key role as agents of change in Fife, supporting and building relationships with public and third sector stakeholders to maximise the impact the third sector has on improving outcomes for the citizens and communities of Fife.
1. Support the delivery and momentum of a variety of third sector thematic forums including Health and Social Care, Mental Health, Community Justice, Children’s Services, Digital Participation.
2. Help plan and organise forum meetings and events relevant to the sector and policy themes.
3. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of policy relating to key activities in Fife, keeping abreast of policy developments and funding opportunities.
4. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the third sector in Fife.
5. Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders as required including participating in partnership meetings and identifying partnership opportunities.
6. Help identify policy issues where the third sector can have an impact and support colleagues to find solutions to recommend to policymakers and stakeholders.
7. Engage with FVA customers through regular meetings, forums, seminars, workshops, surveys etc.
8. Support the writing of high-quality consultation and engagement responses where possible.
9. Through a variety of on and off-line communications channels, work with colleagues to design and draft regular communications for Fife’s third sector and wider stakeholders including e-mail bulletins, social media and webpages.
10. Produce monitoring reports for activities in line with FVA’s monitoring system, including the production of case studies.
11. To take personal responsibility for contributing to high quality standards in customer relations, service delivery and communications.
12. To support and lead on internal FVA activities as and when required.
For more information please download the job description below.
Fife Voluntary Action is a key voluntary sector organisation working across Fife to support the voluntary sector, social enterprises and volunteering. We’re looking for a Finance Officer to join our team.
Main Purpose of Post
To provide high quality financial support within the organisation thereby aiding and enhancing the delivery of the organisation’s services to voluntary and community organisations in the area. The post involves producing and processing invoices, payroll and pensions data for FVA and some of our clients.
1. To process payroll services for FVA and clients;
2. To input data and process financial transactions in our accounting software;
3. Operation of purchase and sales ledgers, producing invoices and processing customer and supplier invoices;
4. Undertake Independent Examinations (up to receipts and payments) for clients;
5. Administer Creative Breaks grants programme and other small grants schemes, including maintaining accurate records and producing reports on progress, claims and compliance;
6. Support and advise staff on project budgets, record keeping and claims;
7. To provide a book keeping service to some clients;
8. To provide some training/support to clients on basic financial administration and related matters;
9. To support the Finance Manager when required in relation to specific activities.
For more information please download the job description below.