Could you offer practical support to help make a positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society?
Glasgow Night Shelter is looking for enthusiastic new Trustees with specific skills, to complement our existing board.
Applications from people with expertise in HR, fundraising, operational management, and/or health & safety are particularly welcome, as are applications from people with lived experience (or informed knowledge) of refugee and asylum issues.
GNWCAB is seeking a Chief Executive with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly-motivated and able to meet competing challenges including performance management. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
Our main aim is to improve lives one smile at a time.
We achieve our aim through two specialist arts-in-health programmes; Clowndoctors who work with children and young people in hospitals, hospices and special schools and Elderflowers who work with ladies and gentlemen who are living with dementia in a care setting.
Hearts & Minds is looking to appoint a dynamic Chair with previous board or committee experience, to help steer us towards our 5-year goals. They will work alongside the Board to support Hearts & Minds key-staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective fundraising strategy and correct financial safeguards are on place to support the charity’s work. The Chair will be a real Ambassador for the company with a proven interest in the sector we work in: an effective networker, strategic thinker and clear communicator.
All members of the board must be highly committed to the cause of the organisation and share the same vision in order to take the organisation forward.
Christian Aid has a vision of a better world, where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Helping to make this vision a reality, this role works within the Scotland team to develop and grow our relationships with youth networks.
About the role
This post is to strengthen, motivate, inspire and resource strategic youth networks and young people in Scotland to engage with the broader work of Christian Aid. To work in collaboration with our partner Churches and organisations to resource youth leaders to address issues of global poverty and inequality with young people. To work with the Scotland team to widen and deepen our supporter base by ensuring youth leaders and young people are integrated into our events and campaigning work.
The role holder will be responsible for ensuring a strong Christian Aid presence at national Church youth events, as well as liaising with other strategic and relevant partners, such as the Scottish Youth Parliament, The Boys and Girls Brigade, Scouts, Girl Guiding, Universities etc. To manage key youth volunteers as and when necessary if they are recruited to support with specific roles.
The role holder will represent Christian Aid and its work to any audience and in any media within agreed policy positions.
The role holder will communicate Christian Aid’s policy, aims and ways of working to partners, volunteers, supporters, youth leaders and young people. They will support office administration as appropriate and will manage any youth volunteers, ensuring that Investing in Volunteers standards and PVG Scotland standards are upheld. They will contribute to the wider aims of objectives of the Scotland team and will ensure a strong youth presence in Church, community, fundraising and campaign initiatives around the country as agreed.
The post-holder will liaise with the Education co-ordinator to ensure a joined up approach to youth and schools work.
The role holder will need to be self-motivated and able to build networks of relationships around the country as agreed with line manager and be able to work to support the strategic direction of the Scotland team. Will need to be able to work creatively and closely with the campaigns officer, the events fundraiser and the Church and Community manager, the Church Development Officer and others to achieve a strong, coherent programme of events which will advance the strategic aims of the Scotland Team. Will need to be able to work on their own initiative to deliver strong youth engagement.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action
Communicate effectively: Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others
Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required
You will work as part of the Carers Support Team to provide leadership and support to a multi-disciplinary team of staff and volunteers. Creating and developing partnerships in localities including carers, voluntary and statutory partners, sharing learning and providing leadership and line management for front line Carer Support Team staff.
Post holders will be required to join the PVG scheme.
STRiVE is looking for a confident, self-motivated individual with excellent communication and networking skills. You will work in partnership with voluntary and community organisations in East Lothian to ensure that the voice of the third sector, including social enterprise, is heard everywhere it matters.
You will facilitate and support Third Sector delegate representation within the community planning and health and social care partnerships. Keeping up to date with policy and legislation impacting on the sector will be a key part of the role including coordinating responses to local and national policy discussions and consultations that impact the sector.
You will also need to be highly personable, enthusiastic and personally resilient, with the flexibility to accommodate the requirements of working successfully across a diverse range of topics and with a multitude of players.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our team at Home-Start Glasgow South, a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 8 years of age.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Family Support Coordinator to actively recruit, train, supervise and support a team of volunteers. Qualified to SVQ Level 3 or equivalent. Working with families or working in the voluntary sector would be advantageous.
The postholder requires the use of a car, a full driving licence and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure.
Scottish Refugee Council Humanitarian Integration Services in Dundee is looking to recruit an experienced Administrator.
Overall Job Purpose
To provide administrative support for the team based in Dundee and support project development to increase the efficiency of administrative systems and processes.
Key duties will include providing secretarial and administrative support for the team, undertaking and co-ordinating projects, events and providing effective database management.
Closing Date: Monday 7 January 2019 at 9:00 am
Interview Date: Thursday 10 January 2019 in Dundee
Scottish Refugee Council is an independent human rights charity that has been working with and supporting refugees, advocating for the rights since 1985.
We are looking for an experienced enthusiastic individual to support longer term integration of refugees settled in Dundee through building social connections, increasing access to existing and available services, and building skills and confidence. The post holder will work with the Humanitarian Integration Service Manager to establish, develop, coordinate, and evaluate the refugee integration peer support programme as part of the Dundee Humanitarian Integration Service.
You will be responsible for recruiting, training and supporting peer volunteers from both the refugee community and the wider community
We will be looking for proven experience of volunteer coordination and support. Creative and innovative in approach, you have what it takes to lead change and improve performance. You have a willingness to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas, methods and processes when appropriate. Commercially aware, with a collaborative way of working, you have excellent communication and influencing skills, respect for others opinions and a real drive for results.
This post will be subject to a PVG Registration and you will be working towards OISC registration.
This role reports directly to the Humanitarian Integration Service Manager
Closing Date: Monday 7 January 2019 at 9 am
Interviews: Friday 11 January 2019 in Dundee
Save the Children UK is looking for new Trustees to join our Board. Our Trustees play a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction of our organisation, as well as holding management to account to ensure we are delivering our best for children every day.
For these roles, we welcome applications from candidates with a range of skills and experience including:
International development or humanitarian work: as one of the world's leading children's charities, we have both the expertise and the experience to make real, lasting change to children's lives. As well as responding to emergencies, we run development programmes in the UK and around the world that ensure children survive, learn and are protected. We would welcome applications from candidates with experience in international development or humanitarian work.
Human Resources:we welcome individuals with an extensive background in HR or organisational development, in order to provide insight and guidance to the HR function and the Board. Candidates would ideally have experience of developing and executing HR strategies and related goals, with the ability to demonstrate a wide-ranging knowledge of workforce development.
Mobilisation: for nearly 100 years we have been speaking up for children’s rights as well as delivering programmes which save and change children’s lives. In our next strategy period we aspire to become the world’s foremost campaigning force for and with children. We would welcome applications from candidates with experience in one or more of the following: digital organising, social action with children and young people, transnational campaigns, advocacy, mobilising local communities and / or those with lived experience of poverty, displacement or conflict.
Save the Children UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Board level. We celebrate its role in the creation of an inclusive workplace culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight diversity brings to our organisation. We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly encourage applications from those who identify as disabled, LGBT+, Black, Asian or other ethnic minority, and hail from diverse social and educational backgrounds.
Save the Children UK is advertising these posts on a number of prominent national jobs websites. We will assess candidates against the requirements of the role.
Trustees are required to attend quarterly Board meetings at Save the Children UK’s Head Office in Farringdon, London, and an annual Board call. They will also be asked to join one or more of the Board’s subcommittees, which requires an additional time commitment, and may be asked to undertake overseas travel on behalf of Save the Children UK.
While this role is not remunerated, Trustees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Save the Children UK.
At Save the Children UK we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.