Kindred is looking for new board members:
Are you feeling life is a bit dull and without a meaningful challenge? What about helping to run Kindred Advocacy? We are recruiting new trustees to our board. The minimum commitment is six evenings a year (Wednesdays from 6-8pm). There is never a dull moment on our board and you will be contributing to an organisation that makes a huge difference. We will be particularly pleased to hear from you if your background is in marketing, public profile or finance.
CVS Inverclyde has a mission to support communities and voluntary organisations improve the lives of Inverclyde’s people. We support local people to volunteer, bring communities together, strengthen voluntary organisations and champion the role of civil society in public planning.
After nearly ten years our current Chief Executive is moving on to a new post. We are now looking for a new leader with the vision and skills to take the organisation forward. The organisation has enjoyed a significant period of growth in capacity and reputation.
LAYC is a regional organisation for youth and children’s groups in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian, offering advice, support and training to such groups.
LAYC’s mission is to champion, grow and strengthen the quality of youth and children’s work by supporting their Members to provide positive opportunities for children and young people.
An exciting full time (36 hours / week – three year in principle contract with an annual review) opportunity for a Director has arisen at LAYC. The duties will involve managing all LAYC activities and planning, managing and delivering agreed project(s) within timescales and budget.
The post holder will ensure collaboration across a broad range of stakeholders, to support the delivery of the LAYC strategic plan. The post holder will directly manage and be accountable for the Administration, Communications and Marketing Assistant and all associated budgets, and, supervise team members ensuring that they develop an understanding of their contribution to LAYC’s strategic priorities. In addition, the post holder will lead on networking activities locally and nationally.
The post holder will report to the Chair of the organisation. Flexible working options are available.
The Job Description and Job Specification is attached.
Established in 1998, Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is a membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. Staf is a national organisation which represents all 32 Local authorities in Scotland and is funded by membership fees, events and grant funding.
At the centre of all our work is the voice of our membership and the workforce who support young people leaving care, working towards our vision of a Scotland where their wellbeing and success is not determined by their care experience. Everything we do is consistent with our three values: We listen, We care, We love.
This position requires an inspirational leader with the drive, understanding, vision, gravitas and political awareness necessary to engage, motivate and enable others to thrive and flourish.+
The CEO holds accountability and responsibility for:
The Larder West Lothian is a forward thinking, fast growing social enterprise and we are delighted to announce that we have a vacancy for the trustee chair for our board of directors.
As the chair you will work closely with the other board members and the Founder/Manager to provide strategic direction and guidance to help achieve our vision and make a positive impact on the social wellbeing and economic future of the most disadvantaged in West Lothian.
We are projecting significant expansion over the coming years and are looking for an energetic individual who has experience and skills of strategic business growth matched with knowledge and experience of social enterprise and the wider voluntary sector.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative and progressive social enterprise and we would ask that you only apply if you have the time to contribute actively to our successes.
The trustee chair position is a voluntary unpaid position.
Can you answer these three questions?
If the answer is yes, please read on, as we would welcome an application from you to join our Board of Directors.
Sleep Scotland is a charity for children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems. We also run TEENS+, a transitional education programme for young people with complex and severe communication issues. To find out more, look on our websites sleepscotland.org. and teensplus.org.uk
As our Chair or as a Board member you would contribute to achieving or aims by overseeing our strategic development and direction. The Board meetings are run every 2 months for 2 hours in Edinburgh.
SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health established in 1923. For over 90 years we have been supporting Scotland’s mental health through a wide-range of direct mental health and social care services; policy and award-winning campaigning work influencing positive social change; working in partnership to deliver meaningful outcomes for people and investing in innovative and dynamic charitable services across Scotland.
We are looking to recruit people who share our passion for our cause; and through drive, commitment and enthusiasm will strengthen and complement our current Trustee Board enabling us to achieve our ambitious strategic priorities to bring about a positive and lasting impact on Scotland’s mental health. We are currently looking for people with a qualification/experience in the following fields: commercial/entrepreneur (leading innovation and ideas), education (children and young people), health & safety, investment management, mental health, public health, quality/risk management, sport and physical activity.
This is a voluntary position, non-remunerated with out-of-pocket expenses paid.
Applications are welcome from people who have experience of mental health personally or professionally.
A PVG check will apply to this role.
We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution, promoting and protecting human rights for everyone in Scotland.
A key member of the Commission’s management team, the Head of Corporate Services leads the delivery of our corporate services, organisational administration and business management, supporting the Commission to achieve its strategic and operational objectives.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community
Scripture Union Scotland is a registered charity that aims to help all of Scotland’s children and young people explore the significance of Jesus Christ for their lives.
We have vacancies for Trainee Instructors based at both of our activity centres in Scotland. Lendrick Muir is set in 120 acres with accommodation for 150 guests.
Both centres regularly host school groups participating in residential experiences and youth groups enjoying weekend breaks. We offer a range of outdoor activities to our guests, and use outdoor classroom concepts with schools. The centre supports SU Scotland’s strategy – facilitating residential events that help and enable young people in Scotland to explore the Christian faith.Classroom Outdoorsis our highly regarded programme of school ‘residential experiences’ and we are well placed to build on this and further develop the range of activities that we offer.
As a Trainee Instructor you will be working as part of the programme team and be trained to lead activity sessions for our guests and to help maintain the activity equipment and infrastructure, in time taking responsibility for an area. During school residential experiences you will be involved in all aspects of caring for our guests, including some evening work.
Applicants for this post should have a desire to work with young people and have a demonstrated interest in outdoor activities. They should have some previous experience of working with young people. Registration with a National Governing Body (NGB) award training scheme and a full UK Driving Licence would also be beneficial, but not essential.
To gain the most from this post, applicants should be willing to commit to 2 years, during which time we will support them in developing their instructional and group work skills and by working towards NGB awards – climbing and trail cycling are often the first choice.
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.