Grant Making Trust seeks Voluntary Trustees
Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust provides grants to registered charities that:
· help disabled people
· assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over
The Trust has an annual grants programme of around £400,000 a year.
The charity is looking to recruit two new Trustees to join the current Board, replacing two retiring members. In a voluntary capacity, these Trustees will attend all Board meetings in Edinburgh (typically 4-5/yr) and serve for a 5-year term, renewable for 3 years.
This is an exciting opportunity for candidates to assist in the progression of the Trust and the grant award process, and the Board is keen to develop its diverse representation.
In particular, the Trust is seeking candidates with experience in:
· legal matters, preferably in charity law
· the voluntary sector, particularly those who have lived experience and/or involvement in service delivery
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) seeks a new external Trustee to join its Trustee Board. Volunteers from an HR background are especially welcomed.
ENSA’s Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the association, sets the overall strategy for the organisation and evaluates its progress towards key goals. The Board is comprised of a combination of elected and appointed students and external lay trustees who bring in expertise and perspectives from a range of backgrounds.
ENSA is a registered charity. Its mission is to improve the student experience for around 14000 students based at Edinburgh Napier University’s 3 campuses. Its main activities are student representation, sports and societies, advice and support, volunteering, training and events.
The Head of Fundraising and Communications plays a pivotal role in the overall strategic development and growth of the organisation. The post will provide leadership to the Fundraising and Communications team and leads on Fundraising strategy and internal and external communications. He/she will ensure that The Yard has a diverse fundraising portfolio and can identify opportunities to work with partners on areas of common interest. He/she will manage a broad communications programme across media, public affairs, stakeholder management, website and social media, internal communications and campaigning, and ensure The Yard has strong systems and processes in place to engage with their community. He/she will ensure The Yard has a balanced programme of regional events.
Please download the Job Description below to find out more about this post.
NYCOS, Scotland’s youth singing organisation, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation as it approaches its 25th anniversary
During its 22 years, NYCOS has evolved from a single national choir into a multi-faceted organisation that comprises 4 National Choirs, 14 Regional Choirs across Scotland, Mini Music Maker classes and an impressive education portfolio.
Under the inspirational leadership of its Artistic Director and founder Christopher Bell, the flagship National Youth Choir of Scotland now performs regularly with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardner, Edward Gardner and Donald Runnicles at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, and most recently, Carnegie Hall, New York.
The organisation is riding high artistically and reputationally and is in a great position to consolidate and grow its financial support base in the run up to celebrations of NYCOS’ 25th Anniversary in 2021.
We’re looking for a Development Officer to work with our network of branches and services to develop, coordinate and support the delivery of new volunteering and peer support opportunities across Grampian.
Working closely with Versus Arthritis teams, you’ll be first point of contact for referrals from partners across health, third sector and employers, establishing pathways for specialist support.
Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work autonomously using your own initiative? Then we look forward to hearing from you.
We have a full time post (35 hours per week) vacancy for an experienced support worker within our team to deliver individual and group work support to women. We are looking for enthusiastic feminists who share our core values. You will be expected to demonstrate a gender-based and trauma-informed approach to service delivery and will be expected to take a multi-agency approach to your work.
Candidates ideally have a minimum of 2 years work experience within the violence against women or similar field. Membership of the PVG scheme is an essential requirement and you should be qualified to a minimum of SVQ 3 in Social Services and Healthcare. You will be required to register with the SSSC as a Housing Support Worker.
This post is available on a fixed term until June 2020. Travel across East Lothian and Midlothian is required therefore a full current driving licence and constant access to a car is essential.
WAEML positively welcomes applicants from within all sections of the community although are except under Schedule 9(Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 and therefore only women need apply. We would particularly welcome bilingual applicants.
Who are we?
Part political, part business and part charity - NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! Professionally run, but different – the exact-opposite of corporate. Collaborating with over 550 amazing member students’ unions, we provide a huge range of services and support to them. NUS colleagues work together every day to support elected student leaders - as they make change in the world and improve the lives of students - we help make it happen!
What’s the job?
An exciting opportunity has arisen within NUS Scotland to join our team supporting the development of students’ associations in colleges. This role will support elected student officers, students’ association staff and college professionals to embed the Framework for the Development of Strong and Effective College Students’ Associations in Scotland.
Typical tasks will include delivering training, facilitating meetings, creating and delivering development plans, advising students’ associations on best practice, and running events. The successful candidate should have knowledge or experience of the college sector and experience working in students’ associations or a similar membership-based organisation. Skills in consultancy, project management and stakeholder management will be especially valued.
This is a fixed term post until July 2021, as part of a project funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
Who you are
With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and members to develop innovative projects that drive forward students’ associations in Scotland.
You may have experience working in a students’ association, or maybe in organisational development or consultancy.
You’ll definitely be comfortable working with students and advising members with sensitivity, gravitas and assertiveness.
You’ll have no problems communicating clearly and effectively, both in writing and also in person and on the phone.
You’ll be used to travel, getting out and about to engage and support our members face to face, and managing competing priorities.
Your personal values will mean you are passionate about developing your knowledge and skills with the wider NUS Scotland team, and working towards collective goals.
In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.
We’re absolutely open to considering requests for job-share or part-time working.
We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.
You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.
Whoever you are, if you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to develop our work with children and families both within the church and in the wider community. The postholder will explore and research the needs of families and young people in the community and continue to develop a programme of regular activities for them which serve as points of contact between community and church. He/she will also continue to develop the co-ordination of progressive Christian teaching amongst children within the church through a vibrant programme that offered a fun, safe learning environment for all, while developing relationships with and supporting families associated with the congregation.
The post is for 20 hours per week and is for a 9-month fixed term contact, as it is a pilot programme to investigate further the needs of the community to inform our work with them.
Langside Church is an active and growing Christian community on the south side of Glasgow. We are an affirming church within the Church of Scotland. Our theology is open, inclusive and progressive, encouraging people to ask questions at all stages of life.
Our modern church building provides a valuable resource within the local community. Finn’s Place, our well-being project operates here, and has been running for five years. Our work with children and families in both congregation and community has been developing during that time.
Key duties and responsibilities will include:
YouthLink Scotland is seeking to recruit a motivated individual into the post of Policy and Research Manager. The post holder will lead the development of youth work policies and strategies impacting on young people’s lives at national and local levels. It will embed the policy and research function within YouthLink Scotland’s Strategic Plan.
The post-holder will be responsible for developing the policy and research function of the organisation. They will co-develop the National Youth Work Strategy and implementation plan.
Applicants will have experience of policy development and research, good knowledge of the Youth work sector and experience of liaising with a range of stakeholders. They will be educated to degree level in a related field (e.g. Youth Work, Community learning and Development, Social Policy, Social Research)
The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will be based at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh. The normal working week is 35 hours. By its nature, the post will sometimes require work to be undertaken during evenings and weekends. Annual holiday entitlement is 25 days plus 12 public holidays. YouthLink Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.
We are seeking to recruit a self motivated, organised individual to join our Young Adult team, supporting autistic young people aged 14 years+ in planning their move from education to adult services. Providing social opportunities and one to one individualised support with further/higher education, independent living skills and employment opportunities. Working within a small team you will have an understanding of the challenges that can be faced by autistic young adults as they make their way on to the next stage of the lives.
For an informal chat about the vacancy please contact Lynsey Paterson, Family and Transition Service Manager on 01738 451081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org