SCVO’s Financial Controller role has been created to manage the delivery of all finance and accounting operations directly to the organisation, and to deliver advice to SCVO’s members and the wider voluntary sector as part of SCVO’s strategic objective to support a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland.
The successful candidate will have a range of financial management experience, excellent technical skills including recent experience of developing accounting systems and reconciling VAT returns, as well as good interpersonal skills and a results orientated approach. Experience of supporting managers and staff at all levels with their finance needs is essential.
SCVO offers a defined contribution pension (employee contribution 6%, SCVO contribution 9%). A salary exchange option is available. Other benefits include 28 days annual leave and 6 public holidays, flexitime and a range of family friendly policies.
We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.
As this role requires a Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.
You will work in partnership with local colleagues to support the effective delivery of existing and new volunteering programmes. You will collaborate with colleagues to implement local volunteer recruitment plans, supporting volunteer managers with training, retaining existing volunteers and to deliver great volunteering experiences. Through a combination of hands on support and specialist volunteering advice and guidance, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the local implementation of the Volunteering Strategy in the community team and/or the regional centre location, ensuring it effectively meet the needs of Guide Dogs Strategy.
In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include;
· Able to manage multiple projects/clients, maintaining excellent customer service
· Ability to effectively support, guide and advise others
· Ability to plan and implement projects and programmes of work
· Leadership and management of volunteers
Working at Guide Dogs
Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.
We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.
As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.
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Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.
You will lead and manage our services throughout Highland to ensure they are financially robust and growing, being cognisant of the local operating environments and balance of risks and opportunities we face. As the Registered Manager, you will ensure that we are delivering an excellent service throughout Highland. You will be accountable to the people we support and their families, and will routinely report to our commissioners, the regulator and colleagues to demonstrate compliance, excellence and improvement. You will contribute to the wider management and development of Carr Gomm through your participation in the National Management Team, taking a lead on specific issues, and linking with the Board of Directors as required.
You will line manage a team of Service Managers and collectively you will be responsible for creatively innovating alternative ways to support people, families and communities to achieve positive outcomes. You may be involved in contributing to tendering processes for new work.
You will ensure that our teams work in-line with Carr Gomm’s philosophy, values and policies to provide high quality services that flexibly respond to people. You will lead, support and develop the team of Service Managers to enable them to reach their potential, including optimising processes for budgeting, recruiting and supervising colleagues, and ensuring that Support Practitioners are skilled to think creatively and solve problems. You will support managers to ensure that services are financially viable by managing budgets, invoicing accurately and managing expenditure, including exploiting opportunities to develop and grow.
You will take a lead in involving people and families in all aspects of their support and our quest for excellence, in line with our Involvement Policy and local improvement plans. You will lead our relationships with local commissioners to understand their priorities and respond accordingly.
Are you who we are looking for?
In our eyes, the best Operations Managers are self-motivated go-getters who embrace the challenge of developing and growing services. They have wide-ranging experience of social care services and understand the complexities of Care at Home, Respite and Housing Support provision, whilst being able to comprehend the bigger picture. Their extensive people skills and experience enable them to lead, manage and motivate staff whilst fostering a learning culture. You will understand the theory, principles and practice of involving people to improve their service. You will have experience of successfully developing and expanding service provision in rural Scotland, with experience of the challenges relating to operational deliverability, contractual obligations and financial limitations. The best Operations Managers relish a challenge and never settle for good enough; they continually aspire towards excellence.
Motherwell and Wishaw CAB is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated Project Supervisor with excellent leadership skills to lead a team of paid staff.
The post-holder will be responsible for the day to day management of Motherwell and Wishaw Bureau’s specialist projects with a main focus on monitoring their performance, key deliverables, budget, quality assurance and reporting to funders.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent communication, leadership skills and great commitment to make a real difference in the local community.
They will have relevant experience of project management, quality assurance and engagement with external stakeholders.
In addition, the successful applicant will have experience of working in a field that provides advice services to a very high standard.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA) for a Community Builder Development Officer
The Community Builder will work with local people and communities in East Dunbartonshire and support them to develop viable and sustainable local groups to make a positive impact in their communities and empower local people as well as working with existing groups and organisations to assist with their development and progress.
In addition, the Community Builder will develop a programme of activity with local community councils that will help them increase capacity and activity.
The Community Builder will also ensure that the voluntary sector and community groups are involved in community planning and engage with the local community planning partnership to ensure the sector is actively included and represented in the work of the partnership.
The role will operate through partnership principles and support the delivery of public health approaches that build capacity and improves the quality of life in local areas.
This post will work as part of a team of Development Officers in EDVA whose expertise in volunteering, the social economy, local planning partnerships and social care will add value to the post. The post will contribute to a thriving, vibrant and sustainable community led voluntary sector in East Dunbartonshire.
Motherwell & Wishaw CAB is currently recruiting a Business Development Officer, on a fixed term basis for 1 year.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to take the lead in identifying and pursuing new developmental opportunities.
In this role, you will generate income for Motherwell & Wishaw CAB, securing funding through submission of funding bids and tenders.
You will also play a main role in the initial stages of implementation and delivery of new projects to ensure smooth transition and integration of new services.
You will support the bureau to adopt sustainable funding models and develop long term funding strategies in line with our business plan.
You will have a successful track record in business development and identifying new funding opportunities. You will also have excellent communication, stakeholder engagement skills
Could you lead our team to support love and friendship in the West of Scotland?
dates-n-mates is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency run by and for people with learning disabilities. We are looking for a versatile and friendly person to join our West of Scotland team to handle all aspects of our membership and volunteering processes and assist at member events.
If you have great leadership, management and communication skills, please come help us transform the lives of local people with learning disabilities.
A pro-active, energetic, creative, systems and problem solving person who likes to shape things and strives to deliver first class customer care? Do you have excellent organisational and communication skills, can multi task and lead our committed, dynamic admin team? It’s a must that you have extensive administrative and staff management/leadership experience and comfortable using your own initiative. Our current Lead Administrator has been promoted and we are looking for that special person to shape our successful front of house experience for our counselling and family therapy clients.
Reporting to the CEO and working closely with our Counselling Practice Manager, you will be a key member of our Bright Light small but dynamic Senior Management Team.
The role has distinct areas:
In return we offer a warm family-like environment as internal relationships within Bright Light matter to us. A place to grow your skills, shape our front of house experience, lead and develop your committed and energetic team, be part of a charity that is helping people with real life challenges and is making a real difference.
Annual Leave : 22 days per year plus 8 public holidays (pro rata)
£20K pro rata – 30 hours per week, flexible to be agreed (daytime), permanent contract subject to initial three month probationary period.
Who We Are
Bright Light is a Member of Relationships Scotland, regulated by COSCA. Established in 1947, based in the centre of Edinburgh’s New Town, we launched our new name on 29th February 2016 as Bright Light Relationship Counselling as this accurately reflects our energy as a professional counselling health and wellbeing organisation and the wider range of services we provide. – we are no longer predominantly couple counselling. A meteor streaked through the skies of Scotland the night of we launched Bright Light. Hopefully a good omen.
Relationships are what matter most to us all and at Bright Light relationship counselling we help over 6000 people living in Edinburgh and the Lothians per year get the most out of the relationships that they recognise matter most to them – we support individual people, couples, children of all ages, grandparents, siblings, kinship carers, adult children with their parents, looked after children, aunties, uncles, friends …. Whoever needs us. Helping with relationship challenges – trust, communication, parenting, physical and/or mental health issues, abuse, addiction, gender identity, physical illness, loss, disability, separation, divorce – supporting people before issues reach crisis point and family/relationship breakdown whenever possible but if things have gone beyond that point we help with positive separation/parenting apart.
Based in the centre of Edinburgh with frequent public transport.
Further information about Bright Light can be found on our website bright-light.org.uk
GAMH services support people with mental health problems to recover and lead self-determined and purposeful lives. We currently have vacancies for reliable people who can commit to our core values of equality, inclusion and recovery. All GAMH employees benefit from excellent terms and conditions including pay which matches at least the Scottish Living Wage for every role. Our Learning and Development Programme guarantees that you have continuous training opportunities to ensure that you have all the skills you need for the job as well as meeting the requirements for SSSC registration.
Assistant Project Workers are required to work in our Groupwork team and Service Centres located across the city. Assistant Project Workers will provide personalised support to adults with mental health problems on an individual and groupwork basis. Applicants must be able to work flexibly; some early morning, evening and weekend working may be required.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate the values and attitude required to work with people who are living with mental health problems and who may have complex needs.
Knowledge of the role and purpose of a social care worker is essential. Full induction and training will be provided including on the SSSC Codes of Practice and the National Care Standards and how this framework applies to your role. A qualification at SVQ2 or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards achieving this qualification is essential due to the requirements to register with the SSSC for this post.
GAMH aims to promote equality of opportunity in service delivery as well as in employment practice. To achieve this, we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Accordingly if you have any particular requirements regarding your application please contact Laura Middell, Central Services Director, on 0141 552 5592.
These posts are regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of work with Glasgow Association for Mental Health will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.
We are looking for a creative and energetic individual to lead a brand new and exciting workshop group at Garvald Edinburgh. The Media Team will offer skills and opportunities to members in the world of multi-media and will encourage members to be actively involved in the recording, celebration, and promotion of everything that goes on at Garvald Edinburgh, and to make connections with the wider community. Candidates must have both experience and commitment in supporting adults with learning disabilities as well as considerable experience in working with various audio-visual and social media, IT and journalism, including recording video and sound using DSLR cameras, sound recorders and familiarity with video editing software. The successful candidate will take a lead role in establishing the new Media Team.