Water Witness is a dynamic and growing Edinburgh-based charity which leads action, research and advocacy around the world for a fairer water future. We stand with those at the frontline of the global water crisis to shine a light on its impacts, understand its root causes and activate lasting solutions. To support the delivery of our ambitious 2030 Strategy we are recruiting an experienced and driven professional for the role of Business Manager.
Professional qualifications plus seven years’ relevant experience.
We are seeking a high-calibre professional with the experience and skills needed to successfully co-ordinate, deliver and lead Water Witness’s financial, administrative, and human resource management to ensure the sustainability of the charity and the achievement of our aims.
As Business Manager, you will be responsible for efficient day-to-day financial and administrative operations across a busy office of 7-10 staff with directly funded partnership operations in four countries. You will ensure that we have appropriate systems and resources in place, that they are used effectively, and will provide timely support and analysis to our team, our partners, and the Board of Trustees. You will play a key role in decision making and the delivery of Water Witness’s work, deploying your skills and experience in financial management, accounting, administration, and communications, to improve our organisational effectiveness and impact. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail will be needed to undertake reviews of business processes, budget and contract negotiations, preparation of donor reports, as well as for internal and external audits. An ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the UK team and country partners, and to ensure joint ownership and high-quality delivery of complex programmes will be essential.
The Business Manager will be based in our Edinburgh headquarters. You may occasionally be required to travel to support our programme work overseas. In the current COVID-19 outbreak, and to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone who works for Water Witness and their families, you may have to work remotely from home initially until we are able to return to working in our office.
We are looking for a Business Manager with very ‘safe hands’ who can support Water Witness by ensuring that our operations run smoothly, and offering constructive challenge, quality assurance and innovative solutions which add value to our work. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to support positive change in the world through building collaborative relationships, by using your experience and skills, and developing your talent, then we urge you to apply.
BAVS is an independent voluntary organisation supporting the growth of community organisations and volunteers in Berwickshire and is a partner in Borders TSI. We are seeking a chief officer committed to working on a locality basis with a strong track record in community capacity building and leading an organisation. Bavs plays a key strategic role in local relationships and community planning working alongside communities, statutory partners and other agencies. Our purpose is to support Berwickshire’s communities to build their skills, confidence, knowledge and experience to take their ideas forward. As we prepare to celebrate our 50th year, we are looking for a chief officer to take us back to our roots as an organisation made and shaped by local community activists. We are seeing a chief executive with a track record making an impact for communities, with excellent communication, organisation and business skills.
The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland, a registered Scottish charity, is Incorporated by Royal Charter. The objects for which the Institute is established are for the benefit of the community to promote the advancement of Environmental Health by:
A vacancy has arisen for the post of Chief Executive. The post holder will report to the Institutes elected Council and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Institute.
Forward Coupar Angus (FCA) is a community-led Development Trust promoting the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the town of Coupar Angus and its immediate surrounding area. Our principal focus is on helping our community to create opportunities.
With funding from the Scottish Government’s Empowering Communities Fund, we seek to employ a suitably qualified and experienced person to take up the post of Community Engagement Coordinator who is able to provide support in engaging with the local community, partners and other stakeholders across a range of projects.
The post holder will be responsible for taking forward engagement initiatives aimed at enhancing how Forward Coupar Angus can build supportive links with its community across its portfolio of activities and projects. This will include:
The Conservation Volunteers is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.
Every day, across the UK, TCV is working to achieve our vision of healthier, happier communities for everyone. TCV are a UK-wide organisation with a local approach. We draw on all the expertise and experience from our partners across the UK, whilst delivering local solutions to meet community needs.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 people have been spending a lot of time indoors and have become inactive or isolated. TCV are working together with people, communities and partners to deliver practical actions that have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.
TCV is looking to recruit a Senior Project Officer who will work in partnership with East Ayrshire’s Learning Outdoors Support Team (LOST) to deliver East Ayrshire’s post COVID-19 School Green Gym programme (working with Primary, Secondary and ASN) in East Ayrshire, including the Barony Campus, Cummnock.
The post holder will work with a range of teachers and pupils; to support schools to get outdoors, develop their skills in working and learning outdoors, and to improve individual’s physical and mental health.
The Senior Project Officer will be tasked with running School Green Gym sessions and supporting teachers through School Green Gym training. Activities include healthy growing projects, conservation tasks and school grounds development; all with an aim to improve school grounds for learning and improving pupils and teacher’s health and wellbeing, as part of the school’s attainment programme. The Senior Project Officer will also work with teachers to deliver on going School Green Gym guidance and support, to maintain school’s use of outdoor spaces within school grounds and local green spaces.
The project is delivered through a combination of funding through the Attainment fund and the Children’s Lottery is offered as a 8 months, fixed term contract.
Purpose of Job
To deliver election success in priority areas across Scotland, with a clear objective of putting “more gold on the map” – be it Lib Dem MPs, MSPs, Lib Dem-led Councils and Lib Dem councillors.
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items.
The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:
·People first - Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.
·Enabling – Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.
·Collaborative - Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.
·Innovative - Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.
·Passionate – Demonstrating a love for the environment and our place within it in everything we do.
·Fair – Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.
Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.
About the Role
Working closely with the Active Travel Logistics Coordinator, the Bike Medic will be a demand response, roadside recovery service for cyclists, principally supporting the 60+ fleet of electric bikes FEL has donated on loan to Forth Valley’s key workers.
The Bike Medic service will operate from FEL’s premises in Falkirk. Using an electric van, the project will support cyclists across the Forth Valley region. The aim is to provide roadside repairs or support to ensure that cyclists can get safely from A to B alongside continuing to support the 4-6 weekly service schedule for our existing e-bike fleet. It is hoped the Bike Medic service will provide confidence for other workers to use their own personal bikes knowing there is help and support available should they require it, thereby reducing any anxieties about personal abilities to undertake repairs and successfully reach their destination.
FEL is looking for a fully qualified cycle mechanic to become a pivotal part of the new Bike Medic roadside repair team. The candidate will have a driver’s licence and will work closely with FEL’s Active Travel Logistics Coordinator to support the development of this innovative new project. Working closely to FEL’s climate action agenda and as part of the wider active travel behaviour change team. Along with strong practical skills, the post holder will have strong communication skills and will work well as part of a team. This is an exciting new project and we are looking for someone who brings enthusiasm together with exceptional attention to detail in terms of customer service and support.
The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work with newly establishing TSOs and those needing support around their governance or strategic planning.
The post will also support crisis management and intervention within TSOs requiring support, enterprising activity and new assets. The post holder will be responsible for leading advice and guidance to groups around these topics, ensuring that they are informed of the regulatory and legal information necessary. They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.
The post will be one of a team of new development officer posts specifically intended to work closely with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) throughout the Inner Moray Firth. This specific role will work within HTSI and directly with to deliver training and support for skills planning and development.
The post will be responsible for writing, delivering and evaluating training needs across the Highlands. This will include adapting training materials for eLearning. Additionally, they will also work on a one to one basis with organisations, specifically though not exclusively within the Inner Moray Firth, to put in place skills development and monitoring processes and to deliver training within organisations as required.
They will also support the broader work of HTSI in developing a strong Third Sector across the Highlands, including delivery of training, workshops and policy development relevant to the speciality areas connected with this post.
Background:The Coupar Angus Cycling Hub is here to get people of all ages and abilities on bikes. For the past 5 years we have been promoting the use of active travel for various reasons. One of our main objectives is to reduce peoples carbon footprint by encouraging more journeys to be done by bike and on foot. This exciting new role at the Hub will help us to increase the awareness of active travel opportunities and facilities available to people locally that will encourage people out of the car and use active travel in their day to day lives.
The active travel coordinator will engage with people who commute to and
from Coupar Angus for work. The aim of the project will be to increase active travel levels for commuting. The role will involve establishing connections with local businesses then offering active travel training programmes for staff throughout the year. In conjunction to this, active travel challenges will be designed and run. They will work alongside the cycling development
officer to run an active travel festival and develop a business festival legacy partnership.
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