This sort of opportunity doesn’t come around very often. Serving in a key leadership role at national Church level is a role worth taking a close look at. Reporting to the Chair, you will work alongside the Board of Trustees as well as other key parts of the Free Church of Scotland at a national level - yet you will also support the work of our local churches across Scotland and beyond, and our international mission.
In leading the Central Office, you will shape and implement the Board’s ambitious strategy and priorities, in support of bringing good news to communities. You will help people join things together, take initiative and pursue the direction of travel. You will inspire people with your commitment and energy for the ambitions of the Church as well as your professionalism as a leader and manager. You will understand what good governance is all about in leading an organisation, ensuring effective people management, financial management and risk management.
If you enjoy complexity, are in tune with our values and ethos, and are seeking a role that offers breadth and scope, the opportunity to influence within and beyond the Church, and, ultimately, help bring good news to people, we welcome your interest. Please read our ‘Information for Applicants’.
SIS Ventures (SISV) is key to our strategic ambition and this role is an exciting opportunity to play an important part in the growth and development of the whole organisation via the leadership and development of a distinct brand and operational unit supporting the growth of mission driven businesses in Scotland. This is a new role that will form part of our leadership team.
The Head of SIS Ventures, as a member of the SIS leadership team, will also play a key role in the growth and development of one of the UK’s largest social investment intermediaries.
Responsibilities of the Head of SIS Ventures include:
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
Our Strong Communities team focusses on accessibility and strengthening local communities including emphasising the value of the local bureaux at the centre of those communities. For 2020/21 the team will consider issues related to: post and telecoms, access to justice, the role of the Citizen’s Advice Network in the health and wellbeing of communities, and the impact of the UK’s transition out of the EU on communities.
This role is based in our Strong Communities team and will primarily focus on delivering our postal advocacy workplan for 2020/21. The post holder will be working on issues such as parcel surcharging alongside issues of access to post and post offices. This role also requires ongoing engagement with key stakeholders in this sector.
This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network, making an invaluable contribution to citizens’ lives.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all CAS staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
The SPSO is the final stage for complaints about organisations providing public services in Scotland. From 2021 we will be taking on a new function as Independent National Whistleblowing Officer (INWO). The INWO will have two key functions:
• to set out model whistleblowing Standards for NHS organisations to investigate whistleblowing concerns; and
• to investigate escalated and complex whistleblowing concerns, including an examination of the decision making and outcomes of the original investigation.
Working with the INWO Team Manager and INWO Complaints Reviewers, you will play a pivotal role as the first point of contact, handling incoming enquiries and providing relevant advice and guidance to whistleblowers, NHS authorities and any others accessing the service. The INWO Team Officer ensures the effective running of the service by providing administrative support, assisting with case management, co-ordinating team activities and contributing to the overall office support function.
To be successful in this role, you will have a minimum of two years’ experience of working in a frontline, customer-facing role. You will have excellent communication skills, strong administrative and organisational skills and a sharp attention to detail.
Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.
Reporting directly to a Locality Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring, within your Service(s), that VSS’s local service development and delivery plan is being implemented within your geographical area(s). Service delivery is provided by a team of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers, you will be responsible for planning their deployment to ensure that the service delivered meets the desired outcomes of victims and witnesses of crime, our service users. Responsible for all aspects of a volunteer engagement with VSS at your services, including recruitment, induction, learning and development, ongoing performance management and support. Contributing to business planning and co-ordination ensuring that continuous learning takes place to monitor that the outcomes of service users are being met, as well as partnership work with external organisations in the area.
You will need to be flexible and have the ability to travel across the region as required.
This role will be subject to a PVG check.
A Chair and two Board Members are being sought by Scottish Ministers to join Environmental Standards Scotland. This is a new, independent public body being established to help Scotland uphold high environmental standards.
Environmental Standards Scotland will be responsible for making sure that public bodies in Scotland correctly apply environmental law, and that environmental law in Scotland is effective in protecting nature and our wellbeing.
It will be set up on a non-statutory basis from January 2021, transitioning to a statutory, fully-independent body, later in the year.
Chair - Daily rate £300
The Chair will be the first leader of Environmental Standards Scotland and will play the key role in establishing the organisation and setting the tone of its future relationship with the Scottish Parliament, public institutions and the people of Scotland.
The role requires strong strategic leadership and ability develop positive relationships and influence at very senior levels. It is likely that you will already have a reputation for leading the set-up of a new organisation or board, with a strong understanding of corporate governance needs and a track record of leading strategic investigations with objectivity.
Board Members – Daily rate £200
The two initial Board members will play a fundamental role in helping to shape the approach of Environmental Standards Scotland to its monitoring, investigation, research and enforcement roles. They will have a unique opportunity to influence the future direction of environmental governance in Scotland.
The successful candidates will bring their environmental legal knowledge and their abilities to evaluate complex sources of information and deliver sound judgments to the core work of Environmental Standards Scotland. It is likely that you will already have a reputation for your capacity to take a holistic view of strategic environmental issues, based on a strong evidence base, be adept at building positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholder and be highly skilled at communicating complex information with impact.
For these role, whatever your background, you will bring integrity; objectivity; sound judgment and openness. You will also demonstrate the flexibility needed to support a new organisation, contributing to its development into a trusted and highly effective new governance body for Scotland.
SCND seek a proactive nuclear disarmament campaigner to support our work with civil society stakeholders in moving our campaign forward and increasing membership. With a flair for words to engage action as well as writing accurate reports, you will enjoy maintaining and developing international partnerships and be comfortable producing traditional and digital media, strategies and connections.
If you are interested, please read the job description and the background information about SCND carefully before making any application. Please contact scnd@banthebomb with any further questions about the post or to request an informal chat. The chair or one of the executive officers will respond.
Suitably qualified applicants are invited to submit:
Fast Forward operates the Gambling Education Hub, in partnership with GambleAware. The Hub is Scotland’s only gambling education and prevention programme, focusing on protecting young people from gambling harms.
Established in 2018, the project provides free training, support and resources for practitioners who work with young people and families, with tailored approaches to the following 5 sectors:
Fast Forward is seeking a Project Officer to join the existing Gambling Education Hub Team. We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner with excellent communication skills and robust track record of working in the youth work and informal education sector (experience in youth employability settings is also desirable).
The work will include delivering training to youth work practitioners, partnership building with national organisations and contributing to the ongoing development of the Hub.
Other tasks will revolve around the following functions:
Fast Forward is a national voluntary organisation based in Edinburgh. We promote health through education by, with and for young people.
The Society was founded in 1847 and provides financial assistance to single women over the age of 50, living in Scotland and experiencing financial hardship. Last year we disbursed £1.3 million to 1023 beneficiaries.
We are looking for new Trustees to join our General Committee to serve for an initial 3 to 4-year term with the opportunity for reappointment. The Committee meets 4 times a year, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow but with the ability to attend remotely.
Trustees are not remunerated but expenses are reimbursed.
We would welcome applications from individuals with expertise and experience in the following areas:
We are also interested to hear from individuals with other relevant skills who would be interested in contributing to the work of the Society.
We would particularly welcome applications from those based in the West or North of Scotland and we are committed to being an equal opportunities organisation.
We are looking to recruit a Member Engagement Administrator based in our Glasgow Office.
This is a vital supporter-facing role, providing an excellent level of administrative service to the Iona Community’s members (all formally affiliated full Members, Associate Members, Friends and Groups) and non-affiliated supporters and donors.
The post-holder will play a key role in ensuring that all communications with members and supporters are handled efficiently and effectively and that the Iona Community’s database accurately reflects the details and wishes of our members and supporters. They will also process and capture all financial data relating to donations and gift.
Inspired by our faith, we pursue justice and peace in and through community.
The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship.
The Iona Community welcomes people from every background to share its community life at its centres on the islands of Iona and Mull. Its Glasgow base is located in Carlton Court, close to the city centre. It trades through Wild Goose Publications and the Iona Community Shop on Iona, and resources a wide range of church and community organizations through its Wild Goose Resource Group.