The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Our treasurer is retiring after four years in the post – can you help East Lothian’s emergency food aid charity?
If you are interested in food poverty and have a head for figures we would love to hear from you.
The board of trustees meets monthly and our treasurer visits the foodbank in Tranent regularly to collect invoices and receipts for clearance, recording and settlement. We need someone who will enjoy the preparation of annual accounts and who can understand the various requirements of charity law in Scotland and the guidance of the charity regular OSCR.
In return, we offer experience in all aspects of a small, dynamic charity which is affiliated to a national one, the Trussell Trust. There are always interesting issues to discuss and learn about – everything from volunteer recruitment and out of date stock, to premises layout and the impact of Universal Credit.
Our team of seven trustees, three staff and army of volunteers are all committed to helping local people in crisis and we are lucky to enjoy support and goodwill across a county which presents a wealthy “face” yet experiences deep and damaging inequalities in health and income.
Carers of East Lothian is the leading local support organisation for people who are looking after friends or family who are frail, disabled or who have chronic health problems. We have an excellent reputation and are now looking to recruit a new Carer Support Worker to join our committed team. You should have a good understanding of health and social care issues and services, experience of providing person centred support and a real commitment to supporting carers to achieve the outcomes they prioritise. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be comfortable in the use of IT and have the ability to organise and manage a complex caseload. In return we offer a good salary, very flexible working arrangements and a chance to make a real difference to peoples’ lives. PVG scheme membership is essential as is the ability to drive and access to a car. The post will be based in CoEL’s new offices in the East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington.
Carers of East Lothian is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
The post will involve three – four shifts over a four week rolling rota, however there are good opportunities for overtime.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
The Project requires an enthusiastic, organised and highly motivated individual with significant Youth /Support work experience to join the Motorcycle Project staff team. The post will be fixed term for one year in the first instance.
The successful candidate will be required to work as part of an existing team for a well-established youth Motorcycle Project and will be given full training. We work closely with local schools and youth agencies to provide group work programmes for young people. The Project uses off road motorcycles and group work activities to focus and engage young people.
Rural Housing Scotland works to secure more affordable housing to meet rural housing needs and tackle rural homelessness. We provide expert support to rural communities to help them take practical action to meet local housing needs and build sustainable rural communities. We have a key role in the development of rural housing policy; building on links with communities to highlight the extent and nature of rural housing issues to policy and decision makers.
We are looking for a Communications and Membership Officer to join our small team. This role will provide communications and engagement support for the organisation. We are seeking to transform our engagement with rural communities, members and stakeholders across Scotland on housing issues and this role will play a key part in delivering this ambition.
A Job Description/Person Specification and Application Form are available for download below.