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.
Are you the person to take the lead in tackling poverty and hunger across East Lothian? If you are passionate about crisis food provision and the broader causes of poverty and hunger, we want to hear from you.
East Lothian Foodbank, established in 2013 and affiliated to the Trussell Trust, has a great team of staff, volunteers and trustees and enjoys a high profile and goodwill across the county. We have now secured a grant to part-fund a new management position. The right person will be able to develop our staff and volunteers to ensure that we provide the gold standard of emergency food provision to all our clients, without judgement or prejudice. This crisis service is the heart of what we do and our new Foodbank Manager will ensure that the charity can operate on a firm financial footing in order to do so. But this role requires more than sound day-to-day charity management and securing income; the Foodbank is keen to take a step change by developing “more than food” projects which tackle the root causes of food insecurity. The new Foodbank Manager will be expected to take a strategic lead in business planning and to actively shape how East Lothian responds to poverty and hunger, with the ultimate aim of reducing the need for food parcels.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Events and Community Fundraiser who will maximise income generated from events and community activities to help us achieve our mission to enhance the lives of people living with long term conditions.
You'll need to be a team player with excellent communication and people skills, be pro-active, flexible, resilient, and be prepared to organise and manage a busy workload to meet deadlines. If you have a suitable background from working in both community and events fundraising then this exciting role could be for you. Please see the job description below for more information.
This is a permanent full-time post, working 35 hours per week. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and there is flexibility over the working pattern available.
Salary and benefits
£25,600 per annum
7 weeks holiday per annum
The chance to make a real difference to the lives of people with long term conditions
A unique and beautiful working environment
Paid training and induction
About you and your new role:
EAUC Scotland are funded by the Scottish Funding Council to inspire, empower and support leadership and collaborative action for sustainability across all Scottish universities and colleges. You will be joining the team at an exciting time, as we wrap up, evaluate and report on progress over our 2017-2020 programme and start to develop a whole new range of funded projects.
EAUC Scotland designs projects in response to the needs of the sector, with project areas including ensuring effective leadership for sustainability at all levels of universities and colleges, developing skills and knowledge in the sector, ensuring effective sector collaboration and representation, and supporting students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and resilience they need for the future.
Supported by the experienced EAUC team, our advisory groups of sector representatives and a wide variety of partner organisations, and guided by the agreed programme outline, you will have the opportunity to draw upon your own skills and experiences to lead this process, and influence how the Scottish tertiary education sector respond to the climate emergency and sustainable development agenda.
As part of the EAUC Scotland team you will be part of, and receive support from, the team within the EAUC Headquarters in Cheltenham, and your work will contribute to wider organisational activities and targets. Within this context, the appointee will work under the direction of the EAUC Chief Executive.
EAUC are a not-for-profit, member-based charity, run by members for members. From starting out as a voluntary organisation in 1996, we have grown to represent institutions with over 2 million students and nearly 400,000 staff with a spending budget of over £25 billion. We help leaders, academics and other professionals to drive sustainability to the heart of their post-16 education institutions in the UK and internationally. The EAUC is an independent registered charitable company, with our Headquarters based at the University of Gloucestershire.
With sustainability and carbon reduction rising up Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and tertiary education sector agendas, the EAUC office in Scotland worked with members of the further and higher education sector to develop an ambitious Programme to support universities and colleges to address their impacts on climate change and the wider sustainability agenda until March 2020. We are currently designing a Programme to support the sector from April 2020 until March 2023, and will receive confirmation of funding in December 2019.
This role will manage the finalisation of the 2017-2020 Programme, and the establishment of the 2020-2023 Programme to deliver the activities and outcomes agreed with our funders, the Scottish Funding Council, alongside the needs of the sector.
We will commit to giving you many opportunities to share your ideas and develop your experience, and you will be rewarded with involvement in a dynamic charity, generous holidays and an optional pension with 12.5% employer contribution.
Enriching the lived experience of children and young people with chronic conditions – through art therapy treatment in hospitals – is the core purpose of Teapot Trust (SCI0 SC014885). Approaching our tenth anniversary in 2020, the charity has 21 services in 11 partner hospitals and retains 17 sessional art therapists and a staff team of 6. Embarking on an exciting phase of regrowth, we’re seeking an efficient Communication Assistant to support our core team.
Your key focus will be:
· Fulfilling a new online strategy (the result of an audit of its effectiveness) by coordinating social media posts and website updates provided by the team
· Supporting the chief executive with administration for media work
· Supporting the fundraising team with campaigns, database work and gift processing
· Supporting the art therapy projects manager with liaison with hospitals
Located beside the river in Musselburgh, (one stop on the trainline from Edinburgh), our core team punches above its weight which means you can expect a pacey and purposeful work culture but one where we also celebrate success!
CAPS is looking for a flexible, friendly person to join our Individual Advocacy team. You would be working 28 hours a week over 4 days, providing Individual Advocacy to people with mental health issues from East Lothian and Midlothian. CAPS provides Independent Advocacy on a wide variety of issues, although assisting people in their Welfare Benefit claims forms a large part of our caseload.
This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and appropriate check.