Are you creative and passionate about communicating a message that gives hope and makes a
positive difference to millions of people around the world?
Thanks to the commitment and generosity of our supporters, the Scottish Bible Society is a charity
that helps people in over 200 countries and territories around the world to receive Bibles in a
language they understand and a format they can use. We are involved in transformative projects
that include teaching people how to read using the Bible, contributing to education programmes for
children and much more!
We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and strategic leader who excels in a senior
management position and as part of a senior leadership team. You will be someone with
communications, marketing and PR experience that can raise the profile of the SBS brand, engage
audiences to respond by supporting the SBS mission, and motivate a staff team to deliver the
organisational objectives. You will have experience of managing campaigns that help meet
fundraising targets for a charitable organisation, or a background in campaign management that
drives sales for a commercial organisation.
The role reports to the Chief Executive. You will be articulate, have strong influencing skills and
proven stakeholder management skills to work with all levels of staff in the organisation, our board
of directors, and external partners. This is a senior role in an organisation with a strong Christian
ethos, therefore there is an occupational requirement that the post holder is a practising Christian.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
This is an exciting time to join our team. During the Coronavirus pandemic our bold, collective action has helped thousands of people off the streets in the space of just a few weeks and prevented thousands more people from becoming homeless. The easing of restrictions is a time to build on this and shape a better future for all of us. To make sure everyone housed temporarily during the outbreak is helped directly into a secure home of their own. To make this the beginning of the end of homelessness.
About the role
In the temporary role as Fundraiser Manager covering the permanent post holder’s maternity leave, you will lead on the development and delivery of our established fundraising strategy and plans in Scotland. You will work closely with colleagues in Edinburgh and throughout Great Britain to ensure that our ambitious plans are achieved, and that our supporters and funding from a range of streams are integral to our success.
Knowledge/Skills and Experience:
To be successful in this role you will be an experienced fundraiser and networker, with a proven ability to develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan involving a range of income streams. You will share our passion and commitment to ending homelessness and will put Crisis supporters and members at the heart of our work.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your on-going development to build your skills, experience and career.
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.
The Peer Mentoring Project Worker will complement therapeutic support within the Health & Wellbeing Team by recruiting and training volunteers to work along-side the therapists, increasing access to services. This includes setting goals specific to the young person’s needs relating to self-development, connecting with others, learning and work and physical health. Through weekly meetings, peer mentors will develop a positive, meaningful relationship aimed at improving the young person’s mental wellbeing, social confidence and reducing isolation.
We’re looking for a candidate with experience of volunteer recruitment, training and management, ideally related to peer mentoring, although training will be provided. The ideal candidate should have experience in the youth work sector (or related sector with a youth work focus). We need a personable, outward facing colleague who is comfortable working alone as well as part of a team.
We are an inclusive, equal opportunities employer and offer a range of great benefits.
Rock Trust has four core values: Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.
Does the thought of working with a committed, values led team attract you? Are you a natural innovator, skilled at working through barriers and helping people get much needed support that really works for them?
Established in 2016, Future Pathways was set up to help people who experience abuse or neglect in care, in Scotland to live full, healthy and independent lives.
With compassion and empathy, Support Coordinators build trusted relationships with in-care survivors, helping people identify what matters most to them and facilitating access to resources, services and activities, forging new links and developing innovative approaches in partnership with other professionals and organisations.
A good listener with excellent communication skills, you will have substantive experience in a related field (learning disability, mental health, occupational health etc.) including trauma related work with experience of outcomes focused approaches to assessment and support.
Passionate about the principles of personalisation and collaboration, you will be good at juggling competing priorities. Knowing how important wellbeing is to resilience, you will prioritise self-care and hold boundaries in all areas of work and encourage others to do the same.
You will require a clean driving licence and access to a car, since travel will be expected, for which a standard mileage rate will be paid. Flexibility in working hours will also be expected in order to meet the needs of people we work with.
You should be a member of the PVG scheme.
Do you dream of a job where you can make a difference? Kindred supports families of children with the most complex medical needs in Scotland. As our sole Fundraiser you will work with our management team to develop our fundraising strategy. This is a wide-ranging post: meeting families, working with corporate sponsors and supporting local fundraising activities. Come and join our friendly, energetic team based at Rutland Court Lane.
We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way/CLiCK, a service that works with women who sell or exchange sexual activity. This role will have a focus on engaging with women who are advertising online, and ensuring that they have access to specialist support services.
CLiCK is a new partnership initiative funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, through the Tampon Tax Fund. This two year project will engage with women advertising online and provide one-to-one outreach support in the community. Sacro’s Another Way service is one of the delivery partners in this new initiative.
You must also have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women who sell or exchange sexual activity. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.
You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women who sell or exchange sexual activity is desirable.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.
Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.
By bringing together networks of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.
We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights. Children in Scotland is the largest national networking organisation for Scotland’s children’s sector with over 550 organisations and individuals in membership
For more information about our Board and access to our last 'Annual Report and Financial Statements' (2018-19) as well as reports on our work over recent years, please go to this page where you will find them all.
The Board has two vacancies and is seeking individuals with appropriate experience and knowledge of financial management and of digital operations.
Please note that this position is non-remunerative and asks for a commitment of approximately one day per month.
Are you looking for a strategic opportunity to get involved with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community in Scotland? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of LGBT people?
LGBT Health and Wellbeing is seeking to recruit new Trustees to govern the organisation. Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the charity is well-managed in line with its vision and mission and that it abides by its charitable objectives. The Board plays an important role for the organisation and is key to our continuing success in delivering vital services for the LGBT community as well as our ever-developing role as a key policy influencer in Scotland.
The organisation promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. It provides support, services and information to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and stimulate community development and volunteering.
If this opportunity excites you whether you are an LGBT person or someone committed to equality and human rights, we welcome your application to join our Board of Directors. This is a fantastic way for you to gain new experiences and skills, meet new people and connect with your community.
While not exclusive we are currently seeking people with skills in fundraising, campaigning, marketing & communications, third sector management, mental health and public service design and delivery, which would be helpful in complementing the Board’s existing skills base. Additionally, we are looking to welcome interest from groups underrepresented on the Board, people identifying as women, bisexual, trans and non-binary, black & ethnic minority, and people with disabilities of all ages would be particularly welcome.
We provide a regular rolling programme of induction and ongoing training for all volunteers including trustees.
We are looking for an experienced professional to deliver a new project Surviving to Thriving: Supporting Sustainable Heritage Businesses which will run in 2020 – 2022. This is a project run by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) in partnership with Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and greenspace Scotland and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project is an 18-month capacity-building and leadership programme designed to support organisations from across Scotland’s heritage sector.
The Business Support Project Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with heritage organisations and training providers across Scotland. They will lead on all aspects of the project, be responsible for procurement of training provision and be required to report on the project’s progress to key stakeholders. Collaborative working with colleagues, partners and throughout the sector is an essential aspect of this role, working to deliver a successful programme.
You will be someone who displays energy and enthusiasm in interactions with others; communicates effectively with a range of different audiences; is able to constructively challenge current practices and thinking; and encourages others to develop their knowledge, skills, and experience. You will have experience of stakeholder and partnership working, with strong influencing and relationship-building skills. You will have experience of training programme development and group facilitation, and excellent project management skills.
The successful candidate will manifest core values of collaboration, integrity, passion for heritage, and courageousness.
With the huge impact of Covid-19 on the sector, capacity-building and leadership becomes even more vital to organisations’ resilience. We continue to adapt our ways of working and will work to ensure this programme can be delivered effectively and in line with guidance as appropriate.
Apex Scotland is looking for new members who can bring enthusiasm and experience to the Board of a dynamic and hard working third sector organisation. For over thirty years Apex Scotland has been a leading provider of innovative and effective services to people who have criminal convictions or who are at risk of getting them, with a specific focus on developing work readiness and entry to employment.
Due to the retiral of several Board members, having served their permitted term, we are now looking to recruit some exceptional people to help us move our strategy forward.
With a head office in Edinburgh and offices across the country, Apex is involved in policy and practice in partnership with both national and local Government and other third sector entities. We operate in communities, schools, and prisons, providing work opportunities through social enterprise and offering training, early intervention, mentoring and employment support to over five thousand individuals every year.
The Board is responsible for setting strategy, governance oversight and supporting the aims and objectives of Apex Scotland. Trustees meet on average four times a year as a full Board and there is also an expectation of some committee work in support of specific governance areas. Board members join with staff to attend our annual national conference and enjoy networking at our Annual Lecture, held every September in Edinburgh.
We are particularly seeking potential members who can bring skills and experience in charity law, marketing and PR, IT, the Scottish justice system and HR/staff development although other relevant assets would be welcomed. Apex Scotland is recognised as an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applicants from under-represented groups.
This is an unpaid voluntary role. Whilst our head office is in Edinburgh, we have a presence throughout Scotland and would welcome applications from across the country. Travel expenses can be paid for attendance at Apex Scotland events and meetings.
Our Young Scot Compliance & Development Officer will play a key role in progressing uptake of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card (YSNEC) for young people aged 11-26 in Scotland. You will provide all 32 Local Authorities with support for YSNEC application processes, undertake audits, develop processes, provide advice and monitor compliance. This role will also provide YSNEC communications support around the promotion of the YSNEC and Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) in Scotland.
Working closely with the Smart Services Director, your work will involve supporting and developing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) and supporting emerging programmes of work to provide young people verified access to targeted/age-restricted entitlements and services, providing choice and parity of access to young people through the YSNEC.
Partnership working is at the core of how we work at Young Scot and the YSNEC is very much based on partnerships – you will regularly collaborate with a variety of stakeholders. As such, you should have extensive experience of working in collaboration with both internal stakeholders and external partners.
Volunteering Matters are looking for a talented, dynamic and professional Volunteer Manager to join our Delivery Team in Scotland. We are looking for someone who can work flexibly while demonstrating an understanding and commitment to our organisational values.
The focus of this role is on the day to day coordination of our new “Volunteers Supporting Families” (VSF) project which is being launched across the City of Edinburgh. You will recruit, train, support and match volunteers with families and young people, work in partnership with social work teams, schools and others.
You will assist the VSF Project Manager to develop the programme and report on the projects activities and work.
As a key member of the Volunteering Matters staff team in Scotland, the Volunteer Manager may also be involved in the delivery of other programmes and projects across the region.
The Volunteer Manager will be accountable to the VSF Project Manager.
Volunteers Supporting Families
We have been commissioned by the City of Edinburgh Council to set up, launch and deliver our “Volunteers Supporting Families” (VSF) project across the City. VSF is an established and effective Volunteering Matters programme that currently operates in Southend-on-Sea, Waltham Forest and Greenwich. The project was initially set up in response to the death of Victoria Climbie and the Lord Laming enquiry that followed.
The project offers a pioneering approach, recruiting volunteers from the local community to provide support to families whose children are at risk or have a safeguarding plan. By preventing and de-escalating issues, our volunteers help struggling families to turn things around.
Further information on VSF is available on the Volunteering Matters website.
In return for your commitment we offer 25 days holiday per year (FTE) plus discretionary festive leave + public holidays. We also offer a 3% employer pension contribution, flexible working opportunities and enhanced employee benefits.
Birthlink is a small well established Edinburgh based charity which supports adults affected by Adoption with a Scottish connection. Birthlink holds the Adoption Contact Register (ACR) for Scotland, working in partnership with the Scottish Government and Scottish local authorities. We are also working in Partnership with Future Pathways, an organisation set up by the Scottish Government as a direct result of the Scottish Abuse Enquiry. Birthlink works with survivors to access their records and offer a range of supports thereafter.
Birthlink is at an exciting stage of development and is looking to recruit additional new Directors/Trustees experienced in the areas of: fundraising; secretarial/administrative work; adoption. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who has been a user of Birthlink’s services and anyone interested in applying for their first trusteeship.
Birthlink will arrange induction training for successful applicants about the responsibilities of Directors/Trustees on the Boards of charitable organisations.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.