To achieve maximum elected representation and the implementation if Liberal Democratic policies in Scotland, the Chief Executive leads the party administration and directs the human, financial and administrative resources of the Party. They will bring energy and outstanding leadership to this crucial job, whilst recognising that the relationships with the Leader (for political leadership) and the Office Bearers (line managers of the Chief Executive and the representatives of all members of the party) have a key role in the direction of the party.
The Chief Executive is responsible for all staff employed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
You are advised to read the full job description before applying for this role scotlibdems.org.uk/chief-exec
The Chief Executive will:
Ensure that the day to day operations of the Party are efficiently carried out.
Lead the Party in delivering agreed strategic objectives.
Work with the Treasurer to ensure that the Party’s finances are on a sound footing. Monitor income and expenses on a regular basis to ensure that the party is operating within budget and operating within agreed financial controls.
Develop the Party and improve its impact by ensuring the development of world-class teams delivering Policy, Communications, Campaigns and Marketing, and People (including Membership and Diversity), ensuring that the representation, both elected and unelected, voice and influence of the Scottish Liberal Democrats continue to grow.
Constantly review and improve the structure, systems and processes of the Party, further embedding efficiency, integrity, diversity and transparency at the heart of all its operations.
Direct the transformation of the Party's fundraising infrastructure in order to enable the party to achieve continuously improved electoral success and have a solid operational base year on year.
Ensure that the party is ready to fight all relevant elections including possible by-elections and the next scheduled Scottish Elections in 2021.
The One World Shop was established over 30 years ago and has played a lead role in the Fair Trade movement in Scotland, including helping Edinburgh and Glasgow become Fair Trade cities. As well as running a thriving city centre shop, we support schools, community groups and businesses to learn about fair trade and we nurture volunteers to become advocates. We currently employ 6 paid staff and over 20 volunteers. Our aim is to reduce poverty in poor areas of the world through trading fairly.
We are seeking to appoint a number of new voluntary Management Committee members, we are particularly looking at people with skills and experience in any of the following:
- Retail sales and management
- Business management
- Finance, funding, ethical investment
- Property, lease and surveying
Board meetings are held every two months in the evening in central Edinburgh.
We are seeking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Directors. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is both a registered charity and a registered company and benefits from the strategic leadership of a board that comprises up to 17 individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, three quarters of whom are elected from the Society’s membership. This represents a unique opportunity for an exceptional individual to guide the organisation that supports the world’s greatest platform for freedom of expression.
The Fringe Society is committed to ensuring the Fringe is open, accessible, diverse, equitable, inclusive and affordable for everyone. We are encouraging people from all backgrounds to apply as we really want the Fringe Society – and the wider Fringe – to reflect these values.
Basis of appointment
The Chair of the Board is appointed by the board of directors, on the recommendation of the appointments committee. Appointment will be made at the Fringe Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in August 2020, for an initial period of four years. The current Chair is Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, who has chaired the organisation since 2012.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is a registered charity and is governed by its constitution and the board of directors. All potential directors should read the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) guidance on being a trustee – this sets out the legal duties of a charity director in Scotland. The guidance from OSCR provides clear and detailed insight into the liabilities, responsibilities and best practice for all charity directors.
Roles and responsibilities
It is the responsibility of all Fringe Society directors to:
Please see our website for more details: edfringe.com/learn/jobs/413
Work for SCVO and support Scotland’s vibrant and vital voluntary sector.
* Join us on a temporary secondment or fixed term basis*
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to join our policy
and research team and help increase our knowledge of Scotland’s voluntary
sector. You will have experience of using a variety of quantitative and
qualitative research tools to produce valuable information and insights and have excellent planning and communicating skills.
If you have a passion for research and the ability to produce accessible and relevant research briefings, blogs, infographics and interactive tools, we’d like to hear from you!
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a highly influential coalition of over 50 civil society organisations, campaigning on climate change. We are now seeking a new Chair for our board of trustees to see us through the period beyond COP 26.
The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance, with an expectation that the successful candidate will shadow the current Chair for six months (from June 2020 until December 2020) asSCCS engages in a range of activities to support civil society movements in Scotland and beyond make the most of COP 26 when it is held in Glasgow in November 2020.
To perform this role, you’ll need a rather special set of qualities. Chief amongst them is an informed passion and energy for the action needed to tackle the climate emergency. Beyond this, SCCS is a coalition of the willing and as such requires cooperation and consensus building from all involved but particularly from its Chair. In addition, we are looking for a Chair who will:
● Oversee the strategic direction and governance of SCCS;
● Manage SCCS's Coalition Manager and assist in managing wider Board and Coalition relationships;
● Chair SCCS board meetings (six a year) and work with the Coalition Manager to develop agendas and board papers;
● Act as the SCCS spokesperson for the media and at external events;
● Liaise with member organisations to ensure their views are acknowledged and represented;
● Attend meetings with the Scottish Government, MSPs and other external bodies.
The successful candidate for the Chair of SCCS should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
● Successfully led the strategic direction of an organisation (in a paid or voluntary position);
● Management of senior staff;
● Ability to chair meetings in a fair and impartial way;
● Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including public speaking;
● Understanding of climate change policy in Scotland and beyond, and its links to wider policy areas;
● Commitment to equal opportunities;
● Strong analytical, administration and organisational skills.
The successful candidate should be willing to work on SCCS related work for a minimum of 3-4 days a month, of which at least two days should be during the normal working week to accommodate board and other meetings. SCCS is committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applications from anyone who meets the above criteria.
In addition to a new Chair, SCCS is also looking for up to two additional new board members.
About QNIS: The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is a small charity doing big things in promoting excellence in community nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. We support, encourage and inspire nurses employed by the NHS, independent or charitable sector who work in a huge range of roles across Scotland to really make a difference for the communities they serve.
The role: We have a great opportunity for a dynamic administrator to join our team. This newly created position will see you providing high quality administrative support to various QNIS projects and programmes as well as supporting our Deputy Directors.
This wide-ranging role will see you involved in a variety of activities from coordinating many busy diaries to organising meetings and providing effective administrative support for a range of projects and programmes. As first point of contact for the organisation you will use your diplomatic skills to communicate with a range of stakeholders including retired and contemporary Queen’s Nurses, senior nursing leaders, suppliers and many more. Being a small team, we also need someone who enjoys rolling up their sleeves up and pitching in, packing boxes, or running to the shops when required.
The post is 37.5 hours a week, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday with a 30-minute lunch. We are offering a salary of £21-25k, depending on experience. We offer a 10% contributory pension, 38 days leave (including public holidays) and flexible working.
For more information about the role and the organisation, please download the Excellence Profile and visit the QNIS Website.
You will have administrative skills including a very high level of attention to detail, ability to demonstrate highly proficient IT skills and an ability to cope with many tasks at once amid constant interruptions. Crucial to success in the role will be the ability to communicate clearly, cheerfully and tactfully with people at all levels, both internally and externally.
Who are Thera Group?
Thera Group are a charity that support people with a learning disability in the community. We want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but we can’t do this without you! We need Support Workers in the Smithton area of Inverness area to make our vision a reality.
What does a Support Worker do?
The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.
Supporting someone with a learning disability isn’t just personal care; it’s so much more. A Support Worker could be taking the people supported swimming, assisting with the weekly shop, or even helping to administer the right medication.
What experience do I need?
You don’t need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker. If you are caring, kind and want to work in a job that is genuinely rewarding, this is for you.
You’ll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
What are the Benefits?
- 20 days holiday + 9 days bank holiday
- Employee support line to support you and your family
- Continuous on the job training is provided
- Contributory Pension Plan
- Occupational Maternity Pay
- NVQ Funding
- DBS paid for by Thera
- Career progression
We also offer an employee benefits scheme, which includes:
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Health Cash Plan
- Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts
Arts & Business Scotland are looking for an experienced Partnerships & Development Manager to be based in our Edinburgh office.
Arts & Business Scotland is the only organisation in Scotland that embeds business in culture and creativity in business to develop entrepreneurial historic environment, heritage and arts organisations and innovative businesses.
We devise and deliver services for organisations to become more sustainable, resilient and entrepreneurial, whilst also providing opportunities for the business community to engage with these sectors to meet social and economic corporate aspirations.
We achieve the above by working in partnership with key agencies that are responsible for the health & wellbeing of the culture sector.
This three-year fixed term post and the programme of activities that it enables, is a partnership with Historic Environment Scotland that complements our funding agreement with Creative Scotland, and is designed to extend our capacity to deliver a step change programme that:
We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead on the building and maintaining of strategic relationships across sectors, with a focus on establishing regional clusters for programme delivery.
About the Grassmarket Mission
Established in 1886 our main mission is to address problems of social exclusion as a consequence of poverty, hunger, loneliness and homelesness. We do so on a non-denominational basis to advance citizenship and community development.
To facilitate this, we offer grant assistance to organisations that meet these principles, primarily within the local community. In 2009, in conjunction with Greyfriars Kirk, The Mission jointly set up and funded the Grassmarket Community Project and that close relationship continues today.
The Mission now seeks two new trustees to join the current Board of six members. The role of Honorary Secretary will become vacant in March 2020 and, as such, good organisational and administrative skills would be required. In addition, we are looking for individuals who are interested in the advancement of opportunities to support some of the city’s most vulnerable residents, to enhance their lives and achieve their potential; despite past or current adversity.
Read more about the work of the Mission and the Grassmarket Community Project via the website at grassmarketmission.org.
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Our Outreach Workers deliver high quality participant support across the range of Venture Trust programmes, to engage participants in a dynamic and progressive community and wilderness-based personal development opportunity.
The successful candidate will undertake the initial assessment of potential participants for our programmes (phase 1) preparing and supporting them to undertake their wilderness journey (phase 2), working closely with the wilderness journey staff. Upon return to their community (phase 3), you will continue to work closely with participants to develop and maintain community links, supporting them into sustained positive destinations, including education, training, volunteering or employment. Additionally, you will help to promote the programme with stakeholders, providing progress updates for referring partners and agents to develop and maintain effective relationships. You may also be required to support the delivery of our SQA qualifications.
Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels. Strong time management skills to manage a varied and demanding workload, with the ability and willingness to work effectively under own initiative and often in isolation are also essential. Ideally you will have qualifications in youth work, community development or a related discipline and/or an equivalent level of experience working with vulnerable and disaffected individuals, supporting them to identify and sustain positive changes in their lives. A strong knowledge of voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland is also essential. Experience of development training and knowledge of drug, alcohol and youth/Criminal Justice related issues would be an advantage. Please note a driving license and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement of this role.
We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme. Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment and follows an equal opportunities policy.
Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?
Scottish Book Trust is looking for a new Fundraising Officer to support our fundraising goals and grow our charitable income.
This is an exciting time to join our ambitious Fundraising & Marketing team.
Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, you will be primarily responsible for researching and writing fundraising applications to trusts and foundations and researching and developing pitches to corporates to support our charitable activities.
You will also have the opportunity to input into a brand new fundraising campaign.
Excellent communication skills and attention to detail are vital, as is the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise to meet deadlines.
Knowledge, skills and experience
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
Have you got the organisational skills to help save the planet? Are you proactive, personable and passionate about solving the climate emergency? Do you find that you actually quite like a well-ordered spreadsheet? Could you be the new Administration and Finance Officer at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland?
With awareness increasing of the climate emergency, grass roots campaigns spreading, and the UN climate talks COP26 coming to Glasgow, it’s an exciting time to be at the centre of Scotland's civil society coalition campaigning on climate change.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland are seeking an Administration and Finance Officer to support the Coalition Co-ordinator and help to organise the work of the coalition including membership administration, setting up, attending and minuting internal and external meetings; assisting in the delivery of campaign tasks, raising and paying invoices and budget monitoring.
This new, fixed term post would suit someone who is naturally very well-organised and able to work efficiently and to tight deadlines. You will have an eye for detail, and enjoy the challenge of organising meetings for our board and working groups involving busy diaries and keeping track of hectic day-to-day schedules and keeping track of the budget.
We are seeking someone with administrative and finance experience, excellent communication and organisational skills and computer literacy (experience working with financial software could be useful). You'll be great at building effective relationships with people at all levels, both within our member organisations, and with external stakeholders.
SCCS are hosted within the busy and friendly office of one of our member organisations and you will have daily contact with the members of our coalition, and potential members – from development and environment charities, to faith groups, unions and community groups. We are looking for someone who will take a proactive, flexible and pragmatic approach. You'll be positive and solutions-focused and astute at juggling a variety of tasks. If this sounds like you – we need to hear from you.
Advanced Procurement for Universities & Colleges Ltd (APUC) is the centre of procurement expertise and shared service provider for, and jointly owned by, all of Scotland’s Universities and Colleges, with offices in Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow, but with staff based throughout Scotland in member institutions.
Owing to ongoing organisational development, we are looking to expand our team. Successful candidates will be employed by APUC and work directly in client Institutions.
We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a procurement administrator to work within a client University in Edinburgh providing a supporting role to the Procurement management team.
The purpose of the role is to assist in day-to-day supply chain / procurement management activities including tendering, contract management and managing e-procurement activity. The role will have a strong customer focus requiring daily engagement with University stakeholders and a requirement to work quickly and efficiently within the Procurement Team. This is a rare opportunity to work in a role that offers development opportunities to management level over time that can be worked on a part time basis. Experience of working in a procurement environment would be an advantage but strong organisation skills and attention to details are key.
Hours of work will be 20 hours per week over 5 days (4 hours per day). Whilst it is expected that the hours of work will cover the core times of 9.30am until 2.30pm or 10am until 3pm (assuming 1 hour for lunch), there is some flexibility around start and end times.
Desired skills for the role:
· Customer focused
· Excellent organisation & communication skills
· Proficient in the use of standard MS packages – MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word
· The ability to operate independently and effectively as well as being an integral member of the team
The above role offers competitive remuneration, a positive, flexible working environment and a HE/FE sector pension scheme with employee/employer contributions. APUC are an employee-centric organisation and offer a wide range of employee benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement.
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:
competitive hourly rates of £9.00 - £9.47 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
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.