You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families recover from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.
As Head of Finance, you will be the source of technical advice and guidance on all areas of finance. As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for delivering effective strategic financial planning and supporting funding applications, along with robust financial management, budgeting, risk management, taxation, investment and procurement practices across the Charity.
You will be a qualified accountant, with PQE gained in the Charity sector in a senior finance role and have a strong understanding of Charity Accounting and Governance, and Taxation.
Very much a team player, you will need to be comfortable operating both strategically and tactically and bring a rigorous approach to your work, while building strong and effective relationships with colleagues.
This a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week. You will be working remotely initially and once we move to blended working; we anticipate you working from our Edinburgh base around 2 days per week.
We are recruiting for an inspirational leader to head up the Finance function, and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), work with colleagues to fulfil our aim to support tenants and people we support to lead a good life.
As our Head of Finance, you will lead and continue to develop our Finance team to deliver an effective, efficient, and high quality service. You will also be responsible for putting in place risk managed operational plans that will ensure the Group’s continued development within operating models that are both financially viable and sustainable over the longer term. As part of Ark’s new five-year Business Plan, a key element of this role will include working closely with the Asset Management team to strategically appraise our existing stock and potential developments for growth.
Integral to this role is the provision of accurate and timely financial performance reports, forecasts and budgets. In addition to this, the post holder will support the SLT to take forward operational strategies. Motivational team leadership and team development abilities are essential with a positive commitment to continued professional development for self and others. Strong organisational, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills are prerequisites. The role of Head of Finance reports directly to the Finance Director and will deputise for the Finance Director as required.
As with all of our senior leadership roles, we exist to support Ark’s mission. Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live a good life. This is an exciting leadership role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond.
Children 1st’s Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport Service (CWPS) is offering an exciting opportunity to lead a strong and dynamic team into the next phase of our work. We have recently re-named, after being called Safeguarding in Sport, to reflect the range of the work we are involved with. We work in partnership with sportscotland, supporting governing bodies of sports in Scotland to ensure children and young people stay safe and have fun in sport. We provide consultancy, training and advice to governing bodies, so they can meet the National Standards for Child Protection and Wellbeing in Sport, which we developed with them and monitor.
We also want to support the development of sport as a resource for children and families across Children 1st and ensure that we speak up for children, young people and families on issues of sport and physical activity.
This role will be central to all of this!
If you are a committed professional leader with a Social Work, Community work, Education or other appropriate qualification and have solid recent experience in working in child protection we want to hear from you.
This is a fixed term, post full time role of 35 hours per week, funded initially until 31 March 2023. Some flexibility may be required to suit the needs of the service and may include occasional evenings and weekends.
The successful candidate can use either Glasgow or Edinburgh as their base.
The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape, contracted by the Scottish Government until at least June 2022 (potentially 2024) to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.
We are looking for a relational, child-centred, and resilient leader to join our team, ensuring that children’s rights and quality are at the heart of the Safeguarders Panel. The Safeguarders Panel Team (SPT) recruit, support, provide learning opportunities and monitor Safeguarders practice. We collaborate with partner agencies and deliver all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.
You will develop relationships with Safeguarders individually and in groups, working as part of a team, to provide direct support in their important and challenging role. You will help them provide an excellent, accountable, trauma-sensitive and rights-based service for children and young people, and to provide evidence for their re-appointment.
Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.
What kind of person will make a great Support Manager for Children 1st Safeguarders Panel Team?
What kind of Support Manager will you be?
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
You can work flexibly, being based at home and have access to Children 1st offices and/or in one of the local community hubs and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
Full time hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service, some evening and weekend work on occasion.
The Eric Liddell Centre (ELC) is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medalist, Eric Liddell, our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives.
We are undergoing a significant period of growth, change and development with a new vision for the future, in addition to embarking on an exciting initiative linked to the 2024 Centenary of Eric Liddell’s Olympic Medal winning performance, with our strategic and international partners.
The Fundraising Manager will be a member of our Senior Management Team, will play a key role in developing our fundraising strategy and manage a team of motivated and enthusiastic colleagues. You will lead the work to identify, generate and grow charitable income to underpin the ELC’s work in the community by managing a portfolio of funders and prospects, creatively stewarding existing relationships and maximising opportunities for giving.
You will demonstrate a proven track-record in generating major income through managing a diverse portfolio of funders, strategic developments and staff management.
The successful candidate can be based Scotland-wide
Can you harness the power of communications to support children and families? Are you a confident, dynamic and fast-moving media and marketing professional with strong experience of selling in stories to print and broadcast media? Do you also have experience across brand, digital and internal communications? Can you get to the heart of a story and produce compelling editorial, visual and video content which will inspire our audiences to join with us and the families we work to transform support so every child in Scotland can grow up safe and loved within their family and community.
As part of Children 1st’s team, you’ll develop and deliver integrated media and marketing plans to amplify our work and influence change. You’ll support the charity’s response to the urgent and emerging needs of children families by transforming children’s services, revolutionising systems of support and changing local and national government policy. You’ll make full use of your creative flair, talent for storytelling and powers of connection with children, families, the media, partners and supporters, so that we can reach every child and family in Scotland in need of our support.
This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week.