BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working with Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trust in their search for a Chief Executive.
Andrew Carnegie’s story is one of rags to riches. Born in Dunfermline in 1835 to a father who was a handloom weaver, the arrival of the power loom had a devastating impact on this trade, causing the Carnegies to immigrate to the United States in 1848. Young Andrew began work at age 12 as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory but educated himself by reading and writing and attending night school. Through great entrepreneurial acumen, he was to become one of the wealthiest men in America.
Carnegie wrote frequently about political and social matters, and his most famous article, “Wealth,” published in 1889, outlined what came to be called the Gospel of Wealth. This doctrine held that a man who accumulates great wealth has a duty to use his surplus wealth for “the improvement of mankind” in philanthropic causes. A “man who dies rich dies disgraced.”
Carnegie is one of the world’s most renowned philanthropists. His charitable giving benefitted people across the world in his lifetime and continues to do so today in a myriad of ways.
A rare opportunity has arisen to lead the Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trusts. This comprises the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, which gives grants to local causes and which also runs the world famous Carnegie Birthplace Museum, as well as the Hero Fund Trust. This operates across the UK and recognises civilian heroes by providing long term financial and other support for them and/or their families.
The Board of Trustees is looking for an exceptional person to become the next CEO. You will need to have all the usual skills and attributes required for running a diverse organisation including: strategic leadership and financial management experience, project leadership, experience of working with a Board (though this need not necessarily be in a third sector context), excellent stakeholder management skills and exemplary communication ability in all forms. This is as well as a strong belief and commitment to the Trusts’ vision and values, a motivational team leadership style and a knowledge of how to provide support services for vulnerable people.
If you would love the opportunity to be a grant giver that enhances and changes people’s lives for the better and have what it takes to be an inspirational leader for this fantastic and much valued organisation, then please request a candidate pack today.
The Carnegie UK Trust currently has a vacancy on its Board of Trustees for someone with financial expertise.
Could you contribute to the work of one of the UK’s longest-established foundations? The Carnegie UK Trust, set up in 1913 by Scots-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, has a mission to improve wellbeing for people in the UK and Ireland. As a modern operating trust, we seek to influence ideas and policy while also being active in testing and delivering real-life solutions.
Due to a retirement, we are now looking for a new Trustee with financial expertise to help shape and support the work of the Trust as we develop our Strategic Plan for 2021-2025.
Working with the CEO and the Finance and Corporate Services Manager, this Trustee will take a lead role for the Board in ensuring that the Trust’s financial obligations are met, bringing an external perspective and supportive challenge to our financial planning and management.
Candidates should have a strong interest in promoting individual and community wellbeing, with a background in finance and/or accounting in the public, private or voluntary sector. You will be willing to represent the Trust, and to commit time to the governance of the Trust’s wide-ranging work on policy and practice. The Trust is headquartered in Dunfermline, Scotland and works across the whole of the UK and Ireland. We welcome applications from all jurisdictions.
The closing date for applications is 7th February at 5pm and interviews will be held in Dunfermline during the week beginning 2nd March 2020.
Evening Receptionist required 8-10 hrs per week for counselling service in central Dunfermline.
Hours 5-8.30pm Monday and Wednesday with possibility of Tuesday work (exact hours may vary over time).
Experience of customer/client-focussed reception work essential, as are good telephone skills and working knowledge of MS Office. An awareness of/sensitivity to the needs of vulnerable groups a strong advantage.
Full training will be given.
The post holder must hold PVG clearance.
Home-Start Dunfermline is a voluntary organisation committed to working alongside families with children under 5 who are dealing with challenges in their lives. As one of Scotland’s largest family support charities we provide a variety of services to families including peer support, family groups and more specialist interventions. Our work is supported by a team of trained volunteers recruited from the local community.
We are currently looking for a creative, passionate and inspirational Scheme Manager who has experience in both securing funds and managing a great team of staff to deliver a support service to families where they need it most.
Key responsibilities associated with this role include:
· To ensure sustainability of funding and reporting whilst maintaining and developing relationships with funders
· To explore diversification of funding sources including community fundraising and social enterprise
· To manage, support and develop staff and volunteers
· To provide guidance and direction in relation to day to day operations including Child Protection and Volunteer management
Home-Start Dunfermline is committed to equality of opportunity.
Scottish Charity No 006806; Company Number 280849
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