The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland occupies a unique place in the charitable and higher education landscape in Scotland. Established over 120years ago, but with a firmly modern outlook, it has a strong financial base and an ability to make a real and distinct difference through its grant giving. It has an established reputation for assisting those who might otherwise have struggled to attain higher learning and research, which can change lives and benefit broader society.
In the small executive team running the Trust, the Head of Finance is an important role and the imminent retiral of the incumbent presents an opportunity to bring in fresh thinking to this forward looking organisation. A part time role, it offers considerable flexibility around the pattern of work, both in location and timing; and so could potentially suit someone returning to the workplace, needing flexibility and balance.
The Head of Finance provides all accounting and financial management for the Trust and acts as the Accounting Officer for the shared building and facilities of Andrew Carnegie House. The Head of Finance has overall responsibility for the Trust’s systems of financial control and supports the Trust’s Chief Executive Officer on financial and investment strategy and planning and is assisted by the Trust’s Administrator.
The Head of Finance is a key member of the Trust’s Senior Management Team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the Trust’s Manager, Board of Trustees and Sub-Committees. The postholder will take an active role in forward planning and decision making within the organisation.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Accounting and Financial control
• Financial management and planning
• Corporate Governance
• Payroll and Pensions
• IT and data.
The successful candidate will be a professional accountant and a member of a relevant professional CCAB body. The role requires excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to use initiative and work independently.
On offer is the opportunity to work in a great environment as part of a great team doing something with significant social purpose and value. As Head of Finance there is a direct sense of control over the ways of working and a direct sense of impact and reward.
Are you passionate about the short breaks needs of unpaid carers in Scotland? Do you want to be part of an enthusiastic and hardworking team that champions inclusive tourism? We are delighted to be expanding our team to welcome a Coordinator for our Respitality initiative.
This key role will be responsible for working with local carer support services in developing and delivering Respitality in their regions, and working closely with the Respitality Manager to recruit new regions. The successful applicant will help us raise the profile of the initiative across Scotland through various media/promotional activities. Helping to monitor and report on the progress of Respitality is also an important aspect of this role.
Our ideal candidate will be passionate, enthusiastic and able to work both in a team and independently and have a proven track record of managing and reporting on project work to deadlines. An understanding of the needs of unpaid carers and the importance of short breaks, and experience of media content creation is also desirable
The successful candidate will help us to realise our ambitions and vision for Respitality, working collaboratively with stakeholders across various sectors and communities in Scotland.
Home-Start Dunfermline provides an unique service for families – recruiting and training volunteers to support parents and young children in their own homes.
The ideal candidate will have:
Are you looking for the reward of knowing you can make a real difference to people's lives?
Safe Space is a small specialist trauma service providing counselling and groupwork to adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. We are based in Dunfermline Business Centre.
Our Admin worker is retiring, and we are looking in the first instance for an Evening Receptionist who can work 3 evenings on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4-8pm, but who might be interested in taking on additional responsibilities and hours from the Admin worker, as she nears her retirement date.
Alternatively, you may wish to apply at this stage for the wider admin role (16 hours) and prefer mostly daytime hours, with some evening work included.
Could this be the job and the flexibility you have been looking for?
These posts are the initial contact for clients referring themselves to the service, and therefore require a sensitive, sympathetic approach. Client confidentiality is of the utmost importance.
The team consists of members of staff and several volunteer counsellors and group workers. You will be working alongside the Adult Counselling Coordinator to provide a top class service to volunteers and clients.
The post requires some flexibility over working hours. At present the required hours are 4 – 8pm, Monday and Wednesday, and 4-6 on Thursdays. The office is closed on Fridays.
The post requires some flexibility but would cover a mix of day and evening hours.
All Safe Space staff are required to hold Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) clearance.
Main Responsibilities-Both posts
Additional responsibilities – Admin post only (up to 16 hours)
Providing administrative support to staff and volunteers ensuring good record keeping, and maintenance of all office systems, including online accounts (Quickbooks) and Sharepoint.
Work with staff to produce data/documents as required
Liaise with external contractors (IT, accountancy)
Person specification Both posts
Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, 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 as independently as possible and lead a happy life.
Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
• Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
• Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
• Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Employee recognition schemes
• Opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
• Refer a Friend Scheme
• Sodexo Employee Benefits
This is an exciting 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. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.