Who we are
Newbattle Abbey College is an adult education college, offering extensive support to adults returning to education and to younger learners at points of transition. It is one of Scotland’s smallest colleges, offering access to further and higher education in social sciences and humanities as well as rural skills. We receive core funding from the government, and the balance of our income is generated through funding and commercial activities, including events and residential programmes. Our partners include national agencies, colleges, universities, schools, local authorities, employers and the voluntary sector. We also have an international dimension and have partnerships with language schools who bring students from all over the world, and a long term partnership with Wisconsin University.
What the role is
Due to retirement we are seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Director of Operations and Business Development (DOBD). As one of the Senior Management Team, working closely with the Principal and Depute Principal, the DOBD plays a major part in achieving the college’s strategic objectives and in contributing to the leadership and development of the college. A good knowledge of a range of corporate functions is necessary, as the post holder will provide leadership across the college’s operational and professional services. This includes, finance, estates, catering, IT and HR. An ability to identify commercial opportunities is important, as this is a strong outward facing role, leading on and supporting our commercial and other strategic partnerships.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a candidate who is able to embrace the college’s purpose, vision and values and who will thrive in a dynamic and unique environment. You will be highly adaptable and enjoy working in a small team to find creative solutions and achieve goals. Qualified to SCQF level 10 (Honours Degree level) and committed to personal and professional development, it would be an advantage to have a finance qualification, but not essential. However, we would want experience of financial planning, management and reporting. The ability to lead teams across the college and excellent communication skills are essential. Good decision making, organizational and problem solving skills are also necessary.
We are currently seeking a well organised and supportive Business Administrator who will be responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of the charity in association with the three other members of staff plus a voluntary board of directors.
The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC) is an environmental charity with an established reputation for excellence in the provision of biodiversity data within south-east and part of central Scotland. TWIC currently holds over 3.6 million species records as well as extensive habitats and designated sites information. Our programme of events supports new and existing recorders and stimulates interest in biological recording amongst the wider public.
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Temple Old Kirk Friends are seeking Trustees
Are you passionate about conserving ancient local buildings? Are you fascinated by the architecture of old churches, symbols on old graves and excited by combining conservation and community development. Temple Old Kirk is a beautiful 550 year old church in a lovely wooded valley in much of conservation. The Friends fundraise and hold regular workshops and tours.