Charity registered in Scotland SC039605
Inspiring Scotland works with people, their communities, charities, and public bodies to develop solutions to some of Scotland’s deepest social problems. We are passionate about addressing inequality and improving the lives of people living in Scotland’s most under-supported communities.
Over the past 12 years, we have successfully managed over £140m of fund assets across 20 thematic social impact funds; as the fund owner or the delivery partner/fund manager for Scottish Government, Trusts, Foundations, corporate donors and individual philanthropists.
Our aim is to amplify and strengthen the impact of organisations by helping them build their strength, resilience, and reach.
We are recruiting for Fund Managers
Fund Managers are critical roles at Inspiring Scotland, leading on the development and delivery of programme strategy. Our Fund Managers have senior leadership experience with diverse backgrounds from across the private, voluntary and public sectors.
The focus of the Fund Manager role is to strengthen partner organisations; support, develop, and connect people; inform, and influence; encourage new ideas; and look to maximize value through efficient use of funds.
We are looking for creative problem solvers who are adaptable, resilient and able to work effectively with a wide range of partners.
The knowledge, skills and experience needed for the role are:
• Commitment to Inspiring Scotland’s mission, vision and values.
• Proven senior leadership, interpersonal and management skills, engaging in a collaborative and inclusive way across all levels/teams in an organisation
• Ability to self-manage, adaptable and resilient in handling difficult situations and managing own and supporting others wellbeing
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of partners to influence change, recognising the power dynamics at play in the funding world and across organisations
• Ability to think creatively and solve problems, approaching tasks with curiosity - reflecting, adapting and identifying implications for the organisations supported
• Ability to use resources effectively, working with colleagues and Board members to identify opportunities and manage risks around programme development.
• Willing to travel across Scotland to meet with portfolio organisations and others from time to time
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presenting complex issues clearly for diverse partners and audiences through various channels.
• Ability to demonstrate the highest standards of discretion and integrity.
Experience / Essential
• Qualified to degree level or equivalent relevant professional qualification and experience.
• People management and senior leadership experience, growing individual and organisational capacity and contributing to an organisation’s senior team or strategic approach.
• Experience working with senior stakeholders and partners in an influencing and stakeholder management role
• Proactive self-starter who can manage multiple priorities and make sound decisions using initiative to achieve successful outcomes
• Demonstrable experience of working with colleagues from different teams, engaging colleagues to build a strong learning culture.
• Demonstrable experience of nurturing relationships with people, partners and networks across different functions, stakeholder groups to generate valuable insights and gauge impact using different methods
Due to expansion and staff retirement, we have opportunities for four Fund Managers to join and lead three areas of our work: CashBack for Communities; Learning Disabilities; and Survivors.
Fund Managers require a core set of skills however each programme has bespoke aims and therefore each Fund Manager role has a detailed Job description and person specification.
The Business Process Manager will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of Inspiring Scotland’s fund processes. This includes management of different processes for fund development, monitoring, reporting and payment, charity and stakeholder engagement to ensure high quality delivery of fund management across the organisation.
They will work closely with the rest of the core operational team to support the Head of Funds and Head of Development and Partnerships deliver the annual operating plan.
The role is office based for contractual purposes however you may be expected to travel for some meetings.
Inspiring Scotland is a family friendly and flexible employer looking to ensure a work home life balance for all employees.
March 2021: The Inspiring Scotland office is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and all staff are working remotely from home. We will continue to follow all guidance and open the office when it is safe to do so.
Are you motivated, relationship-driven, and enthusiastic?
We are looking for a Programme Development Officer intern to join our intandem team for a 12-month fixed term contract.
As part of our work to help Scotland to Keep The Promise of the Independent Care Review, our intandem team is looking for an enthusiastic and pragmatic individual to work alongside them and an academic to deliver a research project and other work.
You will give honest views, and build supporting trusting relationships with colleagues, peers, professionals and young people across a wide range of organisations to help inform and deliver this work. You will have the opportunity to engage with young people and build relationships around this research.
Inspiring Scotland strives for a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage. We work with people, their communities, charities, and public bodies to develop solutions to some of the deepest social problems. We are passionate about addressing inequality and improving the lives of people living in Scotland’s most under-supported communities.
We are a collaborative, supportive organisation and place high emphasis on team working and sharing best practice and learnings both internally and externally. intandem is one of 14 funds managed by Inspiring Scotland.
intandem is a national mentoring programme, funded by Scottish Government, offering mentors to children and young people aged between 8 and 14 years who are living at home with support from their local authority, sometimes called looked after at home. intandem is a voluntary programme, young people who want to participate (‘mentees’) connect weekly with a trained volunteer mentor to have fun, build a trusting relationship and work towards goals. intandem is offered in 19 local authorities in Scotland through our 12 partner charities.