Charity registered in Scotland SC040633
The Marie Trust is a charity with an excellent and established reputation for its multi-faceted and progressive services delivery within the homelessness sector in Glasgow. The dedicated, experienced and highly skilled Board, staff and volunteers of The Marie Trust work tirelessly for and with some of the most disadvantaged individuals in Glasgow, many of whom exist in total destitution.
The charity has a centrally located operational base, providing vital holistic intervention and counselling services, a fully equipped training café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, with a thriving charity shop based on Paisley Road West, and a large community of volunteers that support all areas of The Marie Trust’s mission.
The Marie Trust is now at an exciting juncture in its development, with a new Chief Executive in place and the formation of a new strategy fit for what will be a crucial but challenging period ahead.
To fulfil our ambitious strategy, we are therefore seeking 2-3 new Board members with skills and expertise in key areas such as Finance & Risk, Fundraising & Social Enterprise, and Law/Legal work. Experience and understanding of the Third Sector generally and of homelessness in particular is preferable, though not essential as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.
Due to the forthcoming retirement of the current Chief Executive Officer, we are seeking a visionary and dynamic leader, with strong strategic leadership and management skills and experience of direct developing of developing services to take our organisation forward in eradicating homelessness. The role will involve leading a small management team to deliver high quality services to homeless and vulnerable people and oversee the development of our front line services.
The Chief Executive Officer will have direct experience of finance and will have a proven track record of managing budgets and ability to develop and implement business and funding strategies to enable The Marie Trust to move forward in its mission. Knowledge and experience of policies and procedures relating to the protection of vulnerable groups and employment legislation are essential. This is a permanent post.
The Marie Trust is a Glasgow based homeless charity, offering a range of person-centred services to prevent and alleviate homelessness and to promote social inclusion. We are looking for an Intervention Worker with drive and enthusiasm to provide housing/welfare rights advice and support to people affected by homelessness/social exclusion. This will involve specific responsibility for working with people who have complex needs, in a challenging and rewarding setting.
Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to person-centred practice. All appointments are subject to satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
This post is funded by Glasgow City Council.