Braveheart Industries
Braveheart Industries

Charity registered in Scotland SC044836

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit is a national centre of expertise in tackling violence. Working in partnership with Police Scotland and the Scottish Government, the SVRU aims to prevent violence wherever it’s found from the streets, to our classrooms, homes and workplaces.

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Chief Operating Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Glasgow (hybrid working available)
  • Closing 30th May 2022

Established in 2013, Braveheart Industries started as part of an initiative led by the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit (SVRU). It was registered as a private company limited by guarantee with charitable status in 2014. Braveheart Industries was developed with the aim of reducing recidivism rates by offering transformational employment and training opportunities for those who had recently offended or were deemed as high risk for committing an offence again.

The charity and social enterprise, Braveheart Industries, have been on an evolving trajectory. The intention has always been to develop an independence of the charity from its origins within the violence reduction unit. In 2019, the Board and the VRU began a process of Business Planning, supported by Community Enterprise in Scotland. Those developments were quickly overshadowed by the Covid pandemic and its impact on the business. The new Chief Operating Officer will lead the vibrant recovery of the charity.

As Braveheart Industries Chief Operating Officer, you will possess the following skills:

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt your communicative skills to suit various situations.

• A strategic thinker with the ability to implement new and diversifying processes.

• Knowledge of the voluntary sector and/or commercial enterprises.

• The ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.

The main objective for this role will be to develop new and viable business opportunities for the social enterprises. The post also includes responsibility for business planning, staffing, budgetary control, on-time delivery, quality control, health and safety, marketing, liaison with partners and stakeholder and customer satisfaction.

This is an exciting new opportunity for someone to really put their own stamp on the charity and drive it forward to where it can be. If you believe you have what it takes or have the transferable skills to become the new Chief Operating Officer of Braveheart Industries, then we want to hear from you.

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Top job! Chief Operating Officer

  • Full time
  • £36,000 – £40,000
  • City Centre, Glasgow (partial flexible working negotiable)
  • Closing 3rd March 2022

Since 2014, the social enterprise, Braveheart Industries (BHI) has been supporting individuals with convictions into employment. With its origins as a project initiated by the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, BHI has grown to be a leading Scottish social enterprise. Our successful programme has achieved significant outcomes, international attention and evolved a unique approach to involving lived experience through our Navigator scheme.

Much of our trading has been in the form of catering, through Street and Arrow Foods, although other businesses are in the process of being developed. Like other charities, the covid pandemic has had an impact on the charity, though plans are in place to chart a vibrant recovery.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and supportive Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead this recovery. We are looking for an individual who will provide strategic direction for the charity and its staff, have responsibility for the delivery of current businesses and develop new enterprises.

The successful candidate must have sound leadership experience, knowledge of the voluntary sector and/or commercial enterprises, awareness of relevant legislation, and excellent financial management skills, including successful business management, securing and managing major grants. You will be a confident and passionate communicator, with an ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.

There will be a focus in developing new, viable business opportunities for the social enterprise, though the post also includes responsibility for business planning, staffing, budgetary control, on-time delivery, quality control, health and safety, marketing, liaison with partners and stakeholder and customer satisfaction.

For a confidential discussion, contact Tom Jackson, Chair of the Board of Trustees – thomas.jackson@glasgow.gov.uk

svru.co.uk/street-arrow

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Community Navigator

  • Full time
  • £22,800 – £25,800
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

Do you believe in second chances?

Do you have the energy and commitment it takes to support someone to turn their life around?

Could you help a young person make positive choices and achieve their full potential?

Then come and work with us.

The team behind the award-winning Street&Arrow social enterprise is launching a new programme to help navigate those at risk of becoming involved in violence towards a more positive future. Run by charity Braveheart Industries in partnership with the innovative Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, the YDT programme works side-by-side with communities in Glasgow.

We are looking for 1 x Community Navigator to join the YDT team:

You’ll forge strong relationships with people and services in the area. Using a trauma-informed approach you will work with people of all ages and from every walk of life, supporting them in making positive changes. You must be a skilled communicator who has an ability to connect with people facing a challenging range of issues.

This post is initially funded until March 2023 with extension subject to successful funding.

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Youth Navigator

  • Full time
  • £22,800 – £25,800
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

Do you believe in second chances?

Do you have the energy and commitment it takes to support someone to turn their life around?

Could you help a young person make positive choices and achieve their full potential?

Then come and work with us.

The team behind the award-winning Street&Arrow social enterprise is launching a new programme to help navigate those at risk of becoming involved in violence towards a more positive future. Run by charity Braveheart Industries in partnership with the innovative Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, the YDT programme works side-by-side with communities in Glasgow.

We are looking for 1 x Youth Navigator to join the YDT team:

You will engage with young people on the edge of, or who are actively involved, in a violent lifestyle which may include gang activity. You will help support them to make positive choices about their health, safety, well-being and future. This is a challenging but rewarding role as you will have the opportunity to be a stabilising influence on a young person and help support them towards a positive future.

This post is initially funded until March 2023 with extension subject to successful funding.

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