"Thank you so much ….. I picked up my keys to my new house last Friday and I’m delighted with it. It feels like a lovely, cosy family house and I couldn’t have got a better start to the year”
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of women and children? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional professional to lead Ross-shire Women’s Aid.
The Board are seeking to appoint a new General Manager to lead the organisation and provide strategic direction to its staff, volunteers and supporters. You will have effective and comprehensive leadership, management and communication skills, with experience of leading high performing teams. You will be a confident communicator and ambassador for RWA.
If you have a strong empathy with this area of work; if you value integrity, compassion and teamwork; if you want to work in an inclusive and nurturing environment; if you have a feminist understanding of domestic abuse and knowledge of the causes and impact of this then this could be the next career challenge for you and we want to hear from you.
An exciting opportunity for the newly created post of Executive Director within the English Speaking Union Scotland (ESU) has arisen.
The ESU is an international educational charity and membership organisation, bringing together people of different languages and cultures in over 50 countries. In particular, ESU Scotland works with young people, especially those in disadvantaged communities, to develop the skills and capacities to help broaden their opportunities in life and enable them to realise their potential.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the Strategic planning for the Organisation to develop the scope and reach of ESU programmes, in conjunction with the Board. In addition, you will also be responsible for raising funds and developing new programmes. This role would be ideally suited to an individual looking to expand their knowledge and skill set as a first-time leader within a senior level position within a charity.
Main duties and responsibilities:
• To set and maintain short and long terms strategic plans for the organisation.
• To promote and develop ESU programmes
• To oversee the work of the programmes Officer and all other staff ensuring efficient and positive working.
• Office management and ensuring all OSCR requirements and deadline are met
• To manage the accounts and finances of ESU, including investments, payroll, monthly management accounts and the annual budget.
• Maintaining a positive working relationship with the Board of Trustee’s.
Key Skills and attributes
• Drive and ability to turn plans into tangible actions and initiatives
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Effective negotiator and influencer with a wide range of people
• Analysing and evaluating data
• Developing and building teams and inspiring others
• Interest in Education, development of others and / or the English Language
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is a membership organisation which represents Scotland's housing associations, co-operatives and registered social landlords (RSL’s). Housing remains a top priority for the Scottish Government with members playing a key role in providing solutions to tackling homelessness and delivering new homes. SFHA currently represents 132 member organisations across Scotland, who collectively provide over 247,000 warm, good quality, affordable and safe homes in successful communities. The SFHA works closely with the Government and other organisations to achieve desired legislation, regulation and funding which will support the success of its members and make a difference for people and places. Through comprehensive and effective communication channels and events it provides opportunities for the sector to innovate, learn, consult and engage. Members look to SFHA to develop and deliver modern and innovative services which help them achieve their ambitions.
SFHA is now looking for a Head of Membership and Policy Services who will lead on maximising membership and ensuring the interests of members’ are at the heart of everything that we do. Working collaboratively with the other Heads of Service and supporting a talented team, leadership is needed to gather, filter, devise and disseminate policy and research to influence government and decision makers and to inform practice. A key focus of the role will be to ensure that policy, events and other benefits that result from an understanding of priorities are determined directly by the members and respond to their interests. Demonstrating value for money through the benefits and impacts achieved through membership is also key to success for this pivotal role.
The successful candidate will embrace the SFHA core values and the vision that everyone should have a good home in a successful community. The new Head of Member and Policy Services, whilst not requiring a housing qualification, will be passionate about the difference housing can make and how effective representation of members’ ambitions can lead to positive change. Demonstrable relationship management experience, excellent communication skills and an understanding of the policy setting context would be essential to achieving success in this role.
Chief Executive Sally Thomas was appointed in 2017 and is focussed on driving forward improvements and the progression of the sector and the SFHA itself. A review of the operating structure has realigned the Head of Membership and Policy Services post. SFHA need someone who is confident to build and sustain relationships and develop and implement strategies to ensure that service provision and policy development is relevant, engaging and compelling and that SFHA grows as the leading voice for housing in Scotland. We now seek a passionate, engaging and creative leader to take on this role to contribute to the growth and continued success of the organisation and its members.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is a membership organisation which represents Scotland's housing associations, co-operatives and registered social landlords (RSL’s). Housing remains a top priority for the Scottish Government with members playing a key role in providing solutions to tackling homelessness and delivering new homes. SFHA currently represents 132 member organisations across Scotland, who collectively provide over 247,000 warm, good quality, affordable and safe homes in successful communities. The SFHA works closely with the Government and other organisations to achieve desired legislation, regulation and funding which will support the success of its members and make a difference for people and places. Through comprehensive and effective communication channels and events it provides opportunities for the sector to innovate, learn, consult and engage.
Organisational management has never been more challenging, particularly with the benefits that the digital agenda brings, the need for increasing compliance with legislation and regulation and a rise in customer expectations. At SFHA we are excited about the opportunities this brings to impact on how we run our own business as a result of growth and expansion but also to support service members to develop and deliver the best outcomes for their organisations.
We are looking for a Head of Business Services who will provide leadership and direction in all our business areas and activities, with a particular focus on financial management, human resources, ICT and digital service development, governance, design and event management. The role will have responsibility for the continued progress and improvement of the organisation, developing frameworks to support and monitor business planning, service development and quality. Through working closely with the executive team the Head of Business Services will ensure the services and opportunities provided to its members are cost effective and remain of a high standard, whilst generating income through the growth of commercial partnerships.
The successful candidate will embrace the SFHA core values and the vision that everyone should have a good home in a successful community. The new Head of Business Services will bring strong management experience and commercial acumen to the role, whilst possessing excellent communication skills. As this post holds responsibility for a number of business areas and functions it would be beneficial to have demonstrable experience of managing a business and preferably hold a relevant management related professional qualification.
Chief Executive Sally Thomas was appointed in 2017 and is focussed on driving forward improvements and the progression of the sector and the SFHA itself. A review of the operating structure has realigned the Head of Business services post; we now seek an ambitious, socially minded, supportive leader of people to take on the role. Working with a talented and committed multi-disciplinary staff team the Head of Business Services will play a vital role in the continued success of SFHA and its members. The post will provide a platform to impact the housing sector in a significant way through the support and services provided to members.
ERSKINE has been caring for members of the ex-Service community for 100 years. The principal activity of Erskine has continued to be the provision of nursing, dementia and respite care to ex-Service men and women. In response to the declining number of veterans this care is also available to qualifying spouses, members of the Merchant Marine who were deployed on active service, in support of the armed forces, members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and members of the Home Guard. Erskine has cared for 724 ex-service men, women and qualifying spouses over the last 12 months. In addition Erskine provides housing for veterans and recently has established an Activity Centre. We are seeking further Trustees to join the Board to provide oversight and governance. There are quarterly Board meetings and each Trustee would also be expected to join one of the Board Committees. There may also be one or more Board workshops/seminars which would most likely be between two hours and a full day.
The Charity is particularly interested in candidates who bring significant board experience in the following areas:
· Clinical Governance and ideally within a care home/health sector environment
· General Business Management and ideally HR
· Finance and ideally investment and/or fundraising
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:
With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
In the period from 2011 to 2018:
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:
Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
The Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre – Dundee and Angus (WRASAC) has been supporting survivors of rape, sexual abuse and exploitation and raising awareness about the damaging effects of sexual violence since 1984. We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
After 5 years of service with WRASAC our current CEO has decided that it is time for fresh challenges and will leave the post at the end of January 2019. She has helped the organisation to mature and develop, culminating in a number recent successful funding applications, including the Big Lottery.
The CEO and Board have been working hard to achieve their Good Governance Award, which we hope to have completed by the end of March 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to support the board to secure new premises within the next two years.
WRASAC has a dynamic and growing team of staff and volunteers and an annual income of just under £600,000 per year from a diverse range of funders.
We have excellent relationships and partnership working across the Dundee and Angus area and are members of a number of strategic groups, including:
· Dundee & Angus Violence Against Women Partnerships
· Dundee Vulnerable Adolescence Partnership
· Dundee Substance Misuse Strategic Planning Group
· Scottish Government Commercial Sexual Exploitation Working Group
· Encompass Network (network of organisations that work in partnership with people involved in prostitution)
· Rape Crisis Scotland Network
This would be an exciting time to join our organisation to lead us through our ambitious goals over the coming years.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent terms and conditions and the opportunity to gain invaluable skills and experience.
The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is seeking a new CEO to build on the progress we have made in recent years to contribute to better lives for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. S/he will lead a small dedicated professional team and maintain close links with Government and partners across the sector and beyond.
SCLD is a strategic partner to the Scottish Government advising on policy and strategy, commissioning research and gathering evidence of the lives and circumstances of people with learning disability, their families and carers.
This is a unique opportunity for a talented individual who has experience of operating at Board level and whose professional achievements and track record identify them as a leader who will be credible in the sector.
About Forth Environment Link – Organisational Overview
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items. The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:
Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.
In recognition of the ever-changing landscape of the organisation, Forth Environment Link would like to appoint new Trustees to expand the current knowledge-base and diversity of the Board.
We are currently looking for Trustees who are passionate about the environment, and who can help us achieve our strategic aims and ambitions, particularly those with significant skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Familiarity with local government policies of Forth Valley including Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk area
Wider knowledge of Scotland and Scottish Government policies on areas of strategic relevance to FEL
We would particularly welcome applications from young people or those with a youth perspective, as this area is currently under represented on the Board.
Since 1987, Toonspeak has provided free, high quality drama and theatre activities for young people living in Glasgow. As part of our 3-year strategy we seek an inspirational Chief Executive to deliver on our aims and objectives and build on our recent success.
We work with professional artists who challenge and inspire young people to create their own performances and manage their own projects – all of our work is young people led and we have 6 places for young people on our voluntary Board of Directors.
We aim to expand young people’s imaginations to help them reach their full potential and to inspire positive change within communities of disadvantage across the city. We ensure that anyone, regardless of experience, ability or personal circumstances can take part.
Toonspeak was awarded Regular Funding Organisation (RFO) status by Creative Scotland for the first time this year and is currently in strong financial health. Having recently moved to new premises in Barmulloch, the opportunity for growth and expansion has substantially increased.
The new role of Chief Executive has been created to lead the organisation at a pivotal time in its history and to help the company realise its potential and ambitions. We are currently undergoing an organisational review and the Chief Executive will play a major part working with the Board, shaping the new structure as it evolves.
Toonspeak is primarily a learning organisation that uses involvement in arts activities as a catalyst for growth and connection. We want an exceptional leader who is passionate about the benefits that involvement in creative activities can bring and who will help to create the environment in which our participants and staff can thrive and flourish.
Check out what #MyToonspeak means to us, view the video in the following link;