We are seeking a strategic leader with a breadth of communication skills and with a proven track record of engaging positively with churches. The Scotland Lead is responsible for shaping and leading Home for Good’s work within the Scottish context. Central to this role is the responsibility of initiating, coordinating and overseeing Home for Good’s engagement with churches across Scotland, with an initial emphasis on the Central Belt. This includes building a network of volunteers, helping local churches to engage with the work and vision of Home for Good and inspiring and supporting Christians in their exploration of adoption, fostering and supported lodgings. Raising the profile and reach of Home for Good into new areas is imperative, with potential for developing contract agreements with local authorities and other fostering/adoption agencies to help sustain and grow Home for Good’s reach and impact in Scotland. Working with a wide range of churches and statutory agencies, the postholder will expand the missional aims of Home for Good, by helping to find a home for every child who needs one through fostering, adoption and supported lodgings.
At the heart of Home for Good’s team culture is our love for Jesus and passion for seeing children and young people with lived experience of care supported to thrive. The post-holder will be expected to model these core values and help shape team life. Therefore, this post is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the postholder be a committed Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.
Are you a brilliant relationship builder, a talented strategic leader and an experienced fundraiser with a passion for improving children’s lives? Are you looking for that next opportunity to work for an inspirational cause? If this is you, then Children 1st is where you belong! We are proud of the way we do things at Children 1st and the culture we have created for our people. We offer a great working environment where values led leaders can thrive.
If you want to work within a creative, dynamic, and passionate executive leadership team, where you will further grow and develop as a charity leader, join us as our new Director of Fundraising. The role will be exciting, fast-paced and challenging. You will shape and lead a high performing fundraising team connected to cause and focussed on delivering a strategy which inspires our supporters to help us grow our impact through sustainable income. With opportunity to try new ways of engaging donors and partners, you will be creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant leaders across the charity to achieve our key strategic priorities and goals.
Children 1st is an incredible charity full of people who love what they do and the difference they make. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well, together with their family. As a charity we offer emotional; and practical support and financial advice to help families to put children first and we campaign to uphold the rights of every child.
About the role
This is a strategic executive leadership role within one of the most respected children’s charities in Scotland. Working with other high performing leaders you will be responsible for developing and shaping a new fundraising strategy and providing inspirational leadership to the fundraising team.
Excellent quality stewardship of our existing supporters will be one of the key responsibilities, alongside developing new partnerships and relationships and managing a dynamic team of fundraisers and developing new income streams.
You will have substantial experience of successful fundraising and partnership management. A brilliant leader, you will have a strong track record of motivating others to deliver excellent outcomes and impact. You will be a driver of innovation and transformation with an understanding of how to secure long term sustainable income.
You will have experience of developing and implementing multi-strand fundraising strategies; experience of successful negotiation and interaction at a senior level with a wide range of individuals, as well as experience of managing people in an ambition driven environment, helping team members to develop, achieve and exceed their own KPIs.
If this sounds like you and your values align with ours with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism then we would love to tell you more. An informal conversation with our CEO Mary Glasgow can be arranged for interested candidates. This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be remote based with travel to our spaces and bases as required.
This is an amazing opportunity to lead a charitable organisation in a unique, interesting and diverse sector. We focus on representation, support and activities for students at Queen Margaret University, promoting a positive student experience. We need an experienced leader who is enthusiastic, people focused and loves a job where no two days are the same. If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!
Who we are:
Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with over 100 staff and 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.
This is a wonderful opportunity to head up a team of talented frontline workers located right across Scotland, as well as play an active role in the Senior Leadership Team, bringing strategic focus and godly wisdom, particularly to the development of our ministry in schools and local communities.
Reporting to the CEO and, as part of the Senior Leadership Team, to bring strategic leadership and spiritual direction to the organisation, specifically to lead and develop the Local Ministries department of the organisation, enabling the fulfilment of the vison of SU Scotland.
Who we are looking for:
We are seeking applicants who have demonstrable senior leadership experience, ideally with experience in the field of Education and/or knowledge of current children and youth trends, specifically within the Scottish educational system. The successful applicant will be theologically astute with an ability to articulate the Christian message in a range of settings, including with young people, staff, in a local church and cross cultural/other religion context. An ability to think strategically and innovatively is also critical.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and can demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
Aberlour Child Care Trust (“Aberlour”) currently supports disadvantaged children, young people and families to have a brighter future throughout Scotland. Giving children an equal chance and the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.
With ambitious growth plans we acknowledge that, as an organisation, we need to be nimbler and embrace change and innovation. Working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to deliver operational efficiencies and enable the growth of our services to support more children and families earlier, our new Director of Children and Families will be pivotal to the sustainability, reputation, success and future of Aberlour.
With strategic and operational responsibility for all Children and Families Services you will focus on ensuring: regulatory compliance; continuous practice improvement and excellence; effective people, risk and financial management; the growth and development of new services and the maintenance and sustainability of existing services.
As an informed and authoritative voice on social policy affecting children and families in Scotland at both a national and local level you will develop and embed a culture of continuous improvement whilst also further raising the profile of Aberlour and the voices of the children, young people and families we support, building on our reputation as a trusted provider of high-quality services.
This exciting position has arisen as one of our Senior Management Team is going on maternity leave in the summer. We’re not just looking for a caretaker, but someone who wants to join us and deliver our new 2030 strategy with passion, fun and challenge.
Focussing on leading the team to deliver our 2030 strategy (or as we call it the BIG PLAN), the role is a twelve-month minimum fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave - but genuinely has the autonomy, budget and magic to make things happen.
The role will take the strategic priorities that relate to the role and deliver the key actions for that year which are reported to the Trustee board via the annual LITTLE PLAN. The role also has the responsibility of taking data, insight and feedback and using that to enhance delivery of the BIG PLAN priorities, or to make changes to current operations or services.
However, and this is the exciting element, HOW the plan is delivered is up for discussion. We can’t deliver services in the same way and expect different results: Our students want choice, how and when they access our services, digital options, self-service as well as quiet spaces to connect, socialise and relax.
Like most Student Unions demand is growing, but for different services now than in 2018. We must transform our delivery.
Our representation and democracy have elements that can be traced back 900 years with Elections. But how can we make these more relevant? How do we increase engagement with the Union? Do our new students know why we exist and how we can help?
We can’t rely on ‘what we used to do’ we must have actionable insight that makes a tangible difference to the student experience.
There is also the wider Senior Management team responsibility – we’re a small team so sometimes its sleeves rolled up for a colleague’s priority that will always benefit a student – if it doesn’t, we question why not?
This Job description doesn’t have 36 bullet points, but it does have 36+ people in the Union wanting you to make a difference by challenging the norm.
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Having recently appointed a new Director, SCDC is now seeking to recruit a Head of Programmes to support the strategic and operational direction of the organisation. You will be expected to represent SCDC at a strategic level, and influence policy and strategy related to community development. As a member of the senior management team, you will need extensive experience of community development at a senior level. You will also work to ensure the sustainability of SCDC, will be accountable for the successful delivery of programme and contract work, and will be expected to promote and develop the work of SCDC through engaging with a range of external stakeholders at both national and local level.
Are you a Finance Manager with proven ability and success in a multi-faceted environment? Do you love the culture and heritage sector and the idea of working in a unique, exciting, fast-paced, forward-thinking organisation?
We are seeking a dynamic and results driven individual to play a leading role in the development and delivery of our organisation as we expand with the opening of a brand-new Museum in the city of Perth in Spring 2024.
From procurement to external financial reporting, as our Head of Finance and Resources you will lead from the front, building and engaging with your team, contributing to the Executive Management Team and supporting the Board of Trustees. You will have an exceptional eye for detail and a willingness to be flexible and adaptive to support a broad range of workstreams and projects.
You will be a skilled communicator and qualified accountant (ACCA, ACMA or ACA or equivalent) with experience of the charitable sector and excellent technical accounting skills to support all aspects of the service. It is desirable that you also have some experience of public sector finance.
The job will stretch, and challenge and you must be prepared to think on your feet and lead by example. In return we offer an inclusive, inspiring and flexible working environment; support to grow and develop and a vibrant and ambitious city to work in.
We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.
Last year alone, 14,000 professionals received our training. Over 80,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 100,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last six years, over 4,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.
Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone.
You will drive the strategic development of all our work in Scotland, delivering our Whole Picture strategy and our whole family approach to keeping families safe sooner.
You will lead the Scotland team, drawing on our data, practice and survivor voice to define our strategy in Scotland, set our policy messages, design our services, deliver our training, and influence stakeholders to bring about positive change. You’ll also work closely with all SafeLives teams, playing a key part in sharing learning from across the UK where relevant.
You’ll have strong strategic leadership skills combined with a clear practice focus, and an excellent understanding of the specific needs of Scotland in terms of the work of SafeLives, including a strong grasp of the Scottish Government’s VAWG strategy and other relevant policy areas, including Equally Safe.
You will ensure the delivery of four key workstreams in Scotland, covering our professional training offer, the development of effective multi-agency working in Scotland, the accreditation of services and professional standards, and ensuring the authentic voice of survivors of domestic abuse play a key role in our work. And you will continue to develop our reach and impact, identifying opportunities beyond our existing funded programmes and initiatives.
Reports to: Director of External Relations
CJS are recruiting for an experienced Learning, Development and Innovation Lead (LDI), to work alongside a team of colleagues committed to changing the conversation about justice. We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. We want Scotland to be the safest country in the world. The LDI role is a key role in our successful delivery by the creating, curating, delivering and evaluating world class learning products.
We are a valued based organisation and know from experience if you enjoy the role and feel listened to and valued, you will feel fulfilled and productive in your role. We are an extraordinary team of driven, passionate individuals who work and support each other to deliver really high quality work. We learn from each other and promote continuous improvement in what we do. You will meet great people and you will be inspired by the work that goes on across Scotland and beyond.