Are you an inspirational leader who could deliver our Faith Action Plan and make a major contribution towards transformative change within the Church of Scotland?
This is an exciting time for The Church of Scotland. Our Faith Action Plan sets out our passionate vision to see the Gospel call as expressed in all 5 marks of mission, lived out in our time and our place. We are seeking to appoint an inspiring individual to implement high level outcomes for the faith related work of the national office, working collaboratively with stakeholders across a range of Church activities and services.
To find out more about the role and the skills we require, please see our application pack.
This role requires a personal commitment to the Christian faith expressed through active membership of a Christian community. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement in terms of the Equality Act 2010.
VoiceAbility is a national charity with a mission to enable people facing discrimination or disadvantage to strengthen their voices, champion their rights and change their lives. We deliver a wide range of service contracts funded by local authorities, health trusts and other voluntary and private sector organisations.
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This is an exciting opportunity to lead on our diversification strategy and help us find more ways to support people to have a voice. Our vision is to build a network of community assets through our volunteering programme and to broaden how we involve people with lived experience in service design and delivery. To this end, we are looking for a motivated individual who is experienced at leading change and implementing projects that place our clients at the centre of everything we do. As the successful candidate, you will be someone who understands the value of volunteering, both in terms of the personal benefits to volunteers and also the impact on our clients. You will be passionate about involving people with lived experience in designing and delivering our services. Combined with this knowledge and passion, you will have the business acumen to support the development of funded service models that will expand our work into new avenues – supporting our overarching aim of making sure that people are heard when it matters most. In addition to delivering our strategic aim of increasing volunteering and inclusion, you will also manage the existing teams and lead them on the journey to a bold new future transforming the lives of people who need support to speak out and have their rights upheld.
28 days annual leave plus bank holidays; 5% employer pension & 3% employee contribution; Salary sacrifice pension scheme; Separate Life Assurance Cover; Staff discount scheme including supermarkets, fashion, restaurants, cinemas, holidays and much more; Discounted Gym Membership; Cycle to Work; Employee Assistance programme; Supportive working environment fostering a good work/life balance; Support with professional development.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.
The Finance Manager will support accounting, reporting and control activities within Mary’s Meals UK to ensure they are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with good practice.
This role will be responsible for the maintenance of accurate financial records, the integrity of the accounting system and compliance with regulatory requirements.
This role will provide leadership, management and coaching for the finance expenditure team, which may also include volunteers.
AdvoCard is a well-established and highly regarded advocacy organisation in Edinburgh. Primarily providing independent advocacy to individuals affected by mental ill-health, we work individually and collectively with a range of advocacy partners to ensure their voices are heard and their rights upheld.
We are looking for an experienced leader who can build on our success and lead the organisation forward at this exciting but challenging time. You will lead a team of knowledgeable staff and volunteers who take pride in AdvoCard’s unique services. You will be an experienced manager with excellent communication skills, and have experience in strategic planning, staff management, raising an organisation's profile and securing ongoing funding to turn vision into action. In addition you should have a track record of successful partnership work with key external organisations to deliver services and influence local and national policy.
If you can bring commitment, innovation and a real passion for supporting the individual and collective voices of those who struggle to be heard, we want to hear from you. The post may be full time (36.25 hours per week) but we will also consider applications from those interested in working part-time.
To be successful, you will have a background working in advocacy, social care or a related field in either the statutory or third sector, have an understanding of the relevant policy and legislative drivers locally and nationally, and a proven track record of leadership.
For an informal discussion please contact Rebecca Barr, interim CEO, on 07423663284.
Harmeny Education Trust is a sector-leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs. We work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis.
Harmeny is situated in a beautiful 35-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills; we are easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Day Service Manager to join our Education Management Team on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective leadership and operational management of Harmeny’s Day Service, 52 weeks per year, and for allocated strategic developments.
The post-holder will be responsible for helping to create and maintain a highly nurturing environment for children, taking responsibility as delegated by the Head of Education or SMT, for managing financial and people resources to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of children attending on a daily basis. They must also be able to attend to the care and welfare needs of children and staff, reporting any safeguarding or health and safety issue immediately, in line with relevant Harmeny policies and procedures. They will share the responsibility for the day-to-day running and ongoing development of the organisation, as part of the Harmeny School Management Team (HSMT). Linking with the day service families is also a crucial part of this role to ensure positive relationships are maintained and the appropriate therapeutic support can be offered to the children and their families.
A fuller job description and person specification can be found at harmeny.org.uk/jobs. Harmeny is a values-led organisation and a good fit with our ethos is as important to us as having relevant experience.
A benefits package is offered including the following:
A competitive salary of between £37,093 – £40,224 per annum depending on experience
This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join an established and successful organisation. The post-holder, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives of some of the nation’s most vulnerable children, ensuring that Harmeny continues to offer an excellent service.
We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post-holders will access comprehensive training and development opportunities.
To find out more, please contact Mandy Shiel on 0131 449 3938.
QME Care is an award-winning organisation situated in Kelso in the Scottish Borders We are now seeking applications for our next CEO. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for candidates who hold a professional qualification in nursing, AHP or Social Work. With proven leadership skills and a clear philosophy on person centred, rights-based approaches to care and support, you will continue to lead the organisation and maintain the established excellence in care.
As Chief Executive you will be required to demonstrate executive leadership skills and excellent commercial acumen, leading, and contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation ensuring sustainability in a challenging financial environment. As CEO you will take responsibility as the Registered Manager for the two care homes, while being an ambassador for the organisation, you will build strong relationships with all stakeholders. You will work closely with the Board of Trustees, particularly the Chair in order to ensure robust governance and assist with the development of future strategies.
So, if you are ambitious and inspired, why not join this forward-looking Charity as its leading Executive and be located in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.
An excellent salary plus pension scheme will be offered.
If you would like to speak with the current CEO, and Board Chair, or for any informal enquiries about the post and responsibilities please contact in confidence – firstname.lastname@example.org, PA to the CEO or call 01573 224886.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority is Scotland’s national awarding and accreditation body. We are trusted to oversee thousands of qualifications that are available in schools, colleges and workplaces, not just in this country, but around the world.
We are looking for a Research & Policy Manager to work within the Research, Policy, Standards & Statistics team with a particular focus on equalities. The key purposes of the role are to:
The successful applicant will provide leadership, technical support and management for a range of activities in support of these purposes. These activities will include maintaining a strong awareness of developments in equalities as they affect SQA’s work, providing advice, guidance and support on equalities issues to staff involved in developing qualifications and assessments, leading the preparation of Equality Impact Assessments and related documents, sustaining communities of practice and delivering training in their area of responsibility. Interaction with centres delivering our qualifications and assessments to provide advice and guidance on equalities-related issues will be a regular part of the role.
In applying for this role we would look for you to demonstrate your sound theoretical and practical knowledge of equalities in the context of qualifications and assessment development and/or delivery. It is essential that applicants can see the ‘bigger picture’ and draft succinct policy papers for senior colleagues often addressing complex issues. You must be able to work with a range of colleagues at all levels and disciplines within the team, the wider organisation and external stakeholders. Strong relationship building, presentation, and interpersonal skills are therefore essential.
The posts may have line management responsibility for up to two members of staff and it is expected that the successful applicant will have previous experience of line management and staff development.
Applicants, as a minimum, should be educated to SCQF Level 10 (Degree or SVQ 4) and/or be able to demonstrate direct relevant experience for this role.
SQA offer a fantastic benefits package in return for your talent. These include but are not limited to a career average pension scheme; staff well-being and health assistance programmes; development opportunities and 27 days annual leave in addition to 14 days public holiday.
Bridging the Gap is a small charity based in the Gorbals, Glasgow, set up in 1998 to work across divides in the local community and beyond. It is an exceptional community-based charity working to improve the lives of the young people and families who use their services, providing opportunities for people to discover ‘common ground’.
Our current Director is retiring, and we are now looking for an inspirational, dynamic and supportive leader to provide strategic and operational leadership to guide the charity through the next phase of its development. The Director must have the ability to be the heart of the community, facilitating engagement with sensitivity, humour and spirit.
Strong management skills, coupled with a proven track record in building and maintaining a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships is essential, as well as a passion and commitment to working with communities to ensure the best possible outcomes.
The post holder must have previous experience of working in a relevant third-sector organisation and/or having been a volunteer within community-based organisations. We also require financial management skills and experience of sourcing and securing funding, and maintaining strong donor relations.
Positive Childhoods, Empowered Parents, Dynamic Communities.
CALA is a leading third sector charity based in the Highlands and high-quality early learning and childcare services lie at the heart of our work. Through innovation and partnership with local authorities, social enterprises and other third sector organisations, CALA promotes an inclusive culture of `getting it right for every child`, helping to make Scotland the best place to grow up.
We are seeking an ambitious and inspiring Depute Chief Executive who will support and lead CALA’s future as we move into a new phase of our history and adapt to the coming challenges and opportunities.
Accountable to the Board, the Depute Chief Executive will work closely with the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team to ensure CALA delivers quality sustainable services at a local and national level in an inclusive and joined up way.
They will be significantly involved in the leadership of the organisation, the finance and human resource management, collaboration and supporting quality practice, and in robust governance.
As Depute Chief Executive of CALA, you will provide strategic Financial & HR leadership in CALA and so must hold a management accountancy qualification and be able to evidence producing budgetary reports, modelling, scenario planning, and providing financial advice that enable management teams and/or boards to take decisions.
The Deputy Chief Executive post is currently home based and will involve regular travel into our Inverness office, throughout Highland, Moray and occasionally to the Central Belt.
You will provide an excellent Tenancy Management Service to our tenants and customers. In addition you will deliver a first class support services to assist tenants to sustain their tenancy, including advice on issues surrounding benefit & welfare entitlement to maximise tenant income.
This vacancy is temporary for 12 months.
*We currently follow all Covid-19 working practice guidance and as such, you will be required to work from home.
A Basic Disclosure Scotland Scheme check is required for this post.