The Advocacy Project is a rights-based organisation that applies the Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice as defined by the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA). The organisation is fast approaching a significant milestone, in that, 2022 will see The Advocacy Project organisation celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Due to the recent retirement of our long serving Operations Director, and following a subsequent internal promotion to that role, we now wish to offer the right individual an excellent opportunity to play a part in our achieving our organisational aspirations in terms of the future of our ‘Independent Advocacy’ provision as we embark upon a new 3-year agreement with the Glasgow City HSCP for the provision of ‘Independent Advocacy’ services.
We are looking for someone with the drive and clarity of vision to assist with the day-to-day and seamless delivery of our services across the East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City and South Lanarkshire HSCP’s to the benefit of our service users and key stakeholders whilst also helping The Advocacy Project to build upon its proud legacy.
The successful candidate will also have a key role as we continue to progress our COVD-19 Recovery Plan. The Advocacy Project is both soundly governed and well regarded, with a high performing, and talented leadership team in place. Moreover, the successful individual will be passionate about, and also committed to, our vision and mission to remain as one of Scotland’s leading organisations in terms of ‘Independent Advocacy’.
As a member of the organisation’s leadership team, the new appointee will lead a small team of Advocacy Workers in the day-to-day delivery of ‘Independent Advocacy’ services. Reporting directly to the Operations Director, you will be passionate about Quality Assurance and able to motivate, coach and support a small team of Advocacy Workers to deliver the highest quality ‘Independent Advocacy’ provision possible.
Internally you will be collegiate, an influencer and a reflective leader holding day-to-day accountability for thematic aspects of our work. Externally, the successful candidate will, proactively, build and then maintain relationships, whilst representing and promoting The Advocacy Project accordingly.
You will have an appropriate qualification, allied with relevant experience in a similar first line manager and/or supervisory type role where you actively contributed to your organisation’s strategic, business and service delivery objectives. You will also have relevant experience of leading positive change and improvement and be motivated to assist with the delivery of the objectives in our Charity’s Strategic Action Plan.
Whilst we are in the process of planning our transition back to that of office based working, The Advocacy Projects’ staff continue to work remotely at home and will continue to do so until it is appropriate to return to our office at Cumbrae House, Glasgow.
If you would you like the opportunity to lead one of our committed teams of Advocacy Worker’s and to be backed by a supportive Board of Trustees, CEO and wider Senior Management Team then please see the Operations Manager Job Description (JD) & Person Specification (PS) document for more information.
Informal enquiries about the Operations Manager post can be sent to us by email marked F.A.O of Shaun McWilliams, Operations Director, The Advocacy Project via our Finance & Personnel Lead- firstname.lastname@example.org
In this key position, you will work closely with the Scotland Advisory Group and lead a multi-disciplined team of staff and volunteers to benefit the 12,000 plus families living with Parkinson’s in Scotland, supporting the charity’s overall strategy
As an ambassador, you will represent the charity and raise the profile of our work whilst building proactive relationships with key stakeholders to influence policy and service improvement.
You will lead our work to deliver our goals in the “Better support every day” theme of our strategy. Our objective is that ‘All people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones get the right care, support and opportunities to live as well as possible at every stage of the condition’.
Our strategy was set pre pandemic, but all of the insight, evidence and feedback we have from the Parkinson’s community in Scotland and across the rest of the UK demonstrates to us that our priorities are focussing on the right areas, and how urgent the need is to accelerate our work and deliver increased impact for people with Parkinson’s.
What you’ll bring
To be successful, you will be a skilled communicator and a strategic thinker able to translate ideas and concepts into projects and plans. You will have a good understanding of the political context of health and social care policy, the health service in Scotland and have an awareness of current issues surrounding disability, particularly in the field of neurological conditions. Knowledge of relevant health and social care structures in both the statutory and voluntary sectors and experience of successfully working with the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government is essential also.
An authentic leader who empowers and enables staff and volunteers to give of their best you will be able to inspire and motivate people to support our work in Scotland and have a passion for involving people with Parkinson’s in all aspects of our work. A good understanding of local media is essential, preferably with experience as a confident spokesperson.
You must be flexible with your daily schedule and be able and willing to travel around the country without reliance on public transport and willing to travel around the UK as required for the role. If you are driving, you need to have held your full driving licence for a minimum of one year. The position will be based from your home and you must live within Scotland.
In return, we offer all the convenience of home working plus an exceptional package of benefits including flexible hours, up to 27 days’ annual leave, a pension scheme with generous employer contribution and an employee assistance programme.
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has a vision of a world with good mental health for all. Their focus is on preventing mental health problems and improving people's wellbeing. They do this through research, creating new evidence-based solutions, making practical support available and advocating for change. MHF is now recruiting a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager to develop and implement their national policy and public affairs programme and work closely with colleagues in the Communications and Fundraising Directorate to ensure the Foundation's campaigns achieve maximum impact.
Please note this role would expect 2-3 days in their Glasgow office when restrictions are lifted.
As a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager you will influence policymakers and opinion-formers, to achieve the goals of our strategic plan for prevention and develop the national policy function through the design and delivery of strategic policy initiatives. You will also implement national public affairs campaigns through a range of influencing methods to a variety of stakeholders to achieve change and represent the Foundation at conferences, policy forums, parliaments and in the media. Line managing the Policy & Public Affairs Officer and occasionally consultants, volunteers and interns in a supportive and professional manner is also part of this role alongside writing content, articles and blogs on the key issues and helping support the development of effective public messaging on policy.
To be successful as a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager you will have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of public policy relevant to mental health, evidenced knowledge and understanding of social inequalities and an understanding of the structures and working of the Scottish Parliament. Proven knowledge and understanding of policy development, advocacy, influencing and campaigning is essential as is the ability to quickly pick up and critique new policy, research, political agendas and opportunities.
West Highland Housing Association [WHHA] was formed in 2000 through the amalgamation of Lorn and the Isles and Oban Housing Associations. It is a Registered Social Landlord and a Scottish Charity. It joined the Link Group in 2015 and it is a regulated subsidiary of Link. Link and WHHA have one of the largest developments in Scotland at Dunbeg, near Oban, and this year will see 300 new houses in Argyll completed.
Development is an important part of what we do and we have over 800 existing properties from in and around Oban up to Port Appin in the North, to Kilmelford in the south, and Taynuilt in the east. There is ongoing housing development on the islands of Mull, Colonsay, Islay and Jura, and there is existing housing on Iona, Lismore, Luing and Tiree that we want to invest in, maintain and be part of wider community development.
The organisation provides much needed accommodation in an area that is experiencing economic growth. The strategic agencies – Argyll and Bute Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise – have ambitious plans for continued sustainable growth, but these plans rely on good quality housing and WHHA plays a critical role in the delivery of this. However, WHHA is much more than a delivery organisation; it is a well viewed and respected partner by the strategic agencies and other community delivery organisations.
We are looking for an outstanding candidate to replace our existing exceptional Chief Executive. West Highland is in the process of upscaling its organisation and the new Chief Executive will have the opportunity to shape the organisation to meet the challenges and development opportunities of the next 10 to 20 years. This is an exciting time for the organisation and offers tremendous prospects to allow you to progress your career in a rewarding and supportive organisation.
You will have overall responsibility for WHHA, working with WHHA’s Board, in order to deliver high quality services benefiting tenants and service users.
You will have the opportunity to lead from the front, acting as the face of the organisation and driving key change initiatives, including the digitisation of our services and the introduction of new, innovative value – added services.
You will be, or have the potential to be, an inspiring leader, with a track record of coaching, developing and improving multi-functional teams, with a strong degree of financial awareness and commercial acumen.
Whilst it is advantageous to understand social housing, we will consider candidates from a variety of third sector backgrounds who possess the right leadership and character attributes to operate in the social housing sector. You must be a housing enthusiast – understanding the difference housing makes for people.
You will have the ability to truly influence the organisation and develop both cultural and operating principles. All with the intention to develop and improve our customer service offering. In addition you will have an understanding of the impact financial and treasury issues have for our organisation.
In return, we offer the successful candidate an excellent working environment, good terms and conditions of employment, including a generous defined contribution pension scheme and relocation package.
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 offer more than just a career, we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.
The head of people is a key role in ensuring that Mary’s Meals’ vision, mission and values are central to organisational decision making and people management. This people approach is vital in order to secure increased support for our Mary’s Meals school feeding programme, ensuring that the values of the organisation are upheld and promoted in all people activities.
Principle duties include:
Are you a creative, dynamic and skilled leader who can champion change whilst taking others with you?
Scottish Autism is dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We believe in the power of relationships to transform the lives of the people we support. We help build a more caring, compassionate, and inclusive Scotland, relationship by relationship. As the largest provider of autism specific services in Scotland our responsibility is to champion the voices and rights of autistic people.
This is an exciting time to join Scottish Autism as a senior leader with responsibility for our commissioned and regulated services for autistic adults and young people. Our diverse range of services include education, day and vocational opportunities, residential, supported living, outreach and specialist transition support. Our people play an important role in delivering quality services and creating a world where autistic people are valued and empowered to fulfil their potential.
Our people work in teams, supporting each other through the challenges and triumphs that happen every day. You will be a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team working collectively to shape and deliver our strategy and play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our mission. You will lead on the delivery of diverse and innovative high quality services, as well as identify service development and growth opportunities.
You need to have strong business acumen and a track record of senior experience in social care in Scotland. We are looking for a creative and dynamic individual who will champion change and have the leadership skills to take others with them. Your relationship building and coaching style will underpin a strong focus on performance and outcomes and your external focus and networking skills will ensure that we are able to influence sector debate.
This is a great opportunity to build a strategic role and influence across an amazing organisation and sector. For an informal discussion contact Dorry McLaughlin, Chief Executive on 07783 141732.
Location is flexible and homeworking is possible. Our head office is in Alloa and the successful applicant will be required to travel there and to services throughout Scotland regularly so being commutable within or to the Central Belt would be advantageous.
We are recruiting for a General Manager for West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service (WLDAS), a well-established charitable organisation with a reputation and history for delivering a wide range of effective alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian.
About the Service
Our main objectives and activities are the promotion and prevention of the misuse of substances and the provision of support to people with substance problems to both reduce harm and support recovery. Our main areas of charitable activity are the provision of advice and information, health promotion, counselling and support, education and training and grief counselling. The strategies employed to assist us to meet these objectives include the following:
About the role
Reporting to the Board of Management and supported by the Therapeutic Support Service Manager, the Business Manager and a small administrative team, the General Manager will be responsible for formulating, setting and delivering the strategic development and funding of the service.
Maintaining and building on external relationships with local commissioning bodies and other agencies is critical to the role.
We are looking for a skilled and talented individual who will bring innovative approaches to service delivery and organisational development as we seek to consolidate and expand our current portfolio of services and market them more widely.
The General Manager should have a demonstrable track record of leading and managing successful operations, strategic development and funding applications and could be from either a clinical or operational background. They must be able to evidence effective leadership skills, strategic and financial acumen, and delivery. Experience of successful relationship management is essential.
Importantly, the General Manager must be an effective communicator with strong empathy with the Charity’s vision, goals and ethos. Their personal values should match with those of the organisation. They should include evidence of personal drive, energy and the ability to deliver outcomes to the highest standard, demonstrating commitment to see things through.
Are you an exceptional leader who can develop a highly motivating and innovative culture for a forward-thinking organisation? Do you have a genuine passion for supporting young people to thrive and make the most of their lives as they grow up? Would you like to work in a fast-paced and agile way, with a committed, driven and enthusiastic team?
At Young Scot, we're excited about embarking on a new journey as we begin delivering our new three-year strategic plan. As our new Chief Executive, you will have a unique opportunity to build on our success, lead our strategic direction and management, and help us realise our bold new ambitions. The role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our dedication to young people in Scotland. If this sounds like the right role for you, then please do apply today!
You can read more about what we do on our website. Also, please take a look at our latest Impact Report for a flavour of our most recent work to support young people in Scotland. You can also read more about what it’s like to work at Young Scot and the benefits we offer.
Combat Stress was established in 1919. We are the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Today we provide UK-wide support to veterans from every service and every conflict, on the phone and online, in the community and at our treatment centres. We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So, when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to take on the future.
About the role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Head of Operations within our newly established sites based in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Reporting to the Head of Operations (Scotland), the postholder will lead the operational management of our residential, outpatient, community, and digital services across the country.
This is a unique role spanning both strategic and operational practice and ensuring services are not only of the highest quality but that they work collaboratively with partners and clearly meet the needs of veterans.
The role will lead on operational delivery, service improvement, performance management and quality assurance, and will work closely with veterans and colleagues in order to do so.
Applicants should have a current healthcare professional registration with an in-depth professional knowledge of mental health care and the national health and social care context. Significant management experience is needed and an understanding of staff management and engagement, performance management and budgetary control.
This role is subject to a PVG check.
What we offer:
You will work within a reputable charity that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our veterans, that has a fantastic cause and a committed follower base.
• 30 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
• Competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 10% of salary
• Discount shopping vouchers
• Cycle to work scheme
• Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
Plus many more.
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 – email@example.com