SAMH is Scotland’s mental health charity. For almost 100 years SAMH has promoted the importance of good mental health; delivered dynamic and innovative recovery-focused services across Scotland; campaigned on behalf of people with mental health problems; and challenged stigma and discrimination.
Suicide prevention is one of three strategic priorities in SAMH’s brand new organisation strategy, and we are now looking to recruit into the newly created role of Head of Suicide Prevention who will lead the development, delivery and implementation of the SAMH suicide prevention strategic plan.
Providing both strategic and operational leadership to ensure the effective delivery of SAMH’s national suicide prevention programme you will maintain and enhance SAMH’s reputation, credibility and profile, re-affirming its position as a strong and recognised voice on suicide prevention and directly influence the policy landscape in Scotland. Developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders, including Scottish Government, the Head of Suicide Prevention will also be required to build effective strategic partnerships focused on reducing the number of people who die by suicide in Scotland.
With a proven track record of achievement at senior management level, ideally gained within suicide prevention and/or the wider mental health environment, you will be able to demonstrate strong evidence of your ability to develop and sustain excellent working relationships with national and community influencers and key decision makers. An accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:
This role will play a key role in delivering a step change in our work on suicide prevention and if you share our passion and vision to play our part in saving lives from being lost to suicide we would be delighted to receive an application from you.
FAGCC is an innovative and exciting Community Company, undertaking a wide range of community based activity – from building our own medical centre to our apprenticeship programme that supports local young people, through to the soon to be completed house build of 12 homes for affordable rent. We are now looking for an experienced Chief Officer for our Community Company to replace our current post holder to help drive the company forward.
If you have a ‘can do’ attitude to your job and have experience of leading and managing community based organisations this is a great opportunity. The role is varied with no 2 days the same. We want someone who can work on a wide range of different activity, is willing to adapt previous experience to new projects – and key is that you will work well with a wide range of people.
Role: You will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and development of the organisation, its people and its physical assets, including its long term financial viability – but you will also be hands on and not scared to get your hands dirty if and when needed.
This is a full time, permanent post based in our office in Fort Augustus. The post holder is expected to be office based a minimum of 3 days a week or as allowed under Covid Rules.
Learning Network West is a unique organisation in the West Scotland supporting social work education. We are funded through 12 local authorities and 5 Universities providing the undergraduate and post graduate qualification in Social Work, we are also an SQA centre providing the Level 10 Professional Development Award in Practice Learning.
We are pleased to offer the following post of Practice Learning Development Officer for one year and beyond pending funding.
The 35hr full time post is to support practice learning opportunities within social work education across the social services sector and our partner organisations.
See the Job Description and Person Specification below for further details about the role.
The Columcille Centre is a nurturing and creative environment which offers a wide range of activities for adults with learning disabilities. These include gardening, crafts, drama, music, dancing, and joinery. Our guiding philosophy, which is to address the needs of the whole person by providing opportunities for creativity and active participation, is based on Social Therapy principles as developed by Rudolf Steiner.
We are seeking a General Manager to lead the centre and its workforce. This is an exciting position with the potential to shape Columcille’s direction in a post-Covid world. The post holder will be well-supported by our Council of Management and committed, highly-skilled workforce.
The successful candidate will have previous management experience in the third sector, as well as extensive experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities. They will be committed towards Social Therapy principles. We are looking for someone who can lead, inspire, and advocate for others within the ever-changing external context of this sector. A full job description and person specification is available and should be read before applying.
Glasgow North West Citizens Advice is seeking a Chief Executive Officer with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly motivated and able to meet competing challenges. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. We are best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal. This, combined with our other year-round fundraising, enables us to provide tailored support and vital services in advice, employment, mobility, respite, housing and mental health support to thousands of ex-Servicemen and women and their families to the extent of approximately £3 million per year.
We are seeking to recruit a Head of Finance whose primary responsibilities will be to oversee all financial aspects of Poppyscotland and The Lady Haig Poppy Factory and drive the company’s financial budgeting and planning including:
Ayrshire Cancer Support was established in 1982 and is now Ayrshire’s leading cancer support charity. We provide free practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their families throughout Ayrshire.
Our organisation is all about people and how we do things, and our work is both challenging and very rewarding.
Reporting to the CEO, we are looking for a senior level HR Manager who can play a leading role in the organisation by providing a professional, hands-on, end-to-end HR service for all employment matters, while keeping employee and volunteer wellbeing at the forefront of what we do.
This terrible COVID19 pandemic has created previously unimaginable levels of need. In fundraising we’ve retained our focus. Relationships and innovations have been central to our ability to not only deliver but grow income.
As we move forward our Heads need to be brilliant cross-organisational leaders with stacks of emotional intelligence and stakeholder engagement skills. You need to be a role model, inspiring other teams to deliver their best, as well as your own.
This role doesn’t carry an income target, but we cannot generate income without it. You’ll work with your internal customers to help them deliver. You’ll bring an understanding of the role of digital technologies, brand, marketing & audience segmentation to inform income growth.
We work at a fast pace, and the Head of Development & Operations ensures the operational delivery of our strategy.
Key focuses of the role are:
This is permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week. The successful candidate can be based anywhere in Scotland. The post requires frequent travel to Edinburgh.
For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.
While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.
To deliver this, the Scottish Government is supporting the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.
Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.
Redress Scotland is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive who will be the board’s principal adviser on the discharge of its statutory functions.
You will provide strong leadership from the outset, working to establish a strategic framework for Redress Scotland and putting in place the right resources, processes and policies to ensure success. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of designing and implementing organisational strategies, governance arrangements, resource plans and corporate reports.
You will operate with high levels of personal integrity and be able to build new trusted relationships across organisational boundaries, helping to create a trauma-informed organisation that inspires the trust of the survivor community.
Main duties include:
Are you highly motivated and want to join our dynamic team?
Would you like to help change the lives of people with cerebral palsy throughout Scotland?
Can you offer a proven track record of successful fundraising to a thriving Scottish charity?
An opportunity has arisen to play a major part in shaping the future of Cerebral Palsy Scotland as one of the Senior Management Team. The post will suit an experienced fundraising professional with at least 7 years’ experience. A successful track record of managing large, multi-year grants, report writing and confidence in setting and managing budgets is essential. Experience of working with communications colleagues is desirable together with knowledge of website management, social media, brand development and working with external partners.
Cerebral Palsy Scotland is committed to successful flexible working and we are happy to discuss any questions regarding making this work for you.
Applications are now invited.