Volunteering Matters use the unique power of volunteering to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunity and ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great.
And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we’re a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England.
We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside our business. This includes our investment in our newly formed Enterprise Directorate under which this exciting opportunity sits.
Get The Gen (GTG):GTG is a training and consultancy Social Enterprise created to help businesses with issues around recruitment, retention and development of a multi-generational workforce starting from young people up. GTG use evidence-based insights to deliver immersive, interactive, and fast paced workshops online and in person that create lasting individual and group change. We are trusted by over 60 leading UK and Global businesses including; The Natwest Group, The Law Society of Scotland, KPMG, Brodies, Burness Paull, Skills Development Scotland and Aegon amongst others.
The Head of Operations for GTG is a leadership role which sits as part of the wider Enterprise Directorate team and reports to the Director of Enterprise. They will play a critical role in supporting our continued growth for GTG having full responsibility for the day to day operational running of the Social Enterprise.
Although part of a wider parent charity ‘family of brands’ at Volunteering Matters, GTG is very much an established and stand-alone business, so we are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit that thinks commercially about how we can continue to grow our existing portfolio of products and services. We are looking for a self-starter, someone who can drive and lead on business development, whilst having the ability to organise and motivate our existing team to delivery our high end service to our business and corporate clients. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a growing and ambitious team.
Relevant experience and values alignment is more important for this role than specific qualifications
Internet access to enable remote working is a requirement. IT equipment and infrastructure will be supplied. Post Covid-19 and in accordance with any social distancing guidelines there may be an expectation to travel across Scotland to engage with colleagues, volunteers and beneficiaries.
This role requires membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme. Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.
Volunteering Matters Values & Ways of Working:
In all that we do, Volunteering Matters embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values:
We are Empowering
We are Inclusive
We are Compassionate
We are Positive
We are Straightforward
Diversity & Inclusion:
Volunteering Matters welcome all applicants and are keen to ensure their team to reflect the diversity of the UK and the communities they serve. They would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:
We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills and attributes” section of this job description. To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application.
If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.
If you are looking for a role that makes a real difference to people’s lives, then this unique opportunity could be for you.
The Trustees of RSABI, the charity supporting people in Scottish agriculture, are looking for a new Chief Executive.
RSABI offers a diverse range of services, providing practical help, financial assistance, and emotional support to anyone that has worked or is currently working in farming, crofting and occupations related to Scottish agriculture.
Leading a team of ten, and supported by a group of volunteers, the Chief Executive is the principal ambassador of RSABI.
As the Chief Executive you would provide leadership and operational expertise to ensure RSABI continues to meet its strategic goals, growing RSABI’s reach and influence in order to encourage more clients to use our services, increase our income and ensure an effective range of support services are available.
Building relationships and strategic partnerships in both the public and private sector, fundraising and hands-on promotion of RSABI’s work are all key components of this very busy and dynamic role.
The governance, compliance and financial security of the Charity are paramount and under the direct stewardship of the Chief Executive, who in turn reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability across the range of competencies noted above and have had recent experience of working at a senior level across all market sectors, public, private and charitable.
RSABI is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds and sections of the community.
Inspiring Scotland works with people, their communities, charities, and public bodies to develop solutions to some of Scotland’s deepest social problems. We are passionate about addressing inequality and improving the lives of people living in Scotland’s most under-supported communities.
Over the past 12 years, we have successfully managed over £140m of fund assets across 20 thematic social impact funds; as the fund owner or the delivery partner/fund manager for Scottish Government, Trusts, Foundations, corporate donors and individual philanthropists.
Our aim is to amplify and strengthen the impact of organisations by helping them build their strength, resilience, and reach.
We are recruiting for Fund Managers
Fund Managers are critical roles at Inspiring Scotland, leading on the development and delivery of programme strategy. Our Fund Managers have senior leadership experience with diverse backgrounds from across the private, voluntary and public sectors.
The focus of the Fund Manager role is to strengthen partner organisations; support, develop, and connect people; inform, and influence; encourage new ideas; and look to maximize value through efficient use of funds.
We are looking for creative problem solvers who are adaptable, resilient and able to work effectively with a wide range of partners.
The knowledge, skills and experience needed for the role are:
• Commitment to Inspiring Scotland’s mission, vision and values.
• Proven senior leadership, interpersonal and management skills, engaging in a collaborative and inclusive way across all levels/teams in an organisation
• Ability to self-manage, adaptable and resilient in handling difficult situations and managing own and supporting others wellbeing
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of partners to influence change, recognising the power dynamics at play in the funding world and across organisations
• Ability to think creatively and solve problems, approaching tasks with curiosity - reflecting, adapting and identifying implications for the organisations supported
• Ability to use resources effectively, working with colleagues and Board members to identify opportunities and manage risks around programme development.
• Willing to travel across Scotland to meet with portfolio organisations and others from time to time
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presenting complex issues clearly for diverse partners and audiences through various channels.
• Ability to demonstrate the highest standards of discretion and integrity.
Experience / Essential
• Qualified to degree level or equivalent relevant professional qualification and experience.
• People management and senior leadership experience, growing individual and organisational capacity and contributing to an organisation’s senior team or strategic approach.
• Experience working with senior stakeholders and partners in an influencing and stakeholder management role
• Proactive self-starter who can manage multiple priorities and make sound decisions using initiative to achieve successful outcomes
• Demonstrable experience of working with colleagues from different teams, engaging colleagues to build a strong learning culture.
• Demonstrable experience of nurturing relationships with people, partners and networks across different functions, stakeholder groups to generate valuable insights and gauge impact using different methods
Due to expansion and staff retirement, we have opportunities for four Fund Managers to join and lead three areas of our work: CashBack for Communities; Learning Disabilities; and Survivors.
Fund Managers require a core set of skills however each programme has bespoke aims and therefore each Fund Manager role has a detailed Job description and person specification.
Are you a strategic thinker with a track record in service delivery with the drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities and be able to bring influence both internally and externally?
We are looking for someone to be our Head of Independent Living, you will have operated at a senior management level and will be an integral part of a high performing team to lead the charity to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support.
You will join Sight Scotland Veterans as we launch our 3-year strategy. As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will share responsibility for the delivery of the charity’s goals by helping the charity achieve its strategic ambition. As the charity seeks to change, grow and innovate, you will lead on a range of cross functional strategies developing new and redesigning existing service offers to strategically align and increase service provision and involvement.
You will have direct responsibility for the charity’s Independent Living Services which includes community based support, rehabilitation, assistive technology and information events.
Your role will involve developing and embedding practice frameworks for each of the services you manage along with the wider charity and you will lead teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a difference to people’s lives.
This role will be home based with regular travel to our head office in Edinburgh and other Sight Scotland Veterans locations throughout Scotland.
Please contact Clair Bryan, Director of Services to arrange an informal chat about this role clair.bryan@SightScotlandVeterans.org.uk
Partners For Integration and Improvement
Health and Social Care Integration
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in Dumfries & Galloway. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
The post is home based with travel where necessary, based and is hosted by Scottish Care.
This is a great time to join the Support Team at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as we are developing and expanding services in response to the demand from those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.
Reporting to the Direct Services Manager North, this an exciting opportunity for a caring and motivated person to help us organise accessible activities and events in the North for families, children, young people and adults affected by Spina Bifida and/or hydrocephalus.
A Qualification in health/social care/wellbeing or relevant experience in related field is essential and the post will be ideally suited to a person with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good working relationships with a wide range of service users, carers and partner agencies.
The ideal candidate will also be proactive, resourceful, capable and willing to make good things happen.
Own car and a full driving licence is essential.
Excellent employment package including: Flexible working hours, contributory pension scheme, paid expenses, death in service benefit
SBH Scotland is an equal opportunities employer
If you have a ‘Can do’ approach and are enthusiastic we’d love to hear from you.
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of communities and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline, publications and workshops. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Our Fundraising Team are looking for an Interim Fundraising & Marketing Assistant to provide administrative support to fundraising and marketing initiatives and create and maintain efficient processes for managing donor information and income.
The post will be a blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home-based work.
Due to the Covid outbreak in the UK, we have adapted our way of working to ensure the ongoing delivery of services, while minimising risk to our employees. Depending on guidance from the Scottish Government regarding the lifting of lockdown restrictions, this role may initially be completely home based, incorporating office work and face to face contact when it is safe to do so.
In return for your expertise and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, a range of learning and development opportunities, optional healthcare benefits and a contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 9%.
If you have the skills, experience and ambition required to fulfil this role, then please apply now.
Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help more people enjoy the benefits of walking. This is an exciting time to join the Ramblers team and a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of the charity.
Ramblers Scotland is looking for a highly experienced project officer to lead and manage this exciting project which involves working with communities across Scotland who face barriers to participation, to map and promote their local path networks.
This role will form a significant new element of our Mapping Scotland’s Paths (MSP) project, which is creating a digital map of Scotland’s paths. Through the work of volunteers we are now starting to audit the paths and add information, which will help with accessibility for users, such as the surface and gradient of the path and presence of steps.
The successful candidate will reach out to 10 communities across Scotland to recruit and engage volunteers in mapping their local path network on to the database and then to promote the paths within their communities. As well as setting targets, managing volunteers and promoting the project through various media platforms, the role will involve engaging effectively with partner organisations including local authorities and walking groups.
This is an exciting time to join the Ramblers Scotland team and a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact within a range of communities, as part of a wider national initiative.
Essential Requirements include:
We are growing our team by employing a Digital Learning & Admin Assistant to support our newly launched social enterprise, JRS Knowhow, to develop our systems and services, to enable us to reach new partners and clients.
We are looking for someone with an interest in both digital and learning and development, who is keen to work for a value-driven organisation in the non-profit sector.
Our vision is a Scotland where people understand their rights and how to protect them, and organisations understand their legal duties to promote equality and identify how to work towards a fairer, more equal and inclusive society. We aim to make training and learning accessible, inclusive, engaging and fun.
We are particularly looking for someone with strong writing and IT skills, who is highly organised, dynamic and enjoys creative projects. A degree or relevant qualification is not a prerequisite for this role.
Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) is Scotland’s national reuse, repair, and recycling charity. At CRNS we have a vision to see a circular economy in Scotland where resources are not wasted, but instead reused, repaired, and recycled.
We are a network organisation, representing and supporting over 170 charities and social enterprises who help us work towards making our vision a reality. Our membership is always growing, and ranges from bike projects to repair cafes, tool libraries to food banks, charity shops to environmental education charities. What unites them is delivering the social and environmental benefits which flow from a more circular economy.
Part of the important work we do to support a circular economy is our Reuse Consortium. A self-sustaining business model, the consortium is made up of CRNS members who provide reuse furniture and white goods to local authorities across Scotland through a Scotland Excel Framework Agreement. CRNS is the lead partner in this Consortium.
The Reuse Consortium Coordinator is responsible for managing, developing, and promoting the Reuse Consortium across Scotland. As the CRNS staff member with specific focus on the consortium, it’s continued success will rely on your organisation, networking, relationship building, communication skills and desire to generate buzz and business for our consortium members. This is a great opportunity to bring your own ideas and enthusiasm to an established reuse business that supports people and the planet.
We are also determined to get the right person to join our strong team which is why we are open to exploring different options regarding place of work from office based to remote working. Regarding hours of work we are most likely to recruit at the level of 4 days per week but would like you to state your preference or requirements in your application.
Perhaps you have experience with Local Authorities and Housing Associations across Scotland and are attracted by our social and environmental purpose. Or maybe you are working in a project coordinator role in the third sector and are looking for a fresh challenge. Either way you should be a strong team-player, proactive self-starter, have excellent communication skills and be committed to high standards of delivery.
This is a really exciting time to join CRNS. We are about to rebrand and rename ourselves which will help us to position the organisation and the Consortium for future growth.