We’re on a journey to create fairer communities by facilitating 10 million social entrepreneurs globally by 2030. Do you want to help make this a reality?
We are looking for a values-driven leader to join our highly skilled, motivated, and supportive team as Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (Scotland).
In their 10 year Strategy for Social Enterprise, the Scottish Government announced its ambition to see a social enterprise in every school in Scotland. We have been tasked with leading on the delivery of this goal.
Since the Social Enterprise Schools programme began we’ve had over 2,000 school engagements (primary and secondary) in around 1400 schools spread across Scotland and in that time we have seen young people change how they see themselves and grow hugely in confidence while building essential skills for the future. We work with primary and secondary schools, and schools for young people with additional support needs.
The Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (Scotland) provides a cornerstone to the vision and direction of the organisation and will drive the growth of this programme in Scotland. We are looking for someone with a passion for changing lives, supporting young people and who understands the power of social enterprise. We believe this provides an opportunity to drive both transformational learning for the young people and also the opportunity to create positive social change and fairer communities. We are seeing the young people become assets in their community. It’s inspiring stuff!
Previous experience of a leadership position is essential, including the ability to work strategically, think creatively, build relationships and set an inspiring direction and vision for others. A key objective will be to help move Social Enterprise Schools onto a sustainable footing in the medium term, therefore previous experience of generating income is highly desirable.
You will lead a talented team who are geographically spread across Scotland. You will be an experienced people manager with the ability to nurture talent and empower others to grow and develop, working with freedom and autonomy.
Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.
This role is responsible for leading the growth of Social Enterprise Schools in Scotland and for securing the sustainability and delivery of the programme. The post holder is a member of the Operational Leadership Team and collectively accountable for decision-making across a range of organisational and strategic matters with individual accountability for a main business function.
The post holder is accountable for the success and sustainability of Social Enterprise Schools activity in Scotland, nurturing and developing strategic partnerships and delivering on financial targets. The post holder works in close collaboration with the Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (England), the Chief Executive and the Head of Sustainable Business to shape the overall strategy and relationship management of this area of work. Therefore, experience of generating income, leading a strategy and working creatively and collaboratively are highly desirable in this role.
The post holder will lead a highly skilled team and experience of people and team management, as well as supporting wellbeing, is required.
Main Duties and Accountabilities
·Lead the strategic direction of Social Enterprise Schools in Scotland, overseeing operational delivery and driving an inspiring and sustainable future for this area of the business.
·Accountable for securing the financial sustainability of Social Enterprise Schools through income generating activities such as sponsorship, fundraising and sales. The post holder will work collaboratively with the Chief Executive, Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (England) and Head of Sustainable Business in this area.
·Undertake external influencing and relationship management across a range of sector-specific strategic and delivery partners at senior level. The post holder is expected to monitor Education reform and maintain awareness of emerging policy - ensuring the Scottish programme’s development and delivery is informed by insight into current sectoral developments.
·As part of the Operational Leadership Team, contribute to strategic, financial and operational decision-making across all aspects of the business and make recommendations to the Strategic Leadership Team as required.
·Contribute to the growth and profile of Social Enterprise Schools both domestically and internationally in collaboration with the Head of International, Head of Social Enterprise Schools (England) and the Chief Executive.
·Line manage allocated posts, oversee workload allocation, lead and grow the skills and capacity of the allocated staff team and ensure its wellbeing. Leading recruitment of staff where required.
For a full set of criteria and further information about Social Enterprise Schools and how to apply please download the recruitment pack from our website.
At the Social Enterprise Academy, we believe social entrepreneurs play an essential role in changing the world.
We strengthen their role in local communities through transformational learning programmes that will increase their community impact.
Our programmes are accredited, responsive to learner needs, and are delivered by experienced facilitators who are social change leaders themselves.
Since 2004, we have delivered over 1,900 learning programmes to 28,000+ learners in over 30 countries. We have also engaged over 55,000 young people around the world, using social enterprise as a tool to help them reach their full potential and create positive change in their communities.
We are seeking an experienced and creative Senior Production Chef to support the development and implementation of our Catalyst Kitchen Programme.
Could this be you?
In this new role, we are looking for someone who has worked in large-scale food production i.e. school kitchens, commercial catering, commercial food production, hospital canteens and has a passion for creating simple but good quality food. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative and able to work as part of a team or independently. Ideally, they will have an interest in how we create and deliver solutions to one of today’s rising issues: food poverty. They will also have the desire to share their culinary skills with others through our Learn to Cook programme.
Are you an approachable, supportive and knowledgeable HR professional with strong communication skills and a desire to make a difference to the lives of children in Scotland? Could you help steer our HR function as we refresh our staff handbook/HR policies and procedures, develop our learning and development plan and further embed the use of competencies across the organisation. If so, read on...
About this role
Following the recent retirement of our long standing and much valued HR and Office manager we are excited to be in a position to now recruit a new dedicated HR manager to our team.
This role will ensure our staff are well supported from a HR perspective, that Children in Scotland complies with all employment related laws and regulations and demonstrates best practice in this important part of our central services function.
You will ensure that our HR related practices, policies and procedures are clear, fair and legally compliant, line managers are supported in their roles and employee wellbeing is at the heart of our organisation’s culture.
As HR manager you will:
You will take a values based approach to your work.
You will support our almost 50 valued employees and bank of associates in the delivery of our important work for and with the children of Scotland and those who work with and support them. Your work will contribute to our organisations continued journey towards long term sustainability and achieving our net zero ambitions.
You will be ready to hit the ground running but we will offer you an excellent induction and support through the first few months, which will then turn into longer-term development opportunities. You will join a brilliant group of supportive staff who are passionate about making a difference to children’s lives and work hard to achieve this.
Children in Scotland values the contribution of all our staff, whatever their background. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open processes, with appointment on merit. We welcome applications from everyone.
About Children in Scotland
Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.
By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland. We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights.
Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.
*Location:Children in Scotland is Edinburgh based but, until further notice, this role will be remote/home-based, with some travel required for in person meetings, and with the option of use of office space in Edinburgh and/or Glasgow.
Looking for an opportunity to work for a flexible and family friendly organisation with good pay and conditions?
SCVO is the membership organisation for the voluntary sector in Scotland and we take pride in being a good employer. Our staff can work a blend of office and home working and flexible working requests are a ‘day one right’.
We’re looking for an administrative support officer to join us and support our senior leadership team and board of trustees. We’re looking for someone with the ability to provide administrative support at an executive level, with an understanding of charity governance and working with boards. The role will include a variety of duties including organising and coordinating meetings and travel, preparing accurate minutes and other written correspondence, playing a key role in organising our board of trustees, committees, senior leadership team, staff conferences and monthly all-staff meetings.
This is a full-time role (35 hours per week), we will fully consider part-time hours and job shares. This role can be worked from home with some in-person, in-office meetings (on average once a week). You will be expected to join board and committee meetings in person, these normally take place in our Edinburgh city centre office four times a year.
*Location: This post can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy. This role will involve some in person, office working (on average once a week).
The Head of Services will work as part of the Senior Management Team for Cosgrove Care with a key focus on the design, delivery, and development of high quality services which are fully compliant with regulatory bodies and meet and exceed expected standards. The Head of Services will lead key members of operational staff to deliver against the strategy, ensuring efficient, effective and person centred supports are provided. The post holder will work with the Corporate Management Team (CMT) to develop and implement a clear strategic direction for Cosgrove which includes developing new service models, securing outcomes focused provision and supporting the diversification of income. The development of innovative approaches to practice is key to this role. So too is engaging and developing a high performing operational team.
Essential skills and experience
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.