Since 1998, Bridging the Gap has improved the lives of young people, families, and members of the wider community by providing opportunities for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to discover common ground.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and supportive Chief Executive Officer who will provide strategic direction for the charity and its staff, have responsibility for the delivery of a growing range of activities and projects, and facilitate community and cross-sector engagement with professionalism, enthusiasm and sensitivity.
The successful candidate must have sound leadership experience, knowledge of the voluntary sector, awareness of relevant legislation, and excellent financial management skills, including 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.
You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families recover from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.
As Head of Finance, you will be the source of technical advice and guidance on all areas of finance. As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for delivering effective strategic financial planning and supporting funding applications, along with robust financial management, budgeting, risk management, taxation, investment and procurement practices across the Charity.
You will be a qualified accountant, with PQE gained in the Charity sector in a senior finance role and have a strong understanding of Charity Accounting and Governance, and Taxation.
Very much a team player, you will need to be comfortable operating both strategically and tactically and bring a rigorous approach to your work, while building strong and effective relationships with colleagues.
This a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week. You will be working remotely initially and once we move to blended working; we anticipate you working from our Edinburgh base around 2 days per week.
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) is an independent charitable trust who work to promote, manage, and maintain Fife’s exceptional outdoor spaces. We are an organisation driven by a passion for Fife’s natural heritage and a commitment to promoting understanding and care for the natural environment through outdoor learning; and are currently seeking a ‘Head of Conservation & Engagement’ who will be an integral part in driving our work forward. We believe that our people are our greatest asset and look to employ individuals who bring a positive, energetic, constructive, and committed attitude to the workplace.
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills in English, and the ability to work effectively as part of a close-knit team. Managing multiple demands and prioritizing effectively will be essential in leading and inspiring your team in the development and delivery of the FCCT’s Conservation and Engagement Plan.
Applicants should also be able to demonstrate the ability to think creatively and strategically at a senior level, and have experience managing diverse teams with broad ranging objectives.
• A degree or equivalent professional qualification in a subject relevant to the post;
• Experience of managing staff and a demonstrable ability to lead, motivate, and develop diverse teams;
• Build strong and effective community partnerships and stakeholder relationships representing the Trust as appropriate.
• Build partnerships to support the Trust’s environmental and access agendas ensuring we add value rather than duplicate effort.
• Experience of project and budget management with a track record of delivering projects on time and on budget;
• A clear ability to take initiative, support a vision and drive innovative approaches to influence the actions of others;
• A full UK driving licence or access to a driver if disability prevents driving.
This post is a full-time (36 hours per week) permanent post with an annual salary from £36473 - £44282. Work will be delivered over a five-day week but may include some evening and weekend work as required. Additional benefits include:
• Holiday entitlement of 24 days (rising to 29 days after the completion of 5 years of service) plus 8 days Public Holiday;
• Competitive pension contribution;
• Access to Cycle to Work Scheme;
• Access to training and professional development;
• Flexible working.
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. Our own strategic vision sits across 3 priorities: psychological wellbeing, suicide prevention and care and support with areas of focus including workplaces, children and young people’s mental health, sport and physical activity and our national programmes on anti-bullying and anti-stigma and discrimination.
We have established a strong supporter and partnership base with c30,000 relationships on our supporter database, 60 corporate partners and have a number of existing strategic partnerships with organisations to deliver multiple national and community based programmes. We campaign and influence across the country for people’s mental health. In the past year we engaged with over 7,000 people to influence national policy and our own strategy and continue to be viewed strongly by key decision makers with SAMH being considered the most effective charity 5 out the last 6 years in a survey of MSPs.
We are now looking to appoint a new Director of Delivery & Service Development. With over 50 community based services across Scotland, SAMH is at the forefront of providing person centred and recovery focused support to people with mental health problems. Across this range of locality based services; including health and social care, employment, primary care; distress interventions and therapeutic approaches; you will lead teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a real difference to people’s lives.
As a key member of the Executive Team and Senior Management you will shape the SAMH Strategy and ensure the delivery and development functions work in support of the organisations ambitious plans for the coming years. Specifically, you will lead the transformational change of psychological wellbeing and the development and redesign of our core service offers will both be crucial features of the post as the organisation seeks to change, grow and innovate at a critical time in mental health.
The ideal candidate will have operated at senior management level, have drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities and be able to bring influence to bear in the external environment. A strategic thinker with a track record in delivery too, we are looking for someone who can be part of a high performing team to lead the organisation to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support. Considerable experience of financial management and an understanding of economic drivers will be essential in a field where contract delivery and results are key.
Change-makers sought! Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?
We’re looking for an experienced professional to help us to improve the lives of children, young people and care leavers by supporting the stability and security all children and young people have a right to.
As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, CELCIS works to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, their families and carers, and care leavers, by supporting the people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in the services, practices and skills they use.
We’re looking for someone to be part of our Children’s Services Implementation team who’ll bring passion, insight and understanding to our work focussed on enabling effective family support and, where needed, high quality alternative care for children and young people. This role will work with partners and stakeholders to create the readiness and conditions necessary to support transformational change in practice.
This involves working with children’s services, other partner organisations and with those who have lived experience to support and embed impactful systems change and improvement. With others in the team, this post will support the development of genuine partnerships, groups and forums to share and embed best evidence and to facilitate staged based approaches to change. At CELCIS we apply a variety of methodologies across our work, within this team there is a particular focus on the use of Implementation approaches to drive, enable and embed sustainable complex change.
Central to the role is the ability to apply evidence based approaches, facilitation, coaching and practical skills to support improvement and support implementation of innovative and evidence-based practices that will better meet the needs of children, families and carers. The role would suit candidates with compassion, sensitivity and the strong relationship-building skills required to support, facilitate and encourage systemic and strategic change in practices.
Do you have experience of working within the children’s care and protection sector? Can you demonstrate a deep understanding of and commitment the change and improvement set out in the Promise Change Plan, and respecting lived experience of care? Are you passionate about using improvement approaches to make this happen?
You will have an appropriate professional qualification / relevant degree, with substantial practical experience and evidence of successful collaborative working, including experience of using an improvement and implementation approach.
Does this sound like you? Apply now.
Funding for the post: Like for all colleagues in the team, this post is initially funded for 12 months, with a further 2 years of funding indicated by Scottish Government. CELCIS has received funding in this way from Scottish Government since 2010 where we agree our funding level every year, as well as agree the next two years indicative level.
All CELCIS staff are working remotely at home until the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (we are based in the Curran Building at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). Flexibility for blended working arrangements (from home, in the office, and travel to work with local partners as required for the role) can be available and we are happy to discuss.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Claire Burns, Director (Acting) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Wise Group is a leading social enterprise helping to lift people out of poverty across the UK. In 2020 the Wise Group supported over 40,000 people through various services and programmes across three key areas – employability, energy advice & advocacy and community justice. The Wise Group builds better lives, better communities, and stronger businesses in partnership with a diverse range of organisations across the UK.
The fallout from covid has impacted us all and The Wise Group have been working tirelessly to support those in need throughout 2020 and 2021, providing tailored services and embracing new organisational values. They want to attract exceptional people that want to join their winning team. The group have achieved so much in the last 12 months that they are on a high. Revenue has increased by 50% in this period to accommodate the delivery of key contracts and services. The Group expects this growth to continue as their services are in high demand UK wide.
The Wise Group now has an ever-growing pool of opportunity and they are looking to recruit a new Bid Lead. This post will own and manage all aspects of bidding to grow the enterprise income through competitive tenders, grant awards and other sources. The Bid Lead will project manage and continue to develop and improve the bid process whilst producing high quality, engaging proposals.
We are seeking enthusiastic candidates with a strong track record in bid management who can work with a range of stakeholders and lead teams. The role is open to bid experts from any background, if relevance and capability are highlighted within your application.
Scottish Adoption delivers high quality placement and adoption support services. The bulk of our services are delivered across Edinburgh and the Lothians, although we work with Local Authorities from across Scotland and other parts of the UK. We are an ambitious organisation with strong governance. In recent years we have undertaken a journey of incremental growth, combined with launching a number of adoption support initiatives including our sector leading Adoption Therapy Centre for Children.
Scottish Adoption is seeking a new Chief Executive who will be responsible for providing leadership, developing, and implementing Scottish Adoption's strategic and operational plans, partnership and being an effective advocate for the charity and the families it serves. You will lead and work with a team of 30 permanent staff and a pool of freelance staff. They will be responsible for ensuring financial control as well as supporting and advising on service delivery and maintaining good governance across all aspects of Scottish Adoption.
To be considered for the role you must meet the following criteria:
- Recognised social work qualification and registered with (or eligible to register with) the Scottish Social Services Council.
- Evidence of continuous professional development relevant to the role.
- Experience of leading people successfully through progressive development, innovation, and projects to deliver strategic development plans.
- Recognised as a highly professional and effective partner and communicator.
- Experience and proven success in leading a teams or significant projects/programmes which include budgets, people, and stakeholders.
- In depth knowledge and experience of managing Adoption and Fostering services.
For a confidential discussion contact Debbie Shields on 0141 212 7555.
Your New Organisation
ILF Scotland (ilf.scot) is a Non-Departmental Scottish Public Body (NDPB) constituted as a company limited by guarantee. We were created following the closure of the UK ILF in June 2015 and have been administering Scottish ILF funding for existing fund recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland since 1st July 2015.
ILF Scotland distributes annual funding of approximately £60m to support individual recipients to lead independent lives. Our organisation consists of a dedicated team of around 62, who provide award management services for approximately 5,000 current fund recipients split between the 2015 Fund and Transition Fund.
Our organisation is fully funded by and accountable to, Scottish and Northern Ireland Government Ministers via a Board of Directors. Directors are appointed by Scottish Ministers in-line with the Scottish Public Appointments process.
As a values based organisation, ILF Scotland takes a values led approach to legislative compliance where people and relationship building are a key focus.
Your New Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team where you will be responsible for developing and reviewing ILF Scotland’s Public Policies, Guidance and Procedures based upon your expert understanding of the policy landscape within which ILF Scotland operates, supported by the Director of Policy, Improvement and Engagement.
You will have the opportunity to influence Local Government, Health & Social Care Partnerships / Trusts, COSLA and other decision makers to promote best practice in independent living and encourage cohesion and consistency across key national and local independent living and social care policies. You will also become a source of expert internal advice for colleagues.
You will lead on the successful operation of ILF Scotland’s complaints function in accordance with the Scottish and Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsmen’s’ standard complaints process and be supported by the Director of Policy Improvement and Engagement.
To be successful
You will hold a degree level qualification with a strong and proven track record of success in similar policy role(s) combined with an awareness and knowledge of Health & Social Care in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Scottish and UK Government, and the associated policy landscape. You will also have excellent analytical, written and report writing skills alongside the ability to continually re-prioritise and work to tight deadlines. You will be someone who can present to diverse audiences and demonstrate experience in establishing and developing strong stakeholder relationships.
What we Offer
In return, alongside a competitive salary and the opportunity operate in our award winning, flexible working culture we offer a defined benefit pension scheme with a generous employer contribution and related benefits as well as various discounts and memberships.
At Volunteering Matters, we use the unique power of volunteering to bring people together, build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK and solve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness, to improving health and wellbeing, to building skills, confidence and opportunity, and to ensuring young people can become change-makers in their community; the impact that we have is great. And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we are a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in regional hubs across Scotland, England and Wales. We also have a national Employee Volunteering Team, with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker of tailor-made solutions to employers. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
We are a worthwhile, fun, interesting, challenging, team orientated, collaborative and rewarding place to work!
Due to expansion of the organisation, we are currently recruiting for a Senior Trusts and Philanthropy Manager to support our work across England, Scotland and Wales.
This role will support our volunteers and communities to achieve funding from Trusts, Foundations and Major Donors across England, Scotland and Wales to transform their places. This role will manage our strategic relationships with gatekeeper trusts and major donors to maximise our impact and reach and play a key leadership role in the UK Business Development Team, building a systemic and proactive approach to relationships and business development for the organisation.
We are a values-driven organisation, and are looking for someone who is compassionate, empowering, straightforward, inclusive and positive, to support the vital work of our Partnerships Team building effective stakeholder and funder relationships.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and ambitious directorate team which oversees core functions within the organisation such as communications, impact and I.T.
The post-holder may also contribute to the wider work of Volunteering Matters, such as working groups around Safeguarding, Equality Diversity and Inclusion and others.
Diversity & Inclusion
Volunteering Matters welcomes all applicants and are keen to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the UK and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, along with candidates with any protected characteristics and from disadvantaged groups.
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” section of this advert. To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application or contact email@example.com for more information.
We have also committed to the following pledges which positively encompass our recruitment and selection processes and methodology: The Promise, Show The Salary, Salary History.
Our employee benefits reflect our culture which is built on an approach of full flexibility with accountability and designed to let you make your most positive contribution; we offer Flexible Working by Default (re hours & place of work), Unlimited Annual Leave, Employee Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced sick and family leave.
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.
Change-makers sought! Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?
CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, is an internationally recognised leading improvement and innovation centre based in Scotland at the University of Strathclyde. We are dedicated to supporting change and improvement for children in need of care and protection, their families and carers, and care leavers.
Focused on improving the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection and their families and carers, we support people and organisation’s responsible for their care to make long-lasting changes in services, in systems and the practices and skills they use
We work with organisations and people across Scotland at local and national to level to realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review (2020). The focus of the work of this team is to support those across Scotland, who are working to ensure the stability and permanence of babies, children and young people and also ensure their protection from abuse, harm and neglect.
Our Head of Protection and Permanence leads on how we assist national and local government and their partners to develop and apply evidence-based ways to drive change and improvement in services and practices. The team covers Child Protection, Addressing Neglect, Permanence and supports effective decision making across Children’s Services and will lead on the CELCIS contribution to the Scottish Government Child Protection Improvement Plan and delivery of support to CPC Scotland.
You will have an appropriate Degree, with significant experience of directly relevant roles and considerable experience of leadership and management contributing to and realising an organisation’s strategic and business objectives. You will also have extensive experience of leading complex change projects which have delivered positive and sustainable change.
A member of our Strategic Management Team, you will share responsibility for the planning and delivery of CELCIS’s strategy which prioritises supporting improvements in early help, effective decision making, and quality care, all underpinned by valuing the voice of lived experience. We are seeking a motivated individual with strategic management and leadership experience who can contribute to how we deliver our strategy and meet and exceed key stakeholder expectations.
All CELCIS staff are working remotely at home until the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (we are based in the Curran Building at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). Flexibility for blended working arrangements (from home, in the office, and travel to work with local partners as required for the role) may be available.
Funding for the post: Like all the team, the post is funded for 12 months, with a further 2 years of funding indicated by Scottish Government. CELCIS has received funding in this way from Scottish Government since 2010 where we agree our funding level every year, as well as agreeing the indicative level for the next two years.
Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families and carers. Apply now.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Claire Burns, Acting Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).