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.
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) (email@example.com).
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.
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).
The Prince's Trust believes all young people should have the chance to succeed and that young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us. The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues, or some have been in trouble with the law. Our job is to inspire and support young people, to help them reach their potential so that they can thrive and society can prosper.
To help us support the young people in our target groups, we are looking for a Delivery Support Coordinator to join our Delivery Support team in Glasgow.
As a Delivery Support Coordinator, you will be providing a warm and welcoming reception for young people, staff and visitors over the phone and in person. You will be indirectly supporting young people by ensuring that the Glasgow Centre operates safely and efficiently. You will be responsible for the management of delivery space, facilities compliance and the control of office equipment and supplies. Having previous administrational experience is beneficial but not essential.
To be successful in this role, you must have a good understanding of the challenges young people within our target groups face, to assist our teams in delivering a first-class experience. You will often be the first person our young people come in to contact with, so it is essential that they feel welcomed in a non-judgemental atmosphere.
If you are up for a challenge and working in a great team, we would love to hear from you! Your application will be a CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement must provide evidence of how you have acquired and applied each of the essential skills, knowledge and experience criteria and if possible, each of the desirable skills, knowledge and experience criteria, outlined in the job description, in current and previous roles, or other scenarios.
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated Communications Officer to join our team in the Glasgow office (home working until further notice). You will have responsibility for supporting the Marketing & Communications Manager in developing and delivering includem’s public affairs, media, marketing, and communication programme raising awareness of the organisation with a wide range of stakeholders.
Includem’s communications function sits within the Development Team which includes strategy, fundraising, business development and contract management. You will work closely with the wider team to ensure their work is effectively communicated to internal and external audiences. You will engage with the wider includem workforce on a regular basis.
Responsible for a variety of tasks supporting our internal and external communications, collate information, write and disseminate material for a range of audiences using a variety of mediums and help to coordinate stakeholder engagement.
To succeed in this role, you should be passionate, think creatively, work independently and as part of a team, and have excellent communication, interpersonal and digital skills.
What does the role involve?
The Communications Officer will be responsible for a range of activities including the following:
• Supporting the Marketing & Communications Manager in delivering the organisation's communications & marketing strategies
• Engage with a range of stakeholders including elected representatives and media to increase the profile of the organisation working alongside the wider Development Team
• Work closely with colleagues across the organisation to identify and produce news stories and case studies for press, website, funding reports, and service contract reports
• Proactively identify, initiate, and manage ideas for PR and approach and brief broadcasters journalists and feature-writers building a network of contacts
• Source and generate content for includem’s social media accounts and website
• Draft press releases, commission and contribute articles and provide high quality copy for a range of audiences
• Monitor news outlets, consumer, PR and other relevant media agendas and identify PR opportunities. Develop PR media messaging that is consistent with wider organisational positioning, promotes our brand and speaks clearly to key audiences
• Track and report back on media coverage through internal communications
• Support the Charity’s marketing activity as required
• Support the delivery of includem stakeholder engagement events across Scotland.
• Identify and attend relevant conferences, events and meetings
• Help build and maintain includem brand reputation, acting as a brand champion, ensuring consistent branding is used
• Support the wider Development Team as needed, for example, in the writing of bids tenders, funding applications and policy submissions
• Required to work occasional evenings and weekends, as agreed with your line manager
• Any other task as identified by the Marketing & Communications Manager
• Having a driving license and access to a car is desirable but not essential
• The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland Check
We value our staff and employee benefits include:
• A full and robust training and induction programme
• Holiday entitlement of 28 days rising to 31 with length of service and 9 public holidays
• Enhanced Employer Pension Contributions
• Free Confidential Employee Counselling Service
• Access to Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation
• Company Mobile Phone and Laptop
• Access to the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Credit Union
• Discounted holidays and associated benefits
• Access to discounts which includes gym memberships, high street shops, online retailers, travel, insurance
• Family friendly policies
Includem are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is an independent Scottish charity, whose mission is to be the community of support, kindness and challenge where people can help each other, can secure the expert help they need, and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them. We offer vital advice, support and information to those affected so that they can live the lives they want to live and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.
The main purpose of the Shop Manager is to generate income by managing the Boutique shop effectively and commercially, to create a unique shopping experience for customers and donors while maintaining the high standards set by CHSS.
To identify high value items and to effectively display and promote, in order to support delivery of financial targets.
The Shop Manager is part of the CHSS retail team and is expected to contribute to the department’s goal of raising revenue to support the work of the charity.
This is a full time post working 32.5 hours per week, 10am to 5pm over 5 days.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.
This role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity, to following practices, and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. CHSS aims to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.
Crossroads Caring Scotland provides care and support to enable people to remain in their own home. Established as a charity in Scotland in 1978, we have services across Scotland and pride ourselves in the support we provide each other as a team and our not-for-profit ethos.
As a result of an internal restructure to support the strategic direction of the organisation, two new posts have been created. Reporting to the Head of Operations both posts will provide leadership and direction to operational services, driving continuous improvement in service delivery and meeting the needs and aspirations of our Service users. This is an exciting time to join an organisation which is implementing a number of changes, ensuring it continues to meet the challenges and opportunities in the health and social care sector. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a demonstrable difference to people’s lives, then we want to hear from you.
You will demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding of management of multi-site care operations, as well as being educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline. You will be a confident communicator, able to establish effective and positive working relationships with external and internal stakeholders, to drive innovation and develop new services.
You will be required to participate in a senior management on call rota, for which you will receive an additional allowance. As travel will be required across Services a driving licence is essential. In return we offer a generous package including 36 days annual leave and generous pension contributions.
To discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Fiona Henderson, Head of Operations or Margaret McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer on 0141 226 3793.
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COVEY are seeking a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.
We are looking for an experienced Group Facilitator to join our growing team, supporting young people in our Befriending Groups, with the following essential elements:
This post will involve evening work. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.