The Labour Party is looking to recruit a Major Donor Officer to expand the Fundraising team, but will be based in Scotland. The post-holder will develop the Labour Party’s fundraising programme in Scotland.
We are looking for an experienced relationship-fundraiser with a strong track record in securing individual gifts to support specific projects and campaigns. The successful candidate will be proactive, forward-thinking and passionate.
This is an opportunity to work directly with the Head of Fundraising and take on responsibility to build the Scottish Labour Party’s fundraising programme in line with the UK fundraising strategy.
The successful candidate will have prior experience of fundraising from individuals, proven experience in securing 5 and 6 figure gifts, ability to write compelling cases for support and donor reports and experience in developing fundraising appeals
An opportunity to change the lives of young people
Leader sought for ambitious North Edinburgh youth project
Fetlor Youth Club is building on its 100-year tradition of youth work and we’re looking to appoint dynamic and experienced Director to lead us from our strong foundation of traditional youth work towards a hub model of partnership working so we can maximise our impact and reach and ensure we can serve young people more holistically.
Based in our modern youth hub building, our successful candidate will manage a small and dedicated team.
You will have demonstrable skills as strategic leader with good management and commercial experience. An interest in improving the lives of young people from disadvantaged communities is also crucial.
Your role will involve:
1) Leadership of the FetLor team.
2) Building and maintaining strong and effective partnerships which collectively strengthen the support available to young people in north Edinburgh.
3) Creating and implementing a strategic plan that ensures the long-term sustainability of FetLor.
Competitive salary of c. £55k pro rata
The benefits include flexible working and on-site childcare facilities.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) was established in 1783 for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge. Their contemporary mission remains very much the same: harnessing a diversity of knowledge and expertise and deploying it for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world – in the words of their strapline, ‘knowledge made useful’.
Embarking on the development of their new strategic framework and as they continue on a journey of change to enhance their impact, RSE are looking to recruit into the pivotal role of Director of Finance and Corporate Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive and with overall responsibility for the leadership, strategic development and operational success of the finance and wider corporate functions, you will ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the organisation. Acting as the lead source of advice regarding financial policies, IT, HR, the venue and corporate governance and as part of a small Senior Leadership Management Team, you will directly contribute at a strategic level to the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability and impact of RSE.
A fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management, ideally gained within the charitable sector, you will have significant experience of operating at a senior level ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, sound corporate governance and providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making. An accomplished communicator, the successful candidate will have highly developed people skills with an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders and develop high performing teams. You should also be able to demonstrate:
Venture Trust is an amazing personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who need urgent help to break free of the many complex challenges that stop them from realising their potential. Our strengths lie in the relationships and bonds we forge. We never judge, are passionate about our positive approach to personal development and harness the truly transformational benefit of being outdoors, amongst nature, in our wonderful country.
Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively focus on an individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills, building confidence and motivation. We want no one left behind struggling and for everyone to succeed. Over the next three years we aim to help 2,000 people. We need a Head of Finance to be part of an exciting journey that makes our vision a reality. We believe that with our partners we can beat the challenge of inequality in Scottish society.
The leadership role of Head of Finance is a key one for the organisation; you will lead a team of 4 and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team will report to the CEO. Providing the financial and HR leadership across the organisation and advising on all aspects of charity and company internal control and governance. We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, who is curious, insightful and cares about people and relationships, to drive impact and sustainability and support our people to maximise their contribution in achieving our goals.
To be considered for the role, you will have senior accountancy experience, including external statutory reporting and audit. You will also have experience of successfully leading and managing teams, and of successful project management and development. An appropriate professional qualification(s) is essential and knowledge and experience of HR systems, policy and practice; information management and data security would be advantageous. Developing and maintaining relationships, policies and processes which maximise our effectiveness is at the core of this role. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.
For more information on the organisation please visit: venturetrust.org.uk
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Amelia Morgan, CEO on 0131 228 7700.
As the successful candidate you will be responsible for the design and delivery of employability training Currently, we have a particular focus on Rural Skills and Construction however we will be looking to develop training programmes into other sectors, e. hospitality.
You will also assume the role of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) coordinator. This will include management of the training budget and the development of new training contracts, liason with key stakeholders and assessment and verification of all certificated courses.
You will manage a small but expanding team of trainers, support staff and volunteers and report regularly to the Ridge board of trustees.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a background in training / teaching who is flexible, imaginative and enthusiastic about developing the skills of individuals to help realise their full potential.
This role is for an initial 4-month period with a view to evolving into a permanent position depending on realising successful funding streams
The initial 4-month role will be on a self-employed basis.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to work within our Technical Team at Home Energy Scotland as an In-home Specialist Energy Advisor. We have an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent customer service and engagement skills to join our team to support with delivering our Energy Carer service.
The primary purpose of this role is to represent and promote the Home Energy Scotland (HES) Energy Carer service, which is designed to help those struggling to heat their homes, to access appropriate support to achieve a level of affordable warmth. You will do this by supporting householders remotely either over the phone or on online platforms and through our home visit service.
You will also have an opportunity to contribute to the Advice Centre’s programme of outreach events with partners, such as workshops and advice surgeries as well as training events for existing and new partner organisations. This service is at the forefront to tackling fuel poverty in Scotland which can make it very challenging and rewarding.
Our ideal candidate
You will relish the challenge of doing a job that makes a tangible difference to people’s lives. You will be committed to offering first-class customer service and have excellent communication skills – both verbal and written. You will be someone who enjoys interacting with customers and who is comfortable delivering advice both face-to-face and on the telephone. You will like variety, be flexible in your approach and be a real team player. You will have a good working knowledge of the current support available to householders to help them stay warm at home. As the role involves a significant amount of travel across south-east Scotland, a full valid driving licence or other ways of fulfilling the mobility requirements of the job is essential
We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
This post is funded by the National Lottery Young Start to support a new project called Get Hired. Get Hired has developed from our partnership project, Maximise!, which works to identify vulnerable families who need additional support to increase household income. We view this as a response that will prevent poverty and reduce the likelihood of a ‘lost generation’ post Covid.
• The Worker will directly engage with 20 of the most disadvantaged young people in our Maximise! service, many who are care experienced and at high risk of long-term unemployment.
• The Worker will offer support and upskilling, mostly virtually, building trust and linking into our wider skills and employability services to help move each young person into a positive destination.
• The Worker will manage a small fund of £10,000 to help remove barriers and aid progression.
Please note this is a part-time post with flexible hours, minimum 20 and maximum 30 hours per week. Hours and working pattern are negotiable.
Secondments will be considered.
This Post is based within our Advice Team, in Edinburgh, and will operate as part of a ‘Maximise!’ project in partnership with Children 1st.
Advice Sessions will be provided in specified schools in Edinburgh. The aim of the Service is to address financial and social pressures on families and individuals in order to promote a more stable and supportive family environment for the children attending the school – and thereby supporting pupil attainment.
The model of provision will, typically, involve a half day of direct client contact, followed up with a further half-day casework, per participating school. The direct client contact will usually take place at the school, with the casework undertaken at CHAI’s main office or other appropriate venue.
The Advice Worker (Schools) will also be expected to contribute to the futher development and extension of the ‘Maximise!’ model.
This Post is based within our Advice & Employability Team in Edinburgh and will operate as part of a “Early Years Maximise!” project, and as part of the wider “Maximise!” service across schools in Edinburgh, in partnership with Children 1st.
Employability support sessions will be provided in 5 Early Year Centres in Edinburgh - Moffat, Greendykes, Craigmillar, Fort and Granton. The aim of the service is to provide support to high risk families with children aged between 0 and 5 that are known to have a recurring need for support and face multiple barriers to moving out of poverty. The project will work with families with a long-established pattern of unemployment across generations who experience complex multiple barriers to employment.
With social distance measures in place, the Development Worker will contact families on the phone until it is safe to book appointments in the Early Year Centres and outreach venues. Casework will also be undertaken from home when possible.
The Development Worker will also be expected to contribute to the further development and extension of the “Early Years Maximise!” model.
Money Advice Scotland (MAS) – Scotland’s money charity, is seeking to appoint a Subject Matter Expert (money advice) to provide content for future training provision. This is a temporary post, until 31 March 2021.
This is a very exciting point in the history of Money Advice Scotland, as we moved to a digital platform to deliver the training programme, which is a collaboration with Citizens Advice Scotland.
We are seeking a dynamic forward-thinking individual who shares our passion in being “the driving force towards financial wellbeing for the people of Scotland”. See our strategy document and impact report.
Money Advice Scotland has a membership drawn from local authorities, CABx, housing associations, voluntary sector projects, insolvency practitioners, all of whom have an interest in the provision of money advice and/or financial capability/education. Training provision is one of our core functions and we work closely with Citizens Advice Scotland in providing the overall training programme for the money advice field in Scotland.
We particularly wish to appoint a Subject Matter Expert who has significant knowledge of money advice, writing training materials, including assessment and evaluation of learning.
This post is well positioned to have a real opportunity to shape and shift the future of money advice training in Scotland.
MAS holds the Investor in People Gold standard reflecting our own continued commitment of developing the staff who are at the heart of the services we provide to members.
We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise. We need someone who can work as part of the team and continue that reputation moving forward.
Money Advice Scotland supports flexible working. We need to recruit the right person with the right skills to deliver the content for the training programme. It is an exciting time of change, and the blended approach is enabling us to reach out to communities across Scotland.
So, if you are the person we are looking for, then don’t hesitate and apply.