The Scottish Trades Union Congress is seeking to recruit a Policy Officer (Equality) to support its work. The post is a full-time permanent position.
The Policy Officer (Equality) will work as part of the Policy, Political Relations and Equality team, assisting with the development and promotion of STUC Policy, with a particular focus on Equality. They will provide Secretariat support and advice to the STUC Equality Committees (Black Workers’ Committee, Disabled Workers’ Committee, LGBT+ Workers’ Committee and Women’s Committee). They will support STUC relations with Government at all levels; prepare draft submissions to policy consultations; prepare briefings, content for speeches and other articles promoting STUC policy and supporting political relations.
The post holder will be working primarily from the Glasgow STUC office though there is a requirement for attendance at external meetings and occasional out of hours work.
Candidates must have a commitment to trade union values.
The Scottish Trades Union Congress is seeking to recruit a full-time, permanent Director of Operations.
The STUC is seeking to recruit to this new and significant senior management role. The role involves management of the STUC’s Human Resources function; oversight and management of the STUC’s Financial operations; significant administrative, regulatory and governance duties - particularly those attached to the STUC General Council Staff Pension Scheme Trustee Board – and facilities, event management and management of STUC Conferencing business activities.
This is a demanding but fulfilling and rewarding role, working at the heart of the trade union movement.
Candidates must have a commitment to trade union values.
ENSA is recruiting an outstanding, experienced individual to undertake the role of Head of Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA). This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who would like to shape and lead an organisation through an interesting and challenging time for Higher Education, where innovation, collaboration and enthusiasm is key.
The successful post holder will provide excellent, proactive and strategic leadership and management. They will have the necessary drive to harness opportunities, in ways commensurate with the values of ENSA, so that the charity achieves its aims and objectives.
Are you an accomplished operational manager with experience of working with communities and partners to develop new initiatives, ideally in the voluntary or public sector? Do you have a desire to play a unique role within a high profile campaigning organisation that’s focused on driving change? Then join Shelter Scotland as Assistant Director – Operations and you could soon be responsible for leading and managing the services we provide in order to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis.
Shelter Scotland has been changing lives since 1968. Through our national network of services, including our website and telephone helpline, we provide vital advice and support to people in housing need across the country. We operate four community hubs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen which work with local communities and stakeholders to identify and take action on local housing issues. We’ve also got an ambitious three year strategy in place that’s set clear and bold goals to be achieved in a complex and turbulent environment, so now is the ideal time to seize this career-defining opportunity that will see you drive change to our services across Scotland.
About the role
We’re proud of the services we provide, but we want them to be even better in the future. We want to enthuse and energise local communities and stakeholders to drive change according to the priorities of local people. This role won’t just be about leading and managing our services, it will also be about taking responsibility for a wide range of associated activities. As a key member of our Executive Leadership Team, you’ll help implement organisation wide initiatives, including a culture development programme. We believe change is possible. We know that in every area where we work, people are deeply concerned about the housing emergency. Our role is to empower and inform people so that together we achieve more than any of us could do alone. You’ll be instrumental in helping make that happen.
As well as proven operational management experience and project/change management skills gained at a senior level, you have a flair for innovation when creating or developing services and are able to work collaboratively and cooperatively to improve and sustain change outcomes. You also relish the challenge of making sure that the voice and experience of people who use our services is brought to the fore and that local communities have a real say in how services and campaigns are designed and delivered. What’s more you have the confidence and communication skills it takes to be a spokesperson and ambassador for Shelter and represent us externally as required.
* Because of the wide remit of this role, it involves considerable travel around Scotland and you will expected to spend at least part of each week in Edinburgh.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website.
The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. It has donated more than £263 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. It is currently finalising a new exciting strategy to address some of the most intractable social issues in Scotland which will see it adopt new ways of working and building new partnerships to deliver greater impact in Scotland.
The summer of 2020 will see the launch of a new strategy for the Trust. After extensive review and stakeholder engagement, the Trust has sought to develop a strategy which will best fit the current challenges facing communities in Scotland and enable the Trust as a funder to work alongside communities to address these challenges. This is an exciting time for a new Chief Executive to deliver this new strategy. We are looking for a strong, inspiring and empowering leader who is ambitious about maximising the Trust’s undoubted potential.
·Reporting to the Chair and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will deliver the newly developed strategic plan.
·Embody and demonstrate the Trust’s values to the whole organisation, leading and developing the team and promoting a culture of diversity and continuous improvement.
·As a key ambassador, the Chief Executive will nurture, build and maintain positive relationships with a range of key stakeholders.
·Proven leadership experience at board level within a complex, growing organisation and with a record of achievement in developing and delivering organisational strategy. This can have been gained in any sector (but any candidate should recognise that the dynamics of the charity sector are different).
·Demonstrable experience of leading transformation and driving cultural change to achieve operational excellence, including digital transformation.
·Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of impact of poverty, trauma and inequalities.
This is an exciting opportunity to provide operational leadership and develop and maintain positive partnerships with schools and other partners in East Renfrewshire.
Children 1st is looking for someone who is passionate about doing the right thing for children with an in-depth understanding and experience of operational management of services in the fields of child wellbeing, child protection, and trauma sensitive family support. You should also have experience of working in partnership with colleagues from several agencies including schools, social work and health.
The post holder will support Family Wellbeing staff who are connected to schools across East Renfrewshire through day-to-day connection as well as formal support and supervision and professional development. By joining our existing leadership team in East Renfrewshire, the post holder will contribute to the on-going development of our services. The post holder will also manage the relationships and contracts with schools in East Renfrewshire.
Transport Planning and Engineering (TP&E), the social enterprise established by Cycling Scotland, delivers infrastructure for walking, cycling and wheeling across Scotland.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed engineer who would like to work in transportation, active travel and community engagement to head up the TP&E team and help accelerate the current increase in cycling levels.
Reporting to the TP&E Board, the Head of TP&E leads and manages the work of the social enterprise, including business planning and development, client relationships and overseeing the delivery of projects by the team, helping achieve TP&E’s mission. If you’re an engineer, or other suitably qualified individual, looking for a challenge with social and environmental aims we’d love to hear from you.
Please read the job description for full details.
The Iona Community is a faith based organisation working towards justice and peace. It was founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression. From a dockland parish in Govan, Glasgow, he took unemployed skilled craftsmen and young trainee clergy to Iona to rebuild both the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey, sharing skills and effort as well as joys and achievement. That task became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. The experience shaped – and continues to shape – the practice and principles of the Iona Community.
Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director, who will plan and develop commercial activities and collaborate with the Leader on the Community’s work to develop and implement its strategic goals of sustainability, inclusion and mutual accountability. The key responsibilities include:
The successful candidate should have senior management experience, experience of financial management and the ability to think and plan strategically.
Care leavers face significant challenges ranging from lack of support networks to financial worries, stress over employment/education and problems with unsuitable or unstable accommodation.
The Why Not? Trust for Care Experienced Young People is a charity set up to support long term connections and relationships between young people with care experience and the people who matter to them, with a view to helping them overcome these challenges.
In this role you will have the opportunity to lead, develop and grow the Why Not? Trust into a valuable support function that will help to guide and safeguard the future of care leavers across Scotland.
The charity is in its infancy. You will need to draw upon your experience of working in 3rd Sector, fundraising, strategy and project management in order to vitalise and grow the initiative into a “go-to” resource for individuals transitioning from care.
Whilst you will have the opportunity to utilise the expert knowledge of a number of senior individuals with vast experience in the sector, understanding of the care system and the issues facing care leavers is something that is essential to this role, as is the ability to run individual projects under the Why Not? banner; reporting your successes directly to the Board of Trustees.
Working at a senior level in the social work sector, involvement in youth work, national councils, youth organisations and community development, would provide valuable experience relevant to this post.
If this is you, we would very much like to hear from you.
This is a real opportunity for you to be part of the growth and continued development of the Trust and in turn have a real impact in better supporting the care experienced community in Scotland.
Edinburgh World Heritage plays a central role in the management and protection of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. Our current Director is leaving us in June to take up a post abroad and the Board of Trustees is looking to appoint a Director who will build on our achievements and lead us in the next stage of our development.
This exciting opportunity is one of the most important leadership roles in the heritage sector in Scotland, if not the UK. The successful candidate will play a key role in partnership with the Board in shaping and contributing to the conversations in the City as we navigate the opportunities and challenges facing the World Heritage Site.
We are seeking a strategic and inspirational leader who can work with the Board and partners to develop our future direction, influence key stakeholders and represent and promote the interests of the charity to a wide range of communities. Key attributes will include the ability to work collaboratively and across organisational and sector boundaries, lead the team, think strategically and follow through to delivery.