Do you thrive on the challenge of motivating a highly skilled team to achieve demanding targets and make a positive difference for householders and the environment?
We are looking for an outstanding manager with a passion for achieving carbon savings and reducing fuel poverty for households across the Highlands and Islands.
You will have proven experience in leading successful teams, building strong partnerships, managing people and cross team working. You will also demonstrate excellent communication skills at senior management, external stakeholder and employee levels.
The Centre Manager is responsible for delivering the Scottish Government funded Home Energy Scotlandadvice centre contract in the Highlands and Islands on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust. You will ensure all targets, performance measures and reporting requirements are successfully met.
A sound knowledge of the Highlands Islands area along with an ability to foster strong, collaborative partnerships is vital.
Changeworks delivers the Home Energy Scotland advice centres in both the Highlands and Islands and South East Scotland under contracts managed by the Energy Saving Trust. The Centre Manager will report to Changeworks’ Operations Director.
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working exclusively with St Andrew’s First Aid to recruit a Head of Volunteer Development.
St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s only dedicated first aid charity and their mission is to provide everyone in the country with the highest standards in first aid skills, services and volunteering opportunities. They believe that no-one should suffer or die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. The network, of almost 1000 volunteers, works hard to provide the highest standards in first aid whether at events or teaching in communities across Scotland.
This is your opportunity to work with an inspiring and dedicated team supporting a large volunteer programme. The charity is recruiting a Head of Volunteer Development to provide leadership for the St Andrew’s volunteer Corps, ensuring a high standard of quality control and experience for its dedicated team of volunteers.
You will be a problem solver with the ability to co-ordinate volunteers and staff to work together effectively. You will be a leader with experience of working at a strategic level within a similar size of organisation and you will be able to communicate effectively and network across a diverse range of internal and external contacts and stakeholders.
The importance of the role of a St Andrew’s First Aid volunteer cannot be underestimated, they make safer communities and save lives. The Head of Volunteer Development has the opportunity to work at the heart of one of Scotland’s leading volunteer experience charities, making an enviable contribution to the sector.
The position of Chair is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful and confident individual to play a central role in developing BEFS not only as the Scottish intermediary body for the historic environment but also the wider built environment. As well as continued engagement with the Planning (Scotland) Bill, implications of Brexit and other relevant live policy topics, BEFS main lines of enquiry are currently: the future of religious heritage with a conference in Spring 2019; improving tenement maintenance, holding the secretariat for a cross party working group; addressing the issue of prioritisation in the historic environment; and maintaining an interest in ongoing discussion on land ownership, management and tax issues. BEFS has an important and pivotal role to play in ensuring sector engagement in these developments and candidates will be expected to provide leadership and direction. Candidates will have a passion for Scotland’s places, excellent strategic, organisational, interpersonal, communication skills and enjoy working with a focussed and motivated small team.
A Role Profile is available for download below.
SU Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. In addition to our work in schools, with churches and in SU holidays, we run two residential activity centres, Lendrick Muir (near Kinross) and Alltnacriche (near Aviemore) and are about to launch a third Gowanbank in Ayrshire.
Lendrick Muir is our largest facility, a stunning mansion house set in 120 acres of land, offering accommodation for groups of up 160 and a unique mix of activities to experience. Primarily focussed on hosting children and young people, the centre welcomes groups of all sizes from schools, churches, youth organisations and other agencies, as well as hosting SU Holidays and the Soul Survivor Scotland festival.
Building on outstanding growth in recent years, this role offers a rewarding opportunity to bring leadership to the centre, supporting a talented team of over 30 staff and volunteers who help make the ministry happen, and see it grow to the next level.
You will have proven leadership skills with strong experience in managing teams and individuals, operational delivery and customer focus. Candidates should be mature Christians able to support the spiritual leadership of a large team of staff and volunteers. Candidates should also possess sound business and communication skills. You will be an excellent team player, motivated self-starter and work well under pressure.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to 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.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
Improving Learning and Life Chances in Glasgow – Trustees Required
We are an grant-making educational Foundation looking to expand the membership of our Board of Trustees, as we continue to develop the Foundation’s strategic impact in grant giving for the benefit of students and communities served by Glasgow Clyde College. The Board is responsible for pursuing the charitable purposes of the Foundation and ensuring good governance and stewardship of the Foundation’s assets towards achieving tangible educational outcomes. If you can devote some time and are motivated to assist our beneficiaries we would welcome a discussion with you.
We would be particularly interested in hearing from experienced individuals with skills and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
· FE/HE education and skills strategy
· Local stakeholder organisations with an interest in the work of the Glasgow Clyde College and its students’ achievements and career pathways
· Investment management or audit
Appointments are for a 3 year term and meetings take place quarterly in Glasgow, with a number of independent trustees also serving on a quarterly Audit and Investment sub-committee. Learning and development opportunities exist for all Board members, including induction training. We are seeking to fill two vacant board positions at this time.
Urban Roots is a thriving community-led environmental and health improvement charity. Over the past ten years we have worked with local residents and a large team of enthusiastic volunteers to establish a network of community gardens and woodlands across the Southside of Glasgow. We also run a number of healthy cooking projects and outdoor learning and play activities for children and young people.
We are passionate about the benefits that our work brings to improving local environments, promoting community cohesion and supporting the health and well-being of people of all ages. We work closely with other community organisations, Glasgow City Council and the NHS Health Improvement team to ensure that our projects are effective and targeted at those most in need.
We are currently recruiting for new board members and are keen to hear from people of all backgrounds and experiences who share our vision of a greener city and a fairer food system.
Skills and experience in any of the main areas of board responsibility (including financial management, charity governance, employment law, health and safety, safeguarding) would be useful, but most important to us is a commitment to the work of the organisation and a willingness to learn new skills.
Our board meets bi-monthly on a Thursday evening in Toryglen. We offer a thorough induction process and a mentoring system to support new trustees in their role.
Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed. Childcare is arranged at the meeting venue.
More information about our projects can be found on our website: www.urbanroots.org.uk
A Role Description and Person Specification is available for download below.
Side by Side is a global, faith based movement for gender justice. In Scotland we have a group of committed people from across the Christian denominations who have started a Scottish chapter in an attempt to enable Churches to engage more fully with the issue of gender justice. We are now looking to make Side by Side a truly inter-faith movement that is able to speak out and challenge gender injustice locally, nationally and globally.
To do this exciting work we are looking to recruit a volunteer chair who will lead that process. We are looking for a dynamic and out-going individual who is a strong communicator and skilled at building and maintaining relationships.
A Role Description and Person Specification is available for download below. If you meet the criteria we would be delighted to hear from you.
For an informal chat please contact Val Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on Side by Side can be found here sidebysidegender.org
We believe that evidence informed policy-making and practice can, and does, improve the lives of people affected by homelessness. The Centre was created in 2018 to be an independent champion of using rigorous evidence to underpin policies and programmes that aim to tackle or prevent homelessness.
For the past eleven months we have been hosted by our founding partners at Crisis and GHN and supported and guided by a Shadow Board, but aim to become a fully independent Charity by the Summer of 2019. The building blocks and timeline to achieve this are well developed.
We are now looking for an exceptional new Chair who can lead the transition of the Shadow Board into a Trustee Board and steer the Centre in the right direction to achieve its ambitious goals and maximise the impact of its work.
The charity is looking for new trustees to serve as non-executive directors on the management board. The board meet six times a year. Applications are welcome from any person with relevant experience in the management of commercial property. To enhance the diversity of the board we are particularly interested in hearing from female applicants.
These are voluntary positions. There is no pay for this work but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Lead an environmental charity reviving the ecology and habitats in the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland.
Borders Forest Trust, is seeking a new CEO to lead the organisation and manage its small, dynamic team in the south of Scotland. The successful candidate will possess vision and a passion for the natural environment and ecological restoration. The post requires firm leadership, strong strategic acumen and the ability to network and influence at all levels. A demonstrable track record in fundraising, financial management, team leadership and development are required.