Since 2014, the social enterprise, Braveheart Industries (BHI) has been supporting individuals with convictions into employment. With its origins as a project initiated by the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, BHI has grown to be a leading Scottish social enterprise. Our successful programme has achieved significant outcomes, international attention and evolved a unique approach to involving lived experience through our Navigator scheme.
Much of our trading has been in the form of catering, through Street and Arrow Foods, although other businesses are in the process of being developed. Like other charities, the covid pandemic has had an impact on the charity, though plans are in place to chart a vibrant recovery.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and supportive Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead this recovery. We are looking for an individual who will provide strategic direction for the charity and its staff, have responsibility for the delivery of current businesses and develop new enterprises.
The successful candidate must have sound leadership experience, knowledge of the voluntary sector and/or commercial enterprises, awareness of relevant legislation, and excellent financial management skills, including successful business management, 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.
There will be a focus in developing new, viable business opportunities for the social enterprise, though the post also includes responsibility for business planning, staffing, budgetary control, on-time delivery, quality control, health and safety, marketing, liaison with partners and stakeholder and customer satisfaction.
For a confidential discussion, contact Tom Jackson, Chair of the Board of Trustees – email@example.com
Since 1998, Bridging the Gap has improved the lives of young people, families, and members of the wider community by providing opportunities for those 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. Previous Chief Executive experience is not essential.
For a confidential discussion, contact Catriona Mackie of Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) became a Registered Social Landlord in November 2006. It arose out of a successful housing stock transfer from Argyll and Bute Council. ACHA has 5,188 properties in ownership across Argyll and Bute, including properties on 12 islands.
In 2013 the ACHA Group was formed when the association established its repairs subsidiary, Argyll Homes For All (AHFA). The Group employs a total of 275 staff across a range of operating networks in Argyll and Bute.
The Group is well governed by a strong Board of Management and four area-based committees. The subsidiary company, AHFA, has a governing committee, and the Group’s main Board provides further assurance via its audit committee. In addition, the Chief Executive is supported by strong, talented leadership and staff teams.
Our vision, as a landlord of choice, is to work with partners to deliver, and strengthen sustainable and mixed communities throughout Argyll and Bute.
We are Scotland’s eighth largest housing association by stock numbers. Our key operational objectives are to invest and maintain its current stock to the highest possible standards, including Scottish Housing Quality Standards and Energy Efficiency Standards for Social Housing. We also meet housing need by building new homes for affordable rent; 500 to date. Additionally, we proactively deliver a range of innovative solutions to meet a variety of housing needs
We work closely with other Registered Social Landlords in Argyll and Bute and participate in the Strategic Housing Forum which is chaired by Argyll and Bute Council. We are an active partner in the common housing register, HOME Argyll.
ACHA also sees itself as a progressive and supportive employer which delivers career progression, training, and personal development for staff within the Group. We are a key player in the Argyll and Bute economy through an investment, development, and procurement programme of around £20 million per annum.
Our long serving Chief Executive is soon to retire and we are now looking for an inspirational leader to maintain pace and take the organisation through the many challenges that undoubtedly lie ahead. Our new Chief Executive will also have passion, ambition and, the ability to both understand and positively impact, the daily lives of the people within our various communities. The successful candidate will share our aspiration to remain an independent, locally controlled organisation which builds, manages, and maintains stock to the highest possible standards within our diverse and disparate communities.
You should come to us well educated and with significant leadership experience at an executive level gained within customer focused organisations, and preferably those providing services of social value to identifiable communities. You will be a natural networker and have high levels of political awareness at all levels. We work very effectively with a range of partners to maximise our positive impact and will look to you to continue this.
This is a once in a generation opportunity for the right person to take their career to a new high. Argyll and Bute offers one of Scotland’s most beautiful areas to live, and ACHA itself is a great place to work.
In return, we offer excellent terms and conditions of employment, including access to the Strathclyde Pension Scheme.
Connect is the long established charity committed to supporting parents and parent groups in Scottish schools and nurseries.
We’re now recruiting a new Executive Director to take over the running of the charity later this year. Passionate about parental engagement in education, driven by strong values and ready for an important leadership role? We have just the opportunity you’re looking for.
Connect plays a critical role in providing membership for Scotland’s parent-led groups and in ensuring parents/carers’ voices are heard in Scottish education and beyond.
If you’ve got the skills, experience and passion to lead Connect into the future, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat in the first instance about the role.
There aren’t many job opportunities which enable you to set a creative strategic direction and lead the delivery and growth of the Commercial Services of one of Scotland’s most inspiring charities.
This is a unique opportunity to use your excellent strategic leadership skills, proven business planning experience and sharp commercial awareness whilst contributing to our work in tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness.
Over the last 5 years we have strategically invested in diversifying our income sources and driving commercial activity to increase net income to further develop our financial and environmental sustainability.
This role is a critical leadership position with responsibility for leading all aspects of commercial services. This includes a challenging, varied workload, which encompasses our social enterprises, relationships, communications and fundraising work.
You’ll have the opportunity to lead our existing social enterprises, including Arnotdale House, Fareshare and our farm, and you will be responsible for proactively identifying and innovating new business opportunities.
You’ll also lead our fundraising and communications teams, who lead the way in creating marketing and engagement campaigns which are both impactful and respectful of the people we support and their personal stories.
You will be a dynamic and innovative individual who can consolidate and develop our existing commercial activity and identify new business opportunities through astute data and market analysis, displaying your excellent negotiation skills and financial management experience.
Crucially, you will be able to deliver these through understanding and demonstrating evidence-based and values-led decision-making, and relationship-based engagement and leadership.
Where you have gained these skills and experiences is less important to us than the manner in which you demonstrate them. You’ll lead by example in all aspects of this role, including making connections between strategic planning and delivery – and valuing the staff and volunteers who make this happen.
You will be a strategic leader, with exceptional communication skills, able to influence and connect effectively with internal and external people and organisations to engage, collaborate, and lead them to our shared goals.
For over 50 years, Cyrenians has tackled the causes and consequences of homelessness. We understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That’s why all our work is values-led and relationships-based.
We meet people where they are, and support them towards where they want to be. In the past year, this has involved supporting 11,000+ people through 57 projects across 7 local authorities and 4 national services.
About our values
Our way of working is built around our four values, and inform all of our strategic planning, decision making and operational management:
Are you an experienced manager looking for a new challenge? An exciting career opportunity awaits the right person at Elpis Centre. Does the following interest you?
· A chance to make a real and positive difference in the lives of the young women who are resident at Elpis Centre
· An opportunity to lead a team of staff that is passionate and focused on inspiring hope for the life chances of the young women
· To work closely with the Board of Trustees at this significant time in implementing Elpis’ long-term strategic and service developments
· To lead an organisation with a caring, supportive, innovative and adaptable culture
Elpis Centre provides residential accommodation for 18 young women (on behalf of Glasgow City Council) who have experience of the care system, of being homeless, or are unaccompanied asylum seekers. We prepare them for independence through individually tailored plans that focus on developing living skills, social skills and learning and employment opportunities. In addition, Elpis maintains a critical focus on health and emotional wellbeing to support young women to maximise opportunities to develop and grow.
Purpose of the Position:
To develop, manage and deliver SCOREscotland’s services. We are a voluntary organisation serving the black and minority ethnic communities in the West of Edinburgh, based in Wester Hailes.
This post is subject to PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Disclosure
Job-Share will be considered. Candidates proposing a joint application should both fill in application forms, and attach a page outlining the merits of their partnership.
The Tall Ship Glenlee is looking to recruit a Chief Executive to help realise the vision to inspire people world-wide in the history and development of the iconic ship through enjoyable, engaging and informative experiences.
The Clyde Maritime Centre Ltd is the operating arm of the Registered Scottish Charity, The Clyde Maritime Trust and is responsible for running the historic visitor attraction, The Tall Ship Glenlee.
We are seeking to recruit a Chief Executive to manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the business, and in conjunction with the Trust Board, to develop its profitability by building on visitor and events income streams.
The Chief Executive will be responsible for implementing the strategic vision, prioritising resource, operating within the annual budget, and performance reporting to the Board of Trustees.
The post will require a self-motivated individual with experience in the leisure, tourism or hospitality sector, and the proven ability to manage the financial and operational aspects of a medium sized business.
The role will also advance the aims of the organisation by attending external events and liaising with key stakeholders.
Specific responsibilities will include presentation of financial reports to Company Board, HR policy implementation, management of staff team, including financial controller, ship manager and visitor services manager. We seek an individual with the drive and enthusiasm necessary to maximise the potential of our unique venue.
The Chief Executive will ensure the organisation fulfils its legal, statutory, and regulatory responsibilities.
We are offering a highly competitive remuneration and benefits package.
Fyne Homes is a Registered Social Landlord, Scottish Charity and Registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Operating in Argyll and Bute since 1936. (initial activity delivered by William Woodhouse Strain). In April 2002 the organisation was renamed Fyne Homes, a charitable affordable housing provider, taking in to account the wider geography of operation. Fyne Homes have an open membership and community based approach, governed by a Voluntary Management Committee. Over the years three subsidiary companies have been formed which together with Fyne Homes now form the “Fyne Group”.
We remain an active and aspirational developer and continue to enjoy an excellent reputation and strong record of development, innovation and wider regeneration in the local communities we serve. We remain fully committed to working in partnership with individuals, groups and other organisations to maximise the benefits we deliver to local people, and the improvement of the communities in which they live.
We aim to tailor our services to provide appropriate, reliable, accessible housing and support. We respect our customers, staff and committee and approach our business and activities with openness and integrity. By engaging with our tenants and stakeholders we are able to continuously improve our services to meet local needs. Through our best value approach we aim to ensure housing costs are affordable, managing resources effectively to maintain and improve homes to the highest standards.
Our current post holder is soon to retire and we are now looking for someone who possesses the right mix of skills, steady hand, imagination and drive that we need. You will be joining an ambitious and well governed organisation with an existing high performing Management Team.
The successful candidate will be both passionate about, and committed to, our vision and mission to remain an independent locally controlled social landlord which builds, manages and maintains our stock to the highest standards. We are a community centred organisation which believes in strong partnership working. We are also committed to delivering excellent services; and always in a fully transparent fashion underpinned by demonstrable integrity in all that we do. We need our next Chief Executive to fully support these values, and to have the ability to connect with, and understand, the challenges faced by people living within our many rural communities.
In return, we offer the successful candidate a beautiful working environment and excellent terms and conditions of employment, including a generous defined contribution pension scheme.
The Association’s roots and our values are firmly based in Provanhall, a community of about 1,500 residents in Easterhouse, six miles east of Glasgow city centre. We own and manage just over 500 homes for social rent and we factor for a further 14 properties. We are led by an experienced voluntary Management Committee made up of Provanhall residents who provide effective governance and direct links to the local community.
Our vision is to make Provanhall a safe, stable and thriving community where everyone lives in a warm and affordable home, in a neighbourhood that is clean and well cared for; and, one in which everyone has access to the opportunities needed to achieve a good quality of life. Beyond this core function, we remain highly visible and active in a host of wider roles activities too.
We are an enthusiastic, committed member of EHRA, that being an umbrella organisation that represents the eight community based housing associations and co-operatives that operate in Greater Easterhouse. We are also passionate about partnership working with many groups in and around our area including the Connect Community Trust.
Due to the impending retirement of our long-standing Director, we wish to offer the right person a unique opportunity to help us further improve the lives of people living within our local area. We are looking for someone with the drive and clarity of vision to take us through the COVID19 recovery period without putting any of our services at risk. Provanhall is both well governed and highly regarded, with a high performing, management team in place.
The successful candidate will be both passionate about, and committed to, our vision and mission to remain an independent locally controlled Association which manages and maintains our stock to the highest standards. You will demonstrate a solid track record gained in social housing and will exhibit significant managerial work experience including inspiring, developing and managing staff effectively. We are a community centred organisation which believes in strong partnership working.
We want our next Director to help us deliver upon five strategic objectives:
We offer full EVH terms and conditions of employment, including a generous, Defined Contribution pension scheme to the successful candidate.