Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Could you offer practical support to help make a positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society?
Glasgow Night Shelter is looking for enthusiastic new Trustees with specific skills, to complement our existing board.
Applications from people with expertise in HR, fundraising, operational management, and/or health & safety are particularly welcome, as are applications from people with lived experience (or informed knowledge) of refugee and asylum issues.
Broomhouse Health Strategy Group (BHSG) is currently looking for a versatile Chief Executive to provide strategic leadership, co-ordination and management of the organisation that provides a wide range of unique services to improve physical and mental wellbeing within low income communities of SW Edinburgh, in keeping with a community development approach.
In 2019 we are going through an exciting new phase of development with a rebrand to “B Healthy Together” scheduled for April, followed by a move into new local premises in Broomhouse scheduled for July. The Chief Executive will be taking the lead role in managing this important transition.
We are looking for an individual with experience of a leadership and development role within a charity sector organisation who will able to demonstrate the ability to lead and develop both the volunteers and staff members in their team. Ideally you will have knowledge and experience of using a community development approach and an understanding of the issues surrounding health inequality. In addition you will be educated to first degree level or equivalent, have excellent communication skills and experience of gaining funding within the charity sector.
Get on Board with Support for Ordinary Living.
This is your chance to use your skills and knowledge to make a difference. Support for Ordinary (SOL) is a non-profit organisation. We work for people with a variety of different support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life for themselves within their own homes and communities.
We are looking for new Trustees who share our values and have a proven track record in:
Planning Democracy is a Scottish charity that campaigns for a fair and more inclusive planning system in Scotland. We are increasingly nationally recognised as a highly effective grassroots organisation that represents the voice of the community. Our concern is that the planning system does not enable meaningful democratic input into decision-making and development too often prioritises profit over people and the environment. We have a national network of over 200 communities and individuals that help inform our work and strengthen our campaigns (such as the call for an Equal Right of Appeal). We have recently been awarded funding to carry out a specific project around peer mentoring, which will be delivered by our community networker who also oversees the campaign network.
About the vacancy/job description – We are looking for new volunteers to help lead our organisation and carry out some of its work. We are looking for board members to oversee the governance of the organisation, with financial, media, HR and IT skills.
Time commitment – Board members to attend a meeting every 6 weeks in Edinburgh (or by skype), plus additional hours for relevant action.
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager within the Trust’s Care Experienced Young People Programme. For more information about the Programme please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. Reporting to the Programme Director you will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
Although working with the Care Experienced Young People programme in the first instance, you may be required to work across both programmes (Care Experienced Young People and Dementia) at a later stage in the Trust’s life. The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation working until March 2023.
The ideal candidate will be reflective with excellent analytical skills, be beneficiary/customer focused with a willingness to acquire knowledge of the issues facing care experienced young people and people affected by dementia.
GNWCAB is seeking a Chief Executive with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly-motivated and able to meet competing challenges including performance management. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
Are you an experienced marketing and fundraising professional who is passionate about issues of poverty in Scotland?
We are looking for an ambitious individual to lead and develop the Marketing and Fundraising function and become part of the team at Scottish Christian charity Glasgow City Mission. This is a full-time role though job-sharing arrangements will be considered.
Glasgow City Mission is the world’s first city mission and has been fighting against disadvantage and showing compassion to people in need since 1826. In recent years, the Marketing and Fundraising department has been a key driver in enabling the charity to treble in size. As a result, Glasgow City Mission serves more people and undertakes more projects and activities than ever before.
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter who will build on this success, develop our strategies to promote the charity and raise income in order to sustain and grow Glasgow City Mission’s work amongst vulnerable people.
This is an exciting and challenging role that requires an enthusiastic and experienced individual who can demonstrate a proven track record in marketing and/or fundraising plus excellent communications skills.
The role will encompass all areas of the marketing mix, including all communications and brand management, and fundraising development which will include: donor development, trust and corporate fundraising, establishing and cultivating church partnerships, and events.
This role requires a strategic thinker who will internally champion the charity’s donors and supporters. The post-holder will prayerfully lead a small team and also form part of the overall management team at the charity.
Applicants should also have a Christian faith and a live church connection. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement in terms of the Employment Equality Regulations 2010.
Previous applicants need not apply.
For over 25 years Carers of West Lothian (CoWL) has been developing carer support services for unpaid carers in West Lothian as the established local carers organisation. Following a successful tender process in early 2018, CoWL now also provides an information, advice and support service for people with disabilities
Our current CEO is retiring at the end of January 2019 and we are looking for someone to lead the organisation through the next stage of our development. We are looking for a highly experienced, inspirational leader, who will champion our values, develop external partnerships, and focus on the achievement of our strategic aims. The person appointed will be passionate about our contribution to making West Lothian a healthy place to live through delivery of services that meet the needs of those we are supporting, and have past experience in business development and securing income from a range of sources.
Our main aim is to improve lives one smile at a time.
We achieve our aim through two specialist arts-in-health programmes; Clowndoctors who work with children and young people in hospitals, hospices and special schools and Elderflowers who work with ladies and gentlemen who are living with dementia in a care setting.
Hearts & Minds is looking to appoint a dynamic Chair with previous board or committee experience, to help steer us towards our 5-year goals. They will work alongside the Board to support Hearts & Minds key-staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective fundraising strategy and correct financial safeguards are on place to support the charity’s work. The Chair will be a real Ambassador for the company with a proven interest in the sector we work in: an effective networker, strategic thinker and clear communicator.
All members of the board must be highly committed to the cause of the organisation and share the same vision in order to take the organisation forward.