Could you lead us?
The Centre has ambitious plans and so is looking for a Chief Executive Officer to push forward the aims of the Trustees.
The role provides an excellent opportunity for a strong leader who believes in the benefit that the natural world can provide to a wide range of people; while leading on the strategic development of The Ecology Centre, as well as managing the organisation on a day to day basis.
We are looking for a leader who has an understanding of the third sector, along with a strong commercial focus, so as to balance both our charitable and enterprise aims. An interest in the environment would be essential in order to understand the Centre’s work and to identify with what we aim to achieve.
In return, a generous remuneration package is offered to the right person, which includes 35 days holiday per year (of which 2 weeks at Christmas and New Year when the Centre is closed). After two years an extra day’s holiday is given for each additional year worked, up to a maximum of 5 extra days. The government’s auto enrolment pension scheme is in place.
Maryhill Mobile Creche was established in 1987 by a group of mothers who wanted good quality childcare provision for their children, to enable them to take part in activities within their local community. For the last 34 years, the organisation has been providing services from both their base at Avenuepark Street as well as at various locations in Maryhill and the surrounding areas. In 2011 service provision was increased with the introduction of an After School Care Service and in 2015 an Outdoor Nursery was added to the range of services provided by the organisation.
Our aim is to provide the highest quality affordable childcare supporting families within Maryhill and the wider community. Our mission is to enrich children’s curiosity and creativity in a safe, stimulating environment. Over recent years we have been in a period of expansion and now looking to consolidate our operations.
We are seeking to appoint a new Chair and board members who want to make a difference to our community and to help develop new skills. As a member of our Committee you will play a role in developing and supporting our organisation to the next stage of our Business Plan. To help, plan and review the strategies and goals of the organisation.
We would be looking for people who are reliable and skilled and are willing to give some of their time to help, support and deliver the aims and objectives of the organisation. A minimum commitment of 3 hours every 6/8 weeks, when board meets and occasionally ad hoc meetings will take place.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about the importance of babies’ emotional wellbeing, to lead our work in Scotland. We have received funding from the Cattanach Trust to support the development of the first specialised parent-infant relationship team in Scotland, as the first step to developing provision across the whole country. Utilising your existing knowledge of parent-infant work across Scotland and your relationships at a national and local level, you will be creating networks and gathering local information and insights to identify where in Scotland is both system-ready and has the vision to develop and test a trailblazer team to support parent-infant relationships.
Working with the CEO, Head of Policy and Campaigning and Head of Clinical Strategy and Development you will build on the Scottish Government’s vision and commitment to infant mental health to find allies across policy and practice (statutory and voluntary sectors) to support the development of specialised parent-infant relationship teams across Scotland as part of a system to support the emotional wellbeing of all babies.
You will already be working in the field of infant mental health or the early years. We see this as a secondment opportunity for two days a week starting in January 2020 for a six-month period, but will also accept applications from individuals not looking for a secondment.
This is an exciting time for the Parent-Infant Foundation. We have always been a small charity that punches well above our weight. We are a small and agile team who work across the UK, and we expect flexibility, proactivity and enthusiasm for what we do.
You will bring experience of parent-infant work either within mental health, children's services or early years, and will be a collaborative worker who values the importance of relationships in developing system-wide partnerships. You will be a self-starter, motivated by the work to be achieved and enjoy working independently but as part of a cohesive team.
We are keen to hear from you if you already live and work in Scotland and have a good understanding of the way families are supported within the county, and how local health systems operate.
Founded in 1980, Cancer Support Scotland is a Scottish Charity dedicated to supporting people affected by cancer through complementary therapies and counselling services that complement the work of the NHS and make life easier for people affected by cancer, including family, friends and carers. They provide emotional and practical support on a one-to-one basis and through community-based groups.
Reporting to the CEO, this role will be responsible for ensuring that all financial, reporting and forecasting is carried out to high and professional standard in line with OSCR and statutory regulations for finance. The role will manage our external contracts as well as ensuring our facilities are fit for purpose.
Key responsibilities will include:
· To be an active participant within the leadership team ensuring forward planning and effective day to day management of the charity including business planning, financial forecasting and strategic decision making
· Create monthly Management Accounts including a consolidated report and all associated commentaries. Analyse material variances and advise on corrective actions.
· Prepare year-end accounts and ensure our audit and inspection approach is robust and appropriate to need
· Prepare and present monthly financial reports including analysis against budgets for the Finance & Risk Committee
This an exciting time to join our Charity as we fast approach our 40-year anniversary celebrations and move forward with a recently developed strategic vision that puts those affected by cancer at the heart of what we do.
Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is a charity that works to rescue, repair and restore historic buildings at risk across the city. Since 1982, we have worked in partnership with others to give redundant buildings a new purpose and return them to their communities. The Trust also organises the annual Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival in September, which celebrates and promotes the city’s architecture and rich built heritage.
We are looking to recruit volunteer Trustees to build on the Trust’s success to date and help steer it towards its future goals. They will work alongside the rest of the Board and staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective business strategy and financial safeguards are in place for the charity. It is an exciting time for the Trust as we look to develop new projects across the city.
Whilst the roles are voluntary, training will be provided and reasonable travel expenses offered.
We would like to encourage applications from BAME communities, women and younger people.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience in any of the following areas:
· Finance and accountancy
· Property and Construction Law
· Business Development
The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is the charity that was established by artists to act as the custodian of the Fringe. We exist to support, advise and encourage everyone who wants to participate in the Fringe, provide information and assistance to audiences, and promote the Fringe and what it stands for all over the world.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced individual to the position of Access Projects Officer (reporting to the Community Engagement and Access Manager) within the wider Operations/Community Engagement, Access and Learning team.
The role sits with in the Operations department, and is part of the Community Engagement, Access and Learning (CEAL) team. The CEAL team is responsible for ensuring that the Society continuously works towards making the Fringe as inclusive and accessible as possible. As a festival at which everyone is welcome to take part, we take access and inclusion very seriously. The role will work alongside the Learning Officer, who develops projects to ensure schools in Edinburgh can take full advantage of the Fringe, and the Community Engagement Officer who manages the programme of activity to engage Edinburgh residents with the festival. This role will manage, develop and deliver projects which increase the accessibility of the Fringe for disabled people - on stage, in the audience and backstage.
Regionally based and will cover Scotland.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them. We invest in cutting-edge research, drive up standards of clinical care, offer support for everyone affected by cystic fibrosis, and campaign hard on the issues that matter.
This role will deliver high levels of stewardship to a variety of fundraising volunteers, supporters and community throughout Scotland. This exciting role will identify, develop and support fundraising opportunities to maximise engagement and fundraising activity and to significantly raise regional profile. Working collaboratively with a range of teams, you will contribute to the growth of core income and supporter/donor involvement.
You will a team of relational fundraisers who are committed to delivering the very best. Working independently as well as being a key member of a high performing fundraising team, you will have proven experience of successful community fundraising and volunteer management. Using your insight, creativity and innovation you will develop and deliver a programme of successful and sustainable fundraising activity/campaigns and relationships within this region. An effective communicator you will have the ability to influence and encourage a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
This role will be home based but travel to our Head Office based in Central London and throughout the region and at times the UK to support events, meetings and attend training workshops will be required. A full, valid UK driving licence or access to the use of a car with business insurance is a requirement of this role.
We seek a part-time Learning Coordinator to deliver non-formal and formal learning programmes in the Dundee area to individuals and small groups of disabled people and carers.
The successful applicants will be committed to:
1)Supporting disabled people and carers to overcome barriers, gain confidence and embark on personalised learning journeys, making positive, sustained transitions into their chosen progression routes.
2)Being an active part of the Lead Scotland team as we develop new, exciting learning opportunities in the South of Scotland for 2019/2020.
You will be responsible for
1)Delivering defined learning programmes to disabled people and carers. You will deliver non formal learning opportunities and formal learning opportunities such as the Adult Achievement Award and other courses as defined by learners.
2)Working alongside and supporting volunteers in delivering learning.
Experience of managing volunteers would be an advantage, as would a track record of experience in community learning and adult guidance and support.
This post will suit those who are passionate about the transformative power of adult learning, who have excellent communication skills and a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving.
You must be enthusiastic with good organisational skills and have previous experience of supporting disabled people experiencing a range of barriers, of working one-to-one with learners, and of designing and delivering learning programmes. A full driving licence and access to a car is essential.