Newbold Trust is a social enterprise which offers a nurturing service and space for workshop leaders, organisations and individuals who contribute to making a positive impact in the world.
Newbold House is run by a community of staff and volunteers committed to facilitating positive change.
The Newbold Trustees are looking to recruit a new Managing Director to lead and manage the next stage of growth and expansion of this exciting social enterprise.
The successful candidate will be responsible for holding the vision and overview of the Newbold Trust and ensuring that
it meets its social and organisational aims and objectives.
This is an exceptional opportunity to create positive change in the world.
Your responsibilities will be to:
• Carry out our strategic business planning in consultation with the staff and Trustees.
Track and review plans and actions to ensure objectives and outcomes are being met.
• Communicate the purpose, key messages and direction of the Trust both internally
• Hold an understanding of the legal and financial responsibilities of the project and
ensure these are met.
• Develop (in consultation with the Board) services, programmes/courses and projects
which enable the Trust to achieve its mission and vision, while thriving as an
• Identify and pursue opportunities including funding and new partnerships, which
will move the Trust forward and encourage financial growth.
• Provide leadership which promotes a healthy, happy and functional working
environment for the Newbold team.
• Ensure that there is a clear organisational culture, based on agreed values.
The Trustees are looking for someone who is ready to take on a leadership position and the exceptional challenge of developing an educational centre for positive change.
Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important as having the right experience and skills.
We appreciate that a suitable candidate may not have all the listed criteria but if you feel your attitude, skills and experience would make a significant contribution in this role we would welcome an application from you.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a visionary manager with a minimum of five years’ experience of working with either older people or adults with disabilities to manage the Scottish War Blinded activity centre in Paisley.
The Hawkhead Centre provides a hub of activity and support for Armed Forces veterans with a sight impairment from across the West of Scotland. The Centre Manager’s role is to lead and continue to develop the service, managing a multi-disciplinary team of staff who have the skills, knowledge and vision to empower Scottish War Blinded members to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
The successful candidate will have a degree in Social Work or equivalent, a management qualification and be eligible for SSSC registration. He / she will possess outstanding leadership qualities, be experienced in staff and budget management and be knowledgeable about relevant legislation, statutory and third sector provision for older people with a sight impairment.
The Hawkhead Centre is part of a Scotland-wide service to Scottish War Blinded members and the Manager will be part of the Scottish War Blinded management team.
The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update, paid by Scottish War Blinded.
Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking for a dynamic, passionate and effective Director of External Affairs.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team to lead the transformation of how the Scottish Wildlife Trust engages with external audiences in order to tackle the ecological crisis we face.
Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join an organisation full of talented and committed people working towards a common goal. If you are an innovative, collaborative and impact-focused leader, who would like to play a key role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will have:
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Partners in Play is a registered charity, providing growing services for children and young people with disabilities across Lanarkshire.
We are currently seeking board members with life skills or business experience to assist with the continuous improvement of our work.
Whilst being a trustee is a voluntary position with responsibility for the strategic development of an organisation, it provides a rewarding and satisfying experience.
Board members meet bimonthly and any out of pocket expenses will be provided.
If you are new to charity work, support and training will be provided.
We are truly ambitious for the young people of Scotland - are you?
If you share our ambition, working for Aberlour could be the most rewarding experience of your life
Aberlour is one of the largest Children's Charities in Scotland and we have ambitions to reach even more children and families. Our values drive our strategy and our practice,and we are confident that our practice is people centered and helps improve the lives of young people and families. We are proud that we are embracing new possibilities around digitalisation which we believe can enhance and support service development and advance our plans to develop the organisation.
If you are a progressive, motivated professional who knows what it takes to develop new innovative solutions that support young people and the commissioners of services, alongside ensuring sustainability and safeguarding as priorities for all your services, we'd love to hear from you.
You will provide leadership and external management to a range of social care services,identify opportunities for service growth and change, secure income streams to meet the changing needs of vulnerable children, young people and their families.
Applicants should have management level experience within the public, private or voluntary sector with direct experience of both management of services requiring a strong focus on safeguarding and liaison with local government, NHS or alternative funding commissioners.You will also be driven to influence local and national strategy, policy and practice to the benefit of vulnerable people.
The successful post holder will hold a relevant professional social care or social work qualification at SCQF level 9 or above plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above. They will also have a broad current knowledge of Scottish social policy and child care legislation.
To oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, accurate, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is a local organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package.
Our organisation was formed in 2011 by a small collective of service users and carers. Now with funding from the Scottish Government, we have grown into an informed organisation for others to turn to and seek advice, share experiences and feel supported around all aspects of Self-Directed Support.
We are now seeking additional members to join our
Voluntary Board of Trustees
We are keen to attract people to our Board with skills, knowledge and experience in accountancy, finance and law.
As well as our AGM, the board meets 4 times per year with the occasional extra informal meetings being held, as required. The role of Trustee is primarily governance and is a voluntary post. Expenses will be reimbursed.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy is an educational charity that provides public benefit throughout Scotland through a diverse range of activity including awarding research funding, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning. The RSE has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Policy Advice Officer to support the RSE’s advice activities to inform and influence public policy and to further enhance the Society’s impact.
Working closely with, and reporting to, the Policy Advice Manager, your key tasks in this role will be:
What we would like you to bring
The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills. They will demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise policy advice type papers/reports, will be able to work autonomously and take initiative, and be able to work across different topics and areas. An understanding of the working of the Scottish and UK governments and parliament is essential.
What we offer
·25 days up until completion of 3 years employment
· 27 days following completion of 3 years employment (+ 2 days)
· 30 days following completion of 5 years employment (+ 3 days)
· You get 9 days public holiday (pro-rata for part time staff). This is built into your total holiday allowance (annual leave + public holidays) each year
For an informal chat or if you have any questions about the role, please contact William Hardie on 0131 240 5000. For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact the HR Team at email@example.com
An introduction to Home-Start Glasgow South
Home-Start Glasgow South is a leading family support charity striving to give young children the best possible start in life. We help families experiencing issues including isolation, mental health difficulties, bereavement, family breakdown and ill health. We have been operating across South Glasgow for 19 years.
2 x Family Support Workers
We are looking for two experienced Family Support Workers to provide a range of social, emotional and practical support for families in their own homes and in their community.
The successful candidates will have a recognised qualification (SVQ Level 3 or equivalent) for working with children & families. The role requires strong communicators with exceptional personalities.
This position is full-time, requires a full driving licence and is subject to PVG check.
1 x School Family Support Worker
We are looking for an experienced Family Support Worker who will be based between two local primary schools to provide a range of social, emotional and practical support for families.
The successful candidate will have a recognised qualification (SVQ Level 3 or equivalent) for working with children & families. The role requires a strong communicator with an exceptional personality.
This position is full-time, requires a full driving licence and is subject to PVG check.