SCIAF is the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, and is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. SCIAF works with some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, regardless of gender, class, race or religion. With a philosophy of giving people in need a hand up, not a hand out, SCIAF helps people provide for themselves and their families, creating hope for the future.
SCIAF is driven by its values of dignity, empowerment, solidarity and hope. These values underpin and infuse everything it does, and are shared and upheld by everyone who works with the organisation.
The strategic leadership role of Director of Communications, Fundraising and Education is a key one for the organisation as a member of the Senior Management Team, and reports to the Director. SCIAF is at a crucial stage in the implementation of its five-year strategy, and you will be responsible for building its brand and public profile, and achieving its ambitious fundraising strategy. You will be responsible for reporting to and working closely with the Board and stakeholders, to ensure strong governance and oversight of the organisation. Having the gravitas to develop relationships internally and externally are of the utmost importance and you will represent SCIAF at external events and travel abroad.
You must be educated to degree level and have significant experience leading teams and developing and implementing strategy at a Senior level to be considered for this role. Managing relationships with a Board/Committee is vital to this role, so you must have had exposure to this style of working. You will have a strong belief in the values of SCIAF and an ability to grow the organisation, with a background in strategic development at a senior level.
An understanding of the Church would be hugely beneficial for this role, and the role is open to candidates of all faiths and backgrounds.
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working exclusively with Renfrewshire Council to recruit a Capital Appeal Director for the Paisley Museum Appeal.
“A history of royalty and radicalism… a town built by thread, made world-famous by a pattern… home to artists and artisans, musicians and mill girls. Paisley has it all.”
To galvanise its many assets and history, the historic Scottish town is set to undergo a massive £100m transformation - the legacy of Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid. At the heart of this will be the £42m redevelopment of Paisley Museum.
With the appointment of award-winning architects AL_A, Renfrewshire Council are set to place the Museum, and the town, on the world stage. And quite rightly so. The Museum site houses a wealth of treasures including the Coats Observatory, the world’s largest collection of Paisley Shawls, and collections which have international significance in telling our industrial, social and natural history.
The Museum is much loved by the people of Paisley and Renfrewshire. This will be reflected in its transformation as it will centre around stories of the local area and its people, ensuring that the re-imagined museum is representative of Paisley’s communities, giving voice to the ‘Paisley buddies’.
This incredible project has already raised much of the funds required, however, there is still work to be done. Renfrewshire Council is looking for a Capital Appeal Director to raise the remaining £5m and to elevate the profile of the Paisley Museum Appeal, engaging and enthusing an international audience.
Working across multiple stakeholder groups, with the ability to execute political awareness and adapt to meet changing political contexts, you will be a tenacious, diplomatic individual with a wealth of senior fundraising experience. You will have delivered a number of high-profile capital appeals and be looking for your next challenge. Overseeing a small Capital Appeal team, you will write the £5m fundraising strategy and lead on cultivating and stewarding major gift prospects and supporters.
If you are looking to add a prestigious, high-profile capital appeal to your portfolio of work and have a passion for re-imagining our past to transform our future, please contact us today.
We are looking for 2/3 individuals to join our board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operation, finance, volunteer support, marketing and communications and HR.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services and activities.
The board meets approximately every 6 weeks
Due to maternity leave MND Scotland have a temporary vacancy for a Head of Direct Services from January to November 2019. This role is responsible for management of their current care services for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease as well as leading on the development of new support services to improve the lives of those affected by the disease.
This is a key leadership role and as part of the organisation’s senior management team, you will manage the direct services team and the services they run, including counselling, equipment loan, complementary therapy and information.
You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in health and social care, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. Experience of successfully managing and developing a diverse range of care and support services is essential.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will:
· provide management and leadership to the direct services provided by MND Scotland
· ensure the effective development of MND Scotland services are in response to the identified needs of those affected by MND and the development of the organisation
· develop and implement robust service delivery plans and systems to ensure the efficient and effective day-to-day operations to include carrying out of audits and evaluation of specific projects and services.
· contribute to the strategic management and development of MND Scotland as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT)
The successful candidate will be expected to play a wider leadership role by representing MND Scotland at key meetings and fostering collaboration to drive forward projects and initiatives in the delivery of our mission to reduce the impact of MND on the lives of those affected today and provide hope for a world without MND tomorrow.
To support our continued success, PKCT are looking to appoint a Chair of Trustees due to the forthcoming retirement of the present Chair. This an opportunity to lead an independent charity that works with local communities to conserve, protect and improve the environment, natural resources and facilities of the local countryside. We are looking for a volunteer who has a passion for the outdoors and nature, who can make a strong contribution to our charity.
PKCT is committed to diversity and the Chair position is open to adults of all ages and backgrounds.
The Board of Trustees
There are currently nine trustees; four of whom are nominated by Scottish Natural Heritage, Perth and Kinross Council, and the Forestry Commission. The composition of the board reflects a wide range of relevant expertise and experience of the countryside environment.
Trustees have a collective responsibility to oversee the governance and development of the Trust in line with OCSR guidelines and responsibility for agreeing the organisation’s strategy, governance and to work with staff to deliver agreed plans and objectives.
·Experience of running board meetings in the public or private sectors
·Knowledge and experience of good governance practice in the charitable sector
·Understanding of financial accounting and management reporting
·Experience of fundraising in the charitable sector
·An enthusiasm and understanding of development work in the environmental field
·The ability to manage and motivate senior staff
·Experience of strategic planning and good public communications
The full board meets four times a year and there are intermittent sub-committee meetings attended by relevant trustees. In all the time commitment is 1-2 days per month on a voluntary basis.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Our Chief Executive, Jon Sparkes, has recently concluded chairing the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Advisory Group (HARSAG) for the Scottish Government, with recommendations accepted for major changes in policy and practice to end rough sleeping and homelessness across Scotland for good. Crisis will be playing a key role in supporting the implementation of these recommendations and working with the Scottish Government to ensure the full adoption of an effective long term plan to end homelessness.
About the role
This is an exciting time to join us in the role of Director for Crisis Skylight Edinburgh. With our direct services we are embarking upon a significant change programme to ensure we end the homelessness for as many of our members as possible.
In Edinburgh we are working with the Dartington Social Design Lab (DSDL) to pilot new team structures to support our member’s journeys away from homelessness. We also anticipate working closely with the Centre for Homelessness Impact – to both learn from the evidence of what works to end homelessness and demonstrate approaches and practices that are effective from within our current service offer.
The Director of Crisis Skylight Edinburgh role offers a real opportunity to influence and contribute to ending homelessness for more of the people we work with directly, as well as helping to end homelessness in Scotland for good.
Knowledge/Skills and Experience:
We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled leader with ability to empower and develop direct reports and managers. The successful candidate will be driven by achieving positive outcomes with and for some of the most excluded individuals in our society. The post holder will demonstrate the capacity for positive external liaison - working collaboratively with partners in Edinburgh to end homelessness and contributing to our work, building upon and influencing the delivery of HARSAG recommendations.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
· Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
· Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
· 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
The Forum is inviting expressions of interest and nominations for a new Chairperson to lead its Board. The Board meets quarterly and is responsible for all aspects of governance of this charitable company.
The chair should have a keen interest in the sustainable planning, management and use of the Forth and its environs and be able to demonstrate effective communication, leadership and team-working skills. A business background and / or experience of work with Local Authorities would be advantageous.
The chair is appointed in a personal capacity. The position is voluntary and unpaid, although the chair can claim for travelling expenses. The role is for three years, with re-election if so desired according to our Articles.
In addition to chairing the Board, the chair also oversees quarterly management group meetings - eight meetings per year in total, plus one AGM and annual conference.
CHAIR SELECTION CRITERIA
The Articles allow for 3-8 Directors, all of whom serve in a personal, voluntary capacity, one of which must chair.
Within the board we seek a range of relevant qualities, experience and expertise among men and women who are enthusiastic, committed to the Forum’s aims and able to lead, work as a team and communicate effectively.
In contextual terms the board seeks to include a chair with experience of management and leadership of:
· Public sector/Government bodies;
· Business and commercial sector;
· Charity and communications.
In subject terms the board seeks to encompass knowledge and experience in:
· Natural heritage and resource management;
· Legal and financial management;
· Local Authority and planning matters;
· Recreation, access and community involvement;
· Education and communications.
The chair should ideally have a good network of contacts from around the Forth area, drawn from the sectors and subjects listed above.
These attributes are not exclusive but may be regarded as the main criteria for a chair appointment.
The Forum has a staff complement of one full time manager and one half time administrator, based at Baltic House, Central Dock Road, Grangemouth FK3 8TY; board meetings are held here and management group meetings are held at partners' offices around the Forth.
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Garvald West Linton is an established charitable organisation based in the Borders providing residential care, creative work opportunities and further education for thirty-five adults with learning disabilities. Garvald also offers day placements for adults with learning disabilities who live locally. The residents and staff together make up a community of approximately 70 people. There are five community houses. On average, there are seven residents in each house with one House Manager, one Deputy House Manger and a group of care staff including night duty staff.
Life and work at Garvald is based on the Rudolf Steiner principles of curative education and social therapy. Through working with these principles Garvald aim to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the individuals in our care. The days at Garvald are well structured with each individual having a day programme of workshop activities, different therapies, leisure activities and further education. At weekends there are cultural events. Christian and national festivals are celebrated during the year and the daily, weekly and annual rhythm of life at Garvald is a therapeutic and reassuring influence for residents. Garvald also supports residents to engage and participate in activities in the wider community out with Garvald.
The role of The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is collectively responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Garvald. It is responsible for receiving money from local authorities and donors, safeguarding it and ensuring that it is used for meeting Garvald objectives as stated in its articles of association. The Trustee Board must always act in the best interests of Garvald. The Trustees must act as a group and not as individuals. Although the role is unpaid, Trustees have the opportunity to significantly contribute towards an important and well regarded service for people with learning disabilities.
We are now seeking new directors to join our board and looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with a range of skills and experience. These include business/professional skills in PR/marketing, legal, property/estates management as well as individuals with senior management experience within the social care sector.
Applications on a secondment basis will be considered from people currently working in the Criminal Justice sector. You must have the approval of your line manager prior to applying.
Regular travel across Scotland will be necessary to carry out the main responsibilities of the role.
Victim Support Scotland (VSS) is the leading national charity providing free, confidential help and support to people affected by crime in Scotland. VSS is leading the development of a new Homicide Service for Scotland, which aims to be a nationally consistent, needs led service to support people bereaved by homicide, integrating and improving the existing solutions.
We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate who has the drive and determination to succeed in developing a new Homicide Service. You should be an experienced Manager who can bring value and leadership to the Homicide Team. You should have extensive experience of service delivery in a complex customer or multi-site environment, knowledge and understanding of the needs of bereaved people, victims of violent crime and other vulnerable people, leading and managing a team across multi-locations, knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, experience of project and change management, as well as budget management, financial control with an understanding of funding/grant applications.
You will be responsible for implementing and managing on-going effective delivery of Victim Support Scotland’s national Homicide Service through a dedicated team of case workers and support staff. You will be a team player who shows leadership and decision making skills, customer focus, planning and quality management, as well as being an excellent communicator. You will ensure that delivery and development of the Homicide Service, against agreed quality standards, meets the changing needs of victims, utilising innovation and problem solving skills. You will also build and develop effective relationships with a range of key external agencies and organisations.
Duties will include:-
• Ensure the delivery of services, keeping the complex needs of primary bereaved people central to all processes
• Ensure appropriate and effective delivery and management of services to bereaved people, such as needs assessment, case management, emotional support, advocacy, referrals to commissioned services and trauma assessments.
• Promote the Homicide Service and develop effective relationships with a range of key external agencies and organisations.
• Contribute to wider service development in line with VSS’s strategic plan.
• Ensure all aspects of the Homicide Service meet required standards as per the service delivery model and any shared protocols ensuring monitoring processes are in place.
• In conjunction with the Service Delivery Management Team and Learning and Development Department input to the process, conduct a training needs analysis of Service Delivery staff and volunteers who will support delivery of the homicide service.
• Manage Homicide Service budget within agreed parameters
• Ensure the Homicide Service is delivered in a way which recognises VSS’s commitment to promoting equality and diversity for all service users and staff.
• Lead on other key strategic national programmes and projects as required.
• Ensure that all information relating to the Homicide Service is maintained in accordance with GDPR regulations and VSS’s Confidentiality policy.
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to help shape Scotland’s new Homicide Service.
Fathers Network Scotland is looking for new members of our Board
Do you want to help inspire and create a truly father friendly world?
We are looking for volunteer Non-Executive Directors to ensure future sustainability, bring strategic leadership and support our growth as an organisation.
A Role Description is available for below.