Champion Trustees of Scottish Language Dictionaries
Scottish Language Dictionaries is Scotland's independent lexicographical body for Scots. Our Scottish National Dictionary (covering the period from 1700) and A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (from the earliest times to 1700) are national institutions, which provide a unique record of the language -- and of the history, culture and traditions -- of the Scots-speaking peoples.
We publish our work online as the Dictionary of the Scots Language, in print (most recently the revised Concise Scots Dictionary), and as applications for mobile devices. We additionally work in partnership with other organisations such as Education Scotland, the Scots Language Centre, and the Universities of Scotland, to support people of all ages and abilities in their knowledge and use of Scots vocabulary. We employ six members of staff and are funded by an annual Grant-in-Aid from the Scottish Government.
As our organisation enters a new strategic phase, we are keen to broaden the collective experience of our Board of Trustees. In particular we intend to appoint two new Trustees with skills and experience as outlined below:
1. We wish to extend our dictionaries’ coverage of Scots past and present and share this work more widely, both at home and abroad. To do this we need to generate additional funding to supplement our annual Grant-in-Aid. We therefore seek a Fundraising Champion to help us develop a successful fundraising strategy. The appointee will be supported in this role by a Fundraising Sub-committee, which the Champion will chair. This post would be ideally suited to a candidate with experience of fundraising in the education, heritage, and/or cultural sector.
2. As we contemplate our priorities for the coming decade, we recognise we know little about the users of our dictionaries or their lexicographic needs, expectations and wishes. We therefore seek a Priorities Champion to help us understand which aspects of Scots vocabulary we should focus on and how best to communicate our work. The appointee will be supported in this role by a Priorities Sub-committee, which the Champion will chair. This post would be ideally suited to a candidate with an appreciation of the importance of Scots in education, the arts, and/or the wider community.
Trustees of Scottish Language Dictionaries support the leadership of the charity by setting its strategy and monitoring its progress. Trustee business is usually conducted at Board meetings, which take place three to four times each year, usually in the Central Belt of Scotland.
Scottish autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for individuals with autism of all ages throughout Scotland.
We are currently looking for people with lived experience of autism to strengthen and support our existing board and management team, in realising our charitable objectives and strategic priorities.
We will provide tailored training and development and you will also work alongside a number of experienced Board Members who can share learning and experience.
Minimum commitment is attendance at 8-12 meetings per year. This is an unpaid position. Trustees will be paid all reasonable expenses.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead our new homecare service in the Nairn, Nairnshire and Ardersier surrounding areas. We aim to recruit a small team of home carers who will be assigned to provide a home care package to individuals in our community. We are looking for an individual to take the role of care manager and appoint and lead our friendly team. This is a rare opportunity to shape a company and lead its direction as it is being evolved.
About the Company
NHG Homecare Ltd is a new company owned by the Partners of Nairn Healthcare Group. Our aim is to provide outstanding community support, by professional staff, to people in their own homes. We will look after anyone over the age of 18 who needs care and support. NHG Homecare Ltd is a doctor led homecare company who have an already established relationship with local integrated teams which include social work, community nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and community mental health. Our service will include personal care, meal preparation, household help and medication assistance. Our mission is to work with the healthcare teams to provide a high quality care at home service that will improve and sustain the individuals overall quality of life by giving people in our community independence and the right to make informed choices.
What will be expected of you in your role?
You will be based in our Nairn and Ardersier offices and have overall responsibility for the services we provide. Your office hours will be 9am-5pm however you may be required outside these times dependent upon the needs of the business. You will be responsible for recruiting new carers and ensuring they are trained to the highest standard. You will also be responsible for meeting new clients, assessing their needs and setting up their care packages. Monitoring quality and driving up high standards is also an important part of the role along with staff management and supervision. You will have a share of the on-call rota out of office hours and there will be lots of opportunities to implement new systems and procedures using your prior experience.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who enjoys helping others and is looking to part of a caring team with a holistic approach. You must be an experienced health or social care professional with knowledge and experience of self directed support (SDS). Relevant working experience is desirable or level 3 NVQ or equivalent. Being a driver with access to your own vehicle is essential for the role.
Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is a national voluntary organisation that exists to support Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) people, their relatives, friends and carers. Our charitable aim is ‘the advancement to health’.
We are looking for 2 or 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 operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings and the AGM.
The Board now meet approximately every 6 weeks.
Spinal Injuries Scotland are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with personal experience of, or connection to spinal cord injury, but it’s not an essential requirement. A full induction will be given.
The position would be for a trial period, initially for 6 months, to see if this would be a fit for both you and for SIS. In terms of commitment we would expect you to be able to spend at least 5 hours a month serving as a Trustee for a period of at least 2 years.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by SIS.
Hamilton CAB is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record in supporting and working alongside our community. We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan. Our primary focus is to ensure that all citizens have easy, free, independent, impartial and timely access to advice and representation. We use the evidence we gather to influence local and national social policy and practice. Our main areas of work include: access to justice, social security, health and social care, housing, energy / fuel poverty, debt and community justice.
As we head towards our 50th birthday, we are recruiting Trustees to join our Board of Directors.
Do you have recent senior management and/ or governance experience in our priority areas?
If yes, we would be delighted to hear from you.
You must be socially aware, comfortable with our values and principles, resident or working within Hamilton area and interested in us!
REACH Lanarkshire Autism was established in March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services throughout Lanarkshire. REACH is a parent led, pan Lanarkshire charity and currently has around 220 members.
We are looking to employ a Project Manager who will be responsible for assisting the Board of Trustees to support the delivery of the organisations’ services as a Lanarkshire wide charity. This will be achieved through retaining current services and helping to develop new projects. The post holder will manage the day to day running of the charity and will liaise with the Board of Trustees as and when required to ensure the charity is continuing to develop and expand.
This is a part time post (20 hours per week) which has been funded for three years by The National Lottery Community Fund. However, it is hoped that additional funding will be obtained to increase the weekly hours.
We are looking for someone who has experience of working in the field of social care and/or the voluntary sector. You will display good networking skills and have a proven record of working towards and achieving improved outcomes. Experience of managing, supporting and motivating staff is essential as well as having experience of service promotion through talks and information sessions.
Can you lead a thriving community organisation to bring care, love and laughter to local people’s lives?
We’re seeking an inspirational leader with strong organisational skills, solid financial management experience, and a social or health care background, to provide day to day management and administration of The Open Door, a local charity promoting inclusion in South Edinburgh.
About The Open Door
We support vulnerable older people to have fun with friends, and remain as active and independent as possible, through our social clubs and registered day care services. We provide a welcoming space for people who may be feeling lonely or isolated to chat and linger over a hot drink or light lunch in our community cafe. We enable people of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds to contribute to their local community through volunteering in our day care services, community café and other projects.
We are proud of reputation for delivering high quality care and support services. We were awarded “Grade 5 – Very Good” for all categories in our last inspection by the Care Inspectorate.
We were founded in 1982 by a retired nurse, Peggy Hunter, and are well-supported by the community with over 50 individuals volunteering with The Open Door every fortnight.
Impact Arts operates in a fast paced funding environment with up to 50 funders supporting us to work with 5000 people each year by contributing towards the 60+ projects we run each year and our £1.8m turnover. As the organisation continues to grow and support more people and communities, we face increasing challenges in meeting the demand for our work. This role is designed to strengthen our specific networks within local authorities and the public sector, cutting across the range of sectors within which we operate – employability, education, health, social work, regeneration etc.
We are looking for someone who is dynamic and well networked to join the Development team. Someone who can demonstrate considerable experience in developing strong partnerships which generate income, has bid writing experience, and who wants to join us in our mission in tackling inequalities across Scotland.
Simon Community Scotland is the largest provider of homelessness services in Scotland, with a reputation for excellence. Our vision is that everyone should have a safe place to live and access to the support they need. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness. Our values are built into every area of activity and tell the story of how people remain at the heart of the Simon Community. Our Streetwork Service in Edinburgh has a rich heritage of being there and meeting the practical and emotional needs of people who are homeless in our capital city. We have great ambitions for the future and plan to extend our reach further, to those who need us most, through embedding volunteering across our Streetwork Service. We want to help people resolve their homelessness situation: to find and keep a home but we understand that this can be a long road and one which volunteers can play a key part in. Our Volunteering Coordinator role with Simon Community Scotland’s Streetwork Service is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, and crucially, build a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to the organisation and a fantastic experience for our volunteers.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people.
Recognising recent growth in the organisation, CARF has developed a new role within its Finance function. We are now recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to provide support to our Finance & Resources Manager with key duties including payroll, accounts, HR and facilities support.
We are looking for a team player who is highly organised and methodical in their approach with an eye for detail. The ideal candidate must be IT literate, have excellent communication skills with an approachable and trustworthy nature.
A recognised qualification in Accounting as well as a sound working knowledge of payroll is essential for this role while previous experience of working in the voluntary sector would be advantageous.