The Queen’s Hall welcomes applications from dynamic individuals who will effortlessly take on an outward facing advocacy role, provide strong business contacts and who have a passion for music and the arts.
The Queen’s Hall is one of the key cultural venues in Edinburgh where it has presented live music for 40 years. Its excellent acoustic and intimacy enhance a programme which includes classical, jazz, folk, rock, pop and contemporary music, and it is a key Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe venue. The Queen’s Hall plays an important part in the development of Scottish musicians and audiences – it is a music hub for the city and beyond.
Current Chair, Nigel Griffiths, who leads a strong board encompassing a wide range of skills, is stepping down following a successful tenure that established The Queen’s Hall on a secure financial, operational and artistic footing. We now seek a Chair to build on this and take forward our ambitious new Artistic and Fundraising Strategies with the current CEO.
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Use your qualities and experience to benefit children and families in your area!
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.
JustRight Scotland is excited to announce that we are seeking to appoint at least three skilled and committed members of our Board of Trustees to help us to grow and develop.
Who are JustRight Scotland?
JustRight Scotland was established by an experienced group of human rights lawyers, working towards a new model of collaborative social justice. We help others use the law to achieve social change, and have already established successful projects advancing women’s rights, supporting migrants and assisting victims of trafficking.
Visit our website to discover more: justrightscotland.org.uk
The role of Trustee
You will help us shape the future of our innovative charity. This important role involves sharing responsibility for JRS’ governance and strategy and ensuring the charity is administered effectively and in accordance with law.
For more information visit: oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees.
This is a voluntary role, but has great scope for personal development. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Your skills and experience
Essential criteria: Demonstrable skills in strategic oversight, development and team working. Eligible to become a charity trustee under Charity law. PVG check required.
Desirable criteria: Background in any of the following, whether in the public, private or charity sector would be helpful contributions to a diverse Board: policy, strategy, communications, administration, finance, audit and risk, fundraising, and IT and digital strategy. Ability to understand basic accounts and finance or willingness to learn (training will be provided). Lived experience in any of our areas of work.
JRS is an organisation committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all.
Number of position: At least 3
Term of appointment: 3 years, renewable
Location: Meetings in central Glasgow and central Edinburgh
Time commitment: Around 8 days per year comprising; attendance at meetings (weekday evenings and Saturdays), subject to the needs of the organisation, and reasonable email correspondence and preparation for meetings.
Safeguarders are appointed by Scottish Ministers and have a unique and important independent role in children’s hearings and related court proceedings. They can inform and influence decisions to improve lives of the most in need. Children 1st is contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.
On behalf of Scotland’s children and young people we seek individuals who can:
· Maintain an unwavering focus on the child or young person’s interests in Children’s Hearings and related court proceedings
· Be attuned to the child or young person in the assimilation and analysis of information to make clear, reasoned and justifiable recommendations
· Work effectively as an individual and alongside others connected to the role
· Have the values, skills and experience to uphold the vision of the national Safeguarders Panel to be excellent, transparent, consistent and respectful for children and young people
Applications are now invited from individuals motivated to undertake this key role.
As a national recruitment campaign there will be positions across Scotland but we would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are able to take up Safeguarder appointments in the areas of Dumfries & Galloway; Argyll & Bute and the Highlands.
Q and A recruitment sessions
We are running a number of questions and answer sessions and details of these can be found in the related documents at children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/safeguarder
The position does not attract a fixed salary. Fees and expenses for reasonable travel and subsistence costs are available for each appointment. Please note: There is no payment for attending Pre-appointment Assessment and Training, support sessions and on going requisite training (Children 1st Safeguarders Panel webpages provides further details)
The Open Door is seeking a voluntary Board Member and Trustee with Financial skills and experience, who, as well as adopting the regular duties and responsibilities of a Trustee, would assist our Treasurer.
About The Open Door
We are a local charity promoting inclusion in South Edinburgh. 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 our 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 in conjunction with a number of local churches, and are well-supported by the community with over 50 individuals volunteering with The Open Door every fortnight.
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
Exciting times! get2gether has just celebrated its 7th birthday and we believe we’ve achieved a lot – we organise social opportunities for adults with disabilities in Edinburgh and the Lothians and our membership is growing. Thanks to continued funding from the National Lottery and Scottish Government our future is secure until at least March 2021.
As Edinburgh Events Co-ordinator, you will be organising a range of ‘ordinary’ events in ‘ordinary’ places in co-production with our members. You’ll be attending and facilitating these events (including evenings and weekends). You will work closely with our Ambassadors, Events Team and members, encouraging them towards greater independence.
The successful candidate will demonstrate
Want the chance to use and grow your skills and knowledge while making a difference to society?
Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?
If so… Leonard Cheshire offers you the chance to become part of a great team!
Leonard Cheshire is the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people. We are the largest disability non-profit organisation in the UK, with around 7,000 employees, and we support more than 20,000 disabled people across our global operations. We honour our past, drawing on our legacy to inspire us for the future. We are in the exciting process of transforming into a modern, relevant and sustainable organisation.
We offer an environment where you can work with great leaders and be part of a team who are passionate making a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. You will have opportunities to learn and grow in your role, building your skills and knowledge in partnership with others.
About the role
This is an excellent opportunity to grow and develop, making a difference to so many lives by enabling the people who use our service to enjoy independence and fulfilment.
Reporting to the Operational Manager, you will provide clear direction and be responsible for the day to day management of the support provided within services. Your key responsibilities will include management and supervision of a great staff team, financial and health and safety management to fulfil our statutory obligations.
You will implement systems and procedures designed to promote positive outcomes for disabled people within services, ensuring a flexible, proactive approach whilst meeting the desired outcomes of the people we support. You will manage the recruitment, selection and on-going training, development and performance of all staff in the service, to ensure achievement of national minimum care standard requirements.
This is a challenging yet exciting role, offering you the opportunity to bring your passion and enthusiasm to the largest pan disability charity in the UK, making a real difference to the lives of all our residents.
About you (please see the job description available on our website for full details)
To be successful in this role you will:
We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:
We are offering a wonderful opportunity for a driven and focused individual to join the Quarriers fundraising team as Major Gifts Fundraising Manager. Quarriers provides practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances across Scotland. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.
The Business Development and Fundraising Team raise funds to support this great work and this post will form a brand new area of focus within a well-established fundraising team. The post would be suited to someone who is ambitious, enjoys a fast paced environment and has the ability to develop and build strong and sustainable relationships with key stakeholders and has a keen eye for detail.
Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer and pay sleepover hours at £9.00 per hour.
This position would ideally suit someone who is currently working in a Major Donor and special events focused role, experienced in relationship management, with good knowledge and experience of the principles of Major Gifts fundraising and with a strong background in managing special events as a part of that role. You should have excellent written and oral communications skills, with the ability to influence and persuade and to write compelling proposals and cases for support. You should have great presentation and public speaking skills and experience of working with people at the highest levels within organisations, especially Directors, CEOs, Medical professionals and Trustees.
We are looking for someone with experience in a similar role, able to demonstrate a strong knowledge and experience of the complexities of this kind of position, confident in both research and client-facing aspects of a position at this level.
You should be energetic, enthusiastic, ideas-driven and willing to work collaboratively. This organisation is very keen to find someone keen on throwing themselves into the role in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge about the specifics of the sector.
Quarriers Business Development & Fundraising department is an exciting place to work with a motivated and energetic team which is strongly supported by the executive team and board of trustees.
Please note IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.
In addition to a rewarding career, with extensive training and learning and development opportunities, Quarriers offer a range of staff benefits including:
What we can offer
Help with family life
Help with your training and development
Extra support when you need it
Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.
We are innovative organisation, with experience of developing service models to meet the needs of those we support such as our world class William Quarriers Scottish Epilepsy Centre, services for children with complex heath needs, a dementia befriending service, technology enabled care, digital inclusion, short break fostering for children with disabilities, support for carers and adult placement to name just a few.
Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.
The Young Carers Project and Young Adult Carers Project aims to provide information, advice and support to young people 7 – 25 years who have caring responsibilities within their family, due to illness, disability or substance misuse.
A sound knowledge of working with children and young people is essential as is access to own car.
This post will be subject to PVG checks