Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
Who we are looking for:
Be at the heart of a campaigning organisation shaking things up in Scotland
We are a campaigning organisation. Our goal is to make society, and Scotland, work for autistic people. We do this through providing services directly to autistic people and their families but also by campaigning vociferously for the rights of autistic people and to ensure that they get the best support as possible from the Scottish government.
We have recently had a step change in our campaigning and public affairs activity where we have been campaigning to end the social injustice of autistic children being illegally excluded from school. We want you to lead our campaigning and public affairs work in Scotland as our new External Affairs manager
Who you are:
With your outstanding interpersonal and communication skills ( written and oral) you will work with colleagues, politicians and civil servants to convince them to support our campaigns and change policy.
With your experience of lobbying and track record of campaigns you feel comfortable working in a political environment and are knowledgeable about how to get things done.
You are a strategic and tactical thinker, looking for opportunities to push forward our agenda.
You have experience of working with the media, writing press releases that catch attention, building powerful relationships with journalists and if necessary you feel comfortable representing our views on TV and radio.
You have experience of public relations and PR crisis management, dealing with and responding to sometimes challenging incidents in a professional manner.
You get the best out of people with your line management skills, developing your team ( A policy officer and a media officer) and delegating appropriately.
You are passionate about social justice, you believe that no one in our society should be left out, excluded or not given the support they need.
Can you make a difference in an organisation that supports Adults with a Learning Disability?
St Joseph’s Services have been providing housing support / care at home services to adults with a learning disability in Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 95 years.
St Joseph’s Services are looking for committed, enthusiastic and inspirational Trustees to ensure the effective governance of St Joseph’s Services, setting our strategic direction in accordance with our objectives, vision, mission and Vincentian values.
Having recently launched an ambitious vision for the future we are seeking Trustees who will help us realise our aspirations and share our passion in delivering services to adults with a learning disability. All applications will be considered - we would particularly welcome applications from people with a: Financial, HR, PR or Third Sector background.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a visionary leader with bold ambition to make Scotland the best country in the world to grow up being LGBTI. LGBT Youth Scotland are seeking a CEO with a track record of creating alternative income streams, and significantly grow overall income.
LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Scotland. The organisations vision is that Scotland is the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people. The mission is to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
To lead a professional charitable organisation in the delivery of its mission to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTi young people that promotes their health and wellbeing.
There is an attractive and competitive reward package, including:
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
Our workplace training is helping employees better plan for their future and employers to create more age inclusive workplaces. We are expanding our work for people living in Scotland affected by Dementia and support older military veterans and their families with better access to information and services designed specifically for them.
We influence policy makers and run campaigns to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow older.
Due to the continuous expansion and growth of the Charity and its service provision, Age Scotland is delighted to announce the creation of a new Director of Charity Services position to join our existing Senior Management Team.
We are looking for an experienced senior manager with a substantial fundraising background to lead 3 high performing Age Scotland teams - Fundraising, Telephony Services and Training. Working closely with our Chief Executive, and as part of the Senior Management Team, you will be instrumental in developing and delivering Age Scotland’s strategic objectives, including a fundraising strategy for the growth of income generation.
An experienced leader, you will have the ability to inspire and motivate your team, as well as developing and sustaining external relationships with government, statutory bodies, commercial and voluntary organisations.
The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you may be expected to occasionally travel throughout Scotland and the wider-UK.
Pancreatic cancer is a tough one but we’re taking it on. We are supporting those affected by the disease, investing in ground-breaking research, lobbying for greater recognition of pancreatic cancer and being a voice for everyone involved in the fight. Together we are taking on pancreatic cancer.
Our work in Scotland
Our work in Scotland is a central part of our activity to take on pancreatic cancer. Researchers in Scotland are leading the way in developing new exciting approaches to tackle pancreatic cancer, particularly through the Precision Panc programme based in Glasgow and we are delighted to be the patient engagement partner for this initiative. We also chose Scotland as the location for our first ever Future Leader’s Academy, which we fund at the Beatson Centre, to further drive our ambition to attract the next generation of bright minds into the pancreatic cancer field. As a charity we have been working hard to push pancreatic cancer up the political agenda in Scotland through the Cross party group, events and debates in the Scottish Parliament, working with some very dedicated supporters.
But we have much more to do. Particularly to make sure that everyone diagnosed in Scotland knows about the services we provide and has access to our face to face services to reduce isolation and improve quality of life.
The charity has always been active across the UK but has been expanding its activities in Scotland, providing a significant level of research investment, growing our influencing activity to specifically call for a review of pancreatic cancer services and starting to roll out our face to face services. Over the last two years the charity has had a consultant and Interim Head working with the charity to start to shape our priorities for work in the nation but this will be the charity’s first permanent role in Scotland.
The role will sit within the Operations Directorate and have a key focus on establishing the charity’s presence and profile in Scotland working to engage with key stakeholders to increase our service presence, influence to improve treatment and care, increase research collaboration and increase our fundraising activity. The post holder will need to work closely with teams across the charity.
You will play a crucial role in ensuring our work is appropriately tailored to meet the needs of people affected by pancreatic cancer in Scotland and our wider stakeholders and to ensure we are responding to key concerns or opportunities around pancreatic cancer within the nation. You will also help us build relationships with key health and policy stakeholders in Northern Ireland, working with our postholder there. This is an exciting time to join the charity and help shape our work as we start to develop our next organisational strategy.
To enable us to meet our strategic objectives including the production of a two-year plan for services, policy and campaigning, fundraising and engagement activity in Scotland with input from internal Heads, the successful candidate will be skilled in developing and maintaining strong working relationships. These include external relationships with key stakeholders from across the pancreatic cancer community including supporters, health professionals, policy makers, MSPs, researchers, funders, major donors and other charities. This role will be representing the charity and be comfortable and credible networking at a senior level.
The post holder will need to ensure excellent internal communication and effective co-working is maintained with internal contacts at the London office and have direct experience of service delivery, ideally in a health setting, operational planning, project management and budgeting, a high standard of written communication including presentations and policy development.
Working with us
We are an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce and are looking for people who can demonstrate dedication to our cause and values. We offer a supportive place to work with helpful and friendly staff who report a high level of job satisfaction. We are always happy to discuss flexibility in light of the needs of the role.
Victim Support Scotland is looking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Victim Support Scotland is the lead charity in Scotland helping people affected by crime. It provides support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by trained volunteers through a network of community- based victim services and court-based witness services.
The Chair is required to ensure the Board of Trustees functions properly, that everyone can contribute fully to meetings,that all agenda items are properly discussed and decisions made. The role is key. The Chair is expected to provide leadership but should not dominate. The role has no particular powers over fellow Trustees. The Chair is expected to know the rules for the conduct of meetings as set down in the governing articles.
The role extends significantly beyond chairing meetings. It includes acting as a figurehead for the organisation, which may include representing the organisation externally, speaking publicly on its behalf and attending public functions. The Chair should ensure the Board is made up of an appropriate mix of skills and experience. A key function is that of acting as line manager to the Chief Executive, including working with the CE on personal development. The Chair should also be prepared to act as a ‘sounding board’ for the CE and to offer political advice. The relationship between Chair and Chief Executive is highly important for the organisation. At times the Chair may also need to assist with the management of the organisation such as budget authorisation and participating in recruitment exercises.
You must have experience of working in a senior role with the ability to think strategically, as well as having an understanding of financial management and business planning. You will some knowledge and experience of governance and be capable of building and maintaining professional relationships at all levels. You will be experienced in leading and motivating teams and possess strong and effective interpersonal skills.
Board roles are unremunerated, although reasonable expenses will be paid. A commitment of typically three days in total per month is required, although this may vary depending on business need. This includes meetings, preparation and discussion.
This position is subject to a Basic Disclosure check.
Have you got the passion, experience and skills to help more people know and feel the benefits of enjoying Scotland on foot?
Ramblers Scotland is looking for enthusiastic and committed candidates for co-option to its volunteer Scottish Council Executive Committee (SCEC).
Ramblers Scotland is a membership organisation and charity with a grassroots network of 54 local groups, who run 3,500 group walks a year, organised and led by experienced volunteers.
As the representative body for walkers in Scotland and a governing body of sport, we work to champion walking, protect and promote access rights and develop our path networks. We are part of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity.
We are going through a rapid period of ambitious technological and cultural change, so it’s a particularly exciting time to join Ramblers Scotland. By becoming a co-opted SCEC member, you could help shape the future of our organisation – and walking in Scotland.
Ramblers Scotland is looking for enthusiastic and committed members to join SCEC to help shape our strategic direction, oversee the business plan priorities, and support fundraising and our advocacy work.
We are particularly seeking Committee members who have a knowledge of or background in one of the following areas:
- Fundraising, corporate and trusts
- Public health policy within Scotland
- Strategic planning / organisational leadership
The members are a key part of the democratic framework for the Ramblers, and ensure that the volunteers, members, and staff work together.
The successful individual will gain expertise of supporting and advising a small but dynamic Executive Committee. As a committee member, they will help to shape the future of walker’s rights and environmental policy in Scotland. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for walking and presents great potential for the development of new/existing skills, meeting new people and new networks and making a genuine difference to walking in Scotland.
The Executive Committee is looking to co-opt up to three individuals for this role.
Meetings are held five times throughout the year, usually in February, May, August, and November, with an additional meeting at Scottish Council annually in March. These meetings are usually held in Edinburgh, Perth, or another Central Belt location. Attendance at all meetings is expected unless there is good reason, but there is an option to join via video conference if the travel makes the location unreachable.
Members are expected to prepare for meetings by reading the papers they are sent, attend meetings regularly, and participate in discussions and the decision-making process.
The post is non-remunerated although reasonable travel and meeting expenses will be reimbursed according to the Ramblers Scotland’s policies and procedures.
As a member of the SCEC you will be an ambassador for Ramblers Scotland and you will need to represent the organisation effectively to others.
This role entails:
- Working with other SCEC members to provide leadership and strategic direction to the organisation
- Ensuring the Ramblers Scotland meets its charitable objectives as laid out in the constitution
- Ensuring that Ramblers Scotland is effectively run and meets its legal and regulatory requirements
- Taking a role on specialist sub-committees as required (for instance the access sub-committee)
Members are also expected to follow the Code of Conduct by upholding high standards of professional behaviour, showing respect for fellow members and staff, use objectivity and good judgement in decision-making, and maintain integrity and confidentiality in the performance of the role.
As a member, you will use your networks and connections to help promote Ramblers Scotland’s work and activities.
Terms and Conditions:
Co-opted members will be selected and confirmed by the current members of SCEC and the term will last until March 2020, though further co-option is possible. Ramblers Scotland members can stand for election each year in March at Scottish Council once they have been members for at least one year.
An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are currently seeking applications for a Lead Inspector within the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) based in Edinburgh.
The post holder will ensure HMICS is able to monitor, assess, inspect and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland and the SPA. They will also be able to co-ordinate an allocated programme of inspection activity including acting as inspection manager for both single and joint inspectorate inspections when appropriate.
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.