Fundraiser with strategic vision and a hands-on approach
The Teapot Trust children’s charity uses art therapy as a way of helping young people cope with long term medical conditions. A new CEO, reporting to the Board, is sought to take the Trust through the next stage of growth.
Founded in 2010, the Trust has grown rapidly. Now 23 art therapists provide over 6,000 sessions annually in 12 hospitals including the Sick Kids, Edinburgh, Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey, Liverpool. Demand is growing, income has reached £350,000 pa, and the small staff, partners and funders are committed.
Key responsibilities are:
The successful candidate will have a proven track-record in fundraising in the tertiary sector plus general management experience. Alternatively, this could suit a CEO who has a strong charity background with a hands-on approach, so a do-er rather than a delegator. He or she will be a creative visionary who makes things happen. The CEO must have a track record of driving change, managing effective fundraising initiatives and financial literacy. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills along with an understanding of developing and delivering organisational effectiveness.
A salary of c. £45,000 p.a. is offered initially, plus statutory pension contribution. Some flexibility is required as attending evening and weekend meetings will be necessary.
SASW is supported by a small staff team of professional and administrative colleagues, and a well-established, enthusiastic committee of members that are driving the growth and development of BASW in Scotland. With an office and meeting base in Edinburgh, SASW is excellently placed to reach out to more social workers and work in closer collaboration with partners and stakeholders across the sector to improve social work, the work experience of practitioners and the lives of people needing social work support.
BASW is seeking to appoint our next National Director for SASW, to further drive the development and growth of the Association in Scotland. The role includes providing leadership to develop the engagement of and support to members, recruiting social workers to the association, building stakeholder networks, influencing and leading on social work policy in Scotland, developing our professional education and events activities, and delivering the SASW business plan.
Applications are invited from qualified social workers who have the energy, determination, leadership and management skills to develop and deliver our ambitions for SASW. The ideal candidate will have excellent inter-personal skills as well as the confidence and credibility to represent SASW at Government level and in the media. Leading a committed, dispersed team of staff, the role requires a high degree of autonomy and candidates should be self-motivated whilst capable of working consistently and flexibly as part of a UK-wide organisation. We are looking for someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about Social Work and who is committed to high standards of professionalism underpinned by BASW’s Code of Ethics for Social Work.
If you would like to be part of this dynamic, motivated team renowned for its dedication and professionalism while working in a challenging environment. You will need:
Knowledge of the current Social Work political agenda and environment particularly in Scotland.
Leadership experience at senior practitioner and/or management level.
Significant social work experience and be registered, or willing to register with the appropriate regulator.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Experience of working in challenging, senior leadership situations with conflicting time scales and priorities.
To be prepared to work collaboratively, including via virtual environments and digital communications.
A demonstrable commitment to the BASW Code of Ethics.
The work is fast paced but you will be well supported and guided by experienced, supportive colleagues to ensure you reach your full potential and are able to deliver the best outcomes for members.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) seeks a new external Trustee to join its Trustee Board. Volunteers from an HR background are especially welcomed.
ENSA’s Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the association, sets the overall strategy for the organisation and evaluates its progress towards key goals. The Board is comprised of a combination of elected and appointed students and external lay trustees who bring in expertise and perspectives from a range of backgrounds.
ENSA is a registered charity. Its mission is to improve the student experience for around 14000 students based at Edinburgh Napier University’s 3 campuses. Its main activities are student representation, sports and societies, advice and support, volunteering, training and events.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Leadership, HR, Treasurer and other roles)
The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. We've been working for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution.
RST is based in Glasgow, with an income of around £350k pa and fewer than than five full-time employees, providing grants and integrated support services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These alleviate poverty and destitution, or help with access to education and employment, and thus to integration.
Our Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from our volunteer Board of Trustees, so we are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on our board.
Our Chair is also looking to pass on the role to someone with the skills to lead and guide the trustees to work most effectively and efficiently in our responsibilities to guide and oversee staff and ensure that RST is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
Those with suitable skills and experience in these and other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would be of interest. We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and board members should have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
As a member of the senior management team within the Ministries Council you will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of a programme of development, formation and education for those in ministry within the Church of Scotland at every stage of ministry.
As a driven and skilled leader you will have a proven track record of delivering improvements within an established training environment. You will demonstrate an ability to navigate complex governance structure to deliver real change for end-users of defined education and development services.
This role has three key distinct areas:
1.Providing leadership and strategic guidance for the oversight of the Initial Ministerial Education programme.
2.Project lead onRethinking Initial Training. This significant programme of change is critical to the future formation and education plans for the Council.
3.Co-lead onAscend: centre for wellbeing and development. This is a partnership-based programme to deliver a range of services that directly support ministers and those in ministry.
A commitment to co-create with those in frontline ministry is essential to this post. Ensuring that services are relevant, effective and financially sustainable will be critical to future success. The role combines ministerial formation, project management and operational management in a fast-paced and ambitious team environment.
An effective communicator with evidence of leadership practice at a senior level, you will comfortably inspire and motivate others around you forming successful partnerships internally and with external consultants.
This position requires a personal commitment to the Christian faith with a live church connection. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement.
The successful candidate will start on point 1 of a 5 point pay scale and move up the scale in annual increments.
Are you ready for the challenge of building an international social enterprise?
The Social Enterprise Academy is seeking a Head of International to lead the next stage of its sustainable growth worldwide.
This is a unique post at the forefront of social enterprise on an international stage. It represents the chance to lead systemic impact, using your skills to collaborate with global social enterprise stakeholders and mission-driven leaders, sharing learning and impact while ensuring the sustainability of an international social enterprise model.
Social Enterprise Academy
We are a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.
We focus our learning programmes on the development of practice: the practice of leadership and the practice of entrepreneurship. We support people to turn up as their best selves, so that they have the best possible chance to achieve their social mission, through growing sustainable organisations. Our model is based on the provision of practitioner led, peer learning. It’s great stuff – have a look at our impact review on-line. It works.
With a 15 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 6 years with international partners through a social licence approach. We now have 12 Social Enterprise Academy Hubs at different stages of development in Australia, South Africa, Malawi, Malaysia, Wales, India, Canada, New Zealand, China and Pakistan.
This new role will build on this outstanding foundation.
Purpose of the post
To lead the sustainable international growth of the Social Enterprise Academy
You will lead on the consolidation of existing work and manage the acceleration of export and replication of the Academy model with our network of local partners, scaling systemic impact.
Collaborating with ecosystem partners around the world, you will ensure support reaches people in organisations and communities that are stepping up to change the world.
The Social Enterprise Academy’s international strategy and business plan (2012-22) is closely aligned to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and contributes to national and global strategies. You will work closely with the CEO, other heads of department and our International Board, to lead the provision of learning and development in impact support ecosystems worldwide.
For a full person specification please download the application pack below.
Grant Making Trust seeks Voluntary Trustees
Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust provides grants to registered charities that:
· help disabled people
· assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over
The Trust has an annual grants programme of around £400,000 a year.
The charity is looking to recruit two new Trustees to join the current Board, replacing two retiring members. In a voluntary capacity, these Trustees will attend all Board meetings in Edinburgh (typically 4-5/yr) and serve for a 5-year term, renewable for 3 years.
This is an exciting opportunity for candidates to assist in the progression of the Trust and the grant award process, and the Board is keen to develop its diverse representation.
In particular, the Trust is seeking candidates with experience in:
· legal matters, preferably in charity law
· the voluntary sector, particularly those who have lived experience and/or involvement in service delivery
The Campaign Director is responsible for the smooth running of the whole organisation and, as such, needs to have an excellent set of skills in all areas. The candidate will be passionate about issues of economic justice and will have experience of campaign development, lobbying, fundraising, communications and management.
The responsibility of running our small charity based in Edinburgh is a wonderful opportunity for someone to take on a new challenge and use all of their talents. As an organisation, we’re about to start lots of new and exciting projects and so it’s the perfect time for someone to get involved and insert their ideas and influence.
It is essential that you have a background in growing awareness, impact and income through excellent stakeholder, service and staff management. The post holder needs to be able to tailor Jubilee Scotland’s work to our aims and values and to fit in with the work of our allies across the world.
You will manage the day-to-day operations of Jubilee Scotland and have a strong background in managing budgets and income targets. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Scotland Plan and lead the delivery of the Fundraising targets, ensuring key bids are submitted on time and to a high standard. Managing key fundraising partnerships and ensuring live opportunities are maximised are also key.
This position holds an ambassadorial role for the organisation, with you representing Jubilee Scotland at events etc. to raise awareness and profile.
The British Council was founded to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s security, prosperity and influence.
We believe that international connections and opportunities can and do make a huge difference for people, communities, institutions and the country as a whole.
We are seeking a Chair for our Scotland Advisory Committee who is deeply knowledgeable about Scotland, and committed to maintaining and growing its international connections and contribution.
The Scotland Advisory Committee plays a key role in shaping and championing our work in Scotland so that it adds real value across the areas of education, culture, society and to the country’s success more broadly. Our current Committee members bring valuable expertise and insight from these sectors.
We would particularly welcome interest from candidates for the role of Chair who bring a cross-sector perspective, who have senior-level board or governance experience and who have worked at a UK and/or international level.
The British Council draws on strategic advice from three country advisory committees - for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - which report to the Board of Trustees.
The Scotland Advisory Committee advises the Country Director Scotland and acts as an advocated for our work in Scotland. The role of the Chair is to advise the Country Director in a non-executive capacity to maximise the impact that British Council can make in and for the relevant UK country. As Chair, you will lead the Scotland Advisory Committee to fulfil its purpose and objectives as set out in the terms of reference.
The Chair of the committee is appointed for a three year term, renewable for a further three years. For two years, each Chair of a country advisory committee takes his or her turn in representing all three country advisory committees on the British Council’s Board of Trustees.
Terms and Conditions
Positions on the Scotland Advisory Committee are not remunerated but reasonable UK travel and expenses will be reimbursed at standard British Council rates. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Key focus areas of the post include
· Leading the committee to fulfil its purpose and objectives outlined in the terms of reference
· Chairing committee meetings, normally three a year (and possibly an away day)
· Acting as advocate for the British Council’s work in Scotland and in the UK as a whole
· Hosting and speaking from time to time at events organised by British Council Scotland
· Attending other relevant British Council meetings and functions
· Reviewing the papers for six Board of Trustees meetings a year and providing comments to the Chair of one of the three country advisory committees currently serving on the British Council’s Board of Trustees
· Attending the annual meeting of the Chairs of the three country advisory committees with the Chair of the British Council
When on the Board of Trustees:
· Preparing for, and full participation, in six Board of Trustees meetings a year in London and an away day
· Acting in a representative role by consulting the Chairs of the other two country advisory committees in advance of Board of Trustees meetings (by video conference or otherwise)
· Presenting a short note summarising key opportunities, risks and issues arising from each committee at Board of Trustees meetings. This note is included in the Chair of the British Council’s written report to the Board of Trustees
· Making a brief report during Board of Trustees meetings and feeding back to the Chairs of the other two country advisory committees
What we require of the successful candidate
· Experience of a senior role within a major private, public or voluntary sector organisation in a management and/or Board capacity
· Significant recent experience in one or more of the three strategic business units (core business areas) of British Council activity - Arts, Education and Society, and English and Exams
· Varied range of contacts in Scotland
· Strong international background and/or interests
· Belief in, understanding and knowledge of, what Scotland can contribute on the world stage
· Capacity to act as a ‘critical friend’ to Country Director Scotland
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Highly effective communication skills (oral and written)
The Scottish Veterans’ Garden City Association (SVGCA) is a private charitable letting agent, which together with its sister organisation, the Scottish Garden City Housing Society Ltd (SGCHS), provides housing to disabled military veterans in Scotland. Founded in 1915, SVGCA is one of Scotland’s oldest military social housing charities and is extensively supported by a network of enthusiastic and committed Voluntary District Committees who are central to our success.
Our stock of nearly 650 houses of varying size and type is located throughout Scotland. Over the past five years, there has been a significant development programme to increase the number and type of houses we can offer, but SVGCA want to expand and improve our stock further to meet the current and forecasted demand and are committed to undertaking further housing developments.
Due to planned board succession, we are looking to recruit several new Non-Executive Directors onto the board of SVGCA and Trustees to the committee of management for SGCHS over the course of 2019.
The main function of the Board of Directors / Trustees is to work with the Chair, Chief Executive and leadership team to oversee the future strategy and direction of the charity. The Board of Directors / Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the charity, for leading and controlling SVGCA and for its governance, policy and affairs. Directors / Trustees have responsibilities under charity and company law, and under SVGCA’s Articles of Association, for directing the affairs of the organisation, ensuring that it is solvent, well run and delivers its objectives.
In addition to the above, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience s/he has to help the Board reach sound decisions. These may involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives and other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.