The Larder West Lothian is a forward thinking, fast growing social enterprise and we are delighted to announce that we have a vacancy for the trustee chair for our board of directors.
As the chair you will work closely with the other board members and the Founder/Manager to provide strategic direction and guidance to help achieve our vision and make a positive impact on the social wellbeing and economic future of the most disadvantaged in West Lothian.
We are projecting significant expansion over the coming years and are looking for an energetic individual who has experience and skills of strategic business growth matched with knowledge and experience of social enterprise and the wider voluntary sector.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative and progressive social enterprise and we would ask that you only apply if you have the time to contribute actively to our successes.
The trustee chair position is a voluntary unpaid position.
Hanover Scotland Housing Association is one of the largest providers of housing and services for older people in Scotland, owning over 4,000 homes and provide factoring services to a further 1,100 homes. With a turnover of £38 million, we are one of the largest registered social landlords in Scotland and deliver high tenant satisfaction.
We are a values driven and caring organisation, the interests of current and future tenants are at the centre of everything we do.
The next three years will see us focus on a number of new exciting initiatives:
· building better community connections to reduce social isolation;
· entering a formal partnership with Arklet Housing Association who are based in Glasgow;
· and the delivery of more than 200 new homes across Scotland.
The role offers you the opportunity to guide our business vision, lead on strategic direction and play a key role in delivering high quality services, defining goals and targets. The role will allow you to help us solve challenges and will offer personal growth and a high level of responsibility.
We would particularly welcome interest from anyone with social housing, care, ICT or property experience.
We value commitment and experience as much as qualifications. The role requires a time commitment, both meeting preparation and attendance at strategy workshops, and our Board meetings (held six times a year) are on a Thursday afternoon. We will support you in this rewarding, challenging and satisfying role and will offer training on a variety of topics relevant to the governance and business of a registered social landlord.
The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal have a skills element called the Integrated Regional and Employability Skills. This post has been funded to lead the Integrated Employer Engagement theme but will also be required to link into the other City Region themes where relevant. The Edinburgh and South East Scotland is a change fund, to bring better regional alignment and facility change on how we work together and make better use of opportunities and economic growth. This approach is about getting existing employability and related services to work better collectively and bring about genuine, joined up and sustainable integration. It requires significant regional partnership working to be at the heart of all approaches.
Established in 2016, Future Pathways supports people who experienced childhood abuse or neglect while living in care in Scotland. Our vision is that each of the people we work with has support to live full, healthy and independent lives. Our innovative and trauma informed staff work together with each person to identify their needs, what is important to them and the specific outcomes they wish to achieve. Relevant support is then explored and put into place. This might range from help to access courses or training, purchase of material items or purchased services.
The Practice Learning Manager will lead, manage and supervise the work of small teams of support coordinators, supporting staff to deliver a high quality service. The Practice Learning Manager will be a key support to evolving practice guidance and monitoring performance in line with our performance framework and ensuring that the service is available timeously to applicants.
Passionate about the principles of person-centres support, your ability to recognise and support good practice will be complemented by good listening skills and an uncommon ability to create space for joint work. Knowing how important wellbeing is to resilience, you will prioritise self-care and hold boundaries in all areas of work and encourage others to do the same.
An element of direct support to individuals is envisaged to enable appreciation and responsiveness to the full range of demands on the service.
You should be a member of the PVG scheme.
Founded in 1826, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture (RSA) is an independently funded organisation which supports the creation, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art across Scotland.
The RSA runs a year-round programme of exhibitions, artist opportunities and related educational talks and events which support artists at all stages of their careers. The Academy’s distinguished history is reflected in its extensive collections and archives, recognised by the Scottish Government as being of national significance.
Led by eminent artists and architects, the RSA embodies a wealth of professional experience in Fine Art and Architecture with many of its Members taking a leading role in higher education and in many of Scotland’s leading cultural institutions.
In recent years, every aspect of the RSA has been interrogated to ensure that the Academy remains relevant to the needs of today’s artists and architects. Importantly, the Academy continues to evolve, electing new Members, exhibiting new work, and supporting and promoting excellence in contemporary Scottish art and architecture.
The role will manage the Development Strategy and be responsible for overall delivery of our development work. This role will lead the management of RSA fundraising and individual giving programmes and activities, including cash appeals, general donations, online donations, regular giving, merchandise, in memoriam giving and legacies, and to increase income from these sources. The post-holder will explore and test new income streams from individuals and to increase supporter engagement. The RSA Patrons Scheme will be the responsibility of this post holder.
As our current CEO is retiring, Partners in Advocacy is looking to appoint a CEO to provide leadership, ensure the successful delivery of independent advocacy and live and breathe our mission.
Can you answer these three questions?
If the answer is yes, please read on, as we would welcome an application from you to join our Board of Directors.
Sleep Scotland is a charity for children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems. We also run TEENS+, a transitional education programme for young people with complex and severe communication issues. To find out more, look on our websites sleepscotland.org. and teensplus.org.uk
As our Chair or as a Board member you would contribute to achieving or aims by overseeing our strategic development and direction. The Board meetings are run every 2 months for 2 hours in Edinburgh.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens.
We are looking for a highly motivated Programme Manager to join Citizens Advice Scotland to have direct responsibility and accountability for the delivery of multiple projects from inception through to the successful operational running. The full time post is being offered on a one year fixed term basis, with the possibility of extension.
The role includes identifying resources required, planning the work to realise the expected benefits as well as managing dependencies, workloads and timetables. As a part of the role you will co-ordinate the execution of work to help individuals deliver their part consistently and effectively, while establishing risks, contingency planning and formulating exit strategy processes.
The Programme Manager has also an element of oversight and co-ordination between the different projects and assists each team with project planning and management.
You will have a track record in successfully managing and delivering large-scale projects and/or programmes as well as have strong leadership and communication skills to work with cross functional teams to meet internal and external commitments. To be successful, you will also have an excellent knowledge of business processes, key trends and value drivers and the ability to use this knowledge to generate or influence new ideas to optimise effectiveness.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution, promoting and protecting human rights for everyone in Scotland.
A key member of the Commission’s management team, the Head of Corporate Services leads the delivery of our corporate services, organisational administration and business management, supporting the Commission to achieve its strategic and operational objectives.
Our aim is to improve outcomes for children to ensure the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families. Our hope is through achieving this, there will be a larger shift in society toward accepting the vital role Dads play.
We currently have a vacancy for a Board member to join our Board of Trustees. As a Trustee Board Member, your responsibilities will include:
This is an unpaid role however reasonable expenses associated with the role can be reimbursed.
Trustees are expected to attend all board meetings, which are held 4 times per year during the early evening in Edinburgh. Trustees will also be asked to contribute their expertise by attending and participating in sub committees, events and networking activities and acting as subject matter experts on particular projects as appropriate.
To ensure that Dads Rock:
In addition to the above duties of all Trustees, each Trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience they may have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives or other issues relevant to the area of work in which the Trustee has special expertise.
Qualifications and or membership of professional bodies related to your area of expertise.
Given the aims of the charity, we require trustees with experience of one or more of the following areas:
Previous experience of serving on a Board of Trustees or equivalent would also be beneficial.
You will be expected to commit to serving on the Board for a minimum of two years.
Board Meetings take place approximately every quarter. Dates for the following calendar year are circulated prior to, and agreed at, the last meeting of the year.
To represent DR at other internal and external events depending on your availability.
To participate in appropriate sub-committee groups – depending on your area of expertise and availability.
To attend any other meetings and events by agreement of the Board, as well as our Annual General Meeting.
Trustee Induction includes:
An induction meeting with the Chair and if desired to be peer supported by an existing Trustee.
Benefits of becoming a Trustee:
The knowledge that you are playing a vital role in the running and development of DR; enabling the organisation to continue its work and make a difference to Scottish society.
The opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge relating to the development of an innovative and dynamic voluntary organisation.
The ability to enhance your network and broaden your experience of the third sector.