An opportunity to change the lives of young people
Leader sought for ambitious North Edinburgh youth project
Fetlor Youth Club is building on its 100-year tradition of youth work and we’re looking to appoint dynamic and experienced Director to lead us from our strong foundation of traditional youth work towards a hub model of partnership working so we can maximise our impact and reach and ensure we can serve young people more holistically.
Based in our modern youth hub building, our successful candidate will manage a small and dedicated team.
You will have demonstrable skills as strategic leader with good management and commercial experience. An interest in improving the lives of young people from disadvantaged communities is also crucial.
Your role will involve:
1) Leadership of the FetLor team.
2) Building and maintaining strong and effective partnerships which collectively strengthen the support available to young people in north Edinburgh.
3) Creating and implementing a strategic plan that ensures the long-term sustainability of FetLor.
Competitive salary of c. £55k pro rata
The benefits include flexible working and on-site childcare facilities.
ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), reporting to the Director of People & Organisational Development this role is responsible for leading the Organisational Development Team (Human Resources, Learning & Development & Payroll) to develop, deliver and embed OD strategies to build an Ark culture that aligns to our values and aims and will achieve sustained high performance. There will be a key focus for ensuring that Ark develops and implements policies, procedures, systems and processes that will deliver continued improvement.
The Head of People and Organisational Development will ensure that the OD Team are central to Arks ambition to be the best employer we can be and offer rewarding careers to our teams. Integral to this will be the development of talent in individuals and teams, to ensure we are attracting, developing and inspiring skilled and enthusiastic staff who share our vision and values and so create a culture of excellence throughout the organisation.
This is an exciting role for the right applicant and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to deliver the ambitions of Ark within an already well established Senior Leadership Team.
The aim of the revised business plans is to:
• Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care
• Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers
• Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business
• Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business
We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in an HR/OD/L&D related role with excellent employment law knowledge and that of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in these areas, then we would like to hear from you.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) was established in 1783 for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge. Their contemporary mission remains very much the same: harnessing a diversity of knowledge and expertise and deploying it for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world – in the words of their strapline, ‘knowledge made useful’.
Embarking on the development of their new strategic framework and as they continue on a journey of change to enhance their impact, RSE are looking to recruit into the pivotal role of Director of Finance and Corporate Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive and with overall responsibility for the leadership, strategic development and operational success of the finance and wider corporate functions, you will ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the organisation. Acting as the lead source of advice regarding financial policies, IT, HR, the venue and corporate governance and as part of a small Senior Leadership Management Team, you will directly contribute at a strategic level to the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability and impact of RSE.
A fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management, ideally gained within the charitable sector, you will have significant experience of operating at a senior level ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, sound corporate governance and providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making. An accomplished communicator, the successful candidate will have highly developed people skills with an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders and develop high performing teams. You should also be able to demonstrate:
Venture Trust is an amazing personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who need urgent help to break free of the many complex challenges that stop them from realising their potential. Our strengths lie in the relationships and bonds we forge. We never judge, are passionate about our positive approach to personal development and harness the truly transformational benefit of being outdoors, amongst nature, in our wonderful country.
Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively focus on an individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills, building confidence and motivation. We want no one left behind struggling and for everyone to succeed. Over the next three years we aim to help 2,000 people. We need a Head of Finance to be part of an exciting journey that makes our vision a reality. We believe that with our partners we can beat the challenge of inequality in Scottish society.
The leadership role of Head of Finance is a key one for the organisation; you will lead a team of 4 and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team will report to the CEO. Providing the financial and HR leadership across the organisation and advising on all aspects of charity and company internal control and governance. We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, who is curious, insightful and cares about people and relationships, to drive impact and sustainability and support our people to maximise their contribution in achieving our goals.
To be considered for the role, you will have senior accountancy experience, including external statutory reporting and audit. You will also have experience of successfully leading and managing teams, and of successful project management and development. An appropriate professional qualification(s) is essential and knowledge and experience of HR systems, policy and practice; information management and data security would be advantageous. Developing and maintaining relationships, policies and processes which maximise our effectiveness is at the core of this role. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.
For more information on the organisation please visit: venturetrust.org.uk
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Amelia Morgan, CEO on 0131 228 7700.
The history of CrossReach stretches back 150 years to the formation of the Church of Scotland Committee on Christian Life and Work in 1869. Throughout this time CrossReach and its predecessor bodies have worked in communities all over Scotland and beyond, providing social care for those most in need. Over the years the services provided have been vast and varied, which have been adapted as time moves on to respond to the needs and requirements in current times.
In 2005 the name of the organisation was changed to CrossReach. The name Crossreach was chosen to convey the need and desire to reach out to people across Scotland who require support, all while making it clear that faith is the motivation for their work.
As mentioned, CrossReach offer a wide variety of services that are currently broken down into three key areas adults, older people, children and families. Within each key area there are various different support services available ranging from early years through to care homes, mental health support, creative art groups and everything in between. All services provided are working towards CrossReach’s overall mission which is ‘In Christs name we seek to support people to achieve the highest quality of life which they are capable of achieving at any given time’ while keeping in line with their ethos which is ‘We aim to show the practical side of our Christian faith by reflecting Christian love to those we support, through our leadership, management and working relationships’.
As the Head of Fundraising you will lead a significant expansion of the fundraising function and take the lead role in writing the fundraising strategy and supporting the team to deliver against all targets. You will also be part of the senior management team so strong strategic as well as operational acumen is required.
CrossReach aspires to grow its fundraised income so you will need to show that you have the skills, experience, tenacity and determination to succeed in this role while proving that you have overseen growth in voluntary income in a previous role. Experience in a similarly sized and complex organisation would be an advantage.
You will be CrossReach’s fundraising expert and will need to have the broad range of skills associated with a Head/Director of Fundraising role. This includes everything from creating the strategy, structure and skilled team required for successful fundraising as well as reaching new audiences, devising creative campaigns and writing compelling Cases for Support that engage and motivate donors. You will also be adept at managing a budget and producing fundraising reports for the CEO and Board.
This is a high profile role for a national charity which is greatly valued by those who benefit from its services. You will have the opportunity to make your mark by taking fundraising from a relatively low level to new heights.
All while demonstrating and sharing Christian love and support including sharing with others the leading of worship in accordance with CrossReach policy and by ensuring all staff meetings are opened with prayer and Bible reading.
It is important to note that as the work CrossReach do and their work in Christ’s name this job requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian Ethos (this is an ongoing occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010).
We’re looking for a new Chief Executive, someone who as a visionary leader and motivator, can lead the organisation to deliver our strategic plan. The post is accountable to a Board of Directors, and is responsible for working with the Board to ensure clear strategic direction, driving the organisation’s vision, mission and strategic aims, developing operational plans and managing the resources that deliver against these.
You will be a strong leader, politically astute and skilled networker. You will be committed to supporting community led approaches to address inequality and social justice. You will have a track record of doing the right thing rather than the easy thing. You will be passionate about the voluntary sector and its role within civic society.
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.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Will you help us to achieve this by becoming a member of our team?
We are currently recruiting an Information Support Officer who will be responsible for providing an exemplary ‘First Port of Call’ service in a virtual contact centre environment with inbound and outbound contact, providing Information and Friendship to older people living in Scotland, their families and carers.
We are looking for someone with excellent customer service experience and a good understanding of the issues affecting older people.
This is a fixed term post through to 31st August 2022.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to work within our Technical Team at Home Energy Scotland as an In-home Specialist Energy Advisor. We have an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent customer service and engagement skills to join our team to support with delivering our Energy Carer service.
The primary purpose of this role is to represent and promote the Home Energy Scotland (HES) Energy Carer service, which is designed to help those struggling to heat their homes, to access appropriate support to achieve a level of affordable warmth. You will do this by supporting householders remotely either over the phone or on online platforms and through our home visit service.
You will also have an opportunity to contribute to the Advice Centre’s programme of outreach events with partners, such as workshops and advice surgeries as well as training events for existing and new partner organisations. This service is at the forefront to tackling fuel poverty in Scotland which can make it very challenging and rewarding.
Our ideal candidate
You will relish the challenge of doing a job that makes a tangible difference to people’s lives. You will be committed to offering first-class customer service and have excellent communication skills – both verbal and written. You will be someone who enjoys interacting with customers and who is comfortable delivering advice both face-to-face and on the telephone. You will like variety, be flexible in your approach and be a real team player. You will have a good working knowledge of the current support available to householders to help them stay warm at home. As the role involves a significant amount of travel across south-east Scotland, a full valid driving licence or other ways of fulfilling the mobility requirements of the job is essential
We offer an attractive staff benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced facilitator to join the Edinburgh Carer Support Team to strengthen and deliver short break experiences for carers. The postholder will design and deliver a range of short breaks and coordinate arrangements for short breaks funding. They will support VOCAL to secure funding and report to funders.
They will work with carers to encourage uptake of short breaks provision, prepare them for breaks and undertake evaluations. They will carry a small caseload and provide information sessions to help carers identify and prepare for short breaks.
The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of health and social care provision in Scotland, including key legislation and policy affecting carers. They will have an understanding of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey
Applicants will evidence excellent people, casework and communication skills. Applicants will be digitally competent and effective communicators with individuals, carer groups and partner agencies.
Dunedin Canmore, part of Wheatley Group, provides affordable housing and outstanding services for people in its communities across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.
Our Dunedin Harbour hostel in Edinburgh offers accommodation and support to people who find themselves homeless. Our dedicated staff help residents tackle the issues they face, including addictions and mental health, and provide them with a pathway back into work and a permanent home.
We now have a great opportunity for a Nightshift Support Assistant to join our team at Dunedin Harbour.
As night shift support assistant you will provide basic advice, assistance and support to service users during the night to ensure the provision of a 24-hour service, ensuring there is a supportive and safe living environment for all service users.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, customer service skills, IT literacy and ability to manage a night shift pattern are essential to this post. A professional qualification in housing / care support or allied discipline is desirable, experience of paid or voluntary work at a similar level is essential.
The position is subject to a PVG check.