This is an amazing opportunity to lead a charitable organisation in a unique, interesting and diverse sector. We focus on representation, support and activities for students at Queen Margaret University, promoting a positive student experience. We need an experienced leader who is enthusiastic, people focused and loves a job where no two days are the same. If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!
Who we are:
Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with over 100 staff and 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.
This is a wonderful opportunity to head up a team of talented frontline workers located right across Scotland, as well as play an active role in the Senior Leadership Team, bringing strategic focus and godly wisdom, particularly to the development of our ministry in schools and local communities.
Reporting to the CEO and, as part of the Senior Leadership Team, to bring strategic leadership and spiritual direction to the organisation, specifically to lead and develop the Local Ministries department of the organisation, enabling the fulfilment of the vison of SU Scotland.
Who we are looking for:
We are seeking applicants who have demonstrable senior leadership experience, ideally with experience in the field of Education and/or knowledge of current children and youth trends, specifically within the Scottish educational system. The successful applicant will be theologically astute with an ability to articulate the Christian message in a range of settings, including with young people, staff, in a local church and cross cultural/other religion context. An ability to think strategically and innovatively is also critical.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and can demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
This exciting position has arisen as one of our Senior Management Team is going on maternity leave in the summer. We’re not just looking for a caretaker, but someone who wants to join us and deliver our new 2030 strategy with passion, fun and challenge.
Focussing on leading the team to deliver our 2030 strategy (or as we call it the BIG PLAN), the role is a twelve-month minimum fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave - but genuinely has the autonomy, budget and magic to make things happen.
The role will take the strategic priorities that relate to the role and deliver the key actions for that year which are reported to the Trustee board via the annual LITTLE PLAN. The role also has the responsibility of taking data, insight and feedback and using that to enhance delivery of the BIG PLAN priorities, or to make changes to current operations or services.
However, and this is the exciting element, HOW the plan is delivered is up for discussion. We can’t deliver services in the same way and expect different results: Our students want choice, how and when they access our services, digital options, self-service as well as quiet spaces to connect, socialise and relax.
Like most Student Unions demand is growing, but for different services now than in 2018. We must transform our delivery.
Our representation and democracy have elements that can be traced back 900 years with Elections. But how can we make these more relevant? How do we increase engagement with the Union? Do our new students know why we exist and how we can help?
We can’t rely on ‘what we used to do’ we must have actionable insight that makes a tangible difference to the student experience.
There is also the wider Senior Management team responsibility – we’re a small team so sometimes its sleeves rolled up for a colleague’s priority that will always benefit a student – if it doesn’t, we question why not?
This Job description doesn’t have 36 bullet points, but it does have 36+ people in the Union wanting you to make a difference by challenging the norm.
Full job description attached below
CJS are recruiting for an experienced Learning, Development and Innovation Lead (LDI), to work alongside a team of colleagues committed to changing the conversation about justice. We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. We want Scotland to be the safest country in the world. The LDI role is a key role in our successful delivery by the creating, curating, delivering and evaluating world class learning products.
We are a valued based organisation and know from experience if you enjoy the role and feel listened to and valued, you will feel fulfilled and productive in your role. We are an extraordinary team of driven, passionate individuals who work and support each other to deliver really high quality work. We learn from each other and promote continuous improvement in what we do. You will meet great people and you will be inspired by the work that goes on across Scotland and beyond.
Can you help us achieve our vision: ‘a Scotland where all parents and families are valued and supported to give children the best possible start in life’?
This an exciting opportunity to lead a small yet powerful charity dedicated to influencing policy and practice for parents, children, and families.
Parenting across Scotland (PAS) is offering an exciting opportunity for someone with senior leadership skills and vision to lead the organisation and to put our new strategy into action.
You will work alongside a supportive board to lead and to motivate PAS to realise its vision: a Scotland where all parents and families are valued and supported to give children the best possible start in life.
PAS is an important influencer in supporting and improving the lives of children and families. A small organisation, our reach is considerable because of our members and partnerships with other organisations in the third and public sectors that are working with and for parents. Since forming in 2004, we have had considerable success in promoting the voices of parents and caregivers in order to shape national policy.
This appointment comes at a time when the PAS board has been working on refreshing its strategy and needs a committed and experienced chief executive to finalise the key priorities and to lead the strategy.
This post will give you the chance to be a visible leader, to make your mark and to put your own stamp on an organisation which is held in high regard across the sector. You will have the scope to develop relationships with member organisations, the parenting sector, academia and statutory sector stakeholders. You will be able to build your own network to inform and support the work. You’ll have a unique opportunity to strengthen and apply your skills in strategic thinking and in generating income to enable PAS to flourish.
You should already be a senior leader, although not necessarily a chief executive. You should know about the parenting/children/families sector; how to promote the concerns of parents; and how to engage with, critique and contribute to policy development. You need to have the necessary skills and attributes to influence and persuade with authenticity, diplomacy, and commitment. You need to be a ‘horizon scanner’, able to navigate the many and complex issues facing both the sector itself and parenting policy and practice. You should have demonstrable experience in building strong partnerships and be able to generate grant and charitable income.
You will need to use your skills to manage PAS and its interests now and as the organisation develops. As well as having experience and knowledge of charitable governance, strategy, financial management and people management, you should be adept at engaging at various levels and with different interests such as those of local and national government, colleagues, partners, and parents/families.
The Salvation Army in Edinburgh needs an Assistant Support Worker to provide support for people who are experiencing homelessness and have multiple and complex needs. Our role is to provide a safe place to stay and access support. The service delivery model is rooted in the harm reduction approach, based on trauma informed practice, strength based and person-centred approaches.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme.
Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory PVG Scheme Check.
We reserve the right to close this advert earlier if we feel that we have received sufficient applications.
Promoting equality in the workplace and as a disability confident scheme employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre is a SCIO charity based in Drylaw, Edinburgh. From young people to older adults, we run projects that build confidence and help to achieve positive changes within their community. Currently we run a supported community gardening scheme, several community groups and a youth work programme.
Our charitable aims and objectives are:
To develop the capacity and skills of people living in socially and economically disadvantaged areas in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to create active, flourishing communities. To run a Neighbourhood Centre, primarily for the benefit of Drylaw, Telford and other communities in North Edinburgh.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced development co-ordinator who will support the centre to offer a range of opportunities and activities for people within the community of Drylaw and Telford. Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre is a friendly and welcoming place that is highly valued by those that use it as well as the wider community.
We are looking for someone who will co-ordinate the activities of the centre, including staff and volunteers and who will work to build relationships with other local organisations as well as people in the local community who may benefit from the activities and services it can provide.
Charitable fundraising experience would also be beneficial to the role.
The Royal College of General Practitioners is the largest membership organisation solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1952, it has over 54,000 members who are committed to improving patient care, developing their own skills and promoting general practice as a discipline. General practice is the largest branch of the medical profession. It provides some 1 million consultations for patients in the UK every working day and deals with 86% of the health problems experienced by the UK population.
As the Governance Officer, you will manage the governance function of RCGP Scotland, providing high quality support, ensuring that the relevant committees and groups operate efficiently and effectively, following all governance procedures.
To be successful in this role you will have exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and a can-do attitude. You will have previous experience of providing full administrative and governance support to committees. A confident and effective communicator, you will have demonstrable experience in drafting and presenting written material, communicating effectively to ensure committee members are kept informed.
This role will involve hybrid working with a minimum of two working days in the Edinburgh office in the city centre. We offer flexible working hours Monday to Friday.
If you’re enthusiastic, driven, and want a role where you can really make a difference to the organisation and your own career, we want to hear from you.
The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.
We are looking for super stars to join our admin team at Sacro, to help us to make a real difference to people’s lives. We work with people who have challenges in their lives and everyone’s contribution is vital to supporting them.
You will be part of a busy and happy team based in our city centre Edinburgh hub, very centrally located and convenient for transport. We operate a hybrid working policy so some working from home is possible but expect to be in the office most days.
You will be:
• helpful, organised and hard-working.
• able to communicate very well, face to face, on video call and on the phone.
• work with people from across the whole organisation and will often be the first point of contact.
• supporting meetings and taking minutes (we will provide training if you need it).
• part of a wider administration network across the organisation who collaborate and share tasks and challenges.
• experienced on Microsoft Office 365 and its applications and knowledge of Sharepoint would be an advantage.
Most of all you will be able to get on very well with a wide range of busy people and work in a self-sufficient way but be responsive to the changing daily needs of our teams.
The role is full time, however, we also welcome applications for part time, job share will also be considered. We offer some great benefits including 31 days annual leave allowance, family friendly and flexible working policies. We offer excellent training and development opportunities and a good pension scheme with 8% employer contribution.
If you share our values and want to help us to support people and make a positive change in their lives, please contact us.
For more information/an informal discussion, please call Claire on 0131 624 7256.
About the Organisation:
Four Square Scotland is an Edinburgh charity working for more than 40 years to prevent homelessness and promote inclusion. We are driven by our mission to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have a home and a place in their community.
We provide services directly to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to overcome any barriers they may face in creating a stable life for themselves in their community. We apply our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Dignity, and Support to the people we support, our colleagues and our partners.
Alongside our support services, we have a social enterprise focusing on the sustainable reuse of furniture, which provides independent income as well as volunteering and training opportunities for those who use our services.
We are currently recruiting a Senior Practitioner for our Young Persons Accommodation Services, Stopover, where we provide 24 hour support for 18 young people in a recently renovated building in the heart of Edinburgh.
The role of Senior Practitioner is vital to help us achieve our aim of ensuring everyone has a home, a place in their community and a network of positive relationships that support them to build the life they want.
Senior Practitioners support a team of Practitioners in developing relationships, often with people who have experienced a great deal of adversity and trauma and for whom having trust in others can be difficult. Senior Practitioners use their skills in coaching and motivating to help Practitioners recognise their own strengths and work with them to build their confidence, resilience and motivation to undertake their role to the highest quality.
Alongside supporting staff, Senior Practitioners are part of the team and work directly with people using services supporting them in the way they wish to build the life they want.
Main duties and responsibilities:
What we expect from you:
At Four Square, we believe in upholding our values and company approach through our Senior Practitioners. We hold them to a high standard to ensure they embody these values and reflect our company's ethos.
For more information look at our full job description or email email@example.com.
What we offer to you: