Visualise Scotland is seeking a New Chief Executive.
We are of course hugely conscious of the challenging circumstances we are all in. We don't know what the landscape will look like when we emerge from the pandemic but we do know that the people we serve will continue to need our support and services. It is essential that we have the right person at the helm as Chief Executive who can take Visualise forward and ensure our staff and the people we work with have the leadership they deserve.
Visualise Scotland is an Edinburgh-based charity that supports adults with a variety of disabilities, including physical, learning disability and social communication impairment. Our services include supporting individuals in five residences, running a day service and operating an outreach 'care at home' service. Our ethos of care is firmly centred on the people we support; we aim to contribute to their quality of life, providing choice, purpose and direction and recognising that people with disability should lead a fulfilling life.
Our team of support workers totals 70 people and we have a head office team that include a development manager, service manager, financial director and administrative personnel. We are looking for a new chief executive who will provide a key operational role and will work with our Board to take forward Visualise’s strategic vision for the next 5 to 10 years.
We are looking for a CEO who can demonstrate experience of the third sector, strong management and leadership skills as well as a passion for the care and support of disabled people.
To achieve maximum elected representation and the implementation if Liberal Democratic policies in Scotland, the Chief Executive leads the party administration and directs the human, financial and administrative resources of the Party. They will bring energy and outstanding leadership to this crucial job, whilst recognising that the relationships with the Leader (for political leadership) and the Office Bearers (line managers of the Chief Executive and the representatives of all members of the party) have a key role in the direction of the party.
The Chief Executive is responsible for all staff employed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
You are advised to read the full job description before applying for this role scotlibdems.org.uk/chief-exec
The Chief Executive will:
Ensure that the day to day operations of the Party are efficiently carried out.
Lead the Party in delivering agreed strategic objectives.
Work with the Treasurer to ensure that the Party’s finances are on a sound footing. Monitor income and expenses on a regular basis to ensure that the party is operating within budget and operating within agreed financial controls.
Develop the Party and improve its impact by ensuring the development of world-class teams delivering Policy, Communications, Campaigns and Marketing, and People (including Membership and Diversity), ensuring that the representation, both elected and unelected, voice and influence of the Scottish Liberal Democrats continue to grow.
Constantly review and improve the structure, systems and processes of the Party, further embedding efficiency, integrity, diversity and transparency at the heart of all its operations.
Direct the transformation of the Party's fundraising infrastructure in order to enable the party to achieve continuously improved electoral success and have a solid operational base year on year.
Ensure that the party is ready to fight all relevant elections including possible by-elections and the next scheduled Scottish Elections in 2021.
Are you a strategic communicator with experience of managing and motivating a communications team and a proven ability to innovate and enthuse others to join you on the journey? Then join Shelter Scotland as Communications Manager and you could soon be playing a vital role in helping Shelter Scotland get the message out as we continue to tackle the root causes of Scotland’s housing crisis.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
About the role
Our award winning Communications team promotes Shelter Scotland’s brand and leads our public campaigning and digital communications to achieve change for those that do not have a safe, secure or affordable home in Scotland. Your challenge will be to head up that team and take responsibility for the communications we produce, in order to raise the profile of both the cause and the charity. As well as developing and delivering communications strategies that will drive our objectives forward, we’ll rely on you to provide strategic direction for all communications connected to our work. And, when it comes to identifying opportunities to position us as a thought leader or highlight our strategic messages, driving our media work or working with those with lived experience to help them tell their story, again, we’ll count on you.
With a relevant degree or equivalent experience in communications, you’re creative, innovative and commercially aware and have an excellent understanding of digital media and traditional channels, plus a passion for using them. You’re an excellent copywriter and editor too – a natural at capturing and refining key messages. The ability to relate to, and communicate effectively with, diverse stakeholders and audiences is also important, while knowledge of the communications and political context of Scotland would also be useful. Someone who responds positively to change, you’re not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. What’s more, you lead by example, have an adaptable approach and are committed to achieving results for our cause.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution. Independent and authoritative in our legal and policy analysis, collaborative and proactive in our approach to improving outcomes for people, we are proud of what we’ve achieved since we began working in 2008.
We currently have an opportunity for a 12 months fixed term Legal Officer to join our Strategy and Legal team.
This role is responsible for coordinating service delivery for The Bike Station in Perth or Edinburgh. Supported by the Senior Management team, you will ensure the successful day to day delivery of The Bike Station activity including, refurbishment and sale of donated bikes, the coordination and delivery of training and Fix Your Own sessions and the coordination and delivery of commercial and community events.
Duties and responsibilities
As part of the Senior Management team you will be responsible for the development and successful delivery of The Bike Station’s communication and marketing strategies. You will lead on the development and integration of evaluation frameworks across the organisation to enable us to clearly demonstrate and communicate the impact and value of our activity. You will be responsible for the impact, quality and improvement of all external communications and marketing, raising our profile, our income and local engagement. The role will lead on the development of all digital and printed marketing materials and fundraising campaigns to engage the public, stakeholders and funders.
As part of the Senior Management team you will be responsible for ensuring The Bike Station achieves its commercial income targets. You will lead on the development of new business and sales opportunities, providing detailed information on clear commercial value. Responsible for the success of the Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee retail environments. In collaboration with the Senior Management team, provide direction and support to the on-site Coordinators to ensure the effective coordination of day to day activities.
Work for SCVO and support Scotland’s vibrant and vital voluntary sector.
* Join us on a temporary secondment or fixed term basis*
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to join our policy
and research team and help increase our knowledge of Scotland’s voluntary
sector. You will have experience of using a variety of quantitative and
qualitative research tools to produce valuable information and insights and have excellent planning and communicating skills.
If you have a passion for research and the ability to produce accessible and relevant research briefings, blogs, infographics and interactive tools, we’d like to hear from you!
This is an exciting new opportunity to join CAPS as we are creating a new Children and Young People’s Individual Advocacy team to provide advocacy for children and young people (5 -18 years) in the Children’s Hearings process.
Each part time worker would focus on one local authority area but provide cover and support to each other as required. Additional hours would be available when required to provide Children’s Hearings advocacy in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders as an alternative to the mainstream provision in these areas.
The focus of the work will be the provision of independent advocacy to support children and young people to express their views and wishes when going through the Children’s Hearings process. Experience of working with children and young people is required as well as excellent skills in communicating with them.
This post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for regulated work.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a highly influential coalition of over 50 civil society organisations, campaigning on climate change. We are now seeking a new Chair for our board of trustees to see us through the period beyond COP 26.
The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance, with an expectation that the successful candidate will shadow the current Chair for six months (from June 2020 until December 2020) asSCCS engages in a range of activities to support civil society movements in Scotland and beyond make the most of COP 26 when it is held in Glasgow in November 2020.
To perform this role, you’ll need a rather special set of qualities. Chief amongst them is an informed passion and energy for the action needed to tackle the climate emergency. Beyond this, SCCS is a coalition of the willing and as such requires cooperation and consensus building from all involved but particularly from its Chair. In addition, we are looking for a Chair who will:
● Oversee the strategic direction and governance of SCCS;
● Manage SCCS's Coalition Manager and assist in managing wider Board and Coalition relationships;
● Chair SCCS board meetings (six a year) and work with the Coalition Manager to develop agendas and board papers;
● Act as the SCCS spokesperson for the media and at external events;
● Liaise with member organisations to ensure their views are acknowledged and represented;
● Attend meetings with the Scottish Government, MSPs and other external bodies.
The successful candidate for the Chair of SCCS should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
● Successfully led the strategic direction of an organisation (in a paid or voluntary position);
● Management of senior staff;
● Ability to chair meetings in a fair and impartial way;
● Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including public speaking;
● Understanding of climate change policy in Scotland and beyond, and its links to wider policy areas;
● Commitment to equal opportunities;
● Strong analytical, administration and organisational skills.
The successful candidate should be willing to work on SCCS related work for a minimum of 3-4 days a month, of which at least two days should be during the normal working week to accommodate board and other meetings. SCCS is committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applications from anyone who meets the above criteria.
In addition to a new Chair, SCCS is also looking for up to two additional new board members.