Side by Side is a global, faith based movement for gender justice. In Scotland we have a group of committed people from across the Christian denominations who have started a Scottish chapter in an attempt to enable Churches to engage more fully with the issue of gender justice. We are now looking to make Side by Side a truly inter-faith movement that is able to speak out and challenge gender injustice locally, nationally and globally.
To do this exciting work we are looking to recruit a volunteer chair who will lead that process. We are looking for a dynamic and out-going individual who is a strong communicator and skilled at building and maintaining relationships.
A Role Description and Person Specification is available for download below. If you meet the criteria we would be delighted to hear from you.
For an informal chat please contact Val Brown email@example.com
More information on Side by Side can be found here sidebysidegender.org
We believe that evidence informed policy-making and practice can, and does, improve the lives of people affected by homelessness. The Centre was created in 2018 to be an independent champion of using rigorous evidence to underpin policies and programmes that aim to tackle or prevent homelessness.
For the past eleven months we have been hosted by our founding partners at Crisis and GHN and supported and guided by a Shadow Board, but aim to become a fully independent Charity by the Summer of 2019. The building blocks and timeline to achieve this are well developed.
We are now looking for an exceptional new Chair who can lead the transition of the Shadow Board into a Trustee Board and steer the Centre in the right direction to achieve its ambitious goals and maximise the impact of its work.
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are seeking unpaid volunteer Directors to join their Board of Directors. They should reside or work in West Lothian.
Directors are expected to play a full part in the activities of the CAB West Lothian Board.
The role of the Board is to set the strategic framework for the organisation, monitor and evaluate the performance of the organisation, including financial performance; and ensure the highest standard of governance and conduct in the business of CAB WL.
The Board meets at least five times per year. In addition, Standing Committees meet a minimum of four times a year. Directors are also requested to participate in various sub committees, working groups, the Annual General meeting and ongoing training events as required.
In particular CAB West Lothian is looking for individuals who have skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas:
o Legal Background
o Commercial funding
o Human Resources
o Entrepreneur (leading innovation and ideas)
o Media and Marketing
Applications on a secondment basis will be considered from people currently working in the Criminal Justice sector. You must have the approval of your line manager prior to applying.
Regular travel across Scotland will be necessary to carry out the main responsibilities of the role.
Victim Support Scotland (VSS) is the leading national charity providing free, confidential help and support to people affected by crime in Scotland. VSS is leading the development of a new Homicide Service for Scotland, which aims to be a nationally consistent, needs led service to support people bereaved by homicide, integrating and improving the existing solutions.
We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate who has the drive and determination to succeed in developing a new Homicide Service. You should be an experienced Manager who can bring value and leadership to the Homicide Team. You should have extensive experience of service delivery in a complex customer or multi-site environment, knowledge and understanding of the needs of bereaved people, victims of violent crime and other vulnerable people, leading and managing a team across multi-locations, knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, experience of project and change management, as well as budget management, financial control with an understanding of funding/grant applications.
You will be responsible for implementing and managing on-going effective delivery of Victim Support Scotland’s national Homicide Service through a dedicated team of case workers and support staff. You will be a team player who shows leadership and decision making skills, customer focus, planning and quality management, as well as being an excellent communicator. You will ensure that delivery and development of the Homicide Service, against agreed quality standards, meets the changing needs of victims, utilising innovation and problem solving skills. You will also build and develop effective relationships with a range of key external agencies and organisations.
Duties will include:-
• Ensure the delivery of services, keeping the complex needs of primary bereaved people central to all processes
• Ensure appropriate and effective delivery and management of services to bereaved people, such as needs assessment, case management, emotional support, advocacy, referrals to commissioned services and trauma assessments.
• Promote the Homicide Service and develop effective relationships with a range of key external agencies and organisations.
• Contribute to wider service development in line with VSS’s strategic plan.
• Ensure all aspects of the Homicide Service meet required standards as per the service delivery model and any shared protocols ensuring monitoring processes are in place.
• In conjunction with the Service Delivery Management Team and Learning and Development Department input to the process, conduct a training needs analysis of Service Delivery staff and volunteers who will support delivery of the homicide service.
• Manage Homicide Service budget within agreed parameters
• Ensure the Homicide Service is delivered in a way which recognises VSS’s commitment to promoting equality and diversity for all service users and staff.
• Lead on other key strategic national programmes and projects as required.
• Ensure that all information relating to the Homicide Service is maintained in accordance with GDPR regulations and VSS’s Confidentiality policy.
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to help shape Scotland’s new Homicide Service.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Treasurer, HR 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. However, suitable skills and experience in other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would also 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.
Capability Scotland provides a broad range of services for disabled children, young people and adults with complex and diverse needs across Scotland and has done so for over 70 years.
We are looking for an outstanding strategic leader who shares our vision and ambition for Capability Scotland. The successful candidate will be an experienced and inspirational leader with a strong track record of delivering first class results in a complex organisation, and who can display a genuine empathy for the issues facing disabled people today. You will also bring a demonstrable track record of leading transformational change, which will be required to take forward our 2018 - 2023 Strategic Plan with its ambitious set of objectives.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Our Chief Executive, Jon Sparkes, has recently concluded chairing the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Advisory Group (HARSAG) for the Scottish Government, with recommendations accepted for major changes in policy and practice to end rough sleeping and homelessness across Scotland for good. Crisis will be playing a key role in supporting the implementation of these recommendations and working with the Scottish Government to ensure the full adoption of an effective long term plan to end homelessness.
About the role
This is an exciting time to join us in the role of Director for Crisis Skylight Edinburgh. With our direct services we are embarking upon a significant change programme to ensure we end the homelessness for as many of our members as possible.
In Edinburgh we are working with the Dartington Social Design Lab (DSDL) to pilot new team structures to support our member’s journeys away from homelessness. We also anticipate working closely with the Centre for Homelessness Impact – to both learn from the evidence of what works to end homelessness and demonstrate approaches and practices that are effective from within our current service offer.
The Director of Crisis Skylight Edinburgh role offers a real opportunity to influence and contribute to ending homelessness for more of the people we work with directly, as well as helping to end homelessness in Scotland for good.
Knowledge/Skills and Experience:
We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled leader with ability to empower and develop direct reports and managers. The successful candidate will be driven by achieving positive outcomes with and for some of the most excluded individuals in our society. The post holder will demonstrate the capacity for positive external liaison - working collaboratively with partners in Edinburgh to end homelessness and contributing to our work, building upon and influencing the delivery of HARSAG recommendations.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
· Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
· Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
· 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
The position of Chair is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful and confident individual to play a central role in developing BEFS not only as the Scottish intermediary body for the historic environment but also the wider built environment. As well as continued engagement with the Planning (Scotland) Bill, implications of Brexit and other relevant live policy topics, BEFS main lines of enquiry are currently: the future of religious heritage with a conference in Spring 2019; improving tenement maintenance, holding the secretariat for a cross party working group; addressing the issue of prioritisation in the historic environment; and maintaining an interest in ongoing discussion on land ownership, management and tax issues. BEFS has an important and pivotal role to play in ensuring sector engagement in these developments and candidates will be expected to provide leadership and direction. Candidates will have a passion for Scotland’s places, excellent strategic, organisational, interpersonal, communication skills and enjoy working with a focussed and motivated small team.
A Role Profile is available for download below.
Would you like to support Scotland’s mental health?
Penumbra is an innovative Scottish mental health charity which has been creating and delivering high quality services across Scotland for over 30 years. Penumbra is recognised internationally as an influential partner in supporting the development of good quality community services that support the rights, dignity and independence of people who experience mental ill health
We are seeking voluntary Board members to support our work and shape our future plans. If you have an interest/experience in mental health and wellbeing, good independent judgement and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team then we would like to hear from you. We are particularly keen to strengthen the board in relation to skills/experience in mental health services, income generation, human rights work, IT projects or your own personal or family experience of mental health issues.
The Board meets six times per year and has two sub-committees. Induction visits, training and support will be provided.
Fathers Network Scotland is looking for new members of our Board
Do you want to help inspire and create a truly father friendly world?
We are looking for volunteer Non-Executive Directors to ensure future sustainability, bring strategic leadership and support our growth as an organisation.
A Role Description is available for below.