Scottish Refugee Council is Scotland’s national refugee charity. We provide advice and support to people seeking refugee protection in Scotland and campaign for a fair and humane asylum system.
As a senior manager reporting to the Chief Executive, you will manage and oversee the delivery of effective and efficient internal financial and corporate services to support the activities of the organisation. The role is responsible for managing budgets, statutory accounts and reporting. The post holder is also responsible for the management and development of staff within the Finance, Corporate Service and Human Resources department.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ICAS, ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA) with at least 3 years qualified experience of producing annual financial accounts and be able to present complex financial information clearly.
This is rare opportunity to join a dynamic national charity in a key management position. This post plays a central role in managing the development and delivery of SDF’s work to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use through the involvement of people affected by problem substance use. Currently this involves peer research and other involvement and consultation projects and the Addiction Worker Training Project which provides employment and training to people who have experienced problem substance use. This work is to be consolidated and expanded and form a platform for innovative activity in further involvement activity.
This is a senior management post involving key aspects of the organisation’s work, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Management Team to support and represent, at both local and national levels, a wide range of stakeholders including people directly affected by problem substance use, promoting collaborative, evidence-based response to drug use.
The post holder will assist the drugs sector more broadly to develop wider support programmes linked to employability, welfare and housing.
The successful candidate will have comparable managerial experience and will be able to demonstrate the ability to take lead responsibility for project development and delivery. They will have a track record of working with marginalised populations and in particular people with drug problems. The role will include liaison with planning partners including Scottish Government and other NGO’s and will require solid communication and organisational skills, enthusiasm and drive and a collaborative work approach.
SDF offer staff excellent terms and conditions including a 35 hour working week, flexi time and generous annual leave and public holidays.
As an SDF employee you will benefit from a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution, generous annual leave entitlement, enhanced sick pay and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and also offer a flexible working scheme.
The successful candidate will be based at SDF’s office, which is located in Glasgow city centre, close to Central and Queen Street Stations. Under current pandemic restrictions SDF’s office has been closed as a ‘non-essential office’. Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home under these circumstances. It is currently envisaged that some home working will continue after the pandemic restrictions are lifted but office attendance will be expected also.
Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.
This is an exciting opportunity to fulfil a very significant and high profile leadership role in Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
You will bring ambition, energy and imagination to this high profile, national role, with the focus on ensuring that people have a meaningful and effective role in the design and delivery of their care. Strong leadership, interpersonal and team working skills are essential.
The Director will also be a member of the executive team of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and contribute to shaping the strategic direction for the organisation.
You will be educated to degree level and have extensive practical experience of leading change, and in fostering effective partnership working with a wide range of organisations, especially in the context of involving people in the design and provision of services.
*Extended periods of remote working will be required until March 2021 at the earliest. Further details will be given at interview.
The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting; contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. We produce robust ground-breaking work by bringing together children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond. An evaluation of CYCJ, published in 2020, highlights how our significant contribution stems from our unique role and positioning:
‘CYCJ is a boundary-spanning intermediary organisation. Boundary spanners are capable of contributing to system change. Their work to redress the imbalances of information, to connect and share insight across groups, to coordinate people to collaborate on key issues as well as focused interventions on seemingly intractable issues can come together to create paradigm shifts in the system’
Our focus for 2020-2025 is on supporting Scotland to comply with its international commitments for children and young people in conflict with the law in relation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), find our strategy here.
We work across three workstreams: Practice and Policy Development, Research, and, Participation and Engagement.
CYCJ is primarily funded by the Scottish Government and is hosted by the University of Strathclyde, in the School of Social Work and Social Policy. Our Executive Governance Group has oversight of CYCJ and our strategic direction, and consists of representatives from across policy, practice, research and lived experience.
We are seeking an exceptional new Director to lead the next phase of our development which is particularly focused on improving the participation of children and young people in shaping policy and practice developments, and strengthening our academic research contribution. As a boundary spanning organisation you may be an experienced leader from practice, policy, research or participation; or have experience across these domains. We need a leader who can enthuse, motivate and inspire, who genuinely cares about children who are in conflict with the law, is strategic in their thinking, who is determined and resilient, and can work with children and young people, families, practitioners, policy makers and researchers to change things.
Capability Scotland is a leading provider of care, support and education across Scotland.
We are recruiting for an Operations Manager to join our team who can both lead and support Service Managers in their delivery of excellent, effective services which meet the needs and expectations of the people we support. During this most challenging of times and in a fast changing environment the postholder will be key to ensuring services adapt and respond to the changes in the external environment.
This role will support a diverse range of care and support services across central Scotland including community living, supported living, residential and day services for both children and adults. The post also has a strong emphasis on development, including both new business and the modernisation and development of existing services.
This role includes;
• Service Review and Development
• Investigation and Resolution of Complex Issues
• Financial Review and management
• Staff Management
• Strategy and Business Development
These factors make this post both uniquely challenging and rewarding. If you think you have the skills, coupled with demonstrable experience of Operations Management within the Care sector, you could be the leader we are looking for.
Job Role and Responsibilities
Support and develop the delivery of best practice and maintain and develop economically viable services which fully meet statutory and corporate requirements.
Develop relationships with all stakeholders, including our customers, their families and carers and others, including local authorities, other funders, Care Inspectorate and SSSC.
Develop implement and deliver new services, including exploring new opportunities and developing the business case for these.
Experience/qualifications/key skills required:
• Demonstrable experience of working in a similar role and environment is key as is a sound understanding of, and the ability to further develop, best practice in the delivery of care and support services along
• Considerable experience of delivering results through visible and credible leadership and management within a Social Care environment.
• Strong business acumen and brilliant commercial and financial awareness
• Experience in leading business development and contract management is desirable.
• Educated to degree level or equivalent. A relevant professional qualification is highly desirable.
• A full driving licence is desirable due to the nature of the role. Capability Scotland is willing to consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for those candidates that have a disability which prevents them from having a driving licence.
Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:
• Fully paid, sector-leading learning and development
• Excellent annual leave of 37 days per year
• Generous and enhanced pension schemes and family benefits
• As a member of our autoenrollment pension scheme, £10,000 provided in the case of Death in Service
• Flexible working is available
• Free 24/7 employee assistance programme
• Free PVG checks throughout your career.
CVS Inverclyde is a partner in Inverclyde’s Third Sector Interface. CVSI aims to support the third sector to deliver the best outcomes for Inverclyde by providing practical support and improving the strategic environment for the sector.
The organisation is committed to its people and is accredited with Disability Confident, Committed to Excellence, Flexible Working, Healthy Working Lives and the Living Wage.
CVS Inverclyde are pleased to invite new applicants for the post of Volunteer Coordinator. We are looking for an experienced co-ordinator to take charge of running our Isolate and Support and Humanitarian Aid Service. This service provides provision and support to vulnerable people throughout Inverclyde. The post holder will run all aspects of the service so must be highly organised with excellent communications skills. You will also coordinate volunteers to support the Covid-19 vaccination clinics throughout Inverclyde.
The Robertson Trust is one of the leading grant-making charitable trusts in Scotland. Our aim as an organisation is a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. In 2019/20, the Trust awarded £20 million in grants to Scottish charities and financial support to students in further and higher education supported by our Scholarship team. In September 2020 we launched our new strategy to work with others, using all of our tools and resources, to improve the wellbeing of people affected by poverty and trauma.
The Robertson Trust is now recruiting a Scholar Liaison Officer to assist in the delivery of our Journey to Success Scholarship Programme. The key focus of the role is on the development and delivery of appropriate training programmes and support to ensure Robertson Scholars get the most out of their time at university and develop the skills and experience needed to enter the graduate job market confidently. We welcome applications from individuals who have experience of working with students to achieve these aims and who would enjoy being part of an enthusiastic team dedicated to improving the life chances of young Scottish undergraduates.
The successful candidate should be committed to supporting Scholars on various aspects of their academic journey and have current experience of working with students in further and higher education, including increasing engagement using social media platforms.
As a member of the Trust’s Scholarship Team, you will assist with:
· Acting as a first point of contact for Scholar support requests;
· Offering information, advice and guidance for both internal and external queries;
· Updating the Scholar Intranet with regular announcements and resources;
· Boosting our online presence across social media platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter etc.);
· Providing online delivery support including managing event bookings;
· Supporting the delivery of targeted training and networking opportunities;
· Developing strong relationships with our contacts within schools and universities;
· Supporting with our Internship Scheme and Career Pathways initiatives;
· Supporting the Scholar dedicated Alumni network;
· Producing monthly reports monitoring Scholar engagement and support needs;
· Any other duties required for the smooth running of whole Scholarship Programme.
· £29,964 - £34,957
· 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays
· Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%
· Death in Service 4 x salary or 8 x salary if employee contribution to pension
· BUPA healthcare
· Annual Travel Pass Loan
Make A Difference: Join Cordale’s Management Committee
Cordale Housing Association is seeking talented leaders to support its ambitions to make life better for residents and tenants in Renton and West Dunbartonshire.
Individuals with a record of success in any leadership role are being invited to join Cordale’s Management Committee.
The Association has successful completed a transformation programme, resulting in significantly improved performance and services, and is now mapping a strategy for further improvements.
The current Committee is made up of local residents, plus individuals with specific business skills. Its role is to ensure sound management of Cordale and to deliver excellent outcomes for tenants and service users.
These positions provide the opportunity to gain further governance and leadership experience. They are being offered on a voluntary basis, and full support and training will be provided.
Would you like to be part of ending homelessness in Scotland?
Simon Community Scotland is a Scottish charity wholly focussed on tackling the causes and effects of homelessness. We have over 50 years’ experience of partnership working, responding to the complex needs of people who’s journey towards homelessness often began at an early age.
We are a wholly values-driven provider of specialist street outreach services in Glasgow and Edinburgh, intensive community outreach support emergency and supported accommodation services, and we are the largest provider of specialist homelessness provision for women experiencing homelessness. Our services are spread across 4 Local Authority areas, along with a national programme bringing digital inclusion to the very heart of homelessness provision. We have a team of over 300+ staff and volunteers delivering personalised solutions for over 5000 people per year.
Skills & Experience
We currently have a vacancy for 2 Trustees to join our Board and contribute to our respected pool of expertise. Ideally, applicants will have a range of relevant skills and a keen interest in combating the causes and effects of homelessness. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with expertise in:
● HR (Employment Law)
● Mental Health/Addiction
● Tenure is initially for 3 years (up to a maximum 2 terms of 3 years).
● Attend 6 Board Meetings per year on the last Tuesday (evening) of every 2nd month
(commencing in January), via video-conferencing (during Covid).
● Join one Sub-Committee - (Finance, HR & Governance, Property & Investment or Digital
● Visit 2 services per year.
● Play an active role in the work of the Board and Sub-Committees, including Strategic
Planning and ensuring good Governance.
● Get to know other Board members and help build a collegial working relationship that
contributes to consensus.
● Constructively challenge the Simon Community Scotland team and fellow Board members,
contributing to debate and discussion that enhances the work.
● Trustees have the opportunity to support the work of the charity by participating in internal
and external events. Email response/exchange will also be an integral part of the role.
● Training will be provided where necessary and you will be reimbursed for reasonable
expenses incurred in connection with your role.
Glasgow North East Carers Centre provides services to unpaid family Carers, who look after a family member or friend who cannot manage alone due to illness or disability, including Young Carers and their families.
Working alongside our Family Support staff, our Education and Information Worker will work with local schools to develop and maintain supports to those within their communities that are affected by caring responsibilities, including Young Carers and Parent Carers.
Information and awareness raising of our services and supports available to Carers is central to the role, including via the management and administration of Social Media, and in person to relevant professionals when appropriate.
Although experience is desirable, a willingness and commitment to learning is key, underpinned by strong admin, communication and organisational skills.
Delivering key supports and services to Carers during the current pandemic, the successful candidate will support our work via a mix of both home and office working.
The successful candidate will have a firm understanding and appreciation of unpaid family Carers, their roles, contribution and value to our communities.
Driving Licence and use of own car essential.