Are you an experienced, values-driven leader with a passion for Learning and Organisational Development?
We are recruiting a Head of Learning and Organisational Development to lead our Learning and Organisational Development (OD) function and to support the evolution of our organisational culture in the post-pandemic world.
The Head of L&OD will have the opportunity to lead and manage colleagues in the department which currently consists of an L&D Manager, Coordinator and Administrator.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working collaboratively to lead change and develop organisational culture. They will also have significant demonstrable experience of leading initiatives in people development, culture and employee engagement.
Working with managers and senior leaders across CHAS, the Head of L&OD will drive the Learning and OD agenda, provide a clear vision for the function and work closely with colleagues across the charity to ensure a high quality people experience in CHAS.
We are looking for a forward-thinking, creative individual with outstanding people skills to fill this new post in the People and Strategy leadership team. If that sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS):
Each week, three children die in Scotland from an incurable condition. CHAS is dedicated to supporting every single member of these families as they face the toughest challenge of their lives. Whilst our mission of reaching all these families is a simple one, delivering that mission requires a huge amount of effort from everyone supporting our cause. As a charity with 300 staff and over 800 volunteers, we know that it is only by working together that we will achieve our goal. Staff and volunteers work together as one team. Our people are focused on one common goal - reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support.
Our Ideal Candidate:
You will be able to demonstrate experience of:
We are flexible about the location for this role as we have offices across:
The role involves regular travel across Scotland, to visit other CHAS sites. An initial period of home-working is likely.
Established in 1978, Who Cares? Scotland is the national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced children, young people and adults and has the bold and ambitious vision for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people
To realise this ambition and ensure we continue to support and enable Care Experienced people to use their collective voice and experience to influence both systemic and cultural change, we are looking for a solutions and collaborative leader to become our new Director of Engagement and Influence
Working as part of the Senior Management Team the postholder will lead on membership engagement and local/national influencing based on the views of our members. This will ensure Who Cares? Scotland continues to influence and transform the legal, policy, practice and cultural contexts on which our members are dependent.
Developing, implementing and delivering a creative engagement and influencing strategy that enables and empowers more Care Experienced people to share their experience and views you will build and maintain effective networks and relationships, at both a local and national level and ensure Who Cares? Scotland continues to play a leading role in developing and shaping policy and ultimately secure better outcomes for Care Experienced people. As a key ambassador for the organisation, our new Director of Engagement & Influence will promote and enhance the positive profile of Who Cares? Scotland and ensure recognition of its impact and ongoing influence on the conversation on care across Scotland.
Operating at senior management level and with relevant experience of engaging and influencing in a complex political environment, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their energy, drive and enthusiasm for the role and a commitment to Who Cares? Scotland’s vision for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people
As we move towards the launch of our new strategic plan, this is a tremendous time to join Who Cares? Scotland.
Connect Community Trust is a Development Trust and Social Enterprise based within the Greater Easterhouse and East End of Glasgow. Our organisation is first and foremost community-led, with the community at the heart of everything we do and is one of our main strengths. Connect is a forward thinking, creative and diverse organisation that has an ambitious and exciting future ahead with a dedicated and committed team of staff, volunteers and Board.
We are looking for a CEO that can take forward and build upon the achievements over the past 19 years and support the community to overcome challenges, embrace and lead positive change and create and develop social enterprise activities to sustain the organisation.
Scottish Canals are currently looking to recruit a Head of Placemaking. This is a new role and the successful candidate will lead on ensuring that our places are well designed, create opportunities and that they are accessible, sustainable, and relevant for people and communities. The Head of Placemaking is responsible for devising Scottish Canals Placemaking Strategy and plans including leading a holistic and integrated approach to designing places and spaces which are canal-relevant along our network. They will oversee project management and delivery including identifying and securing external funds for programmes and projects. A key aspect is engagement with stakeholders and communities to helps us find new ways to connect people with place and deliver maximum public benefit whilst safeguarding significance.
The Head of Placemaking will have and continue to build the external networks, leading senior level relationships with key partners to ensure we are innovative, creative, and collaborative.
As a member of the Senior Management Group, the Head of Placemaking contributes to promoting Scottish Canals’ vision, values and reputation and contributing to the priorities identified through the Corporate Plan.
This critical role will have responsibility for:
• Developing a Placemaking strategy and action plan that aligns to the Scottish Government’s Place Principle and contributes to the National Performance Framework as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and maximising our wider contribution to Inclusive Growth, Community Wealth Building, A Zero Nation and Wellbeing agendas.
• Building and nurturing partnerships which support Scottish Canals’ plans to enhance canal infrastructure, specifically improving accessibility, connectivity and opportunities for communities, customers, and partners to benefit from the canal network.
• Creating and shaping programmes of projects to realise strategic intentions, mitigate risk and promote solutions whilst maintaining heritage canal assets. Sponsoring project development and seeking the necessary approvals. Ensuring the delivery is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plans and programme governance arrangements.
• Identifying, leveraging, and deploying funding streams that maybe available including grants and other funding sources by building cases for investment.
• Keeping abreast of all industry trends, developments, and legislation on planning, placemaking and construction.
• Defining KPIs, management information and reporting relating to placemaking driving continuous improvement. Ensure accurate and timely reporting is provided to the relevant stakeholders and ensure any statutory, internal, or external reporting is provided on time, validated and accurate.
• Ensuring appropriate policies, standards and targets are in place and communicated across the organisation, and with suppliers, and stakeholders.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate:
• Considerable practical place making experience or relevant experience professional qualification in architecture, landscape architecture, design, or architectural conservation.
• A strong strategic vision for placemaking and design underpinned by effective project management, from ideas to implementation.
• Proven track record in securing and managing funds
• Building effective relationships that generate confidence, respect, and collaborative working at all levels, and at senior levels, operating with sensitivity and political acuity.
• Exceptional leadership skills, able to motivate and inspire others.
• Creativity and innovation, ability to lead and drive cultural change.
• Experience and understanding of the application of conservation principles in heritage settings.
• A track record of working with developers, contractors, and supply chain.
• Strong analytical skills, focused on evidence and insight, able to interpret and contextualise complex information and situations to identify solutions.
• Strives for continuous improvement, innovation, and efficiency, taking responsibility for managing and improving all relevant standards, policies, processes, and governance relating to the role.
• Excellent organisational skills and able to demonstrate determination, focus and self-awareness needed to sustain effectiveness.
The role is offered on a permanent full-time basis, based on a blended working model from our Falkirk office and home working.
Scottish Canals also offers flexible working, a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days rising to 39 after 5 years (inc. public holidays), along with enhanced company sick pay and a contributory pension scheme with up to a 10% employer contribution.
The Chief executive officer is accountable to the Board of Trustees of Pollok United SCIO and the Directors of Nethercraigs Community Interest Company; For the management and development of the organisation’s work and for representing the organisation to the public and key stakeholders.
Thank you for your interest in the position of Finance Manager at Lanarkshire Housing Association.
Our strategic aspiration has at its heart, the desire to support people in achieving a better future for themselves and their families by providing affordable and sustainable homes within strong communities. Based in Motherwell, the Association has 927 units for rent, 41 shared ownership properties and provide factoring services for 210 owners.
To assist in the development of strong communities, we put customers’ needs and expectations at the centre of our decision-making process to ensure that we deliver high quality services which are focused on people and homes. We are committed to working towards the highest standards of corporate governance and the post of Finance Manager can make a positive contribution in this area.
Staff are experienced, passionate, and dedicated to the work of the Association, which has been more than evident during the challenges of the past 2 years. The post of Finance Manager will be a key role in the Association, leading on all aspects of finance, risk & financial governance, allowing for the development and oversight of all financial management areas.
The Finance Manager will play an important part in developing policies which are responsive to the needs of tenants and owners and promote good relations with all client groups. The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring that all statutory and regulatory standards are met. It will involve directly contributing to the Business Plan with the Chief Executive and other Senior Staff.
Key areas are:
As such, we would expect the successful candidate to have a relevant track record in a senior management role; backed by a degree or professional qualification. Leadership qualities, commercial awareness, and the ability to work collaboratively are all relevant and valuable.
Lanarkshire Housing Association is a supportive and progressive employer. A range of family friendly policies are in operation to assist employees balance their work commitments with their family and leisure responsibilities. We have Investor in People accreditation (Silver) recognising that the development of people’s professional and personal skills is important.
Further information on the Association can be found at lanarkshireha.com
West Dunbartonshire Community Drug Services
To lead the programme of corporate accountability for clinical governance and clinical performance across Alternatives WD CDS including Safe As Houses. This will involve developing, monitoring and maintaining systems to enable departments to achieve full compliance with clinical standards. This will also include leading and managing the clinical nurse in the management of incidents, the learnings and the outcomes.
PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post
Alternatives operates an Equal Opportunities Policy
This post has been funded by Scottish Government National Drug Mission Funds
To provide leadership and direction to YWCA Scotland - The Young Women’s Movement, enabling the organisation to thrive while fulfilling its charitable objects and its mission to create spaces for Scotland's women and girls to lead social change.
● Providing leadership and strategic direction to The Young Women’s Movement. Ensuring it aligns with the charity’s mission, vision, strategic objectives and annual performance targets
● Managing Board meetings and translating the Board’s strategic vision into our day to day work and practice
● As acting Company Secretary, responsibility for ensuring that all legal and procedural matters of the charity are met
● Ensuring the ongoing financial sustainability of the charity, by developing income generation plans for grant funding and business development and overseeing their implementation
● Developing national opportunities through strong working relationships, partnerships and networks. Managing relationships with funders and partners
● Embedding young women’s voices in programme and product design and delivery. Overseeing research projects e.g. the Status of Young Women in Scotland
● Acting as a champion and advocating for The Young Women’s Movement mission, building and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships in order to maximise our reach and impact
● Representing The Young Women’s Movement in public appearances at various key internal and external events, in national and local media and on various social media platforms
● Leading campaigning, influencing, and public policy work around gender equality. Coordinating responses to public policy consultations on behalf of The Young Women’s Movement
● Tracking and reporting on achievements and lessons learned. Overseeing monitoring and evaluation activity
● Overall responsibility for the management of a team of 10 (and growing!). Overseeing HR strategies, HR compliance, and ensuring our team are supported, skilled, and developed. Direct line management of executive team members in Glasgow and Edinburgh offices
● Overall responsibility for finances and resources. Monitoring the organisation’s financial position, results and drafting budgets. Agreeing and signing key contracts/documents
● Engaging as part of the worldwide YWCA Movement
Person Specification - Essential
● A good standard of education in relevant field or demonstrable equivalent skills through continued professional development
● Passionate about achieving gender equality and advancing young women’s leadership ‘for and by young women’
● Value fit with YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement
● A successful leadership record within a similar organisation
● Evidence of leading change in the charitable sector
● Experience in developing and implementing strategy within a small and growing organisation
● Strong experience of fundraising, managing grants, and reporting to funders
● Experience of building new income streams and leading successful business development
● Evidence of sound financial management and charitable governance
● Experience of empowering, motivating and building teams through exceptional people leadership and interpersonal skills
● Experience of raising the profile of an organisation
● Evidence of effective communication and relationship management with a wide range of stakeholders, able to develop successful partnerships and encourage support
● Experience of building and maintaining relationships with policy makers within the women’s sector
● Experience in hosting online and in person events and training
● Understanding of good charity governance
● Up to date awareness and understanding of charity fundraising and business development
● Understanding of accounts, finances and budgets
● Knowledge of legislative frameworks and good practice that supports ethical fundraising
● Understanding of the Scottish policy landscape around gender equality and young people’s rights
● Ability to manage small and agile teams through periods of growth and change
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Comfortable using a range of communication methods, including digital and social media
● Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload for yourself, team members, and the organisation as a whole
● Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders
● Experience of working in women-only spaces, with a focus on young women
Person Specification - Desirable
● Experience in women’s rights activism and advocacy
● Passionate about achieving gender equality and advancing young women’s leadership ‘for and by young women’
● Previous director experience or similar role
● Experience of designing and leading participatory research projects
● Experience of generating income through training and consultancy
● Experience of setting up or managing a policy think tank
● Experience of delivering inclusive and engaging social media and digital communications
● A track record of growth; building an organisation and significantly increasing income
● Understanding of trends in digital and social media marketing and engagement with young women
● Understanding of participant-led research
● Understanding of U.K. and International policy landscape around gender equality and young people’s rights
● Experience with Xero
● We operate a 4-day working week with full time hours of 28 hours per week on a Monday to Thursday basis. However, it will be necessary at times to work evenings or weekends to meet the demands of the role. The workday pattern is flexible.
● Annual leave entitlement of 28 days per year. This includes public holidays
● Access to a stakeholder pension scheme to which YWCA Scotland and employees contribute
● All appointments are subject to a minimum three-month probationary period
Utheo Limited is committed to the ongoing development of its services and addressing the identified needs of the community and seeks to appoint a Manager.
UTHEO is a non-profit organisation that provides a range of services within our busy neighbourhood centre in Bellshill.
This role is the most senior position in the organisation, working closely and collaboratively with the Board of Directors. We’re looking for someone whose values and ethos align with those of Utheo’s; someone who is inspiring and engaging; focused and passionate about the work of the community. You’ll bring out the best in people; be clear about the vision, focus and purpose of the organisation and what it takes to secure its longevity. You’ll be resilient and adaptable with a track record in organisational development, managing people, budgets and change.
This role is responsible for managing the independent and charitable Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the organisation, the centre and the strategic planning. Priorities include delivering community based services and activities, securing funds to ensure the organisation continues to operate, line-managing staff, overseeing the delivery of services/projects and making sure the charitable aims and its statutory requirements are fulfilled.
A PVG Disclosure Scotland check is required for this post.
MindMosaic counselling & therapy are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic office manager
We are recruiting an Office Manager who is forward thinking, process orientated, enthusiastic and empathetic with a deep experience of finance, administration, process and systems, to both lead this function and a small team of staff within the charity.