The Prince's Trust is a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people across the UK, through a range of proven programmes, with three in four young people achieving a positive outcome.
We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years. Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us. Further details of our work can be found at princes-trust.org.uk
Following the retirement of our Senior Head of Government partnerships, we are recruiting for a suitably qualified and experienced leader. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Manager to lead a team of 12 across Scotland. The post holder will also be a member of the Scotland leadership team and UK Fundraising Leadership Group, reporting to Scotland Director Kate Still and UK Director of partnerships - corporate and government, Ben Marson.
The post holder will have direct responsibility for the development of a multi-disciplined staff team, volunteers and building a network of partners and opportunities that is responsive to the needs of young people in Scotland. Along with excellent planning and organisational skills, we are seeking an inspiring leader that is an effective communicator and confident decision maker.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
* Leading the Trust's GBP 4m target income generation from the public sector in Scotland
* Supporting Scotland's Operational Director and colleagues in their delivery of services to young people
* Supporting the private sector fundraisers to maximise fundraising opportunities.
* Leading the Trust's work in securing a young people stake in the policy priorities within Scottish Government
* To ensure adherence to Prince's Trust Governance regulations.
We are specifically looking for candidates with a track record in business development, senior relationship management and policy development.
The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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Improving Learning and Life Chances in Glasgow – Trustees Required
We are an grant-making educational Foundation looking to expand the membership of our Board of Trustees, as we continue to develop the Foundation’s strategic impact in grant giving for the benefit of students and communities served by Glasgow Clyde College. The Board is responsible for pursuing the charitable purposes of the Foundation and ensuring good governance and stewardship of the Foundation’s assets towards achieving tangible educational outcomes. If you can devote some time and are motivated to assist our beneficiaries we would welcome a discussion with you.
We would be particularly interested in hearing from experienced individuals with skills and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
· FE/HE education and skills strategy
· Local stakeholder organisations with an interest in the work of the Glasgow Clyde College and its students’ achievements and career pathways
· Investment management or audit
Appointments are for a 3 year term and meetings take place quarterly in Glasgow, with a number of independent trustees also serving on a quarterly Audit and Investment sub-committee. Learning and development opportunities exist for all Board members, including induction training. We are seeking to fill two vacant board positions at this time.
The charity is looking for new trustees to serve as non-executive directors on the management board. The board meet six times a year. Applications are welcome from any person with relevant experience in the management of commercial property. To enhance the diversity of the board we are particularly interested in hearing from female applicants.
These are voluntary positions. There is no pay for this work but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
SCIAF is the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, and is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. SCIAF works with some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, regardless of gender, class, race or religion. With a philosophy of giving people in need a hand up, not a hand out, SCIAF helps people provide for themselves and their families, creating hope for the future.
SCIAF is driven by its values of dignity, empowerment, solidarity and hope. These values underpin and infuse everything it does, and are shared and upheld by everyone who works with the organisation.
The strategic leadership role of Director of Communications, Fundraising and Education is a key one for the organisation as a member of the Senior Management Team, and reports to the Director. SCIAF is at a crucial stage in the implementation of its five-year strategy, and you will be responsible for building its brand and public profile, and achieving its ambitious fundraising strategy. You will be responsible for reporting to and working closely with the Board and stakeholders, to ensure strong governance and oversight of the organisation. Having the gravitas to develop relationships internally and externally are of the utmost importance and you will represent SCIAF at external events and travel abroad.
You must be educated to degree level and have significant experience leading teams and developing and implementing strategy at a Senior level to be considered for this role. Managing relationships with a Board/Committee is vital to this role, so you must have had exposure to this style of working. You will have a strong belief in the values of SCIAF and an ability to grow the organisation, with a background in strategic development at a senior level.
An understanding of the Church would be hugely beneficial for this role, and the role is open to candidates of all faiths and backgrounds.
Due to maternity leave MND Scotland have a temporary vacancy for a Head of Direct Services from January to November 2019. This role is responsible for management of their current care services for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease as well as leading on the development of new support services to improve the lives of those affected by the disease.
This is a key leadership role and as part of the organisation’s senior management team, you will manage the direct services team and the services they run, including counselling, equipment loan, complementary therapy and information.
You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in health and social care, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. Experience of successfully managing and developing a diverse range of care and support services is essential.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will:
· provide management and leadership to the direct services provided by MND Scotland
· ensure the effective development of MND Scotland services are in response to the identified needs of those affected by MND and the development of the organisation
· develop and implement robust service delivery plans and systems to ensure the efficient and effective day-to-day operations to include carrying out of audits and evaluation of specific projects and services.
· contribute to the strategic management and development of MND Scotland as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT)
The successful candidate will be expected to play a wider leadership role by representing MND Scotland at key meetings and fostering collaboration to drive forward projects and initiatives in the delivery of our mission to reduce the impact of MND on the lives of those affected today and provide hope for a world without MND tomorrow.
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working exclusively with St Andrew’s First Aid to recruit a Head of Volunteer Development.
St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s only dedicated first aid charity and their mission is to provide everyone in the country with the highest standards in first aid skills, services and volunteering opportunities. They believe that no-one should suffer or die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. The network, of almost 1000 volunteers, works hard to provide the highest standards in first aid whether at events or teaching in communities across Scotland.
This is your opportunity to work with an inspiring and dedicated team supporting a large volunteer programme. The charity is recruiting a Head of Volunteer Development to provide leadership for the St Andrew’s volunteer Corps, ensuring a high standard of quality control and experience for its dedicated team of volunteers.
You will be a problem solver with the ability to co-ordinate volunteers and staff to work together effectively. You will be a leader with experience of working at a strategic level within a similar size of organisation and you will be able to communicate effectively and network across a diverse range of internal and external contacts and stakeholders.
The importance of the role of a St Andrew’s First Aid volunteer cannot be underestimated, they make safer communities and save lives. The Head of Volunteer Development has the opportunity to work at the heart of one of Scotland’s leading volunteer experience charities, making an enviable contribution to the sector.
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.
Help us give more students the life changing education experiences they deserve.
SAUWS is an organisation that supports the 17,000 students who attend the University of the West of Scotland. Our students are amazing, they study everything from accounting to nursing, physics and engineering. In order to get to university our students have often overcome multiple barriers, and compete with many personal challenges to be able to study at university. We see our goal as doing all that we can to ensure that they get the support they need and the positive and transformative university experience they deserve.
We have 5 campuses to provide support to (Paisley, Ayr, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and London) and a limited budget to achieve this. Whilst resources are a challenge, determination and motivation are not. We have an honest, hardworking and humble team of 12 staff and 4 Sabbatical Officers who are dedicated to supporting students in any way they can. We have been on a transformative journey over the last year and have made significant changes to our Board, structures and resourcing model. We are now a stable organisation that is looking to develop and move beyond the operational approach to become more strategic and impactful.
We need a Chief Executive who can help us set a strategy for the future that will empower our team, provide sustainability to the organisation, and grow our profile, influence and income so that we can provide increasingly transformative support and services for our students.
Our ideal candidate is likely to have; exceptional people skills, the ability to create and deliver strategy and a high level of emotional intelligence. More than anything else, you will need to understand that this is a small team with a big remit and you will need to be committed to contributing to all areas the organisation. It’s not essential that you have Student Association experience previously, but you do need to be committed to the idea of supporting the development of individuals who will often be in their first position of leadership.
Scottish Mentoring Network is a national membership-based intermediary organisation that supports mentoring projects across Scotland, ensuring high quality service delivery. SMN’s primary source of funding is the Scottish Government and we currently have funding in place until 2020.
At an exciting time in the development of the organisation, we are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced leader to be our Chief Executive who will lead our strategic development in response to members identified requirements, derived from regularly gathered feedback and a recently commissioned external evaluation.
Our new Chief Executive will report directly to the Board and provide support to a small staff team who have a big impact on mentoring in Scotland.
The successful applicant will be a strategic leader with excellent communication and IT skills and the ability to prepare financial reports and budgets. She/he will be responsible for management and performance within strategic and accountability frameworks agreed with the Board and will support Good Governance.