Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Get on Board with Support for Ordinary Living.
This is your chance to use your skills and knowledge to make a difference. Support for Ordinary (SOL) is a non-profit organisation. We work for people with a variety of different support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life for themselves within their own homes and communities.
We are looking for new Trustees who share our values and have a proven track record in:
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Leadership, HR, Treasurer 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.
Our Chair is also looking to pass on the role to someone with the skills to lead and guide the trustees to work most effectively and efficiently in our responsibilities to guide and oversee staff and ensure that RST is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
Those with suitable skills and experience in these and other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would 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.
The National Deaf Children’s Society offers a breadth of information, support and activity for deaf children and young people, their families and related professionals. We are committed both to empowering families and others to support the development of language and communication of deaf children but also enabling deaf young people themselves to achieve greater independence.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to deliver against our strategy across Scotland and Northern Ireland and to help shape our service offer for the future. This pivotal role will help realise our ambitions to deliver effective interventions for deaf young people and their families and maximise the ways we engage with them.
You will be a well-motivated and committed person who can apply their knowledge of policy and relevant sectors in Scotland and Northern Ireland, work collaboratively with different stakeholders and build partnerships to help improve outcomes for deaf children.
By joining us you will:
· Bring innovation to help develop and fund our portfolio of services.
· Build our ability to influence others through good practice and strong evidence.
· Draw on management skills to take responsibility for the operational departments.
· Demonstrate leadership in the collating and reporting the impact of our work.
MAF UK are looking for a full or part-time Head of MAF Scotland to lead their Scottish Office based in Glasgow.
Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Head of MAF Scotland will be a senior manager with proven experience in strategic planning, staff leadership, financial management and donor relationship management.
Responsible for managing a small but dedicated team with the objective to raise awareness of MAF in Scotland; including increasing prayer support, donated income and new staff to serve overseas.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator and influencer, passionate about the work of MAF with a strong ability to plan, organise and prioritise projects or events as well as implement and grow mission partnerships with Scottish Churches.
This role will include talking about MAF in churches and meetings, attending and supervising volunteers at some of the key Christian events and conferences in Scotland, a driving licence and some work outside of normal office hours will be required.
There is an occupational requirement for the job holder of this position to be a committed Christian. Additional information is available on request.
Due to recent internal promotions a fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our team in leading Children 1st’s vital work. To be responsible for specific local and national services and to help us reach more children by identifying opportunities to develop innovative supports and partnerships that keep children, families and communities at their heart.
The post holder will work with colleagues and partners to strengthen and develop business relationships, lead key projects whilst being a passionate ambassador for children’s rights.
We have a strong value base and a unique approach. We have an ambitious set of strategic priorities and a determination to deliver these. If you can match this, as a strategic, compassionate leader with the commitment and resilience to help us drive our organisation on for Scotland’s children- then please apply.
Degree level and social work qualified or equivalent, you will have substantial service management experience relating to children, young people and families including the protection of children and young people. You will have a collaborative leadership style and have demonstrated success in achievement of strategic planning, project management and income generation.
This is a full time (35 hours) post, with flexibility for travel. Please refer to the job description and additional role specific information sheet for further details.
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager within the Trust’s Care Experienced Young People Programme. For more information about the Programme please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. Reporting to the Programme Director you will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
Although working with the Care Experienced Young People programme in the first instance, you may be required to work across both programmes (Care Experienced Young People and Dementia) at a later stage in the Trust’s life. The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation working until March 2023.
The ideal candidate will be reflective with excellent analytical skills, be beneficiary/customer focused with a willingness to acquire knowledge of the issues facing care experienced young people and people affected by dementia.
GNWCAB is seeking a Chief Executive with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly-motivated and able to meet competing challenges including performance management. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
This is an exciting opportunity to support schools, early years centres and other relevant agencies in taking action to remove cost barriers to full participation at school.
You will have a good understanding of education principles and practice, experience of developing and delivering high quality training, experience of working with children and young people and excellent communication skills. You will also be able to enthuse and support other professionals to develop, act on and share good practice.
You will be part of CPAG in Scotland’s small Cost of the School Day team, but based within Dundee education service, working closely with participating schools, community organisations and Dundee City Council.
The post may be suitable for secondment with agreement from your employer.
CPAG wants a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. Come and help us end child poverty for good.
Could you offer practical support to help make a positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society?
Glasgow Night Shelter is looking for enthusiastic new Trustees with specific skills, to complement our existing board.
Applications from people with expertise in HR, fundraising, operational management, and/or health & safety are particularly welcome, as are applications from people with lived experience (or informed knowledge) of refugee and asylum issues.