The Scottish Trades Union Congress is seeking to recruit a Policy Officer (Equality) to support its work. The post is a full-time permanent position.
The Policy Officer (Equality) will work as part of the Policy, Political Relations and Equality team, assisting with the development and promotion of STUC Policy, with a particular focus on Equality. They will provide Secretariat support and advice to the STUC Equality Committees (Black Workers’ Committee, Disabled Workers’ Committee, LGBT+ Workers’ Committee and Women’s Committee). They will support STUC relations with Government at all levels; prepare draft submissions to policy consultations; prepare briefings, content for speeches and other articles promoting STUC policy and supporting political relations.
The post holder will be working primarily from the Glasgow STUC office though there is a requirement for attendance at external meetings and occasional out of hours work.
Candidates must have a commitment to trade union values.
The Scottish Trades Union Congress is seeking to recruit a full-time, permanent Director of Operations.
The STUC is seeking to recruit to this new and significant senior management role. The role involves management of the STUC’s Human Resources function; oversight and management of the STUC’s Financial operations; significant administrative, regulatory and governance duties - particularly those attached to the STUC General Council Staff Pension Scheme Trustee Board – and facilities, event management and management of STUC Conferencing business activities.
This is a demanding but fulfilling and rewarding role, working at the heart of the trade union movement.
Candidates must have a commitment to trade union values.
The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. It has donated more than £263 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. It is currently finalising a new exciting strategy to address some of the most intractable social issues in Scotland which will see it adopt new ways of working and building new partnerships to deliver greater impact in Scotland.
The summer of 2020 will see the launch of a new strategy for the Trust. After extensive review and stakeholder engagement, the Trust has sought to develop a strategy which will best fit the current challenges facing communities in Scotland and enable the Trust as a funder to work alongside communities to address these challenges. This is an exciting time for a new Chief Executive to deliver this new strategy. We are looking for a strong, inspiring and empowering leader who is ambitious about maximising the Trust’s undoubted potential.
·Reporting to the Chair and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will deliver the newly developed strategic plan.
·Embody and demonstrate the Trust’s values to the whole organisation, leading and developing the team and promoting a culture of diversity and continuous improvement.
·As a key ambassador, the Chief Executive will nurture, build and maintain positive relationships with a range of key stakeholders.
·Proven leadership experience at board level within a complex, growing organisation and with a record of achievement in developing and delivering organisational strategy. This can have been gained in any sector (but any candidate should recognise that the dynamics of the charity sector are different).
·Demonstrable experience of leading transformation and driving cultural change to achieve operational excellence, including digital transformation.
·Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of impact of poverty, trauma and inequalities.
This is an exciting opportunity to provide operational leadership and develop and maintain positive partnerships with schools and other partners in East Renfrewshire.
Children 1st is looking for someone who is passionate about doing the right thing for children with an in-depth understanding and experience of operational management of services in the fields of child wellbeing, child protection, and trauma sensitive family support. You should also have experience of working in partnership with colleagues from several agencies including schools, social work and health.
The post holder will support Family Wellbeing staff who are connected to schools across East Renfrewshire through day-to-day connection as well as formal support and supervision and professional development. By joining our existing leadership team in East Renfrewshire, the post holder will contribute to the on-going development of our services. The post holder will also manage the relationships and contracts with schools in East Renfrewshire.
Transport Planning and Engineering (TP&E), the social enterprise established by Cycling Scotland, delivers infrastructure for walking, cycling and wheeling across Scotland.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed engineer who would like to work in transportation, active travel and community engagement to head up the TP&E team and help accelerate the current increase in cycling levels.
Reporting to the TP&E Board, the Head of TP&E leads and manages the work of the social enterprise, including business planning and development, client relationships and overseeing the delivery of projects by the team, helping achieve TP&E’s mission. If you’re an engineer, or other suitably qualified individual, looking for a challenge with social and environmental aims we’d love to hear from you.
Please read the job description for full details.
The Iona Community is a faith based organisation working towards justice and peace. It was founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression. From a dockland parish in Govan, Glasgow, he took unemployed skilled craftsmen and young trainee clergy to Iona to rebuild both the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey, sharing skills and effort as well as joys and achievement. That task became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. The experience shaped – and continues to shape – the practice and principles of the Iona Community.
Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director, who will plan and develop commercial activities and collaborate with the Leader on the Community’s work to develop and implement its strategic goals of sustainability, inclusion and mutual accountability. The key responsibilities include:
The successful candidate should have senior management experience, experience of financial management and the ability to think and plan strategically.
Linstone is a registered social landlord based in Linwood, Renfrewshire. We are a charity that owns and manages approximately 1,600 properties, providing affordable rented and supported housing as well as providing factoring services to a further 2,000 owner occupiers.
We have a vacancy for a Community Engagement Officer following on from very successful funded Community Engagement projects. Linstone have developed this role to continue to grow the Community Engagement and to work collaboratively with the wider staff team to add value to our engagement with tenants, communities and partner organisations to develop our strategic objectives.
Main duties will include:
• To assist in the delivery of Linstone’s Community Engagement Strategy, prioritising activities that support customers and local communities, particularly the more marginalised or disadvantaged
• Work collaboratively with colleagues, developing creative ways to encourage positive engagement with people
• Develop and nurture relationships with customer and community partners and other partner organisations
• Be a positive ambassador for Linstone Housing Association at various local forums, proactively networking to influence opportunities for joint partnership projects
• To provide a wider community insight that contributes to our future Business Plans
The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate:
• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
• Clear thinker and effective decision maker
• Experience of line management or staff supervision
• Excellent project management skills and the ability to deliver successful projects
• Proven ability to develop, monitor, review and implement policies and procedures
• Ability to develop and sustain good working relationships with external agencies and partners at appropriate external meetings including evening meetings
• Experience of setting up management information and reporting systems
• Proven ability to plan and manage a varied and challenging workload with minimal supervision
• Numerate, IT and social media literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office (for example, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel)
• Commitment to providing a high quality customer centred service
• Proven track record of achieving individual objectives and contributing to overall team performance
• Effective problem solving and decision making skills
• Experience of providing advice, training and support to other members of staff
• Demonstrate an ability to assimilate, collate and analyse information quickly with attention to detail
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 Shielding and Prescription Collection 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 work alongside our Volunteer Development Officer promting volunteering throughout Inverclyde.
With a clear Strategic Plan in place, a highly motivated staff team and a dedicated Board of Trustees, this is an excellent opportunity to fulfil a leading role in a respected national body with an exciting agenda. The Trust is delivering innovative and sector-leading actions that are aimed at celebrating Scotland’s built environment, taking action for its improvement, and empowering its communities.
The new Chair will be someone who is passionate about Scotland’s communities, built environment and heritage. Whilst they are likely to have a strong interest and affinity with Scotland’s built heritage and its conservation, the Trust is increasingly involved with a wider range of issues, such as community empowerment and quality of life in relation to our built environment more broadly.
The core responsibilities of the Chair are to lead our Board of Trustees, to act as an ambassador for the Trust where required, and to support our ambitious and dynamic professional team. We envisage that the new Chair will be enthusiastic for our mission and vision, a recognisable figure in their field and able to commit sufficient energy to the Trust in the years ahead.
The role is unremunerated but covers travel costs and other out-of-pocket expenses.
The Miracle Foundation is a charity for children and young people who have experienced bereavement and trauma. We are looking for a technically minded individual to help with everyday administration work as well as budget planning for our growing organisation. This is an opportunity to join an established and knowledgeable team, working in a varied role that will encompass both accounts and general administration duties.
Duties will include:
Skills and experience:
The post is funded for 2 years and is subject to securing additional funding after this time.