Our Head of Business Support plays a key role in leading our work in Scotland. Ensuring we make best use of our resources, track impact, deliver high quality governance, plan well and support our people you will lead a team and work across the organisation to build strong working relationships across a range of functions. As part of our senior management team in Scotland you will help ensure we deliver our new strategy, It Starts With Community, in line with the needs and aspirations of communities and our wider operating environment.
This is a varied role supporting the full spectrum of our work. You will manage a small multi-faceted team responsible for all aspects of administrative delivery in Scotland including our office environment, first line customer service, supporting non-executive governance and data analysis. Leading on business planning, budgeting and performance monitoring you will work with business partners in our finance and people teams to ensure we are on track and making best use of resources. You will also lead local people related work shaping our resource planning, training and helping ensure colleagues are supported to do their best work. Leading on governance you will ensure that our Scotland Committee is fully supported and able to make the best decisions about how we use National Lottery money to support communities. Alongside fellow senior leaders you will have a strong role in planning and delivering around £60M of grant funding every year to communities all over Scotland.
A capable and confident leader you will have the ability to balance a varied workload. Equally adept at handling complex financial and performance information and providing empathetic support to colleagues you will display sound judgement and display high standards of customer service. This will be underpinned by a strong understanding of the environment and sectors we work in.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.
We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why the National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.)
“EVH – supporting social employers” is an employers’ federation in the voluntary sector, the only one of its kind in Scotland and a market leader in delivering comprehensive HR, business support and recruitment services to over 150 of our employer members throughout Scotland. Our members range from large housing associations to small “social enterprises” and charities, employing over 3,000 staff between them.
Due to the impending retirement of our long-serving Director, we are looking for an inspiring individual with exemplary skills in business development, strategic finance and income generation, someone who has strong commercial awareness and is an excellent communicator, to join us as our new Director. You will use your experience, knowledge and skills to work with our Executive Committee (Governing Body) to achieve our ambitions of business growth for EVH and provide the leadership for increasing and maximising income and in the development of new products to meet our members’ evolving needs.
If you share our passion and ambitions for supporting our social employers, we’d love to hear from you and hope that you will consider applying to become our new Director, the lead officer for this dynamic organisation.
Looking for an opportunity to work for a flexible and family friendly organisation with good pay and conditions?
SCVO is the membership organisation for the voluntary sector in Scotland and we take pride in being a good employer. Our staff can work a blend of office and home working and flexible working requests are a ‘day one right’.
We’re looking for an administrative support officer to join us and support our senior leadership team and board of trustees. We’re looking for someone with the ability to provide administrative support at an executive level, with an understanding of charity governance and working with boards. The role will include a variety of duties including organising and coordinating meetings and travel, preparing accurate minutes and other written correspondence, playing a key role in organising our board of trustees, committees, senior leadership team, staff conferences and monthly all-staff meetings.
This is a full-time role (35 hours per week), we will fully consider part-time hours and job shares. This role can be worked from home with some in-person, in-office meetings (on average once a week). You will be expected to join board and committee meetings in person, these normally take place in our Edinburgh city centre office four times a year.
*Location: This post can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy. This role will involve some in person, office working (on average once a week).
The Head of Services will work as part of the Senior Management Team for Cosgrove Care with a key focus on the design, delivery, and development of high quality services which are fully compliant with regulatory bodies and meet and exceed expected standards. The Head of Services will lead key members of operational staff to deliver against the strategy, ensuring efficient, effective and person centred supports are provided. The post holder will work with the Corporate Management Team (CMT) to develop and implement a clear strategic direction for Cosgrove which includes developing new service models, securing outcomes focused provision and supporting the diversification of income. The development of innovative approaches to practice is key to this role. So too is engaging and developing a high performing operational team.
Essential skills and experience
Who we are:
Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with over 100 staff and 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.
This is a wonderful opportunity to head up a team of talented frontline workers located right across Scotland, as well as play an active role in the Senior Leadership Team, bringing strategic focus and godly wisdom, particularly to the development of our ministry in schools and local communities.
Reporting to the CEO and, as part of the Senior Leadership Team, to bring strategic leadership and spiritual direction to the organisation, specifically to lead and develop the Local Ministries department of the organisation, enabling the fulfilment of the vison of SU Scotland.
Who we are looking for:
We are seeking applicants who have demonstrable senior leadership experience, ideally with experience in the field of Education and/or knowledge of current children and youth trends, specifically within the Scottish educational system. The successful applicant will be theologically astute with an ability to articulate the Christian message in a range of settings, including with young people, staff, in a local church and cross cultural/other religion context. An ability to think strategically and innovatively is also critical.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and can demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
Aberlour Child Care Trust (“Aberlour”) currently supports disadvantaged children, young people and families to have a brighter future throughout Scotland. Giving children an equal chance and the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.
With ambitious growth plans we acknowledge that, as an organisation, we need to be nimbler and embrace change and innovation. Working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to deliver operational efficiencies and enable the growth of our services to support more children and families earlier, our new Director of Children and Families will be pivotal to the sustainability, reputation, success and future of Aberlour.
With strategic and operational responsibility for all Children and Families Services you will focus on ensuring: regulatory compliance; continuous practice improvement and excellence; effective people, risk and financial management; the growth and development of new services and the maintenance and sustainability of existing services.
As an informed and authoritative voice on social policy affecting children and families in Scotland at both a national and local level you will develop and embed a culture of continuous improvement whilst also further raising the profile of Aberlour and the voices of the children, young people and families we support, building on our reputation as a trusted provider of high-quality services.
Having recently appointed a new Director, SCDC is now seeking to recruit a Head of Programmes to support the strategic and operational direction of the organisation. You will be expected to represent SCDC at a strategic level, and influence policy and strategy related to community development. As a member of the senior management team, you will need extensive experience of community development at a senior level. You will also work to ensure the sustainability of SCDC, will be accountable for the successful delivery of programme and contract work, and will be expected to promote and develop the work of SCDC through engaging with a range of external stakeholders at both national and local level.
Cassiltoun are committed to regenerating our community not only through first class housing services but by our wider community development work. We also work closely with our subsidiary companies and in partnership with other organisations and agencies.
The Community Team deliver a range of projects that respond to community aspirations and seek to address local issues through an asset-based community development approach. This includes community art initiatives, a community woodland project (Castlemilk Park), digital inclusion support, youth work, health and wellbeing activities, a large number of events, community gardening, community food initiatives, and a volunteer development programme – at the centre of all of these is participation and involvement from the local community.
This is a new and exciting project developing Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid services to women across Glasgow. We are current seeking two women’s workers who will be based in the Northeast locality and Northwest locality.
You will provide support women who have experienced domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse within the locality.
SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6, working towards or willingness to undertake in line with registration requirements of SSSC. Funding and support will be provided to achieve this qualification
About Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid
Established in 1981, Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid is Scotland’s first feminist women’s aid project providing refuge accommodation, outreach, and follow-on services to women, children, and young people primarily from the Asian Black and Minority Ethnic community experiencing domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
All staff are expected to promote equality and anti-discriminatory practices working with women, children, and young people primarily from the Asian, Black, and Minority Ethnic community experiencing domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
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AMPLIFY Academy of Music is a social enterprise on a mission to change children's lives through music. We'remaking it happen every single day!
In just under two years, we've built an incredible community of over 200 young musicians and assembled a team of the best music educators in Glasgow. Together,we've delivered thousands of music lessons, holiday camps,concerts, community events and that doesn’t even scratch the surface. But hold on tight because we're about to take things to a whole new level!
We're super excited to announce that we're opening our very first dedicated music centre, a place that can accommodate a whopping 400 students! And here's where you come in.
We're on the hunt for our very own "Office Legend." You know, the kind of person who's the glue that holds this fast-growing business together. We need someone strong,capable, and intuitive—a real problem-solving wizard who can tackle challenges and even solve problems we didn't even know existed!
As the eyes and ears of the business, you'll have your finger on the pulse of everything. You're the go-to person when anyone has a question or needs guidance. You're like a superhero with insider knowledge of how this business ticks, armed with the skills and expertise to anticipate and resolve issues before they even arise.
So, if you're ready to dive into an exciting role where you'll be at the heart of something special and make a lasting impact on the lives of young people, then we want to hear from you.
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