Who we are looking for:
Be at the heart of a campaigning organisation shaking things up in Scotland
We are a campaigning organisation. Our goal is to make society, and Scotland, work for autistic people. We do this through providing services directly to autistic people and their families but also by campaigning vociferously for the rights of autistic people and to ensure that they get the best support as possible from the Scottish government.
We have recently had a step change in our campaigning and public affairs activity where we have been campaigning to end the social injustice of autistic children being illegally excluded from school. We want you to lead our campaigning and public affairs work in Scotland as our new External Affairs manager
Who you are:
With your outstanding interpersonal and communication skills ( written and oral) you will work with colleagues, politicians and civil servants to convince them to support our campaigns and change policy.
With your experience of lobbying and track record of campaigns you feel comfortable working in a political environment and are knowledgeable about how to get things done.
You are a strategic and tactical thinker, looking for opportunities to push forward our agenda.
You have experience of working with the media, writing press releases that catch attention, building powerful relationships with journalists and if necessary you feel comfortable representing our views on TV and radio.
You have experience of public relations and PR crisis management, dealing with and responding to sometimes challenging incidents in a professional manner.
You get the best out of people with your line management skills, developing your team ( A policy officer and a media officer) and delegating appropriately.
You are passionate about social justice, you believe that no one in our society should be left out, excluded or not given the support they need.
Do you have what it takes to make a difference?
Well this may be the opportunity you have been looking for.....
ENABLE Works are the leading Scottish organisation delivering high quality employability services for people who have learning disabilities.
Your role is to lead one of four ENABLE Works regional areas, delivering support services across Glasgow and Lanarkshire, including work in schools, on European Social Funded projects, the Employability Fund and Fair Start Scotland.
You will lead on the (1) delivery of performance and quality standards, (2) meeting of compliance and contractual requirements and (3) developing new business opportunities to support people who have additional support needs into work.
You will manage a team of Employability Team Leaders, supporting their development as leaders and ensuring your wider team of Employment Coordinators deliver high quality services.
You will engage strategically with both local and national contract managers, ensuring contracts are delivered and relationships maintained.
You will lead on developing new business, in partnership with the Head of Growth, creating new opportunities for services, securing and implementing them.
You will play a key role in how ENABLE Works influences policy and support for people who have learning disabilities in Scotland.
1. Lead a team of Team Leaders to manage the quality and performance of a wider team
2. Support the development of senior staff through effective mentoring
3. Oversee and report on overall operations and staffing for the region
4. Deliver an agreed performance and quality target annually
5. Coordinate compliant information systems and reporting systems in line with contract standards.
6. Manage regional income and expenditure in line with agreed budget
7. Ensure contracts meets key aims and objectives
8. Liaise with funders and partners regarding contract delivery, ensuring contracts are maintained
9. Develop and maintain relationships with agreed organisations, negotiating new opportunities
10. Lead on the development of grant applications and tenders for new services
11. Deliver an agreed business development target annually
12. Manage effective implementation and integration of new services into ENABLE Works
Remember this is #morethanajob - it's the first step to you making a difference and beginning your career with an award winning charity with its values at its core.
Chief Executive Officer (Glasgow or Dundee)
Amina - the Muslim Women's Resource Centre is a national award-winning organisation which annually works with over 4000 Muslim & Minority Ethnic women across Scotland, by giving them opportunities to have their voices heard, to improve their skills and become more confident in participating in their own communities and in wider society, without fear of discrimination or inequality.
We’re looking for an experienced leader to manage Amina MWRC, who will work closely both with the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors. You will be an excellent communicator with skills in raising organisational profile, have experience in strategic planning, staff management, securing funding and the ability to turn vision into action.
Furthermore, you will have a robust understanding of gender equality, be politically aware and have the ability to work collaboratively with partners.
Job share & secondment options will be considered
To find our more or to discuss this post please to get in touch on 0141 212 8420.
We are currently recruiting for a Head of Contracts and Quality. This role is pivotal to the business in Scotland and we are looking for someone to effectively manage the strategic direction of all public sector contracts and relationships. Working with the Managing Director, the post holder will have holistic senior business responsibilities in the day to day running of Street League however the prime objective is to ensure that there are adequate management systems in place to continually oversee compliance, risk and revenue streams.
This unique senior position is available on a maternity cover basis for 12 months however it is anticipated that the successful candidate would maintain a senior role within Street League following the initial tenure.
Please see attached the full Job Description and Person Specification.
All posts are subject to a PVG check.
Street League is an equal opportunities employer.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a visionary leader with bold ambition to make Scotland the best country in the world to grow up being LGBTI. LGBT Youth Scotland are seeking a CEO with a track record of creating alternative income streams, and significantly grow overall income.
LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Scotland. The organisations vision is that Scotland is the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people. The mission is to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
To lead a professional charitable organisation in the delivery of its mission to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTi young people that promotes their health and wellbeing.
There is an attractive and competitive reward package, including:
We are delighted to be recruiting for a Head of Operations to help us deliver on ambitious and innovative support to individuals and communities in Glasgow and the west. We believe in Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity for everyone and work hard to ensure that we offer support that makes a positive difference to people.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at an exciting time of growth and change. At Unity we work hard to uphold our core values of Equality, Inclusion, Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Fairness and Bravery. We expect all our people to show these values through their work and behaviour.
We believe firmly in supporting individuals and communities to achieve their potential and we welcome everyone; people are at the heart of everything we do. We offer a competitive salary, a very generous holiday allowance, including 13 public holidays, and a staff discount in our social enterprise cafes among other benefits.
We are proud to be an award-winning organization in recognition of our commitment to Equality and Diversity. Could you be part of the next phase of our journey?
What do Unity do?
Unity is a Scottish Charity, delivering support and advice to vulnerable people and families in the West of Scotland, including support for carers of all ages, people with learning disabilities and people affected by homelessness and poverty. Unity also hosts Spoon Cafes at two sites, representing the Social Enterprise arm of the organization. Each cafe provides tasty fresh food at great prices to the local community. They also provide training and work experience for people who may experience barriers to employment, and they operate a Pay it Forward scheme through which we offer free food to those who need it. These initiatives have a positive impact and require careful management and support.
In addition to the support services we provide, we are also developing a number of social projects. Each offers an important social impact, meeting an identified need in one or more communities. Their success will require a more comprehensive approach to volunteering which is also a priority going forward.
The Head of Operations will support the CEO to build on the organisations achievements to date, ensure quality standards are high and reflect meaningful participation, and help to lead the organisation through the development of new services and projects. You will work closely with the Head of Finance to ensure we design, plan and deliver in ways that are sustainable and impactful.
The Greenock Medical Aid Society wishes to appoint a Head of Finance to work with the CEO to oversee all finance and funding functions.
GMAS is a charity providing care for older people through two care homes in Greenock with full nursing support at Bagatelle (40 beds) and Glenfield (34 beds). The same high quality of care and standard of living is offered in each Home. In partnership with River Clyde Homes a sheltered housing complex at Bagatelle Court is in operation.
Our values underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community.
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Team Work: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one team
The Head of Finance reports to the Chief Executive of the Greenock Medical Aid Society (GMAS)
This is a great opportunity to work with a forward-thinking charity fully committed to those entrusted into our care.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community
Victim Support Scotland is looking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Victim Support Scotland is the lead charity in Scotland helping people affected by crime. It provides support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by trained volunteers through a network of community- based victim services and court-based witness services.
The Chair is required to ensure the Board of Trustees functions properly, that everyone can contribute fully to meetings,that all agenda items are properly discussed and decisions made. The role is key. The Chair is expected to provide leadership but should not dominate. The role has no particular powers over fellow Trustees. The Chair is expected to know the rules for the conduct of meetings as set down in the governing articles.
The role extends significantly beyond chairing meetings. It includes acting as a figurehead for the organisation, which may include representing the organisation externally, speaking publicly on its behalf and attending public functions. The Chair should ensure the Board is made up of an appropriate mix of skills and experience. A key function is that of acting as line manager to the Chief Executive, including working with the CE on personal development. The Chair should also be prepared to act as a ‘sounding board’ for the CE and to offer political advice. The relationship between Chair and Chief Executive is highly important for the organisation. At times the Chair may also need to assist with the management of the organisation such as budget authorisation and participating in recruitment exercises.
You must have experience of working in a senior role with the ability to think strategically, as well as having an understanding of financial management and business planning. You will some knowledge and experience of governance and be capable of building and maintaining professional relationships at all levels. You will be experienced in leading and motivating teams and possess strong and effective interpersonal skills.
Board roles are unremunerated, although reasonable expenses will be paid. A commitment of typically three days in total per month is required, although this may vary depending on business need. This includes meetings, preparation and discussion.
This position is subject to a Basic Disclosure check.
Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) is a third sector volunteer led organisation which works with individuals, families and communities to promote health and wellbeing. We offer direct support for people to abstain from alcohol or reduce their alcohol consumption. We provide training, education and work with other agencies and communities to achieve our main aim of reducing harm caused by alcohol and drugs. We currently have over 60 volunteers and over 50 staff, all dedicated to the success of the agency. GCA is proud to be the oldest organisational member of COSCA and as such abides by the Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.
GCA has been delivering accredited training for over 30 years. GCA was the first organisational member of COSCA, a relationship which has grown over the years to include a range of training opportunities in this time. GCA adheres to the COSCA Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.
Currently GCA delivers the following training courses;
These are only a few of the wide range of training courses and opportunities available
Reporting To: CEO
GCA are looking to attract an experienced Course Director to write and deliver the GCA Integrative Diploma in Psychotherapy. This course has been submitted to COSCA’s validation panel and it is expected to receive initial pre validation in May 2019. The goal is to commence the course at the end of September 2019.
The individuals interested in this post must be registered as an accredited Counsellor/trainer with COSCA/BACP/BABCP/UKCP and hold a Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy, as well as a professional qualification in training. The individual should have a minimum of two years’ post registration clinical experience in counselling.
Additionally the individual will be required to hold a PVG registration.