Classrooms for Malawi works to provide a sustainable route out of poverty by providing a suitable learning environment for the children of Malawi. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity to lead and support the growing Classrooms for Malawi movement. Let’s make a difference!
We are looking for a passionate, dynamic and self-motivated individual to come and join us as our Chief Executive Officer. If that person is you, we want to speak with you.
We are seeking an entrepreneurial, energetic and proactive individual who will deliver and implement strategies.
As Chief Executive Officer, you will have a large amount of autonomy to shape and build our charity. You will be strategic in your approach and have a significant impact on the direction of the organisation.
You will not be coming in to any pre-subscribed role, you will be creative and have the chance to take the role in the direction you see fit and be responsible for the outcomes.
You will bring your skills in relationship and project management from whatever experience you have acquired and use it to build a sustainable model for a values driven organisation.
You might have many years of experience of successful delivery at management level in the third sector, but equally, you might have transferable skills and experience from other roles in other sectors and be sure that this role is for you. Either way, if you think you are right for us, we want to hear from you.
About the role
With overall responsibility for the strategic development and operational success of the school building programme and projects of Classrooms for Malawi, you will manage relationships with existing partner organisations and build new strategic partnerships that help the organisation deliver on its vision.
Whilst growing Classrooms for Malawi programmes, both in terms of numbers and reach, it is imperative that you ensure the quality of delivery remains high and Classrooms for Malawi’s core values and overall ethos are consistently demonstrated and apparent in all programme delivery.
Working closely with our Board of Trustees, you will play a critical role in ensuring the ongoing and sustainable growth of Classrooms for Malawi.
You will be the basis of the formation of an Executive Management Team, reporting to the Board of Trustees.
Do you have 1-2 hours every 4-6 weeks and an interest in supporting your local Women’s Aid group?
If you have a strong interest and knowledge of gender based violence and gendered inequality, then one of the largest Women’s Aid groups in Scotland could put them to use.
Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (WASLER) has delivered domestic abuse services across South Lanarkshire for over 30 years and in recent years East Renfrewshire and are currently looking for women to join our Board of Directors.
For an informal chat, please contact WASLER’s CEO, Heather Russell directly on 01355 249897.
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We would particularly welcome applications from women in black and ethnic minority and /or the disability community as these areas are currently under represented on the Board.
Please note that we can only accept applications from women under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 and successful candidates will be subject to PVG checks.
About the Role
‘Even though my life has changed, I now see this as having opportunities and not obstacles... the Moving Forward course helped me to be very grateful for life, to be adaptable and have hope for the future’.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? At Breast Cancer Care, we are passionate about providing the emotional, social and practical support and information that people need following diagnosis. As the number of people affected by breast cancer in Scotland grows, so does the demand for our services, and we are now looking for a capable and ambitious Services Development Manager to take the lead on delivering our existing portfolio and developing new areas.
Managing your team of permanent and contract staff and supported by our vital services’ volunteers, you will work in close partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations to deliver Breast Cancer Care’s strategy, Facing Breast Cancer Together, to increase access, our reach and influence across Scotland.
Thriving on challenge, you will have the determination to see through the service development process from initial scoping to going live. With a willingness to travel, you will have proven people management skills, and the ability to work as part of a busy team and with other teams across different geographical sites. To be successful in this role, you’ll need exceptional organisational and time management skills, and be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication. In return you will be rewarded by making a real difference to the lives of people with breast cancer as well as benefitting from an excellent rewards package including an agile working environment, and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist UK-wide charity dedicated to providing support for people affected by breast cancer. We’re excited to tell you that in April 2019, we’re merging with Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s leading breast cancer research charity.
From research to care, our new charity will have people affected by breast cancer at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we’ll have the ability to carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign more effectively for better services and care.
Breast Cancer Care is an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce.
Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is a national voluntary organisation that exists to support Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) people, their relatives, friends and carers. Our charitable aim is ‘the advancement to health’.
We are looking for 2 or 3 individuals to join our Board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings and the AGM.
The Board now meet approximately every 6 weeks.
Spinal Injuries Scotland are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with personal experience of, or connection to spinal cord injury, but it’s not an essential requirement. A full induction will be given.
The position would be for a trial period, initially for 6 months, to see if this would be a fit for both you and for SIS. In terms of commitment we would expect you to be able to spend at least 5 hours a month serving as a Trustee for a period of at least 2 years.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by SIS.
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager.
For more information about the Trust please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million “spend-out” endowment from the Big Lottery Fund (now the National Lottery Community Fund).
The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of two key groups in Scotland:
· Care experienced young people
· People affected by dementia
The Trust works closely with our beneficiaries as well as policy makers, service providers and other stakeholders to ensure that our funding and influencing activities are targeted in ways that will bring the greatest benefit to our beneficiaries.
This is a great opportunity to work with a visionary charity which is committed to investing in real and sustainable improvements in the lives of care experienced young people and people affected by dementia
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. You will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
You will be required to work across both programmes - Care Experienced Young People and Dementia. 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.
We are now seeking a suitable candidate to fill a vacancy for the important position of Director. Given the growth of the community, the ambitious programme of projects in our Strategic Plan 2019-2021, and the need to consider new directions and initiatives, the Board is looking for a dynamic leader in the role of Director The successful appointee will report to the Board, manage and motivate the whole community, deliver our strategic objectives, and work with other stakeholders to address homelessness issues.
The Community Director is responsible for the successful leadership of the community and development of profitable social enterprise businesses and other income generating activities in line with the Emmaus values and approach, working with the Trustees to develop and deliver agreed strategic objectives.
Scotland’s women and labour market expert, Close the Gap, is looking for new trustees. Committed to women’s labour market equality, you’ll have the ability to think strategically and creatively, and to respond to the needs of the organisation. You’ll also be able to commit the time to fulfil the role of trustee, and help us meet our strategic objectives.
We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from people that have knowledge and experience in media/PR, marketing, and fundraising.
Close the Gap is deeply committed to equality, and recognises that diverse boards are more effective, and result in better governance practice. We would particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic people, disabled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who are currently under-represented on our board.
Alumni & Development are seeking to appoint an experienced Development Manager to join their successful and established major gift fundraising team. You will be responsible for the strategic development of fundraising programmes for the University’s four faculties – particularly for Engineering and Science. You will raise funds through the development of relationships with alumni, trusts and foundations and companies. You will conduct regular face-to-face meetings with potential donors, to cultivate and solicit major gifts (gifts of £25,000+) with a personal annual income target of at least £500,000. You will manage fundraising activities for capital appeals across the campus, preparing compelling, complex funding proposals, including the current priority capital appeal in Biomedical Engineering (£3M target with over 50% raised). You will be experienced in working with senior staff, in order to successfully identify, cultivate and steward major donors. You will be responsible for the line management of major gift fundraisers, including responsibility for a Development Officer fundraising for Science. You will also be part of the department’s management team.
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.
A career that's life-changing
We offer a highly competitive salary, with a minimum of 29 days leave plus bank holidays, regular and supportive supervision, season ticket travel loan facility, interest free Development Loans and discounts at major high street retailers. Plus, there are a lot more besides.
Action for Children
Every year, Action for Children impacts on the lives of 310,000 children, young people and their families across the UK, through our professional and committed workforce of c.4300.
This is a significant opportunity to develop a UK-wide leadership of safeguarding children issues. This role will see you provide whole organisational safeguarding expertise through advice, support, quality controls and face to face and online mechanisms. You will develop Action for Children's safeguarding plan and support the Director of Practice Improvement in ensuring that best practice is followed in work with children and families, recruitment, retention and management of staff, foster carers and volunteers and that safeguarding needs of children inform all our priorities.
The role will see you:
· Lead, develop and implement service specific and related policies, procedures, practice standards and guidance, ensuring these are maintained and up to date.
· Support the Director of Practice Improvement to ensure that all cross-cutting issues relating to safeguarding are identified and addressed.
· Lead, commission and contribute to improvement projects as necessary to support the safeguarding of children and young people and improve outcomes of vulnerable service users, in line with best practice and outcomes.
· Lead the development of best practice in services by embedding of safeguarding practice through networks of managers and practitioners responsible for local and operational safeguarding matters.
· Develop Action for Children's voice by way of relationships with key partners in the sector
What are we looking for in the person?
· Qualification in Social Work - Registered Qualified Social Worker
· At least 3 years' management experience in a children's services setting with responsibility for safeguarding and child protection
· Experience of staff management
· Detailed understanding of legislation, guidance and regulations relevant to safeguarding children across the UK
· Experience of managing projects to achieve positive change for children
· Successful experience of achieving change through use of influence without direct line management responsibilities
· Experience of using an outcomes-focused approach to service delivery and quality assurance
· Experience of management of budgets
· Excellent report writing skills
· Experience of effective communication with internal departments and external agencies
· Ability to lead major new initiatives as required
· Able to travel across UK, including staying overnight when required, as this post has UK wide responsibilities