Ever wanted to use your talents and expertise to enhance and improve the lives of people with mental ill health or in emotional distress?
Mindspace Limited, one of Scotland’s most exciting mental health charities, based in Perth, offers an experienced counselling service alongside Scotland’s first independent Recovery College and Peer Support Hub working with hundreds of people across the county.
We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background with financial or human resource skills to help our charity to succeed. The Board is responsible for the overall governance of the organisation and we are seeking to recruit new Trustees who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
What you bring:- commitment, experience, passion, drive and enthusiasm, alongside a good sense of humour.
The role:- support the organisation to meet its legal, financial and ethical obligations whilst providing an outstanding service to the people of Perth and Kinross.
The Commitment:- available to meet on average 6 times per annum for early evening Board meetings.
Whilst all applications are appreciated, Mindspace particularly welcomes submissions from groups currently under-represented on its Board including men, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.
Positive Steps is a Christian charity; working in Dundee since 1989 we support some of the most vulnerable people living in our community.
Our services provide person-centred support to people experiencing a range of challenges and problems living in the community.
As the Registered Service Manager you will be able to demonstrate vision, leadership skills and a track record of managing/developing services. You will have a commitment to implementing best practice, continuous improvement and to the values and ethos of the organisation. You will be responsible for working with external partners including regulators, other support agencies, healthcare professionals and family members.
The ideal candidate will have:
The post is subject to satisfactory references, membership of the PVG (Adult) Scheme and requires the daily use of a roadworthy, appropriately insured car.
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 Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Dundee and Angus, 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.
Volunteer Dundee has been championing volunteering and supporting the third sector in Dundee for over twenty years. We are a flexible, forward-looking organisation that has grown and diversified over the last few years. As well as supporting volunteering, we have a number of services working within Dundee with communities and individuals with a range of support needs. Volunteering is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic Chair, with previous board or committee experience and a commitment to the ethos of volunteering, to work with our Board of Directors and Chief Executive to ensure that Volunteer Dundee maintains high standards of governance and implements an effective business plan for longer-term sustainability.
Our Board members, who are also our charity trustees, are friendly, hardworking and passionate about the work of Volunteer Dundee and the difference volunteering can make to people’s lives. Our Board meets at least quarterly as a full Board, more frequently as business requires. The Chair is also involved in quarterly meetings with our partners in Dundee’s Third Sector Interface. The total commitment should be no more than 10 meetings a year. Please note that this is a volunteering role; as for all our volunteers, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
If you’re a strategic thinker and an effective communicator with an interest in the voluntary sector, we’d like to hear from you. For an informal conversation, contact Eric Knox, Volunteer Dundee’s Chief Executive, on 01382 305705 or email him at email@example.com
This post is currently funded until June 2020 with continued funding actively being sought.
Do you have the skills and energy to develop and deliver training in the prevention of, and responses to, sexual violence? Are you enthusiastic about recruiting and supporting volunteers? Are you a team player looking for a new challenge?
The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth & Kinross are looking for a self-motivated, creative and dedicated Training Worker to join the team. The post holder will be committed to strengthening our capacity through the effective management of our volunteer programme and will recognise the added value that volunteers bring to our sector. Knowledge and understanding of sexual violence is essential and experience of developing and delivering high quality training is required. A commitment to working within a setting dedicated to the prevention of sexual violence and improving responses to survivors is essential. We require female applicants only and are exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants subject to enhanced disclosure checks.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
competitive hourly rates of £9.00 - £9.47 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.
Recycle to Cycle/ Bike Station
The Bike Station is Edinburgh and Perth’s leading bicycle recycling and cycling promotion charity. The aim of the organisation is to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transport and to protect and preserve the environment for the public benefit across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Perth and Kinross and beyond. It also aims to advance the education of the public in the safe use of bicycles and their repair.
The Bike Station’s key activities include: reconditioned bike sales, fix your own bike sessions, bike maintenance training, professional mechanic training in our Velotech training courses, on-road cycle training,workplace engagement with cycle promotion with Dr Bike as a mobile bike safety check, Dr Bike as a community outreach service, bike repairs, Build your own Bike courses with youth groups. Partnerships, and contract work, all operated as a social enterprise alongside a thriving volunteer base. The combination of these many avenues for individuals and families allow people find the right opportunity to get a reconditioned bike, gain the confidence to plan and make journeys, and maintain their own bike at low cost.
Our objective is to increase cycling rates in and around the city of Perth. Our research shows that our activities bring new people into cycling, support current cyclists to extend their cycling behaviour and maintain “marginal cyclists” cycling behaviour. The partners in this project are Perth and Kinross Council, Zero Waste Perth, Perth College and the Bike Station (Perth).
The project will provide:
● 50 open access Dr Bike sessions in community locations which supports existing cyclists through mechanical interventions and by providing cycling advice;
● 25 supported bike rides which will allow our clients to explore cycling infrastructure, the experience of cycling, and create informal cycling networks;
● An application to be a Cycling Friendly Community for Perth College; and,
● 100 bike loans to people who want to start cycling but for whom access a good quality bike is a barrier.
The Cycle Friendly Employer Award is a national award scheme, administered by Cycling Scotland, open to all organisations in Scotland. The award supports businesses and organisations who wish to encourage cycling as a healthy, sustainable and accessible way to travel to work.
The role of the Cycle Friendly Officer is to identify and support organisations in Perth and Kinross. through the award process. The Officer will also provide advice to organisations on the Cycle Friendly programmes in schools, campus and community settings to promote cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as on available funding opportunities.
The post is based in The Perth Bike Station office with some travel across Perth and Kinross. The key responsibilities include:
1. Managing the delivery of the Cycle Friendly Award programme in Perth and Kinross.
2. Identifying and contacting organisations that would like to engage with the Cycle Friendly programme, supporting them through the award process, and ensuring award criteria is met.
3. Re-assessing previous award holders to ensure continued compliance with the Award.
4. Ensuring the project delivers its stated targets.
5. Providing advice to employers on funding opportunities, cycling best practice, etc.
6. Completing monthly project reports to Cycling Scotland.
7. Writing a quarterly e-newsletter to all Cycle Friendly Employers.
8. Attendance at the annual Cycling Scotland Conference and networking meetings.
9. Utilising social media to support the delivery of the programme.
10. Providing PR support to organisations who have successfully achieved the award, e.g. by writing press releases.
11. To operate within a set delivery budget that is prescribed and monitored.
12. Perform any other duties considered relevant to the post.
13. To comply with all current legislation and Recycle to Cycle policies.
· A qualification and/or equivalent experience in managing and delivering projects .
· Experience of delivering a cycling project is desirable.
· Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Experience of using social media to support project delivery.
· Experience in working to targets and generating leads.
· Ability to manage your time effectively and prioritise your own workload
Be part of something different!
Following a review of ministry requirements to complement traditional parish ministry, The Ministries Council of the Church of Scotland is pleased to be able to recruit forthos role.
Main Purpose of post: To support our vision to develop our facilities as a community hub. This will involve establishing a community café, managing relevant staff and volunteers, collaborating with other agencies and progressing our vision to develop our church centre as a hub for learning, wellbeing and community
This role is varied and will allow you to use your gifts, skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of people in our parishes and communities.
We are a social enterprise and charitable company dedicated to helping people to overcome barriers to cycling in Scotland. We recycle donated bikes, sell them at affordable prices and use the proceeds to help more people across Scotland get cycling, help people learn to ride their bicycles safely and learn to repair them themselves. As a charitable company we also support our activities through grant funding. We work for a future where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy cycling and its benefits, and can access the support, advice and skills they need to keep their bike safely on the road. Find out more at thebikestation.org.uk
Time commitment and locations:
Board members attend six meetings a year, at least one of which is in Perth. Meetings are usually on a week night from 18:45 to 20:45. Trustees are also invited to the Annual General Meeting.
Bike Station locations are: The Bike Station, 250 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1UU and The Bike Station, 284 High Street, Perth PH1 5QS. Note: We are particularly keen to recruit board members in the Dundee and Perth & Kinross area; there will be potential to attend Edinburgh meetings by videoconferencing as appropriate. Expenses incurred travelling to meetings will be reimbursed.
Treasurer: Job description:
In addition to the responsibilities of all trustees (see below), the overall role of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the Bike Station's affairs, ensure its financial viability, and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. They will assist other trustees to perform their financial duties by:
The responsibilities of the Treasurer will include:
Person specification for Treasurer:
All trustee board members have the duty to:
In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, and evaluating or offering advice on other areas in which the trustee has particular expertise.
We are particularly keen to recruit trustees with experience in HR and financial management.
Each trustee board member must have: