Do you believe in a world where all belong?
Do you want to make this a reality for people with learning disabilities, and create new possibilities for our society?
L’Arche in the UK is part of a worldwide federation of people with and without learning disabilities sharing life together. We build Communities with people with learning disabilities rather than for them. We nourish everyone’s emotional and spiritual lives as well as providing for their basic needs. We are committed to mutually transforming relationships and a world where all belong. We display the gift of people with learning disabilities to the world.
We are looking for a purpose-driven, innovative and experienced Director of Fundraising and Communications to lead a step change in our fundraising and in how we engage with our supporters, partners and the public.
We have an ambitious mandate for the years to 2025. We want more and more sustainable resourcing to develop our vibrant model of community and faith life. We want to deepen our impact by increasing fundraising for unrestricted and revenue projects, alongside capital projects. We want to shift public perceptions. We want our 11 Communities across the UK to be more visible, influential and connected as incubators of social change, inclusion and empowerment.
As a core leader on our National Team, you will:
• Fundraise sustainable and increasing income year-on-year, by developing an innovative and ambitious fundraising strategy and capabilities.
• Communicate the gift of people with learning disabilities, and L’Arche as a beacon of transformation, through increased public engagement and visibility.
• Lead our growing national Fundraising and Communications Teams (currently 8 people) and nurture the fundraising and communications capacity in our 11 UK Communities.
• Develop partnerships which deepen our learning and our impact on the learning disability sector, on faith communities, on government policy and on wider society.
• Play a central role on the National Team to develop, fund and implement a strategic plan to deliver the L’Arche 2025 mandate and the L’Arche Identity and Mission statements.
The location is flexible. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, especially from candidates who are disabled or from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, since these backgrounds are currently under-represented in L’Arche leadership.
SHARE Scotland was created by families, for families. Established in 1984, we are, always have been, and will continue to be, a parent-led organisation. Our senior management team is spread across the Central Belt and we’re committed to providing practical, emotional and physical support to people with disabilities.
Share Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a pro-active and highly-skilled leader to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the board, the CEO will have full responsibility for the charity. They will need to provide strategic direction for the teams and be responsible for the successful management and delivery of a range of services within the organisation.
Key responsibilities will include:
The successful candidate must have sound senior management experience, leadership qualities and a clear understanding of financial management. You will be an excellent communicator and have a clear understanding of the charity sector.
Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. We support around 1800 adults and young people every week and employ 450 staff across Scotland. Founded in 1985, we work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental ill health to live fulfilling lives. We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery, and we campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.
Due to retirement, we are searching for a new Chief Executive to lead on our vision and develop the charity. We are looking for an authentic leader who acts with integrity and resilience, focusing on achieving Penumbra’s objectives in challenging times.
Penumbra’s Mission is to deliver exceptional mental health and wellbeing support and activities, guided by people’s own lived experience, their recovery journeys and their hopes and aspirations. In the coming period the Chief Executive will be expected to deliver on the four strategic priorities which are to ensure:
The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with experience at a senior level, managing diverse teams and developing strategies. You will champion our core values and maintain and enhance Penumbra’s reputation and wider influence. You should possess strong stakeholder management skills and have an understanding of finance. We are open to individuals from a range of different backgrounds.
Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland. The charity provides services to autistic people who are 16 years old and over and encompasses supported living and outreach services.
The Area Manager is responsible for the design of the support programme to the people we support and to ensure, through the management team, the delivery and maintenance of high level autism specific services. The Area Manager’s responsibilities also include financial management, service development and liaison with external agencies. To provide leadership to the group of services, the Area Manager must ensure all staff are managed and supervised effectively. The Area Manager will be required to travel to our sites across West Lothian, Perth & Kinross.
You will have excellent leadership and supervision skills, knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and management of an operational budget. A Social Work / health care qualification or equivalent as noted within the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) guidelines for the qualifications for managers is essential for this role.
The successful candidate will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the SSSC.
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Head of Operations and Business Development, to maintain, and where needed, develop systems and processes in the areas of finance, fundraising, communications, people management and facilities.
The post holder will support the Co-Directors on issues of governance and the Management Team on broader operational management practices. Whilst Children’s Parliament remains a small charity, our profile and programme work has grown over recent years. This growth will continue as Scotland implements the UNCRC, however, our operating platform has not grown proportionally. This new post will help address this.
Home-Start Lorn is a well established, small charity, serving the communities of Oban, Lorn and Mull, whose volunteers provide support, friendship, practical help and guidance to young families with at least one child under the age of 5. Our aim is support parents to develop strong relationships with their children and to fully engage with their communities and local services.
We are looking to replace our long serving manager of 24 years to direct the day-to-day operations of the charity and to work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to ensure effective strategic management and the ongoing development of our work.
The successful candidate will be passionate about early years support for families, have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, have experience of managing and developing a similar service and of leading a team in partnership with other statutory and voluntary organisations
Last year 88 families including almost 200 children were supported by staff and a team of 24 volunteers.
Home-Start Lorn is committed to equality and diversity and to safe recruitment practice. The post involves regulated work with children and protected adults. PVG Scheme membership is essential.
musicALL has been delivering high quality music opportunities for disabled young people since 2013 and is focused on the creation of a society that ensures everyone has access to opportunities that enable them to enjoy their rights and fulfil their potential.
Due to the impending retiral of its founder, musicALL’s Board of Trustees are looking to recruit into the critical role of Director, who will:
With an awareness and experience of the positive impact music can have on people’s lives, you will bring relevant strategic and operational management experience, experience of effectively managing resources and budgets, and strong stakeholder management experience. With compassion, patience and empathy, and a willingness and ability to operate at all levels within the organisation, the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:
Stirling Carers Centre is a well-regarded and successful charity/organisation providing tailored information, advice, emotional and practical support to young people and adults who look after a relative or friend who, due to illness, disability, mental health conditions or addiction, could not manage without their help.
We are seeking a creative, entrepreneurial individual with a successful track record as a senior leader, ideally as a CEO/Manager, to achieve our ambitions as the leading organisation supporting Unpaid Carers throughout Stirling Council and the wider area. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and superb interpersonal and team building skills. You will be able to provide a strong visible presence to statutory partners as well as all stakeholders, engendering trust and confidence and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
As our CEO you must be passionate about improving the lives of Unpaid Carers and have a proven record in strategic leadership as well as the ability to meet the challenges of attracting and managing resources in an uncertain environment. It is critical that the person appointed has the ability to lead and develop staff to provide excellent and agile services. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the flair to initiate innovative projects as well as manage and develop our existing range of services, including those in which we take a leading role with partners. Knowledge and experience in the Health & Social Care Sector and the voluntary sector is essential. We would particularly like to hear from you if you have three years’ leadership experience as CEO or at a senior level and proven ability to motivate, develop, delegate and lead a team.
Making Rights Real is a new Scottish charity that aims to shift how grassroots communities access and understand human rights. We aim to use human rights as practical tools, to support marginalised communities achieve sustainable social and economic change.
We are seeking a Director to help the Board launch our work initially funded by the Corra Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the successful candidate will be a central figure in realising our vision.
The Role:The Director will provide strategic leadership within the organisational structure, build and support the staff team, develop funding strategies, and implement clear governance processes and operational practices for the successful running of the organisation. The Director will work with the Board to implement the mission and vision of Making Rights Real and to embed the values of the organisation.
Human Rights Campaigner: We are looking for a Director with strong working knowledge of using human rights to achieve social and economic change. The individual must have a sustained and demonstrable commitment to working with marginalised communities effectively, experience in leading community development initiatives. Working with academia is desirable. The successful candidate will have a keen insight into the urgency of challenging social and economic rights abuses experienced by communities across Scotland and be able to demonstrate the capacity to attract diverse stakeholders to support grassroots initiatives.
Leadership: We are looking for a dynamic team player who can work collaboratively with an established Board of Trustees and can create a new, mission-driven staff team to deliver the innovative work of MRR.
Organisational Development: Our Director will have a strong track record in a senior management role, with sound knowledge of charity reporting, finance and HR. Experience of recruitment, leadership and delegation are essential. Critically we are looking for a leader who can apply a human rights-based approach to recruitment of the team and the terms and conditions of employment.
Funding Sustainability: We are looking for someone who can develop MRR into a sustainable organisation by strengthening relationships with existing funders and developing new funding partnerships. Experience of attracting funding from major philanthropic organisations is essential.
Building Networks: Our Director will be our public face and an ambassador for the organisation. A strong legacy of knowledge exchange with key stakeholders and dissemination work in Scotland is essential and we are keen to hear from candidates who can demonstrate reach across the UK and beyond. An awareness and appreciation of the need for a strong social media presence, and the ability to harness this medium is critical.
The successful candidate will be our first Director. We are looking for a leader with passion and commitment; one with the vision and commitment to use MRR as the vehicle to drive both human rights and the participation of marginalised communities into the centre of our national decision-making processes.
Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re looking for someone passionate about digital to manage our mobile apps, and deliver new features to support our work.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
Scottish Book Trust currently has two mobile apps:
• Bookbug: a resource for parents and practitioners to encourage families to do more reading, rhymes and songs with their children on a daily basis. In addition it supports professionals working with the Bookbug programme to embed these values into their practice.
• Bookzilla: a digital reading buddy to encourage young people between the ages of 8 and 18 to support their reading journey.
Each app is linked to a specific programme team and the Digital Project Manager will work closely with each team to understand requirements and manage development with our external app agency.
The post sits within the Marketing team, reporting into the Digital Manager with regular catch-ups with the Early Years and Schools Communities teams.