The Iona Community is a faith based organisation working towards justice and peace. It was founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression. From a dockland parish in Govan, Glasgow, he took unemployed skilled craftsmen and young trainee clergy to Iona to rebuild both the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey, sharing skills and effort as well as joys and achievement. That task became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. The experience shaped – and continues to shape – the practice and principles of the Iona Community.
Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director, who will plan and develop commercial activities and collaborate with the Leader on the Community’s work to develop and implement its strategic goals of sustainability, inclusion and mutual accountability. The key responsibilities include:
The successful candidate should have senior management experience, experience of financial management and the ability to think and plan strategically.
A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of Funding Programmes with Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation (ELHF).
Alan Surgeon at AWS is the retained consultant for this position.
Background to the ELHF:
Everything we do is to improve people’s health and wellbeing. We work in partnership with NHS Lothian and other health-related organisations. Together we enhance the experience of patients, families, carers and staff across Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian.
We award grants to wards and hospitals to help save lives, improve the quality of life, support education, innovation and equipment. We support some of the best researchers in the world who are working hard to fight, treat and cure many health conditions through innovative new ways.
We also have three main programmes throughout all the healthcare settings:
Tonic arts – We support live music, patient workshops, exhibitions and artworks and therapeutic design throughout all our sites. We know how much our environment and surroundings can have an impact on how we feel but did you know that it can also help patients recover more quickly?
Green health – Fresh air, open spaces and places to sit and walk help all of us in our emotional and physical wellbeing. We support green health activities including therapeutic gardening, community gardens, public greenspaces and health walks across all sites.
Volunteering well – We are the main funder of NHS Lothian’s Volunteering Well programme. This supports all the amazing volunteers who give their time, expertise and compassion in many ways including befriending, transport, and giving information and support to patients and their loved ones.
Working closely with the Director and Senior Management Team (SMT), take a lead in forging strong working relationships with key stakeholders and ensuring the Foundation’s funding priorities are closely aligned with the strategic priorities of NHS Lothian.
To be responsible for the effective development and delivery of the Foundation’s Grant making Strategy and the management, development and evaluation of the portfolio of funding programmes.
Oversee the effective management and control of Specific Funds in close liaison with the finance and fundraising teams, and NHS Lothian’s senior management and clinical leadership.
Develop and direct an appropriately skilled staff resource and provide support and effective management of the funding and grants team to deliver funding objectives and impact measurement and reporting.
· Educated to degree standard or equivalent professional experience.
· MBA or other relevant professional qualification or equivalent levels of experience.
· Senior level experience required in the following areas: project management / delivery, grants management and administration, developing and implementing effective grant programmes or projects, report writing, impact evaluation.
· Experience of and confident in using / managing online grant application and project management software.
· Experience of working in a charity specifically within a healthcare or medical research setting.
· Experience of effectively communicating clinical or scientific information to a lay audience.
· Experience of recruiting and managing staff teams and working with contracted staff and agencies.
· Strong leadership and management skills, able to negotiate, collaborate and work constructively across organisational boundaries.
· High degree of numeracy and analytical skills (specifically proposal assessment, project evaluation and grant programme statistical analysis).
· Excellent report designing and writing skills, and able to coach others in writing quality
proposals and evaluation reports.
· Strong organisational skills to manage a varied workload and ensure competing priorities are achieved to agreed timescales.
**Please note that the salary stated is non-negotiable and interviews may take place via Zoom**
The Miracle Foundation is a charity for children and young people who have experienced bereavement and trauma. We are looking for a technically minded individual to help with everyday administration work as well as budget planning for our growing organisation. This is an opportunity to join an established and knowledgeable team, working in a varied role that will encompass both accounts and general administration duties.
Duties will include:
Skills and experience:
The post is funded for 2 years and is subject to securing additional funding after this time.
Care and Share Companionship is a relatively new Scottish Registered Charity. We recently celebrated our first year of being an active service. We support people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area of Fife. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and wellbeing. Our mission is to provide 1-1 personalised flexible companionship and make people feel valued and part of their community.
This is an exciting and challenging year to establish our presence, with ambition, empathy, passion and energy to support those people who sometimes feel invisible.
We are looking for a Chairperson and a Treasurer to help us in achieving our potential with knowledge, skills and experience in these roles who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance.
Perth College UHI is one of Scotland’s leading Colleges of Further and Higher Education, and a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Perth College UHI is currently recruiting for new external, independent Board members to join the Board of Management, the governing body charged with overseeing the operation of the College. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with recent senior-level background in finance, accountancy, or corporate governance.
A position on our Board requires commitment to the work of the College and the community, an interest in the post-16 education sector, and effective communication and analytical skills.
Membership is voluntary and unpaid, but brings huge rewards to members - input can make a real difference to the education and prospects of our learners and to the wellbeing and success of the communities where they live.
Attendance at meetings of the Board and Committees is required, usually early evening, and reasonable travel costs for Board business are reimbursed.
The College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We have the following vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who welcomes the challenge of being part of an organisation committed to working alongside families and communities to tackle the effects of poverty and disadvantage.
The Finance Manager will manage the finance function of the organisation and provide an accurate and efficient service to all stakeholders, taking an active role in forward planning and decision making within the organisation.
The successful candidate will have experience of producing management accounts, budgets and finance reports using a SAGE accounts system and an understanding of the audit requirements for charities and companies limited by guarantee.
The post requires a commitment to equality of opportunity and human rights.
Stepping Stones for Families strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes candidates from all sections of the community.
Talented trailblazers sought with construction, finance, legal, HR or third sector backgrounds to join Caledonia Housing Association Board
Caledonia Housing Association is seeking talented trailblazers to support its transformation plans.
Individuals with a track record of strategic and operational leadership in construction, finance, law, HR, social housing or the third sector are invited to apply to join the Caledonia Board.
Caledonia Housing Association chief executive Julie Cosgrove has been shortlisted for Director of the Year in the 2020 Institute of Director Awards and, together with the Board, is pursuing a path of expansion as it works to deliver sustainable homes that help make life better.
A key workstream will be a substantial regeneration of the Bellsmyre area in Dumbarton, replacing existing low-demand properties with new build homes.
CHA, whose commitment to creating vibrant communities has increased its stock of homes by 150% in a decade, has a portfolio of 5,500 properties across eight local authority areas.
Chair Penny Coburn said, “The Caledonia business model is extremely successful. Turnover has increased from £16m to £36m, with reserves of £51.1m, which gives us an extremely sound financial platform from which to continue our transformation plans.
“The time is now right to appoint additional Board members with the vision and experience to help us achieve our ambitions to provide more high quality, energy-efficient homes for our communities. If you think you have what it takes, we would love to hear from you.”
Applications from people with diverse backgrounds are welcome.
The Board member positions are being offered on a voluntary basis, and full support and training will be provided.
A registered Scottish Charity, Caledonia provide homes for rent and low-cost home ownership. It caters for diverse needs, offering mainstream housing for families, couples and single people, as well as supported accommodation, sheltered and amenity housing, residential care and other specially adapted properties, including those designed for wheelchair users.
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for four Trustees to join our board, one of whom we hope would be our new Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
VOCAL is the Voice of Carers Across Lothian, a dynamic and enterprising charity which provides support to over 10,000 unpaid family carers each year in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
We recently lost our Treasurer in sad circumstances and seek a successor to support our team of six trustees with the competent stewardship of VOCAL’s finances.
Trustees ideally combine professional skills with caring experience in the family. The position is not remunerated. The Treasurer may be in employment or retired. Her/his professional experience as an accountant will preferably include some understanding of SAGE accounting software which is used by our organisation and maintained by a finance officer.
VOCAL receives funding from a diverse range of sources and undertakes many fundraising initiatives each year. We strive continuously to improve our systems to provide greater clarity and transparency of our finances for the benefit of the Board, staff, volunteers and all stakeholders.
For a summary of VOCAL’s work, annual accounts and turnover and priorities for the future, please see our most recent report of work here: vocal.org.uk/about/annual-reports
Are you passionate about making a difference for very young children and their families? Research has shown that strong attachment and nurturing relationships during the first years of life have the highest chances of building resilience and improving lifelong outcomes. Therefore, any investment made during these first years of a child’s life will have the highest impact – it is about prevention over intervention. We at Cattanach strongly believe this is how we can make the biggest difference for the public good with the endowment we have been entrusted with. The COVID 19 pandemic is bringing long-standing inequalities to the forefront and we are more determined than ever to make a difference to very young children and their families here in Scotland.
Our grants support organisations that help families with children from pre-birth to about three years of age to form strong relationships with those in their closest circles - parents, grandparents, siblings and carers – and enjoy a happy and healthy early childhood. In particular, we want to foster strong attachment, build resilience, improve family mental health and work towards prevention over waiting until things are broken. You can find more information in our 2020 Stepping Stone Strategy.We also work with partners in the voluntary, public and private sectors to jointly achieve the National Outcome for children and young people:
"We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential."
Together, we want to drive positive change for very young children in Scotland and hope to strengthen our support for frontline organisations. For more information on our work, please visit our website (you can find our Constitution here).
We are looking for several Trustees to join our Board. We have been growing as a funder and as an organisation, with a new and highly skilled team, fruitful and productive partnerships, and a strong commitment to being a strategic as well as a successful grassroot funder.
Cattanach welcomes applications from individuals in the private, voluntary and public sectors. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience and expertise in one of the following areas:
The list is not exhaustive, of course. Our Chief Executive, Dr Sophie Flemig (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be delighted to have an informal chat with you to provide further information.
We are specifically looking for a Chair for the Grants Committee and a Chair for the Finance and Audit Committee and would be delighted if you could express your interest in either position at the time of submitting your application.
We ask that all candidates demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the four Cattanach values:
INTEGRITY – We strive to be fair, ethical and accountable.
LOVE – We recognise the importance of nurturing relationships, with kindness and compassion at the heart of all our work.
HOPE – We are passionate about enabling change through our work with partners and the organisations we support.
As Trustee with Cattanach, you will attend four Board meetings per year and be a member of at least one of our Committees (Finance and Audit, Investment and Grants), each of which meet four times a year. Meetings tend to be held in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and dial-in via video-conference is possible.
We ask Trustees to accompany staff on at least one project visit every year and to partake in a one-day Strategy Seminar in the autumn. The total time commitment for a Cattanach Trustee is about 10 days per year, including reading and preparation time, all meetings (Board and Committee) and individual/Board development. About 60% of this time can be organised flexibly while 40% is reserved for meetings as a Board.