Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. We offer more than a role; we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development and working collaboratively.
Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the Mary’s Meals UK senior leadership team, the Director of Finance and Operations contributes significantly to the organisation’s overall strategic direction and is a source of inspiration, direction, and encouragement for staff and volunteers – both within the Finance and Operations directorate and the wider Mary’s Meals UK team.
The Director of Finance and Operations has a particular responsibility for strategic and day-to-day oversight of all financial and operational aspects of the organisation’s work – safeguarding financial stability, security and probity; sustaining and increasing standards of operational excellence and project management; developing a culture of high performance; increasing staff knowledge, skills and collaboration; and maintaining high levels of trust among our supporters.
SIS Ventures (SISV) is key to our strategic ambition and this role is an exciting opportunity to play an important part in the growth and development of the whole organisation via the leadership and development of a distinct brand and operational unit supporting the growth of mission driven businesses in Scotland. This is a new role that will form part of our leadership team.
The Head of SIS Ventures, as a member of the SIS leadership team, will also play a key role in the growth and development of one of the UK’s largest social investment intermediaries.
Responsibilities of the Head of SIS Ventures include:
Move On works with disadvantaged people, supporting them to achieve positive change in their lives and preventing homelessness. From our four bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh we provide a range of services including: training, community based intensive support, employability, mentoring, volunteering opportunities, guidance, advice and information.
Move On has a growing turnover and staff team and is increasingly operating a more complex social enterprise service delivery model.
We require an enthusiastic and experienced person to ensure the efficient and effective running of Move On's financial, administrative and HR systems, enabling the organisation to deliver greatest possible impact for service users and volunteers.
Leading a small team of three part time staff, you will have responsibility for Move On’s day to day financial systems, preparation and processing of monthly payroll, as well as preparation of management accounts. Working with the Executive Director you will also prepare budgets, forecasts and annual audit information.
This is an adoption leave cover post with an anticipated start date in early October, for an initial period of nine months with possible extension.
You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, a commitment to Move On’s values, be a self-starter, bring relevant experience to the role and experience of working with volunteers and disadvantaged people.
The Society was established in 1805 and now operates under a Royal Charter granted in 1903. It has charitable status and manages Trust funds of over £4m which are used to provides financial support to individuals who are unable to work because of illness and are living in their own homes. Currently around 170 people benefit from an annuity.
We are now seeking to appoint at least two additional Directors to our Board to act as Charity Trustees. Their role includes the ongoing review of our strategy for financial awards and its implementation as well as the financial and legal governance of the Society.
We hope to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.
We have recently undergone a governance review and whilst all applications are appreciated, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our Board:
• People from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic backgrounds
• People under sixty
• People with disabilities.
A priority is to increase the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board so we more closely reflect the communities we work with and are opened up to new perspectives. While we appreciate that no single Board member can have all of these, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds:
Healthcare professional with community experience
Welfare & social care
Financial and/or Investment Management
More detail is available in the Role Profile.
This is a voluntary role is not remunerated. Reasonable expenses may be paid in accordance with the Society’s policies.
Capability Scotland works with people with complex and diverse needs, delivering exemplary personalised care, support and education to meet the individual needs of our customers. Our open culture promotes equality and respects difference and we want our Board of Trustees to reflect this.
Would you like to contribute to the work of Capability Scotland? We are looking to appoint three new Trustees to complement the skills of our existing Board, to drive change and help us shape and communicate our strategic direction, giving clarity to our purpose, aims and objectives.
As you would expect in a values-based charity, we are committed to ensuring that our Board reflects the rich diversity of Scotland.
We are looking for a broad range of people who may have an interest in helping us prepare for future challenges and demands. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in HR/Organisational Development, IT, Fundraising, Marketing, Finance/Audit, Allied Health services and Property Management. Life experience of disability, as an individual or as a relative or carer, would also be an advantage.
Our Board’s responsibility is to ensure the highest standards of governance and provide oversight, scrutiny and support of the management of the organisation. The Board of Trustees sets the strategic direction, taking into account legislation and policy guidance set by OSCR, the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland and other regulatory bodies. Each member of our Board brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging skills along with a passionate interest in social care for disabled people.
Our customers and learners are at the heart of everything we do and there may be the opportunity to become more involved across the many aspects of the organisation, helping to empower our people to have a voice, realise their ambitions and achieve their full potential. We continue to develop innovative, high quality solutions to address gaps in care and support provision.
This is a non-remunerated position, however, travel and subsistence expenses are available in accordance with our Expenses Policy. Four Board meetings take place each year as well as an additional strategy Away Day. Board members are expected to join one of our three Committees.
Veterans Housing Scotland is the operational name of the Scottish Veterans Garden City Association, a Scottish Charity, which together with its sister organisation, the Scottish Garden City Housing Society Ltd, provides housing to disabled military veterans in Scotland. Founded in 1915, we are one of Scotland’s oldest military housing charities.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Finance Manager to join the Senior Management to drive the evolution of the charity’s finance function in conjunction with the charity’s enthusiastic plans for implementing considerable change and growth in an organisation that has served Scotland’s Veterans community for over 100 years.
This is an exciting and hands-on senior management position that will require the confidence, ability, and skills to provide top level financial management and support to a busy charity with over 650 properties in Scotland.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
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Our existing Board of Management are not known for being shy and retiring, consequently we are looking for people who can think out the box, challenge orthodox thinking and have a questioning mind with a good sense of humour!
At Horizon we are committed and passionate about people being able to live full and independent lives in a home and inclusive environment that meets their needs. As a result, we provide accessible, affordable houses and services owning and managing 860 properties across 12 Scottish local authorities.
A partner in Link Group, our voluntary Board always works in the best interests of our tenants and everyone who uses our services, championing the need for accessible services and independent living to support people who have a range of different needs. Quite simply – we need many more homes suitably designed for ALL needs and we want those who are equally passionate to join us.
You’ll have a chance to learn new skills and interact with people from different experiences, attend conferences and events and get support with equipment and technology if you need it. Board positions are voluntary, but we pay out of pocket expenses and childcare costs fully and quickly.
Committed to diversity we would really welcome people from all ages and backgrounds, particularly disabled people, younger people and people from the black and minority ethnic community. If you also have skills in finance, legal, business, health and social care, and media and marketing, so much the better, you would be very welcome.
Abbeyfield Scotland Ltd is a non-profit making registered social landlord operating across Scotland. Our key aim is to support people to live as independently as possible and to be an exemplar in the field of housing and services for vulnerable adults.
We are seeking to further strengthen the existing mix of skills and experience on our present Board, and would particularly welcome applications from individuals with a financial background.
As a Board Member you will have the opportunity to assist in:
We will provide the necessary support, training and development required to carry out your role.
Our Board Members volunteer their time to prepare for and attend regular meetings, training and information events. Travel and other reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is a national voluntary organisation that exists to support patients and members who suffer from Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) or a Neurological Spinal Cord Condition, 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 will be required to be carried out for the role.
Please see the attached Role Description and Personal Specification.
The Society was founded in 1847 and provides financial assistance to single women over the age of 50, living in Scotland and experiencing financial hardship. Last year we disbursed £1.3 million to 1023 beneficiaries.
We are looking for new Trustees to join our General Committee to serve for an initial 3 to 4-year term with the opportunity for reappointment. The Committee meets 4 times a year, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow but with the ability to attend remotely.
Trustees are not remunerated but expenses are reimbursed.
We would welcome applications from individuals with expertise and experience in the following areas:
We are also interested to hear from individuals with other relevant skills who would be interested in contributing to the work of the Society.
We would particularly welcome applications from those based in the West or North of Scotland and we are committed to being an equal opportunities organisation.