Venture Trust is a personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who are struggling with many and complex circumstances to overcome these barriers and realise their potential. Our strengths lie in the trust and relationships we forge, our developmental approach and in harnessing the transformational benefit of being outdoors and amongst nature.
Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively support people by focusing on individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills and building confidence. We want everyone to succeed and to continue to do so throughout their lives. We need a CEO to lead Venture Trust on an exciting journey that makes our vision a reality. We believe that with our partners we can beat the challenge of inequality in Scottish society.
The successful candidate will be responsible to the Venture Trust Board for providing strategic and operational leadership to secure the achievement of the organisation’s vision, strategic plans, impact and sustainability goals as set by the Venture Trust Board. You will play a crucial role in nurturing strategic partnerships, securing resources and shaping services and programmes to meet the charity’s objects, reflecting Venture Trust’s mission and values.
You will ensure that Venture Trust develops its position and reputation as the ‘go to’ partner for supporting young people in realising their full potential. You will ensure that the charity is managed effectively, demonstrating sound governance, financial and HR leadership and compliance with relevant legislation. It is important that you naturally lead with a style that reflects our Charity’s values.
To be considered for the role, you will have experience at a leadership level in devising and executing strategy, senior relationship management, securing resources and shaping services and programmes to meet the charity’s objects, reflecting Venture Trust’s mission and values. Experience of senior leadership in a charity and charity governance would be advantageous. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.
The Head of Corporate Services will act as the strategic head of finance and is one of several new roles being recruited for this growing charity.
Upmo is an Edinburgh-based charity that provides support and opportunity for adults with learning and other complex disabilities. Upmo was started in 2006 by Josh Barton and inspired by the belief that services for adults could truly be exciting, dynamic and meaningful.
In 2006, adults with learning disabilities lacked opportunities in higher education and there was a lack of understanding around individual needs. Those who understood the needs of service users operated with limited scope to encourage, inspire and motivate. As a result, many service users were isolated and desperately in need of opportunities to become more socially engaged, active and valued.
The response from Upmo was combining progressive learning within an educational curriculum and the development of support service provision – placing the needs of students at the heart of services. Since 2006, they have delivered these tailored support services alongside a respected curriculum of creative workshops, educational activities and vocational programmes. They encourage students to build confidence, use imagination and develop life skills and help them to play an equal, rewarding and contributing role in society.
The local authorities in Edinburgh and The Lothians love the fresh and innovative approach. Upmo is Scotland’s leader in providing exciting, dynamic and meaningful services to adults with learning disabilities and/ or autism.
Everyone at Upmo has the students and their families at heart and come to work motivated and passionate to help take the organisation forward successfully on its journey. They want to make a difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities through tailored support and learning opportunities that will develop their potential and play an equal role in society. Upmo believe that they can be the exemplar model for Scotland and achieving this across the country, not only in Edinburgh and The Lothians, is a real driving force for everyone.
Upmo has plans to create “The Upmo Performing Arts Hub” in Leith - a bespoke and purpose-built arts centre and performance space, but this has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. While this aspiration has not diminished, external funding support has been re-prioritised to support their response to the ongoing crisis in the immediate term. Focus on creating an arts hub at the very heart of a new campus style approach for the charity endures and its creation is a major long-term objective for Upmo to ensure culture becomes accessible to all.
In 2020, Andrew Thomson was appointed as the first CEO of Upmo with a clear objective of propelling the organisation forward. Bringing a wealth of experience, Andrew has brought new thinking and drive to Upmo. Working alongside the Board, he has set the future direction of Upmo. A restructure has already taken place and to continue expanding operational activities two new departments – Corporate Services and Development, are being established with 4 additional appointments.
The Head of Corporate Services will focus on the financial management and income generation capacity of the organisation. This role will ensure that the appropriate governance and procedures are in place. It will also oversee the grants and funding function. This is a strategic leadership position and will be responsible for the overall financial management as well as supporting the charity to capacity build and expand services.
This post is part of the senior management team, reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with the Head of Operations and Head of Development. The Head of Corporate Services will line manage a team of 3 – the new funding and Grants Officer and the 2-person Finance Team.
To be considered for this role, you will have held a similar level role and demonstrate leadership and strategic financial management experience within a business environment. You must be experienced across all areas of Corporate affairs including strategic financial management/cost accounting, budget preparation, statutory and local reporting, audit procedures and finance policy & procedural design and implementation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organisational skills are essential alongside being self-motivated and driven. You will be experienced working to deadlines, multi-tasking and working under pressure.
It is important that all applicants have a firm belief in inclusion, fairness and equality evidenced through work practice or personal experience. You must have a desire to ensure people are at the heart of decision making and an ability to balance this with the needs of Upmo.
Scottish Refugee Council is Scotland’s national refugee charity. We provide advice and support to people seeking refugee protection in Scotland and campaign for a fair and humane asylum system.
As a senior manager reporting to the Chief Executive, you will manage and oversee the delivery of effective and efficient internal financial and corporate services to support the activities of the organisation. The role is responsible for managing budgets, statutory accounts and reporting. The post holder is also responsible for the management and development of staff within the Finance, Corporate Service and Human Resources department.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ICAS, ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA) with at least 3 years qualified experience of producing annual financial accounts and be able to present complex financial information clearly.
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company is Scotland’s leading producing theatre. With a strong reputation for excellence in both classical and contemporary work it is committed to developing Scotland’s considerable indigenous talents while presenting the best of international drama.
Whilst Covid may have changed the landscape it certainly has not reduced the company’s ambition as it continues to play a vital role in the artistic life of Edinburgh and develop its reputation as a leading theatre company.
To support the company’s ambitious vision, they are looking to recruit into the newly created role of Director of Finance and Administration. Tasked with overseeing the delivery of all aspects of the company’s corporate activity including Finance, Management Reporting, Human Resources, IT services, risk management, governance and compliance, key priorities of the role include:
• Ensuring the company has sound financial management and planning enabling it to operate sustainably and efficiently meeting key artistic and business objectives
• Developing new and improved financial and management reporting enabling more informed and improved strategic decision making
• Working with senior management colleagues to create and embed a culture of sound financial management, including increased ownership and accountability, to ensure the efficient delivery of all aspects of the Company’s operations
• Ensuring the development and delivery of forward-looking Management Information System Strategy to meet the company’s business needs for the next 5 to 10 years, including the implementation of new finance system
• The development and maintenance of effective and efficient systems and procedures, utilising digital technology where appropriate, to drive excellence, efficiency and effectiveness across all operational activities
• Leading and co-ordinating the use, review and development of the organisation’s risk register to ensure an active process of risk management at governance, strategic and operational levels
As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will help support the organisation’s future ambitions, manage the delivery of their artistic programme and act as the Company Secretary for The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Limited and its commercial subsidiaries.
You will be a fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management with some experience gained within the charitable or culture sectors. With direct involvement in providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making, you will also be an accomplished communicator able to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:
• An excellence understanding of financial governance and risk
• Highly analytical skills coupled with the ability to get “behind the numbers” to allow well informed decisions
• Direct experience of presenting financial information to both financial and non- financial audiences coupled with the ability to ‘talk finance’ in a language that the business understands
• Previous experience of continuous improvement, developing robust financial controls, systems and procedures and embedding best practice as appropriate
• Strong IT skills with experience of utilising IT to deliver operational efficiencies and ideally direct involvement in implementing a new finance system
• Knowledge of HR best practice
Capability Scotland is a leading provider of care, support and education across Scotland.
We are recruiting for an Operations Manager to join our team who can both lead and support Service Managers in their delivery of excellent, effective services which meet the needs and expectations of the people we support. During this most challenging of times and in a fast changing environment the postholder will be key to ensuring services adapt and respond to the changes in the external environment.
This role will support a diverse range of care and support services across central Scotland including community living, supported living, residential and day services for both children and adults. The post also has a strong emphasis on development, including both new business and the modernisation and development of existing services.
This role includes;
• Service Review and Development
• Investigation and Resolution of Complex Issues
• Financial Review and management
• Staff Management
• Strategy and Business Development
These factors make this post both uniquely challenging and rewarding. If you think you have the skills, coupled with demonstrable experience of Operations Management within the Care sector, you could be the leader we are looking for.
Job Role and Responsibilities
Support and develop the delivery of best practice and maintain and develop economically viable services which fully meet statutory and corporate requirements.
Develop relationships with all stakeholders, including our customers, their families and carers and others, including local authorities, other funders, Care Inspectorate and SSSC.
Develop implement and deliver new services, including exploring new opportunities and developing the business case for these.
Experience/qualifications/key skills required:
• Demonstrable experience of working in a similar role and environment is key as is a sound understanding of, and the ability to further develop, best practice in the delivery of care and support services along
• Considerable experience of delivering results through visible and credible leadership and management within a Social Care environment.
• Strong business acumen and brilliant commercial and financial awareness
• Experience in leading business development and contract management is desirable.
• Educated to degree level or equivalent. A relevant professional qualification is highly desirable.
• A full driving licence is desirable due to the nature of the role. Capability Scotland is willing to consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for those candidates that have a disability which prevents them from having a driving licence.
Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:
• Fully paid, sector-leading learning and development
• Excellent annual leave of 37 days per year
• Generous and enhanced pension schemes and family benefits
• As a member of our autoenrollment pension scheme, £10,000 provided in the case of Death in Service
• Flexible working is available
• Free 24/7 employee assistance programme
• Free PVG checks throughout your career.
26 days annual leave, rising to 29 days after 3 years’ service
13 designated holidays (including public holidays)
SHAPS Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
Cashback private health plan
Flexitime and Flexible Working
Due to the current government guidance working from home is required. When restrictions are removed/suitably eased our normal office location will apply, however some home working may be possible.
Due to the current post holder retiring, we are recruiting for a Finance Manager to join our senior management team in May 2021. Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will oversee the delivery of effective and efficient internal financial services to support the activities of the organisation. The role has responsibility for financial accounting, budgets, management accounting and reporting, as well as treasury and cash management. The post holder is also responsible for the management and development of staff within the finance department.
The successful candidate will be a CCAB or CIMA qualified Accountant with experience of working in a housing environment. You should have up to date and thorough knowledge of accounting standards and experience of producing annual financial accounts. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to present complex financial information clearly.
Prospect began in 1988, when 8 local people came together and decided they wanted to build new quality houses in Wester Hailes and that's exactly what they did.
Prospect now have almost 900 homes in Wester Hailes. These homes are a mixture of flats and houses in both new and refurbished estates. We are a non-profit making charitable registered social landlord.
We’re seeking new Board members
The Equality Network works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex equality in Scotland. Our aim is to work with diverse LGBTI people across Scotland, and with partners, to create lasting change for the better for LGBTI people. As part of that, our Scottish Trans Alliance project leads on trans equality. We are also increasing our focus on the intersections of LGBTI equality with other characteristics including race and disability.
We are seeking new members for our Board of Trustees. This is an exciting responsibility including setting our strategic direction, overseeing our development and policy, ensuring our financial health, and making sure that our legal obligations are met.
We welcome applications from anyone with a commitment to our aims. We would particularly welcome applications from trans people, and from intersex people / people with a variation of sex characteristics, and from BAME people and from disabled people.
The Board meets eight times a year in total (currently via Zoom). Board membership is a voluntary unpaid position, but all related expenses, including any travel, childcare etc will be covered. Training and development opportunities will be available.
We are seeking a part-time General Manager (maternity cover) for 11 months, to manage finance, HR, business operations and administration. The post-holder will work with the CEO and other members of the Senior Management Team (Artistic Director, Fundraising Manager) to deliver the business plan, deliver existing programmes and develop new programmes/projects.
It is an exciting time to work with the organisation, as we move forward in the next stage of our development, implement strategic plans, grow our services and build our relationships with the people we serve and our funders.
At Hearts & Minds we believe that meaningful human connection is vital for wellbeing. We help vulnerable people overcome feelings of powerlessness, anxiety and isolation through the art of therapeutic clowning.
We are a Scottish arts-in-health charity that works in collaboration with paediatric healthcare units, respite centres, schools for learners with complex additional support needs and Dementia units to deliver laughter, friendship and support to those who need it most.
Our Clowndoctors Programme supports children and young people to cope with life in a hospital, hospice or respite care setting and in schools for learners with complex additional support needs.
Our Elderflowers Programme helps people living with dementia or dementia-related conditions in hospitals and residential care homes. Through playfulness, smiles and laughter, we help all of these vulnerable people to deal with the anxiety, fear, confusion and sadness that their situations and conditions may bring.
We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a General Manager role or Senior Management role in a small and/or charitable organisation. The post-holder must have the drive and commitment to push Hearts & Minds forward and to raise the profile of arts-in health in Scotland.
Would you like to be part of ending homelessness in Scotland?
Simon Community Scotland is a Scottish charity wholly focussed on tackling the causes and effects of homelessness. We have over 50 years’ experience of partnership working, responding to the complex needs of people who’s journey towards homelessness often began at an early age.
We are a wholly values-driven provider of specialist street outreach services in Glasgow and Edinburgh, intensive community outreach support emergency and supported accommodation services, and we are the largest provider of specialist homelessness provision for women experiencing homelessness. Our services are spread across 4 Local Authority areas, along with a national programme bringing digital inclusion to the very heart of homelessness provision. We have a team of over 300+ staff and volunteers delivering personalised solutions for over 5000 people per year.
Skills & Experience
We currently have a vacancy for 2 Trustees to join our Board and contribute to our respected pool of expertise. Ideally, applicants will have a range of relevant skills and a keen interest in combating the causes and effects of homelessness. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with expertise in:
● HR (Employment Law)
● Mental Health/Addiction
● Tenure is initially for 3 years (up to a maximum 2 terms of 3 years).
● Attend 6 Board Meetings per year on the last Tuesday (evening) of every 2nd month
(commencing in January), via video-conferencing (during Covid).
● Join one Sub-Committee - (Finance, HR & Governance, Property & Investment or Digital
● Visit 2 services per year.
● Play an active role in the work of the Board and Sub-Committees, including Strategic
Planning and ensuring good Governance.
● Get to know other Board members and help build a collegial working relationship that
contributes to consensus.
● Constructively challenge the Simon Community Scotland team and fellow Board members,
contributing to debate and discussion that enhances the work.
● Trustees have the opportunity to support the work of the charity by participating in internal
and external events. Email response/exchange will also be an integral part of the role.
● Training will be provided where necessary and you will be reimbursed for reasonable
expenses incurred in connection with your role.
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Our HR team are looking for a part-time HR & Payroll Administrator to:
• Support the HR Adviser & Head of Resources (HoR) with all administration associated with the employee life cycle from recruitment through to end of employment.
• Provide an effective and efficient administrative support function to ensure smooth and effective customer service is delivered to both internal staff and external clients in compliance with the Charity’s policy and procedures.
• Support the HR Adviser and HoR with monthly payroll and pensions processing for the Charity and its subsidiaries, in line with agreed SLAs.
The post will be a blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home based work.
Due to the Covid outbreak in the UK, we have adapted our way of working in an effort to ensure the ongoing delivery of services, while minimising risk to our employees. Depending on guidance from the Scottish Government regarding the lifting of lockdown restrictions, this role may initially be completely home based, incorporating office work and face to face contact when it is safe to do so.