Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:
● designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
● working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
● conducting research on this topic.
With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
In the period from 2011 to 2018:
● a total of 562 mental health professionals and trainees have received training;
● full practice-based training has been delivered in various settings; and
● Seven Zambian trainers have completed the two-stage certification process to become trainers themselves.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:
Fundraising and Events
Social Media, PR, Communications and Marketing
Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
We are very happy to consider applications from individuals from outwith the Central Belt who would envisage attending meetings via Skype.
Fundraiser with strategic vision and a hands-on approach
The Teapot Trust children’s charity uses art therapy as a way of helping young people cope with long term medical conditions. A new CEO, reporting to the Board, is sought to take the Trust through the next stage of growth.
Founded in 2010, the Trust has grown rapidly. Now 23 art therapists provide over 6,000 sessions annually in 12 hospitals including the Sick Kids, Edinburgh, Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey, Liverpool. Demand is growing, income has reached £350,000 pa, and the small staff, partners and funders are committed.
Key responsibilities are:
The successful candidate will have a proven track-record in fundraising in the tertiary sector plus general management experience. Alternatively, this could suit a CEO who has a strong charity background with a hands-on approach, so a do-er rather than a delegator. He or she will be a creative visionary who makes things happen. The CEO must have a track record of driving change, managing effective fundraising initiatives and financial literacy. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills along with an understanding of developing and delivering organisational effectiveness.
A salary of c. £45,000 p.a. is offered initially, plus statutory pension contribution. Some flexibility is required as attending evening and weekend meetings will be necessary.
The Cabrach Trust is embarking on an exciting and ambitious £5.7m regeneration project to build a heritage centre, incorporating a small scale working historical whisky distillery. The aim of the centre is to safeguard, celebrate, and share the rich heritage and culture of The Cabrach, narrating the extraordinary story of how this remote part of Scotland can claim to be one of the birthplaces of Malt Whisky.
We are now seeking an experienced Development Director to work with the new Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees to raise the capital funding required to deliver the project. With £1.7m already secured or pledged, the post-holder will join at a pivotal point in the Trust’s plans to develop the Cabrach Heritage Centre as a major visitor attraction, as well as a hub for the community.
Alumni & Development are seeking to appoint an experienced Development Manager to join their successful and established major gift fundraising team. You will be responsible for the strategic development of fundraising programmes for the University’s four faculties – particularly for Engineering and Science. You will raise funds through the development of relationships with alumni, trusts and foundations and companies. You will conduct regular face-to-face meetings with potential donors, to cultivate and solicit major gifts (gifts of £25,000+) with a personal annual income target of at least £500,000. You will manage fundraising activities for capital appeals across the campus, preparing compelling, complex funding proposals, including the current priority capital appeal in Biomedical Engineering (£3M target with over 50% raised). You will be experienced in working with senior staff, in order to successfully identify, cultivate and steward major donors. You will be responsible for the line management of major gift fundraisers, including responsibility for a Development Officer fundraising for Science. You will also be part of the department’s management team.
Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is a national voluntary organisation that exists to support Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) people, 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 prior to a formal offer being made by SIS.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Leadership, HR, Treasurer and other roles)
The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. We've been working for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution.
RST is based in Glasgow, with an income of around £350k pa and fewer than than five full-time employees, providing grants and integrated support services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These alleviate poverty and destitution, or help with access to education and employment, and thus to integration.
Our Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from our volunteer Board of Trustees, so we are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on our board.
Our Chair is also looking to pass on the role to someone with the skills to lead and guide the trustees to work most effectively and efficiently in our responsibilities to guide and oversee staff and ensure that RST is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
Those with suitable skills and experience in these and other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would be of interest. We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and board members should have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
The Campaign Director is responsible for the smooth running of the whole organisation and, as such, needs to have an excellent set of skills in all areas. The candidate will be passionate about issues of economic justice and will have experience of campaign development, lobbying, fundraising, communications and management.
The responsibility of running our small charity based in Edinburgh is a wonderful opportunity for someone to take on a new challenge and use all of their talents. As an organisation, we’re about to start lots of new and exciting projects and so it’s the perfect time for someone to get involved and insert their ideas and influence.
It is essential that you have a background in growing awareness, impact and income through excellent stakeholder, service and staff management. The post holder needs to be able to tailor Jubilee Scotland’s work to our aims and values and to fit in with the work of our allies across the world.
You will manage the day-to-day operations of Jubilee Scotland and have a strong background in managing budgets and income targets. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Scotland Plan and lead the delivery of the Fundraising targets, ensuring key bids are submitted on time and to a high standard. Managing key fundraising partnerships and ensuring live opportunities are maximised are also key.
This position holds an ambassadorial role for the organisation, with you representing Jubilee Scotland at events etc. to raise awareness and profile.
Scotland’s women and labour market expert, Close the Gap, is looking for new trustees. Committed to women’s labour market equality, you’ll have the ability to think strategically and creatively, and to respond to the needs of the organisation. You’ll also be able to commit the time to fulfil the role of trustee, and help us meet our strategic objectives.
We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from people that have knowledge and experience in media/PR, marketing, and fundraising.
Close the Gap is deeply committed to equality, and recognises that diverse boards are more effective, and result in better governance practice. We would particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic people, disabled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who are currently under-represented on our board.
This role is subject to a 6 months probationary period.
Please download the Job Description below for further information about this role.
Scottish Mining Welfare Trust is a registered charity which has been in existence since 1927.
We provide subsidised holidays to people who have worked in the mining industry and their family.
We exist to help alleviate social isolation and give opportunities to people who may have financial difficulties. We work in Partnership with CISWO and other Third Sector organisations to provide the best supported service.
This is an exciting opportunity to support a diverse and expanding organisation and build on and further develop its services.
We are offering a wonderful opportunity for a driven and focused individual to join our Quarriers Income Generation Team as a Senior Bid Writer.
We are not just seeking a Bid Writer, we are looking for a unique individual with a passion for creative writing, someone with a track record in Tender applications, and/or grant funding applications, and understands the requirement that the work involved needs to be of a high standard in order to achieve strong success.
This is an exciting opportunity to join us as a Senior Bid Writer in a team that is not only results-focussed and successful, but an exemplar of innovation and best practice across our great organisation.
Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities, providing practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives. The Grants & Business Development Team secures funding to deliver this great work and has a Bid Writing vacancy within our successful Business Development Team.
The post would be suited to someone who has a flair for writing strong applications and has experience within business development. you will work on every element of the bid writing process, producing and compiling bespoke, high quality PQQ and tender submissions, ideally you will have experience of public sector tendering, and you are inspired to communicate the needs of vulnerable people and develop opportunities to help them achieve their potential through high quality, innovative support.
You would be comfortable working ambitiously and at pace, and will have excellent analytical and writing skills, thrive in a competitive and deadline-driven environment, and have the ability to engage productively with colleagues, partners and buyers.
Reporting to the Head of Income Generation, the post holder will be an integral part of Quarriers.
We want to hear from talented bid and fund application writers and business development professionals who can demonstrate their impact and abilities in this field. This is an important role, in which you will integrate closely with services and colleagues across a large and varied organisation to identify business development opportunities and potential, articulate service models and practice, and convince buyers to choose Quarriers to deliver a high level of service.
Quarriers delivers over 120 services across Scotland, in diverse sectors: you will have the methodical approach, bid management and bid writing skills, and communication abilities to deliver sustainability and growth. If you are a candidate that wants to challenge yourself to deliver real results and in turn be able to see the positive impact this makes to individuals’ lives, then we would love to hear from you.
Quarriers Business Development & Fundraising department is an exciting place to work with a motivated and energetic team which is strongly supported by the executive team and board of trustees.
Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer and pay sleepover hours at £8.75 per hour.
Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.
At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.
Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.
Quarriers supports thousands of people across 120 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.
Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.
Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.
We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.
What we offer
Help with training and development
We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications
We are an SVQ accredited centre
We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.).
The opportunity to work relief in another service.
Help with family life
Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance.
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement.
Access to HSF Employee Benefits service
Extra support when you need it
Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health.
Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
Non-contributory life assurance scheme.
Christmas savings scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Long service rewards
And we also pay Scottish Living Wage for sleepover hours