Re advertised – Previous applicants need not apply
The Greenock Medical Aid Society wishes to appoint a Head of Finance to work with the CEO to oversee all finance and funding functions.
GMAS is a charity providing care for older people through two care homes in Greenock with full nursing support at Bagatelle (40 beds) and Glenfield (34 beds). The same high quality of care and standard of living is offered in each Home. In partnership with River Clyde Homes a sheltered housing complex at Bagatelle Court is in operation.
Our values underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community.
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Team Work: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one team
The Head of Finance reports to the Chief Executive of the Greenock Medical Aid Society (GMAS)
This is a great opportunity to work with a forward-thinking charity fully committed to those entrusted into our care.
Founded in 1826, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture (RSA) is an independently funded organisation which supports the creation, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art across Scotland.
The RSA runs a year-round programme of exhibitions, artist opportunities and related educational talks and events which support artists at all stages of their careers. The Academy’s distinguished history is reflected in its extensive collections and archives, recognised by the Scottish Government as being of national significance.
Led by eminent artists and architects, the RSA embodies a wealth of professional experience in Fine Art and Architecture with many of its Members taking a leading role in higher education and in many of Scotland’s leading cultural institutions.
In recent years, every aspect of the RSA has been interrogated to ensure that the Academy remains relevant to the needs of today’s artists and architects. Importantly, the Academy continues to evolve, electing new Members, exhibiting new work, and supporting and promoting excellence in contemporary Scottish art and architecture.
The role will manage the Development Strategy and be responsible for overall delivery of our development work. This role will lead the management of RSA fundraising and individual giving programmes and activities, including cash appeals, general donations, online donations, regular giving, merchandise, in memoriam giving and legacies, and to increase income from these sources. The post-holder will explore and test new income streams from individuals and to increase supporter engagement. The RSA Patrons Scheme will be the responsibility of this post holder.
Larkhall & District Volunteer Group is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record and dedicated staff team which works to promote the wellbeing of the community in Lanarkshire by reducing physical and social isolation whilst increasing health and wellbeing. We also own our own centre on Victoria Street in Larkhall.
We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan covering the next three years. We would like to give you the opportunity to use your talents and expertise to help us implement the plan.
We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background to join our Board of Trustees (including a Vice Chair and Secretary) and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit new Trustees with experience of:
who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
You would have the opportunity to attend our Board Meetings informally before making any commitments and to shadow our experienced Chair, Secretary and Treasurer if you are interested in one of the leadership roles.
The Board meets once a month at our offices in Larkhall. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of the Charity. This is an unpaid position,however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Whilst all applications are appreciated, the Charity particularly welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented on its Board.
We are seeking new Board Members by June 2019 in time for our AGM in the summer of 2019.
Can you answer these three questions?
If the answer is yes, please read on, as we would welcome an application from you to join our Board of Directors.
Sleep Scotland is a charity for children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems. We also run TEENS+, a transitional education programme for young people with complex and severe communication issues. To find out more, look on our websites sleepscotland.org. and teensplus.org.uk
As our Chair or as a Board member you would contribute to achieving or aims by overseeing our strategic development and direction. The Board meetings are run every 2 months for 2 hours in Edinburgh.
Our aim is to improve outcomes for children to ensure the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families. Our hope is through achieving this, there will be a larger shift in society toward accepting the vital role Dads play.
We currently have a vacancy for a Board member to join our Board of Trustees. As a Trustee Board Member, your responsibilities will include:
This is an unpaid role however reasonable expenses associated with the role can be reimbursed.
Trustees are expected to attend all board meetings, which are held 4 times per year during the early evening in Edinburgh. Trustees will also be asked to contribute their expertise by attending and participating in sub committees, events and networking activities and acting as subject matter experts on particular projects as appropriate.
To ensure that Dads Rock:
In addition to the above duties of all Trustees, each Trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience they may have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives or other issues relevant to the area of work in which the Trustee has special expertise.
Qualifications and or membership of professional bodies related to your area of expertise.
Given the aims of the charity, we require trustees with experience of one or more of the following areas:
Previous experience of serving on a Board of Trustees or equivalent would also be beneficial.
You will be expected to commit to serving on the Board for a minimum of two years.
Board Meetings take place approximately every quarter. Dates for the following calendar year are circulated prior to, and agreed at, the last meeting of the year.
To represent DR at other internal and external events depending on your availability.
To participate in appropriate sub-committee groups – depending on your area of expertise and availability.
To attend any other meetings and events by agreement of the Board, as well as our Annual General Meeting.
Trustee Induction includes:
An induction meeting with the Chair and if desired to be peer supported by an existing Trustee.
Benefits of becoming a Trustee:
The knowledge that you are playing a vital role in the running and development of DR; enabling the organisation to continue its work and make a difference to Scottish society.
The opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge relating to the development of an innovative and dynamic voluntary organisation.
The ability to enhance your network and broaden your experience of the third sector.
At Scottish Ballet, relationships are at the heart of everything we do. Our Advancement Department is seeking to appoint a personable and enthusiastic professional to be part of our team that contributes to building long-term, value-driven relationships with key patrons.
The Major Gifts Manager is a senior position and will work closely with the Head of Philanthropy to build outstanding relationships with individual donors, leading to high-level philanthropic support. By building and managing a portfolio of relationships (both new and existing major donors) you will play an important role in helping SB achieve its vision: to inspire on stage and beyond.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, Scottish Ballet continues to build an impressive reputation on a strong commissioning and ambitious touring programme. The Company tours annually to premier theatres across Scotland and the UK, including Sadler’s Wells, and internationally throughout Asia and North America. Invitations to feature at the Edinburgh International Festival, and other major festivals, such as Spoleto, are included in the Company’s exciting stage opportunities.
About the Opportunity
The Hymans Robertson Foundation was established in 2016 to provide oversight and direction to Hymans Robertson’s charitable work in the field of financial literacy. The Foundation was registered as a charity in England & Wales (1168951) and Scotland (SC046931) the following year - marking the beginning of an exciting new era in the firm’s commitment to the greater good of society.
The original idea behind setting up the Foundation was to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people by helping to improve their financial literacy. The financial literacy ambition remains a key component of the Foundation’s objectives and the work in this area is very active through the Hymans Robertson Financial Footsteps Programme.
In addition, over the last year, the Foundation’s remit has evolved to encompass full oversight of the portion of Hymans Robertson’s profits which are allocated to charitable activities (typically in excess of £200k per year). The key reason for making this change was to ensure effective use of these funds for the benefit of our target groups in society.
The Foundation has broad charitable objectives (as defined in our registration). These are:
1.The advancement of education;
2.The relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage;
3.The advancement of health or the saving of lives.
In practice this charitable spending is organised into three strands:
·Financial Literacy and Employability– Partnering with a small number of charities, we support the delivery of focused programmes with the goal of helping young people (particularly those with less advantages) to build confidence and enhance their opportunities for the future.
·Local Community Support– each Hymans Robertson office actively supports its local communitythrough volunteering and fundraising projects. Much of this work is co-ordinated by Helping Hands groups in partnership with local charities.
·Matched Giving– Hymans Robertson employees are supported in their payroll giving and fundraising efforts for charities of importance to them.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, capable CEO to lead all aspects of our strategy and operation and the Foundation’s continued growth.
With a passion for helping young people achieve a better start in adult life, and a specific track-record in strategic planning, you’re an all-rounder who can drive strategic vision, business planning, networking and relationship building. This role is perfect for someone who thrives on working collaboratively and enjoys making a difference in the lives of young people.
The successful candidate will have proven leadership and management ability. This will ideally have been honed within the charitable sector as the role involves responsibility for the overall operations of the Foundation, ensuring every aspect is compliant to legal requirements. Familiarity and understanding of charity governance is essential, as is fundraising skill and experience.
We are flexible on hours and expect the time commitment to be the equivalent of one day per week over the year. Our ideal candidate will be based in Scotland, able to access our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow and with established networks in the charitable sector in place.
Salary: Equivalent of c1 day per week, £10,000pa
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community
An opportunity to be a part of a small very hard working and dynamic team.
You will have a proven business development and funding background and a qualification to degree level for counselling and clinical supervision.
You will manage all aspects of a highly professional counselling and supervision team ensuring all are working ethically and within the policies and procedures of Relationships Scotland.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees of RS Central you will be responsible for, manage and oversee all aspects of the service delivery and of all projects.
You will develop and source funding to maintain current services and any future project opportunities.
You will attend forums such as children, family, health and social care integration, gender based violence etc and regularly meet with key figures in statutory services - social services, education, police and health and other key organisations to maintain the relationships that have been built up over the years. You will have a sound knowledge and experience of the voluntary sector and its challenges.
Keeping up to date with challenges and developments in counselling practice by attendance at RS, COSCA, and other agreed networks/meetings.
Participate in regular support and supervision sessions.
The Relationships Scotland Network is partially funded by the Scottish Government and is a partnership between RS and 22 local RS Centres throughout Scotland.
RS Central is based in the Forth Valley area the main management, administration and counselling centre is based in Falkirk but we provide services at other locations throughout Forth Valley.
Relationships Scotland - Couple Counselling Central Scotland has a long history in Forth Valley having delivered services since 1953.
There have been several name changes over this time Marriage Counselling, Couple Counselling, Relate Forth Valley and now Relationships Scotland.
We consistently provide high quality and professional couple counselling and have expanded our services to include the following:
Services delivered throughout RS network
Who do we help?
Those who are struggling to cope with many of life’s challenges such as bereavement, addiction, mental health, gender and sexuality issues, domestic and sexual abuse, illness and disability, parenting responsibilities, communication etc. In fact anything that impacts on relationships and family life.
Last year we were approached by 650 people looking for support and help.
Our Vision and Aim
To improve health and wellbeing for all people and their families by supporting robust and healthy relationships.
Continually support and expand our services to meet the needs of the people in Forth Valley through confidential and high-quality service provision.
We support the aims and objectives of the Scottish Government in their early intervention prevention agenda particularly around domestic conflict and children and young people services.
To continue to be respectful of client autonomy, to be non-judgmental and to respect their choices in life.
Maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality whilst mindful of safety around risk to self and others.
Acceptance, empathy and genuineness for all clients irrespective of their situation and to be as accessible as possible.
Team Jak are a Scottish charity providing practical, social and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, their family and friends and those bereaved through Jak’s Den in Livingston and pop up Dens in Aberdeen and North of Scotland, Fife and Dundee and Lothian and Borders with hospital outreach in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
We are looking for a dynamic and experienced fundraiser to join our Fundraising Co-ordinator to continue to expand our charity throughout Scotland and further develop and sustain meaningful relationships within the community and local businesses.
This exciting Relationship Coordinator role will be up to 5 days per week and will be based at Livingston although frequent travel within the area and some work in Aberdeen is expected. You will be expected to use your initiative and manage your own diary along with liaising with our Fundraising Coordinator.
Salary: £21-23,000 depending on experience. Certificate in Fundraising preferred.
• To target key local communities with the aim of securing support by local groups. Such groups will include local churches, Rotary clubs and other community based clubs and associations
• To set up and develop new ‘TJ Ambassador’ groups who will establish fundraising support for the charity in the heart of local communities with a regular calendar of events
• To promote existing activities to local communities, including:
Raffles / Lotteries
Den Events and Challenges
• To secure partnerships with small and medium sized corporates and support their giving through staff fundraising, payroll giving and foundations.
• To help support online social media promotion and support of events and fundraisers within communities, with the aim of creating better engagement and attracting new supporters
• To represent and proactively promote the Den within the local community with talks, cheque presentations and appearances to a high standard as required
• To specifically target the younger potential fundraising audience
• To ensure that record keeping is efficient and effective, to keep up to date information on existing supporters and ensure that banking and thanking for community donations is processed within 5 working days of receipt of funds
• To actively use existing database information to help targeted Fundraising
This is an exciting and demanding role and we are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:
• A professional approach with excellent interpersonal skills
• Have the ability to liaise effectively and establish good working relationships
• Computer literate
• Community fundraising experience
•Knowledge of Corporate Fundraising and willingness to embrace this area
• Other fundraising and relations activities as required We are looking for candidates with a real can-do attitude that have the energy, drive and enthusiasm to be the face of the charity in the local communities we serve.
• Being a driver with a car is essential
•MINstF or similar qualification preferred
•Proven track record in successful fundraising required
• Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required