Excited by the thought of being a part of making Scotland clean, green and sustainable?
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for.
We are seeking a dynamic and pro-active individual to join our management team as our Development Manager. You will support the development and implementation of our new fundraising strategy for general and specific giving, including the development of messaging and cases for support. You will be responsible for identifying and aligning Keep Scotland Beautiful to productive relationships with a range of sources including companies, trusts and individuals. You will also develop and strengthen relationships with existing and new funding partners.
We are looking for candidates with experience of developing evidence-based supporter communications with a proven track record of developing and maintaining positive and productive relationships. You will have the ability to research policy to develop fundraising cases and the ability to present in a compelling manner. You will also have experience in a fundraising and/or communications role together with experience in managing multiple projects and an awareness and interest in current environmental issues.
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Amina - the Muslim Women's Resource Centre is a national award-winning organisation which annually works with over 4000 Muslim & Minority Ethnic women across Scotland, by giving them opportunities to have their voices heard, to improve their skills and become more confident in participating in their own communities and in wider society, without fear of discrimination or inequality.
We’re looking for an experienced leader to manage Amina MWRC, who will work closely both with the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors. You will be an excellent communicator with skills in raising organisational profile, have experience in strategic planning, staff management, securing funding and the ability to turn vision into action.
Furthermore, you will have a robust understanding of gender equality, be politically aware and have the ability to work collaboratively with partners.
Job share & secondment options will be considered
To find our more or to discuss this post please to get in touch on 0141 212 8420.
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.
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.
Our workplace training is helping employees better plan for their future and employers to create more age inclusive workplaces. We are expanding our work for people living in Scotland affected by Dementia and support older military veterans and their families with better access to information and services designed specifically for them.
We influence policy makers and run campaigns to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow older.
Due to the continuous expansion and growth of the Charity and its service provision, Age Scotland is delighted to announce the creation of a new Director of Charity Services position to join our existing Senior Management Team.
We are looking for an experienced senior manager with a substantial fundraising background to lead 3 high performing Age Scotland teams - Fundraising, Telephony Services and Training. Working closely with our Chief Executive, and as part of the Senior Management Team, you will be instrumental in developing and delivering Age Scotland’s strategic objectives, including a fundraising strategy for the growth of income generation.
An experienced leader, you will have the ability to inspire and motivate your team, as well as developing and sustaining external relationships with government, statutory bodies, commercial and voluntary organisations.
The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you may be expected to occasionally travel throughout Scotland and the wider-UK.
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
Pancreatic cancer is a tough one but we’re taking it on. We are supporting those affected by the disease, investing in ground-breaking research, lobbying for greater recognition of pancreatic cancer and being a voice for everyone involved in the fight. Together we are taking on pancreatic cancer.
Our work in Scotland
Our work in Scotland is a central part of our activity to take on pancreatic cancer. Researchers in Scotland are leading the way in developing new exciting approaches to tackle pancreatic cancer, particularly through the Precision Panc programme based in Glasgow and we are delighted to be the patient engagement partner for this initiative. We also chose Scotland as the location for our first ever Future Leader’s Academy, which we fund at the Beatson Centre, to further drive our ambition to attract the next generation of bright minds into the pancreatic cancer field. As a charity we have been working hard to push pancreatic cancer up the political agenda in Scotland through the Cross party group, events and debates in the Scottish Parliament, working with some very dedicated supporters.
But we have much more to do. Particularly to make sure that everyone diagnosed in Scotland knows about the services we provide and has access to our face to face services to reduce isolation and improve quality of life.
The charity has always been active across the UK but has been expanding its activities in Scotland, providing a significant level of research investment, growing our influencing activity to specifically call for a review of pancreatic cancer services and starting to roll out our face to face services. Over the last two years the charity has had a consultant and Interim Head working with the charity to start to shape our priorities for work in the nation but this will be the charity’s first permanent role in Scotland.
The role will sit within the Operations Directorate and have a key focus on establishing the charity’s presence and profile in Scotland working to engage with key stakeholders to increase our service presence, influence to improve treatment and care, increase research collaboration and increase our fundraising activity. The post holder will need to work closely with teams across the charity.
You will play a crucial role in ensuring our work is appropriately tailored to meet the needs of people affected by pancreatic cancer in Scotland and our wider stakeholders and to ensure we are responding to key concerns or opportunities around pancreatic cancer within the nation. You will also help us build relationships with key health and policy stakeholders in Northern Ireland, working with our postholder there. This is an exciting time to join the charity and help shape our work as we start to develop our next organisational strategy.
To enable us to meet our strategic objectives including the production of a two-year plan for services, policy and campaigning, fundraising and engagement activity in Scotland with input from internal Heads, the successful candidate will be skilled in developing and maintaining strong working relationships. These include external relationships with key stakeholders from across the pancreatic cancer community including supporters, health professionals, policy makers, MSPs, researchers, funders, major donors and other charities. This role will be representing the charity and be comfortable and credible networking at a senior level.
The post holder will need to ensure excellent internal communication and effective co-working is maintained with internal contacts at the London office and have direct experience of service delivery, ideally in a health setting, operational planning, project management and budgeting, a high standard of written communication including presentations and policy development.
Working with us
We are an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce and are looking for people who can demonstrate dedication to our cause and values. We offer a supportive place to work with helpful and friendly staff who report a high level of job satisfaction. We are always happy to discuss flexibility in light of the needs of the role.
Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that provides funding to charities, social enterprises and community organisations. We do this on behalf of over 400 individuals, charitable trusts and companies.
Our Communities Team enables and empowers communities across Scotland to devise and implement their own strategies for local funds coming from a range of sources, notably community benefit arrangements with onshore wind farms. We provide fund governance, grant administration and related services for a range of commercial and community-sector clients, combined with a commitment to community-led approaches.
To support and develop our growing portfolio of work in South Scotland we are seeking a Community Funds Manager to lead our work across the region. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated team player to strengthen and grow our community funds practice and impact. You will have a demonstrable track record of working in a diverse range of community and funding contexts, excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills, the ability to learn and adapt quickly and a strong commitment to community-led approaches.
Reporting to the Head of Communities, this role will focus on managing a regional team, raising the profile of our work, building new relationships and helping to grow opportunities for communities to maximise long term income from independent sources.
In return, Foundation Scotland offers a range of benefits including: 35 days annual leave (pro rata), flexible working opportunities, employer pension contributions and a progressive pay system with benchmarked annual increases.
Have you got the passion, experience and skills to help more people know and feel the benefits of enjoying Scotland on foot?
Ramblers Scotland is looking for enthusiastic and committed candidates for co-option to its volunteer Scottish Council Executive Committee (SCEC).
Ramblers Scotland is a membership organisation and charity with a grassroots network of 54 local groups, who run 3,500 group walks a year, organised and led by experienced volunteers.
As the representative body for walkers in Scotland and a governing body of sport, we work to champion walking, protect and promote access rights and develop our path networks. We are part of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity.
We are going through a rapid period of ambitious technological and cultural change, so it’s a particularly exciting time to join Ramblers Scotland. By becoming a co-opted SCEC member, you could help shape the future of our organisation – and walking in Scotland.
Ramblers Scotland is looking for enthusiastic and committed members to join SCEC to help shape our strategic direction, oversee the business plan priorities, and support fundraising and our advocacy work.
We are particularly seeking Committee members who have a knowledge of or background in one of the following areas:
- Fundraising, corporate and trusts
- Public health policy within Scotland
- Strategic planning / organisational leadership
The members are a key part of the democratic framework for the Ramblers, and ensure that the volunteers, members, and staff work together.
The successful individual will gain expertise of supporting and advising a small but dynamic Executive Committee. As a committee member, they will help to shape the future of walker’s rights and environmental policy in Scotland. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for walking and presents great potential for the development of new/existing skills, meeting new people and new networks and making a genuine difference to walking in Scotland.
The Executive Committee is looking to co-opt up to three individuals for this role.
Meetings are held five times throughout the year, usually in February, May, August, and November, with an additional meeting at Scottish Council annually in March. These meetings are usually held in Edinburgh, Perth, or another Central Belt location. Attendance at all meetings is expected unless there is good reason, but there is an option to join via video conference if the travel makes the location unreachable.
Members are expected to prepare for meetings by reading the papers they are sent, attend meetings regularly, and participate in discussions and the decision-making process.
The post is non-remunerated although reasonable travel and meeting expenses will be reimbursed according to the Ramblers Scotland’s policies and procedures.
As a member of the SCEC you will be an ambassador for Ramblers Scotland and you will need to represent the organisation effectively to others.
This role entails:
- Working with other SCEC members to provide leadership and strategic direction to the organisation
- Ensuring the Ramblers Scotland meets its charitable objectives as laid out in the constitution
- Ensuring that Ramblers Scotland is effectively run and meets its legal and regulatory requirements
- Taking a role on specialist sub-committees as required (for instance the access sub-committee)
Members are also expected to follow the Code of Conduct by upholding high standards of professional behaviour, showing respect for fellow members and staff, use objectivity and good judgement in decision-making, and maintain integrity and confidentiality in the performance of the role.
As a member, you will use your networks and connections to help promote Ramblers Scotland’s work and activities.
Terms and Conditions:
Co-opted members will be selected and confirmed by the current members of SCEC and the term will last until March 2020, though further co-option is possible. Ramblers Scotland members can stand for election each year in March at Scottish Council once they have been members for at least one year.
Champion Trustees of Scottish Language Dictionaries
Scottish Language Dictionaries is Scotland's independent lexicographical body for Scots. Our Scottish National Dictionary (covering the period from 1700) and A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (from the earliest times to 1700) are national institutions, which provide a unique record of the language -- and of the history, culture and traditions -- of the Scots-speaking peoples.
We publish our work online as the Dictionary of the Scots Language, in print (most recently the revised Concise Scots Dictionary), and as applications for mobile devices. We additionally work in partnership with other organisations such as Education Scotland, the Scots Language Centre, and the Universities of Scotland, to support people of all ages and abilities in their knowledge and use of Scots vocabulary. We employ six members of staff and are funded by an annual Grant-in-Aid from the Scottish Government.
As our organisation enters a new strategic phase, we are keen to broaden the collective experience of our Board of Trustees. In particular we intend to appoint two new Trustees with skills and experience as outlined below:
1. We wish to extend our dictionaries’ coverage of Scots past and present and share this work more widely, both at home and abroad. To do this we need to generate additional funding to supplement our annual Grant-in-Aid. We therefore seek a Fundraising Champion to help us develop a successful fundraising strategy. The appointee will be supported in this role by a Fundraising Sub-committee, which the Champion will chair. This post would be ideally suited to a candidate with experience of fundraising in the education, heritage, and/or cultural sector.
2. As we contemplate our priorities for the coming decade, we recognise we know little about the users of our dictionaries or their lexicographic needs, expectations and wishes. We therefore seek a Priorities Champion to help us understand which aspects of Scots vocabulary we should focus on and how best to communicate our work. The appointee will be supported in this role by a Priorities Sub-committee, which the Champion will chair. This post would be ideally suited to a candidate with an appreciation of the importance of Scots in education, the arts, and/or the wider community.
Trustees of Scottish Language Dictionaries support the leadership of the charity by setting its strategy and monitoring its progress. Trustee business is usually conducted at Board meetings, which take place three to four times each year, usually in the Central Belt of Scotland.
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.