ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), reporting to the Director of People & Organisational Development this role is responsible for leading the Organisational Development Team (Human Resources, Learning & Development & Payroll) to develop, deliver and embed OD strategies to build an Ark culture that aligns to our values and aims and will achieve sustained high performance. There will be a key focus for ensuring that Ark develops and implements policies, procedures, systems and processes that will deliver continued improvement.
The Head of People and Organisational Development will ensure that the OD Team are central to Arks ambition to be the best employer we can be and offer rewarding careers to our teams. Integral to this will be the development of talent in individuals and teams, to ensure we are attracting, developing and inspiring skilled and enthusiastic staff who share our vision and values and so create a culture of excellence throughout the organisation.
This is an exciting role for the right applicant and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to deliver the ambitions of Ark within an already well established Senior Leadership Team.
The aim of the revised business plans is to:
• Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care
• Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers
• Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business
• Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business
We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in an HR/OD/L&D related role with excellent employment law knowledge and that of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in these areas, then we would like to hear from you.
Venture Trust is an amazing personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who need urgent help to break free of the many complex challenges that stop them from realising their potential. Our strengths lie in the relationships and bonds we forge. We never judge, are passionate about our positive approach to personal development and harness the truly transformational benefit of being outdoors, amongst nature, in our wonderful country.
Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively focus on an individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills, building confidence and motivation. We want no one left behind struggling and for everyone to succeed. Over the next three years we aim to help 2,000 people. We need a Head of Finance to be part of 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 leadership role of Head of Finance is a key one for the organisation; you will lead a team of 4 and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team will report to the CEO. Providing the financial and HR leadership across the organisation and advising on all aspects of charity and company internal control and governance. We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, who is curious, insightful and cares about people and relationships, to drive impact and sustainability and support our people to maximise their contribution in achieving our goals.
To be considered for the role, you will have senior accountancy experience, including external statutory reporting and audit. You will also have experience of successfully leading and managing teams, and of successful project management and development. An appropriate professional qualification(s) is essential and knowledge and experience of HR systems, policy and practice; information management and data security would be advantageous. Developing and maintaining relationships, policies and processes which maximise our effectiveness is at the core of this role. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.
For more information on the organisation please visit: venturetrust.org.uk
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Amelia Morgan, CEO on 0131 228 7700.
We're looking for a part-time Human Resources Officer to join our team and help us work towards our vision of a happier, healthier Scotland where physical activity improves quality of life and wellbeing for all.
The job holder will be responsible for the day to day management of our HR records, procedures and policies. The role also involves supporting our payroll and pension procedures, as well as supporting the development of our staff team. We're looking for someone with knowledge and understanding of employment legislation and HR best practice who will be committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff. The post holder will be highly organised, an excellent communicator, and have the ability to act with confidentiality and discretion.
In partnership with the Chair of the Business Management and Finance committee and Honorary Treasurer to ensure there is sound governance of the organisation’s assets and compliance with all relevant external regulations.
The scope of this role includes finance, insurance, investments, risk, as well as support to the CEO with IT and HR.
Prepare annual budgets and financial statements in accordance with the Charities SORP and liaise with the auditors to produce compliant year-end statutory accounts.
Working in partnership with the Chair of Business Management and Finance (BM&F) Committee, ensure the quarterly meetings are prepared, convened and conducted according to the terms of reference for the committee.
Provide guidance on good practice in managing projects with significant capital expenditure across the organisation
Provide triage and signposting advice for counties in relation to finance, property and charity compliance.
Work with retail operations manager to achieve net annual contribution to funds in line with targets agreed by trustees.
Support Girlguiding Scotland staff and volunteers with information to help access external funding.
Provide financial information as part of grant reporting routines to funders e.g. Scottish Government and other Trusts.
Regularly review and advise on criteria, supporting materials and internal marketing of Girlguiding Scotland funds.
Provide an external interface with the bank, auditors, investment manager, insurance broker, OSCR and other external advisers as necessary.
Handle the annual renewal of Girlguiding Scotland’s insurance arrangements and the processing of any claims that may arise.
Monitor the cash flow and the investment portfolio to achieve the best return on Girlguiding Scotland’s assets. Working with the Chair of BM&F Committee and the Honorary Treasurer instruct the investment managers in line with the investment policy.
Work with the Chief Executive to ensure the organisation has comprehensive and up to date plans that identify major risks with actions to mitigate them and to ensure there is a robust plan in place for action to be taken in the event of a business /building crisis.
Health and Safety
Take the lead role for the senior management team in ensuring compliance with best practice in health and safety and convene a staff forum to share this responsibility across all teams.
Be the nominated data protection officer for Girlguiding Scotland ensuring best practice is adhered to and breaches are reported as required.
Work with CEO to ensure effective arrangements are in place that are fit for purpose and compliant.
Work with CEO to ensure third party IT support is in place and that the organisation evolves its practise to make best use of digital ways of work.
The post: Rock Trust is looking to recruit a highly personable, experienced People Advisor (HR) to work in our Administration and HR team.
The People Advisor will be responsible for ensuring Rock Trust is a healthy and productive workplace that attracts, retains, supports, engages and develops top talent.
We are looking for a highly organized self-starter with excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive, fruitful relationships, both internally with staff, volunteers and young people, and with external stakeholders. Committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities for all, they will have the skills and expertise to inspire others and turn ideas in to action.
This post has been developed as part of Rock Trust’s commitment to creating a positive, fair, respectful and safe working environment for the benefit of all employees and the young people we support. As part of our efforts to continually improve our practices we are looking for an HR professional who shares our passion for supporting people to develop and thrive.
Who we are
Rock Trust is Scotland’s leading youth specific homelessness charity. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or who are experiencing homelessness. Our aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.
Rock Trust holds the gold award from Investors in People. We are committed to making Rock Trust a fantastic place to work. We provide a range of enhanced benefits for staff, including 25 days annual leave and 10 public holidays, an 8% employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance scheme, employee rewards through Perkbox and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. A full list of our benefits is available on our website.
We actively support the ability to work flexibly and remotely, and all staff are provided with the right IT equipment and home set-ups to minimise travel and promote a work-life balance.
We are an equal opportunity employer, with the Silver Charter from LGBT Youth Scotland and are signed up to the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. We encourage applications from all parts of the community.
Rock Trust has four core values; Safety, Positivity, Respect and Fairness. If you hold these values, and are passionate about supporting young people to achieve their full potential and move on from homelessness, then please get in touch.
The Welcoming Association is a Charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and newcomers in Edinburgh.
We are seeking three new Board Members to help take forward its strategy for a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive city of Edinburgh. The current Board and staff are a highly dedicated, committed and passionate set of people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and we are excited to open up the opportunity for several new Board Members.
People from Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority and refugee and immigrant communities are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as those with private sector/social enterprise/social research backgrounds to complement the current capacities and experiences on the Board.
The Board meets quarterly for two hours, and once a year has a stand-alone retreat to reflect on our work and set strategy and plans for the coming year. Additional opportunities to support the Welcoming’s staff and community on specific areas of interest and priority are also available depending on the Board Member’s interests and experience.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience and skills in the following areas:
seescape is seeking new trustees to help the charity as we grow and develop
Based in in Kirkcaldy, Fife, seescape is a well-established charity working to improve the independence and quality of life of those who have sight impairment, their families and carers. seescape believes that it is important to raise awareness of the needs of sight impaired people by changing attitudes and breaking down the barriers that prevent people living with sight impairment being full and active members of society.
seescape provides a diverse range of activities and support to its beneficiaries. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with the charity as it seeks to grow and develop.
The role may appeal to people with a background and skills in one or more of the following areas: eye health, business planning and development, fundraising, HR, IT, charity governance or marketing.
seescape would like to appoint trustees to complement the current board in its role as a governing body: setting strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control. Ideally the candidate would be someone with an understanding of charities and the voluntary sector. Most importantly they will have some strategic expertise and understanding of good governance.
The charity is keen to bring additional skills to its board, however, seescape is keen to attract applicants from a diverse audience so other skills will also be welcomed.
Board meetings are held every 6 weeks and these are currently being held virtually by Zoom.
The Junction is an award-winning charity that takes a holistic approach towards young people’s health and well-being. We work with 12-21 year olds in North East Edinburgh doing one-to-one support, counselling, creative projects and more.
We are looking for committed individuals to join the board of trustees. If you have time, are willing to ask questions and share our values of equality, transparency and community then we would love to hear from you. We are particularly looking for people with previous Board, Finance, Counselling and/or Social Work, Human Resources experience. Duties/tasks for the year include:
• Attend 4 board meetings
• Attend or dial-in to 4 informal meetings with board members
• Contribute to a sub-group that meets roughly 4 times - a team of staff and board members
• Attend 2 Development Days with staff and/or trustees (usually but not always a Saturday in Spring and Autumn)