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.
Do you want to improve your personal wellbeing?… and your career prospects? Do you want to play a role in improving the lives of others and the Clydesdale area? If the answer is “YES” then volunteering as a Management Committee member with us might be the thing for you!
We are looking to recruit people as voluntary committee members. We need people who are motivated by a positive desire to work with us in achieving our Vision of ‘Quality homes and excellent services for all – for today and the future’.
We are a Registered Social Landlord and Scottish Charity with 738 affordable rented homes across rural South Lanarkshire and the Clyde Valley. We have high tenant satisfaction levels and a track record of strong performance. Our current challenges include improving the energy efficiency of our homes, supporting tenants with money problems and developing new office and community hub premises.
We need new committee members who have a range of skills and personal qualities who will strengthen our leadership in achieving the best we can for tenants and other service users. We would welcome interest from individuals with a commitment to our objectives and who have appropriate skills, but in particular would welcome applications from people with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
Human resource management
Although Management Committee work is unpaid, we will reimburse out of pocket expenses, including care and travelling costs. We also provide comprehensive induction training as well as supporting ongoing personal development. The main reward though is knowing that you are part of a team that is helping to improve the lives of others.
Our Management Committee meets monthly in Lanark (usually held on the last Wednesday of the month – between 6.00 and 8.00pm).
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager.
For more information about the Trust please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million “spend-out” endowment from the Big Lottery Fund (now the National Lottery Community Fund).
The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of two key groups in Scotland:
· Care experienced young people
· People affected by dementia
The Trust works closely with our beneficiaries as well as policy makers, service providers and other stakeholders to ensure that our funding and influencing activities are targeted in ways that will bring the greatest benefit to our beneficiaries.
This is a great opportunity to work with a visionary charity which is committed to investing in real and sustainable improvements in the lives of care experienced young people and people affected by dementia
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. You will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
You will be required to work across both programmes - Care Experienced Young People and Dementia. The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation working until March 2023.
The ideal candidate will be reflective with excellent analytical skills, be beneficiary/customer focused with a willingness to acquire knowledge of the issues facing care experienced young people and people affected by dementia.
About the Role
‘Even though my life has changed, I now see this as having opportunities and not obstacles... the Moving Forward course helped me to be very grateful for life, to be adaptable and have hope for the future’.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? At Breast Cancer Care, we are passionate about providing the emotional, social and practical support and information that people need following diagnosis. As the number of people affected by breast cancer in Scotland grows, so does the demand for our services, and we are now looking for a capable and ambitious Services Development Manager to take the lead on delivering our existing portfolio and developing new areas.
Managing your team of permanent and contract staff and supported by our vital services’ volunteers, you will work in close partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations to deliver Breast Cancer Care’s strategy, Facing Breast Cancer Together, to increase access, our reach and influence across Scotland.
Thriving on challenge, you will have the determination to see through the service development process from initial scoping to going live. With a willingness to travel, you will have proven people management skills, and the ability to work as part of a busy team and with other teams across different geographical sites. To be successful in this role, you’ll need exceptional organisational and time management skills, and be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication. In return you will be rewarded by making a real difference to the lives of people with breast cancer as well as benefitting from an excellent rewards package including an agile working environment, and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist UK-wide charity dedicated to providing support for people affected by breast cancer. We’re excited to tell you that in April 2019, we’re merging with Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s leading breast cancer research charity.
From research to care, our new charity will have people affected by breast cancer at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we’ll have the ability to carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign more effectively for better services and care.
Breast Cancer Care is an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce.
As a member of the senior management team within the Ministries Council you will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of a programme of development, formation and education for those in ministry within the Church of Scotland at every stage of ministry.
As a driven and skilled leader you will have a proven track record of delivering improvements within an established training environment. You will demonstrate an ability to navigate complex governance structure to deliver real change for end-users of defined education and development services.
This role has three key distinct areas:
1.Providing leadership and strategic guidance for the oversight of the Initial Ministerial Education programme.
2.Project lead onRethinking Initial Training. This significant programme of change is critical to the future formation and education plans for the Council.
3.Co-lead onAscend: centre for wellbeing and development. This is a partnership-based programme to deliver a range of services that directly support ministers and those in ministry.
A commitment to co-create with those in frontline ministry is essential to this post. Ensuring that services are relevant, effective and financially sustainable will be critical to future success. The role combines ministerial formation, project management and operational management in a fast-paced and ambitious team environment.
An effective communicator with evidence of leadership practice at a senior level, you will comfortably inspire and motivate others around you forming successful partnerships internally and with external consultants.
This position requires a personal commitment to the Christian faith with a live church connection. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement.
The successful candidate will start on point 1 of a 5 point pay scale and move up the scale in annual increments.
Across Scotland right now people are struggling to breathe, worried about their heart condition or fighting to recover from a stroke. We won’t live with that.
At Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland our mission is to make sure that no life is half lived. We’re looking for a Health Information Officer to give people the best information and advice on living well with our conditions.
If you have a talent for helping people make sense of medical jargon or inspiring people to make lifestyle changes we want to hear from you.
You will be part of a dynamic team in the Communication Directorate developing a new, modern and engaging package of health information for people affected by our conditions and the wider public. You will be responsible for developing and drafting our information resources. This will include working with health care professionals and people affected by our conditions to make sure that information is accurate, up to date, accessible and connects with the people we are trying to help.
We are the country’s largest charity offering care and support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Our network of stroke nurses, rehabilitation support workers, peer support groups and researchers help people across Scotland live life to the full.
We have recently launched our No Life Half Lived strategy with an ambitious plan to develop new services, increase our reach and double our income.
So many people in Scotland with our conditions need help right now. If you’re looking for a job to use your talents to make a real difference then please apply.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, employee welfare support and life assurance.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident and enthusiastic L&D professional to drive our learning and development activities in line with our overall strategy.
Reporting to the HR Manager, you will develop and promote a culture of learning and coaching across the organisation to allow staff to develop the right skills. This post will give you a real chance to shape new ways of learning and to implement them in order to contribute to the success of the organisation.
You will have the appropriate experience and/or qualifications to allow you to contribute to the continuous improvement of the organisation. It is essential that you have detailed understanding of the training needs of an organisation such as ours, the SVQ qualifications framework and the Scottish Social Services Council. You will have a proven track record in delivering training, producing learning and development frameworks and devising different methods of learning and development.
In return, we can offer a varied and challenging workload, development opportunities and a good degree of autonomy. We also offer generous annual leave, a contributory pension scheme, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.
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…It does? Great, read on!
Working as part of the HR and OD Team, you will lead on the management and delivery of Blackwood’s Learning and Development Programme, a key deliverable of Blackwood’s People Strategy. Your role will support our business growth plans and help us maintain our outstanding reputation within the care and housing sector.
You will source new learning and development interventions which deliver the capability, capacity and performance required to meet our Business Plan. In addition, you will be at the forefront of our digital skills training programme, supporting our Digital Skills Trainer to embed a digital culture. You’ll be savvy with technology and be ready to introduce exciting training solutions that support organisational change and drive sustainable success.
We are looking for someone who is CIPD-qualified, can adopt a Business Partner approach and is passionate about continuous improvement, bringing both a dynamic and innovative approach to the role.
Quarriers have been commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council to deliver a support service to unpaid Carers of all ages throughout Aberdeenshire. The main service office base is in central Inverurie. Staff however, work flexibly throughout Aberdeenshire delivering services to unpaid carers in ways which best meet Carers needs e.g. in schools, Carers homes, community facilities or via technology.
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.
We have an exciting opportunity available for a Young Carers Toolkit Development Worker based in schools across Aberdeenshire. This is a temporary post until March 2020.
The successful candidate will enable and support the development and implementation of the Young Carer Schools Toolkit in schools across Aberdeenshire, including occasional direct support for individual young carers identified by schools, to aid access to appropriate services.
Key objectives and accountabilities:
Due to the geographical location of the post across Aberdeenshire, a car driver with their own transport is essential for this post. Please note 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 supports thousands of people across more than 100 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 140 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
Health Opportunities Team are a charity working to improve the emotional and sexual health of young people in Edinburgh.
We are looking for a skilled Project Worker to deliver sexual and emotional health services for young people in Edinburgh.
Do you have proven track record of providing high quality therapeutic 1-1 and group work with young people?
Do you have a proven track record of delivering sexual health and emotional wellbeing programmes and drop-ins?
Could you deliver a physical activity group?
Are you passionate about working with young people?
Do you have energy and commitment?
Are you up for the challenge of working with vulnerable young people?
Do you think you can gain the respect and co-operation of groups of teenagers in a variety of settings?
Are you a dynamic and creative team player?
If you are, then we want to hear from you.