We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution. Independent and authoritative in our legal and policy analysis, collaborative and proactive in our approach to improving outcomes for people, we are proud of what we’ve achieved since we began working in 2008.
We currently have an opportunity for a fixed term Head of Legal and Policy post in our Legal and Policy team.
An exciting opportunity has arisen! We are seeking an exceptional individual to manage our established Practice Support Team and to provide professional support and guidance within our organisation, to our members and to the wider fostering sector.
We are seeking someone with a sound understanding of fostering and experience in social work practice. Key objectives of the role include managing a team of home workers and supporting the delivery of the organisation’s regional support offer. You will contribute to and provide specialist input into the development of fostering policy and practice across the UK, ensuring The Fostering Network maintain its role as a sector leader and continues to provide high quality support and advice to foster carers, fostering services and the wider fostering sector. This post can be based in any one of our UK offices or be considered for home working.
For informal discussion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
At Leonard Cheshire we support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life — opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.
We work to support communities to be inclusive for all, where the whole community equally values all its members because of, not despite, our differences. Where everyone within the community feels safe and has an equal voice in shaping the community and has a sense of belonging.
We are currently recruiting a Community Engagement Manager in Scotland to support our aim in developing inclusive communities.
We are looking for a motivated and experienced professional, with a proven track record in strategically developing community services for disabled people or individuals with long term health conditions. You will also have relevant experience in managing teams of people and be able to demonstrate experience as a member of a senior leadership team.
In line with the UK Inclusive Communities strategy you will bring a level of regional expertise and lead on the development, delivery and review of community engagement plans within Scotland which strategically identifies gaps and opportunities for the development of inclusive communities. Working with internal colleagues and external partners to drive forward plans which are person-centred and co-produced.
We are looking for candidates who have a good knowledge of community engagement, strong leadership skills and are passionate about supporting disabled people or individuals with long term health conditions and have the motivation to make a difference.
As a member of the Community Engagement team, the Community Engagement Manager will support the Director of Scotland, the Head of Community Engagement and other members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in the effective development, management and delivery of the inclusive communities’ strategy.
You will be experienced in;
• leading a team in the development, implementation and successful operational delivery of an organisational strategy and of managing a significant budget over a range of community-based services / projects and volunteering programmes to ensure targets and KPI’s are met and delivery is in line with the agreed UK framework;
• delivering successful outcomes in a health and social care environment, or a voluntary service that has delivered positive outcomes for customers
• working at a senior level within a similar role
• supporting on the development, delivery and review of strategical plans with a focus on Scotland health and social care field, identifying gaps and opportunities for the development of inclusive communities;
• knowledge and experience of working with and supporting fundraising to secure income from a range of sources across the private, public and voluntary sectors to meet our local income generation targets in line with the UK Community Engagement Plan;
• working with customers who have physical disabilities and / or learning disabilities and ensuring the involvement of disabled people or individuals with long term health conditions in the design of our approach and activities;
• leading volunteers across a range of locations;
• strategic partnership working;
• collaborating with Programme Managers to feed operational learnings into the development of the UK frameworks;
You will have;
• proven leadership experience;
• experience in building relationships with other organisations and community development;
• knowledge of working with customers or participants with disabilities or long-term conditions;
• experience of delivery through volunteers;
• knowledge of partnerships with a focus on disability;
• experience of working with fundraising colleagues to secure funding and income from a range of sources;
• highly customer focused and have commercial acumen;
• good contemporary written and verbal communication, suitable for a range of audiences which influence behaviours and outcomes;
• solutions orientated.
You will have a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire and be excited by this challenge and the opportunity to make a difference to disabled people or individuals with long term health conditions.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post
Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work towards sustaining one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breath taking Loch & Ben Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place.
The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Countryside Trust aims to help conserve and improve the landscape and ecology of the National Park and to enhance the visitor experience of its environment. Its work includes:
• Bringing important habitats into favourable condition
• Increasing opportunities for recreation, access and active travel
• Reducing invasive species
• Improving peoples’ quality of life
• Facilitating collaboration
The Trust would like to appoint an outstanding individual to help them make a step-change in their ambition for the organisation and the scale of their achievement. Candidates are likely to have a background in environmental and/or green health project development, exceptional relationship-building skills, strong commercial acumen, good understanding of the relevant sectors and evidence of previous success in developing and delivering medium-large scale projects. A track record in income generation, marketing and fundraising would be desirable.
The post holder will be required to explore and develop the potential for new initiatives both within and beyond existing projects. They will contribute significantly to strategic discussions and work closely with the Trustees.
Hours & Salary: Terms and conditions, including hours and salary, will be determined in discussion with the successful candidate. We would be pleased to consider secondments and applicants who wish to work either as an employee or on a self-employed basis.
Contract: Fixed Term (6 months). The successful candidate should ideally be able to start in September.
Location: In the current circumstances, the role could be delivered remotely from any location.
FST is the membership and development body for professional dance, opera and theatre in Scotland, bringing the sector together to speak with a collective voice, to share resources and expertise and to promote collaborative working.
The FST Board, which is elected from the membership, is now seeking an ambitious new Chief Executive Officer with strong strategic, influencing and facilitation skills to lead the organisation in advocacy, support and strategic development for the sector at this time of significant challenge and change. The events of recent months mean FST is well-positioned for the new CEO to have a real opportunity to help shape and shift the industry as well as the organisation to meet the demands of the new strategic and operational environment.
FST supports and promotes flexible working. We are more concerned to find the right skills than to specify hours for this role. We welcome job-share applications and proposals for other approaches including fewer than 35 hours per week.
This sort of opportunity doesn’t come around very often. Serving in a key leadership role at national Church level is a role worth taking a close look at. Reporting to the Chair, you will work alongside the Board of Trustees as well as other key parts of the Free Church of Scotland at a national level - yet you will also support the work of our local churches across Scotland and beyond, and our international mission.
In leading the Central Office, you will shape and implement the Board’s ambitious strategy and priorities, in support of bringing good news to communities. You will help people join things together, take initiative and pursue the direction of travel. You will inspire people with your commitment and energy for the ambitions of the Church as well as your professionalism as a leader and manager. You will understand what good governance is all about in leading an organisation, ensuring effective people management, financial management and risk management.
If you enjoy complexity, are in tune with our values and ethos, and are seeking a role that offers breadth and scope, the opportunity to influence within and beyond the Church, and, ultimately, help bring good news to people, we welcome your interest. Please read our ‘Information for Applicants’.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. We offer more than a role; we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development and working collaboratively.
Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the Mary’s Meals UK senior leadership team, the Director of Finance and Operations contributes significantly to the organisation’s overall strategic direction and is a source of inspiration, direction, and encouragement for staff and volunteers – both within the Finance and Operations directorate and the wider Mary’s Meals UK team.
The Director of Finance and Operations has a particular responsibility for strategic and day-to-day oversight of all financial and operational aspects of the organisation’s work – safeguarding financial stability, security and probity; sustaining and increasing standards of operational excellence and project management; developing a culture of high performance; increasing staff knowledge, skills and collaboration; and maintaining high levels of trust among our supporters.
Ypeople has been at the forefront of supporting marginalised people and communities since 1824, working alongside children, young people, adults and families across Scotland to further our mission of supporting positive change in people’s lives.
As an organisation, Ypeople is going through an exciting time in our continuing evolution. Our new CEO joined us in January and we are currently developing a new strategic plan, which will lead the organisation into its bicentennial year. To support us on this journey we are looking to recruit into the newly created and business critical role of Head of Communications.
Providing strategic direction to raise the profile and promote the work of Ypeople you will lead, direct and implement proactive communications and marketing strategies ensuring Ypeople, its mission, vision, values and services are consistently presented with a strong positive image to relevant stakeholders. Improving future marketing strategies through the ongoing monitoring and measurement of the effectiveness of all communication activities the successful candidate, as a key member of the Leadership team, will also directly contribute to the development and delivery of Ypeople’s organisational strategy.
A highly visible leader and continuous promoter of Ypeople values, you will bring a proven track record in developing and delivering effective communication campaigns, across a range of both traditional and digital platforms, and raising awareness of an organisation’s public profile. An accomplished communicator the successful candidate will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders.
CELCIS is a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. We improve children's lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices and skills applied by people responsible for their care. Our focus is on children and young people in need of care and protection and actively working to help realise The Promise of the recently concluded Independent Care Review.
This new role will work at the heart of CELCIS and support the CELCIS Strategic Management Team to ensure CELCIS continues to strengthen its learning offer both internally and externally to the child care sector.
We are evidence-based and practice-focused, and the successful candidate will provide leadership in the development of CELCIS learning offers, including the design, delivery and deployment of creative, strategic learning opportunities online.
CELCIS is looking for an experienced professional to be the strategic lead for CELCIS learning and development offers, identifying the learning needs and support needs of practitioners and partners across the children’s sector, and then working in collaboration to address those needs in effective, evidence-informed ways. You will be experienced in identifying business opportunities and you will know how to ensure that any new prospects have fidelity with the overall strategic direction of CELCIS.
The successful candidate will be based within the Central Services Hub and will be responsible for and contribute to a range of strategic and operational learning projects/deliverables.
You would be based at home until CELCIS and the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (which is based in the Curran building at the University of Strathclyde).
As with all posts in the team, the post is initially funded to March 2021, with indicative funding for a further 2 years.
We are looking for a relational, child-centred, and motivated individual to be part of the charity, helping to drive forward the development and maintenance of new and existing office and well-being spaces.
This is a new post and an exciting opportunity for the right individual; to a large extent it is up to you to shape the role.
In the role of Head of Property, you will work across the whole of the charity working with colleagues to provide excellent, flexible, trauma informed and child friendly spaces. We put children at the heart of what we do; our spaces must also reflect that ethos.
You must have a relevant qualification and previous experience; however, this is more about you and the qualities that you bring to the role.
Please see Job Description and Person Specification on our website for more details.
Our spaces are located across many areas of Scotland and the post may require working out with normal office hours and will potentially involve travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st is flexible in its attitude about how the objectives are achieved as required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.
This is a permanent post of up to 35 hours per week, we welcome applications from candidates who feel passionate about the role and require some flexibility and can work a minimum of 21 hours per week.
Please note that this post will require travel throughout Scotland, therefore any base is negotiable.