Our vision is to save everyone. It may take us a long time to get there, but drowning is preventable, and we believe that even one drowning is one too many. We are all lifesavers. We are all fundraisers. This is our watch.
The successful candidate will be the go-to person for fundraising development expertise in Scotland, responsible for delivery of fundraising activity which will achieve agreed fundraising & partnerships income targets. Working with the Regional Engagement Lead, the post holder will support strategic planning, and identify and lead development opportunities to grow income. Working as one crew this person will share their skills and knowledge with staff and volunteers on the ground.
Some of the benefits
· Flexible working
· 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
· Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)
· Life assurance
· Health and dental cash plan
As a Fundraising and Partnerships Lead, you will be tasked with focus on the following areas:
· Monitoring and managing fundraising and partnership income and expenditure budgets and prospect pipelines
· Troubleshooting and mitigating risks and issues in order to ensure the delivery of results
· Through regular reviews and based on feedback from supporters and volunteers, maintaining an ongoing improvement programme across your region to ensure that resources are always deployed appropriately and efficiently, delivering optimum productivity at all times for fundraising and partnership activities
· Monitoring and managing operational risk, including compliance with internal and external standards, policies and procedures for fundraising and partnerships activity
· Supporting the delivery of income targets, increase engagement, increase supporter conversions, deepen relationships and diversify income streams
· Managing delivery of all fundraising and partnership goals and KPIs through the Community Managers
· Working with the communications, events, face-to-face, legacy, media, philanthropy and trusts contacts within your region to help you achieve your goals
· Supporting volunteer recruitment, management and levels of support for fundraising and partnership activities across your region
· Supporting the delivery of the national partnership strategy at a regional level and facilitate content delivery and stakeholder management regionally and locally
You’ll be passionate about making a real difference for our supporters, volunteers and customers. You will be highly motivated and enjoy tackling challenging goals and targets whilst being creative in finding solutions to problems. You will be a natural leader and be able to inspire and influence at all levels to drive and embed changes and improvements, keeping the supporter, volunteer and customer experience front of mind. To be considered as the Fundraising and Partnerships Lead you will need:
· Significant experience of engaging supporters, volunteers and the general public in order to generate funds
· A proven track record of results delivery in the areas of fundraising and partnerships.
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and engagement skills are a must as well as active listening skills and the ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
· People leadership experience is vital, ideally in leading field-based teams in a collaborative environment
· Experience of leading and embedding change and improvements
Other organisations may call this role Fundraising Manager, Partnerships Manager
This role, whilst 37 hours per week, will require flexible working across all seven days of the week. Whilst core days will be defined, it is expected that there will be a degree of weekend and evening working required. Extensive travel will be required. This role will be based at an RNLI site wherever possible.
Venture Trust is a personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who are struggling with many and complex circumstances to overcome these barriers and realise their potential. Our strengths lie in the trust and relationships we forge, our developmental approach and in harnessing the transformational benefit of being outdoors and amongst nature.
Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively support people by focusing on individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills and building confidence. We want everyone to succeed and to continue to do so throughout their lives. We need a CEO to lead Venture Trust on 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 successful candidate will be responsible to the Venture Trust Board for providing strategic and operational leadership to secure the achievement of the organisation’s vision, strategic plans, impact and sustainability goals as set by the Venture Trust Board. You will play a crucial role in nurturing strategic partnerships, securing resources and shaping services and programmes to meet the charity’s objects, reflecting Venture Trust’s mission and values.
You will ensure that Venture Trust develops its position and reputation as the ‘go to’ partner for supporting young people in realising their full potential. You will ensure that the charity is managed effectively, demonstrating sound governance, financial and HR leadership and compliance with relevant legislation. It is important that you naturally lead with a style that reflects our Charity’s values.
To be considered for the role, you will have experience at a leadership level in devising and executing strategy, senior relationship management, securing resources and shaping services and programmes to meet the charity’s objects, reflecting Venture Trust’s mission and values. Experience of senior leadership in a charity and charity governance would be advantageous. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.
The Head of Corporate Services will act as the strategic head of finance and is one of several new roles being recruited for this growing charity.
Upmo is an Edinburgh-based charity that provides support and opportunity for adults with learning and other complex disabilities. Upmo was started in 2006 by Josh Barton and inspired by the belief that services for adults could truly be exciting, dynamic and meaningful.
In 2006, adults with learning disabilities lacked opportunities in higher education and there was a lack of understanding around individual needs. Those who understood the needs of service users operated with limited scope to encourage, inspire and motivate. As a result, many service users were isolated and desperately in need of opportunities to become more socially engaged, active and valued.
The response from Upmo was combining progressive learning within an educational curriculum and the development of support service provision – placing the needs of students at the heart of services. Since 2006, they have delivered these tailored support services alongside a respected curriculum of creative workshops, educational activities and vocational programmes. They encourage students to build confidence, use imagination and develop life skills and help them to play an equal, rewarding and contributing role in society.
The local authorities in Edinburgh and The Lothians love the fresh and innovative approach. Upmo is Scotland’s leader in providing exciting, dynamic and meaningful services to adults with learning disabilities and/ or autism.
Everyone at Upmo has the students and their families at heart and come to work motivated and passionate to help take the organisation forward successfully on its journey. They want to make a difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities through tailored support and learning opportunities that will develop their potential and play an equal role in society. Upmo believe that they can be the exemplar model for Scotland and achieving this across the country, not only in Edinburgh and The Lothians, is a real driving force for everyone.
Upmo has plans to create “The Upmo Performing Arts Hub” in Leith - a bespoke and purpose-built arts centre and performance space, but this has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. While this aspiration has not diminished, external funding support has been re-prioritised to support their response to the ongoing crisis in the immediate term. Focus on creating an arts hub at the very heart of a new campus style approach for the charity endures and its creation is a major long-term objective for Upmo to ensure culture becomes accessible to all.
In 2020, Andrew Thomson was appointed as the first CEO of Upmo with a clear objective of propelling the organisation forward. Bringing a wealth of experience, Andrew has brought new thinking and drive to Upmo. Working alongside the Board, he has set the future direction of Upmo. A restructure has already taken place and to continue expanding operational activities two new departments – Corporate Services and Development, are being established with 4 additional appointments.
The Head of Corporate Services will focus on the financial management and income generation capacity of the organisation. This role will ensure that the appropriate governance and procedures are in place. It will also oversee the grants and funding function. This is a strategic leadership position and will be responsible for the overall financial management as well as supporting the charity to capacity build and expand services.
This post is part of the senior management team, reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with the Head of Operations and Head of Development. The Head of Corporate Services will line manage a team of 3 – the new funding and Grants Officer and the 2-person Finance Team.
To be considered for this role, you will have held a similar level role and demonstrate leadership and strategic financial management experience within a business environment. You must be experienced across all areas of Corporate affairs including strategic financial management/cost accounting, budget preparation, statutory and local reporting, audit procedures and finance policy & procedural design and implementation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organisational skills are essential alongside being self-motivated and driven. You will be experienced working to deadlines, multi-tasking and working under pressure.
It is important that all applicants have a firm belief in inclusion, fairness and equality evidenced through work practice or personal experience. You must have a desire to ensure people are at the heart of decision making and an ability to balance this with the needs of Upmo.
Bield is a national Housing provider passionate about helping our older people live healthy happy and fulfilled lives. We've been delivering housing related care and support services for 50 years and we're looking forward to the future. We want to be an organisation that never stops learning and improving and we're looking for someone with passion and dynamism to help us transform our care and support services to make them fit for the future.
Our Customer Experience team is looking for the right person to provide management and leadership to a team of housing and care professionals, assisting in the development and delivery of strategic objectives, engaging with customers, colleagues and external organisations; developing and maintaining positive relations across housing, health, social care, voluntary and private sectors for wrap-around support for our tenants.
You’ll be an experienced manager, having worked in a care and support environment, and have an excellent understanding of relevant regulatory policies and procedures, including fundamental standard regulations such as Care Inspectorate regulations along with a working understanding of housing management.
You'll be a people person with strong leadership skills and lead on coaching, developing and motivating our teams who share our values and passion for brilliant customer care and will set colleagues up for success in their roles. You'll also lead on a review of how we deliver our services bringing insight and knowledge to the role.
The role can be based anywhere across Bield's offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Dundee but will be required to travel across Scotland.
• Competitive salary reviewed annually.
• Excellent holidays, up to 34 days each year (pro rata for part-time employees).
• Option to buy or sell holidays each year.
• Job related training
• Flexi time system
You can find out more about the role by accessing the following documents.
Scottish Refugee Council is Scotland’s national refugee charity. We provide advice and support to people seeking refugee protection in Scotland and campaign for a fair and humane asylum system.
As a senior manager reporting to the Chief Executive, you will manage and oversee the delivery of effective and efficient internal financial and corporate services to support the activities of the organisation. The role is responsible for managing budgets, statutory accounts and reporting. The post holder is also responsible for the management and development of staff within the Finance, Corporate Service and Human Resources department.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ICAS, ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA) with at least 3 years qualified experience of producing annual financial accounts and be able to present complex financial information clearly.
This is rare opportunity to join a dynamic national charity in a key management position. This post plays a central role in managing the development and delivery of SDF’s work to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use through the involvement of people affected by problem substance use. Currently this involves peer research and other involvement and consultation projects and the Addiction Worker Training Project which provides employment and training to people who have experienced problem substance use. This work is to be consolidated and expanded and form a platform for innovative activity in further involvement activity.
This is a senior management post involving key aspects of the organisation’s work, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Management Team to support and represent, at both local and national levels, a wide range of stakeholders including people directly affected by problem substance use, promoting collaborative, evidence-based response to drug use.
The post holder will assist the drugs sector more broadly to develop wider support programmes linked to employability, welfare and housing.
The successful candidate will have comparable managerial experience and will be able to demonstrate the ability to take lead responsibility for project development and delivery. They will have a track record of working with marginalised populations and in particular people with drug problems. The role will include liaison with planning partners including Scottish Government and other NGO’s and will require solid communication and organisational skills, enthusiasm and drive and a collaborative work approach.
SDF offer staff excellent terms and conditions including a 35 hour working week, flexi time and generous annual leave and public holidays.
As an SDF employee you will benefit from a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution, generous annual leave entitlement, enhanced sick pay and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and also offer a flexible working scheme.
The successful candidate will be based at SDF’s office, which is located in Glasgow city centre, close to Central and Queen Street Stations. Under current pandemic restrictions SDF’s office has been closed as a ‘non-essential office’. Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home under these circumstances. It is currently envisaged that some home working will continue after the pandemic restrictions are lifted but office attendance will be expected also.
Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.
At CrossReach we have been at the forefront of high quality social care for over 150 years. Today, we are one of the largest providers in Scotland, with more than 1,800 staff and 65 services that include counselling, residential care and education. Together we offer support to all those who need a helping hand, so they can live life to the full whatever their circumstances.
In this unique role you’ll be responsible for maintaining and building upon the high quality standards of CrossReach. Championing and influencing quality throughout our organisation, you will manage and lead the Compliance and Improvement team of three, who are responsible for monitoring and measuring performance, supporting organisational development and maintaining our HR systems. Day to day activities will include process redesign to improve systems, taking a lead role in policy reviews and development, and promoting good record management practices.
As well as a relevant degree, diploma or social care qualification, you will have experience of at least two of the following: quality systems, policy development, organisational compliance, HR systems or monitoring performance. Ideally this will have been gained in a social care environment at management level. You will also have a proven commitment to quality and continuous improvement, combined with a positive attitude and good teamworking skills. Equally important, is the ability to communicate effectively and influence change across an organisation.
Western Isles Foyer is a small, local, independently funded charity established in 2003. We work with young people aged 16 -26 who live in the Western Isles and who are homeless, in housing need, and/or are subject to other significant social disadvantages.
We aim to prevent and alleviate homelessness and social disadvantage via the provision of supported accommodation, a drop-in service facility and a range of support, advice and training. Our services aim to support young people to secure a safe place to live, help them develop the skills they need to successfully live independently, support them to feel more socially included, valued and respected and access opportunities (including education, training and employment) to help them achieve their full potential.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced health and social care practitioner (ideally with prior experience of managing a service for young people). The Project Manager will have experience leading and supervising staff, and the skills to effectively manage a team of staff to deliver effective person-centered support to young people in-line with their individual assessed needs.
The Project manager will be responsible for all aspects of management and leadership within the organisation. In conjunction with the organisation’s Committee this includes responsibility for strategic development, producing and an organisational business plan, and overseeing effective service delivery.
This is an exciting opportunity to fulfil a very significant and high profile leadership role in Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
You will bring ambition, energy and imagination to this high profile, national role, with the focus on ensuring that people have a meaningful and effective role in the design and delivery of their care. Strong leadership, interpersonal and team working skills are essential.
The Director will also be a member of the executive team of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and contribute to shaping the strategic direction for the organisation.
You will be educated to degree level and have extensive practical experience of leading change, and in fostering effective partnership working with a wide range of organisations, especially in the context of involving people in the design and provision of services.
*Extended periods of remote working will be required until March 2021 at the earliest. Further details will be given at interview.
The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting; contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. We produce robust ground-breaking work by bringing together children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond. An evaluation of CYCJ, published in 2020, highlights how our significant contribution stems from our unique role and positioning:
‘CYCJ is a boundary-spanning intermediary organisation. Boundary spanners are capable of contributing to system change. Their work to redress the imbalances of information, to connect and share insight across groups, to coordinate people to collaborate on key issues as well as focused interventions on seemingly intractable issues can come together to create paradigm shifts in the system’
Our focus for 2020-2025 is on supporting Scotland to comply with its international commitments for children and young people in conflict with the law in relation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), find our strategy here.
We work across three workstreams: Practice and Policy Development, Research, and, Participation and Engagement.
CYCJ is primarily funded by the Scottish Government and is hosted by the University of Strathclyde, in the School of Social Work and Social Policy. Our Executive Governance Group has oversight of CYCJ and our strategic direction, and consists of representatives from across policy, practice, research and lived experience.
We are seeking an exceptional new Director to lead the next phase of our development which is particularly focused on improving the participation of children and young people in shaping policy and practice developments, and strengthening our academic research contribution. As a boundary spanning organisation you may be an experienced leader from practice, policy, research or participation; or have experience across these domains. We need a leader who can enthuse, motivate and inspire, who genuinely cares about children who are in conflict with the law, is strategic in their thinking, who is determined and resilient, and can work with children and young people, families, practitioners, policy makers and researchers to change things.