Scottish Mentoring Network is a national membership-based intermediary organisation that supports mentoring projects across Scotland, ensuring high quality service delivery. SMN’s primary source of funding is the Scottish Government and we currently have funding in place until 2020.
At an exciting time in the development of the organisation, we are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced leader to be our Chief Executive who will lead our strategic development in response to members identified requirements, derived from regularly gathered feedback and a recently commissioned external evaluation.
Our new Chief Executive will report directly to the Board and provide support to a small staff team who have a big impact on mentoring in Scotland.
The successful applicant will be a strategic leader with excellent communication and IT skills and the ability to prepare financial reports and budgets. She/he will be responsible for management and performance within strategic and accountability frameworks agreed with the Board and will support Good Governance.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Treasurer, HR 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. However, suitable skills and experience in other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would also 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.
Join our team and support people to make positive change in their communities.
We are looking for an experienced candidate with a strong commitment to our mission and values to take on a key role within Corra Foundation for around eight months. This person will work with colleagues and external partners to ensure high quality communications, events and policy activity, including:
• Development and delivery of a programme of engaging cross-sectoral events, including the Change Convention and a Parliamentary reception planned for Spring 2019.
• Oversight of all aspects of communications, including promotion of the Corra Foundation brand, launch of new website (currently in development), continued growth of social media and support for Corra Foundation teams.
• Contributing to development of Corra Foundation’s strategy for 2020 onwards.
The candidate will be part of the Senior Management Team and work closely with Trustees and will support the Policy and Events Officer.
If you are passionate about making a difference and can bring strong experience to the team we would love to hear from you.
The Prince's Trust is a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people across the UK, through a range of proven programmes, with three in four young people achieving a positive outcome.
We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years. Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us. Further details of our work can be found at princes-trust.org.uk
Following the retirement of our Senior Head of Government partnerships, we are recruiting for a suitably qualified and experienced leader. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Manager to lead a team of 12 across Scotland. The post holder will also be a member of the Scotland leadership team and UK Fundraising Leadership Group, reporting to Scotland Director Kate Still and UK Director of partnerships - corporate and government, Ben Marson.
The post holder will have direct responsibility for the development of a multi-disciplined staff team, volunteers and building a network of partners and opportunities that is responsive to the needs of young people in Scotland. Along with excellent planning and organisational skills, we are seeking an inspiring leader that is an effective communicator and confident decision maker.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
* Leading the Trust's GBP 4m target income generation from the public sector in Scotland
* Supporting Scotland's Operational Director and colleagues in their delivery of services to young people
* Supporting the private sector fundraisers to maximise fundraising opportunities.
* Leading the Trust's work in securing a young people stake in the policy priorities within Scottish Government
* To ensure adherence to Prince's Trust Governance regulations.
We are specifically looking for candidates with a track record in business development, senior relationship management and policy development.
The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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Capability Scotland provides a broad range of services for disabled children, young people and adults with complex and diverse needs across Scotland and has done so for over 70 years.
We are looking for an outstanding strategic leader who shares our vision and ambition for Capability Scotland. The successful candidate will be an experienced and inspirational leader with a strong track record of delivering first class results in a complex organisation, and who can display a genuine empathy for the issues facing disabled people today. You will also bring a demonstrable track record of leading transformational change, which will be required to take forward our 2018 - 2023 Strategic Plan with its ambitious set of objectives.
Help us give more students the life changing education experiences they deserve.
SAUWS is an organisation that supports the 17,000 students who attend the University of the West of Scotland. Our students are amazing, they study everything from accounting to nursing, physics and engineering. In order to get to university our students have often overcome multiple barriers, and compete with many personal challenges to be able to study at university. We see our goal as doing all that we can to ensure that they get the support they need and the positive and transformative university experience they deserve.
We have 5 campuses to provide support to (Paisley, Ayr, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and London) and a limited budget to achieve this. Whilst resources are a challenge, determination and motivation are not. We have an honest, hardworking and humble team of 12 staff and 4 Sabbatical Officers who are dedicated to supporting students in any way they can. We have been on a transformative journey over the last year and have made significant changes to our Board, structures and resourcing model. We are now a stable organisation that is looking to develop and move beyond the operational approach to become more strategic and impactful.
We need a Chief Executive who can help us set a strategy for the future that will empower our team, provide sustainability to the organisation, and grow our profile, influence and income so that we can provide increasingly transformative support and services for our students.
Our ideal candidate is likely to have; exceptional people skills, the ability to create and deliver strategy and a high level of emotional intelligence. More than anything else, you will need to understand that this is a small team with a big remit and you will need to be committed to contributing to all areas the organisation. It’s not essential that you have Student Association experience previously, but you do need to be committed to the idea of supporting the development of individuals who will often be in their first position of leadership.
Camphill Blair Drummond is a vibrant and forward looking organisation, with a clear vision for the future. It is a home-from-home environment giving people with learning disabilities residential and day care, meaningful activities and lasting friendships. Our community offers one of the most distinctive work environments in the Central Belt. It is an attractive place to work offering a diversity of people, activities and opportunities for everyone in a rich culture with a guaranteed friendly welcome.
We are currently going through an exciting time of change and growth and an opportunity has arisen for a new post of Director of Care & Support. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with the desire and passion to help us grow and develop whilst maintaining our commitment to quality and excellent service. Forming part of the senior leadership team in the community, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the social care environment. You will design and lead the strategic and operational plans and activity for both Residential and Day Services in conjunction with the relevant Operational Management teams, maintaining and developing effective, efficient and compliant quality services in line with Camphill Blair Drummond’s Ethos and Values. You will also work closely with the CEO to formulate strategic, operational and development plans as required and will contribute to the strategic focus for care and support as part of our Development Plan.
Working at Camphill Blair Drummond is deeply rewarding, satisfying and challenging. If you are enthusiastic, motivated, resilient, flexible, and compassionate, with a passion for supporting people and ensuring that the people we support enjoy the highest quality of life and learning then we want to hear from you.
Do you thrive on the challenge of motivating a highly skilled team to achieve demanding targets and make a positive difference for householders and the environment?
We are looking for an outstanding manager with a passion for achieving carbon savings and reducing fuel poverty for households across the Highlands and Islands.
You will have proven experience in leading successful teams, building strong partnerships, managing people and cross team working. You will also demonstrate excellent communication skills at senior management, external stakeholder and employee levels.
The Centre Manager is responsible for delivering the Scottish Government funded Home Energy Scotlandadvice centre contract in the Highlands and Islands on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust. You will ensure all targets, performance measures and reporting requirements are successfully met.
A sound knowledge of the Highlands Islands area along with an ability to foster strong, collaborative partnerships is vital.
Changeworks delivers the Home Energy Scotland advice centres in both the Highlands and Islands and South East Scotland under contracts managed by the Energy Saving Trust. The Centre Manager will report to Changeworks’ Operations Director.
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working exclusively with St Andrew’s First Aid to recruit a Head of Volunteer Development.
St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s only dedicated first aid charity and their mission is to provide everyone in the country with the highest standards in first aid skills, services and volunteering opportunities. They believe that no-one should suffer or die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. The network, of almost 1000 volunteers, works hard to provide the highest standards in first aid whether at events or teaching in communities across Scotland.
This is your opportunity to work with an inspiring and dedicated team supporting a large volunteer programme. The charity is recruiting a Head of Volunteer Development to provide leadership for the St Andrew’s volunteer Corps, ensuring a high standard of quality control and experience for its dedicated team of volunteers.
You will be a problem solver with the ability to co-ordinate volunteers and staff to work together effectively. You will be a leader with experience of working at a strategic level within a similar size of organisation and you will be able to communicate effectively and network across a diverse range of internal and external contacts and stakeholders.
The importance of the role of a St Andrew’s First Aid volunteer cannot be underestimated, they make safer communities and save lives. The Head of Volunteer Development has the opportunity to work at the heart of one of Scotland’s leading volunteer experience charities, making an enviable contribution to the sector.
The position of Chair is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful and confident individual to play a central role in developing BEFS not only as the Scottish intermediary body for the historic environment but also the wider built environment. As well as continued engagement with the Planning (Scotland) Bill, implications of Brexit and other relevant live policy topics, BEFS main lines of enquiry are currently: the future of religious heritage with a conference in Spring 2019; improving tenement maintenance, holding the secretariat for a cross party working group; addressing the issue of prioritisation in the historic environment; and maintaining an interest in ongoing discussion on land ownership, management and tax issues. BEFS has an important and pivotal role to play in ensuring sector engagement in these developments and candidates will be expected to provide leadership and direction. Candidates will have a passion for Scotland’s places, excellent strategic, organisational, interpersonal, communication skills and enjoy working with a focussed and motivated small team.
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