Having gained extensive experience of successfully advocating environmental policy change you are ready to step up to a bigger stage. This role of Climate and Energy Policy Manager in Scotland will provide you with the chance to significant impact the future of our planet by providing robust policy evidence to influence decision makers at all levels of government and the corporate sector
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team informing and implementing our strategy in Scotland. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. 2020 is an exciting year to join us with Glasgow hosting the UN climate conference and Edinburgh hosting a major event on biodiversity.
As Climate and Energy Policy Manager, you will collaborate with colleagues across the organisation and lead the development and advocacy of solutions as well as policy positions designed to accelerate Scotland’s response to climate change and halve emissions every decade. Acting as our technical expert for climate and energy, you will develop our evidence base, manage supplier partners and provide understanding and analysis of relevant Scottish government policy and legislative activity. Important will be the ability to keep abreast of policy developments. You will help formulate and deliver compelling messaging, be our climate and energy representative in printed and broadcast media and advocate policy to high level decision makers and wider stakeholders. You will also develop strong partnerships with coalitions, the public, private and third sectors to develop broad support for climate and energy policy priorities. Important, will be the ability to ensure WWF Scotland’s climate and energy policy contributes to WWF UK/EU and global network priorities.
Of graduate calibre, you will have significant experience of successfully advocating environmental policy change to decision makers. You will possess in-depth knowledge of both UK and Scottish climate and energy policy and politics as well as of Scotland including its institutions, political structures, culture, stakeholders and environment. We would expect you will have worked on energy, climate change or related issues in an NGO, the public or private sector or a research organisation too.
Experience of working on Scotland’s Climate Change Act or Scotland’s transition to renewable energy would be an advantage.
Highly organised, you will be good at balancing multiple requirements and can deliver under pressure. You will also have an eye for detail and exacting delivery standards coupled with excellent project management, interpersonal and communication skills.
A team player you are adept at overcoming obstacles and can demonstrate a passion for the natural world and WWF’s core mission.
In order to protect nature we need to take on the big issues facing our planet. We're facing up to challenges such as the urgent threat of climate change. 2020 marks a significant milestone for UN processes including biodiversity and climate as well as being the 75th birthday of the UN itself. The 2020 climate summit (COP26) which takes place in Glasgow is seen as the deadline for countries to commit to delivering on the Paris Agreement. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be meeting in autumn 2020 to agree a new framework up until 2030 and Scotland will host an intersessional event in spring 2020 in Edinburgh as part of the build-up. There is a real opportunity for Scotland to play a role on the global stage!
Both COP and the CBD offer WWF the opportunity to leverage significant wins on climate and nature in Scotland and as COP26 Co-ordinator (Scotland), you will have a unique opportunity to help shape and deliver key aspects of our work programme in 2020. Planning and co-ordinating activities in the lead up to COP, alongside a counterpart at WWF-UK, you will work with external stakeholders supporting WWF Scotland’s involvement to ensure WWF’s voice is heard.
A passionate supporter of environmental and conservation issues and with a good understanding of Scottish politics, you will have experience of leading complex, multi stakeholder projects and matrix working.
Organised, with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, you will be capable of working collaboratively and in partnership, and comfortable liaising with ministers, government officials, other NGOs and businesses.
Most importantly, you will have clarity of focus and be able to see the bigger picture and make the links between your work and wider WWF objectives.
Are you an accomplished customer standards professional, with experience managing your own team? This role could be the perfect opportunity for you!
Bield now have a rare opportunity for an ambitious Head of Policy and Customer Standards to play a key part in the Leadership Team, implementing strong policies, procedures and customer engagement strategies.
In this role you will join our team with responsibility for exceeding customer and performance expectations using effective planning and project management skills. You will lead in the development and review of housing and care policies and procedures, ensuring these are compliant with Bield’s core values and relevant UK legislation and regulations.
The successful candidate will work proactively in partnership with the Director of Customer Services to provide high quality services to Bield’s customers with a focus on contributing to the achievement of Bield’s business strategy. You will bring experience of leading and developing a team and working knowledge of the regulatory framework governing Housing and Care services. The Head of Policy and Customer Standards will be a team player with the ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships both internally and externally. Knowledge of the Housing Regulator, Care Inspectorate and SSSC requirements within a large organisation is desirable.
In return the Head of Policy and Customer Standards will receive a competitive salary, company pension and 34 days holiday (which include 6 fixed public holidays) with the option to buy or sell each year. Bield also offers flexible working.
It is essential that the ideal candidate educated to degree level or equivalent in a housing/ social care related discipline and you will already have membership of the chartered institute of housing. A full valid UK driving licence is also desirable.
We are a non-profit organisation with charitable status committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services to enable older people to make their own choices and lead independent lives. At Bield it is our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible. The right candidate will understand and support Bield's ethos of "free to be".
DTA Scotland is recruiting a new Chief Executive
Would you relish the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting, supporting and representing a dynamic and growing network of community-led organisations across Scotland? Our member development trusts utilise assets, enterprise and creativity to drive forward local change.
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop services on a national scale following the retirement of the current incumbent.
You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the forward momentum of network growth and organisational development achieved to date, and consolidate our position around the community ownership, community enterprise and community empowerment agendas in Scotland.
Some of your responsibilities will be:
The role is perfect for you if you have:
Please download the Chief Executive recruitment pack from the DTAS website for further information and to apply.
At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.
We are currently seeking a Director of Care Services to join our Senior Leadership Team to lead, develop, and implement a strategy for all direct care and volunteer service activities.
Our care services comprise of a comprehensive range of wellbeing and specialist services including complementary therapies, podiatry, hair and beauty, welcome and wellbeing support and specialist health and work support delivered by staff and volunteers throughout The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and in 6 satellite hospitals across the West of Scotland.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Care Services will have strategic and management responsibility for all Beatson Cancer Charity care services, staff and volunteers. The Director of Care Services will lead, develop, and implement a strategy for all direct care and volunteer service activities.
The postholder will provide leadership, direction and support to managers and staff in their area of responsibility. Furthermore, the postholder will be responsible for managing, monitoring and evaluating service delivery and ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of all activities. The role will drive forward the development and impact of the Charity through a services strategy, enabling the Charity to increase its impact, whilst managing its costs, allowing the organisation to realise its long term strategic vision.
In addition, the post holder will develop strategies and approaches to capture evidence, learning and Knowledge drawing on good practice and policy from internal and external sources. Working closely with senior clinicians and managers within The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre to identify current best practice in cancer care, opportunities for development and seek advice on investing our funds.
You will also develop and implement an impact and evaluation impact tool to monitor and enhance quality of practice, identify performance measures and analysis of relevant data and statistics.
• Educated to degree level with a professional qualification in a relevant field (i.e. social
sciences, education, health, nursing, psychology)
• At least ten years of experience in a relevant area.
• At least five years services management experience in a relevant area.
• Experience of developing strategy and managing budgets.
• Knowledge and experience of using relevant CRM systems, including contact management
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent project and time management skills.
• Experience of managing production of high-quality written communications.
• Experience of delivering professional and impactful presentations.
• A commitment to continuous improvement.
• A positive attitude and flexible approach.
• An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, non-discrimination and
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• A commitment to the vision, mission and ethos of the charity.
• Proven interpersonal skills.
• Experience of working with allied professionals or networked organisations such as social
work, community services, primary healthcare or hospital context.
• Member of relevant professional body.
• Valid and clean driving license.
Stirling Carers Centre is a well-regarded and successful charity/organisation providing tailored information, advice, emotional and practical support to young people and adults who look after a relative or friend who could not manage without their help.
We are seeking a creative, entrepreneurial individual with a successful track record as a senior leader, ideally as a CEO/Manager, to achieve our ambitions as the leading organisation supporting unpaid carers throughout Stirling Council and the wider area.
You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and superb interpersonal and team building skills. You will be able to provide a strong visible presence to statutory partners as well as all stakeholders, engendering trust and confidence and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
As our CEO you must be passionate about improving the lives of unpaid carers and have a proven record in strategic leadership as well as the ability to meet the challenges of attracting and managing resources in an uncertain environment. It is critical that the person appointed has the ability to lead and develop staff to provide excellent and agile services.
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the flare to initiate innovative projects as well as manage and develop our existing range of services, including those in which we take a leading role with partners. Knowledge and experience in Health & Social Care Sector and the voluntary sector is essential.
We would particularly like to hear from you if you have three years’ leadership experience as CEO or at a senior level and proven ability to motivate, develop, delegate and lead a team.
Edinburgh University Student's Association has an exciting opportunity to join the Board of Trustees as a External Trustee
**Please note that the role of Trustee is an unpaid volunteer position**
The Trustee Board at the Students' Association has ultimate responsibility for ensuring good governance, and that the organisation has a clear purpose and strategy which it is fulfilling effectively. It is also responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation, and sets future direction. As such, Trustees of Edinburgh University Students’ Association are collectively responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation and for ensuring good governance
The role of the External Trustee is to utilise their personal and professional skills, experience and knowledge to support and assist the Students’ Association in developing and delivering its Mission, Vision and Values, and achieving its organisational goals. The External Trustee will be an active and contributing member of the Board at all levels, individually and collectively responsible for ensuring organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedure, and ensuring that the Board reaches structured and sound decisions.
The Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year; Subcommittees of the Board generally meet 3-4 times per year. Additional communication may be required between meetings via email, and Board members will also be required to set time aside in advance of meetings to read all papers relating to meetings.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in the running of the Students’ Association during an exciting period of change
We are looking for applicants who share our passion for the student experience, with a keen interest in contributing to the effective governance and organisational development of the Students' Association. This is not a political position so candidates should apply based on their skills, experience and ability to carry out the role.
The ideal candidate will have proven, relevant senior professional/management experience, with an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities involved in trusteeship. Previous experience of board membership and/or policy development would also be a distinct advantage.
Equally important is the commitment to supporting the work of the Students’ Association through participation in the Trustee Board. We are also looking for individuals who can demonstrate sound judgement, a creative and innovative approach, strong communication skills, and a 'can-do' attitude.
We are particularly keen to meet candidates with commercial and financial insight and experience, given our varied services and sites and competitive landscape in the heart of the city of Edinburgh
Please note that candidates cannot be currently employed at the Students' Association or the University of Edinburgh
For more detailed information about both the role and candidate requirements, please download the Trustee Candidate Pack below. Additionally, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Purves (Director of Membership Support and Development) email@example.com if you have any additional questions about this role.
Enjoy working in a dynamic and changing environment? Great people and communication skills?
Queens Cross are looking for exceptional and motivated individuals to join our successful team.
We are an innovative, award winning Housing Association. Our vision is to create Excellent Housing in Vibrant Communities and we help people live well by providing support when it’s needed most. As a community-based housing association, located in the north west of Glasgow, we manage nearly 4,350 homes and provide tenancy support and community development activities to enhance the local area. Our neighbourhoods are multi-cultural and our tenant base is diverse.
Our people want to make a real difference to our tenants’ lives, other customers, and stakeholders so we are looking for candidates with a positive attitude and the ability to build strong working relationships with their colleagues.
We’re looking for an individual who enjoys managing a team and getting the best out of others. Experience in and an understanding of a social housing environment is helpful but not critical. We’re looking for a people and performance manager who can lead change, understand diversity and deliver results.
You will manage a team and be responsible for ensuring applicants for our homes, our tenants and others customers receive excellent customer services. Our operating environment is constantly evolving as we work to challenge poverty and improve health & wellbeing in our multi-cultural communities.
An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are currently seeking applications for a Lead Inspector within the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) based in Edinburgh.
The post holder will ensure HMICS is able to monitor, assess, inspect and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland and the SPA. They will also be able to co-ordinate an allocated programme of inspection activity including acting as inspection manager for both single and joint inspectorate inspections when appropriate.
Following the announcement of the current General Secretary, Grahame Smith’s intention to retire in 2020, the STUC – Scotland’s Trade Union Centre – is seeking to recruit to the position of
The General Secretary is the principle permanent officer of the STUC, providing strategic and operational direction and leadership, ensuring the effective operation of the STUC and leading the implementation of policies agreed by the Annual Congress and the General Council.
The General Secretary is also the STUC's lead representative in its engagement with its member organisations; Government and its agencies; other social partners and non-governmental and third sector organisations; the media; and the wider public.