This is a rare opportunity to join our organisation as Strategic Manager.
The Strategic Manager of Fife Gingerbread will ensure the smooth, efficient and effective running of the organisation in meeting the support needs of lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Fife.
They will be responsible for working with the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction and organisational leadership for Fife’s largest independent family charity.
They will drive the aims of the organisation by keeping abreast of all relevant local and national policy, welfare and economic developments and new opportunities, and assessing the impact of these policy decisions on lone parents, vulnerable and disadvantaged families.
The Strategic Manager will have overall responsibility for providing support to and managing the performance of staff and volunteers in the organisation. They will ensure the views and interests of lone parents and vulnerable families are forefront in the planning and delivery of services, and that the appropriate financial and administrative systems are in place.
Established in 2016, Future Pathways supports people who experienced childhood abuse or neglect while living in care in Scotland. Our vision is that each of the people we work with has support to live full, healthy and independent lives. Our innovative and trauma informed staff work together with each person to identify their needs, what is important to them and the specific outcomes they wish to achieve. Relevant support is then explored and put into place. This might range from help to access courses or training, purchase of material items or purchased services.
The Practice Learning Manager will lead, manage and supervise the work of small teams of support coordinators, supporting staff to deliver a high quality service. The Practice Learning Manager will be a key support to evolving practice guidance and monitoring performance in line with our performance framework and ensuring that the service is available timeously to applicants.
Passionate about the principles of person-centres support, your ability to recognise and support good practice will be complemented by good listening skills and an uncommon ability to create space for joint work. Knowing how important wellbeing is to resilience, you will prioritise self-care and hold boundaries in all areas of work and encourage others to do the same.
An element of direct support to individuals is envisaged to enable appreciation and responsiveness to the full range of demands on the service.
You should be a member of the PVG scheme.
Larkhall & District Volunteer Group is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record and dedicated staff team which works to promote the wellbeing of the community in Lanarkshire by reducing physical and social isolation whilst increasing health and wellbeing. We also own our own centre on Victoria Street in Larkhall.
We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan covering the next three years. We would like to give you the opportunity to use your talents and expertise to help us implement the plan.
We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background to join our Board of Trustees (including a Vice Chair and Secretary) and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit new Trustees with experience of:
who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
You would have the opportunity to attend our Board Meetings informally before making any commitments and to shadow our experienced Chair, Secretary and Treasurer if you are interested in one of the leadership roles.
The Board meets once a month at our offices in Larkhall. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of the Charity. This is an unpaid position,however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Whilst all applications are appreciated, the Charity particularly welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented on its Board.
We are seeking new Board Members by June 2019 in time for our AGM in the summer of 2019.
Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking for a dynamic, passionate and effective Director of External Affairs.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team to lead the transformation of how the Scottish Wildlife Trust engages with external audiences in order to tackle the ecological crisis we face.
Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join an organisation full of talented and committed people working towards a common goal. If you are an innovative, collaborative and impact-focused leader, who would like to play a key role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will have:
The People Manager is an exciting new role within our growing organisation. We’re looking for someone with a creative and innovative approach who is ready to lead change across the organisation whilst ensuring policies and employment records are up to date and all staff are well supported and informed.
We’re looking for a CIPD qualified HR Generalist with an interest in maintaining and improving systems, strong attention to detail and the confidence to work independently.
Annual Leave: 28 days per year (pro rata)
Reports to: Group Finance Director, Peter Kerr
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An exciting developmental opportunity has arisen for a two year post, based at Aberdeen’s Third Sector Interface (TSI), to project manage the new TEC Pathfinder Project and its intended outcomes on behalf of both ACVO TSI and Aberdeen City’s Health and Social Care Partnership.
Being part of a Pathfinder programme means that this project can offer an exciting opportunity for innovative and creative work within a particular partnership context.
The actual project itself aims to understand, analyse and improve current recovery pathways for survivors of abuse in Aberdeen City.
This will involve understanding and identifying who all the stakeholders are and what the key components of support are for the client group and understanding what the benefits of current services and supports are to service users and service providers and what is missing in terms of delivering improved life outcomes for this particular vulnerable client group.
The project will be adopting the Scottish Approach to Service Design (SAtSD) to ensure a consistent, common approach to designing services and supports across the public sector that makes it easier and more efficient to deliver transformation and it will involve working alongside data and intelligence experts from the wider Integration Partnership.
Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) is looking for an enthusiastic and highly skilled policy professional to become our new Children and Young People’s Policy Worker. The successful candidate will have relevant experience in children’s policy and/or children’s human rights, along with experience of working with diverse stakeholders, including children and young people.
You will understand the gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the issues, policies and legislation within Scotland affecting women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse, and will also understand children’s human rights including children’s participation principles and approaches.
We are seeking a diplomatic self-starter, with good communication skills and attention to detail; someone who gets work done within agreed timelines, works on her own initiative, and contributes constructively as part of a team.
An exciting opportunity to coordinate and manage Scotland’s largest civil society coalition, bringing together over 40 organisations committed to ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change within a generation.
You will help lead the coalition and its campaigning network and identify and deliver activities to support our members’ shared aim to achieve local, national and international action on climate change.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy is an educational charity that provides public benefit throughout Scotland through a diverse range of activity including awarding research funding, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning. The RSE has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Policy Advice Officer to support the RSE’s advice activities to inform and influence public policy and to further enhance the Society’s impact.
Working closely with, and reporting to, the Policy Advice Manager, your key tasks in this role will be:
What we would like you to bring
The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills. They will demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise policy advice type papers/reports, will be able to work autonomously and take initiative, and be able to work across different topics and areas. An understanding of the working of the Scottish and UK governments and parliament is essential.
What we offer
·25 days up until completion of 3 years employment
· 27 days following completion of 3 years employment (+ 2 days)
· 30 days following completion of 5 years employment (+ 3 days)
· You get 9 days public holiday (pro-rata for part time staff). This is built into your total holiday allowance (annual leave + public holidays) each year
For an informal chat or if you have any questions about the role, please contact William Hardie on 0131 240 5000. For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact the HR Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the job
We are currently looking for two full-time Senior Policy Officers (Energy) to join the Impact team in our Edinburgh offices. One position is offered on a permanent basis and the other is offered on a fixed-term basis in line with maternity cover arrangements.
The Impact team at Citizens Advice Scotland seeks to achieve positive change through two main routes:
· Informing and empowering individuals to take action through information, education and campaigning
· Changing policy, practice and law
We work with governments, regulators and business at a UK and Scottish level on improving areas of particular detriment, undertake research and deliver awareness and education campaigns. The Senior Policy Officer (Energy) will be responsible to deliver social change, determining Citizens Advice Scotland’s policy positions in the Energy policy area.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of relevant Energy policy areas across the UK and Scotland, including any associated regulations. You will also have a great ability to effectively interpret quantitative and qualitative data as well as excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.