Visualise Scotland is seeking a New Chief Executive.
We are of course hugely conscious of the challenging circumstances we are all in. We don't know what the landscape will look like when we emerge from the pandemic but we do know that the people we serve will continue to need our support and services. It is essential that we have the right person at the helm as Chief Executive who can take Visualise forward and ensure our staff and the people we work with have the leadership they deserve.
Visualise Scotland is an Edinburgh-based charity that supports adults with a variety of disabilities, including physical, learning disability and social communication impairment. Our services include supporting individuals in five residences, running a day service and operating an outreach 'care at home' service. Our ethos of care is firmly centred on the people we support; we aim to contribute to their quality of life, providing choice, purpose and direction and recognising that people with disability should lead a fulfilling life.
Our team of support workers totals 70 people and we have a head office team that include a development manager, service manager, financial director and administrative personnel. We are looking for a new chief executive who will provide a key operational role and will work with our Board to take forward Visualise’s strategic vision for the next 5 to 10 years.
We are looking for a CEO who can demonstrate experience of the third sector, strong management and leadership skills as well as a passion for the care and support of disabled people.
Blue Triangle Housing Association is a provider of accommodation and support to vulnerable people across the West of Scotland. The mission of the organisation is to support, accommodate and assist vulnerable people to achieve better lives. The organisation works with people of all ages and backgrounds and provides access to learning and development, training, housing and additional support to those affected by drugs and alcohol.
Blue Triangle Housing Association is an award-winning charitable organisation that work with individuals with challenging behaviours and needs and help them to build better lives that lead to better futures.
Harris Hill are working with Blue Triangle to recruit a new Chief Executive that will lead them into the next stage of the organisations growth and development in order to further impact their service users.
The new CEO will have the wide-reaching task of developing new income streams, digital transformation and providing strong and effective leadership that impacts performance and leads to the best possible outcomes for service users. Ideally the preferred candidate will have experience within the charitable and sector as well as knowledge and experience of the homeless sector and regulatory issues in Scotland.
As many of the organisations employees are based in regions across the West of Scotland the new CEO must have strong communication skills and have a flexible and entrepreneurial approach of how best to take the organisation forward in line with its strategic objectives.
Shetland Recreational Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational leader who possesses exceptional strategic, interpersonal, and ambassadorial skills, with the ability to perform a wide ranging role, leading the Charity in continuing to grow and extend its impact.
You will be an innovative thinker, financially astute, with a track record of stimulating growth in both service users and income with a clear aspiration that the local communities and stakeholders continue to regard SRT positively.
You will have experience in providing leadership through change management processes as the trust repositions itself to meet the changing needs and demands of the community in the future.
The successful candidate will need to motivate, encourage and bring energy to the delivery of our strategic objectives and goals. Crucially, you will be excited about the opportunity to effect real and lasting change to the health and wellbeing of communities throughout Shetland.
You must be an exemplary relationship builder, adept at leading the Charity externally with key stakeholders (including the Council, funding agencies, politicians and partner organisations) and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the social and political environment in which the Trust operates as well as the policy issues which impact on our work.
Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust Limited (SFCT) is a not-for-profit limited company established in 2004 to receive and distribute community benefit funds received from energy companies operating windfarms and hydro schemes in our geographical area. The aim of the Trust is to aid environmental protection, improve education and the health and wellbeing of all residents in our community by implementing major community development projects but also awarding grants to local community groups.
The Trust Manager will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organisation, including its financial viability, together with initiating and developing constructive and creative relationships with SFCT members and the local community, directors, funders, partners and stakeholders which will enhance the quality of lives of those living within the communities of Stratherrick and Foyers.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
To achieve maximum elected representation and the implementation if Liberal Democratic policies in Scotland, the Chief Executive leads the party administration and directs the human, financial and administrative resources of the Party. They will bring energy and outstanding leadership to this crucial job, whilst recognising that the relationships with the Leader (for political leadership) and the Office Bearers (line managers of the Chief Executive and the representatives of all members of the party) have a key role in the direction of the party.
The Chief Executive is responsible for all staff employed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
You are advised to read the full job description before applying for this role scotlibdems.org.uk/chief-exec
The Chief Executive will:
Ensure that the day to day operations of the Party are efficiently carried out.
Lead the Party in delivering agreed strategic objectives.
Work with the Treasurer to ensure that the Party’s finances are on a sound footing. Monitor income and expenses on a regular basis to ensure that the party is operating within budget and operating within agreed financial controls.
Develop the Party and improve its impact by ensuring the development of world-class teams delivering Policy, Communications, Campaigns and Marketing, and People (including Membership and Diversity), ensuring that the representation, both elected and unelected, voice and influence of the Scottish Liberal Democrats continue to grow.
Constantly review and improve the structure, systems and processes of the Party, further embedding efficiency, integrity, diversity and transparency at the heart of all its operations.
Direct the transformation of the Party's fundraising infrastructure in order to enable the party to achieve continuously improved electoral success and have a solid operational base year on year.
Ensure that the party is ready to fight all relevant elections including possible by-elections and the next scheduled Scottish Elections in 2021.
The One World Shop was established over 30 years ago and has played a lead role in the Fair Trade movement in Scotland, including helping Edinburgh and Glasgow become Fair Trade cities. As well as running a thriving city centre shop, we support schools, community groups and businesses to learn about fair trade and we nurture volunteers to become advocates. We currently employ 6 paid staff and over 20 volunteers. Our aim is to reduce poverty in poor areas of the world through trading fairly.
We are seeking to appoint a number of new voluntary Management Committee members, we are particularly looking at people with skills and experience in any of the following:
- Retail sales and management
- Business management
- Finance, funding, ethical investment
- Property, lease and surveying
Board meetings are held every two months in the evening in central Edinburgh.
We are seeking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Directors. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is both a registered charity and a registered company and benefits from the strategic leadership of a board that comprises up to 17 individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, three quarters of whom are elected from the Society’s membership. This represents a unique opportunity for an exceptional individual to guide the organisation that supports the world’s greatest platform for freedom of expression.
The Fringe Society is committed to ensuring the Fringe is open, accessible, diverse, equitable, inclusive and affordable for everyone. We are encouraging people from all backgrounds to apply as we really want the Fringe Society – and the wider Fringe – to reflect these values.
Basis of appointment
The Chair of the Board is appointed by the board of directors, on the recommendation of the appointments committee. Appointment will be made at the Fringe Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in August 2020, for an initial period of four years. The current Chair is Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, who has chaired the organisation since 2012.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is a registered charity and is governed by its constitution and the board of directors. All potential directors should read the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) guidance on being a trustee – this sets out the legal duties of a charity director in Scotland. The guidance from OSCR provides clear and detailed insight into the liabilities, responsibilities and best practice for all charity directors.
Roles and responsibilities
It is the responsibility of all Fringe Society directors to:
Please see our website for more details: edfringe.com/learn/jobs/413
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a highly influential coalition of over 50 civil society organisations, campaigning on climate change. We are now seeking a new Chair for our board of trustees to see us through the period beyond COP 26.
The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance, with an expectation that the successful candidate will shadow the current Chair for six months (from June 2020 until December 2020) asSCCS engages in a range of activities to support civil society movements in Scotland and beyond make the most of COP 26 when it is held in Glasgow in November 2020.
To perform this role, you’ll need a rather special set of qualities. Chief amongst them is an informed passion and energy for the action needed to tackle the climate emergency. Beyond this, SCCS is a coalition of the willing and as such requires cooperation and consensus building from all involved but particularly from its Chair. In addition, we are looking for a Chair who will:
● Oversee the strategic direction and governance of SCCS;
● Manage SCCS's Coalition Manager and assist in managing wider Board and Coalition relationships;
● Chair SCCS board meetings (six a year) and work with the Coalition Manager to develop agendas and board papers;
● Act as the SCCS spokesperson for the media and at external events;
● Liaise with member organisations to ensure their views are acknowledged and represented;
● Attend meetings with the Scottish Government, MSPs and other external bodies.
The successful candidate for the Chair of SCCS should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
● Successfully led the strategic direction of an organisation (in a paid or voluntary position);
● Management of senior staff;
● Ability to chair meetings in a fair and impartial way;
● Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including public speaking;
● Understanding of climate change policy in Scotland and beyond, and its links to wider policy areas;
● Commitment to equal opportunities;
● Strong analytical, administration and organisational skills.
The successful candidate should be willing to work on SCCS related work for a minimum of 3-4 days a month, of which at least two days should be during the normal working week to accommodate board and other meetings. SCCS is committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applications from anyone who meets the above criteria.
In addition to a new Chair, SCCS is also looking for up to two additional new board members.
The National Trust for Scotland is looking for a member to join our Board. Our Trustees are crucial to the work of the Trust and collectively, their backgrounds, skills and experience reflect the diversity of the organisations activities.
This year, we want to reflect the diversity of our membership and seek more candidates who can join our other Trustees in demonstrating a commitment to the Trust and our work. Now more than ever, we need people who can help us with decision-making through these difficult times and for recovery in the aftermath.
About the Grassmarket Mission
Established in 1886 our main mission is to address problems of social exclusion as a consequence of poverty, hunger, loneliness and homelesness. We do so on a non-denominational basis to advance citizenship and community development.
To facilitate this, we offer grant assistance to organisations that meet these principles, primarily within the local community. In 2009, in conjunction with Greyfriars Kirk, The Mission jointly set up and funded the Grassmarket Community Project and that close relationship continues today.
The Mission now seeks two new trustees to join the current Board of six members. The role of Honorary Secretary will become vacant in March 2020 and, as such, good organisational and administrative skills would be required. In addition, we are looking for individuals who are interested in the advancement of opportunities to support some of the city’s most vulnerable residents, to enhance their lives and achieve their potential; despite past or current adversity.
Read more about the work of the Mission and the Grassmarket Community Project via the website at grassmarketmission.org.