Volunteering Matters use the unique power of volunteering to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunity and ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great.
And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we’re a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England.
We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside our business. This includes our investment in our newly formed Enterprise Directorate under which this exciting opportunity sits.
Get The Gen (GTG):GTG is a training and consultancy Social Enterprise created to help businesses with issues around recruitment, retention and development of a multi-generational workforce starting from young people up. GTG use evidence-based insights to deliver immersive, interactive, and fast paced workshops online and in person that create lasting individual and group change. We are trusted by over 60 leading UK and Global businesses including; The Natwest Group, The Law Society of Scotland, KPMG, Brodies, Burness Paull, Skills Development Scotland and Aegon amongst others.
The Head of Operations for GTG is a leadership role which sits as part of the wider Enterprise Directorate team and reports to the Director of Enterprise. They will play a critical role in supporting our continued growth for GTG having full responsibility for the day to day operational running of the Social Enterprise.
Although part of a wider parent charity ‘family of brands’ at Volunteering Matters, GTG is very much an established and stand-alone business, so we are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit that thinks commercially about how we can continue to grow our existing portfolio of products and services. We are looking for a self-starter, someone who can drive and lead on business development, whilst having the ability to organise and motivate our existing team to delivery our high end service to our business and corporate clients. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a growing and ambitious team.
Relevant experience and values alignment is more important for this role than specific qualifications
Internet access to enable remote working is a requirement. IT equipment and infrastructure will be supplied. Post Covid-19 and in accordance with any social distancing guidelines there may be an expectation to travel across Scotland to engage with colleagues, volunteers and beneficiaries.
This role requires membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme. Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.
Volunteering Matters Values & Ways of Working:
In all that we do, Volunteering Matters embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values:
We are Empowering
We are Inclusive
We are Compassionate
We are Positive
We are Straightforward
Diversity & Inclusion:
Volunteering Matters welcome all applicants and are keen to ensure their team to reflect the diversity of the UK and the communities they serve. They would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:
We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills and attributes” section of this job description. To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application.
If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.
Care to join us? Then come reach your full potential at Quarriers.
Do you have a passion for people and care about helping others live fulfilling lives? We are looking for caring individuals who share Quarriers values.
Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation.
The Aftercare and Safeguarding team have an overview of all child protection and adult protection matters for Quarriers offering advice, guidance and support to all staff and services when required. We have responsibility to further develop already existing safeguarding good practice across Quarriers, beginning with the collection of information, consultation with key managers and staff, and a review of Adult and Child Protection policies and procedures.
We are recruiting for a Head of Aftercare and Safeguarding (35 hours) to lead and manage Quarriers safeguarding activity, supporting operational teams to ensure the people we support are safe and protected
The successful candidate will have a professional background in in Social Work, with significant experience in childcare, safeguarding and regulation. With excellent communication and presentation skills, you will have a proven track record in effective senior management with the ability to develop strong working relationships with our key stakeholders.
Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.
At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. We are a SVQ accredited centre. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.
Quarriers is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.
If you are looking for a role that makes a real difference to people’s lives, then this unique opportunity could be for you.
The Trustees of RSABI, the charity supporting people in Scottish agriculture, are looking for a new Chief Executive.
RSABI offers a diverse range of services, providing practical help, financial assistance, and emotional support to anyone that has worked or is currently working in farming, crofting and occupations related to Scottish agriculture.
Leading a team of ten, and supported by a group of volunteers, the Chief Executive is the principal ambassador of RSABI.
As the Chief Executive you would provide leadership and operational expertise to ensure RSABI continues to meet its strategic goals, growing RSABI’s reach and influence in order to encourage more clients to use our services, increase our income and ensure an effective range of support services are available.
Building relationships and strategic partnerships in both the public and private sector, fundraising and hands-on promotion of RSABI’s work are all key components of this very busy and dynamic role.
The governance, compliance and financial security of the Charity are paramount and under the direct stewardship of the Chief Executive, who in turn reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability across the range of competencies noted above and have had recent experience of working at a senior level across all market sectors, public, private and charitable.
RSABI is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds and sections of the community.
As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change. For more than 50 years they've been driven by carers raising their voices together to call for change and seek recognition and support.
Looking after someone can be a rewarding experience but it can also be lonely and bewildering. At these times, you need people around you who really understand caring. We help each other by sharing experiences and offering support. Guided by a Board of Trustees that's primarily made up of carers, we're rooted in the real experiences of our members and Carers UK are here to make life better for carers.
The Director of Carers Scotland and Northern Ireland, is a member of the Senior Management team, contributing to Carers UK’s overall strategic direction. This will include taking a lead on issues outside the Directorate remit from time to time. The main purpose of this role is to develop and lead the implementation of national strategies in Scotland and Northern Ireland, in order to bring about lasting improvements in the lives of carers
This role requires an experienced leader who is well versed in the social care/health agenda for Scotland/Northern Ireland and the UK as a whole. You must be a collaborative changemaker who has the interests and well being of carers at the heart of everything you do. As part of the Senior Management Team, you will work with the Scotland and NI Committees and the UK Board of Trustees to develop long-term strategy for Carers Scotland, Carers NI and Carers UK. As a member of SMT you will lead on corporate issues. You must have experience in team management and leading, supporting and mentoring team members.
*Glasgow office with regular travel to Belfast. There will be some travel throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and the UK, involving occasional overnight stays and weekend work. Currently working from home
Inspiring Scotland works with people, their communities, charities, and public bodies to develop solutions to some of Scotland’s deepest social problems. We are passionate about addressing inequality and improving the lives of people living in Scotland’s most under-supported communities.
Over the past 12 years, we have successfully managed over £140m of fund assets across 20 thematic social impact funds; as the fund owner or the delivery partner/fund manager for Scottish Government, Trusts, Foundations, corporate donors and individual philanthropists.
Our aim is to amplify and strengthen the impact of organisations by helping them build their strength, resilience, and reach.
We are recruiting for Fund Managers
Fund Managers are critical roles at Inspiring Scotland, leading on the development and delivery of programme strategy. Our Fund Managers have senior leadership experience with diverse backgrounds from across the private, voluntary and public sectors.
The focus of the Fund Manager role is to strengthen partner organisations; support, develop, and connect people; inform, and influence; encourage new ideas; and look to maximize value through efficient use of funds.
We are looking for creative problem solvers who are adaptable, resilient and able to work effectively with a wide range of partners.
The knowledge, skills and experience needed for the role are:
• Commitment to Inspiring Scotland’s mission, vision and values.
• Proven senior leadership, interpersonal and management skills, engaging in a collaborative and inclusive way across all levels/teams in an organisation
• Ability to self-manage, adaptable and resilient in handling difficult situations and managing own and supporting others wellbeing
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of partners to influence change, recognising the power dynamics at play in the funding world and across organisations
• Ability to think creatively and solve problems, approaching tasks with curiosity - reflecting, adapting and identifying implications for the organisations supported
• Ability to use resources effectively, working with colleagues and Board members to identify opportunities and manage risks around programme development.
• Willing to travel across Scotland to meet with portfolio organisations and others from time to time
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presenting complex issues clearly for diverse partners and audiences through various channels.
• Ability to demonstrate the highest standards of discretion and integrity.
Experience / Essential
• Qualified to degree level or equivalent relevant professional qualification and experience.
• People management and senior leadership experience, growing individual and organisational capacity and contributing to an organisation’s senior team or strategic approach.
• Experience working with senior stakeholders and partners in an influencing and stakeholder management role
• Proactive self-starter who can manage multiple priorities and make sound decisions using initiative to achieve successful outcomes
• Demonstrable experience of working with colleagues from different teams, engaging colleagues to build a strong learning culture.
• Demonstrable experience of nurturing relationships with people, partners and networks across different functions, stakeholder groups to generate valuable insights and gauge impact using different methods
Due to expansion and staff retirement, we have opportunities for four Fund Managers to join and lead three areas of our work: CashBack for Communities; Learning Disabilities; and Survivors.
Fund Managers require a core set of skills however each programme has bespoke aims and therefore each Fund Manager role has a detailed Job description and person specification.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
This is a key role in delivering on our commitment to the Association’s vision for the membership and the continued development aspirations of members. It is integral to ensure that the interests and development needs of members are at the heart of everything that we do.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will have overall responsibility for engagement with the network and ensure that Citizens Advice Scotland is aware of and responsive to the network needs.
You will lead a team of individuals with responsibility for understanding the needs of the network through a process of gathering and filtering appropriate information and intelligence in order to identify the right solutions for the network now and in the future.
You also will work collaboratively with the network members and Heads of Service within Citizens Advice Scotland to influence the delivery of Citizens Advice Scotland services, and services of other stakeholders to our members.
You will be in charge of delivering and implementing a network development strategy to ensure that our service provision to Citizens Advice Bureaux develops in a manner which is relevant, involving and compelling to members individually and collectively as a network.
This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network and to make an invaluable contribution to citizen’s lives.
Citizens Advice Scotland is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements to support all our staff. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all Citizens Advice Scotland staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
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.
Are you a strategic thinker with a track record in service delivery with the drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities and be able to bring influence both internally and externally?
We are looking for someone to be our Head of Independent Living, you will have operated at a senior management level and will be an integral part of a high performing team to lead the charity to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support.
You will join Sight Scotland Veterans as we launch our 3-year strategy. As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will share responsibility for the delivery of the charity’s goals by helping the charity achieve its strategic ambition. As the charity seeks to change, grow and innovate, you will lead on a range of cross functional strategies developing new and redesigning existing service offers to strategically align and increase service provision and involvement.
You will have direct responsibility for the charity’s Independent Living Services which includes community based support, rehabilitation, assistive technology and information events.
Your role will involve developing and embedding practice frameworks for each of the services you manage along with the wider charity and you will lead teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a difference to people’s lives.
This role will be home based with regular travel to our head office in Edinburgh and other Sight Scotland Veterans locations throughout Scotland.
Please contact Clair Bryan, Director of Services to arrange an informal chat about this role clair.bryan@SightScotlandVeterans.org.uk
Are you an innovative person with the drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities? Do you have the ability to influence both internally and externally?
We are looking to recruit a Head of Wellbeing to join Sight Scotland Veterans. You will have direct responsibility for the charity’s Wellbeing services including the charity’s two activity centres for veterans with sight loss in Paisley and Linburn and our online service provision.
As a strategic thinker with a track record in service delivery, you will be part of a high performing team which will lead the charity to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support.? Your role will involve developing and embedding practice frameworks for each of the services you manage along with the wider charity by leading teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a difference to people’s lives.
As we launch our 3-year strategy, you will be a key member of the Senior Management Team. You will share responsibility for the delivery of the charity’s goals by helping the charity achieve is strategic ambition.
As the charity seeks to change, grow and innovate, you will lead on a range of cross functional strategies developing new and redesigning existing service offerings to align and increase service provision and involvement.
If you have operated at a senior management level and have an appropriate practice qualification to meet SSSC criteria to register as a manager of the charity’s two activity centres, we would love to hear from you.
This role will be carried out under our blended homeworking policy, you will work from home and from either Head Office in Edinburgh, Hawkhead Centre in Paisley or the Linburn Centre in West Lothian.
Please contact Clair Bryan, Director of Services to arrange an informal chat about this role clair.bryan@SightScotlandVeterans.org.uk
Ardgowan Hospice has been delivering a highly valued quality service to patients and families living with a life-limiting illness for over 40 years.
As Chief Executive you will oversee the continued development and delivery of our excellent specialist palliative care services to meet the changing needs of the community and you will also safeguard our long-term financial sustainability through effective, sound, financial management.
Working with the Board and key stakeholders to shape the future direction of the Hospice, including the development of a new strategic plan, encompassing a short, medium and long-term perspective. You will also ensure the effective utilisation of the Hospice’s assets and resources with a strong focus on the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability, and impact of the organisation. Through the development of effective relationships and partnerships across the Hospice sector and with key external stakeholders, the Chief Executive will also ensure the hospice plays an active role in shaping and influencing national policy.
We are looking for a compassionate, solutions focused and visionary leader, who brings a proven track record at senior management / executive level gained within a healthcare environment. As an accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders, coupled with the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, creating partnerships and encouraging increased collaboration. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:
• Relevant experience in developing or re-designing services to and in response to an increase, change in demand, or financial constraint
• Direct involvement in translating broad strategies into specific objectives and action plans and aligning processes and systems to achieve strategic priorities
• Experience of effectively managing resources and budgets, as well as experience of delivering long-term financial sustainability and value for money
• Previous involvement in designing, leading, and implementing organisational and cultural change in a manner that inspires, motivates, and engages all employees
You would be joining Ardgowan Hospice at an exciting time, as they seek to develop new models of care, both within the Inpatient Unit and in the community, and greater partnership working across the three Clyde Hospices and the wider NHS. As the Chief Executive you will ensure the Hospice continues to promote excellence in palliative care through education, enablement, and support throughout the community.
Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) is a registered charity, dedicated to the promotion, support, training and advocacy of equality, diversity, and inclusion with the aim of making Fife a more equal and fairer place to live, work and study.
We are seeking a Chief Executive with the experience, knowledge and credibility in the equality, diversity, inclusion, and human rights arena to continue to lead and drive forward the work of FCE.
As Chief Executive, you will lead and manage a small team of staff and volunteers in the delivery of strategic and operational objectives, shaping and implementing plans, monitoring and reporting progress, and maintaining effective systems and structures. You’ll manage and maintain the budget, grant applications and other funding, ensuring adherence to strong financial controls. You’ll ensure FCE fulfils all its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities in the management of charity resources, and you’ll provide advice, support and performance reports to the Board of Trustees. You will be a strong leader, a forward-thinker and have the skills to deliver a broad portfolio, firmly establishing FCE as a centre of excellence for equality and inclusion.