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 Finance and Corporate Services to join our Senior Leadership Team on a permanent basis. The post-holder will maintain an overview of the organisation’s financial and corporate affairs, ensuring its financial viability and to ensure proper fiscal management. Working closely with the Chief Executive and the Executive team the post-holder will participate as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team and actively contribute to the organisation’s strategic planning, implementation, and delivery.
Essential Candidate Criteria
• Membership of one of the major professional accountancy bodies or equivalent.
• Proven track record in financial management at a senior level.
• Experience of accounting for a charity (of medium size) or similar organisation including knowledge of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice, HMRC regulations and VAT as applied to charities.
• Experience of providing finance and corporate services to a medium sized organisation.
• Understanding of financial impact of decisions and proposals.
• Ability to interpret and challenge information and projections.
• Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector.
• Ability to provide effective leadership and build a positive team spirit and inspire, motivate and support colleagues.
• Ability to analyse complex and diverse information and from that make clear and effective presentations and financial reports to the Board, senior managers and external funders.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills ensuing an ability to work and communicate with members of staff at all levels and across all disciplines (ensuing clear and concise communication of financial information to non-financial personnel) to achieve outcomes.
As an organisation, named after Mary the mother of Jesus and shaped by Christian spirituality, we feel that the way we do things is as important as the end results and we welcome all who wish to play their part in our important work. Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. Our organisation is experiencing rapid growth and as we stand on the cusp of our next strategic period, there has never been a more exciting time to join
Due to internal progression we are recruiting for an inspirational and impactful leader to join Mary’s Meals International, as Director of Affiliate Development.
Reporting to our CEO and working in close collaboration with our National Affiliates and Trustees, you will lead on the strategic planning and development of our National Affiliate network to enable the long-term financial sustainability and growth of our movement, as we strive to reach the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals.
Enabling and supporting the growth of our movement, which consists of many independent entities who are united in the mission of Mary’s Meals, will be your key focus and you will be a passionate advocate for our work and demonstrate a strong vocational attitude that shows competence, commitment and contribution to the global movement.
Other key priorities will include:
• Provide strong strategic leadership to our Executive Directors and other leaders across our National Affiliate network to drive growth;
• Support our National Affiliates in building strategies for growth, through effective business planning and capacity building;
• Work closely with our National Affiliates to establish a portfolio of large, long-term partnerships that provide sustainable income;
• Provide strong leadership for our global Affiliate Development team in support of our National Affiliates; and
• Build strong relationships and oversee the management of key partnerships and grants.
With fantastic experience of working in and with international organisations, developing strategies to enable growth and successfully delivering complex global change projects. With exceptional organisational skills, a proactive approach to planning and the ability to work across multiple projects with diverse groups, you will thrive in a fast-paced strategic role.
You will also be able to demonstrate:
• Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships and extensive experience of coaching and mentoring;
• Robust experience of developing and implementing strategies, policies and procedures and translating these into action;
• Experience of working with boards and trustees;
• A culturally sensitive approach and the ability to influence and build trust across a wide variety of stakeholders;
• A proven track record in building capacity and developing and leading high performing teams; and
Experience of leading successful projects in a global environment.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do at Mary’s Meals; we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.
We offer so much more than a role, in taking on this amazing role, you will have the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development and collaboration. We are a truly global movement, working across 37 countries and are happy to support a fully remote working arrangement for this opportunity.
If you are inspired to join our movement and our vision, mission and values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you. Please tell us why you want to join Mary’s Meals and why you would make a great Director of Affiliate Development?
An opportunity to change the lives of young people
Leader sought for ambitious North Edinburgh youth project
Fetlor Youth Club is building on its 100-year tradition of youth work and we’re looking to appoint dynamic and experienced Director to lead us from our strong foundation of traditional youth work towards a hub model of partnership working so we can maximise our impact and reach and ensure we can serve young people more holistically.
Based in our modern youth hub building, our successful candidate will manage a small and dedicated team.
You will have demonstrable skills as strategic leader with good management and commercial experience. An interest in improving the lives of young people from disadvantaged communities is also crucial.
Your role will involve:
1) Leadership of the FetLor team.
2) Building and maintaining strong and effective partnerships which collectively strengthen the support available to young people in north Edinburgh.
3) Creating and implementing a strategic plan that ensures the long-term sustainability of FetLor.
Competitive salary of c. £55k pro rata
The benefits include flexible working and on-site childcare facilities.
Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF) was established in 1992 as a not-for-profit membership organisation and has the overall objective to improve the lives and opportunities of residents in Scotland’s disadvantaged communities.
As Andy Milne steps down after 18 years as SURF CEO, we now seek an outstanding leader to build on our success and actively promote better understanding and practical cooperation between all regeneration partners, sectors and perspectives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity ensuring SURF continues to be an inclusive forum for regeneration practitioners, policy makers and academics to exchange their cross-sector experience, knowledge and ideas.
Maintaining and enhancing our reputation, credibility and profile, our new CEO will ensure SURF continues to play a leading role in creating cross-sectoral alliances and develop and shape policy, including influencing Scottish Government’s thinking on future economic development and regeneration policy, investment and practice. Focused on building networks whilst also developing and maintaining strategic partnerships you will also ensure SURF delivers on its vision of alleviating poverty and inequality whilst also improving wellbeing and opportunities in Scotland’s most disadvantaged and disconnected communities.
You will be a proactive, solutions focused and visionary leader and as an accomplished communicator, will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders coupled with the ability to create strategic alliances and encourage increased collaboration.
The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate:
• Detailed knowledge and understanding of the economic and social challenges associated with Scotland’s poorest and most disadvantaged communities
• Relevant experience of assessing, developing, delivering and influencing regeneration policy and practice
• Knowledge of the historical development, current challenges and anticipated dynamics of regeneration policy, agencies, partnership processes and delivery practice in Scotland
• Strong strategic and operational planning and delivery experience
• A proven track record of delivery operating at an Executive or Senior Management level
• Strong stakeholder management experience coupled with a proven track record in building and maintaining a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships
This role will provide you with the opportunity to bring fresh thinking and creativity to a role and an organisation which makes a tangible and positive difference for disadvantages communities across Scotland.
INDEPENDENT SECTOR LEAD – Scottish Borders
PARTNERS FOR INTEGRATION AND IMPROVEMENT
Health and Social Care Integration
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team?
This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in the Scottish Borders. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
The post is home based with travel where necessary, based and is hosted by Scottish Care.
ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), reporting to the Director of People & Organisational Development this role is responsible for leading the Organisational Development Team (Human Resources, Learning & Development & Payroll) to develop, deliver and embed OD strategies to build an Ark culture that aligns to our values and aims and will achieve sustained high performance. There will be a key focus for ensuring that Ark develops and implements policies, procedures, systems and processes that will deliver continued improvement.
The Head of People and Organisational Development will ensure that the OD Team are central to Arks ambition to be the best employer we can be and offer rewarding careers to our teams. Integral to this will be the development of talent in individuals and teams, to ensure we are attracting, developing and inspiring skilled and enthusiastic staff who share our vision and values and so create a culture of excellence throughout the organisation.
This is an exciting role for the right applicant and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to deliver the ambitions of Ark within an already well established Senior Leadership Team.
The aim of the revised business plans is to:
• Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care
• Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers
• Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business
• Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business
We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in an HR/OD/L&D related role with excellent employment law knowledge and that of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in these areas, then we would like to hear from you.
RSABI provides financial, practical and emotional support to people involved in Scottish agriculture. The support is delivered via our helpline or face to face with a team of case officers.
Purpose of Role
RSABI is looking for a new Welfare Manager to join their team. This individual will be responsible for ensuring that the skills, contacts and network within the scope of the Charity continue to develop and expand in line with client needs. Also promoting the highest levels of governance and integrity, as well as continuing the excellent levels of service and support, that RSABI has become known for. This individual will be responsible for:
The key responsibilities of the role, include but are not restricted to:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate and should have the following skill base:
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) was established in 1783 for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge. Their contemporary mission remains very much the same: harnessing a diversity of knowledge and expertise and deploying it for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world – in the words of their strapline, ‘knowledge made useful’.
Embarking on the development of their new strategic framework and as they continue on a journey of change to enhance their impact, RSE are looking to recruit into the pivotal role of Director of Finance and Corporate Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive and with overall responsibility for the leadership, strategic development and operational success of the finance and wider corporate functions, you will ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the organisation. Acting as the lead source of advice regarding financial policies, IT, HR, the venue and corporate governance and as part of a small Senior Leadership Management Team, you will directly contribute at a strategic level to the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability and impact of RSE.
A fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management, ideally gained within the charitable sector, you will have significant experience of operating at a senior level ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, sound corporate governance and providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making. An accomplished communicator, the successful candidate will have highly developed people skills with an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders and develop high performing teams. You should also be able to demonstrate:
Venture Trust is an amazing personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who need urgent help to break free of the many complex challenges that stop them from realising their potential. Our strengths lie in the relationships and bonds we forge. We never judge, are passionate about our positive approach to personal development and harness the truly transformational benefit of being outdoors, amongst nature, in our wonderful country.
Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively focus on an individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills, building confidence and motivation. We want no one left behind struggling and for everyone to succeed. Over the next three years we aim to help 2,000 people. We need a Head of Finance to be part of an exciting journey that makes our vision a reality. We believe that with our partners we can beat the challenge of inequality in Scottish society.
The leadership role of Head of Finance is a key one for the organisation; you will lead a team of 4 and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team will report to the CEO. Providing the financial and HR leadership across the organisation and advising on all aspects of charity and company internal control and governance. We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, who is curious, insightful and cares about people and relationships, to drive impact and sustainability and support our people to maximise their contribution in achieving our goals.
To be considered for the role, you will have senior accountancy experience, including external statutory reporting and audit. You will also have experience of successfully leading and managing teams, and of successful project management and development. An appropriate professional qualification(s) is essential and knowledge and experience of HR systems, policy and practice; information management and data security would be advantageous. Developing and maintaining relationships, policies and processes which maximise our effectiveness is at the core of this role. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.
For more information on the organisation please visit: venturetrust.org.uk
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Amelia Morgan, CEO on 0131 228 7700.