ENSA is recruiting an outstanding, experienced individual to undertake the role of Head of Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA). This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who would like to shape and lead an organisation through an interesting and challenging time for Higher Education, where innovation, collaboration and enthusiasm is key.
The successful post holder will provide excellent, proactive and strategic leadership and management. They will have the necessary drive to harness opportunities, in ways commensurate with the values of ENSA, so that the charity achieves its aims and objectives.
The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. It has donated more than £263 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. It is currently finalising a new exciting strategy to address some of the most intractable social issues in Scotland which will see it adopt new ways of working and building new partnerships to deliver greater impact in Scotland.
The summer of 2020 will see the launch of a new strategy for the Trust. After extensive review and stakeholder engagement, the Trust has sought to develop a strategy which will best fit the current challenges facing communities in Scotland and enable the Trust as a funder to work alongside communities to address these challenges. This is an exciting time for a new Chief Executive to deliver this new strategy. We are looking for a strong, inspiring and empowering leader who is ambitious about maximising the Trust’s undoubted potential.
·Reporting to the Chair and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive will deliver the newly developed strategic plan.
·Embody and demonstrate the Trust’s values to the whole organisation, leading and developing the team and promoting a culture of diversity and continuous improvement.
·As a key ambassador, the Chief Executive will nurture, build and maintain positive relationships with a range of key stakeholders.
·Proven leadership experience at board level within a complex, growing organisation and with a record of achievement in developing and delivering organisational strategy. This can have been gained in any sector (but any candidate should recognise that the dynamics of the charity sector are different).
·Demonstrable experience of leading transformation and driving cultural change to achieve operational excellence, including digital transformation.
·Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of impact of poverty, trauma and inequalities.
Transport Planning and Engineering (TP&E), the social enterprise established by Cycling Scotland, delivers infrastructure for walking, cycling and wheeling across Scotland.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed engineer who would like to work in transportation, active travel and community engagement to head up the TP&E team and help accelerate the current increase in cycling levels.
Reporting to the TP&E Board, the Head of TP&E leads and manages the work of the social enterprise, including business planning and development, client relationships and overseeing the delivery of projects by the team, helping achieve TP&E’s mission. If you’re an engineer, or other suitably qualified individual, looking for a challenge with social and environmental aims we’d love to hear from you.
Please read the job description for full details.
The Iona Community is a faith based organisation working towards justice and peace. It was founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression. From a dockland parish in Govan, Glasgow, he took unemployed skilled craftsmen and young trainee clergy to Iona to rebuild both the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey, sharing skills and effort as well as joys and achievement. That task became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. The experience shaped – and continues to shape – the practice and principles of the Iona Community.
Iona Community has a vacancy for an Executive Director, who will plan and develop commercial activities and collaborate with the Leader on the Community’s work to develop and implement its strategic goals of sustainability, inclusion and mutual accountability. The key responsibilities include:
The successful candidate should have senior management experience, experience of financial management and the ability to think and plan strategically.
Edinburgh World Heritage plays a central role in the management and protection of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. Our current Director is leaving us in June to take up a post abroad and the Board of Trustees is looking to appoint a Director who will build on our achievements and lead us in the next stage of our development.
This exciting opportunity is one of the most important leadership roles in the heritage sector in Scotland, if not the UK. The successful candidate will play a key role in partnership with the Board in shaping and contributing to the conversations in the City as we navigate the opportunities and challenges facing the World Heritage Site.
We are seeking a strategic and inspirational leader who can work with the Board and partners to develop our future direction, influence key stakeholders and represent and promote the interests of the charity to a wide range of communities. Key attributes will include the ability to work collaboratively and across organisational and sector boundaries, lead the team, think strategically and follow through to delivery.
The post will engage with communities in Perth and Dundee, finding practical ways that people can participate in active travel; mapping these out in co-designed events with 3rd Sector, council and community organisations. We will offer support and resources to facilitate a range of activities including Dr Bike, Led rides, Cycle Training, Bike Loans, as well as skills and maintenance training.
The post will be responsible for building relationships with these communities and key stakeholders to articulate these barriers as an Active travel Action Plan and a key role in empowering these communities to start walking cycling and wheeling more often as a first choice for travel thereby empowering their communities to reduce heath and transport inequalities and build stronger communities.
The Officer will work with the Cycle Friendly Officer, Social Cycle Officer and Communities Manager to provide advice to organisations on opportunities to dovetail with this programme in schools, campus and community settings to share cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as funding opportunities.
The work is based in Perth Bike Station with travel to Dundee.
The Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association is a student led charitable organisation, centred around supporting the needs of its members at the Glasgow School of Art. It is committed to ensuring that students at the Glasgow School of Art are represented academically, pastorally and creatively during their time at GSA. It has a Student Representative Council and works in partnership with GSA to deliver formal academic representation for students. The Trustee Board is made up of a combination of Sabbatical Officers and student trustees, who are members of the Student Representative Council.
We are seeking individuals with a good balance of skills and experience to support student trustees in their role, as well as to strengthen governance and leadership in the organisation.
Purpose of the Role
The role of an external trustee is to bring a professional perspective, informed by your experience and judgement, to decisions made concerning the governance and direction of the charity. You will ensure that the Association meets with all of its regulatory requirements as well as ensuring best practice in these areas. It is important that you align yourself with the aims and objectives of GSASA and its commitment to representation, accessibility, safe(r) spaces, equality, diversity and sustainability. You can find our recently updated Constitution here.
Further information about the role of Charity Trusteeship, legal responsibility and good practice within the role can be found on the OSCR (Scottish Charity Regulator)
Given that the role of External Trusteeship is a new one for the Association, it is expected that external Trustees would be required to meet on a monthly basis for the first 4 months of their role. Thereafter, it is expected that the time commitment of Trustees would amount to 7 meetings a year as well as an Annual General Meeting, with additional meetings convened when necessary.
Board members are expected to serve a maximum of 2 terms of 3 consecutive years.
At this time we are particularly looking for candidates with a background in Law, and/or a background in management of cultural institutions or creative industries, however if you think you have skills and knowledge that would be of value to our organisation please do get in touch.
We are seeking a number of confident and supportive individuals who value the concept of social equality and have a willingness to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism to maximise their potential and life opportunities.
You will be joining an innovative and creative environment to support people to live in our community, within their own tenancies, in both shared and individual houses. You will work as part of a team to support each individual to maintain their tenancy, build relationships and have a meaningful, happy life.
Furthermore you will be supporting people to access a range social and cultural experiences and meaningful work to enhance their life experience and holistic wellbeing.
The hours of work are variable depending on the individual needs of our members, but will involve evening and weekend work.
(Please note that in response to coronavirus, we are working in smaller groups and reducing cross over between service users and houses.)
In return you can expect a competitive salary starting at £18,339.75 per annum (subject to pay review 2020) and a generous 36 days paid leave.
Tiphereth, is a unique charity in the Colinton area of Edinburgh. We are a Camphill Community consisting of residential care, social enterprises and a growing day service.
All post holders will be required to join the PVG scheme and register with the SSSC within the first six months of employment. Ideally candidates will have previous work experience in a similar setting and hold a professional qualification at SCQF level 6.
LSA was founded and continues to operate as a charity aiming to encourage and welcome all those who want to learn about art and design, irrespective of age, ability or personal circumstances. Our Charitable Activities include an Assisted Places Scheme; Community Classes; Graduate Residency programme; and Schools Outreach Project. These activities open the door to many for whom the opportunity to learn about, and practise art, would otherwise be beyond reach.
As Fundraising & Development Co-ordinator you will work closely with the Principal and the Business Manager. You will also be working closely with the administrative team at LSA, and key in engaging staff to become invested in fundraising. Initially your focus will be on:
Your contribution will align with the overall vision, strategy and development of LSA, which is being driven by the senior management team and Board of Directors.
This will translate into development of current and new income streams, increase in voluntary income, securing new and effective partnerships which is key in today’s competitive fundraising climate, and maintaining and building relationships with our valued supporters.
This is a challenging and rewarding role with the prospect to make a real and lasting contribution to the future of Leith School of Art.
With a clear Strategic Plan in place, a highly motivated staff team and a dedicated Board of Trustees, this is an excellent opportunity to fulfil a leading role in a respected national body with an exciting agenda. The Trust is delivering innovative and sector-leading actions that are aimed at celebrating Scotland’s built environment, taking action for its improvement, and empowering its communities.
The new Chair will be someone who is passionate about Scotland’s communities, built environment and heritage. Whilst they are likely to have a strong interest and affinity with Scotland’s built heritage and its conservation, the Trust is increasingly involved with a wider range of issues, such as community empowerment and quality of life in relation to our built environment more broadly.
The core responsibilities of the Chair are to lead our Board of Trustees, to act as an ambassador for the Trust where required, and to support our ambitious and dynamic professional team. We envisage that the new Chair will be enthusiastic for our mission and vision, a recognisable figure in their field and able to commit sufficient energy to the Trust in the years ahead.
The role is unremunerated but covers travel costs and other out-of-pocket expenses.