Solas Festival is looking for a treasurer to join our board and support the delivery of one of Scotland’s friendliest small festivals.
About Solas Festival
Solas Festival - Scotland’s midsummer festival - has been running since 2009. The all-age, weekend-long celebration of music and the arts is designed to entertain, inspire and challenge. It takes place at Errol Park, Perthshire, a beautiful site overlooking the silvery Tay.
Our programme makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. The festival offers a broad, inclusive, creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment; everyone is welcome.
The role of the Treasurer is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The Treasurer will also be a member of the board and will have opportunity to get involved in other aspects of the running of the festival.
There is some flexibility in the role, which could be adapted to suit the right person, but broadly speaking the treasurer would:
The ideal person would have a good understanding of financial administration and budget management in the charity, private or public sectors. Full role description downloadable below.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
Solas Festival is a small charity and this is a great opportunity to get involved at the heart of it and directly influence its development. As well as building on your governance, leadership and financial management experience, it’s a chance to get to know the board and creative team behind the festival, to be creative and try out new ideas.
The full Board meets 4 times a year and the Treasurer would be expected to attend bi-monthly finance meetings in addition to this. Meetings normally take place in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Some meetings could be attended via video conference.
We would hope the Treasurer would also be able to join us at the festival which takes place this year 19th- 21st June 2020 at Errol Park in Perthshire.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
We are recruiting for a Fundraising Assistant to work within the Fundraising & Marketing team. Providing support for corporate supporters, responding to enquiries from individual donors and supporting marketing activities.
Exciting times! get2gether has just celebrated its 7th birthday and we believe we’ve achieved a lot – we organise social opportunities for adults with disabilities in Edinburgh and the Lothians and our membership is growing. Thanks to continued funding from the National Lottery and Scottish Government our future is secure until at least March 2021.
As Edinburgh Events Co-ordinator, you will be organising a range of ‘ordinary’ events in ‘ordinary’ places in co-production with our members. You’ll be attending and facilitating these events (including evenings and weekends). You will work closely with our Ambassadors, Events Team and members, encouraging them towards greater independence.
The successful candidate will demonstrate
The East Dunbartonshire Initiative for Creative Therapy & Social Care (EDICT) was established in 1997 to address a need identified by the newly formed East Dunbartonshire local authority. The service offered by the organisation was devised to provide therapeutic support for individuals with mental health difficulties and their carers.
For over a twenty-two years EDICT has provided services for the local authority, health board and worked in partnership with a number of grant funding agencies. The organisation provides this support through the use of creative therapies in both group and 1:1 settings. During this time the service has been extended to provide support to participants with early stage dementia, brain injury, physical disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder.
Through focussed intervention by qualified therapists EDICT aims to promote increased levels of self esteem, reduce stress and reduce the effects of social isolation. This intervention motivates participants to focus on their own health, both physical and emotional, and encourages the process of self nurture. The focus on participants inherent creativity provides them with an opportunity to share experiences and offer mutual support in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.
EDICT is developing the therapeutic sessions which support children and young adults on the autism spectrum. This post will provide support for the children and young adults within our art studio under the direction of the project manager. This post is funded for three years.
Successful applicants will require a CRBS check.
Relevant experience/qualification in autism support, and experience of delivering group support. A qualification in Art above higher grade is required.
A Job Description and Peron Specification is available for download below.
Big Bike Revival Scotland:
The Bike Big Revival Scotland is a community-based cycling initiative, focused on supporting a range of community organisations and agencies to engage with a wider audience though events, training, promotion and community cycling activities.
Scope of Role:
To manage the delivery of the Big Bike Revival in Scotland; this established programme engages voluntary sector organisations, community groups and grassroots groups to facilitate a programme of cycling events, training, activities and opportunities throughout the year. Funded by Scottish Government, the initiative aims to support more people in Scotland to get cycling by supporting grassroots organisations to offer cycling activities to their communities.
Working with National Active Travel Delivery Partners, such as Sustrans and Cycling Scotland, you will manage the delivery of ambitious project targets. Working closely with Cycling UK colleagues, national active travel partners and local stakeholders you will be enabling over 20,000 people to get cycling, distribute £80,000 in community grant funds and coordinate the delivery of 500 events and activities
You will have line management responsibilities for 12 members (around 6 full time equivalent) of field staff, each one working from home in locations covering the length and breadth of Scotland. Your duties will require you to support each member of the BBR field team, monitor individual staff budgets and targets, coordinate team meetings and support personal development and appraisals.
Snook are on a mission to design a world that works better for people.
We work with organisations to design more effective services which help people thrive. We do this with our design team, engaging with users, building digital products, training our clients, and much more.
This year, we’re ten years old. In the past five years we’ve more than doubled in size to a team approaching 40 people, opened a new London studio, and worked with brilliant clients — from Cancer Research UK to Hackney City Council, Tesco to the Scottish Government.
About the Role
Working with our Bid Manager, you’ll be responsible for writing our new business proposals to private, public and third sector clients. You’ll write responses to public sector tenders on Public Contracts Scotland, Digital Marketplace and Pro Contracts North and respond to incoming opportunities across a wide range of clients.
The role also requires reviewing and editing previously written content. You’ll be working with our senior leadership team to produce bid responses and presentation materials. As well as writing, you’ll also collate supporting documentation and ensure a cohesive, consistent approach.
Senscot is now seeking to recruit a Social Enterprise and Sport Co-ordinator to facilitate and support the growing volume of activity of the Sport SEN. The SE and Sport Co-ordinator will be employed and hosted by Senscot with their remit and work-load being guided by sportscotland and members of the Sport SEN.
Fancy pioneering our new homelessness prevention service delivering art projects to communities across Scotland?
Bethany are launching Creative Expressions in January 2020. The service will give the people that we support the means to express themselves and find their own voice by making the creative arts accessible. The range of media will include photography, spoken and written word, poetry, drama, art, film, choirs and music.
The principal role of the Coordinator will be to investigate the needs in communities across Scotland, including the thousands of people we currently support, and assess where short-term projects can be delivered with the potential to lengthen these based on the benefit to the community. Access routes in to projects will initially be through existing Bethany services and partners but open to further external referrals as projects develop.
It is estimated that in addition to the enhancement of existing groups, 3 other creative projects could be developed and delivered each year. These activities would be delivered by arts practitioners organised by the Coordinator and could include wall murals, exhibitions and musical performances.
Candidates will require significant experience and a demonstrable passion for working with people from a range of backgrounds including vulnerable individuals on the margins of society. They must also have a personal interest and engagement in the creative arts that motivates their desire to see lives transformed by participating in these activities.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 370,000 children, young people and families.
How we work:
The Scottish Fundraising team works to support hundreds of wonderful event participants, supporters and volunteers who raise funds on behalf of Action for Children.
The role of Sports Events Fundraiser is to manage the charity's involvement in a number of events (including The Kiltwalk, Edinburgh Marathon, Loch Ness Marathon and more) that will enable Action for Children increase income year on year. The role is a very varied role, that includes being able to deliver on process, logistics, innovating, creating and implementing marketing plans, managing key relationships, budgets - a very all-round job that is very busy but also very rewarding!
How you'll make a difference:
As a Sports Events Fundraiser working at our Glasgow office, you will support the work we do for children and young people by:
What you'll need:
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.
Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.
We are looking for a skilled Financial and Administrative Coordinator to join our small team. Your role will include managing all aspects of day-to-day financial management and administration. We are looking for a candidate who has experience in financial management, grant applications and management, excellent communication skills, and high computer literacy. To find out more about this role, please download the documents below.