Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
Excited by the thought of being a part of making Scotland clean, green and sustainable?
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for.
We are seeking a dynamic and pro-active individual to join our management team as our Development Manager. You will support the development and implementation of our new fundraising strategy for general and specific giving, including the development of messaging and cases for support. You will be responsible for identifying and aligning Keep Scotland Beautiful to productive relationships with a range of sources including companies, trusts and individuals. You will also develop and strengthen relationships with existing and new funding partners.
We are looking for candidates with experience of developing evidence-based supporter communications with a proven track record of developing and maintaining positive and productive relationships. You will have the ability to research policy to develop fundraising cases and the ability to present in a compelling manner. You will also have experience in a fundraising and/or communications role together with experience in managing multiple projects and an awareness and interest in current environmental issues.
Ready to join us?
We are currently recruiting for a Head of Contracts and Quality. This role is pivotal to the business in Scotland and we are looking for someone to effectively manage the strategic direction of all public sector contracts and relationships. Working with the Managing Director, the post holder will have holistic senior business responsibilities in the day to day running of Street League however the prime objective is to ensure that there are adequate management systems in place to continually oversee compliance, risk and revenue streams.
This unique senior position is available on a maternity cover basis for 12 months however it is anticipated that the successful candidate would maintain a senior role within Street League following the initial tenure.
Please see attached the full Job Description and Person Specification.
All posts are subject to a PVG check.
Street League is an equal opportunities employer.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a visionary leader with bold ambition to make Scotland the best country in the world to grow up being LGBTI. LGBT Youth Scotland are seeking a CEO with a track record of creating alternative income streams, and significantly grow overall income.
LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Scotland. The organisations vision is that Scotland is the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people. The mission is to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
To lead a professional charitable organisation in the delivery of its mission to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTi young people that promotes their health and wellbeing.
There is an attractive and competitive reward package, including:
Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that provides funding to charities, social enterprises and community organisations. We do this on behalf of over 400 individuals, charitable trusts and companies.
Our Communities Team enables and empowers communities across Scotland to devise and implement their own strategies for local funds coming from a range of sources, notably community benefit arrangements with onshore wind farms. We provide fund governance, grant administration and related services for a range of commercial and community-sector clients, combined with a commitment to community-led approaches.
To support and develop our growing portfolio of work in South Scotland we are seeking a Community Funds Manager to lead our work across the region. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated team player to strengthen and grow our community funds practice and impact. You will have a demonstrable track record of working in a diverse range of community and funding contexts, excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills, the ability to learn and adapt quickly and a strong commitment to community-led approaches.
Reporting to the Head of Communities, this role will focus on managing a regional team, raising the profile of our work, building new relationships and helping to grow opportunities for communities to maximise long term income from independent sources.
In return, Foundation Scotland offers a range of benefits including: 35 days annual leave (pro rata), flexible working opportunities, employer pension contributions and a progressive pay system with benchmarked annual increases.
Have you got the passion, experience and skills to help more people know and feel the benefits of enjoying Scotland on foot?
Ramblers Scotland is looking for enthusiastic and committed candidates for co-option to its volunteer Scottish Council Executive Committee (SCEC).
Ramblers Scotland is a membership organisation and charity with a grassroots network of 54 local groups, who run 3,500 group walks a year, organised and led by experienced volunteers.
As the representative body for walkers in Scotland and a governing body of sport, we work to champion walking, protect and promote access rights and develop our path networks. We are part of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity.
We are going through a rapid period of ambitious technological and cultural change, so it’s a particularly exciting time to join Ramblers Scotland. By becoming a co-opted SCEC member, you could help shape the future of our organisation – and walking in Scotland.
Ramblers Scotland is looking for enthusiastic and committed members to join SCEC to help shape our strategic direction, oversee the business plan priorities, and support fundraising and our advocacy work.
We are particularly seeking Committee members who have a knowledge of or background in one of the following areas:
- Fundraising, corporate and trusts
- Public health policy within Scotland
- Strategic planning / organisational leadership
The members are a key part of the democratic framework for the Ramblers, and ensure that the volunteers, members, and staff work together.
The successful individual will gain expertise of supporting and advising a small but dynamic Executive Committee. As a committee member, they will help to shape the future of walker’s rights and environmental policy in Scotland. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for walking and presents great potential for the development of new/existing skills, meeting new people and new networks and making a genuine difference to walking in Scotland.
The Executive Committee is looking to co-opt up to three individuals for this role.
Meetings are held five times throughout the year, usually in February, May, August, and November, with an additional meeting at Scottish Council annually in March. These meetings are usually held in Edinburgh, Perth, or another Central Belt location. Attendance at all meetings is expected unless there is good reason, but there is an option to join via video conference if the travel makes the location unreachable.
Members are expected to prepare for meetings by reading the papers they are sent, attend meetings regularly, and participate in discussions and the decision-making process.
The post is non-remunerated although reasonable travel and meeting expenses will be reimbursed according to the Ramblers Scotland’s policies and procedures.
As a member of the SCEC you will be an ambassador for Ramblers Scotland and you will need to represent the organisation effectively to others.
This role entails:
- Working with other SCEC members to provide leadership and strategic direction to the organisation
- Ensuring the Ramblers Scotland meets its charitable objectives as laid out in the constitution
- Ensuring that Ramblers Scotland is effectively run and meets its legal and regulatory requirements
- Taking a role on specialist sub-committees as required (for instance the access sub-committee)
Members are also expected to follow the Code of Conduct by upholding high standards of professional behaviour, showing respect for fellow members and staff, use objectivity and good judgement in decision-making, and maintain integrity and confidentiality in the performance of the role.
As a member, you will use your networks and connections to help promote Ramblers Scotland’s work and activities.
Terms and Conditions:
Co-opted members will be selected and confirmed by the current members of SCEC and the term will last until March 2020, though further co-option is possible. Ramblers Scotland members can stand for election each year in March at Scottish Council once they have been members for at least one year.
Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Champion Trustees of Scottish Language Dictionaries
Scottish Language Dictionaries is Scotland's independent lexicographical body for Scots. Our Scottish National Dictionary (covering the period from 1700) and A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (from the earliest times to 1700) are national institutions, which provide a unique record of the language -- and of the history, culture and traditions -- of the Scots-speaking peoples.
We publish our work online as the Dictionary of the Scots Language, in print (most recently the revised Concise Scots Dictionary), and as applications for mobile devices. We additionally work in partnership with other organisations such as Education Scotland, the Scots Language Centre, and the Universities of Scotland, to support people of all ages and abilities in their knowledge and use of Scots vocabulary. We employ six members of staff and are funded by an annual Grant-in-Aid from the Scottish Government.
As our organisation enters a new strategic phase, we are keen to broaden the collective experience of our Board of Trustees. In particular we intend to appoint two new Trustees with skills and experience as outlined below:
1. We wish to extend our dictionaries’ coverage of Scots past and present and share this work more widely, both at home and abroad. To do this we need to generate additional funding to supplement our annual Grant-in-Aid. We therefore seek a Fundraising Champion to help us develop a successful fundraising strategy. The appointee will be supported in this role by a Fundraising Sub-committee, which the Champion will chair. This post would be ideally suited to a candidate with experience of fundraising in the education, heritage, and/or cultural sector.
2. As we contemplate our priorities for the coming decade, we recognise we know little about the users of our dictionaries or their lexicographic needs, expectations and wishes. We therefore seek a Priorities Champion to help us understand which aspects of Scots vocabulary we should focus on and how best to communicate our work. The appointee will be supported in this role by a Priorities Sub-committee, which the Champion will chair. This post would be ideally suited to a candidate with an appreciation of the importance of Scots in education, the arts, and/or the wider community.
Trustees of Scottish Language Dictionaries support the leadership of the charity by setting its strategy and monitoring its progress. Trustee business is usually conducted at Board meetings, which take place three to four times each year, usually in the Central Belt of Scotland.
Recycle to Cycle/ Bike Station
The Bike Station is Edinburgh and Perth’s leading bicycle recycling and cycling promotion charity. The aim of the organisation is to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transport and to protect and preserve the environment for the public benefit across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Perth and Kinross and beyond. It also aims to advance the education of the public in the safe use of bicycles and their repair.
The Bike Station’s key activities include: reconditioned bike sales, fix your own bike sessions, bike maintenance training, professional mechanic training in our Velotech training courses, on-road cycle training,workplace engagement with cycle promotion with Dr Bike as a mobile bike safety check, Dr Bike as a community outreach service, bike repairs, Build your own Bike courses with youth groups. Partnerships, and contract work, all operated as a social enterprise alongside a thriving volunteer base. The combination of these many avenues for individuals and families allow people find the right opportunity to get a reconditioned bike, gain the confidence to plan and make journeys, and maintain their own bike at low cost.
Our objective is to increase cycling rates in and around the city of Perth. Our research shows that our activities bring new people into cycling, support current cyclists to extend their cycling behaviour and maintain “marginal cyclists” cycling behaviour. The partners in this project are Perth and Kinross Council, Zero Waste Perth, Perth College and the Bike Station (Perth).
The project will provide:
● 50 open access Dr Bike sessions in community locations which supports existing cyclists through mechanical interventions and by providing cycling advice;
● 25 supported bike rides which will allow our clients to explore cycling infrastructure, the experience of cycling, and create informal cycling networks;
● An application to be a Cycling Friendly Community for Perth College; and,
● 100 bike loans to people who want to start cycling but for whom access a good quality bike is a barrier.
The Cycle Friendly Employer Award is a national award scheme, administered by Cycling Scotland, open to all organisations in Scotland. The award supports businesses and organisations who wish to encourage cycling as a healthy, sustainable and accessible way to travel to work.
The role of the Cycle Friendly Officer is to identify and support organisations in Perth and Kinross. through the award process. The Officer will also provide advice to organisations on the Cycle Friendly programmes in schools, campus and community settings to promote cycling and infrastructure best practice, as well as on available funding opportunities.
The post is based in The Perth Bike Station office with some travel across Perth and Kinross. The key responsibilities include:
1. Managing the delivery of the Cycle Friendly Award programme in Perth and Kinross.
2. Identifying and contacting organisations that would like to engage with the Cycle Friendly programme, supporting them through the award process, and ensuring award criteria is met.
3. Re-assessing previous award holders to ensure continued compliance with the Award.
4. Ensuring the project delivers its stated targets.
5. Providing advice to employers on funding opportunities, cycling best practice, etc.
6. Completing monthly project reports to Cycling Scotland.
7. Writing a quarterly e-newsletter to all Cycle Friendly Employers.
8. Attendance at the annual Cycling Scotland Conference and networking meetings.
9. Utilising social media to support the delivery of the programme.
10. Providing PR support to organisations who have successfully achieved the award, e.g. by writing press releases.
11. To operate within a set delivery budget that is prescribed and monitored.
12. Perform any other duties considered relevant to the post.
13. To comply with all current legislation and Recycle to Cycle policies.
· A qualification and/or equivalent experience in managing and delivering projects .
· Experience of delivering a cycling project is desirable.
· Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Experience of using social media to support project delivery.
· Experience in working to targets and generating leads.
· Ability to manage your time effectively and prioritise your own workload
We are looking for an enthusiastic and adventurous individual, with excellent public speaking skills and a passion for empowering young people, to join our Volunteer & Schools Engagement team.
Project Trust is an experienced educational charity that empowers young people to become confident and resilient Global Citizens through a challenging, long-term volunteering experience overseas. We annually select around 300 young people from across the UK for 8 – 12 month overseas teaching, social care and outward bound projects. Working with partners overseas, these projects are carefully chosen to ensure the Volunteers’ skills can be put to good use in their host communities and do not take work away from local people.
We are currently looking for an engaging recruiter with excellent presentation and organisational skills, plus the desire to motivate and empower young people, to join our dedicated team on the Isle of Coll. As part of our Volunteer & Schools Engagement team, your role will be to liaise with partners in education and youth sectors and to represent Project Trust at school presentations with the aim of raising Project Trust's profile and recruiting Volunteer candidates.
The role is based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll (subsidised accommodation provided) and involves travel throughout the UK.