Venture Trust is a personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who are struggling with many and complex circumstances to overcome these barriers and realise their potential. Our strengths lie in the trust and relationships we forge, our developmental approach and in harnessing the transformational benefit of being outdoors and amongst nature.
Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively support people by focusing on individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills and building confidence. We want everyone to succeed and to continue to do so throughout their lives. We need a CEO to lead Venture Trust on 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 successful candidate will be responsible to the Venture Trust Board for providing strategic and operational leadership to secure the achievement of the organisation’s vision, strategic plans, impact and sustainability goals as set by the Venture Trust Board. You will play a crucial role in nurturing strategic partnerships, securing resources and shaping services and programmes to meet the charity’s objects, reflecting Venture Trust’s mission and values.
You will ensure that Venture Trust develops its position and reputation as the ‘go to’ partner for supporting young people in realising their full potential. You will ensure that the charity is managed effectively, demonstrating sound governance, financial and HR leadership and compliance with relevant legislation. It is important that you naturally lead with a style that reflects our Charity’s values.
To be considered for the role, you will have experience at a leadership level in devising and executing strategy, senior relationship management, securing resources and shaping services and programmes to meet the charity’s objects, reflecting Venture Trust’s mission and values. Experience of senior leadership in a charity and charity governance would be advantageous. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.
The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting; contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. We produce robust ground-breaking work by bringing together children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond. An evaluation of CYCJ, published in 2020, highlights how our significant contribution stems from our unique role and positioning:
‘CYCJ is a boundary-spanning intermediary organisation. Boundary spanners are capable of contributing to system change. Their work to redress the imbalances of information, to connect and share insight across groups, to coordinate people to collaborate on key issues as well as focused interventions on seemingly intractable issues can come together to create paradigm shifts in the system’
Our focus for 2020-2025 is on supporting Scotland to comply with its international commitments for children and young people in conflict with the law in relation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), find our strategy here.
We work across three workstreams: Practice and Policy Development, Research, and, Participation and Engagement.
CYCJ is primarily funded by the Scottish Government and is hosted by the University of Strathclyde, in the School of Social Work and Social Policy. Our Executive Governance Group has oversight of CYCJ and our strategic direction, and consists of representatives from across policy, practice, research and lived experience.
We are seeking an exceptional new Director to lead the next phase of our development which is particularly focused on improving the participation of children and young people in shaping policy and practice developments, and strengthening our academic research contribution. As a boundary spanning organisation you may be an experienced leader from practice, policy, research or participation; or have experience across these domains. We need a leader who can enthuse, motivate and inspire, who genuinely cares about children who are in conflict with the law, is strategic in their thinking, who is determined and resilient, and can work with children and young people, families, practitioners, policy makers and researchers to change things.
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company is Scotland’s leading producing theatre. With a strong reputation for excellence in both classical and contemporary work it is committed to developing Scotland’s considerable indigenous talents while presenting the best of international drama.
Whilst Covid may have changed the landscape it certainly has not reduced the company’s ambition as it continues to play a vital role in the artistic life of Edinburgh and develop its reputation as a leading theatre company.
To support the company’s ambitious vision, they are looking to recruit into the newly created role of Director of Finance and Administration. Tasked with overseeing the delivery of all aspects of the company’s corporate activity including Finance, Management Reporting, Human Resources, IT services, risk management, governance and compliance, key priorities of the role include:
• Ensuring the company has sound financial management and planning enabling it to operate sustainably and efficiently meeting key artistic and business objectives
• Developing new and improved financial and management reporting enabling more informed and improved strategic decision making
• Working with senior management colleagues to create and embed a culture of sound financial management, including increased ownership and accountability, to ensure the efficient delivery of all aspects of the Company’s operations
• Ensuring the development and delivery of forward-looking Management Information System Strategy to meet the company’s business needs for the next 5 to 10 years, including the implementation of new finance system
• The development and maintenance of effective and efficient systems and procedures, utilising digital technology where appropriate, to drive excellence, efficiency and effectiveness across all operational activities
• Leading and co-ordinating the use, review and development of the organisation’s risk register to ensure an active process of risk management at governance, strategic and operational levels
As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will help support the organisation’s future ambitions, manage the delivery of their artistic programme and act as the Company Secretary for The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Limited and its commercial subsidiaries.
You will be a fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management with some experience gained within the charitable or culture sectors. With direct involvement in providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making, you will also be an accomplished communicator able to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:
• An excellence understanding of financial governance and risk
• Highly analytical skills coupled with the ability to get “behind the numbers” to allow well informed decisions
• Direct experience of presenting financial information to both financial and non- financial audiences coupled with the ability to ‘talk finance’ in a language that the business understands
• Previous experience of continuous improvement, developing robust financial controls, systems and procedures and embedding best practice as appropriate
• Strong IT skills with experience of utilising IT to deliver operational efficiencies and ideally direct involvement in implementing a new finance system
• Knowledge of HR best practice
The Robertson Trust is one of the leading grant-making charitable trusts in Scotland. Our aim as an organisation is a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. In 2019/20, the Trust awarded £20 million in grants to Scottish charities and financial support to students in further and higher education supported by our Scholarship team. In September 2020 we launched our new strategy to work with others, using all of our tools and resources, to improve the wellbeing of people affected by poverty and trauma.
The Robertson Trust is now recruiting a Scholar Liaison Officer to assist in the delivery of our Journey to Success Scholarship Programme. The key focus of the role is on the development and delivery of appropriate training programmes and support to ensure Robertson Scholars get the most out of their time at university and develop the skills and experience needed to enter the graduate job market confidently. We welcome applications from individuals who have experience of working with students to achieve these aims and who would enjoy being part of an enthusiastic team dedicated to improving the life chances of young Scottish undergraduates.
The successful candidate should be committed to supporting Scholars on various aspects of their academic journey and have current experience of working with students in further and higher education, including increasing engagement using social media platforms.
As a member of the Trust’s Scholarship Team, you will assist with:
· Acting as a first point of contact for Scholar support requests;
· Offering information, advice and guidance for both internal and external queries;
· Updating the Scholar Intranet with regular announcements and resources;
· Boosting our online presence across social media platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter etc.);
· Providing online delivery support including managing event bookings;
· Supporting the delivery of targeted training and networking opportunities;
· Developing strong relationships with our contacts within schools and universities;
· Supporting with our Internship Scheme and Career Pathways initiatives;
· Supporting the Scholar dedicated Alumni network;
· Producing monthly reports monitoring Scholar engagement and support needs;
· Any other duties required for the smooth running of whole Scholarship Programme.
· £29,964 - £34,957
· 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays
· Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%
· Death in Service 4 x salary or 8 x salary if employee contribution to pension
· BUPA healthcare
· Annual Travel Pass Loan
Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund SCIO is a long-established grant making charity whose purpose is the prevention and relief of poverty in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We operate a number of funding streams providing support to individuals and families as well as a fund for small local charities who share our aims.
We are recruiting for a Trust Administrator due to the retirement of our longstanding Administrator. We are looking for a candidate with strong understanding of and commitment to reducing poverty and inequality who is able to work on their own initiative. The role is extremely varied ranging from assessing and deciding on funding applications to advising the Charity Trustees on policy and strategy. Key responsibilities include:
• Managing the grant application processes
• Supporting Trustees meetings including drafting minutes and agendas and writing papers
• Managing grant expenditure against budget
• Developing new areas of income to enable the Trust to meet growing demand for grants
• Building partnerships with referring agencies and other trusts
Previous experience of grant making is desirable but not essential.
We are seeking a part-time General Manager (maternity cover) for 11 months, to manage finance, HR, business operations and administration. The post-holder will work with the CEO and other members of the Senior Management Team (Artistic Director, Fundraising Manager) to deliver the business plan, deliver existing programmes and develop new programmes/projects.
It is an exciting time to work with the organisation, as we move forward in the next stage of our development, implement strategic plans, grow our services and build our relationships with the people we serve and our funders.
At Hearts & Minds we believe that meaningful human connection is vital for wellbeing. We help vulnerable people overcome feelings of powerlessness, anxiety and isolation through the art of therapeutic clowning.
We are a Scottish arts-in-health charity that works in collaboration with paediatric healthcare units, respite centres, schools for learners with complex additional support needs and Dementia units to deliver laughter, friendship and support to those who need it most.
Our Clowndoctors Programme supports children and young people to cope with life in a hospital, hospice or respite care setting and in schools for learners with complex additional support needs.
Our Elderflowers Programme helps people living with dementia or dementia-related conditions in hospitals and residential care homes. Through playfulness, smiles and laughter, we help all of these vulnerable people to deal with the anxiety, fear, confusion and sadness that their situations and conditions may bring.
We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a General Manager role or Senior Management role in a small and/or charitable organisation. The post-holder must have the drive and commitment to push Hearts & Minds forward and to raise the profile of arts-in health in Scotland.
The Edinburgh International Festival is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly organised Executive Assistant to join the team. We want you to help us to deliver this unparalleled celebration of the performing arts, which brings some of the most exciting and creative artists working today to audiences from around the world.
We believe that being inclusive and diverse across all areas of our work helps us bring the best international festival to Edinburgh.
As part of the Executive Office, the Executive Assistant with provide pro-active professional and confidential assistance and administration support to the Festival Director, Executive Director and the Executive Office team. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and the ability to foster good relationships both within the organisation and externally.
An exciting opportunity to work as part of the Gate Church Carbon Saving Project team, this position is funded through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. The Gate Church Carbon Saving Project aims to promote behaviour changes that encourage low carbon lifestyles within the local community while providing real help to those experiencing material and food poverty across Dundee, working in close partnership with our charity partners across the city.
The Project Officer will work with the Project Co-Ordinator to:
Workshops Activity (Carbon Literacy Workshop Programme):
The Project Officer will assist the Project Co-ordinator and the Project Assistant with the development and delivery of the following project activities:
Re-use Activity (Clothes Swap & Repair Cafés):
Help to advertise and showcase Re-Use activities and events and to increase the number of people participating.
Community Fridge Activity (Food Waste):
Essential knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience and personal qualities
Desirable knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience and personal qualities
Sistema Scotland’s vision is to transform lives with music. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run four programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Douglas in Dundee.
This is a unique opportunity to join our Big Noise Torry team as the Operations Manager, supporting the Team Leader to ensure high quality procedures, processes and operational functions are embedded to maximise the success of the programme.
A skilled project manager, you will also have experience of working with children/young people and volunteers, and will have a passion for music, along with the belief in the impact and transformative power it has for children and the wider community.
The Brock is a charity and social enterprise that provides constructive therapeutic work activities and facilitated social integration for people with chronic mental health conditions. We focus on what people can do rather than what they can’t. We offer stimulating opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in horticulture, woodwork and a variety of crafts.
Our Vision: A society where every individual with a mental health condition feels included, supported and valued.
Throughout the current pandemic, The Brock has continued to deliver support to people with chronic mental health conditions in a variety of ways.
We are now seeking an energetic, empathetic and enthusiastic person to join our team. You’ll share our vision and have the necessary skills to provide support through phone & online contact, garden visits etc – specifically to our service users who are shielding and/or hesitant to attend The Brock due to the pandemic. When appropriate, you will use the project vehicle to provide transport. Flexibility is key, and working hours may vary depending on service users’ changing needs.
Our service users need you to be:
You will be joining the Brock at an exciting time as we develop as a social enterprise and expand our areas of activity. There is significant opportunity for the post holder to work in a team of experienced facilitators to support other enterprise initiatives that The Brock is delivering, and to use your imagination and creativity to influence the direction of the organisation and its impact on service users.
Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important to us as having the right experience and skills. We are a young and growing organisation; a strong contribution may lead to further employment opportunity.
The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme.
This post is part funded by the Scottish Government Community Recovery Fund.