The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent children, young people and adults.
Our 2019 strategy sets out our ambition to become the national body for neurodiversity in Scotland and we are on a journey to excellence with the purpose of promoting and encouraging neurodivergent people to realise their potential. The newly created role of Director of Services carries strategic significance to our organisation and will impact significantly on the future direction and focus of our organisation.
Playing a crucial role in supporting neurodivergent children, young people and adults, our new Director of Services will ensure Donaldsons continues to provide relevant quality services that meet both current and future needs. Embedding best practice, you will ensure our services ultimately deliver the best outcomes for those we support whilst building both our sustainability and reputation. As an active member of the Executive Team, the Director of Services will work collaboratively and directly contribute to the development of strategies and operational plans that ensure the achievement of Donaldsons’ key priorities.
An inspiring, solutions-focused and forward-thinking leader, you will bring relevant experience in developing, delivering and growing person-centred services coupled with knowledge of the local authority funding environment and national policy, driving service development and funding. Perhaps more importantly, our new Director of Services needs to bring a strong desire to embrace innovation and encourage both internal and external stakeholders alike to think differently in relation to how neurodivergent children, young people and adults are supported more effectively.
Our vision is to be the most respected organisation for the services offered to neurodivergent people in Scotland – if you want to be part of this please review the full role profile provided below or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained recruitment partner, via firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Donaldsons is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.
The Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) is Scotland’s professional membership body for dance, opera and theatre.
We are currently seeking an experienced Policy and Public Affairs Lead to work closely with the Chief Executive Officer across several key areas of responsibility: research and policy, stakeholder and member engagement, advocacy planning and activity, strategy development and implementation and external communications.
Candidates should have relevant experience gained working in a similar role in a related area, for example, public affairs, advocacy, public relations, communications or Government affairs. They should have excellent relationship skills and strong societal and political acumen.
FST is offering this role as a full time, fixed-term position for one year with the possibility of extension, funding dependent. We also welcome job-share applications and proposals for other approaches to the role including part-time, secondment or consultancy. FST also supports and promotes flexible working.
The FST team are currently operating hybrid working, both from home and the office in Grindlay Street, Edinburgh. Appropriate equipment and IT support will be supplied to the successful candidate(s).
The Scottish Civic Trust is recruiting for its next Director to lead our small team based in Glasgow. With a mission to celebrate Scotland’s built environment, take action for its improvement. and empower its communities, the Scottish Civic Trust is proud to represent Scotland’s civic sector and strives to support amenity and heritage groups across Scotland to make a difference in their locality. Established in 1966, the Trust is the national co-ordinator for Doors Open Days and is an advocate and campaigner on issues of national significance, including our involvement in the restoration of Edinburgh’s New Town, the saving of New Lanark and most recently focussing attention on securing the future of the Egyptian Halls in Glasgow.
We are currently recruiting for a talented and dynamic individual to become our new Director, our most senior position. You will be responsible for enhancing the charity’s reputation and influence, acting as an advocate for the heritage sector, developing effective partnerships, inspiring greater support including generating income, developing our thematic work, running a charitable organisation, managing, motivating and developing a small team of staff, and reporting to and working closely with our Trustees. This is an exciting and rewarding role with the opportunity to make a huge personal impact.
We respect every individual’s unique contribution and value the benefits a diverse workforce can bring to the Trust and want to make inclusion part of what we do every day.
The Scottish Episcopal Church seeks to appoint a full-time Head of Safeguarding to provide strategic leadership, oversight and advice in the development and implementation of safeguarding policy in the Church. The postholder will lead a small team, manage casework, assist in the delivery of training and liaise across the church with bishops, clergy and congregations in safeguarding matters as necessary.
Applicants should have comprehensive understanding of contemporary safeguarding law, policy and practice, an appreciation of its application in the context of a voluntary or faith organisation, practitioner experience of case management and risk assessment, and an ability to build and sustain long-term working relationships.
Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run six programmes in Raploch and Fallin in Stirling, Douglas in Dundee, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.
The Director for Children, Young People and Communities is a new role within the organisation, which reflects the growth and success of the programme, and the desire to ensure excellence in all elements of the delivery for children, families and communities. For example, you will champion and strengthen our approach to inclusion, tackling child poverty, equality and community & young peoples’ voices.
A key leadership role within the team, the role will work closely with the CEO to support Big Noise Centres to deliver on the organisation strategy. This will rely on close partnership working with all members of the leadership team, and in particular developing key principles of working with the Director of Music. You will also provide line management, support and mentoring for Heads of Big Noise Centres, to maximise their internal and regional leadership capabilities.
A successful leader, manager and strategic thinker, you will have extensive experience of working with children, young people and / or communities, with a social drive and ambition for all to succeed. With knowledge and understanding of the Scottish policy context, you will also have the ability to engage with and navigate the hopes, ambitions and expectations of multiple stakeholders and distil these into tangible actions.
We welcome applications from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities. If you do not have the right to work in the UK currently, we may be able to offer sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa, provided you meet the criteria as detailed here: gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa .
Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.
Glasgow Life’s Arts and Music Programme inspires, connects and improves the lives of the people of Glasgow through a diverse programme of festivals, events, projects, learning and engagement opportunities, community initiatives and advocacy.
We are currently recruiting for a fixed-term part-time Senior Arts Producer (Creative Communities). The Senior Arts Producer will oversee and manage our Creative Communities programme, which covers three main areas of work - an embedded Artists in Communities programme, year round Community Touring activity and Creative Intervention work.
The post is part-time (21 hours a week) for 16 months with a potential option to extend (depending on funding).
The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of, and networks within, the arts and community sectors in Glasgow as well as connections with national and sector development bodies across Scotland. The candidate will have worked extensively in an arts management role, producing and delivering activities and events to a high quality.
The Arts team has a base in Tramway with a team of Area Arts Producers working extensively in their own areas as required.
To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:
We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.
In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays. You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.
Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and in our programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit glasgowlife.org.uk/the-small-print/an-inclusive-employer
Do you care passionately about tackling inequalities and enabling those who experience the greatest adversity to realise their potential? Do you believe in the therapeutic benefits of the outdoors? If so, we'd love to hear from you!
We have a rare opportunity for a new Chief Executive Officer to join Venture Trust.
Who we are:
Venture Trust works with people experiencing challenging life circumstances.
Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, outdoor therapy and employability programmes, we equip people with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
As a Chief Executive Officer, you will:
For more information on the role, please download our CEO recruitment pack
What we offer:
We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.
The Sessional Behaviour Specialist will work alongside SOHK Lead Behaviour Specialist and Facilitators to lead on the non-sporting activities of the SOHK for Schools Programme delivery in Scotland, predominantly Edinburgh, Glasgow and Central Belt. This includes group workshops, one-to-one mentoring and liaising with school staff.
This role is centred around helping the pupils we work with increase their wellbeing and self-awareness; ultimately to take responsibility for the areas of their lives that are directly within their control.
SOHK for Schools is a 3-year intervention, working with groups of around 20 pupils from S1 until they finish S4 and complete their Nat 4/5s. The pupils will be chosen by the school and will typically be the ‘hardest to reach’ young people. We will work with them for half a day every week, delivering rugby training, classroom sessions on subjects such as growth mindset, goal setting and choices and we’ll deliver weekly 1:1s.
The programme will be evaluated by SOHK staff, teachers, parents and the pupils themselves.
Textile Conservation Foundation is a charity providing support for the Kelvin Centre for Conservation & Cultural Heritage Research based at the University of Glasgow. Principal activities include providing bursaries to students completing the two-year MPhil Textile Conservation - a prestigious and internationally recognised course attracting students from across the world. In addition, the charity provides grants to the Centre to support the development of new courses and other research projects.
The Charity Trustee and Hon Treasurer will be responsible for:
Travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed.
Time Commitment – Attendance at 3 Trustee meetings per annum each lasting 2-3 hours. Other duties around 1 hour per month.
Capital Theatres are looking for a Chair of the Audit Committee who will serve as a trustee on the main board.
We present world-class shows to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages and stage over 700 performances each year, at the Festival Theatre (1,915 seats), the King’s Theatre (1,300 seats) and The Studio (155 seats) in a broad and inclusive programme featuring the very best in drama, dance, musical theatre, live music, comedy and pantomime.
During the summer months our stages are the heart of the Edinburgh Festivals in the world’s leading festival city. The Festivals provide a focus for pioneering new voices and artforms and a celebration of artistic collaboration that continues throughout the year.
We support access to the arts for everyone and have an extensive learning and participation programme of talks, workshops and events to introduce and develop engagement and interest in the heritage of our buildings and all areas of live performance.
We are clear that to do this with vision and confidence we must have a greater diversity of voices in senior roles, and so we are particularly keen to hear from people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our leadership and governance.
We are looking for a Qualified Accountant (CCAB) with senior financial reporting and audit experience. Chartered Accountant status and experience of a similar role in a charity are desirable.
Previous experience as a Trustee is not necessary, as we are committed to full and appropriate induction, mentoring, training and support for all new Trustees.