Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:
● designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
● working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
● conducting research on this topic.
With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
In the period from 2011 to 2018:
● a total of 562 mental health professionals and trainees have received training;
● full practice-based training has been delivered in various settings; and
● Seven Zambian trainers have completed the two-stage certification process to become trainers themselves.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:
Fundraising and Events
Social Media, PR, Communications and Marketing
Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
We are very happy to consider applications from individuals from outwith the Central Belt who would envisage attending meetings via Skype.
Fundraiser with strategic vision and a hands-on approach
The Teapot Trust children’s charity uses art therapy as a way of helping young people cope with long term medical conditions. A new CEO, reporting to the Board, is sought to take the Trust through the next stage of growth.
Founded in 2010, the Trust has grown rapidly. Now 23 art therapists provide over 6,000 sessions annually in 12 hospitals including the Sick Kids, Edinburgh, Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey, Liverpool. Demand is growing, income has reached £350,000 pa, and the small staff, partners and funders are committed.
Key responsibilities are:
The successful candidate will have a proven track-record in fundraising in the tertiary sector plus general management experience. Alternatively, this could suit a CEO who has a strong charity background with a hands-on approach, so a do-er rather than a delegator. He or she will be a creative visionary who makes things happen. The CEO must have a track record of driving change, managing effective fundraising initiatives and financial literacy. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills along with an understanding of developing and delivering organisational effectiveness.
A salary of c. £45,000 p.a. is offered initially, plus statutory pension contribution. Some flexibility is required as attending evening and weekend meetings will be necessary.
The Cabrach Trust is embarking on an exciting and ambitious £5.7m regeneration project to build a heritage centre, incorporating a small scale working historical whisky distillery. The aim of the centre is to safeguard, celebrate, and share the rich heritage and culture of The Cabrach, narrating the extraordinary story of how this remote part of Scotland can claim to be one of the birthplaces of Malt Whisky.
We are now seeking an experienced Development Director to work with the new Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees to raise the capital funding required to deliver the project. With £1.7m already secured or pledged, the post-holder will join at a pivotal point in the Trust’s plans to develop the Cabrach Heritage Centre as a major visitor attraction, as well as a hub for the community.
Alumni & Development are seeking to appoint an experienced Development Manager to join their successful and established major gift fundraising team. You will be responsible for the strategic development of fundraising programmes for the University’s four faculties – particularly for Engineering and Science. You will raise funds through the development of relationships with alumni, trusts and foundations and companies. You will conduct regular face-to-face meetings with potential donors, to cultivate and solicit major gifts (gifts of £25,000+) with a personal annual income target of at least £500,000. You will manage fundraising activities for capital appeals across the campus, preparing compelling, complex funding proposals, including the current priority capital appeal in Biomedical Engineering (£3M target with over 50% raised). You will be experienced in working with senior staff, in order to successfully identify, cultivate and steward major donors. You will be responsible for the line management of major gift fundraisers, including responsibility for a Development Officer fundraising for Science. You will also be part of the department’s management team.
The British Council was founded to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s security, prosperity and influence.
We believe that international connections and opportunities can and do make a huge difference for people, communities, institutions and the country as a whole.
We are seeking a Chair for our Scotland Advisory Committee who is deeply knowledgeable about Scotland, and committed to maintaining and growing its international connections and contribution.
The Scotland Advisory Committee plays a key role in shaping and championing our work in Scotland so that it adds real value across the areas of education, culture, society and to the country’s success more broadly. Our current Committee members bring valuable expertise and insight from these sectors.
We would particularly welcome interest from candidates for the role of Chair who bring a cross-sector perspective, who have senior-level board or governance experience and who have worked at a UK and/or international level.
The British Council draws on strategic advice from three country advisory committees - for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - which report to the Board of Trustees.
The Scotland Advisory Committee advises the Country Director Scotland and acts as an advocated for our work in Scotland. The role of the Chair is to advise the Country Director in a non-executive capacity to maximise the impact that British Council can make in and for the relevant UK country. As Chair, you will lead the Scotland Advisory Committee to fulfil its purpose and objectives as set out in the terms of reference.
The Chair of the committee is appointed for a three year term, renewable for a further three years. For two years, each Chair of a country advisory committee takes his or her turn in representing all three country advisory committees on the British Council’s Board of Trustees.
Terms and Conditions
Positions on the Scotland Advisory Committee are not remunerated but reasonable UK travel and expenses will be reimbursed at standard British Council rates. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Key focus areas of the post include
· Leading the committee to fulfil its purpose and objectives outlined in the terms of reference
· Chairing committee meetings, normally three a year (and possibly an away day)
· Acting as advocate for the British Council’s work in Scotland and in the UK as a whole
· Hosting and speaking from time to time at events organised by British Council Scotland
· Attending other relevant British Council meetings and functions
· Reviewing the papers for six Board of Trustees meetings a year and providing comments to the Chair of one of the three country advisory committees currently serving on the British Council’s Board of Trustees
· Attending the annual meeting of the Chairs of the three country advisory committees with the Chair of the British Council
When on the Board of Trustees:
· Preparing for, and full participation, in six Board of Trustees meetings a year in London and an away day
· Acting in a representative role by consulting the Chairs of the other two country advisory committees in advance of Board of Trustees meetings (by video conference or otherwise)
· Presenting a short note summarising key opportunities, risks and issues arising from each committee at Board of Trustees meetings. This note is included in the Chair of the British Council’s written report to the Board of Trustees
· Making a brief report during Board of Trustees meetings and feeding back to the Chairs of the other two country advisory committees
What we require of the successful candidate
· Experience of a senior role within a major private, public or voluntary sector organisation in a management and/or Board capacity
· Significant recent experience in one or more of the three strategic business units (core business areas) of British Council activity - Arts, Education and Society, and English and Exams
· Varied range of contacts in Scotland
· Strong international background and/or interests
· Belief in, understanding and knowledge of, what Scotland can contribute on the world stage
· Capacity to act as a ‘critical friend’ to Country Director Scotland
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Highly effective communication skills (oral and written)
Are you looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to influence strategy?
ARK’s mission is to provide the best regarded care, housing and support services in Scotland for families, children and adults of all ages who require support to have a good life. We will build life long and life enhancing relationships and promote the right of people to have a life free from poverty and discrimination.
Established in 1977 ARK Housing Association Ltd provides 450 tenancies, and supports over 400 people through our dedicated and highly skilled workforce of 800+ staff. We operate in 12 Local Authority areas in the North and East of Scotland, and we also have services in The Western Isles.
Although a housing association the majority of ARK’s activity relates to the provision of care and support for people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services receive the very best support from ARK to enable them to live a good life. For further information see ARK’s website: arkha.org.uk.
We currently have vacancies for Non Executive Board members at a very exciting time for ARK. We are entering a period of new direction with the recent appointment of a new CEO alongside a new Chair Person on the voluntary board whose focus is positive engagement with the wider organisation. As a new Board Member you will play a key part in the formalisation of business strategy for the next 5-10 years. This will be clearly focussed upon delivery of high quality Housing and Care & Support services.
We are looking for dynamic, forward thinking and enthusiastic people from a variety of backgrounds to contribute to ARK’s emerging future. We will provide tailored training and development and you will also work alongside a number of experienced Board Members who can share learning and experience.
NYCOS, Scotland’s youth singing organisation, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation as it approaches its 25th anniversary
During its 22 years, NYCOS has evolved from a single national choir into a multi-faceted organisation that comprises 4 National Choirs, 14 Regional Choirs across Scotland, Mini Music Maker classes and an impressive education portfolio.
Under the inspirational leadership of its Artistic Director and founder Christopher Bell, the flagship National Youth Choir of Scotland now performs regularly with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardner, Edward Gardner and Donald Runnicles at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, and most recently, Carnegie Hall, New York.
The organisation is riding high artistically and reputationally and is in a great position to consolidate and grow its financial support base in the run up to celebrations of NYCOS’ 25th Anniversary in 2021.
Health Opportunities Team are a charity working to improve the emotional and sexual health of young people in Edinburgh.
We are looking for a skilled Project Worker to deliver sexual and emotional health services for young people in Edinburgh.
Do you have proven track record of providing high quality therapeutic 1-1 and group work with young people?
Do you have a proven track record of delivering sexual health and emotional wellbeing programmes and drop-ins?
Could you deliver a physical activity group?
Are you passionate about working with young people?
Do you have energy and commitment?
Are you up for the challenge of working with vulnerable young people?
Do you think you can gain the respect and co-operation of groups of teenagers in a variety of settings?
Are you a dynamic and creative team player?
If you are, then we want to hear from you.
This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced communications professional to join the Scottish Green Group in Parliament. You will work as part of the central team that supports the work of the Green MSPs in Parliament and is responsible for communications to promote our work to the media, supporters and the public. This is a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding role that will put you at the heart of our efforts to create a fairer, greener Scotland.
Duties and responsibilities
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join
our dynamic team
We are at an exciting stage in our organisational development with plans in place to grow our support for youth work, young people and youth groups. We have identified the need for a youth worker role which will suit a youth worker who is passionate about engaging and inspiring young people. If this is you then we want to hear from you!