Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is a charity that works to rescue, repair and restore historic buildings at risk across the city. Since 1982, we have worked in partnership with others to give redundant buildings a new purpose and return them to their communities. The Trust also organises the annual Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival in September, which celebrates and promotes the city’s architecture and rich built heritage.
We are looking to recruit volunteer Trustees to build on the Trust’s success to date and help steer it towards its future goals. They will work alongside the rest of the Board and staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective business strategy and financial safeguards are in place for the charity. It is an exciting time for the Trust as we look to develop new projects across the city.
Whilst the roles are voluntary, training will be provided and reasonable travel expenses offered.
We would like to encourage applications from BAME communities, women and younger people.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience in any of the following areas:
· Finance and accountancy
· Property and Construction Law
· Business Development
Are you passionate about delivering great services? Do you have expertise in leading teams to improve processes and deliver excellent customer care? You may be just the person we are looking for.
There are over 40,000 organisations in the voluntary sector in Scotland, employing over 100,000 paid staff across a huge range of specialisms, activities and locations. As the national membership body for voluntary and community organisations our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident and sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland, by delivering services, giving the sector a voice at a national level and promoting and supporting innovation and improvement.
We deliver payroll services to over 400 organisations. We help our customers fill hundreds of jobs every year and we run Community Jobs Scotland which helps create over 700 jobs a year. We want to make these services even better, more joined up and expanding, so that the charities and voluntary sector organisations we support can focus on the people and communities they exist to serve.
To help us achieve this we have created a new senior post and we are keen to hear from people with experience of delivering and improving high quality services, who can make the most of digital technology and take our services to the next level. It would help if you had a good understanding of the voluntary sector, and it’s crucial your values are as important to you as the bottom line.
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.
In establishing The Gannochy Trust in 1937, AK Bell brought benefits to Perthshire and Scotland which are maintained to this day. Properties transferred to the Trust and still managed by it were the Gannochy housing estate and substantial other grounds for community and recreational purposes. The Trust’s funds included shares in the Bell’s Whisky Company, which were latterly invested prudently over a wide spectrum of investments and have grown significantly over the years. In 1967, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened and now encompasses the whole of Scotland.
The Trust’s strategic plan supports the objectives that were set out by AK Bell in the Trust Deed. This includes providing affordable, high quality housing, an estate that protects and enhances green spaces and ensures good agricultural husbandry, improving community life through the use of Trust’s assets, grant giving and an efficiently run Trust through people development and management of resources. The Chief Executive works closely with the Trustees to discharge these responsibilities, with the Chief Executive helping develop strategies and being responsible for their implementation and for managing the Trust’s wide range of operations.
The Chief Executive will be appointed for their interest, passion and concern for the primary vision of the Trust, as well as the overall contribution they can make with their skills and knowledge to the future development and success of the Trust. He / she will have knowledge and understanding of the environment and sectors that the Trust operates within the region and in Scotland. The successful candidate should also have experience in developing and influencing strategy and policy across a wide range of relevant subjects as well as experience of charitable and community funding. The Trust are looking for an experienced and inspirational leader who can work with key stakeholders and become an ambassador for the organisation.
Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire (VAER) is part of a national network of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) whose ambition is to see a Scotland in which voluntary and social enterprise action in all its forms flourishes and delivers strong resilient communities.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Voluntary Action and we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to help meet future challenges.
To take responsibility for the processing and payment of all invoices and producing charity management accounts, on a monthly basis to ensure the smooth running of the financial responsibilities of the charity. (We are currently using SAGE50 version 2016)
We are seeking an experienced individual with a passion for Outdoors and Adventure to lead our team at Scout Adventures Fordell Firs.
We are looking for a centre manager who will be business focused and results driven, with a passion for excellence in customer service. Ideally with a background in the outdoor industry, you will have experience and a positive track record in business development and improvement, and working with a complex group of staff, customers and volunteers.
Role Summary and Purpose
Scout Adventures Fordell Firs is a 48 acre site based just outside Dunfermline, Fife. It has indoor accommodation for 67, a tented village for 64, and camping for more than 800. It has a strong reputation for providing day and residential visits & events to our members, schools, youth groups and charities for young people with additional support needs.
This role will primarily focus on leading, developing and managing the Scout Adventures Fordell Firs team to deliver a quality programme, create new on site adventurous activities, and to meet all safety and financial targets.
It’s the people that make Scout Adventures Fordell Firs an amazing place and you will be no exception! You will have an appreciation of what it takes to deliver a first class experience and will be able to ensure quality and consistency is maintained at all times through inspiring and motivating your team. You must be friendly and approachable whilst able to uphold our organisational values, and ensure that this is embedded within the staffing and volunteering teams.
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.
In 2019, we’ll be ten years old. In the past five years we’ve scaled more than double our size to a team approaching 40 people, opened a new London office, and worked with brilliant clients — from Cancer Research UK to Hackney City Council, Tesco to the Scottish Government.
About the role
This role will give you the opportunity to manage new business proposals through our end-to-end process, working closely with the senior management team.
You’ll play a pivotal role ensuring the quality and timely completion of new business proposals, which will include holding meetings, structuring and writing new business content, coordinating the team and document management. You’ll coordinate the conversations our team are having with potential clients and track a pipeline of potential new work.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re looking for an Outreach Manager to help shape and share best practice for our programmes within the learning community.
The School Communities team delivers a range of projects including two Scottish Government-funded programmes: First Minister’s Reading Challenge and Read Write Count, which encourage children and young people to develop a love for reading and writing.
To support those reading journeys, it is essential that learning professionals are inspired and fully equipped with up to date resources and professional development opportunities – a key focus for this role.
The team also runs author touring and events, book prizes, awards for learning professionals and supports the wider Scottish Book Trust programme, such as Book Week Scotland and Bookbug.
We are recruiting a Progressions Coordinator for our Edinburgh team. You will be required to deliver group employability and personal development workshops and accredited qualifications at the Street League Academy. They will carry out 1-2-1 progression meetings with Street League participants and liaise with employers and colleges to broker opportunities and support young people into Education, Employment or Training.
Responsible for positive participant outcomes into Employment, Education and Training, the progressions team are an integral part of Street League operational delivery. Targeted on delivery and outcomes you will report to the Operations Manager.
Experience in delivering employability services, accredited qualifications and job brokering is essential. Considerations will be made for candidates with experience in delivering training or in careers guidance plus an appropriate assessor qualification would be desirable.
Street League will begin screening candidates prior to the closing date and an appointment could be made ahead of this date. Candidates are strongly advised to send their applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please see attached the full Job Description and Person Specification
Big Noise Douglas, are looking for an Administrator to support their growing team.
You will support the Senior Team at Big Noise Douglas by providing excellent administrative support, procedures and processes to ensure the continued success and growth of the programme. You will also have face to face engagement with adults and children at after-school club, ensuring a smooth-running signing in and out procedure.
You will be an experienced administrator, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a high pressure workload. You will lead on general communications with parents, so you must also be an effective communicator with both adults and children.
This is a full time post, working Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (with a one hour unpaid lunch break).
This pioneering programme drew its initial inspiration from El Sistema in Venezuela and our vision is to transform lives with music. We deliver on our vision through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities. Since its inception in 2007, the programme has grown and developed into a multi - faceted and immersive music education and social development programme which uses the orchestra as a learning community.
We welcome applications from all nationalities. However we are unfortunately unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role, so before you apply for this post please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK. For more details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit gov.uk/check-uk-visa.
If you are invited to interview, we will ask that you bring evidence showing your right to work in the UK with you (photocopies are not accepted).