Help us give more students the life changing education experiences they deserve.
SAUWS is an organisation that supports the 17,000 students who attend the University of the West of Scotland. Our students are amazing, they study everything from accounting to nursing, physics and engineering. In order to get to university our students have often overcome multiple barriers, and compete with many personal challenges to be able to study at university. We see our goal as doing all that we can to ensure that they get the support they need and the positive and transformative university experience they deserve.
We have 5 campuses to provide support to (Paisley, Ayr, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and London) and a limited budget to achieve this. Whilst resources are a challenge, determination and motivation are not. We have an honest, hardworking and humble team of 12 staff and 4 Sabbatical Officers who are dedicated to supporting students in any way they can. We have been on a transformative journey over the last year and have made significant changes to our Board, structures and resourcing model. We are now a stable organisation that is looking to develop and move beyond the operational approach to become more strategic and impactful.
We need a Chief Executive who can help us set a strategy for the future that will empower our team, provide sustainability to the organisation, and grow our profile, influence and income so that we can provide increasingly transformative support and services for our students.
Our ideal candidate is likely to have; exceptional people skills, the ability to create and deliver strategy and a high level of emotional intelligence. More than anything else, you will need to understand that this is a small team with a big remit and you will need to be committed to contributing to all areas the organisation. It’s not essential that you have Student Association experience previously, but you do need to be committed to the idea of supporting the development of individuals who will often be in their first position of leadership.
The position of Chair is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful and confident individual to play a central role in developing BEFS not only as the Scottish intermediary body for the historic environment but also the wider built environment. As well as continued engagement with the Planning (Scotland) Bill, implications of Brexit and other relevant live policy topics, BEFS main lines of enquiry are currently: the future of religious heritage with a conference in Spring 2019; improving tenement maintenance, holding the secretariat for a cross party working group; addressing the issue of prioritisation in the historic environment; and maintaining an interest in ongoing discussion on land ownership, management and tax issues. BEFS has an important and pivotal role to play in ensuring sector engagement in these developments and candidates will be expected to provide leadership and direction. Candidates will have a passion for Scotland’s places, excellent strategic, organisational, interpersonal, communication skills and enjoy working with a focussed and motivated small team.
A Role Profile is available for download below.
SU Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. In addition to our work in schools, with churches and in SU holidays, we run two residential activity centres, Lendrick Muir (near Kinross) and Alltnacriche (near Aviemore) and are about to launch a third Gowanbank in Ayrshire.
Lendrick Muir is our largest facility, a stunning mansion house set in 120 acres of land, offering accommodation for groups of up 160 and a unique mix of activities to experience. Primarily focussed on hosting children and young people, the centre welcomes groups of all sizes from schools, churches, youth organisations and other agencies, as well as hosting SU Holidays and the Soul Survivor Scotland festival.
Building on outstanding growth in recent years, this role offers a rewarding opportunity to bring leadership to the centre, supporting a talented team of over 30 staff and volunteers who help make the ministry happen, and see it grow to the next level.
You will have proven leadership skills with strong experience in managing teams and individuals, operational delivery and customer focus. Candidates should be mature Christians able to support the spiritual leadership of a large team of staff and volunteers. Candidates should also possess sound business and communication skills. You will be an excellent team player, motivated self-starter and work well under pressure.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working exclusively with Renfrewshire Council to recruit a Capital Appeal Director for the Paisley Museum Appeal.
“A history of royalty and radicalism… a town built by thread, made world-famous by a pattern… home to artists and artisans, musicians and mill girls. Paisley has it all.”
To galvanise its many assets and history, the historic Scottish town is set to undergo a massive £100m transformation - the legacy of Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid. At the heart of this will be the £42m redevelopment of Paisley Museum.
With the appointment of award-winning architects AL_A, Renfrewshire Council are set to place the Museum, and the town, on the world stage. And quite rightly so. The Museum site houses a wealth of treasures including the Coats Observatory, the world’s largest collection of Paisley Shawls, and collections which have international significance in telling our industrial, social and natural history.
The Museum is much loved by the people of Paisley and Renfrewshire. This will be reflected in its transformation as it will centre around stories of the local area and its people, ensuring that the re-imagined museum is representative of Paisley’s communities, giving voice to the ‘Paisley buddies’.
This incredible project has already raised much of the funds required, however, there is still work to be done. Renfrewshire Council is looking for a Capital Appeal Director to raise the remaining £5m and to elevate the profile of the Paisley Museum Appeal, engaging and enthusing an international audience.
Working across multiple stakeholder groups, with the ability to execute political awareness and adapt to meet changing political contexts, you will be a tenacious, diplomatic individual with a wealth of senior fundraising experience. You will have delivered a number of high-profile capital appeals and be looking for your next challenge. Overseeing a small Capital Appeal team, you will write the £5m fundraising strategy and lead on cultivating and stewarding major gift prospects and supporters.
If you are looking to add a prestigious, high-profile capital appeal to your portfolio of work and have a passion for re-imagining our past to transform our future, please contact us today.
We are looking for 2/3 individuals to join our board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operation, finance, volunteer support, marketing and communications and HR.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services and activities.
The board meets approximately every 6 weeks
To support our continued success, PKCT are looking to appoint a Chair of Trustees due to the forthcoming retirement of the present Chair. This an opportunity to lead an independent charity that works with local communities to conserve, protect and improve the environment, natural resources and facilities of the local countryside. We are looking for a volunteer who has a passion for the outdoors and nature, who can make a strong contribution to our charity.
PKCT is committed to diversity and the Chair position is open to adults of all ages and backgrounds.
The Board of Trustees
There are currently nine trustees; four of whom are nominated by Scottish Natural Heritage, Perth and Kinross Council, and the Forestry Commission. The composition of the board reflects a wide range of relevant expertise and experience of the countryside environment.
Trustees have a collective responsibility to oversee the governance and development of the Trust in line with OCSR guidelines and responsibility for agreeing the organisation’s strategy, governance and to work with staff to deliver agreed plans and objectives.
·Experience of running board meetings in the public or private sectors
·Knowledge and experience of good governance practice in the charitable sector
·Understanding of financial accounting and management reporting
·Experience of fundraising in the charitable sector
·An enthusiasm and understanding of development work in the environmental field
·The ability to manage and motivate senior staff
·Experience of strategic planning and good public communications
The full board meets four times a year and there are intermittent sub-committee meetings attended by relevant trustees. In all the time commitment is 1-2 days per month on a voluntary basis.
Garvald West Linton is an established charitable organisation based in the Borders providing residential care, creative work opportunities and further education for thirty-five adults with learning disabilities. Garvald also offers day placements for adults with learning disabilities who live locally. The residents and staff together make up a community of approximately 70 people. There are five community houses. On average, there are seven residents in each house with one House Manager, one Deputy House Manger and a group of care staff including night duty staff.
Life and work at Garvald is based on the Rudolf Steiner principles of curative education and social therapy. Through working with these principles Garvald aim to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the individuals in our care. The days at Garvald are well structured with each individual having a day programme of workshop activities, different therapies, leisure activities and further education. At weekends there are cultural events. Christian and national festivals are celebrated during the year and the daily, weekly and annual rhythm of life at Garvald is a therapeutic and reassuring influence for residents. Garvald also supports residents to engage and participate in activities in the wider community out with Garvald.
The role of The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is collectively responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Garvald. It is responsible for receiving money from local authorities and donors, safeguarding it and ensuring that it is used for meeting Garvald objectives as stated in its articles of association. The Trustee Board must always act in the best interests of Garvald. The Trustees must act as a group and not as individuals. Although the role is unpaid, Trustees have the opportunity to significantly contribute towards an important and well regarded service for people with learning disabilities.
We are now seeking new directors to join our board and looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with a range of skills and experience. These include business/professional skills in PR/marketing, legal, property/estates management as well as individuals with senior management experience within the social care sector.
Fife Voluntary Action, as the third sector interface, plays an important dual role within community planning: representing the sector, in all its diversity, at Fife’s strategic and local management levels and, keeping third sector colleagues up to date with policy and planning developments. We’re looking for a Policy and Communications Officer to join our team.
Main Purpose of Post
The main purpose of this new Policy and Communications Officer post is to ensure that the voice of the third sector and the people they support features credibly on the policy agenda in Fife, and that the sector is suitably informed and skilled to maximise opportunities for service design and delivery.
The successful applicant will work to support senior colleagues to connect and involve the third sector in community planning. They will support FVA’s key role as agents of change in Fife, supporting and building relationships with public and third sector stakeholders to maximise the impact the third sector has on improving outcomes for the citizens and communities of Fife.
1. Support the delivery and momentum of a variety of third sector thematic forums including Health and Social Care, Mental Health, Community Justice, Children’s Services, Digital Participation.
2. Help plan and organise forum meetings and events relevant to the sector and policy themes.
3. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of policy relating to key activities in Fife, keeping abreast of policy developments and funding opportunities.
4. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the third sector in Fife.
5. Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders as required including participating in partnership meetings and identifying partnership opportunities.
6. Help identify policy issues where the third sector can have an impact and support colleagues to find solutions to recommend to policymakers and stakeholders.
7. Engage with FVA customers through regular meetings, forums, seminars, workshops, surveys etc.
8. Support the writing of high-quality consultation and engagement responses where possible.
9. Through a variety of on and off-line communications channels, work with colleagues to design and draft regular communications for Fife’s third sector and wider stakeholders including e-mail bulletins, social media and webpages.
10. Produce monitoring reports for activities in line with FVA’s monitoring system, including the production of case studies.
11. To take personal responsibility for contributing to high quality standards in customer relations, service delivery and communications.
12. To support and lead on internal FVA activities as and when required.
For more information please download the job description below.
Fife Voluntary Action is a key voluntary sector organisation working across Fife to support the voluntary sector, social enterprises and volunteering. We’re looking for a Finance Officer to join our team.
Main Purpose of Post
To provide high quality financial support within the organisation thereby aiding and enhancing the delivery of the organisation’s services to voluntary and community organisations in the area. The post involves producing and processing invoices, payroll and pensions data for FVA and some of our clients.
1. To process payroll services for FVA and clients;
2. To input data and process financial transactions in our accounting software;
3. Operation of purchase and sales ledgers, producing invoices and processing customer and supplier invoices;
4. Undertake Independent Examinations (up to receipts and payments) for clients;
5. Administer Creative Breaks grants programme and other small grants schemes, including maintaining accurate records and producing reports on progress, claims and compliance;
6. Support and advise staff on project budgets, record keeping and claims;
7. To provide a book keeping service to some clients;
8. To provide some training/support to clients on basic financial administration and related matters;
9. To support the Finance Manager when required in relation to specific activities.
For more information please download the job description below.
The main purpose of this role is to oversee, co-ordinate and lead the project team to facilitate opportunities for people with a learning disability to develop and maintain new friendships and relationships.
You will be responsible for ensuring consistent delivery of outcomes, budget management, reporting and forging essential links and partnerships between dates-n-mates, local businesses and other organisations from all key sectors.
The post holder will also be responsible for overseeing the volunteering function for dates-n-mates Aberdeen and will be actively involved in the strategic planning of the project.
You will liaise with the project leads from C-Change Scotland’s other regional dates-n-mates projects to effectively share best practice, resources and learning and to contribute towards the development of dates-n-mates Scotland and develop and continually improve the systems and practices of dates-n-mates.