Since 1998, Bridging the Gap has improved the lives of young people, families, and members of the wider community by providing opportunities for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to discover common ground.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and supportive Chief Executive Officer who will provide strategic direction for the charity and its staff, have responsibility for the delivery of a growing range of activities and projects, and facilitate community and cross-sector engagement with professionalism, enthusiasm and sensitivity.
The successful candidate must have sound leadership experience, knowledge of the voluntary sector, awareness of relevant legislation, and excellent financial management skills, including securing and managing major grants. You will be a confident and passionate communicator, with an ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.
You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families recover from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.
As Head of Finance, you will be the source of technical advice and guidance on all areas of finance. As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for delivering effective strategic financial planning and supporting funding applications, along with robust financial management, budgeting, risk management, taxation, investment and procurement practices across the Charity.
You will be a qualified accountant, with PQE gained in the Charity sector in a senior finance role and have a strong understanding of Charity Accounting and Governance, and Taxation.
Very much a team player, you will need to be comfortable operating both strategically and tactically and bring a rigorous approach to your work, while building strong and effective relationships with colleagues.
This a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week. You will be working remotely initially and once we move to blended working; we anticipate you working from our Edinburgh base around 2 days per week.
Change-makers sought! Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?
We’re looking for an experienced professional to help us to improve the lives of children, young people and care leavers by supporting the stability and security all children and young people have a right to.
As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, CELCIS works to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, their families and carers, and care leavers, by supporting the people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in the services, practices and skills they use.
We’re looking for someone to be part of our Children’s Services Implementation team who’ll bring passion, insight and understanding to our work focussed on enabling effective family support and, where needed, high quality alternative care for children and young people. This role will work with partners and stakeholders to create the readiness and conditions necessary to support transformational change in practice.
This involves working with children’s services, other partner organisations and with those who have lived experience to support and embed impactful systems change and improvement. With others in the team, this post will support the development of genuine partnerships, groups and forums to share and embed best evidence and to facilitate staged based approaches to change. At CELCIS we apply a variety of methodologies across our work, within this team there is a particular focus on the use of Implementation approaches to drive, enable and embed sustainable complex change.
Central to the role is the ability to apply evidence based approaches, facilitation, coaching and practical skills to support improvement and support implementation of innovative and evidence-based practices that will better meet the needs of children, families and carers. The role would suit candidates with compassion, sensitivity and the strong relationship-building skills required to support, facilitate and encourage systemic and strategic change in practices.
Do you have experience of working within the children’s care and protection sector? Can you demonstrate a deep understanding of and commitment the change and improvement set out in the Promise Change Plan, and respecting lived experience of care? Are you passionate about using improvement approaches to make this happen?
You will have an appropriate professional qualification / relevant degree, with substantial practical experience and evidence of successful collaborative working, including experience of using an improvement and implementation approach.
Does this sound like you? Apply now.
Funding for the post: Like for all colleagues in the team, this post is initially funded for 12 months, with a further 2 years of funding indicated by Scottish Government. CELCIS has received funding in this way from Scottish Government since 2010 where we agree our funding level every year, as well as agree the next two years indicative level.
All CELCIS staff are working remotely at home until the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (we are based in the Curran Building at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). Flexibility for blended working arrangements (from home, in the office, and travel to work with local partners as required for the role) can be available and we are happy to discuss.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Claire Burns, Director (Acting) (email@example.com).
Scottish Adoption delivers high quality placement and adoption support services. The bulk of our services are delivered across Edinburgh and the Lothians, although we work with Local Authorities from across Scotland and other parts of the UK. We are an ambitious organisation with strong governance. In recent years we have undertaken a journey of incremental growth, combined with launching a number of adoption support initiatives including our sector leading Adoption Therapy Centre for Children.
Scottish Adoption is seeking a new Chief Executive who will be responsible for providing leadership, developing, and implementing Scottish Adoption's strategic and operational plans, partnership and being an effective advocate for the charity and the families it serves. You will lead and work with a team of 30 permanent staff and a pool of freelance staff. They will be responsible for ensuring financial control as well as supporting and advising on service delivery and maintaining good governance across all aspects of Scottish Adoption.
To be considered for the role you must meet the following criteria:
- Recognised social work qualification and registered with (or eligible to register with) the Scottish Social Services Council.
- Evidence of continuous professional development relevant to the role.
- Experience of leading people successfully through progressive development, innovation, and projects to deliver strategic development plans.
- Recognised as a highly professional and effective partner and communicator.
- Experience and proven success in leading a teams or significant projects/programmes which include budgets, people, and stakeholders.
- In depth knowledge and experience of managing Adoption and Fostering services.
For a confidential discussion contact Debbie Shields on 0141 212 7555.
Change-makers sought! Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?
CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, is an internationally recognised leading improvement and innovation centre based in Scotland at the University of Strathclyde. We are dedicated to supporting change and improvement for children in need of care and protection, their families and carers, and care leavers.
Focused on improving the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection and their families and carers, we support people and organisation’s responsible for their care to make long-lasting changes in services, in systems and the practices and skills they use
We work with organisations and people across Scotland at local and national to level to realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review (2020). The focus of the work of this team is to support those across Scotland, who are working to ensure the stability and permanence of babies, children and young people and also ensure their protection from abuse, harm and neglect.
Our Head of Protection and Permanence leads on how we assist national and local government and their partners to develop and apply evidence-based ways to drive change and improvement in services and practices. The team covers Child Protection, Addressing Neglect, Permanence and supports effective decision making across Children’s Services and will lead on the CELCIS contribution to the Scottish Government Child Protection Improvement Plan and delivery of support to CPC Scotland.
You will have an appropriate Degree, with significant experience of directly relevant roles and considerable experience of leadership and management contributing to and realising an organisation’s strategic and business objectives. You will also have extensive experience of leading complex change projects which have delivered positive and sustainable change.
A member of our Strategic Management Team, you will share responsibility for the planning and delivery of CELCIS’s strategy which prioritises supporting improvements in early help, effective decision making, and quality care, all underpinned by valuing the voice of lived experience. We are seeking a motivated individual with strategic management and leadership experience who can contribute to how we deliver our strategy and meet and exceed key stakeholder expectations.
All CELCIS staff are working remotely at home until the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (we are based in the Curran Building at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). Flexibility for blended working arrangements (from home, in the office, and travel to work with local partners as required for the role) may be available.
Funding for the post: Like all the team, the post is funded for 12 months, with a further 2 years of funding indicated by Scottish Government. CELCIS has received funding in this way from Scottish Government since 2010 where we agree our funding level every year, as well as agreeing the indicative level for the next two years.
Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families and carers. Apply now.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Claire Burns, Acting Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Youth Scotland is Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work and we would love you to come and lead our dynamic organisation.
Now, more than ever, Scotland’s young people need effective community based youth work services. Youth Scotland is seeking a visible, dynamic and progressive CEO to lead the direction of community based youth work in Scotland and shape a 21st century sector, emboldened to meet the needs of the critical youth work organisations working to affect grass roots change.
Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country, which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers, including 5,000 volunteers.
You should have experience in leading an organisation. You should be qualified in Youth Work and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the policy landscape in Scotland. You will also have significant management, finance, fundraising, governance, compliance and communications skills.
This position is based in our Edinburgh office pending COVID-19 restrictions.
Our vision is that all children and young people are loved and respected. That they enjoy their childhood and achieve their full potential.
Our mission is to provide a loving and caring school and home environment for children and young people up to the age of 18 with challenging or complex needs. We will build relationships where they learn to trust and be trusted, feel safe, and have fun. To educate our children in ways that work for them as individuals, including through the outdoors, play and adventures. To teach them crucial life skills in a stimulating and nurturing environment where every adult is focused on their happiness and wellbeing. To enable them to grow up to be confident, contented and valued members of society. Their voices will be listened to and be at the heart of everything we do.
At Seamab, we have ambitions to build a new school and this role will be an important addition to the team. Full details are contained within the job pack.
The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
The Families department are seeking an enthusiastic person to coordinate the new parent to parent support scheme within the Glasgow area, who can get the scheme underway and ensure that local families receive timely, well matched supporters when a referral to the scheme is received.
This exciting role will ensure that at a time when parents and carers are most in need of support, they can access that through a network of trained parent volunteers that the coordinator role will recruit and manage. Experience of managing or working with volunteers, an understanding of peer support schemes, as well as well as excellent interpersonal and networking skills will be vital for this role.
It is essential that applicants have lived experience of being the parent or primary carer of a deaf child or young person. Please only apply if you fit this essential criteria.
You will be committed to working across the charity to ensure that the needs of families are met through this news support scheme, and a flexible approach to hours will be needed.
There may be a need to travel to meetings or training from time to time as part of this role.
Take advantage of our £500 new start bonus and apply today.
About Youthpoint Moray - Elgin
Using person-centred interventions to support young people and their families the team at Youthpoint Moray works in partnership with the referring statutory agency to assess, plan and implement appropriate strategies to meet the needs of young people.
What we are looking for....
We are looking for Young People’s Workers who will work as part of the team to deliver the best outcomes for the young people. Through a range of group and/or individual activities you will work with the young people supporting them to develop their self-esteem and confidence, assisting them to acknowledge, accept responsibility for and where appropriate alter their behaviour. You will support the young people to develop their problem-solving skills, enabling them to resolve conflicts, develop informed choices and relate better to their peers, families and authority figures. You will have the ability to monitor and evaluate the service to modify the programme effectively, working with the Service Manager, statutory referring agencies and other organisations to deliver changes which support more positive outcomes. A key part of the role is to motivate the young people to change and to do this you will explore with the young people and with appropriate agencies, leisure time pursuits, skills, achievements and interests that can provide incentives to achieve the required positive outcomes. The work will be delivered in service users’ homes or within other community settings.
Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here
What we offer...
You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.
As our Community Project Manager within a busy and dynamic team, you will lead on the implementation and development of projects in line with allocated funding. The understanding of project management is essential to ensure projects are managed and delivery on time, and within budget.
You will demonstrate and promote the Carr Gomm’s values in your day to day work, with a person-centred approach. These values are: Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty and Efficiency; Joint Working and User Involvement.
Responsibilities and Success Factors -
Reporting to the Operations Manager (Involvement, Quality and Innovation), the Community Project Manager role is to implement, lead and develop the specific project(s) in line with the funding application(s), organisational plans and values. You will support the development of the project activities across the organisation. You will take responsibility for all staff and volunteers within each project.
Success in this role includes: