We are looking for a Chief Executive with the energy and drive to lead our talented workforce and who can facilitate the creation and delivery of our new strategic plan. The primary focus of our activities is in our state of the art residential facility, which we call our House. It is located in the grounds of QEU Hospital, Glasgow. It has ample gardens and internal space to allow for innovation. There is now the opportunity to steward our facilities and team into their next phase of growth and development. We want a candidate whose ambition for our services will translate into action and successful outcomes that are effective and sensitive to our families’ needs.
Whilst these are challenging economic times for all charities, we believe we are well placed to rise to these demands. Our unique purpose that focusses on families’ needs, and the quality of our services, along with our secure financial reserves, means that we still have opportunities for innovation and development whilst maintaining high quality services for the families we serve.
We want a leader who is enthusiastic about working in partnership with our community partners and stakeholders to deliver the best outcomes for our families. Whilst we value innovation, we also expect a strong commitment to good governance and accountability.
The House has 31 bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens for guests’ use. It has a play space, libraries, lounges, a large garden area and parking for all guests and staff. RMHG also owns several flats near its former Yorkhill site. You would be leading a talented staff and volunteer team that tends to the House and families’ needs, and which fundraises across a portfolio of sources.
We are keen to work more with our families and adapt our service offer to meet their requirements. We believe we can develop our volunteer programme to help run the House and potentially offer bespoke services to ease the pressure families face whilst their child is in hospital.
We steward numerous different relationships that sustainably resource the House. We are keen that these are developed to maintain the financial security and independence of the House.
If you connect with our mission and want to further your own leadership journey in a supportive environment and with ambitious colleagues, then please apply to join our team.
If you have any questions prior to applying please do not hesitate to contact the Interim Director who would welcome a conversation with you. email@example.com
As communications lead, you will be responsible for developing and managing both our internal and external communications strategy. You will have the opportunity to be at the heart of delivering our organisational vision and our change agenda.
The role is critical in enabling and supporting communications relating to our commitment to reform, delivery of ‘The promise’ and children’s rights, care and justice. You will have the opportunity to be at the centre of delivering hearings system re-design and bringing the internal volunteer community with us on a journey of significant transformational change. Your insight and vision will be crucial in helping to win hearts and minds through this change process and facilitating their engagement and feedback. Please find instructions on how to apply at the bottom of the page.
Develop and embed our communications policy and strategy to support our strategic ambitions
Our Communications team
Our communications team comprises currently of an in-house graphic designer, communications officer and the communications lead. The role of the team is to engage with our 3,000 strong volunteer community, and to raise the profile of who we are and what we do. We live and breathe our vision, mission and values, and the team is passionate about delivering quality, creative communications. You will lead this small and dynamic team while collaborating with other departments and teams across the wider organisation.
Life at CHS
Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings in their local areas, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our organisation also supports a network of 22 Area Support Teams made up of 400 volunteers who support Panel Members in their local communities.
As an organisation that works within the children’s hearings system, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people.
You can read more about our core values HERE as well as view an introductory video to our organisation. We also offer a generous benefits package from hybrid working, flexi hours and a fantastic pension scheme - you check out our full benefits summary HERE.
Diversity and Inclusion
CHS is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and are committed to providing any reasonable adjustments required during application and assessment process, and upon joining us.
The responsibilities and powers of the Children and Young People’s Commissioner are set out in the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003. The Commissioner is appointed by the King on the recommendation of the Scottish Parliament and is entirely independent of the Scottish Government.
We are looking for a skilled finance professional who can hit the ground running operating Sage software and providing expertise to the team. Are you someone who thrives on producing accurate and timely work and enjoys the implementation of new financial procedures? If you meet the essential criteria listed in the job description, we would love to hear from you. As this post involves direct work with children and young people, you will be required to obtain PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.
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.
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of families and children? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional professional to lead COVEY.
The Board is seeking to appoint a new CEO to lead the organisation and to provide strategic direction to its staff, volunteers and supporters. You will have effective and comprehensive leadership, management and communication skills, with experience of leading high performing teams. You will be a confident communicator and ambassador for COVEY.
If you have a strong empathy with this area of work; if you value integrity, compassion and teamwork; if you want to work in an inclusive and nurturing environment; if you have an understanding of the challenges some families face and knowledge of the causes and impact of poverty, then this could be the next career challenge for you.
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 .
Do you want to be part of an incredible advanced nurse practitioner team delivering paediatric palliative care in CHAS?
An opportunity has arisen for a dedicated individual, passionate about palliative care, to join our committed and welcoming team. We are seeking an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) who can autonomously assess, prescribe and evaluate care for children with complex needs.
Working within a supportive team comprising of ANPs, doctors, independent prescribers and a lead specialist pharmacist you will play a key role in the care of children across Scotland with palliative care needs through excellent multi-agency working with colleagues in other settings across Scotland.
The day-to-day work involves being part of a CHAS multidisciplinary team, providing leadership and assisting in coordinating the provision of comprehensive holistic evidence based advanced nursing care to children resident in our hospices.
CHAS does not hold clinical responsibility for children who are not resident at a CHAS hospice. However, increasingly families are being offered choices of place of care at end of life and CHAS may be part of that support. You will have the opportunity to be part of a collaborative team around the child approach.
ANPs have been part of our clinical team since 2017. This unique blend of advanced nursing and medical care has enhanced the support for children with very complex medical conditions and has given them increased access to paediatric palliative care.
We are committed to growing and developing the team and currently have nurses completing the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice program and are in the process of recruiting more nurses to commence the course in January 2023. You will have the opportunity to act as an assigned supervisor of practice for trainees and offer objective assessment of the practitioner’s attainment of knowledge, skill and critical development, which is pertinent to Advanced Clinical Practice.
In return for your commitment we offer:
Working hours are divided across four days with some weekend working and participation in an on call rota, with medical support, according to the demands of the service.
If you are an inspirational and aspirational leader in Children's Services with a drive to deliver on The Promise to Scotland's children, young people and their families then this opportunity may be for you.
The successful person will be responsible for a varied portfolio of work in Children's Services operations across Glasgow / West of Scotland. The role requires the resilience and professional assurance to be able to work remotely and act as the senior relationship manager for the locality seeking opportunities to build new relationships and deepen existing ones with local authorities and other commissioning bodies to meet our ambition for growth.
This is a key and influential role, working as part of the Scotland Children's Services senior management team. Please see the generic Assistant Director Children's Services job description, person profile and additional information including essential criteria for this role.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
The successful candidate for this position must have significant experience of working at senior management level, preferably within the charitable sector. You will lead a dedicated, passionate and experienced team providing excellent and effective support for bereaved children and young people in Scotland.
Reporting directly to the Board, you will implement the overall strategy and help maintain the organisational culture. Your excellent interpersonal skills will enable communication at all levels and your enthusiasm and vision for the work will inspire others across the team. As the CEO of the charity, you will forge relationships with appropriate bodies and advance its aims in partnerships. You will oversee excellent monitoring and evaluation processes. Overall, you will be responsible for maintaining the ethos and values of a developing and dynamic organisation.
As the Head of Finance, you will be working with the Chief Executive, Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees to implement Corra’s long term finance strategy, particularly in relation to cash flow and reserves to ensure we have the resources we need to deliver our charitable objectives. As well as this, your role will entail working alongside the Finance Manager in their role of supporting, managing and training the wider finance team, and improving systems and processes where necessary.
The successful applicant will have a detailed knowledge of accounting principles and relevant qualifications, and a track record of successfully leading and managing a finance team. You will have strong analytical skills and be able to demonstrate strategic thinking. You will have a proficiency in accounting software, and an awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of different accounting packages.
Additionally, you should have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience of presenting complex financial information to Trustees, Senior Management Team, and non-finance managers.
You will have experience of working in the charitable sector and handling charitable accounts, as well as having a high level of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
You must be a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CIPFA or equivalent) and have a minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience.
This role would be suitable for someone who has extensive experience as a previous charity Head of Finance who has a strong mix of financial accounting, business partnering, and staff management.
As with other Corra staff, there will be the requirement to be flexible and to provide support for other aspects of Corra business as and when required.
The role will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, alongside Corra’s hybrid working policy which enables a high degree of flexibility.
As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.
The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.