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.
Turning Point Scotland has been making a difference in people’s lives for 20 years, working with people who face diverse and complex challenges which can marginalise them from their communities.
An opportunity to join the Board of one of Scotland’s leading social care providers and shape the future of this award winning organisation.
At Turning Point Scotland, we believe that people matter. We are a leading social care charity that constantly innovates and develops services to ensure everyone we support has the chance to lead as fulfilling life as possible and be part of the community. Our work is underpinned by a Citizenship approach and person centred ethos. Our dedicated staff team of 1300 specialises in supporting people facing a broad range of complex and challenging situations, including homelessness, learning disability, criminal justice, drug and alcohol problems, and mental health issues.
We are looking for 3 Trustees who:
• Are motivated to support our work and contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation
• We are looking to appoint one person with expertise in accountancy, and we also have vacancies for people with a background in pension provision, or experience of Social Enterprise, or the interface between the Third Sector and Local Authorities or other relevant skills.
• Can commit to attending 5 evening meetings, an annual strategy day and visiting 1-2 services every year and being involved in sub committees as required.
• Wish to join an experienced, friendly, enthusiastic leadership team
• Can demonstrate a passion and commitment that matches our own
As we provide 51 services in more than two thirds of Scotland’s local authorities, applications from outwith the Central Belt will be welcomed. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equality of opportunity and an inclusive, diverse workforce. Women are particularly welcome to apply as the gender balance of our workforce at all levels, including Trustees, is important to us. Turning Point Scotland are aiming for a 50:50 Board by 2020. Each application will be treated on its own merit.
An induction programme and training will be provided and reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
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.
Are you ready for the challenge of building an international social enterprise?
The Social Enterprise Academy is seeking a Head of International to lead the next stage of its sustainable growth worldwide.
This is a unique post at the forefront of social enterprise on an international stage. It represents the chance to lead systemic impact, using your skills to collaborate with global social enterprise stakeholders and mission-driven leaders, sharing learning and impact while ensuring the sustainability of an international social enterprise model.
Social Enterprise Academy
We are a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.
We focus our learning programmes on the development of practice: the practice of leadership and the practice of entrepreneurship. We support people to turn up as their best selves, so that they have the best possible chance to achieve their social mission, through growing sustainable organisations. Our model is based on the provision of practitioner led, peer learning. It’s great stuff – have a look at our impact review on-line. It works.
With a 15 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 6 years with international partners through a social licence approach. We now have 12 Social Enterprise Academy Hubs at different stages of development in Australia, South Africa, Malawi, Malaysia, Wales, India, Canada, New Zealand, China and Pakistan.
This new role will build on this outstanding foundation.
Purpose of the post
To lead the sustainable international growth of the Social Enterprise Academy
You will lead on the consolidation of existing work and manage the acceleration of export and replication of the Academy model with our network of local partners, scaling systemic impact.
Collaborating with ecosystem partners around the world, you will ensure support reaches people in organisations and communities that are stepping up to change the world.
The Social Enterprise Academy’s international strategy and business plan (2012-22) is closely aligned to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and contributes to national and global strategies. You will work closely with the CEO, other heads of department and our International Board, to lead the provision of learning and development in impact support ecosystems worldwide.
For a full person specification please download the application pack below.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Leadership, HR, Treasurer and other roles)
The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. We've been working for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution.
RST is based in Glasgow, with an income of around £350k pa and fewer than than five full-time employees, providing grants and integrated support services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These alleviate poverty and destitution, or help with access to education and employment, and thus to integration.
Our Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from our volunteer Board of Trustees, so we are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on our board.
Our Chair is also looking to pass on the role to someone with the skills to lead and guide the trustees to work most effectively and efficiently in our responsibilities to guide and oversee staff and ensure that RST is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
Those with suitable skills and experience in these and other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would be of interest. We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and board members should have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
The Scottish Veterans’ Garden City Association (SVGCA) is a private charitable letting agent, which together with its sister organisation, the Scottish Garden City Housing Society Ltd (SGCHS), provides housing to disabled military veterans in Scotland. Founded in 1915, SVGCA is one of Scotland’s oldest military social housing charities and is extensively supported by a network of enthusiastic and committed Voluntary District Committees who are central to our success.
Our stock of nearly 650 houses of varying size and type is located throughout Scotland. Over the past five years, there has been a significant development programme to increase the number and type of houses we can offer, but SVGCA want to expand and improve our stock further to meet the current and forecasted demand and are committed to undertaking further housing developments.
Due to planned board succession, we are looking to recruit several new Non-Executive Directors onto the board of SVGCA and Trustees to the committee of management for SGCHS over the course of 2019.
The main function of the Board of Directors / Trustees is to work with the Chair, Chief Executive and leadership team to oversee the future strategy and direction of the charity. The Board of Directors / Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the charity, for leading and controlling SVGCA and for its governance, policy and affairs. Directors / Trustees have responsibilities under charity and company law, and under SVGCA’s Articles of Association, for directing the affairs of the organisation, ensuring that it is solvent, well run and delivers its objectives.
In addition to the above, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience s/he has to help the Board reach sound decisions. These may involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives and other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.
Do you want to improve your personal wellbeing?… and your career prospects? Do you want to play a role in improving the lives of others and the Clydesdale area? If the answer is “YES” then volunteering as a Management Committee member with us might be the thing for you!
We are looking to recruit people as voluntary committee members. We need people who are motivated by a positive desire to work with us in achieving our Vision of ‘Quality homes and excellent services for all – for today and the future’.
We are a Registered Social Landlord and Scottish Charity with 738 affordable rented homes across rural South Lanarkshire and the Clyde Valley. We have high tenant satisfaction levels and a track record of strong performance. Our current challenges include improving the energy efficiency of our homes, supporting tenants with money problems and developing new office and community hub premises.
We need new committee members who have a range of skills and personal qualities who will strengthen our leadership in achieving the best we can for tenants and other service users. We would welcome interest from individuals with a commitment to our objectives and who have appropriate skills, but in particular would welcome applications from people with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
Human resource management
Although Management Committee work is unpaid, we will reimburse out of pocket expenses, including care and travelling costs. We also provide comprehensive induction training as well as supporting ongoing personal development. The main reward though is knowing that you are part of a team that is helping to improve the lives of others.
Our Management Committee meets monthly in Lanark (usually held on the last Wednesday of the month – between 6.00 and 8.00pm).
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.
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager.
For more information about the Trust please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million “spend-out” endowment from the Big Lottery Fund (now the National Lottery Community Fund).
The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of two key groups in Scotland:
· Care experienced young people
· People affected by dementia
The Trust works closely with our beneficiaries as well as policy makers, service providers and other stakeholders to ensure that our funding and influencing activities are targeted in ways that will bring the greatest benefit to our beneficiaries.
This is a great opportunity to work with a visionary charity which is committed to investing in real and sustainable improvements in the lives of care experienced young people and people affected by dementia
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. You will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
You will be required to work across both programmes - Care Experienced Young People and Dementia. The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation working until March 2023.
The ideal candidate will be reflective with excellent analytical skills, be beneficiary/customer focused with a willingness to acquire knowledge of the issues facing care experienced young people and people affected by dementia.
Officers Association Scotland is a military charity, established in 1920, to provide support to former military officers and their dependents based in Scotland or planning to settle in Scotland after leaving the military. While originally a welfare charity, over the years OA Scotland has developed, so that it now provides a comprehensive employment advice service along with welfare and financial support to individuals as well as grants to other charities.
The Charity is looking for an energetic, capable and motivated Chief Executive to work with the Board of Directors to take this work forwards. This is a unique opportunity, offering the successful candidate a wide ranging and extremely varied role. This is a job for a “do-er” rather than a delegator as they will have a hands-on role delivering the Charity’s employment advice service and engaging with employers to benefit clients. They will act as Company Secretary as well as managing all aspects of the charity including creating and delivering a marketing plan and overseeing budgets and finance. In addition, they will work closely with the Head of Welfare Services in Poppyscotland (our sister charity) to oversee the Charity’s welfare services. They will also create and manage the annual process for providing grants to other veterans’ organisations. They will be responsible for ensuring the Charity maintains its profile with politicians, senior service personnel and amongst veterans’ charities in Scotland as well as representing the Charity at formal and Remembrance events.
Please note: Candidates without these qualifications will be considered, but it will be a condition of employment that they will obtain a relevant qualification within a year of taking up post.