Volunteering Matters use the unique power of volunteering to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunity and ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great.
And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we’re a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England.
We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside our business. This includes our investment in our newly formed Enterprise Directorate under which this exciting opportunity sits.
Get The Gen (GTG):GTG is a training and consultancy Social Enterprise created to help businesses with issues around recruitment, retention and development of a multi-generational workforce starting from young people up. GTG use evidence-based insights to deliver immersive, interactive, and fast paced workshops online and in person that create lasting individual and group change. We are trusted by over 60 leading UK and Global businesses including; The Natwest Group, The Law Society of Scotland, KPMG, Brodies, Burness Paull, Skills Development Scotland and Aegon amongst others.
The Head of Operations for GTG is a leadership role which sits as part of the wider Enterprise Directorate team and reports to the Director of Enterprise. They will play a critical role in supporting our continued growth for GTG having full responsibility for the day to day operational running of the Social Enterprise.
Although part of a wider parent charity ‘family of brands’ at Volunteering Matters, GTG is very much an established and stand-alone business, so we are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit that thinks commercially about how we can continue to grow our existing portfolio of products and services. We are looking for a self-starter, someone who can drive and lead on business development, whilst having the ability to organise and motivate our existing team to delivery our high end service to our business and corporate clients. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a growing and ambitious team.
Relevant experience and values alignment is more important for this role than specific qualifications
Internet access to enable remote working is a requirement. IT equipment and infrastructure will be supplied. Post Covid-19 and in accordance with any social distancing guidelines there may be an expectation to travel across Scotland to engage with colleagues, volunteers and beneficiaries.
This role requires membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme. Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.
Volunteering Matters Values & Ways of Working:
In all that we do, Volunteering Matters embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values:
We are Empowering
We are Inclusive
We are Compassionate
We are Positive
We are Straightforward
Diversity & Inclusion:
Volunteering Matters welcome all applicants and are keen to ensure their team to reflect the diversity of the UK and the communities they serve. They would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:
We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills and attributes” section of this job description. To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application.
If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.
Bield is one of the largest providers of housing and support services to older people in Scotland. We value kindness above all, and at Bield, you will have a unique opportunity to have a positive impact. At Bield, our brand is ‘Free to be’ – we strongly believe that older people should be free to make their own choices and be able to live as independently as possible. If you share our values, we’d love for you to join our team and help us on our journey.
We are looking for an independent and ambitious person to join our performance, Quality & Improvement team. You should be a strategic thinker and have strong analytical and communication skills to Interpret and convey complex information. You will use your project and change skills and experience to help to shape and transform services for older people.
You will support Bield to implement several change programmes outlined in our business objectives, including helping to modernise services for our 5500 tenants and 750 staff members.
The role of the Project and Change Manager is to support and collaborate with Change Leads and delivery teams to ensure that a range of business objectives are delivered in line with business needs and to time and quality. You will coach and support Change Leads to be effective in tracking and reporting project delivery and progress, and to surface and manage dependencies risks and issues.
This role will play a vital role in supporting the modernisation and effectiveness of our future services. You will also support the SMT/Leadership team to drive sustainable and meaningful change alongside growing our internal project management and change capacity.
Training will be provided where necessary and we offer development opportunities for employees.
Our benefits include:
Scotland’s first modern hospice, St Columba’s Hospice first opened its doors in 1977. Over the years it has grown and evolved into an exemplary provider of specialist palliative care for thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses in Edinburgh and the Lothians annually, while also providing support to their relatives and loved ones.
We are delighted to be recruiting for a Compassionate Communities Lead, a recent and evolving role vital to developing the innovative work currently happening between St Columba’s Hospice Care and the local communities we serve. The ideal candidate for this work will be someone who has experience or expertise in community development approaches, is able to work both strategically and operationally, and is skilled as a great connector and communicator.
Within the context of public health palliative care, the Compassionate Communities movement encourages, facilitates, supports and celebrates care for one another during life’s most difficult times and transitions; chronic and life threatening illness, ageing, fragility and dementia, grief, loss and bereavement, and the challenges of long term caring.
Your interest might be driven by personal experience with death, dying and loss and we recognise its importance and value in this type of work. It is not necessary to have previous experience of working within end of life care and we actively encourage candidates from out with the sector to consider applying. You will be a dynamic, creative individual who is able to motivate themselves and others and bring people along with you. You will need to be comfortable interacting with senior leaders, folks in their own local communities and everyone in between. You will be able to build and nurture partnerships and lead a team to success. Whilst supporting the team operationally, you will also have the necessary strategic insight to drive a variety of diverse projects forward; each grounded in the work of supporting communities to engage with death as a social process and co-create community-owned capacity to live well with dying, death, grief and loss.
The Contracts and Grants Manager is a new position requiring a wide-ranging skillset to meet the contract management and partnership relationships remit we deliver through our Joined up for Jobs infrastructure. Joined up for Jobs reflects the Scottish Government Fair Work Framework and No One Left Behind (NOLB) strategy.
We require a manager to oversee the contract and grants offer under Joined up for Jobs, overseeing contracts and grants funded via No One Left Behind and the City of Edinburgh Council of up to £5,000,000 per annum and working with third sector providers awarded a contract or grant. The successful candidate will be expected to provide monitoring, audit and tracking of all contract and grants, identify opportunities for partnership working, and facilitate networking and best use of the support tools we have for the network.
Other significant duties include supporting the development, design, and commissioning of new services with funding secured as required; overseeing the Joined up for Jobs Charter for service standards; co-ordinating a quarterly Joined up for Jobs Forum; overseeing the Joined up for Jobs website; working alongside the management information system and portals team for client tracking; and ensuring best value from spend in this area.
Responsible to:: Deputy Chief Executive, Capital City Partnership
Secondments will be considered.
Inspiring Scotland works with people, their communities, charities, and public bodies to develop solutions to some of Scotland’s deepest social problems. We are passionate about addressing inequality and improving the lives of people living in Scotland’s most under-supported communities.
Over the past 12 years, we have successfully managed over £140m of fund assets across 20 thematic social impact funds; as the fund owner or the delivery partner/fund manager for Scottish Government, Trusts, Foundations, corporate donors and individual philanthropists.
Our aim is to amplify and strengthen the impact of organisations by helping them build their strength, resilience, and reach.
We are recruiting for Fund Managers
Fund Managers are critical roles at Inspiring Scotland, leading on the development and delivery of programme strategy. Our Fund Managers have senior leadership experience with diverse backgrounds from across the private, voluntary and public sectors.
The focus of the Fund Manager role is to strengthen partner organisations; support, develop, and connect people; inform, and influence; encourage new ideas; and look to maximize value through efficient use of funds.
We are looking for creative problem solvers who are adaptable, resilient and able to work effectively with a wide range of partners.
The knowledge, skills and experience needed for the role are:
• Commitment to Inspiring Scotland’s mission, vision and values.
• Proven senior leadership, interpersonal and management skills, engaging in a collaborative and inclusive way across all levels/teams in an organisation
• Ability to self-manage, adaptable and resilient in handling difficult situations and managing own and supporting others wellbeing
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of partners to influence change, recognising the power dynamics at play in the funding world and across organisations
• Ability to think creatively and solve problems, approaching tasks with curiosity - reflecting, adapting and identifying implications for the organisations supported
• Ability to use resources effectively, working with colleagues and Board members to identify opportunities and manage risks around programme development.
• Willing to travel across Scotland to meet with portfolio organisations and others from time to time
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presenting complex issues clearly for diverse partners and audiences through various channels.
• Ability to demonstrate the highest standards of discretion and integrity.
Experience / Essential
• Qualified to degree level or equivalent relevant professional qualification and experience.
• People management and senior leadership experience, growing individual and organisational capacity and contributing to an organisation’s senior team or strategic approach.
• Experience working with senior stakeholders and partners in an influencing and stakeholder management role
• Proactive self-starter who can manage multiple priorities and make sound decisions using initiative to achieve successful outcomes
• Demonstrable experience of working with colleagues from different teams, engaging colleagues to build a strong learning culture.
• Demonstrable experience of nurturing relationships with people, partners and networks across different functions, stakeholder groups to generate valuable insights and gauge impact using different methods
Due to expansion and staff retirement, we have opportunities for four Fund Managers to join and lead three areas of our work: CashBack for Communities; Learning Disabilities; and Survivors.
Fund Managers require a core set of skills however each programme has bespoke aims and therefore each Fund Manager role has a detailed Job description and person specification.
Key and its subsidiary Community Lifestyles provide person-centred support to over 2000 young people and adults across 15 local authority areas in Scotland. We are passionate about delivering innovative, personalised services which support disabled people to live the lives they choose, connected to their communities as equal citizens. With a serious commitment to Self-directed Support, the principles of choice, control, involvement, and participation are central to what we do.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual, who shares our values and can play a Key role in policy, practice and service development.
The successful candidate will have lead responsibility for developing policy and practice to promote outcome focused, person centred and inclusive support in both Key and Community Lifestyles. You will support service development through tendering, partnership working and funding initiatives both locally and nationally. A commitment to working to improve and innovate services alongside individuals who use our support, and our workforce is essential.
You will have a relevant qualification and considerable experience in social care, ideally having managed and developed support services. You will need the personal and professional skills to work at both an operational and strategic level and the ability to effectively manage a complex workload of both reactive and planned activities.
With responsibility for policy and practice development you will have a good understanding of the national context for our work and the recommendations for improving social care support in Scotland. Your excellent interpersonal skills will mean you can connect with others and contribute effectively to networks that support innovative and person-centred practice.
The ability to write creatively and effectively for a varied audience and produce work of a high professional standard with an excellent attention to detail is essential. You will also be confident in presenting and managing information using a range of digital tools.
The post is based in Glasgow but will involve some travel across Scotland.
To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Sheila Hanney, Head of Staff Development, Policy and Practice on email@example.com
or Jean Ramsay, Head of Support, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners For Integration and Improvement
Health and Social Care Integration
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in Dumfries & Galloway. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
The post is home based with travel where necessary, based and is hosted by Scottish Care.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We offer more than just a career, we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.
The Director of Supporter Engagement and Income role is a vitally important position which will oversee and propel onwards the work of three Heads of Department (Grassroots Engagement, Major Giving and Supporter Care) and their teams. The role is absolutely crucial in providing strategic leadership, vision and operational excellence to Mary’s Meals UK, as we seek to deliver continued income growth in this country for the benefit of many more hungry children in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the UK leadership team, the Director of Support Engagement and Income will be responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising strategies that raise awareness of Mary’s Meals in the UK, encouraging support of the Mary’s Meals mission.
Principal duties include:
To oversee the operational management of the Bureau including delivering quality advice services to clients. To deputise for the Chief Officer in their absence and fulfil the responsibilities of that role.
Working across various sites currently:
Depending on the needs of the service, work may also be carried out at outreach locations throughout our area as required.
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
How would you like to apply your skills to not only the future of a great charity but also directly help change people lives in the process?
Emmaus Glasgow is a Charity that gives a home and meaningful work to formerly homeless men and women (we call companions), who live and work in our community and sales outlets. We collect, refurbish, upcycle, sell, and deliver all manner of furniture and household goods.
We are now seeking a suitable candidate to fill a vacancy for the important position of Online Sales to enable us to sell items online through the various platforms. The successful appointee will work closely with our Companions, volunteers, support team and retail units, identifying ways to make money utilising online shops, websites (eBay, selling volume DVD’s, books etc), Apps, and various platforms.