The Labour Party is looking to recruit a Major Donor Officer to expand the Fundraising team, but will be based in Scotland. The post-holder will develop the Labour Party’s fundraising programme in Scotland.
We are looking for an experienced relationship-fundraiser with a strong track record in securing individual gifts to support specific projects and campaigns. The successful candidate will be proactive, forward-thinking and passionate.
This is an opportunity to work directly with the Head of Fundraising and take on responsibility to build the Scottish Labour Party’s fundraising programme in line with the UK fundraising strategy.
The successful candidate will have prior experience of fundraising from individuals, proven experience in securing 5 and 6 figure gifts, ability to write compelling cases for support and donor reports and experience in developing fundraising appeals
Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF) was established in 1992 as a not-for-profit membership organisation and has the overall objective to improve the lives and opportunities of residents in Scotland’s disadvantaged communities.
As Andy Milne steps down after 18 years as SURF CEO, we now seek an outstanding leader to build on our success and actively promote better understanding and practical cooperation between all regeneration partners, sectors and perspectives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity ensuring SURF continues to be an inclusive forum for regeneration practitioners, policy makers and academics to exchange their cross-sector experience, knowledge and ideas.
Maintaining and enhancing our reputation, credibility and profile, our new CEO will ensure SURF continues to play a leading role in creating cross-sectoral alliances and develop and shape policy, including influencing Scottish Government’s thinking on future economic development and regeneration policy, investment and practice. Focused on building networks whilst also developing and maintaining strategic partnerships you will also ensure SURF delivers on its vision of alleviating poverty and inequality whilst also improving wellbeing and opportunities in Scotland’s most disadvantaged and disconnected communities.
You will be a proactive, solutions focused and visionary leader and as an accomplished communicator, will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders coupled with the ability to create strategic alliances and encourage increased collaboration.
The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate:
• Detailed knowledge and understanding of the economic and social challenges associated with Scotland’s poorest and most disadvantaged communities
• Relevant experience of assessing, developing, delivering and influencing regeneration policy and practice
• Knowledge of the historical development, current challenges and anticipated dynamics of regeneration policy, agencies, partnership processes and delivery practice in Scotland
• Strong strategic and operational planning and delivery experience
• A proven track record of delivery operating at an Executive or Senior Management level
• Strong stakeholder management experience coupled with a proven track record in building and maintaining a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships
This role will provide you with the opportunity to bring fresh thinking and creativity to a role and an organisation which makes a tangible and positive difference for disadvantages communities across Scotland.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) was established in 1783 for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge. Their contemporary mission remains very much the same: harnessing a diversity of knowledge and expertise and deploying it for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world – in the words of their strapline, ‘knowledge made useful’.
Embarking on the development of their new strategic framework and as they continue on a journey of change to enhance their impact, RSE are looking to recruit into the pivotal role of Director of Finance and Corporate Services. Reporting to the Chief Executive and with overall responsibility for the leadership, strategic development and operational success of the finance and wider corporate functions, you will ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the organisation. Acting as the lead source of advice regarding financial policies, IT, HR, the venue and corporate governance and as part of a small Senior Leadership Management Team, you will directly contribute at a strategic level to the capacity building, organisational development, resilience, sustainability and impact of RSE.
A fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of robust financial management, ideally gained within the charitable sector, you will have significant experience of operating at a senior level ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, sound corporate governance and providing financial information and analysis to allow informed decision making. An accomplished communicator, the successful candidate will have highly developed people skills with an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders and develop high performing teams. You should also be able to demonstrate:
Venture Trust is an amazing personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who need urgent help to break free of the many complex challenges that stop them from realising their potential. Our strengths lie in the relationships and bonds we forge. We never judge, are passionate about our positive approach to personal development and harness the truly transformational benefit of being outdoors, amongst nature, in our wonderful country.
Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively focus on an individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills, building confidence and motivation. We want no one left behind struggling and for everyone to succeed. Over the next three years we aim to help 2,000 people. We need a Head of Finance to be part of an exciting journey that makes our vision a reality. We believe that with our partners we can beat the challenge of inequality in Scottish society.
The leadership role of Head of Finance is a key one for the organisation; you will lead a team of 4 and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team will report to the CEO. Providing the financial and HR leadership across the organisation and advising on all aspects of charity and company internal control and governance. We are looking for someone who works collaboratively, who is curious, insightful and cares about people and relationships, to drive impact and sustainability and support our people to maximise their contribution in achieving our goals.
To be considered for the role, you will have senior accountancy experience, including external statutory reporting and audit. You will also have experience of successfully leading and managing teams, and of successful project management and development. An appropriate professional qualification(s) is essential and knowledge and experience of HR systems, policy and practice; information management and data security would be advantageous. Developing and maintaining relationships, policies and processes which maximise our effectiveness is at the core of this role. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.
For more information on the organisation please visit: venturetrust.org.uk
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Amelia Morgan, CEO on 0131 228 7700.
We’re looking for a new Chief Executive, someone who as a visionary leader and motivator, can lead the organisation to deliver our strategic plan. The post is accountable to a Board of Directors, and is responsible for working with the Board to ensure clear strategic direction, driving the organisation’s vision, mission and strategic aims, developing operational plans and managing the resources that deliver against these.
You will be a strong leader, politically astute and skilled networker. You will be committed to supporting community led approaches to address inequality and social justice. You will have a track record of doing the right thing rather than the easy thing. You will be passionate about the voluntary sector and its role within civic society.
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Will you help us to achieve this by becoming a member of our team?
We are currently recruiting an Information Support Officer who will be responsible for providing an exemplary ‘First Port of Call’ service in a virtual contact centre environment with inbound and outbound contact, providing Information and Friendship to older people living in Scotland, their families and carers.
We are looking for someone with excellent customer service experience and a good understanding of the issues affecting older people.
This is a fixed term post through to 31st August 2022.
If you are looking for a rewarding job with a well-established organisation that has an excellent reputation for supporting its workforce then this could be the job for you!
Key is committed to developing high quality, flexible services which support people with a range of disabilities and complex needs to enjoy life to the full as active citizens within their communities. We are seeking a highly motivated, confident and enthusiastic individual for this role, with excellent leadership qualities and a commitment to personalisation. The successful candidate will be involved in the continued development and management of a number of teams delivering individualised, person centred support to people living in their own homes and communities across Nithsdale.
Applicants should be an experienced manager of services supporting people in their own homes and communities, at Team Leader level or above and must be able to:
The post includes evening and weekend working as well as support to local managers and other workers out with ‘normal working hours’.
Are you passionate about helping families succeed and achieve their aspirations? If so, we have an exciting new opportunity to join #TeamIndigo as our Family Support Co-ordinator. The role will empower parents to:
This new opportunity will be crucial to driving forward an innovative, nationally funded programme to support parents in both accessing childcare and improving their quality of life for their families and the learning from it has the potential to influence and support the way forward in the future for other communities.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens.
The Impact team at Citizens Advice Scotland seeks to achieve positive change through two main routes:
We work with governments, regulators and business at a UK and Scottish level on improving areas of particular detriment, undertake research and deliver awareness and education campaigns.
The Senior Policy Officer (Strong Communities) will be responsible for independent delivery of projects within the Citizens Advice Scotland Impact Workplan in the Strong Communities remit.
The team currently covers a wide range of issues including access to justice, telecoms, health, and postal policy. This role will have a primary but not exclusive focus on access to justice issues, and so the post holder will be required to work on other areas relevant to the team’s remit as appropriate.
Additionally, you will have experience of analysing policy documents, writing reports and influencing external policy/decision making. You will also have an ability to effectively interpret quantitative and qualitative data and undertake analysis and have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. Relevant legal qualifications or experience of justice policy, regulatory affairs, or consumer advocacy in Scotland would also be advantageous in this role, although this is not a necessity.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network.
*This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all CAS staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially,but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
Bike for Good is currently recruiting for a full-time Health & Wellbeing Cycling Practitioner. The successful candidate will d eliver cycle training for adults who are willing to improve their physical and mental health and become a qualified Ride Leader. They will contribute towards the setup, running and on-going planning of Health and Wellbeing groups and 1:1 lessons. The post holder will be responsible for meeting targets set together with the Health & Wellbeing Coordinator.
We are looking for someone who is a flexible self-starter with an enterprising attitude. It is also important that you are someone with a personable and friendly approach to work who can also demonstrate our core organisational values.