We believe in a world where every child has equal access to safe surgery
That doesn’t seem like such a big ask. Every child has a right to life and that shouldn’t be taken away by an injury or illness that can be easily fixed. Children who battle cancer and undergo chemotherapy shouldn’t get to the end of that process only to be denied the surgery that will offer them the chance of survival. Children who break an arm or a leg shouldn’t live the rest of their lives in disability.
Babies who need simple procedures in the first hours of life shouldn’t be left to die, and children born with urological conditions shouldn’t be denied an education because they can’t access the simple operation they need.
Our vision is for a world where every child is treated equally
Our mission is to support local doctors, through the provision of training and infrastructure, to ensure they can use their incredible talents to care for their nation’s children. The number of children we need to reach is overwhelming. They urgently need our help.
About the Role
Kids Operating Room is at an exciting time as we invest in our Communications team to raise awareness of our work for children. This new role is a critical role within our ambitious plans. This role is responsible for initiating and driving forward our communications strategy to raise awareness of the need for global surgery for children and the profile of KidsOR.
This is a unique opportunity to join one of the UK’s fastest growing charities and help shape the direction of its communications. The role will focus on delivering the digital strategy, producing robust content and to increase engagement through social media platforms and our website. You will be at the heart of helping to build Kids OR’s online presence to drive our fundraising and advocacy activities.
Leading our PR, building and boosting our brand, and developing marketing materials you will maximise opportunities to increase KidsOR’s profile and reach.
Working across our organisation, liaising with global partners you will effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders and audiences.
An ambitious and dynamic communicator, you will have proven experience of bringing ideas, energy and skills to deliver impactful communications campaigns. You will be adept at ensuring organisational messages are communicated in a clear, consistent and credible way. To be successful in this role you will be:
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Planning and management
PR and Media
Brand and identity
Knowledge and Skills
DVVA are looking for a new Deputy Chief Executive Officer. This is a unique opportunity to join and assist in the strategic leadership of DVVA as a part of our Senior Management Team. Reporting directly to the CEO, the post holder will oversee the development and delivery of income generating projects including new and existing programmes. The post holder will represent DVVA on key strategic boards and strengthen and develop our partnerships throughout the 3rd sector.
The post holder will take a pro-active approach in the advising and supporting of staff in strategic decisions as well as alerting staff and trustees to potential opportunities and threats to the charity.
The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the voluntary sector and experience of networking between organisations and sectors. It is likely that the post holder will have an established track record in a leadership role whilst maintaining a flexible approach to their work. The post holder will also be required to have a clean driving licence and or access to a car and driver.
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action is an independent charity that aims to ensure the third sector (charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups etc.) is robust, resilient and delivers high quality services for the people of Dundee. We have a primary role in ensuring the continuation and development of a vibrant third sector in Dundee, and the post holder will be vital in ensuring our continuing development.
Connect Community Trust is a Development Trust and Social Enterprise based within the Greater Easterhouse and East End of Glasgow. Our organisation is first and foremost community-led, with the community at the heart of everything we do and is one of our main strengths. Connect is a forward thinking, creative and diverse organisation that has an ambitious and exciting future ahead with a dedicated and committed team of staff, volunteers and Board.
We are looking for a CEO that can take forward and build upon the achievements over the past 19 years and support the community to overcome challenges, embrace and lead positive change and create and develop social enterprise activities to sustain the organisation.
Scottish Canals are currently looking to recruit a Head of Placemaking. This is a new role and the successful candidate will lead on ensuring that our places are well designed, create opportunities and that they are accessible, sustainable, and relevant for people and communities. The Head of Placemaking is responsible for devising Scottish Canals Placemaking Strategy and plans including leading a holistic and integrated approach to designing places and spaces which are canal-relevant along our network. They will oversee project management and delivery including identifying and securing external funds for programmes and projects. A key aspect is engagement with stakeholders and communities to helps us find new ways to connect people with place and deliver maximum public benefit whilst safeguarding significance.
The Head of Placemaking will have and continue to build the external networks, leading senior level relationships with key partners to ensure we are innovative, creative, and collaborative.
As a member of the Senior Management Group, the Head of Placemaking contributes to promoting Scottish Canals’ vision, values and reputation and contributing to the priorities identified through the Corporate Plan.
This critical role will have responsibility for:
• Developing a Placemaking strategy and action plan that aligns to the Scottish Government’s Place Principle and contributes to the National Performance Framework as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and maximising our wider contribution to Inclusive Growth, Community Wealth Building, A Zero Nation and Wellbeing agendas.
• Building and nurturing partnerships which support Scottish Canals’ plans to enhance canal infrastructure, specifically improving accessibility, connectivity and opportunities for communities, customers, and partners to benefit from the canal network.
• Creating and shaping programmes of projects to realise strategic intentions, mitigate risk and promote solutions whilst maintaining heritage canal assets. Sponsoring project development and seeking the necessary approvals. Ensuring the delivery is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plans and programme governance arrangements.
• Identifying, leveraging, and deploying funding streams that maybe available including grants and other funding sources by building cases for investment.
• Keeping abreast of all industry trends, developments, and legislation on planning, placemaking and construction.
• Defining KPIs, management information and reporting relating to placemaking driving continuous improvement. Ensure accurate and timely reporting is provided to the relevant stakeholders and ensure any statutory, internal, or external reporting is provided on time, validated and accurate.
• Ensuring appropriate policies, standards and targets are in place and communicated across the organisation, and with suppliers, and stakeholders.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate:
• Considerable practical place making experience or relevant experience professional qualification in architecture, landscape architecture, design, or architectural conservation.
• A strong strategic vision for placemaking and design underpinned by effective project management, from ideas to implementation.
• Proven track record in securing and managing funds
• Building effective relationships that generate confidence, respect, and collaborative working at all levels, and at senior levels, operating with sensitivity and political acuity.
• Exceptional leadership skills, able to motivate and inspire others.
• Creativity and innovation, ability to lead and drive cultural change.
• Experience and understanding of the application of conservation principles in heritage settings.
• A track record of working with developers, contractors, and supply chain.
• Strong analytical skills, focused on evidence and insight, able to interpret and contextualise complex information and situations to identify solutions.
• Strives for continuous improvement, innovation, and efficiency, taking responsibility for managing and improving all relevant standards, policies, processes, and governance relating to the role.
• Excellent organisational skills and able to demonstrate determination, focus and self-awareness needed to sustain effectiveness.
The role is offered on a permanent full-time basis, based on a blended working model from our Falkirk office and home working.
Scottish Canals also offers flexible working, a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days rising to 39 after 5 years (inc. public holidays), along with enhanced company sick pay and a contributory pension scheme with up to a 10% employer contribution.
Are you an expert on Accountancy Software Xero? Are you interested in providing coaching role for a short period? To enable EDG’s CEO to use this package daily.
We would pay a consultancy fee £26 per hour.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant (fully qualified) to ensure that the accounts of Poppyscotland and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lady Haig Poppy Factory, are fully reconciled, accurate and complete.
You will prepare month end balance sheet and other reconciliations, ensuring that all reconciling items are correctly identified and dealt with appropriately, and review reconciliations prepared by other members of staff and assist with clearing unreconciled items.
If successful, you will be responsible or:
Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community which includes those who have served, those still serving, and their families. At times of crisis and need we offer them vital advice, assistance and funding.
As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.
We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.
Thank you for your interest in the position of Finance Manager at Lanarkshire Housing Association.
Our strategic aspiration has at its heart, the desire to support people in achieving a better future for themselves and their families by providing affordable and sustainable homes within strong communities. Based in Motherwell, the Association has 927 units for rent, 41 shared ownership properties and provide factoring services for 210 owners.
To assist in the development of strong communities, we put customers’ needs and expectations at the centre of our decision-making process to ensure that we deliver high quality services which are focused on people and homes. We are committed to working towards the highest standards of corporate governance and the post of Finance Manager can make a positive contribution in this area.
Staff are experienced, passionate, and dedicated to the work of the Association, which has been more than evident during the challenges of the past 2 years. The post of Finance Manager will be a key role in the Association, leading on all aspects of finance, risk & financial governance, allowing for the development and oversight of all financial management areas.
The Finance Manager will play an important part in developing policies which are responsive to the needs of tenants and owners and promote good relations with all client groups. The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring that all statutory and regulatory standards are met. It will involve directly contributing to the Business Plan with the Chief Executive and other Senior Staff.
Key areas are:
As such, we would expect the successful candidate to have a relevant track record in a senior management role; backed by a degree or professional qualification. Leadership qualities, commercial awareness, and the ability to work collaboratively are all relevant and valuable.
Lanarkshire Housing Association is a supportive and progressive employer. A range of family friendly policies are in operation to assist employees balance their work commitments with their family and leisure responsibilities. We have Investor in People accreditation (Silver) recognising that the development of people’s professional and personal skills is important.
Further information on the Association can be found at lanarkshireha.com
The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) is the charity which promotes the care of all of Scotland’s rural landscapes. APRS is a registered charity, No SC016139. Further information about the work of APRS is at aprs.scot.
Our current Director John Mayhew retires at the end of 2022, so we plan to appoint a new Director by August to allow sufficient time for a handover period, probably during November. This will be an exciting time to lead this dynamic organisation, as there is great potential both to build on its recent successes and to grasp new opportunities.
The Director leads and manages all aspects of the work of APRS on behalf of its Executive Committee. Key responsibilities include:
The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding and experience of Scotland’s political, landscape and planning systems. Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute is highly desirable; a background in communications, landscape architecture or public affairs is also advantageous. They will have experience of working with politicians and senior government officials to achieve positive policy change, of developing and delivering successful projects and of managing small staff teams. Candidates should display a high level of communications and presentation skills, and a proven ability to deal diplomatically with strongly held opposing views.
Glasgow Connected Arts Network improves health, wellbeing and future prospects within the city by supporting a strong, capable and confident participatory arts sector.
We aim to:
Underpinning these aims are our three values of Diverse Representation, Accessibility and Connection.
We support work which celebrates our differences, promotes equality and improves access to the arts for marginalised groups. We support work which extends the reach of Artists and Organisations to communities that do not have adequate access to the arts with a focus on sharing learning with others and working together. We will develop guidelines, share learning and reach communities where there is low provision of creative activities. We seek to bring people together to promote and develop Participatory Arts programmes. We actively support Artists and Organisations to work with each other and communities through partnership initiatives.
The purpose of the role is to lead our small team until May 2023 and manage the operations of Glasgow Connected Arts Network. You will have a good understanding of the value of participatory arts, experience of working at senior management level, a strong track record of building and maintaining relationships with funders and partners and a commitment to our values: diverse representation, accessibility and connection. You will oversee the day to day running of the organisation and work with a committed staff team and experienced board of directors to achieve our strategic aims.
Key responsibilities include: ensuring smooth delivery of our annual programme; generating income and managing grants; overseeing continued development of our membership; representing and advocating for the participatory arts sector; managing staff team’ and reporting to the Board on matters including governance, finance, staffing and operations. Please refer to the job description for a detailed breakdown.
Glasgow Connected Arts Network is a committed equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in the sector.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
To provide leadership and direction to YWCA Scotland - The Young Women’s Movement, enabling the organisation to thrive while fulfilling its charitable objects and its mission to create spaces for Scotland's women and girls to lead social change.
● Providing leadership and strategic direction to The Young Women’s Movement. Ensuring it aligns with the charity’s mission, vision, strategic objectives and annual performance targets
● Managing Board meetings and translating the Board’s strategic vision into our day to day work and practice
● As acting Company Secretary, responsibility for ensuring that all legal and procedural matters of the charity are met
● Ensuring the ongoing financial sustainability of the charity, by developing income generation plans for grant funding and business development and overseeing their implementation
● Developing national opportunities through strong working relationships, partnerships and networks. Managing relationships with funders and partners
● Embedding young women’s voices in programme and product design and delivery. Overseeing research projects e.g. the Status of Young Women in Scotland
● Acting as a champion and advocating for The Young Women’s Movement mission, building and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships in order to maximise our reach and impact
● Representing The Young Women’s Movement in public appearances at various key internal and external events, in national and local media and on various social media platforms
● Leading campaigning, influencing, and public policy work around gender equality. Coordinating responses to public policy consultations on behalf of The Young Women’s Movement
● Tracking and reporting on achievements and lessons learned. Overseeing monitoring and evaluation activity
● Overall responsibility for the management of a team of 10 (and growing!). Overseeing HR strategies, HR compliance, and ensuring our team are supported, skilled, and developed. Direct line management of executive team members in Glasgow and Edinburgh offices
● Overall responsibility for finances and resources. Monitoring the organisation’s financial position, results and drafting budgets. Agreeing and signing key contracts/documents
● Engaging as part of the worldwide YWCA Movement
Person Specification - Essential
● A good standard of education in relevant field or demonstrable equivalent skills through continued professional development
● Passionate about achieving gender equality and advancing young women’s leadership ‘for and by young women’
● Value fit with YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement
● A successful leadership record within a similar organisation
● Evidence of leading change in the charitable sector
● Experience in developing and implementing strategy within a small and growing organisation
● Strong experience of fundraising, managing grants, and reporting to funders
● Experience of building new income streams and leading successful business development
● Evidence of sound financial management and charitable governance
● Experience of empowering, motivating and building teams through exceptional people leadership and interpersonal skills
● Experience of raising the profile of an organisation
● Evidence of effective communication and relationship management with a wide range of stakeholders, able to develop successful partnerships and encourage support
● Experience of building and maintaining relationships with policy makers within the women’s sector
● Experience in hosting online and in person events and training
● Understanding of good charity governance
● Up to date awareness and understanding of charity fundraising and business development
● Understanding of accounts, finances and budgets
● Knowledge of legislative frameworks and good practice that supports ethical fundraising
● Understanding of the Scottish policy landscape around gender equality and young people’s rights
● Ability to manage small and agile teams through periods of growth and change
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Comfortable using a range of communication methods, including digital and social media
● Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload for yourself, team members, and the organisation as a whole
● Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders
● Experience of working in women-only spaces, with a focus on young women
Person Specification - Desirable
● Experience in women’s rights activism and advocacy
● Passionate about achieving gender equality and advancing young women’s leadership ‘for and by young women’
● Previous director experience or similar role
● Experience of designing and leading participatory research projects
● Experience of generating income through training and consultancy
● Experience of setting up or managing a policy think tank
● Experience of delivering inclusive and engaging social media and digital communications
● A track record of growth; building an organisation and significantly increasing income
● Understanding of trends in digital and social media marketing and engagement with young women
● Understanding of participant-led research
● Understanding of U.K. and International policy landscape around gender equality and young people’s rights
● Experience with Xero
● We operate a 4-day working week with full time hours of 28 hours per week on a Monday to Thursday basis. However, it will be necessary at times to work evenings or weekends to meet the demands of the role. The workday pattern is flexible.
● Annual leave entitlement of 28 days per year. This includes public holidays
● Access to a stakeholder pension scheme to which YWCA Scotland and employees contribute
● All appointments are subject to a minimum three-month probationary period