With the climate as our entry point, Sniffer takes a distinct approach to drive forward the change we need. Sniffer go deeper, examine structures, and provide a route-map for action. Building on their leading work over the past two decades, Sniffer creates spaces for organisations and places to come together to understand, anticipate, and flourish in the face of environmental pressures and societal impacts.
In partnership with academia, government, technical experts, and creative practitioners, Sniffer bring the very latest thinking and innovation to their collaborations with communities, organisations, and business so they can transform the way they work. Sniffer are part of the global movement for change.
At Sniffer, they share a common belief that taking a collaborative approach to understanding and responding to environmental change will have the greatest benefit for people and places.
At an exciting time in Sniffer’s development as an organisation, with a new strategy and a growing portfolio of projects, they are on the search for new talent to join their dynamic team. Their work is structured across three areas:
This role is an exciting opportunity to manage and lead delivery of Sniffer’s new Creative Climate Futures project, working collaboratively with Sniffer colleagues, the project partners and communities.
Part of Sniffer’s Climate Ready Placemaking workstream, Creative Climate Futures is a new two-year project funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund as part of the Glasgow Communities and Place Fund. The project will work with communities in Glasgow who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change to design climate ready futures for their neighbourhoods and catalyse action to make these visions a reality. The project builds on Sniffer’s existing portfolio of work within Glasgow and the wider City Region, including through the Climate Ready Cycle initiative.
The ideal candidate will have:
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced project manager to work as part of a team of changemakers and support Sniffer’s strategy by delivering an exciting and innovative project within a knowledgeable, supportive, and collaborative organisation.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans as a Principal Engineer, reporting in the Head of Design, Engineering and Assurance, and other Sustrans teams and Colleagues.
As the Principal Engineer you will lead a Sustrans engineering team, across Scotland providing support for a technical programme of works. You will provide technical guidance to engineers, leading the team in creating better places for walking wheeling and cycling through design and construction of practical, sustainable transport projects.
You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as contractors, local authorities, Transport Scotland, professional bodies, and the public.
This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.
You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a technical team, and experience of working in partnership with a local authority on project delivery as well as proven experience of the design of works and execution of civil profile project, particularly relating to transport.
You will also be experienced in project management including the delivery, deadlines, and budgets, and have experience in H&S (Health & Safety) management including the application of CDM (Construction Design Management) regulations, and expertise in quality assurance
We ask that you be educated to degree level with a relevant qualification in civil engineering or related field and/or an alternative, relevant and demonstratable specialism: and/or Chartered Engineer Status; and/or Incorporated Engineer Status and actively working towards Chartered Engineers Status or Has the necessary academic qualifications and/or experience such that you would meet the eligibility criteria to progress professional qualification at Chartered Engineer status
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion, and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
What we offer
In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive, and rewarding working environment.
Our Head of Business Support plays a key role in leading our work in Scotland. Ensuring we make best use of our resources, track impact, deliver high quality governance, plan well and support our people you will lead a team and work across the organisation to build strong working relationships across a range of functions. As part of our senior management team in Scotland you will help ensure we deliver our new strategy, It Starts With Community, in line with the needs and aspirations of communities and our wider operating environment.
This is a varied role supporting the full spectrum of our work. You will manage a small multi-faceted team responsible for all aspects of administrative delivery in Scotland including our office environment, first line customer service, supporting non-executive governance and data analysis. Leading on business planning, budgeting and performance monitoring you will work with business partners in our finance and people teams to ensure we are on track and making best use of resources. You will also lead local people related work shaping our resource planning, training and helping ensure colleagues are supported to do their best work. Leading on governance you will ensure that our Scotland Committee is fully supported and able to make the best decisions about how we use National Lottery money to support communities. Alongside fellow senior leaders you will have a strong role in planning and delivering around £60M of grant funding every year to communities all over Scotland.
A capable and confident leader you will have the ability to balance a varied workload. Equally adept at handling complex financial and performance information and providing empathetic support to colleagues you will display sound judgement and display high standards of customer service. This will be underpinned by a strong understanding of the environment and sectors we work in.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.
We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why the National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.)
“EVH – supporting social employers” is an employers’ federation in the voluntary sector, the only one of its kind in Scotland and a market leader in delivering comprehensive HR, business support and recruitment services to over 150 of our employer members throughout Scotland. Our members range from large housing associations to small “social enterprises” and charities, employing over 3,000 staff between them.
Due to the impending retirement of our long-serving Director, we are looking for an inspiring individual with exemplary skills in business development, strategic finance and income generation, someone who has strong commercial awareness and is an excellent communicator, to join us as our new Director. You will use your experience, knowledge and skills to work with our Executive Committee (Governing Body) to achieve our ambitions of business growth for EVH and provide the leadership for increasing and maximising income and in the development of new products to meet our members’ evolving needs.
If you share our passion and ambitions for supporting our social employers, we’d love to hear from you and hope that you will consider applying to become our new Director, the lead officer for this dynamic organisation.
Culture & Business Scotland is looking for an experienced senior manager to continue to develop our current programmes including our exciting, new initiative the C&BS Marketplace and long-established C&BS Fund. This is a dynamic, outward facing role for a driven individual with a sound knowledge of business and cultural engagement.
The Junction is an award-winning organisation established in 2005 which provides a wide range of health-related services, education, information and advice to young people in North-East Edinburgh. We work with 12–21-year-olds in the community by providing one-to-one support, counselling, creative projects and more. Our vision is to work with young people to support their health and wellbeing by helping them to explore and make their own life choices.
We are seeking a confident and innovative Director with demonstrable experience of successfully leading a team in the third sector. The applicant must be committed to our values and in supporting young people in the community, with an understanding of the issues affecting them as well as the opportunities and challenges of the third sector landscape.
If you are open to a new and exciting opportunity to have a meaningful impact for young people in North-East Edinburgh, please see below for our application pack.
This post is subject to PVG Scheme disclosure checks and suitable references.
We’re on a journey to create fairer communities by facilitating 10 million social entrepreneurs globally by 2030. Do you want to help make this a reality?
We are looking for a values-driven leader to join our highly skilled, motivated, and supportive team as Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (Scotland).
In their 10 year Strategy for Social Enterprise, the Scottish Government announced its ambition to see a social enterprise in every school in Scotland. We have been tasked with leading on the delivery of this goal.
Since the Social Enterprise Schools programme began we’ve had over 2,000 school engagements (primary and secondary) in around 1400 schools spread across Scotland and in that time we have seen young people change how they see themselves and grow hugely in confidence while building essential skills for the future. We work with primary and secondary schools, and schools for young people with additional support needs.
The Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (Scotland) provides a cornerstone to the vision and direction of the organisation and will drive the growth of this programme in Scotland. We are looking for someone with a passion for changing lives, supporting young people and who understands the power of social enterprise. We believe this provides an opportunity to drive both transformational learning for the young people and also the opportunity to create positive social change and fairer communities. We are seeing the young people become assets in their community. It’s inspiring stuff!
Previous experience of a leadership position is essential, including the ability to work strategically, think creatively, build relationships and set an inspiring direction and vision for others. A key objective will be to help move Social Enterprise Schools onto a sustainable footing in the medium term, therefore previous experience of generating income is highly desirable.
You will lead a talented team who are geographically spread across Scotland. You will be an experienced people manager with the ability to nurture talent and empower others to grow and develop, working with freedom and autonomy.
Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.
This role is responsible for leading the growth of Social Enterprise Schools in Scotland and for securing the sustainability and delivery of the programme. The post holder is a member of the Operational Leadership Team and collectively accountable for decision-making across a range of organisational and strategic matters with individual accountability for a main business function.
The post holder is accountable for the success and sustainability of Social Enterprise Schools activity in Scotland, nurturing and developing strategic partnerships and delivering on financial targets. The post holder works in close collaboration with the Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (England), the Chief Executive and the Head of Sustainable Business to shape the overall strategy and relationship management of this area of work. Therefore, experience of generating income, leading a strategy and working creatively and collaboratively are highly desirable in this role.
The post holder will lead a highly skilled team and experience of people and team management, as well as supporting wellbeing, is required.
Main Duties and Accountabilities
·Lead the strategic direction of Social Enterprise Schools in Scotland, overseeing operational delivery and driving an inspiring and sustainable future for this area of the business.
·Accountable for securing the financial sustainability of Social Enterprise Schools through income generating activities such as sponsorship, fundraising and sales. The post holder will work collaboratively with the Chief Executive, Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (England) and Head of Sustainable Business in this area.
·Undertake external influencing and relationship management across a range of sector-specific strategic and delivery partners at senior level. The post holder is expected to monitor Education reform and maintain awareness of emerging policy - ensuring the Scottish programme’s development and delivery is informed by insight into current sectoral developments.
·As part of the Operational Leadership Team, contribute to strategic, financial and operational decision-making across all aspects of the business and make recommendations to the Strategic Leadership Team as required.
·Contribute to the growth and profile of Social Enterprise Schools both domestically and internationally in collaboration with the Head of International, Head of Social Enterprise Schools (England) and the Chief Executive.
·Line manage allocated posts, oversee workload allocation, lead and grow the skills and capacity of the allocated staff team and ensure its wellbeing. Leading recruitment of staff where required.
For a full set of criteria and further information about Social Enterprise Schools and how to apply please download the recruitment pack from our website.
At the Social Enterprise Academy, we believe social entrepreneurs play an essential role in changing the world.
We strengthen their role in local communities through transformational learning programmes that will increase their community impact.
Our programmes are accredited, responsive to learner needs, and are delivered by experienced facilitators who are social change leaders themselves.
Since 2004, we have delivered over 1,900 learning programmes to 28,000+ learners in over 30 countries. We have also engaged over 55,000 young people around the world, using social enterprise as a tool to help them reach their full potential and create positive change in their communities.
We are seeking an experienced and creative Senior Production Chef to support the development and implementation of our Catalyst Kitchen Programme.
Could this be you?
In this new role, we are looking for someone who has worked in large-scale food production i.e. school kitchens, commercial catering, commercial food production, hospital canteens and has a passion for creating simple but good quality food. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative and able to work as part of a team or independently. Ideally, they will have an interest in how we create and deliver solutions to one of today’s rising issues: food poverty. They will also have the desire to share their culinary skills with others through our Learn to Cook programme.
Looking for an opportunity to work for a flexible and family friendly organisation with good pay and conditions?
SCVO is the membership organisation for the voluntary sector in Scotland and we take pride in being a good employer. Our staff can work a blend of office and home working and flexible working requests are a ‘day one right’.
We’re looking for an administrative support officer to join us and support our senior leadership team and board of trustees. We’re looking for someone with the ability to provide administrative support at an executive level, with an understanding of charity governance and working with boards. The role will include a variety of duties including organising and coordinating meetings and travel, preparing accurate minutes and other written correspondence, playing a key role in organising our board of trustees, committees, senior leadership team, staff conferences and monthly all-staff meetings.
This is a full-time role (35 hours per week), we will fully consider part-time hours and job shares. This role can be worked from home with some in-person, in-office meetings (on average once a week). You will be expected to join board and committee meetings in person, these normally take place in our Edinburgh city centre office four times a year.
*Location: This post can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy. This role will involve some in person, office working (on average once a week).
We are seeking a strategic leader with a breadth of communication skills and with a proven track record of engaging positively with churches. The Scotland Lead is responsible for shaping and leading Home for Good’s work within the Scottish context. Central to this role is the responsibility of initiating, coordinating and overseeing Home for Good’s engagement with churches across Scotland, with an initial emphasis on the Central Belt. This includes building a network of volunteers, helping local churches to engage with the work and vision of Home for Good and inspiring and supporting Christians in their exploration of adoption, fostering and supported lodgings. Raising the profile and reach of Home for Good into new areas is imperative, with potential for developing contract agreements with local authorities and other fostering/adoption agencies to help sustain and grow Home for Good’s reach and impact in Scotland. Working with a wide range of churches and statutory agencies, the postholder will expand the missional aims of Home for Good, by helping to find a home for every child who needs one through fostering, adoption and supported lodgings.
At the heart of Home for Good’s team culture is our love for Jesus and passion for seeing children and young people with lived experience of care supported to thrive. The post-holder will be expected to model these core values and help shape team life. Therefore, this post is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the postholder be a committed Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.