We are looking for a new Director.
The Scottish Flood Forum (SFF) is recruiting a Director to develop and deliver our vision. This person will be an experienced people and project manager, with sound judgement, diplomacy skills and a passion for helping people.
If you’re not someone like that, read no further, we’re not for you. If you are, read on!
We are a small, independent but well-supported charitable organisation that advises and assists those at risk of, or who have suffered from, flooding. We help individuals and communities to prepare for, and recover from, its short and long term impacts, operating in partnership with local and national partners to tackle flooding together.
After over five years of outstanding work, our current Director is moving to another exciting flooding role. We want to attract a new leader, with strong, management, advocacy and communication skills to work with our staff, Trustees and partners for the next part of the journey to make our vision a reality.
This is no ordinary or 9-5 job. Of-course you will need to be a strategic and experienced manager, ideally familiar with governmental bodies, and used to delivering good governance and compliance (finance, policies, H&S etc.) as you’ll need to ensure the charity is well run. But it’s also exciting, challenging and varied, no one day is the same as the next. You’d be working in a stimulating area, at a local and national level, with all sorts of interesting people, often in fascinating places. Occasionally there’d be weekend or evening commitments but you’re able to work properly flexible hours.
Are you passionate about delivering great services? Do you have expertise in leading teams to improve processes and deliver excellent customer care? You may be just the person we are looking for.
There are over 40,000 organisations in the voluntary sector in Scotland, employing over 100,000 paid staff across a huge range of specialisms, activities and locations. As the national membership body for voluntary and community organisations our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident and sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland, by delivering services, giving the sector a voice at a national level and promoting and supporting innovation and improvement.
We deliver payroll services to over 400 organisations. We help our customers fill hundreds of jobs every year and we run Community Jobs Scotland which helps create over 700 jobs a year. We want to make these services even better, more joined up and expanding, so that the charities and voluntary sector organisations we support can focus on the people and communities they exist to serve.
To help us achieve this we have created a new senior post and we are keen to hear from people with experience of delivering and improving high quality services, who can make the most of digital technology and take our services to the next level. It would help if you had a good understanding of the voluntary sector, and it’s crucial your values are as important to you as the bottom line.
We are looking for an inspiring leader to lead an established team of 35 staff to deliver a high quality, customer-focused service managing the Home Energy Scotland service in South East Scotland. You’ll have a proven track record in a senior management role with experience of contract and project management. The role requires excellent communications and systems skills.
You will proactively seek opportunities to promote the advice centre and be driven to find new and innovative approaches to working in partnership across many sectors.
This opportunity offers a challenging and stimulating position in the environmental and charity sector.
Home Energy Scotland is a national service with five regional centres providing impartial advice and support to householders and small businesses on energy efficiency, renewables and low carbon transport. A particular focus of the service is for those in fuel poverty. The service is funded by the Scottish Government, managed by the Energy Saving Trust and delivered under contract by Changeworks in South East Scotland and the Highlands and Islands.
Changeworks is one of Scotland’s largest environmental charities with over 30 years’ experience in sustainability. We develop and deliver high impact solutions to make low carbon life a positive reality for everyone. We have over 200 employees and volunteers across Scotland.
For too long consumers have been blamed for not reusing and repairing enough when the facilities and services do not exist to allow them to behave differently.
Remade Network is a social enterprise building a repair economy by collaborating with local communities to set up reuse and repair centres and advocating for one planet living and goods that are built to last. Creating a circular economy is not just about efficiency gains – it’s about system change. Our work aims to tackle climate breakdown and rising inequality by designing practical projects and consumer engagement that respond to local need.
With new projects being seeded in Glasgow, across the UK and several internationally, the role of the Commercial Director will be to deliver on the business plan, secure major income streams and develop commercial contracts in order to scale up the impact of our work.
The post holder will have overall responsibility for developing our commercial partnerships and managing the company’s operations in Scotland and throughout the UK. The successful candidate will have experience of working at a similar level, with a track record of success, ideally with a combination of not-for-profit and commercial expertise. A background in engineering, architecture, civic planning, or the IT sector would be an advantage, but it not essential. The role will be based in Glasgow, working across Scotland.
In establishing The Gannochy Trust in 1937, AK Bell brought benefits to Perthshire and Scotland which are maintained to this day. Properties transferred to the Trust and still managed by it were the Gannochy housing estate and substantial other grounds for community and recreational purposes. The Trust’s funds included shares in the Bell’s Whisky Company, which were latterly invested prudently over a wide spectrum of investments and have grown significantly over the years. In 1967, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened and now encompasses the whole of Scotland.
The Trust’s strategic plan supports the objectives that were set out by AK Bell in the Trust Deed. This includes providing affordable, high quality housing, an estate that protects and enhances green spaces and ensures good agricultural husbandry, improving community life through the use of Trust’s assets, grant giving and an efficiently run Trust through people development and management of resources. The Chief Executive works closely with the Trustees to discharge these responsibilities, with the Chief Executive helping develop strategies and being responsible for their implementation and for managing the Trust’s wide range of operations.
The Chief Executive will be appointed for their interest, passion and concern for the primary vision of the Trust, as well as the overall contribution they can make with their skills and knowledge to the future development and success of the Trust. He / she will have knowledge and understanding of the environment and sectors that the Trust operates within the region and in Scotland. The successful candidate should also have experience in developing and influencing strategy and policy across a wide range of relevant subjects as well as experience of charitable and community funding. The Trust are looking for an experienced and inspirational leader who can work with key stakeholders and become an ambassador for the organisation.
Changeworks are looking to recruit an ambitious Finance Officer to join our busy Central Services Team.
This is an exceptional opportunity to work towards a professional accounting qualification while providing high-quality financial services and support to a dynamic and innovative environmental charity.
Given the nature of both the role and the organisation, candidates must be numerate and able to work unsupervised to a high level of accuracy. The role requires someone who is able to use their own initiative to meet demanding deadlines, respond to the needs of an ever-changing organisation and, working collaboratively with the rest of the finance team, ensure key systems are continually developed and improved.
You should have experience working in finance and be working towards a professional accounting qualification or have a strong desire to do so.
We offer an attractive staff benefits package, excellent pension and employee benefits which include 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
About you and your new role:
EAUC Scotland are funded by the Scottish Funding Council to inspire, empower and support leadership and collaborative action for sustainability across all Scottish universities and colleges. You will be joining the team at an exciting time, as we wrap up, evaluate and report on progress over our 2017-2020 programme and start to develop a whole new range of funded projects.
EAUC Scotland designs projects in response to the needs of the sector, with project areas including ensuring effective leadership for sustainability at all levels of universities and colleges, developing skills and knowledge in the sector, ensuring effective sector collaboration and representation, and supporting students to develop the knowledge, skills, values and resilience they need for the future.
Supported by the experienced EAUC team, our advisory groups of sector representatives and a wide variety of partner organisations, and guided by the agreed programme outline, you will have the opportunity to draw upon your own skills and experiences to lead this process, and influence how the Scottish tertiary education sector respond to the climate emergency and sustainable development agenda.
As part of the EAUC Scotland team you will be part of, and receive support from, the team within the EAUC Headquarters in Cheltenham, and your work will contribute to wider organisational activities and targets. Within this context, the appointee will work under the direction of the EAUC Chief Executive.
EAUC are a not-for-profit, member-based charity, run by members for members. From starting out as a voluntary organisation in 1996, we have grown to represent institutions with over 2 million students and nearly 400,000 staff with a spending budget of over £25 billion. We help leaders, academics and other professionals to drive sustainability to the heart of their post-16 education institutions in the UK and internationally. The EAUC is an independent registered charitable company, with our Headquarters based at the University of Gloucestershire.
With sustainability and carbon reduction rising up Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and tertiary education sector agendas, the EAUC office in Scotland worked with members of the further and higher education sector to develop an ambitious Programme to support universities and colleges to address their impacts on climate change and the wider sustainability agenda until March 2020. We are currently designing a Programme to support the sector from April 2020 until March 2023, and will receive confirmation of funding in December 2019.
This role will manage the finalisation of the 2017-2020 Programme, and the establishment of the 2020-2023 Programme to deliver the activities and outcomes agreed with our funders, the Scottish Funding Council, alongside the needs of the sector.
We will commit to giving you many opportunities to share your ideas and develop your experience, and you will be rewarded with involvement in a dynamic charity, generous holidays and an optional pension with 12.5% employer contribution.
Colin Beattie MSP (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) is looking to appoint a Caseworker in his Dalkeith constituency office.
Duties will include providing support with all casework by investigating issues raised through correspondence and surgeries and dealing with general public enquiries.
You will require to be empathetic, a good listener, organised and able to build strong and enduring relationships with local organisations, community groups and constituents.
Under the guidance of the Camas Co-ordinator, the Camas Resident Staff Team (of up to five people) is responsible for the planning, co-ordination and running of the weekly programme for Camas Centre guests, and for the leadership and support of volunteer staff and guests into the common life at Camas.
The successful candidate will manage and maintain the Centre’s organic garden – woodland, tree nursery, wild garden areas, lazy beds and polytunnels, seeing it through the whole season, from planting at the beginning of the year, to harvesting for our daily use, and then preparing the beds for the winter. Manage and maintain, supporting the development of the garden and woodland as places for young people to explore and discover. Support both staff and guests to feel confident in being part of the daily upkeep of the garden, knowing when to pick and use the produce and teaching basic gardening skills whilst running garden /environmental education sessions with our guests, often young people who have little or no experience of home grown food to help them understand the basics of gardening and enjoy and use the fruits of their labour. Overseeing the garden shed and tool care and managing a tidy and safe workspace.
All members of staff at Camas are required to participate fully in the common life shared by staff and guests – this includes attending shared meals and taking part in daily chores, as well as attending and leading morning and evening reflections. The post is based at the Island Centre on Mull; the post holder will also be required to travel occasionally to Iona and Glasgow.
Excited by the thought of being part of making Scotland clean, green and sustainable?
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. Interested, then please read on.
We’re looking for a Policy & Communications Officer to join our Policy, Communications and Fundraising team. If you have an understanding and interest in current Scottish Government environmental and sustainable development policies, strategies and plans, strong presentation skills and experience writing and developing web, newsletter and social media content, then we may have just the job you are looking for.
The post requires experience of policy development and/or research and analysis with the ability to produce high quality briefing papers and written reports. It also requires good research skills combined with the ability to deal with multiple projects without supervision along with sound Microsoft Office 365 and database knowledge.