Do you have a strong understanding of both PRINCE2 and Agile project management methodologies? Are you passionate about the benefits that technology can bring?
We are seeking an experienced project manager to support the delivery of the Connecting Scotland programme.
Connecting Scotland is a major programme developed as a result of the pandemic to support people who are digitally excluded to get online. Working with hundreds of partners in communities across Scotland, people are provided with a combination of devices, internet connectivity and digital skills support to help them with learning, life and work during the pandemic. Connecting Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and supported by all Scotland’s Local Authorities, as well as hundreds of organisations from across the public, private and third sectors.
This role would lead planning and management activity with the SCVO delivery team, liaising with the Scottish Government Programme Management Office as well as monitoring and reporting to the relevant governance boards.
We would welcome secondments from other organisations to this temporary role. An ability to start quickly is crucial.
*Location:SCVO staff are currently working from home. If our offices reopen before the end of March, this role could be based in any of our Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness offices, with the option to work from home for some of the working week.
About the Organisation
Four Square Scotland is an Edinburgh charity which has been working for more than 40 years to prevent homelessness and promote inclusion. We provide services directly to people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness to support them to overcome any barriers they may face in creating a stable life for themselves in their community.
At the core of Four Square are the values upon which the organisation is based. These are equally applied to the people we support, our colleagues and our partners and are: Integrity; Excellence; Dignity; Support.
Alongside our support services we have social enterprises, which provide unrestricted income for our charity as well as volunteering and training opportunities for those who use our services.
We are driven by our mission to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have a home and a place in their community.
About the Role
We are looking for someone to manage our finances. Our turnover is approx. £2.5m per year and following the excellent financial stewardship of our incumbent prior to and during the pandemic, Four Square is now in a strong place to develop and excel. We need someone who is strategic, values drive and with a great eye for detail to take that forward.
The right candidate has strong values which compliment the values of Four Square and has an interest in the services we provide. They will work efficiently and be able to manage and input to multiple change programmes, taking a holistic view. They will be a decision maker and able to direct their work and the work of others towards the goals and vision of Four Square.
A Job Description is available for download below.
CATH Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which has been operating in Perth & Kinross for nearly 30 years to support, encourage and promote the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing, improve the conditions of life and generally aid the development of persons who are at risk of homelessness or homeless in the Perth & Kinross Council area. We employ around 40 colleagues and have a turnover of £1.2m.
Following the retirement of our previous Chief Executive, we wish to recruit an inspirational leader to take CATH forward through times of challenge and change in the sector and develop strategic initiatives to fulfil our aim to support our service users to create their own better futures.
You will lead a dedicated and knowledgeable team to ensure that CATH continues to deliver innovative solutions, with decisions made in keeping with the ethos and values of the organisation.
To be successful, you will have a background working in a homelessness, social care or housing context, along with a broad understanding of the political and economic priorities of local and national Government in this area. Key to successful delivery of your role will be your ability to form strategic partnerships with key external associates to influence local and national policy and ensure CATH are a part of a solutions focussed approach to addressing sector wide challenges.
You will have a proven track record of leadership of both people and services, within either the private, public or third sector and will be able to evidence your passion and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people, with a firm professional ethic. Strong organisational skills and a firm grasp of the policy, governance and financial requirements of the sector will also be required.
Amina MWRC is a national award-winning organisation which annually works with over 4000 Muslim & Black, Minority Ethnic women across Scotland, by giving them opportunities to have their voices heard, to improve their skills and become more confident in participating in their own communities and in wider society, without fear of discrimination or inequality.
We’re looking for an experienced leader to manage Amina MWRC, who will work closely, both, with the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors. You will be an excellent communicator with skills in raising organisational profile, have experience in strategic planning, staff management, securing funding and the ability to turn vision into action.
Furthermore, you will have a robust understanding of gender equality, be politically aware and have the ability to work collaboratively with partners.
Job share & secondment options will be considered.
The Equality Network is a leading Scottish lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) rights charity. We work to change the law, policy and society of Scotland to deliver full equality for all LGBTI people.
We are looking to recruit a full-time Community Development Officer to join our dedicated staff team and work with the Development Manager on the delivery of our national community development programme during COVID-19. This will consist of developing and delivering comprehensive capacity building support for LGBTI groups and organisations around Scotland; including re-establishing the National LGBTI Forum as a tool for coordination, networking and learning; and developing resources to support LGBTI development mainly in rural and island communities.
This post is to provide additional capacity needed during the pandemic, as such it’s very likely the post will be based at home for the foreseeable future. We will ensure you have everything you need to enable home working.
This post is currently funded until to 31st May 2021, We may be able to source funding to continue the post beyond that date.
We’re looking for an experienced campaigner with a track record of winning and innovating for a fixed-term 12 month-post.
We aim to practice what we preach so we’re happy to offer a flexible person-centered working environment with a great benefits package. This role has a usual working pattern of 35 hrs per week, Monday – Friday, between 8am to 6pm, with out of hours rota for press cover.
We see anti-oppression as central to our mission. Education isn’t working unless it’s working for everyone in our society. We’re trans inclusive without exception. And we welcome individuals who are up for taking active responsibility for their own ongoing learning on liberation, equity, diversity and inclusion.
NUS is a confederation of 600 students’ unions representing over 7 million students and apprentices across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. In Scotland, we represent more than 500,000 students, learners and apprentices.
GDA is a disabled people led organisation with over 5000 members in the Greater Glasgow area. Our mission is to build the confidence, connections and contributions of disabled people; our vision is that disabled people can participate fully in their own lives, communities and wider society, with the support they need and choices equal to other people. Through accessible learning, coaching, events and activities, GDA connects disabled people with each other, with opportunities and with decision makers. We recognise talents and strengths and support disabled people to build on these, participate, and be leaders in their own lives.
GDA is seeking a self-motivated, solution-focussed, conscientious and compassionate individual with skills and experience in group facilitation, outreach, and community development approaches, to further GDA’s ability to improve life outcomes of Black, Asian and minority ethnic disabled people and to progress the development of GDA’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Disabled People’s peer network: this in turn will ensure that BAME disabled people’s voices are heard in Glasgow and beyond. This will involve:
Essentials for the role:
GDA positively welcomes applications from those with protected characteristics. Applications warmly welcomed from candidates who are disabled or from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background or both. Prospective applicants with lived experience of racism or ableism, or who require additional support or reasonable adjustments, may contact our Office Manager to discuss how we can remove any barriers you may face within our application process.
In line with GDA recruitment and Child / Adult Protection policies any appointment will be subject to a PVG check (Disclosure).
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. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
As a Caseworker within the Extra Help Unit, you will carry out an important role by investigating and resolving energy complaints on behalf of vulnerable consumers. You will ensure that the consumer’s personal circumstances and any detriment caused by supplier failures are fully considered when negotiating an outcome. You will deal with a range of callers who are often upset, angry or stressed about their situation. Callers may also be experiencing financial difficulties, or have mental or physical health conditions. You will be expected to support consumers in a respectful, inclusive and non-judgemental manner.
The Caseworker role is both challenging and rewarding, with the majority of complaints and circumstances being complex in nature. You will get to work within a great team, and within a constantly changing energy market with the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives.
*This role is normally based in our Glasgow 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, not necessarily full time, 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.
This is an exciting position to carry on the work of the Oor Mad History project at CAPS. The first ever Master’s course in Mad Studies will commence at Queen Margaret University (QMU) in early 2021 and this postholder will be actively involved, as part of the collaborative approach between CAPS and QMU.
Direct experience of the issues faced by people with mental health issues and knowledge of the history of madness are essential. We’re looking for a good understanding of collective advocacy to facilitate the group to continue the work creating a second version of the OMH book. A new task of developing a community course led by people with lived experience must also be carried out, directed and delivered in a collective advocacy way.
AIA invite applications from individuals who are willing to share their expertise, knowledge and skills in taking forward this important work and ensuring best practice in Board Governance.
The individual must be committed in our collective strategic vision for the organisation in creating a more inclusive community where every person’s voice matters. We are looking for people who have an understanding and commitment to social justice and have the following skills and expertise:
This role is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed in line with AIA’s expenses policy. Currently the Board Meetings are being held remotely via video conferencing so we would consider people who live further afield than Tayside.
More details of the roles are in the attached AIA Board Information which can be downloaded below.