Glasgow North West Citizens Advice is seeking a Chief Executive Officer with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly motivated and able to meet competing challenges. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
This terrible COVID19 pandemic has created previously unimaginable levels of need. In fundraising we’ve retained our focus. Relationships and innovations have been central to our ability to not only deliver but grow income.
As we move forward our Heads need to be brilliant cross-organisational leaders with stacks of emotional intelligence and stakeholder engagement skills. You need to be a role model, inspiring other teams to deliver their best, as well as your own.
This role doesn’t carry an income target, but we cannot generate income without it. You’ll work with your internal customers to help them deliver. You’ll bring an understanding of the role of digital technologies, brand, marketing & audience segmentation to inform income growth.
We work at a fast pace, and the Head of Development & Operations ensures the operational delivery of our strategy.
Key focuses of the role are:
This is permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week. The successful candidate can be based anywhere in Scotland. The post requires frequent travel to Edinburgh.
For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.
While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.
To deliver this, the Scottish Government is supporting the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.
Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.
Redress Scotland is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive who will be the board’s principal adviser on the discharge of its statutory functions.
You will provide strong leadership from the outset, working to establish a strategic framework for Redress Scotland and putting in place the right resources, processes and policies to ensure success. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of designing and implementing organisational strategies, governance arrangements, resource plans and corporate reports.
You will operate with high levels of personal integrity and be able to build new trusted relationships across organisational boundaries, helping to create a trauma-informed organisation that inspires the trust of the survivor community.
Main duties include:
A unique opportunity to lead evidence-based change
CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, is an internationally recognised leading improvement and innovation centre based in Scotland at the University of Strathclyde. Dedicated to applying evidence-based practice change and knowledge exchange to services, we embody the University’s motto of ‘the place of useful learning’.
Focused on improving the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection and their families and carers, we support people and organisations responsible for their care to make long-lasting changes in services and in the practices and skills they use. An organisation committed to the use of evidence including lived experience, we lead international research on alternative care; work with policy-makers, decision-makers and advocacy organisations throughout Scotland, the UK and the world; generate, analyse and interrogate data; and we work with organisations and people across Scotland at local and national to level to realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review (2020).
Our Head of Evidence and Innovation leads on how we assist central and local governments, organisations, interest groups and communities of practice to develop purposeful and evidence-based ways to drive change and improvement in services and practices. The team covers research and data, policy and stakeholder engagement, participation, and international partnerships. This post will work with University colleagues in establishing opportunities for joint research projects.
You will have an appropriate Phd, with significant experience of directly relevant roles and considerable experience of leadership and management contributing to and realising an organisation’s strategic and business objectives. You will also have extensive experience of leading projects and funding bids for research, research translation and knowledge exchange work.
A member of our Strategic Management Team, you will share responsibility for the planning and delivery of CELCIS’s strategy which prioritises supporting improvements in early help, effective decision making, and quality care, all underpinned by valuing the voice of lived experience. We are seeking a motivated individual with strategic management and leadership experience who can contribute to how we deliver our strategy and meet and exceed key stakeholder expectations.
You will be working remotely at home until CELCIS and the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (we are based in the Curran Building at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow).
Funding for the post: Like all the team, the post is funded for 12 months, with a further 2 years of funding indicated by Scottish Government. CELCIS has received funding in this way from Scottish Government since 2010 where we agree our funding level every year, as well as agreeing the indicative level for the next two years.
Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families and carers.
So why are we looking for a Service Manager?
Children 1st has worked in close partnership with colleagues in East Renfrewshire HSCP, Education, Health and GP practices over the past 4 years to develop and implement the Family Wellbeing Service. Together, we co-designed a service which adopts a new approach to help children affected by emotional distress, stress and anxiety and relational disconnection, and their families. Our Service Manager has been pivotal in the on-going development of the service, ensuring high quality support for children and families, supporting and developing staff, and in working with partners to evidence impact. We are delighted for her that she will be adding to her family later this year, so will be taking some time away from the service. In order to continue the development of the service, ensure high quality supports, and maintain excellent partnership relationships, we are looking for an experienced Manager to work with the team and partners.
Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.
What kind of person will make a great Family Wellbeing Service Manager for Children 1st?
What kind of Family Wellbeing Service Manager will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
You will be based in our Children 1st premises in Giffnock and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
This is fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, to cover a period of maternity leave, initially until 31 May 2022.
Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.
Our Glasgow Secondary Schools Counselling Service is looking for a Practice Manager to oversee the operational delivery of our new, exciting high-quality, school based professional counselling service in Glasgow. The service will, through delivery of evidence based programmes and counselling provide effective intervention, management of cases and assessment of needs, ensure safe care and agreed positive outcomes with secondary school children aged 12-18yrs. Our service will cover all secondary schools in Glasgow City Council (30+).
The Practice Manager will oversee, deliver, and manage the service through a team of professional Counsellors and Support Workers providing professional practice and operational/management supervision utilising Action for Children's and other recognised professional standards and procedures to enable the achievement of positive outcomes for children, young people and their families. Ideally your background will include new service delivery at an operational level alongside experience of staff management.
You will make a difference by:
You will need:
The way we work
We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our careers site.
We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits on our careers site.
For safe and happy childhoods
At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
SCVO is on the hunt for a driven comms professional to come on board for the final year of a ground-breaking health project.
Mpower is a European-funded project that champions a preventative approach to care by engaging with and empowering more people to self-manage their health and care issues in the community.
We need a self-starter with experience of delivering communications in a multi-stakeholder environment. You’ll be based in SCVO, working with the Mpower project team from across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
It’s a great opportunity to help drive a high impact project over the finish line, whilst creatively capturing its successes and learnings to influence future projects.
Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?
We’re looking for an experienced professional to help us to improve the lives of children and young people by supporting the stability and security children and young people in need of care and protection have a right to.
As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, CELCIS works to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, and their families and carers, by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use.
We’re looking for someone to join our Permanence team who’ll bring passion, insight and understanding to our work focussed on ensuring children in need of care and protection are settled and well cared for in their permanent home as quickly and effectively as possible. Home could be with parents, with kinship carers within extended family or friends, with long term permanent foster carers, within residential care or with adoptive parents.
Do you have experience of working within the children’s care and protection sector? Can you demonstrate a deep understanding of and commitment to trauma-informed assessment and care planning, and respecting lived experience of care? Are you passionate about using improvement approaches to limit the disruption in the lives of infants, children and young people? If so, this could be the role for you.
Central to the role is the ability to use experience, understanding and practical skills to lead improvement and support implementation of new innovative and evidence-based care planning processes and practice. Working closely with local authorities and partners, you will build on this work to develop and deliver service change through improvement, and by sharing practice, evidence and experiences to support the changes we all want to see.
The role would suit candidate with compassion, sensitivity and the strong relationship-building skills required to lead, support and encourage systemic and strategic change in practices.
You will have an appropriate professional qualification / relevant degree, with substantial practical experience and evidence of successful collaborative working, including experience of using an improvement approach.
We are truly ambitious for the young people of Scotland – are you?
If you share our ambition, working for Aberlour could be the most rewarding experience of your life
Aberlour is one of the largest Children’s Charities in Scotland. Over the last year we have continued to grow in size and strength opening four new services and expanded the reach of a further five. We have two new services opening in May and a further eight in discussion. We have never been busier and need the support of professionals who share our ambitions to develop quality services to reach even more children and families.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We have just developed our latest strategy ‘Being Brave for children, young people and families’ setting our ambitions and targets over the next five years. We are continuing to embracing new possibilities around digitalisation which we believe can enhance and support service development and advance our plans to develop the organisation.
We have a vacant post supporting our disability services across Fife and Lothian - residential, respite, outreach and our new housing support service.
Due to growth, we are looking for an additional Assistant Director to support services across Tayside. These cover a wide range of sectors including disability home support, residential child care and community based family support.
We may also have a further opportunity for an additional Assistant Director within Central Scotland.
If you are a progressive, motivated professional who knows what it takes to develop new innovative solutions that support young people and the commissioners of services, alongside ensuring sustainability and safeguarding as priorities for all your services, we’d love to hear from you.
You will provide leadership and external management, identify opportunities for growth and work with our business development team to secure income streams to meet the changing needs of vulnerable children, young people and their families.
Applicants should have management level experience within the public, private or voluntary sector with direct experience of both management of services and liaison with local government, NHS or alternative funding commissioners. You will also be driven to influence local and national strategy, policy and practice to the benefit of vulnerable people.
The successful post holder will hold a relevant professional social care or social work qualification at SCQF level 9 or above plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above. They will also have a broad current knowledge of Scottish social policy and child care legislation.
MND Scotland is here to support every family affected by motor neurone disease (MND) in Scotland. We provide practical, emotional, and financial support to make sure no one has to go through the devastation of MND alone.
We fight to improve quality of life for everyone living with MND and to ensure their voices are heard. We are building a movement to defeat MND and fund pioneering research which is taking us a step closer to that day.
MND Scotland is seeking an experienced Chief Executive who will spearhead the charity’s strategy as we embark on an exciting new period of growth and development.
We are looking for someone who will inspire MND Scotland’s dedicated and passionate teams, and lead our charity to reach its full potential, ensuring efforts are focused where they are most needed.
You will have the opportunity to work with an exceptional board, with a newly appointed chair who is inspirational in his outlook, and a talented Senior Management Team who strive for the absolute best for families affected by MND in Scotland.
People with MND are at the heart of everything we do, and as Chief Executive you will have the opportunity to impact real change for those living with MND right now, and bring us closer to our vision of a world without MND.
The Chief Executive will be accountable to the Board and is responsible for all aspects of the strategy, planning, resourcing, operational performance and governance of MND Scotland; working in close conjunction with the Senior Management Team (SMT), and representing the organisation and its work externally.