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.
We are currently recruiting for a Business Development Manager, on a fixed term basis for 1 year with the possibility of extension.
We are looking for a highly motivated Business Development Manager to join Citizens Advice Scotland to take the lead in identifying new business opportunities. The full time post is being offered on a one year fixed term basis, with the possibility of extension.
In this role, you will generate income for the Citizens Advice network, securing funding through submission of funding bids, tenders and proposals. You will also take a critical role in the initial stages of implementation and delivery of new projects to ensure smooth transition and integration of new services once funding is secured. You will support Citizens Advice Bureaux to create funding models and develop strategies and support for the network in their fundraising activities.
You’ll have a successful track record in business development and identifying new funding opportunities and bring experience of leading change and service transformation. To be successful, you will also have excellent stakeholder engagement and networking skills to generate commitment to goals and build strong relationships and trust.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.
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.
Are you a solicitor with an interest in social justice and human rights, with post-qualification experience of housing litigation, including representing in court on behalf of homeless people or people in housing need? Then join Shelter Scotland as a Housing Solicitor and you could soon be playing an important role within an exciting new partnership.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
The ‘Street Legal’ project is a recently formed partnership with CLAN Childlaw that’s funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Its goal is to prevent homelessness and engage in early action to deal with the causes of homelessness for children, young people and families. It also aims to improve access to specialist legal advice and representation and increase the capacity of Edinburgh’s third sector organisations to use the law to prevent homelessness through the delivery of lawyer led workshops.
About the role
As a Housing Solicitor, we’ll rely on you to maintain an active caseload and provide legal advice and representation to families and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh, in partnership with CLAN. You’ll also be responsible for developing housing and homelessness law for families, children and young people and devising and delivering lawyer led training for front line third sector services. Working collaboratively within the sector to directly address issues that may arise with the implementation of the ‘Ending Homeless Together High Level Action Plan’ will be important too, as will promoting an understanding of the legal framework and ensuring a rights based approach from the outset.
Proactive, customer-focused and driven to achieve the very best outcomes for clients, your substantial experience of handling a wide range of housing cases in the public and private sector includes issues relating to homelessness, security of tenure and possession proceedings. What's more, you have a sound knowledge of publicly funded legal aid work, including legal representation and legal help. You’re great at influencing others too, and are able to maintain your professionalism and communicate effectively in a range of situations. And, when it comes to applying creative and lateral thinking, challenging the status quo and introducing new ideas, methods and processes, again you’ll excel.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our Housing Law Service team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
The National Confidential Forum is looking for a highly motivated individual with strong, proven, team management skills to advance the Forum’s work in delivering a range of important outcomes at a national level.
The National Confidential Forum’s role was set out in an Act of the Scottish Parliament in 2014. It is to receive and acknowledge testimony from people who were in institutional care as children. Based on testimony, the Forum will identify patterns and trends and publish a report which reflects the testimony received and makes recommendations on how to improve institutional care now and in the future.
This role would suit a highly organised individual with strong project management and planning skills and outstanding attention to detail. Someone who is outcome focused and able to think creatively about stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange aimed at maximising project impact.
This role requires strong relationship management skills as well as excellent written and spoken communication skills. It requires someone who understands the importance of confidentiality and data protection, including how to manage and handle sensitive and personal information, and is comfortable using CRM databases and associated processes documents. This role would appeal to an individual who has sound experience of service improvement and development, change management and can delivering a range of project outcomes.
Further information on the Forum can be found at: nationalconfidentialforum.org.uk
Drumchapel CAB is looking for a Treasurer to continue the work done by our current Office Bearer; and to prepare the Bureau for the demands of the future.
Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, confidential, and impartial advice on issues affecting people’s day-to-day lives.
Treasurer Role Description
As the Bureau Treasurer you will play a key part in securing the financial health and viability of the charity now and into the future. You will work closely with the Manager and Finance Administrator to ensure that:
What are we looking for?
Strong candidates will have a background in or good understanding of financial administration and budget management in the charity, private or public sectors, coupled with the following skills, qualities, knowledge and experience:
What difference will you make?
Your contribution will help to ensure that the organisation is run and governed effectively and that it’s well equipped to provide advice and information to our clients.
You will feel that you are making a difference by strengthening our charity’s financial governance.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
Working together, our Directors are responsible for guiding and governing the organisation, ensuring that it’s doing what it was set up to do, complying with the law and using funds responsibly and prudently. You will meet people and build relationships with Directors, staff and other volunteers; and build on your governance, leadership and financial management experience.
The Board currently meets bi-monthly and members will also be expected to participate in projects and attend training when required.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
Candidates should be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area or surrounding areas.
Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre (SBRCC) is the only dedicated, specialised sexual violence service in the Scottish Borders. We offer an experienced and beneficial support service to hundreds of women and girls every year living in the Scottish Borders.
Would you like to make a difference? Ever wanted to use your talents and expertise to enhance and improve the lives of people who have experienced sexual violence? We wish to continue to build a strong and competent group of Trustees with the passion to keep this essential specialist service available in the Scottish Borders. This is an exciting time of change for SBRCC with the planned introduction of a new specialist young person’s service.
The role: support the organisation to meet its legal, financial and ethical obligations whilst providing an outstanding service to the people of the Scottish Borders.
What you bring: commitment, passion, drive and enthusiasm.
We are looking for a Chair and three Trustees who can help us expand the range of skills around the table. We are particularly looking for expertise in the areas of Marketing, Communications & Social Media, Finance/Accounting, HR or Legal Knowledge, community and corporate fundraising, community development and experience of having worked in the voluntary sector.
Join us if you want to be part of a worthwhile Board.
Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010
The Young Women’s Movement is looking for one trustee from anywhere in Scotland to join our Board of Trustees this autumn. In their own words, here’s a message from our current Board (Rachel, Kate, Liz, Lipa, Molly, Briana, Cat, Mridul) …
I joined the board because I wanted a seat at the table where my contributions and opinions would be valued but also be taken on an actionable basis. The YWCA board has enabled me to experience conversations and topics I had not previously ventured into, that experience is invaluable. When I look at the board I see a better reflection of the kind of sisterhood I want to see more in society and having that seat is a big responsibility but a privilege.
… Do you share our belief that every young woman can shape their journey? Do you feel strongly the voices of all women in Scotland are important? Do you want to help young women feel valued, learn, grow and fulfil their potential? If you share our passion, then we want you.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is a local organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package.
Our organisation was formed in 2011 by a small collective of service users and carers. Now with funding from the Scottish Government, we have grown into an informed organisation for others to turn to and seek advice, share experiences and feel supported around all aspects of Self-Directed Support.
We are now seeking additional members to join our
Voluntary Board of Trustees
We are keen to attract people to our Board with skills, knowledge and experience in accountancy, finance and law.
As well as our AGM, the board meets 4 times per year with the occasional extra informal meetings being held, as required. The role of Trustee is primarily governance and is a voluntary post. Expenses will be reimbursed.
CoMoUK is a national shared mobility charity, short for Collaborative Mobility UK. We are for the public benefit of shared mobility, such as shared bike schemes and car clubs. We support the sustainable development of these to enable mobility lifestyles which present an alternative to private car ownership. We do this through advocacy, research and development, advice, accreditation.
The Scottish programme has a strategic focus on maximising the policy impacts of shared mobility to ensure benefits are achieved for people and places in Scotland. Together these solutions make for resilient, lower impact, fairer mobility that enhance modern lifestyles and places, while reducing the unwelcome environmental, social and health costs of motoring. The small team are working to raise awareness of shared transport, sharing impartial best practice advice and researching impacts.
CoMoUK are currently looking to recruit for the position of Scotland Director. This position will play a key role in the continued development of CoMoUK building from the 2019/20 Scotland work programme. The post holder will work closely with the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive as well as being responsible for managing the four members of staff in Scotland.
The key responsibilities for the Scotland Director will include
Strategic objectives development
Influencing stakeholders, policy & partnership development
Programme development, funding and revenue generation
Business management of CoMoUK in Scotland
Staff management and development
Management & strategic development
This is a full time position, with the requirement of working, on average, 3 days a week from the Edinburgh office. Outside of this, remote working can be considered, and CoMoUK practices flexible working hours on request. The Director will also be expected to travel extensively throughout Scotland with occasional UK/international travel.
Do you have a strong track record in service delivery?
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for Scotland’s voluntary sector. 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’re looking for an experienced service delivery manager with an excellent understanding of the voluntary sector to lead a cross-functional team to deliver modern, high quality, continually improving services to voluntary sector employers. The Head of Employer Support will identify improvements and explore synergies across all SCVO services, maximise income generation in line with our values and promote excellence in customer service.
This new role will have specific responsibility for the delivery and development of our payroll and employability services (currently Community Jobs Scotland) as well as our Goodmoves recruitment portal. If you have experience of successful service delivery in similar functions along with a good understanding of the role of digital infrastructure on delivering customer-centred services, find out more and apply now!