At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.
We are currently seeking a Director of Care Services to join our Senior Leadership Team to lead, develop, and implement a strategy for all direct care and volunteer service activities.
Our care services comprise of a comprehensive range of wellbeing and specialist services including complementary therapies, podiatry, hair and beauty, welcome and wellbeing support and specialist health and work support delivered by staff and volunteers throughout The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and in 6 satellite hospitals across the West of Scotland.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Care Services will have strategic and management responsibility for all Beatson Cancer Charity care services, staff and volunteers. The Director of Care Services will lead, develop, and implement a strategy for all direct care and volunteer service activities.
The postholder will provide leadership, direction and support to managers and staff in their area of responsibility. Furthermore, the postholder will be responsible for managing, monitoring and evaluating service delivery and ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of all activities. The role will drive forward the development and impact of the Charity through a services strategy, enabling the Charity to increase its impact, whilst managing its costs, allowing the organisation to realise its long term strategic vision.
In addition, the post holder will develop strategies and approaches to capture evidence, learning and Knowledge drawing on good practice and policy from internal and external sources. Working closely with senior clinicians and managers within The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre to identify current best practice in cancer care, opportunities for development and seek advice on investing our funds.
You will also develop and implement an impact and evaluation impact tool to monitor and enhance quality of practice, identify performance measures and analysis of relevant data and statistics.
• Educated to degree level with a professional qualification in a relevant field (i.e. social
sciences, education, health, nursing, psychology)
• At least ten years of experience in a relevant area.
• At least five years services management experience in a relevant area.
• Experience of developing strategy and managing budgets.
• Knowledge and experience of using relevant CRM systems, including contact management
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent project and time management skills.
• Experience of managing production of high-quality written communications.
• Experience of delivering professional and impactful presentations.
• A commitment to continuous improvement.
• A positive attitude and flexible approach.
• An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities, non-discrimination and
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• A commitment to the vision, mission and ethos of the charity.
• Proven interpersonal skills.
• Experience of working with allied professionals or networked organisations such as social
work, community services, primary healthcare or hospital context.
• Member of relevant professional body.
• Valid and clean driving license.
Are you an experienced professional, looking to utilise your skills, experience and knowledge to help others? Do you want to undertake a Trustee role where your efforts will make a genuinely positive change to people’s lives?
Every year, over 300,000 people need and receive free, impartial advice on money, legal and rights issues from Citizens Advice Scotland.
The bureaux has over 60 members, and coupled with the Extra Help Unit, deliver Scotland’s Largest Independent Advice Network.
Their work encapsulates the entire geography of Scotland and every demographic: they look at the problems people bring to their advice services and campaign for change where it’s needed most. So when they speak out about something, it’s because it matters to people – whether it’s limiting the damaging effects of welfare reform or making sure payday loan companies can’t ruin lives.
In order that they can maintain the governance structure of the organisation, we are seeking experienced and motivated people from outside the Citizens Advice service to join their Board of Trustees.
In particular, we are keen to appoint individuals with the following knowledge and experience:
• Significant senior management experience in a substantial organisation
• Awareness of relationships with Government at Westminster and local level
This is a highly rewarding position, where you can help strategic decisions whilst ensuring the highest level of governance and service to those people who need independent advice the most.
Enjoy working in a dynamic and changing environment? Great people and communication skills?
Queens Cross are looking for exceptional and motivated individuals to join our successful team.
We are an innovative, award winning Housing Association. Our vision is to create Excellent Housing in Vibrant Communities and we help people live well by providing support when it’s needed most. As a community-based housing association, located in the north west of Glasgow, we manage nearly 4,350 homes and provide tenancy support and community development activities to enhance the local area. Our neighbourhoods are multi-cultural and our tenant base is diverse.
Our people want to make a real difference to our tenants’ lives, other customers, and stakeholders so we are looking for candidates with a positive attitude and the ability to build strong working relationships with their colleagues.
We’re looking for an individual who enjoys managing a team and getting the best out of others. Experience in and an understanding of a social housing environment is helpful but not critical. We’re looking for a people and performance manager who can lead change, understand diversity and deliver results.
You will manage a team and be responsible for ensuring applicants for our homes, our tenants and others customers receive excellent customer services. Our operating environment is constantly evolving as we work to challenge poverty and improve health & wellbeing in our multi-cultural communities.
“When I was struggling with my caring role, I was pointed to VOCAL. I was so impressed with the quality of the support I received that I felt this was an organisation to which I could contribute.
I became a volunteer and after a couple of years I was co-opted as a trustee. I really value the help I am able to give the charity.”
Supporting carers … as a VOCAL trustee
VOCAL is a carer-led agency, supporting over 10,000 carers each year in Edinburgh and Midlothian. In 2019 VOCAL celebrated its 25th anniversary.
To increase the health and welfare of carers, relieve the poverty and distress of carers and to give carers a voice, we seek further trustees, preferably with some caring experience within their families and circle of friends, to strengthen VOCAL’s governance and long-term strategic vision.
As we embark on new challenges to meet growing carer demand, we seek trustees who will bring direct or transferable professional or volunteer experience and leadership skills to our Board. Previous board/trustee experience is not essential and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds and minority groups.
At present we are particularly looking for applicants with experience in HR, social enterprises, digitalisation, fundraising and income generation, able to offer a minimum of five hours engagement a month.
Trustees attend Board meetings, about 8 per annum, at which the strategies for meeting VOCAL’s objectives are set, and are supported by a senior management team, along with about 30 staff and 60 volunteers. Individual trustees also assist the work of a few sub-committees which address specific areas of our work.
Edinburgh Community Food is a dynamic, expanding food charity and we need some fresh talent for our non-executive board to help take us even further. If you’ve got a professional background in: Human resource management, Marketing/Communications, Information technology, Law, Community Education; or, a background in monitoring and reporting, we would love to hear from you.
Even if you don’t have specific experience but feel that you have a contribution to make to our community – especially raising our profile and connecting us with key organisations and future funders – please get in touch.
We would need you to give at least 4 hours a month of your time in order to benefit from your involvement.
We are a voluntary sector organisation that provides information, advice and support service to lone parents and families in need all over Fife.
Our aim is simple: to provide accessible, approachable and non-judgemental support, advice and information to lone parents. We are the only voluntary sector organisation in Fife with charitable status that has lone parent families as the primary focus. Based in Glenrothes, we cover the whole of Fife, providing a variety of services to lone parent families, in their local communities.
We seek to empower lone parents and families in need to promote their wellbeing and opportunities. We offer holistic support through our various projects, working at the pace and timescale that is right for the parent to overcome barriers such as poverty, isolation and poor mental health. Throughout all projects our ethos is the same: Engage – Support – Progress.
Trustees are responsible for the financial and corporate governance of Fife Gingerbread. To oversee the running of the organisation and to ensure we comply with charity law, remain financially solvent, and act within our charitable purposes. We also work to develop and improve the organisation so that we can deliver even better services in future.
We are seeking new Trustees to join QNIS Council.
We’re looking for people who share our vision and are committed to good governance. We are particularly keen to find new Trustees with experience of fundraising and digital strategy, as well as a current community nursing leader.
The QNIS was established by Royal Charter in 1889 and has a proud tradition of serving the communities of Scotland. Our Patron is HM The Queen. The charity has a programme of activity which reaches across the whole of Scotland. We exist to promote excellence in community nursing to enable the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland, and you can read more on our websitewww.qnis.org.uk.
Exciting times! get2gether has just celebrated its 7th birthday and we believe we’ve achieved a lot – we organise social opportunities for adults with disabilities in Edinburgh and the Lothians and our membership is growing. Thanks to continued funding from the National Lottery and Scottish Government our future is secure until at least March 2021.
As Edinburgh Events Co-ordinator, you will be organising a range of ‘ordinary’ events in ‘ordinary’ places in co-production with our members. You’ll be attending and facilitating these events (including evenings and weekends). You will work closely with our Ambassadors, Events Team and members, encouraging them towards greater independence.
The successful candidate will demonstrate
Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?
Do you want to make a difference?
As a Recovery Coordinator with Change Grow Live, you’ll work with people who use our services, helping them get to where they want to be.
Within Scotland we operate a number of locality-based community and criminal justice services in Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian and are delighted to now be providing The Forth Valley Recovery Service.
We currently have a number of exciting posts that we are looking to recruit and as such are looking for motivated, enthusiastic, committed individuals who have experience of working with service users affected by drugs or alcohol to support social re integration, enabling individuals to lead meaningful and purposeful lives: promoting recovery, resilience, peer support and self-determination.
The Forth Valley Recovery Service provides a wide range of interventions to individuals affected by substance use. We have bases in Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa as well as providing an assertive outreach approach providing clinics in a wide variety of locations.
The interventions we offer include;
Harm Reduction Services including IEP, Take Home Naloxone Hepatitis C testing
Community Recovery Coordinators
The successful candidate will join an established dynamic team, providing a variety of evidence based recovery focused interventions in both a group work and one to one setting to individuals affected by substance use across Forth Valley
Hours: 9am to 5pm, with occasional evening, weekend and bank holiday cover as required
Our values are to be compassionate, open and bold. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
P4W is an Inverness based health focused charity.
We are currently looking to recruit a new health-walks manager to take over the work from our long-time coordinator who is about to retire.
The P4W Walk service has been thoroughly reviewed over the last couple of years and we now want a new full-time health-walks manager to take this important service to the next level.
P4W Walk works to create and sustain healthy communities by supporting the delivery of local, volunteer led health-walks via 17 current walking groups located in the eastern part of the Highlands. The groups walk locally each week supported by volunteers who give up their time to lead and enthuse the walkers.
We believe that by offering people the opportunity to undertake a regular, local, led walk in the company of others we can not only support individuals to safeguard their own health but, also offer social opportunities and help to break down social isolation and loneliness in a very positive and empowering way.
A key focus of health-walking is supporting people who are currently living a sedentary life into more active lifestyles - we have recently developed our work to actively support people with dementia and their carers. We have now secured funding to further encourage weekly walkers to become active travellers too by replacing regular car journeys with walking and cycling.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated new Health-Walks Manager to lead this work which sits within the Partnerships for Wellbeing (P4W) charity based in Inverness. Working with office-based colleagues and our large team of volunteer health-walk leaders you will share your enthusiasm for active, happy, healthy lifestyles with new walkers and volunteers alike. You will engage with partners and stakeholders to support the ongoing development of health-walks and build on the work of this well-established but evolving project.
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