Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:
● designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
● working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
● conducting research on this topic.
With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
In the period from 2011 to 2018:
● a total of 562 mental health professionals and trainees have received training;
● full practice-based training has been delivered in various settings; and
● Seven Zambian trainers have completed the two-stage certification process to become trainers themselves.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:
Fundraising and Events
Social Media, PR, Communications and Marketing
Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
We are very happy to consider applications from individuals from outwith the Central Belt who would envisage attending meetings via Skype.
Fundraiser with strategic vision and a hands-on approach
The Teapot Trust children’s charity uses art therapy as a way of helping young people cope with long term medical conditions. A new CEO, reporting to the Board, is sought to take the Trust through the next stage of growth.
Founded in 2010, the Trust has grown rapidly. Now 23 art therapists provide over 6,000 sessions annually in 12 hospitals including the Sick Kids, Edinburgh, Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey, Liverpool. Demand is growing, income has reached £350,000 pa, and the small staff, partners and funders are committed.
Key responsibilities are:
The successful candidate will have a proven track-record in fundraising in the tertiary sector plus general management experience. Alternatively, this could suit a CEO who has a strong charity background with a hands-on approach, so a do-er rather than a delegator. He or she will be a creative visionary who makes things happen. The CEO must have a track record of driving change, managing effective fundraising initiatives and financial literacy. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills along with an understanding of developing and delivering organisational effectiveness.
A salary of c. £45,000 p.a. is offered initially, plus statutory pension contribution. Some flexibility is required as attending evening and weekend meetings will be necessary.
Turning Point Scotland has been making a difference in people’s lives for 20 years, working with people who face diverse and complex challenges which can marginalise them from their communities.
An opportunity to join the Board of one of Scotland’s leading social care providers and shape the future of this award winning organisation.
At Turning Point Scotland, we believe that people matter. We are a leading social care charity that constantly innovates and develops services to ensure everyone we support has the chance to lead as fulfilling life as possible and be part of the community. Our work is underpinned by a Citizenship approach and person centred ethos. Our dedicated staff team of 1300 specialises in supporting people facing a broad range of complex and challenging situations, including homelessness, learning disability, criminal justice, drug and alcohol problems, and mental health issues.
We are looking for 3 Trustees who:
• Are motivated to support our work and contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation
• We are looking to appoint one person with expertise in accountancy, and we also have vacancies for people with a background in pension provision, or experience of Social Enterprise, or the interface between the Third Sector and Local Authorities or other relevant skills.
• Can commit to attending 5 evening meetings, an annual strategy day and visiting 1-2 services every year and being involved in sub committees as required.
• Wish to join an experienced, friendly, enthusiastic leadership team
• Can demonstrate a passion and commitment that matches our own
As we provide 51 services in more than two thirds of Scotland’s local authorities, applications from outwith the Central Belt will be welcomed. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equality of opportunity and an inclusive, diverse workforce. Women are particularly welcome to apply as the gender balance of our workforce at all levels, including Trustees, is important to us. Turning Point Scotland are aiming for a 50:50 Board by 2020. Each application will be treated on its own merit.
An induction programme and training will be provided and reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is a national voluntary organisation that exists to support Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) people, their relatives, friends and carers. Our charitable aim is ‘the advancement to health’.
We are looking for 2 or 3 individuals to join our Board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings and the AGM.
The Board now meet approximately every 6 weeks.
Spinal Injuries Scotland are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with personal experience of, or connection to spinal cord injury, but it’s not an essential requirement. A full induction will be given.
The position would be for a trial period, initially for 6 months, to see if this would be a fit for both you and for SIS. In terms of commitment we would expect you to be able to spend at least 5 hours a month serving as a Trustee for a period of at least 2 years.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by SIS.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Leadership, HR, Treasurer and other roles)
The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. We've been working for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution.
RST is based in Glasgow, with an income of around £350k pa and fewer than than five full-time employees, providing grants and integrated support services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These alleviate poverty and destitution, or help with access to education and employment, and thus to integration.
Our Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from our volunteer Board of Trustees, so we are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on our board.
Our Chair is also looking to pass on the role to someone with the skills to lead and guide the trustees to work most effectively and efficiently in our responsibilities to guide and oversee staff and ensure that RST is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
Those with suitable skills and experience in these and other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would be of interest. We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and board members should have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
Can you make a difference in an organisation that supports Adults with a Learning Disability?
St Joseph’s Services have been providing housing support / care at home services to adults with a learning disability in Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 95 years.
St Joseph’s Services are looking for committed, enthusiastic and inspirational Trustees to ensure the effective governance of St Joseph’s Services, setting our strategic direction in accordance with our objectives, vision, mission and Vincentian values.
Having recently launched an ambitious vision for the future we are seeking Trustees who will help us realise our aspirations and share our passion in delivering services to adults with a learning disability. All applications will be considered - we would particularly welcome applications from people with a: Financial, HR, PR or Third Sector background.
Are you committed to working towards a society free from domestic abuse? Have at least 2 years management experience in a senior role and understand the needs of the voluntary sector? Then this role may be for you Fife Women’s Aid are looking for an experienced Manager who is committed to ensuring the delivery of high quality services to women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading on the implementation of Fife Women’s Aid Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and the staff team.
The Life Changes Trust wishes to appoint an experienced Funding Manager.
For more information about the Trust please see lifechangestrust.org.uk.
The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million “spend-out” endowment from the Big Lottery Fund (now the National Lottery Community Fund).
The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of two key groups in Scotland:
· Care experienced young people
· People affected by dementia
The Trust works closely with our beneficiaries as well as policy makers, service providers and other stakeholders to ensure that our funding and influencing activities are targeted in ways that will bring the greatest benefit to our beneficiaries.
This is a great opportunity to work with a visionary charity which is committed to investing in real and sustainable improvements in the lives of care experienced young people and people affected by dementia
It is essential that the successful candidate has significant experience of high quality funding administration. You will work as part of the wider Trust team to ensure that funding management is well integrated with evaluation and influencing work.
You will be required to work across both programmes - Care Experienced Young People and Dementia. The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation working until March 2023.
The ideal candidate will be reflective with excellent analytical skills, be beneficiary/customer focused with a willingness to acquire knowledge of the issues facing care experienced young people and people affected by dementia.
SASW is supported by a small staff team of professional and administrative colleagues, and a well-established, enthusiastic committee of members that are driving the growth and development of BASW in Scotland. With an office and meeting base in Edinburgh, SASW is excellently placed to reach out to more social workers and work in closer collaboration with partners and stakeholders across the sector to improve social work, the work experience of practitioners and the lives of people needing social work support.
BASW is seeking to appoint our next National Director for SASW, to further drive the development and growth of the Association in Scotland. The role includes providing leadership to develop the engagement of and support to members, recruiting social workers to the association, building stakeholder networks, influencing and leading on social work policy in Scotland, developing our professional education and events activities, and delivering the SASW business plan.
Applications are invited from qualified social workers who have the energy, determination, leadership and management skills to develop and deliver our ambitions for SASW. The ideal candidate will have excellent inter-personal skills as well as the confidence and credibility to represent SASW at Government level and in the media. Leading a committed, dispersed team of staff, the role requires a high degree of autonomy and candidates should be self-motivated whilst capable of working consistently and flexibly as part of a UK-wide organisation. We are looking for someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about Social Work and who is committed to high standards of professionalism underpinned by BASW’s Code of Ethics for Social Work.
If you would like to be part of this dynamic, motivated team renowned for its dedication and professionalism while working in a challenging environment. You will need:
Knowledge of the current Social Work political agenda and environment particularly in Scotland.
Leadership experience at senior practitioner and/or management level.
Significant social work experience and be registered, or willing to register with the appropriate regulator.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Experience of working in challenging, senior leadership situations with conflicting time scales and priorities.
To be prepared to work collaboratively, including via virtual environments and digital communications.
A demonstrable commitment to the BASW Code of Ethics.
The work is fast paced but you will be well supported and guided by experienced, supportive colleagues to ensure you reach your full potential and are able to deliver the best outcomes for members.
A career that's life-changing
We offer a highly competitive salary, with a minimum of 29 days leave plus bank holidays, regular and supportive supervision, season ticket travel loan facility, interest free Development Loans and discounts at major high street retailers. Plus, there are a lot more besides.
Action for Children
Every year, Action for Children impacts on the lives of 310,000 children, young people and their families across the UK, through our professional and committed workforce of c.4300.
This is a significant opportunity to develop a UK-wide leadership of safeguarding children issues. This role will see you provide whole organisational safeguarding expertise through advice, support, quality controls and face to face and online mechanisms. You will develop Action for Children's safeguarding plan and support the Director of Practice Improvement in ensuring that best practice is followed in work with children and families, recruitment, retention and management of staff, foster carers and volunteers and that safeguarding needs of children inform all our priorities.
The role will see you:
· Lead, develop and implement service specific and related policies, procedures, practice standards and guidance, ensuring these are maintained and up to date.
· Support the Director of Practice Improvement to ensure that all cross-cutting issues relating to safeguarding are identified and addressed.
· Lead, commission and contribute to improvement projects as necessary to support the safeguarding of children and young people and improve outcomes of vulnerable service users, in line with best practice and outcomes.
· Lead the development of best practice in services by embedding of safeguarding practice through networks of managers and practitioners responsible for local and operational safeguarding matters.
· Develop Action for Children's voice by way of relationships with key partners in the sector
What are we looking for in the person?
· Qualification in Social Work - Registered Qualified Social Worker
· At least 3 years' management experience in a children's services setting with responsibility for safeguarding and child protection
· Experience of staff management
· Detailed understanding of legislation, guidance and regulations relevant to safeguarding children across the UK
· Experience of managing projects to achieve positive change for children
· Successful experience of achieving change through use of influence without direct line management responsibilities
· Experience of using an outcomes-focused approach to service delivery and quality assurance
· Experience of management of budgets
· Excellent report writing skills
· Experience of effective communication with internal departments and external agencies
· Ability to lead major new initiatives as required
· Able to travel across UK, including staying overnight when required, as this post has UK wide responsibilities