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 Finance and Corporate Services to join our Senior Leadership Team on a permanent basis. The post-holder will maintain an overview of the organisation’s financial and corporate affairs, ensuring its financial viability and to ensure proper fiscal management. Working closely with the Chief Executive and the Executive team the post-holder will participate as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team and actively contribute to the organisation’s strategic planning, implementation, and delivery.
Essential Candidate Criteria
• Membership of one of the major professional accountancy bodies or equivalent.
• Proven track record in financial management at a senior level.
• Experience of accounting for a charity (of medium size) or similar organisation including knowledge of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice, HMRC regulations and VAT as applied to charities.
• Experience of providing finance and corporate services to a medium sized organisation.
• Understanding of financial impact of decisions and proposals.
• Ability to interpret and challenge information and projections.
• Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector.
• Ability to provide effective leadership and build a positive team spirit and inspire, motivate and support colleagues.
• Ability to analyse complex and diverse information and from that make clear and effective presentations and financial reports to the Board, senior managers and external funders.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills ensuing an ability to work and communicate with members of staff at all levels and across all disciplines (ensuing clear and concise communication of financial information to non-financial personnel) to achieve outcomes.
As an organisation, named after Mary the mother of Jesus and shaped by Christian spirituality, we feel that the way we do things is as important as the end results and we welcome all who wish to play their part in our important work. Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. Our organisation is experiencing rapid growth and as we stand on the cusp of our next strategic period, there has never been a more exciting time to join
Due to internal progression we are recruiting for an inspirational and impactful leader to join Mary’s Meals International, as Director of Affiliate Development.
Reporting to our CEO and working in close collaboration with our National Affiliates and Trustees, you will lead on the strategic planning and development of our National Affiliate network to enable the long-term financial sustainability and growth of our movement, as we strive to reach the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals.
Enabling and supporting the growth of our movement, which consists of many independent entities who are united in the mission of Mary’s Meals, will be your key focus and you will be a passionate advocate for our work and demonstrate a strong vocational attitude that shows competence, commitment and contribution to the global movement.
Other key priorities will include:
• Provide strong strategic leadership to our Executive Directors and other leaders across our National Affiliate network to drive growth;
• Support our National Affiliates in building strategies for growth, through effective business planning and capacity building;
• Work closely with our National Affiliates to establish a portfolio of large, long-term partnerships that provide sustainable income;
• Provide strong leadership for our global Affiliate Development team in support of our National Affiliates; and
• Build strong relationships and oversee the management of key partnerships and grants.
With fantastic experience of working in and with international organisations, developing strategies to enable growth and successfully delivering complex global change projects. With exceptional organisational skills, a proactive approach to planning and the ability to work across multiple projects with diverse groups, you will thrive in a fast-paced strategic role.
You will also be able to demonstrate:
• Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships and extensive experience of coaching and mentoring;
• Robust experience of developing and implementing strategies, policies and procedures and translating these into action;
• Experience of working with boards and trustees;
• A culturally sensitive approach and the ability to influence and build trust across a wide variety of stakeholders;
• A proven track record in building capacity and developing and leading high performing teams; and
Experience of leading successful projects in a global environment.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do at Mary’s Meals; we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.
We offer so much more than a role, in taking on this amazing role, you will have the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development and collaboration. We are a truly global movement, working across 37 countries and are happy to support a fully remote working arrangement for this opportunity.
If you are inspired to join our movement and our vision, mission and values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you. Please tell us why you want to join Mary’s Meals and why you would make a great Director of Affiliate Development?
Do you have significant experience of community engagement, including locally responsive delivery and evaluation, coupled with a proven track record in managing people in a large-scale organisation, ideally in the third sector? Then join Shelter Scotland as Head of Community and you could soon be responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of our Community Engagement programme.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet thousands of people across Scotland 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.
Our Community Hub model is a mechanism to deliver progressive impact, working within, and with, the community to help people to keep, find and improve their home. We have Hubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. Each unlocks the potential to transform local housing and homelessness issues by aligning the expertise of Shelter Scotland with local partners. Our ambition is to build on our community engagement work in partnership with local organisations, groups and activists to drive change at local level, but striving to ensure that it's people who have lived experience who are at the centre.
About the role
A key member of our Leadership Team, you'll have senior management responsibility for Shelter Scotland's Community Hub and Volunteering programmes. We'll also rely on you to lead and inspire a team of managers to deliver high quality, integrated community responses to local housing and homelessness issues. Delivering a change programme with your managers to ensure Hubs inspire and enable people to support us in delivering change for individuals and communities will be important too. Indeed, influencing systemic change and driving improved practice will be at the heart of the role, as will developing internal and external networks and partnerships that support the delivery of an ambitious strategy. Undertaking and leading on key projects, providing strategic leadership and promoting and representing our services at all levels - all are facets of this challenging role.
You'll need a proven relevant track record, possibly gained in a range of sectors where you operated at a senior level with external audiences and engaged with, and influenced, a variety of stakeholders. You'll also need demonstrable experience in financial planning and budget and contract management. Someone who thrives on working collaboratively with others for the good of the business, you're adept at building a network of good relationships and have an innate ability to quickly develop a thorough understanding of an organisation and the wider sector. Last but not least, you're a good listener and positive influencer who communicates clearly verbally and in writing and, where appropriate, is able to persuade others to change their views, intentions or actions.
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, payroll giving, 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.
INDEPENDENT SECTOR LEAD – Scottish Borders
PARTNERS FOR INTEGRATION AND IMPROVEMENT
Health and Social Care Integration
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team?
This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in the Scottish Borders. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
The post is home based with travel where necessary, based and is hosted by Scottish Care.
ARK is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), reporting to the Director of People & Organisational Development this role is responsible for leading the Organisational Development Team (Human Resources, Learning & Development & Payroll) to develop, deliver and embed OD strategies to build an Ark culture that aligns to our values and aims and will achieve sustained high performance. There will be a key focus for ensuring that Ark develops and implements policies, procedures, systems and processes that will deliver continued improvement.
The Head of People and Organisational Development will ensure that the OD Team are central to Arks ambition to be the best employer we can be and offer rewarding careers to our teams. Integral to this will be the development of talent in individuals and teams, to ensure we are attracting, developing and inspiring skilled and enthusiastic staff who share our vision and values and so create a culture of excellence throughout the organisation.
This is an exciting role for the right applicant and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed the Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This is an exciting time to join the team where you will have the opportunity to deliver the ambitions of Ark within an already well established Senior Leadership Team.
The aim of the revised business plans is to:
• Have a reputation for excellence and be recognised as a high quality provider of housing and care
• Be known as an excellent employer where employees will enjoy rewarding careers
• Build our technological and digital capability to support a successful business
• Have in place Leadership to create a culture of excellence throughout the business
We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have significant prior experience operating at a senior management level in an HR/OD/L&D related role with excellent employment law knowledge and that of the regulatory environment in which ARK operates. If you have extensive experience in these areas, then we would like to hear from you.
The history of CrossReach stretches back 150 years to the formation of the Church of Scotland Committee on Christian Life and Work in 1869. Throughout this time CrossReach and its predecessor bodies have worked in communities all over Scotland and beyond, providing social care for those most in need. Over the years the services provided have been vast and varied, which have been adapted as time moves on to respond to the needs and requirements in current times.
In 2005 the name of the organisation was changed to CrossReach. The name Crossreach was chosen to convey the need and desire to reach out to people across Scotland who require support, all while making it clear that faith is the motivation for their work.
As mentioned, CrossReach offer a wide variety of services that are currently broken down into three key areas adults, older people, children and families. Within each key area there are various different support services available ranging from early years through to care homes, mental health support, creative art groups and everything in between. All services provided are working towards CrossReach’s overall mission which is ‘In Christs name we seek to support people to achieve the highest quality of life which they are capable of achieving at any given time’ while keeping in line with their ethos which is ‘We aim to show the practical side of our Christian faith by reflecting Christian love to those we support, through our leadership, management and working relationships’.
As the Head of Fundraising you will lead a significant expansion of the fundraising function and take the lead role in writing the fundraising strategy and supporting the team to deliver against all targets. You will also be part of the senior management team so strong strategic as well as operational acumen is required.
CrossReach aspires to grow its fundraised income so you will need to show that you have the skills, experience, tenacity and determination to succeed in this role while proving that you have overseen growth in voluntary income in a previous role. Experience in a similarly sized and complex organisation would be an advantage.
You will be CrossReach’s fundraising expert and will need to have the broad range of skills associated with a Head/Director of Fundraising role. This includes everything from creating the strategy, structure and skilled team required for successful fundraising as well as reaching new audiences, devising creative campaigns and writing compelling Cases for Support that engage and motivate donors. You will also be adept at managing a budget and producing fundraising reports for the CEO and Board.
This is a high profile role for a national charity which is greatly valued by those who benefit from its services. You will have the opportunity to make your mark by taking fundraising from a relatively low level to new heights.
All while demonstrating and sharing Christian love and support including sharing with others the leading of worship in accordance with CrossReach policy and by ensuring all staff meetings are opened with prayer and Bible reading.
It is important to note that as the work CrossReach do and their work in Christ’s name this job requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian Ethos (this is an ongoing occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010).
We’re looking for a new Chief Executive, someone who as a visionary leader and motivator, can lead the organisation to deliver our strategic plan. The post is accountable to a Board of Directors, and is responsible for working with the Board to ensure clear strategic direction, driving the organisation’s vision, mission and strategic aims, developing operational plans and managing the resources that deliver against these.
You will be a strong leader, politically astute and skilled networker. You will be committed to supporting community led approaches to address inequality and social justice. You will have a track record of doing the right thing rather than the easy thing. You will be passionate about the voluntary sector and its role within civic society.
Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. is an exciting new social enterprise situated in the Erskine Veterans Village Estate in Bishopton, Renfrewshire who are now looking to recruit a Senior Bid Writer to join our team.
Main Purpose of the Job
To secure grant funding and sponsorship for Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. achieving the annual income target. This fundraising is largely for employability support for Scotland’s most disadvantaged veterans including those with severe physical disabilities and mental health challenges. There are also other capital opportunities for SBMC including facilities, machinery and transport, and other RBLI activities such as LifeWorks and STEP IN that are relevant.
You will produce persuasive grant applications and sponsorship proposals, mainly for charitable trusts and statutory funding opportunities, although needs to be flexible to undertake corporate and HNWI approaches and occasionally engage RBLI’s community supporters in Scotland.
Experience of working closely with colleagues across delivery/operational departments to develop service proposals and a successful track record in generating income through writing competitive bids is essential. An ability to work independently is a prerequisite.
Your Key Responsibilities
This role will be based in Scotland. It will be mainly home based with some time at Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. at Erskine in Renfrewshire e.g. for donor tours.
Skills & Experience Required:
RBLI offer a competitive holiday allowance, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.
This is your chance to be more than a fundraiser. You can be the difference between someone just surviving their condition and really living. Your skills and talent can make sure that people with chest, heart and stroke conditions – including Covid-19 – get the help they need to live life to the full.
After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. We won’t stand for that.
As Community Fundraising & Events Manager, you will be responsible for funding our services that help people get back to the things they love. The money you raise will help support people to walk again after their stroke, breathe better with lung conditions like COPD and come to terms with the mental impact of a heart attack or Covid-19.
You will manage two regional teams in the East and North of Scotland – driving their work to support our fundraising heroes, building relationships in local communities, and inspiring local volunteers to do incredible things to raise money for the cause.
We are looking for an outstanding Community Fundraising & Events Manager with demonstrable experience of recruiting volunteer fundraisers and growing income. This role is an opportunity to use your imagination and talent to create and run events, build networks across communities in Scotland and make a real difference to people’s lives.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.
Contract Type: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week to be worked flexibly Monday to Friday, with weekend and evenings on a rota basis, including and public holidays. An opportunity for a part-time (evening) Support Worker is also available. This would be 25 hours a week (5pm - 10pm) or potential for Full-time 37.5 hours per week (2pm – 10pm)
Position one = Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Position two = Part-time (evenings), 25 hours per week or potential for Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Please state in the ‘Match to job Requirements’ section on your application which role you wish to be considered for.
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:
· Personal development and employability programmes
· Self-help coaching
· Supported accommodation
· Care at home
· Housing support
· Social cafes
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our values are:
· Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
· Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
· Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
· Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Edinburgh Mental Health Services. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.
Our Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide supported accommodation for people affected by mental and physical health issues. The majority of the people we support have spent a significant amount of time in long-term hospital care. Our support enables the people we work with to live as independently as possible in their own home.
We have an exciting opportunity for ambitious and motivated Support Workers to join our team and improve the lives of people supported by our Edinburgh Mental Health Services.
In this role, you will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of mental health problems, supporting them to cope in difficult times and working towards recovery and a good life. You will provide emotional, practical and social support to enable people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.
To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own, which are:
- Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
- Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
- Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
- Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
You should have an understanding of the issues affecting service users, along with the ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.
Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records is also essential.
Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk
What’s in it for you?
LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.
You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.
As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.