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.
This post is a critical one to the future development of Four Square. You will lead and manage support services across Four Square, including our housing support, housing advice and employability services.
Working with the Residential Services Manager and the Head of Services, you will work to deliver on our contracts while also developing and improving services. This is a great opportunity for someone committed to support people out of homeless services. You’ll need the vision and passion to lead staff and the energy and enthusiasm to make this a first class service.
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.
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!
We are seeking a highly motivated individual as Chief Executive, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). OSCR is a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government and is the independent regulator and registrar for charities in Scotland. The Chief Executive is the most senior member of staff in the organisation and is responsible for the management and leadership of approximately 50 staff. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in OSCR’s vision for effective regulation which contributes to a flourishing charity sector in which the public has confidence.
This is a permanent and pensionable SCS appointment. Relocation expenses may be available.
We’re looking for people who understand what it is to run a values-led, relationship-based organisation with a commitment to challenging the causes and consequences of homelessness. In uncertain times and with growing demand for our services, you’ll ensure we have the right strategy to be sustainable and innovative. You’ll understand collaborative working and complexity in an organisation. You’ll have good connections and have a good knowledge of the third sector and/or governance. You’ll be committed to making a difference and doing things differently.
At Phoenix Futures Scotland we are very proud of the work we do across the country. We are inspired by the people we witness every day who address their substance use issues with our support.
We have a long history of providing recovery services in Scotland where our first service opened in 1992. Much has changed over the last 27 years, but what hasn’t changed is our unswerving commitment to supporting people to achieve recovery.
In 2012 Phoenix created a Scotland Board – formally a sub-committee of the UK Board with the Chair of the Scotland Board being a member of the UK Board and the remaining Scotland Board members being co-opted committee members.
The Board is a fully engaged and vital element of our operations in Scotland. Board members have a visibility with the staff and services users and join in celebrations of recovery and wider organisational events throughout the year. They provide a key strategic and performance monitoring role within the Scottish national context.
Having been instrumental in helping to establish and develop the Scotland Board the current Chair will complete their term of office later this year, after serving a maximum term of office within our governance rules. We are now looking for our next Scotland Chair.
We are looking for an individual with a good understanding of charity and or housing association governance. Someone who is a leader and confident communicator and who shares our commitment to continuing to find innovative ways to deliver vital services to the most vulnerable in times of economic uncertainty. If this is you we would love to hear from you.
Are you interested in changing the lives of Women Children and Young People who have been impacted by domestic abuse?
West Lothian Woman’s Aid (WLWA) has been established for 39 years and does important inspirational work to support and empower some of the most vulnerable women and children throughout West Lothian. WLWA provide advice, information and support, including safe accommodation to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
We are currently seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified and skilled women to join our Board of Directors.
The role of Board member is unpaid and offers a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time and commitment to join the existing Board of Directors in providing strategic guidance and leadership to the existing staff team.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse although this is not essential. We have identified skills and experience we most require including: Third Sector, Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Legal, Marketing and Fundraising, Campaigning and promoting Diversity and Inclusion.
WLWA is committed to equality and diversity and positively encourages applications from women throughout the community. Only women may apply under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.
The role of CEO of Quality Scotland is one that encompasses both a wide range of activities and also presents the opportunity to lead and be part of a strong, fantastic, highly skilled and passionate team. This role combines both the day to day operations of the organisation, providing direction and leadership to the team in the development and implementation of the organisation’s vision, mission, values and strategic aims; and also, a strong element of account management and delivery.
The Quality Scotland membership is at the heart of the organisation and as a team there is a very flat people structure in place which links with the organisational culture, where the EFQM Excellence Model is not only the main element of service delivery but also underpins the Quality Scotland way of doing things.
This role offers the opportunity to engage with all sectors across Scotland and also represent Quality Scotland on a global platform through the EFQM Partner Council.
There is a very strong well-established supportive culture across the organisation where everyone contributes and helps out when things need to be done.