The Welcoming Association is a charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and newcomers in Edinburgh.
We are looking to recruit a volunteer Chairperson to lead the Board in ensuring the effective performance of its governance responsibilities. The chairperson will work in partnership with the Director to help him/her achieve the objectives set for the organization and to ensure there is an effective relationship between the Board, staff, volunteers, participants, funders and other stakeholders.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience and skills in the following areas:
Knowledge and skills
Please see below for the job description.
Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
Project Trust is an international educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. Since 1967 we have sent over 7000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outdoor education and community development.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Country Co-ordinator to join our Overseas Team on the Isle of Coll. The Country Co-ordinator is responsible for the day-to-day running of a number of international country programmes and is the first point of contact in the UK for Volunteers and their parents. The role involves supporting our Volunteers on their overseas placements from the UK , undertaking at least one visit to each country of responsibility per year, as well as participating in the selection and training of our Volunteers. The successful applicant will have a flair for customer service, the ability to work autonomously, and excellent organisational skills.
Main areas of responsibility include:
· Providing support and guidance to a cohort of Volunteers, pre-departure and during their international placements
· Developing and maintaining strong relationships with Volunteers, their families, overseas representatives and project hosts
· Visiting Volunteers overseas and assisting with sourcing potential new projects abroad
· Responding to urgent situations occurring overseas, with support of senior staff
· Administration of overseas placements, including visa applications
· Participating in Selection, Training and Debriefing of Volunteers
Essential skills & experience include:
· Experience of working and/or living in an overseas environment
· Excellent planning and organisational skills and the ability to work on own initiative
· Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
A recognised qualification or equivalent experience in mental health/counselling or education is desirable.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the international programme strategy and operations of an innovative and ambitious charity at an important time in its 50 year history.
The role is based in the Project Trust office on the Isle of Coll.
The International Development Association of Scotland is a network of organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship across Scotland. By raising awareness of global concerns and illustrating the potential for change, the IDEAS network aims to influence those in all sectors of formal and informal education and lifelong learning including teachers, policy makers, youth and adult education workers and a range of voluntary and statutory organisations.
We are looking for a highly qualified and experienced person to be responsible for the finance and administration functions necessary to support our work. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively and creatively as part of a small and highly motivated team.
You should have strong experience of financial reporting, budgeting and book keeping. You will have experience of supporting a small organisation to run smoothly with IT management and fundraising skills.
You will be based in our Edinburgh office.
The Edinburgh International Festival is looking for a Strategic Partnerships Manager to join the team.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead on our relationships with existing and new public sector and charitable funders. Working as part of the Development Team, the successful candidate will secure income from diverse public sources to support the programme for the Edinburgh International Festival and its future ambitions.
The Strategic Partnerships Manager will have an excellent track record of obtaining funds from public sector organisations and charitable trusts & foundations, to manage a varied portfolio of supporters and to develop new funding prospects.