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.
Are you ready for the challenge of building an international social enterprise?
The Social Enterprise Academy is seeking a Head of International to lead the next stage of its sustainable growth worldwide.
This is a unique post at the forefront of social enterprise on an international stage. It represents the chance to lead systemic impact, using your skills to collaborate with global social enterprise stakeholders and mission-driven leaders, sharing learning and impact while ensuring the sustainability of an international social enterprise model.
Social Enterprise Academy
We are a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.
We focus our learning programmes on the development of practice: the practice of leadership and the practice of entrepreneurship. We support people to turn up as their best selves, so that they have the best possible chance to achieve their social mission, through growing sustainable organisations. Our model is based on the provision of practitioner led, peer learning. It’s great stuff – have a look at our impact review on-line. It works.
With a 15 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 6 years with international partners through a social licence approach. We now have 12 Social Enterprise Academy Hubs at different stages of development in Australia, South Africa, Malawi, Malaysia, Wales, India, Canada, New Zealand, China and Pakistan.
This new role will build on this outstanding foundation.
Purpose of the post
To lead the sustainable international growth of the Social Enterprise Academy
You will lead on the consolidation of existing work and manage the acceleration of export and replication of the Academy model with our network of local partners, scaling systemic impact.
Collaborating with ecosystem partners around the world, you will ensure support reaches people in organisations and communities that are stepping up to change the world.
The Social Enterprise Academy’s international strategy and business plan (2012-22) is closely aligned to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and contributes to national and global strategies. You will work closely with the CEO, other heads of department and our International Board, to lead the provision of learning and development in impact support ecosystems worldwide.
For a full person specification please download the application pack below.
The British Council was founded to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s security, prosperity and influence.
We believe that international connections and opportunities can and do make a huge difference for people, communities, institutions and the country as a whole.
We are seeking a Chair for our Scotland Advisory Committee who is deeply knowledgeable about Scotland, and committed to maintaining and growing its international connections and contribution.
The Scotland Advisory Committee plays a key role in shaping and championing our work in Scotland so that it adds real value across the areas of education, culture, society and to the country’s success more broadly. Our current Committee members bring valuable expertise and insight from these sectors.
We would particularly welcome interest from candidates for the role of Chair who bring a cross-sector perspective, who have senior-level board or governance experience and who have worked at a UK and/or international level.
The British Council draws on strategic advice from three country advisory committees - for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - which report to the Board of Trustees.
The Scotland Advisory Committee advises the Country Director Scotland and acts as an advocated for our work in Scotland. The role of the Chair is to advise the Country Director in a non-executive capacity to maximise the impact that British Council can make in and for the relevant UK country. As Chair, you will lead the Scotland Advisory Committee to fulfil its purpose and objectives as set out in the terms of reference.
The Chair of the committee is appointed for a three year term, renewable for a further three years. For two years, each Chair of a country advisory committee takes his or her turn in representing all three country advisory committees on the British Council’s Board of Trustees.
Terms and Conditions
Positions on the Scotland Advisory Committee are not remunerated but reasonable UK travel and expenses will be reimbursed at standard British Council rates. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Key focus areas of the post include
· Leading the committee to fulfil its purpose and objectives outlined in the terms of reference
· Chairing committee meetings, normally three a year (and possibly an away day)
· Acting as advocate for the British Council’s work in Scotland and in the UK as a whole
· Hosting and speaking from time to time at events organised by British Council Scotland
· Attending other relevant British Council meetings and functions
· Reviewing the papers for six Board of Trustees meetings a year and providing comments to the Chair of one of the three country advisory committees currently serving on the British Council’s Board of Trustees
· Attending the annual meeting of the Chairs of the three country advisory committees with the Chair of the British Council
When on the Board of Trustees:
· Preparing for, and full participation, in six Board of Trustees meetings a year in London and an away day
· Acting in a representative role by consulting the Chairs of the other two country advisory committees in advance of Board of Trustees meetings (by video conference or otherwise)
· Presenting a short note summarising key opportunities, risks and issues arising from each committee at Board of Trustees meetings. This note is included in the Chair of the British Council’s written report to the Board of Trustees
· Making a brief report during Board of Trustees meetings and feeding back to the Chairs of the other two country advisory committees
What we require of the successful candidate
· Experience of a senior role within a major private, public or voluntary sector organisation in a management and/or Board capacity
· Significant recent experience in one or more of the three strategic business units (core business areas) of British Council activity - Arts, Education and Society, and English and Exams
· Varied range of contacts in Scotland
· Strong international background and/or interests
· Belief in, understanding and knowledge of, what Scotland can contribute on the world stage
· Capacity to act as a ‘critical friend’ to Country Director Scotland
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Highly effective communication skills (oral and written)
Classrooms for Malawi works to provide a sustainable route out of poverty by providing a suitable learning environment for the children of Malawi. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity to lead and support the growing Classrooms for Malawi movement. Let’s make a difference!
We are looking for a passionate, dynamic and self-motivated individual to come and join us as our Chief Executive Officer. If that person is you, we want to speak with you.
We are seeking an entrepreneurial, energetic and proactive individual who will deliver and implement strategies.
As Chief Executive Officer, you will have a large amount of autonomy to shape and build our charity. You will be strategic in your approach and have a significant impact on the direction of the organisation.
You will not be coming in to any pre-subscribed role, you will be creative and have the chance to take the role in the direction you see fit and be responsible for the outcomes.
You will bring your skills in relationship and project management from whatever experience you have acquired and use it to build a sustainable model for a values driven organisation.
You might have many years of experience of successful delivery at management level in the third sector, but equally, you might have transferable skills and experience from other roles in other sectors and be sure that this role is for you. Either way, if you think you are right for us, we want to hear from you.
About the role
With overall responsibility for the strategic development and operational success of the school building programme and projects of Classrooms for Malawi, you will manage relationships with existing partner organisations and build new strategic partnerships that help the organisation deliver on its vision.
Whilst growing Classrooms for Malawi programmes, both in terms of numbers and reach, it is imperative that you ensure the quality of delivery remains high and Classrooms for Malawi’s core values and overall ethos are consistently demonstrated and apparent in all programme delivery.
Working closely with our Board of Trustees, you will play a critical role in ensuring the ongoing and sustainable growth of Classrooms for Malawi.
You will be the basis of the formation of an Executive Management Team, reporting to the Board of Trustees.
The Campaign Director is responsible for the smooth running of the whole organisation and, as such, needs to have an excellent set of skills in all areas. The candidate will be passionate about issues of economic justice and will have experience of campaign development, lobbying, fundraising, communications and management.
The responsibility of running our small charity based in Edinburgh is a wonderful opportunity for someone to take on a new challenge and use all of their talents. As an organisation, we’re about to start lots of new and exciting projects and so it’s the perfect time for someone to get involved and insert their ideas and influence.
It is essential that you have a background in growing awareness, impact and income through excellent stakeholder, service and staff management. The post holder needs to be able to tailor Jubilee Scotland’s work to our aims and values and to fit in with the work of our allies across the world.
You will manage the day-to-day operations of Jubilee Scotland and have a strong background in managing budgets and income targets. You will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Scotland Plan and lead the delivery of the Fundraising targets, ensuring key bids are submitted on time and to a high standard. Managing key fundraising partnerships and ensuring live opportunities are maximised are also key.
This position holds an ambassadorial role for the organisation, with you representing Jubilee Scotland at events etc. to raise awareness and profile.
Scotland's International Development Alliance is the membership body for everyone committed to creating a fairer world, free from poverty, injustice and environmental threats. We exist to improve the capacity, influence and effectiveness of the sector in Scotland through providing opportunities for networking, debate, training and promotion of good practice. We are recruiting a full time Project Assistant to support this work.
Project Assistant: To support Scotland’s International Development Alliance in the delivery of capacity building activities for small, civil society organisations across Scotland. To strategically support the Alliance’s digital communication with member organisations, to administer various online and in person training events and to assist in the collection of reporting data for the purposes of monitoring and evaluation.
Scotland's International Development Alliance is the membership body for everyone committed to creating a fairer world, free from poverty, injustice and environmental threats. We are recruiting a part-time Communications & Administration Assistant to help maintain our social media presence and support the delivery of training and networking events for our members.
Communications & Administration Assistant: To support Scotland’s International Development Alliance in developing and maintaining its outward facing communications with member organisations, other actors within the international development sector and the wider public. To assist with administering internal monitoring and evaluation systems, and support the team in the delivery of their work with member organisations, aimed at strengthening the effectiveness and impact of the international development sector in Scotland.
Bible Advocacy is an emerging field that aims, through modern media, the arts, politics and education, to reconnect people with the Bible.
We are seeking a creative visionary who is passionate about the Bible and culture. You will have an awareness of current influences in contemporary society and a desire to connect the world to the Bible through the Christian faith. Proven communication skills are a key part of this role along with experience in project management or similar leadership skills. Applicants may come from a variety of professions, or already be employed in a Christian charity role.
This is a full-time position based at our head office in Edinburgh; some travel may be required across Scotland. It will involve working closely in a team environment and forming partnerships with key stakeholders, churches and likeminded organisations.
Although this position is Scottish focused, the Scottish Bible Society is a charity with a global reach, that helps people in over 200 countries and territories to receive Bibles in a language they understand and a format they can use.
· This role is based at Bible House, Edinburgh near Haymarket train station.
· This role requires an active Christian faith and an understanding of the different Christian communities in Scotland.
· Salary depending on experience.
· Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 22nd March 2019.
· Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 1st April 2019.
Feed the Minds, an ambitious International Development Organisation, is looking for a part time Regional Development Co-ordinator in Scotland to help us continue our growth. Our project portfolio consists of a variety of high–quality, innovative projects based in approximately 10 countries in the Global South. Our income comes from a wide variety of sources.
Your responsibility will be to co-ordinate work with individuals, church and community groups across Scotland; maintaining and developing relationships which provide opportunities to raise funds. You will enjoy networking, presenting, and motivating volunteers. To raise awareness in Scotland of our work with some of the world’s most marginalised people in the Global South, you will need strong people skills and a genuine flair for raising funds to support our work.
You need to be IT literate, flexible and have strong attention to detail. The role is part time (3.5 days per week) and home based. Ideally you will be based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh. You must excel at managing your own time and balancing multiple priorities. You will enjoy the wide variety of tasks that the role offers and be happy to travel to different parts of Scotland, and occasionally to London.
Your work will directly and positively impact on people’s lives and opportunities across the Global South and you will be a valued member of a highly competent staff team taking our work even further in the next few years.
STAND International is embarking upon a period of growth and development with a new vision for local community services linked to our Strategic Business Plan. This is your opportunity to work for an organisation that plays a significant influential role in shaping young people’s personal, social development.
The charity is recruiting a Business Development Manager to be responsible for establishing robust fundraising practices which will ensure a strategic fundraising for the future. You will lead on key aspects of fundraising, with a focus on trusts and foundations and corporate support.
You will identify, generate and grow charitable income to underpin both STAND International’s work in Scotland and several of its partner organisations by managing a portfolio of funders and prospects, creatively stewarding existing relationships and maximising opportunities for giving.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated and enthusiastic with excellent community fundraising experience, able to win and retain supporters and to hit the ground running. This role may be suitable for flexible working.
• Drive the delivery of the significant fundraising targets by securing funding from a portfolio of funders.
• Manage a pipeline of funders at different stages of the giving cycle aligned to STAND International’s projects, core activities and strategic objectives.
• Lead on researching and writing compelling and persuasive funding bids. Ensure funding bid deadlines, reporting and stewardship schedules are adhered to and that donors are thanked in a timely manner.
• Annual fundraising targets are met/exceeded
• Donors feel valued and respected
• Current projects are funded for the future
• New projects are in the pipeline for additional services and enhancements
• New donors and funders are attracted to the organisation
• Institute of Fundraising Best Practice Guidance and Regulations are maintained
• A keen interest in and understanding of STAND International’s and a passionate belief in our vision and mission.
• Member of the Institute of Fundraising.
• A current driving license valid for driving in the UK.