As part of Life Changes Trust's legacy work, Staf are delighted to be recruiting for a new role to create an online learning channel which will host the outcomes and learning from the many amazing projects funded during the past 5 years. Working with people with lived experience, you will lead on the channel's development and creating an evidence and impact strategy for Staf.
Staf is Scotland’s membership organisation for all those involved in the lives of young people leaving care, with over 70 members across the public, third and independent sectors. Our vision is that the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care in Scotland is indistinguishable from their peers in the general population.
We work with and alongside young people and those who support them to achieve our vision through participation projects, the development of policy and practice and our programme of learning events.
We are delighted to be creating a new role, as part of Life Changes Trust's Legacy work, to ensure that the learning of the many projects LCT have supported over the past 5 years is brought to life on an online Learning Channel.
The successful applicant will lead on the development of our online Learning Channel which will host the Life Changes Trust legacy work and to support the development of an evidencing and impact strategy for the organisation. The post-holder must have a commitment to working with people with lived experience and in ensuring their views and aspirations are central to the development of the Learning Channel.
Working with a steering group of Staf members and people with care experience, you will design and deliver a series of workshops, online events and roundtables across Scotland to develop the online learning channel, and a series of "how to" guides, using the learning from LCTs projects.
You will also play a key role in the development of an evidencing and impact tool for Staf.
ScotGEM is a graduate-entry medical degree (MBChB) with a mission to increase the visibility and priority of non-statutory organisations within the provision of healthcare.
We have established a fantastic programme of learning experiences with third-sector partners. We are looking for someone to continue to develop these partnerships and to augment the educational framework for these experiences.
Our ideal person will have:
Please do get in touch to chat if you have one of these but not both.
We are pleased to invite applications for this part-time/sessional post as a Teaching Fellow leading a specialist contribution to ScotGEM.
The overall purpose of this role is to lead the development and implementation of the Service Learning aspects of the ScotGEM MBChB programme. This role has a particular focus on Years 1 and 2 of the four-year programme with a growing influence into Years 3 and 4.
This is an educational role and the post holder will be expected to champion a high quality educational experience for students. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new MBChB Programme for Scotland and to help develop part of a curriculum designed to create future ‘Agents of Change’ in health care. The post holder will be working in partnership with stakeholders across Scotland to lead, deliver, support, assess and evaluate Service Learning component of the curriculum.
The successful candidate will be central to the continual design, development and implementation of this innovative aspect of the course. See medicine.st-andrews.ac.uk/graduate-entry-medicine. The key duties are listed in the job description, but will evolve as the ScotGEM Programme develops. The role will include direct teaching and assessment, as well as collaboration with other partners.
Since its creation, 21 years ago, the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) has become established in a central role in the Scottish education, training and skills landscape.
The SCQF is overseen by the SCQF Partnership (SCQFP), which includes organisations from different sectors of education and training.
The Partnership employs a team of 12 people to maintain and promote the Framework. The team works with a range of stakeholders across Scotland to help create new learning pathways, broaden the curriculum offer to better meet the needs of all learners, and give recognition to all types of learning, wherever it occurs.
The SCQF is a key enabler for the Scottish Government’s aim of parity of esteem and recognition for all learning pathways, including the recognition of skills through prior and experiential learning. The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Ms Shirley-Anne Somerville, has recently stressed her support for the SCQF and the SCQF Partnership team, and the need for it to retain its independent status, which she indicated is central to its ability to broker a holistic approach to improving the learner journey.
The current Chief Executive will retire at the end of 2021 and so the Partnership is now planning for a new Chief Executive to build on the successes to date and to lead the organisation moving forward.
The Chief Executive will:
The successful candidate will show proven success at a managerial level in a policy environment, demonstrating strong analytical thinking and astute judgement, particularly in respect of learners securing access to, and recognition of, educational attainments. They will be an excellent communicator with a high level of confidence and clarity and able to work easily with a wide range of people and organisations across diverse media.
As a well-organised leader, they will be able to manage, empower and elevate a team of staff whilst simultaneously operating on a strategic, innovative and risk-aware level. The role requires a comprehensive knowledge of education, quality assurance and skills development and recognition, and the successful candidate will be expected to join colleagues in leading on such operational matters when necessary.
This is a great opportunity to join the SCQFP at a dynamic time for the organisation, and a time of great change and challenge in the economy, working with a committed team and trusted partners to invest in Scotland’s lifelong learning. With major reviews and consultations ongoing in the education, training and skills sector, this is the perfect time for the right candidate to play a leading role in change and to steer the organisation towards new horizons.
The Chief executive officer is accountable to the Board of Trustees of Pollok United SCIO and the Directors of Nethercraigs Community Interest Company; For the management and development of the organisation’s work and for representing the organisation to the public and key stakeholders.
We are excited to be appointing a Self-directed Support Project Officer to contribute to the work of a small team delivering on the Scottish Government’s Self-directed Support project, hosted by Social Work Scotland.
The post holder will work closely in partnership with local partnerships, national stakeholder organisations and national government to provide implementation support and develop best practice approaches including a national model agreement for Option 1 Direct Payment.
Candidates should hold a professional qualification, have experience in the design and delivery of social care services and experience of working in a project.
To provide leadership and direction to YWCA Scotland - The Young Women’s Movement, enabling the organisation to thrive while fulfilling its charitable objects and its mission to create spaces for Scotland's women and girls to lead social change.
● Providing leadership and strategic direction to The Young Women’s Movement. Ensuring it aligns with the charity’s mission, vision, strategic objectives and annual performance targets
● Managing Board meetings and translating the Board’s strategic vision into our day to day work and practice
● As acting Company Secretary, responsibility for ensuring that all legal and procedural matters of the charity are met
● Ensuring the ongoing financial sustainability of the charity, by developing income generation plans for grant funding and business development and overseeing their implementation
● Developing national opportunities through strong working relationships, partnerships and networks. Managing relationships with funders and partners
● Embedding young women’s voices in programme and product design and delivery. Overseeing research projects e.g. the Status of Young Women in Scotland
● Acting as a champion and advocating for The Young Women’s Movement mission, building and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships in order to maximise our reach and impact
● Representing The Young Women’s Movement in public appearances at various key internal and external events, in national and local media and on various social media platforms
● Leading campaigning, influencing, and public policy work around gender equality. Coordinating responses to public policy consultations on behalf of The Young Women’s Movement
● Tracking and reporting on achievements and lessons learned. Overseeing monitoring and evaluation activity
● Overall responsibility for the management of a team of 10 (and growing!). Overseeing HR strategies, HR compliance, and ensuring our team are supported, skilled, and developed. Direct line management of executive team members in Glasgow and Edinburgh offices
● Overall responsibility for finances and resources. Monitoring the organisation’s financial position, results and drafting budgets. Agreeing and signing key contracts/documents
● Engaging as part of the worldwide YWCA Movement
Person Specification - Essential
● A good standard of education in relevant field or demonstrable equivalent skills through continued professional development
● Passionate about achieving gender equality and advancing young women’s leadership ‘for and by young women’
● Value fit with YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement
● A successful leadership record within a similar organisation
● Evidence of leading change in the charitable sector
● Experience in developing and implementing strategy within a small and growing organisation
● Strong experience of fundraising, managing grants, and reporting to funders
● Experience of building new income streams and leading successful business development
● Evidence of sound financial management and charitable governance
● Experience of empowering, motivating and building teams through exceptional people leadership and interpersonal skills
● Experience of raising the profile of an organisation
● Evidence of effective communication and relationship management with a wide range of stakeholders, able to develop successful partnerships and encourage support
● Experience of building and maintaining relationships with policy makers within the women’s sector
● Experience in hosting online and in person events and training
● Understanding of good charity governance
● Up to date awareness and understanding of charity fundraising and business development
● Understanding of accounts, finances and budgets
● Knowledge of legislative frameworks and good practice that supports ethical fundraising
● Understanding of the Scottish policy landscape around gender equality and young people’s rights
● Ability to manage small and agile teams through periods of growth and change
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Comfortable using a range of communication methods, including digital and social media
● Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload for yourself, team members, and the organisation as a whole
● Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders
● Experience of working in women-only spaces, with a focus on young women
Person Specification - Desirable
● Experience in women’s rights activism and advocacy
● Passionate about achieving gender equality and advancing young women’s leadership ‘for and by young women’
● Previous director experience or similar role
● Experience of designing and leading participatory research projects
● Experience of generating income through training and consultancy
● Experience of setting up or managing a policy think tank
● Experience of delivering inclusive and engaging social media and digital communications
● A track record of growth; building an organisation and significantly increasing income
● Understanding of trends in digital and social media marketing and engagement with young women
● Understanding of participant-led research
● Understanding of U.K. and International policy landscape around gender equality and young people’s rights
● Experience with Xero
● We operate a 4-day working week with full time hours of 28 hours per week on a Monday to Thursday basis. However, it will be necessary at times to work evenings or weekends to meet the demands of the role. The workday pattern is flexible.
● Annual leave entitlement of 28 days per year. This includes public holidays
● Access to a stakeholder pension scheme to which YWCA Scotland and employees contribute
● All appointments are subject to a minimum three-month probationary period
The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland occupies a unique place in the charitable and higher education landscape in Scotland. Established over 120years ago, but with a firmly modern outlook, it has a strong financial base and an ability to make a real and distinct difference through its grant giving. It has an established reputation for assisting those who might otherwise have struggled to attain higher learning and research, which can change lives and benefit broader society.
In the small executive team running the Trust, the Head of Finance is an important role and the imminent retiral of the incumbent presents an opportunity to bring in fresh thinking to this forward looking organisation. A part time role, it offers considerable flexibility around the pattern of work, both in location and timing; and so could potentially suit someone returning to the workplace, needing flexibility and balance.
The Head of Finance provides all accounting and financial management for the Trust and acts as the Accounting Officer for the shared building and facilities of Andrew Carnegie House. The Head of Finance has overall responsibility for the Trust’s systems of financial control and supports the Trust’s Chief Executive Officer on financial and investment strategy and planning and is assisted by the Trust’s Administrator.
The Head of Finance is a key member of the Trust’s Senior Management Team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the Trust’s Manager, Board of Trustees and Sub-Committees. The postholder will take an active role in forward planning and decision making within the organisation.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Accounting and Financial control
• Financial management and planning
• Corporate Governance
• Payroll and Pensions
• IT and data.
The successful candidate will be a professional accountant and a member of a relevant professional CCAB body. The role requires excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to use initiative and work independently.
On offer is the opportunity to work in a great environment as part of a great team doing something with significant social purpose and value. As Head of Finance there is a direct sense of control over the ways of working and a direct sense of impact and reward.
The Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) is Scotland’s professional membership body for dance, opera and theatre. We are currently seeking an efficient and organised administrator to join our small, friendly staff team to assist in the provision of services to FST members, including the delivery of regular events and meetings, membership processes and general administration.
Candidates should be highly organised, with excellent administrative, IT and customer service skills, and be able to handle multiple tasks and prioritise their work. We promote flexible working and are offering this role as part of an existing job-share arrangement at 21 hours per week. The pro-rata salary is £12,000. The FST office is based in Edinburgh with the team currently operating a hybrid-working model.
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Following fantastic work, inspiring and supporting youth and schools' links between Scotland and Malawi, our brilliant Youth & Schools Officer Luisa is moving on to new opportunities. Applications are now invited for this exciting and dynamic role.
We seek a committed, energetic, engaging new Youth and Schools Officer to continue the Partnership’s outstanding youth and schools’ programme. This is an essential and highly visible part of the Scotland-Malawi relationship, and requires someone who can think innovatively and strategically, work with a high degree of professional autonomy, manage a variety of projects and maintain key professional working relationships across the sector.
The Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) is an equal opportunities employer, and we are keen to increase our diversity and inclusivity across all aspects of our organisation. We encourage applications from different backgrounds, especially from the Malawian diaspora community.