The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent children, young people and adults.
Our 2019 strategy sets out our ambition to become the national body for neurodiversity in Scotland and we are on a journey to excellence with the purpose of promoting and encouraging neurodivergent people to realise their potential. The newly created role of Director of Services carries strategic significance to our organisation and will impact significantly on the future direction and focus of our organisation.
Playing a crucial role in supporting neurodivergent children, young people and adults, our new Director of Services will ensure Donaldsons continues to provide relevant quality services that meet both current and future needs. Embedding best practice, you will ensure our services ultimately deliver the best outcomes for those we support whilst building both our sustainability and reputation. As an active member of the Executive Team, the Director of Services will work collaboratively and directly contribute to the development of strategies and operational plans that ensure the achievement of Donaldsons’ key priorities.
An inspiring, solutions-focused and forward-thinking leader, you will bring relevant experience in developing, delivering and growing person-centred services coupled with knowledge of the local authority funding environment and national policy, driving service development and funding. Perhaps more importantly, our new Director of Services needs to bring a strong desire to embrace innovation and encourage both internal and external stakeholders alike to think differently in relation to how neurodivergent children, young people and adults are supported more effectively.
Our vision is to be the most respected organisation for the services offered to neurodivergent people in Scotland – if you want to be part of this please review the full role profile provided below or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained recruitment partner, via firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Donaldsons is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is a member owned Centre of Procurement Expertise serving all of Scotland's Universities and Colleges. Its core vision and mission is to maximise the value of Scotland’s investment in further and higher education by working in partnership with institutions to support and enable sustainable innovation in procurement and shared service optimisation. APUC provides a wide range of procurement / supply chain related shared services both as a central team and within Universities and Colleges throughout Scotland.
Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) is a forward-thinking institution and the no 1 Modern University in Scotland. The procurement team sits within the University’s finance department but works across all academic schools and departments to offer a strategic and sustainable procurement service. The procurement manager will report into the Head of Procurement and work with colleagues across the ENU procurement team and the wider regional resource sharing and collaboration team, the Edinburgh Regional Procurement Team (ERPT).
Working at APUC/ Edinburgh Napier University:
The Chief Operating Officer post is a new role that will support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide strategic leadership of RUTS.
Who we are:
RUTS is a charity committed to supporting young people develop skills for work and skills for life for over 40 years by providing employability support and practical, vocational training. Through these activities tangible outcomes are achieved including re-engaging participants with school/further/higher education and sustained work placements and/or employment. There is also a specific focus on developing soft outcomes that support personal development, such as building confidence, resilience, and motivation.
MAIN ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for leading the charity’s client facing activities, policies and systems. They are responsible for implementing the organisation strategy and business plan
The critical leadership role has three primary functions:
They will also be an external face of RUTS and, as such, are encouraged to speak proactively on behalf of the organisation. They should demonstrate strong, visible and influential leadership of RUTS.
Skills and abilities
Qualifications & Training:
REPORTS TO: CEO
LINE MANAGER: CEO
If you want to help other people change their lives, we'd love to have you on the team. It’s a great opportunity for you to support and inspire other people while gaining new skills and experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and we’re grateful to everyone who makes up our charity.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Scotland Senior Leadership Team for a Locality Manager to lead our West Lothian Services.
We are looking for a motivated and experienced manager to lead our West Lothian Assertive Outreach Service and our West Lothian Recovery Service, As part of the Scotland senior leadership team you will provide operational and strategic leadership to ensure the smooth running and ongoing development of our well established services in West Lothian.
Do you care passionately about tackling inequalities and enabling those who experience the greatest adversity to realise their potential? Do you believe in the therapeutic benefits of the outdoors? If so, we'd love to hear from you!
We have a rare opportunity for a new Chief Executive Officer to join Venture Trust.
Who we are:
Venture Trust works with people experiencing challenging life circumstances.
Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, outdoor therapy and employability programmes, we equip people with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
As a Chief Executive Officer, you will:
For more information on the role, please download our CEO recruitment pack
What we offer:
We also offer a great working culture that embraces our core values of courage, care, curiosity and collaboration in all we do.
Do you know charity finance inside and out? Do you get a buzz from helping others to understand it too? Do you want to work with a fab team in a beautiful location?
Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.
Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.
We make a big difference. You could too.
We're looking for a qualified Accountant with knowledge and experience of charity accounting. In the role you’ll provide senior financial counsel to the Senior Leadership Team, work closely with our volunteer treasurer and have credibility to advise our Trustees. You’ll be a people leader, experienced at managing and motivating staff.
Responsibilities will include making sure that financial reporting is carried out to a professional standard and in line with OSCR charity and statutory regulations for finance. You’ll provide advice and guidance to budget holders and work with senior managers to provide accurate information so we can make the best decisions.
You'll also manage staff, making sure the right culture, skills, knowledge and experience are present to deliver in line with our goals, objectives and values.
What it's like working with us
We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.
The Sessional Behaviour Specialist will work alongside SOHK Lead Behaviour Specialist and Facilitators to lead on the non-sporting activities of the SOHK for Schools Programme delivery in Scotland, predominantly Edinburgh, Glasgow and Central Belt. This includes group workshops, one-to-one mentoring and liaising with school staff.
This role is centred around helping the pupils we work with increase their wellbeing and self-awareness; ultimately to take responsibility for the areas of their lives that are directly within their control.
SOHK for Schools is a 3-year intervention, working with groups of around 20 pupils from S1 until they finish S4 and complete their Nat 4/5s. The pupils will be chosen by the school and will typically be the ‘hardest to reach’ young people. We will work with them for half a day every week, delivering rugby training, classroom sessions on subjects such as growth mindset, goal setting and choices and we’ll deliver weekly 1:1s.
The programme will be evaluated by SOHK staff, teachers, parents and the pupils themselves.
If you’re looking for the next step on your career in social care, you’ve just discovered it.
Youthzone provides playful, fun and engaging weekend respite sessions for disabled young people aged between 10-16 years old. The aim of the service is to support the young people to develop their self help skills and social skills as well as building a social/peer group whilst giving their parents some weekend respite. The young people can participate in a range of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, trampolining, puzzles, basketball, outings and many more.
Activities are based on young people’s interests and the young people are encouraged to let us know what they would be interested in trying the next time they attend the service.
About the Role
We are looking to recruit a Team Leader who will support our Service Manager in managing our teams and lead the way with this new opportunity. You will ensure that our people continue to receive the exceptional, person-centred support we provide. The role will require you to have vision and confidence to nurture service growth.
We are looking for someone who is keen to implement innovation while maintaining a positive environment and service. This role is ideal for someone who wants to put their values a vision into practice. If you think you fit the bill - we want to hear from you.
As part of our commitment to equal pay - the salary offered is set and advertised in every advert. Terms and conditions are agreed collectively and are not individually negotiated.
Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:
Textile Conservation Foundation is a charity providing support for the Kelvin Centre for Conservation & Cultural Heritage Research based at the University of Glasgow. Principal activities include providing bursaries to students completing the two-year MPhil Textile Conservation - a prestigious and internationally recognised course attracting students from across the world. In addition, the charity provides grants to the Centre to support the development of new courses and other research projects.
The Charity Trustee and Hon Treasurer will be responsible for:
Travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed.
Time Commitment – Attendance at 3 Trustee meetings per annum each lasting 2-3 hours. Other duties around 1 hour per month.
Capital Theatres are looking for a Chair of the Audit Committee who will serve as a trustee on the main board.
We present world-class shows to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages and stage over 700 performances each year, at the Festival Theatre (1,915 seats), the King’s Theatre (1,300 seats) and The Studio (155 seats) in a broad and inclusive programme featuring the very best in drama, dance, musical theatre, live music, comedy and pantomime.
During the summer months our stages are the heart of the Edinburgh Festivals in the world’s leading festival city. The Festivals provide a focus for pioneering new voices and artforms and a celebration of artistic collaboration that continues throughout the year.
We support access to the arts for everyone and have an extensive learning and participation programme of talks, workshops and events to introduce and develop engagement and interest in the heritage of our buildings and all areas of live performance.
We are clear that to do this with vision and confidence we must have a greater diversity of voices in senior roles, and so we are particularly keen to hear from people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our leadership and governance.
We are looking for a Qualified Accountant (CCAB) with senior financial reporting and audit experience. Chartered Accountant status and experience of a similar role in a charity are desirable.
Previous experience as a Trustee is not necessary, as we are committed to full and appropriate induction, mentoring, training and support for all new Trustees.