The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives all 14-24 year olds the chance to develop skills for life and work. We engage, inspire and empower over 300,000 young people a year across the UK and from every possible background.
The DofE Award is a game-changer. We know that perseverance and passion for long-term goals is linked to success in education, life and work. Our structured programme of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide and support young people to achieve.
We believe that anything is possible and the possibilities are endless. The positive effects of the DofE are proven and far-reaching. Communities are enriched with passionate and driven volunteers, businesses benefit from work-ready, competent recruits and young people are given the confidence to shine.
We are looking for a replacement Director to join our Scotland Office in Edinburgh.
Purpose of the role
We are looking to appoint 8 Registered Teachers and Lay persons, who are independent of the GTC Scotland Council, to the above positions.
The role of the Appointments Committee is to:
Term of Appointment
From February to mid-June 2020 – a time commitment of approximately 9 days will be associated with an initial appointment round. It is likely that this will include:
From July 2020 onwards – the time commitment will reduce and will vary from year to year depending on the level of activity required. It could be as little as 1 day or involve no time commitment at all depending on whether or not any interim appointment rounds or any membership matters arise to be addressed by the Appointments Committee. A further appointment round is anticipated in 2021 which could involve a time commitment of up to 4 days.
It is expected that you will set aside time to read agenda papers in advance of meetings and will participate actively in meetings and interviews.
Compensation Payment and Expenses
In accordance with the GTC Scotland Member Expense and Compensation Policy:
Membership of the Appointments Committee is not a position of employment and Appointments Committee members are not subject to employment law.
Are you community focussed, fun, inspiring and passionate about supporting children, young people and families impacted by poverty?
Do you believe in the power of play, arts, volunteering and leadership in reducing inequality?
Do you have experience of successfully leading and managing a staff team?
Do you have experience developing and implementing organisational infrastructure?
Then PEEK would love to hear from you.
PEEK is seeking to appoint a Head of Operations. This role is a key leadership role within our organisation and is vital to the development of our organisation over the next five years and as we celebrate our 20th birthday this year.
We are looking for an experienced leader who can support, nurture and develop a diverse, energetic and committed staff team to deliver high quality and long-term impactful projects with children, young people and families across Glasgow whilst also developing our organisation’s policies, procedures, systems and processes.
The Head of Operations will embrace a fast paced environment and a can-do, will-do culture and will be able to operate at both an operational and strategic level.
PEEK- Possibilities For Each and Every Kid is an award winning children and young people’s charity operating across Glasgow since October 2000.
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BTA (Bruce Tait Associates) are delighted to be working with Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trust in their search for a Chief Executive.
Andrew Carnegie’s story is one of rags to riches. Born in Dunfermline in 1835 to a father who was a handloom weaver, the arrival of the power loom had a devastating impact on this trade, causing the Carnegies to immigrate to the United States in 1848. Young Andrew began work at age 12 as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory but educated himself by reading and writing and attending night school. Through great entrepreneurial acumen, he was to become one of the wealthiest men in America.
Carnegie wrote frequently about political and social matters, and his most famous article, “Wealth,” published in 1889, outlined what came to be called the Gospel of Wealth. This doctrine held that a man who accumulates great wealth has a duty to use his surplus wealth for “the improvement of mankind” in philanthropic causes. A “man who dies rich dies disgraced.”
Carnegie is one of the world’s most renowned philanthropists. His charitable giving benefitted people across the world in his lifetime and continues to do so today in a myriad of ways.
A rare opportunity has arisen to lead the Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trusts. This comprises the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, which gives grants to local causes and which also runs the world famous Carnegie Birthplace Museum, as well as the Hero Fund Trust. This operates across the UK and recognises civilian heroes by providing long term financial and other support for them and/or their families.
The Board of Trustees is looking for an exceptional person to become the next CEO. You will need to have all the usual skills and attributes required for running a diverse organisation including: strategic leadership and financial management experience, project leadership, experience of working with a Board (though this need not necessarily be in a third sector context), excellent stakeholder management skills and exemplary communication ability in all forms. This is as well as a strong belief and commitment to the Trusts’ vision and values, a motivational team leadership style and a knowledge of how to provide support services for vulnerable people.
If you would love the opportunity to be a grant giver that enhances and changes people’s lives for the better and have what it takes to be an inspirational leader for this fantastic and much valued organisation, then please request a candidate pack today.
Edinburgh University Student's Association has an exciting opportunity to join the Board of Trustees as a External Trustee
**Please note that the role of Trustee is an unpaid volunteer position**
The Trustee Board at the Students' Association has ultimate responsibility for ensuring good governance, and that the organisation has a clear purpose and strategy which it is fulfilling effectively. It is also responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation, and sets future direction. As such, Trustees of Edinburgh University Students’ Association are collectively responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation and for ensuring good governance
The role of the External Trustee is to utilise their personal and professional skills, experience and knowledge to support and assist the Students’ Association in developing and delivering its Mission, Vision and Values, and achieving its organisational goals. The External Trustee will be an active and contributing member of the Board at all levels, individually and collectively responsible for ensuring organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedure, and ensuring that the Board reaches structured and sound decisions.
The Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year; Subcommittees of the Board generally meet 3-4 times per year. Additional communication may be required between meetings via email, and Board members will also be required to set time aside in advance of meetings to read all papers relating to meetings.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in the running of the Students’ Association during an exciting period of change
We are looking for applicants who share our passion for the student experience, with a keen interest in contributing to the effective governance and organisational development of the Students' Association. This is not a political position so candidates should apply based on their skills, experience and ability to carry out the role.
The ideal candidate will have proven, relevant senior professional/management experience, with an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities involved in trusteeship. Previous experience of board membership and/or policy development would also be a distinct advantage.
Equally important is the commitment to supporting the work of the Students’ Association through participation in the Trustee Board. We are also looking for individuals who can demonstrate sound judgement, a creative and innovative approach, strong communication skills, and a 'can-do' attitude.
We are particularly keen to meet candidates with commercial and financial insight and experience, given our varied services and sites and competitive landscape in the heart of the city of Edinburgh
Please note that candidates cannot be currently employed at the Students' Association or the University of Edinburgh
For more detailed information about both the role and candidate requirements, please download the Trustee Candidate Pack below. Additionally, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Purves (Director of Membership Support and Development) email@example.com if you have any additional questions about this role.
Fast Forward is recruiting a new Chief Executive
Would you like the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland?
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop Fast Forward on a national scale following the retirement of the current post holder.
You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the momentum of Fast Forward’s varied project work, consolidate our position as a leading provider in informal education approaches to health and wellbeing, and provide sound strategic and financial direction. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and excellent team building skills. We will expect you to provide confident engagement with our funding partners and stakeholders, creating trust and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you believe your skills and leadership experience as a CEO or at a senior level make you a great candidate for this post.
Can you bring your professional expertise and passion for the Church, to a rewarding role as an Assembly Trustee? Would you like to share your skills & knowledge to serve on a recently created body within the Church of Scotland?
Following on from the 2019 General Assembly, the Assembly Trustees were set up in recognition that the existing structures could not deliver on the changes that were needed, and so as an Assembly Trustee you will be directly involved in ensuring the agencies of the Church are working to deliver the policies, projects and strategic objectives of the General Assembly.
Four of the first trustees must retire in May 2020 and their skills must be replaced with equally enthusiastic church members.
We are particularly looking for individuals who can bring experience of finance, human resources, grant making, civil law or IT.
Our aim is that the make up of the Assembly Trustees reflects the membership of the Church and the interests of those we serve and so we seek to ensure we have appropriate diversity within the Assembly Trustees.
Regius School is an Independent Christian School, situated in Newcraighall (69a Whitehill Street, EH21 8QZ), serving Edinburgh and the Lothians with a current roll of 26 pupils from P1 to S2, organised across three small class groups. There are two full time teachers with a class room assistant.
We are looking to appoint an experienced teacher to head up our small school community of learners, teachers and support staff within a Christian context. He or she will work closely with the School Board and existing parents’ groups.
Our school has a unique and exceptional atmosphere, providing a happy, caring and creative environment and a curriculum which inspires, engages and challenges our learners. We affirm the close relationship of home, church and school. Our curriculum policies and procedures have been developed from discussions about how to achieve our school vision that ‘each child will see themselves as God the Father sees them’, and for our children to dream big dreams and be the very best they can be!
Our head teacher will manage the day to day running of the school to the benefit of our pupils and families, ensuring all children flourish and achieve their full potential. Although fee paying, our aim has been that school fees are kept at an affordable level.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment along with GTCS Registration (Primary).
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) seeks a new external Trustee to join its Trustee Board as a volunteer.
ENSA’s Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the association, sets the overall strategy for the organisation and evaluates its progress towards key goals. The Board is comprised of a combination of elected and appointed students and external lay trustees who can strengthen governance by bringing in expertise and perspectives from a range of backgrounds. The Trustee Board meets 6 times per year, early on Monday evenings.
ENSA is a registered charity. Its mission is to improve the student experience for around 14000 students based at Edinburgh Napier University’s 3 campuses. Its main activities are student representation, sports and societies, advice and support, training and events.
Light Up Learning is a registered charity that delivers one-on-one student-led learning for secondary school students in Edinburgh and the Lothians who have or are experiencing disadvantage.
The programme has successfully partnered with Lasswade High School since February 2015 and Castlebrae High School since October 2018, supporting a total of 55 young people to date. One of our strategic objectives is to expand this to 260 young people by June 2022.
Our programme of student-led learning is designed to ignite a love of learning in young people that expands their confidence, experiences and choices for the future, both in school and beyond. We create low-stress, supportive, and playful learning environments and place each student in charge of their own learning, giving them the resources, skills and contacts need to explore and connect with what inspires them.
With our 2019-22 strategic plan in place, we’re now seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees who can work with us to expand our reach and impact to more young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
The Chair of Trustees will be responsible for leading the Light Up Learning board and charity, overseeing the successful achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives; directing the establishment of a robust governance and compliance framework; and championing the continued development of our profile and network.
We are seeking an individual who:
No prior experience as a Chair is required, but a large part of the role will consist of establishing a strong charity governance infrastructure.
There are four in person board meetings per year (in Edinburgh) as well as four remote calls in between meetings. The overall time commitment is expected to be approximately 150 hours across the year (3 hours per week) and the Chair is expected to be available for some charity, network and fundraiser events on an ad hoc basis.
Please note, we are particularly keen to encourage applicants from Women, Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBTQI, disabled, migrant, and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within leadership roles in the third sector.