The Larder West Lothian is a forward thinking, fast growing social enterprise and we are delighted to announce that we have a vacancy for the trustee chair for our board of directors.
As the chair you will work closely with the other board members and the Founder/Manager to provide strategic direction and guidance to help achieve our vision and make a positive impact on the social wellbeing and economic future of the most disadvantaged in West Lothian.
We are projecting significant expansion over the coming years and are looking for an energetic individual who has experience and skills of strategic business growth matched with knowledge and experience of social enterprise and the wider voluntary sector.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative and progressive social enterprise and we would ask that you only apply if you have the time to contribute actively to our successes.
The trustee chair position is a voluntary unpaid position.
Established in 2016, Future Pathways supports people who experienced childhood abuse or neglect while living in care in Scotland. Our vision is that each of the people we work with has support to live full, healthy and independent lives. Our innovative and trauma informed staff work together with each person to identify their needs, what is important to them and the specific outcomes they wish to achieve. Relevant support is then explored and put into place. This might range from help to access courses or training, purchase of material items or purchased services.
The Practice Learning Manager will lead, manage and supervise the work of small teams of support coordinators, supporting staff to deliver a high quality service. The Practice Learning Manager will be a key support to evolving practice guidance and monitoring performance in line with our performance framework and ensuring that the service is available timeously to applicants.
Passionate about the principles of person-centres support, your ability to recognise and support good practice will be complemented by good listening skills and an uncommon ability to create space for joint work. Knowing how important wellbeing is to resilience, you will prioritise self-care and hold boundaries in all areas of work and encourage others to do the same.
An element of direct support to individuals is envisaged to enable appreciation and responsiveness to the full range of demands on the service.
You should be a member of the PVG scheme.
Founded in 1826, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture (RSA) is an independently funded organisation which supports the creation, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art across Scotland.
The RSA runs a year-round programme of exhibitions, artist opportunities and related educational talks and events which support artists at all stages of their careers. The Academy’s distinguished history is reflected in its extensive collections and archives, recognised by the Scottish Government as being of national significance.
Led by eminent artists and architects, the RSA embodies a wealth of professional experience in Fine Art and Architecture with many of its Members taking a leading role in higher education and in many of Scotland’s leading cultural institutions.
In recent years, every aspect of the RSA has been interrogated to ensure that the Academy remains relevant to the needs of today’s artists and architects. Importantly, the Academy continues to evolve, electing new Members, exhibiting new work, and supporting and promoting excellence in contemporary Scottish art and architecture.
The role will manage the Development Strategy and be responsible for overall delivery of our development work. This role will lead the management of RSA fundraising and individual giving programmes and activities, including cash appeals, general donations, online donations, regular giving, merchandise, in memoriam giving and legacies, and to increase income from these sources. The post-holder will explore and test new income streams from individuals and to increase supporter engagement. The RSA Patrons Scheme will be the responsibility of this post holder.
About National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in the UK and we’re proud to award money raised by players of The National Lottery. Last year we distributed over half a billion pounds of National Lottery funding to over 11,000 community projects across the UK, enabling even more people and communities to bring their ideas and ambitions to life.
At the heart of everything we do is our belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. National Lottery funding is open to everyone and we’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of grassroots groups through to large UK-wide organisations.
About the role
We have a unique opportunity for an experienced and collaborative leader to be part of our senior management team, leading our Scotland Directorate.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the National Lottery Community Fund’s activity in Scotland, leading a team of c. 100 people, primarily based in our Glasgow office. This is a pivotal role, engaging at the most senior level with a broad range of stakeholders including leaders across the voluntary public and private sectors.
You will be responsible for supporting and advising funding decisions and recommending future portfolio direction, working closely with colleagues across the Fund to ensure that our ambition to put ‘People in the Lead’ is realised.
As a Director at the Fund, you’ll need to view things from a broad perspective, demonstrating a wide and deep understanding of our work across Scotland and the UK as a whole. An inspiring leader, you’ll play a key role in shared responsibility for the Fund’s strategy, working closely with your colleagues to implement our strategic operating plan, and initiatives. You will be adept at skilfully handling competing priorities and operational challenges, assessing and managing risk, and influencing and communicating our vision both across the Fund, and externally.
Scope of the role
We’re looking for someone who can embody and promote the culture of our organisation, one that puts people and communities at the centre of our work, and one that encourages collaboration innovation and continuous improvement.
You will be an experienced leader, with experience of leading and inspiring a multi-functional operation. Self-aware with high emotional intelligence, you will support our culture of openness, trust, empowerment and delegated accountability. You will be a strategic thinker and persuasive negotiator who understands the broader political landscape, exercising sensitive judgement in response.
Essential Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
We are seeking an inspirational and future-focused leader who can identify and deliver growth and work with student leaders to help us enrich the lives of students in the University of Glasgow.
This means we’re looking for someone to expand our vision, lead cultural change and deliver our ambitious objectives. You will have a proven track-record in leading change and strategic growth at Senior Management level in a students’ union, membership / voluntary organisation or social enterprise.
Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate, develop and maintain relationships effectively with stakeholders including elected student leaders, Trustees and University colleagues. You will be able to operate credibly at Board level, offering support and challenge as needed. Financial acumen and knowledge of good governance is also essential.
We are an independent, student-led organisation, with a rich and proud heritage. We were founded in 1890, as the Queen Margaret College, with a goal of giving women the opportunity to gain an education – something that was then missing from the academic community. We have a long history of providing activities and events for students of the University of Glasgow.
We are a progressive and inclusive organisation, going through a process of change that will enable us to build our capacity and success in the future. The organisation has enormous potential, and with the right leadership provides an opportunity to be part of a change project that will make a difference to the lives of thousands of students and build a lasting legacy for the future.
About the Opportunity
The Hymans Robertson Foundation was established in 2016 to provide oversight and direction to Hymans Robertson’s charitable work in the field of financial literacy. The Foundation was registered as a charity in England & Wales (1168951) and Scotland (SC046931) the following year - marking the beginning of an exciting new era in the firm’s commitment to the greater good of society.
The original idea behind setting up the Foundation was to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people by helping to improve their financial literacy. The financial literacy ambition remains a key component of the Foundation’s objectives and the work in this area is very active through the Hymans Robertson Financial Footsteps Programme.
In addition, over the last year, the Foundation’s remit has evolved to encompass full oversight of the portion of Hymans Robertson’s profits which are allocated to charitable activities (typically in excess of £200k per year). The key reason for making this change was to ensure effective use of these funds for the benefit of our target groups in society.
The Foundation has broad charitable objectives (as defined in our registration). These are:
1.The advancement of education;
2.The relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage;
3.The advancement of health or the saving of lives.
In practice this charitable spending is organised into three strands:
·Financial Literacy and Employability– Partnering with a small number of charities, we support the delivery of focused programmes with the goal of helping young people (particularly those with less advantages) to build confidence and enhance their opportunities for the future.
·Local Community Support– each Hymans Robertson office actively supports its local communitythrough volunteering and fundraising projects. Much of this work is co-ordinated by Helping Hands groups in partnership with local charities.
·Matched Giving– Hymans Robertson employees are supported in their payroll giving and fundraising efforts for charities of importance to them.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, capable CEO to lead all aspects of our strategy and operation and the Foundation’s continued growth.
With a passion for helping young people achieve a better start in adult life, and a specific track-record in strategic planning, you’re an all-rounder who can drive strategic vision, business planning, networking and relationship building. This role is perfect for someone who thrives on working collaboratively and enjoys making a difference in the lives of young people.
The successful candidate will have proven leadership and management ability. This will ideally have been honed within the charitable sector as the role involves responsibility for the overall operations of the Foundation, ensuring every aspect is compliant to legal requirements. Familiarity and understanding of charity governance is essential, as is fundraising skill and experience.
We are flexible on hours and expect the time commitment to be the equivalent of one day per week over the year. Our ideal candidate will be based in Scotland, able to access our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow and with established networks in the charitable sector in place.
Salary: Equivalent of c1 day per week, £10,000pa
Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking for a dynamic, passionate and effective Director of External Affairs.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team to lead the transformation of how the Scottish Wildlife Trust engages with external audiences in order to tackle the ecological crisis we face.
Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join an organisation full of talented and committed people working towards a common goal. If you are an innovative, collaborative and impact-focused leader, who would like to play a key role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will have:
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Partners in Play is a registered charity, providing growing services for children and young people with disabilities across Lanarkshire.
We are currently seeking board members with life skills or business experience to assist with the continuous improvement of our work.
Whilst being a trustee is a voluntary position with responsibility for the strategic development of an organisation, it provides a rewarding and satisfying experience.
Board members meet bimonthly and any out of pocket expenses will be provided.
If you are new to charity work, support and training will be provided.
To oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, accurate, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community