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.
Alumni & Development are seeking to appoint an experienced Development Manager to join their successful and established major gift fundraising team. You will be responsible for the strategic development of fundraising programmes for the University’s four faculties – particularly for Engineering and Science. You will raise funds through the development of relationships with alumni, trusts and foundations and companies. You will conduct regular face-to-face meetings with potential donors, to cultivate and solicit major gifts (gifts of £25,000+) with a personal annual income target of at least £500,000. You will manage fundraising activities for capital appeals across the campus, preparing compelling, complex funding proposals, including the current priority capital appeal in Biomedical Engineering (£3M target with over 50% raised). You will be experienced in working with senior staff, in order to successfully identify, cultivate and steward major donors. You will be responsible for the line management of major gift fundraisers, including responsibility for a Development Officer fundraising for Science. You will also be part of the department’s management team.
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)
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Leadership, HR, Treasurer and other roles)
The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. We've been working for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution.
RST is based in Glasgow, with an income of around £350k pa and fewer than than five full-time employees, providing grants and integrated support services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These alleviate poverty and destitution, or help with access to education and employment, and thus to integration.
Our Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from our volunteer Board of Trustees, so we are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on our board.
Our Chair is also looking to pass on the role to someone with the skills to lead and guide the trustees to work most effectively and efficiently in our responsibilities to guide and oversee staff and ensure that RST is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
Those with suitable skills and experience in these and other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would be of interest. We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and board members should have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
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.
We are now seeking a suitable candidate to fill a vacancy for the important position of Director. Given the growth of the community, the ambitious programme of projects in our Strategic Plan 2019-2021, and the need to consider new directions and initiatives, the Board is looking for a dynamic leader in the role of Director The successful appointee will report to the Board, manage and motivate the whole community, deliver our strategic objectives, and work with other stakeholders to address homelessness issues.
The Community Director is responsible for the successful leadership of the community and development of profitable social enterprise businesses and other income generating activities in line with the Emmaus values and approach, working with the Trustees to develop and deliver agreed strategic objectives.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) seeks a new external Trustee to join its Trustee Board. Volunteers from an HR background are especially welcomed.
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 bring in expertise and perspectives from a range of backgrounds.
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, volunteering, training and events.
The Yard is an award winning organisation that runs adventure play centres for disabled children in Scotland. Our flagship play centre is in Edinburgh and in in recent years we have launched weekend services in Dundee and Fife run from community spaces. The Yard provides care, support, fun and friendship in equal measure while promoting challenge and personal growth in environments which value independence and celebrates the capabilities and achievements of each individual child.
We are looking for an experienced Office and Facilities Manager who can support our organisation as it grows. We are looking for a flexible, dynamic self-starter who understands the needs of a service that supports disabled children and young people and their families. Central to this role is commitment and a pro-active approach, and good networking and communication skills to build relationships will be key to its success. You will work creatively across the organisation, ensuring the effective performance of our administrative and facilities functions.
You will be part of a team whose vision is to make life more fun and more fulfilling for disabled children and their families across Scotland.
As a member of the senior management team within the Ministries Council you will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of a programme of development, formation and education for those in ministry within the Church of Scotland at every stage of ministry.
As a driven and skilled leader you will have a proven track record of delivering improvements within an established training environment. You will demonstrate an ability to navigate complex governance structure to deliver real change for end-users of defined education and development services.
This role has three key distinct areas:
1.Providing leadership and strategic guidance for the oversight of the Initial Ministerial Education programme.
2.Project lead onRethinking Initial Training. This significant programme of change is critical to the future formation and education plans for the Council.
3.Co-lead onAscend: centre for wellbeing and development. This is a partnership-based programme to deliver a range of services that directly support ministers and those in ministry.
A commitment to co-create with those in frontline ministry is essential to this post. Ensuring that services are relevant, effective and financially sustainable will be critical to future success. The role combines ministerial formation, project management and operational management in a fast-paced and ambitious team environment.
An effective communicator with evidence of leadership practice at a senior level, you will comfortably inspire and motivate others around you forming successful partnerships internally and with external consultants.
This position requires a personal commitment to the Christian faith with a live church connection. This is a Genuine Occupational Requirement.
The successful candidate will start on point 1 of a 5 point pay scale and move up the scale in annual increments.
NYCOS, Scotland’s youth singing organisation, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation as it approaches its 25th anniversary
During its 22 years, NYCOS has evolved from a single national choir into a multi-faceted organisation that comprises 4 National Choirs, 14 Regional Choirs across Scotland, Mini Music Maker classes and an impressive education portfolio.
Under the inspirational leadership of its Artistic Director and founder Christopher Bell, the flagship National Youth Choir of Scotland now performs regularly with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardner, Edward Gardner and Donald Runnicles at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, and most recently, Carnegie Hall, New York.
The organisation is riding high artistically and reputationally and is in a great position to consolidate and grow its financial support base in the run up to celebrations of NYCOS’ 25th Anniversary in 2021.