Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
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The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for Scotland’s voluntary sector. Our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident and sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland, by delivering services, giving the sector a voice at a national level and promoting and supporting innovation and improvement.
We’re looking for an experienced service delivery manager with an excellent understanding of the voluntary sector to lead a cross-functional team to deliver modern, high quality, continually improving services to voluntary sector employers. The Head of Employer Support will identify improvements and explore synergies across all SCVO services, maximise income generation in line with our values and promote excellence in customer service.
This new role will have specific responsibility for the delivery and development of our payroll and employability services (currently Community Jobs Scotland) as well as our Goodmoves recruitment portal. If you have experience of successful service delivery in similar functions along with a good understanding of the role of digital infrastructure on delivering customer-centred services, find out more and apply now!
We are seeking a highly motivated individual as Chief Executive, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). OSCR is a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government and is the independent regulator and registrar for charities in Scotland. The Chief Executive is the most senior member of staff in the organisation and is responsible for the management and leadership of approximately 50 staff. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in OSCR’s vision for effective regulation which contributes to a flourishing charity sector in which the public has confidence.
This is a permanent and pensionable SCS appointment. Relocation expenses may be available.
Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.
The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care primarily in an individual relationship-based advocacy role. This role requires you to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices are heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You will also facilitate a broad range of participatory and engagement opportunities and create the conditions for collective advocacy. This often brings young people together, allowing them to develop confidence, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to identify common issues. Working closely with partners and Orkney Islands Council services, you will help ensure Care Experienced voices are heard by Corporate Parents and communities, creating positive change.
You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland, UK Charity of the Year 2018, at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively – bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change. The post-holder will be part of a growing and dynamic team in the North.
The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain and develop links with professional partners. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence is also required, due to the requirements of the post.
We’re looking for an experienced Payroll Administrator to join our busy team working in the centre of Edinburgh. Recent payroll experience, working knowledge of RTI, excellent customer service skills and the ability to work to strict deadlines are essential skills required for this role. Flexible working, defined contribution pension and other benefits available.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
In partnership with Fife HSCP SAMH have the opportunity to pilot a one year project. The work within the community café will be peer led and will have an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis.
SAMH’S peer community café are recruiting to the posts of peer community practitioners. This is an exciting role for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and own recovery journey.
Peer community practitioners will offer a proactive approach, working with people in communities of diversity and will have a strong people focussed values base. Peer practitioners are role models of recovery and will have responsibility for working in a professional manner that values this asset. This is no 9-5 role and therefore we are looking to employ people who are able to work 2pm-10pm . Opening days will be Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday and staff will cover these days on a rotational basis.
BR Practitioners will use their own lived experience of mental health issues to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models the Peer Support Practitioner will enhance the support provided to the individual.
There is an expectation that peer support practitioners will facilitate initial crisis intervention, on going resiliency, 1:1 sessions as well as group work. Offering support that is tailored to individuals expressed needs. There is an expectation the peer support team will have a flexible , dynamic approach that ensures all attendees receive a consistent high quality of support.
BR practitioners will be role modelling recovery within SAMH values and guidelines. The role will include working professionally with statutory & voluntary partners including 1st responders & out of hours mental health team as well as fostering /maintaining good working relationship with Linton Lane community centre and the various partners associated with the centre.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.
Community Renewal is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.
The role of Project Administrator is to support the Local Conversations Project Lead with general administration and day to day office operations.
Through administration support, you will ensure we operate and deliver on priorities as well as pursuing the broader company strategy of embedding existing projects within their respective neighbourhoods and supporting in the development of new initiatives.
The post based at Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre, is responsible for the delivery of activities related to the operation Brag’s delivery on behalf of the Fife Employability and Training Consortium.
The company specialises in the delivery of learning activities to a group of clients, usually not exceeding twenty in number to a group of individuals who are long term unemployed and/or have multiple barriers to moving into work.
This post will be based in the Brag Enterprises Community Enterprise Centre, Methil, Fife with travel across Fife where required.
Community Action Lanarkshire (CAL – communityactionlan.org) is a project supported by the Rural Development Trust (RDT) and funded by Lanarkshire LEADER until June 2020. Established in 2004 the Rural Development Trust is a charity and company limited by guarantee with a strong track record in developing and delivering projects which tackle rural issues. The Rural Development Trust is now recruiting 1 full time & 1 part time (3 days a week) Project Workers / Officers to join the Community Action Lanarkshire team supporting rural communities deliver plans and projects that make a real difference to local people’s lives. These positions are on a fixed term basis until 30th June 2020 with the possibility of extension.
The Preshal Trust is a fast-growing charity based in Govan that has been making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people within the local population for over 17 years. The Trust requires an Operations Manager with skills and experience to help develop the opportunities and manage the day-to-day operations of this dynamic charity. We are currently looking for an energetic and passionate individual to fill this position.
To provide operational and day-to-day management of the project and lead a team of staff delivering family services.
Skills & Experience required:
Following a successful probationary period the post has three-year funding and will then be reviewed with the potential for extension
For more information about the Preshal Trust please see our website at preshaltrust.org.uk