Age Scotland, the national charity for older people, works tirelessly to help improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50. Our vision is a Scotland that is the best place in the world to grow older and for us all to live the very best life we can in ‘later life’. We are dedicated to inspiring, advising, involving and engaging older people, and influencing all those whose decision-making impacts on the lives of older people. Age Scotland works in partnership with Age UK, based in London, although we are an independent charity with our own Board and executive team responsible for our work in Scotland.
The Charity wishes to appoint an exceptional leader as its next CEO, a confident and experienced person who is visible, impactful and outcome focussed and who is as comfortable working with a highly experienced Executive and Board as they are interacting with and serving the interests of the most important of our stakeholders, our older population in Scotland. Therefore, the candidate must be able to demonstrate at least 5 years senior experience at CEO or Executive leadership level and, ideally, have awareness of the devolved government responsibilities, with, ideally, an understanding of government and statutory structures either in Scotland, the rest of the UK or both. Most importantly, you will have the capability to effectively represent Age Scotland to a range of key stakeholders.
We seek to appoint a CEO who will assess and prioritise the opportunities to develop and innovate and allow us to serve more of our older people in Scotland. This inspirational leader will develop and support the excellent capability and capacity in our team and our Charity while operating with our values very much front and centre.
The East Dunbartonshire Befriending Service provides support and companionship to individuals who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation by promoting independence, increasing confidence, engaging with the community and improving health and wellbeing.
Support is delivered on a one-to-one basis, through group befriending, or by establishing a befriending telephone relationship. It also provides Lunch Clubs and events and activities throughout the year.
The post-holder will work within the East Dunbartonshire Befriending Service, providing social contact and practical support to vulnerable socially isolated adults in East Dunbartonshire on a one-to-one, or group basis. You will assist in supporting carefully recruited, selected and trained volunteer befrienders.
Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?
If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.
The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.
The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.
Supporting our Highland locality, the post will be based within the Fort William. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.
Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.
Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.
In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.
This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.
Join the SCVO Board of Trustees
SCVO is looking for three new trustees, elected from our membership, to join our Board. We invite nominations from our membership community so we can then hold a members’ vote to fill those vacancies at our annual general meeting (AGM) in December.
Our trustees play a key role in making sure that SCVO stays true to its mission and values, serving the interests of our members and the wider voluntary sector. Our trustees also make sure that SCVO’s governance is maintained to a high standard.
The SCVO Board is made up of up to 11 trustees. Six trustees are elected from our membership and five trustees, including our convener, are co-opted.
Being a trustee is both rewarding and challenging, as we operate in an ever-changing environment with precarious funding – just like most other voluntary organisations.
As a member of the SCVO Board you will:
We want a diverse Board of Trustees with a depth and breadth of insight, experience and perspective. We welcome and value people of different backgrounds, thinking and skills and we encourage SCVO members from all backgrounds to apply for these vacancies.
We want our Board of Trustees to be representative of the wonderfully diverse voluntary sector community and of Scottish society. With your input to the Board, we can think creatively and find fresh ways to help us better meet the needs of our members and the voluntary sector.
If you work for one of our member organisations, we’d love to hear from you.
MSPs are employers in their own right. Under their employment, you will become part of a team supporting them in carrying out their duties. You'll work in a dynamic and fast paced environment to provide an outstanding service for constituents.
• Be a quick learner with the ability to multitask and work within tight timescales.
• Be a proactive problem solver with the motivation and resilience to adapt and deal with challenges.
• Have skills in developing research networks and communicating complex information to others at various levels.
• Have analytical skills with the ability to identify and investigate trends while interpreting data.
• Have the creative flair and expertise to produce accurate and influential work.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Community Activities Organiser on Shetland. The Community Activities Organiser will work closely with our Dementia Advisor to develop activities and groups that respond to the needs of the local community. The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:
Alzheimer Scotland take a blended approach to community groups, delivering a combination of online groups as well as in person. Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms and social media are desirable for this role.
Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.
The Eric Liddell Community is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. We were founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic gold medallist, Eric Liddell.
We are on a mission to bring people together in their local community, to enhance health and well-being and ultimately bring us closer to our vision of a world where no one feels lonely or isolated. We are doing this by: providing a Day Service for people living with dementia; a program of wellbeing activities, courses and classes for unpaid carers, and developing our vibrant community hub at the heart of Edinburgh.
The Eric Liddell Community (ELC) is undergoing a period of growth and development with a new vision for the delivery of Caring Services. We have an exciting opportunity for a Service Coordinator to join our growing team. If you would like to work for a local care charity in a rewarding role where you will make a difference, then join us here at The Eric Liddell Community.
Our team of Service Coordinators lead on the delivery of a number of our programmes within Caring Services as well as supporting each other to identify and develop new initiatives. This particular role will lead on the Befriending project within The ELC, as well as having the opportunity to get involved in other areas of our Caring Services.
If you would like to work for a local care charity in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference, we would love to hear from you.
The Bridge is a membership-based community development organisation and a partner in the Borders Third Sector Interface (TSI). We support Borders communities and Third Sector organisations by providing capacity building support and practical help on a range of issues; we also represent the interests of the Third Sector within the community planning partnership and provide information/communication links between partners in both the statutory and Third Sector. We operate from premises in Galashiels, Jedburgh, and Peebles to cover the Scottish Borders, in association with our partners in the TSI.
The role of the Community Development Worker (CDW) is to deliver a capacity-building development support service to new and existing Third Sector organisations.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker who is passionate about supporting individuals. We are looking for a dedicated and committed individual, who has gained experience within a social care setting. worked with people who are alcohol dependent, have complex (often homelessness related) health needs and are prone to challenging behaviour and episodic poor physical and mental health.
As a Support Worker you will be responsible for ensuring that a high-quality person-centered support service is delivered. provide positive, practical, and emotional support to the residents that promotes choice and encourages personal responsibility. To be an effective Team Player in a challenging environment and establish and maintain efficient professional relationships with a range of external services.
You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.
Cumbernauld Theatre Trust seeks a competent and experienced finance professional who is interested in working for an arts charity. You will be part of a close-knit, creative team, overseeing the financial procedures and reporting for our recently launched performing arts venue, Lanternhouse in Cumbernauld.
Are you a qualified and experienced finance professional with a passion for the arts? We are looking for an experienced individual to take overall responsibility for the financial operations of the charity with the support of the CEO and Management Team.
Cumbernauld Theatre Trust is a performing arts charity that produces and presents theatre, music, dance and comedy for the community of Cumbernauld and North Lanarkshire. We have over 30 staff working at Lanternhouse in producing Theatre, delivering a lively arts and cinema programme, in customer services, hospitality and community engagement. Our home is Lanternhouse – a lively centre for inclusive community creativity, for theatre, cinema, music, comedy and dance and offers state-of-the-art facilities alongside performing arts classes and community creative learning projects and a welcoming café/bar.
Lanternhouse is part of the Cumbernauld Academy Campus, we have good bus links, ample car parking, and are a short walk from Cumbernauld town centre.
The post holder will be expected to take responsibility for the preparation of internal finance reports for the Management Team and Board. You will manage external reporting including the preparation of year-end statutory accounts and information for audits and support the financial control of externally funded projects. You will keep a keen eye on our compliance and statutory responsibilities for financial filing and reporting to OSCR, Companies House and HMRC. You will be busy day to day with operational book-keeping, preparing sales invoices, processing invoices and payments and undertaking reconciliations. We anticipate you will be sufficiently experienced to work with the minimum direct supervision to meet agreed work targets and in carrying out duties within the framework of the charity’s financial and administrative policies and procedures.
The role is supported to deliver the functions of the position, by working closely with the charity’s accountant and CEO. The Senior Finance Officer provides direct line management to the Finance Administrator.
We are looking for someone good in a team, committed to the charity’s vision and values, and supportive of our ambitions and the delivery of our creative artistic programme.
We are keen to meet you if you have at least 1-2 years of experience in a Senior Finance role within a small to medium-sized company, have previous experience in managing a finance function and be able to demonstrate decision-making experience and experience in supporting and working with a management team. Ideally, you will have knowledge and experience of working in the charity sector, in an environment of public funds management.
If you are reliable and conscientious, a clear-thinking and hardworking team member, and are looking for a new and exciting challenge in a very rewarding and fun environment, we look forward to hearing from you.