Re advertised – Previous applicants need not apply
The Greenock Medical Aid Society wishes to appoint a Head of Finance to work with the CEO to oversee all finance and funding functions.
GMAS is a charity providing care for older people through two care homes in Greenock with full nursing support at Bagatelle (40 beds) and Glenfield (34 beds). The same high quality of care and standard of living is offered in each Home. In partnership with River Clyde Homes a sheltered housing complex at Bagatelle Court is in operation.
Our values underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community.
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Team Work: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one team
The Head of Finance reports to the Chief Executive of the Greenock Medical Aid Society (GMAS)
This is a great opportunity to work with a forward-thinking charity fully committed to those entrusted into our care.
Hanover Scotland Housing Association is one of the largest providers of housing and services for older people in Scotland, owning over 4,000 homes and provide factoring services to a further 1,100 homes. With a turnover of £38 million, we are one of the largest registered social landlords in Scotland and deliver high tenant satisfaction.
We are a values driven and caring organisation, the interests of current and future tenants are at the centre of everything we do.
The next three years will see us focus on a number of new exciting initiatives:
· building better community connections to reduce social isolation;
· entering a formal partnership with Arklet Housing Association who are based in Glasgow;
· and the delivery of more than 200 new homes across Scotland.
The role offers you the opportunity to guide our business vision, lead on strategic direction and play a key role in delivering high quality services, defining goals and targets. The role will allow you to help us solve challenges and will offer personal growth and a high level of responsibility.
We would particularly welcome interest from anyone with social housing, care, ICT or property experience.
We value commitment and experience as much as qualifications. The role requires a time commitment, both meeting preparation and attendance at strategy workshops, and our Board meetings (held six times a year) are on a Thursday afternoon. We will support you in this rewarding, challenging and satisfying role and will offer training on a variety of topics relevant to the governance and business of a registered social landlord.
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:
Larkhall & District Volunteer Group is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record and dedicated staff team which works to promote the wellbeing of the community in Lanarkshire by reducing physical and social isolation whilst increasing health and wellbeing. We also own our own centre on Victoria Street in Larkhall.
We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan covering the next three years. We would like to give you the opportunity to use your talents and expertise to help us implement the plan.
We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background to join our Board of Trustees (including a Vice Chair and Secretary) and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit new Trustees with experience of:
who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
You would have the opportunity to attend our Board Meetings informally before making any commitments and to shadow our experienced Chair, Secretary and Treasurer if you are interested in one of the leadership roles.
The Board meets once a month at our offices in Larkhall. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of the Charity. This is an unpaid position,however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Whilst all applications are appreciated, the Charity particularly welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented on its Board.
We are seeking new Board Members by June 2019 in time for our AGM in the summer of 2019.
We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution, promoting and protecting human rights for everyone in Scotland.
A key member of the Commission’s management team, the Head of Corporate Services leads the delivery of our corporate services, organisational administration and business management, supporting the Commission to achieve its strategic and operational objectives.
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
Dalmuir Park Housing Association has been on a journey of renewal over the last 18 months. It was placed in high engagement with the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) in December 2017. Since then we have put an approved 3-year business plan in place, completed our options appraisal and decided to remain an independent housing organisation. DPHA has recently come out of high engage with the SHR and is moving on with driving substantial change and improvement to how it is governed and managed.
We have 688 properties in management, almost all flats. We also provide factoring services to 169 owners and 39 commercial properties. We provide an out of school care service and support services in two sheltered housing developments. For a small association we have a diverse portfolio. We are committed to investing over £1m each year on improvements to our housing stock over the next five years.
We are looking for new committee members and we would particularly like to hear from professional people who are interested in contributing to the improvement of our organisation and community and who have skills or experience in any of the following areas:
·Governance, regulation and inspection
·Financial management, investment or risk management
·Property maintenance or construction
The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is a local organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package.
Our organisation was formed in 2011 by a small collective of service users and carers. Now with funding from the Scottish Government, we have grown into an informed organisation for others to turn to and seek advice, share experiences and feel supported around all aspects of Self-Directed Support.
We are now seeking additional members to join our
Voluntary Board of Trustees
We are keen to attract people to our Board with skills, knowledge and experience in accountancy, finance and law.
As well as our AGM, the board meets 4 times per year with the occasional extra informal meetings being held, as required. The role of Trustee is primarily governance and is a voluntary post. Expenses will be reimbursed.
Do you want to join a dynamic and hard-working team?
Healthy Valleys is a highly successful, community led health improvement organisation located in Lanark. We have a new opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our dynamic and hard-working team.
We are looking to recruit a Team Leader to co-ordinate and deliver the workstreams for Resilient Families.
Collydean Community Centre has been successful in securing an award from the Children’s Lottery (Chance to Study) The Centre will now be able to offer “trained & trusted” staff to reach out and engage with vulnerable children, young people and adults within the Collydean area. The Community Coach will be based at the Centre; however, the majority of their time will be spent in the homes of the vulnerable people, working alongside other specialist agencies. Coaching them, until they feel confident to engage with the Centre’s Community Companion.
Applications are invited from people who have knowledge & experience in working with children, young people and adults with mental health issues and the elderly & infirm who may feel isolated in their own homes. Can work in partnership with other mental health practitioners. Have the ability to engage effectively and positively with young & elderly people in their own homes and community and develop strong & trusting relationships, as well as contributing towards their care plan and helping them make positive life choices.
Be patient and understand that the Coach relationship is a process that takes work and time
Enthusiasm, effort, interest and reliability
Prepared to work hard, conscientiously and always responsible
Support, encourage and motivate children, young people and adults on an ongoing basis and at times with individual attention, with a longer-term aim to integrate those potentially isolated into larger activity groups.
Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries with vulnerable persons and their families.
Attend on-going training when needed or requested to do so
Complete evaluation surveys as requested by Centre Manager
Although no formal qualifications are necessary, a SVQ2 or SVQ3 in Health & Social Care would be desirable
The post holder should be non-judgemental and be viewed by children, young people and adults, as a positive caring role model and influence in their lives.
Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.