Millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK, including one million people of all ages in Scotland and one in four children. We don’t believe that’s right. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to solve it. JRF’s new strategy is to work alongside others to build public and political will for change and create demand for effective solutions.
This role will lead the development of our outcomes across our work in Scotland, tailored to the distinct opportunities of devolution and ensuring that people with lived experience of poverty are at the heart of our work.
This is an interim role for 9 months initially, spanning the pre- and post-election phases in Scotland, and is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in a short space of time.
You will be leading our Scotland team and joining a leadership team that is committed to transforming JRF into a social change leader for the 21st century, embracing matrix working, technology, innovation, digital and design thinking to modernise what we do and how we do it.
We are looking for an effective and motivating leader who is highly collaborative, with significant experience in public policy, senior stakeholder engagement and managing strategic programmes.
You’ll be used to driving change through engagement and influencing.
You will be experienced in leading organisational change and nurturing a culture of continuous improvement in those that you lead.
You will be used to overseeing a team and projects in a fast paced and changing environment, within the public arena.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. We are built on trust, show we care, and exist to make a difference.
We work with others to put forward sector-leading research, evidence, solutions and stories to the UK’s influencers and decision-makers.
We believe that a prosperous poverty-free UK is within reach - we just need more people to believe it too.
To make our vision a reality we need talent, ideas, skills and passion, plus we need to change some of what we do and how we do it. We are part way through a significant period of change - during which we are becoming an outcomes-focused organisation that embraces new ways of working and modern practices.
If you share our passion, then we need to hear from you.
Chief Executive of the Church of Scotland General Trustees (the property holding arm of the Church)
Are you the one to lead the rationalisation and improvement of the Church estate?
Due to the impending retirement of our long serving post holder, we are seeking an accomplished professional to provide executive leadership for the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland.
The General Trustees hold in trust for congregations around 3,500 buildings including churches, halls and manses, and approximately 13,000 acres of agricultural land spread throughout Scotland. The General Trustees also provide advice to congregations on repairs and maintenance and health and safety issues relating to these properties.
In recognition of the Church estate requiring rationalisation and improvement, the General Trustees recently carried out a strategic review following a membership wide consultation. We are now seeking a Chief Executive who will assist and guide the Board in supporting congregations in achieving their vision of ‘well equipped spaces in the right places’.
Work for SCVO and support Scotland’s never more needed voluntary sector.
We’re passionate about the voluntary sector and we believe that charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups make Scotland a better place. With initial funding provided by The National Lottery Community Fund, SCVO’s new HR and Employment Support Service has been established to provide HR support and guidance for voluntary sector organisations, so that they can focus on vital frontline services.
We’re looking for an experienced HR professional to lead this new service, developing resources and providing 1 to 1 HR support with leaving lockdown, flexible working, restructures, redundancies and supporting positive employee mental health.
If you are CIPD qualified, with recent experience of leading an HR service and an understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on voluntary sector employers, we’d like to hear from you. The closing date for receipt of applications is the 21st September, with the option of an immediate start date for the successful candidate.
“To be the driving force towards financial wellbeing for the people of Scotland”
Money Advice Scotland (MAS) – Scotland’s money charity is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer. The current Chief Executive is stepping down after over 30 years of service, in both a paid and unpaid capacity, with the organisation.
This is a very exciting point in the history of Money Advice Scotland, as we have recently introduced new governance arrangements which befit a modern vibrant organisation.
We are seeking a dynamic forward thinking individual who shares our passion in being “the driving force towards wellbeing for the people of Scotland”. See our strategy document and impact report.
Money Advice Scotland has a membership drawn from local authorities, CABx, housing associations, voluntary sector projects, insolvency practitioners, all of whom have an interest in the provision of debt advice and/or financial capability/education. This is a key area of work for Money Advice Scotland and the CEO needs to be able to engage at strategic level particularly with Schools, Colleges and Universities to re-inforce the importance of personal finance education.
We particularly wish to appoint a Chief Executive who is ambitious and has strong fundraising and visible leadership skills. In addition, someone who has experience in change management, and can work at all levels of government, and the credit industry as a whole. We need someone with credibility, and a strong voice for the sector, which often represents vulnerable consumers. Also strong influencing and negotiation skills are an essential requirement. Remuneration for the post is between £49,000 and £58,000 per annum and 6% employer pension contribution.
This post is well positioned to have a real opportunity to shape and shift the money advice and financial inclusion sector to meet the demands of the new strategic and operational environment we now face.
MAS holds the Investor in People Gold standard reflecting our own continued commitment of developing the staff who are at the heart of the services we provide to members.
We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise. We need someone who can continue that reputation moving forward.
Money Advice Scotland supports flexible working. We are more concerned about getting the right person with the right skills to lead the organisation into the “new norm”.
EDAS is the country's foremost membership-driven association for all organisations and individuals with an interest or role in Scotland's economic development. With an extensive cross sector membership, EDAS supports the development of the knowledge, skills and networks of its near 3,000-strong membership; providing a voice for the economic development profession, and a space in which to learn about and contribute to related policy and good practice. EDAS improves the effectiveness of Scotland’s economic development policy, delivery, and capacity.
We currently have Non-Executive Director vacancies. Although any relevant background will be considered, we are particularly looking for people with expertise or a background in local government or the third sector. We are also aiming to expand the diversity of the Board.
This is an exciting position that requires broad knowledge of Scotland’s economic development community and a commitment to build on the organisation’s success in developing its membership and strategic partnerships, member offerings and CPD, and policy and practice work programme. The Board is seeking directors who will contribute to maintaining the organisation’s track record of sound strategic, operational, and financial management.
Directorships are unpaid, though expenses will be covered. The Board meets quarterly and Directors are currently meeting online. Meetings last no more than two hours. There is an expectation that Directors will contribute to one or more sub-groups, which cover Finance and Governance, CPD and Membership, and Policy and Practice. Directors serve a maximum of four terms of three years and are required to retire and be the subject of re-election every three years.
As a Director of EDAS, you can expect to enjoy making new connections, leading on the development and growth of the organisation, and supporting your professional development.
Responsible to: DTAS Development & Communications Officer
Hours: 35 hours per week (excluding meal breaks). No overtime paid, but time off in lieu may be taken as appropriate.
Leave entitlement: 25 days p/a, plus 10 public holidays
Period of Employment: Fixed term, 1 year post (with 3 months probationary period). Potential for a further 1 year extension subject to funding.
The purpose of this new post is to create a sustainable umbrella model that will support individual community transport schemes. This could help with costs like insurance, training and maintenance - but would allow the individual communities to ensure that they were introducing a scheme that worked to their community’s needs.
As a result of this pilot project, we will find a sustainable, replicable model that will help other communities to deliver successful schemes.
This post is the result of a partnership between COMO UK, Community Transport Association (Scotland), Energy Savings Trust and Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS).
DTAS will employ a full-time a Community Transport Development Officer on a 2 year basis (initially 1 year) to support DTAS members who are delivering or looking to deliver community transport schemes in their areas.
We will identify 5 geographically dispersed areas as a pilot study and work with them to plan, implement and deliver successful, sustainable community transport schemes in their locality. Entrenched rural transport challenges like a lack of public transport and rising fuel costs that are well evidenced, coupled with the fact that independent community car club schemes are expensive to design and deliver.
Role & Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of this role will be to:
Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project (KASP) exists to provide support to eliminate the debilitating effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on adult survivors.
KASP are organisational members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), providing counselling and support and more, to anyone over the age of 16 who is effected by their own or another’s childhood sexual abuse. All of our services are available throughout Fife.
We are looking for committed individuals to join our board of trustees. If you have time, are willing to ask questions and share our values of equality, transparency and community then we would love to hear from you. We are particularly looking for people with previous Board, Finance, Counselling, Human Resources experience.
Duties/tasks will include:
• Attend 6 board meetings per year – usually on a Monday evening
• Contribute to an identified sub-group that meet roughly 2/3 times a year
• Attend 1 Development Day with staff and trustees per year
• Assist in the recruitment of staff whenever necessary
Please note that all meetings at present are attended remotely.
We see Scotland as a welcoming place where non-native English speakers have the language skills and confidence to live fulfilling lives.
We provide accessible and relevant ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) learning opportunities for adults, supporting integration, employability and personal development.
We support ESOL practitioners and learners to have their views heard.
We welcome all non-native English speakers, including asylum seekers, refugees, economic migrants and members of settled communities.
Digital ESOL development coordinator
Due to Covid -19 all our ESOL classes are being delivered online. We strive for these to be accessible to all ESOL learners, including those facing digital barriers. This role will develop Glasgow ESOL Forum’s capacity for digital inclusion and support our learners to continue to learn ESOL remotely.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience of teaching ESOL to develop our capacity to reach digitally excluded ESOL learners. Your role will be to support the organisation by identifying, developing and distributing resources and equipment to support online ESOL learning. Your experience will develop the organisation’s capacity and strategy in digital inclusion by working with the staff team, learners, volunteers and maintaining and developing good working relationships with external partners.
The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust is an outward-looking, approachable funder, providing grants of up to £2.5m a year to charities in Scotland. This new post will grow our grants team. We are looking for an excellent administrator who will effectively and efficiently administer our grants and manage our database.
The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust awards grants to registered charities working across Scotland.
Role: the post will be the primary support for our two Grants and Relationships Managers. We receive between 100-150 funding applications per year, online, and the Administrator’s role will be a varied one to support the Managers as we move through the grant cycle for each one – this involves the facilitation of grant assessment, preparing reports, managing grant correspondence and monitoring reports.
The role will routinely work with our Salesforce database, and we are looking for a well-organised, adaptable and motivated administrator to help us deliver grant-making which is effective and meaningful.
We have a small team who all take an active interest in the work we fund and the difference it makes. Once current health pandemic restrictions are lifted, the role will be based from our office in central Edinburgh. The Grants Administrator will also have regular contact with volunteer assessors and Trustees.
Hours: 15 hours a week. In March, April, September and October this will rise to 22.5 hours per week.. We are open to discussing a working pattern around this with the successful applicant (e.g. 2 full days or 3 shorter days/4 mornings as core). Core working days for all staff are Tue-Thurs so some time during at least two of these days is essential.
Are you creative and passionate about communicating a message that gives hope and makes a positive difference to millions of people around the world?
Thanks to the commitment and generosity of our supporters, the Scottish Bible Society is a charity that helps people in over 200 countries and territories around the world to receive Bibles in a language they understand and a format they can use. We are involved in transformative projects that include teaching people how to read using the Bible, contributing to education programmes for children and much more!
We have an exciting opportunity in our communications team for someone who enjoys creating and delivering a variety of content across digital platforms, working to engage with Christian communities online, and helping to develop the effectiveness of our digital communications.
To make a positive contribution to our local and global mission, you will have experience updating websites using a Content Management System, creating and analysing digital marketing campaigns via social media and email, as well as designing and editing graphics for the web and other digital communications channels.