Venture Trust is a personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who are struggling with many and complex circumstances to overcome these barriers and realise their potential. Our strengths lie in the trust and relationships we forge, our developmental approach and in harnessing the transformational benefit of being outdoors and amongst nature.
Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively support people by focusing on individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills and building confidence. We want everyone to succeed and to continue to do so throughout their lives. We need a CEO to lead Venture Trust on an exciting journey that makes our vision a reality. We believe that with our partners we can beat the challenge of inequality in Scottish society.
The successful candidate will be responsible to the Venture Trust Board for providing strategic and operational leadership to secure the achievement of the organisation’s vision, strategic plans, impact and sustainability goals as set by the Venture Trust Board. You will play a crucial role in nurturing strategic partnerships, securing resources and shaping services and programmes to meet the charity’s objects, reflecting Venture Trust’s mission and values.
You will ensure that Venture Trust develops its position and reputation as the ‘go to’ partner for supporting young people in realising their full potential. You will ensure that the charity is managed effectively, demonstrating sound governance, financial and HR leadership and compliance with relevant legislation. It is important that you naturally lead with a style that reflects our Charity’s values.
To be considered for the role, you will have experience at a leadership level in devising and executing strategy, senior relationship management, securing resources and shaping services and programmes to meet the charity’s objects, reflecting Venture Trust’s mission and values. Experience of senior leadership in a charity and charity governance would be advantageous. We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in the potential of people.
26 days annual leave, rising to 29 days after 3 years’ service
13 designated holidays (including public holidays)
SHAPS Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
Cashback private health plan
Flexitime and Flexible Working
Due to the current government guidance working from home is required. When restrictions are removed/suitably eased our normal office location will apply, however some home working may be possible.
Due to the current post holder retiring, we are recruiting for a Finance Manager to join our senior management team in May 2021. Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will oversee the delivery of effective and efficient internal financial services to support the activities of the organisation. The role has responsibility for financial accounting, budgets, management accounting and reporting, as well as treasury and cash management. The post holder is also responsible for the management and development of staff within the finance department.
The successful candidate will be a CCAB or CIMA qualified Accountant with experience of working in a housing environment. You should have up to date and thorough knowledge of accounting standards and experience of producing annual financial accounts. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to present complex financial information clearly.
Prospect began in 1988, when 8 local people came together and decided they wanted to build new quality houses in Wester Hailes and that's exactly what they did.
Prospect now have almost 900 homes in Wester Hailes. These homes are a mixture of flats and houses in both new and refurbished estates. We are a non-profit making charitable registered social landlord.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
Typical shift pattern is 4 – 5 shifts per week on a 3 week rolling rota.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
CVS Inverclyde is a partner in Inverclyde’s Third Sector Interface. CVSI aims to support the third sector to deliver the best outcomes for Inverclyde by providing practical support and improving the strategic environment for the sector.
The organisation is committed to its people and is accredited with Disability Confident, Committed to Excellence, Flexible Working, Healthy Working Lives and the Living Wage.
CVS Inverclyde are pleased to invite new applicants for the post of Volunteer Coordinator. We are looking for an experienced co-ordinator to take charge of running our Isolate and Support and Humanitarian Aid Service. This service provides provision and support to vulnerable people throughout Inverclyde. The post holder will run all aspects of the service so must be highly organised with excellent communications skills. You will also coordinate volunteers to support the Covid-19 vaccination clinics throughout Inverclyde.
The Robertson Trust is one of the leading grant-making charitable trusts in Scotland. Our aim as an organisation is a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. In 2019/20, the Trust awarded £20 million in grants to Scottish charities and financial support to students in further and higher education supported by our Scholarship team. In September 2020 we launched our new strategy to work with others, using all of our tools and resources, to improve the wellbeing of people affected by poverty and trauma.
The Robertson Trust is now recruiting a Scholar Liaison Officer to assist in the delivery of our Journey to Success Scholarship Programme. The key focus of the role is on the development and delivery of appropriate training programmes and support to ensure Robertson Scholars get the most out of their time at university and develop the skills and experience needed to enter the graduate job market confidently. We welcome applications from individuals who have experience of working with students to achieve these aims and who would enjoy being part of an enthusiastic team dedicated to improving the life chances of young Scottish undergraduates.
The successful candidate should be committed to supporting Scholars on various aspects of their academic journey and have current experience of working with students in further and higher education, including increasing engagement using social media platforms.
As a member of the Trust’s Scholarship Team, you will assist with:
· Acting as a first point of contact for Scholar support requests;
· Offering information, advice and guidance for both internal and external queries;
· Updating the Scholar Intranet with regular announcements and resources;
· Boosting our online presence across social media platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter etc.);
· Providing online delivery support including managing event bookings;
· Supporting the delivery of targeted training and networking opportunities;
· Developing strong relationships with our contacts within schools and universities;
· Supporting with our Internship Scheme and Career Pathways initiatives;
· Supporting the Scholar dedicated Alumni network;
· Producing monthly reports monitoring Scholar engagement and support needs;
· Any other duties required for the smooth running of whole Scholarship Programme.
· £29,964 - £34,957
· 35 days holiday per calendar year, inclusive of public holidays
· Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%
· Death in Service 4 x salary or 8 x salary if employee contribution to pension
· BUPA healthcare
· Annual Travel Pass Loan
Make A Difference: Join Cordale’s Management Committee
Cordale Housing Association is seeking talented leaders to support its ambitions to make life better for residents and tenants in Renton and West Dunbartonshire.
Individuals with a record of success in any leadership role are being invited to join Cordale’s Management Committee.
The Association has successful completed a transformation programme, resulting in significantly improved performance and services, and is now mapping a strategy for further improvements.
The current Committee is made up of local residents, plus individuals with specific business skills. Its role is to ensure sound management of Cordale and to deliver excellent outcomes for tenants and service users.
These positions provide the opportunity to gain further governance and leadership experience. They are being offered on a voluntary basis, and full support and training will be provided.
At U-evolve we support young people aged 11-18 in North Edinburgh to build confidence, resilience and self belief. We work in some of the lowest SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020) areas in Edinburgh and the young people we work with often experience socio-economic deprivation. Many are disengaged from education, experiencing mental health problems and relationship breakdowns. We believe all young people deserve happy and fulfilling futures, no matter where they are starting from.
We provide 1:1 therapeutic coaching with young people, supporting them to reach their goals and work through the trauma they've experienced. We also run topic- based workshops and group work, such as mental health awareness, transition workshops and body image for young people.
We also work with the adults in young people’s networks, ensuring that they can effectively and compassionately support young people through the challenges they may be facing. We want to build resilience and emotional literacy to create a culture that fosters good mental health and wellbeing for all. We work in partnerships with schools and youth groups. We provide training, workshops and opportunities for peer support to parents, carers and frontline professionals.
This support has never been more needed, and we have seen a significant demand in our services as a result of the emotional pressures of Covid-19.
We are in a grassroots charity in a period of growth and diversification and have recently appointed a CEO to develop and implement the future strategy and work of U-evolve. The fundraiser will report directly to the CEO. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an independent, driven and creative individual to join a small, committed team who deliver incredible impact for young people in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund SCIO is a long-established grant making charity whose purpose is the prevention and relief of poverty in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We operate a number of funding streams providing support to individuals and families as well as a fund for small local charities who share our aims.
We are recruiting for a Trust Administrator due to the retirement of our longstanding Administrator. We are looking for a candidate with strong understanding of and commitment to reducing poverty and inequality who is able to work on their own initiative. The role is extremely varied ranging from assessing and deciding on funding applications to advising the Charity Trustees on policy and strategy. Key responsibilities include:
• Managing the grant application processes
• Supporting Trustees meetings including drafting minutes and agendas and writing papers
• Managing grant expenditure against budget
• Developing new areas of income to enable the Trust to meet growing demand for grants
• Building partnerships with referring agencies and other trusts
Previous experience of grant making is desirable but not essential.
Over the past 10 years, Edinburgh Garden Partners has developed a unique approach to addressing the risks of social isolation in our communities.
By matching volunteers who are looking for a space to grow with local garden owners who have a space to share, our garden partnerships create meaningful and lasting social connections between people of different ages and cultural backgrounds.
It is the shared interest in gardening and the exchange of skills, knowledge and life experience that make our garden partnerships so special and rewarding for everyone involved.
The newly created position of Volunteering Development Coordinator provides an exciting opportunity for someone who is a natural collaborator to strengthen, connect and grow our brilliant community of volunteers.
This is a fixed term post until March 31st 2022, which may be extended subject to continuation of funding.
This post will be subject to a satisfactory PVG check.
We are looking for a passionate and committed individual to join Corra Foundation’s Core Grants Team.
The post holders will work as part of the Grants Team to support the delivery of the Corra’s grant-making programmes and the contracts delivered on behalf of other funders, including the Scottish Government. The role will work closely with colleagues across the organisation, with the Grant Advisor role reporting to the PDI Manager.
The successful candidate will have strong organisational skills, excellent communication skills, experience of working collaboratively, good ability using Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel, and Outlook, consistently professional and helpful, and excellent teamworking skills.
This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra Foundation’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.