The Board of the charity, Raploch Urban Regeneration Company (RURC), is seeking applicants for the role of Managing Director for the charity in addition to its trading subsidiary Stirling Community Enterprise Ltd (SCE). Stirling Community Enterprise is an ambitious organisation and social firm with a passion for high quality commercial and training services that support people facing social and educational disadvantage across the Stirling Council area. The organisation prides itself on its local reputation for high quality and the care of those it supports. As the delivery vehicle for the charitable objectives of RURC, SCE has 2 key service areas; - Commercial Contracts; specialist road reinstatement team delivering high amenity civil works, footpath and road repairs and ground care contracts. This service aims to increase income levels in addition to creating jobs for target groups.
- Training Services; an experienced employability and vocational training team supporting people who face disadvantage through the delivery of mentored non-accredited and SQA accredited training in partnership with local businesses. This service aims to progress people into further education, training or employment. The Board are seeking applicants who have relevant skills and enthusiasm and dedication to deliver on the Company’s business plan. Increasing self-generated income through existing or new commercial services in order to continue to improve outcomes for people across the Stirling Council will be the key priority for the post holder. We are specifically looking for people who have an entrepreneurial approach with experience generating unrestricted income streams to reduce the organisation’s grant dependency. This experience may have been developed within a public, third or private sector. Specific specialisms in civil works, business development, construction, subcontracting or any other relevant sectors are welcome
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.
Planning Democracy is a Scottish charity that campaigns for a fair and more inclusive planning system in Scotland. We are increasingly nationally recognised as a highly effective grassroots organisation that represents the voice of the community. Our concern is that the planning system does not enable meaningful democratic input into decision-making and development too often prioritises profit over people and the environment. We have a national network of over 200 communities and individuals that help inform our work and strengthen our campaigns (such as the call for an Equal Right of Appeal). We have recently been awarded funding to carry out a specific project around peer mentoring, which will be delivered by our community networker who also oversees the campaign network.
About the vacancy/job description – We are looking for new volunteers to help lead our organisation and carry out some of its work. We are looking for board members to oversee the governance of the organisation, with financial, media, HR and IT skills.
Time commitment – Board members to attend a meeting every 6 weeks in Edinburgh (or by skype), plus additional hours for relevant action.
Community Enterprise Ltd is one of Scotland’s leading social enterprise support providers. We provide business support to third sector groups across Scotland and work with communities to build and sustain projects for the benefit of local people.
Our Social Enterprise Development Team is well-established, with a progressive outlook and a growing portfolio. We are looking for someone to join our team to meet the growing demand for our services.
This post is pivotal to the development team and will involve supporting colleagues to deliver projects by undertaking research and other support activities.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity. Previous work experience in this field would be an advantage but is not essential: support, supervision and training will be provided.
The purpose of this job is to provide local fresh produce to the community by way of a community shop.
You will work as part of a small team where you will be expected to support your colleagues and the organisation as a whole.
Your role is to ensure the smooth daily running of the shop and drive the growth of this community owned business. You will work alongside Cranhill Development Trusts Volunteer Co-ordinator to recruit, train and inspire a team of volunteers to provide a high quality customer experience. You will have an important role in helping achieve our sales targets and ensure our shop is a successful long-term business.
You will have experience of working in a similar environment that could be a social enterprise or community based project. You will have excellent communication and customer service skills, and be enthusiastic about sourcing and presenting produce to our customers.
You will manage a number of volunteers who work shifts in the shop. Your focus will be the shop finances and stock control and overall line management responsibilities. You will report directly to and be supported by CDT CEO. You will be committed to promoting the shop, bringing new and exciting ideas to this developing community business. This is a demanding and challenging role that requires the ability to manage a diverse range of responsibilities.
Through support from the Big Lottery Fund, the WEA has an exciting new opportunity for a Project Worker to join its Reach Out Project staff team in Aberdeen. This new role, while contributing directly to the project’s educational programme, also has the key focus of providing individual advocacy and support to project users, to include; identifying individual learner pathways within the project; effective signposting to external agencies for help with specific issues; providing advocacy and support to learners in range of settings – e.g. attending college for the first time, negotiating the benefits system etc..
The Workers’ Educational Association is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. We have a strong sense of social purpose, dedicated to bringing great teaching into the heart of local communities. In Aberdeen our well-established Reach Out Project offers a wide range of learning opportunities to some of the City’s most vulnerable adults – those with mental health issues, those going through the Criminal Justice System, those with substance misuse issues, the long term unemployed and those with learning disabilities/difficulties.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification when completing your application to ensure that you include all relevant information about yourself.
To apply for this role, you will need to submit a completed application form. Please ensure that you put the job code in your application.
The Prince's Trust is a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people through a range of proven programmes, with three in four achieving a positive outcome.
We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years. Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.
Following the launch of our new strategy, we are recruiting a number of exciting roles with the energy and enthusiasm to work in flexible staff teams providing opportunities to develop and support young people's confidence and skills to live, learn and earn.
We are looking for people with a strong understanding of challenges affecting young people, with the ability to engage and build relationships with young people, partners and volunteers.
Based in our Prince's Trust Hubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, opportunities include:
• Prince's Trust Executives - South East & Central Scotland
• Prince's Trust Executives - North East, Highlands & Islands
• Prince's Trust Executives - Clyde Valley / South West Scotland
In addition successful candidates will be experienced in providing one to one support and delivering high quality learning and development sessions through a variety of mediums including:
• Adventurous Activities/Sports/Arts
• Digital Learning
To learn more about the role please download the Job Description below.
The Scottish Fair Trade Forum is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to work in our small team supporting Fair Trade activity across Scotland to benefit producers across the developing world.
The Forum is looking for an Administrative Assistant to ensure efficient systems and support in its office. The role is part-time. The successful candidate will work closely with the staff team to provide administrative support throughout many aspects of our work.
Scottish Ministers are looking to make up to two appointments to the Board of Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management). Applicants must demonstrate experience, knowledge and expertise in at least one of the following:
Board Member Duties and Responsibilities
Board Members provide active and effective direction, support and guidance to ensure that CES(IM) delivers, and is committed to delivering, its functions effectively and efficiently and in accordance with the aims, policies and priorities of the Scottish Ministers. They provide a strong ‘challenge function’, carefully scrutinising planned and underlying assumptions before decisions are taken. In exercising this function, where necessary, they will challenge other members and senior officials.
Specific roles and responsibilities may vary but, unless otherwise agreed, Board Members will:
We have an exciting opportunity for a caring, compassionate and experienced Manager to join our team in Perthshire that currently provide care and support to a young lady living with a spinal injury in her own home.
The Service Leader will initially lead and manage a team of approximately 15 frontline staff working in a single site but will move on to manage multi sites and various staff teams in the area as a result of business growth.
They will report to the Regional Manager and will be responsible for the daily management of the service(s)and the staff team(s). They will be responsible for ensuring staff team(s) are suitably trained, well supported and supervised, having the tools to carry out their role to the best of their ability. They will also be responsible and accountable for the 24-hour management of the service(s), ensuring that all aspects of support and service delivery is person centred. This includes having involvement in the creation and auditing of care and support plans, risk assessments and other safe systems of work.
The successful candidate will have effective communication, leadership, coaching and mentoring skills. They will be responsible for working with both internal and external partners including our regulators, other healthcare professionals and family members. He or she will also be committed to person-centred planning, supporting positive risk taking and best practice for individual reviews.
The successful candidate will have a current SSSC or equivalent registration or the ability to be registered on taking up the post. Knowledge and experience of working with supported individuals with spinal injuries advantageous. A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential.