Are you an accomplished customer standards professional, with experience managing your own team? This role could be the perfect opportunity for you!
Bield now have a rare opportunity for an ambitious Head of Policy and Customer Standards to play a key part in the Leadership Team, implementing strong policies, procedures and customer engagement strategies.
In this role you will join our team with responsibility for exceeding customer and performance expectations using effective planning and project management skills. You will lead in the development and review of housing and care policies and procedures, ensuring these are compliant with Bield’s core values and relevant UK legislation and regulations.
The successful candidate will work proactively in partnership with the Director of Customer Services to provide high quality services to Bield’s customers with a focus on contributing to the achievement of Bield’s business strategy. You will bring experience of leading and developing a team and working knowledge of the regulatory framework governing Housing and Care services. The Head of Policy and Customer Standards will be a team player with the ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships both internally and externally. Knowledge of the Housing Regulator, Care Inspectorate and SSSC requirements within a large organisation is desirable.
In return the Head of Policy and Customer Standards will receive a competitive salary, company pension and 34 days holiday (which include 6 fixed public holidays) with the option to buy or sell each year. Bield also offers flexible working.
It is essential that the ideal candidate educated to degree level or equivalent in a housing/ social care related discipline and you will already have membership of the chartered institute of housing. A full valid UK driving licence is also desirable.
We are a non-profit organisation with charitable status committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services to enable older people to make their own choices and lead independent lives. At Bield it is our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible. The right candidate will understand and support Bield's ethos of "free to be".
DTA Scotland is recruiting a new Chief Executive
Would you relish the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting, supporting and representing a dynamic and growing network of community-led organisations across Scotland? Our member development trusts utilise assets, enterprise and creativity to drive forward local change.
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop services on a national scale following the retirement of the current incumbent.
You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the forward momentum of network growth and organisational development achieved to date, and consolidate our position around the community ownership, community enterprise and community empowerment agendas in Scotland.
Some of your responsibilities will be:
The role is perfect for you if you have:
Please download the Chief Executive recruitment pack from the DTAS website for further information and to apply.
Edinburgh Community Food is a dynamic, expanding food charity and we need some fresh talent for our non-executive board to help take us even further. If you’ve got a professional background in: Human resource management, Marketing/Communications, Information technology, Law, Community Education; or, a background in monitoring and reporting, we would love to hear from you.
Even if you don’t have specific experience but feel that you have a contribution to make to our community – especially raising our profile and connecting us with key organisations and future funders – please get in touch.
We would need you to give at least 4 hours a month of your time in order to benefit from your involvement.
Cordale Housing Association – Opportunities to join our Management Committee
“Homes and Services that make life better”.
Cordale Housing Association is a registered charity operating in Renton and Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire.
The Association is part of the Caledonia Housing Group.
The Caledonia Housing Group has approximately 6,000 homes within 8 different local authority areas. Cordale Housing Association is a subsidiary of the Group, operating in West Dunbartonshire.
In recent years Cordale Housing Association has undergone considerable change and progress, significantly improving performance, services and results offered to tenants and services users.
The Association has ambitious plans and this is a great time to join us as we embark on the next phase of our development. In 2019 we have opened our new office in the heart of our community, start a large new build programme and progress a Group wide business change programme that is focused on meeting the changing expectations of our customers.
Cordale Housing Association is governed by a Management Committee comprising of a mix of local residents and individuals with specific business skills. The role of the Committee is to ensure the Association is managed well and delivers excellent outcomes for tenants and service users. This involves setting direction, monitoring performance, managing risk and complying with statutory and regulatory requirements.
The Association is looking to recruit new co-opted Management Committee members. Cordale Housing Association is particularly interested in speaking to individuals with strong governance experience and a background in strategy development and/or organisational change.
These are exciting and rewarding opportunities for individuals with the appropriate knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to make a difference. The posts provide the opportunity to gain governance and leadership experience as part of a large, progressive Housing Group, whilst supporting a community based Housing Association committed to providing “homes and services that make life better”.
Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
As Operations Manager for Edinburgh, you will help deliver our ambitious plans to provide the very best support to the young people in Central and South East Scotland. You will be responsible for the line management of a team of executives who engage directly with our young people, partners and volunteer colleagues.
As we embark on our new strategy we have an ambition to become the very best organisation within the sector. You will be required to continually innovate, review and adapt our operations to ensure we deliver the very best for young people across Central and South East Scotland. You will effectively manage those areas of operations assigned to you and support and develop our operations executives to do their best work.
You will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and ensure that our delivery commitments are achieved in our effort to reach more young people through the highest possible quality provision that delivers impact.
You will be responsible for the accurate planning, phasing and resourcing or our regional activity. You will effectively manage assigned budgets and support contract delivery as well as supporting fundraising colleagues with various reports, visits and events.
We are particularly interested in applicants with experience of supporting young entrepreneurs and business start-ups.
About The Prince’s Trust
We are 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.
The Prince’s Trust is committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of the children and young people we work with. Successful applicants to roles at The Prince’s Trust will be subject to criminal vetting checks, and where necessary for the role, a check at an enhanced level will be required.
We're seeking a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer to join a leading social research organisation. Working from home you'll travel (within 40 - 50 miles of your home address) collecting valuable social research insight by interviewing participants. You don't need to have experience just a positive outlook and great communication skills!
This vacancy is 35 hours per week however we also have available 28 hour/week and 21 hour/week contracts available (pro-rata)
Offering flexible working hours, generous paid holiday, mileage allowance and other benefits this is a unique opportunity to get out and meet people conducting valuable research across an array of subjects that they truly care about. Part time and full time hours are available, however 60% of your time will need to cover evenings and weekends.
With a mission to make the public heard, this independent social research organisation have an unrivalled reputation in the field and lead the way in collecting key data for government departments, universities and major charities. Joining as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer you'll work at the frontline, interviewing people in their homes about key subjects.
As a key member of the Field Interviewing Team you should expect to conduct face-to-face interviews with prospects at addresses. These addresses will have been sent a letter letting them know you will be calling, but it will be up to you to persuade people to take part in the survey. If selected as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer, you'll undergo a comprehensive training and induction programme (as well as ongoing professional development)
To qualify… You should be outgoing, confident and a great communicator happy to meet new people. Whether you call yourself a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer / Social Researcher or similar we don't mind, you just need the right attitude and a CV that demonstrates:
· Self motivation;
· Planning and organisational skills;
· Rapport building skills;
· Comfortable using laptops and tablet devices;
· Driving licence (with car).
In return the Field Social Research Interviewer can expect a competitive salary, 25 days paid holiday, performance bonus, flexible working, generous staff pension scheme, training and much more!
We are a grassroots community project that supports many of the most vulnerable people in Edinburgh and its surrounds. These include people who are roughsleeping, homeless, temporarily housed, who have a disability, mental illness or mental health issue as well as people coming out of the criminal justice system, have issues with drugs or alcohol or who are simply very isolated.
Do you want to be part of the mulit-award winning dynamic and compassionate team who support over 500 people a year using partnership, a strengths based social enterprise approach and an asset based community approach to transform lives?
We’re looking for a Service Manager, someone who can:
Is that you ?
Help us build the capacity of our leadership & exec team, enjoy excellent terms and conditions including personal & professional development days, and help us transform the lives of many of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable.
The Robertson Trust is one of the leading grant-making charitable trusts in Scotland. Our overall aim as an organisation is to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of people and communities in Scotland. In 2018/19, the Trust awarded over £18 million to charitable organisations in Scotland. In 2020, we will be introducing a new strategy for the organisation and we are seeking an experienced Researcher/ Evaluator to join our Learning and Communications Team to help us to embed learning across the organisation.
The Learning and Communications Team supports the Trust to deliver on its strategic goals through building an understanding of the world we work in, what we do and how we work.
As a member of the Trust’s Learning and Communications Team, you will assist in the creation, use and sharing of knowledge and learning internally and externally in order to:
o Support our understanding of the world we are operating in
o Enable us to plan, deliver and review work effectively
o Enable us to understand the value of our work
o Inform policy and practice (our own and others)
You will be committed to supporting teams and funded organisations to develop their monitoring, evaluation and learning capacity. You will have knowledge and experience of a variety of qualitative research methods and the ability to communicate complex issues and ideas in an accessible and engaging way.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a range of partners across our portfolios of work to help embed a learning culture in all that we do.
The Rannoch Community Trust (“RCT”) are inviting applicants for a project officer position to continue with our vision “Delivering Rannoch’s Sustainable Future“ to make Rannoch and Tummel an even better place to live and work. We are seeking a highly motivated, engaging individual with experience in community development projects. In particular, the project officer will assist in the following areas: village hall upgrades, affordable housing needs, Child & youth Provision support and community asset transfer including the community business model.
The Trust was formally established in January 2017 as a community development limited company receiving charitable status in August that year and is also a member of the Development Trust Association for Scotland (DTAS). We are entering an exciting stage in our development with good progress on many fronts and now wish to both consolidate and advance this work through this key role. For more information about the post please contact Richard Barclay, Chair - TEL 07917 120429 or David Holland, Finance Trustee/Secretary - TEL 07788 261470.
ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY PROJECT OFFICER
The Community Project Officer will be employed by Rannoch Community Trust. The post holder will be responsible for implementing and co-ordinating the delivery of specific projects within the Rannoch & Tummel Community Plan.
Title: Community Project Officer
Hours of work: Part time – around 30 per week (flexible as required). Evening and weekend working is expected as required.
Length of contract: initially until 31 August 2020
Salary: Up to £35 per hour (negotiable) . Self-employed basis preferred
Responsible to: Nominated representative of the RCT Board.
CONDITIONS OF WORK
·The post holder is likely to be home based with the availability an occasional Rannoch base.
·The post is funded until 31 August 2020, possibly into September. We hope that the tenure of the post may be extended subject to funding and progress.
·The post holder will have a valid UK driving licence. The hourly rate includes travel expenses and therefore no further travel expenses can be claimed.
·An understanding of the role of community development approaches in addressing social and economic regeneration issues
·Strong organisational, communication, facilitation and negotiation skills
·Proven track record in fundraising (including statutory grants, trusts & foundations)
·Ability to work independently, with initiative, and to retain strong focus and direction
·Ability to prioritise workload, set targets, record and analyse information
·Ability to represent the Trust in public events and meetings.
·Sound computer literacy including standard Microsoft Office suite
·Ability to network and communicate effectively with a variety of people from communities, businesses, and agencies at all levels
·A robust sense of humour
·Experience of working within the voluntary sector or in community orientated work
·Community development qualification or equivalent
·Knowledge of community engagement models and experience of participation in community engagement exercises, either professionally or as a community activist
·Knowledge of the fundraising landscape and enterprise opportunities for rural Scotland
·Experience of event organisation