The Larder West Lothian is a forward thinking, fast growing social enterprise and we are delighted to announce that we have a vacancy for the trustee chair for our board of directors.
As the chair you will work closely with the other board members and the Founder/Manager to provide strategic direction and guidance to help achieve our vision and make a positive impact on the social wellbeing and economic future of the most disadvantaged in West Lothian.
We are projecting significant expansion over the coming years and are looking for an energetic individual who has experience and skills of strategic business growth matched with knowledge and experience of social enterprise and the wider voluntary sector.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative and progressive social enterprise and we would ask that you only apply if you have the time to contribute actively to our successes.
The trustee chair position is a voluntary unpaid position.
The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal have a skills element called the Integrated Regional and Employability Skills. This post has been funded to lead the Integrated Employer Engagement theme but will also be required to link into the other City Region themes where relevant. The Edinburgh and South East Scotland is a change fund, to bring better regional alignment and facility change on how we work together and make better use of opportunities and economic growth. This approach is about getting existing employability and related services to work better collectively and bring about genuine, joined up and sustainable integration. It requires significant regional partnership working to be at the heart of all approaches.
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 are seeking an inspirational and future-focused leader who can identify and deliver growth and work with student leaders to help us enrich the lives of students in the University of Glasgow.
This means we’re looking for someone to expand our vision, lead cultural change and deliver our ambitious objectives. You will have a proven track-record in leading change and strategic growth at Senior Management level in a students’ union, membership / voluntary organisation or social enterprise.
Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate, develop and maintain relationships effectively with stakeholders including elected student leaders, Trustees and University colleagues. You will be able to operate credibly at Board level, offering support and challenge as needed. Financial acumen and knowledge of good governance is also essential.
We are an independent, student-led organisation, with a rich and proud heritage. We were founded in 1890, as the Queen Margaret College, with a goal of giving women the opportunity to gain an education – something that was then missing from the academic community. We have a long history of providing activities and events for students of the University of Glasgow.
We are a progressive and inclusive organisation, going through a process of change that will enable us to build our capacity and success in the future. The organisation has enormous potential, and with the right leadership provides an opportunity to be part of a change project that will make a difference to the lives of thousands of students and build a lasting legacy for the future.
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
Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking for a dynamic, passionate and effective Director of External Affairs.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team to lead the transformation of how the Scottish Wildlife Trust engages with external audiences in order to tackle the ecological crisis we face.
Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join an organisation full of talented and committed people working towards a common goal. If you are an innovative, collaborative and impact-focused leader, who would like to play a key role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will have:
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community
Be Inspired is an innovative new programme of capacity building that aims to develop the capability of individuals, groups and local organisations to enable them to implement projects that address unmet community needs. The aim of the programme is to inspire, motivate and support people in deprived communities in North Ayrshire to volunteer their time to implement projects and to provide tailored one to one support.
We are seeking a talented community worker as Community Coach to implement delivery of this project. You will work closely with the Senior Community Coach to deliver the programme to meet targets and outputs. You will benefit from support from the CEO The Ayrshire Community Trust who will share knowledge of the local third sector landscape and community planning structures.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
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 complement the work of our support teams by ensuring the security of the building through observation and checks, maintaining health, safety and hygiene standards and following procedures such as for financial transactions, admissions and leavers, housing benefit, incident reports and building repairs reports.
You should have sound literacy and numeracy skills and experience of dealing with challenging behaviour. Other essentials include: experience of team working; good verbal communication; the ability to interact with people in an appropriate and positive way; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
The service accommodates and supports people aged 21 and over who are homeless. Housing Assistants manage the accommodated buildings 24/7 and provide a contact point for people who may need some assistance or guidance where required, this involves lone working.
2 x 8 hour shifts from 07:45 to 15:45 or 14:15 to 22:15 over a 7 day rolling rota.
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.