The Contracts and Grants Manager is a new position requiring a wide-ranging skillset to meet the contract management and partnership relationships remit we deliver through our Joined up for Jobs infrastructure. Joined up for Jobs reflects the Scottish Government Fair Work Framework and No One Left Behind (NOLB) strategy.
We require a manager to oversee the contract and grants offer under Joined up for Jobs, overseeing contracts and grants funded via No One Left Behind and the City of Edinburgh Council of up to £5,000,000 per annum and working with third sector providers awarded a contract or grant. The successful candidate will be expected to provide monitoring, audit and tracking of all contract and grants, identify opportunities for partnership working, and facilitate networking and best use of the support tools we have for the network.
Other significant duties include supporting the development, design, and commissioning of new services with funding secured as required; overseeing the Joined up for Jobs Charter for service standards; co-ordinating a quarterly Joined up for Jobs Forum; overseeing the Joined up for Jobs website; working alongside the management information system and portals team for client tracking; and ensuring best value from spend in this area.
Responsible to:: Deputy Chief Executive, Capital City Partnership
Secondments will be considered.
Inspiring Scotland works with people, their communities, charities, and public bodies to develop solutions to some of Scotland’s deepest social problems. We are passionate about addressing inequality and improving the lives of people living in Scotland’s most under-supported communities.
Over the past 12 years, we have successfully managed over £140m of fund assets across 20 thematic social impact funds; as the fund owner or the delivery partner/fund manager for Scottish Government, Trusts, Foundations, corporate donors and individual philanthropists.
Our aim is to amplify and strengthen the impact of organisations by helping them build their strength, resilience, and reach.
We are recruiting for Fund Managers
Fund Managers are critical roles at Inspiring Scotland, leading on the development and delivery of programme strategy. Our Fund Managers have senior leadership experience with diverse backgrounds from across the private, voluntary and public sectors.
The focus of the Fund Manager role is to strengthen partner organisations; support, develop, and connect people; inform, and influence; encourage new ideas; and look to maximize value through efficient use of funds.
We are looking for creative problem solvers who are adaptable, resilient and able to work effectively with a wide range of partners.
The knowledge, skills and experience needed for the role are:
• Commitment to Inspiring Scotland’s mission, vision and values.
• Proven senior leadership, interpersonal and management skills, engaging in a collaborative and inclusive way across all levels/teams in an organisation
• Ability to self-manage, adaptable and resilient in handling difficult situations and managing own and supporting others wellbeing
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of partners to influence change, recognising the power dynamics at play in the funding world and across organisations
• Ability to think creatively and solve problems, approaching tasks with curiosity - reflecting, adapting and identifying implications for the organisations supported
• Ability to use resources effectively, working with colleagues and Board members to identify opportunities and manage risks around programme development.
• Willing to travel across Scotland to meet with portfolio organisations and others from time to time
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presenting complex issues clearly for diverse partners and audiences through various channels.
• Ability to demonstrate the highest standards of discretion and integrity.
Experience / Essential
• Qualified to degree level or equivalent relevant professional qualification and experience.
• People management and senior leadership experience, growing individual and organisational capacity and contributing to an organisation’s senior team or strategic approach.
• Experience working with senior stakeholders and partners in an influencing and stakeholder management role
• Proactive self-starter who can manage multiple priorities and make sound decisions using initiative to achieve successful outcomes
• Demonstrable experience of working with colleagues from different teams, engaging colleagues to build a strong learning culture.
• Demonstrable experience of nurturing relationships with people, partners and networks across different functions, stakeholder groups to generate valuable insights and gauge impact using different methods
Due to expansion and staff retirement, we have opportunities for four Fund Managers to join and lead three areas of our work: CashBack for Communities; Learning Disabilities; and Survivors.
Fund Managers require a core set of skills however each programme has bespoke aims and therefore each Fund Manager role has a detailed Job description and person specification.
Key and its subsidiary Community Lifestyles provide person-centred support to over 2000 young people and adults across 15 local authority areas in Scotland. We are passionate about delivering innovative, personalised services which support disabled people to live the lives they choose, connected to their communities as equal citizens. With a serious commitment to Self-directed Support, the principles of choice, control, involvement, and participation are central to what we do.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual, who shares our values and can play a Key role in policy, practice and service development.
The successful candidate will have lead responsibility for developing policy and practice to promote outcome focused, person centred and inclusive support in both Key and Community Lifestyles. You will support service development through tendering, partnership working and funding initiatives both locally and nationally. A commitment to working to improve and innovate services alongside individuals who use our support, and our workforce is essential.
You will have a relevant qualification and considerable experience in social care, ideally having managed and developed support services. You will need the personal and professional skills to work at both an operational and strategic level and the ability to effectively manage a complex workload of both reactive and planned activities.
With responsibility for policy and practice development you will have a good understanding of the national context for our work and the recommendations for improving social care support in Scotland. Your excellent interpersonal skills will mean you can connect with others and contribute effectively to networks that support innovative and person-centred practice.
The ability to write creatively and effectively for a varied audience and produce work of a high professional standard with an excellent attention to detail is essential. You will also be confident in presenting and managing information using a range of digital tools.
The post is based in Glasgow but will involve some travel across Scotland.
To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Sheila Hanney, Head of Staff Development, Policy and Practice on firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jean Ramsay, Head of Support, on email@example.com
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.8 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced charity shop manager at our store in Troon.
You will manage a team of volunteers to maximise the income raised through the sale of donated goods. This role requires that you form good relationships within the local community to acquire good quality stock donations. You will demonstrate fantastic customer service skills and be an ambassador for Mary’s Meals.
The role is varied, busy and gives the opportunity to work with amazing people. You will be pivotal in the success of the shop and, with the help of our volunteers, can make a real difference and support our mission. Our volunteers are empowered to take over most of the tasks within the shop, including running the shop in the manager’s absence.
Your experience should include retail management, including managing budgets and accounts, and a demonstratable understanding of the charity sector. You will have a strong drive to achieve results and high standards and be fully accountable for shop operation. We are also looking for excellent communication skills, creativity, people skills, a good standard of numeracy, literacy and IT skills, in addition to experience of managing people.
Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) is Scotland’s national reuse, repair, and recycling charity. At CRNS we have a vision to see a circular economy in Scotland where resources are not wasted, but instead reused, repaired, and recycled.
We are a network organisation, representing and supporting over 170 charities and social enterprises who help us work towards making our vision a reality. Our membership is always growing, and ranges from bike projects to repair cafes, tool libraries to food banks, charity shops to environmental education charities. What unites them is delivering the social and environmental benefits which flow from a more circular economy.
Part of the important work we do to support a circular economy is our Reuse Consortium. A self-sustaining business model, the consortium is made up of CRNS members who provide reuse furniture and white goods to local authorities across Scotland through a Scotland Excel Framework Agreement. CRNS is the lead partner in this Consortium.
The Reuse Consortium Coordinator is responsible for managing, developing, and promoting the Reuse Consortium across Scotland. As the CRNS staff member with specific focus on the consortium, it’s continued success will rely on your organisation, networking, relationship building, communication skills and desire to generate buzz and business for our consortium members. This is a great opportunity to bring your own ideas and enthusiasm to an established reuse business that supports people and the planet.
We are also determined to get the right person to join our strong team which is why we are open to exploring different options regarding place of work from office based to remote working. Regarding hours of work we are most likely to recruit at the level of 4 days per week but would like you to state your preference or requirements in your application.
Perhaps you have experience with Local Authorities and Housing Associations across Scotland and are attracted by our social and environmental purpose. Or maybe you are working in a project coordinator role in the third sector and are looking for a fresh challenge. Either way you should be a strong team-player, proactive self-starter, have excellent communication skills and be committed to high standards of delivery.
This is a really exciting time to join CRNS. We are about to rebrand and rename ourselves which will help us to position the organisation and the Consortium for future growth.
Would you like to excel within an innovative and engaging organisation that is working towards bettering the lives of others through cycling? Cycling UK believes that cycling enriches people’s lives and is an essential ingredient in happier, healthier communities. Our mission is to enable millions more people to cycle, and our development projects across Scotland are a vital part of achieving that mission.
The Bothy is a network of 5 place-based projects across Scotland aimed at supporting and encouraging walking, wheeling, and cycling. With activities such as led rides, health walks, bike loan schemes, hands-on support and guidance for individuals, organisations and businesses, the Bothies are embedded in their locations to help people make active travel choices and feel confident walking, wheeling, and cycling in their local area.
We are looking for a self-motivated, entrepreneurial individual to lead the success of The Bothy. Supporting your team of development officers, you will ensure that our impact is captured and communicated across a broad audience as we change lives for the better.
Tell us why you are the person to drive impact in this capacity.
Explore the job description below for full details on this exciting opportunity.
Advance within this innovative and engaging organisation, working to better lives through cycling.
The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme 2.0 is a fantastic initiative which will work with cycle repair organisations across Scotland to enable those most in need to access a cycle repair. The project will support more adults and children to either return to cycling or continue to cycle, especially those least able to afford cycle repairs, an outcome which will further our vision to get a million more people cycling!
This role is integral to the success of SCRS 2.0, supporting bike repair organisations to deliver the scheme, building relationships, managing and tracking the ongoing transactional data.
Tell us why you are the person to drive impact in this capacity.
A hugely exciting and challenging opportunity to manage the Bothy and Rural Connections programmes in Scotland with responsibility for project and financial management, as well as line management of the Senior Project Officers.
This multifaceted role spans across several Cycling UK projects in Scotland, alongside the Head of Development Scotland, to enable the effective and successful delivery of projects. Strong planning and management skills are a must, as well as a good understanding of the needs of different communities, including remote and rural populations. We are looking for somebody who has an aptitude towards building relationships, support, and who can motivate a team working at a distance.
This influential role is essential to the success of Cycling UK’s projects in compelling change and bettering the lives of others through cycling. Tell us why you are the person to drive impact in this capacity.
SACT is a social enterprise which was formed to help combat social isolation in all its forms. It launched in 2016 and has grown from a very small, localised operation based in Ayr, to a thriving and very active organisation which covers the whole of South Ayrshire. SACT now has a fleet of 12 minibuses and 3 electric cars undertaking a huge variety of work within the Third Sector as well as partnership working with bodies such as South Ayrshire Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
Due to retirement, SACT is now looking for a new General Manager with the ability to lead and develop a professional SACT team ensuring the on-going development, implementation and monitoring of team plans and work programmes in order to meet performance targets and guarantee effective service delivery. The General Manager will report to the SACT Board of Trustees.
We are looking for:
• Education to Degree level and/or at least 5 years managerial experience, preferably in a Third Sector setting
• Experience in budget setting and control
• A confident negotiator and presenter in one-to-one and one-to-many settings
• An experienced user of business software packages such as MS Office and of social media for marketing and PR purposes
• Some knowledge of the community transport sector would be desirable, but a knowledge of the Third Sector is of more importance
• A full UK driver’s licence
Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) operating in West Lothian. Our primary purpose is to promote, develop and support West Lothian`s Third Sector. We work in partnership with the voluntary sector and key statutory and public stakeholders to improve the lives of individuals and communities across West Lothian.
VSGWL requires an individual with excellent planning and interpersonal skills to join our Development Officer team. You will be
· Someone who is innovative and able to work collaboratively with others to succeed in an evolving environment.
· someone with proven ability in forming alliances and partnerships to bring out sustainable change for communities and the wider third sector.
· Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you work well within a team and are willing to follow and develop agreed procedures.
Role Overview and Responsibilities
You will work closely with a range of key external stakeholders, including statutory partners and wider third sector to bring about positive change for individuals and communities in West Lothian. You will establish and develop working groups with third sector organisations. You will also represent VGSWL in appropriate meetings with key stakeholders and partners including WL Council and Integrated Joint Board.
Key to the role is outstanding communication and influencing skills to form and cement strategic alliances and strengthen partnership working. You will work closely with the existing staff team.