The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives all 14-24 year olds the chance to develop skills for life and work. We engage, inspire and empower over 300,000 young people a year across the UK and from every possible background.
The DofE Award is a game-changer. We know that perseverance and passion for long-term goals is linked to success in education, life and work. Our structured programme of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide and support young people to achieve.
We believe that anything is possible and the possibilities are endless. The positive effects of the DofE are proven and far-reaching. Communities are enriched with passionate and driven volunteers, businesses benefit from work-ready, competent recruits and young people are given the confidence to shine.
We are looking for a replacement Director to join our Scotland Office in Edinburgh.
Purpose of the role
Are you looking for a new challenge to help in the continuous growth of a successful grant manager in Scotland?
Are you interested in creating a stronger collaboration between the public, private and third sector to create a positive social, economic and environmental impact within communities across Scotland?
Then this is a great opportunity for you as CEO of Impact Funding Partners (IFP).
Impact Funding Partners (formerly known as Voluntary Action Fund) are looking for a new Chief Executive with a proven track record of income growth and organisational development.
We are looking for a passionate individual with experience of working across a range of sectors including Government. You will have the opportunity to create positive social, economic and environmental impact within communities while helping to shape the funding landscape in Scotland.
This is an exciting time to join IFP (formerly known as the Voluntary Action Fund) following our rebranding, the recruitment of new board members creating a dynamic and proactive Board of Directors and the launch of our new strategy – Together we can create a Fairer Future – aimed at creating a fair, inclusive society where communities thrive and people are engaged, connected, and able to shape their own lives.
We are a successful grant manager with 37 years of experience, driven by our core values of equality, relationships, authenticity, openness and dynamism.
Our proven approach is to help funders make the most of their investment so that it has the greatest impact. This can be achieved by distributing funding, increasing capacity and building trusting relationships, which helps organisations achieve even more with their funding.
Our area of expertise is managing funds which tackle inequality in all its forms. Equality and diversity are core to our work and drives everything we do and how we do it.
As IFP has entered a new phase of growth following its rebranding and has initiated a new business strategy, you will have proven experience in successfully forming partnerships and promote cross-sectoral collaboration. You will be dealing with senior stakeholders in the public, private and/or third sector, and therefore you will need to demonstrate the ability to engage with public sector funding bodies, potential new funders in the private sector, as well as understand the nuances of the third sector.
A natural leader, you will have excellent communication and negotiation skills with the ability to adapt your management style in a changing environment, and lead through example and inspiration. As the CEO of IFP you will act as brand ambassador and convey IFP’s strengths, values and priorities to a diverse audience. For that you will have the vision, strategic insight and ability to understand the environment in which IFP operates and raise its profile.
In the current changing socio-economic and political environment in Scotland, it is imperative that you value and promote innovative thinking that allows for the identification of sustainable solutions with a positive social, economic and environmental impact. Finally, you are a decision-maker who is not afraid to take calculated risks in order to support the continuous growth of IFP.
Fast Forward is recruiting a new Chief Executive
Would you like the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland?
This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop Fast Forward on a national scale following the retirement of the current post holder.
You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the momentum of Fast Forward’s varied project work, consolidate our position as a leading provider in informal education approaches to health and wellbeing, and provide sound strategic and financial direction. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and excellent team building skills. We will expect you to provide confident engagement with our funding partners and stakeholders, creating trust and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you believe your skills and leadership experience as a CEO or at a senior level make you a great candidate for this post.
ARK is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life.
We are recruiting an inspirational leader to head up the Finance function, and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, work with colleagues to fulfil our aim to support tenants and service users to lead a good life.
Your primary role is to provide operational leadership that delivers precise governance for ARK and to put in place risk managed operational plans that will ensure its continued development within operating models that are both viable and sustainable over the longer term.
You will be accountable for leading the Finance team to develop, deliver and embed financial strategies to build an ARK culture that aligns to our values and aims and will achieve sustained high performance. Integral to this role is the provision of accurate and timely Finance performance reports, function KPIS’s, forecasts and budgets. In addition to this is the ability to analyse, interpret and report accurate monthly Finance data in a timely manner; update forecasts and plans based on the learning of month results and develop Finance options that enable the SLT to take forward operational strategies. Motivational team leadership and team development abilities are necessary with a positive commitment to continued professional development for self and others. Strong organisational, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills are prerequisites.
The role of Head of Finance reports directly to the Finance Director and will deputise for the Finance Director as required.
Scots Music Group (SMG) is an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation providing a programme of traditional music classes and events for adults.
Location: SMG’s office is located at Holy Corner, Edinburgh
Working Hours: 18 hours per week, core days Tuesday - Thursday, flexitime, some evening and weekend working
Contract Type: Permanent Part-time
Salary: £26,265 per annum (pro rata)
Benefits: Pension and 31 days holiday (pro rata)
The Development Worker will manage, develop and sustain SMG’s charitable operations in line with board requirements and organisational aims.
Core Responsibilities include:
· Manage, organise & develop SMG’s successful traditional music programme of classes and events (e.g. ceilidhs, concerts, stramashes.)
· Manage office staff, tutors & volunteers as required
· Manage the day to day operation of the accounting, financial & IT systems
· Provide input into SMG strategy and policies
· Maintain close liaison with SMG board, including preparing regular reports and attending SMG Board meetings.
Desirable Skills & Experience:
· Good knowledge of and links with traditional music & music education
· Good oral and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
· Good IT awareness and knowledge of online event booking/finance systems
· Team player, with experience of managing a team
· Current Driving Licence.
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 in grants to Scottish charities and bursaries to students at university and further education college. In late 2019, The Barracks conference centre and charity hub was opened in Stirling adding to the existing charity hub and meeting room space available in Robertson House, Glasgow. In 2020 we will be introducing a new strategy for the organisation.
To work as part of a team to ensure a consistently high standard in how visitors and telephone calls are welcomed to Robertson House, Glasgow and maintain the meeting room booking system.
·The Robertson Trust require an experienced Receptionist / Administrator reporting directly to the Facilities & ICT Manager. As our Receptionist / Administrator is the first point of contact for visitors and incoming calls, to be successful in this role you must be professional and approachable with a ‘happy to help’ and ‘can do’ attitude, always providing excellent customer service. The role is to ensure that reception runs smoothly as well as dealing with admin and facilities elements of the role. Flexibility to work additional days on an ad hoc basis to cover holidays / illness at Glasgow and Stirling sites.
You will be responsible for the following:
·Welcoming visitors in a courteous, friendly and professional manner directing them accordingly
·Operate switchboard directing incoming calls in a prompt and professional manner
·Maintain safety and security by complying with procedures and regulations, and controlling access - manage visitor logbook and issue visitor badges and security fobs
·Manage booking system for the Barracks Conference Centre and all meeting rooms for both internal and external users
·Support tenants by distributing incoming mail and deliveries
·Manage contractors, by gathering tenders and ensuring quality of work
·Chief Fire Warden and First Aider (training provided)
·Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable
·Various adhoc duties, as required
·Proven work experience as a Receptionist or front of house role
·Excellent communication and organisational skills
·Excellent time-management skills and ability to multi-task
·Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
·Have a professional, flexible and adaptable attitude
·Composed under pressure
·Proficiency in Microsoft Office
·Experience of room booking software (VenueOps or similar) - desirable
What you can expect:
·35 days holiday per calendar year FTE
·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
We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our team and take on supervision of our Revolve accredited bike shop. If you love bikes, the environment and working with a diverse group of people this role could be for you!
The ideal candidate will be organised, motivated and able to work on their own initiative. This is a fun people-facing role but you will also need to keep the shop right on the necessary legal and organisational policy and processes whilst also supporting the ongoing development of the sales assistants and volunteers. You will be a responsible individual who can take on the requirements of reporting, monitoring, cash handling and being a keyholder.
Experience of retail and/or supervision is essential. Knowledge and passion for bicycles and cycling is highly desirable but a willingness to learn about all things bicycle is also welcome.
We have an exciting opportunity for a well organised and motivated individual to join our Communities team, coordinating a portfolio of community benefit funds in north east Scotland. Key responsibilities include supporting volunteer Advisory Panels, co-ordinating grant-making and other community fund activity, and engaging communities in maximising fund opportunities and impact.
Foundation Scotland enables and empowers communities to devise and implement their own strategies for local funds coming from a range of sources, notably onshore and offshore wind farms. We provide fund governance, grant administration and related services for a range of commercial and community-sector clients, combined with a commitment to community-led approaches to fund strategy and distribution.
If you have excellent communication skills, practical experience in grant-making, community facilitation and capacity building then we’re keen to hear from you.
The post will primarily cover parts of North East Scotland including Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. However, there is a requirement to occasionally travel more widely in Scotland, including occasional overnight stays. The post is ideally home based in the North East but a leased desk space in a shared office facility or community venue may be possible.
Foundation Scotland offers a range of staff benefits including Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, 2 days volunteering per year (pro-rata), flexible working options and a progressive pay system.
You will offer specialised knowledge and support to EnCompass clients around their welfare rights, financial capabilities and benefit assessments. Providing people with information, advice and support around various levels of benefits, appeals, income maximisation and tribunals.
For further information about this role, please download the Application Pack below.
Volunteer Scotland leads in developing new ways to grow and enhance volunteering in Scotland by providing advice and resources to volunteer involving organisations of all sizes and connecting Scotland’s people with volunteering opportunities.
Whichever part of Volunteer Scotland you’re joining, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a fantastic team, solid values, and lots of scope to grow and make a real difference. We are centrally located in Stirling with close proximity to transport links and offer a very flexible approach to working patterns.
We offer various benefits including 28 days holiday, Volunteer days off, life assurance, eye care vouchers, and an annual contribution towards personal learning of your choice. We are proud to have been awarded gold standard in our Healthy Working Lives and Investors in People accreditations.
We are looking for a Research and Evaluation Officer to provide maternity cover.
This role has a specific focus on the evaluation responsibilities in the ‘Research and Evaluation Officer’ role profile, with more limited engagement on research. Reporting to the Strategic Performance Manager, you will focus primarily on the evaluation of Volunteer Scotland’s projects and services (including data gathering, analysis and reporting), and contribute to the wider Volunteer Scotland research programme by carrying out research and data analysis which meets the needs of volunteering-related policy and practice communities.
You will support evaluation and impact assessment projects undertaken by Volunteer Scotland for funders and other external clients. In addition, you will be required to identify opportunities and help facilitate the exchange of knowledge between practice, public policy and research and evaluation communities. You will also organise and facilitate internal Volunteer Scotland Seminars and research events and assist the Strategic Performance Manager to co-deliver impact focused learning and development initiatives.