Learning Network West is a unique organisation in the West Scotland supporting social work education. We are funded through 12 local authorities and 5 Universities providing the undergraduate and post graduate qualification in Social Work, we are also an SQA centre providing the Level 10 Professional Development Award in Practice Learning.
We are pleased to offer the following post of Practice Learning Development Officer for one year and beyond pending funding.
The 35hr full time post is to support practice learning opportunities within social work education across the social services sector and our partner organisations.
See the Job Description and Person Specification below for further details about the role.
The Columcille Centre is a nurturing and creative environment which offers a wide range of activities for adults with learning disabilities. These include gardening, crafts, drama, music, dancing, and joinery. Our guiding philosophy, which is to address the needs of the whole person by providing opportunities for creativity and active participation, is based on Social Therapy principles as developed by Rudolf Steiner.
We are seeking a General Manager to lead the centre and its workforce. This is an exciting position with the potential to shape Columcille’s direction in a post-Covid world. The post holder will be well-supported by our Council of Management and committed, highly-skilled workforce.
The successful candidate will have previous management experience in the third sector, as well as extensive experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities. They will be committed towards Social Therapy principles. We are looking for someone who can lead, inspire, and advocate for others within the ever-changing external context of this sector. A full job description and person specification is available and should be read before applying.
Glasgow North West Citizens Advice is seeking a Chief Executive Officer with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly motivated and able to meet competing challenges. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. We are best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal. This, combined with our other year-round fundraising, enables us to provide tailored support and vital services in advice, employment, mobility, respite, housing and mental health support to thousands of ex-Servicemen and women and their families to the extent of approximately £3 million per year.
We are seeking to recruit a Head of Finance whose primary responsibilities will be to oversee all financial aspects of Poppyscotland and The Lady Haig Poppy Factory and drive the company’s financial budgeting and planning including:
This terrible COVID19 pandemic has created previously unimaginable levels of need. In fundraising we’ve retained our focus. Relationships and innovations have been central to our ability to not only deliver but grow income.
As we move forward our Heads need to be brilliant cross-organisational leaders with stacks of emotional intelligence and stakeholder engagement skills. You need to be a role model, inspiring other teams to deliver their best, as well as your own.
This role doesn’t carry an income target, but we cannot generate income without it. You’ll work with your internal customers to help them deliver. You’ll bring an understanding of the role of digital technologies, brand, marketing & audience segmentation to inform income growth.
We work at a fast pace, and the Head of Development & Operations ensures the operational delivery of our strategy.
Key focuses of the role are:
This is permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week. The successful candidate can be based anywhere in Scotland. The post requires frequent travel to Edinburgh.
For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.
While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.
To deliver this, the Scottish Government is supporting the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.
Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.
Redress Scotland is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive who will be the board’s principal adviser on the discharge of its statutory functions.
You will provide strong leadership from the outset, working to establish a strategic framework for Redress Scotland and putting in place the right resources, processes and policies to ensure success. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of designing and implementing organisational strategies, governance arrangements, resource plans and corporate reports.
You will operate with high levels of personal integrity and be able to build new trusted relationships across organisational boundaries, helping to create a trauma-informed organisation that inspires the trust of the survivor community.
Main duties include:
Are you highly motivated and want to join our dynamic team?
Would you like to help change the lives of people with cerebral palsy throughout Scotland?
Can you offer a proven track record of successful fundraising to a thriving Scottish charity?
An opportunity has arisen to play a major part in shaping the future of Cerebral Palsy Scotland as one of the Senior Management Team. The post will suit an experienced fundraising professional with at least 7 years’ experience. A successful track record of managing large, multi-year grants, report writing and confidence in setting and managing budgets is essential. Experience of working with communications colleagues is desirable together with knowledge of website management, social media, brand development and working with external partners.
Cerebral Palsy Scotland is committed to successful flexible working and we are happy to discuss any questions regarding making this work for you.
Applications are now invited.
Ark is a major provider of Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. As a housing association we are one of the smaller providers. 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 and to provide the best quality of housing to our tenants, some of whom we provide support to.
An exciting opportunity has arisen working as a HR Business Partner based in Ark’s Edinburgh Office.
The post holder will report to the Head of People and Organisational Development and will be responsible for providing a comprehensive and professional service within the HR team. You will work as part of a team in a business partnering model to deliver a high quality bespoke HR Service to the business in line with Ark’s Policies & Procedures.
In this role you will be responsible for the forward planning, transformation, engagement and performance of the workforce, whilst embedding best HR practice and raising the management capability of Ark’s management teams. You will be a role model by demonstrating an engaging HR leadership style and be the HR expert providing, workforce planning and employment law advice to all internal stakeholders.
This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.
The aim of the revised business plans is to:
You will also lead on designated HR initiatives and contribute towards Ark’s 'People Strategy'.
You will have previous experience of working within a demanding HR department, and have excellent IT Skills particularly, Word, Excel, Access & Outlook.
In return we offer a range of benefits.
A unique opportunity to lead evidence-based change
CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, is an internationally recognised leading improvement and innovation centre based in Scotland at the University of Strathclyde. Dedicated to applying evidence-based practice change and knowledge exchange to services, we embody the University’s motto of ‘the place of useful learning’.
Focused on improving the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection and their families and carers, we support people and organisations responsible for their care to make long-lasting changes in services and in the practices and skills they use. An organisation committed to the use of evidence including lived experience, we lead international research on alternative care; work with policy-makers, decision-makers and advocacy organisations throughout Scotland, the UK and the world; generate, analyse and interrogate data; and we work with organisations and people across Scotland at local and national to level to realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review (2020).
Our Head of Evidence and Innovation leads on how we assist central and local governments, organisations, interest groups and communities of practice to develop purposeful and evidence-based ways to drive change and improvement in services and practices. The team covers research and data, policy and stakeholder engagement, participation, and international partnerships. This post will work with University colleagues in establishing opportunities for joint research projects.
You will have an appropriate Phd, with significant experience of directly relevant roles and considerable experience of leadership and management contributing to and realising an organisation’s strategic and business objectives. You will also have extensive experience of leading projects and funding bids for research, research translation and knowledge exchange work.
A member of our Strategic Management Team, you will share responsibility for the planning and delivery of CELCIS’s strategy which prioritises supporting improvements in early help, effective decision making, and quality care, all underpinned by valuing the voice of lived experience. We are seeking a motivated individual with strategic management and leadership experience who can contribute to how we deliver our strategy and meet and exceed key stakeholder expectations.
You will be working remotely at home until CELCIS and the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (we are based in the Curran Building at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow).
Funding for the post: Like all the team, the post is funded for 12 months, with a further 2 years of funding indicated by Scottish Government. CELCIS has received funding in this way from Scottish Government since 2010 where we agree our funding level every year, as well as agreeing the indicative level for the next two years.
Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families and carers.
So why are we looking for a Service Manager?
Children 1st has worked in close partnership with colleagues in East Renfrewshire HSCP, Education, Health and GP practices over the past 4 years to develop and implement the Family Wellbeing Service. Together, we co-designed a service which adopts a new approach to help children affected by emotional distress, stress and anxiety and relational disconnection, and their families. Our Service Manager has been pivotal in the on-going development of the service, ensuring high quality support for children and families, supporting and developing staff, and in working with partners to evidence impact. We are delighted for her that she will be adding to her family later this year, so will be taking some time away from the service. In order to continue the development of the service, ensure high quality supports, and maintain excellent partnership relationships, we are looking for an experienced Manager to work with the team and partners.
Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.
What kind of person will make a great Family Wellbeing Service Manager for Children 1st?
What kind of Family Wellbeing Service Manager will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
You will be based in our Children 1st premises in Giffnock and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
This is fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, to cover a period of maternity leave, initially until 31 May 2022.