Growing a vibrant worldwide community of Scottish Dance and Music.
The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) exists to promote Scottish dancing globally as a fun, friendly, inclusive and healthy activity which can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere. RSCDS deliver their mission to today’s generation by running activities and annual events throughout the UK and further afield, all with a focus on Scottish Country Dance.
With an extensive network of RSCDS branches and affiliated groups already working at local level to organise and deliver Scottish Country Dance courses, ceilidhs and workshops in their communities, this fantastic charity is able to reach huge numbers of dancers around the world. RSCDS work on everything from implementing the overall strategy of the charity to the successful delivery of the intensive four-week Summer School in St Andrews. They work in partnership with a board of trustees and three committees who come from a variety of backgrounds, all working voluntarily.
The opportunity has now arisen for a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join the passionate team at RSCDS. Reporting directly to the Chair and the Management Board, the COO will work to ensure smooth and efficient running of the RSCDS operations. You will work to support the Management Board and Committees in the delivery of the RSCDS strategy. The COO will play a critical role in ensuring there is a positive organisational culture where all staff feel valued by volunteers and colleagues. Essentially, the COO will be in post to manage the staff function and to ensure the successful delivery of major events. You will have the confidence to take authority when making decisions on behalf of RSCDS and be the face and voice of the team. The COO will work to increase membership and engage the current members. This is a varied role, and no two days will be the same. There is a great opportunity here to design a fast and responding organisation.
We are looking for a strong leader who is able to engage with members and influence decision making. To be successful in this role, you may be someone with a background in office management, marketing, HR, operations or volunteer management. Although this would be beneficial, you do not need to have experience within the charity sector to be successful in this role. If you feel that you are able to manage people and volunteers whilst being able to influence through the art of negotiation,
This could be the perfect role for you. This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to take RSCDS to a great place. If you have a passion for dance, this is advantageous.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to build and lead a fresh, vibrant organisation to support and represent the Scottish Borders third sector.
The Scottish Borders TSI is transitioning into an independent charity and we are looking for a dynamic and passionate Chief Executive Officer to lead us into the next phase of our development.
You will take the lead in setting out an ambitious strategy; developing and managing the operational plans and the resources to deliver them.
You’ll provide leadership, management and motivation in a positive and collaborative culture that develops and supports staff.
Crucially, you will work to maximise the capability of the sector and ensure it has a voice in local and national policy and planning.
We need someone who is creative and motivated, and a skilled communicator able to confidently act as an ambassador and the public face of Borders TSI. You’ll be committed to bringing positive change and improving the lives of the people of the Scottish Borders.
Do you have a background in social care or third sector management?
Are you looking for a new role in a charity which meets its aims through a very different approach?
Loch Arthur Community is a modern rural Community in which a group of people with varying abilities create and sustain a vibrant Community through shared living.
The Community Operational Manager will join the existing small Community management team, leading in some key areas and adding their skills and expertise to the group as a whole, to ensure that the Community continues to successfully meet all of its operational challenges and that it continues to develop and flourish. This role would suit an experienced leader and manager who would welcome the opportunity to work in an open collaborative environment. We are looking for someone who is excited by the challenges of working with others to manage the sensitive organisational change which is required to take us into the future.
The Community is connected to the worldwide Camphill movement which works in a social therapeutic way inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner. There are 7 households in which the 28 people supported in the Community live alongside life sharing short and long-term volunteers. There are also a variety of productive workshops and enterprises which have developed over the years – a farm, productive garden, creamery, wood workshop, weavery, and farm shop.
If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Steph Atwell on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01387 259669 (option 3) to arrange a call-back.
Are you searching for a position with purpose where your time will be transformational? A role to make a radical difference for young people disadvantaged through no fault of their own. This leadership role is challenging but deeply rewarding. It combines growth and development with the need for detail and consistent delivery across multiple locations. One where you lead but where success is entirely down to your frontline team. If you love how that sounds, read on.
We are recruiting a Programme Director/Operations Director for Scotland to lead and support the delivery of the MCR programme in schools across the country. Someone who's worked in a leadership role across multiple disciplines and locations; is both strategic and hands-on. A senior manager who has built exceptional relationships, teams and partnerships but also able to build the platform for your young people to be heard and to realise all their potential.
A dynamic leader who will also help recruit an army of volunteer mentors to support 1000s of young people each week, and the caring relationships that make the difference. Someone who can serve their team and who understands education and its power. A motivated, committed and resilient person who can lead from the front and be the Scottish champion for the MCR cause, young people, schools, mentors, their employers and the communities we serve.
Responsibility for leading, delivering and scaling a mentoring programme with proven impact. Leadership of our school based and school facing team. Management of relationships with key education stakeholders, Headteachers, local authorities and corporate parents.
This is a very exciting time for MCR Pathways as we grow our programme into schools across Scotland. As such, we are looking for an inspiring leader; passionate about exceptional quality and impact, and highly motivated by developing others.
The Scotland Programme/Operations Director will form part of the Executive Team, reporting directly into the CEO.
The Digital Support Officer (Scotland) helps to build support for, and engagement with, the breadth of Christian Aid Scotland’s activities.
With a focus on digital and multimedia content, the post holder ensures that the Christian Aid Scotland team has the content and communications products they need to engage, inform, and inspire supporters.
In partnership with Digital, media & communications colleagues, the post holder will have input into content - helping to create and promote content and communications products, including campaigns, articles, blogs, resources (including resources co-created with external partners) and audio-visual materials. The post holder will then have primary responsibility for the technical side of ensuring this content is accessible, well-presented and well-used in various digital forms. Effectiveness is measured and improved using a test and learn approach.
Creating a positive experience for all our volunteers is important to us at CHAS and with our ambition to reach more families across Scotland, we are passionate about inspiring more people to join our growing volunteer movement.
To help us grow and diversify our volunteering programme, we are recruiting a Volunteering Development Manager to lead the development of volunteering strategy within Rachel House in Kinross and with the CHAS Outreach Teams. As a senior member of the Volunteering team, you will champion a quality volunteer experience and lead innovation by inspiring, educating and motivating staff in all aspects of volunteering development.
As the Volunteering Development Manager, you will work closely with teams in Rachel House and Outreach to deliver the very best volunteer offer and experience, introducing new ideas and approaches to volunteering to ensure our volunteers continue to play a major role in the success of CHAS reaching more families across Scotland.
You will partner staff to manage volunteers effectively, promoting the volunteer voice and the delivery of a positive volunteer experience. Working with senior leaders, you will support them to involve volunteers in their teams in order to provide CHAS services for children and families.
You will have experience of developing a positive culture of volunteer involvement, innovation, and continuous improvement as well as experience of shaping volunteering within third or public sector organisations. You can also comfortably demonstrate experience of working across teams and have the ability to forge productive collaborative relationships.
This role will be based at Rachel House with the opportunity to work from other CHAS sites or remotely as needed.
At CHAS, staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.
Our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Volunteering Development Manager, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.
Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a busy and dynamic team within a national third sector organisation.
We are pleased to be recruiting for this exciting new position of E-Learning Officer to support our e-learning activity on a day-to-day basis.
As part of our work, we provide quality training and information to stakeholders across the drugs and related-fields in Scotland – from treatment and support providers to people working in housing, homelessness, and prisons.
SDF has been building its e-learning capacity for several years, building a range of courses to support internal e-learning projects and commissioned courses. With the advent of COVID-19, there was a massive increase in people registering for the e-learning and a significant increase in the demand to create further packages. This demand arises from an increase in the use of blended learning, updating existing courses, and commissioned training. As a result of this, the post holder will update existing courses and develop more e-learning packages.
The main responsibilities of the rule include:
As an SDF employee you will benefit from generous annual leave entitlement, a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and offer a flexible working scheme.
Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home, however, will be expected to attend our Glasgow office as the need arises as well as for team meetings, one to ones and staff meetings.
Are you passionate about supporting young people and searching for a role where you can make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational? Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. We are looking for Regional Pathways Coordinators to support our secondary school teams based in the North, East and across the Central Belt of Scotland.
This is a key role working in schools with the young people, mentors and school staff involved in our programme. The successful candidates will divide their time working across schools in their region to provide additional cover, support, training and encouragement. The role requires flexibility, enthusiasm and the willingness to travel between locations (travel expenses will be reimbursed).
Responsibilities will include delivering group work, coordinating and supporting mentor meetings with their young people and being a go to person in school for the MCR programme. In times where school cover is less intensive you will form part of the regional team supporting local mentor recruitment, training and events depending on local circumstances. You will be an integral part of the schools community and wider MCR team, liaising with education colleagues and external stakeholders but the most important part of this role is delivering the MCR programme to young people.
Please note: A driving licence is essential for this role.
Are you searching for a position with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational? MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for care experienced young people and those experiencing disadvantage.
We are looking for two Programme Development team members to support the practice and development of the MCR programme in Aberdeen and the Central Belt. The role is a highly important one to build and maintain the confidence of the MCR frontline staff. Training and motivation skills are essential as is command of detail and empathy with the MCR cause and young people.
Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors are volunteers who make and experience a life changing difference. The MCR frontline teams are essential to the success and your job will be to ensure they have all the tools, understanding and support needed.
You will play a key role in the development of MCR overall, the implementation and evaluation of programme content, and the hands on training of school based staff. The role is diverse and challenging with highly effective relationship building and communication skills essential. It will involve a degree of travel to schools, therefore access to a car is essential.
Are you searching for aposition with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational? MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for care experienced young people and those experiencing disadvantage. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors are volunteers who make and experience a life changing difference.
We are looking for two outstanding Partnership & Mentor Recruitment Managers based in the North (ideally Inverness) and East of Scotland (ideally Edinburgh). The roles will focus on forming pioneering partnerships with key public and private sector organisations to drive mentor recruitment and also help create other opportunities for MCR young people. You will help lead and represent the regional mentor recruitment teams, input to schools’ teams and ensure we have as many mentors local to each school as our young people need.
You’ll establish a deeply personal service that inspires every volunteer and individual to feel a hugely valued part of the MCR family and cause. This is exceptional relationship building and inspirational championing of the MCR cause in practice. You will be a motivated, committed, enthusiastic and resilient person with a strong and practical belief in addressing inequality. You will be the mentor champion for each of the young people, schools, ambassadors, mentors, their employers and the local communities we serve.
- As a passionate MCR ambassador, develop and maintain strong and lasting partnerships with Local Authorities, businesses and schools to drive and sustain mentor recruitment.
- Manage organisational recruitment campaigns & lead on ensuring continuous engagement of prospective mentors (from the individual to their organisation) strategically & practically at each stage, with the highest service quality & response rates.
- Organise, participate in, and actively support, all forms of mentor recruitment, mentor and volunteer engagement, events, communities & marketing.
- Support all aspects of the recruitment channels to ensure individual mentors are fully and emotionally engaged throughout and an efficient pipeline flow through to effective mentor matches that meets the expectations of all participants.
- Work with our Programme Managers to deliver a tailored local approach for organisation and community engagement, and identify opportunities for mentor recruitment and support for other parts of the MCR model.