We are currently recruiting for a new Chief Officer to lead Kincardine and Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau. The Board of Directors have developed an exciting new strategy, in which there is a greater emphasis on digital delivery, positive stakeholder engagement, marketing and community fundraising and our new Chief Officer will be expected to lead the team to carry out that strategy and vision.
The Chief Officer is responsible for ensuring both the smooth operation of all bureau services and in driving the strategy forward to ensure that KAMCAB continues to develop and deliver a high quality advice and information service. This will include ensuring that there are effective finance, HR and quality assurance processes in place. The Chief Officer will lead and encourage a supportive working culture and ensure that teams are empowered to deliver the highest quality service to clients. The ability to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with stakeholders is an essential part of this post.
Kincardine & Mearns CAB is a small bureau but has a large impact on our local community. So far in the 2019/20 year we provided advice on over 3000 occasions and achieved £2.5 million in client financial gain. We strive to maintain high levels of client satisfaction; in our last client satisfaction survey 100% of clients said they were satisfied with the advice given and 100% said they would use the service again.
Enquiries are across a wide range of fields, and clients expect high quality advice and on what are, at times, highly complex matters. The main enquiries at the present time relate to problems with welfare benefits, money and debt, employment, consumer issues, housing and family and personal situations. We would be unable to deliver this service without our team of 30 volunteers and 12 members of paid staff.
For an informal discussion about the role contact Jane Adams firstname.lastname@example.org
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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to join our policy
and research team and help increase our knowledge of Scotland’s voluntary
sector. You will have experience of using a variety of quantitative and
qualitative research tools to produce valuable information and insights and have excellent planning and communicating skills.
If you have a passion for research and the ability to produce accessible and relevant research briefings, blogs, infographics and interactive tools, we’d like to hear from you!
Selkirk Regeneration Company (SRC) is a community based not-for-profit company with charitable status. This post is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) to tackle one of SRC’s prime objectives, bringing benefit to the people of Selkirk and surroundings through sustainable development towards a low-carbon future.
The Project Coordinator will assist SRC in leading and managing a project which will raise awareness of energy, transport and other climate-related issues, and developing and implementing actions in response to these issues. The Project Coordinator will have responsibility for managing the Energy Advice Centre and its staff and volunteers.2
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We have an exciting opportunity for an Office Manager to lead and develop a small team (currently six people). This follows significant investment in the transformation of our credit union. We’ve introduced new products and services, new processes and new technology, supported by a range of third-parties (e.g. providing IT Support). But there is still much to do!
We’re looking for an Office Manager who is passionate about what they do, innovative and optimistic, and committed to delivering a great service.
We need an Office Manager who has previous experience leading a team, preferably in a leadership role in customer services operations. The Office Manager will be instrumental in helping us identify and implement improvements to improve service, reduce cycle times and control costs. The Office Manager will play a key role in the continued development and growth of the credit union.
As Office Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of office operations and specifically will manage all staff and volunteers in our Member Services team. This team provides the full range of application processing and account administration services to members. You will also support the Board of Directors and will be invited to attend our monthly board meetings.
The Jobholder will have proven operations management experience, relevant customer service skills, will be competent in using IT (such as Microsoft Office), with an exemplary work record.
Stirling Credit Union will support training and attendance at meetings and conferences relevant to the work of the Credit Union.
Stirling Credit Union is a financial cooperative. From our office in Stirling’s city centre, with the aid of a sophisticated online and mobile capability, we serve a large geographical area across central Scotland.
We are experiencing rapid growth, stimulated by a recent and ambitious transformation covering our products, services and technology. That’s why we’re seeking an Office Manager with the passion, experience and vision to lead and grow our small team of paid part-time staff and volunteers.
As Office Manager, you will be supported by our highly capable and involved board of directors and a small, friendly, committed office team.
On behalf of members, our office fulfils membership and loan applications, manages savings accounts, makes loans and collects repayments on loans – supported by significant process automation.
During the current COVID-19 emergency, our technology infrastructure (IT and telephones) is enabling full home-working for staff and volunteers.
The Community Development worker will assist the community to identify and develop responses to issues which affect their lives. They will develop and facilitate community engagement which results in genuine community influence and contribute to developing our programme, initiatives, opportunities and local defined issues.
This is a fixed time post for 1 year from the start date of employment and part funded by West Lothian Development Trust.
Candidates invited for interview will be expected to give a short presentation, topic will be provided on invitation.
We have a vacancy for a Full Time Lead Practitioner.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. You will:
Please see the job description and person specification for more details.
If you would like an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Lynn Spence or Andrew Smith on 0131 661 3366.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a project lead with a specialist interest in cancer service provision and innovation to project manage, lead and motivate a new cancer support service as part of the Macmillan Right By You Programmes. This is a fixed term post funded for three years by Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Eric Liddell Centre is a local care charity and community hub in the South West of Edinburgh delivering a range of services throughout the City. Founded in 1980 in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell. Our mission is to be at the heart of the community, enhancing health and wellbeing and improving people’s lives.
The Befriending Development Officer is responsible for managing/coordinating the Befriending Service which supports unpaid carers living in Edinburgh and provides them with a social outlet and a break from their caring responsibilities.
The Befriending Development Officer works with volunteers and carers to ensure the highest quality of service is provided.
If you are a motivated individual with excellent listening and communicating skills, who wants to work as part of a great team, we would love to hear from you.
The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. It has donated more than £263 million to charitable causes in Scotland since 1961. It is currently finalising a new exciting strategy to address some of the most intractable social issues in Scotland which will see it adopt new ways of working and building new partnerships to deliver greater impact in Scotland.
The Robertson Trust remains the controlling shareholder of the global company Edrington Group Limited, one of Scotland’s largest private companies which owns the well-known whisky brands, The Macallan, Highland Park, The Famous Grouse, and the premium dark rum brand Brugal. The bulk of the Trust’ income is derived from its investment in Edrington Group Limited.
The summer of 2020 will see the launch of a new strategy for the Trust. After extensive review and stakeholder engagement, the Trust has sought to develop a strategy which will best fit the current challenges facing communities in Scotland. Its new mission is to work with others, using all of its assets and resources, to improve the wellbeing of people affected by poverty and trauma.
The Trust needs outstanding Trustees who will contribute to delivery of its new mission, through constructive challenge, support in specific areas of expertise and championing the Trust’s work far and wide. They are looking for diversity, fresh thinking and a hunger to make a difference. If you have these qualities, they would love you to join their cause.
Candidates should fit to one or more of the following categories.
1. Experience as a Chief Executive operating in an international business with strong connections to Scotland. This should be someone attuned to the challenges of running a complex, large-scale, devolved operation with the ability to bring commercial and financial rigour.
2. Skills and experience in investment management and in particular institutional investment; the ability to provide sound guidance on how the Robertson Trust can maximise its considerable and diverse assets to advance its mission.
3. A candidate with a background or key experience and understanding of poverty and/or trauma informed services. They will bring ideas and an understanding of new approaches to tackling poverty.
Robertson Trust are also seeking to appoint new members to the Audit Committee and Investment Committee. For the Audit Committee, candidates will be chartered accountants with an understanding of charity accounts but will also bring experience of working with organisations undergoing significant change and those that are used to working with organisations to help them manage risk as they change and adapt. For the Investment Committee, candidates should have institutional investment experience.
Home-Start West Lothian is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.
We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.
At the heart of Home-Start West Lothian’s work is home visiting volunteer support.
Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues, receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family’s home supporting them in the ways they need.
You will be responsible for ensuring that our services are delivered to high standards, providing leadership and management to a team of staff and volunteers and for the day to day management of the scheme.
Experience of working with children and families is essential, together with a good standard of education, SVQ 4 or equivalent.
The role requires sensitivity and excellent communication skills. Use of your own car (expenses paid) is necessary. An enhanced disclosure check will be required. You should understand and be committed to the role of the voluntary sector and be able to work on your own initiative and in a challenging environment.