Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of families and children? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional professional to lead COVEY.
The Board is seeking to appoint a new CEO to lead the organisation and to provide strategic direction to its staff, volunteers and supporters. You will have effective and comprehensive leadership, management and communication skills, with experience of leading high performing teams. You will be a confident communicator and ambassador for COVEY.
If you have a strong empathy with this area of work; if you value integrity, compassion and teamwork; if you want to work in an inclusive and nurturing environment; if you have an understanding of the challenges some families face and knowledge of the causes and impact of poverty, then this could be the next career challenge for you.
Do you know charity finance inside and out? Do you get a buzz from helping others to understand it too? Do you want to work with a fab team in a beautiful location?
Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.
Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.
We make a big difference. You could too.
We're looking for a qualified Accountant with knowledge and experience of charity accounting. In the role you’ll provide senior financial counsel to the Senior Leadership Team, work closely with our volunteer treasurer and have credibility to advise our Trustees. You’ll be a people leader, experienced at managing and motivating staff.
Responsibilities will include making sure that financial reporting is carried out to a professional standard and in line with OSCR charity and statutory regulations for finance. You’ll provide advice and guidance to budget holders and work with senior managers to provide accurate information so we can make the best decisions.
You'll also manage staff, making sure the right culture, skills, knowledge and experience are present to deliver in line with our goals, objectives and values.
What it's like working with us
We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.
Due to the impending retirement of its present CEO, VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian - is seeking a replacement to lead its busy Edinburgh and Midlothian teams providing support to carers.
VOCAL is a carer-led organisation employing 60 staff, supported by a team of approximately 50 volunteers. VOCAL is based at the Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, the Midlothian Carer Centre and co-located at several health and social care settings across Edinburgh and Midlothian.
VOCAL supports over 10,000 carers annually through a wide range of services, utilising different platforms and media. It works with partners across all sectors to offer services to carers, who are often caring for someone with a life limiting condition.
The Charity’s current income is circa £3,500,000 through a range of contracts with the Edinburgh and Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnerships, funding streams from the Scottish Government, trust funds and foundations as well as a wide range of fund-raising initiatives. VOCAL’s major contracts are up to five years in length.
Purpose of the Post
The CEO provides leadership to ensure a focus on VOCAL’s vision and strategy, to encourage, motivate, support and inspire staff and volunteers. The successful applicant will ensure that VOCAL maintains its high public profile and excellent reputation. The CEO works with the Board to ensure high standards of governance throughout the organisation, sustaining a mutually professional and supportive relationship with the Convenor.
Applicants will evidence excellent people management, leadership and communication skills, with experience in staff management, change management, casework and person-centred support work. They will have an understanding of diverse caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and the barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey.
Volunteer Scotland are the only national centre for volunteering; we receive funded support from the Scottish Government and others to:
Our Mission: “More people volunteering: enjoyably, safely and regularly”.
Volunteer Scotland believes that volunteering should be an enjoyable, rewarding and fulfilling experience for the volunteer; that volunteers have the right to be safe and protected in delivering their volunteering roles; and that to derive health and wellbeing benefits from volunteering requires regular and meaningful contributions of time.
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 an excellent working environment and various benefits including 28 days holiday, Volunteer days off, life assurance, eye care vouchers, employer supported volunteering days and an annual contribution towards a learning or wellbeing activity/equipment of your choice. We are proud to have been awarded gold standard in our Healthy Working Lives and Investors in People accreditations.
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for Customer Support Officers to join our Disclosure Services Team. Reporting to the Customer Operations Manager, you will provide an effective customer support service within Disclosure Services, including handling customer enquiries and processing a high volume of data input and administration.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment screening checks including a Basic Disclosure Check.
Volunteer Scotland is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the post are guaranteed an interview. Our values (Volunteer Centred; Customer Focus; Clear vision; Equality & Diversity; Shared Responsibility; Leadership and Change) are central to all that we do, and we are looking for someone who shares these values.
Through our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.
Versus Arthritis is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm. During the recruitment process Versus Arthritis will undertake safer recruitment practices and relevant checks to ensure applicants are suitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join each of our nations teams as an Administrator. This is a new and exciting role for someone who is self-motivated, well-organised and able to work with minimum supervision to support the nation based team by providing high-quality, efficient and effective administrative support. In this role you will also work with our Facilities team, managing our local office site to meet the needs of an agile and flexible workforce.
Supporting the Facilities Managers for property and health and safety matters, you will manage routine and minor projects and activities, maintaining key documents in accordance with legal requirements and good practice.
As the first point of contact in the nation office, you will provide a customer-centered welcome when dealing with visitors and contractors.
You will provide administrative support as required, typically with finance administration and in researching and booking event venues, raising purchase orders and ensuring events can run smoothly.
Founded in 2012, The Lines Between delivers objective, robust research that informs, engages and influences a wide range of public bodies, service providers, funders, stakeholders, communities and interest groups.
We provide evaluations, primary research, surveys, consultation analysis, workshops, case studies and reviews, using a range of traditional and innovative approaches. In a time of rapid change and financial constraints, organisations from the public, private and third sectors require research services that offer flexibility and value for money.
Our projects range in size and scale, from big-budget longitudinal studies to small commissions with short deadlines.
Curious, motivated and experienced, as a team, we enjoy what we do. The variety in our portfolio keeps us on our toes, as we explore new themes and learn to apply new techniques, technology and approaches.
We take pride in working with integrity and transparency. Our business model is rooted in sustainability, which means offering high-quality, affordable services and investing in staff, training, research tools and client relationships.
Due to sustained growth, we are recruiting a Consultation Analyst to join the team.
The Consultation Analyst will play an important role in our consultation analysis work, primarily for the Scottish Government. We undertake several consultation analyses each year for a range of Scottish Government Directorates, which typically involve a thorough but fast-paced analysis of a range of stakeholder views on a specific issue or policy proposal. These have covered topics such as the Just Transition, Public Engagement on Climate Change, Land Use, Covid Recovery, Agriculture and Homelessness.
Reporting to the Research Manager, the Consultation Analyst will be based in our office in Edinburgh, but will work primarily from home in the short-medium term.
Key responsibilities include:
Key candidate requirements:
While not essential, the following requirements would be beneficial:
Community Connectors project provides older people better access to information and, if they so wish, supports them to access what they need to live healthier and happier lives as independently as possible. The Community Connectors programme is delivered in partnership with the Glasgow & West of Scotland Housing Forum, working alongside local and citywide organisations to strengthen information links between the Third Sector, older people, carers and statutory services. The model has been rolled out in the three locality sectors within Glasgow and staff will operate from a partner Housing Association based in the community.
Reporting to the senior Client Liaison Officer, and working closely with the Community Connectors Practitioners, the Client Liaison Officers will play a key role in the efficient running of the Community Connectors Programme.
This post extends beyond the run of the mill administrative tasks. You will be the first point of contact for the programme so the ability to liaise and communicate in a friendly, effective and informative manner with older people, their carers, colleagues, partners and stakeholders is essential for this post.
This role is an excellent first step for someone looking to develop their career in this field as you’ll have first-hand exposure to person-centred and asset-based approaches as well as the principles and methods that underpin them. The post holder would be offered a tailored development plan and shadowing opportunities to explore any areas of interest. Past candidates have progressed to become practitioners themselves.
Applicants should demonstrate the ability to maintain and manipulate databases, effectively disseminate information, provide accurate and up-to-date financial records and assist with meetings, events and activities that are organised by the Community Connectors Programme team.
Responsible to Head of Community Connectors.
OVERALL AIM OF THE ORGANISATION / SERVICE
Rowan Alba Community Alcohol Related Damage Service supports volunteers to create positive relationships with isolated people that are rewarding for them both. The client chooses what to do during each visit. Common activities include going for a walk, playing music or chess or just having a chat.
This relationship provides isolated people with the opportunity to build self-confidence and re-engage with their community.
This simple approach builds self-belief and can encourage positive change in our client’s mental and physical health and improve their ability to build better relationships with others.
OVERALL PURPOSES OF JOB
The Community Volunteer Co-ordinator main objectives will be to;
For more information, please download the job description and person specification.
What is the PBC Foundation?
The PBC Foundation is a UK-based patient support and advocacy charitable organisation that supports patients in over 75 countries. It is the biggest non-profit organisation in the world supporting exclusively those affected by Primary Biliary Cholangitis: an incurable, progressive autoimmune condition which affects the liver.
Our aims and objectives are:
PBC Foundation Core Values:
Care Commitment Honesty Respect Transparency
We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual who is highly motivated and able to meet competing challenges, with a successful track record in patient support. You will be a creative thinker who applies innovative approaches to developing our services while maintaining our strong reputation in the field of PBC. A strong communicator, both verbally and written, you will have exceptional organisational skills with the ability to juggle conflicting priorities.
Experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous.
In return, we offer a friendly, inclusive environment and a good remuneration package and flexible hours working.
Provide support to all PBC Foundation members and their families, developing new and existing patient-facing services for and on behalf of the Foundation. Educate the general public and health professionals regarding all matters relating to the PBC patient experience. Keeping abreast of developments within the field of PBC in order to share with patients and to lead the international arena in care, support and educational models for PBC patients. Maintain and build partnerships with other patient support organisations
Essential Skills and Qualities:
Desirable Skills and Qualities:
Are you searching for a position with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational?
Join an award-winning charity and passionate team dedicated to ensuring the country’s most vulnerable young people are defined by their talent and never their circumstances. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors make and experience a life changing difference.
At MCR, our driving force is simple – that young people who are in, or on the edges of the care system, will have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.
We have had a transformational impact in schools and local authorities across Scotland and are looking for a Regional Pathways Coordinator to support our regional team in the Highlands.
The successful candidate will divide their time working across schools in the Highlands to provide additional support to our existing teams of coordinators. This role requires flexibility and a willingness to travel between locations (travel expenses will be reimbursed).
The role will support schools and teams across the region as required and responsibilities can include delivering group work, delivering MCR's mentoring programme, supporting local mentor recruitment, supporting mentors through 1:1s and training, and additional responsibilities based on local need. You will be an integral part of the schools community and wider MCR team, liaising with education colleagues and external stakeholders, and delivering the programme to young people.
Please note: A driving licence is essential for this role.