Are you passionate about delivering great services? Do you have expertise in leading teams to improve processes and deliver excellent customer care? You may be just the person we are looking for.
There are over 40,000 organisations in the voluntary sector in Scotland, employing over 100,000 paid staff across a huge range of specialisms, activities and locations. As the national membership body for voluntary and community organisations our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident and sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland, by delivering services, giving the sector a voice at a national level and promoting and supporting innovation and improvement.
We deliver payroll services to over 400 organisations. We help our customers fill hundreds of jobs every year and we run Community Jobs Scotland which helps create over 700 jobs a year. We want to make these services even better, more joined up and expanding, so that the charities and voluntary sector organisations we support can focus on the people and communities they exist to serve.
To help us achieve this we have created a new senior post and we are keen to hear from people with experience of delivering and improving high quality services, who can make the most of digital technology and take our services to the next level. It would help if you had a good understanding of the voluntary sector, and it’s crucial your values are as important to you as the bottom line.
Solas Festival is looking for a treasurer to join our board and support the delivery of one of Scotland’s friendliest small festivals.
About Solas Festival
Solas Festival - Scotland’s midsummer festival - has been running since 2009. The all-age, weekend-long celebration of music and the arts is designed to entertain, inspire and challenge. It takes place at Errol Park, Perthshire, a beautiful site overlooking the silvery Tay.
Our programme makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. The festival offers a broad, inclusive, creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment; everyone is welcome.
The role of the Treasurer is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The Treasurer will also be a member of the board and will have opportunity to get involved in other aspects of the running of the festival.
There is some flexibility in the role, which could be adapted to suit the right person, but broadly speaking the treasurer would:
The ideal person would have a good understanding of financial administration and budget management in the charity, private or public sectors. Full role description downloadable below.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
Solas Festival is a small charity and this is a great opportunity to get involved at the heart of it and directly influence its development. As well as building on your governance, leadership and financial management experience, it’s a chance to get to know the board and creative team behind the festival, to be creative and try out new ideas.
The full Board meets 4 times a year and the Treasurer would be expected to attend bi-monthly finance meetings in addition to this. Meetings normally take place in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Some meetings could be attended via video conference.
We would hope the Treasurer would also be able to join us at the festival which takes place this year 19th- 21st June 2020 at Errol Park in Perthshire.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
St Andrew's First Aid Board of Trustees are looking for new members for our Social Enterprise Board to work alongside the chair, vice-chair and other Board Members to oversee and support our Chief Executive and Managing Director to deliver an exciting business strategy and assist the Charity in maintaining its proud reputation in changing times.
The Director(s) will have the ability to assist the Management Team, Employees and Volunteers to make St Andrew's First Aid an even stronger organisation carrying out vital work in Scotland.
The board is currently made up of 8 members each offering a different skill-set designed to support the on-going governance, needs and strategic development aims of the organisation. Becoming a Board Member will not only allow you to play an important part in our growth, but will also bring many non-financial rewards to you; career enhancement, personal satisfaction in knowing you are part of St Andrew's First Aid's peer-less service, the ability to use your skills for a tremendous cause and countless other money can't buy benefits.
St Andrew's First Aid has a well-established Board and staff team, however, we recognize that we need new views and skillsets to continue our journey. We are seeking passionate, Director-level candidates who can bring diversity to our discussions, commercial awareness to decision making, identify new opportunities, open doors through great connections and add enthusiasm to our projects.
This non-paying, yet pivotal role has a requirement for a minimum of 4 Board Meetings per year and participation in ad hoc projects that match the skills and aspirations of the incumbent. Meetings are held in Glasgow.
The Caravan Project has provided affordable holidays and respite to people living in of Glasgow since 1985. We have recently created a new 3 year strategy which will see us develop an exciting range of short break opportunities for disadvantaged families from across Glasgow.
To support us during this exciting new phase in our growth we are seeking to appoint a new Chair and trustees with a range of skills including Business Development, Finance and Marketing to complement our existing board of 7.
You will be tasked with working closely with the board and our General Manager to meet the organisations strategic aims and objectives. You must be committed to the values of a community focused organisation. You will scrutinise, review and monitor the management reports and constructively challenge the management where necessary.
These are voluntary roles, however any reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of you carrying out your role as board member will be reimbursed.
SCIAF is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland, established in 1965 to express the commitment and concern of the Scottish Catholic community towards poor and marginalised communities across the world. SCIAF’s core principles are built on Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and Integral Human Development (IHD – considers the whole person and all their needs, not just financial, but also physical, natural, social, psychological, spiritual and human).
We are passionate about development education, and working with the Senior Development Education Officer, you will play a key part in delivering a new strategy as we expand our work in schools to a wider audience, in particular, within the Catholic community.
We are looking for an inspiring individual, knowledgeable in Catholic Social Teaching, that will represent SCIAF’s beliefs and values in a professional and engaging manner.
You will be expected, as part of your role, to write and develop resources for our audiences, deliver engaging presentations/workshops, train and manage volunteers and maintain and develop key external relationships.
Pathways to Confidence
‘Pathways to Confidence’ is an innovative project developed in partnership with Bellshill YMCA and COVEY BEFRIENDING. The focus is to ensure positive longer term outcomes for young people aged 8-14. Pathways to Confidence was established in 2014 and is fully funded to September 2019.
This partnership project is delivered from North Lanarkshire through Bellshill and Mossend YMCA with the focus on mentoring and befriending young people with family support being delivered by COVEY BEFRIENDING from South Lanarkshire.
The post holder should be a passionate and highly motivated coordinator who will take on the full responsibility for delivering their area of the project as well as being able to work together for the success of Pathways to Confidence as a whole.
Character is our primary requirement as we believe that through this your competence will be effectively applied. We seek someone with the drive, passion and vision to develop and shape the project further; to think ahead and bring creative solutions where needed, being able to work in partnership with your Pathways counterpart in COVEY.
You be responsible to deliver on targets and outcomes for this project which is part of an evolving early and effective intervention strategy. Being able to forge close links with key agencies such as youth justice, social work and police you will be required to have at least three years experience working with vulnerable children, young people and families. You will manage a team of part-time befrienders and a part-time Aspire Mentor Volunteer Coordinator. Ideally you will have volunteer management experience and be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline. With competence in all aspects of recruiting, training and supporting a team, your ability to motivate others will be a key skill. Also you will have knowledge of the core principles of youth work and of a cognitive behavioural approach.
You will be passionate about the benefit of mentoring support and volunteering; have the ability to think ahead, see the bigger picture and find solutions to the challenges of working with families and young people who face a range of issues. With excellent communication skills you will have the ability to quickly build rapport with vulnerable young people and their families.
Highly motivated and able to work under pressure, working to targets and maintaining a full case load you will also have the ability to observe the attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and evaluation.
You will be confident in taking the initiative, have problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role. Your character will however come first – as good people can make good organisations great – and here we need a passionate, professional and proactive individual, able to lead by example, through creating mutual trust with their colleagues and volunteers as well as with young people and their families.
This post is 35hrs per week and will involve out of hours and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check
The main purpose of the post of Assistant Shop Manager is to support the Shop Manager to generate income by managing the Boutique shop effectively and commercially, to create a unique shopping experience for customers and donors while maintaining the high standards set by CHSS. To identify high value items and to effectively display and promote, in order to support delivery of financial targets. The Assistant Shop Manager is part of the CHSS retail team and is expected to contribute to the department’s goal of raising revenue to support the work of the charity.
Please see the role profile to view the key accountabilities, key challenges and required skills and experience.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, health insurance, employee welfare support and life assurance.
Simon Community Scotland is the largest provider of homelessness services in Scotland, with a reputation for excellence. Our vision is that everyone should have a safe place to live and access to the support they need. Everything we do is about and for people: the people we support, our staff, our partners and everyone affected by homelessness. Our values are built into every area of activity and tell the story of how people remain at the heart of the Simon Community.
Our Streetwork Service in Edinburgh has a rich heritage of being there and meeting the practical and emotional needs of people who are homeless in our capital city. We have great ambitions for the future and plan to extend our reach further, to those who need us most, through embedding volunteering across our Streetwork Service. We want to help people resolve their homelessness situation: to find and keep a home but we understand that this can be a long road and one which volunteers can play a key part in.
Our Volunteering Coordinator role is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, and crucially, build a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to the organisation and a fantastic experience for our volunteers.
You must be a self starter who can work on your own initiative; motivate and inspire others; drive creative solutions in managing resources and logistic operations; and implement creative volunteer programmes for the benefit of people who need our support.
Home-Start Deveron is currently recruiting a Co-ordinator for a fixed term of 18 months, while the scheme is undergoing a period of review and development. If this appeals to you the post involves:
A good standard of education and SVQ 3 or equivalent would be desirable.
Candidates must have use of a car, for which expenses are paid.
A pension scheme is available.
The successful canditate will undergo an enhanced PVG check.
The Welfare Rights Worker will deliver a holistic advice and support service for clients with complex welfare benefit enquiries. This involves case work and representation at tribunal. This role also involves providing specialist support, advice and training to bureau paid staff and volunteers.