Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. Since 1967 Project Trust has sent over 8,000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia, and the Americas to a wide variety of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outdoor instructing, and community development.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Head of Finance to take responsibility for the financial operations of Project Trust. The role of Head of Finance is a key post in Project Trust with responsibility for effective financial management and accountability for Project Trust’s financial systems and controls. As a member of Project Trust’s senior management team, managing a small finance team, the Head of Finance is also expected to provide advice to the CEO and the Trustees, as appropriate, on the overall financial management of the organisation.
The position of Head of Finance will be home based but is expected to work from the Project Trust HQ on the Isle of Coll on a regular basis.
Do you want to make a significant difference to the lives of families affected by some of the most serious crimes in Scotland? Do you want to join Scotland’s national charity supporting people affected by crime, in a new and critical role that you can shape and deliver to a standard of excellence?
Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.
Reporting to the Director of Operations & New Business and a key player within our Corporate Leadership Team, you will have the drive and determination to succeed with the continuous development of our Supporting Families Bereaved By Crime Service as well as establishing new services and national programmes in line with the organisation’s strategy and priorities
You must be an experienced Senior Manager that can bring value and leadership to VSS as well as showing key competencies in decision making, customer focus, planning and quality management, in addition to being an excellent communicator and having extensive knowledge and experience in the following areas;
You will ensure that delivery and development of the Supporting Families Bereaved By Crime Service, against agreed quality standards, meets the changing needs of victims, ensuring a trauma-recovery focus, utilising innovation and problem-solving skills.
Does this sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you
This post is currently home based due to COVID restrictions, however travel across Scotland will be required from time to time to carry the main responsibilities of the role.
This post will be subject to a PVG check.
seescape is the operational name of Fife Society for the Blind, the leading provider of services to people with sight loss living in Fife. Our mission is to “expand horizons for people with sight impairment” and we are seeking a Chief Executive to head the organisation and lead delivery and development of the services we provide. This role is key to seescape’s continuing success and the Chief Executive reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
seescape’s work falls into 4 main areas :- our Sight Support Team deliver statutory services on behalf of Fife Council and NHS Scotland, we operate as a social enterprise the only Optician service in Scotland dedicated to people with sight loss, we work with Volunteers and Befrienders providing support to clients who through age or disability can feel isolated in the local community, and our Assistive Technology team provides advice and training on the latest smart technology devices and software helping people live more independently.
What You’ll Do
Sound stakeholder management is a key aspect of the role and you will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government eyecare team along with other organisations providing support to people with sight loss. Setting, monitoring and delivering services to achieve a balanced budget is vital and a clear marketing and fundraising strategy is needed at a time when so many charities are competing for available funds to sustain services. Using technology to support our clients is a key area for development and a visionary approach will be required when developing future strategy.
What We Need
We are looking for someone with an excellent track record of providing strong leadership, with demonstrable business and financial acumen. An exceptional influencer, the role holder will have the ability to challenge clearly and constructively – building positive relationships through strong communication is crucial to success in this position. You may have previous experience in the third sector, but more important is the capacity and competence to lead an organisation to enable successful service delivery.
Aberlour’s Guardianship Service supports unaccompanied asylum seeking or trafficked children and young people to understand their progress through the asylum system, feel supported through the process, access the help they need and make informed decisions based on the available options. We help refugee children and young people, and victims of trafficking who arrive in Scotland without their parents.
“This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.
Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union”
Are you an experienced administrator, comfortable with financial information, petty cash and developing spreadsheets? If so we want to hear from you. We need someone to help develop this vital service and ensure its success for these vulnerable children.
We are looking to recruit to an 18.75 hours per week post. Hours will be worked flexibly in line with service demand (availability can be discussed at interview). This post is offered on a fixed term basis with an expected end date of 31st December 2022.
You will support the service with general and financial administrative tasks including the co-ordination of recruitment paperwork for volunteers joining the service. You will have administrative experience gained through working within a busy office or social care environment. You will be comfortable working with Microsoft Office packages including Excel and be able to create spreadsheets and deal with numerical information. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills.
You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent experience.
Interviews are expected to be held on: 25th March 2021
Are you a service co-ordinator looking for a new and exciting challenge? Would you like to support people with a visible difference across Scotland.
We are recruiting for a Skin Camouflage Co-ordinator that will take the lead in delivering the Skin Camouflage Service across Scotland working with colleagues across the organisation .
You will have experience of supporting volunteers accompanied with excellent organisational and communication skills. The service is in an exciting phase and about to embark on a transformational year and your experience of developing strong and productive relationships with partners including the NHS, local authorities and third sector organisations will be invaluable.
Key objectives of the role:
1. Day-to-day co-ordination of the Skin Camouflage Service (SCS) in Scotland, liaising closely with the Head of Skin Camouflage Service on service innovation and continual improvement.
2. Volunteer recruitment, training and co-ordination of Practitioners (SCPs),
3. Clinic administration of all SCS appointments in Scotland, from enquiry/referral, appointment to completion, ensuring that all quality and operational KPIs, data management and evaluation requirements are met.
4. To support the Head of Scotland in engaging and developing a range of stakeholders to ensure excellent referral relationships with healthcare professionals, third sector and local authorities.
We are looking for someone with:
· Demonstrable experience of engaging and developing relationships with healthcare professionals, local authorities and local providers.
· Previous volunteer management or co-ordination experience or equivalent.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Excellent organisational skills and a systematic approach to work with the ability to prioritise between competing demands.
· Strong commitment to Changing Faces values, vision and purpose and to keeping the voices of people with visible differences at the heart of all work.
If this sounds like you – we would love to hear from you.
We are always looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join us and help improve the lives of people with visible differences. In line with our commitments to race equity, we are particularly seeking applications from People of Colour/ BAME people. We are always open to conversations about flexible working.
About Changing Faces:
Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone who has a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different (a visible difference). Being different in a society where there is such pressure to look a certain way is extremely difficult.
People with visible differences are vulnerable to isolation, loneliness, social anxiety and low self-esteem. They face staring, unwanted attention and even bullying and hate crime. They experience lowered expectations in education, problems getting work and stereotyping in the media. This can have a devastating, and lasting, impact on their wellbeing. Adults often come to us, having never spoken to anyone about the psychological impact of their visible difference before.
Changing Faces provides unique practical, social and emotional support for people affected by visible difference; we challenge discrimination and campaign for a world that respects difference.
Our services build confidence and resilience – giving people the tools to manage their feelings, cope in different social settings, handle other people’s reactions or deal with life, education, work and relationships. We are going through an exciting period of change and development across the organisation.
Changing Faces wants a future where everyone with a visible difference on their face or body has the confidence, support and opportunity to lead the lives they want.
Sacro’s mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.
Sacro in partnership with YPeople is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Housing Support Service in Edinburgh. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.
We are currently seeking a team member to assist in the development and provision of this service.
The post holder will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The post holder will also provide support to individuals in a residential Rapid Access Accommodation service, supporting them to move on to a more stable tenancy.
Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.
You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, as is experience of partnership and inter-agency working. Experience of working in a residential setting supporting individuals with complex needs is essential.
A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.
Experience of working: with people in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.
You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.
An SVQ2 in Health and Social Care (at SCQF Level 6) is required.
Work patterns will vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.
You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.
A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for these posts.
Tulloch NET is an initiative of Perth North Church and we seek to be a fresh expression of Christian Community.
We are committed to unconditional service, welcoming and valuing all, social transformation and the development of mental, emotional, physical, relational, social and spiritual wellbeing.
We are looking for someone with experience in community development, who can work alongside the Parish Group, the Tulloch Community and other agencies in realising this vision using Asset Based Approach. Some of the skills necessary for this post will be managing volunteers, liaising with other partners and various agencies and developing relationships within the parish community.
The work will include unsociable hours, such as evening and weekends so considerable flexibility is required. The post is funded to December 2022 with a combination of Scottish Government Funding for the first nine months and local congregational funding for the next period. An extension beyond this date will be subject to securing funds.
The successful applicant will require to undergo a PVG Scheme check prior to taking up the post.
CFINE’s core purpose is to improve health and well-being and the environment, tackle poverty and build resilience for and with disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals, families, and communities.
CFINE operates both as a charity and a social enterprise, existing to deliver on our social aims as well as generate income from trading, all of which goes back into supporting our charitable purpose.
Our Vision is of ‘communities where everyone can reach their full potential in life’
We have an exciting opportunity to work for a values-based organisation where your role will make a positive difference to the lives of people in poverty
The role will have responsibility for the development, coordination and delivery of our mobile pantry service and beneficiary support in Aberdeenshire; coordinate supplies of produce and stock control; manage and promote mobile pantry membership; liaise with partners, local authority and key stakeholders to identify and service local community areas; responsible for volunteer support and supervision; ensure quality standards and food safety regulations are adhered to.
Renfrewshire Carers Centre is a one-stop shop for unpaid Carers operating in Renfrewshire for over 20 years. We are a charity established by Carers for Carers and have developed a range of services to support Carers in their caring role and provide opportunities to have a life outside of caring.
Details of the role including main duties and responsibilities:
· Develop and manage a range of respite services to provide a range of high quality services to carers and their families.
· Direct Line Management and development of staff responsible for volunteers and respite
· Develop new respite initiatives.
· Develop and implement a Volunteering Strategy.
Successful candidates will have qualification and or experience in the following areas:
· Experience of organising a care provision service and care planning
· Experience managing staff and working with volunteers
· Requirement to be or get registered with SSC as a manager of a care at home service.
· Requirement to be or get Registered Manager status with the Care Inspectorate.
Could you be our Scouting Support Officer?
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced person to support our adult volunteers – 2-year Fixed Term Appointment
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to support leaders in the South East Scotland Region. This person will assist in promoting the recruitment and retention of new leaders and developing Scouting programmes and activities at the grass roots. The role requires you to have experience of Scouting or a similar uniformed organisation. You will work closely with existing Scout leaders and structures and provide sustainable support for them. Home based, you will be a self-starter and an excellent communicator. You will be responsible to the Regional Commissioner.
We have a thriving membership of adults and young people in our Region – over 2,300 adults and 7,200 young people. The young people are members of the Explorer, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers sections. Our leaders and the Regional Leadership Team are all volunteers and work incredibly hard to support the membership.
Why we are recruiting a Scouting Support Officer: We wish to support leaders and assist them in maintaining and developing Scouting in the Region. This person will assist us to recruit and support more adult leaders and to grow Scouting in areas where we are not currently located. We have made significant progress with a re-invigorated Regional Leadership Team and there is a great deal more that we want to accomplish, particularly to ensure that young people can have more opportunities for adventurous activities, since we know that this is the biggest attraction for young people.