Stirling Carers Centre is a well-regarded and successful charity/organisation providing tailored information, advice, emotional and practical support to young people and adults who look after a relative or friend who could not manage without their help.
We are seeking a creative, entrepreneurial individual with a successful track record as a senior leader, ideally as a CEO/Manager, to achieve our ambitions as the leading organisation supporting unpaid carers throughout Stirling Council and the wider area.
You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and superb interpersonal and team building skills. You will be able to provide a strong visible presence to statutory partners as well as all stakeholders, engendering trust and confidence and giving clarity to our vision and mission.
As our CEO you must be passionate about improving the lives of unpaid carers and have a proven record in strategic leadership as well as the ability to meet the challenges of attracting and managing resources in an uncertain environment. It is critical that the person appointed has the ability to lead and develop staff to provide excellent and agile services.
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the flare to initiate innovative projects as well as manage and develop our existing range of services, including those in which we take a leading role with partners. Knowledge and experience in Health & Social Care Sector and the voluntary sector is essential.
We would particularly like to hear from you if you have three years’ leadership experience as CEO or at a senior level and proven ability to motivate, develop, delegate and lead a team.
Edinburgh University Student's Association has an exciting opportunity to join the Board of Trustees as a External Trustee
**Please note that the role of Trustee is an unpaid volunteer position**
The Trustee Board at the Students' Association has ultimate responsibility for ensuring good governance, and that the organisation has a clear purpose and strategy which it is fulfilling effectively. It is also responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation, and sets future direction. As such, Trustees of Edinburgh University Students’ Association are collectively responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation and for ensuring good governance
The role of the External Trustee is to utilise their personal and professional skills, experience and knowledge to support and assist the Students’ Association in developing and delivering its Mission, Vision and Values, and achieving its organisational goals. The External Trustee will be an active and contributing member of the Board at all levels, individually and collectively responsible for ensuring organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedure, and ensuring that the Board reaches structured and sound decisions.
The Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year; Subcommittees of the Board generally meet 3-4 times per year. Additional communication may be required between meetings via email, and Board members will also be required to set time aside in advance of meetings to read all papers relating to meetings.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in the running of the Students’ Association during an exciting period of change
We are looking for applicants who share our passion for the student experience, with a keen interest in contributing to the effective governance and organisational development of the Students' Association. This is not a political position so candidates should apply based on their skills, experience and ability to carry out the role.
The ideal candidate will have proven, relevant senior professional/management experience, with an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities involved in trusteeship. Previous experience of board membership and/or policy development would also be a distinct advantage.
Equally important is the commitment to supporting the work of the Students’ Association through participation in the Trustee Board. We are also looking for individuals who can demonstrate sound judgement, a creative and innovative approach, strong communication skills, and a 'can-do' attitude.
We are particularly keen to meet candidates with commercial and financial insight and experience, given our varied services and sites and competitive landscape in the heart of the city of Edinburgh
Please note that candidates cannot be currently employed at the Students' Association or the University of Edinburgh
For more detailed information about both the role and candidate requirements, please download the Trustee Candidate Pack below. Additionally, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Purves (Director of Membership Support and Development) firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions about this role.
Staf, (the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is the only national membership organisation in Scotland working with care experienced young people and the professionals who support them, with the vision of creating a country where the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care is indistinguishable from that of their peers in the general population.
Our current Board of Directors has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the sector, and bring passion and commitment to supporting Staf in making our vision a reality. As part of succession planning, with pending end of tenure for some Board Members, our Leadership team are now looking to bring additional skillset and experience to the Board, specifically in the following areas:
· Financial qualification/ expertise (specifically for the role of Treasurer)
· HR knowledge and experience
· Corporate experience
· Experience as practitioners and Senior Managers from within relevant sectors including Throughcare and Aftercare, Housing, Justice System, Employment, Education and Health
In particular we want to continue to have the experience and voice of care leavers on our Board. If you have skills and experience in any of the above areas and you want to help Staf to continue influencing policy and practice, create platforms for care leavers and practitioners to have their voices heard, and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and sharing good practice – then please let us know.
We are a voluntary sector organisation that provides information, advice and support service to lone parents and families in need all over Fife.
Our aim is simple: to provide accessible, approachable and non-judgemental support, advice and information to lone parents. We are the only voluntary sector organisation in Fife with charitable status that has lone parent families as the primary focus. Based in Glenrothes, we cover the whole of Fife, providing a variety of services to lone parent families, in their local communities.
We seek to empower lone parents and families in need to promote their wellbeing and opportunities. We offer holistic support through our various projects, working at the pace and timescale that is right for the parent to overcome barriers such as poverty, isolation and poor mental health. Throughout all projects our ethos is the same: Engage – Support – Progress.
Trustees are responsible for the financial and corporate governance of Fife Gingerbread. To oversee the running of the organisation and to ensure we comply with charity law, remain financially solvent, and act within our charitable purposes. We also work to develop and improve the organisation so that we can deliver even better services in future.
This is an opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and self- motivated youth worker to help our established voluntary youth group into its next stage of youth engagement and development.
The post holder will be responsible for the full time operation and ongoing maintenance of the Z1 Youth Bar, a 21st century dedicated youth centre, which currently supports in excess of 300 young people aged 12-18. The role will include developing, co-ordinating and delivering both, current and future centre based diversionary activities and opportunities and partnership networking.
You should have proven youth engagement / excellent communication skills and the ability to empathise with young people.
Ideally you should hold, or be in the final stages of obtaining, a national qualification in youth work and have previous experience at working at an appropriate senior youth work level.
This post is considered a major role within Girvan Youth Trust development and as such the Trust will be seeking funding to retain this key position beyond the offered 3-year tenure.
As Operations Manager for Edinburgh, you will help deliver our ambitious plans to provide the very best support to the young people in Central and South East Scotland. You will be responsible for the line management of a team of executives who engage directly with our young people, partners and volunteer colleagues.
As we embark on our new strategy we have an ambition to become the very best organisation within the sector. You will be required to continually innovate, review and adapt our operations to ensure we deliver the very best for young people across Central and South East Scotland. You will effectively manage those areas of operations assigned to you and support and develop our operations executives to do their best work.
You will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and ensure that our delivery commitments are achieved in our effort to reach more young people through the highest possible quality provision that delivers impact.
You will be responsible for the accurate planning, phasing and resourcing or our regional activity. You will effectively manage assigned budgets and support contract delivery as well as supporting fundraising colleagues with various reports, visits and events.
We are particularly interested in applicants with experience of supporting young entrepreneurs and business start-ups.
About The Prince’s Trust
We are a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people through a range of proven programmes, with three in four achieving a positive outcome!
We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years. Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.
The Prince’s Trust is committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of the children and young people we work with. Successful applicants to roles at The Prince’s Trust will be subject to criminal vetting checks, and where necessary for the role, a check at an enhanced level will be required.
We're seeking a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer to join a leading social research organisation. Working from home you'll travel (within 40 - 50 miles of your home address) collecting valuable social research insight by interviewing participants. You don't need to have experience just a positive outlook and great communication skills!
This vacancy is 35 hours per week however we also have available 28 hour/week and 21 hour/week contracts available (pro-rata)
Offering flexible working hours, generous paid holiday, mileage allowance and other benefits this is a unique opportunity to get out and meet people conducting valuable research across an array of subjects that they truly care about. Part time and full time hours are available, however 60% of your time will need to cover evenings and weekends.
With a mission to make the public heard, this independent social research organisation have an unrivalled reputation in the field and lead the way in collecting key data for government departments, universities and major charities. Joining as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer you'll work at the frontline, interviewing people in their homes about key subjects.
As a key member of the Field Interviewing Team you should expect to conduct face-to-face interviews with prospects at addresses. These addresses will have been sent a letter letting them know you will be calling, but it will be up to you to persuade people to take part in the survey. If selected as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer, you'll undergo a comprehensive training and induction programme (as well as ongoing professional development)
To qualify… You should be outgoing, confident and a great communicator happy to meet new people. Whether you call yourself a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer / Social Researcher or similar we don't mind, you just need the right attitude and a CV that demonstrates:
· Self motivation;
· Planning and organisational skills;
· Rapport building skills;
· Comfortable using laptops and tablet devices;
· Driving licence (with car).
In return the Field Social Research Interviewer can expect a competitive salary, 25 days paid holiday, performance bonus, flexible working, generous staff pension scheme, training and much more!
We are looking for a Family Development Worker at our Dale Hub facility in Armadale.
We need someone who can lead our play; build relationships; engage with the local community; support volunteers; inspire adults, children and colleagues; and help us to create lifelong memories.
You must be creative, enthusiastic, passionate, caring and professional. We take our play seriously and we are serious about having fun!
We need the right person to be the anchor for this project. To bring their knowledge and experience of play-based family engagement and activities to make a real impact on families’ difficulties and community issues.
You will lead from the front – indoors, outdoors, at the Dale Hub and in the local community. We are a key service provider in Armadale and you must also be able to network and be the face of the Dale Hub.
Hours are negotiable: anywhere between 25 - 36 hours for the right person.
Family and Community Development West Lothian has been inspiring children and their families for over 30 years. As a sector leader in play, childcare and community development, our Awesome Childhood Experiences create lifelong memories. With over 100 staff, at 14 sites across West Lothian, our Mission is to give all of our children the best start in life. We operate a range of projects to meet individuals', groups' and communities' needs. We are a caring, innovative and fun employer and as such, vacancies don't come up often! If you want to help us to make a difference then we'd love to hear from you.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.5 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.
The Supporter Engagement Officer, community based in Northern Ireland informs and inspires people in their area about the work of Mary’s Meals in order to secure increased support and funding for the organization’s overseas school feeding programmes.
The Supporter Engagement Officer will have particular responsibility for our grassroots work within churches and faith groups, schools, universities and clubs prioritising the growth and nurturing of the volunteer network by building relationships with and coordinator of our extremely dedicated volunteer speakers.
Girlguiding Scotland is the leading charity for girls and young women in the Scotland, incorporating Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers. Our vision is an equal world where all girls can make a positive difference, be happy, safe and fulfil their potential.
Girlguiding is looking for an experienced communications professional to join our senior leadership team for this exciting maternity cover opportunity. You will lead on delivering our ambitious communications strategy including a developing and launching a brand new website, refreshing the marketing strategy for our training and activity centre, Netherurd and continuing our exciting PR and advocacy work, you’ll also head up our brand new fundraising work stream.
You’ll be working with an experienced and dedicated team on exciting work streams that reflect a modern, energetic youth charity.