The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
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.
Leading Glasgow based Development Trust seeking two senior part-time posts (flexibility in make-up of hours) to assist the Chief Executive in achieving an ambitious agenda with over 60 staff and a turnover in excess of £1.3m
Head of Operations will have responsibility for the lead on service delivery across a portfolio, and the Head of Development will lead on fundraising, capital refurbishment and a range of short/long term projects.
Applicants are welcome to apply for both roles.
Do you want to be a part of an exciting, inclusive and forward thinking organisation? Abertay Students’ Association has an immediate vacancy for 2 external trustees to join our Board. We are looking for people who have strategic thinking, independent judgement and an ability to think creatively. Experience of a governance role in the public, private or voluntary sector and/or experience of human resources and business processes would be especially desirable. We are looking for someone with skills and experience to complement those of existing Board members so please share with us how your background can help influence to ongoing direction of a small, enthusiastic charity dedicated to improving and enhancing the lives of students.
Abertay SA is a value-based organisation that is strongly committed to being democratic, participative and student-led, supporting and representing around 4000 students on a small and close-knit city centre campus. We are looking to have an enthusiastic individual who shares our values and passion to have a positive impact on the lives and experiences of the students we work with.
The Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the association, strategic leadership and evaluating progress. The Board is comprised of both elected student representatives and external trustees.
This appointment is for two years and is renewable for a further term of 2 years.
GNWCAB’s board of directors are looking for two new trustees to work alongside the chair, vice-chair and other board members to oversee and support our new Chief Executive to deliver an exciting new business plan over the next three years with our dynamic team of staff and volunteers.
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. The board has identified a gap in finance skills, and would welcome applications from individuals with experience of working across financial management, accountancy or other finance related professions.
GNWCAB’s staff team, volunteers and customers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and widening access and inclusion is central to our business development plan. We welcome applications to the board from protected characteristic individuals who have lived experience of barriers to access or discrimination.
In addition to supporting the statutory governance requirements as set out in the Companies Act 2006 and Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, board members will be invited to contribute their unique skills through contributions to short life working groups, sub-groups, and ad-hoc pieces of development work as they arise.
GNWCAB is committed to the on-going development of our staff and volunteers, and we provide opportunities for training and engagement across the organisation on a regular basis, some of which are delivered nationally our membership body, Citizens’ Advice Scotland.
WorkingRite delivers a unique work-based learning and mentored youth employment programme across Scotland, supporting young people through the crucial transition from adolescence to adulthood by equipping them with the skills, experience and confidence to secure and maintain a job. We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to prove themselves in the workplace, regardless of their age, inexperience or qualifications.
Our programme, delivered in partnership with locally based youth and community anchor organisations, is the practical pathway to a job or apprenticeship. Lasting an average of 16 weeks, our trainees learn on the job, alongside a mentor chosen from the workforce of that business to pass on what they know. The programme is a relationship-based model of learning. Quite simply designed to inspire young people to succeed: after all… everyone remembers their first boss.
After a period of expansion, the current strategy is to further develop the programme in key geographical areas, build on our partnership model and focus on the ‘hardest to reach’ young people.
If you share the mission of WorkingRite and have a drive to see positive social change, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of a charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference to young people. We are currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise.
Legal: an individual with legal experience in Scotland, a Senior legal partner who potentially has knowledge of charitable and/or employment law.
Third Sector:an individual experienced in a senior position in the 3rd Sector in Scotland, experience in the Youth sector is of particular interest.
Networking: an individual with knowledge to impart on networking, strategic and corporate partnerships, and reaching major donors to help with the long term financial sustainability of WorkingRite.
Finance: an individual with experience as a CFO or FD or the ability to help with financial strategy; help oversee budgets, forecasts and management accounts; generally supplement the existing support at WorkingRite in the area of financial management, and contribute to the finance sub-committee.
Sacro is a national voluntary organisation which seeks to create safe and cohesive communities across Scotland by reducing conflict and offending. Since its inception in November 1971, Sacro has grown and developed services across the whole of Scotland for individuals who need support, guidance or monitoring.
With the impending retirement of their current Chief Executive, Sacro are now looking to recruit an innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader to be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity.
Working with the Board to prepare and implement Sacro’s new strategic plan, the key priorities of the role include:
With significantsenior management experience and a proven track record in leading the delivery of key targets, service improvements and change initiatives, you will also be an accomplished communicator with the ability to build and maintain a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships. With agood understanding of positive governance (ideally with direct experience working with a voluntary board), the successful candidate will also understand the rolethat emerging digital technology offers in transforming frontline services and delivering operational efficiencies.
Commitment to Sacro’s values, principles and strategic priorities; and prior knowledge (or the ability to quickly gain an understanding) of the regulatory and wider policy landscapein relation to community justice, health and social care arrangements in Scotland are also essential.
Midlothian Young Peoples Advice Service (MYPAS) promotes the health and wellbeing of young people and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health and substance use. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith, Midlothian. MYPAS has been successful in gaining funding from Midlothian and East Lothian Drug and Alcohol Partnership (MELDAP) to provide young people’s drug and alcohol support services in East Lothian. This is an exciting new initiative and the first time MYPAS will provide services within East Lothian.
MYPAS will recruit two Project Workers to develop and provide young people focussed, needs-led, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental drug and alcohol service for:
The new service will offer:
There is no specific qualification required; however, the post holder will be expected to be educated to degree level. This should be in a relevant field such as Health, Community Education, Social Work or Education, but significant equivalent experience will also be considered. The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary service and work effectively with other agencies in partnership settings. This post will require regular evening and occasional weekend work.
Place of work: The administrative base is in Dalkeith. Travel throughout East Lothian, including operating from other venues, will be required.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We’re looking for an Outreach Manager to help shape and share best practice for our programmes within the learning community.
The School Communities team delivers a range of projects including two Scottish Government-funded programmes: First Minister’s Reading Challenge and Read Write Count, which encourage children and young people to develop a love for reading and writing.
To support those reading journeys, it is essential that learning professionals are inspired and fully equipped with up to date resources and professional development opportunities – a key focus for this role.
The team also runs author touring and events, book prizes, awards for learning professionals and supports the wider Scottish Book Trust programme, such as Book Week Scotland and Bookbug.
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