Established in 1998, Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is a membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. Staf is a national organisation which represents all 32 Local authorities in Scotland and is funded by membership fees, events and grant funding.
At the centre of all our work is the voice of our membership and the workforce who support young people leaving care, working towards our vision of a Scotland where their wellbeing and success is not determined by their care experience. Everything we do is consistent with our three values: We listen, We care, We love.
This position requires an inspirational leader with the drive, understanding, vision, gravitas and political awareness necessary to engage, motivate and enable others to thrive and flourish.+
The CEO holds accountability and responsibility for:
The Larder West Lothian is a forward thinking, fast growing social enterprise and we are delighted to announce that we have a vacancy for the trustee chair for our board of directors.
As the chair you will work closely with the other board members and the Founder/Manager to provide strategic direction and guidance to help achieve our vision and make a positive impact on the social wellbeing and economic future of the most disadvantaged in West Lothian.
We are projecting significant expansion over the coming years and are looking for an energetic individual who has experience and skills of strategic business growth matched with knowledge and experience of social enterprise and the wider voluntary sector.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative and progressive social enterprise and we would ask that you only apply if you have the time to contribute actively to our successes.
The trustee chair position is a voluntary unpaid position.
About National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in the UK and we’re proud to award money raised by players of The National Lottery. Last year we distributed over half a billion pounds of National Lottery funding to over 11,000 community projects across the UK, enabling even more people and communities to bring their ideas and ambitions to life.
At the heart of everything we do is our belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. National Lottery funding is open to everyone and we’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of grassroots groups through to large UK-wide organisations.
About the role
We have a unique opportunity for an experienced and collaborative leader to be part of our senior management team, leading our Scotland Directorate.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the National Lottery Community Fund’s activity in Scotland, leading a team of c. 100 people, primarily based in our Glasgow office. This is a pivotal role, engaging at the most senior level with a broad range of stakeholders including leaders across the voluntary public and private sectors.
You will be responsible for supporting and advising funding decisions and recommending future portfolio direction, working closely with colleagues across the Fund to ensure that our ambition to put ‘People in the Lead’ is realised.
As a Director at the Fund, you’ll need to view things from a broad perspective, demonstrating a wide and deep understanding of our work across Scotland and the UK as a whole. An inspiring leader, you’ll play a key role in shared responsibility for the Fund’s strategy, working closely with your colleagues to implement our strategic operating plan, and initiatives. You will be adept at skilfully handling competing priorities and operational challenges, assessing and managing risk, and influencing and communicating our vision both across the Fund, and externally.
Scope of the role
We’re looking for someone who can embody and promote the culture of our organisation, one that puts people and communities at the centre of our work, and one that encourages collaboration innovation and continuous improvement.
You will be an experienced leader, with experience of leading and inspiring a multi-functional operation. Self-aware with high emotional intelligence, you will support our culture of openness, trust, empowerment and delegated accountability. You will be a strategic thinker and persuasive negotiator who understands the broader political landscape, exercising sensitive judgement in response.
Essential Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
Can you answer these three questions?
If the answer is yes, please read on, as we would welcome an application from you to join our Board of Directors.
Sleep Scotland is a charity for children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems. We also run TEENS+, a transitional education programme for young people with complex and severe communication issues. To find out more, look on our websites sleepscotland.org. and teensplus.org.uk
As our Chair or as a Board member you would contribute to achieving or aims by overseeing our strategic development and direction. The Board meetings are run every 2 months for 2 hours in Edinburgh.
SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health established in 1923. For over 90 years we have been supporting Scotland’s mental health through a wide-range of direct mental health and social care services; policy and award-winning campaigning work influencing positive social change; working in partnership to deliver meaningful outcomes for people and investing in innovative and dynamic charitable services across Scotland.
We are looking to recruit people who share our passion for our cause; and through drive, commitment and enthusiasm will strengthen and complement our current Trustee Board enabling us to achieve our ambitious strategic priorities to bring about a positive and lasting impact on Scotland’s mental health. We are currently looking for people with a qualification/experience in the following fields: commercial/entrepreneur (leading innovation and ideas), education (children and young people), health & safety, investment management, mental health, public health, quality/risk management, sport and physical activity.
This is a voluntary position, non-remunerated with out-of-pocket expenses paid.
Applications are welcome from people who have experience of mental health personally or professionally.
A PVG check will apply to this role.
We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution, promoting and protecting human rights for everyone in Scotland.
A key member of the Commission’s management team, the Head of Corporate Services leads the delivery of our corporate services, organisational administration and business management, supporting the Commission to achieve its strategic and operational objectives.
About the Opportunity
The Hymans Robertson Foundation was established in 2016 to provide oversight and direction to Hymans Robertson’s charitable work in the field of financial literacy. The Foundation was registered as a charity in England & Wales (1168951) and Scotland (SC046931) the following year - marking the beginning of an exciting new era in the firm’s commitment to the greater good of society.
The original idea behind setting up the Foundation was to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people by helping to improve their financial literacy. The financial literacy ambition remains a key component of the Foundation’s objectives and the work in this area is very active through the Hymans Robertson Financial Footsteps Programme.
In addition, over the last year, the Foundation’s remit has evolved to encompass full oversight of the portion of Hymans Robertson’s profits which are allocated to charitable activities (typically in excess of £200k per year). The key reason for making this change was to ensure effective use of these funds for the benefit of our target groups in society.
The Foundation has broad charitable objectives (as defined in our registration). These are:
1.The advancement of education;
2.The relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage;
3.The advancement of health or the saving of lives.
In practice this charitable spending is organised into three strands:
·Financial Literacy and Employability– Partnering with a small number of charities, we support the delivery of focused programmes with the goal of helping young people (particularly those with less advantages) to build confidence and enhance their opportunities for the future.
·Local Community Support– each Hymans Robertson office actively supports its local communitythrough volunteering and fundraising projects. Much of this work is co-ordinated by Helping Hands groups in partnership with local charities.
·Matched Giving– Hymans Robertson employees are supported in their payroll giving and fundraising efforts for charities of importance to them.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, capable CEO to lead all aspects of our strategy and operation and the Foundation’s continued growth.
With a passion for helping young people achieve a better start in adult life, and a specific track-record in strategic planning, you’re an all-rounder who can drive strategic vision, business planning, networking and relationship building. This role is perfect for someone who thrives on working collaboratively and enjoys making a difference in the lives of young people.
The successful candidate will have proven leadership and management ability. This will ideally have been honed within the charitable sector as the role involves responsibility for the overall operations of the Foundation, ensuring every aspect is compliant to legal requirements. Familiarity and understanding of charity governance is essential, as is fundraising skill and experience.
We are flexible on hours and expect the time commitment to be the equivalent of one day per week over the year. Our ideal candidate will be based in Scotland, able to access our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow and with established networks in the charitable sector in place.
Salary: Equivalent of c1 day per week, £10,000pa
We are truly ambitious for the young people of Scotland - are you?
If you share our ambition, working for Aberlour could be the most rewarding experience of your life
Aberlour is one of the largest Children's Charities in Scotland and we have ambitions to reach even more children and families. Our values drive our strategy and our practice,and we are confident that our practice is people centered and helps improve the lives of young people and families. We are proud that we are embracing new possibilities around digitalisation which we believe can enhance and support service development and advance our plans to develop the organisation.
If you are a progressive, motivated professional who knows what it takes to develop new innovative solutions that support young people and the commissioners of services, alongside ensuring sustainability and safeguarding as priorities for all your services, we'd love to hear from you.
You will provide leadership and external management to a range of social care services,identify opportunities for service growth and change, secure income streams to meet the changing needs of vulnerable children, young people and their families.
Applicants should have management level experience within the public, private or voluntary sector with direct experience of both management of services requiring a strong focus on safeguarding and liaison with local government, NHS or alternative funding commissioners.You will also be driven to influence local and national strategy, policy and practice to the benefit of vulnerable people.
The successful post holder will hold a relevant professional social care or social work qualification at SCQF level 9 or above plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above. They will also have a broad current knowledge of Scottish social policy and child care legislation.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community
How Action for Children works
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.
Action for Children works in secondary schools to develop cultural inclusion, understanding and race equality. Our service delivers opportunities and actions within the Duke of Edinburgh Awards for black and ethnic minority young people to ensure the accreditation is accessed by all young people. We currently work with over 40 nationalities providing crucial experiences and outcomes for those who often find it difficult to access youth services. We currently work in Edinburgh but the service will also be extending to Glasgow in the future. This could be a great opportunity for someone who is already established but equally for someone to take on their first management / project leadership role. We need a great role model - is that you?
You will have lived in experiences of diverse communities and will have exemplary multi-cultural diversity awareness.
Plus, there's a lot more besides.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.
Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.