Why apply for this role?
Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) is undergoing an exciting period of reform designed to deiver a step change in improving the outcomes for infants, children and young people who need us most.
People are at the heart of this period of reform and we are now seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Director of People and Culture to help deliver excellence within Children’s Hearings Scotland and to effect real change across the largest Tribunal in Scotland.
As Director of People and Culture you will be joining CHS at a pivotal point, as we create a new Senior Leadership Team who will shape and define the next phase of CHS’s evolution.
You will play a leading role in building on our current people and organisational development strategies ensuring our culture and values are front and centre of our planning and delivery.
You will lead the People and Culture Directorate in continuing to develop and retain a talented, diverse and adaptable team of colleagues, equipped to secure the successful delivery of our strategic ambition.
For information on how to apply, please see bottom of the advert.
Reporting to the CEO/National Convener, and a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of People and Culture will work in partnership with the wider senior leadership and broader management team at CHS. Areas of responsibility include Resourcing, Reward and Benefits, Policy and Employee Relations, HR Service Delivery, People and Change, Organisational Wellbeing, HR Strategic Programmes, and Organisational Learning and Development.
You will lead, organise and direct the work of the People and Culture team to ensure it is delivering the operational People Plan through a high-quality and efficient service which is agile, flexible and committed to continuous improvement.
You will play a key role in developing and embedding a cultural framework to guide, support and embed desired practices and behaviours across our team at CHS.
The successful candidate will bring energy and presence, with demonstrable leadership experience in the design and implementation of people and organisational development strategies and a clear awareness of the opportunities and challenges inherent in a rapidly changing environment. You will be an authentic leader with the proven ability to deliver transformational change and will have strong advocacy and influencing skills.
You will ideally have experience of or good knowledge of the sector and will be able to demonstrate your ability to lead and motivate high performing teams and to develop and deliver organisational strategy across multiple disciplines.
You will bring experience of establishing and maintaining successful relationships with a wide set of internal and external stakeholders, deploying effective and well-honed strategic decision making skills.
You will have a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities around future ways of working and how digital transformation affects people, culture and organisational effectiveness.
You will be courageous and ambitious, a strategic and visionary thinker who is able to bring people together across the organisation. Above all you will be inspired by the work of CHS in improving the outcomes for infants, children and young people.
You will be able to lead from the front; You will be able to build collaborative relationships quickly; and you will be relentless in your pursuit of making a difference as part of the Senior Leadership Team. You will be a role model to the organisation, demonstrating through actions, decisions and behaviours the values of CHS. Critical to this will be listening to and valuing the voice of children and young people, and the expertise of our volunteers. You will contribute to a respected, sustainable and outcomes focused Children’s Hearings System.
Life at CHS
At Children’s Hearings Scotland, our highly trained Panel Members make decisions for Scotland’s unique Children’s Hearings System that upholds and promotes the rights of infants, children and young people. Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings in their local areas, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our organisation also supports a network of Area Support Teams throughout Scotland who support Panel Members in their local communities.
As an organisation that works within the Children’s Hearings System, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people.
You can read more about our core values on our website as well as view an introductory video to our organisation. We also offer a generous benefits package from hybrid working to flexi hours and a fantastic pension scheme – check out our full benefits summary.
Diversity and Inclusion
CHS is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and are committed to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining us.
The Junction is an award-winning organisation established in 2005 which provides a wide range of health-related services, education, information and advice to young people in North-East Edinburgh. We work with 12–21-year-olds in the community by providing one-to-one support, counselling, creative projects and more. Our vision is to work with young people to support their health and wellbeing by helping them to explore and make their own life choices.
We are seeking a confident and innovative Director with demonstrable experience of successfully leading a team in the third sector. The applicant must be committed to our values and in supporting young people in the community, with an understanding of the issues affecting them as well as the opportunities and challenges of the third sector landscape.
If you are open to a new and exciting opportunity to have a meaningful impact for young people in North-East Edinburgh, please see below for our application pack.
This post is subject to PVG Scheme disclosure checks and suitable references.
We’re on a journey to create fairer communities by facilitating 10 million social entrepreneurs globally by 2030. Do you want to help make this a reality?
We are looking for a values-driven leader to join our highly skilled, motivated, and supportive team as Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (Scotland).
In their 10 year Strategy for Social Enterprise, the Scottish Government announced its ambition to see a social enterprise in every school in Scotland. We have been tasked with leading on the delivery of this goal.
Since the Social Enterprise Schools programme began we’ve had over 2,000 school engagements (primary and secondary) in around 1400 schools spread across Scotland and in that time we have seen young people change how they see themselves and grow hugely in confidence while building essential skills for the future. We work with primary and secondary schools, and schools for young people with additional support needs.
The Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (Scotland) provides a cornerstone to the vision and direction of the organisation and will drive the growth of this programme in Scotland. We are looking for someone with a passion for changing lives, supporting young people and who understands the power of social enterprise. We believe this provides an opportunity to drive both transformational learning for the young people and also the opportunity to create positive social change and fairer communities. We are seeing the young people become assets in their community. It’s inspiring stuff!
Previous experience of a leadership position is essential, including the ability to work strategically, think creatively, build relationships and set an inspiring direction and vision for others. A key objective will be to help move Social Enterprise Schools onto a sustainable footing in the medium term, therefore previous experience of generating income is highly desirable.
You will lead a talented team who are geographically spread across Scotland. You will be an experienced people manager with the ability to nurture talent and empower others to grow and develop, working with freedom and autonomy.
Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.
This role is responsible for leading the growth of Social Enterprise Schools in Scotland and for securing the sustainability and delivery of the programme. The post holder is a member of the Operational Leadership Team and collectively accountable for decision-making across a range of organisational and strategic matters with individual accountability for a main business function.
The post holder is accountable for the success and sustainability of Social Enterprise Schools activity in Scotland, nurturing and developing strategic partnerships and delivering on financial targets. The post holder works in close collaboration with the Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (England), the Chief Executive and the Head of Sustainable Business to shape the overall strategy and relationship management of this area of work. Therefore, experience of generating income, leading a strategy and working creatively and collaboratively are highly desirable in this role.
The post holder will lead a highly skilled team and experience of people and team management, as well as supporting wellbeing, is required.
Main Duties and Accountabilities
·Lead the strategic direction of Social Enterprise Schools in Scotland, overseeing operational delivery and driving an inspiring and sustainable future for this area of the business.
·Accountable for securing the financial sustainability of Social Enterprise Schools through income generating activities such as sponsorship, fundraising and sales. The post holder will work collaboratively with the Chief Executive, Head of Social Enterprise in Schools (England) and Head of Sustainable Business in this area.
·Undertake external influencing and relationship management across a range of sector-specific strategic and delivery partners at senior level. The post holder is expected to monitor Education reform and maintain awareness of emerging policy - ensuring the Scottish programme’s development and delivery is informed by insight into current sectoral developments.
·As part of the Operational Leadership Team, contribute to strategic, financial and operational decision-making across all aspects of the business and make recommendations to the Strategic Leadership Team as required.
·Contribute to the growth and profile of Social Enterprise Schools both domestically and internationally in collaboration with the Head of International, Head of Social Enterprise Schools (England) and the Chief Executive.
·Line manage allocated posts, oversee workload allocation, lead and grow the skills and capacity of the allocated staff team and ensure its wellbeing. Leading recruitment of staff where required.
For a full set of criteria and further information about Social Enterprise Schools and how to apply please download the recruitment pack from our website.
At the Social Enterprise Academy, we believe social entrepreneurs play an essential role in changing the world.
We strengthen their role in local communities through transformational learning programmes that will increase their community impact.
Our programmes are accredited, responsive to learner needs, and are delivered by experienced facilitators who are social change leaders themselves.
Since 2004, we have delivered over 1,900 learning programmes to 28,000+ learners in over 30 countries. We have also engaged over 55,000 young people around the world, using social enterprise as a tool to help them reach their full potential and create positive change in their communities.
Looking for an opportunity to work for a flexible and family friendly organisation with good pay and conditions?
SCVO is the membership organisation for the voluntary sector in Scotland and we take pride in being a good employer. Our staff can work a blend of office and home working and flexible working requests are a ‘day one right’.
We’re looking for an administrative support officer to join us and support our senior leadership team and board of trustees. We’re looking for someone with the ability to provide administrative support at an executive level, with an understanding of charity governance and working with boards. The role will include a variety of duties including organising and coordinating meetings and travel, preparing accurate minutes and other written correspondence, playing a key role in organising our board of trustees, committees, senior leadership team, staff conferences and monthly all-staff meetings.
This is a full-time role (35 hours per week), we will fully consider part-time hours and job shares. This role can be worked from home with some in-person, in-office meetings (on average once a week). You will be expected to join board and committee meetings in person, these normally take place in our Edinburgh city centre office four times a year.
*Location: This post can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy. This role will involve some in person, office working (on average once a week).
This is an amazing opportunity to lead a charitable organisation in a unique, interesting and diverse sector. We focus on representation, support and activities for students at Queen Margaret University, promoting a positive student experience. We need an experienced leader who is enthusiastic, people focused and loves a job where no two days are the same. If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!
Calman Trust offers services that are aimed at improving the life chances of young people in Highland. We are looking to add a part-time youth worker to our team, possessing good youth work skills and experience, and the ability to engage a wide range of young people in positive activities. You must have the ability to deliver individual and group sessions, including a cookery programme where young people will ‘learn by doing’. You will have responsibility for engaging with other services where appropriate.
Successful candidate will be:
PVG membership is required.
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DRC Generations is a Mentor, Transition and Support Service established initially in 2006 as the Dumbarton Road Corridor (DRC) Addiction Forum, changing our name to DRC (just DRC) Generations in 2012, based in Scotstoun operating mainly within NW Glasgow delivering a successful programme of Peer Education through Mentoring and Buddying, generic Youth work and Family (Community) Support.
The post requires the successful candidate to work within an established programme of Peer led activities including Youth Work and Peer Education, supporting young people to achieve appropriate accreditation for their involvement and participation.
As the Youth/Buddy Support Assistant you will be assisting the Managing Director with the Buddy Mentoring Programme and Generic youth Work this will include supporting our Buddy Mentors/Trainers with recruitment, training, and accreditation of new Buddies, both face to face and online through zoom.
Working with our youth group providing youth activities indoor and outdoor working with a range of partners operating with Northwest Glasgow.
The post requires someone who is flexible, highly motivated and works well on their own and as part of a team. An understanding of youth work, non-judgemental with an excepting open attitude towards young people. The successful candidate with be assisting and supporting staff, young people, and volunteers with the ongoing development of Youth, Buddy Mentor Programme and Intergenerational work and will require PVG enhance Disclosure Check.
Accountability: Managing Director
Introduction:This is a new and exciting project developing Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid services to children and young people across Glasgow. We are currently seeking to recruit 3 Children & Young People Support workers who will be based in the Northeast locality, Northwest locality, and South locality.
Role:You will provide support to children and young people with experience of domestic abuse in school or a safe place within the locality.
About Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid:Established in 1981, Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid is Scotland’s first feminist women’s aid project providing refuge accommodation, outreach, and follow-on services to women, children, and young people primarily from the Asian Black and Minority Ethnic community experiencing domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse. All staff are expected to promote equality and anti-discriminatory practices working with women, children, and young people primarily from the Asian, Black, and Minority Ethnic community experiencing domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
Qualification:SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF level 7 or HNC Childhood Practice (desirable). Training will be provided to obtain SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF level 7 or HNC Childhood Practice.
Funder:Glasgow City Council, Community Fund, fixed term to March 2026
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our mission is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect, and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland and we currently have over 3500 Care Experienced members.
At the heart of Who Cares? Scotland’s work are the rights of Care Experienced people, and the power of their voices to bring about positive change. We provide individual lifelong relationship-based independent advocacy and a broad range of imaginative participatory and engagement opportunities for Care Experienced people across Scotland. We work alongside Corporate Parents and communities to broaden understanding and create change. We work with policy makers, leaders, and elected representatives locally and nationally to shape law, policy and practice, working together to build on the aspirations of The Promise and secure positive change.
This Development Officer post is central in facilitating East Lothian Champions Board and ‘Communities that Care’ activities for Care Experienced children and young people in our South East region. Responsible for maximizing the networks through which Care Experienced young people can connect and grow as individuals, you will help to develop schools work participation through the organisation of ‘Communities that Care’ activities. Whilst forming relationships with community groups and local partners, you will also lead the wider Champions Board team and line manage the Champions Board Participation Assistant. Building upon your experience working with children and young people, you will help to support them to engage with East Lothian Champions Board Meetings, as well as ‘Communities that Care’ activities. You will also aid team members in utilising their own youth work and/or community engagement skills, working collaboratively with organisational partners, Local Authorities, and other public services across East Lothian/Edinburgh.
As part of your Development Officer (Champions Board/Communities that Care) role you will collaborate with our Advocacy and Participation Manager to identify, attract, and monitor local funding and fundraising opportunities. Ensuring funding for our Champions Board/ ‘Communities that Care’ projects, you will enhance our local offering to Care Experienced people, helping to support belonging and participation activities. These core activities include connection sessions; issue-based group work; creative based group work; collective advocacy and focus groups; as well as forums and events. Whilst doing so, you will develop and maintain good working relationships with relevant regional organisations across Edinburgh and East Lothian, gaining experience in awareness-raising and promotion. In post, your reports in relation to the impact of your work with the Champions Board and local communities will bolster the evidence base to influence local policy initiatives, such as The Promise. The post will also allow you to work with other regional teams to develop their own ‘Communities that Care’ activity, and to collaborate with teams cross Who Cares? Scotland more widely, ensuring that our members are benefitting nationally from WC?S activities and programmes.
This role offers the opportunity to help ensure that the Champions Board and local community in the South East are environments where the voices, views, and experiences of Care Experienced children and young people are heard, and to bring about positive change. As an ambassador for Who Cares? Scotland, you will be joining the team at an exciting time, when the voice of those who are in or have experienced care is growing rapidly across Scotland - bringing with it insight, challenge, and hope.
The right candidate for this position will be able to form positive and compassionate relationships with children and young people and have good interpersonal skills, as well as experience in inter-agency and inter-disciplinary working. You feel confident communicating and leading, with a solution focussed attitude. As well as evidencing your work, you can prioritise and meet deadlines. You hold knowledge of the current structure, developments, policy, and practice in relation to children and young people experiencing care in Scotland. You are flexible, given the remit of the role, as some evening and weekend work will be necessary, along with a full driving licence and access to transport.
While we would welcome the knowledge gathered through relevant qualifications, we are just as interested in relevant work experience. We welcome and encourage applications from those with experience of care.
If this sounds like the role for you, we would love to hear from you. For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Jordan Croan, our South East Advocacy and Participation Manager on email@example.com.’
Barnardo's Lanarkshire Locality has a number of services which provides both generic and bespoke support to some of our most vulnerable children, young people, and families.
In partnership with Scottish Families affected by Drugs and Alcohol (Scottish Families), we will be delivering a new service across North Lanarkshire. Grow Your Own Routes' is funded by the cross-government Whole Family Wellbeing Fund, led by Scottish Families with the support of the Scottish Government's Drugs Policy Division. As part of its growth the service is being rolled out across several local authorities in Scotland. As a delivery partner for Scottish Families, Barnardo's will provide this service, within North Lanarkshire.
The service known as North Lanarkshire Routes, will provide bespoke support to children and young people aged 12 – 26 years who have been impacted by someone else's drugs and or alcohol use. The service will operate from our Motherwell office but will support children and young people across the locality.
The delivery approach focuses on providing a range of tailored interventions through practical support, youth work and evidence-based approaches including but not exclusive to Solihull, Lets introduce Anxiety Management (LIAM) and Mental/emotional health interventions.
We are advertising for a 37-hour Project worker 1 to join our team. If successful, your role will be to provide support through 1:1 and group activities to children and young people affected by drugs and alcohol.
We welcome applications for those interested in both part time and full time hours.
The role will involve evening and weekend work. This post covers a large geographical area and therefore a full driving licence with access to a car for the purposes of work is required.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.