Are you a strategic thinker? Do you have experience of leading systems change? If so, this might be the perfect role for you at Forces Children Scotland.
About the role
Forces Children Scotland is looking for someone with the expertise, passion and drive to help support change across the sector. We are looking for someone to help the charity realise its strategic vision of becoming the sector-leading charity when it comes to supporting children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families across Scotland. Our children and young people can encounter both positive and challenging experiences as part of a service family and we help them grow in confidence, develop new skills and gain valuable experiences. We do this by co-producing projects and services to support mental health and wellbeing, education and learning and put their unique experiences on the radar of civilian audiences. We provide life-changing experiences which forge new friendships and help develop a sense of belonging. We listen and provide financial help in lots of different ways and support those caring for loved ones or a member of the local community as well as those gaining qualifications at college or university.
You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, deputising as required, as well as ensuring external policy direction and research influences our work internally within Forces Children Scotland. You will champion our work and maximise its impact by sharing knowledge across organisational functions, our communication channels and externally with strategic partners, government, and professional sectors.
About the person we are looking for
To apply for this role, you will need to hold a professional qualification to post graduate level and have significant experience in a relevant field, such as health, education, social care. In addition, you will need a minimum of eight years’ experience in working with children and young people in a multi-agency capacity. You will need to evidence strong experience of facilitating systems change across multiple sectors related to children and young people as well as experience of establishing and leading cross sector partnerships and translating strategy and policy into practice, based on research evidence including data analysis and voices of lived experience. You will also need to experience of working with academic establishments across the UK and beyond in commissioning and disseminating research as well as experience of working with and influencing Scottish and/or UK Government and policy. Furthermore, you will need to possess experience of managing staff as well as project and service delivery. The role will also require a strong breadth of experience in the fields of mental health and wellbeing and education, as well as an understanding and experience of coproducing new service delivery models.
Please download our full person specification for further information.
The Wise Group is a leading social enterprise helping to lift people out of poverty across the UK. In 2020 the Wise Group supported over 40,000 people through various services and programmes across three key areas – employability, energy advice & advocacy and community justice. The Wise Group builds better lives, better communities, and stronger businesses in partnership with a diverse range of organisations across the UK.
The fallout from covid has impacted us all and The Wise Group have been working tirelessly to support those in need throughout 2020 and 2021, providing tailored services and embracing new organisational values. They want to attract exceptional people that want to join their winning team. The group have achieved so much in the last 12 months that they are on a high. Revenue has increased by 50% in this period to accommodate the delivery of key contracts and services. The Group expects this growth to continue as their services are in high demand UK wide.
The Wise Group now has an ever-growing pool of opportunity and they are looking to recruit a new Bid Lead. This post will own and manage all aspects of bidding to grow the enterprise income through competitive tenders, grant awards and other sources. The Bid Lead will project manage and continue to develop and improve the bid process whilst producing high quality, engaging proposals.
We are seeking enthusiastic candidates with a strong track record in bid management who can work with a range of stakeholders and lead teams. The role is open to bid experts from any background, if relevance and capability are highlighted within your application.
We are delighted to be recruiting a Director for Scotland , this is a key role in leading Place2Be in Scotland.
Reporting to Director of Operations, you will provide strategic leadership for all aspects of Place2Be service delivery in Scotland, ensuring that Place2Be delivers great services to our schools, supporting the needs of children in Scotland.
You will have overall responsibility for leading and developing our mental health services in Scotland.
You will lead, build and develop school-based service management teams, ensuring appropriate professional development, training and succession plans are in place and that resources are available to meet service commitments.
To be considered for this position you will have a demonstrable track record of delivering results with quality outcomes. You will need to be a collaborative team player, concerned with team success as well as individual performance.
You must have experience of financial and budget management including planning, development, forecasting and business development.
The successful candidate needs to have a clear understanding of the requirements of delivering services to schools in Scotland and the stakeholder environment.
What will I be responsible for in my new role?
Following geographical regions:
Travel across this region may be required
Diversity and Inclusion
Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly interested in attracting applications from candidates from diverse groups who are underrepresented.
As the successful candidate, you will:
Forgan Arts Centre is seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to the new role of Centre Director. We are looking for an individual with relevant and proven experience in managing an Arts Centre or similar. This role requires a candidate with the drive to deliver the ambitious Forgan Arts Centre business plans to relocate in to larger premises, expand our arts and crafts classes and activities and develop new income streams required to ensure a sustainable future for the centre while delivering maximum benefit to the community.
COPE Ltd is a well-established, successful social enterprise, and registered charity, committed to its social purpose of supporting people with learning disabilities or autism, creating skills development and supported employment opportunities across its four business units in Shetland.
We are looking for a visionary leader to help us shape the future of COPE Ltd. Our CEO will be ready to use their knowledge and experience to transform and grow the company, inspire our team, and enhance the positive contribution we make to our community.
We want someone capable of driving our organisation forwards, who is passionate about what we do, embodies our values, and can apply their business knowledge and expertise to help us to grow and thrive. We want to develop our organisation, improve and expand our services, and transform more participants and supported employees’ lives by fostering their abilities and guiding them towards achieving their full potential.
We are currently increasing our pool of Art Therapists as demand for delivery of children’s Art Therapy across Glasgow and North Ayrshire has increased. Our Art Therapy services are targeted at those children most in need of support, including those experiencing significant trauma, those living with parental substance misuse and those residing in kinship care. We support high tariff child protection cases and as such require skilled art therapists who are experienced in working with this client group, of working closely with statutory services to provide holistic care and for whom following robust safeguarding procedures is of utmost priority.
Opportunities for work are available across the Glasgow and North Ayrshire regions and delivery will take place in a variety of settings including:
The purpose of the Art Therapist post is to provide Art Therapy for children identified and referred through the Art Therapy Programme, to assess children for suitability for individual therapy/ group therapy and/or Dyadic therapy with a parent or carer and to provide therapy and psychotherapy interventions for children on a 1:1 basis or in groups of 4-6 children.
Caseload numbers will be discussed with the Programme Manager and will depend on the availability of the art therapist.
You will be responsible for the smooth running of the DofE Scotland office base, managing a small highly motivated team covering admin, local stakeholder events and specific local policy needs. You will also support the Scotland Director on the achievement of wider strategic and business aims and work closely with the Scotland Operations Managers to support the effective running of DofE operations across the country.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for a highly organised team player that shares our commitment to the transformational power of youth work. You will be joining an enthusiastic, skilled and creative team, based across Scotland, committed to an ambitious delivery plan.
We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working and an employee assistance programme.
Appointment to this position will be subject to a satisfactory PVG check.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to work within our Technical Team at Home Energy Scotland South East to assist households to install micro-renewable technology and advise on energy efficiency options for hard-to-treat properties. This service is at the forefront of tackling climate change, and you can play a key role in Scotland achieving its goals for decarbonising domestic homes.
Based within the Home Energy Scotland South East advice centre at Changeworks, the role is a mixture of field-based and office based so a driving license is essential. You will join a skilled team with a focus on delivering an exceptional customer journey which starts in our advice centre right through to a tailored in-home visit which will identify suitable measures and potential available funding.
You’ll have a thirst for knowledge and be a great communicator with the ability to inspire customers to take action. Whether it’s a home visit, providing advice over the phone or delivering a webinar you’ll be able to clearly explain complex technologies in a clear and friendly way. This role may also involve engaging with householders at events in line with Scottish Government guidance.
We will provide you with a tailored training package including SQA-accredited courses in the services provided by Home Energy Scotland, City and Guilds in Energy Awareness and Domestic Energy Assessor training.
Changeworks is Scotland’s leading environmental charity delivering solutions for low carbon living. A trusted expert with over 30 years’ experience. Funded by the Scottish Government, we deliver Home Energy Scotland advice centres in South East Scotland and Highlands and Islands on behalf of Energy Saving Trust.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits including flexible working, bike to work scheme, an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland is on the lookout for an experienced fundraiser to join our team, to help us provide a nationwide chaplaincy service in Scotland.
Workplace chaplains are present where people work providing an independent and impartial listening ear for people of all faiths and none. We are there to provide spiritual and pastoral support playing a significant role in the wellbeing of individuals and organisations.
We are passionate that every person should thrive and flourish in their life and work.
And we need the expertise of an enthusiastic, experienced fundraiser to help develop and grow to the next stage.
As the fundraiser with WPCS you would support the fund raising for WPCS initiatives through developing our relationships with grant making trusts, corporate sponsorship, through to individual donors - and would play an important strategic role within the team.
Talented Production Manager with a social conscience, for a small ethical agency making video, animation and digital design.
Location: We’re in Glasgow. If you’re not, we will consider candidates based elsewhere who could work remotely.
Flexibility: We’re open to flexible working, flexitime, compressed hours, a mix of working in the office and WFH. This job might suit a parent, someone with caring responsibilities, or anyone who wants redress their work/life balance
Skills and experience:We need someone with skills and experience; but aptitude is more important than formal qualifications. If you’ve had an unusual or interrupted career path, but you can persuade us that your skills are transferable to this role, get in touch.
We positively value diversity, so we specially welcome applications from people under-represented in our industry.
media co-op is a well-established ethical business based in Glasgow, running successfully since 2004. We work exclusively for the Third Sector and Public Sector, on communications projects to promote social justice.
We make non-broadcast video and animation, social media content, graphic design, digital design, and occasional TV documentaries on social issues.
We’re a busy office with many concurrent projects at different stages of production.
Ideally January 2022, but negotiable.
You might be a Production Manager in a corporate video company, or a factual indie company.
You might be a very experienced Production Coordinator, ready to step up.
You might have an admin or management role in a charity, and a strong interest in comms and video.
We’re looking for a new colleague who has a demonstrable commitment to social justice. That could be through your professional work, or volunteering for a charity or a campaign.
We are looking for a Production Manager with flair, expertise, creativity and enthusiasm in:
• Fluency in digital tools eg MS Excel, Google Docs, Slack, using a macbook
• Excellent negotiating skills
• Critical thinker/problem solver
• Excellent organisational and time-management skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Working on own initiative and organising own workflow
• And personal integrity
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