Glasgow is a vibrant, historic city filled with character and impressive architecture, the city attracts tourists, events, and is the stage for the filming of various films and television shows. The historic buildings of Glasgow are a key feature of the city, they give a sense of place to locals and offer visitors stunning skylines and streets to explore.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is a registered charity which was established almost 40 years ago with the mission to rescue, repair, and restore historic buildings at risk across the city. GBPT works in partnership with a range of community organisations and Glasgow City Council to deliver sustainable conservation projects for various types of historic buildings, contributing to the wider regeneration of Glasgow. Without the dedicated work of the GBPT many historically significant buildings would have been lost.
The Trust now seeks a new Director who can work with the staff team and board to deliver regeneration and restoration projects across the city of Glasgow. The Director will be responsible for developing and delivering key projects whilst maintaining focus on the strategic objectives of the organisation and ensuring key relationships and partnerships are maintained. The Director will explore opportunities for growth and act as an ambassador for GBPT, working to widen the trust’s network of collaborators and supporters, securing funding for key conservation projects.
The ideal candidate will bring a collaborative and professional leadership style and will possess excellent experience of leading teams. The ideal candidate will also have a track record in managing capital/preservation projects and be comfortable with public speaking. The candidate will also have an appreciation and understanding of built heritage, planning and conservation.
The Spark is a leading provider of couples counselling, marriage counselling, individual counselling, youth counselling and family counselling services in Scotland. We are also the biggest provider of school-based counselling services in the country, supporting thousands of children and young people each year with counselling.
As an SQA approved training centre, The Spark is at the forefront of counselling and mental health training services. Ranging from introductory courses in mental health first aid to advanced diplomas in counselling and psychotherapy theory and practice, The Spark provides pathways for individuals seeking a new career in counselling from trainee to supervisor levels.
The Business Development and Commercial Director will report directly to the Chief Executive and play a key role in the development and delivery of The Spark’s commercial strategy, ensuring a sustainable pipeline of funding for key services, as well as working with the senior management team to identify and develop opportunities for potential new services.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in securing public sector contracts for third sector organisations, a well-established personal network of relationships and contacts within local and central government, a strong understanding of the policy landscape and in-depth knowledge and understanding of public sector procurement processes.
Reasons to work with us
· Generous annual leave entitlement
· Excellent training & development opportunities
· Flexible working
· Company pension scheme
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) is a membership organisation responsible for promoting, supporting and defending independent advocacy in Scotland. SIAA does not provide independent advocacy, its member organisations and groups do. Independent Advocacy changes lives for the better and our SIAA helps member organisations through six core functions:
The CEO leads a small team based in Edinburgh and is accountable to the board of trustees. You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, be able to work in cooperation with a wide range of stakeholders and motivate and inspire others. You must have experience in team management and leading, supporting and mentoring team members. If you have the vision, skills and desire to change lives, then we want to hear from you.
While the office is in Edinburgh, there may be some travel across Scotland involved. Currently the team are working from home and we anticipate a blended model of working going forward.
Further information about the role can be found in the Candidate Pack below.
More information about the work of SIAA is available on siaa.org.uk
Since 1998, Bridging the Gap has improved the lives of young people, families, and members of the wider community by providing opportunities for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to discover common ground.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and supportive Chief Executive Officer who will provide strategic direction for the charity and its staff, have responsibility for the delivery of a growing range of activities and projects, and facilitate community and cross-sector engagement with professionalism, enthusiasm and sensitivity.
The successful candidate must have sound leadership experience, knowledge of the voluntary sector, awareness of relevant legislation, and excellent financial management skills, including securing and managing major grants. You will be a confident and passionate communicator, with an ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.
You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families recover from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.
As Head of Finance, you will be the source of technical advice and guidance on all areas of finance. As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for delivering effective strategic financial planning and supporting funding applications, along with robust financial management, budgeting, risk management, taxation, investment and procurement practices across the Charity.
You will be a qualified accountant, with PQE gained in the Charity sector in a senior finance role and have a strong understanding of Charity Accounting and Governance, and Taxation.
Very much a team player, you will need to be comfortable operating both strategically and tactically and bring a rigorous approach to your work, while building strong and effective relationships with colleagues.
This a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week. You will be working remotely initially and once we move to blended working; we anticipate you working from our Edinburgh base around 2 days per week.
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) is an independent charitable trust who work to promote, manage, and maintain Fife’s exceptional outdoor spaces. We are an organisation driven by a passion for Fife’s natural heritage and a commitment to promoting understanding and care for the natural environment through outdoor learning; and are currently seeking a ‘Head of Conservation & Engagement’ who will be an integral part in driving our work forward. We believe that our people are our greatest asset and look to employ individuals who bring a positive, energetic, constructive, and committed attitude to the workplace.
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills in English, and the ability to work effectively as part of a close-knit team. Managing multiple demands and prioritizing effectively will be essential in leading and inspiring your team in the development and delivery of the FCCT’s Conservation and Engagement Plan.
Applicants should also be able to demonstrate the ability to think creatively and strategically at a senior level, and have experience managing diverse teams with broad ranging objectives.
• A degree or equivalent professional qualification in a subject relevant to the post;
• Experience of managing staff and a demonstrable ability to lead, motivate, and develop diverse teams;
• Build strong and effective community partnerships and stakeholder relationships representing the Trust as appropriate.
• Build partnerships to support the Trust’s environmental and access agendas ensuring we add value rather than duplicate effort.
• Experience of project and budget management with a track record of delivering projects on time and on budget;
• A clear ability to take initiative, support a vision and drive innovative approaches to influence the actions of others;
• A full UK driving licence or access to a driver if disability prevents driving.
This post is a full-time (36 hours per week) permanent post with an annual salary from £36473 - £44282. Work will be delivered over a five-day week but may include some evening and weekend work as required. Additional benefits include:
• Holiday entitlement of 24 days (rising to 29 days after the completion of 5 years of service) plus 8 days Public Holiday;
• Competitive pension contribution;
• Access to Cycle to Work Scheme;
• Access to training and professional development;
• Flexible working.
SAMH is Scotland’s mental health charity. For almost 100 years SAMH has promoted the importance of good mental health; delivered dynamic and innovative recovery-focused services across Scotland; campaigned on behalf of people with mental health problems; and challenged stigma and discrimination. Our own strategic vision sits across 3 priorities: psychological wellbeing, suicide prevention and care and support with areas of focus including workplaces, children and young people’s mental health, sport and physical activity and our national programmes on anti-bullying and anti-stigma and discrimination.
We have established a strong supporter and partnership base with c30,000 relationships on our supporter database, 60 corporate partners and have a number of existing strategic partnerships with organisations to deliver multiple national and community based programmes. We campaign and influence across the country for people’s mental health. In the past year we engaged with over 7,000 people to influence national policy and our own strategy and continue to be viewed strongly by key decision makers with SAMH being considered the most effective charity 5 out the last 6 years in a survey of MSPs.
We are now looking to appoint a new Director of Delivery & Service Development. With over 50 community based services across Scotland, SAMH is at the forefront of providing person centred and recovery focused support to people with mental health problems. Across this range of locality based services; including health and social care, employment, primary care; distress interventions and therapeutic approaches; you will lead teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a real difference to people’s lives.
As a key member of the Executive Team and Senior Management you will shape the SAMH Strategy and ensure the delivery and development functions work in support of the organisations ambitious plans for the coming years. Specifically, you will lead the transformational change of psychological wellbeing and the development and redesign of our core service offers will both be crucial features of the post as the organisation seeks to change, grow and innovate at a critical time in mental health.
The ideal candidate will have operated at senior management level, have drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities and be able to bring influence to bear in the external environment. A strategic thinker with a track record in delivery too, we are looking for someone who can be part of a high performing team to lead the organisation to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support. Considerable experience of financial management and an understanding of economic drivers will be essential in a field where contract delivery and results are key.
Change-makers sought! Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?
We’re looking for an experienced professional to help us to improve the lives of children, young people and care leavers by supporting the stability and security all children and young people have a right to.
As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, CELCIS works to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, their families and carers, and care leavers, by supporting the people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in the services, practices and skills they use.
We’re looking for someone to be part of our Children’s Services Implementation team who’ll bring passion, insight and understanding to our work focussed on enabling effective family support and, where needed, high quality alternative care for children and young people. This role will work with partners and stakeholders to create the readiness and conditions necessary to support transformational change in practice.
This involves working with children’s services, other partner organisations and with those who have lived experience to support and embed impactful systems change and improvement. With others in the team, this post will support the development of genuine partnerships, groups and forums to share and embed best evidence and to facilitate staged based approaches to change. At CELCIS we apply a variety of methodologies across our work, within this team there is a particular focus on the use of Implementation approaches to drive, enable and embed sustainable complex change.
Central to the role is the ability to apply evidence based approaches, facilitation, coaching and practical skills to support improvement and support implementation of innovative and evidence-based practices that will better meet the needs of children, families and carers. The role would suit candidates with compassion, sensitivity and the strong relationship-building skills required to support, facilitate and encourage systemic and strategic change in practices.
Do you have experience of working within the children’s care and protection sector? Can you demonstrate a deep understanding of and commitment the change and improvement set out in the Promise Change Plan, and respecting lived experience of care? Are you passionate about using improvement approaches to make this happen?
You will have an appropriate professional qualification / relevant degree, with substantial practical experience and evidence of successful collaborative working, including experience of using an improvement and implementation approach.
Does this sound like you? Apply now.
Funding for the post: Like for all colleagues in the team, this post is initially funded for 12 months, with a further 2 years of funding indicated by Scottish Government. CELCIS has received funding in this way from Scottish Government since 2010 where we agree our funding level every year, as well as agree the next two years indicative level.
All CELCIS staff are working remotely at home until the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (we are based in the Curran Building at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). Flexibility for blended working arrangements (from home, in the office, and travel to work with local partners as required for the role) can be available and we are happy to discuss.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Claire Burns, Director (Acting) (email@example.com).
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.
Scottish Adoption delivers high quality placement and adoption support services. The bulk of our services are delivered across Edinburgh and the Lothians, although we work with Local Authorities from across Scotland and other parts of the UK. We are an ambitious organisation with strong governance. In recent years we have undertaken a journey of incremental growth, combined with launching a number of adoption support initiatives including our sector leading Adoption Therapy Centre for Children.
Scottish Adoption is seeking a new Chief Executive who will be responsible for providing leadership, developing, and implementing Scottish Adoption's strategic and operational plans, partnership and being an effective advocate for the charity and the families it serves. You will lead and work with a team of 30 permanent staff and a pool of freelance staff. They will be responsible for ensuring financial control as well as supporting and advising on service delivery and maintaining good governance across all aspects of Scottish Adoption.
To be considered for the role you must meet the following criteria:
- Recognised social work qualification and registered with (or eligible to register with) the Scottish Social Services Council.
- Evidence of continuous professional development relevant to the role.
- Experience of leading people successfully through progressive development, innovation, and projects to deliver strategic development plans.
- Recognised as a highly professional and effective partner and communicator.
- Experience and proven success in leading a teams or significant projects/programmes which include budgets, people, and stakeholders.
- In depth knowledge and experience of managing Adoption and Fostering services.
For a confidential discussion contact Debbie Shields on 0141 212 7555.