The responsibilities and powers of the Children and Young People’s Commissioner are set out in the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003. The Commissioner is appointed by the King on the recommendation of the Scottish Parliament and is entirely independent of the Scottish Government.
We are looking for a skilled finance professional who can hit the ground running operating Sage software and providing expertise to the team. Are you someone who thrives on producing accurate and timely work and enjoys the implementation of new financial procedures? If you meet the essential criteria listed in the job description, we would love to hear from you. As this post involves direct work with children and young people, you will be required to obtain PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.
Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run six programmes in Raploch and Fallin in Stirling, Douglas in Dundee, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.
The Director for Children, Young People and Communities is a new role within the organisation, which reflects the growth and success of the programme, and the desire to ensure excellence in all elements of the delivery for children, families and communities. For example, you will champion and strengthen our approach to inclusion, tackling child poverty, equality and community & young peoples’ voices.
A key leadership role within the team, the role will work closely with the CEO to support Big Noise Centres to deliver on the organisation strategy. This will rely on close partnership working with all members of the leadership team, and in particular developing key principles of working with the Director of Music. You will also provide line management, support and mentoring for Heads of Big Noise Centres, to maximise their internal and regional leadership capabilities.
A successful leader, manager and strategic thinker, you will have extensive experience of working with children, young people and / or communities, with a social drive and ambition for all to succeed. With knowledge and understanding of the Scottish policy context, you will also have the ability to engage with and navigate the hopes, ambitions and expectations of multiple stakeholders and distil these into tangible actions.
We welcome applications from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities. If you do not have the right to work in the UK currently, we may be able to offer sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa, provided you meet the criteria as detailed here: gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa .
Neighbourhood Watch Scotland is undergoing a period of transition and is seeking an ambitious and collaborative director to champion, lead and develop the role of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland as a key partner within Scotland’s Community Safety Sector. This newly created position seeks to add strength to the current team and bring a fresh approach to the strategic direction and delivery of our values and outcomes.
A key requirement of this role will be a progressive style which will contribute and drive us through this period of transitional change. You will have the ability to inspire and motivate our members, influence decision makers and work with community focused partners thus facilitating a holistic approach to community safety and engagement.
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Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.
Glasgow Life’s Arts and Music Programme inspires, connects and improves the lives of the people of Glasgow through a diverse programme of festivals, events, projects, learning and engagement opportunities, community initiatives and advocacy.
We are currently recruiting for a fixed-term part-time Senior Arts Producer (Creative Communities). The Senior Arts Producer will oversee and manage our Creative Communities programme, which covers three main areas of work - an embedded Artists in Communities programme, year round Community Touring activity and Creative Intervention work.
The post is part-time (21 hours a week) for 16 months with a potential option to extend (depending on funding).
The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of, and networks within, the arts and community sectors in Glasgow as well as connections with national and sector development bodies across Scotland. The candidate will have worked extensively in an arts management role, producing and delivering activities and events to a high quality.
The Arts team has a base in Tramway with a team of Area Arts Producers working extensively in their own areas as required.
To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:
We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.
In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays. You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.
Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and in our programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit glasgowlife.org.uk/the-small-print/an-inclusive-employer
The successful candidate for this position must have significant experience of working at senior management level, preferably within the charitable sector. You will lead a dedicated, passionate and experienced team providing excellent and effective support for bereaved children and young people in Scotland.
Reporting directly to the Board, you will implement the overall strategy and help maintain the organisational culture. Your excellent interpersonal skills will enable communication at all levels and your enthusiasm and vision for the work will inspire others across the team. As the CEO of the charity, you will forge relationships with appropriate bodies and advance its aims in partnerships. You will oversee excellent monitoring and evaluation processes. Overall, you will be responsible for maintaining the ethos and values of a developing and dynamic organisation.
As the Head of Finance, you will be working with the Chief Executive, Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees to implement Corra’s long term finance strategy, particularly in relation to cash flow and reserves to ensure we have the resources we need to deliver our charitable objectives. As well as this, your role will entail working alongside the Finance Manager in their role of supporting, managing and training the wider finance team, and improving systems and processes where necessary.
The successful applicant will have a detailed knowledge of accounting principles and relevant qualifications, and a track record of successfully leading and managing a finance team. You will have strong analytical skills and be able to demonstrate strategic thinking. You will have a proficiency in accounting software, and an awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of different accounting packages.
Additionally, you should have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience of presenting complex financial information to Trustees, Senior Management Team, and non-finance managers.
You will have experience of working in the charitable sector and handling charitable accounts, as well as having a high level of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
You must be a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CIPFA or equivalent) and have a minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience.
This role would be suitable for someone who has extensive experience as a previous charity Head of Finance who has a strong mix of financial accounting, business partnering, and staff management.
As with other Corra staff, there will be the requirement to be flexible and to provide support for other aspects of Corra business as and when required.
The role will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, alongside Corra’s hybrid working policy which enables a high degree of flexibility.
As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.
The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.
Friends of the Earth Scotland is seeking a value-driven and collaborative Director to lead and guide our dynamic and creative organisation. This key role will lead and promote Friends of the Earth Scotland’s unique role in the urgent and critical context of the climate and ecological emergency. Working closely with the Senior Management team, together with the board and staff team, you will initially focus on the development of a refreshed organisational strategy.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about securing climate and social justice and committed to system change. You will be an excellent communicator, with sound political judgement, and the vision to galvanise the movement to achieve tangible impact for people and the environment. You will have a good understanding of the Scottish political context, social movements and how change happens, and a track record of securing change. You will bring significant experience in the third sector, in a senior or leadership role, and of financial management and governance. You will value and prioritise ongoing reflection and learning, both on a personal and organisational level. You will have a naturally collaborative leadership style and a strong track record of developing and implementing effective cross-organisation strategy.
This is an exciting opportunity to work at Scotland's leading environmental campaigning group, working to help people in Scotland look after the planet for everyone’s future.
Connect Community Trust is a Development Trust and Social Enterprise based within the Greater Easterhouse and East End of Glasgow. Our organisation is first and foremost community-led, with the community at the heart of everything we do and is one of our main strengths. Connect is a forward thinking, creative and diverse organisation that has an ambitious and exciting future ahead with a dedicated and committed team of staff, volunteers and Board.
We are looking for a CEO that can take forward and build upon the achievements over the past 19 years and support the community to overcome challenges, embrace and lead positive change and create and develop social enterprise activities to sustain the organisation.
Community Alcohol Related Damage service (CARDS)
CARDS NHS Hospital Link Worker
OVERALL AIM OF THE ORGANISATION / SERVICE
A new collaborative approach between Rowan Alba and NHS Lothian to provide support to the NHS Lothian Alcohol Related Brain Damage Care Pathway. This focuses on care for individuals with Alcohol Related Brain Damage who frequently present in crisis at hospital and are not accessing community support. This post of Hospital Link Worker with lived experience of Alcohol Harm or ARBD will work with the Alcohol Nurses at the New Royal Infirmary to deliver information to provide immediate emotional and practical support to a caseload of individuals and increase engagement with community support via our volunteer befrienders on discharge from hospital. The main client outcomes being around health and social wellbeing, preventing future crisis and most importantly through developing healthy supportive relationships that act as a vehicle for positive self-identified outcomes.
This project will help share knowledge to better empower individuals with ARBD to be in control of their diagnosis and understand their condition to manage their everyday lives and alcohol use.
OVERALL PURPOSES OF JOB
The link worker will:
The Sessional Behaviour Specialist will work alongside SOHK Lead Behaviour Specialist and Facilitators to lead on the non-sporting activities of the SOHK for Schools Programme delivery in Scotland, predominantly Edinburgh, Glasgow and Central Belt. This includes group workshops, one-to-one mentoring and liaising with school staff.
This role is centred around helping the pupils we work with increase their wellbeing and self-awareness; ultimately to take responsibility for the areas of their lives that are directly within their control.
SOHK for Schools is a 3-year intervention, working with groups of around 20 pupils from S1 until they finish S4 and complete their Nat 4/5s. The pupils will be chosen by the school and will typically be the ‘hardest to reach’ young people. We will work with them for half a day every week, delivering rugby training, classroom sessions on subjects such as growth mindset, goal setting and choices and we’ll deliver weekly 1:1s.
The programme will be evaluated by SOHK staff, teachers, parents and the pupils themselves.