Bridging The Gap
Bridging The Gap

Charity registered in Scotland SC028657

Bridging the Gap, Glasgow builds positive relationships across diversity through delivering community led activities, projects and transition work in schools.

Current vacancies

Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow (Hybrid)
  • Closing 3rd May 2024

Bridging the Gap (Glasgow) is recruiting for a number of trustees who understand the role and importance of governance in the third sector. We are looking for people who act with integrity, compassion, honesty, and who are passionate about our work and the role of the third sector.

Bridging the Gap (Glasgow) is a Glasgow wide community charity established in 1998 working to ‘bridge the gap’ in communities, removing barriers to participate in activities whilst working towards the reduction of social and economic inequality and stigma.

Ideally you will have experience of working at a senior management level and will have a deep understanding of the nature of community development and the stigma that is attached to poverty.

We are also keen to speak with you if you match one or more of the following criteria with your professional or lived experience:

  • Strategic planning and change management
  • Community engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources and staff development
  • Accountancy
  • Compliance and mitigating risk
  • National and local government and statutory bodies
  • Marketing and communications
  • Collaborative partnership working

About Us

Bridging the Gap (Glasgow) is a Glasgow wide community charity established in 1998 working to ‘bridge the gap’ in communities, removing barriers to participate in activities whilst working towards the reduction of social and economic inequality and stigma.

Our vision is ‘Where people grow, thrive, fully participate in life and are free from social and economic inequality’.

We aim to reduce loneliness, develop community peer support, cohesion and resilience whilst reducing poverty and stigma. We do this by delivering a varied programme of activities and events in collaboration with key stakeholders.

We are a registered charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

Commitment

The board meets quarterly, either face-to-face, via video chat, or as a hybrid of the two.

The duration of Board meetings is usually no longer than 1.5 hours.

All relevant papers are forwarded on a reasonable timescale, either via email or posted in hard copy.

Being a trustee is a voluntary role but Bridging the Gap (Glasgow) will cover relevant out-of-pocket travel and other expenses that would allow you to attend meetings.

Aside from the board meeting, additional time consideration should be given to allow for time to read through relevant papers, follow up on any action points, and may involve attending occasional additional meetings, events, or strategy days.

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Community Engagement & Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd September 2022

Bridging the Gap, Glasgow builds positive relationships across diversity through delivering community led activities, projects and transition work in schools.

We are currently looking for an experienced Community Engagement & Development Manager to join our team, bringing a wealth of community engagement and development knowledge and skills to help us to excel in delivering and shape our community led activities. This post will line manage a small team and lead on funding applications for our charity. You will be experienced in fundraising and evaluating community led activities and projects.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £36,000 – £40,000
  • Gorbals, Glasgow (partial home-working negotiable)
  • Closing 4th February 2022

Since 1998, Bridging the Gap has improved the lives of young people, families, and members of the wider community by providing opportunities for those 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. Previous Chief Executive experience is not essential.

For a confidential discussion, contact Catriona Mackie of Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

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