Welcome to the Church of Scotland – one of Scotland’s largest charities which, for more than 4 centuries, has played a crucial role in maintaining the social fabric of Scottish society through the provision of extensive charitable, community and spiritual support. Proud of our long history, we are nonetheless a forward looking organisation that works closely not only with other churches across the globe, but a wide range of charities, interfaith networks and individuals alike. We continue to engage with both Government and civic society and thus add significantly to Scotland’s social capital.
As a result of impending retirement, there now exists an exciting opportunity to join the organisation as Head of Finance and General Treasurer. Reporting directly to the Chief Officer as part of a tight-knit Senior Management Team, the Head of Finance will manage a team of approximately 30 people and have overall responsibility for the effective financial management and strategy of a £100m budget, whilst also providing financial oversight and services to several related parties. Duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
The Ideal Candidate
To be successful in this role, it is envisaged that the successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant with several years’ post-qualified experience as a Finance Director or equivalent in a relatively large and complex organisation. Experience of leading, inspiring, managing and developing large teams will be crucial to your success, as will be your ability to influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at a very senior level, primarily through the provision of timeous, meaningful and robust management information to better aid decision making. An outstanding communicator and empathetic listener, you will have the tact, diplomacy and nous to “bring people on the journey”. Experience of working in the charitable/third sector could be an advantage but is by no means essential.
The Next Steps
This is a very rare opportunity to play a hugely influential role for an organisation that is embedded in the social fabric of Scotland and as such, we are keen to speak with as many candidates from as diverse a background as possible. Therefore, should you be interested to know more about this role prior to submission of a formal application, please do not hesitate to contact our retained advisor, Ivan McGeorge, at McGeorge Appointments. All correspondence is treated in the strictest confidence and without obligation.
Elderpark Housing Association is a community-based housing association operating within Govan and the surrounding areas. We are committed to providing high quality homes and supporting those living within our communities to prosper. Our values are caring, reliable, fair, open and adaptable.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join us as Director of Finance and Corporate Services. This is a key role within our organisation as you will be part of our Senior Management Team, working to provide leadership, management and support to the finance and corporate services team in the delivery of effective financial management, treasury management, governance and compliance, human resource, IT and the corporate service function of the Association.
The focus of the role is:
Experienced at a managerial level, you should have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships across our organisation including with colleagues and our Management Committee. Membership of a relevant membership body (CIH or ACCA, ICAS, etc) and experience within a regulated environment is also sought. You should have experience in leading and developing high performance teams and be able to assist in the development of strategies which relate to the Association.
What we offer in return is an excellent working environment within the heart of our community; a commitment to supporting and developing the successful candidate’s skills, knowledge and experience; excellent conditions of service and strong pension offering and a sense of ambition to support the successful candidate to excel in the role.
Clyde Scouts supports around 7,000 young people and over 1800 adult volunteers across the following areas of Scotland: Glasgow; East Renfrewshire; East Dunbartonshire; North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire. Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
By 2025 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.
We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.
Clyde Scouts are extremely lucky to own and run two trading operations that support our charity to achieve their mission which include:
We also have two campsites Avondyke and Coltswood.
About the role:
We have a really great opportunity for someone looking to further their career and work with an amazing team at an exciting time.
Our Chief Operating Officer, Katrina Watson, will be going off on maternity leave at the end of March 2024 and we are looking for someone to step into the role. You will play a pivotal part in leading the effective management of our Charity, ensuring the smooth running of our operations, adherence to governance standards, providing strong leadership during a crucial period of maternity leave and supporting our Groups, District and Region to provide more #SkillsforLife and develop our Adult Volunteering.
This is a fixed term contract for 11months, we are hoping to have someone start at the beginning of March 2024.
Details of the role are as follows:
Hours - Full Time, 37.5 hours per week. You will be required to attend committee meetings and support activities and events, including working during evenings and weekends, for which time off in lieu, will be agreed.
Location - Clyde Scouts Head Office (flexibility for some hybrid working) G2 4PB with travel to our outdoor Centre, campsites and occasional events.
Are you a self-motivated and driven strategic leader specialising in delivering transformational change? Do you want to make a positive difference?
The Ayrshire Hospice provides specialist palliative and end of life care to support patients and their families make every day matter. Our vital work is filled with moments that make people smile during a time that can be difficult for everyone.
Why you should work for us:
Because what we do makes a real difference to people.
Because we are a passionate and warm team, driven by our shared values of being kind and compassionate, inclusive and honest with the patients and families we serve, who are at the heart of all that we do.
And we pride ourselves in having a collaborative environment with open debate and positive challenge in the pursuit of excellence.
And because we are ready and willing to transform and innovate.
About the role:
There will be a strong focus on the transformational delivery of high-quality services which not only add value, but are continuously improving. The role will also provide strategic leadership to the Governance, IT and Facilities functions of the Hospice and report directly to the Director of Operations Initiative, coupled with a sense of competitive drive, and the ability to stay focused on results is the key to achieving success. Self-assurance, and the confidence to purposely drive toward results while constantly problem-solving and engaging the commitment of others is essential.
While the job requires the ability to act independently, a sense of urgency and the confidence to handle a variety of challenges, a full commitment to the success of the Hospice and high standards of achievement are expected in this position. The emphasis is on results, and effective systems and processes that achieve results through and with people.
Location: Racecourse Road, Ayr, with a temporary decant to Lochranza Building, Ailsa Hospital, Ayr until late summer 2024.
You will be able to communicate the vision of what can be achieved and you will be a values-led leader who will inspire your teams. This is a strategic leadership role in which you will never settle for “good enough”. You will actively seek opportunities to innovate, improve, and develop in the pursuit of excellence and sustainability.
Collaborative and dynamic leadership will be at the heart of everything you do, whether leading on the strategy, advancing the role of digital technology, understanding the impact of climate change or ensuring operational efficiency.
You will have a strong track record in building effective relationships and delivering results-based service improvement across an organisation. With a proven flair for shaping change and leading people, you will have a crucial role in ensuring we continue to challenge ourselves to offer an excellent service.
A bit more about us:
Hospice care is often profoundly misunderstood and at times very challenging: the work we do is uplifting and it is a great privilege, the impact we can have is life changing. Our hospice is a bright and dynamic place to work.
Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with the incurable blood cancer myeloma and related conditions. We are committed to bringing together the best and brightest people to help us ensure that every patient has an empowered present and a hopeful future.
Our ultimate goal is to find a cure and make myeloma history. Until then, our mission is to help every patient live well with myeloma for as long as possible. We are committed to diagnosing myeloma earlier, discovering and sharing knowledge, transforming the patient experience and influencing positive change in care.
About the role
Myeloma UK is embarking on an ambitious five-year income generation strategy, which aims to increase income from £5m to £10m by 2028. This position will play a critical role, working alongside the Head of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships to lead income generation from major trusts, foundations, and grant funders and secure 5-6 figure grants for a range of innovative and life changing programmes – including patient and family support, research and advocacy. This role is also responsible for managing the Trusts and Grants Officer, who delivers our small trusts and grants programme.
Our major trusts and grants programme is at an early stage of development and this role offers the opportunity to build the foundations and significantly grow this income stream. It will involve working across the charity to identify fundraising priorities and co-create projects and will involve all aspects of cultivation – from research to relationship building with key prospects, through to preparing compelling proposals.
This is an exciting time to join Myeloma UK, with a new organisational strategy, a new fundraising strategy, alongside investment in fundraising, creating the opportunity to significantly grow income. We are looking for someone who can build and shape the programme, as well as deliver an increase in income.
We are looking for an ambitious trusts and grants fundraiser with experience of raising 5-6 figure gifts from a range of UK trusts, foundations and grant-making organisations. You will be a strategic thinker, who is ready to lead and implement our trusts and grants strategy alongside the Head of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships.
Strong relationship management skills are a must, as this role involves working collaboratively with a range of colleagues to identify fundraising projects and develop project concepts and proposals. We have a committed Trustee board and there is an opportunity to work with them, and other senior volunteers and donors to leverage opportunities within their networks. We need someone who is comfortable working at this level with the ability to build long-term cultivation strategies.
You will also need exceptional writing skills, with the ability to understand complex scientific information and translate it to a range of audiences. We need someone who can communicate the significant impact of our work and inspire funders to work with us.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to lead Crisis’s service offer and to ensure our work with members is safe, of high quality and impactful. The role holder will have genuine opportunity for leading improvements, for empowering local leaders and for strengthening the relationship between service delivery, development, building the evidence base and achieving social change. These are new roles, hardwiring service development alongside service delivery and creating a new era of empowered local leadership and investment in locations to drive local and national change. Our new 10 year strategy places our services at the very core of Crisis, and these three new roles are pivotal to our overall mission of ending homelessness.
To be successful in this role you will be an experiencing leader with an exceptional track record in service delivery, service development as well as empowering and inspiring people – including staff and volunteers. You will have excellent analytical skills, be familiar with working with significant budgets and with leading through change. You will share our commitment to ending homelessness.
You may have experience in leading and developing large scale service delivery in a relevant field, such as homelessness, housing, adult social care, health, education, training, or employment. You may have gained that experience in the voluntary or statutory sectors. You should have in depth knowledge of working with people with complex needs, engaging with statutory services and a working knowledge of safeguarding.
We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.
Working at Crisis
As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
And more! (Full list of benefits available on website)
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.
This senior position is an opportunity for a Programmes professional to contribute to shaping an international development organisation addressing some of the most important issues of our time.
The Director of Programmes is responsible for the development, management and most of the funding of EMMS International’s programmes, and contributes to the corporate leadership of EMMS International through membership of its 4-person Leadership Team.
The post-holder shares with the CEO responsibility to maximise income from institutional donors, and shares with the CEO and other colleagues responsibility for maximising income from foundations. The post-holder may develop any other innovative, programmes-related generation of funds that may arise.
The post-holder has responsibility for shaping EMMS International’s programmatic specialisations in consultation with the CEO, based on greatest needs, and EMMS International’s track record, strategic plan, and vision of “A just world in which all people have access to good quality and dignified healthcare”.
Current specialisations are palliative care (often part of Non-Communicable Disease work), Healthcare Career Pathways (helping financially vulnerable women into college and healthcare jobs), solarising hospitals, and response to health emergencies in the areas aropund our partners. We also currently help reduce teenage pregnancies, help health facilities become more financially and environmentally sustainable, and tackle leprosy, all of which the post-holder could grow through successful proposals.
The CEO currently runs all Programmes; over time the post-holder will assume responsibility for shaping the Programmes portfolio and mainly funding it, with details to be worked out with the successful candidate and depending on workload and funding opportunities.
Building Funding Capacity Programme
CEMVO Scotland has an exciting new opportunity to be part of a programme that is making a difference to the Ethnic Minority (EM) third sector. We are working in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF), to build the funding capability of the sector. As part of the programme, in the first year, we distributed around £142 000. For the next two years we will be distributing £400 000 a year. Working as a team, your role will be to help manage the Ethnic Minority Development Fund, provide one to one funding support to EM organisations as well as capture learning and share intelligence about the sector with the TNLCF.
Main Purpose of the job
To provide funding capacity building support to the EM (ethnic minority) third sector organisations and community groups across Scotland.
Provide support to organisations applying for the Ethnic Minority Development Fund (EM-DF) managed by CEMVO Scotland on behalf of The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF).
Manage the Knowledge and Learning Network space to encourage collaboration, intelligence gathering and mutual learning between TNLCF and the EM third sector.
Full Job Description can be downloaded below.
The Scottish International Education Trust (SIET) was formed in 1971 by Sir Sean Connery who donated his entire fee from Diamonds Are Forever. SIET exists to give financial help to who show exceptional ability and promise; currently the Trust mainly focuses on post-graduate level students who represent ‘excellence in need’. A grant from the SIET can make the difference between a talented individual pursuing a life-changing course or their promise being unfulfilled. All income and expenditure is dedicated to achieving these aims.
For further information, please visit our website:- scotinted.org.uk
What we are looking for:
The Scottish International Education Trust is looking for new Trustees to join the Board. Expertise in the following areas would of interest but not essential:
The Trustee Board is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the charity; they must act in the best interests of the charity and act with the requisite care and diligence of someone managing the affairs of another person.
Trustees will be expected to:
All travel and out of pocket expenses will be paid.
Do you want to work at the heart of an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives?
If you love working with people and are passionate about services which support positive healthy ageing, then this could be the job for you!
At Cyrenians we take a values-led and relationships-based approach to delivering our services. You can find out more about our organisation and our impact online.
About the service
OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) works with individuals and communities to promote independence and wellbeing for people age 60+ across West Lothian. We deliver person-centred, early intervention and prevention services to keep people connected in later life. Our service aims to provide people with the tools to enable them to live independently and remain in their own homes for as long as they want to be there.
About the role
The Senior Service Coordinator leads the Service Coordinator and Service Support Assistant in the delivery of the befriending element of the OPAL service and the management of our volunteers.
As Senior Service Coordinator you will:
The role is fixed term to cover for an internal secondment.
You’ll have experience in a similar role, be sensitive, pro-active and have a positive attitude.
As you’ll have the opportunity to work with a broad range of people, you’ll have strong communication skills, be approachable, with the ability to adapt to achieve shared goals.
How we’ll support you
You’ll be part of an experienced, knowledgeable team, with a supportive line manager, who will help you develop and grow in your role. You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning programme, and staff wellbeing services.
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