Ayrshire Housing is a well-regarded and financially strong housing association with 1,700 houses in management. Over the years, we have extended the range of housing solutions we offer, along with delivering many award-winning new builds. We enjoy an excellent reputation with a strong track record of development, innovation and wider regeneration in the communities we serve with much of this activity taking us far beyond housing. We remain an active developer with a busy programme stretching ahead.
We are a community centred organisation focused on strong partnership working with public bodies, and the private and voluntary sectors. We are also committed to active engagement with our tenants and the wider community in shaping the ways we deliver our projects and services.
We have a tremendous opportunity for a new Head of Finance role to join our dynamic Senior Management Team, shaping the overall direction and performance of Ayrshire Housing.
While upholding Ayrshire Housing’s values, the successful candidate will have a track record of developing and maintaining effective financial management and accounting systems at a senior level. Effective leadership skills will be key to providing motivation and direction to the staff team at Ayrshire Housing along with being proactive in partnership working to enhance Ayrshire Housing’s reputation.
We offer full EVH terms and conditions of employment, including attractive pension options and hybrid working opportunities.
A basic disclosure check will be required of the successful candidate.
Do you imagine yourself leading policy and advocacy campaigns in Scotland for a leading human rights charity? Do you want to use your skills and experience to build political and societal support for LGBTQ+ rights in Scotland, and build on the incredible progress made? Have you got big ideas about how to influence and lead progress as part of the Scottish LGBTQ+ movement to drive forward Stonewall’s campaigning in Scotland? If this is you, then apply to join us as Head of Scotland at Stonewall.
Stonewall is a human rights charity. We stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. We imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and we can live our lives to the full.
Over the last 30 years, we have helped create transformative change in the lives of LGBTQ+ people in the UK. Our campaigns drive positive change in public attitudes and public policy. We ensure LGBTQ+ people can thrive throughout our lives by building deep, sustained change programmes with the institutions that have the biggest impact on us, whether we’re learning, working, praying or playing sport.
As Head of Scotland, you would be a key part of a team of driven, passionate people who are working together to deliver our Free to Be Strategy (2021-25). For this role we are looking for an experienced influencer, with a good knowledge of different approaches to creating change – including policy development, public affairs and public campaigns. You will be a confident spokesperson, able to relate to a wide range of audiences and connect our priorities to theirs. You will have an excellent understanding of the political and societal landscape in Scotland, using your insight to navigate the opportunities and challenges for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion across the country. You will be a team player, working as part of Stonewall’s Campaigns and Human Rights leadership team to ensure our collective strategy supports progress for LGBTQ+ people across the UK and the world.
Our people make up a vibrant, dynamic community. Lots our staff have a personal investment in the work we do, and we come from a wide range of backgrounds. We’re proud of this diversity, and of our support for one another – in our teams, our network groups, and our friendships.
We are looking to appoint a new CEO who can take this unique organisation to the next level.
Saheliya is a specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for women and girls (12+) living with and/or surviving from experiences of racial inequality compounded by gender-based abuse, living in Scotland. We promote mental well-being by combating the effects of discrimination and abuse, reducing the stigma of mental health, improving access to mainstream services and dismantling the structural inequality that exists for minority ethnic women.
This is an exceptional opportunity to have a lead role in a unique and innovative organisation helping to change the lives of some of Scotland’s most marginalised and at risk women and children and gendered abuse, reducing the stigma of mental illness, and improving access to mainstream services while enabling women to also move on into opportunities for self-development and employment.
Saheliya’s services and partnership work extends through healthcare, housing, education, employment, immigration and access to justice- delivered across Edinburgh, the Lothians, and Greater Glasgow, as well as wider Scotland.
Community InfoSource (CIS) is looking for a key person with a passion for working within an organisation led by people seeking asylum and refugees, to enable them to secure their rights and put ideas into action. The CEO will support the Board in directing the work of the organisation, building in sustainability and developing a wellbeing culture and quality standards for all involved, assisting with taking forward its strategic vision and plans for the future, while increasing CIS’s public profile. The person should be committed to a human rights ethos and to CIS’s values.
The aim of this post is to provide support to the Board, to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.
Community InfoSource has secured funding for this post from The Tudor Trust for 28 hours a week for a minimum of 1 year. Thereafter it is subject to successful fundraising.
Phone: 07933 934 412 if you require more information about the post or wish to discuss it
Due to the imminent retiral of its long-serving current Director, this forward-thinking organisation seeks to appoint a proactive, experienced, self-motivated professional to lead it through an important period of change. The successful candidate will use their proven clinical, managerial, and leadership skills to sustain and deliver the charity’s core counselling service while imaginatively developing the organisation in the coming years. With a lead role in the future of such a unique and highly respected organisation, the new Director will help to change people’s lives and deliver affordable therapy to a wide diversity of people.
The PF Director has both clinical and organisational responsibilities, ranging from managing the flow of clients from application to ending, across to the financial sustainability and future development of services. Although the staff team is small, the role also includes the recruitment and management of a large and diverse team of volunteer counsellors.
We are a leading provider of practice placements for students studying counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland. The Director therefore also maintains relationships with a range of local and national institutions providing professional counselling training.
PF Counselling Service
The PF Counselling Service is a COSCA Recognised voluntary counselling agency which offers both short and long term therapy to people over the age of 18, irrespective of their ability to pay, or where they live in Edinburgh and the Lothians. A registered Scottish charity, it was established in 1986 and is now the largest independent voluntary counselling service in Edinburgh.
Based in south Edinburgh, the PF offers over 15,000 sessions of counselling a year to over 750 clients, provided by around 100 professionally trained volunteer counsellors. An experienced and active Board of Trustees provides governance and support to the staff team of five, which is responsible for all aspects of delivering the service.
If you share the charity’s commitment to the healing, growth, and personal change that counselling can offer, and are a confident, inclusive, and compassionate leader with the skills we are seeking, then we’d love to hear from you.
About the role
A new and exciting opportunity to work as a fundamental part of the People Team, supporting colleagues through their time with Sustrans.
The purpose of the role is to strengthen our colleagues’ voice, building the organisation’s capability to positively manage colleague relations, supporting Sustrans in building colleagues’ trust and engagement and leading colleague relations to ensure we are a charity for everyone.
The role will develop and implement a colleague relations strategy that aligns with Sustrans’ goals, values, and legal requirements.
As the Head of Colleague Relations, you will be instrumental in maximising the colleague experience. You will line manage a team of three People Advisors to provide coaching and expert advice to line managers on policies, legal requirements, processes and best practice.
You will work closely with the wider Human Resources teams, legal counsel and senior management to address complex employee relation issues and provide expert advice and recommendations
You will help lead Sustrans in developing a positive relationship and ways of working with our newly recognised union and reconstituted colleague forum, helping lead negotiations and being a key contact in this exciting new relationship.
You will support organisational change, develop and implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention and ensure our policies are modern, valued and inclusive.
This role does not involve regular travel. We may occasionally need you travel during your work including occasional overnight stays.
You should have experience of leading a colleague relations team in managing complex case work, as well as change management and supporting organisations through change.
You will need experience of working in a unionised environment, and of building relationships and managing negotiations in line with a recognition agreement.
You will need a good understanding of colleague engagement and practices and experience of developing people policies and procedures.
You will be educated to CIPD level 5 and be passionate about progressing the EDI agenda.
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
What we offer
In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
28 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
Staff volunteer days
24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes
Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
Bike, computer and season ticket loans
London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)
Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.
You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.
We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.
You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.
Upmo are an Edinburgh-based charity that provides support and opportunity for adults with learning disabilities and autism across Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian. Upmo was founded in 2006 by Josh Barton and inspired by the belief that services for adults could truly be exciting, dynamic and meaningful.
In 2006, adults with learning disabilities lacked opportunities in higher education and there was a lack of understanding around individual needs. Those who understood the needs of service users operated with limited scope to encourage, inspire and motivate. As a result, many service users were isolated and desperately in need of opportunities to become more socially engaged, active and valued.
The response from Upmo was combining progressive learning within an educational curriculum and the development of support service provision – placing the needs of students at the heart of services. Distinguishing themselves by adopting an unconventional approach, Upmo provides custom-tailored support services alongside a well-regarded curriculum featuring creative workshops, educational activities, and vocational programs. The charity has also expanded its impact through a growing number of social enterprises aimed at creating job opportunities and preparing students for employment.
Upmo is actively seeking an accomplished Senior Fundraiser equipped with a diverse skill set, who are able to craft strategic approaches for accessing new funding streams and fostering income generation. The ideal candidate should possess experience in securing support from Trusts, Foundations, and private sector sponsors that align with the organisation's strategic plans.
Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and submitting funding applications, as well as developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders. The position requires the successful delivery of funding campaigns, objectives, and targets within set deadlines. This entails monitoring funded projects, completing progress reports, and conducting necessary research for new opportunities.
If you possess experience in these fundraising areas with a proven track record of success, along with effective organisational and communication skills, and if you are driven to surpass targets, we encourage you to connect with us for more details.
The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 572 years. Today, we are one of the world's top 100 universities and ranked 13th in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Impact Rankings 2023, demonstrating that we are not only one of the best universities in the United Kingdom, but one of the best universities for the world. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.
The John Smith Centre promotes politics as a force for positive change through thought-leadership and action. The John Smith Centre is embedded within the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow and has built a strong reputation for student opportunities and outstanding events. We seek to extend our activities at the University and beyond, encouraging young people to participate in politics.
The Centre is at an exciting stage in our development. As our second Director since inception, the postholder will lead the next phase of our development, building on the strong foundation fostered by the current Director and the University.
In this role, the Director will provide strategic leadership to all the activities of the John Smith Centre. They will shape the strategic direction of the Centre, direct the thought leadership of the organisation; craft and direct activities; and lead the engagement with both the University community and the wider UK.
We are launching the UK’s first Youth Poll this year, a multi-year tracker poll assessing the attitudes of young people towards politics. Key to the poll’s success and unique appeal is that students are involved in every part of it. The new Director will have the opportunity to curate actions and events from the data it generates.
We will also present a series of high-profile campus-based events to celebrate our 10th birthday in 2024: our ‘John Smith Centre at 10’ series. We have commitments to participate from outstanding UK and international contributors and the new Director will continue to shape this series as the year goes on.
We have ambitious plans to grow our internship and development programmes. We run the only paid internship at the Scottish Parliament, and are now able to offer Westminster internships. We will offer our first internships with the mayor offices in England in 2024 and hope to develop opportunities in local government.
This post is full time (35 hours per week) and offered on an open ended basis. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
The National Centre for Music (the NCM) is at the core of the redevelopment of the former Royal High School building, located at Calton Hill, Edinburgh. This role is a unique opportunity to play a central role in establishing the NCM in supporting the Scottish music sector and providing a platform to secure its future, and thereby bringing life to an exceptional historic site, at the heart of Edinburgh. The NCM will be a new cultural asset for both Edinburgh and Scotland. We seek a visionary individual who will be able to advance the NCM concept. This will be based on a consultative approach that establishes the requirements of the sector and general public, which in turn provides scope to the NCM’s priorities and operational practicalities. The role will be responsible for implementing the recommendations and associated action plan to establish a robust and sustainable Business Case for the NCM.
Are you passionate about the future of children and young people in Scotland and want to make a difference? The Volunteer Tutors Organisation (established 1977) provides educational support to children and young people who need it most, regardless of their background or ability to pay. Our tutoring support is tailored to each pupil’s individual learning needs. We work collaboratively with schools and other partners to maximise the opportunity for success. Our overarching aim is to help reduce the poverty-related attainment gap in Scotland. Although most of our tutoring is in Glasgow, we also have thriving projects in Edinburgh and Perth & Kinross.
An opportunity has arisen for the position of Managing Director to provide operational and strategic leadership to the VTO team, building on the significant successes during the past 5 years and identifying opportunities for sustainability and growth. We are looking for an individual preferably with both private and 3rd sector experience who has a track record of success in building partnerships and fundraising.