Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young Black people and young people of colour in Scotland? Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is looking for committed board members to continue their work as Scotland’s major voice for Black and People of Colour (PoC) children and young people. Established nearly four years ago as a small anti-racist youth work organisation, we have grown to a team of over 30 staff members – many of us Black and PoC young people ourselves. We aim to make IYS a community, a support and a champion for all Black and PoC children and young people in Scotland.
We centre anti-racism and the experiences of Black and PoC young people in schools, at work and in personal lives through our Mental Health Service and our Education, Restless Natives, and Youth Work programmes. Our governmental and sectoral advocacy is an extension of these priorities and focuses on upending the entrenched inequalities and structural exclusion that have cut Black and PoC young people out of decision-making that shapes our lives. When IYS join these spaces of decision-making, we are often the only people present directly engaged and connected into the lives of Black and PoC young people. Our growing presence in Scotland emanates from this unique position – as both an advocacy organisation and a community organisation.
We are looking for a creative and proactive person with a passion for antiracist change to join our board in Scotland's leading antiracist youth charity, We centre anti-racism and the experiences of Black and PoC young people in schools, at work and in personal lives through our Mental Health Service and our Education Program, Restless Natives program, and Youth Work. Our governmental and sectoral advocacy is an extension of these priorities and focuses on upending the entrenched inequalities and structural exclusion that have cut Black and PoC young people out of decision-making that shapes our lives.
Our growing presence in Scotland emanates from this unique position – as both an advocacy organisation and a community organisation. Taking on challenging demands in a world that we need to navigate to safeguard young people and maintain our life changing services.
We are looking for Board Members with a passion for antiracist change join our board in Scotland's leading antiracist youth charity, we want our board to understand the difficulties that an anti-racist organisation faces and reflect our values.
This is a voluntary role and the commitment involves around 4 hours per month, with the exception of emergency meetings. This includes Board meetings at quarterly intervals often held in person or online from 6pm until 8pm.
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We particularly encourage dark-skinned people, migrants and people who experience multiple marginalities to apply! At IYS, we believe that we need to be representative of the people we work with. Therefore, we aim for our staff team & board members to represent the multiple experiences of Black people and people of colour in Scotland. The young people with whom we work need to trust that our team understand their experience as well as possible. We will look at skills and recognise impact of intersecting inequalities in approaches to governance and support
We are excited to announce the opportunity for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to join the SYP team. Working within SYPs youth led structure, this role will be to support on the delivery of our policy, campaigns, influencing and public affairs work across the organisation. Including supporting Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, project participants, support workers, SYP staff and other key stakeholders. This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.
We are excited to announce the opportunity for a Participation and Programmes Officer to join the SYP team. Working within SYPs youth led structure, this role will be to support on the delivery of our participation, programmes, project and training work across the organisation. Including supporting Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, project participants, support workers, SYP staff and other key stakeholders. This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.
Are you ready to embark on an engaging journey where you'll play a vital role in providing administrative support across the team including board meetings and tackling the day-to-day challenges of a dynamic charity? You will support all areas of the charity such as, Programmes and Volunteering, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications and Governance. The ICAS Foundation is on the lookout for a passionate and very organised individual to join us as a Foundation Administrator.
Who We Are: The ICAS Foundation is an independent charity that collaborates closely with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) to champion equity, diversity, and inclusion among its members. For the past decade, we've been dedicated to empowering university students studying accountancy and finance, having granted over £2 million in funding. Each year, we support approximately 100 students across universities in Scotland and England, welcoming around 35 new Scholars annually and guiding them through their university journey for up to 4 years.
Our core mission is to enable academically talented young people from less privileged backgrounds to pursue accountancy or finance-related degrees. We accomplish this through financial bursaries, a mentoring scheme, and facilitating internships and graduate job opportunities.
The Job: As a Foundation Administrator, you'll dive into a multifaceted role that involves diary management, meeting coordination, minute-taking, data collection, and thanking donors for their donations. You will be skilled in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel, and supporting the administration needs of our volunteers, students and donors.
You'll help to organise board meetings, manage the mailbox, student bursary and grant enquiries administration and coordinate updates from mentors, students, and alumni. Additionally, you'll support fundraising initiatives, administering donations, writing thank you letters to donors and support at events to elevate our charity's visibility and income.
Your work will directly contribute to our mission of supporting young people from diverse backgrounds in the UK, enabling them to pursue higher education and a broader range of career opportunities, including becoming a Chartered Accountant.
Who We Need: We're seeking an experienced and organised administrator, with a preference for candidates who have worked in charitable organisations. However, we're open to various work experiences that can be applied to advance the ICAS Foundation's charitable purpose.
Our work is all about creating a positive impact for young people and is both rewarding and challenging. We're looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced and diverse role, enjoys engaging with others, and is adept at managing multiple tasks, stakeholders, and schedules. You should be comfortable juggling diaries, coordinating external meetings and events, and collaborating closely with a small, enthusiastic and hard-working team with direct responsibility to the Director.
This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the ICAS Foundation's mission, making a real impact in an organisation where you can roll up your sleeves and take on a pivotal role.
In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including an employer pension scheme (9%), a generous holiday package (Up to 35 days including public holidays and the option to buy and sell), training and development opportunities, and up to 3 days paid volunteering days to support charitable activities. The post will be contracted on a joint employment basis between the ICAS Foundation and ICAS, benefiting from all of the features and benefits of an ICAS employee.
Barnardos Threads Service is partnership with Renfrewshire Social Work is recruiting a Project Worker 2 for our Early Help Service.
This role has been created to provide an alternative to social work intervention for families who are experiencing difficulties which without support, might escalate to require statutory involvement.
Early Help Project Workers will take a strengths-based approach to their work with families, working in partnership to identify and develop strengths and protective factors. Practitioners will focus on achieving:
The project worker will have a good knowledge and understanding of the wider supports available from voluntary and community-based organisations and will refer families to these supports where appropriate. This will maximise family engagement with long term community-based support available to them within their local area.
The role activities include assessing and planning, parenting and family support. Outcomes include Improved Family Wellbeing, Reduced Isolation and Community connectedness.
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.