The Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer.
The Archdiocese covers an area from the Borders to Fife, encompassing East and West Lothian, Stirlingshire and East Dunbartonshire. It comprises 110 Parishes, over 90 Schools and twenty-nine Religious Communities.
Reporting to a Board of Trustees, the Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the overall leadership and line management of support services teams encompassing Finance, Safeguarding, Property (including Mount Vernon Cemetery), Health and Safety, Communications, Chancery and Education. These services are provided from within the structure of the Archdiocese Curia which is tasked with providing the necessary support to enable the Archdiocese to achieve its stated objectives.
Applicants should possess an appropriate professional qualification and/or be educated to degree level or equivalent. Previous experience should include a relevant leadership and management role at a senior level in a diverse organisation and sound financial and business management knowledge. Applicants should also have a good knowledge of Scottish Charity legislation. An empathy for the work of the Catholic Church in Scotland is also crucial.
The role is based at the Archdiocesan Offices, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9 1BB.
The Yard is a Scottish charity with one simple aim; to build thriving communities of support that enrich the lives of disabled children, young people and their families. We offer play, respite and family support from our adventure play centres in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife. Our approach is rooted in learning from lived experience and our team are skilled, patient and understanding and invested in each and every child and family.
To meet the increasing need in Scotland, we are planning to increase our services reaching more children and young people. We are looking to recruit a Head of Service who will be part of our Executive team.
Leading a team of experienced service managers, the successful applicant will ensure the delivery of the new services whilst making sure our current delivery is not compromised. They will implement a comprehensive evaluation system meeting the varying needs of our stakeholders; families, funders, partners and the Care Inspectorate.
Our culture is central to our success and the successful applicant will need to lead and manage in line with our values of community, inclusive, inspire, kindness and adventure. We work collaboratively, valuing insights and opinions across the team. We recognise that we have an ambitious agenda and look forward to welcoming the person who is enthused and energised by this opportunity.
In return, the successful applicant will join a warm, motivated team, where user satisfaction of our services is high. We are open to new ideas and welcome ways to develop and improve.
If you would like to understand more about the role and The Yard, Tricia Stewart our Director of Resources, would be happy to have a conversation with you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time for a call.
This is a new role in a really impactful, empowering and supportive values-led environment. This is not a typical business development role but rather an exciting opportunity to have a more strategic approach by starting with learning, policy and research rather than chasing funding opportunities.
There is specific work to share the approach and impact of our £2m 5-year Lifting Neighbourhoods Together approach with a wider audience in the public and third sectors.
This is a diverse role in a diverse organisation. Community Renewal Trust has 45 staff and a wide array of work in neighbourhoods and social enterprises. This includes: two neighbourhood teams delivering a whole-person, whole-neighbourhood approach; two food pantries; a team of Roma staff supporting Scotland’s Roma with advice and community development; a consultancy social enterprise; and Caledonia Funeral Aid.
Our focus is on ending poverty for households and whole-neighbourhoods, not just tacking poverty or mitigating poverty; our learning about this from both successes and failures is extremely relevant and needs to be shared widely.
Because this is a new role we are open to suggestions and negotiating options for this post.
Are you ready to make a lasting impact in Scotland's housing landscape? Home Group, one of the UK's largest providers of high-quality housing and integrated health and social care, is seeking an exceptional individual to join us as Director for Scotland. At Home Group, we are driven by a mission to build homes, independence, and aspirations. With a turnover exceeding £367 million and housing over 113,000 people annually across England and Scotland, we have a proud history dating back to 1935. We've grown into one of the largest organizations of our kind while maintaining a strong commitment to Scotland and the wider UK.
As Director for Scotland, you will hold overall responsibility for all our operations in Scotland, ensuring the quality provision of our homes and services. You will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of our operations in Scotland and will work closely with the Home Group HQ to ensure this direction is aligned with the rest of the organisation. Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations, you will provide clear, creative leadership, working closely with our Home Scotland Board and colleagues to deliver our ambitious targets. Your responsibilities will encompass governance, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and ensuring regulatory compliance. The Director for Scotland will be successful in running a large region of a complex organisation while keeping our customers at the heart of everything we do.
We're seeking a dynamic leader with a track record of success in large, complex organizations. You'll need to be agile, collaborative, and adept at navigating change in a fast-paced environment. Experience in housing management, regulatory compliance, and strategic planning within the Scottish context will be highly advantageous. We are open to those making the move into the housing sector for the first time, however candidates must strongly evidence transferability and interest.
At Home Group, we value diversity, inclusion, and equality. We're committed to creating a supportive, inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. As such, we encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from Minority Ethnic or Multicultural backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals with disabilities, and the recruitment process can be adapted to accommodate any particular needs.
Joining Home Group means more than just a job – it's an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in people's lives. In return for your talent and dedication, we offer a competitive salary, car allowance, comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for career advancement. If you're ready to take the next step in your career and make a real difference in Scotland's housing sector, we want to hear from you.
Crisis is the national charity for people experiencing homelessness. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
The policy and communications team in Scotland leads on innovative solutions, including championing new prevention legislation that will be introduced to parliament this year. This is an extremely exciting time to join the team and be part of a transformational change.
Location: Edinburgh office – Working from home is an option in line with Crisis’ Hybrid Working policy
About the role
As a Senior Policy Officer, you will lead on the development of Crisis Scotland’s policy positions, covering a range of issues related to homelessness but with a strong focus on homelessness prevention policy. You will ensure the solutions we propose are evidence based, drawing on the experience from our services, our members and our vast body of research and evaluation.
The Policy and Communications Team in Scotland has a prominent role in influencing Government. We are at the forefront of shaping innovative solutions, including championing prevention legislation that we hope will be introduced to parliament this year. This is an extremely exciting time to join the team and be part of creating transformational legislative, policy and systematic change.
You will work in a small, supportive, and highly skilled policy influencing team, based within our Skylight service in Edinburgh, enabling policy to be shaped by our practice.
To be successful in this role you will need extensive experience formulating policy solutions and communicating them clearly and concisely. You will need to be able to work under pressure at busy times and be able to manage your workload to meet internal and external deadlines. You will be an excellent communicator, have a sound understanding of the policy influencing process in Scotland, and have a strong passion for ending homelessness.
You may have experience in government, third sector, local authority. Other relevant experience related to policy synthesis, policy influencing, and government relations would be of much benefit.
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:
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.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, which focus on providing support and advice directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however, they choose to access it.
Citizens Advice Scotland runs a series of national specialist services as projects which require dedicated project management. As a Project Coordinator you will take the lead on nominated projects with the overall responsibility for their execution and successful delivery.
As well as leading as the focal point for the allocated projects, your role will be responsible for the overall project management through proactive engagement, communication, planning and reporting with key stakeholders and participating member organisations of Citizens Advice Scotland.
You will ensure the funder and participating bureaux, as well as external and internal stakeholders are communicated with regularly, effectively and in an engaging way, particularly on matters relating to project delivery, management of project change and risks, service design and Quality Assurance as well as contract and financial budgetary management. You will require an ability to foster a team culture across a dispersed team and be able to direct and support them to communicate and engage with stakeholders effectively, monitor performance and service design as well as meet external and internal reporting requirements.
National Projects are focused on providing a comprehensive, enhanced support service which is being delivered by the bureau network. Prior knowledge and involvement in advice projects would be an advantage.
This role offers the opportunity to be part of an influential organisation that campaigns for a fairer Scotland in order to make a real difference to consumers' lives. This is a great opportunity to play a critical role in helping to make society fairer, and in supporting our network of Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions. We want our people to have a great work life balance and we have designed our working practices and benefits to support this. Here are some of things our employees benefit from: a 35-hour full time working week, 40 days annual leave, genuine flexibility in working hours with a flexi-time system, and blended/hybrid working opportunities for every role.
Citizens Advice Scotland is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements to support all our staff. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
CAS provides options for blended working to allow employees to balance their time attending the office with time working from home. The number of days you will be able to work from home each week will be dependent on your job role and can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.
Victim Support Scotland delivers essential services including information, practical assistance, emotional support, and guidance throughout the criminal justice system. Providing specialised support for individuals affected by various crimes such as murder, terrorism, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence, and hate crime - Their aim is to empower individuals to navigate the aftermath of a crime and rebuild their lives.
With dedicated volunteers supported by paid staff, Victim Support Scotland's national and local offices across Scotland, as well as their teams in the Sheriff and High Courts, ensure the provision of high-quality support to those impacted by crime.
As the voice of individuals affected by crime, Victim Support Scotland advocates for victim and witness rights and strives to enhance support services by influencing key national policy decisions. They actively collaborate with partners in criminal justice agencies, the third sector, and local organisations to drive positive improvements within the criminal justice system.
As a member of the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) your role involves devising and implementing effective strategies to generate new business and partnership income. Your primary responsibility is to maximise funding opportunities to support Victim Support Scotland's core mission of aiding all victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland.
You will also be responsible for diversifying the organisation's funding streams, including partnership funding, grant funding, and corporate funding, to develop a sustainable model of income. Collaboration with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Board, and VSS partners will be essential in identifying and aligning funding opportunities with organisational objectives.
Your duties will be to develop new income generation partnerships, service invitations to tenders (ITTs), and potential grant funding sources for VSS. Additionally, you will drive efforts to identify and support the ELT in establishing strategic partnerships aligned with VSS's corporate strategy, goals, and values. Moreover, you will lead the coordination and in funding bids and tenders, ensuring active involvement from all relevant colleagues in funding development efforts and provide an effective reporting system. We are looking for an individual who is willing to do the ground work, seek and mature all opportunities that align with the funding strategy.
The professional and personal rewards of working with VSS cannot be overstated. An enhanced benefits package is provided, that covers you and your family. Additionally, being part of a national-level organisation means you'll develop significant skills as well as collaborate with good people who genuinely want to make a difference.
If you are an driven, creative, and a self-starter who understands the Scottish funding landscape and knows how to be a part of a team focused on the mission, we want to hear from you.
Do you want to play a lead role at the heart of an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives?
If you’d love to lead an innovative and varied range of services which support young people and families, then this could be the job for you! Our Families pillar provide Preventative and Early Intervention services which build and maintain strong family relationships and resilience, thereby reducing the risk of homelessness.
About the role
This role has arisen due to the early retirement of the current postholder. The Families pillar is full of knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated staff, and this role leads them to deliver the following services:
You’ll be responsible for leading the pillar’s strategic and operational activities. This includes planning, budgeting, funding, partnerships, quality assurance and risk management.
You will have a knack for translating strategic aims into operational reality. You will be a role model of Cyrenians’ values-led, relationships-based approach, with experience in managing, developing and supporting services and people. You’ll be keen to use your excellent management skills to support your teams, build connections and share learning across the Families pillar and beyond.
You’ll bring knowledge of the issues facing young people and families today, alongside excellent partnership-working and contract management skills. You’ll have experience in building, developing and evaluating services. As this is a busy, complex role, you’ll benefit from being organised and skilled in managing expectations and competing priorities.
How we’ll support you
You’ll be supported by an experienced Director of Services, and join a collaborative, knowledgeable senior management team, who will support you to develop and grow in your role. You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians’ support, including our learning programme, and staff wellbeing services.
At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness by taking a Public Health Approach to Homelessness Prevention. We take a values-led and relationships-based approach to delivering all our services. You can find out more about our organisation and our impact online.
Compassion | Respect | Integrity | Innovation
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.