Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?
We are recruiting a Senior Childminding Development Officer to help us deliver our childminding services across Scotland.
The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org
The successful applicant will coordinate and deliver the Integrated Childminding Service in the City of Glasgow area and provide appropriate support to childminders recruited onto the service. This post may require direct contact with children and vulnerable adults. You will be adept at developing relationships, negotiating and working collaboratively with partners to achieve better outcomes for children and families, along with experience of the delivery of funded ELC hours and family support. This will be underpinned by an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders.
We require a skilled communicator with the ability to engage with others while demonstrating enthusiasm, self-motivation and focus. You will possess excellent organisational skills and be comfortable using Microsoft Office packages including Excel and Sharepoint.
Due to internal secondment this post is fixed term, with initial year one funding to March 2025, as part of a 3-year funding agreement, confirmed on an annual basis.
The post is home office based but will require travel and attendance at meetings within Glasgow (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.
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.
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in South Lanarkshire. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs.
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent Sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
South Lanarkshire is a progressive partnership and invests heavily in this post and the Independent Sector.
The successful candidate will be required to spend a significant amount of time in the South Lanarkshire area.
The post is home based with travel, where necessary, and is hosted by Scottish Care. Flexible working is available.
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 email@example.com to set up a time for a call.
The Saltire Society is seeking a Director who can lead on all aspects of the management of the charity. The key priority will be the development and implementation of a major fundraising campaign to ensure the long-term viability of the Saltire Society. A wide knowledge of Scottish arts and culture is expected.
A full job description and further information is available from the website at saltiresociety.org.uk. This is a full-time post, but the Society is prepared to be flexible with regard to hours and aspects of the job description in order to secure the right candidate.
The Saltire Society is one of Scotland’s leading supporters of culture. For over 85 years we have been committed to every part of Scottish life, from social housing and literature to public art and emerging creatives. Today, the Saltire Society upholds its founding principles of inspiring culture and provoking responsible debate for contemporary Scotland. The Society has a broad international outlook and is not affiliated with any political party.
We work for Scotland. With our awards programme we reward excellence in literature, publishing, housing and art in public places. Through the Outstanding Women of Scotland community, we work to promote the contributions of women in Scotland. With the Fletcher of Saltoun Awards, we celebrate the contributions of individuals working in Arts and Humanities, Science, and Public Life.
The Saltire Society acts as a catalyst to make things happen in Scotland. We work to champion the best new ideas and help bring them to fruition. We host events, such as our annual Fletcher Lecture, support the work of other organisations and offer funding through our bursaries.
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.
Transforming the experience of child victims and witnesses in Scotland
Children 1st are looking for an exceptional and experienced operational leader to become our Bairns Hoose co-ordinator/service manager in Aberdeenshire. You will co-ordinate children’s journey through the Bairns Hoose, managing the space, liaising with agencies on behalf of children and their families and leading a team of advocacy and trauma recovery workers. Working within the Aberdeenshire Bairnshoose Development Group alongside Social Work, Police, Health and Justice colleagues to deliver on the ambition to offer children a trauma sensitive, rights-based and recovery focussed response to their care, protection, justice and recovery needs.
The Bairns Hoose is based on the European Barnahus, a child-friendly, multi-disciplinary, and interagency model of justice, care and recovery for children who are victims and witnesses of all forms of violence. A carefully designed place where all services and supports are child centred, rights- based and recovery focussed with Police, Social Work, Health, Court and recovery support services based under one roof.
This service demands a leader who is driven by children’s rights, is passionately committed to trauma responsive models and who has a background in delivering child centred, family minded support and multiagency services. You will lead our team of Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Workers and ensure the effective and efficient running of the Bairns Hoose. As a member of the Aberdeenshire Bairns Hoose partnership, you will build on the progress made to date and work towards achieving fully the aspiration of a Bairns Hoose for children and their families. As a key member of our Bairns Hoose Team, you will support our ambitions to have the highest quality Bairns Hoose delivering the greatest impact in the lives of children and families.
Our charity is a people and culture organisation. We put children’s rights and relationships at the heart of everything we do. We have ambitious plans for our Bairns Hoose to deliver on the Bairns’ Hoose National Standards, offering support to recover from the point at which children report abuse or harm, minimising the re-traumatisation of the justice and child protection system.
The Bairns Hoose Coordinator role is challenging due to the complexity of the systems change that Bairns Hoose seeks to achieve, requiring significant multiagency partnership working. The role also provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop new approaches to practice within child protection and justice that helps inform the way forward for Bairns Hoose in Scotland. You will shape and lead a high performing team focussed on achieving the best outcomes for children and their families. You will be an excellent communicator, creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant partners and leaders in Aberdeenshire to achieve our shared strategic vision for Bairns Hoose.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, ensuring that children’s voices are at the heart of our Bairns Hoose development and support.
You will have substantial experience of leading a team delivering trauma sensitive support to children, young people and families. You will fully understand the ways in which the current justice and child protection systems retraumatise young people. You understand that ambitious change requires a clarity of purpose and vision and that as a leader it is your responsibility to communicate this. Your leadership and decision making are founded on a strong value base of doing the right thing by children and families at all times. You understand that strong professional, working relationships are the foundation of quality outcomes for children and families and high quality practice within your own team and with external stakeholders.
Knowing our ambition for children and young people, you will:
If this sounds like you and your values align with ours then we would love to tell you more. An informal conversation with our Assistant Director can be arranged for interested candidates.
This a full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will work across the Aberdeenshire area. As you will be leading and developing a new service. Children1st are a relationship based organised and we need you to be a physically present ‘hands on leader’ of an amazing team who are similarly ‘hands on’ and ‘in person’ in their support of children and young people and families. The role may also involve occasional travel across Scotland.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
Are you passionate about high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders, and delivering services across Scotland?
The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org
We are recruiting a Workforce Manager (Retention) to manage the development and delivery of childminder retention pilot models in our exciting new Workforce Programme, Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future, aimed at retaining and growing the number of childminders across Scotland.
The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and managing a retention models team as well as working collaboratively with the wider SCMA team to deliver our innovative work which focuses on providing Mentoring, Funded Time Off the Floor and Quality & Learning support for childminders. You will work in close partnership with designated local authorities and wider stakeholders.
We require a skilled communicator with the ability to manage and motivate your team, demonstrating enthusiasm, self-motivation, and focus. You should have a robust understanding of childminding services, current challenges for the childminding workforce and solution focused approaches, including the ability to test and innovate.
Excellent planning, organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is essential. You should have highly developed written and oral communication skills.
Initial funding is until March 2025, however this is part of a 3-year proposal with funding confirmation received on an annual basis. The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling).
Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.