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.
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.
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.
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.
Recruitment to the Board of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust
Do you have a passion and commitment to help create connections in nature, with nature and to each other? So do we.
This is an exciting time to discover the new opportunities, rewarding challenges and benefits of joining our Board.
Established in 2012, The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Countryside Trust (LLTCT) is a registered Scottish Charity and a company limited by guarantee. The Trust is an environmental, and health and wellbeing charity, which aims to support and enhance the wellbeing and resilience in landscapes, communities, and people. Working predominantly within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, we work with a wide range of partners to deliver projects, encourage participation, and collaborate with others to address the biodiversity and climate emergencies, and to create more sustainable, healthy, and active communities, places, and partnerships. Our vision is for our landscapes and communities to be connected and thriving.
Our 2023-20230 strategy has a strong nature focus to deliver our purpose of creating connections in nature, with nature and each other. It builds on our specialisms of landscape scale nature restoration partnerships, health and wellbeing walks, active travel and targeted community empowerment and support.
We are now looking to add up to 2 members to the Board to help us to deliver our vision by taking LLTCT on the next exciting stage of its journey. If you are passionate about the Trusts objectives and have a connection to this amazing part of the world through living there, through work or you visit the area to use and enjoy its many fantastic features and visit the beautiful spaces then we would love to hear from you. We are interested in speaking with candidates with a wide range of skill sets – however candidates from the following areas are particularly welcome.
The commitment is to attend 6 board meetings (hybrid format), including an AGM and an annual away day, with relevant preparation and involvement in subgroups and further meetings or ad-hoc work when required through the year.
It’s an exciting time at EMMS International, with the creation of two new roles to develop our income generation capacity. We’re looking for a highly motivated, experienced fundraiser to join the small, yet highly efficient team.
Leading on creating new philanthropic relationships, developing existing support from mid-level donors, and growing strategic partnerships, you will enjoy creating and implementing plans to cultivate and steward new and existing donors.
EMMS International is Scotland’s longest serving healthcare charity, with programmes focusing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Our current programmes take place in Malawi, Inda, Nepal, Zambia. Rwanda, and Scotland.
Are you an experienced trusts and grants fundraiser looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of neurodivergent people?
Our newly created Trusts and Grants Fundraiser position may be the perfect opportunity for you. Trusts and Grants will provide an important income stream for the Donaldson Trust to enable the delivery of our strategy, increasing our reach and impact while remaining financially sustainable.
As the National Body for Neurodiversity, the Donaldson Trust is a catalyst for change. We believe there is a genuine opportunity to change society for better. We aim to be at the forefront of driving this change, and make a difference with, and for, neurodivergent people.
We're a team filled with caring and talented individuals who work together to create positive change, and you'll be part of a team dedicated to giving neurodivergent people a voice and contributing to our vision of a society in which neurodivergent people are understood, accepted, treated fairly and valued.
The Trusts and Grants Fundraiser will develop and manage the annual fundraising plan, identify new income streams, manage day to day relationships with trusts and grant funders and maintain a pipeline of funding applications aligned with the charity’s vision, values and strategic goals.
You will have proven track record of raising funds from written applications, strong writing, project management and organisational skills. With strong interpersonal skills, you will have confidence in building relationships and collaborating effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
This is a full time position, but we’re happy to discuss flexible working.
Tiny Changes is Scotland’s first national young people’s mental health charity. We run projects with young leaders that help young minds feel better. The charity was set up in memory of artist and Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison. Through his music and art Scott made tiny changes that had a big impact on people from all walks of life.
We believe that Scotland’s young people deserve great mental health, and we believe in their insight and innovation to make this possible. We exist to nurture the talent of young people to find solutions that work for them.
In three years, we’ve funded 69 innovative mental health ideas - from bubble therapy with refugees to peer-led crisis prevention cafe and d/Deaf youth wellbeing resources - supporting over 4,000 children and young people, with many of them leading change in their communities. You can read more about our strategy here.
The Tiny Changes team is growing all the time. We currently have 6 Trustees and will be looking to recruit another 2 trustees to join the Board later this year. The Tiny Changes Team is made up of 3 employees and 1 consultant, creative partners and young advisors. You can read more about our team over on our blog.
As a freelance operations consultant at Tiny Changes, you will support the interim CEO with the management of all charity and day to day operational activities, continuing the development of the charity in line with organisational objectives and strategic direction. Working closely with our small team, you will contribute to the overall direction of charity-wide operations. Supporting the management of co-production (youth lead projects), fundraising, human resources, health and safety and equality diversity and inclusion, to ensure our processes are up to date, compliant, meet the overall needs of the organisation and reflect our values.
What will you bring to Tiny Changes?
We are looking for applicants with the following characteristics:
1. Share our vision and values - we are Hopeful, Brave, Honest and Kind
2. Have knowledge of or interest in mental health issues affecting children and young people in Scotland
3. Active listener, equalities driven and self-reflective
We particularly welcome applications from the following groups:
• Young people under 30
• Young people with experience of mental health issues
• Disabled people
• Neurodiverse people
• People with experience of caring roles
• Care experienced people
• People from minority ethnic communities
• Asylum seekers or refugees
• People who identify as any gender that’s not cisgender
• People who identify as LGBTQIA+
• People from gypsy traveller communities
• People from a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds
You can find more information in the Job Description and Person Specification linked below.
Role Accessibility: This role requires frequent travel and use of your own vehicle
The Halliday Foundation meets both the immediate, practical needs and providing sustainable pathways out of poverty for people impacted by homelessness and deprivation - primarily in east end of Glasgow.
Using volunteers, the Halliday Foundation designs and delivers services to build self-esteem, reduce isolation, connect communities and develop employability skills. We build strong, trusting relationships free from stigma and judgement among the people who use our services, with donors and local community partners.
The Halliday Foundation have vacancies on the Board to oversee the management of the charity and ensure that it is financially viable, properly governed and complies with all relevant regulatory frameworks.
We are looking for individuals who can also add
• Legal – charity, employment, and commercial law
• Marketing / Fundraising
• Strategic planning
• Grant writing
• Business development
In addition to monitoring the charity’s governing work with volunteers and members, successful candidates should have a general interest in the health and well-being of those in poverty or those who are homeless and at-risk people and be able to contribute to the strategic work of the Board.
As a voluntary position, it will not be paid but travel and other expenses for attendance at meetings are reimbursed in line with our policy. As a local, inclusive charity we are keen this diversity continues to be reflected in our Board.
Could you be our next Board member?
Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) is seeking new trustees to join our Board of Directors. VCEL is the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian. We are here to inform and represent the third sector, providing support, advice, learning and development opportunities for both individuals and organisations. Our teams are dedicated to helping our communities advance. VCEL work with organisations and individuals across East Lothian, we’re your trusted and convenient single point of access for support, guidance and opportunities in the East Lothian area and we ensure that the third sector is effectively supported and represented at the local level. At the heart of VCEL is our mission: to build empowered and resilient communities with a thriving third sector.
Our Trustees/Directors are responsible for VCEL's overall governance. Meeting a minimum of 5 times a year, they set the organisation's strategy and ensure we are accountable to our funders and our regulators. To bring additional skills and expertise to the Board, we are seeking applications from dedicated individuals from wide ranging and diverse backgrounds including those with a background in law, finance, business, human resources, marketing, fundraising and the voluntary sector with an interest in making a difference.
Although it's a voluntary unpaid position it is a highly rewarding and enjoyable role.