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.
Do you have experience of producing high quality, accurate content, preferably including content dealing with online advice plus a real desire to further develop? Then join Shelter Scotland on a fixed-term contract as a Content Designer and you could soon be playing a vital role within our Communications and Engagement team’s digital function.
About Shelter Scotland
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet over a million people in Scotland struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter Scotland we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter Scotland and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the Team
Our Digital team is tasked with creating and delivering high-quality, user-friendly digital content on the Shelter Scotland website that’s informed by user need. Users get reassurance from an excellent experience. Accordingly, the content needs to be of an exceptional standard so that they leave the site confident about what they need to do next to assert their housing rights.
As a Content Designer you’ll collaborate closely with colleagues including two other Content Designers, a Senior Content Owner and Digital Lead, a UX Designer and User Researcher and a Web Developer and Web Content Editor
You’ll also work with internal stakeholders at Shelter Scotland, including housing advisers, policy specialists, legal teams, senior management.
About the role
This role is key in helping to ensure that our online housing rights information fully supports our strategic goal, namely that everyone can defend their housing rights by accessing our advice services. As well as creating and communicating helpful and reliable user-focussed content to ensure an excellent user experience, you’ll get to take part in research and discovery to identify user needs. Once identified, we’ll rely on you to then design and maintain content based on such needs to agreed content production processes and best practice accessibility principles. And, all the while, you’ll be part of an agile team that’s dedicated to iterating and improving our digital advice. Reviewing the work of other content designers from the users’ perspective, giving constructive feedback, testing content with users and publishing and editing on a content management system – these are just some of the responsibilities you can look forward to.
To succeed, you’ll need proven experience of communicating complex information to users. You will have experience of producing high quality, accurate content, preferably including content dealing with online advice. You’ll also need the ability to research, analyse and convey complex information clearly. Experience of, or familiarity with, content design would be useful too. However, this is not as essential as your commitment to working together with others to create the very best digital advice. If choosing to work predominantly from home, you must be willing to attend regular meetings at Shelter Scotland offices.
Do you have the passion and drive to make a positive difference to tenants and communities, and lead the largest West Lothian based Housing Association on its journey from good to great?
Almond Housing Association is based in Livingston and has a number of exciting opportunities for the right individuals to join its Board of Management, as well as positions available to join the Board of Management for its subsidiary company, Almond Enterprises Limited. These are voluntary roles with no financial remuneration however travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Almond Housing Association
Almond HA owns over 2,500 properties, 655 garages, and delivers a factoring service for 176 properties. With a rental income in excess of £13m and over 45 employees, Almond HA is a values-driven organisation with a mission to deliver ‘homes, people and communities to be proud of’. We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and suitably skilled individuals to join our Board of Management, which is responsible for overall governance and financial management, business development and growth, investment in housing, related services and its people.
Commitment and relevant experience are valued as much as knowledge and qualifications. Applicants will be required to work with fellow Board members and the senior team and have an ability to grasp complex issues quickly, make considered and informed decisions and have the ability to challenge constructively in a Board environment.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate ability and a proven track record in their chosen profession or other relevant experience. To complement the existing range of expertise on the Board, we would be particularly keen to hear from applicants that have professional or personal experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Tenant perspective/customer focus
• Community development/grant funding
• Human Resources
• Information Technology (technical aspects)
• Net zero/climate change management
Almond HA Board members are expected to attend evening meetings five times during the year, and two strategy meetings at our Livingston office. Additionally, Board members will be expected to undertake relevant training from time to time. An Induction programme, training and Board ‘buddy’ will be provided. Successful applicants will join the Board as co-optees, until formal election at the Annual General Meeting in September.
Almond Enterprises Limited (AEL)
AEL is seeking a new Chairperson and Board Members from candidates with a keen interest in driving the strategic direction and growth of organisation to maximise the benefit to the local community.
AEL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Almond HA, and is an established social enterprise, working for over fifteen years to provide cleaning and environmental services throughout West Lothian.
Whilst much has been achieved by AEL since its inception, we recognise that it has the ability and resources to do much more. As a subsidiary of Almond HA, it has the ability to deliver real impact within the community and to assist the parent company in achieving the aims of its community impact strategy.
The subsidiary receives support from the Almond HA Board and senior management team. Almond HA delivers large programmes of planned and cyclical maintenance works and there is significant opportunity for AEL to deliver additional workstreams. We are also keen to create training and employability opportunities for our local communities. AEL is a Real Living Wage employer, and it is proposed that as the scope of services increase the terms and conditions offered to the team will be enhanced.
The roles of Chair and Board members represent an exciting opportunity to lead AEL through a period of significant growth as it looks to realise its significant potential and increase its considerable positive impact within West Lothian. Commitment, enthusiasm and relevant experience are valuable assets. We would welcome all applications and particularly from those with knowledge or experience in the following areas:
• Managing and delivering property related services
• Third sector knowledge
Ideally, we are looking for individuals with an appetite and drive to help AEL increase its activity and range of services. We would love to hear from you if you think you can bring added value, experience, and leadership to the Board. Previous experience as a Board member is not required as induction and training will be provided. The Board currently meets remotely 3 times each year and once in person – in the early evening.
Looking for an opportunity to work for a flexible and family friendly organisation with good pay and conditions?
SCVO is the membership organisation for the voluntary sector in Scotland and we take pride in being a good employer. Our staff can work a blend of office and home working and flexible working requests are a ‘day one right’.
We are seeking an experienced Technical Support Engineer to join our dynamic IT team. Your role is crucial in ensuring smooth operation of systems and applications, providing comprehensive assistance across networks, servers, cloud, desktops, and more. You'll also support our Managed IT service for the voluntary sector, delivering support remotely and on-site to our partners.
Your expertise and strong communication skills will be crucial in delivering technical assistance while maintaining a customer-focused approach that aligns with our values and service standards.
Join us and be part of a team committed to making a difference in the IT landscape of the voluntary sector.
We strive for a fair and transparent interview process; if you are successful and selected for interview, we will share our interview questions with you at least 3 days before the interview date.
Can you help New Start Highland develop a new CRM and bring its digital processes under one system? The project will be specified and scoped at high level by our external IT consultant and the postholder will implement the project under their guidance. New Start Highland is one of the most impactful social enterprises in Scotland, focussed on people, planet and purpose.
We are looking for a graduate with an excellent understanding of digital solutions to join our team in the exciting and rewarding role of Graduate Digital Systems Officer. This is a 12 month fixed term post part funded by HIE’s Graduate Technology Placement Programme and open to those who have graduated in the last 4 years.
This is an exciting opportunity for a self-driven, enthusiastic person who wants to grow, learn and be part of a positive work environment. Application packs can be downloaded from our website newstarthighland.org
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