Bridgewater Housing Association have a great opportunity to participate in the leadership of this well regarded organisation within the social housing sector, providing housing and a range of services across Renfrewshire. Managing around 851 social rented properties and provide a factoring service to nearly 2700 owner occupiers, it includes looking after the equivalent of 40 full size football pitches in common environmental maintenance, as well as a management service to tenants of other organisations living out with Erskine.
The Association provides a range of accommodation and services for families, single people, the elderly and disabled people. We provide, under contract to Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Councils, the Care and Repair Service for all three of these local authorities and we provide, under contract to Renfrewshire Council a Housing Support Service to 95 sheltered tenants.
The Head of Finance will be responsible for the strategic management of our financial and IT functions, ensuring compliance with good governance practice and other financial, statutory and regulatory requirements. There are various strands to this role which make it more than just a Finance role with oversight of our governance matters working closely with the CEO and our Leadership team.
You will have overall responsibility for financial planning and performance, including internal and external audit, regulatory returns, our risk register and arrangements, financial plans, budgets and cash flows, policies and procedures.
• Lead on Financial Strategy and Control measures
• Implementing Treasury and Risk Management strategy
• Quality Assurance, Performance Management & Business Intelligence
• Develop Strategies and Policies in relation to the Finance Team
• Deliver continuous improvement in customer satisfaction and business performance
• Ensure excellent Governance and Compliance services.
• Delivering an effective ICT and Telecoms strategy for the organisation.
• Contribute to leadership and strategic direction of the organisation
• Provide line management, coaching & leadership to Staff.
We are seeking:
• A professionally qualified accountant
• A leader, used to operating at a relatively senior level
• A strategic thinker, able to make a contribution
• A communicator, able to influence
• Experience of working with a board
• Good understanding of corporate governance
• Experience of financial planning & budgeting, KPIs, financial modelling tools,
• An understanding of treasury strategy
• A strong understanding of the underlying financial control environment.
At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well with their family. As a charity we offer emotional, practical, and financial support to help families to put children first and campaign to uphold the rights of every child.
An opportunity has arisen for an IT manager to join our enthusiastic and dedicated IT team focused on providing excellent IT services to Children 1st. The role involves the management of IT infrastructure, systems and hardware, overseeing the work of the IT technical team.
Based in Edinburgh, with some home working and visits to sites across Scotland, the successful candidate will bring significant experience of managing cloud hosted IT services. Demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft 365, Azure and Intune, the post holder will be highly motivated with robust problem solving and analytical skills.
The role will involve collaborating with colleagues across the organisation, taking the time to build relationships and understand the needs of the organisation.
This is a full-time, (35 hours per week) permanent role and while we support flexible working you will be based in Edinburgh and will be required to travel throughout Scotland. Due to this, access to a car is required.
Please download our Job Description/Person Specification to read more about this exciting and key role!
As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive the following salary and benefits:
40 days annual leave (inclusive of 9 public holidays). We also have a contributory pension scheme (the charity will pay up to 8% of your salary) and life assurance
We are a Registered Charity and SCIO SC046936. Established in 1985, the Charity has been delivering vital services for women and children across the Inverclyde area for over 37 years. Inverclyde Women’s Aid’s vision is of a society, in which women, children and young people are full and equal participants, free from the threat of abuse, violence or oppression.
We are looking for Trustees to join our Board. Would you like to help improve the lives of women, children and young people who have experience of domestic abuse in Inverclyde?
Do you have an understanding of the feminist analysis of domestic abuse? Do you have some time to give on a voluntary basis to provide leadership, legal and fiscal oversight, and to support the ongoing development of the vital services we provide?
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and committed women, aged 16 years or over to our Board. We have several vacancies.
The Opportunity: This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our feminist governance team supporting and overseeing the development of the organisation to ensure the continued delivery of high quality, responsive services to vulnerable women, children and young people in our area. You do not need to know everything there is to know about domestic abuse, but you will need to prove that you are interested in our work, reliable, action focussed and committed to our principles and values.
We welcome applications from women with strategic vision, good independent judgement, and the ability to work as part of a diverse team. We are committed to diversifying our Board so women representing all sections of the community are welcome. We are keen to add to existing skills and knowledge, so we particularly want to hear from women with the following professional backgrounds: human resources/employment law, marketing & communications or social media, third sector or social enterprise experience, fundraising, business, property management, IT skills and women who have a legal background. We also strongly encourage women who have personal experience of domestic abuse to offer us their personal insight into accessing and using the range of services offered by women’s aid and partners.
Time Commitment: The Board currently meet bi-monthly via Zoom. The frequency and the method of meeting will continue to be reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the organisation. It is important that prospective trustees recognise that they will also be, at times, responsible for progressing pieces of work in between meetings, either on an individual basis on behalf of the Board or as part of a short life working group or a sub-group of the Board.
There is also an expectation that new Trustees will fully participate in a comprehensive induction, as well as ongoing training and support. Although the Board is meeting online, we would anticipate that the Board Members visit the staff team and that at least once a year there is a strategic planning day in person with the staff and Board.
Our posts are open to women only applicants as we are a woman only service, covered by the occupational requirement exemption under the Equality Act 2010.
Are you a solution driven and customer-focussed IT professional looking for a full time, flexible hybrid working routine where you can share your expertise?If you have in-depth experience of administration of Microsoft products and working as an integral part of a large organisation then we want to hear from you!
We’re now on the lookout for an IT Infrastructure & Azure Specialist to join us on a full-time, permanent basis.
This is a hybrid home and office role with some travel to any of our locations across Scotland. Your location will ideally be near our Elgin office. Other preferred locations would be Dundee, Aberdeen or Glasgow. As travel is required in this role you must flexible to occasionally travel throughout Scotland when needed.
We are on a journey of digital transformation, engaging our frontline workers in the tools and technologies to help them do their jobs and improve the lives of the people we support.
As our senior IT Infrastructure Specialist, you will support the Head of ICT and Digital Transformation to make technically sound and financially astute infrastructure choices which provide a stable, secure and resilient IT environment for our more than 2000 colleagues. Your role will include investigating and resolving ICT systems and process issues, suggesting improvements and liaising with third part contractors providing hardware, software and other ICT related services ensuring that agreed SLA’s are met.
You will be responsible for the management, administration and operation of our Azure and 365 environments and play a key roll in our infrastructure and systems upgrade projects. A key function of your role will be to provide third line backup for the support team. There may be times that you will be required to lend a hand to our first line IT Support function, along with providing coaching and mentoring.
See attached Role Profile for full list of duties and responsibilities
What we'll need you to bring;
You will need to demonstrate expertise and a willingness to be responsible for;
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With over 40 years’ experience delivering great care and support, Cornerstone provides tailored, individual packages of care which focus on enabling people with a variety of needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and complex care needs, to live the best possible life. We aim to be the best employer in social care in Scotland and would love for you to come and join us. We thrive on teamwork and are passionate about the care and support we provide. If you're looking for a rewarding career where you know you can make a difference, then look no further.
We are an inclusive employer and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and communities. Talk to us about flexible working and reasonable accommodations.
This is an exciting opportunity for an IT and Procurement Officer with the Breastfeeding Network, to enable the work of a high-impact charity, based in Paisley. Our volunteers and staff are available to parents when they need our support most, providing evidence-based information and support for their breastfeeding journey. You will have excellent experience providing a wide range of practical IT support to an organisation and its users and an advanced level of training in computer science/ IT or equivalent by experience. This is a busy and varied role requiring high levels of organisation and an ability to communicate effectively and clearly with users at all levels of the organisation.
Argyll & Bute Citizens Advice Bureau (ABCAB) is excited to invite applications from the diverse communities across the region for two new Trustees on our Board of Directors to support the strategic direction and development of the Bureau.
The Bureau is an independent charity that provides free, impartial, and confidential information and advice services across the 2,676 square miles and 26 islands of Argyll & Bute. We offer support on issues ranging from Debt, Benefits, and Welfare rights to Energy, Patient rights, and also Armed Service Advice provision.
The Board are seeking applications from individuals representing the diversity of the Argyll area and are particularly interested in those with skills and experience with working in the Third Sector; working locally and dealing with local issues as well as those with qualified skills in areas such as IT, Business Management and Development, Charity Law, Project Management, Fundraising, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Development.
We encourage applications from groups that are under-represented on charity boards, and would welcome approaches from people who have lived experience of issues facing our clients. We particularly would like to hear from people from Black, Asian, or other minority ethnic communities, as well as young and disabled people. You do not need to have board experience to apply, we will support you with tailored training based on your level of experience.
The ideal candidates will be committed to service excellence, raising standards and continuous improvement. They must also embrace bureau values and show a commitment to wider role activity to improve the quality of life of local people in the community.
The Board currently meets bi-monthly and members will also be expected to participate in projects and attend training when required.
The Board of Directors are responsible for:
Candidates should be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area (Argyll & Bute)
What are the benefits to you?
St Andrew’s Hospice is a registered charity providing specialist care and support to those living with life-limiting conditions and their families via our Inpatient Unit, Outpatient Department, Bereavement Support and Education. St Andrew's Hospice is governed by a Board made up of members who are both Directors of the organisation and Trustees. Hospice Trustees are volunteers and meetings of the Board take place up to six times a year. The Hospice Board seeks to be a balanced representation of the Lanarkshire community. Due to upcoming retirements, we are seeking new Trustees to join us in our work and deliver our next strategy.
We are especially interested in recruiting Trustees with expertise in the following areas:
We would also be keen to hear from you if you have other relevant skills and experience that could also benefit the Hospice. You will have gained skills and experience through your life and/or work that would make a valuable contribution to the Hospice Board. You will be enthusiastic, able to work effectively in a team, scrutinise reports, ask questions and weigh up issues. Most importantly, you will have a commitment to the ethos and values of St Andrew’s Hospice. Ideal applicants will have proven experience at Executive or Board level and have an interest in both the charity sector and the future direction of palliative care. Becoming a member of our Board of Trustees will provide you with an opportunity to share your skill set and make a valuable contribution to our strategic plans and direction. Being a Trustee can be very rewarding. As a Trustee, you have the chance to support and shape the work and strategic direction of the Hospice and make a significant difference to a cause that matters to you.
We’re recruiting Board Members
Are you interested in supporting the work of CHAI? Do you have the passion and commitment to making a meaningful difference to disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and families living with or facing hardship in the communities we live in? If so, we’d LOVE to hear from you!
CHAI is expanding our Board of Directors to help us achieve our key goals and we are keen to strengthen our Board in several areas. We need people who have an interest in supporting our work and the desire to make a difference. Prior Board experience is not essential and training can be provided.
We would especially like to hear from you if you have experience in the following areas: -
• Lived Experience (people who have firsthand experience of disadvantage or hardship)
• Marketing and Communications
• A genuine interest in supporting disadvantaged people and families
• Fundraising Experience
As a Board member you will play an integral role in helping to shape the work we do at CHAI.
Working alongside other Board members you will help formulate strategies and policies to guide and support the work we do and the CHAI Staff Team.
This is a great time to join CHAI, as well as making a positive difference to people's lives you will grow personally and professionally too! Do you have the passion, expertise or lived experience to help us achieve our goals?