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.
This is an exciting opportunity to become Chief Executive Officer at The Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre, Perth & Kinross. We are looking for a dedicated and skilled CEO to lead RASAC P&K's skilled and dynamic team, and work collaboratively with our Board of Directors to deliver the organisation’s strategic plan and objectives.
The role requires an experienced and effective leader, with the ability to lead across both the strategic and operational work of the organisation. You will have a clear understanding of and commitment to trauma-informed, feminist management and leadership.
You will be an experienced manager with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have a track record in strategic planning, people management, fundraising and charity finance management, and successful multi-agency partnership work.
This role will be based in Perth city centre and offers a hybrid working pattern with one day per week to be worked from home in line with the organisation’s needs. Further information about this can be discussed with applicants who are shortlisted for interview.
RASAC P&K welcome applications from black and minority ethnic women, LGBT women and women with disabilities.
Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Successful applicants will be subject to successful PVG membership.
Aspen People is thrilled to work with the Cora Foundation in the recruitment process for a new Finance Manager. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced individual to join an organisation responsible for managing the social care for various organisations across the central belt of Scotland. This role holds a pivotal position in safeguarding the financial stability and prosperity of the organisation and presents an exciting chance to create a significant difference by overseeing the financial functions of a charity committed to enhancing the well-being of vulnerable individuals within our community.
As the appointed Finance Manager at the Cora Foundation, you will supervise all financial operations within the organisation, including the generation of monthly management accounts and analysis for the various organisations that Cora support. This will involve collaborating with the diverse charities operating under the Cora umbrella and maintaining connections with affiliated entities. Additionally, you will manage company payroll, tax, and pension matters, providing monthly reports and analyses as necessary. You will prepare the accounts for audit and will also be responsible for the maintenance of Cora House and the upkeep of the grounds.
You will have a strong background in similar roles and an accountancy qualification is essential. Experience of finance management within the third sector is also highly desirable.
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.
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.
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.
The Cairngorms National Park is an incredible place to live and work. The UK’s largest national park is home to over 25% of the UK’s rare and endangered species, four of the UK’s top five highest mountains, the largest Caledonian forest and some of Scotland’s most iconic rivers. It is a truly unique landscape and this is an exceptional role for the right person.
Alongside its spectacular nature, the National Park is home to 18,000 residents and over 1,000 businesses, alongside the nearly two million people who visit the area each year. This role is a great opportunity for the right person to ensure that the Park Authority’s key services deliver for residents, businesses and visitors alike.
There are some key issues facing the National Park around affordable housing, transport infrastructure and managing for visitors, and this role will be instrumental in shaping our approach in these areas.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority is a fantastic place to work and offers great opportunities to grow your career. The Park Authority is listed in the UK’s top 100 best not- for-profit companies to work for. We’re dedicated to both this fantastic place and our employees.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Planning and Place to make a lasting and positive impact to the work of the Park Authority and to the future of this incredible National Park.
As the Director of Planning and Place, you will provide strategic leadership, clear organisational vision and long-term direction for the Park Authority on Planning, Rural Development and Visitor Services, and ensure operational effectiveness within these areas.
You will ensure the Park Authority’s Planning, Rural Development and Visitor Services teams provide a high quality service for all external customers and ensure a high standard of corporate governance and service delivery, including financial and staff management.
You will oversee the delivery of strategic partnerships with other organisations and delivery of key programme and projects, with a view to achieving successful implementation of the National Park Partnership Plan and the National Park Authority’s Corporate and Operational Plans.
If you are keen to be the Director of Planning and Place – playing a key role in the management of the Park Authority and the wider National Park – and can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.
The Park Authority is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.
We are also a Disability Confident committed employer: if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances, the Park Authority appoints on merit-based evidence that the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.
Park Authority Benefits:
To be considered as our Director of Planning and Place, you:
For more information on the post please contact the Grant Moir, CEO on 01479 870509.
PATH (Scotland) is a small, dynamic award-winning national charity established in 1998 to address the absence of BAME communities in housing and employment using the positive action provisions of equalities legislation. We also run employability, mentoring and leadership programmes across Scotland.
Due to a restructure, we have an opportunity for a positive, motivated individual to lead our small team and develop our activities and services.
The Manager will be responsible for providing leadership and developing and implementing PATH (Scotland)’s business plan. They will represent PATH (Scotland) at all levels and ensure effective engagement with stakeholders. They will manage staff, ensure financial control and support and advise on good governance.
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.
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