Learning Network West is a unique organisation in the West of Scotland supporting social work education and developing practice learning opportunities. We work closely with HEI and Local Authority funding partners across the West of Scotland to fulfil three core functions: the Mental Health Officer Award Programme, The Professional Development Award in Practice Learning, and social work student placement matching and development.
We are seeking to appoint a new Manager who will provide leadership, guidance, support and supervision to our busy team of experienced professionals.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day management of the Learning Network and its staff. They will be responsible for key leadership functions including monitoring and reporting to relevant funding stakeholders; finance and budgetary control; fundraising; and strategic planning.
This is an important role supporting workforce development across the social work education sector in the West of Scotland and beyond.
Foundation Scotland is Scotland's community foundation, helping communities take action, create positive change and deliver lasting impact through transformative funding. Their purpose is to support communities to shape their own future, with the capacity and resources to deliver it. They believe for every community to thrive, it should be resourced to match its vision.
Foundation Scotland is trusted by hundreds of communities across Scotland, and over four hundred donors are supported by their services. More than £150 million has been distributed to charitable organisations, social enterprises, and community groups across Scotland through innovative funding programmes and social investment since the Foundation launched in 1996.
This is a full-time (or 4 days per week), fully remote working position.
Working closely with the Head of Social Investment, this role will be responsible for processing applications from social enterprises, carrying our loans/credit assessments, preparing detailed financial reports and making recommendations to decision making panels. Assessing affordability, financial modelling, report writing and proactively promoting the work of the Foundation will be all be important components of the work. This role will also manage a portfolio of social enterprise investments coordinating financial draw down and ensuring regular reports are provided. Delinquency and provision management, implementing monitoring, evaluation processes and reporting outcomes alongside problem solving are key elements of the job. This role will also deliver support for the Social Investment Committee in all aspects of its work whilst simultaneously working in partnership with stakeholders and investees to make sure the whole process runs smoothly and all interested parties receive the best possible experience from the Foundation. This role will sometimes be responsible for representing the Foundation at various Forum and events used to spread the word about the work of the organisation throughout Scotland whilst sharing best practice with peer Funders in the region.
Working collaboratively with all concerned stakeholders both internally and externally will be absolutely core to this role.
This successful candidate will have substantial, hands-on experience of managing, assessing and providing investment. This experience could have been gained in the corporate banking or financial services sector or indeed with another funder in the charity or not-for-profit sector. A sound knowledge of utilising financial models, assessing credit and financial reports in addition to managing relationships with stakeholders from a financial investment perspective. This person will be logical, analytical with strong report writing skills and an effective gatherer of information and the ability to interpret it to provide reasoned and effective solutions and decisions. This person will also have strong stakeholder engagement and relationship building experience and will have deal with people navigating the financial investment world, sometimes for the first time. This person will be helpful, diplomatic and decisive with clear and concise communication skills and the ability to appreciate the bigger picture whilst assessing risk and making sound judgements.
This person will be a collaborator and committed to the good work of the Foundation and the very high level of customer service it provides to its donors and its investees across the region. It would be advantageous but not essential for this person to have a working knowledge of Social Investment, Subsidy Control Regulations and a UK driving licence will be useful but again, not essential. This role represents a fabulous opportunity for someone with Financial Investment experience to join a team which is working to improve the lives of people in the Scottish region.
Together we can shape a better future for vulnerable children and adults.
A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join VSA, a leading social care charity with over 150 years of experience, at the forefront of providing vital care and support to vulnerable children and adults living across Aberdeen and beyond.
With a £20M+ turnover, employing some 650 staff across 25 services, in the last year we supported over 11,000 people through some of the most challenging times they have ever experienced, and we help them take control of their lives for a brighter and better future.
Every day we change lives by supporting a person’s physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being through a wide range of health and social care services, such as residential services and community outreach programmes.
We support vulnerable children and adults who are living with:
For more information about the work we do to change and improve the lives of children and adults you can visit our website at vsa.org.uk
Working with the Board of trustees, the CEO is responsible for leading the organisation in the effective development and implementation of strategy closely aligned to our core values and objectives, which will support the delivery of creative solutions that meet the changing needs of our community.
Through effective engagement in the political and socio-economic agenda relating to the future of Health and Social Care, the CEO will ensure that VSA’s interests are represented and that we are at the forefront of influencing the future direction of our sector. Continually horizon scanning and ensuring the organisation’s resilience in a changing environment and ensuring our long-term financial stability and sustainability.
You will be able to demonstrate experience gained at a senior level of strategic leadership within a multi-functional organisation across multiple fields. Through your career you will have developed the ability to build effective partnerships and to demonstrate influencing capabilities through effective networking and engagement of key stakeholders. Evidence of leading the design and delivery of high qualify, financially effective services for the benefit of service users will be key, as will the ability to effectively lead and implement change.
You will be able to demonstrate the ability to pursue goals and objectives with enthusiasm, as well as the ability to instil the same attitude and passion in others. Emotional awareness and the capacity for self-reflection will be essential.
Age Scotland, the national charity for older people, works tirelessly to help improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50. Our vision is a Scotland that is the best place in the world to grow older and for us all to live the very best life we can in ‘later life’. We are dedicated to inspiring, advising, involving and engaging older people, and influencing all those whose decision-making impacts on the lives of older people.
The charity wishes to appoint an exceptional leader as its first Director of People & Culture. With responsibility for the design and day-to-day implementation of relevant HR policies and strategic initiatives, you will help create a culture that promotes inclusion and diversity, flexibility, productivity, creativity, innovation and growth.
People-centred, you will develop and implement a strategy which uses a learning and development approach to attract and retain talent and create an environment where staff and volunteers feel valued and supported to do their very best. Our people are our biggest and most important asset, and we want Age Scotland to be the best charity in Scotland to work for!
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate significant experience of leading and managing HR functions and a proven track record in developing and delivering people strategies. You will have a strong understanding of fundamental payroll processes, employment law and best practice in recruitment, people data management and employee relations. Experience of building and maintaining relationships at a senior level will be important as will management of multi-disciplinary teams and budgets.
Living our values, you will approach the role with integrity, while involving, inspiring and empowering our teams, so that together we can create better outcomes for older people in Scotland.
This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding Scotland. With nearly 40,000 young members we are the largest charity for girls and young women in Scotland. We’ve been around for over 100 years and have much to be proud of in that rich and vibrant history, but we know that to remain exciting and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.
The overall purpose of the role is:
This senior management position provides leadership and direction to the operations staff team. We are looking for an effective senior manager who is ready to support a small team of committed colleagues and volunteers to serve the members and raise the profile of the charity. We are developing a culture of excellence and collaboration and your contribution will be welcome.
While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are committed to inclusivity. Girlguiding Scotland is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. We welcome requests for reasonable adjustments in order to complete your application, such as alternate formats. We encourage you to contact us on the below email address to discuss your needs.
*You will be based at Girlguiding Scotland HQ, 16 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AH. We are currently using a hybrid model usually with at least 2 days in the office. You will be required to travel within Scotland and occasionally further within the UK on the business of the charity.
You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families recover from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.
As Head of Finance, you will be the source of technical advice and guidance on all areas of finance. As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for delivering effective strategic financial planning and supporting funding applications, along with robust financial management, budgeting, risk management, taxation, investment and procurement practices across the Charity.
You will be a qualified accountant, with PQE gained in the Charity sector in a senior finance role and have a strong understanding of Charity Accounting, Governance and Taxation.
Very much a team player, you will need to be comfortable operating both strategically and tactically and bring a rigorous approach to your work, while building strong and effective relationships with colleagues.
This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh but as the finance team are predominantly in Edinburgh, we anticipate you working from our Edinburgh base around 2 days per week.
We're looking for a skilled fundraising professional to join our ambitious team in our Glasgow centre.
Benefits we offer
In addition to a highly rewarding career, we offer a range of staff benefits including:
The Royal Yachting Association Scotland is seeking an exceptional individual to inspire and lead the RYA Scotland Team as Chief Executive.
RYA Scotland is one of the foremost volunteer-led Sport Governing Bodies in Scotland. We are also a membership organisation that values the freedoms of recreational boating and the positive impact it provides to the people, places and communities who participate.
RYA Scotland protects and promotes the interests of Scotland’s varied boating community, working closely with key stakeholders and across 268 RYA Affiliated Clubs, Class Associations and Training Centres, who all help contribute to our purpose.
RYA Scotland is focussed on continuous improvement with sustainability, equality, diversity, and inclusion throughout our activities. We are proud of the achievements and the impact on the sport we have had at the highest levels of competition, while also ensuring that getting afloat is accessible, and open to all.
The successful candidate will lead our wider team of staff and volunteers who support grass roots sport development, coach development, and performance activities, alongside representing member interests, communications, marketing, and administration support.
The Chief Executive role is at the heart of an organisation that protects and promotes safe, successful, and rewarding boating in Scotland. We are looking for someone who can:
You will have a demonstrable history of exceptional leadership of organisations. You will have a background in sport preferably national governing body level within a leadership position.
The role involves travel across Scotland as well as travel to wider UK locations, consequently a full clean UK driving licence is essential. The candidate should be available to work flexibly, including a number of evenings and weekends throughout the year.
With support from the Fundraising Manager, this role will lead the Community Engagement team in developing and delivering our strategy as we focus on working with the Catholic community across Scotland to deliver long-term engagement with SCIAF.
Using a variety of opportunities for fundraising, volunteering and campaigning, the team will generate short, medium and long-term income, new volunteer roles and support for our campaigning activities.
This role is based in our Glasgow office; although a degree of flexibility can be offered in terms of where and when this role is undertaken.
Who we’re looking for
The role would suit someone with both creative and technical skills, able to combine strategy and innovation with data analysis and testing. You will have a strong background in community fundraising, together with a record of delivering results.
As the leader of a small team, we are looking for a high-performing individual with the initiative, drive and enthusiasm, who can use creativity and strong problem-solving skills to help us reach our goals.
You will also have effective management skills as well as the ability to interact well with staff at all levels in the organisation.
As an inclusive employer, we want our staff team to reflect the communities in which we live and work. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.
SCIAF is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Our mission is to enable the poorest to lift themselves out of poverty and work together to protect our common home, help people recover from disaster, and inspire people in Scotland to put their faith into action. SCIAF works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, to bring about lasting change. We reach out to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion and believe in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.
SCIAF undertakes to ensure that all staff, volunteers and relevant others, whose work might involve contact with children and/or vulnerable adults, will have completed additional recruitment procedures and have PVG scheme membership. We would also confirm that all staff are expected to adhere to SCIAF’s Safeguarding Policy and a Code of Conduct which specifies the attitudes and behaviour that all staff are expected to maintain.
Tron Theatre, Glasgow seeks an Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive to work with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors to deliver the Tron’s strategic and operational plans.
The Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive will report directly to the Board of Directors and will play a key role in taking The Tron through its next stage of development.
Tron Theatre is one of Scotland’s leading producing and presenting theatres. It is the home of Tron Theatre Company which produces 4-5 productions each year alongside co-productions and collaborations with other theatre companies. We focus on new work and contemporary classic theatre whether through our own productions or visiting companies. The Tron is a cultural hub for local artists and much support is given to emerging theatre companies and the platforming of new projects through the Tron Creative strand of work. The Tron Theatre also delivers an extensive Participation programme through the Creative Learning strand of work. The Participation programme takes place at the Tron and in the community, engaging with participants of all ages and abilities.
This is a demanding and exciting job, so we want to appoint someone who will relish the challenges of working at the heart of the ambitious, artistically challenging, and busy organisation which is Tron Theatre.