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.
The position is 35 hours per week, with a salary of £35,000 per annum and a permanent contract.
The Deputy Chief Executive Officer works with the Chief Executive and the Board of Directors to deliver the strategic and operational priorities of the organisation. They work to strengthen the sector through the delivery of services and participation in partnership working and engagement. They are responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of our programmes and creating new opportunities for service development.
An opportunity has arisen for a fixed-term full-time role in a new post of Student Engagement Co-ordinator.
This post is in support of the Forth Valley Student Association, and is funded to end June 2023.
You will be responsible for co-ordinating the delivery of student engagement work in all its different forms to support the Students’ Association in achieving strategic and operational targets. You will work with students and staff to gather information and produce reports which will be shared with internal and external stakeholders. You will co-ordinate and deliver student engagement activities, and support student volunteers of the Students’ Association, across all Forth Valley College campuses.
You will be responsible for recruiting and supporting student volunteers and Class representatives, including implementing a monitoring system to ensure quality and quantity of volunteers within the Student Association and the College.
You will work across our Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa campuses, interacting with a wide range of students on a day-to-day basis, positively and proactively representing the Students’ Association.
While the post resides in the wider structure of the College’s Learning & Quality team, the post will operate directly within the Forth Valley Students’ Association. As the post is of limited duration, priority areas will be agreed with you at an early stage, and key targets will be specified.
With an HNC in an appropriate area (or considerable relevant experience), you will have excellent communication and organisational skills and will be willing to learn, able to assimilate new information quickly, and be skilled at forming positive and professional working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be able to work and engage with students in a front-facing role, delivering student engagement activities, and supporting at events such as Fresher’s Fairs.
This would be a great opportunity for someone interested in experiencing a varied and cross-college role, motivated to deliver measurable results in a short timescale.
Previous applicants need not apply.
*Please note the College is currently undergoing a National Job Evaluation process and therefore all salaries are subject to the outcome of this process.
Do you have experience of managing volunteers, an interest in the arts, and great communication skills?
The Gaiety Theatre has an opportunity for someone with experience in volunteer management to work in an exciting and ever-changing environment. The Volunteer Engagement Manager will lead on the continued relaunch and reinvention of our volunteer effort, playing a key role at the heart of our operations as we emerge from the pandemic and enter our second decade.
You’ll be aware of current best sector practice, including emerging trends and legal implications. You may have worked in theatre – or maybe you’re a theatre enthusiast, and this is your first time ‘behind the scenes!’
Most importantly, you’ll be highly organised, and an excellent communicator. In a new environment, you’ll need to be able to learn fast, while helping others learn too. And that doesn’t just apply to our volunteers – part of getting the job done will mean helping other members of the team work more effectively with our volunteers. A big part of the role depends on your ability to build relationships, so you’ll be a ‘people person,’ and really enjoy that side of your work.
Ayr Gaiety Partnership is the charity and social enterprise that runs The Gaiety Theatre, as well as an increasing range of producing, touring and creative engagement activity. While the theatre itself is 120 years old, the organisation has been going for a little over a decade, having reopened the theatre 10 years ago. The organisation sprang originally from the Ayr based Borderline Theatre Company and individuals in the local community. As a result, we have always aspired to be much more than just a theatre building; community-based activity has always been very much a part of what we do. We provide volunteering and learning opportunities in roles ranging from front of house to technical assistance, with a huge part of our success of dependent on our volunteer team – we simply couldn’t run shows without them.
This is an exciting time to join The Gaiety. The last few months have seen us return to a successful live programme on our main stage, after the long gap caused by the pandemic. The work carried out during the pandemic had also renewed our focus on creative engagement and producing activity, with exciting and innovative work with our communities. As we move forward, we’re looking to move up a gear in every aspect of our work.
Thanks to a generous award from the Foyle Foundation we are excited to be able to create this new post that will enable the Beacon to develop our existing focus on community engagement.
This post will enable us to work with local communities to ensure our participatory work reflects the lives, interests and hope of local people. We aim to reach new and diverse groups to enable participation in the arts as we work to bring about positive change for communities.
If you’re a highly motivated individual with the skills, commitment and passion to be part of the next stage of the Beacon’s exciting journey, this could be your dream job.
To plan and deliver work in the community that will change perceptions on how participating with the Beacon’s creative engagement programme can give communities a voice, improve lives and the social cohesion of a community. To deliver key learning from the work that can be taken forward by the Beacon.
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Do you have a passion for books? Do you have these skills: Leadership, People, Communication
The Bookshop is an independent, ecumenical religious bookshop and a registered Scottish charity.
The Bookshop stocks a wide range of books and gifts that are ecumenical, inclusive and responsive to the needs and issues of our time.
Customers value advice from the dedicated, knowledgeable staff and enjoy a calm oasis in which to browse the selection of books, cards, candles and gifts.
In your new role, you will:
Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing? We are looking for an efficient administrator who can balance multiple priorities to join our Writing Communities team.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
Scottish Book Trust’s Writing Communities programme supports writers at all stages of their careers with advice, professional development opportunities, bursaries and mentoring.
The Writing Communities Administrator provides efficient administration to support the smooth running of the Writing Communities programme working across two main strands - the Writer Development programme and the Live Literature programme. The Live Literature programme is a national initiative that works with an extensive range of partner organisations to allow the people of Scotland to meet and engage with authors, playwrights, poets, storytellers and illustrators. The Writer Development programme includes the New Writers Awards, Ignite Fellowship and the Next Chapter Award.
The role also provides support more generally across the Writing Communities programme, as required.
Fallin Community Enterprises is a Scottish charity & business limited by guarantee operating as a Social Enterprise. Recyke-a-bike is a project of Fallin Community Enterprises where the main business is recycling bicycles and delivering cycle related training and activities that will not just reduce the impact of waste on the environment, but will also generate jobs, provide training and opportunities within the Forth Valley.
The purpose of this role is to support the delivery of the Bikeability programme in partnership with Cycling Scotland and Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire local authorities. In addition, supporting the delivery of all cycling based activities delivered by the Recyke-a-Bike team. This is an exciting time to join the organisation, as we go through a period of growth and development!