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.
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.
We seek a sessional worker to work in our Aberdeenshire Employability Project.
Work with participants in small groups, with the support of volunteers to provide the learning and support required for learners to develop skills and confidence matching their motivation to engage with development offers at stage 2 and beyond of the employability pipeline, either with Lead or with other employability provision offered by partners. We anticipate many learners will want to develop their confidence, communication skills, workplace skills, and digital skills. Ensure participants are supported to transition to college or to other community learning opportunities to achieve their outcomes and to access online resources and services safely.
The time commitment in hours per week will be agreed by negotiation but is likely to be up to 28 hours per week flexibly worked.
This post is home-based. The work will be in Aberdeenshire and will be in person working in a peripatetic way using local community venues as bases to meet learners, or in online settings. You will be working alongside our Aberdeenshire Employability Learning Coordinator.
It is regulated work for which a satisfactory PVG will be required.
You will be passionate about the transformative power of confidence-building and adult learning. You will be confident in communicating one-to-one and with groups and have a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving.
You will be enthusiastic with good organisational skills and have previous experience of supporting people experiencing a range of barriers to enhance and improve their learning and/or employability. You will be capable of tailoring and delivering learning programmes. The role involves travelling throughout Aberdeenshire.
Transform Forth Valley is offering this post in conjunction with Falkirk Council. The Housing First Service which is a test of change and will initially be targeting single people who are rough sleeping, homeless or at imminent risk of rough sleeping; they may present as challenging and difficult and are likely to have multiple and complex needs which make finding, securing, and maintaining accommodation impossible or extremely difficult.
The Housing First Project Worker acts as the key worker for a small group of Housing First tenants providing a co-ordinated approach to support service users that have had multiple exclusions to sustain their housing first tenancy. The Project Worker will assess and engage with service users to develop a person-centred plan that aims to address and resolve issues that have contributed to their chaotic lifestyles.
Staff will work to engage service users who have a history of disengaging from services, using a variety of techniques and approaches to build a relationship and develop a person-centred support plan. Staff will meet the service users’ needs first in supporting them to reach their identified goals, make informed decisions, and achieve a greater level of stability and independence. All staff will work alongside multi-disciplinary partner agencies who will be there to provide additional advice and support to service users as agreed in their person-centred support plan.
Housing First is underpinned by five core principles:
1) Immediate access to housing with no “readiness preconditions” 2) Consumer choice and self-determination 3) Recovery orientation 4) Individualised and person-driven supports 5) Social and community integration.
Transform Forth Valley is a Scottish based registered charity limited by guarantee (SC033772).
Transform Forth Valley is governed by a Board of Directors and is strategically led, managed, and operated on a day-to-day basis by a Corporate Leadership Team consisting of a Chief Executive, Operational and Corporate Service Managers.
Transform Forth Valley offer a wide range of services to support individuals and families who are impacted by inequality, whether this be societal, financial or in relation to their health.
Transform Forth Valley is dedicated to empowering individuals and families to live a more fulfilled life. We work with partners to actively challenge inequalities and to achieve sustainable change.
You can find out more about Transform Forth Valley here: transformfv.org.uk.
Leave – For full time employees Transform Forth Valley offer 30 days of Annual Leave plus 9 days of Statutory Holiday per annum.
Pension – If eligible Transform Forth Valley will auto enrol you into our pension scheme where we will contribute 5%, and employee’s a minimum of 3%, of your pensionable salary.
Death in Service Insurance – If eligible Transform Forth Valley will place you into the scheme upon commencement of employment and the lump sum benefit is 4 x Basic Annual Salary.
Flexible Day – Non-Statutory Scheme – Transform Forth Valley offers a voluntary scheme where you can opt in to work extra hours to accrue a Flexible Day off every 4 weeks.
WEA have an exciting opportunity for Sessional Tutors to join our Scotland team in Fife.
As a Sessional Tutor, you will provide the highest possible quality teaching and learning to a group of learners, in both face to face classroom and online classroom environments.
The scale and breadth of our curriculum offer is what makes us special. It is our most powerful and important tool in meeting the needs of our learners and the communities, regardless of starting point or educational need - We bring learning to the learner, whether it be in local trusted venues or their living room via online learning.
We are especially interested in hearing from tutors who have experience of delivering adult learning under any of the following subject areas:
Key areas of Responsibility:
Providing engaging teaching, learning and assessment with a creative and supportive approach to teaching, adapting to a range of learning styles, and ability to differentiate delivery to learners with mixed abilities to develop learner’s knowledge and understanding.
Undertaking effective initial assessments and diagnostic activities and preparing course materials, ensuring a wide range of formative and summative assessment practices, which motivates and stretches learners to reach their objectives.
You will plan, prepare and teach courses face to face and online, using Zoom/Teams and Canvas, the WEA’s virtual learning environment. Supporting the wider delivery of a quality curriculum offer that supports the work of the Association.
Are you passionate about lifelong learning? Join the UK's largest voluntary sector adult education provider.
As a Tutor, you should have:
The WEA is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, a charity dedicated to bringing high quality, professional education into the heart of communities.
We are working hard to create a workplace that reflects the communities we seek to serve and in which everyone feels empowered to be themselves and work together to drive positive change. We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse range of candidates and encourage everyone with the appropriate skills, experiences and potential to apply.
CIS is looking for an Administrator with previous experience of providing administrative support in a charity setting and in supporting a wide range of administrative roles including basic financial administration. The person needs to be organised, able to work well with others in a small team and be committed to a human rights ethos and to CIS’s values.
We will guarantee an interview to anyone with lived experience of the asylum system who fulfils the essential criteria of the person specification.
The aim of this post is to provide administrative support to the Chief Executive and to the Finance Officer, to ensure the smooth running of the administrative systems within the organisation.
Community InfoSource has secured funding, from The Robertson Trust and Volant Charitable Trust for this post. The post is for 21 hours a week for a year, from December 2022 and thereafter subject to funding.
Responsible to: CIS Chief Executive
Glasgow’s Golden Generation has been supporting older adults across Glasgow since 1948 when it was founded as Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association. The charity was set up initially to alleviate loneliness and isolation in the elderly, while these services still exist today, Glasgow’s Golden Generation provides so much more including: 3 Day Care Centre’s, Befriending Services, Weekly Clubs, Careline, Digital Coaching and Welfare Services.
GGG recognises the vital contribution that volunteer befrienders make in providing older adults with companionship, social interaction, and the support they need to participate in community life.
This role is central to our success by developing, planning and the implementation of an effective befriending network. In addition, this role will support the recruitment, matching and retention of Volunteer Befrienders.