Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run six programmes in Raploch & Fallin in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen, Douglas in Dundee and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.
Following the appointment of Vicky Williams (current Head of Centre for Big Noise Raploch & Fallin) to the role of Chief Executive Officer, this is an exciting opportunity to join our organisation to lead, manage and deliver the Big Noise Raploch & Fallin programmes. You will work with the team and the two communities to ensure the model supports as many Raploch & Fallin young people and families as possible. As part of the Sistema Scotland leadership team, you will also participate in and build the organisation’s strategy, bringing determination to tackle inequality in Scotland and ensuring that community voices are central to solutions to tackle poverty. You will advocate and highly value the role of early intervention, creativity, music and relationship-based practice in improving lives.
With extensive experience of successful leadership & management of teams, you will also have experience of working with children, young people & communities, and building & sustaining positive relationships with a variety of stake-holders, along with a professional standard of playing on your principal instrument.
We welcome applications from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities. If you do not have the right to work in the UK currently, we may be able to offer sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa, provided you meet the criteria as detailed here: gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa
As Toonspeak embarks on an exciting new chapter, giving more young people the opportunity to access the arts and experience the life changing magic of being a ‘Toonie’, we are delighted to advertise two roles that will form the charity’s Senior Management team.
The Head of Programme and Creative Development will work alongside the Head of Corporate Services under the guidance of the Chief Executive to lead and inspire both the staff team and the community of children and young people.
Ochil Tower School is an independent charity offering education, care and therapy services for children and young people with complex additional support needs on a residential and day basis. Our pupils come from a range of local authorities across Scotland. We have an ambitious development plan which includes an extension to our 52 week provision for all our children and young people and opening our 5th house on site, which follows on from the establishment of a Life Skills Centre for our senior pupils (18-21 years).
Ochil Tower School is part of the international Camphill Movement.
Our Vision- To be recognised as a centre of excellence where our children and young people can live, learn and work in an integrated community based on mutual respect and unfolding of individual potential.
Our Mission - To create a community where our children and young people feel a sense of belonging, support and personal growth; a place where there is an inclusive, lifelong learning culture with an integrated approach to health, education and care.
We are seeking to appoint an Operation Manager (Care) who will lead on the delivery of our vision and continue to foster an inclusive approach amongst all colleagues to ensure we optimise the outcomes for the children and young people who attend Ochil Tower School.
You will assist the Head of Care with Leadership and Management for the delivery of a specialist residential service for pupils with additional complex support needs, by being visible and having an operational background.
You will have extensive operational experience, working in children's residential with a minimum of 5 years managing services. You will be qualified to meet the registration requirements which will include Leadership and Management Award (SQA Level 10) and SVQ Level 4 in Social Care or Equivalent with clear evidence of commitment to continuous professional development.
WorkingRite is one of the leading employability focussed charities in Scotland. Offering an innovative, relational and tailored approach, we provide support to young people in Scotland who need it most. With mentoring at the heart of our model, we meet young people where they are and support them towards the careers that are right for them.
We are seeking a dynamic Chief Executive Officer to lead WorkingRite as a strong figurehead for the charity, providing leadership for the support of young people, placement employers, WR employees and volunteers.
The successful applicant will also be a positive ambassador to Central and Local Government and Funders, working on behalf of the Board of Trustees to develop and deliver the business plan and business strategy, ensuring the ongoing sustainability, growth and success of WorkingRite.
This post will be hybrid with base in Glasgow Office and is full time (37.5 hours) and permanent.
We require a CEO who can:
You will have inspirational leadership qualities; excellent communication skills; an ability to plan, think and organise around solution focused outcomes; ability to set the vision, spot opportunities and ensure strategic alignment, have an in-depth understanding of youth employability and policy landscape at local and national levels; and a desire to achieve change for young people across Scotland.
Are you a strategic thinker? An experienced campaigns and policy lead with a proven track record of influencing and bringing about big systems changes?
If so, we might have the perfect role for you at Forces Children Scotland.
About the role
Forces Children Scotland is looking for someone with the expertise, passion and drive to help support change across the sector. We are looking for someone to help the charity realise its strategic vision of becoming the sector-leading charity when it comes to supporting children and young people from regular, reservist and veteran families across Scotland. We need someone with experience of developing and leading campaigns and with strengths in leading policy and influencing work. A core aspect of this role will be implementing our new co-produced approach to influencing change and realising our manifesto calls.
Our children and young people can encounter both positive and challenging experiences as part of a service family and we help them grow in confidence, develop new skills, and gain valuable experiences. We do this by co-producing projects and services to support mental health and wellbeing, education and learning, and put their unique experiences on the radar of civilian audiences. We provide life-changing experiences that forge new friendships and help develop a sense of belonging. We listen and provide financial help in lots of different ways and support those caring for loved ones or a member of the local community as well as those gaining qualifications at college or university.
You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, deputising as required, as well as ensuring external policy direction and research influences our work internally within Forces Children Scotland. You will champion our work and maximise its impact by sharing knowledge across organisational functions, our communication channels and externally with strategic partners, government, and professional sectors.
About the person we are looking for
To apply for this role, you will need to hold a professional qualification and/or have significant experience in a relevant field, such as health, education, social care. In addition, you will need a minimum of eight years’ experience in working within the children and young people’s sector in a multi-agency capacity. You will need to evidence strong experience of bringing about change through influencing and campaigning, across multiple sectors related to children and young people. Our ideal candidate will also have experience of establishing and leading cross sector partnerships and translating strategy and policy into practice, based on research evidence including data analysis and voices of lived experience. You will also need to have experience of working with academic establishments across the UK and beyond in commissioning and disseminating research/reports as well as significant experience of working with and influencing Scottish and/or UK Government and policy. Furthermore, you will need to possess experience of managing staff. The role will also require a strong breadth of experience in the fields of mental health and wellbeing and/or education.
The Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (the Students’ Association) is a representative body for students at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), one of the most exciting education providers in the country with a focus on tertiary education.
It's an exciting time to join the Association: we have just recruited a new CEO, due to start in December, and following a restructure, this role (Director of Student Engagement and Representation) and the role of Director of Operations were created with staffing changes to other roles within the Student Engagement department too.
If you are passionate about changing the lives of students and ensuring they are integral to enhancing the student experience, this could be the role for you… The role will provide strategic leadership, direction and drive in relation to the Students’ Association’s services, representation and opportunities for members. The successful candidate will be responsible for student representation – both in terms of democratically elected Representatives and Class Reps, democracy and governance. You would be responsible for supporting and coaching the staff as well as empowering student leaders to achieve excellence, fostering a culture where staff and students can create positive change.
UHI is unique in its geography; this role will have oversight of the development of each of the regions whilst developing and maintaining positive relationships with each of the Academic Partners.
CR Pathways is a national award-winning charity dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for young people in care and those on the edge of care and in need. Our in-school mentoring has proven to have profound impacts on young people; boosting their confidence, improving wellbeing and encouraging achievement and post-school progression. At present MCR mentors make and experience a life changing difference to over 4,000 young people from across the country.
We are looking for an outstanding Partnership & Mentor Recruitment Manager based in the North of Scotland - covering primarily the Highland area but also supporting the team in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City. The role will focus on forming leading partnerships with key public and private sector organisations to drive mentor recruitment and also help create other opportunities for MCR young people. You will represent the regional mentor recruitment team, input to schools’ teams and meet targets to ensure we have as many mentors local to each school as our young people need.
You’ll establish a deeply personal service that inspires every partner, volunteer and individual to feel a hugely valued part of the MCR cause. This is exceptional relationship building and inspirational championing of the MCR cause in practice. You will be a motivated, committed, enthusiastic and resilient person with a strong and practical belief in addressing inequality. You will be the mentor champion for each of the young people, schools, employers and the local communities we serve.
There will be significant travel involved in this role so the successful candidate must have a driving licence and access to a car.
The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 572 years. Today, we are one of the world's top 100 universities and ranked 13th in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Impact Rankings 2023, demonstrating that we are not only one of the best universities in the United Kingdom, but one of the best universities for the world. Our people have always been at the forefront of innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers.
In this role, the postholder will contribute to the success of the College of Social Sciences Research & Knowledge Exchange Strategy by significantly increasing research activity supported by funding derived from Trusts & Foundations, in order to deliver against the following specific success measures:
• Increasing the College’s research income per FTE to reach its ambitious Russell Group upper quartile target
• Enhancing the quality of the research environment for social science at the University of Glasgow.
This post is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term for up to 3 years in the first instance. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
The Family Therapy Training Network is seeking committed individuals who can provide strategic leadership to our organisation.
Established in 2012, the Family Therapy Training Network provides professionally and academically accredited, masters-level systemic family psychotherapeutic training to a variety of health, social care and independent/third sector services. Systemic therapy helps people who are in relationships, including to, amongst others, children and families who want to change their relationships and staff teams and organisations who seek to improve communication and coordination of services.
We are a professional board with a range of skills, but following the departure of two key board members we are taking the opportunity to review our board’s membership. To increase the diversity of our board, we are looking for three individuals with a range of skills. Most importantly, our board members need to have a commitment to children and families getting the best services, and receiving support to improve their relationships and the quality of their lives.
Non-Executive Members/Trustees - Board members will contribute to the overall governance, financial health and strategic direction of the organisation. Previous board experience is not required, and while we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds, we are particularly interested in hearing from those with the following skills:
• HR and people skills
• Corporate/business experience
• Strategic planning
We want our board to be active in our organisation and in addition to four to six board meetings, and our AGM, we welcome attendance at our continuous professional development events. Because of the wide application of the systems and relationship ideas that inform our training, we hope board membership will enhance directors skills in their own work context. We are based in Glasgow but most of our directors meetings are online. The post is unremunerated but any travelling expenses are reimbursed.
Our Smarter2gether service supports young people (aged 11-18) who need extra help with education. We support young people with behaviours that challenge because of the complicated emotions they experience, by giving our young people a trusted person they can talk to, as well as someone who can support them with their learning.
Our young people may have experienced trauma in their lives and feel that no-one understands them. Some may have a chaotic home life, and are risk of being taken into care, far away from their own community. Others are already living in care and experiencing the complicated feelings that come with it. All these factors can cause a lot of stress and worry. In turn, this can make school a difficult environment to be in.
What we are looking for...
As a Young People’s Worker Social Education, you will work in partnership with the school and other relevant agencies to provide a holistic approach to the support we offer our young people. You will work both individually and may help support group work programmes for our young people within the school setting. You will be based between Stranraer Academy and our Stranraer Communites2gether hub. You will also engage and support the young person’s family in the wider community as required.
You will work 37.5 hours per week, due to the nature of this service all annual leave must be used during the school holidays. this post is currently funded through PEF funding for a 2 year fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension.
We are looking for someone who will empower our young people and give them a voice. It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding and commitment to young people’s rights. You will have experience of working with young people either within a community or residential setting. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above.
Due to the nature of this service and the location of the families we support, it is essential that applicants have access to their own car and hold a full driving license.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here.
What we offer...
You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme, including Child Protection. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.
Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.