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.
Due to the imminent retiral of its long-serving current Director, this forward-thinking organisation seeks to appoint a proactive, experienced, self-motivated professional to lead it through an important period of change. The successful candidate will use their proven clinical, managerial, and leadership skills to sustain and deliver the charity’s core counselling service while imaginatively developing the organisation in the coming years. With a lead role in the future of such a unique and highly respected organisation, the new Director will help to change people’s lives and deliver affordable therapy to a wide diversity of people.
The PF Director has both clinical and organisational responsibilities, ranging from managing the flow of clients from application to ending, across to the financial sustainability and future development of services. Although the staff team is small, the role also includes the recruitment and management of a large and diverse team of volunteer counsellors.
We are a leading provider of practice placements for students studying counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland. The Director therefore also maintains relationships with a range of local and national institutions providing professional counselling training.
PF Counselling Service
The PF Counselling Service is a COSCA Recognised voluntary counselling agency which offers both short and long term therapy to people over the age of 18, irrespective of their ability to pay, or where they live in Edinburgh and the Lothians. A registered Scottish charity, it was established in 1986 and is now the largest independent voluntary counselling service in Edinburgh.
Based in south Edinburgh, the PF offers over 15,000 sessions of counselling a year to over 750 clients, provided by around 100 professionally trained volunteer counsellors. An experienced and active Board of Trustees provides governance and support to the staff team of five, which is responsible for all aspects of delivering the service.
If you share the charity’s commitment to the healing, growth, and personal change that counselling can offer, and are a confident, inclusive, and compassionate leader with the skills we are seeking, then we’d love to hear from you.
Relationships Scotland is the largest provider of family and relationship support in the country. We offer relationship counselling, family mediation and child contact centres through a network of 21 Member Services across Scotland. Around 18,000 people receive a face-to-face service each year.
We are looking to appoint a new treasurer to join our Board. The treasurer will be responsible for overseeing financial matters on behalf of our Board and will be responsible for ensuring that the organisation has robust financial processes to ensure it meets its legal and constitutional requirements. While we encourage and welcome applicants of all backgrounds, we are keen to hear from candidates that have experience of charity financial management or are chartered in a suitable accountancy field.
This role would include four board meetings a year (currently a mix of in person and online), along with four online Office Bearer meetings each year, and our AGM.
We want our Board to reflect the diversity of the modern communities we work with, and value the benefits of having different experience and points of view on our Board. We particularly welcome applications from people living with a disability or long-term health condition, LGBTQ+ people, younger people and those from ethnic minority communities.
The Scottish Episcopal Church seeks to appoint a Safeguarding Support Officer. The role includes a range of Safeguarding support responsibilities including the processing of applications for criminal disclosure checks under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, training administration and record keeping. The post is based at the General Synod Office, Edinburgh.
Candidates applying for the post will have:
Are you looking for an opportunity to work for a flexible and family friendly organisation with good pay and conditions?
SCVO are looking for an experienced highly motivated payroll individual to join our busy payroll team. Our payroll service provides payroll to over 400 organisations across the voluntary sector in Scotland, processing monthly, weekly and fortnightly payrolls to over 7500 employees.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the national body representing the voluntary sector. Our mission is to support, promote and develop a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland.
This post can be based in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their team and line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy.
Are you passionate about improving living standards? Do you have a love of research?
Then you might be just the right person to lead our commissioned research projects at abrdn Financial Fairness Trust.
About you and the role
You’ll play a big part in the Trust’s goal by:
• leading the Trust’s flagship Financial Fairness Tracker survey;
• managing the lifecycle of externally commissioned research projects with the aim of bringing about policy and practice change;
• commissioning, project managing and quality assuring first-class research activities;
• contributing to the future strategic direction of the Trust.
Experienced in managing qualitative and quantitative research projects, you will manage the ‘end to end’ cycle of externally commissioned policy research projects and work closely with the Head of Policy and Research to develop our research agenda. You will be committed to ensuring our research meets the highest ethical standards, have a strong interest in centring research on the experiences of people on low-to-middle incomes and prioritise ensuring a positive experience for participants.
You’ll manage a small caseload of grants/contracts and will develop relationships with our current and prospective funded partners. With communication and public affairs colleagues, you will ensure research output generates an excellent programme of advocacy and media engagement. This means you need to be a confident communicator, orally and written, and have a good way of engaging with people. You should have a head for complex data and information with the ability to synthesize this into clear, actionable insights.
You’ll work alongside a small team of seven who are based between London and Edinburgh and work in a hybrid manner. You should be someone who is highly motivated with a can-do attitude, and the ability to occasionally travel within the UK.
What you’ll get
It’s crucial that everyone in the team is passionate about our mission, but not at the expense of our lives outside of work. We strive to ensure everyone in the team has a good work-life balance, valuing flexible working and being open to conversations about what you need. You’ll work with a friendly and knowledgeable team of staff and Trustees, and a supportive and experienced manager.
You can choose to work 4 or 5 days from the start of employment, you need to live close enough to commute to Edinburgh or London on occasion, and you’ll receive a salary of £47,972-£50,370 FTE (depending on experience) with a transparent pay scale in place. We know there’s more to life than just work, so you will have 40 days annual leave (pro rata including bank holidays), private medical care, income protection, life assurance and save for your future with 16% unmatched employer contribution to pension (plus an additional 2% match if you contribute). We have family-friendly policies and extra optional benefits to choose from too, such as discounted gym membership and good value travel insurance.
The Forth Estuary Forum (FEF) is the Local Coastal Partnership for the Firth of Forth, stretching from Stirling to the North Sea, and we are looking for new Board Members.
Our overarching purpose is the wise and sustainable use of the Firth of Forth and you will be helping to drive the next phase of the organisation’s development.
Who we are looking for?
FEF is seeking applications from individuals who have leadership skills in one or more of the following areas:
Introduction and background
Parent Network Scotland (PNS) is a national organisation supporting parents to navigate raising children across Scotland. We work in partnership with 3rd sector organisations, Local Authorities, and grassroots community groups to bring our parenting programmes and wellbeing toolkits to communities and to ensure the voice of parents and families are heard by decision makers and service delivery designers.
At PNS we recognise the strengths of parents and their role in supporting the build of strong and flourishing communities where children and young people gain the best start in life and where parents experience the joy of parenting. Our model is to support parents to move through our programmes and activities including:
Our vision is:
Scotland's children flourish as parents have easy access to support networks, information, and tools to strengthen relationships, communication enhancing the joy of parenting.
Details of our work are available at Parent Network Scotland.
This role would include four board meetings a year (including our AGM) (currently a mix of in person and online), along with 3 online 1 hour finance meetings CEO and Finance administrator.
We want our Board to reflect the diversity of the modern communities we work with, and value the benefits of having different experience and points of view on our Board. We particularly welcome applications from people living with a disability or long-term health condition, LGBTQ+ people those from ethnic minority communities.
PNS is governed by a Board of 7 Trustees, including the Chairperson. We currently have a vacancy for a Treasurer and have identified that we need specific skills to fill the role of Treasurer.
The Board of Trustees is supported by several committees – HR Subgroup, Fundraising, Strategic Resource & Budgeting and are expected to serve on one of these committees
The principles that we hold ourselves by are crucial to our success and set by parents in support of parents.
PNS will be:
Trustees are asked to be available for:
Skills and experience
The Board is looking for someone with:
Informal discussion of this role is welcome. Potential candidates looking for further information should contact Fi Grimmond, Chairperson at email@example.com.