We are seeking an accomplished professional to provide executive leadership for the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland.
The General Trustees hold in trust for congregations around 3,500 buildings including churches, halls and manses, and approximately 13,000 acres of agricultural land spread throughout Scotland. They also have significant investment holdings most of which are also held for congregations. The staff of the General Trustees provide advice to congregations on repairs and maintenance, purchase and disposal and health and safety issues relating to these properties.
In recognition of the Church estate requiring rationalisation and improvement, we now seek a Chief Executive who will assist and guide the Board and provide staff leadership in supporting congregations in achieving the vision of ‘well equipped spaces in the right places’. This is a key element in the strategic plans of the General Trustees and the wider Church.
Want to make a difference in one of the most influential places in Scotland? Now is your chance!
This is a great opportunity to join the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) as a Senior Researcher.
SPICe comprises a research and information service and supports the scrutiny and legislative functions of the Parliament. We provide impartial, accurate and timely research, information and briefings to Members of the Scottish Parliament, their staff, and Parliamentary staff.
Working within the Justice and Social Affairs Research Unit, a team of 12, you’ll share responsibility with one other researcher for the Parliament’s work on criminal justice. You’ll be involved in answering enquiries on a wide range of subjects, including police, prisons, courts, prosecution, criminal law and the justice budget; and other relevant topics as required. You’ll prepare committee briefings and analysis to help MSPs scrutinise the related policies of the Scottish Government, and you’ll publish briefings and blog articles on relevant issues.
We’re looking for an experienced researcher with detailed knowledge of the criminal justice policy area. You’ll be an excellent communicator who is able to produce comprehensive briefings with brevity, accuracy and impartiality, and have a commitment to producing high quality research and analysis.
You’ll demonstrate a high level of personal credibility with excellent communication and influencing skills, with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
If you’re looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to contribute to the Parliament’s vision, we’d love to hear from you.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a Minority Ethnic background and Disabled candidates. All appointments will be made on merit. We have a values-based culture of respect and inclusion embedded in our organisation, and everyone has the ability to make a difference.
We offer a great range of benefits including: 41.5 leave days (including public holidays), flexible working, paid professional subscriptions, family-friendly policies, Season Ticket advance loans, an onsite gym facility, Health and Wellbeing Schemes including discounted gym membership, a confidential counselling and information service, and the Cycle to Work Scheme.
You’ll also have the opportunity to join the Alpha Civil Service pension scheme, where we’ll offer you an employer contribution of up to 27.9% of your basic salary.
The Employability Advisor will be responsible to the Lead Practitioner (Young Parents) and will work as a member of OPFS Lanarkshire Employability Service, to provide employability support for young parents facing additional barriers to entering suitable employment, education, and training opportunities through one-to-one meetings and group work sessions.
An experienced Administrator is required by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland).
You must have proven experience and qualification in both office administrative work and IT skills. With attention to detail and a high level of accuracy, you will be well organised, and have good written and verbal communication skills.
Electrical Safety First is the UK’s leading charity on electrical safety. We want to make sure that everyone in the UK can use electricity safely, and work with the media, government, businesses and the electrical industry to spread our safety messages far and wide.
The charity campaigns on issues that include the need for regular electrical checks, the sale of dangerous electrical goods on online market places, product recall and registration, electrical DIY, and the importance of using registered electricians.
As well as raising awareness with the public, we work with politicians to ensure that the Government is doing all it can to keep people safe from electrical accidents and we deliver targeted funding support for those more vulnerable to harm caused by electricity.
Are you passionate about supporting local communities and helping to keep them safe? Interested in working in the not-for-profit sector?
Campaigning charity, Electrical Safety First, is looking for a Grants and Outreach Officer. You'll play a crucial role in the delivery of our grant scheme programme, which supports community-based organisations to keep people safe when using electricity. Your work will help us reach more communities, aiding the growth of our outreach activities.
You’ll develop relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, from local government, to fire and rescue services, and local safety organisations. You'll lead our interaction with local communities and spread awareness of our safety messages and our campaigns. So, you’ll need to be able to travel when required.
If you have experience in the following, we would love to hear from you:
This is a part-time role (circa 21 hours) offered on a one-year fixed term contract initially. However, it may become permanent beyond this period.
Grants Administrator – working for a charitable trust which is an outward-looking, approachable funder providing grants supporting child welfare, visual impairment, neurological conditions, animal welfare and the RNLI. As part of a dedicated team, you will provide administrative support to the Grants and Relationship Managers and maintain regular contact with beneficiary charities supporting them with an information service.
Salary and Benefits – £22,000 to £24,500 pro rata 21 hours per week, 35 days annual holiday (pro rata), contributory pension, childcare vouchers and can offer child-friendly hybrid working if preferred.
Job Description– working as part of a small team based in central Edinburgh, you will report to the Director and provide administrative support to the Grants and Relationship Managers and have regular contact with Volunteer Assessors and Trustees. With excellent organisational and Microsoft skills, you will accurately maintain the client database and support inhouse and external meetings. This varied role requires an organised and proactive approach with strong customer skills in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Main duties will include;
• Provision of administrative support to the Grants Team
• Arrange and co-ordinate meetings
• Maintain the Trust’s Salesforce Database
• Process receipt of applications and carry out pre-assessment checks
• Manage all Grant related correspondence
• Log receipt of awards and record grant conditions
• Maintain on-line filing systems
• Provide general administration working with the Office Manager
• Manage incoming calls and enquiries
• Ensure meetings rooms are prepared for visitors
• Welcome visitors and contractors to the office
Skills required will include:
• Confident with Microsoft Office, Outlook and input Excel
• Experienced in the use of databases (Salesforce)
• Experienced in administering meetings – basic minute taking
• Accurate input skills
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
• Awareness of GDPR
• Friendly and approachable manner
• Empathy for, and desire to support, charitable work in Scotland
This is a varied administrative role working as part of a small dedicated, friendly and supportive team which facilitates funding to both established and innovative charities and individual projects.
FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland
FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland is run by Move On, a charity that believes we all need support at different times in our lives. For too many people a lack of opportunities is a barrier to reaching their full potential. We want to change that. As a FareShare C1 Depot Driver and Operative for FareShare Glasgow you will collect and deliver food from and to our food partners across Glasgow and the West of Scotland, as well as deliver food from our Regional Centre based at South Street, to our charity members within Glasgow and the West.
This role sits in the FareShare Operations Team and will have responsibility for collecting surplus food both on schedules and short notice. Your timely collection and delivery will ensure that more surplus food can be distributed on to charities and community groups.
• To Load the vehicle where required and check your vehicle for roadworthiness.
• To Understand the schedule and route that has been planned and calculated for you.
• Be ready to meet our food partners and charities when you collect or deliver food and/or non-food.
• Slight flexibility with start and finish times as per need and driver regulations. Working hours will ordinarily be Monday to Friday 8am until 5pm each day weekend work may be required.
• Drive safely, responsibly and within the law, reporting any incidents that may affect the vehicles roadworthiness.
• Be courteous and demonstrate FareShare’s equality and diversity policy.
• Complete all necessary paperwork.
• Support depot team in preparing orders for collection and delivery.
• Driver age at least 25 years
• Full clean UK driving licence with at least a 7.5 Tonne / C1 class licence entitlement
• A valid DQC (CPC card) and digital tachograph card
• Physically capable as heavy lifting will be involved
• Eligibility to work in UK
• Commitment to gain Level 2 Food Safety Qualification
• Forklift Truck Licence preferred but full training can be given to right candidate
Skills and Attributes
• Safe and courteous driver
• Strong customer service and communication skills
• Must possess a positive and professional attitude
• Able to take initiative and use common sense
• Can stay clam under pressure
• Team player willing to adopt a flexible approach to daily tasks and activities
• Commitment to FareShare’s Equality & Diversity ethos
• Prompt and works independently
SiMBA is here to support anyone affected by baby loss. We help bereaved families create precious memories with their baby and offer tangible ways to honour and remember them.
We are looking for an experienced Business Manager to join our small team for a 6-month interim period to support the CEO and wider team with administration and office management. This role offers lots of opportunity to bring your business skills to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the operational side of the charity.
If you are a team playerwho is able to engage with people at all levels, establishing relationships with all key stakeholders and has proven experience in both office management and administrational support at leadership level, then we want to hear from you.
You must be passionate about ensuring systems, processes and policies are of a high standard in order to fulfil our aim of offering the best care to the bereaved families we support. You will be instrumental in the effective organisation of the office environment, supporting the team in achieving operational excellence and high quality across all service delivery areas to all families, volunteers and wider stakeholders. You will be responsible for providing direct administrative support to the CEO as well as being a central point of support for the wider team.
This role would therefore be ideally suited to an experienced Business Manager looking to take on more responsibility in the efficient running of a small charity.
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 organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. 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.
As a Caseworker within the Extra Help Unit, you will carry out an important role by investigating and resolving energy complaints on behalf of vulnerable consumers. You will ensure that the consumer’s personal circumstances and any detriment caused by supplier failures are fully considered when negotiating an outcome. You will deal with a range of callers who are often upset, angry or stressed about their situation. Callers may also be experiencing financial difficulties, or have mental or physical health conditions. You will be expected to support consumers in a respectful, inclusive and non-judgemental manner.
The Caseworker role is both challenging and rewarding, with the majority of complaints and circumstances being complex in nature. You will get to work within a great team, and within a constantly changing energy market with the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives.
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, a flexi-time system which recognises and protects the operational delivery aspects of the service, 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.
Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a new Chair to the Board of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC).
SLCC provide a single point of contact for all complaints against Scottish lawyers (solicitors, advocates, commercial attorneys and licensed conveyancers). They investigate and resolve complaints about services and refer conduct complaints to the relevant professional body for investigation.
As a small and focussed public body this is an ideal opportunity for someone stepping up to a chair role for the first time or for an experienced chair wanting to feel they are making a direct and immediate contribution to an organisation. Knowledge of the legal sector is not essential, although we are looking for someone with good experience of governance and decision making.
What are we looking for in a new Chair?
The Chair plays a vital role in leading the oversight of the organisation and the Executive Team, engaging with stakeholders, ensuring a strategy is in place, risk and financial controls are appropriate. To enable the SLCC Board to work effectively and efficiently it is vital we have people with a variety of skills and experience from all walks of life.
Close working with the Chief Executive ensures an effective link between the Board and Executive Team. The Chair also sits on Determination Committees deciding on the outcome of complaints.
The SLCC need a Chairing Member with specific skills along with generic personal qualities. You may have gained your experience / knowledge by working, being active in your community, in a voluntary capacity or just through your own personal life experience – we have explained in the application pack exactly what we will be looking for and how they will be tested in the appointment process.
Training and support
Because of this varied role, the new Chair will be offered a full induction along with regular training. All members are supported by the management team, clerks and investigators, and the other staff of the SLCC and have taken on board members from a large variety of backgrounds.
In total, the time commitment for all work will be:
Length of the Appointment
Appointment will be for a single term of five years. Therefore you can only apply to be a Board member again after a minimum gap of three years. No re-appointments are made to the SLCC Board, however, you can apply to be a Board member again after a minimum gap of three years.
If appointed you will be expected to take up your position on 10 July 2023.
Remuneration and Expenses
The Chair of the Board receives £323.29 per day. Expenses incurred as a result of carrying out the duties of the appointment, including reasonable travel and subsistence costs and dependant carer and childcare expenses, will be reimbursed.
The appointment is non-pensionable.