Could you be a new Board Member on our Board of Trustees for Apex Scotland Social Enterprise All Cleaned Up?
All Cleaned Up Scotland (ACU) is a specialist cleaning company and social enterprise business wholly owned by our parent company Apex Scotland. Our principal activity and core business is to provide sustainable employment and training for people with convictions and multiple barriers to employment.
We are committed to delivering the highest standards of cleaning at competitive prices, whilst providing job opportunities to disadvantaged individuals that allow them to contribute positively to the communities they live and work in.
We are proud to be a finalist in the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2023. We have been shortlisted in the Building Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice Category with winners to be announced in October 2023.
We are looking for people to join our Board of trustees to bring their skills, expertise, and perspectives to help us achieve our vision and strategy. Most importantly, we want applicants who are passionate about what we do and have a strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
We would particularly welcome individuals with a background in: Business Development, Commercial Cleaning , Social Enterprise or Criminal justice although this list is not exhaustive.
Money Advisers required to work within projects including some new initiatives.
We are expanding our established team. We are looking for highly motivated and adaptable individuals who have previously worked within an advice environment to join our team. We have opportunities within various. Some of these projects may require part of the week to be spent at an outreach location (such as health settings etc.). There is also the opportunity to work both from our offices as well as home working (Project dependent).
It is essential that you possess a detailed knowledge of debt, benefits, and financial capability. You will deliver a professional and supportive service to provide an essential and practical route forward for those in financial hardship.
You should possess a good knowledge of the Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers and be able to apply this knowledge and manage casework in line with these standards. You will be familiar and competent in the relevant legislative and practice areas of Money Advice and Welfare Rights.
You will have excellent IT skills, with a flexible approach and good work ethic. Whilst a knowledge of Advice Pro case management system would be preferable, it is not essential.
A clean driving licence and own car is preferred although not essential.
Money Matters Money Advice Centre is an equal opportunity employer.
A PVG is essential for these positions.
At Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey CAB, we are a friendly team of over 70 employees and volunteers delivering a busy advice service to members of the public. We strive to deliver a good quality service that meets the needs of our clients in a non-judgemental and confidential manner.
We are looking for a receptionist to support the smooth running of our office and ensuring that clients who contact the bureau (by telephone, in person or email) receive excellent customer service which meets their individual needs. We are interested to hear from good team players who have experience of working in a similar environment and are confident in dealing with clients who may be vulnerable or have multiple needs. You will have a strong customer focus and treat everyone in a non-judgemental and respectful manner. You will have administrative experience and be comfortable using Microsoft office.
We are looking for new Board Members to join our Board at the Community Brokerage Network.
Our Board Members are collectively responsible for the governance of the organisation, providing strategic advice and constructive challenge to the Operations Manager and their Leadership Team. All to ensure that we work to make a lasting difference to people across Ayrshire.
The Community Brokerage Network was formally established in 2012 and operates as a community interest company with an asset lock in place. Initially it operated in East Ayrshire but has in recent years expanded to also cover North and South Ayrshire. CBN provides community brokerage to individuals, some of whom will have an individual budget allocated from social work to plan, find and secure the right kind of support they need to have the best lives possible lives making use of both informal and formal support options and connecting people into community activities, groups, and facilities.
About the role
Board Members play a unique role in delivery of our mission. They are collectively responsible for the governance of the organisation. They set the strategic direction for the organisation, ensuring alignment to our values, and are responsible for setting organisational policy, defining targets, agreeing the financial plan, and evaluating performance.
We are currently looking for Board Members with expertise or a background in any of the below areas:
As a Board Member, you’ll be required to attend all Board meetings (four Board meetings and one or more Board calls per year), in addition to a Board Strategy Day.
As a CBN Board Member, you will:
Terms of Appointment:
This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Board Members are appointed for an initial term of 2 years, after which Board Members can be reappointed for two further terms of 3 years each, up to a maximum of 8 years.
Scotland’s Citizens Advice Network is an essential community service that empowers people through our local bureaux and national services by providing free, confidential, and independent advice. We use people’s real-life experiences to influence policy and drive positive change. We are on the side of people in Scotland who need help, and we change lives for the better.
The Citizens Advice network is made up of 59 local Citizens Advice Bureaux, each its own independent charity, and Citizens Advice Scotland as the national charity and membership body, which includes the GB delivery of Extra Help Unit service, a group of specialist case workers supporting vulnerable energy and post consumers. We provide advice across over 200 locations and deliver 12 national advice projects for UK and Scottish Government including the Money Talks advice service and the Help to Claim Universal Support advice service.
Last year the network helped nearly 180,000 people and unlocked £147million for people through things like social security payments and employment entitlements. Our online advice received over 5.4 million page views and our awareness raising campaigns reached millions of people.
Our vision is for a Fairer Scotland where everyone has the advice and information they need to realise their rights, and that the barriers to accessing those rights are effectively challenged.
Making Change Happen at Citizens Advice Scotland
The Impact team has access to the incredible wealth of data generated through advice giving by our network of Citizens Advice Bureaux and through the Extra Help Unit at Citizens Advice Scotland, and our online advice which is accessed by over 2 million people every month.
We hold the largest dataset on social issues outside of the public sector and this allows us to understand what is happening on the ground in communities across Scotland and reflect our client’s experiences to government and to those who can make a difference. We campaign and influence to tackle the root cause of the problems people face, and to work to strengthen their rights. To achieve change we work with governments, regulators and business at a UK and Scottish level on improving areas of particular detriment, and undertake research and deliver awareness and education campaigns.
Our Network Mission
As a Policy Manager (Strong Communities) you will lead and manage a team dedicated to improving the policy, processes, and practices in the areas of access to justice and telecommunications and advocate for change on behalf of citizens and consumers in order to prevent detriment.
You will be responsible for managing the work plan, developing policy positions, directing the policy outputs of team members, advocating for change, raising awareness, undertaking research, and empowering people to make informed choices.
We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, can lead with drive and enthusiasm, able to efficiently manage a work programme of activity, and play a key role in a team dedicated to making positive change to the lives of people in Scotland.
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.
You will be able to demonstrate experience of working in policy development, advocacy, public affairs, consumer policy, or regulation. While not an essential criteria understanding of the Scottish legal system or legal qualifications, and/or knowledge of current issues and developments related to access to justice in Scotland, such as reform processes and the impacts of the pandemic on the justice system in Scotland would be beneficial to this role. Likewise understanding of telecommunications policy, the free advice landscape in Scotland, or experience of working as part of a network would also be beneficial for this role.
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.
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.
*Location: This post can be based in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy.
The Lothian Pension Fund administers the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in the Edinburgh and Lothians. It’s Pension Committee determines the overall policy objectives, strategy and operation of it and the Scottish Homes Pension Fund in accordance with relevant legislation and in the best interests of the members and employer bodies within the pension funds.
The Pension Board is made up of five employer and five member representatives, (our key stakeholders) who provide oversight and assist the LPF Pensions Committee in ensuring compliance with Pension legislation and the Pension Regulator code of practice.
We’re looking for applications for two Pensions Board (employer representation). Candidates eligible to apply for the employer representative role must be a member of Lothian Pension (a list of all employers is available onpage 115 of our annual report).
We are looking for applications to join our Pensions Board (as an employer representative): Candidates must a member of Lothian Pension Fund through their employer.
The Pension Board provides oversight and assists the LPF Pensions Committee in ensuring compliance with Pension legislation and the Pension Regulator code of practice.
Members of the Pension Board do not participate in the voting or decision making at Pensions Committee but they have access to all committee papers, attend Pension Committee meetings and have an opportunity to input into discussion and/or consideration of matters by the Pensions Committee as appropriate and assist the committee with regulation and compliance, whilst representing the perspective and insight from LPF’s key stakeholders, our scheme members and employers.
Credible experience and qualifications to perform the following duties are highly desirable for the appointed individuals:
This role will provide an ideal opportunity for someone interested in gaining board member/trustee experience.
You will be expected to devote such time as is necessary for the proper performance Pension Board duties. This will include attendance at Pension Board and Pension Committee meetings (ordinarily held quarterly), as well as a strategic planning session held annually. You will also need to undertake a minimum of 21 hours of training annually. In addition, you will be required to consider all relevant papers before each meeting. Unless urgent and unavoidable circumstances prevent you from doing so, it is expected that you will attend all meetings.
The nature of the role makes it difficult to be more specific about the maximum time commitment. You may be required to devote additional time to the Board in respect of preparation and ad hoc matters which may arise, and particularly when LPF is undergoing a period of increased activity. At certain times it may be necessary to convene additional board meetings.
About the Organisation
Lothian Pension Fund (LPF) administers the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We’re asset backed and multi-employer scheme with around £9 billion assets and the second largest LGPS fund in Scotland, serving 9.,000 members and 63 employers.
We also manage the Scottish Homes Pension Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. This a closed fund and has approx. 1,550 deferred and pensioner members with £0.16 billion investments.
Our investment team is unique in Scotland in holding FCA authorisation. We manage over 85% of assets in-house via internal equity, bond and other real asset portfolios (e.g., infrastructure, property and timberland investments).
We established a regulated investment company providing resourcing, operational support, governance and deal execution for our private markets and gained FCA authorisation in 2015. This enables collaboration with other LGPS funds on investment management, strategic investment advisory, private markets, and listed and indirect property investments.
In March 2017, we became the first UK Local Government pension fund awarded accreditation for the Pensions Administration Standards Association and have held the Customer Service Excellence Award for over ten years.
The day-to-day running of LPF is carried out by a specialist team who undertake pension administration, accounting and investment functions.
LPF colleagues are employed by an arms-length company, LPFE Limited (LPFE), which is wholly-owned by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC).
The post holder will work with the Energy Advice Team Leader to provide specialist and holistic advice on Energy issues. The post holder will need to be organised and work efficiently, providing an excellent service to clients and maintaining quality of advice standards. The post holder will need to be comfortable delivering advice and dealing with clients both by phone and in person.
On occasion the post will be required to represent the bureau in stakeholder engagement in relation to energy advice and associated issues. There may also be opportunities for home visits or attendance at local outreaches, if required to meet the objectives of the projects.
As full training will be provided, this post would suit someone looking for a move into energy advice or would suit a more experienced worker with existing advice experience in energy.
The above job description is not exhaustive and is clarified and intended to include broad duties inherent of the post.
Knowledge, skills and experience
Parkhead CAB is seeking applications for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our staff team.
The post of Money & Welfare Rights Adviser is a vital post with Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau. We believe strongly in making a difference for our clients. Our aim is to ensure that no one suffers through lack of knowledge of their rights and entitlements and that equally through social policy action we strive to make long lasting changes for everyone by raising issues with decision makers at a local and National level.
The post holder will contribute to this through providing money, financial capability and welfare rights information, case work and representation.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants a job that makes a real difference to people’s lives. The post holder will be working with colleagues and supporting highly trained volunteers to deliver welfare rights and money advice to our clients. You should have advice delivery experience and thrive on a challenge and assisting your clients to tackle their issues and support them to move forward and plan long-term solutions rather than a quick fix. We believe strongly in delivering a quality advice service in line with the Scottish National Standards. We are also committed to staff and volunteer training and we will ensure that you are fully supported in your role.
Parkhead CAB prides itself in recruiting staff who want to make a positive difference to the lives of those around them. Our priority is to make a welcoming and trusted environment for clients and an enjoyable work place for our staff and volunteers. We believe strongly in our staff wellbeing. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in then we would love to hear from you.
Responsible to: Assistant Manager/ CEO
ESS is based in Edinburgh. We work with the third sector and funders so they can measure and explain their impact, as well as use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
The post involves managing ESS’s external communications (our website, newsletter and social media) to share learning about third sector evaluation and to promote our events and resources. You work with colleagues to create and design resources. You contribute to ESS’s income generation by promoting our services to the sector and to funders.
We want the best candidate for the job, so we will consider candidates who can work 4 days a week (28 hours) or 3 days a week (21 hours). See application pack for details.