This is a new role in a really impactful, empowering and supportive values-led environment. This is not a typical business development role but rather an exciting opportunity to have a more strategic approach by starting with learning, policy and research rather than chasing funding opportunities.
There is specific work to share the approach and impact of our £2m 5-year Lifting Neighbourhoods Together approach with a wider audience in the public and third sectors.
This is a diverse role in a diverse organisation. Community Renewal Trust has 45 staff and a wide array of work in neighbourhoods and social enterprises. This includes: two neighbourhood teams delivering a whole-person, whole-neighbourhood approach; two food pantries; a team of Roma staff supporting Scotland’s Roma with advice and community development; a consultancy social enterprise; and Caledonia Funeral Aid.
Our focus is on ending poverty for households and whole-neighbourhoods, not just tacking poverty or mitigating poverty; our learning about this from both successes and failures is extremely relevant and needs to be shared widely.
Because this is a new role we are open to suggestions and negotiating options for this post.
The Cairngorms National Park is an incredible place to live and work. The UK’s largest national park is home to over 25% of the UK’s rare and endangered species, four of the UK’s top five highest mountains, the largest Caledonian forest and some of Scotland’s most iconic rivers. It is a truly unique landscape and this is an exceptional role for the right person.
Alongside its spectacular nature, the National Park is home to 18,000 residents and over 1,000 businesses, alongside the nearly two million people who visit the area each year. This role is a great opportunity for the right person to ensure that the Park Authority’s key services deliver for residents, businesses and visitors alike.
There are some key issues facing the National Park around affordable housing, transport infrastructure and managing for visitors, and this role will be instrumental in shaping our approach in these areas.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority is a fantastic place to work and offers great opportunities to grow your career. The Park Authority is listed in the UK’s top 100 best not- for-profit companies to work for. We’re dedicated to both this fantastic place and our employees.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Planning and Place to make a lasting and positive impact to the work of the Park Authority and to the future of this incredible National Park.
As the Director of Planning and Place, you will provide strategic leadership, clear organisational vision and long-term direction for the Park Authority on Planning, Rural Development and Visitor Services, and ensure operational effectiveness within these areas.
You will ensure the Park Authority’s Planning, Rural Development and Visitor Services teams provide a high quality service for all external customers and ensure a high standard of corporate governance and service delivery, including financial and staff management.
You will oversee the delivery of strategic partnerships with other organisations and delivery of key programme and projects, with a view to achieving successful implementation of the National Park Partnership Plan and the National Park Authority’s Corporate and Operational Plans.
If you are keen to be the Director of Planning and Place – playing a key role in the management of the Park Authority and the wider National Park – and can display the skills and experience listed here, this is the role you’ve been waiting for.
The Park Authority is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, relationship status, disability, age and social class. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled and LGBTQ+ communities, as they are under-represented in the environment sector.
We are also a Disability Confident committed employer: if you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you. In all circumstances, the Park Authority appoints on merit-based evidence that the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.
Park Authority Benefits:
To be considered as our Director of Planning and Place, you:
For more information on the post please contact the Grant Moir, CEO on 01479 870509.
Thenue Housing Association has approximately 75 staff and provides high quality housing with a stock base of approximately 3,000 properties in our six main communities as well as 21 supported accommodation projects, mainly located in Glasgow. We also provide a factoring service to over 800 owners within our communities.
We are seeking a highly skilled, enthusiastic and motivated finance professional who will lead our Finance Department. The role of Finance Manager is integral to ensuring that our finance and factoring service is well managed and meets statutory requirements.
The ability to work accurately, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines is essential along with working collaboratively with others and a positive, enthusiastic attitude. You will have a track record of successfully leading a team. You must have excellent communication, IT, organisational and report writing skills, line management experience, and the ability to manage your own workload and that of the team.
Reporting to the Director of Finance, IT & Resources duties will include preparing and producing quarterly management accounts and annual budget, statutory requirements including annual audit, supervising our finance & factoring teams, carrying out a range of day-to-day finance tasks and other related duties.
Thenue is a customer-focused, caring organisation offering flexible/hybrid working. We care about our people, our organisation, our tenants and customers, our communities, and our partners. As a manager, you will be an ambassador for the organisation’s culture and values, ensuring they are visible, embedded, and upheld. We aim to be the best we can be.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure check.
In return, we offer an excellent package including a competitive salary, a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, 25 days annual leave and 15 public holidays.
Thenue aims to be an equal opportunities employer.
Ayrshire Housing is a well-regarded and financially strong housing association with 1,700 houses in management. Over the years, we have extended the range of housing solutions we offer, along with delivering many award-winning new builds. We enjoy an excellent reputation with a strong track record of development, innovation and wider regeneration in the communities we serve with much of this activity taking us far beyond housing. We remain an active developer with a busy programme stretching ahead.
We are a community centred organisation focused on strong partnership working with public bodies, and the private and voluntary sectors. We are also committed to active engagement with our tenants and the wider community in shaping the ways we deliver our projects and services.
We have a tremendous opportunity for a new Head of Finance role to join our dynamic Senior Management Team, shaping the overall direction and performance of Ayrshire Housing.
While upholding Ayrshire Housing’s values, the successful candidate will have a track record of developing and maintaining effective financial management and accounting systems at a senior level. Effective leadership skills will be key to providing motivation and direction to the staff team at Ayrshire Housing along with being proactive in partnership working to enhance Ayrshire Housing’s reputation.
We offer full EVH terms and conditions of employment, including attractive pension options and hybrid working opportunities.
A basic disclosure check will be required of the successful candidate.
Manor Estates Housing Association is looking to recruit a full-time Housing Management Director to join our team. We want to find someone that shares our values and wants to make a positive difference.
The postholder will be responsible for the delivery of high quality housing management services including leading on allocations, income maximisation, antisocial-behaviour, tenancy sustainment and customer engagement.
They will lead the Housing Management Team and be an active participant within the Senior Management Team of the Association.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
The starting salary for this post is £69,568. Key terms and conditions are noted below:
For an informal chat about the post please contact Claire Ironside at email@example.com or 0131 510 8540.
About the role
A new and exciting opportunity to work as a fundamental part of the People Team, supporting colleagues through their time with Sustrans.
The purpose of the role is to strengthen our colleagues’ voice, building the organisation’s capability to positively manage colleague relations, supporting Sustrans in building colleagues’ trust and engagement and leading colleague relations to ensure we are a charity for everyone.
The role will develop and implement a colleague relations strategy that aligns with Sustrans’ goals, values, and legal requirements.
As the Head of Colleague Relations, you will be instrumental in maximising the colleague experience. You will line manage a team of three People Advisors to provide coaching and expert advice to line managers on policies, legal requirements, processes and best practice.
You will work closely with the wider Human Resources teams, legal counsel and senior management to address complex employee relation issues and provide expert advice and recommendations
You will help lead Sustrans in developing a positive relationship and ways of working with our newly recognised union and reconstituted colleague forum, helping lead negotiations and being a key contact in this exciting new relationship.
You will support organisational change, develop and implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention and ensure our policies are modern, valued and inclusive.
This role does not involve regular travel. We may occasionally need you travel during your work including occasional overnight stays.
You should have experience of leading a colleague relations team in managing complex case work, as well as change management and supporting organisations through change.
You will need experience of working in a unionised environment, and of building relationships and managing negotiations in line with a recognition agreement.
You will need a good understanding of colleague engagement and practices and experience of developing people policies and procedures.
You will be educated to CIPD level 5 and be passionate about progressing the EDI agenda.
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
What we offer
In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
28 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
Staff volunteer days
24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes
Group Personal Pension scheme with a 5% or 6% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
Bike, computer and season ticket loans
London Weighting Allowance of £4,195 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)
Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)
At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.
You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.
We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.
You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.
The National Centre for Music (the NCM) is at the core of the redevelopment of the former Royal High School building, located at Calton Hill, Edinburgh. This role is a unique opportunity to play a central role in establishing the NCM in supporting the Scottish music sector and providing a platform to secure its future, and thereby bringing life to an exceptional historic site, at the heart of Edinburgh. The NCM will be a new cultural asset for both Edinburgh and Scotland. We seek a visionary individual who will be able to advance the NCM concept. This will be based on a consultative approach that establishes the requirements of the sector and general public, which in turn provides scope to the NCM’s priorities and operational practicalities. The role will be responsible for implementing the recommendations and associated action plan to establish a robust and sustainable Business Case for the NCM.
Changeworks has over 35 years’ experience in delivering high impact solutions for low-carbon living. We work collaboratively with partners, organisations and householders to drive transformation in energy efficiency and to tackle fuel poverty. An exciting opportunity for a Research and Policy Consultant has come up in our busy and growing team.
This role is based within our Consultancy Team and will report to the Senior Research Consultant. Our Consultancy team are leaders in the industry and provide expert analysis and insight. The team works across a range of disciplines including data analysis, social research and impact evaluation.
In this role you will be responsible for managing the development and delivery of quality research and policy projects. Using your project management experience, you will manage a range of commissions. You will allocate responsibility to team members, monitor budgets and collaborate with colleagues to produce accurate reports. Cultivating and maintaining client relationships will be a key responsibility, ensuring client satisfaction and project success. You will also support the dissemination of the Consultancy team’s work to wider audiences through a range of media including presentations at relevant conferences, networking, written articles etc.
Working with the Senior Consultants you will identify opportunities to develop and deliver projects and services that generate income.
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques is essential for this position. You will have experience in project management in a professional, research or consultancy role. Experience of developing and writing policies or strategies is also desirable.
You’ll be joining Changeworks at a very exciting time as we continue to drive forward our strategy to help us scale our work and achieve our ambitious goal of decarbonising homes across Scotland.
Changeworks is a great place to work. We hold Investors in People Platinum accreditation (something only a few organisations in Scotland have), and we were nominated for employer of the year by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce this year. Our staff overwhelmingly would recommend us as an employer too.
The Climate Emergency has resulted in ambitious national targets to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment and reduce rates of fuel poverty. This has driven a significant increase in the number of pilot and large-scale interventions delivered by Changeworks and external organisations in this area. These include area-based domestic energy efficiency retrofit and decarbonisation projects and programmes.
We are a growing organisation, and this role is crucial to the delivery of our ambitious objectives. We want to decarbonise homes in Scotland on a massive scale, and that needs talented individuals like you to help us deliver on our objectives. You’ll receive full training plus coaching and mentoring.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits including flexible working, bike to work scheme, an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus 9 public holidays per year.
As part of the Employability Team at Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway, the Development Officer will lead the development of work-based skills and personal development through volunteering.
Supported by our Employability Manager and colleagues across our wider team, the Development Officer will bring learning, research, and insights together to create an active, capacity-building approach to volunteer for employment and employability, whilst contributing to the development of our overall volunteering strategy for the region.
Working in partnership with colleagues in the local authority, health board and enterprise agencies, the Development Officer will represent sector challenges and opportunities whilst making connections with the sector to maxmise the impact of employability activities through the Local Employability Partnership.
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.
For more information visit gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus
Could you be our next Board member?
Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) is seeking new trustees to join our Board of Directors. VCEL is the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian. We are here to inform and represent the third sector, providing support, advice, learning and development opportunities for both individuals and organisations. Our teams are dedicated to helping our communities advance. VCEL work with organisations and individuals across East Lothian, we’re your trusted and convenient single point of access for support, guidance and opportunities in the East Lothian area and we ensure that the third sector is effectively supported and represented at the local level. At the heart of VCEL is our mission: to build empowered and resilient communities with a thriving third sector.
Our Trustees/Directors are responsible for VCEL's overall governance. Meeting a minimum of 5 times a year, they set the organisation's strategy and ensure we are accountable to our funders and our regulators. To bring additional skills and expertise to the Board, we are seeking applications from dedicated individuals from wide ranging and diverse backgrounds including those with a background in law, finance, business, human resources, marketing, fundraising and the voluntary sector with an interest in making a difference.
Although it's a voluntary unpaid position it is a highly rewarding and enjoyable role.