By working with a range of private, public and third sector partners, Green Action Trust services deliver positive action across the country to help Scotland achieve its climate change ambitions. We turn ideas into tangible change, to build more sustainable communities and a greener country.
We are seeking an energetic and passionate leader, who enjoys driving transformation and has a successful track record of understanding what it takes to build and support successful organisations, to join us in the role of Operations Director. The primary purpose of the role will be to lead our operational teams, working with other Directors to enhance our performance and continually review and refine our service offering.
This rare opportunity will assist the Board of the Green Action Trust shape the organisation’s future and help cement its place as the go-to environmental regeneration partner of choice across Scotland. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Operations Director will be a key strategic manager, member of the Trust’s Executive Management Team and will have principal responsibility for managing and developing our broad portfolio of services, projects and programmes.
You will have experience of strategic management, providing oversight and direction of internal operations, in addition to overarching responsibility for budgets, inward investment and relationship management. You will thrive on meeting challenges head on and will have a demonstrable track record of leading business growth and organisational development.
You will be a visible leader with a highly collaborative style to support our operations to be effective, with the ability to drive change, set clear direction and inspire multi-disciplinary teams. You may not come from the charity sector but you will have a passion for the role that civil society organisations play across Scotland. We will be looking to your expertise, honesty and leadership ability as we galvanise our employees and stakeholders to leave a lasting legacy of environmental gain.
Commercial acumen and highly effective communication and interpersonal skills are a must. We need someone who can balance an emotionally intelligent leadership style with integrity and professionalism and the focus to get the job done. Whatever your background you will share our vision for a diverse and inclusive workforce that is supported and equipped to deliver their very best. This is a role rich in both complexity and opportunity.
In return, we offer a comprehensive employment package including hybrid and flexible working arrangements.
Link Group is a group of award-winning social enterprise companies serving more than 15,000 customers – making them one of the largest social landlords in Scotland. They work together to provide affordable housing, property management, regeneration, advice, financial inclusion and employability services. Since its establishment in 1962, it has become a leader in developing and delivering innovative homes and services for those in need. Within the group structure are companies which share our aim of improving the lives of more people and it comprises 4 specialist housing organisations, 1 specialist maintenance services business and a charitable social care provider.
In delivering housing care and asset management services to over 14,000 homes, the Link Group strategy and mission statement includes a tailored housing service for customer needs which delivers affordable homes that represent value for money and improving and delivering sustainable services – an area that they are industry leaders. Link Group is the first Scottish housing association to achieve the international ‘Certified Sustainable Housing Label’, awarded by RITTERWALD consulting.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced business or corporate services leader to join a diverse and growing organisation, to lead and develop business services which are the heartbeat of everything that Link Group does.
As part of a close-knit executive leadership team, you will assume responsibility for the creation and implementation of the group corporate services strategy and will be accountable to the main board for overall service delivery.
You will be responsible for ensuring high standards of governance, group compliance with all necessary regulatory and statutory obligations, and driving best in class financial, HR, and ICT service levels across all Partner organisations within the group. The post is a critical piece of the group infrastructure, and the role holder is charged with ensuring that the Link Group vision, values, strategic objectives are delivered through the provision of high-quality services benefiting tenants and service users.
If you are an experienced corporate or business services leader that would enjoy the breadth and variety of working with different organisation types united by a shared set of values and mission, this could be the role for you!
The Successful Candidate
Given the continual desire for learning and improvement we are open to considering candidates from a variety of sector backgrounds.
To be considered for this role, you will be an experienced executive leader with a breadth of knowledge across corporate functions in a complex or group structure.
The successful candidate will possess most of the following:
The post holder will be subject to a basic Disclosure Scotland check.
We are excited to announce an opportunity to join our Leadership Team. We seek a talented individual to assume the Director of Asset Management role. The selected candidate will lead our maintenance team, deliver our asset management strategies and ensure we comply with our procurement policy.
Formed in 1975, Milnbank Housing Association has a long and successful track record of supporting local communities in Dennistoun and Hagill. We believe in providing high-quality services to our tenants and owners. At Milnbank, we are proud of the role we play as a Community Controlled Housing Association.
The Director of Asset Management is an exciting and versatile role that involves overseeing various aspects, such as the management of planned and reactive maintenance services. Additionally, this position will hold a pivotal role in delivering our strategic objectives, ensuring rigorous compliance with health and safety regulations, and upholding our commitment to meeting the EESSH2 standards.
Looking to the future, our focus will be to continue investing in and improving our properties. We will also consider opportunities to build new social housing in partnership with the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council.
We emphasise the importance of understanding and embracing the core principles of a Community Controlled Housing Association. If successful, you will be expected to actively engage with our tenants, other customers, and the local community.
This role will play an important part in ensuring MHA takes forward an innovative and forward-thinking asset management strategy that will deliver a better service for our tenants and owners. If this resonates with your aspirations and you’re enthusiastic about this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application.
About the role
We have a new and exciting opportunity to join us as an Engineer as part of the Design, Engineering and Assurance team in Scotland.
Reporting to the Senior Engineer and supporting the core team, you will be working with local communities to design and deliver outstanding cycling and walking infrastructure.
This is a unique opportunity to develop your design, built environment and project delivery skills within a world class active travel team. In your daily practice you will apply your academic knowledge in design, engineering and the built environment to developing real-world solutions that achieve Sustrans mission – to make it easier to walk and cycle for everyone.
We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to the nearest office hub in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. Candidates should be based within the geographical area with regular travel expected to the nominated hub.
We are looking for a talented designer who is passionate about infrastructure design, someone who would like the freedom to express themselves creatively.
You should have experience of infrastructure design, evaluation or appraisal. Skilled in producing engineering drawings, technical reports, feasibility studies and engagement materials.
You will be skilled and competent in using design software such as AutoCAD, AutoTurn. Experience with GIS would be desirable but not essential.
With proven experience of managing small, clearly defined projects, you will demonstrate good planning and organisation skills including working to tight deadlines and managing own tasks across multiple projects.
If you want to enhance your existing skills and develop new ones – we will support your professional development towards incorporated or chartered status.
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)
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.
The St Matthew’s Centre is a multi-use community centre in the North of Glasgow that has been supporting the community to live learn and grow for over 30 years. We have office and activity spaces available for hire, deliver our own program of activities and work with others in the community to provide support and deliver events. Everyone is welcome and we are always keen to hear about what activities and events local people would like to see!
We are looking for a highly motivated Centre Manager to lead our staff team, support our trustees and positively contribute to the work we do within our community.
Overview of the position:
This post will look to consolidate the work we have been doing over the last 5 years and support the continued growth of our organisation. The post holder will work closely with our board of trustees and staff team to manage our fundraising, finance, operations and support the continued growth of our community.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 15th October and we hope to hold interviews the week beginning the 23rd October but this may change.
This is a new permanent role within Scran Academy with the core purpose of leading the coordinated delivery of our external comms and engagement.
The post holder will act as the lead storyteller of the organisation, working with our young people and staff to clearly communicate our impact in ways that maximise engagement. This role will amplify the voices of our young people, working to provide ways to support them to engage in content creation and direct marketing. The role will link directly into our social enterprises by supporting the development of our online store.
Key to this role will be stakeholder engagement, including supporting the chief executive in the creation of funding bids and reports, and engaging with corporate sponsors and charitable partners to maximise mutual advantage. The role will also strategically develop our approach to volunteer engagement, and be responsible for a thriving volunteer base that enhances our initiatives and impact.
All in all, the Communications and Engagement Officer will be responsible for delivering how Scran Academy is presented to the world, and coordinating how we can be best supported by stakeholders.
Really this is a creative and exciting role that supports the entire breadth of our delivery, so we are looking for an exceptional candidate who chimes with our values. A true comms professional who is dynamic, collaborative, and has a passion for getting the best from young people. Supporting staff and young people to create content and engage with our communications will be a part of the fabric of the job, so a non-judgemental, strengths-based attitude is essential.
We are seeking a voluntary member to join the Harbour Homes Board and Finance and Risk Committee.
We are a Registered Social Landlord providing thousands of affordable homes in and around Leith. We have award winning developments stretching from Granton to Portobello! You can find out more about Harbour online at Harbour.
If you have a background, skills or experience in Finance, Risk Management and/ or Treasury we want to hear from you!
In addition, ideally, you will also have skills, experience or an interest in one or more of the other areas below – no formal qualifications are required.
In each year we have four formal Board meetings, three Finance and Risk Committee meetings plus two away days with board members of other parts of Harbour, including Harbour Lettings, Harbour Connections and Harbour multi-Trades.
As a voluntary board member you will have the opportunity to:
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.
We are looking for someone pretty amazing to take on the role of Assistant Manager across all our services (children’s shop, creative workshops and Toy Library ), part time (22.5 hours per week, 3 days per week including Saturday).
This role is critical to the organisation and we are looking for someone who is skilled and experienced in the following: