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.
Are you passionate about the future of children and young people in Scotland and want to make a difference? The Volunteer Tutors Organisation (established 1977) provides educational support to children and young people who need it most, regardless of their background or ability to pay. Our tutoring support is tailored to each pupil’s individual learning needs. We work collaboratively with schools and other partners to maximise the opportunity for success. Our overarching aim is to help reduce the poverty-related attainment gap in Scotland. Although most of our tutoring is in Glasgow, we also have thriving projects in Edinburgh and Perth & Kinross.
An opportunity has arisen for the position of Managing Director to provide operational and strategic leadership to the VTO team, building on the significant successes during the past 5 years and identifying opportunities for sustainability and growth. We are looking for an individual preferably with both private and 3rd sector experience who has a track record of success in building partnerships and fundraising.
Alzheimer Scotland recognises the vital contribution that volunteers make to the delivery of the services we provide to people living with dementia and the importance of planning ongoing volunteer management.
The Volunteer Coordinator role is central to our success, in developing, planning and implementing an effective volunteer network, and for recruiting, matching and retaining the volunteers needed to support the delivery of services.
The key role of the Volunteer Coordinator is to assess the skills, experience and expectations of volunteers, and identify the volunteers and activities that will best support the outcomes of people living with dementia.
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the ongoing management of volunteers.
Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
About the Role: We are seeking a dynamic individual to provide inspirational regional team leadership for designated Regional and Area Associations and local volunteers. In this role, you will drive the delivery of outstanding member benefits, sports, and leisure events at a local level using member insight gathered from local members.
At CSSC, we must ensure that our offer, both locally and nationally, provides our members with a great experience and enables them to do the things they love. To help us achieve this, you will:
• Support volunteers in delivering a regional and local programme aligned with CSSC's strategy, mission, vision, and values.
• Use the local member insight to deliver what our members are looking for, as well as introduce them to new opportunities and activities.
• Ensure adherence to operating processes, framework, and legislation.
• Enhance volunteer skills and experiences, celebrate volunteering, and attract new volunteers to CSSC.
• Collaborate with the Regional Chair and volunteers to monitor progress, attend local meetings, and evaluate the delivery of activities and events.
• Foster effective networking and collaboration across the team, champion best practice and seek out new ideas and ways of doing things.
• Attract, recruit, and induct new volunteers to ensure confidence and excellent service provision for our members.
• Ensure key volunteering roles have potential successors, retaining and developing the services and commitment of volunteers with CSSC.
• Effective time and workload management skills.
• Resilient and flexible with the ability to work under pressure.
• Strong relationship-building and management skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
• Personal drive and enthusiasm with a positive attitude and a desire to succeed.
• Committed to continuous improvement and innovation.
Key Skills & Experience: Essential
• Minimum of 3 years relevant volunteer management experience.
• Good working knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Full UK driving license (travel required).
• A relevant degree or professional qualification in volunteer management (not essential but advantageous).
• Experience with building and working with high-performing teams.
• Working knowledge of CRM and digital Event Management Systems.
What We Offer:
• 24 ½ days annual leave + Bank Holidays.
• Free CSSC Membership.
• 90 minutes of wellbeing time per week.
• Flexible working arrangements.
• Excellent company pension schemes.
• Training and Development opportunities.
• Access to Employee Assistance Programme.
About Us:We are a not-for-profit membership organization with over 130,000 members. Our vision is to inspire our members to explore new ways to be active and healthy. Our four organization values are Passionate, Progressive, Supportive, and Social.
The Wellbeing Services Manager will manage GCA’s Wellbeing Services which include GCA’s Women’s Service and Building Positive Pathways Service. GCA’s Women’s Service is a service designed to support survivors of gender based violence. This is done through a combination of groupwork and 1-1 support. Building Positive Pathways is a service designed to support survivors of childhood trauma. Building Positive Pathways offers groupwork throughout the week, both structured and unstructured, and 1-1 support.
The post holder will support the Head of Community Services to manage and co-ordinate a high-quality service within GCA, whilst ensuring staff, volunteers and students receive appropriate supervision, support, and guidance. The service will be provided from North Claremont Street Office and within community settings.
In return for choosing to work for GCA, the benefits you will receive are:
• Very generous annual leave entitlement: full time employees start with an annual leave entitlement of 37 days (inclusive of bank holidays) which increases to 38 days after 2 years, 40 days after 5 years and 42 days after 10 years length of service.
• 5 duvet days where employees may take time off at short notice.
• Death in service policy of 2 times salary.
• Cycle to work scheme where employees can save money on a new bike and spread the cost.
• Training and development commitment to help employees perform to the best of their abilities.
• Working for an employer focused on delivering its vision and mission by living its values of Respect, Empathy and Collaboration.
Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) was founded in 1965 and is the oldest established Council on Alcohol in Scotland. GCA is a voluntary organisation working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol misuse through the provision of a range of high quality advice, information, counselling, support, prevention and education and training services.
GCA deliver services over 6 days per week and throughout Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire
Please note; As this post will involve work and management of a women’s only service, there is a genuine occupational requirement to ensure that we recruit a female Wellbeing Services Manager and therefore this post is only open to women (exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010).
Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us achieve a future free from arthritis.
Use your experience of volunteering best practice to develop and embed a sustainable framework to support and grow the delivery of services by our community-based volunteers.
About the role
This role is key to developing a solid foundation to facilitate the growth of services delivered by volunteers through the creation of a fulfilling and positive volunteer experience.
You’ll be responsible for the budget and managing a team of 5 part-time community-based volunteer experience specialists (based across the 4 nations).
You’ll also be working with key stakeholders from across the organisation i.e. volunteers, services, people and culture, finance, IT, governance and legal, fundraising and research so those staff that work alongside volunteers as well as those volunteers that themselves lead volunteers, have access to up-to-date information and resources.
A key focus will be to encourage greater diversity within our networks, so they reflect the communities in which they serve, as well as empowering our lead volunteers through encouraging mentoring and engagement between volunteer networks.
If your knowledge, skills and experience include the following then we’d love to hear from you:
*As a hybrid worker the expectation is that you will spend around 40% of your working time in our office spaces or working in community settings. As an inclusive employer we will consider home-based working for anyone where office-based hybrid working would be a barrier to being able to work for us, for example for someone living with a long-term health condition or disability.
The Halliday Foundation meets both the immediate, practical needs and providing sustainable pathways out of poverty for people impacted by homelessness and deprivation - primarily in east end of Glasgow.
Using volunteers, the Halliday Foundation designs and delivers services to build self-esteem, reduce isolation, connect communities and develop employability skills. We build strong, trusting relationships free from stigma and judgement among the people who use our services, with donors and local community partners.
The Halliday Foundation have vacancies on the Board to oversee the management of the charity and ensure that it is financially viable, properly governed and complies with all relevant regulatory frameworks.
We are looking for individuals who can also add
• Legal – charity, employment, and commercial law
• Marketing / Fundraising
• Strategic planning
• Grant writing
• Business development
In addition to monitoring the charity’s governing work with volunteers and members, successful candidates should have a general interest in the health and well-being of those in poverty or those who are homeless and at-risk people and be able to contribute to the strategic work of the Board.
As a voluntary position, it will not be paid but travel and other expenses for attendance at meetings are reimbursed in line with our policy. As a local, inclusive charity we are keen this diversity continues to be reflected in our Board.
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.