Learning Network West is a unique organisation in the West of Scotland supporting social work education and developing practice learning opportunities. We work closely with HEI and Local Authority funding partners across the West of Scotland to fulfil three core functions: the Mental Health Officer Award Programme, The Professional Development Award in Practice Learning, and social work student placement matching and development.
We are seeking to appoint a new Manager who will provide leadership, guidance, support and supervision to our busy team of experienced professionals.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day management of the Learning Network and its staff. They will be responsible for key leadership functions including monitoring and reporting to relevant funding stakeholders; finance and budgetary control; fundraising; and strategic planning.
This is an important role supporting workforce development across the social work education sector in the West of Scotland and beyond.
Foundation Scotland is Scotland's community foundation, helping communities take action, create positive change and deliver lasting impact through transformative funding. Their purpose is to support communities to shape their own future, with the capacity and resources to deliver it. They believe for every community to thrive, it should be resourced to match its vision.
Foundation Scotland is trusted by hundreds of communities across Scotland, and over four hundred donors are supported by their services. More than £150 million has been distributed to charitable organisations, social enterprises, and community groups across Scotland through innovative funding programmes and social investment since the Foundation launched in 1996.
This is a full-time (or 4 days per week), fully remote working position.
Working closely with the Head of Social Investment, this role will be responsible for processing applications from social enterprises, carrying our loans/credit assessments, preparing detailed financial reports and making recommendations to decision making panels. Assessing affordability, financial modelling, report writing and proactively promoting the work of the Foundation will be all be important components of the work. This role will also manage a portfolio of social enterprise investments coordinating financial draw down and ensuring regular reports are provided. Delinquency and provision management, implementing monitoring, evaluation processes and reporting outcomes alongside problem solving are key elements of the job. This role will also deliver support for the Social Investment Committee in all aspects of its work whilst simultaneously working in partnership with stakeholders and investees to make sure the whole process runs smoothly and all interested parties receive the best possible experience from the Foundation. This role will sometimes be responsible for representing the Foundation at various Forum and events used to spread the word about the work of the organisation throughout Scotland whilst sharing best practice with peer Funders in the region.
Working collaboratively with all concerned stakeholders both internally and externally will be absolutely core to this role.
This successful candidate will have substantial, hands-on experience of managing, assessing and providing investment. This experience could have been gained in the corporate banking or financial services sector or indeed with another funder in the charity or not-for-profit sector. A sound knowledge of utilising financial models, assessing credit and financial reports in addition to managing relationships with stakeholders from a financial investment perspective. This person will be logical, analytical with strong report writing skills and an effective gatherer of information and the ability to interpret it to provide reasoned and effective solutions and decisions. This person will also have strong stakeholder engagement and relationship building experience and will have deal with people navigating the financial investment world, sometimes for the first time. This person will be helpful, diplomatic and decisive with clear and concise communication skills and the ability to appreciate the bigger picture whilst assessing risk and making sound judgements.
This person will be a collaborator and committed to the good work of the Foundation and the very high level of customer service it provides to its donors and its investees across the region. It would be advantageous but not essential for this person to have a working knowledge of Social Investment, Subsidy Control Regulations and a UK driving licence will be useful but again, not essential. This role represents a fabulous opportunity for someone with Financial Investment experience to join a team which is working to improve the lives of people in the Scottish region.
Together we can shape a better future for vulnerable children and adults.
A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join VSA, a leading social care charity with over 150 years of experience, at the forefront of providing vital care and support to vulnerable children and adults living across Aberdeen and beyond.
With a £20M+ turnover, employing some 650 staff across 25 services, in the last year we supported over 11,000 people through some of the most challenging times they have ever experienced, and we help them take control of their lives for a brighter and better future.
Every day we change lives by supporting a person’s physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being through a wide range of health and social care services, such as residential services and community outreach programmes.
We support vulnerable children and adults who are living with:
For more information about the work we do to change and improve the lives of children and adults you can visit our website at vsa.org.uk
Working with the Board of trustees, the CEO is responsible for leading the organisation in the effective development and implementation of strategy closely aligned to our core values and objectives, which will support the delivery of creative solutions that meet the changing needs of our community.
Through effective engagement in the political and socio-economic agenda relating to the future of Health and Social Care, the CEO will ensure that VSA’s interests are represented and that we are at the forefront of influencing the future direction of our sector. Continually horizon scanning and ensuring the organisation’s resilience in a changing environment and ensuring our long-term financial stability and sustainability.
You will be able to demonstrate experience gained at a senior level of strategic leadership within a multi-functional organisation across multiple fields. Through your career you will have developed the ability to build effective partnerships and to demonstrate influencing capabilities through effective networking and engagement of key stakeholders. Evidence of leading the design and delivery of high qualify, financially effective services for the benefit of service users will be key, as will the ability to effectively lead and implement change.
You will be able to demonstrate the ability to pursue goals and objectives with enthusiasm, as well as the ability to instil the same attitude and passion in others. Emotional awareness and the capacity for self-reflection will be essential.
Age Scotland, the national charity for older people, works tirelessly to help improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50. Our vision is a Scotland that is the best place in the world to grow older and for us all to live the very best life we can in ‘later life’. We are dedicated to inspiring, advising, involving and engaging older people, and influencing all those whose decision-making impacts on the lives of older people.
The charity wishes to appoint an exceptional leader as its first Director of People & Culture. With responsibility for the design and day-to-day implementation of relevant HR policies and strategic initiatives, you will help create a culture that promotes inclusion and diversity, flexibility, productivity, creativity, innovation and growth.
People-centred, you will develop and implement a strategy which uses a learning and development approach to attract and retain talent and create an environment where staff and volunteers feel valued and supported to do their very best. Our people are our biggest and most important asset, and we want Age Scotland to be the best charity in Scotland to work for!
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate significant experience of leading and managing HR functions and a proven track record in developing and delivering people strategies. You will have a strong understanding of fundamental payroll processes, employment law and best practice in recruitment, people data management and employee relations. Experience of building and maintaining relationships at a senior level will be important as will management of multi-disciplinary teams and budgets.
Living our values, you will approach the role with integrity, while involving, inspiring and empowering our teams, so that together we can create better outcomes for older people in Scotland.
This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding Scotland. With nearly 40,000 young members we are the largest charity for girls and young women in Scotland. We’ve been around for over 100 years and have much to be proud of in that rich and vibrant history, but we know that to remain exciting and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.
The overall purpose of the role is:
This senior management position provides leadership and direction to the operations staff team. We are looking for an effective senior manager who is ready to support a small team of committed colleagues and volunteers to serve the members and raise the profile of the charity. We are developing a culture of excellence and collaboration and your contribution will be welcome.
While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are committed to inclusivity. Girlguiding Scotland is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. We welcome requests for reasonable adjustments in order to complete your application, such as alternate formats. We encourage you to contact us on the below email address to discuss your needs.
*You will be based at Girlguiding Scotland HQ, 16 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AH. We are currently using a hybrid model usually with at least 2 days in the office. You will be required to travel within Scotland and occasionally further within the UK on the business of the charity.
Are you a policy and public affairs expert?
Could you lead our work covering all policy and political influencing for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland?
As our Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager, for our devolved nations, you’ll oversee three separate small teams, which are responsible for all interactions with politicians, political parties, and civil servants, particularly with respect to health (including public health) and scientific research policy, in each of our devolved nations.
You’ll lead our policy and public affairs and government relations programme in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, taking ownership of a range of policy issues and communicating them to a broad audience, ensuring that senior stakeholders are apprised of political and legislative trends that impact our priorities.
You’ll define and oversee the development and delivery of a proactive government relations and legislative strategy on key policy issues affecting the prevention, treatment and care, and research relating to heart and circulatory diseases. Maintaining dialogue with patient, clinical, political, and other stakeholders, you’ll work closely with these groups to develop high-level relationships that will enhance the BHF’s reputation amongst key decision makers.
Based at any of our devolved nations offices (Belfast, Cardiff or Edinburgh) you’ll form part of the senior management team of the BHF's Medical team, interacting regularly with the Head of Nations, the Medical Director and other Directors at the BHF's London offices.
This is a blended role, where your work will be dual located between your home and any of our devolved nation offices in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
The use of our office spaces is driven in part by your role and the activities you need to do. This may vary from time to time, so you must be prepared to work in a flexible way to unlock your best work for our cause. Most of our colleagues on blended contracts can expect to spend some time in their office each week, on average.
Excited by the role, but not sure you tick every box? You may need a little more help balancing your work and home life, so please feel free to explore the flexibility you may need with us at the application or interview stage.
With a deep understanding of the policy-making and political process in the UK with, ideally, excellent knowledge of the political systems in at least one of the devolved administrations, you’ll have some knowledge of the UK’s life sciences research environment, health policy, and the European and international landscape.
You’ll have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, able to present with credibility and gravitas to external audiences, and will be a proven leader, whilst also being a team player. You’ll have excellent writing skills, able to provide concise written and verbal briefings on complex issues, often at short notice, and will be able to work calmly, quickly and accurately under pressure of tight deadlines.
You’ll have an extensive understanding of parliamentary procedures in the Devolved Nations and will have a proven track record of building and nurturing excellent relationships and exerting influence over external stakeholders’ agendas.
With experience of having run or managed successful policy and/or public affairs work at a senior level, ensuring expectations, responsibilities and the purpose and vision for the team are clear and delivered, you’ll have experience of leading internal and/or external stakeholder relations in a high profile and/or complex organisation as well as developing and implementing policy and/or public affairs strategies and plans.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. By funding research across six decades, we’ve helped keep millions of hearts beating and millions of families together. We’re investing in ground-breaking research that will get us closer than ever to a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases.
We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, celebrate diversity, and make inclusion part of what we do every day.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, Igniting Change, along with our internal EDI group, Kaleidoscope, and a growing number of employee network groups (our Affinity Groups), help us create an environment where all our colleagues and volunteers can succeed.
What can we offer you?
Our Career Academy provides you with support, inspiration, and opportunities to help you unlock your full potential.
Our generous staff benefits include:
• 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Private medical insurance
• Dental health cover
• Contribution towards gym membership
• Pension with employer contribution up to 10%
• Life assurance
We have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for our Live Well. Work Well. Programme. Heart health is central to our mission, and that starts with you. We provide a programme of activities, opportunities, and guidance to inspire and support you to live a healthy and happy life, at home and at work.
So why are we looking for a new Service Manager
We have a long history of working with children and families and partners in East Lothian. Children 1st along with our partner East Lothian Council share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.
This is an eclectic and exciting opportunity for an experienced Manager. Our Service in East Lothian delivers a number of contracts in collaboration with a range of Partners. Our activities includes Early Help and Whole Family Support, Money Advice and Employability advice and support, School Based Support, support for kinship families and children and Family Group Decision Making.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Service Manager who can help meet the holistic needs of children, young people and their families who require support. Our Service supports families in a variety of ways to help ensure that their children can thrive. Our families require a service that is flexible and responsive to their needs and that can help them with challenges they face such as trauma, poverty and unstable family life.
What kind of person will make a great Service Manager for Children 1st?
What kind of leader will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
You will be based in one of the local community hubs in Musselburgh, East Lothian and will travel to connect with colleagues and partners across East Lothian and with Children 1st colleagues in other parts of the organisation.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week, with flexibility for travel.
This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
The East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service offers support to help improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged 8-18, and their families.
We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team. In the Project Worker role you will connect with children and their families who are looking for help and support; offering them space and time to begin to share their story and thinking with them about what they might need to help things feel better.
We offer a range of different supports for children and families, including individual and family support; facilitated and peer led group supports and befriending relationships. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.
What kind of people are we looking for?
What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.
You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility to work at home when this suits the needs of families and/or the service.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
This is fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week, funded until 31 August 2023. Hours to be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.
You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families recover from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.
As Head of Finance, you will be the source of technical advice and guidance on all areas of finance. As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for delivering effective strategic financial planning and supporting funding applications, along with robust financial management, budgeting, risk management, taxation, investment and procurement practices across the Charity.
You will be a qualified accountant, with PQE gained in the Charity sector in a senior finance role and have a strong understanding of Charity Accounting, Governance and Taxation.
Very much a team player, you will need to be comfortable operating both strategically and tactically and bring a rigorous approach to your work, while building strong and effective relationships with colleagues.
This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh but as the finance team are predominantly in Edinburgh, we anticipate you working from our Edinburgh base around 2 days per week.
Are you an experienced manager in health or social care and are looking for an exciting and challenging career development opportunity?
Do you believe that people with disabilities should have the same opportunities in life as everyone else and are you passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives?
Are you self-motivated and able to lead and inspire others?
If your answer to these questions is “Yes”, then you may be the very person we are looking for!
Key is committed to developing high quality, flexible services which support people with a range of disabilities and complex needs to enjoy life to the full as active citizens within their communities. We are seeking a highly motivated, confident, and enthusiastic individual for this role, with excellent leadership qualities and a commitment to personalisation.
The successful candidate will be involved in the continued growth, development, and management of a number of teams delivering individualised, person centred support to people living in their own homes and communities across Stirling.
We are seeking someone who has experience of managing social care services supporting people in their own homes and communities, at Team Manager/ Leader level or above and must be able to:
The post includes evening and weekend working as well as support to local managers and other workers out with ‘normal working hours.’