National Support Manager – North (Sacro)

National Support Manager – North
37.5 hours per week
Sacro Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
31 days annual leave plus 6 fixed public holidays
Salary: £34,605 – £37,327 per annum

We are looking for a National Support Manager who will be responsible for leading organisational wide projects and manage local services across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highland and Moray.  The post holder will support and deputise for the Director of Operations.

You will be the national lead for specific areas including developing professional practice standards.  The post holder should be able to demonstrate a successful track record of leadership in relevant areas, be able to evidence effective partnership working, and experienced in leading and developing teams.  You will have a proven track record in developing quality assurance/performance improvement systems, and experience of implementation and review of policy in line with legislative requirements.  Your political awareness and knowledge of research will enable you to identify new business, tender and funding opportunities.

Knowledge and experience of criminal justice and/or youth justice services as well as social care arrangements in Scotland will be an advantage as this post will have responsibility for managing such services.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

If you would like an informal chat about the requirements of the role, please telephone Sharon Stirrat, Director of Operations on 0131 624 7270.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is required for this post.

Closing Date:              12pm, Friday 17 August 2018

Interview Date:          Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th August 2018

FareShare Regional Centre Volunteer Coordinator (CFINE)

Reporting to:             CFINE Development Work Manager
Location:                    CFINE premises, 2-4 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen. AB11 5RW
Hours:                         36.25/ week
Salary:                         Up to £20,500 depending on experience and qualifications
Duration:                    To 31/3/20 (but intention to maintain post subject to finance)
Responsible for:         For a large body of volunteers

About CFINE (

CFINE improves health and well-being and the environment, increases employability and creates employment for and with disadvantaged, low income, vulnerable individuals, families and communities in NE Scotland. CFINE provides a range of support, services and activities which are described in our ‘Summary’ and within which, FareShare and the recruitment, training and support of volunteers are 2 of 3, the other being supporting ‘Community Food Outlets’, of our core activities.

About FareShare (FareShare UK’s website:

FareShare now operates 21 Regional Centres around the UK, one being FareShare Grampian operated by CFINE. This enables FareShare to be a UK-wide organisation yet also think and behave with local concerns at the heart of our actions. We support 9,653 local charities and groups – our Community Food Members. Over the past year 16,992 tonnes of food were redistributed by FareShare Regional Centres nationwide, feeding 772,000 people every week. FareShare Grampian distributed >400 tonnes. FareShare Grampian supports charities and others in turn supporting vulnerable, disadvantaged people across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Across the UK, FareShare saves UK charities and community groups more than £28 million each year.

Interested? For a job description and how to apply, contact

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 17/8/18

Funding and Relationship Officer (Aberdeen FC Community Trust)

We have a Funding and Relationship Officer vacancy for a highly motivated and committed individual to join Aberdeen FC Community Trust, the award-winning partner charity for Aberdeen Football Club. The charity is currently going through an exciting period of growth and evolution. This is a new role to assist with the development and coordination of our Funding model.

To view the full job description please visit

This is a new part-time role working 25 hours per week, based around core working hours.

You will be responsible for securing funds from charitable trusts, foundations and other grant-making bodies, in order to contribute to the Trust’s growth strategy. Working closely with colleagues throughout Aberdeen FC Community Trust you will have responsibility for the effective stewardship of a portfolio of high level trust donors, seeking relevant opportunities to engage and inspire them. You will also identify and make approaches to new trust prospects, through timely and high quality written appeals and face to face meetings.

Apart from a keen interest in the cause, the ideal candidate will already have a proven experience in a trust fundraising environment or similar discipline.  This also includes building strong relationships with new and existing donors, corporate sponsors in line with the Trust’s organisational and strategic objectives.

The salary for this role is dependent on Fundraising qualifications and/or experience.

Interviews for this role are expected to be week commencing 30th July 2018.

If you wish to be considered for this position, please submit your CV and Covering Letter to before Friday 27th July 2018. Your covering letter should include your earliest available date for starting, if successful.

Please note that due to the number of applications received in to the Club, we will only respond if you are successful in securing an interview.

Caseworker (GREC)

23 hours a week (with potential for increased hours)
Salary £24,265 (pro rata)

An exciting opportunity to deliver and develop GREC’s Casework service as part of a vibrant team which is working to tackle discrimination in North East Scotland and promote positive community relations.

The post involves providing advice, support, and advocacy for individuals targeted with prejudice, discrimination and hate crime in Aberdeen City. The post would also involve working closely with a variety of partners, promoting the service and encouraging the reporting of prejudice and discrimination. The postholder would also be an active member of several forums and networks, including the Ethnic Minority Forum and City of Sanctuary Aberdeen.

For informal enquiries e-mail or call 01224 595505.

Applications to be returned by 9am on Monday July 2nd 2018

Interviews will be held on the morning of Friday July 6th (you will be informed on July 3rd if you have an interview)

Click here for an application pack and to download the application form. Please call 01224 595505 if you have any problems accessing the documents.

GREC is a registered charity, established in 1985. We have a guiding mission to advance equality of opportunity for everyone living in North East Scotland. Through our services and projects we tackle discrimination, promote good community relations, support the management of diversity, and influence policy and practice across all sectors. Find out more at

Strategy and Business Planning

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 from 9.30 to 16.30
£80 (15% Discount for Members)

Eventbrite - Strategy and Business Planning

Every organisation needs a strategy. The external environment is constantly changing; funding sources, competition, government priorities, technology and stakeholder expectations. Through it all your organisation has to steer a course to deliver the greatest value with limited resources. How do achieve that? Well that’s where a good strategy makes all the difference.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with practical guidance on strategy development and implementation.

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Considered a number of tools for developing and implementing organisational strategy
  • Defined or reviewed or the process for strategy development in their organisation
  • Considered how to engage their boards in effective strategy development
  • Explored how to measure and track implementation
  • Identified practical actions
  • Drafted a strategy map for their organisation

Style and Content

The day will be split into three parts. The initial session will consider the need for a clearly formulated strategy in voluntary sector organisations of different sizes. It will define the interaction between vision, mission and strategy, explore what it takes to develop a strategy and who should be involved.

The second part of the day will introduce a number of tools and models for strategy development, giving participants a practical toolkit.

The third part will be a practical session for participants to work together developing strategy maps for their organisations.

Who should attend?

This workshop will have a strongly practical focus. It is perfectly suited to those in leadership positions including the chair, chief executive, trustees and senior staff. It will also be of interest to those preparing to take on such roles in their careers. The concepts explored will be relevant to organisations of any size.

Others who may find this useful include:

  • Those new to management positions
  • New trustees
  • Those seeking to start a new organisation or activity.


The course will be delivered by Del Redvers, Head of Sustainability for BMT Group (a global engineering consultancy). Much of his time is spent working with private sector company boards developing strategy and the leadership skills necessary to drive a successful organisation. He has previously worked as a management consultant but understands through experience the challenges of the voluntary sector. He spent 5 years as the CEO of charity and has served as a trustee and advisor on many charity boards.

Eventbrite - Strategy and Business Planning