greenspace scotland
greenspace scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC034078

greenspace scotland provides a national lead for local action on greenspace to regenerate and revitalise places and communities. Our goal is that everyone living and working in urban Scotland has easy access to a quality greenspace which meets local needs and improves their quality of life. We work with a wide range of local and national partners to support the planning, development and sustainable management of greenspaces and green networks as a key part of the green infrastructure of our towns and cities. greenspace scotland is a registered Scottish Charity (No. SC034078) and a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland (No. 236105).

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Chair of the Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Stirling
  • Closing 26th March 2020

Greenspace makes a big difference to our quality of life and sense of place. Parks and greenspaces are our natural health service, our children’s outdoor classrooms and our cities’ green lungs.

greenspace scotland has provided a national lead on greenspace since 2002. As Scotland’s parks and greenspace charity, we have been influential in shaping a supporting policy context for greenspace, promoting good practice on greenspace delivery, and pioneering new approaches to managing and resourcing parks and greenspaces.

After completing his full term of office, our current Chair, David Jamieson, will retire at the AGM in October 2020. To ensure a smooth succession and transition, we are now looking to recruit a Chair Designate to join the board and take on the role of Chair from October 2020.

Our next Chair will be a champion for greenspace scotland, with a passion for what can be achieved through action on greenspace, coupled with influencing and advocacy skills to make wider connections. Working with the board and CEO you will provide strategic leadership, demonstrating the skills and experience to lead the board effectively, ensuring the proper governance of the organisation and supporting our continued growth as a sustainable social enterprise.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Strategic leadership and development skills – supporting the board and staff team to review and develop strategy and business plans
  • Networking, influencing and advocacy skills – making connections to develop and support greenspace scotland activities
  • Partnership skills – supporting and collaborating with the Board, Chief Executive and developing wider partnerships

This is a voluntary role and trustees receive no remuneration. Trustees are entitled to claim expenses in line with greenspace scotland’s expense policy.

The time commitment for the role is approximately 10 days per year with flexibility to increase if necessary.