We are seeking a Trustee to join the General Nursing Council for Scotland (Education) Fund 1983 and Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award Board of Trustees.
This charitable fund was set up in 1983 from proceeds of the sale of the former National Board of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland (NBS) property assets. Since September 1992, the Fund has been augmented by the Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award, which guarantees that at least one recipient annually will be a midwife. The Fund’s Trustees’ Group sit within NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to ensure the funds are utilised as a resource for Nursing and Midwifery Council registered nurses and midwives working in different care areas in Scotland for the purpose of gaining knowledge and education to support their practice and thus enhance patient care. The Fund is available for awards to support educational development opportunities e.g. courses, study days, conferences; small scale projects (research and non-research); and study tours.
As a Trustee you would be involved in contributing to setting criteria for the awards and investments of funds, monitoring uptake of the awards and associated expenditure, and providing oversight and guidance to the GNC fund disbursement group which is part of the management arrangements for the administration of the fund.
Expertise and experience of financial and investment management and good governance are a core capability required to augment and complement the current Board of Trustees experience and this vacancy has arisen as the current Trustee, who provides the financial/investment oversight and insight, is stepping down.
The Board of Trustees meets 3 times a year and the meetings take place in Edinburgh. The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
The One World Shop was established over 30 years ago and has played a lead role in the Fair Trade movement in Scotland, including helping Edinburgh and Glasgow become Fair Trade cities. As well as running a thriving city centre shop, we support schools, community groups and businesses to learn about fair trade and we nurture volunteers to become advocates. We currently employ 6 paid staff and over 20 volunteers. Our aim is to reduce poverty in poor areas of the world through trading fairly.
We are seeking to appoint a number of new voluntary Management Committee members, we are particularly looking at people with skills and experience in any of the following:
- Retail sales and management
- Business management
- Finance, funding, ethical investment
- Property, lease and surveying
Board meetings are held every two months in the evening in central Edinburgh.
We are seeking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Directors. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is both a registered charity and a registered company and benefits from the strategic leadership of a board that comprises up to 17 individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, three quarters of whom are elected from the Society’s membership. This represents a unique opportunity for an exceptional individual to guide the organisation that supports the world’s greatest platform for freedom of expression.
The Fringe Society is committed to ensuring the Fringe is open, accessible, diverse, equitable, inclusive and affordable for everyone. We are encouraging people from all backgrounds to apply as we really want the Fringe Society – and the wider Fringe – to reflect these values.
Basis of appointment
The Chair of the Board is appointed by the board of directors, on the recommendation of the appointments committee. Appointment will be made at the Fringe Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in August 2020, for an initial period of four years. The current Chair is Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, who has chaired the organisation since 2012.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is a registered charity and is governed by its constitution and the board of directors. All potential directors should read the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) guidance on being a trustee – this sets out the legal duties of a charity director in Scotland. The guidance from OSCR provides clear and detailed insight into the liabilities, responsibilities and best practice for all charity directors.
Roles and responsibilities
It is the responsibility of all Fringe Society directors to:
Please see our website for more details: edfringe.com/learn/jobs/413
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a highly influential coalition of over 50 civil society organisations, campaigning on climate change. We are now seeking a new Chair for our board of trustees to see us through the period beyond COP 26.
The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance, with an expectation that the successful candidate will shadow the current Chair for six months (from June 2020 until December 2020) asSCCS engages in a range of activities to support civil society movements in Scotland and beyond make the most of COP 26 when it is held in Glasgow in November 2020.
To perform this role, you’ll need a rather special set of qualities. Chief amongst them is an informed passion and energy for the action needed to tackle the climate emergency. Beyond this, SCCS is a coalition of the willing and as such requires cooperation and consensus building from all involved but particularly from its Chair. In addition, we are looking for a Chair who will:
● Oversee the strategic direction and governance of SCCS;
● Manage SCCS's Coalition Manager and assist in managing wider Board and Coalition relationships;
● Chair SCCS board meetings (six a year) and work with the Coalition Manager to develop agendas and board papers;
● Act as the SCCS spokesperson for the media and at external events;
● Liaise with member organisations to ensure their views are acknowledged and represented;
● Attend meetings with the Scottish Government, MSPs and other external bodies.
The successful candidate for the Chair of SCCS should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
● Successfully led the strategic direction of an organisation (in a paid or voluntary position);
● Management of senior staff;
● Ability to chair meetings in a fair and impartial way;
● Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including public speaking;
● Understanding of climate change policy in Scotland and beyond, and its links to wider policy areas;
● Commitment to equal opportunities;
● Strong analytical, administration and organisational skills.
The successful candidate should be willing to work on SCCS related work for a minimum of 3-4 days a month, of which at least two days should be during the normal working week to accommodate board and other meetings. SCCS is committed to equality and diversity, and we encourage applications from anyone who meets the above criteria.
In addition to a new Chair, SCCS is also looking for up to two additional new board members.
The National Trust for Scotland is looking for a member to join our Board. Our Trustees are crucial to the work of the Trust and collectively, their backgrounds, skills and experience reflect the diversity of the organisations activities.
This year, we want to reflect the diversity of our membership and seek more candidates who can join our other Trustees in demonstrating a commitment to the Trust and our work. Now more than ever, we need people who can help us with decision-making through these difficult times and for recovery in the aftermath.
About the Grassmarket Mission
Established in 1886 our main mission is to address problems of social exclusion as a consequence of poverty, hunger, loneliness and homelesness. We do so on a non-denominational basis to advance citizenship and community development.
To facilitate this, we offer grant assistance to organisations that meet these principles, primarily within the local community. In 2009, in conjunction with Greyfriars Kirk, The Mission jointly set up and funded the Grassmarket Community Project and that close relationship continues today.
The Mission now seeks two new trustees to join the current Board of six members. The role of Honorary Secretary will become vacant in March 2020 and, as such, good organisational and administrative skills would be required. In addition, we are looking for individuals who are interested in the advancement of opportunities to support some of the city’s most vulnerable residents, to enhance their lives and achieve their potential; despite past or current adversity.
Read more about the work of the Mission and the Grassmarket Community Project via the website at grassmarketmission.org.
Bringing about the day where everyone’s voice is heard and respected.
We are seeking volunteer Board members to join an existing team of trustees in a forward looking and inclusive organisation.
Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross (IAPK) are looking for dynamic individuals to join the Board of Directors in supporting the strategic direction and development of the organisation.
IAPK is the main Independent Advocacy and Human Rights based organisation in Perth & Kinross, providing independent advocacy for people who experience vulnerability or disadvantage through disability, illness or life circumstances. IAPK provides free independent advocacy so that people have their voice heard and are involved in decisions which affect their lives. At the core of all our work are the Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice for Independent Advocacy (SIAA 2019) and our IAPK Values: Human Rights, Independence, Partner-Led, Honesty, Courage and Empowerment
The Board are seeking applications from individuals who are interested in human rights, social justice and equality and are particularly interested in those with skills and experience with working in the 3rd sector; as well as those with skills in Finance, Business Management and Development, Charity Law, Fundraising, Human Resources, Marketing and Strategic Development.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
About Stirling Carers Centre
Stirling Carers Centre (SCC) is the go-to charity that helps and supports unpaid carers in the heart of Scotland. It is no accident that SCC enjoys a leading and unrivalled reputation in its field, not only with its wide variety of stakeholders and partners locally and nationally across sectors, but most importantly with Unpaid Carers throughout the region.
During the 2018-19 financial year SCC supported: 7,421 one-to-one enquiries with Unpaid Carers; achieved financial gains in excess of £2.9 million; registered 534 new Carers; provided in excess of over 70 training sessions for Carers; facilitated 2,702 short breaks (see attached Annual Report 2019).
At SCC our excellent team of staff and volunteers continue to provide the following core services:
•Adult Support Service
•Young Adult Carers Service
•Young Carers Service
•A bespoke welfare rights and benefits advice and information
•Access to respite and short breaks, as well as a range of other local respite opportunities
•Complementary Therapies and other ‘soft’ services
•Facilitator of the Stirling Carers Voice Forum, which offers carers throughout the region avoice locally and nationally, as well as peer-support and access to local external partners toshare knowledge, experiences and best practice.
About the role
The SCC Board are seeking three new Directors to work alongside the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and other Board Members to oversee and support our new CEO, Sarah Erskine, to develop and deliver on our new Business Plan 2020-25 with our dynamic team of committed staff.
The SCC Board currently comprises seven Directors, all of whom bring a wealth of diverse knowledge, skills and experience to the charity. The Board has recently recruited a new CEO and together this marks a new phase in SCC’s development with the crafting of a new Business Plan 2020-25, which will be launched at our AGM in September 2020.
It is both an exciting and challenging time to join us as a Director!
So, if you want to truly make a difference in shaping the strategic direction of this highly regarded charity supporting Unpaid Carers in the heart of Scotland, then this is a great opportunity to become a vital part of a highly skilled, dedicated Board and to work with our new CEO, staff and volunteers to help take SCC to the next stage in its development.
If you can spare a few hours each month to put your excellent skills to great use, then we would be delighted to receive your interest!
SCC seeks three new Directors who can bring their skills and expertise in the following areas:
• Governance & Charity Law
• Fundraising & Income Generation
• Finance & Risk
• Service Design and Development
• PR & Marketing
Experience and understanding of the Statutory, Third and Health Sectors in general is preferable, though not essential as full training will be provided to all new Directors during their induction. The Stirling Carers Centre staff team and wider community of Carers have a diverse range of backgrounds, and widening access and inclusion is central to our current business planning and development. We therefore welcome applications to the Board from protected characteristic individuals who have lived experience of barriers to access or discrimination. In addition to supporting the statutory governance requirements as set out in the Companies Act 2006 and Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, Directors will be invited to contribute their unique skills through contributions to short life working groups, sub-groups, and ad-hoc development work as they arise
Crossroads Fife is looking to recruit innovative, enthusiastic people to expand on skills and expertise of our Management Committee.
Crossroads Fife is one of the leading providers of home based respite care for Carers. We offer this short breaks service to people who care for someone of any age and any disability. The service is provided by trained, paid staff in the service user’s home or we take service users out throughout the Fife area on a day and time which suits them. We are also a registered provider of Self Directed Support and Purchased Care.
Crossroads Fife has charitable status and is led by an experienced Board who have overall responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of the organisation’s work.
We are looking for individuals who possess knowledge, skills and experience of human resources, business, charity work with entrepreneurial skills or have an understanding of the caring role. The Board meet every 2 months in the evening.
We are at an exciting point as a charity, with big challenges, big ambitions, and the passion and energy to make big change happen. We need trustees to help us to realise our potential and we want Board membership to reflect the diverse society of the UK and its differing healthcare systems. We would like our trustees to include young people and underrepresented communities. You may already have experience at Board level, but this is not essential and to help us achieve our ambitions we are very keen to talk those who may have knowledge of the health care/cancer sector in Scotland.
You will also share our passion and determination to transform the future for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer.
We need to stop pancreatic cancer taking too many lives, too soon. We hope you will join us.