Solas Festival is looking for a treasurer to join our board and support the delivery of one of Scotland’s friendliest small festivals.
About Solas Festival
Solas Festival - Scotland’s midsummer festival - has been running since 2009. The all-age, weekend-long celebration of music and the arts is designed to entertain, inspire and challenge. It takes place at Errol Park, Perthshire, a beautiful site overlooking the silvery Tay.
Our programme makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. The festival offers a broad, inclusive, creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment; everyone is welcome.
The role of the Treasurer is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The Treasurer will also be a member of the board and will have opportunity to get involved in other aspects of the running of the festival.
There is some flexibility in the role, which could be adapted to suit the right person, but broadly speaking the treasurer would:
The ideal person would have a good understanding of financial administration and budget management in the charity, private or public sectors. Full role description downloadable below.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
Solas Festival is a small charity and this is a great opportunity to get involved at the heart of it and directly influence its development. As well as building on your governance, leadership and financial management experience, it’s a chance to get to know the board and creative team behind the festival, to be creative and try out new ideas.
The full Board meets 4 times a year and the Treasurer would be expected to attend bi-monthly finance meetings in addition to this. Meetings normally take place in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Some meetings could be attended via video conference.
We would hope the Treasurer would also be able to join us at the festival which takes place this year 19th- 21st June 2020 at Errol Park in Perthshire.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) is currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise to join our skilled and experienced Board. We're looking for new trustees who want to drive change and help us shape and communicate our new strategic direction.
OPFS is the leading charity working with single parent families in Scotland. We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign with parents to make their voices heard to change the systems, policies and attitudes that disadvantage single parent families.
Our vision is of a Scotland in which single parents and their children are valued and treated equally and fairly.
Our mission is to work with and for single parent families, providing direct support services that enable them to achieve their potential and help create lasting solutions to the poverty and barriers facing many single parents and their children. We support all single parent families whether headed by mothers, fathers, young parents or kinship carers.
If you share our mission and have a drive to see positive social change for single parent families, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of an established charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference.
If you have experience of any of the following, please apply.
· Legal/charity governance,
· Policy and strategy,
· Fundraising, third sector and government (local or Scottish)
Period of appointment is initially for three years, after which you will be eligible for re-election for a further period of three years.
Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly Employment. We have Investors in People status and Living Wage accreditation.
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We need new committee members who have a range of skills and personal qualities who will strengthen our leadership in achieving the best we can for tenants and other service users. We would welcome interest from individuals with a commitment to our objectives and who have appropriate skills, but in particular would welcome applications from people with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
· Property maintenance/construction
· Tenant/community engagement
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The Director(s) will have the ability to assist the Management Team, Employees and Volunteers to make St Andrew's First Aid an even stronger organisation carrying out vital work in Scotland.
The board is currently made up of 8 members each offering a different skill-set designed to support the on-going governance, needs and strategic development aims of the organisation. Becoming a Board Member will not only allow you to play an important part in our growth, but will also bring many non-financial rewards to you; career enhancement, personal satisfaction in knowing you are part of St Andrew's First Aid's peer-less service, the ability to use your skills for a tremendous cause and countless other money can't buy benefits.
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This non-paying, yet pivotal role has a requirement for a minimum of 4 Board Meetings per year and participation in ad hoc projects that match the skills and aspirations of the incumbent. Meetings are held in Glasgow.
We are seeking new Trustees to join QNIS Council.
We’re looking for people who share our vision and are committed to good governance. We are particularly keen to find new Trustees with experience of fundraising and digital strategy, as well as a current community nursing leader.
The QNIS was established by Royal Charter in 1889 and has a proud tradition of serving the communities of Scotland. Our Patron is HM The Queen. The charity has a programme of activity which reaches across the whole of Scotland. We exist to promote excellence in community nursing to enable the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland, and you can read more on our websitewww.qnis.org.uk.
Do you want to be a part of an exciting, inclusive and forward thinking organisation? Abertay Students’ Association has an immediate vacancy for 2 external trustees to join our Board. We are looking for people who have strategic thinking, independent judgement and an ability to think creatively. Experience of a governance role in the public, private or voluntary sector and/or experience of human resources and business processes would be especially desirable. We are looking for someone with skills and experience to complement those of existing Board members so please share with us how your background can help influence to ongoing direction of a small, enthusiastic charity dedicated to improving and enhancing the lives of students.
Abertay SA is a value-based organisation that is strongly committed to being democratic, participative and student-led, supporting and representing around 4000 students on a small and close-knit city centre campus. We are looking to have an enthusiastic individual who shares our values and passion to have a positive impact on the lives and experiences of the students we work with.
The Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the association, strategic leadership and evaluating progress. The Board is comprised of both elected student representatives and external trustees.
This appointment is for two years and is renewable for a further term of 2 years.
The Caravan Project has provided affordable holidays and respite to people living in of Glasgow since 1985. We have recently created a new 3 year strategy which will see us develop an exciting range of short break opportunities for disadvantaged families from across Glasgow.
To support us during this exciting new phase in our growth we are seeking to appoint a new Chair and trustees with a range of skills including Business Development, Finance and Marketing to complement our existing board of 7.
You will be tasked with working closely with the board and our General Manager to meet the organisations strategic aims and objectives. You must be committed to the values of a community focused organisation. You will scrutinise, review and monitor the management reports and constructively challenge the management where necessary.
These are voluntary roles, however any reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of you carrying out your role as board member will be reimbursed.
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Approaching its tenth anniversary in 2020, the charity has 21 services in 11 partner hospitals throughout the UK and retains 17 art therapists and a staff team of 6.
Currently embarking on an exciting phase of regrowth, Teapot Trust is seeking three new trustees with expertise in 1) legal/regulatory/governance; 2) social enterprise; 3) clinical paediatrics (e.g. Rheumatology, Diabetes). If you believe you have the appropriate skills and experience to add value, we look forward to hearing from you.
In line with OSCR’s guidance, trustees, who exercise oversight in a non-executive capacity, hold collective responsibility for the charity’s strategic direction, managing risk, and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance.
The work will be both purposeful and fulfilling. An excellent induction package is offered, including visits to partner hospitals to see the impact of the charity’s art therapy.
Can you make a difference in an organisation that supports Adults with a Learning Disability?
St Joseph’s Services have been providing housing support / care at home services to adults with a learning disability in Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 95 years.
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Having recently launched an ambitious vision for the future we are seeking Trustees who will help us realise our aspirations and share our passion in delivering services to adults with a learning disability. All applications will be considered - we would particularly welcome applications from people with a: Financial, HR, PR or Third Sector background.
We want to be at the heart of our community and have its needs at the heart of all that we do.
Calvay Housing Association (CHA) is based in Barlanark, part of Greater Easterhouse. Calvay is a member of Easterhouse Housing Regeneration Alliance (EHRA).
In early 2018, our long-standing Director left the Association. Following an options appraisal, Calvay decided its best option was to continue as an independent association, and a new permanent Director was appointed in October 2018.
Since then we have put a new business plan in place, and made improvements in how the Association is governed and managed. Over the coming year we will be commissioning a governance review and putting in place further improvements.
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Some of the benefits you can expect from serving on our Management Committee include:
We are looking to strengthen our committee and would like to hear from people who have professional level skills or experience in any of the following areas: