About the role
Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau are looking for dynamic individuals to join their Board of Directors and assist with the strategic direction and future development of the Bureau.
Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau is a leading information and advice provider in the Glasgow area. The Board is made up of people from a range of professional backgrounds and currently has vacancies for new members.
The Board are seeking applications from individuals representing the diversity of the Glasgow area and are particularly interested in those with skills and experience with working in the 3rd sector; working locally and dealing with local issues as well as those with qualified skills in Finance, Business Management and Development, Charity Law, Project Management, Fundraising, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Development.
The ideal candidates will be committed to service excellence, raising standards and continuous improvement. They must also embrace bureau values and show a commitment to wider role activity to improve the quality of life of local people in the community.
The Board currently meets bi-monthly and members will also be expected participate in projects and attend training when required.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of information and advice services in Glasgow and contribute to making a real difference to the local area.
The Board of Directors are responsible for:
· Ensuring that good quality advice is given to the public, including ensuring that Citizens Advice Scotland’s membership standards are met
· Deciding what the bureau should aim for, including input into business planning and budgeting
· Controlling the finances of the bureau
· Overseeing the recruitment and selection, management support and training of all paid staff
· Appraising and supporting the Bureau Manager
· Promoting the image of the bureau
· Ensuring that the bureau fully meets its legal obligations under charity, employment and (if relevant) Company Law
· Dealing with complaints about the service
Candidates should be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area or surrounding areas.
Can you contribute to the work of Health in Mind, a mental health and wellbeing charity based in Edinburgh, working across Scotland? Health in Mind is seeking to recruit suitably experienced and qualified people onto our Board Directors.
In an increasingly challenging financial environment for the Health and Social Care sector, in the midst of a period of change, we are seeking to increase our working partnerships, improve our effectiveness, continue to develop creative approaches to meet need and increase our unrestricted income. In order to help us achieve this, we are seeking new volunteer Board Directors, particularly those with an appropriate level of the following knowledge, skills or experience:
Marketing / communications
Finance / audit / accounting
Health and Social Care
IT / systems
Health in Mind Board meets six times a year in our city centre office in Edinburgh and is supported by two committees- Finance and Risk and Compliance.
We are looking to appoint 8 Registered Teachers and Lay persons, who are independent of the GTC Scotland Council, to the above positions.
The role of the Appointments Committee is to:
Term of Appointment
From February to mid-June 2020 – a time commitment of approximately 9 days will be associated with an initial appointment round. It is likely that this will include:
From July 2020 onwards – the time commitment will reduce and will vary from year to year depending on the level of activity required. It could be as little as 1 day or involve no time commitment at all depending on whether or not any interim appointment rounds or any membership matters arise to be addressed by the Appointments Committee. A further appointment round is anticipated in 2021 which could involve a time commitment of up to 4 days.
It is expected that you will set aside time to read agenda papers in advance of meetings and will participate actively in meetings and interviews.
Compensation Payment and Expenses
In accordance with the GTC Scotland Member Expense and Compensation Policy:
Membership of the Appointments Committee is not a position of employment and Appointments Committee members are not subject to employment law.
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.
SRA is seeking to recruit a new Chair who is passionate about rural Scotland and well connected in this context, has strong leadership skills and a track record in the management and funding of organisations. This is a high profile and important position in the rural sector in Scotland. The Chair will play a critical role in the development of SRA as an organization and in shaping and positioning SRA in terms of the wider rural agenda, including the development of the Scottish rural movement.
Scottish Rural Action (SRA) was established in 2013 with the dual objectives of delivering the Scottish Rural Parliament and developing a rural community movement. The biennial Scottish Rural Parliament is now recognised as a strong voice to advocate for rural Scotland; priority rural issues are identified and addressed, working in consultation with local and national interests; a strong relationship with the Scottish Government enables advocacy. The focus of our development activity is now on building Scotland?s rural movement. We are doing this in partnership with the Scottish Government, other organisations and rural communities. This is an exciting challenge, which holds the potential to build an inclusive platform for rural people, interests and places.
SRA itself is also embracing significant changes in the way it is structured and operates, and the Chair will play an important role in this change process. We are particularly interested in developing the pipeline for thought leadership between the grassroots and policy makers, and connecting more with partner organisations with similar ambitions. We aim to embed this change at both Board and Staff level, and we will be recruiting both Staff and Board Members with the capacities to deliver this agenda.
The new Chair will join the Board of Directors and will be appointed at our AGM on February 27, 2020. If you are interested in standing for Chair of SRA please read the job description, discuss with us if necessary, and apply by email, with your CV and covering supporting letter, outlining why you are interested in becoming the Chair of SRA and how you would contribute to its work, according to the duties listed below.
Based in Duns, BHA serves around 1,800 households in various locations within Berwickshire. BHA people are positive, ready to lead on new ideas and solutions, see the workplace as somewhere to value and stay focused on our exciting vision of creating thriving rural communities.
We now wish to further enhance the strength and diversity of our Board of Trustees and are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded people from all walks of life. While we don’t need previous board-level experience, we do require people who can support our team in delivering our ambitious business plan. In particular, we would like to hear from people who have, or have held, positions in finance, business transformation, marketing or customer service.
Why apply? Although the role of Trustee is unpaid it is highly rewarding. Our Trustees benefit from support, development and a sense of real pride and satisfaction from providing quality homes for people who need them. And while we don’t offer remuneration, we pay reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and training and mentoring will be provided.
Trustees attend up to eight Board meetings a year in our offices in Duns plus an annual off-site planning meeting and various training events and conferences. Trustees are encouraged to work with at least one of the Board’s sub-committees which are: Finance and Audit Committee, and the Operations Committee. In total we anticipate a time commitment of approximately 15 days.
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (Scottish Charity SC 024781) is looking to appoint up to four positions on our Board of Trustees: an opportunity to help us conserve, promote and enhance the countryside and natural heritage of Perth and Kinross.
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT)
This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to contribute to the future of the countryside and natural heritage of Perth and Kinross. PKCT is a small but dynamic charity with a staff of 5 engaged in a wide range of projects in the area relating to public access and education, the many historic trees, and conservation in general. Details of our work and more about our organisation can be found at pkct.org
The Board of Trustees
We currently have eight Trustees but we are looking to recruit a maximum of four additional trustees. Perth and Kinross Council nominate two Trustees and additional Trustees are appointed based on the skills, experience and expertise they bring to our organisation.
The Trustees have collective responsibility for oversight and development of the Trust in line with OSCR guidelines, for agreeing the organisation’s strategy, its governance, and work with its professional staff to account for the effective management and delivery of agreed projects on time and within budget.
Our recent organisational review has identified it would be of benefit if additional trustees brought some of the following skills/areas of work:
Professional Skills and Experience
Sector Specific Skills and Experience
The full Board meets four times each year. These quarterly meetings last 2-3 hours and usually take place in Perth , with occasionally one on site at a recent project. Between full Board meetings, Sub-Committee meetings are held. There are three Sub-Committees – Finance and HR, Governance, and Development and Marketing – each meeting up to 3 times per year. Sub-Committee meetings are usually 2 hours long and are also held in Perth. Trustees will also be expected to contribute to one or two Sub-Committees. The basic time commitment is likely to average around eight days per year.
Trustees are not remunerated and your contribution will be on a voluntary/pro bono basis.
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been a safe haven for dogs and cats since 1883, and still rescues over a thousand lost or abandoned dogs and cats every year. The Home benefits from skills and experience of our 70+ strong staff, comprised of long-serving experts and enthusiastic new talent. Our passionate team is united by the love and dedication towards the animals in our care, and the belief that any dog or cat that comes to our door, whatever the reason, should be safe, warm and well-fed.
With an experienced staff team and a highly skilled board of trustees in place the organisation is seeking to appoint a new treasurer. This position forms part of a dedicated team of trustees already in place and would help to strengthen the board and support the organisation into the future.
This is a great opportunity for someone who has an understanding of charity or similar corporate financial governance to join our Board of Trustees; to support the leadership of the charity, drive forward the organisational strategy and bring a solid networking background that can help our aims.
What you will bring
Edinburgh University Student's Association has an exciting opportunity to join the Board of Trustees as a External Trustee
**Please note that the role of Trustee is an unpaid volunteer position**
The Trustee Board at the Students' Association has ultimate responsibility for ensuring good governance, and that the organisation has a clear purpose and strategy which it is fulfilling effectively. It is also responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation, and sets future direction. As such, Trustees of Edinburgh University Students’ Association are collectively responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation and for ensuring good governance
The role of the External Trustee is to utilise their personal and professional skills, experience and knowledge to support and assist the Students’ Association in developing and delivering its Mission, Vision and Values, and achieving its organisational goals. The External Trustee will be an active and contributing member of the Board at all levels, individually and collectively responsible for ensuring organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedure, and ensuring that the Board reaches structured and sound decisions.
The Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year; Subcommittees of the Board generally meet 3-4 times per year. Additional communication may be required between meetings via email, and Board members will also be required to set time aside in advance of meetings to read all papers relating to meetings.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in the running of the Students’ Association during an exciting period of change
We are looking for applicants who share our passion for the student experience, with a keen interest in contributing to the effective governance and organisational development of the Students' Association. This is not a political position so candidates should apply based on their skills, experience and ability to carry out the role.
The ideal candidate will have proven, relevant senior professional/management experience, with an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities involved in trusteeship. Previous experience of board membership and/or policy development would also be a distinct advantage.
Equally important is the commitment to supporting the work of the Students’ Association through participation in the Trustee Board. We are also looking for individuals who can demonstrate sound judgement, a creative and innovative approach, strong communication skills, and a 'can-do' attitude.
We are particularly keen to meet candidates with commercial and financial insight and experience, given our varied services and sites and competitive landscape in the heart of the city of Edinburgh
Please note that candidates cannot be currently employed at the Students' Association or the University of Edinburgh
For more detailed information about both the role and candidate requirements, please download the Trustee Candidate Pack below. Additionally, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Purves (Director of Membership Support and Development) email@example.com if you have any additional questions about this role.
MND Scotland is leading the fightback against Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland and we are looking for skilled individuals to join our Board of Trustees.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided
MND Scotland provides care and support to people affected by MND, as well as powering cutting-edge research to find a cure.
Trustees are responsible for setting our strategic direction and making sure the organisation meets its objectives.
We encourage anyone with an interest in MND to apply, however we would particularly welcome people who have skills in any of the following areas: digital innovation and services, finance and accounts, fundraising and income generation, and HR and legal.
What you will bring:
· Proven ability to work constructively with a team
· Experience working with vulnerable people
· Excellent communications skills
· Excellent organisational skills
· Knowledge of ‘good working practice’ and procedures, preferably in healthcare and/or the charity sector
· Commitment to the aims, objectives and procedures of the organisation and to staff, volunteers and service users
· Understanding of issues affecting people with MND