The Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA) is currently seeking external Trustees, to help direct the future of a young, fast-growing organisation in one of the most innovative education environments in the UK. HISA is the Students Association for the University of the Highlands and Islands and its 13 local Academic Partners. HISA have three full-time, paid Regional student Officers, 18 paid Local student Officers and a team of experienced staff to support them.
The Association is looking for applicants with a range of skills, but we are particularly interested in those with experience or knowledge in charitably/company governance and financial monitoring.
We are looking for someone who has an interest in being involved with helping HISA set its overall direction, its governance, monitor its finances and risks and taking an overall interest in the long term strategy and work of HISA.
Please note that this is a volunteer role and is unpaid, however HISA will cover all expenses, accommodation and travel for meetings. Time commitments are likely to be based around 4-5 meetings per year, plus reading and preparation.
Are you passionate about transforming lives of young people, and influencing wider youth policy across Scotland, with young people’s voices at the heart of change?
Helm are a specialist youthwork provider working with over 200 young people a year. We are an ambitious, vibrant organisation, and are financially stable, with a great track record, a very experienced staff team, and an award winning CEO. We are currently recruiting for two new Board members to join our friendly and committed Board, and who share our passion and commitment to enabling young people with experience of adversity to make great transitions into adult life.
We welcome applications for Board members from a wide range of backgrounds, but are specifically interested in making appointments at this time for new Board members who bring significant current or recent experience in any/all of the following areas :
· Youth policy
· Looked After Children
· Children’s Rights
You may also have lived experience of adversity, which will bring additional depth to the work you do as a Board member. It will be an added advantage if you can bring existing local, regional or national networks to the role, to support our wider influencing work.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Treasurer, HR and other roles)
The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. We've been working for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution.
RST is based in Glasgow, with an income of around £350k pa and fewer than than five full-time employees, providing grants and integrated support services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These alleviate poverty and destitution, or help with access to education and employment, and thus to integration.
Our Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from our volunteer Board of Trustees, so we are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on our board. However, suitable skills and experience in other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would also be of interest. We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and board members should have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
The position of Chair is an exciting opportunity for a resourceful and confident individual to play a central role in developing BEFS not only as the Scottish intermediary body for the historic environment but also the wider built environment. As well as continued engagement with the Planning (Scotland) Bill, implications of Brexit and other relevant live policy topics, BEFS main lines of enquiry are currently: the future of religious heritage with a conference in Spring 2019; improving tenement maintenance, holding the secretariat for a cross party working group; addressing the issue of prioritisation in the historic environment; and maintaining an interest in ongoing discussion on land ownership, management and tax issues. BEFS has an important and pivotal role to play in ensuring sector engagement in these developments and candidates will be expected to provide leadership and direction. Candidates will have a passion for Scotland’s places, excellent strategic, organisational, interpersonal, communication skills and enjoy working with a focussed and motivated small team.
A Role Profile is available for download below.
Improving Learning and Life Chances in Glasgow – Trustees Required
We are an grant-making educational Foundation looking to expand the membership of our Board of Trustees, as we continue to develop the Foundation’s strategic impact in grant giving for the benefit of students and communities served by Glasgow Clyde College. The Board is responsible for pursuing the charitable purposes of the Foundation and ensuring good governance and stewardship of the Foundation’s assets towards achieving tangible educational outcomes. If you can devote some time and are motivated to assist our beneficiaries we would welcome a discussion with you.
We would be particularly interested in hearing from experienced individuals with skills and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
· FE/HE education and skills strategy
· Local stakeholder organisations with an interest in the work of the Glasgow Clyde College and its students’ achievements and career pathways
· Investment management or audit
Appointments are for a 3 year term and meetings take place quarterly in Glasgow, with a number of independent trustees also serving on a quarterly Audit and Investment sub-committee. Learning and development opportunities exist for all Board members, including induction training. We are seeking to fill two vacant board positions at this time.
Urban Roots is a thriving community-led environmental and health improvement charity. Over the past ten years we have worked with local residents and a large team of enthusiastic volunteers to establish a network of community gardens and woodlands across the Southside of Glasgow. We also run a number of healthy cooking projects and outdoor learning and play activities for children and young people.
We are passionate about the benefits that our work brings to improving local environments, promoting community cohesion and supporting the health and well-being of people of all ages. We work closely with other community organisations, Glasgow City Council and the NHS Health Improvement team to ensure that our projects are effective and targeted at those most in need.
We are currently recruiting for new board members and are keen to hear from people of all backgrounds and experiences who share our vision of a greener city and a fairer food system.
Skills and experience in any of the main areas of board responsibility (including financial management, charity governance, employment law, health and safety, safeguarding) would be useful, but most important to us is a commitment to the work of the organisation and a willingness to learn new skills.
Our board meets bi-monthly on a Thursday evening in Toryglen. We offer a thorough induction process and a mentoring system to support new trustees in their role.
Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed. Childcare is arranged at the meeting venue.
More information about our projects can be found on our website: www.urbanroots.org.uk
A Role Description and Person Specification is available for download below.
Side by Side is a global, faith based movement for gender justice. In Scotland we have a group of committed people from across the Christian denominations who have started a Scottish chapter in an attempt to enable Churches to engage more fully with the issue of gender justice. We are now looking to make Side by Side a truly inter-faith movement that is able to speak out and challenge gender injustice locally, nationally and globally.
To do this exciting work we are looking to recruit a volunteer chair who will lead that process. We are looking for a dynamic and out-going individual who is a strong communicator and skilled at building and maintaining relationships.
A Role Description and Person Specification is available for download below. If you meet the criteria we would be delighted to hear from you.
For an informal chat please contact Val Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on Side by Side can be found here sidebysidegender.org
We believe that evidence informed policy-making and practice can, and does, improve the lives of people affected by homelessness. The Centre was created in 2018 to be an independent champion of using rigorous evidence to underpin policies and programmes that aim to tackle or prevent homelessness.
For the past eleven months we have been hosted by our founding partners at Crisis and GHN and supported and guided by a Shadow Board, but aim to become a fully independent Charity by the Summer of 2019. The building blocks and timeline to achieve this are well developed.
We are now looking for an exceptional new Chair who can lead the transition of the Shadow Board into a Trustee Board and steer the Centre in the right direction to achieve its ambitious goals and maximise the impact of its work.
The charity is looking for new trustees to serve as non-executive directors on the management board. The board meet six times a year. Applications are welcome from any person with relevant experience in the management of commercial property. To enhance the diversity of the board we are particularly interested in hearing from female applicants.
These are voluntary positions. There is no pay for this work but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are seeking unpaid volunteer Directors to join their Board of Directors. They should reside or work in West Lothian.
Directors are expected to play a full part in the activities of the CAB West Lothian Board.
The role of the Board is to set the strategic framework for the organisation, monitor and evaluate the performance of the organisation, including financial performance; and ensure the highest standard of governance and conduct in the business of CAB WL.
The Board meets at least five times per year. In addition, Standing Committees meet a minimum of four times a year. Directors are also requested to participate in various sub committees, working groups, the Annual General meeting and ongoing training events as required.
In particular CAB West Lothian is looking for individuals who have skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas:
o Legal Background
o Commercial funding
o Human Resources
o Entrepreneur (leading innovation and ideas)
o Media and Marketing