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.
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.
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.
Lead an environmental charity reviving the ecology and habitats in the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland.
Borders Forest Trust, is seeking a new CEO to lead the organisation and manage its small, dynamic team in the south of Scotland. The successful candidate will possess vision and a passion for the natural environment and ecological restoration. The post requires firm leadership, strong strategic acumen and the ability to network and influence at all levels. A demonstrable track record in fundraising, financial management, team leadership and development are required.
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
We are looking for 2/3 individuals to join our board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operation, finance, volunteer support, marketing and communications and HR.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services and activities.
The board meets approximately every 6 weeks
To support our continued success, PKCT are looking to appoint a Chair of Trustees due to the forthcoming retirement of the present Chair. This an opportunity to lead an independent charity that works with local communities to conserve, protect and improve the environment, natural resources and facilities of the local countryside. We are looking for a volunteer who has a passion for the outdoors and nature, who can make a strong contribution to our charity.
PKCT is committed to diversity and the Chair position is open to adults of all ages and backgrounds.
The Board of Trustees
There are currently nine trustees; four of whom are nominated by Scottish Natural Heritage, Perth and Kinross Council, and the Forestry Commission. The composition of the board reflects a wide range of relevant expertise and experience of the countryside environment.
Trustees have a collective responsibility to oversee the governance and development of the Trust in line with OCSR guidelines and responsibility for agreeing the organisation’s strategy, governance and to work with staff to deliver agreed plans and objectives.
·Experience of running board meetings in the public or private sectors
·Knowledge and experience of good governance practice in the charitable sector
·Understanding of financial accounting and management reporting
·Experience of fundraising in the charitable sector
·An enthusiasm and understanding of development work in the environmental field
·The ability to manage and motivate senior staff
·Experience of strategic planning and good public communications
The full board meets four times a year and there are intermittent sub-committee meetings attended by relevant trustees. In all the time commitment is 1-2 days per month on a voluntary basis.
The Forum is inviting expressions of interest and nominations for a new Chairperson to lead its Board. The Board meets quarterly and is responsible for all aspects of governance of this charitable company.
The chair should have a keen interest in the sustainable planning, management and use of the Forth and its environs and be able to demonstrate effective communication, leadership and team-working skills. A business background and / or experience of work with Local Authorities would be advantageous.
The chair is appointed in a personal capacity. The position is voluntary and unpaid, although the chair can claim for travelling expenses. The role is for three years, with re-election if so desired according to our Articles.
In addition to chairing the Board, the chair also oversees quarterly management group meetings - eight meetings per year in total, plus one AGM and annual conference.
CHAIR SELECTION CRITERIA
The Articles allow for 3-8 Directors, all of whom serve in a personal, voluntary capacity, one of which must chair.
Within the board we seek a range of relevant qualities, experience and expertise among men and women who are enthusiastic, committed to the Forum’s aims and able to lead, work as a team and communicate effectively.
In contextual terms the board seeks to include a chair with experience of management and leadership of:
· Public sector/Government bodies;
· Business and commercial sector;
· Charity and communications.
In subject terms the board seeks to encompass knowledge and experience in:
· Natural heritage and resource management;
· Legal and financial management;
· Local Authority and planning matters;
· Recreation, access and community involvement;
· Education and communications.
The chair should ideally have a good network of contacts from around the Forth area, drawn from the sectors and subjects listed above.
These attributes are not exclusive but may be regarded as the main criteria for a chair appointment.
The Forum has a staff complement of one full time manager and one half time administrator, based at Baltic House, Central Dock Road, Grangemouth FK3 8TY; board meetings are held here and management group meetings are held at partners' offices around the Forth.
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Crew 2000 (Scotland) reduce harm and stigma associated with stimulant drug and alcohol use by providing a range of services for young people, their families, friends and communities. Since 1992, we’ve grown from a purely volunteer-led organisation, started by ‘loved-up club bunnies’ from the rave scene to a mixed professional and volunteer team which has achieved the 'Investing in Volunteers' award and the GlaxoSmithKline Gold 'IMPACT Award’ twice (IMPACT Gold Champion of Champions 2012).
Our mission: Crew exists to reduce harm, challenge perceptions and help people make positive choices about their use of cannabis, stimulant and other drugs and sexual health by providing non-judgmental, credible and up to date information and support.
We’re looking for someone who can provide a hands-on, professional and high quality finance service the CEO, the Services and Finance Officer (SFO) and Project Coordinators in Crew and effectively develop and maintain Crew’s finance processes and business services to better fulfil our mission.