We are currently recruiting new Trustees to oversee the continuing operation and development of the Trust. To help us advance our strategy and vision, we are looking for Trustees with an interest in Higher Education and Research and with a range of relevant expertise and experience. We also seek individuals with leadership experience who are representative of the diversity of the wider community and potential beneficiaries of the Trust.
In addition, the Trust would welcome applications from candidates with experience and expertise in the areas of investment management, legal practice, accounting & audit, and fundraising & philanthropy.
About the role
Members of the Board of Trustees are responsible collectively for ensuring that the Trust successfully and effectively delivers its mission and values and operates in a manner consistent with its objectives – as laid out in its Royal Charter. Trustees play an important role in the setting of the Trust’s strategy, organisational policy and performance evaluation. In addition, Trustees act as ambassadors, representing the Trust with external bodies and at outside events or functions. We are therefore looking for people with broad experience, probity, and proven judgement.
The role of Trustees is unremunerated but reasonable travel expenses can be claimed for attending Board or committee meetings and for carrying out business on behalf of the Trust.
The Board of Trustees meets three times a year at present – generally on Friday mornings in February, May and October. The Audit Committee meets twice a year and the Investment Committee three times a year.
Appointments will be for three years in the first instance.
MAF UK are looking for a full or part-time Head of MAF Scotland to lead their Scottish Office based in Glasgow.
Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Head of MAF Scotland will be a senior manager with proven experience in strategic planning, staff leadership, financial management and donor relationship management.
Responsible for managing a small but dedicated team with the objective to raise awareness of MAF in Scotland; including increasing prayer support, donated income and new staff to serve overseas.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator and influencer, passionate about the work of MAF with a strong ability to plan, organise and prioritise projects or events as well as implement and grow mission partnerships with Scottish Churches.
This role will include talking about MAF in churches and meetings, attending and supervising volunteers at some of the key Christian events and conferences in Scotland, a driving licence and some work outside of normal office hours will be required.
There is an occupational requirement for the job holder of this position to be a committed Christian. Additional information is available on request.
Following the Scottish Government’s programme of reform of the college sector, which saw colleges grouped into defined geographical regions, The Lanarkshire Board performs the statutory function as the Regional Strategic Body for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire and is responsible for the effective governance of New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College.
To meet current and anticipated recruitment needs, we are seeking applications from individuals who have the right skills, knowledge, attributes and experience to make a valuable contribution as a Board Member to the Board’s work and the strategic direction of the Lanarkshire colleges. To complement our existing strengths, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with human resources, finance, estates development and legal experience.
We wish our Board to be representative of the communities we serve and you should have proven experience in, or knowledge of, our region. We are also keen to hear from individuals with proven experience of education, industry and commerce and applications from people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds are encouraged. In particular, we welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on Scotland’s public bodies, including women, people with disabilities and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable expenses are met. Board meetings are normally held in the evenings 3/4 times per year; however, board members are expected to commit to membership of the board’s committees which can be held during the college day to promote engagement with the wider college community.
A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check will be required as a condition of appointment and all non-executive appointments to the Board are subject to ratification by Scottish Ministers on recommendation from the Chair of the Board. Members of the Lanarkshire Board also have a specific legal role and defined responsibilities as a Charity Trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Get on Board with Support for Ordinary Living.
This is your chance to use your skills and knowledge to make a difference. Support for Ordinary (SOL) is a non-profit organisation. We work for people with a variety of different support needs and disabilities to choose and create a life for themselves within their own homes and communities.
We are looking for new Trustees who share our values and have a proven track record in:
GNWCAB is seeking a Chief Executive with exceptional business acumen and enthusiasm to lead our team of volunteers and paid staff, and to work with the Board of Directors in delivering our strategic plans.
This is an exciting role for candidates who are highly-motivated and able to meet competing challenges including performance management. The post requires excellent organisation and communication skills with effective time management. The successful candidate will have proven managerial experience and sound financial and risk management skills.
The successful candidate will apply innovative approaches to developing the Bureau’s services and reputation to attract and sustain income generation in line with the Bureau’s strategic priorities.
Fundraising and experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous. A commitment to partnership working and developing networking relationships with stakeholders and partners is essential.
Our main aim is to improve lives one smile at a time.
We achieve our aim through two specialist arts-in-health programmes; Clowndoctors who work with children and young people in hospitals, hospices and special schools and Elderflowers who work with ladies and gentlemen who are living with dementia in a care setting.
Hearts & Minds is looking to appoint a dynamic Chair with previous board or committee experience, to help steer us towards our 5-year goals. They will work alongside the Board to support Hearts & Minds key-staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective fundraising strategy and correct financial safeguards are on place to support the charity’s work. The Chair will be a real Ambassador for the company with a proven interest in the sector we work in: an effective networker, strategic thinker and clear communicator.
All members of the board must be highly committed to the cause of the organisation and share the same vision in order to take the organisation forward.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Leadership, HR, Treasurer 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.
Our Chair is also looking to pass on the role to someone with the skills to lead and guide the trustees to work most effectively and efficiently in our responsibilities to guide and oversee staff and ensure that RST is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
Those with suitable skills and experience in these and other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would 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.
Scotdec is a Global Learning Centre based in Edinburgh working with teachers and youth workers to provide innovative learning experiences which empower young people in Scotland to challenge global inequality.
We are looking for a highly qualified and experienced person to be responsible for the finance and administration functions necessary to support our work. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively and creatively as part of a small and highly motivated team.
You should have strong experience of financial reporting, budgeting and book keeping and be able to use QuickBooks. You will have experience of supporting a small office to run smoothly including database and IT management.
ESS is based in Edinburgh and works with the third sector and funders so they can measure and report on their impact.
The post leads ESS’s finance and administration functions. You should have strong experience of book keeping, budgeting and financial reporting and be able to use (or quickly pick up) QuickBooks. You will have experience of supporting a small office to run smoothly including database and IT management. You enjoy working flexibly and collaboratively in a small team.
Ronald McDonald House Glasgow provides accommodation for families with seriously ill children receiving care in the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow and other hospitals in the West of Scotland. Families stay free of charge in the 31 bedroomed House and there is no time limit on the accommodation – once a family is allocated a room it is theirs until their child is discharged from hospital. For families with a sick child the house is a fantastic haven at a stressful time when their child’s stay in hospital requires them to be close by.
To support the smooth financial operations of the Ronald McDonald House Glasgow in its aim of providing free ‘home away from home’ support for families with long-term and critically ill children.