Capability Scotland works with people with complex and diverse needs, delivering exemplary personalised care, support and education to meet the individual needs of our customers. Our open culture promotes equality and respects difference and we want our Board of Trustees to reflect this.
Would you like to contribute to the work of Capability Scotland? We are looking to appoint three new Trustees to complement the skills of our existing Board, to drive change and help us shape and communicate our strategic direction, giving clarity to our purpose, aims and objectives.
As you would expect in a values-based charity, we are committed to ensuring that our Board reflects the rich diversity of Scotland.
We are looking for a broad range of people who may have an interest in helping us prepare for future challenges and demands. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in HR/Organisational Development, IT, Fundraising, Marketing, Finance/Audit, Allied Health services and Property Management. Life experience of disability, as an individual or as a relative or carer, would also be an advantage.
Our Board’s responsibility is to ensure the highest standards of governance and provide oversight, scrutiny and support of the management of the organisation. The Board of Trustees sets the strategic direction, taking into account legislation and policy guidance set by OSCR, the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland and other regulatory bodies. Each member of our Board brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging skills along with a passionate interest in social care for disabled people.
Our customers and learners are at the heart of everything we do and there may be the opportunity to become more involved across the many aspects of the organisation, helping to empower our people to have a voice, realise their ambitions and achieve their full potential. We continue to develop innovative, high quality solutions to address gaps in care and support provision.
This is a non-remunerated position, however, travel and subsistence expenses are available in accordance with our Expenses Policy. Four Board meetings take place each year as well as an additional strategy Away Day. Board members are expected to join one of our three Committees.
Apex Scotland is looking for new members who can bring enthusiasm and experience to the Board of a dynamic and hard working third sector organisation. For over thirty years Apex Scotland has been a leading provider of innovative and effective services to people who have criminal convictions or who are at risk of getting them, with a specific focus on developing work readiness and entry to employment.
Due to the retiral of several Board members, having served their permitted term, we are now looking to recruit some exceptional people to help us move our strategy forward.
With a head office in Edinburgh and offices across the country, Apex is involved in policy and practice in partnership with both national and local Government and other third sector entities. We operate in communities, schools, and prisons, providing work opportunities through social enterprise and offering training, early intervention, mentoring and employment support to over five thousand individuals every year.
The Board is responsible for setting strategy, governance oversight and supporting the aims and objectives of Apex Scotland. Trustees meet on average four times a year as a full Board and there is also an expectation of some committee work in support of specific governance areas. Board members join with staff to attend our annual national conference and enjoy networking at our Annual Lecture, held every September in Edinburgh.
We are particularly seeking potential members who can bring skills and experience in charity law, marketing and PR, IT, the Scottish justice system and HR/staff development although other relevant assets would be welcomed. Apex Scotland is recognised as an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applicants from under-represented groups.
This is an unpaid voluntary role. Whilst our head office is in Edinburgh, we have a presence throughout Scotland and would welcome applications from across the country. Travel expenses can be paid for attendance at Apex Scotland events and meetings.