Solas Festival is looking for a treasurer to join our board and support the delivery of one of Scotland’s friendliest small festivals.
About Solas Festival
Solas Festival - Scotland’s midsummer festival - has been running since 2009. The all-age, weekend-long celebration of music and the arts is designed to entertain, inspire and challenge. It takes place at Errol Park, Perthshire, a beautiful site overlooking the silvery Tay.
Our programme makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. The festival offers a broad, inclusive, creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment; everyone is welcome.
The role of the Treasurer is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The Treasurer will also be a member of the board and will have opportunity to get involved in other aspects of the running of the festival.
There is some flexibility in the role, which could be adapted to suit the right person, but broadly speaking the treasurer would:
The ideal person would have a good understanding of financial administration and budget management in the charity, private or public sectors. Full role description downloadable below.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
Solas Festival is a small charity and this is a great opportunity to get involved at the heart of it and directly influence its development. As well as building on your governance, leadership and financial management experience, it’s a chance to get to know the board and creative team behind the festival, to be creative and try out new ideas.
The full Board meets 4 times a year and the Treasurer would be expected to attend bi-monthly finance meetings in addition to this. Meetings normally take place in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Some meetings could be attended via video conference.
We would hope the Treasurer would also be able to join us at the festival which takes place this year 19th- 21st June 2020 at Errol Park in Perthshire.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
St Andrew's First Aid Board of Trustees are looking for new members for our Social Enterprise Board to work alongside the chair, vice-chair and other Board Members to oversee and support our Chief Executive and Managing Director to deliver an exciting business strategy and assist the Charity in maintaining its proud reputation in changing times.
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The board is currently made up of 8 members each offering a different skill-set designed to support the on-going governance, needs and strategic development aims of the organisation. Becoming a Board Member will not only allow you to play an important part in our growth, but will also bring many non-financial rewards to you; career enhancement, personal satisfaction in knowing you are part of St Andrew's First Aid's peer-less service, the ability to use your skills for a tremendous cause and countless other money can't buy benefits.
St Andrew's First Aid has a well-established Board and staff team, however, we recognize that we need new views and skillsets to continue our journey. We are seeking passionate, Director-level candidates who can bring diversity to our discussions, commercial awareness to decision making, identify new opportunities, open doors through great connections and add enthusiasm to our projects.
This non-paying, yet pivotal role has a requirement for a minimum of 4 Board Meetings per year and participation in ad hoc projects that match the skills and aspirations of the incumbent. Meetings are held in Glasgow.
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The QNIS was established by Royal Charter in 1889 and has a proud tradition of serving the communities of Scotland. Our Patron is HM The Queen. The charity has a programme of activity which reaches across the whole of Scotland. We exist to promote excellence in community nursing to enable the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland, and you can read more on our websitewww.qnis.org.uk.
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Powered by students
The Association is made up of the thousands of students from Edinburgh College, across every campus, every course, and at every level within the institution. The constant cycle of new members is what powers us as an organisation and your engagement in the student experience is what keeps it going.
Driven by values
Our Values underpin everything we do and why we do it:
Committed to Students– we will never let anything distract us from the fact that students always come first for us. Independent from the College, we are led by students, for students, making sure they have a fun, successful and truly ‘ECSA-llent’ student experience.
Supportive– we strive to be welcoming to all students and always there when they need support. Our friendly staff and helpful nature is what makes us approachable and open to all.
Ambitious– Students come to College with one eye on building a better future and we are determined to help them do just that. Our approach to maximising opportunities requires us to be dynamic and innovative, constantly striving to do more for each and every student.
Trusted– we work hard every day to ensure that we are effective in pursuit of our objectives, running a professional organisation and gaining respect of key stakeholders across the College and beyond.
Respectful– Our membership is wonderfully diverse. We will always celebrate that diversity and challenge any form of inequality on campus, or beyond, because everyone deserves to be treated with respect
Committed to better
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To do this we have designed a trilogy of services including direct service delivery, a support package for providers adopting a more flexible model and an accreditation scheme.
We are seeking additional Trustees to join our skilled and experienced Board.
Board Trustees are responsible for the charity’s governance and strategy, and for making sure that the charity is administered effectively. They must account for its activities and outcomes.
The main responsibilities and duties of the role are:
To comply with the 2005 Act (specific duties) relating to:
To work in conjunction with fellow Trustees and the organisation’s Senior Management Team to deliver against its vision of; “Creating flexibility in early learning and childcare for all children, families and communities across Scotland.”
To be responsible, with fellow Trustees, for the overall governance and strategic direction of the SCIO, developing the organisations aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
To develop and promote effective working relationships both within the group and with external partners, regulators and other relevant stakeholders.
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Be passionate about children’s services and driven to deliver equitable access to services for all.
Experience in HR; Children and Families Services; Business Management, Marketing, Social Enterprise, Fundraising, Compliance or other relevant area.
Period of appointment: An initial period of three years after which you will be eligible for re-election for a further period of three years.
Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly Employment. We have Investors in People status and Living Wage accreditation.
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This is a full time post, working Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (with a one hour unpaid lunch break).
This pioneering programme drew its initial inspiration from El Sistema in Venezuela and our vision is to transform lives with music. We deliver on our vision through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities. Since its inception in 2007, the programme has grown and developed into a multi - faceted and immersive music education and social development programme which uses the orchestra as a learning community.
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If you are invited to interview, we will ask that you bring evidence showing your right to work in the UK with you (photocopies are not accepted).
Home-Start Deveron is currently recruiting a Co-ordinator for a fixed term of 18 months, while the scheme is undergoing a period of review and development. If this appeals to you the post involves:
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Candidates must have use of a car, for which expenses are paid.
A pension scheme is available.
The successful canditate will undergo an enhanced PVG check.