Can you make a difference in the lives of adults with a learning disability?
St Joseph’s Homes is an exciting new charity which exists purchase properties for adults with learning disabilities in Midlothian. St Joseph’s homes is a member of St Joseph’s Services who have been providing housing support / care at home services throughout Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 95 years.
St Joseph’s Homes are looking for committed, enthusiastic and inspirational Trustees to ensure the effective governance of St Joseph’s Homes and to contribute to the existing board of trustees -working together establishing St Joseph’s Homes property portfolio, along with setting our strategic direction in accordance with our objectives, vision, mission and Vincentian values.
Having recently been established we have an ambitious vision for the future - we are seeking Trustees who will help us realise our aspirations and share our passion in providing the right homes to adults with a learning disability.
Do you have any experience to assist in developing this exciting new charity?
If yes, we would love to hear from you. All applications will be considered – we would particularly welcome applications from people with a: Financial, property management, estate agency or legal background.
Central Advocacy Partners is a small charity that works over Forth Valley to provide advocacy for adults with learning disabilities/difficulties and autism.
We are looking for a new board member who can share our passion for advocacy. As a board member you would be responsible for providing strategic support and guidance for our ongoing development.
EDAS is the country's foremost membership-driven association for all organisations and individuals with an interest or role in Scotland's economic development. With an extensive cross sector membership, EDAS supports the development of the knowledge, skills and networks of its near 3,000-strong membership; providing a voice for the economic development profession, and a space in which to learn about and contribute to related policy and good practice. EDAS improves the effectiveness of Scotland’s economic development policy, delivery, and capacity.
We currently have Non-Executive Director vacancies. Although any relevant background will be considered, we are particularly looking for people with expertise or a background in local government or the third sector. We are also aiming to expand the diversity of the Board.
This is an exciting position that requires broad knowledge of Scotland’s economic development community and a commitment to build on the organisation’s success in developing its membership and strategic partnerships, member offerings and CPD, and policy and practice work programme. The Board is seeking directors who will contribute to maintaining the organisation’s track record of sound strategic, operational, and financial management.
Directorships are unpaid, though expenses will be covered. The Board meets quarterly and Directors are currently meeting online. Meetings last no more than two hours. There is an expectation that Directors will contribute to one or more sub-groups, which cover Finance and Governance, CPD and Membership, and Policy and Practice. Directors serve a maximum of four terms of three years and are required to retire and be the subject of re-election every three years.
As a Director of EDAS, you can expect to enjoy making new connections, leading on the development and growth of the organisation, and supporting your professional development.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) is recruiting an outstanding, experienced individual to undertake the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has the strategic focus, governance understanding, leadership experience and time to support and develop a committed board through an interesting and challenging time for Higher Education, where innovation, collaboration and enthusiasm is key.
The successful post holder will provide excellent, proactive and strategic leadership to ensure that it provides the right blend of support and challenge to the Senior Management Team. Trustees, under the overall leadership of the Chair, provide a strategic and oversight role, ensuring that we achieve our aims and objectives as defined in our governing documents, comply with all legal and contractual obligations, and manage our resources effectively and efficiently.
Come on board and help make the next move.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified, and skilled women to join our existing Board of Directors.
We offer refuge accommodation for 11 families, 1:1 support, group work, information, counselling, and advocacy to women and their children who experience domestic abuse and sexual abuse. We are currently based in 9 George Square, Greenock, although we provide our services Inverclyde wide.
The role of the Director is highly rewarding but unpaid, although any expenses incurred will be reimbursed. Training on domestic abuse and its effects will be available. This is a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time, and commitment to join the Board of Directors to provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the current management structure in the future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children, and young people. We have identified skills and experience required including: Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Marketing and Fundraising.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (SCIO) was formed in 1985 to provide a holistic advice service to the residents of Angus. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux network, Angus CAB aims to ensure that individuals do not suffer through a lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or through an inability to express their needs effectively.
Since its establishment, Angus CAB now has offices in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose which are supported by over 50 volunteers and 15 members of staff. The Bureau supports individuals with a number of enquires each year whilst project staff provide specialist support on topics including social security, debt, utilities, NHS concerns & complaints and support for the armed forces and their families.
Following our current Chair coming to the end of his tenure, we are seeking to appoint a new Chair as well as additional Trustees. We are excited to offer the opportunity to join our Board of Trustees to up to 3 individuals to help guide our organisation into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high-quality long-term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings (currently 4 times per year) and the AGM. Please note that we are currently conducting virtual Board meetings.
For the role of Chair, you will have additional responsibilities which will include chairing Board meetings, representing the Bureau at events (including Citizens Advice Scotland AGM) and working closely with the Chief Officer on strategical issues.
These roles are not accompanied by any financial renumeration, although expenses for travel may be claimed in line with our expenses policy.
Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project (KASP) exists to provide support to eliminate the debilitating effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on adult survivors.
KASP are organisational members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), providing counselling and support and more, to anyone over the age of 16 who is effected by their own or another’s childhood sexual abuse. All of our services are available throughout Fife.
We are looking for committed individuals to join our board of trustees. If you have time, are willing to ask questions and share our values of equality, transparency and community then we would love to hear from you. We are particularly looking for people with previous Board, Finance, Counselling, Human Resources experience.
Duties/tasks will include:
• Attend 6 board meetings per year – usually on a Monday evening
• Contribute to an identified sub-group that meet roughly 2/3 times a year
• Attend 1 Development Day with staff and trustees per year
• Assist in the recruitment of staff whenever necessary
Please note that all meetings at present are attended remotely.
seescape is seeking new trustees to help the charity as we grow and develop
Based in in Kirkcaldy, Fife, seescape is a well-established charity working to improve the independence and quality of life of those who have sight impairment, their families and carers. seescape believes that it is important to raise awareness of the needs of sight impaired people by changing attitudes and breaking down the barriers that prevent people living with sight impairment being full and active members of society.
seescape provides a diverse range of activities and support to its beneficiaries. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with the charity as it seeks to grow and develop.
The role may appeal to people with a background and skills in one or more of the following areas: eye health, business planning and development, fundraising, HR, IT, charity governance or marketing.
seescape would like to appoint trustees to complement the current board in its role as a governing body: setting strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control. Ideally the candidate would be someone with an understanding of charities and the voluntary sector. Most importantly they will have some strategic expertise and understanding of good governance.
The charity is keen to bring additional skills to its board, however, seescape is keen to attract applicants from a diverse audience so other skills will also be welcomed.
Board meetings are held every 6 weeks and these are currently being held virtually by Zoom.
The Welcoming Association is a Charity that works with asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers and newcomers in Edinburgh.
We are seeking three new Board Members to help take forward its strategy for a more welcoming, diverse and inclusive city of Edinburgh. The current Board and staff are a highly dedicated, committed and passionate set of people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, and we are excited to open up the opportunity for several new Board Members.
People from Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority and refugee and immigrant communities are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as those with private sector/social enterprise/social research backgrounds to complement the current capacities and experiences on the Board.
The Board meets quarterly for two hours, and once a year has a stand-alone retreat to reflect on our work and set strategy and plans for the coming year. Additional opportunities to support the Welcoming’s staff and community on specific areas of interest and priority are also available depending on the Board Member’s interests and experience.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience and skills in the following areas:
Children’s Panel Members are trained to take part in children’s hearings and make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people.
We are looking for committed and enthusiastic people across Scotland to take on the volunteer role of Depute Area Convener. Depute Area Conveners play a key role by supporting the local Area Convener in the leadership of local volunteers.
What will you be doing?
Supporting the local Area Convener, you’ll be managing a team of volunteers to recruit, select, quality assure and manage concerns or complaints in your area. You’ll be working with local partners, communicating with Panel Members and leading on and implementing national improvements at the local level. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.
Who are we looking for?
You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people and improving their outcomes and experiences; able to lead and be part of a team; a strong communicator. You should also be familiar with working with volunteers and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos of the children’s hearings system.
Where should you be based?
We are looking for Depute Area Conveners in East Renfrewshire, Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire.