Drumchapel CAB is looking for a Board Member with a finance background to continue the work done by our current Office Bearer; and to prepare the Bureau for the demands of the future.
Following an initial settling in period it is envisaged that you will likely spend approximately 3 hours per week dedicated to general board and finance related matters, this would likely increase at financial year end to prepare and oversee the Bureau’s end of year reporting requirements.
Our objective is in the delivery of activities for the relief of poverty, through amongst others, in the advancement of education, health, citizenship, community development, human rights, environmental protection or improvement and in the relief of those in need through age, ill health and disability.
Our Bureau is a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (SACAB).
For more information on the role, please see the attached role Description.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
You must be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area or surrounding areas.
About Stirling Carers Centre
Stirling Carers Centre (SCC) is the go-to charity that helps and supports unpaid carers in the heart of Scotland. It is no accident that SCC enjoys a leading and unrivalled reputation in its field, not only with its wide variety of stakeholders and partners locally and nationally across sectors, but most importantly with Unpaid Carers throughout the region.
During the 2018-19 financial year SCC supported: 7,421 one-to-one enquiries with Unpaid Carers; achieved financial gains in excess of £2.9 million; registered 534 new Carers; provided in excess of over 70 training sessions for Carers; facilitated 2,702 short breaks (see attached Annual Report 2019).
At SCC our excellent team of staff and volunteers continue to provide the following core services:
•Adult Support Service
•Young Adult Carers Service
•Young Carers Service
•A bespoke welfare rights and benefits advice and information
•Access to respite and short breaks, as well as a range of other local respite opportunities
•Complementary Therapies and other ‘soft’ services
•Facilitator of the Stirling Carers Voice Forum, which offers carers throughout the region avoice locally and nationally, as well as peer-support and access to local external partners toshare knowledge, experiences and best practice.
About the role
The SCC Board are seeking three new Directors to work alongside the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and other Board Members to oversee and support our new CEO, Sarah Erskine, to develop and deliver on our new Business Plan 2020-25 with our dynamic team of committed staff.
The SCC Board currently comprises seven Directors, all of whom bring a wealth of diverse knowledge, skills and experience to the charity. The Board has recently recruited a new CEO and together this marks a new phase in SCC’s development with the crafting of a new Business Plan 2020-25, which will be launched at our AGM in September 2020.
It is both an exciting and challenging time to join us as a Director!
So, if you want to truly make a difference in shaping the strategic direction of this highly regarded charity supporting Unpaid Carers in the heart of Scotland, then this is a great opportunity to become a vital part of a highly skilled, dedicated Board and to work with our new CEO, staff and volunteers to help take SCC to the next stage in its development.
If you can spare a few hours each month to put your excellent skills to great use, then we would be delighted to receive your interest!
SCC seeks three new Directors who can bring their skills and expertise in the following areas:
• Governance & Charity Law
• Fundraising & Income Generation
• Finance & Risk
• Service Design and Development
• PR & Marketing
Experience and understanding of the Statutory, Third and Health Sectors in general is preferable, though not essential as full training will be provided to all new Directors during their induction. The Stirling Carers Centre staff team and wider community of Carers have a diverse range of backgrounds, and widening access and inclusion is central to our current business planning and development. We therefore welcome applications to the Board from protected characteristic individuals who have lived experience of barriers to access or discrimination. In addition to supporting the statutory governance requirements as set out in the Companies Act 2006 and Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, Directors will be invited to contribute their unique skills through contributions to short life working groups, sub-groups, and ad-hoc development work as they arise
The Edinburgh College Board of Management is currently seeking to fill two non-executive vacancies.
Our Board is looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. Successful candidates will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity for Edinburgh and its students. We are particularly looking to attract candidates with experience of:
The College would also welcome applications from individuals with relevant expertise in the following areas: (i) Human Resources and Organisational Development; and/or, (ii) Relevant aspects of Scots Law (including contract and commercial law).
Applications are encouraged from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies.
Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.
By bringing together networks of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.
We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights. Children in Scotland is the largest national networking organisation for Scotland’s children’s sector with over 550 organisations and individuals in membership
For more information about our Board and access to our last 'Annual Report and Financial Statements' (2018-19) as well as reports on our work over recent years, please go to this page where you will find them all.
The Board has two vacancies and is seeking individuals with appropriate experience and knowledge of financial management and of digital operations.
Please note that this position is non-remunerative and asks for a commitment of approximately one day per month.
Carers Link is a busy local organisation that supports families in East Dunbartonshire. There is an experienced team of 14 staff & over 50 volunteers who support those that look after family or friends.
During the winter of 19/20, we had extensively consulted about our Vision and Strategic Priorities. We had just started worked on turning this into a new 5-year Strategic Plan when the pandemic struck! We are therefore seeking additional Board Members to help in the overseeing of our strategic development and direction and, afterwards, in the achievement of our aims.
What are we looking for?
We are keen to hear from people in particular with backgrounds in:
A knowledge of the voluntary, health or social work sectors would be an advantage. We are also keen to hear from anyone who has personal caring experience, either now or in the past.
Of course, given the pandemic, you should be comfortable using e-mail and Zoom - or at least willing to get comfortable. Technical support will be provided if needed.
What will you be doing?
Board Meetings are currently held every 2 months although we may be moving to quarterly. There are also occasional subgroup or development meetings in-between. However additional discussion/updates are done throughout the year by e-mail.
Pre-pandemic, meetings were held at our office in Milngavie, however now of course we are using Zoom! Should life ever go back to normal, our offices are just 5 minutes’ walk from the railway station with direct rail links to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.
Music 4 U is an independent SCIO based in Aberdeen Arts Centre. We are looking for a Secretary and Treasurer to join our Board.
Our charity's purpose is to bring inclusivity to the Performing Arts within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, providing true integration enabling children and young adults with and without additional support needs to understand, learn, help & support each other through song, dance & theatre.
We deliver person-centred workshops, 4 days per week over 50 weeks of the year from Aberdeen Arts Centre along with stage & community performances throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. We are a registered Trinity Arts Award Centre.
Our Board of Trustees and Management Team along with our committed staff are responsible for delivering the key aims and objectives and the day-to-day management of the organisation ensuring continued operation.
For more information on these roles, please see attached Job Descriptions.
Are you looking for a strategic opportunity to get involved with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community in Scotland? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of LGBT people?
LGBT Health and Wellbeing is seeking to recruit new Trustees to govern the organisation. Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the charity is well-managed in line with its vision and mission and that it abides by its charitable objectives. The Board plays an important role for the organisation and is key to our continuing success in delivering vital services for the LGBT community as well as our ever-developing role as a key policy influencer in Scotland.
The organisation promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. It provides support, services and information to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and stimulate community development and volunteering.
If this opportunity excites you whether you are an LGBT person or someone committed to equality and human rights, we welcome your application to join our Board of Directors. This is a fantastic way for you to gain new experiences and skills, meet new people and connect with your community.
While not exclusive we are currently seeking people with skills in fundraising, campaigning, marketing & communications, third sector management, mental health and public service design and delivery, which would be helpful in complementing the Board’s existing skills base. Additionally, we are looking to welcome interest from groups underrepresented on the Board, people identifying as women, bisexual, trans and non-binary, black & ethnic minority, and people with disabilities of all ages would be particularly welcome.
We provide a regular rolling programme of induction and ongoing training for all volunteers including trustees.
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.
Willowacre Trust is the charitable subsidiary of West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) and has been working to tackle social and economic disadvantage for over 50 years. Willowacre Trust is committed to the delivery of projects and services which offer holistic support and increased opportunities to WSHA tenants with the overall aim of positively impacting on our tenants' lives.
Services delivered within communities include:
• Community centres, multi-use games areas and urban green spaces.
• Starter packs, food parcels, upcycling and fuel top ups
• Older People’s Services (includes sheltered housing)
• Tenancy Sustainment Services (includes Money, Energy, Digital, Handy Person Services)
• Community Engagement Services
We are currently seeking Board members who are passionate and committed to making a meaningful difference for people and communities. If you have experience of one of the following:
• Accountancy and Financial Management (Charitable Sector)
• Governance (Charitable Sector)
• Public Sector – Local authority/Health/Social Care
WSHA provides around 3,500 homes across the West of Scotland and goes further to provide housing you can call home.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Board of Albyn Housing Society.
As a leading Registered Social Landlord in the Highlands, the organisation has been committed to delivering excellence in the provision of housing and housing services across the region for nearly 50 years.
Today, we manage over 3,500 properties in 60 communities across the Highlands. From origins of a handful of staff the Society now has 83 employees and has two offices; the registered office in Invergordon and a second office in Inverness. Our growth has seen the formation of our two subsidiary companies; Albyn Enterprises Ltd and Highland Residential Inverness.
Under the leadership of Group Chief Executive, Lisa Buchanan, the organisation is undertaking a strategic review of its business and the role it plays in the Highland area.
We are seeking to recruit new Board members who have a desire to help us reach our ambitious targets for the organisation.
We welcome applications from candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who are reliable, enthusiastic and community-minded.
While not exclusive, it would be very beneficial to receive applications from those with financial, asset management and HR experience and those with previous corporate governance experience.
If you are interested in this role and would like an informal discussion please contact Brett.Fletcher@albynhousing.org.uk