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.
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.
Could you offer practical support to help make a positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society?
Glasgow Night Shelter is looking for enthusiastic new Trustees with specific skills, to complement our existing board.
Applications from people with expertise in HR, fundraising, operational management, and/or health & safety are particularly welcome, as are applications from people with lived experience (or informed knowledge) of refugee and asylum issues.
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:
Planning Democracy is a Scottish charity that campaigns for a fair and more inclusive planning system in Scotland. We are increasingly nationally recognised as a highly effective grassroots organisation that represents the voice of the community. Our concern is that the planning system does not enable meaningful democratic input into decision-making and development too often prioritises profit over people and the environment. We have a national network of over 200 communities and individuals that help inform our work and strengthen our campaigns (such as the call for an Equal Right of Appeal). We have recently been awarded funding to carry out a specific project around peer mentoring, which will be delivered by our community networker who also oversees the campaign network.
About the vacancy/job description – We are looking for new volunteers to help lead our organisation and carry out some of its work. We are looking for board members to oversee the governance of the organisation, with financial, media, HR and IT skills.
Time commitment – Board members to attend a meeting every 6 weeks in Edinburgh (or by skype), plus additional hours for relevant action.
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.
The Caravan Project has provided affordable holidays and respite to people living in of Glasgow since 1985. We have recently created a new 3 year strategy which will see us develop an exciting range of short break opportunities for disadvantaged families from across Glasgow.
To support us during this exciting new phase in our growth we are seeking 3 new trustees to complement our existing board of 4. You will be tasked with working closely with the board and our General Manager to meet the organisations strategic aims and objectives. You must be committed to the values of a community focused organisation. You will scrutinise, review and monitor the management reports and constructively challenge the management where necessary.
This is a voluntary role, however any reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of you carrying out your role as board member will be reimbursed.
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.
Save the Children UK is looking for new Trustees to join our Board. Our Trustees play a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction of our organisation, as well as holding management to account to ensure we are delivering our best for children every day.
For these roles, we welcome applications from candidates with a range of skills and experience including:
International development or humanitarian work: as one of the world's leading children's charities, we have both the expertise and the experience to make real, lasting change to children's lives. As well as responding to emergencies, we run development programmes in the UK and around the world that ensure children survive, learn and are protected. We would welcome applications from candidates with experience in international development or humanitarian work.
Human Resources:we welcome individuals with an extensive background in HR or organisational development, in order to provide insight and guidance to the HR function and the Board. Candidates would ideally have experience of developing and executing HR strategies and related goals, with the ability to demonstrate a wide-ranging knowledge of workforce development.
Mobilisation: for nearly 100 years we have been speaking up for children’s rights as well as delivering programmes which save and change children’s lives. In our next strategy period we aspire to become the world’s foremost campaigning force for and with children. We would welcome applications from candidates with experience in one or more of the following: digital organising, social action with children and young people, transnational campaigns, advocacy, mobilising local communities and / or those with lived experience of poverty, displacement or conflict.
Save the Children UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Board level. We celebrate its role in the creation of an inclusive workplace culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight diversity brings to our organisation. We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly encourage applications from those who identify as disabled, LGBT+, Black, Asian or other ethnic minority, and hail from diverse social and educational backgrounds.
Save the Children UK is advertising these posts on a number of prominent national jobs websites. We will assess candidates against the requirements of the role.
Trustees are required to attend quarterly Board meetings at Save the Children UK’s Head Office in Farringdon, London, and an annual Board call. They will also be asked to join one or more of the Board’s subcommittees, which requires an additional time commitment, and may be asked to undertake overseas travel on behalf of Save the Children UK.
While this role is not remunerated, Trustees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Save the Children UK.
At Save the Children UK we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.
We are looking for individuals to help us to make the most of this exciting opportunity to help strengthen and develop our charity.
North Glasgow Healthy Living Community is a community based organisation working across a number of Glasgow’s Thriving Places and within other local neighbourhoods. Our Axis Health Hubs place people at the centre of our work and help them to build capacity as individuals and in neighbourhoods.
Key skills areas that would strengthen our board of directors would be in the areas of human resources, funding, and employment law.
Just as important to us is to invite local residents, and those working to support communities, to join our board. You must have a passion for supporting communities to develop and grow, and an interest in community development and local health improvement.
You would be required to attend board meetings (8 per annum) and to contribute your skills, knowledge and understanding. In addition you would have the opportunity to join a sub-working group and be expected to attend a small number of company development sessions.