Trust seeks four new Board members
This summer the National Trust for Scotland will hold elections for candidates to stand for four vacancies on the Board of Trustees. All candidates must be able to demonstrate a passion for the cause of the Trust along with high level leadership experience. In addition, this year applicants with skills or experience in four particular areas are being sought:
· Professional Built Heritage Conservation
· Natural Heritage, Wildlife, and Environment
· Formal Education, Learning, and Research Activities
· Current Visitor Experience and Interpretation in Heritage or Other Visitor Attractions
Elpis is a Glasgow based charity, established in 1974, that provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young women, working closely with Glasgow City Council and a range of other partners. The Board is currently developing exciting and ambitious future plans and seeks 1 or 2 new Board members to join us in continuing to deliver and shape this vital service for young women aged 16 to 25 years. Elpis is especially looking for Board members with skills in marketing and promotions, and/or fundraising. In addition the Board would welcome interest from potential Board members with personal lived experience of the care system. Board meetings are monthly and there are opportunities for Board members to become involved in a range of strategic activities.
For more information, please contact Brian McAlinden (Board Chair) on email@example.com. If you would like to visit Elpis, please contact Mary Carrick (Elpis Manager) on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 946 0605
Board members will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and effective running of Elpis Trust, ensuring that we meet our charitable objectives and comply with the law
Specifically, Board members:
· Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation
· Develop direction, strategy and planning
· Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work
· Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the Board and staff
· Establish systems for reporting and monitoring
· Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law
· Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported
In addition to the above duties, each Board member should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees in reaching sound decisions.
The Marie Trust is a charity with an excellent and established reputation for its multi-faceted and progressive services delivery within the homelessness, criminal justice and addictions sectors in Glasgow. The dedicated, experienced and highly skilled Board, staff and volunteers of The Marie Trust work tirelessly for and with some of the most disadvantaged individuals in Glasgow, many of whom exist in total destitution.
The charity has a centrally located operational base, providing vital holistic intervention and counselling services, a fully equipped training café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, with a thriving charity shop based on Paisley Road West, and a large community of volunteers that support all areas of The Marie Trust’s mission.
The Marie Trust is now at an exciting juncture in its development, with a new Chief Executive in place and seven new Board members with a variety of skills and experiences ready to start their post from April 2019, we are at the perfect juncture to welcome in a new Chair of the Board to lead on the formation of a new strategy fit for what will be a crucial but challenging period ahead.
To fulfil our ambitious strategy, we are therefore seeking an experienced Chair to lead the new Board of Directors and to work in partnership with the Chief Executive to set the new direction and strategy for The Marie Trust. Experience and understanding of the Third Sector generally and of homelessness, criminal justice, addictions would be a bonus but is not essential, as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.
All new Board positions will be co-opted initially and co-opted again or elected at the next AGM.
Hamilton CAB is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record in supporting and working alongside our community. We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan. Our primary focus is to ensure that all citizens have easy, free, independent, impartial and timely access to advice and representation. We use the evidence we gather to influence local and national social policy and practice. Our main areas of work include: access to justice, social security, health and social care, housing, energy / fuel poverty, debt and community justice.
As we head towards our 50th birthday, we are recruiting Trustees to join our Board of Directors.
Do you have recent senior management and/ or governance experience in our priority areas?
If yes, we would be delighted to hear from you.
You must be socially aware, comfortable with our values and principles, resident or working within Hamilton area and interested in us!
Glasgow East Women’s Aid (GEWA) is a charity delivering a range of high quality services to prevent and respond to domestic abuse against women, children and young people living within the North East of Glasgow. The role of Director is to ensure the strategic direction, effective management and accountability of Glasgow East Women’s Aid. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic women who have an understanding of the gendered analysis of domestic abuse and can bring their knowledge and skills to GEWA to develop and support our service, objectives and mission through feminist governance.
Glasgow East Women’s Aid is run by women for women and therefore recruitment is restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1. We value diversity, promote equality, challenge discrimination and welcome applicants from women of all backgrounds.
An up to date PVG will be required for this role.
Volunteer Dundee has been championing volunteering and supporting the third sector in Dundee for over twenty years. We are a flexible, forward-looking organisation that has grown and diversified over the last few years. As well as supporting volunteering, we have a number of services working within Dundee with communities and individuals with a range of support needs. Volunteering is at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic Chair, with previous board or committee experience and a commitment to the ethos of volunteering, to work with our Board of Directors and Chief Executive to ensure that Volunteer Dundee maintains high standards of governance and implements an effective business plan for longer-term sustainability.
Our Board members, who are also our charity trustees, are friendly, hardworking and passionate about the work of Volunteer Dundee and the difference volunteering can make to people’s lives. Our Board meets at least quarterly as a full Board, more frequently as business requires. The Chair is also involved in quarterly meetings with our partners in Dundee’s Third Sector Interface. The total commitment should be no more than 10 meetings a year. Please note that this is a volunteering role; as for all our volunteers, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
If you’re a strategic thinker and an effective communicator with an interest in the voluntary sector, we’d like to hear from you. For an informal conversation, contact Eric Knox, Volunteer Dundee’s Chief Executive, on 01382 305705 or email him at email@example.com
Can you contribute to Changeworks’ vision of a world where everyone is able to live, work and enjoy life with a low carbon impact? We are looking for two new Board members to join Changeworks’ Board of Directors at an exciting time in our growth.
This is an exciting opportunity to gain unique insight and experience of an active Board and to contribute to a dynamic organisation which sees climate change as the most significant threat to the environment and our way of life.
· Ensure the strong governance of the organisation
· Maintain clear strategic direction
· Keep oversight of the financial performance of the organisation
· Share responsibility for Board decisions
· Attend and contribute to quarterly Board meetings
· Engage with stakeholders and represent Changeworks
· Perform to the highest personal standards in line with the Board’s expectations and acting in the interests of Changeworks.
To increase the collective skills and experience of our Board, we are keen to hear from people who have knowledge and experience of: policy making, energy systems, volunteering and finance.
We welcome applications from all people and recognise greater diversity will strengthen our Board. We are particularly keen to receive applications from young adults and women.
Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:
● designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
● working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
● conducting research on this topic.
With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
In the period from 2011 to 2018:
● a total of 562 mental health professionals and trainees have received training;
● full practice-based training has been delivered in various settings; and
● Seven Zambian trainers have completed the two-stage certification process to become trainers themselves.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:
Fundraising and Events
Social Media, PR, Communications and Marketing
Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
We are very happy to consider applications from individuals from outwith the Central Belt who would envisage attending meetings via Skype.
The Scottish Veterans’ Garden City Association (SVGCA) is a private charitable letting agent, which together with its sister organisation, the Scottish Garden City Housing Society Ltd (SGCHS), provides housing to disabled military veterans in Scotland. Founded in 1915, SVGCA is one of Scotland’s oldest military social housing charities and is extensively supported by a network of enthusiastic and committed Voluntary District Committees who are central to our success.
Our stock of nearly 650 houses of varying size and type is located throughout Scotland. Over the past five years, there has been a significant development programme to increase the number and type of houses we can offer, but SVGCA want to expand and improve our stock further to meet the current and forecasted demand and are committed to undertaking further housing developments.
Due to planned board succession, we are looking to recruit several new Non-Executive Directors onto the board of SVGCA and Trustees to the committee of management for SGCHS over the course of 2019.
The main function of the Board of Directors / Trustees is to work with the Chair, Chief Executive and leadership team to oversee the future strategy and direction of the charity. The Board of Directors / Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the charity, for leading and controlling SVGCA and for its governance, policy and affairs. Directors / Trustees have responsibilities under charity and company law, and under SVGCA’s Articles of Association, for directing the affairs of the organisation, ensuring that it is solvent, well run and delivers its objectives.
In addition to the above, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience s/he has to help the Board reach sound decisions. These may involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives and other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) seeks a new external Trustee to join its Trustee Board. Volunteers from an HR background are especially welcomed.
ENSA’s Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the association, sets the overall strategy for the organisation and evaluates its progress towards key goals. The Board is comprised of a combination of elected and appointed students and external lay trustees who bring in expertise and perspectives from a range of backgrounds.
ENSA is a registered charity. Its mission is to improve the student experience for around 14000 students based at Edinburgh Napier University’s 3 campuses. Its main activities are student representation, sports and societies, advice and support, volunteering, training and events.