We are looking for women to join our Board who:
No previous experience of being on a Board is required as induction and training will be provided. Please see the application pack for more details about the role.
Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
We are keen to promote diversity and welcome applications from disabled women, trans women, and women of diverse backgrounds, sexual orientations, ethnicities and ages, to help us best meet the wide-ranging needs of survivors of sexual violence.
We are also keen to encourage women with an interest, and/or skills and experience in finance and fundraising to apply.
Established in 1978, Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC) provides a support, information and advocacy service for women, young people and members of the trans community aged 12 and over in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian who have experienced recent and/or historic sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. For more information please go to ercc.scot.
Who are we?
The SSC has been creating memories that last a lifetime since 1912.
We run week-long, inclusive summer camps for young people between 10-18 years olds. Our campsite is based in Perthshire, Scotland and we welcome young people from all over the world.
We pride ourselves on being something a bit different in helping young people build on their own confidence, learn new skills and make friends for life!
The SSC is staffed on a volunteer basis - with the exception of our organiser which is a paid position. We have a Management Committee made up of 5 members including our Chair, Secretary and other Executive members.
We're currently looking for a Treasurer to have a watchdog role over all aspects of financial management, working closely with other members of the Management Committee to safeguard the organisation finances.
In summary, the Treasurer is responsible for:
Given these responsibilities, the Treasurer typically acts as an information and reference point for the Chair and other committee members: clarifying financial implications of proposals; confirming legal requirements; outlining the current financial status; and retrieving relevant documentation.
Accountant who is responsible for Banking, bookkeeping and record keeping.
Organiser and Fundraisers who are responsible for Funding, fundraising and sales.
In "normal" times the committee tries to meet once a month in person and have a call in between. It would be great if the treasurer could come to the majority of these calls (usually last around 1 hour on a weekday evening) however there's no pressure to attend. The number of hours required per week will vary depending on the projects we're working on. There will be more of a time commitment in the lead up to our AGM (usually mid-November) and in the run up to camp (mid-July).
We are seeking a Treasurer to join our small but dynamic Board of Directors. If you are passionate about literacy and committed to good governance and sound financial practice we would love to hear from you!
Craigmillar Literacy Trust’s objective is that every person is empowered through literacy in the community of Craigmillar. We support people’s literacy skills by working with children, young people, families, parents and carers and other adults, and across communities. The Trust delivers two projects. Craigmillar Books for Babies is an early literacy project supporting families with children under 4 to develop early communication and literacy skills through books, stories, songs and rhymes. Creating and Learning Together supports children, young people and families to develop literacy through storytelling, creative residencies and book-gifting.
Craigmillar Literacy Trust is governed by an experienced Board of Directors who meet every month with sub-group meetings in between to review the overall governance and success of the organisation.
The Treasurer’s role is to oversee the financial elements of the organisation, to monitor the financial affairs of the charity and to report to the other Trustees accordingly about the financial health of the organisation in line with charity and legal requirements. It is essential for the Treasurer to have a sound knowledge and understanding of financial management through professional or other experience. Previous experience as Treasurer for a charity is not as essential although desirable. The Treasurer is expected to have an understanding and commitment to the work of Craigmillar Literacy Trust.
Exciting new opportunities have arisen for new Trustees to join Open Door Accommodation Project.
Do you have the Enthusiasm and Passion to help us guide our organisation forward?
The Board are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation to deliver the charitable objectives. As a member of the Board of Trustees you will be responsible for ensuring the effective oversight and governance within the organisation for the benefit of the vulnerable young people we support.
Open Door have an experienced management team who are responsible for the day-to-day management and service delivery of the organisation’s support staff. The Board will be responsible for the supervision of the Chief Executive to take overall responsibility for the organisation, acting collectively and effectively in its interests by giving strategic direction and determining our mission and vision. The Board make decisions required for assurance and management of the organisation, ensuring compliance, good governance and adequate financial resources for our services whilst protecting our assets and property. The Board also ensure we manage risks carefully, as a responsible employer and uphold the principles of equality and diversity.
Board meetings are held on a monthly to six weekly basis, typically in the evening.
Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking to co-opt a trustee with extensive experience in nature conservation, in order to reinforce its governing body’s knowledge and expertise.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant and committed board of trustees (“Council”), which provides the governance function for the charity. Most members of Council are directly elected by the membership but this will be a co-opted position.
The successful candidate will have:
• Experience in nature conservation
• Ability to think strategically and differentiate between strategy and operations
• Ability to constructively challenge fellow trustees and senior management
• A strong personal commitment to environmental issues
The post is without remuneration but reasonable out-of-pocket expenses may be reclaimed.
If you would like to play a role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you.
For further details, please download the application pack, which includes a full role description and person specification.
If you would like more information please phone 0131-312 4710.
The management team and Board wish to enhance Leuchie’s governance capabilities, complementing our Board level health service expertise by attracting a Non-Executive Director who understands the provision of regulated health and social care. With a social care focus, the candidate may have either a health or social care background. Having been on a journey of improvement we are pleased to be an excellent grade 6 service.
In addition, our founding Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee is coming to the end of his term in office and we seek an enthusiastic accountant who will support the charity to further improve on its good financial stewardship.
These roles provide a unique opportunity to contribute at Board level to the delivery and development of an essential service with national impact and significance.
Scotland, along with much of the developed world is experiencing a rapidly aging population alongside increasing complexity of health in ageing as a result of medical advances. At the same time, the economy is in what appears to be an extended period of low growth with consequent impacts on the political choices which influence public spending.
Leuchie can and will continue to support our guests as individuals and is ambitious to become a national centre of excellence which makes a broader contribution at population level.
Leuchie benefits from our Board members who offer strategic support and may also offer ad hoc tactical advice to senior team members.
Crucially, we are seeking interest from candidates who are passionate about working to support Leuchie’s team to deliver excellent, personalised and life enhancing service whilst being realistic about resource constraints. This is not only a fabulous career opportunity but also a life defining one – it will be both demanding and fulfilling.
Leuchie is committed to equality of opportunity and recognises that it has a wider role to play in society. We therefore welcome suitably qualified applicants from those not typically represented on Boards.
Further details can be found in the Candidate Pack below.
Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with the blood cancer myeloma and related conditions. We are committed to bringing together the best and brightest people to help us ensure that every patient has an empowered present and a hopeful future. We are now looking to appoint three new Trustees to join our Board.
To realise our long-term ambition to make myeloma history, we relentlessly pursue better outcomes for myeloma patients and patients with related conditions through a comprehensive early diagnosis programme, a unique research portfolio, our treatment access strategy, information and support services, and healthcare improvement services.
As part of our Board, you will share responsibility for offering us strategic direction and a commitment to good governance and financial health. Your experience, skills, and networks will help inform Myeloma UK’s decision making and delivery. Your commitment to our patients and to working as part of a dynamic, co-operative team will reflect our culture.
Experience in digital transformation and IT, policy and influencing, or income generation and philanthropy is of particular interest to us.
We’re interested in people who have helped charities and organisations achieve their ambitions, be that through professional or lived experience. We know a team needs different talents and we’d like to hear about what makes you exceptional - your skills, your interests, your experience and your values. We’re committed to reflecting the whole myeloma community in our structure, so we particularly encourage applications from black and ethnic minority communities and from people with disabilities.
This is an exciting opportunity to help lead an established and unique health charity. You will join DSUK at an exciting phase in our development and use your experience, skills, and connections to help DSUK bring the benefits of snowsport to even more disabled people. You will be part of a values-driven team who thrive on enabling others and are committed to realising our incredible organisation’s potential.
At board level our Trustees are expected to collaboratively take part, contribute and challenge the CEO on strategic decisions. Our Trustees are also expected to coach and guide the CEO in his role. At team level our Trustees are expected to take interest in nurturing and coaching the senior team and to proactively share ideas, contacts and business opportunities with the CEO and the wider team. The recruitment pack provides specific responsibilities and expectations.
At present, we are seeking Trustees with experience in one of the following areas:
• Fundraising (and Corporate PR)
• Health/rehabilitation through sport
• Snowsports Industry
• Health and Safety
DSUK has over forty years’ experience of teaching snowsports at our adaptive snowsport schools throughout the UK and during the winter season, in the mountains at home and abroad. We believe that teaching disabled people to master the slopes can transform the way they experience their disability.
We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who have experience of living with a disability, and/or managing a long-term condition, and/or their friends and family. We would also particularly welcome interest from applicants with a passion for snowsport.
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 a committed and enthusiastic person to take on the volunteer role of Area Convener in the Argyll & Bute area. Area Conveners don’t sit on Children’s Panels, but instead manage the work of volunteers in their local area.
What will you be doing?
You’ll be leading a team of committed volunteers who make up the Area Support Team and developing new ways of working for your area. You’ll be working with local partners, communicating with Panel Members and leading on 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; able to lead and be part of teams; a strong communicator, an active listener. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the children's hearings system.
Where should you be based?
We are looking for an Area Convener in Argyll & Bute.
Do you believe the best change comes when communities have the power to take action? If you want to help build a Scotland where what communities do can make a real difference, please read on…
Social Action Inquiry Scotland – call for applications for roles of Independent Co-Chairs.
What is the Social Action Inquiry?
The Social Action Inquiry is being set up to find out more about how communities can take action that makes a difference. It will look at what helps, and what gets in the way. It’s hoped that it will help influence how Scotland rebuilds after the coronavirus pandemic.
This independent inquiry will be led by people living and working in Scottish communities. It will:
In the light of the coronavirus pandemic, this work is more important than ever.
You can find out more about the Social Action Inquiry in the summary ‘founding document’.
Who is involved?
The Inquiry is being set up by a partnership of organisations: Carnegie UK Trust; Corra Foundation; Foundation Scotland; the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE); Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO); The National Lottery Community Fund; and The Robertson Trust.
The partners will continue to support the Inquiry and be alongside the people who take it forward, however they will step back and not seek to control it.
Who will lead this work?
The partners are looking to find two people (Co-chairs) to work together to run the Inquiry.
In the next few weeks, the partners will also start recruiting a Social Action Inquiry Panel of up to ten people to help guide, shape and support the Inquiry.
The Co-chairs and Panel will include people with direct, lived experience as part of communities who have felt that they do not hold power over decisions affecting their own lives, but that this has been held by others. This might be, for example, experience of childhood trauma, homelessness, disability, poverty, or coming from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community.
There will also be an Inquiry Lead who will support the Co-chairs and Panel and help deliver the work of the Inquiry.
The two Independent Co-chairs of the inquiry will work together to:
Together, the Co-chairs will need to bring the following skills, experience and characteristics:
The Independent Co-chairs roles are each for three days per month for the duration of the inquiry (due to run until end of 2023).
They will be hosted by SCVO, and will be able to use SCVO’s systems (e.g. database, finance etc.).
The roles will be reimbursed at a rate of £280 a day plus reasonable expenses (if a daily rate does not work for you then other options can be found, for example vouchers or a payment to an organisation).