Caledonia Housing Association is one of Scotland’s leading providers of high quality, affordable housing for people in housing need. Caledonia is a registered Scottish Charity and provides homes for rent, as well as low cost home ownership. Catering for many diverse needs, Caledonia offer mainstream housing for families, couples and single people, as well as supported accommodation, sheltered and amenity housing and housing specifically designed for wheelchair users.
Caledonia Housing Association are now looking to recruit new members to their Board to lead them through the next ambitious stage of transformation and growth. Their current business plan is based on: Achieving Excellence, Building Success and Creating Innovation. This plan will see Caledonia deliver 1,000 new homes by 2022 and continue on their programme of transforming their customer service.
Customers are at the heart of everything that Caledonia do. Their programme of transformation has been developed in direct response to customer feedback. Caledonia are seeking to offer customers access to a wide range of on line services, enhance their frontline services to respond to individual customer needs and embed an agile and flexible approach to their working environment.
Caledonia has grown in recent years and is now the parent within a group structure which consists of two subsidiaries, with a total of over 5,000 properties in management and a further 1,500 factored properties, operating across 8 local authority areas within Tayside, Highlands and Dunbartonshire.
To support Caledonia Housing Association in the delivery of their ambitious plans, Board Member applications are welcomed from a wide and diverse range of individuals to complement existing Board Members. In particular, Caledonia Housing Association would welcome interest from anyone with the following experience or skills:
· Asset Management or Construction
· Not For Profit Organisations
The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is a local organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package.
Our organisation was formed in 2011 by a small collective of service users and carers. Now with funding from the Scottish Government, we have grown into an informed organisation for others to turn to and seek advice, share experiences and feel supported around all aspects of Self-Directed Support.
We are now seeking additional members to join our
Voluntary Board of Trustees
We are keen to attract people to our Board with skills, knowledge and experience in accountancy, finance and law.
As well as our AGM, the board meets 4 times per year with the occasional extra informal meetings being held, as required. The role of Trustee is primarily governance and is a voluntary post. Expenses will be reimbursed.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced and resourceful finance professional to lead the Book Festival's vital Operations team. As well as overseeing the year-round finances of the Book Festival and our trading subsidiary, this exciting role plays a key part in the organisation's strategic planning and in maintaining a positive, collaborative workplace culture.
Get on Board with BASICS Scotland and make a difference.
If you have an accident and need emergency medical care, the speed and quality of the care you receive should be the same no matter how remote and rural your location. BASICS Scotland is a charity that is the key to ensuring responses are fast and professional, by being the leading trainer of remote and rural health professionals in pre hospital emergency care.
We are looking for new board members to help shape the future and strategic direction of BASICS Scotland. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a unique charity that supports pre hospital emergency care training across Scotland.
Do you have skills in any of the following areas? We would love to hear from you if you do!
What does being a Trustee require?
Who we are
Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.
Who we are looking for
We are seeking an experienced finance professional to provide comprehensive financial analysis, advice and support to the Chief Executive and Board, and to lead the finance and administration team. As a key part of our Senior Management Team you will have a varied and challenging role, enabling the delivery of AFS’s strategy. Your excellent financial planning, management and accounting skills will be vital in ensuring the continuing good governance of the organisation.
We are looking for a candidate with:
What we offer
A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, child care voucher scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and other benefits.
Work pattern arrangements agreed with successful candidate, with flexible working opportunities available.
A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
The satisfaction of working with a skilled and dedicated team to make change happen.
Fife Migrants Forum (FMF) is a registered Scottish charity serving as an information discovery point, primarily, but not exclusively, to members from migrant and ethnic minority communities in Fife. FMF provides the following services:
· a multilingual advice and information service;
· advocacy and casework support;
· employability support;
· IT support;
· Personal development opportunities.
FMF also works in collaboration with mainstream service providers and other third sector organisations to provide tailored support to their client groups.
Fife Migrants Forum is looking to fill 3 Board Members vacancy roles to setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring its long-term success. They must ensure, working alongside the Leadership Team, that the organisation achieves its aims and objectives efficiently, effectively and in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.
Board members will be expected to attend and contribute to Board Meetings which happen every 2 months on a Monday evening, plus participation in additional sub committees as required, and attend 2 to 3 half days on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm for Development and Strategy Days.
An annual review to identify training and development needs will be carried out by the Board as a group event.
We offer extensive training including an Induction Training and ongoing support. Travel expenses will be paid at .40 pence per mile.
The right candidate will have a mix of skills:
- Social Media knowledge and management / Finance, Accounting, Bookkeeping / Human Resources, legal
- Leadership skills
- Knowledge and understanding of migration (desired but not essential)
- Strategic thinking and decision making
- Good communication skills in verbal and writing
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
What is expected from you:
- Have a commitment to the purpose, mission and values of Fife Migrants Forum
- Have a strong interest in working on the advancement of Fife Migrants Forum
- Have cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation of different cultural needs
- Act morally and ethically in accordance with the values of Fife Migrants Forum
- Avoid Conflicts of interest
- Understand the need to base decisions on what is good for Fife Migrants Forum
- Accept accountability for group decisions so that the Board of Directors speaks with one voice
- Can dedicate 2 or 3 hours a week to your board work for a term of four (4) years
- Prepare for all meetings and conference calls in advance and actively participate in all of them
- Efficiently use technology to respond to online communications (emails, web meetings, conference calls)
- Maintain confidentiality
- Have institutional support for their service during the four year term.
Would you like to be part of ending homelessness in Scotland?
Simon Community Scotland is a Scottish charity wholly focussed on tackling the causes and effects of homelessness. We have over 50 years’ experience of partnership working in responding to the complex needs of people whose journey towards homelessness often began at an early age. We are a wholly values-driven provider of specialist street outreach services in Glasgow and Edinburgh, intensive community outreach support emergency and supported accommodation services, and we are the largest provider of specialist homelessness provision for women experiencing homelessness. Our services are spread across 4 Local Authority areas, along with a national programme bringing digital inclusion to the very heart of homelessness provision.
We have a team of over 300+ staff and volunteers delivering personalised solutions for over 3000 people per year.
Most recently, Simon Community Scotland joined forces with Streetwork based in Edinburgh, becoming one unified organisation and amalgamating the two largest street outreach teams in the country. Emerging as a stronger influence in homelessness with no other organisation reaching more people who have nowhere safe or secure to call home in Scotland.
Skills & Experience
We currently have a vacancy for 2 Trustees to join our Board and contribute to our respected pool of expertise. Ideally, applicants will have a range of relevant skills and a keen interest combatting the causes and effects of homelessness. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with expertise in:
● Social Care
● Digital and IT
● Business Development
● Tenure is initially for 3 years (up to a maximum 2 terms of 3 years).
● Attend 6 Board Meetings per year on the last Tuesday (evening) of every 2nd month
(commencing in January), at our Head Office in Glasgow.
● Join one Sub-Committee - (Finance (quarterly), HR & Governance, Audit & Risk (bi-yearly).
● Visit 2 services per year.
● Play an active role in the work of the Board and Sub-Committees, including Strategic
Planning and ensuring good Governance.
● Get to know other Board members and help build a collegial working relationship that
contributes to consensus.
Constructively challenge the Simon Community Scotland team and fellow Board members,
contributing to debate and discussion that enhances the work.
● Trustees have the opportunity to support the work of the charity by participating in internal
and external events. Email response/exchange will also be an integral part of the role.
● Training will be provided where necessary and you will be reimbursed for reasonable
expenses incurred in connection with your role.
Kindred is looking for new board members:
Are you feeling life is a bit dull and without a meaningful challenge? What about helping to run Kindred Advocacy? We are recruiting new trustees to our board. The minimum commitment is six evenings a year (Wednesdays from 6-8pm). There is never a dull moment on our board and you will be contributing to an organisation that makes a huge difference. We will be particularly pleased to hear from you if your background is in marketing, public profile or finance.
Legal Services Agency (LSA), Scotland’s largest Law Centre, will shortly celebrate its 30th anniversary. Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination. LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law. LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.
About the role
LSA is looking for a Chief Executive to lead the organisation into its 4th decade, building on a record of achievement, and ensuring that the organisation succeeds in facing new challenges and opportunities.
The Chief Executive will have lead responsibility in the following areas:- governance, planning, Board development, business management and development, maintaining high quality service delivery, securing resources, financial and staff management, public relations and stakeholder relationships.
You will be a resilient individual who welcomes challenges, with drive, tenacity, focus, and a desire to succeed. Your leadership style will be inclusive, empowering, and supportive. You will be able to lead a team of staff, encouraging motivation, high performance and a commitment to excellence. You will support the Board of Trustees and the LLP in delivering on LSA’s business objectives, operating sound financial management, building the sustainability of the organisation and ensuring that it meets all its legal, regulatory and financial obligations.
Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprise. We are a small, ambitious charity with a Scotland-wide footprint providing high-quality, sustainable services to develop social enterprise start-ups. Our vision is for social enterprises to play a key role in society, transforming lives, communities and the economy.
In March 2019 we published our new strategy Increasing Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship which outlines our plan for the coming years. As part of our new strategic direction, we are looking to recruit two additional board members to compliment the skills, experience and backgrounds of our Chair and existing members.
We are looking for individuals with commercial acumen and business experience, with an understanding of the challenges faced by small businesses, start-ups, and investment, as well as a commitment to the vision, mission and values of both Firstport and FirstImpact. In particular, we are looking for specialist knowledge and/or experience in one or several or the following fields:
The role of Board Member for Firstport is a voluntary position and as such is not remunerated. However, travel and other associated expenses are reimbursed.