Cordale Housing Association – Opportunities to join our Management Committee
“Homes and Services that make life better”.
Cordale Housing Association is a registered charity operating in Renton and Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire.
The Association is part of the Caledonia Housing Group.
The Caledonia Housing Group has approximately 6,000 homes within 8 different local authority areas. Cordale Housing Association is a subsidiary of the Group, operating in West Dunbartonshire.
In recent years Cordale Housing Association has undergone considerable change and progress, significantly improving performance, services and results offered to tenants and services users.
The Association has ambitious plans and this is a great time to join us as we embark on the next phase of our development. In 2019 we have opened our new office in the heart of our community, start a large new build programme and progress a Group wide business change programme that is focused on meeting the changing expectations of our customers.
Cordale Housing Association is governed by a Management Committee comprising of a mix of local residents and individuals with specific business skills. The role of the Committee is to ensure the Association is managed well and delivers excellent outcomes for tenants and service users. This involves setting direction, monitoring performance, managing risk and complying with statutory and regulatory requirements.
The Association is looking to recruit new co-opted Management Committee members. Cordale Housing Association is particularly interested in speaking to individuals with strong governance experience and a background in strategy development and/or organisational change.
These are exciting and rewarding opportunities for individuals with the appropriate knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to make a difference. The posts provide the opportunity to gain governance and leadership experience as part of a large, progressive Housing Group, whilst supporting a community based Housing Association committed to providing “homes and services that make life better”.
Staf, (the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is the only national membership organisation in Scotland working with care experienced young people and the professionals who support them, with the vision of creating a country where the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care is indistinguishable from that of their peers in the general population.
Our current Board of Directors has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the sector, and bring passion and commitment to supporting Staf in making our vision a reality. As part of succession planning, with pending end of tenure for some Board Members, our Leadership team are now looking to bring additional skillset and experience to the Board, specifically in the following areas:
· Financial qualification/ expertise (specifically for the role of Treasurer)
· HR knowledge and experience
· Corporate experience
· Experience as practitioners and Senior Managers from within relevant sectors including Throughcare and Aftercare, Housing, Justice System, Employment, Education and Health
In particular we want to continue to have the experience and voice of care leavers on our Board. If you have skills and experience in any of the above areas and you want to help Staf to continue influencing policy and practice, create platforms for care leavers and practitioners to have their voices heard, and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and sharing good practice – then please let us know.
We are a voluntary sector organisation that provides information, advice and support service to lone parents and families in need all over Fife.
Our aim is simple: to provide accessible, approachable and non-judgemental support, advice and information to lone parents. We are the only voluntary sector organisation in Fife with charitable status that has lone parent families as the primary focus. Based in Glenrothes, we cover the whole of Fife, providing a variety of services to lone parent families, in their local communities.
We seek to empower lone parents and families in need to promote their wellbeing and opportunities. We offer holistic support through our various projects, working at the pace and timescale that is right for the parent to overcome barriers such as poverty, isolation and poor mental health. Throughout all projects our ethos is the same: Engage – Support – Progress.
Trustees are responsible for the financial and corporate governance of Fife Gingerbread. To oversee the running of the organisation and to ensure we comply with charity law, remain financially solvent, and act within our charitable purposes. We also work to develop and improve the organisation so that we can deliver even better services in future.
Govan Community Project is seeking to recruit a new Treasurer and Secretary for its Board of Directors.
Govan Community Project aims to achieve social justice in the areas of Greater Govan by building a strong community based on equality, mutual respect, support and integration.
For everyone in our community to be safe, where people are valued and not judged and where people’s voices are heard in Govan and Scotland. We want a fairer immigration system, one which allows asylum seekers to have paid work. We want to live in a world where there is no racism, where people have a sense of belonging and everyone’s human rights are respected.
Board of Directors
We are looking to recruit new candidates for the positions of Treasurer & Secretary with the Board of Directors and invite applications from suitably experienced applicants. Detailed below are details of the specific skills and experience we are looking to recruit in each of the roles.
Training, support and induction processes will be provided for all new appointed Directors.
The Treasurer will be responsible for overseeing the organisation’s compliance with financial reporting and charity legislation and the solvency of the charity. Working with the Head of Charity and Finance Officer to ensure regular financial reporting to the Board and supporting the Board of Directors to examine and understand financial reports. We would particularly welcome candidates with an understanding of the voluntary sector and the challenges and opportunities of sustainability for community led organisations and those with experience in social enterprise development.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience in charity accountancy and governance. Ideally candidates will be a qualified or trainee accountant however candidates with relevant experience in financial management would be considered. The successful candidate must have the skills and knowledge to be able to clarify and explain financial reports in a way that the non-finance board members would understand. The successful candidate must have knowledge of or be able to commit to attending training in charity governance and compliance.
The organisation has accounting, payroll management and management account reporting in place at an operational level and it is not expected that the Board member be involved in the day to day financial processes.
The role of Treasurer requires a minimum commitment of one day per month, with the flexibility to attend both daytime and evening meetings and the commitment to respond to communications in between meetings.
Previous knowledge/experience of charity financial governance is preferable although training and support will be provided.
A full role description is available for download.
The Secretary will be responsible for ensuring all meetings are held and conducted according to the organisation’s Articles of Association. The Secretary will work closely with the Chair in preparing for and organising Board meetings, AGM’s and any EGM’s and supporting the Board of Directors to understand the responsibilities in compliance with company/charity law and legislation. Some of the administrative duties can be delegated to or conducted jointly with staff members.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to develop their experience in administration or business management at a governance and compliance level. Ideally candidates will be working or training in Law, HR, Administration or Business Management, however candidates with other relevant experience would be considered. The successful candidate must have knowledge of or be able to commit to attending training in charity governance and compliance.
The Secretary will be required to commit to a minimum of 1 day per month, with the flexibility to attend both daytime and evening meetings and the commitment to respond to communications in between meetings.
A full role description is available for download.
The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for Scotland’s 12,000 solicitors. We regulate and represent all practising solicitors in Scotland and also have an important duty towards the public interest.
We rely enormously on our committees to consider everything from access to justice to rights of audience, from reforming our laws to regulating our profession. The decisions made affect each and every one of us.
Our committees are made up of both solicitors and non-solicitors. Committee membership is as diverse as the subject matter covered and membership is demanding but rewarding. This month there is an wide range of committees for non-solicitors to join - a total of 9.
We currently have vacancies on the following committees
Travel expenses are paid to all committee and subcommittee members. Meetings are held in the Society’s offices in Edinburgh.
Maryhill Mobile Creche was established in 1987 by a group of mothers who wanted good quality childcare provision for their children, to enable them to take part in activities within their local community. For the last 34 years, the organisation has been providing services from both their base at Avenuepark Street as well as at various locations in Maryhill and the surrounding areas. In 2011 service provision was increased with the introduction of an After School Care Service and in 2015 an Outdoor Nursery was added to the range of services provided by the organisation.
Our aim is to provide the highest quality affordable childcare supporting families within Maryhill and the wider community. Our mission is to enrich children’s curiosity and creativity in a safe, stimulating environment. Over recent years we have been in a period of expansion and now looking to consolidate our operations.
We are seeking to appoint a new Chair and board members who want to make a difference to our community and to help develop new skills. As a member of our Committee you will play a role in developing and supporting our organisation to the next stage of our Business Plan. To help, plan and review the strategies and goals of the organisation.
We would be looking for people who are reliable and skilled and are willing to give some of their time to help, support and deliver the aims and objectives of the organisation. A minimum commitment of 3 hours every 6/8 weeks, when board meets and occasionally ad hoc meetings will take place.
WHALE Arts, the thriving place-based and building-based cultural anchor organisation for Wester Hailes, is seeking to identify a new Chair and Finance Board Member for its Board of Directors.
Our Mission: We create the conditions for our community in Wester Hailes to work alongside artists and cultural practitioners to become agents for change who will proactively co-design, participate in, support or lead quality creative activity at all stages of their lives.
Our Vision: Wester Hailes is a creative, thriving, resilient, fair community.
The current Chair Michelle Herron’s is to step down in November 2019 after 10 years of service.
Our current Board members are a mix of local residents and non-local residents and have expertise and experience at a senior level in marketing, education, arts and culture.
We invite applications from suitably experienced individuals. We would particularly welcome those with a background in senior management and a track record in developing and implementing policy and strategy. We also welcome candidates with a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities of sustainable income generation for building-based community-led organisations with an understanding of the importance of public and private funds whilst also leading WHALE Arts into a future where ambitious social enterprise activity plays a strong role. Previous experience of charity board membership and a genuine interest in the transformative power of the arts and creativity are essential. Candidates must be prepared to contribute their professional knowledge, strong business contacts, and a firm commitment to actively promoting and supporting WHALE Arts at a National level.
Finance Board Member
Our current Board members have expertise and experience at a senior level in marketing, education, arts and culture. Expertise and experience of financial management and financial good governance are seen as a core capability required to augment and compliment the current Board experience and this vacancy has arisen as the current board member, Lorraine Johnston who provides the accounting oversight and insight, is stepping down after almost 7 years’ service.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to experience a role at Board level while providing financial acumen, support and oversight to the other Board members and support a vibrant arts organisation. Ideally the candidate would be a qualified accountant however candidates with equivalent experience and proven track record in financial management, or equivalent, would be considered. The successful candidate must be able to position and explain accounting and financial data in a way that the non-accountant board members would understand. The organisation has accounting, payroll management and management accounting & reporting in place at an operational level and it is not expected that the Board member be involved in the day to day accounting and control activities.
Further information for each role is available for download below.
Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is a charity that works to rescue, repair and restore historic buildings at risk across the city. Since 1982, we have worked in partnership with others to give redundant buildings a new purpose and return them to their communities. The Trust also organises the annual Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival in September, which celebrates and promotes the city’s architecture and rich built heritage.
We are looking to recruit volunteer Trustees to build on the Trust’s success to date and help steer it towards its future goals. They will work alongside the rest of the Board and staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective business strategy and financial safeguards are in place for the charity. It is an exciting time for the Trust as we look to develop new projects across the city.
Whilst the roles are voluntary, training will be provided and reasonable travel expenses offered.
We would like to encourage applications from BAME communities, women and younger people.
We would particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applications from people with experience in any of the following areas:
· Finance and accountancy
· Property and Construction Law
· Business Development
The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.