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
Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.
Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's - a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty.
About the role
Parkinson’s UK is an ambitious and dynamic people-powered charity, passionate about improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s and finding better treatments and a cure. As part of our 2020-24 strategy we are establishing a new Scotland Advisory Group to guide the charity’s work in Scotland.
The Group, chaired by our Scotland Trustee, will provide a strategic means by which supporters, people affected by Parkinson’s and professionals can advise the Scotland Director and team. They will advise on the mission, vision, objectives and values to accelerate beneficial outcomes for people with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends across Scotland and produce an annual report for our Board of Trustees.
As a Group Advisory Member you will be an ambassador for people with Parkinson’s in Scotland and Parkinson’s UK.
What you’ll bring
Parkinson’s Scotland is looking for people to come forward to sit on the Advisory Group and use their collective knowledge and expertise to build relationships, form partnerships and broaden support from individuals and other organisations within Scotland.
To provide the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience within this new group, we would welcome applications from candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
● Living with Parkinson’s
● Professional clinical care
● Commercial/business acumen
● Knowledge of the Scotland political landscape/political experience
● Marketing / media / PR / lobbying skills
● NHS / social services / public sector experience
● Third sector experience
● Related Research
● Professional and organisational development
We’re moving fast now to bring forward the day when no-one fears Parkinson's' and you would be part of shaping this for the Parkinson’s community in Scotland. What could be a better reward than that? Our work is that important - we hope you feel the same!
The Queen’s Hall welcomes applications from dynamic individuals who will effortlessly take on an outward facing advocacy role, provide strong business contacts and who have a passion for music and the arts.
The Queen’s Hall is one of the key cultural venues in Edinburgh where it has presented live music for 40 years. Its excellent acoustic and intimacy enhance a programme which includes classical, jazz, folk, rock, pop and contemporary music, and it is a key Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe venue. The Queen’s Hall plays an important part in the development of Scottish musicians and audiences – it is a music hub for the city and beyond.
Current Chair, Nigel Griffiths, who leads a strong board encompassing a wide range of skills, is stepping down following a successful tenure that established The Queen’s Hall on a secure financial, operational and artistic footing. We now seek a Chair to build on this and take forward our ambitious new Artistic and Fundraising Strategies with the current CEO.
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Our mission is one of stimulating communities to pursue sustainable long term outcomes that can include things like robust employment and the growth of community enterprise. Our Board of Directors is committed to this mission, and we expect members to bring their wide range of skills, knowledge, expertise, objectivity, insight and strategic thought to the table. They involve themselves in our work and steer and drive our organisation to achieve increasingly better results. We are looking for experienced and passionate people to join our Board of Directors and assist us in strategic development and governance.
We are looking for new Board Members who can help us expand the range of skills around the table. Candidates do not need experience or knowledge of Enterprise or employability but must be committed and passionate about making a difference for the communities we support and we would particularly welcome individuals who come from the mid Fife area . At this time, we are seeking individuals who have held, senior roles in your sector, preferably with experience of setting strategy and managing senior teams however this is not essential.
Join our Board!
Use your qualities and experience to benefit children and families in your area!
Partners in Play is a registered charity, providing growing services for children and young people with disabilities across Lanarkshire.
We are currently seeking board members with life skills or business experience to assist with the continuous improvement of our work.
Whilst being a trustee is a voluntary position with responsibility for the strategic development of an organisation, it provides a rewarding and satisfying experience.
Board members meet bimonthly and any out of pocket expenses will be provided.
If you are new to charity work, support and training will be provided.
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.
At Christian Aid, we believe that poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.
Created by British and Irish churches in 1945, and owned by our 41 sponsoring churches, Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root cause. Our work is based on our fundamental identification with the aspirations and rights of the poor and the oppressed. We act in situations of suffering and injustice because we believe that they violate God’s standards, and devalue us all.
Christian Aid operates through an incorporated charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales and with Companies House. There are various subsidiary and connected charities which support us.
About the role
The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategy and policy framework of Christian Aid, determining direction and goals; protecting and promoting the identity and values of the charity; and fulfilling our statutory responsibilities.
It collectively holds the Chief Executive and other directors (senior management) accountable, providing constructive challenge where necessary, reporting to the Sponsoring Churches at the Annual General Meeting and promoting Christian Aid externally.
Christian Aid’s governance structure incorporates two National Advisory Committees, one in Scotland, and one in Wales. The committees serve as national advisory bodies to the board and include representation from the sponsoring church denominations in that nation.
The current chairs of both committees are due to retire in 2019 and the Board is seeking successors.
If you have senior church leadership experience and are inspired by faith to volunteer at senior level for a leading Christian charity operating in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities in 37 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean, then this role could be the perfect role for you.
The Chair of the National Advisory Committee is expected to express and ecumenical voice from Scotland at board level. You will lead committee’s work in Scotland and regularly report to the board of trustees on national level activities. This will include chairing up to four committee meetings per year (in Scotland) and attending a further five board meetings per year (mostly in London).
Board members are expected to be active Christians so as to help lead, direct and develop Christian Aid as the Churches’ agency for international development and poverty eradication. Christian Aid values diversity in its board and welcomes people from all sections of the Christian community.
As a trustee, you will be appointed for an initial four year term, and are eligible to be re-appointed for further terms of office, limited to a maximum of eight consecutive years.
Trusteeship is voluntary with no salary payable, however reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
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?
JustRight Scotland is excited to announce that we are seeking to appoint at least three skilled and committed members of our Board of Trustees to help us to grow and develop.
Who are JustRight Scotland?
JustRight Scotland was established by an experienced group of human rights lawyers, working towards a new model of collaborative social justice. We help others use the law to achieve social change, and have already established successful projects advancing women’s rights, supporting migrants and assisting victims of trafficking.
Visit our website to discover more: justrightscotland.org.uk
The role of Trustee
You will help us shape the future of our innovative charity. This important role involves sharing responsibility for JRS’ governance and strategy and ensuring the charity is administered effectively and in accordance with law.
For more information visit: oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees.
This is a voluntary role, but has great scope for personal development. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Your skills and experience
Essential criteria: Demonstrable skills in strategic oversight, development and team working. Eligible to become a charity trustee under Charity law. PVG check required.
Desirable criteria: Background in any of the following, whether in the public, private or charity sector would be helpful contributions to a diverse Board: policy, strategy, communications, administration, finance, audit and risk, fundraising, and IT and digital strategy. Ability to understand basic accounts and finance or willingness to learn (training will be provided). Lived experience in any of our areas of work.
JRS is an organisation committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all.
Number of position: At least 3
Term of appointment: 3 years, renewable
Location: Meetings in central Glasgow and central Edinburgh
Time commitment: Around 8 days per year comprising; attendance at meetings (weekday evenings and Saturdays), subject to the needs of the organisation, and reasonable email correspondence and preparation for meetings.
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 kitchen and not for profit café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, 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 Officer in place and seven new Board members with a variety of skills and experiences already in post. The organisation has experienced a change in leadership, where there is no Chief Executive in place but an experienced Chief Officer who works closely with the board. The board is the strategic and executive decision-making authority and has a more hands-on approach to the development of the organisation. 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 Officer to set the new direction and strategy for The Marie Trust. We are looking for a Chair that is driven, experienced in strategic planning, objective and forward planning and can steer the board and organisation through this process of change and support the organisation to strategically plan for the next 5 years ahead. An understanding of the Third Sector would be a bonus but is not essential, as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.
The Chair position requires time and commitment that should not be underestimated. The board is currently meeting on a monthly basis, which may be subject to change.
All new Board positions will be co-opted initially and co-opted again or elected at the next AGM.