To oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, accurate, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
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.
Edinburgh Women’s Aid strives for a society free from domestic abuse by providing practical and emotional support and information to women and children. The charity also raises awareness of domestic abuse and its prevalence across society. The Board of Directors is responsible for effective governance of the charity. We are looking for new Board members to bring diverse skills to the Board to enhance the governance of the charity.
Do you think you could assist in providing strategic direction to ILF Scotland and create the right environment to ensure that it has disabled people at the heart of decision making? Could you challenge and support the organisation through its Chief Executive and work with other Board members as part of a team in order to arrive at good decisions? If so, you may be interested in applying for a position on the Board of Directors of ILF (Scotland).
Scottish Ministers are looking to fill one position on the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to independent living in Scotland and the social model of disability and will be able to demonstrate skills in:
· analysis and decision making;
· constructive and supportive challenge;
· communication and influencing.
The role attracts remuneration of £168.67 per day, including expenses, for a time commitment of around one day per month. Board meetings are generally held in Livingston or Glasgow. Information about ILF (Scotland) can be found at ilf.scot.
Neilston Development Trust (NDT) is currently looking for board members to strengthen the management team of the Trust and to support the delivery of the Trust's strategic objectives.
Formed by local people in 2006, Neilston Development Trust (NDT) is a community-based charity serving the village and residents of Neilston. The Trust is committed to the physical, cultural, social and economic renewal and sustainability of Neilston and enjoys a national profile for its innovative work. NDT’s volunteer board sets strategic direction and develops projects, with dedicated staff who report to it on their specific areas of activity. You can read more about us on our website neilstontrust.co.uk
NDT is a membership organisation and we are keen to recruit Board members from within the Neilston (G78 3) community. The Trust would also consider co-opted Board members from outside of this area if the individual’s skills would be beneficial to the work of the Trust.
This is an unpaid position and all reasonable expenses would be paid. Commitment is approximately 10 meetings per year and you may also be expected to represent the board at NDT and other community events from time to time.
We are particularly interested in recruiting board members with experience in accounting or charitable finance, but are also keen to attract applicants with other relevant skills and interests.
Following the launch of our new brand and strategy in February, Impact Funding Partners (formerly Voluntary Action Fund) is enthusiastic and passionate about this new chapter in our history.
With a track record of 36 years managing funds on behalf of the public sector and donors, and distributing £140 million across Scotland, we know a thing or two about creating impact through grants.
We now want to build on our success by expanding our relationship with businesses and donors to create a fairer future for everyone.
Impact Funding Partners is committed to maintaining a diverse Board that reflects the strengths of the people and communities of Scotland. We welcome applications from anyone who is passionate about making a difference in communities, and particularly from people from under-represented groups on charity boards in Scotland, such as women, disabled people, people from ethnic minority communities and people aged under 50.
We would particularly welcome applications from people with experience in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Human Rights, Marketing, Business Development, Philanthropy and the Private Sector.
Paws for Progress CIC (Community Interest Company) are looking for experienced professionals to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our values and are enthusiastic about the potential of human-animal interactions to positively change lives.
Paws for Progress CIC (established in 2014) is dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals. We do this by developing and delivering educational programmes and tailored animal assisted interventions to groups in society most needing support. Our work can broadly be divided into services aimed at enhancing outcomes for children and young people, in community and educational settings, and services working within Scottish prisons to improve offender outcomes. Our rescue dog training programme at HMP & YOI Polmont established in 2011 continues to expand to benefit the students and dogs participating.
“The dogs—they change the way you think and the way you act. They trust you, it’s that mutual bond. You think you’re helping them but they’re helping you too.” Student, Paws for Progress.
Our prison based services provide valuable training, education and support to young people and adults in custody, who in turn provide training for our team of Ambassadogs, essential life skills for rescue dogs to help increase their chances of successful adoption, and advanced training for assistance dogs prior to their placement with families in the community.
Paws for Progress CIC is a small organisation, led by a Board with a range of backgrounds, and with an annual income over £200k and 5 full-time staff members. We would like to recruit several new Board members with relevant expertise in one or more of the following areas: social enterprise, financial management and income generation, human resources, compliance, communication and marketing, and/or with experience working in the third sector, education or criminal justice settings.
We are in a period of transition as we develop our business and we are seeking individuals who can support the organisation through the process of change, including those who could be interested in taking on a leadership role as incoming Chair of the Board (after a suitable induction period).
Board members are expected to attend approximately 6 Board meetings a year in Stirling, and other occasional events, and to be able to commit to approximately 4 hours a month towards Board activities. All Board roles are voluntary but out of pocket expenses to attend Board meetings and related events will be reimbursed.
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!
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for 4 new trustees to join our board.
We are particularly interested in recruiting someone to be our Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and our new strategy and are committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community