The Society was established in 1805 and now operates under a Royal Charter granted in 1903. It has charitable status and manages Trust funds of over £4m which are used to provides financial support to individuals who are unable to work because of illness and are living in their own homes. Currently around 164 people benefit from an annuity
The Board is now seeking to appoint at least two additional Directors to its Board to act as Charity Trustees and hopes to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity,
disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.
We have recently undergone a governance review and whilst all applications are appreciated, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our Board:
• People from Black & Minority Ethnic backgrounds
• People under fifty
• People with disabilities.
A priority is to increase the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board so we more closely reflect the communities we work with and are opened up to new perspectives. While we appreciate that no single Board member can have all of these, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds:
Healthcare professional with community experience
Welfare & social care
Financial and/or Investment Management
More detail is available in the Role Profile [link to download]
This is a voluntary role is not remunerated. Reasonable expenses may be paid in accordance with the Society’s policies.
We are seeking to appoint a pool of 30 Education Panel Members comprising a mix of Registered Teachers and Lay Members).
The role involves serving as a member of GTC Scotland's Education Panels which have responsibility for:
Terms of Employment: Four Years from 2 April 2020.
Time Commitment: Approximately 10 to 15 days per year. Work will be based in various locations across Scotland.
You will be expected to serve on at least 10 panels each year and attend professional learning sessions as required. A mandatory induction event in scheduled to take place in the GTCS offices in Edinburgh on Friday 3 April 2020.
Compensation Payment & Expenses: A compensation payment plus reasonable expenses will be provided for Council member attendance in accordance with our Member Expenses and Compensation Scheme Policy. Compensation is currently £75 for each half-day (up to 3.5 hours) and is intended to compensate members of any financial loss incurred as a result of their attendance; it is not an attendance fee.
Please note: No compensation or expenses will be paid to applicants in connection with the appointment process.
The role involves servicing as a member of GTC Scotland's governing Council which has responsibility for:
This post is a public appointment, rather than a position of employment.
Terms of Appointment: Four years from 2 April 2020.
Time Commitment: Approximately 8 to 12 days per year.
You will be expected to attend four Council meetings a year and may be required to serve on up to two committees.
Committees may meet between four and six times a year.
Compensation Payment & Expenses: A compensation payment, plus reasonable expenses, will be provided for Council member attendance in accordance with our Members Expenses and Compensation Scheme Policy. Compensation is currently £75 for each half-day (up to 3.5 hours) and is intended to compensate members for any financial loss incurred as a result of their attendance, it is not an attendance fee.
Please Note: No compensation or expenses will be paid to applicants in connection with the appointment process.
We are seeking a Trustee to join the General Nursing Council for Scotland (Education) Fund 1983 and Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award Board of Trustees.
This charitable fund was set up in 1983 from proceeds of the sale of the former National Board of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland (NBS) property assets. Since September 1992, the Fund has been augmented by the Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award, which guarantees that at least one recipient annually will be a midwife. The Fund’s Trustees’ Group sit within NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to ensure the funds are utilised as a resource for Nursing and Midwifery Council registered nurses and midwives working in different care areas in Scotland for the purpose of gaining knowledge and education to support their practice and thus enhance patient care. The Fund is available for awards to support educational development opportunities e.g. courses, study days, conferences; small scale projects (research and non-research); and study tours.
As a Trustee you would be involved in contributing to setting criteria for the awards and investments of funds, monitoring uptake of the awards and associated expenditure, and providing oversight and guidance to the GNC fund disbursement group which is part of the management arrangements for the administration of the fund.
Expertise and experience of financial and investment management and good governance are a core capability required to augment and complement the current Board of Trustees experience and this vacancy has arisen as the current Trustee, who provides the financial/investment oversight and insight, is stepping down.
The Board of Trustees meets 3 times a year and the meetings take place in Edinburgh. The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
LEAP Sports Scotland is seeking a new Chair
LEAP Sports Scotland celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The organisation became a charity in 2012, employed its first member of staff in 2013, and has established itself as Scotland’s LGBTI sports charity. LEAP Sports has gained a strong reputation and is now looking for a new Chair to join us on the next phase of our journey.
The Chair of Trustees will be responsible for leading the LEAP Sports board and charity, overseeing the successful achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives; overseeing the governance and compliance framework; and championing the continued growth and development of our profile and work.
We are seeking an individual who:
No prior experience as a third sector Chair is required, but understanding of how charities or small organisations work would be beneficial.
There are four in-person board meetings per year, 3 of these in Glasgow and one elsewhere in Scotland. The Chair is expected to be available for some charity, network and fundraiser events on an ad hoc basis.
Please note, we are particularly keen to encourage applicants from Women, Black Minority and Ethnic, disabled, migrant, and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within leadership roles in the third sector.
If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Hugh Torrance via email@example.com
SCAN Seeks New Chair
• Are you passionate about the power of contemporary visual art to open up new ways of seeing the world?
• Do you have a contacts book that you can draw upon to help us advocate for the vital role that art plays in a future vibrant Scotland?
• Are you committed to breaking down barriers to build a contemporary art workforce that is diverse and representative of the communities in which we live?
Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) is committed to championing and supporting the contemporary art sector in Scotland. Our vision is that the role, impact and benefits of contemporary visual arts are widely recognised as central to society and that sector professionals based in Scotland are informed, innovative and supported to achieve their ambitions.
We seek a new chair at an exciting time, as we launch a fresh programme for 2020/21 and continue to build a stronger voice for the contemporary visual art sector in Scotland.
You should be able to attend a minimum of four meetings per year, as well as provide one-to-one advice and support for the small SCAN staff team.
Your role will be central to the organisation, to fulfil the following core duties:
• Provide strategic leadership
• Oversee board activity
• Support and supervise SCAN Director
• Act as a representative of the organisation
We welcome and encourage applications from all sections of the community, and will not discriminate on grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious beliefs. To help us monitor our performance we ask you to fill in a confidential monitoring form.
The Greenock Medical Aid Society is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic member to chair our PR & Fundraising Committee, also to be available to attend ten meetings per year as a Trustee on our Executive Board.
GMAS is a charity providing care for older people through two care homes in Greenock with full nursing support at Bagatelle (40 beds) and Glenfield (33 beds). The same high quality of care and standard of living is offered in each Home. In partnership with River Clyde Homes a sheltered housing complex at Bagatelle Court is in operation.
Our values underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community.
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Teamwork: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one team
The PR & Fundraising Convener would maintain & develop our fundraising strategy, they will be someone who can lend their expertise and help build networks and contacts to raise the profile of Greenock Medical Aid Society (GMAS).
This is a great opportunity to join a forward-thinking charity fully committed to those entrusted into our care.
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 need committed volunteers to take on the roles of Depute Area Convener. They don’t sit on Children’s Panels, but instead support the work of volunteers in their local area.
What will you be doing?
Supporting the local Area Convener, you’ll be managing a team of volunteers 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, listening as well as talking. 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 Depute Area Conveners in, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Highland & Moray and West Dunbartonshire.
Ruchazie HA, based in the North-East of Glasgow, needs up to six new committee members to take it forward into a new era.
We’re nearing the end of a 2-year period of statutory intervention. We’re rejuvenated; we’ve learned a lot of lessons; we’ve put a much-improved governance framework in place; and now we’re ready for the future.
Come and help us form the team that will ensure that we sustain these improvements, and drive forward our new vision and evolving strategic plans.
First we need to find good replacements for the skills and expertise of our three statutory appointees, who will soon be leaving. Their in-depth sector knowledge and clarity about what good governance looks like are high on our shopping list.
Second, we’ve just completed a strategic options review, and decided that remaining independent while exploring opportunities for collaboration represents the best way forward for the Association and its tenants. Experience of business planning and partnership working or collaboration with other organisations will be very helpful.
Third, we’re setting up a new Audit & Risk Committee, and need new members with financial management skills and an understanding of risk management.
But mostly we need people who are keen to join us, feel they have something to contribute to the wellbeing of our tenants and the local community, share our sense of purpose, and possess an enquiring mind and a willingness to challenge.
Come on board and help make the next move.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified and skilled women to join our existing Board of Directors.
We offer refuge accommodation for 11 families, 1:1 support, group work, information, counselling, and advocacy to women and their children who experience domestic abuse and sexual abuse. We are currently based in 9 George Square, Greenock, although we provide our services Inverclyde wide.
The role of the Director is highly rewarding but unpaid, although any expenses incurred will be reimbursed. Training on domestic abuse and its effects will be available. This is a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time and commitment to join the Board of Directors in order to provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the current management structure in the future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children and young people. We have identified skills and experience required including: Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Marketing and Fundraising.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.