Are you looking for a strategic opportunity to get involved with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community in Scotland? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of LGBT people?
LGBT Health and Wellbeing is seeking to recruit new Trustees to govern the organisation. Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the charity is well-managed in line with its vision and mission and that it abides by its charitable objectives. The Board plays an important role for the organisation and is key to our continuing success in delivering vital services for the LGBT community as well as our ever-developing role as a key policy influencer in Scotland.
The organisation promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. It provides support, services and information to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and stimulate community development and volunteering.
If this opportunity excites you whether you are an LGBT person or someone committed to equality and human rights, we welcome your application to join our Board of Directors. This is a fantastic way for you to gain new experiences and skills, meet new people and connect with your community.
While not exclusive we are currently seeking people with skills in fundraising, campaigning, marketing & communications, third sector management, mental health and public service design and delivery, which would be helpful in complementing the Board’s existing skills base. Additionally, we are looking to welcome interest from groups underrepresented on the Board, people identifying as women, bisexual, trans and non-binary, black & ethnic minority, and people with disabilities of all ages would be particularly welcome.
We provide a regular rolling programme of induction and ongoing training for all volunteers including trustees.
Apex Scotland is looking for new members who can bring enthusiasm and experience to the Board of a dynamic and hard working third sector organisation. For over thirty years Apex Scotland has been a leading provider of innovative and effective services to people who have criminal convictions or who are at risk of getting them, with a specific focus on developing work readiness and entry to employment.
Due to the retiral of several Board members, having served their permitted term, we are now looking to recruit some exceptional people to help us move our strategy forward.
With a head office in Edinburgh and offices across the country, Apex is involved in policy and practice in partnership with both national and local Government and other third sector entities. We operate in communities, schools, and prisons, providing work opportunities through social enterprise and offering training, early intervention, mentoring and employment support to over five thousand individuals every year.
The Board is responsible for setting strategy, governance oversight and supporting the aims and objectives of Apex Scotland. Trustees meet on average four times a year as a full Board and there is also an expectation of some committee work in support of specific governance areas. Board members join with staff to attend our annual national conference and enjoy networking at our Annual Lecture, held every September in Edinburgh.
We are particularly seeking potential members who can bring skills and experience in charity law, marketing and PR, IT, the Scottish justice system and HR/staff development although other relevant assets would be welcomed. Apex Scotland is recognised as an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applicants from under-represented groups.
This is an unpaid voluntary role. Whilst our head office is in Edinburgh, we have a presence throughout Scotland and would welcome applications from across the country. Travel expenses can be paid for attendance at Apex Scotland events and meetings.
Willowacre Trust is the charitable subsidiary of West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) and has been working to tackle social and economic disadvantage for over 50 years. Willowacre Trust is committed to the delivery of projects and services which offer holistic support and increased opportunities to WSHA tenants with the overall aim of positively impacting on our tenants' lives.
Services delivered within communities include:
• Community centres, multi-use games areas and urban green spaces.
• Starter packs, food parcels, upcycling and fuel top ups
• Older People’s Services (includes sheltered housing)
• Tenancy Sustainment Services (includes Money, Energy, Digital, Handy Person Services)
• Community Engagement Services
We are currently seeking Board members who are passionate and committed to making a meaningful difference for people and communities. If you have experience of one of the following:
• Accountancy and Financial Management (Charitable Sector)
• Governance (Charitable Sector)
• Public Sector – Local authority/Health/Social Care
WSHA provides around 3,500 homes across the West of Scotland and goes further to provide housing you can call home.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Board of Albyn Housing Society.
As a leading Registered Social Landlord in the Highlands, the organisation has been committed to delivering excellence in the provision of housing and housing services across the region for nearly 50 years.
Today, we manage over 3,500 properties in 60 communities across the Highlands. From origins of a handful of staff the Society now has 83 employees and has two offices; the registered office in Invergordon and a second office in Inverness. Our growth has seen the formation of our two subsidiary companies; Albyn Enterprises Ltd and Highland Residential Inverness.
Under the leadership of Group Chief Executive, Lisa Buchanan, the organisation is undertaking a strategic review of its business and the role it plays in the Highland area.
We are seeking to recruit new Board members who have a desire to help us reach our ambitious targets for the organisation.
We welcome applications from candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who are reliable, enthusiastic and community-minded.
While not exclusive, it would be very beneficial to receive applications from those with financial, asset management and HR experience and those with previous corporate governance experience.
If you are interested in this role and would like an informal discussion please contact Brett.Fletcher@albynhousing.org.uk
Are you interested in people and making a real difference to their lives? Then Manor Estates HA has got the ideal opportunity for you. We are currently looking for new Members to join our voluntary Board, which provide leadership, appropriate challenge and support to the Association’s staff. We need people who can lead make sure that we continue to provide excellent services and build strong, inclusive communities.
We are particularly interested to hear from people with skills, knowledge or experience in Community Work or Third Sector experience, Asset and Property Management, IT, Finance and Treasury or Communications. Joining our Board could help you take the next step in your career and will make a big difference to your life: you will learn new skills and make a valuable contribution to the wellbeing of others.
Manor will offer you comprehensive induction programme. You will be supported to attend external conferences and events and to make sure you are getting the support you need there will be a review each year. The positions on our Board are voluntary but we pay reasonable out of pocket expenses.
The Association and its subsidiary currently own and manage 1100 social and 80 mid–market rent properties, as well as providing factoring services to 1700 owners operating throughout Edinburgh. We also have a small number of properties in Fife
Information about the Association and its subsidiary can be found at manorestates.org.uk
For an informal chat or additional information please contact Claire Ironside our CEO on email address email@example.com or phone 0800 083 8823, Claire Ironside, Chief Executive, Manor Estates, Housing Association ltd, 11 Washington Lane, Edinburgh, EH11 2HA.
Generations Working Together is looking to recruit two enthusiastic, committed, dependable and proactive volunteer trustees to replace two members of our board who retired at our recent AGM.
We are looking for a new treasurer and a trustee who have experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector who want to become actively involved in progressing intergenerational work across Scotland.
Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.
In particular, we are seeking trustees with a strong background /expert skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Please note there is a separate role description for the treasurer post which can be found below.
Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.
Commitment includes attending board meetings which are normally held in Glasgow four times a year. On top, we ask Trustees to attend our annual conference (if possible) and AGM and one development session each year to look at the business plan. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of GWT. This may include membership of Task and Finish Groups, Standing Committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise.
We use a Zoom video conferencing system which Trustees can use to call into the meetings if they cannot attend in person. Much of the subgroup work is done via email and video conferencing.
Generations Working Together is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland.
A short film narrated by our retired chair Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE can be viewed on our website detailing our history and the background of intergenerational work and its growth in the UK.
What is it like to be a volunteer Trustee?
“Volunteering with GWT this past year has let me see the value of intergenerational practice in many arenas of life. It has given me greater insight into the passionate practice out there and also the resource and specialism required to support it to be done in ever more meaningful and measurable ways. I have loved the opportunity so far of being part of a Board with such great diversity of age and experience.” (Trustee)
“My experience volunteering as a Trustee for GWT over the past two plus years has been both rewarding personally and beneficial professionally. Exposure to the Governance and Compliance aspects of Trusteeship has been useful supporting my role as a senior manager within a private sector business, while the opportunity to present to workshops and conferences has been invaluable experience of public speaking. Additionally, working alongside the other Trustees and GWT staff who have a wealth of diverse and in-depth experience has been extremely useful from a professional development perspective. From a personal perspective, being able to
Birthlink is a small well established Edinburgh based charity which supports adults affected by Adoption with a Scottish connection. Birthlink holds the Adoption Contact Register (ACR) for Scotland, working in partnership with the Scottish Government and Scottish local authorities. We are also working in Partnership with Future Pathways, an organisation set up by the Scottish Government as a direct result of the Scottish Abuse Enquiry. Birthlink works with survivors to access their records and offer a range of supports thereafter.
Birthlink is at an exciting stage of development and is looking to recruit additional new Directors/Trustees experienced in the areas of: fundraising; secretarial/administrative work; adoption. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who has been a user of Birthlink’s services and anyone interested in applying for their first trusteeship.
Birthlink will arrange induction training for successful applicants about the responsibilities of Directors/Trustees on the Boards of charitable organisations.
We’re looking for new Board Trustees
If the answer is yes, please read on, as we would welcome an application from you to join our Board of Trustees.
Sleep Scotland is a charity for children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems. We provide sleep training and support for professionals and provide a telephone support line for families. We also run TEENS+, a transitional education programme for young people with complex and severe communication issues. To find out more, look on our websites sleepscotland.org. and teensplus.org.uk
As a Trustee you would contribute to achieving our aims by overseeing our strategic development and direction. The Board meetings are every month for 2 hours in Edinburgh (currently remotely using Zoom).
Appointment of Board Members to the Scottish Library and Information Council
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint new members to its Board. The appointments are for three years and will run from November 2020.
Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council
SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.
The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members are expected to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. It may be possible to participate in the Board meetings via video link.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.
Crossroads Fife is looking to recruit innovative, enthusiastic people to expand on skills and expertise of our Management Committee.
Crossroads Fife is one of the leading providers of home based respite care for Carers. We offer this short breaks service to people who care for someone of any age and any disability. The service is provided by trained, paid staff in the service user’s home or we take service users out throughout the Fife area on a day and time which suits them. We are also a registered provider of Self Directed Support and Purchased Care.
Crossroads Fife has charitable status and is led by an experienced Board who have overall responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of the organisation’s work.
We are looking for individuals who possess knowledge, skills and experience of human resources, business, charity work with entrepreneurial skills or have an understanding of the caring role. The Board meet every 2 months in the evening.