The Glasgow Canal Co-op is a member led organisation which acts as facilitator and project instigator for a diverse range of members located by the Forth & Clyde Canal in north Glasgow between Port Dundas and Firhill Basin. Our members range from voluntary community organisations, social enterprises and cultural institutions to public bodies. It includes Scottish Opera, The National Theatre of Scotland, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Agile City, Pinkston Watersports, The Loading Bay Skatepark and Queens Cross Housing Association. The canalside has a wealth of assets with a unique heritage, tranquil green spaces and walkways focused around the Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve.
The Co-op works within its finite resource and capacity to deliver a handful of projects each year which support members to engage in funded projects which work with and have impact on their respective communities.
We are looking to recruit a Project Manager who can coordinate and lead on the delivery of existing funded projects and help to secure funds for future projects. The job will focus around the following four areas:
MND Scotland’s vision is a world without MND. Until that day comes we’re on a mission to ensure everyone living with MND has our support and help every step of the way. As we emerge from the challenges of COVID-19, MND Scotland is entering an exciting new chapter. With a new Chair and Chief Executive Officer at the helm we look forward, in the coming months, to launching an ambitious new three-year strategy to both build on the achievements of the last forty years and correctly position MND Scotland into the future to ensure we deliver our mission. We’d like your help to do that.
We are recruiting five new Trustees to join our Board, including one individual to take on the role of Secretary. As a Trustee you will play an important role in setting the strategic direction of the charity whilst providing support, guidance and constructive challenge to the Board and the CEO. You will also act as an ambassador for MND Scotland and help us ensure that everyone right across the country knows of the work we do and how we can help them if they need us.
Becoming one of our Trustees is not something to be undertaken lightly. It takes commitment, passion and dedication. You may be pushed out of your comfort zone on occasion or indeed frequently. If that makes you uncomfortable then you’re probably not who we are looking for. If however, you are looking to help make a real difference to people’s lives and to grow both personally and professionally then we’d be really keen to hear from you, particularly if you have a background in any of the following areas:
Previous Board experience would be great but it’s not essential. You don’t have to have a personal link to MND. Nor do you have to have a charity background. What is much more important is your passion, ability to think strategically and your desire to get involved and make a difference. It’s also important that you know MND Scotland has a strong commitment to embracing diversity and inclusion.