Big Hearts Community Trust
Big Hearts Community Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC037311

Big Hearts Community Trust (Big Hearts) is the official charity partner of Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Following a refocus of the charity’s purpose and ambition last year, Big Hearts is dedicated to delivering a new and ambitious programme of targeted support for families in need across Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd July 2020

Big Hearts Community Trust is inviting applications to join its board of trustees. There are two trustee positions to be filled, with ideally one being a qualified accountant.

Big Hearts welcomes applications from any candidate who can demonstrate such expertise and skills as:

  • Relevant professional qualifications, experience and expertise with board level or senior management experience.
  • Experience working with those affected by poverty, seeking refuge and asylum or with BME groups would be very desirable.
  • Senior-level experience working on developing and sustaining new income streams in the third sector.
  • Leadership – supportive, collaborative and expert at building strong productive relationships.

One of the roles requires to be filled by a qualified finance professional, ideally who has experience in being a Trustee of a Charity.

All trustees are expected to uphold and represent Big Hearts purpose, vision, values and mission in a personal and professional capacity.

While it is desirable that any incoming trustees will be a Hearts’ supporter, this is not essential. The board of trustees will consider any applicant who brings the right skills and experience forward.

Trustees are appointed for an initial term of 3 years and are expected to, at a minimum, attend:

  • Four trustee board meetings per year
  • An Annual Strategy Board awayday
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Annual 1:2:1 performance review with the Chair

It is expected that the Trustees will support and participate in some Big Hearts events throughout the year and provide ad-hoc support to the Big Hearts Team and Board as required.

The Non-Executive role is a non-paid position, but expenses are payable in line with the Big Hearts expenses policy.

All trustees must have or be prepared to gain an understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities inherent in the role. They must also be eligible to act as a Company Director and Charity Trustee.