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.
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:
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:
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.