Fathers Network Scotland
Fathers Network Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC041341

Our vision is for a safe and compassionate Scotland where all children, their families and communities are enriched and strengthened through the full and welcome involvement of their fathers.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Trustees and Chairperson

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st February 2022

Fathers Network Scotland is a dynamic, award-winning charity that exists to improve children's lives and outcomes through the positive involvement of dads, father-figures & whole families.

What We Do:

Dads & Families - we provide information, signposting & support to help give children the best possible start in life.

Professionals working with families - we champion father-inclusive practice through resources, training, events and community building.

Employers - we provide expert advice on the needs of dads and families, and support improvements to workplace policy & culture.

Research - we collect, analyse and communicate evidence that expresses the needs and concerns of dads, families and services.

We are on the look-out for new Trustees, including a Chairperson. All backgrounds for Trustee position welcome, FNS has a specific interest in applicants with finance, HR and legal backgrounds.

For the Chairperson role significant Board/Committee experience, and ideally some experience in Chairing or leading groups of people would be beneficial.

This vacancy has now closed

Chair of the Board

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th February 2023

We are looking for someone to guide the charity through an exciting and ambitious phase of development and lead the organisation on our mission to improve children's lives through the positive involvement of dads, father-figures & whole families.

Are you someone with drive, enthusiasm and the knowledge, skills, and experience to help us in the next stage of our journey?

This is an exciting opportunity to provide visible and effective leadership and join a passionate and dedicated team with children’s wellbeing at its heart.

Do you have the following:

Personal Qualities

  • An ability to foster effective communication between all Board members
  • Be positive about developing relationships with the community, members and other stakeholders
  • Show evidence of personal integrity and strong values consistent with those expressed by Fathers Network Scotland
  • A high level of self-confidence
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and a good understanding and appreciation of diversity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including being able to operate as member of a team
  • An ability and willingness to give time and effort to the role

Leadership and management skills

  • Experience and/or understanding of charity governance
  • Experience or involvement in, developing and implementing a strategic vision
  • Management experience including an appreciation of financial matters
  • Some experience of representing an organisation to decision-makers, such as politicians, statutory bodies, private and corporate funders or voluntary sector personnel
  • Have an understanding of committee work and the ability to chair a meeting effectively
  • Achievement, preferably at a senior level

Read the full role description and the accompanying FNS Governing Document

Watch the video message from our current Chair