Charity registered in Scotland SC033951
HIV Scotland is excited to advertise this new role to help lead a new programmes strand of our work. In the main, these programmes have been started in response to COVID-19, but we hope they will become a permanent part of our work supporting people living with and affected by HIV. It is an exciting and unique opportunity to lead on programmes such as HIV Self Test Scotland, Life Coaching and a whole suite of new initiatives focused at improving wellbeing and reducing social isolation among people that we service. We want to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people living with and affected by HIV.
You will work closely with the rest of our small team – feeding in to fundraising, policy, research, events, community engagement, volunteering and communications to help grow our programmes, shout about our success and share learning and best practice. You will be a good team player with a flexible approach and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
We are offering extremely flexible conditions for this role – you will be working from home for the foreseeable future and you can choose the hours that suit you. We can offer full-time, part-time or job-share opportunities for this role. You will receive 25-day annual leave entitlement, with up to 10 public holidays (depending on when they fall). Our workplace focuses on performance, not hours at the desk – making HIV Scotland a truly flexible work environment. We offer a full employment benefit programme, which can include discounted gym and spa membership at our partner – the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. HIV Scotland also offers an Employer Pension Scheme with 6% employer contributions.
HIV Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. Access to the office is only via a staircase. We apologise for this barrier but if it does causes any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss options.
HIV Scotland’s board is currently made up of 7 Trustees, led by Dr Nicoletta Policek. Our Trustees bring a wide range of experience, all from diverse backgrounds. The Board meet four times per year to shape HIV Scotland’s strategy, whilst advising and supporting our Chief Executive.
All of HIV Scotland’s Trustees are volunteers, however travel and other expenses relating to the role of being a Trustee are fully reimbursed. We don’t want finances to be a barrier to anyone becoming a Trustee.
HIV Scotland is a Scottish Charity, and a Limited Company. The Board of Trustees is responsible for:
• Overall governance and strategic direction, in line with our Carver Policy Governance Manual.
• Developing the organisation’s goal in accordance with its Articles of Association.
Trustee’s responsibilities include:
• Furthering HIV Scotland’s objectives and Strategic Ends.
• Being subject to company law, charity law, HIV Scotland’s Articles of Association, and good governance.
• Supervision of, and support of our Chief Executive.
This means that Trustees would be expected to:
• Regularly attend our Board Meetings.
• Be committed to participate in the Board’s work.
• Prepare for Board meetings.
• Get to know the Board and the organisation.
• Where possible, attend HIV Scotland events.
Trustees are normally appointed for two terms of three years.
Trustees meet four time during the year. Meetings are normally held on a Thursday evening in
March, June, September and December. At present, there are no Board Sub-Committees.
Applications to join the Board of HIV Scotland are now open until Monday 3rd February 2020.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 14th February 2020, with interviews to follow.
Successful candidates would be invited to join the Board at the next meeting.
The selection process is led by the Vice-Chair, James Whyte. Trustees will be selected by the skills, knowledge and experience that people demonstrate on their application forms.