As a Director of Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex (NSASC), you can expect to join a small, dedicated team of passionate professionals who share our values and who are committed to positive social change in our community and delivering health and wellbeing opportunities through snowsports.
Following the recent retirement of one of our long-serving Directors and sad loss of another, we have a number of vacancies on our Board. In particular, we are interested in individuals with a background in the Charities or Social Enterprise sectors, who understand governance, fundraising and the financial and strategic challenges of income generation to fund the delivery of positive social impact projects within the third sector.
We would love to hear from individuals with senior level leadership expertise, experience and skills in the following areas:
• Strategic finance, fundraising and income generation
• Legal, corporate governance, charity regulation experience
• Digital transformation
• Marketing and branding
• Diversity and inclusion of under-represented groups
• Youth work, in particular with disadvantaged groups
• Community development and regeneration
• Change management
• Ability to offer strategic decision and guidance
We are keen to encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board: women, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, people under 50 and people with disabilities.
Additionally, all directors must meet the “Fit and Proper Persons” criteria to be a charity trustee. Directors are also expected to be part of the Safeguarding Scheme introduced by the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. In making this application you are agreeing to appropriate checks being made.
The Board of Directors currently meet fortnightly via online video call, prior to covid restrictions meetings were held on site monthly. It is envisaged that meetings will continue to be held remotely, however, site visits and face to face meetings may be required ad hoc. However, geographical location won’t be a barrier to applications.
As a Director you will be expected to guide and support the leadership and management team, sharing your expertise, skills and knowledge. You will also be expected to share in our core values and ensure that any projects, business practices and processes and the strategic direction of the business is always reviewed against our mission and values.
Directors are also asked to support any relevant projects and subcommittees, such as Facilities and Maintenance, Capital Investment projects, Finance and Charitable Accounting, effective leadership and chairing skills at a senior committee level are desirable.
Members of the Board serve on a voluntary basis, without remuneration, take an active interest in the work of the NSASC and choose to attend various NSASC events.
Initial appointment is for a 2-year term with the opportunity for reappointment for a further 2 years.
This opportunity would particularly suit someone looking to gain experience at voluntary Board level before progressing to Non-Executive Director roles.