Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:
● designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
● working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
● conducting research on this topic.
With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
In the period from 2011 to 2018:
● a total of 562 mental health professionals and trainees have received training;
● full practice-based training has been delivered in various settings; and
● Seven Zambian trainers have completed the two-stage certification process to become trainers themselves.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:
Fundraising and Events
Social Media, PR, Communications and Marketing
Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
We are very happy to consider applications from individuals from outwith the Central Belt who would envisage attending meetings via Skype.
Fundraiser with strategic vision and a hands-on approach
The Teapot Trust children’s charity uses art therapy as a way of helping young people cope with long term medical conditions. A new CEO, reporting to the Board, is sought to take the Trust through the next stage of growth.
Founded in 2010, the Trust has grown rapidly. Now 23 art therapists provide over 6,000 sessions annually in 12 hospitals including the Sick Kids, Edinburgh, Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey, Liverpool. Demand is growing, income has reached £350,000 pa, and the small staff, partners and funders are committed.
Key responsibilities are:
The successful candidate will have a proven track-record in fundraising in the tertiary sector plus general management experience. Alternatively, this could suit a CEO who has a strong charity background with a hands-on approach, so a do-er rather than a delegator. He or she will be a creative visionary who makes things happen. The CEO must have a track record of driving change, managing effective fundraising initiatives and financial literacy. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills along with an understanding of developing and delivering organisational effectiveness.
A salary of c. £45,000 p.a. is offered initially, plus statutory pension contribution. Some flexibility is required as attending evening and weekend meetings will be necessary.
Turning Point Scotland has been making a difference in people’s lives for 20 years, working with people who face diverse and complex challenges which can marginalise them from their communities.
An opportunity to join the Board of one of Scotland’s leading social care providers and shape the future of this award winning organisation.
At Turning Point Scotland, we believe that people matter. We are a leading social care charity that constantly innovates and develops services to ensure everyone we support has the chance to lead as fulfilling life as possible and be part of the community. Our work is underpinned by a Citizenship approach and person centred ethos. Our dedicated staff team of 1300 specialises in supporting people facing a broad range of complex and challenging situations, including homelessness, learning disability, criminal justice, drug and alcohol problems, and mental health issues.
We are looking for 3 Trustees who:
• Are motivated to support our work and contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation
• We are looking to appoint one person with expertise in accountancy, and we also have vacancies for people with a background in pension provision, or experience of Social Enterprise, or the interface between the Third Sector and Local Authorities or other relevant skills.
• Can commit to attending 5 evening meetings, an annual strategy day and visiting 1-2 services every year and being involved in sub committees as required.
• Wish to join an experienced, friendly, enthusiastic leadership team
• Can demonstrate a passion and commitment that matches our own
As we provide 51 services in more than two thirds of Scotland’s local authorities, applications from outwith the Central Belt will be welcomed. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equality of opportunity and an inclusive, diverse workforce. Women are particularly welcome to apply as the gender balance of our workforce at all levels, including Trustees, is important to us. Turning Point Scotland are aiming for a 50:50 Board by 2020. Each application will be treated on its own merit.
An induction programme and training will be provided and reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
The Cabrach Trust is embarking on an exciting and ambitious £5.7m regeneration project to build a heritage centre, incorporating a small scale working historical whisky distillery. The aim of the centre is to safeguard, celebrate, and share the rich heritage and culture of The Cabrach, narrating the extraordinary story of how this remote part of Scotland can claim to be one of the birthplaces of Malt Whisky.
We are now seeking an experienced Development Director to work with the new Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees to raise the capital funding required to deliver the project. With £1.7m already secured or pledged, the post-holder will join at a pivotal point in the Trust’s plans to develop the Cabrach Heritage Centre as a major visitor attraction, as well as a hub for the community.
Alumni & Development are seeking to appoint an experienced Development Manager to join their successful and established major gift fundraising team. You will be responsible for the strategic development of fundraising programmes for the University’s four faculties – particularly for Engineering and Science. You will raise funds through the development of relationships with alumni, trusts and foundations and companies. You will conduct regular face-to-face meetings with potential donors, to cultivate and solicit major gifts (gifts of £25,000+) with a personal annual income target of at least £500,000. You will manage fundraising activities for capital appeals across the campus, preparing compelling, complex funding proposals, including the current priority capital appeal in Biomedical Engineering (£3M target with over 50% raised). You will be experienced in working with senior staff, in order to successfully identify, cultivate and steward major donors. You will be responsible for the line management of major gift fundraisers, including responsibility for a Development Officer fundraising for Science. You will also be part of the department’s management team.
Are you ready for the challenge of building an international social enterprise?
The Social Enterprise Academy is seeking a Head of International to lead the next stage of its sustainable growth worldwide.
This is a unique post at the forefront of social enterprise on an international stage. It represents the chance to lead systemic impact, using your skills to collaborate with global social enterprise stakeholders and mission-driven leaders, sharing learning and impact while ensuring the sustainability of an international social enterprise model.
Social Enterprise Academy
We are a social change organisation: we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few.
We focus our learning programmes on the development of practice: the practice of leadership and the practice of entrepreneurship. We support people to turn up as their best selves, so that they have the best possible chance to achieve their social mission, through growing sustainable organisations. Our model is based on the provision of practitioner led, peer learning. It’s great stuff – have a look at our impact review on-line. It works.
With a 15 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 6 years with international partners through a social licence approach. We now have 12 Social Enterprise Academy Hubs at different stages of development in Australia, South Africa, Malawi, Malaysia, Wales, India, Canada, New Zealand, China and Pakistan.
This new role will build on this outstanding foundation.
Purpose of the post
To lead the sustainable international growth of the Social Enterprise Academy
You will lead on the consolidation of existing work and manage the acceleration of export and replication of the Academy model with our network of local partners, scaling systemic impact.
Collaborating with ecosystem partners around the world, you will ensure support reaches people in organisations and communities that are stepping up to change the world.
The Social Enterprise Academy’s international strategy and business plan (2012-22) is closely aligned to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and contributes to national and global strategies. You will work closely with the CEO, other heads of department and our International Board, to lead the provision of learning and development in impact support ecosystems worldwide.
For a full person specification please download the application pack below.
The British Council was founded to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s security, prosperity and influence.
We believe that international connections and opportunities can and do make a huge difference for people, communities, institutions and the country as a whole.
We are seeking a Chair for our Scotland Advisory Committee who is deeply knowledgeable about Scotland, and committed to maintaining and growing its international connections and contribution.
The Scotland Advisory Committee plays a key role in shaping and championing our work in Scotland so that it adds real value across the areas of education, culture, society and to the country’s success more broadly. Our current Committee members bring valuable expertise and insight from these sectors.
We would particularly welcome interest from candidates for the role of Chair who bring a cross-sector perspective, who have senior-level board or governance experience and who have worked at a UK and/or international level.
The British Council draws on strategic advice from three country advisory committees - for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - which report to the Board of Trustees.
The Scotland Advisory Committee advises the Country Director Scotland and acts as an advocated for our work in Scotland. The role of the Chair is to advise the Country Director in a non-executive capacity to maximise the impact that British Council can make in and for the relevant UK country. As Chair, you will lead the Scotland Advisory Committee to fulfil its purpose and objectives as set out in the terms of reference.
The Chair of the committee is appointed for a three year term, renewable for a further three years. For two years, each Chair of a country advisory committee takes his or her turn in representing all three country advisory committees on the British Council’s Board of Trustees.
Terms and Conditions
Positions on the Scotland Advisory Committee are not remunerated but reasonable UK travel and expenses will be reimbursed at standard British Council rates. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Key focus areas of the post include
· Leading the committee to fulfil its purpose and objectives outlined in the terms of reference
· Chairing committee meetings, normally three a year (and possibly an away day)
· Acting as advocate for the British Council’s work in Scotland and in the UK as a whole
· Hosting and speaking from time to time at events organised by British Council Scotland
· Attending other relevant British Council meetings and functions
· Reviewing the papers for six Board of Trustees meetings a year and providing comments to the Chair of one of the three country advisory committees currently serving on the British Council’s Board of Trustees
· Attending the annual meeting of the Chairs of the three country advisory committees with the Chair of the British Council
When on the Board of Trustees:
· Preparing for, and full participation, in six Board of Trustees meetings a year in London and an away day
· Acting in a representative role by consulting the Chairs of the other two country advisory committees in advance of Board of Trustees meetings (by video conference or otherwise)
· Presenting a short note summarising key opportunities, risks and issues arising from each committee at Board of Trustees meetings. This note is included in the Chair of the British Council’s written report to the Board of Trustees
· Making a brief report during Board of Trustees meetings and feeding back to the Chairs of the other two country advisory committees
What we require of the successful candidate
· Experience of a senior role within a major private, public or voluntary sector organisation in a management and/or Board capacity
· Significant recent experience in one or more of the three strategic business units (core business areas) of British Council activity - Arts, Education and Society, and English and Exams
· Varied range of contacts in Scotland
· Strong international background and/or interests
· Belief in, understanding and knowledge of, what Scotland can contribute on the world stage
· Capacity to act as a ‘critical friend’ to Country Director Scotland
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Highly effective communication skills (oral and written)
Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is a national voluntary organisation that exists to support Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) people, their relatives, friends and carers. Our charitable aim is ‘the advancement to health’.
We are looking for 2 or 3 individuals to join our Board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings and the AGM.
The Board now meet approximately every 6 weeks.
Spinal Injuries Scotland are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with personal experience of, or connection to spinal cord injury, but it’s not an essential requirement. A full induction will be given.
The position would be for a trial period, initially for 6 months, to see if this would be a fit for both you and for SIS. In terms of commitment we would expect you to be able to spend at least 5 hours a month serving as a Trustee for a period of at least 2 years.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by SIS.
Experienced professionals sought as Trustees of the Refugee Survival Trust (Leadership, HR, Treasurer and other roles)
The vision of the Refugee Survival Trust is that all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland receive just and respectful treatment and support appropriate to their needs. We've been working for more than 20 years to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those who are facing destitution.
RST is based in Glasgow, with an income of around £350k pa and fewer than than five full-time employees, providing grants and integrated support services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These alleviate poverty and destitution, or help with access to education and employment, and thus to integration.
Our Treasurer and the head of the HR subgroup are standing down from our volunteer Board of Trustees, so we are now looking particularly for suitably experienced enthusiastic professionals with HR or Finance / Accountancy expertise to fill these incredibly important positions on our board.
Our Chair is also looking to pass on the role to someone with the skills to lead and guide the trustees to work most effectively and efficiently in our responsibilities to guide and oversee staff and ensure that RST is being well managed and operating within agreed policies, the law and its budget.
Those with suitable skills and experience in these and other areas (such as senior management, organisational development / strategy, fundraising and others) would be of interest. We are keen to recruit people with previous experience of charity or corporate governance. The board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share our vision and who bring a range of skills essential to the successful governance of the charity, offering leadership, strategic direction, financial management and general oversight, along with a willingness to help as needed to promote the success of the Refugee Survival Trust.
Board meetings take place every 6-8 weeks, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and board members should have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
The Scottish Veterans’ Garden City Association (SVGCA) is a private charitable letting agent, which together with its sister organisation, the Scottish Garden City Housing Society Ltd (SGCHS), provides housing to disabled military veterans in Scotland. Founded in 1915, SVGCA is one of Scotland’s oldest military social housing charities and is extensively supported by a network of enthusiastic and committed Voluntary District Committees who are central to our success.
Our stock of nearly 650 houses of varying size and type is located throughout Scotland. Over the past five years, there has been a significant development programme to increase the number and type of houses we can offer, but SVGCA want to expand and improve our stock further to meet the current and forecasted demand and are committed to undertaking further housing developments.
Due to planned board succession, we are looking to recruit several new Non-Executive Directors onto the board of SVGCA and Trustees to the committee of management for SGCHS over the course of 2019.
The main function of the Board of Directors / Trustees is to work with the Chair, Chief Executive and leadership team to oversee the future strategy and direction of the charity. The Board of Directors / Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the charity, for leading and controlling SVGCA and for its governance, policy and affairs. Directors / Trustees have responsibilities under charity and company law, and under SVGCA’s Articles of Association, for directing the affairs of the organisation, ensuring that it is solvent, well run and delivers its objectives.
In addition to the above, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience s/he has to help the Board reach sound decisions. These may involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives and other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.