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Partners in Play is a registered charity, providing growing services for children and young people with disabilities across Lanarkshire.
We are currently seeking board members with life skills or business experience to assist with the continuous improvement of our work.
Whilst being a trustee is a voluntary position with responsibility for the strategic development of an organisation, it provides a rewarding and satisfying experience.
Board members meet bimonthly and any out of pocket expenses will be provided.
If you are new to charity work, support and training will be provided.
The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is a local organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package.
Our organisation was formed in 2011 by a small collective of service users and carers. Now with funding from the Scottish Government, we have grown into an informed organisation for others to turn to and seek advice, share experiences and feel supported around all aspects of Self-Directed Support.
We are now seeking additional members to join our
Voluntary Board of Trustees
We are keen to attract people to our Board with skills, knowledge and experience in accountancy, finance and law.
As well as our AGM, the board meets 4 times per year with the occasional extra informal meetings being held, as required. The role of Trustee is primarily governance and is a voluntary post. Expenses will be reimbursed.
At Christian Aid, we believe that poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.
Created by British and Irish churches in 1945, and owned by our 41 sponsoring churches, Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root cause. Our work is based on our fundamental identification with the aspirations and rights of the poor and the oppressed. We act in situations of suffering and injustice because we believe that they violate God’s standards, and devalue us all.
Christian Aid operates through an incorporated charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales and with Companies House. There are various subsidiary and connected charities which support us.
About the role
The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategy and policy framework of Christian Aid, determining direction and goals; protecting and promoting the identity and values of the charity; and fulfilling our statutory responsibilities.
It collectively holds the Chief Executive and other directors (senior management) accountable, providing constructive challenge where necessary, reporting to the Sponsoring Churches at the Annual General Meeting and promoting Christian Aid externally.
Christian Aid’s governance structure incorporates two National Advisory Committees, one in Scotland, and one in Wales. The committees serve as national advisory bodies to the board and include representation from the sponsoring church denominations in that nation.
The current chairs of both committees are due to retire in 2019 and the Board is seeking successors.
If you have senior church leadership experience and are inspired by faith to volunteer at senior level for a leading Christian charity operating in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities in 37 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean, then this role could be the perfect role for you.
The Chair of the National Advisory Committee is expected to express and ecumenical voice from Scotland at board level. You will lead committee’s work in Scotland and regularly report to the board of trustees on national level activities. This will include chairing up to four committee meetings per year (in Scotland) and attending a further five board meetings per year (mostly in London).
Board members are expected to be active Christians so as to help lead, direct and develop Christian Aid as the Churches’ agency for international development and poverty eradication. Christian Aid values diversity in its board and welcomes people from all sections of the Christian community.
As a trustee, you will be appointed for an initial four year term, and are eligible to be re-appointed for further terms of office, limited to a maximum of eight consecutive years.
Trusteeship is voluntary with no salary payable, however reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced and resourceful finance professional to lead the Book Festival's vital Operations team. As well as overseeing the year-round finances of the Book Festival and our trading subsidiary, this exciting role plays a key part in the organisation's strategic planning and in maintaining a positive, collaborative workplace culture.
Get on Board with BASICS Scotland and make a difference.
If you have an accident and need emergency medical care, the speed and quality of the care you receive should be the same no matter how remote and rural your location. BASICS Scotland is a charity that is the key to ensuring responses are fast and professional, by being the leading trainer of remote and rural health professionals in pre hospital emergency care.
We are looking for new board members to help shape the future and strategic direction of BASICS Scotland. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a unique charity that supports pre hospital emergency care training across Scotland.
Do you have skills in any of the following areas? We would love to hear from you if you do!
What does being a Trustee require?
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is a membership organisation which represents Scotland's housing associations, co-operatives and registered social landlords (RSL’s). Housing remains a top priority for the Scottish Government with members playing a key role in providing solutions to tackling homelessness and delivering new homes. SFHA currently represents 136 member organisations across Scotland, who collectively provide over 250,000 warm, good quality, affordable and safe homes in successful communities. SFHA works closely with the Government and other organisations to achieve desired legislation, regulation and funding which will support the success of its members and make a difference for people and places. Through comprehensive and effective communication channels and events it provides opportunities for the sector to innovate, learn, consult and engage.
SFHA is now looking for a Head of Public Affairs & Communications who will lead and effectively manage the Public Affairs and Communications Team to deliver excellent performance and contribute to the organisations strategic aims and objectives. The post holder will represent the position of SFHA and its members through innovative media and communications. Working closely with the other Heads of Service, the post holder will raise the profile of SFHA and influence key external parties in relation to the needs and interests of SFHA’s members.
The successful candidate will embrace SFHA’s core values and the vision that everyone should have a good home in a successful community. The new Head of Public Affairs & Communications will have an awareness of the housing sector and an understanding of research and the policy environment. Possessing experience in a similar public affairs role the ideal candidate will be able to effectively develop relationships with key and influential stakeholders, whilst effectively managing and developing the Public Affairs and Communications team.
Chief Executive Sally Thomas was appointed in 2017 and is focussed on driving forward improvements and the progression of the sector and the SFHA itself. This role will provide strategic support to the Chief Executive and Board; it is also expected the post holder will stand in for Sally Thomas as required at events.
JustRight Scotland is excited to announce that we are seeking to appoint at least three skilled and committed members of our Board of Trustees to help us to grow and develop.
Who are JustRight Scotland?
JustRight Scotland was established by an experienced group of human rights lawyers, working towards a new model of collaborative social justice. We help others use the law to achieve social change, and have already established successful projects advancing women’s rights, supporting migrants and assisting victims of trafficking.
Visit our website to discover more: justrightscotland.org.uk
The role of Trustee
You will help us shape the future of our innovative charity. This important role involves sharing responsibility for JRS’ governance and strategy and ensuring the charity is administered effectively and in accordance with law.
For more information visit: oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees.
This is a voluntary role, but has great scope for personal development. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Your skills and experience
Essential criteria: Demonstrable skills in strategic oversight, development and team working. Eligible to become a charity trustee under Charity law. PVG check required.
Desirable criteria: Background in any of the following, whether in the public, private or charity sector would be helpful contributions to a diverse Board: policy, strategy, communications, administration, finance, audit and risk, fundraising, and IT and digital strategy. Ability to understand basic accounts and finance or willingness to learn (training will be provided). Lived experience in any of our areas of work.
JRS is an organisation committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all.
Number of position: At least 3
Term of appointment: 3 years, renewable
Location: Meetings in central Glasgow and central Edinburgh
Time commitment: Around 8 days per year comprising; attendance at meetings (weekday evenings and Saturdays), subject to the needs of the organisation, and reasonable email correspondence and preparation for meetings.
Who we are
Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.
Who we are looking for
We are seeking an experienced finance professional to provide comprehensive financial analysis, advice and support to the Chief Executive and Board, and to lead the finance and administration team. As a key part of our Senior Management Team you will have a varied and challenging role, enabling the delivery of AFS’s strategy. Your excellent financial planning, management and accounting skills will be vital in ensuring the continuing good governance of the organisation.
We are looking for a candidate with:
What we offer
A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, child care voucher scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and other benefits.
Work pattern arrangements agreed with successful candidate, with flexible working opportunities available.
A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
The satisfaction of working with a skilled and dedicated team to make change happen.
Are you passionate about helping people make a difference?
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for Scotland’s voluntary sector. Our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident and sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland, by delivering services, giving the sector a voice at a national level and promoting and supporting innovation and improvement.
With over 2,000 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups now registered as members of SCVO, we want to simplify our membership structure, review our benefits package, increase engagement and improve the support we offer.
That’s where you come in! We’ve created a brand-new Membership and Support Review Lead role for a fixed term of 12 months, and we’re looking for someone with an excellent understanding of the voluntary sector in Scotland, a track record in delivering transformational change and great people skills to take it on. If you fit the bill and enjoy a challenge, find out more and apply now...
Key and its subsidiary, Community Lifestyles, deliver innovative personalised support, empowering people with disabilities to live in their own homes and enjoy life to the full as active citizens.
We are looking for an exceptional leader who has a passion for developing high quality, outcome focused, personalised support to people with disabilities.
Providing operational and strategic leadership you will join our small team of Operational Managers with overall responsibility for our services across Scotland. You will have substantial experience of management at a senior level in social services with a proven track record in supporting continual improvement, innovation and creative service design.