Textile Conservation Foundation is a charity providing support for the Kelvin Centre for Conservation & Cultural Heritage Research based at the University of Glasgow. Principal activities include providing bursaries to students completing the two-year MPhil Textile Conservation - a prestigious and internationally recognised course attracting students from across the world. In addition, the charity provides grants to the Centre to support the development of new courses and other research projects.
The Charity Trustee and Hon Treasurer will be responsible for:
Travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed.
Time Commitment – Attendance at 3 Trustee meetings per annum each lasting 2-3 hours. Other duties around 1 hour per month.
Capital Theatres are looking for a Chair of the Audit Committee who will serve as a trustee on the main board.
We present world-class shows to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages and stage over 700 performances each year, at the Festival Theatre (1,915 seats), the King’s Theatre (1,300 seats) and The Studio (155 seats) in a broad and inclusive programme featuring the very best in drama, dance, musical theatre, live music, comedy and pantomime.
During the summer months our stages are the heart of the Edinburgh Festivals in the world’s leading festival city. The Festivals provide a focus for pioneering new voices and artforms and a celebration of artistic collaboration that continues throughout the year.
We support access to the arts for everyone and have an extensive learning and participation programme of talks, workshops and events to introduce and develop engagement and interest in the heritage of our buildings and all areas of live performance.
We are clear that to do this with vision and confidence we must have a greater diversity of voices in senior roles, and so we are particularly keen to hear from people from backgrounds currently under-represented in our leadership and governance.
We are looking for a Qualified Accountant (CCAB) with senior financial reporting and audit experience. Chartered Accountant status and experience of a similar role in a charity are desirable.
Previous experience as a Trustee is not necessary, as we are committed to full and appropriate induction, mentoring, training and support for all new Trustees.
Scottish autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for individuals with autism of all ages throughout Scotland.
We are currently looking for people with lived experience of autism to strengthen and support our existing board and management team, in realising our charitable objectives and strategic priorities.
We will provide tailored training and development and you will also work alongside a number of experienced Board Members who can share learning and experience.
Minimum commitment is attendance at 6 meetings per year.
This is an unpaid position. Trustees will be paid all reasonable expenses.
The Alasdair Gray Archive (AGA) was created in 2020. We are registering for a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). The AGA exists to enhance the reputation and understanding of one of Scotland’s most significant artists & writers of the 20th century, and through his legacy support others to fulfil their potential within the creative sector and beyond.
This year we published our Organisational Strategy and now is the right time for us to start shaping our board. We would love to find people who share our values and who have the capacity to help us grow the AGA over the next 2 years into a progressive centre for learning and a cultural destination within Glasgow. If you reflect our values and want to work in an open, responsive and exciting way then read on!
AGA has been led by me, Sorcha Dallas, for the last 2 years. I worked closely with Alasdair for 14 years where I managed and protected his visual archive. I captured Alasdair’s vision for the posthumous management and legacy of his archive, which drives and shapes the AGA to this day. I am looking for people who can help shape the future of AGA and maximise the potential of Alasdair’s legacy and enable growth in focused, collaborative and transparent ways. We need help to embed our governance structure, policy development, setting strategic goals and helping us grow our organisation in ambition and scale. We are keen for you to tell us about yourself and in practical terms how you identify and prioritise areas that will make the most difference.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid’s vision is where women, children and young people are free from the threat of abuse, violence or oppression.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is a charitable organisation dedicated to working towards ending domestic and sexual abuse. We offer a confidential service across Inverclyde to support women, children and young people who are or have experienced domestic and /or sexual abuse.
Are you passionate about helping women, children and young people in Inverclyde? Inverclyde Women’s Aid [IWA] are looking for Trustees to join its Board.
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our feminist governance team supporting and overseeing the development of the organisation to ensure the continued delivery of high quality, responsive services to vulnerable women, children and young people in our area. You do not need to know everything there is to know about domestic and or sexual abuse, but you will need to prove that you are interested in our work, be reliable, action focussed and committed to our principles and values.
We are keen to hear from women, and in particular those who may have experience or skills in the areas of HR, IT, legal, fundraising, marketing, social media and charity governance.
This is who we are
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is a worldwide community of inspiring health professionals working together to advance the profession and improve patient care. At a time when the health service faces great challenges, we are determined to make a positive difference, and are passionate about speaking up for the profession. We play an active leadership role in influencing and shaping healthcare policy.
Our community is made up of the expertise and experience of our 15,000+ outstanding, hardworking members, supported by over 100 College staff and volunteer lay advisors. College staff work with clinicians, who give their time freely to the work of the College to provide an innovative and inspiring programme of activity across the College.
We are a global and inclusive organisation with members working across medicine, surgery, dental surgery, travel medicine and podiatric medicine. Many of our members are actively involved as educators, examiners and ambassadors for the College.
Role and Responsibilities
The College would like to recruit new Lay Advisors for six committees –
Faculty of Podiatric Medicine Executive Board
Faculty of Travel Medicine Executive Board
Inclusion Advisory Group
Surgical Education Board
Surgical Exams Board
In particular we would like to recruit new members to increase the diversity of these committees and examiners in terms of demographics and knowledge of areas such as:
· Gender equality
· Inclusion and diversity
The role of a Lay Advisor is to provide non-medical input and perspective into the discussions and decision making of College committees and boards which support the charitable purposes of College.
Lay Advisors contribute to the openness, diversity and transparency of College affairs. Lay Advisors are not patients or public representatives.
The main responsibilities of the volunteer Lay Advisors shall be to: -
• Provide lay representation on one or more of the collegiate committees and boards
• Provide, as requested by the College’s committees and representatives, individual and collective lay input on matters relating to the work of the College and primarily in line with College’s key aims and objectives as detailed in the strategic plan.
• Represent, when required, the College on intercollegiate committees when specific lay representation is required.
• Comment on and/or respond to appropriate health related consultations and/or papers, policy documents from a lay perspective as directed by the Honorary Secretary and in line with the consultation process. The details of which are contained within the Terms of Reference for the Lay Advisory Group.
• Provide a pool of lay members who may, if required, serve on other professional medical bodies associated with the College e.g. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) Patient Liaison Group.
• Provide a potential source of lay examiners for College and intercollegiate examinations.
• Identify members to contribute to any Lay Advisory Panel(s) i.e. reference group which may be established, from time to time, to deal with specific matters of importance/areas of expertise as and when required.
• Contribute to discussion and debate, within College, both directly and indirectly on matters which are of interest to the College and the wider general public.
• Respond to relevant requests from the Executive Board or College Council asking for comment.
Lay Advisor Person Specification
• No formal educational qualifications are necessary
• Genuine interest in training, health and social issues
• Good communication skills. Able to work effectively with people in groups and in formal meetings
• Ability to challenge, constructively, the views and assumptions of others
• Able to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the circumstances
• Willingness and/or experience to participate in and provide input to a wide range of public policy and health related consultations
• Able to attend College committee/board meetings– typically 3-4 times per year
• Able to attend Lay Advisory Group meetings – typically 3 per annum. Meetings are held in the College in Glasgow and normally run from 5:30pm until 7:30pm
• Lay Advisors must not be qualified in either medicine, dentistry, nursing, podiatry or travel medicine
• The current or immediate past employment of a Lay Advisor must not give rise to any potential conflicts of interest.
• The post of Lay Advisor is voluntary, however, expenses incurred in carrying out the role of Lay Advisor will be reimbursed in line with the College Travel and Expenses policy.
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Shetland Womens Aid is a SCIO registered with the SSSC, Care Inspectorate and OSCR. The Trustees role is to support the service manager and help shape the charity's strategic direction and oversee the good governance of the organisation. We are looking for women with skills in health and social care, administration, fundraising, business planning, social affairs, housing, access, and inclusion, lived experience and human resources. Women are not required to live in Shetland due to meetings conducted online.
This is an unpaid position. It is an occupational requirement that applications are open to women only, as permitted under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
NUS Scotland is one of the most influential campaigning organisations in Scotland, securing significant wins for students and promoting the importance of strong students’ associations.
In Scotland we represent 500,000 students, with 32 students’ associations in our membership, including all college associations. At NUS Scotland we’ve channelled that power in the last year to win £millions of new funding for student hardship, digital poverty, mental health and student associations.
In March 2022, a policy was passed at NUS Scotland Conference calling for an independent NUS Scotland. That proposal established the democratic will of students in Scotland via their delegates to the conference to actively explore what independence for NUS Scotland would look like and take the work forward as a political priority.
As a result the NUS board has established a subcommittee (‘the advisory group’) to steer the organisation through an explorative phase on the future set-up of NUS Scotland and its relationship with NUS UK. The advisory group will be made up of four board members, four external positions and four elected positions representing NUS Scotland’s membership.
Appointed external positions
We are seeking to appoint four people to act as external members of the committee to provide advice, expertise and knowledge to the work of setting up an Independent NUS Scotland. This pack includes details of what we are looking for but fundamentally we are seeking people with the skills, knowledge and expertise to navigate us through the process of discerning what independence for NUS Scotland looks like.
The anticipated length of term for this post is until June 2024.
Who we are looking for
We are seeking to recruit the widest possible pool of talent to the advisory group and welcome applications from anyone who can make a contribution to this work. In particular, we believe experience of change management, knowledge of the political landscape in Scotland and an understanding of risk and strategy would all be helpful attributes.
We’re totally committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates, as they are currently under-represented as committee members and
We are seeking up to 4 new members for the Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT) Board. Our Non-Executive Directors perform a vital role, overseeing the management of the Charity and acting as ambassadors for our work.
For over 30 years ELGT has been delivering inspiring, ground breaking, and imaginative programmes of environmental and community projects that benefit local people, wildlife, landscape, and heritage. Our Board is vital in supporting ELGT to realise its vision of providing quality greenspaces to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to improve their health and wellbeing. We are seeking skilled, committed and engaged people who want to act as a catalyst for change and support ELGT through being part of our Board.
What we are looking for
Ramblers Scotland is a registered charity and is the representative body for walkers in Scotland, campaigning to protect the natural beauty of our countryside, promote walking and safeguard public access to land.
By overseeing our activities in Scotland, you'll be opening up the joys of rambling to the Scottish population. As convener of RSSC you will not only chair this national committee but help shape the future of the organisation and its interests in Scotland and contribute to the wider governance of Ramblers as an ex-officio member of Ramblers GB Board of Trustees.
This is an unpaid role however reasonable expenses are paid for any travel or subsistence required.