Save the Children UK is looking for a new Trustee to join our Board. Our Trustees play a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction of our organisation, as well as holding management to account to ensure we are delivering our best for children every day. For this role, we are looking for a Trustee with Safeguarding experience to join our Board.
As a Trustee with Safeguarding experience, you will act as a point of contact between the Board and Save the Childrens professional safeguarding team relating to child safeguarding, Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), the safeguarding of other vulnerable people and the prevention of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace.
Save the Children UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Board level. We celebrate its role in the creation of an inclusive workplace culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight diversity brings to our organisation. We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.
Save the Children UK is advertising this post on a number of national jobs websites. We will assess candidates against the requirements of the role.
Trustees are required to attend quarterly Board meetings at Save the Children UK’s Head Office in Farringdon, London, and an annual Board call. They will also be asked to join one or more of the Board’s subcommittees, which requires an additional time commitment, and may be asked to undertake overseas travel on behalf of Save the Children UK.
While this role is not remunerated, Trustees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Save the Children UK.
At Save the Children UK we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.
With a clear Strategic Plan in place, a highly motivated staff team and a dedicated Board of Trustees, this is an excellent opportunity to fulfil a leading role in a respected national body with an exciting agenda. The Trust is delivering innovative and sector-leading actions that are aimed at celebrating Scotland’s built environment, taking action for its improvement, and empowering its communities.
The new Chair will be someone who is passionate about Scotland’s communities, built environment and heritage. Whilst they are likely to have a strong interest and affinity with Scotland’s built heritage and its conservation, the Trust is increasingly involved with a wider range of issues, such as community empowerment and quality of life in relation to our built environment more broadly.
The core responsibilities of the Chair are to lead our Board of Trustees, to act as an ambassador for the Trust where required, and to support our ambitious and dynamic professional team. We envisage that the new Chair will be enthusiastic for our mission and vision, a recognisable figure in their field and able to commit sufficient energy to the Trust in the years ahead.
The role is unremunerated but covers travel costs and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Make A Difference: Join Cordale’s Management Committee
Cordale Housing Association is seeking talented leaders to support its ambitions to make life better for residents and tenants in Renton and West Dunbartonshire.
Individuals with a record of success in any leadership role are being invited to join Cordale’s Management Committee.
The Association has successful completed a transformation programme, resulting in significantly improved performance and services, and is now mapping a strategy for further improvements.
The current Committee is made up of local residents, plus individuals with specific business skills. Its role is to ensure sound management of Cordale and to deliver excellent outcomes for tenants and service users.
These positions provide the opportunity to gain further governance and leadership experience. They are being offered on a voluntary basis, and full support and training will be provided.
Fife Law Centre, (est 2009), is a registered charity, constituted as a company limited by guarantee. It is the product of the vision of local agencies and providers who saw a need for accessible and specialist legal services for clients served by the Third Sector in Fife . These founding agencies are now our partners as we seek to provide for those with unmet legal need(s).
Fife Law Centre operates as a Board which sustains and supports a private legal firm, Fife Community Law Ltd, which itself is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.
The purpose of the Board is to set the strategic direction of, and secure the resources for, Fife Law Centre, and to work with the Principal Solicitor to support the delivery of services.
The areas of interest which we are seeking to cover include awareness of Third Sector organisations and their purposes in Fife, as well as statutory bodies such as local government and health. We would also welcome experience in legal practice. Current objectives relate to cases of Homelessness, Welfare Law Changes, Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence. Cases in other fields are dealt with at the discretion of the Principal Solicitor.
The Board meets 4/5 times a year in formal setting, and has previously operated with two sub-groups – Strategy and Resources. The pandemic has required the firm and the Board to work differently, and new trustees will join a Board reflecting on the demands which may face Fife Law Centre in the future, how they might be met, and how proper governance should be discharged. Video meetings have become the norm.
Care and Share Companionship is a relatively new Scottish Registered Charity. We recently celebrated our first year of being an active service. We support people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area of Fife. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and wellbeing. Our mission is to provide 1-1 personalised flexible companionship and make people feel valued and part of their community.
This is an exciting and challenging year to establish our presence, with ambition, empathy, passion and energy to support those people who sometimes feel invisible.
We are looking for a Chairperson and a Treasurer to help us in achieving our potential with knowledge, skills and experience in these roles who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance.
Perth College UHI is one of Scotland’s leading Colleges of Further and Higher Education, and a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Perth College UHI is currently recruiting for new external, independent Board members to join the Board of Management, the governing body charged with overseeing the operation of the College. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with recent senior-level background in finance, accountancy, or corporate governance.
A position on our Board requires commitment to the work of the College and the community, an interest in the post-16 education sector, and effective communication and analytical skills.
Membership is voluntary and unpaid, but brings huge rewards to members - input can make a real difference to the education and prospects of our learners and to the wellbeing and success of the communities where they live.
Attendance at meetings of the Board and Committees is required, usually early evening, and reasonable travel costs for Board business are reimbursed.
The College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for four Trustees to join our board, one of whom we hope would be our new Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
The One World Shop was established over 30 years ago and has played a lead role in the Fair Trade movement in Scotland, including helping Edinburgh and Glasgow become Fair Trade cities. As well as running a thriving city centre shop, we support schools, community groups and businesses to learn about fair trade and we nurture volunteers to become advocates. We currently employ 6 paid staff and over 20 volunteers. Our aim is to reduce poverty in poor areas of the world through trading fairly.
We are seeking to appoint a number of new voluntary Management Committee members, we are particularly looking at people with skills and experience in any of the following:
- Retail sales and management
- Business management
- Finance, funding, ethical investment
- Property, lease and surveying
Board meetings are held every two months in the evening in central Edinburgh.