We’re looking to further enhance the strength and diversity of our boards and are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for making a difference to local communities.
The Queens Cross Group is an organisation with a strong sense of identity and pride in the area we live and work and where there is evidence of the city’s rich industrial and cultural heritage all around us. The Housing Association is the parent organisation in a group structure with 2 subsidiaries Queens Cross Workspace and Queens Cross Factoring and a joint venture organisation the Garscube Community Foundation.
Applicants will be dedicated to our values of respect, integrity and aspiration. We would particularly welcome those who have experience in Economic Development, Business Start Up, Community / Social Enterprise Sector, Employability Initiatives, Climate Change and Sustainability, to support us in delivering our ambitious new business plan for 2020-25. We are keen to represent the diversity of our local community and welcome applications from under-represented groups.
Although the role is voluntary and unpaid, we will pay reasonable out of pocket expenses and will support you in the role through ongoing training and mentoring. It’s a highly rewarding role and our Board members have a sense of pride and satisfaction from providing quality homes and services, stimulating economic activity and providing accessible business accommodation for rent and awarding small grants that can change people’s lives.
Serving on our boards will enable you to strengthen and develop a variety of professional skills, which could be highly beneficial for your career advancement. You will have the opportunity to work and interact with other board members and organisational leaders and learn skills across a number of business areas that may be new to you such as governance, financial reporting, strategic planning and project management.
As a board member you will oversee the delivery of our new 5 year Business Plan and this is a great opportunity if you are looking to move into a management or graduate role and your career-to-date has been focused on day to day operational functions.
Our websites provide information about each organisation in the group:
Queens Cross Housing Association (Parent) - qcha.org.uk
Queens Cross Workspace - qcgroup.co.uk
Queens Cross Factoring - qcfactoring.co.uk
Garscube Community Foundation - garscubefoundation.org
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) seeks a new external Trustee to join its Trustee Board as a volunteer.
ENSA’s Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the association, sets the overall strategy for the organisation and evaluates its progress towards key goals. The Board is comprised of a combination of elected and appointed students and external lay trustees who can strengthen governance by bringing in expertise and perspectives from a range of backgrounds. The Trustee Board meets 6 times per year, early on Monday evenings.
ENSA is a registered charity. Its mission is to improve the student experience for around 14000 students based at Edinburgh Napier University’s 3 campuses. Its main activities are student representation, sports and societies, advice and support, training and events.
The Society was established in 1805 and now operates under a Royal Charter granted in 1903. It has charitable status and manages Trust funds of over £4m which are used to provides financial support to individuals who are unable to work because of illness and are living in their own homes. Currently around 164 people benefit from an annuity
The Board is now seeking to appoint at least two additional Directors to its Board to act as Charity Trustees and hopes to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity,
disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.
We have recently undergone a governance review and whilst all applications are appreciated, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our Board:
• People from Black & Minority Ethnic backgrounds
• People under fifty
• People with disabilities.
A priority is to increase the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board so we more closely reflect the communities we work with and are opened up to new perspectives. While we appreciate that no single Board member can have all of these, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds:
Healthcare professional with community experience
Welfare & social care
Financial and/or Investment Management
More detail is available in the Role Profile [link to download]
This is a voluntary role is not remunerated. Reasonable expenses may be paid in accordance with the Society’s policies.
We are seeking to appoint a pool of 30 Education Panel Members comprising a mix of Registered Teachers and Lay Members).
The role involves serving as a member of GTC Scotland's Education Panels which have responsibility for:
Terms of Employment: Four Years from 2 April 2020.
Time Commitment: Approximately 10 to 15 days per year. Work will be based in various locations across Scotland.
You will be expected to serve on at least 10 panels each year and attend professional learning sessions as required. A mandatory induction event in scheduled to take place in the GTCS offices in Edinburgh on Friday 3 April 2020.
Compensation Payment & Expenses: A compensation payment plus reasonable expenses will be provided for Council member attendance in accordance with our Member Expenses and Compensation Scheme Policy. Compensation is currently £75 for each half-day (up to 3.5 hours) and is intended to compensate members of any financial loss incurred as a result of their attendance; it is not an attendance fee.
Please note: No compensation or expenses will be paid to applicants in connection with the appointment process.
The role involves servicing as a member of GTC Scotland's governing Council which has responsibility for:
This post is a public appointment, rather than a position of employment.
Terms of Appointment: Four years from 2 April 2020.
Time Commitment: Approximately 8 to 12 days per year.
You will be expected to attend four Council meetings a year and may be required to serve on up to two committees.
Committees may meet between four and six times a year.
Compensation Payment & Expenses: A compensation payment, plus reasonable expenses, will be provided for Council member attendance in accordance with our Members Expenses and Compensation Scheme Policy. Compensation is currently £75 for each half-day (up to 3.5 hours) and is intended to compensate members for any financial loss incurred as a result of their attendance, it is not an attendance fee.
Please Note: No compensation or expenses will be paid to applicants in connection with the appointment process.
We are seeking a Trustee to join the General Nursing Council for Scotland (Education) Fund 1983 and Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award Board of Trustees.
This charitable fund was set up in 1983 from proceeds of the sale of the former National Board of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland (NBS) property assets. Since September 1992, the Fund has been augmented by the Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award, which guarantees that at least one recipient annually will be a midwife. The Fund’s Trustees’ Group sit within NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to ensure the funds are utilised as a resource for Nursing and Midwifery Council registered nurses and midwives working in different care areas in Scotland for the purpose of gaining knowledge and education to support their practice and thus enhance patient care. The Fund is available for awards to support educational development opportunities e.g. courses, study days, conferences; small scale projects (research and non-research); and study tours.
As a Trustee you would be involved in contributing to setting criteria for the awards and investments of funds, monitoring uptake of the awards and associated expenditure, and providing oversight and guidance to the GNC fund disbursement group which is part of the management arrangements for the administration of the fund.
Expertise and experience of financial and investment management and good governance are a core capability required to augment and complement the current Board of Trustees experience and this vacancy has arisen as the current Trustee, who provides the financial/investment oversight and insight, is stepping down.
The Board of Trustees meets 3 times a year and the meetings take place in Edinburgh. The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
LEAP Sports Scotland is seeking a new Chair
LEAP Sports Scotland celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The organisation became a charity in 2012, employed its first member of staff in 2013, and has established itself as Scotland’s LGBTI sports charity. LEAP Sports has gained a strong reputation and is now looking for a new Chair to join us on the next phase of our journey.
The Chair of Trustees will be responsible for leading the LEAP Sports board and charity, overseeing the successful achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives; overseeing the governance and compliance framework; and championing the continued growth and development of our profile and work.
We are seeking an individual who:
No prior experience as a third sector Chair is required, but understanding of how charities or small organisations work would be beneficial.
There are four in-person board meetings per year, 3 of these in Glasgow and one elsewhere in Scotland. The Chair is expected to be available for some charity, network and fundraiser events on an ad hoc basis.
Please note, we are particularly keen to encourage applicants from Women, Black Minority and Ethnic, disabled, migrant, and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within leadership roles in the third sector.
If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Hugh Torrance via email@example.com
SCAN Seeks New Chair
• Are you passionate about the power of contemporary visual art to open up new ways of seeing the world?
• Do you have a contacts book that you can draw upon to help us advocate for the vital role that art plays in a future vibrant Scotland?
• Are you committed to breaking down barriers to build a contemporary art workforce that is diverse and representative of the communities in which we live?
Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) is committed to championing and supporting the contemporary art sector in Scotland. Our vision is that the role, impact and benefits of contemporary visual arts are widely recognised as central to society and that sector professionals based in Scotland are informed, innovative and supported to achieve their ambitions.
We seek a new chair at an exciting time, as we launch a fresh programme for 2020/21 and continue to build a stronger voice for the contemporary visual art sector in Scotland.
You should be able to attend a minimum of four meetings per year, as well as provide one-to-one advice and support for the small SCAN staff team.
Your role will be central to the organisation, to fulfil the following core duties:
• Provide strategic leadership
• Oversee board activity
• Support and supervise SCAN Director
• Act as a representative of the organisation
We welcome and encourage applications from all sections of the community, and will not discriminate on grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious beliefs. To help us monitor our performance we ask you to fill in a confidential monitoring form.
The Greenock Medical Aid Society is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic member to chair our PR & Fundraising Committee, also to be available to attend ten meetings per year as a Trustee on our Executive Board.
GMAS is a charity providing care for older people through two care homes in Greenock with full nursing support at Bagatelle (40 beds) and Glenfield (33 beds). The same high quality of care and standard of living is offered in each Home. In partnership with River Clyde Homes a sheltered housing complex at Bagatelle Court is in operation.
Our values underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community.
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Teamwork: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one team
The PR & Fundraising Convener would maintain & develop our fundraising strategy, they will be someone who can lend their expertise and help build networks and contacts to raise the profile of Greenock Medical Aid Society (GMAS).
This is a great opportunity to join a forward-thinking charity fully committed to those entrusted into our care.
Children’s Panel Members are trained to take part in children’s hearings and make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people.
We need committed volunteers to take on the roles of Depute Area Convener. They don’t sit on Children’s Panels, but instead support the work of volunteers in their local area.
What will you be doing?
Supporting the local Area Convener, you’ll be managing a team of volunteers and developing new ways of working for your area. You’ll be working with local partners, communicating with Panel Members and leading on national improvements at the local level. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.
Who are we looking for?
You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people; able to lead and be part of teams; a strong communicator, listening as well as talking. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the children's hearings system.
Where should you be based?
We are looking for Depute Area Conveners in, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Highland & Moray and West Dunbartonshire.