West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) strives to be more than just a landlord. With over 50 years of history, what sets us apart is the way in which we go further to improve the lives of our tenants, innovatively responding to their needs as their lives change. We provide around 3,600 homes across the West of Scotland and go further to provide housing you can call home
Being part of our Board is an excellent opportunity to be involved in making a real difference to our customers and communities. This is an exciting time for us as we play our part in tackling climate change by implementing our first Green Strategy and continuing our digital transformation which puts customers at the heart of service delivery.
WSHA is currently seeking a new Board member with applicants requiring a genuine passion for social housing and at least one of the following:
The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.
Help us to further our work – become a Trustee
We are looking for volunteers to join our Board of Trustees.
As a Trustee, you’ll have the opportunity to apply and develop your skills and experience within BfN’s welcoming and dedicated Board. You’ll use your passionate commitment to ensure the charity can continue to progress strategically and influence real change for parents and families choosing to breastfeed.
New trustees will help ensure BfN fully represent the range of diversity in the infant feeding community. We are prioritising applicants who can add to the Board’s skills in public health, finance, organisational development and HR.
This role of Trustee with the Breastfeeding Network is voluntary, flexible, home-based and with occasional travel for meetings when that is possible. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and with a programme of work in Scotland we would also like to receive interest from applicants in Scotland.
The Board of trustees meets four times a year plus an extra meeting for the Annual General Meeting. The annual time commitment is 5 days for meetings, plus preparation and reading time, with opportunities for deeper involvement in relevant areas of the charity’s work. You will be invited to their events and the annual conference.
The role is not remunerated but travel and expenses are paid.
You may have experience of the following: Trustee, Voluntary, early years, vulnerable people, HR Manager, Board Membership, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Remote Working, etc.
Appointments commencing on 1 September 2021 and 1 April 2022
Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to five new Members of the Board of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Three appointments will take effect from 1 September 2021 with two from 1 April 2022.
Applicants need to demonstrate evidence of at least one of the following:
Applicants also need to demonstrate evidence of all of the following:
Finally, it would be desirable if applicants had the ability to be an effective member of the Remuneration Committee (RemCo).
Care and Repair Edinburgh is an independent charity and is part of the Age Scotland family. We are part of the Age Scotland Independent Living services designed to help people live independently for as long as possible and are able.
We offer a range of practical services to help people repair, improve or adapt their homes so that they may remain in their own homes in comfort and independence for as long as possible.
Care & Repair Edinburgh have been serving Edinburgh’s older and disabled residents since 1985 and complete over 5,000 jobs every year in homes across the city.
The success of the service has seen the Charity go from strength to strength and is a financially stable and viable organisation.
We are now looking to recruit new Trustees with a particular range of skills and experience to support the direction of the organisation. Candidates skilled in the areas of Third Sector leadership, Diversity Championing, Social Care or Hospital Discharge would be of particular interest.
We also welcome candidates who do not have board room experience. Full induction and training will be provided.
As a Trustee Board Member, you will be responsible for the strategic direction, control and accountability of the Charity ensuring that its activities are in the interests of its beneficiaries and to ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
A time commitment of around 1 day per month is required. The Board currently meets 4 times a year (February, May, August and November) in Edinburgh.
These posts are not remunerated but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
North Berwick Coastal Community Connections works to reduce social isolation and loneliness within the North Berwick Coastal Ward (which stretches from Aberlady in the west to Whitekirk in the east) by helping people become more connected and involved in their community. Using a mix of befriending and participatory activities, the project workers support people who may be isolated for a variety of reasons to regain their confidence and take their first steps back into social settings. Their members come from across the community, referred by GPs, local organisations, friends and family and, as self-referrals. Initially a community-led pilot project. NBCCC has now gained charitable status and is working towards its programme for the next three years.
The current Board wishes to appoint a number of additional trustees to oversee the strategic development of the charity as it moves into its next phase.
One vacancy is for a Safeguarding Officer. This trustee would assist the Board and staff with all aspects relating to the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (Scotland) Act 2007. A second vacancy has arisen for a trustee who would become Secretary to the Board.
Finally, we are seeking a trustee with first-hand working experience of small voluntary organisations.
These positions would be ideally suited to people with previous experience, knowledge and understanding of current safeguarding, child and adult protection legislation and related guidance, those with a background in mental health work and those who have previous knowledge of working in or with community-based charitable organisations.
In addition to monitoring the charity’s policies governing its work with volunteers and members, successful candidates should have a general interest in the reduction of social isolation and loneliness and be able to contribute to the strategic work of the Board.
Board meetings currently take place at 4-6 weekly intervals, but this frequency is expected to reduce as the charity becomes more established. Meetings have been taking place over Zoom although it is expected to have some physical meetings in the future.
Applications are invited from individuals who reside in the North Berwick Coastal Ward, although consideration will also be given to those with the appropriate background and experience who reside elsewhere.
Scottish Ministers invite applications from eligible candidates who are interested in appointment as General Member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (MHTS).
Applicants should note that under the provisions of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 (“the 2014 Act”), the MHTS is scheduled to transfer into the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. The transfer is expected to take place in 2022. Upon transfer, members will become subject to the provisions of the 2014 Act and the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993.
• prepare for hearings by reading the papers;
• participate fully in the decision making of the three member tribunal panel;
• contribute to the panel’s written decision;
• ensure that parties who are not always represented can fully present their case and have it considered fairly;
• ensure decisions and any orders of the panel are made efficiently, effectively and fairly.
About the appointment
General Members of the MHTS attract a fee of £422.71 per day. This recruitment round aims to fill 10 General Member vacancies.
It is expected that General Members will commit at least 2 days to the role each month. The appointment term will last five years. Upon transfer, members will become subject to the reappointment provisions of the 2014 Act.
We are currently recruiting new Board Members.
We are an ambitious, forward-thinking organisation, committed to providing quality, affordable homes and supporting our communities throughout the north and west rural Stirling Council area. A large part of our area of operation falls within the boundary of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.
Our vision is for Strong and Attractive Rural Communities and our supporting mission is to provide affordable, quality housing and support community aspirations. We are already on target to deliver circa 152 new homes by 2023. To support us in achieving our ambitions and as part of our focus on succession planning, we are now looking for enthusiastic and committed people who share our passion for the community to join our parent company Board.
As a Board member at RSHA you will be part of a team that is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the business together with ultimate control of corporate governance and financial management. In this role you will also help shape the future of the services we provide for our tenants, residents, and other customers. The Board works closely with the Association’s Chief Executive Officer and the senior management team in setting and achieving the Association’s aims and objectives.
This is a great time to join our Board. We have reviewed and updated our Group Strategic Plan 2020-2023 and recently launched our new Customer Engagement and Participation Strategy 2020-2023. If you are passionate about great housing and building strong communities then joining our Board could be for you.
The role offers you the opportunity to lead on the strategic direction of a growing organisation, playing a key role in delivering high quality services to our customers, defining goals and targets, and working with our involved customers to scrutinise our performance. We aim to ensure that our voluntary management Board is representative of the communities we serve, and applications are welcome from all, however we would be particularly interested in hearing from those who;
Board members learn new skills around governance, finance, and strategic planning. Being a Board member can be a rewarding and enriching experience. This role will provide you with the opportunity for personal and professional development. At RSHA, you will learn about the wide range of activities undertaken within a progressive, customer focused organisation operating within the social housing sector, and you will be able to use and develop a wide range of skills, knowledge, and experience.
This is a voluntary unpaid position however appropriate expenses can be paid in line with our Entitlement, Payments and Benefits Policy. In terms of time commitment, you would be expected to prepare for, attend and contribute to Board meetings (held seven times a year), have the option to contribute to Committee meetings (held three times a year) attend an annual Group Strategy event and take part in training sessions. We value commitment and experience as much as qualifications and all Board members will receive a comprehensive induction together with ongoing training and support to assist them with this challenging and rewarding role. Board meetings are currently conducted remotely using Zoom and you would be supplied with the appropriate IT equipment (iPad) and training.
Do you want to make a difference to people experiencing poverty and trauma?
The Robertson Trust is the largest independent grant making trust in Scotland, providing financial and other types of support to charities and individuals. It was established in 1961 when sisters Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson gave shares in their family whisky businesses to the Trust to use income from those businesses for charitable purposes.
The Trust has a clear vision; a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Through funding and supporting organisations, The Robertson Trust works to alleviate poverty and trauma in Scotland through short- and long-term projects. They also use their research, knowledge and networks to inform, support, champion and inspire the third sector across the country with the aim of delivering service and system change.
The dedicated team is led by a new CEO, Jim McCormick, and have recently launched a 2020-2030 strategy; it is an exciting time to be involved with an ambitious organisation which is not afraid to take on difficult issues and will take risks in pursuit of positive change.
The Robertson Trust are now looking to appoint three new Trustees to their board. One Board member will have the skills and experience to chair the Audit and Risk Committee and the two other new recruits will have personal and/or professional experience of supporting people and places affected by poverty and trauma. Applicants will, ideally, show a working knowledge of community development, system change, social change, funders and the charity sector. No previous board experience is required, and the Trust are looking for candidates to bring a diversity of thought, experience and background.
Are you interested in equality, diversity and inclusion? Do you have a passion for tackling gender inequality? Do you have a few spare hours a month? Then why not join our Trustee Board at Kairos Women+!
Kairos Women+ is a community-led, women’s space based in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. A second home for women and non-binary folk, we inspire transformational change in the lives of the women+ we work with by collaboratively creating opportunities through workshops, events, training and courses. Kairos Women+ began as a project within Active Communities (Scotland) Ltd funded by The Robertson Trust. Now, as we move towards becoming an independent charity, we are seeking to recruit new trustees to complete our board and our skillset.
“Kairos Women+ has given me an insight into all different types of people and backgrounds. There is no stigma here at all and that is such a positive thing.” - Kairos participant
“Kairos has made me feel wanted for the first time in a long time.” Kairos participant
“AtKairos, I feel like I’m thriving not just surviving.” – Kairos participant
The aims of Kairos Women+ are:
We are looking to recruit several Trustees at this stage to expand the skillset of our Board. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to the above aims and they will have skills & experience in one or more of the following areas:
Relevant knowledge in the following areas is desirable but not necessary: Fundraising, Political & Parliamentary.
In these initial stages, we are meeting monthly via Zoom. In future, trustee meetings will be held bi-monthly, then quarterly.
We are passionate about equality, diversity & inclusion and we especially welcome applications from: disabled women, trans women, non-binary people, LGB women and BAME women.
We are seeking people to join our Board in 2021, to work alongside our existing board trustees in supporting The Work Room in its mission to empower artists in making pioneering dance for diverse contexts at home and internationally.
Who we are looking for:
As a registered charity, The Work Room’s board is the charity trustees with responsibility for governing the organisation. They are responsible for the legal, financial and organisational overview of The Work Room, and the strategy that underpins the membership led structure. The board includes artists who are members of The Work Room along with people who bring their skills and experience from other areas to support our work.
We’d love to hear from you if you share our values and are:
The Work Room recognises systemic exclusion within the arts sector and we are striving to put equity and inclusion at the heart of our work. We are working towards an Anti-Racism practice and we want the board to better reflect the diversity of our membership. In supporting this, we particularly welcome applications from:
What the role involves:
The role of the Board trustees is to support the work of The Work Room and provide leadership and strategic governance, in line with the core purpose and policies of the company. The Work Room is a charity, and our board of trustees are guided by the guidance and good practice provided by the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator
The board usually meets four times a year in addition to the AGM (Annual General Meeting) of all members. In addition to this, the board may get involved in events, training or on sub-committees. A key aspect of the role is to build a collegiate working relationship with The Work Room staff team and other board members contributing to collective and considered decision making.
Find out more
We will be holding a number of open sessions, where there is the opportunity chat to existing board trustees about The Work Room and the role. These will be held on Zoom and we can arrange captioning, BSL interpreter or other access requirements.
Please contact email@example.com for details on joining any of these sessions.