Established in 1998, Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is a membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. Staf is a national organisation which represents all 32 Local authorities in Scotland and is funded by membership fees, events and grant funding.
At the centre of all our work is the voice of our membership and the workforce who support young people leaving care, working towards our vision of a Scotland where their wellbeing and success is not determined by their care experience. Everything we do is consistent with our three values: We listen, We care, We love.
This position requires an inspirational leader with the drive, understanding, vision, gravitas and political awareness necessary to engage, motivate and enable others to thrive and flourish.+
The CEO holds accountability and responsibility for:
Larkhall & District Volunteer Group is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record and dedicated staff team which works to promote the wellbeing of the community in Lanarkshire by reducing physical and social isolation whilst increasing health and wellbeing. We also own our own centre on Victoria Street in Larkhall.
We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan covering the next three years. We would like to give you the opportunity to use your talents and expertise to help us implement the plan.
We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background to join our Board of Trustees (including a Vice Chair and Secretary) and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit new Trustees with experience of:
who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
You would have the opportunity to attend our Board Meetings informally before making any commitments and to shadow our experienced Chair, Secretary and Treasurer if you are interested in one of the leadership roles.
The Board meets once a month at our offices in Larkhall. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of the Charity. This is an unpaid position,however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Whilst all applications are appreciated, the Charity particularly welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented on its Board.
We are seeking new Board Members by June 2019 in time for our AGM in the summer of 2019.
SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health established in 1923. For over 90 years we have been supporting Scotland’s mental health through a wide-range of direct mental health and social care services; policy and award-winning campaigning work influencing positive social change; working in partnership to deliver meaningful outcomes for people and investing in innovative and dynamic charitable services across Scotland.
We are looking to recruit people who share our passion for our cause; and through drive, commitment and enthusiasm will strengthen and complement our current Trustee Board enabling us to achieve our ambitious strategic priorities to bring about a positive and lasting impact on Scotland’s mental health. We are currently looking for people with a qualification/experience in the following fields: commercial/entrepreneur (leading innovation and ideas), education (children and young people), health & safety, investment management, mental health, public health, quality/risk management, sport and physical activity.
This is a voluntary position, non-remunerated with out-of-pocket expenses paid.
Applications are welcome from people who have experience of mental health personally or professionally.
A PVG check will apply to this role.
We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution, promoting and protecting human rights for everyone in Scotland.
A key member of the Commission’s management team, the Head of Corporate Services leads the delivery of our corporate services, organisational administration and business management, supporting the Commission to achieve its strategic and operational objectives.
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is an organisation committed to our vision that all children and young people who are treated at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow have the best care and experience possible. We provide world class medical equipment and research, innovative play programmes and enhanced family resources
The Charity is embarking on a new and very ambitious three-year organisational strategy. Our work within the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow has been extensive, and although patients from throughout Scotland benefit, their local hospitals and community clinics are often the place where they receive primary care interventions. As a result, we will extend our reach and support maternity, neonatal and paediatric sites across the West of Scotland. You can read more about our work at glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org.
We are specifically looking for people working in Finance/Accountancy and Creative/Digital social media/marketing backgrounds.
Whilst all applications are appreciated, we particularly welcome submissions from groups currently under-represented on our Board including women, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities and people aged under 35 years.
Our aim is to improve outcomes for children to ensure the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families. Our hope is through achieving this, there will be a larger shift in society toward accepting the vital role Dads play.
We currently have a vacancy for a Board member to join our Board of Trustees. As a Trustee Board Member, your responsibilities will include:
This is an unpaid role however reasonable expenses associated with the role can be reimbursed.
Trustees are expected to attend all board meetings, which are held 4 times per year during the early evening in Edinburgh. Trustees will also be asked to contribute their expertise by attending and participating in sub committees, events and networking activities and acting as subject matter experts on particular projects as appropriate.
To ensure that Dads Rock:
In addition to the above duties of all Trustees, each Trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience they may have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives or other issues relevant to the area of work in which the Trustee has special expertise.
Qualifications and or membership of professional bodies related to your area of expertise.
Given the aims of the charity, we require trustees with experience of one or more of the following areas:
Previous experience of serving on a Board of Trustees or equivalent would also be beneficial.
You will be expected to commit to serving on the Board for a minimum of two years.
Board Meetings take place approximately every quarter. Dates for the following calendar year are circulated prior to, and agreed at, the last meeting of the year.
To represent DR at other internal and external events depending on your availability.
To participate in appropriate sub-committee groups – depending on your area of expertise and availability.
To attend any other meetings and events by agreement of the Board, as well as our Annual General Meeting.
Trustee Induction includes:
An induction meeting with the Chair and if desired to be peer supported by an existing Trustee.
Benefits of becoming a Trustee:
The knowledge that you are playing a vital role in the running and development of DR; enabling the organisation to continue its work and make a difference to Scottish society.
The opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge relating to the development of an innovative and dynamic voluntary organisation.
The ability to enhance your network and broaden your experience of the third sector.
About the Opportunity
The Hymans Robertson Foundation was established in 2016 to provide oversight and direction to Hymans Robertson’s charitable work in the field of financial literacy. The Foundation was registered as a charity in England & Wales (1168951) and Scotland (SC046931) the following year - marking the beginning of an exciting new era in the firm’s commitment to the greater good of society.
The original idea behind setting up the Foundation was to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people by helping to improve their financial literacy. The financial literacy ambition remains a key component of the Foundation’s objectives and the work in this area is very active through the Hymans Robertson Financial Footsteps Programme.
In addition, over the last year, the Foundation’s remit has evolved to encompass full oversight of the portion of Hymans Robertson’s profits which are allocated to charitable activities (typically in excess of £200k per year). The key reason for making this change was to ensure effective use of these funds for the benefit of our target groups in society.
The Foundation has broad charitable objectives (as defined in our registration). These are:
1.The advancement of education;
2.The relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage;
3.The advancement of health or the saving of lives.
In practice this charitable spending is organised into three strands:
·Financial Literacy and Employability– Partnering with a small number of charities, we support the delivery of focused programmes with the goal of helping young people (particularly those with less advantages) to build confidence and enhance their opportunities for the future.
·Local Community Support– each Hymans Robertson office actively supports its local communitythrough volunteering and fundraising projects. Much of this work is co-ordinated by Helping Hands groups in partnership with local charities.
·Matched Giving– Hymans Robertson employees are supported in their payroll giving and fundraising efforts for charities of importance to them.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, capable CEO to lead all aspects of our strategy and operation and the Foundation’s continued growth.
With a passion for helping young people achieve a better start in adult life, and a specific track-record in strategic planning, you’re an all-rounder who can drive strategic vision, business planning, networking and relationship building. This role is perfect for someone who thrives on working collaboratively and enjoys making a difference in the lives of young people.
The successful candidate will have proven leadership and management ability. This will ideally have been honed within the charitable sector as the role involves responsibility for the overall operations of the Foundation, ensuring every aspect is compliant to legal requirements. Familiarity and understanding of charity governance is essential, as is fundraising skill and experience.
We are flexible on hours and expect the time commitment to be the equivalent of one day per week over the year. Our ideal candidate will be based in Scotland, able to access our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow and with established networks in the charitable sector in place.
Salary: Equivalent of c1 day per week, £10,000pa
Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking for a dynamic, passionate and effective Director of External Affairs.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team to lead the transformation of how the Scottish Wildlife Trust engages with external audiences in order to tackle the ecological crisis we face.
Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join an organisation full of talented and committed people working towards a common goal. If you are an innovative, collaborative and impact-focused leader, who would like to play a key role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will have:
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.
Unity (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) was set up in 1989.
The focus of the organisation initially was employment opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded or face significant barriers to employment.
Over the years, Unity has grown and developed, delivering a variety of services in different communities, and some of these continue today. Examples include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages, housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. We are always innovating and developing new projects to ensure our social impact for individuals and communities.
In January 2016, Unity experienced a change in leadership for the first time since its inception. The Board have supported a number of changes which have helped us build on the quality of our services, think about the future and direction of Unity, and explore how we can continue to have a positive impact. We are committed to our key aims of Equality, Inclusion and Opportunity.
We continue to grow and develop, with a variety of projects and initiatives planned for the near future. We are now seeking Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The Unity Board of Directors provide governance to the organisation; ensuring our purpose remains clear and has benefit, ensuring our compliance at all level, supporting responsible financial management, ensuring the charity, and senior management team, are accountable.
When Unity was set up, the Board represented different Christian denominations, who supported the aims of the organisation. We have since built on our board membership, recognising the strength of wider representation. We hope to diversify our membership further, with respect to our guiding principles and with a key focus on welcoming those who share our core values.
The Unity Board shall have a minimum number of ten and a maximum number of twelve directors. Eight places are currently filled, with one members having indicated their intention to end their term after this coming year. The term is for a minimum of three years.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable, or providing representation at other relevant events.
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Interested members are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of Unity. The Board currently meets six times per year, although this may be subject to change. Some members attend other meetings, for example as a member of the Finance Committee.
You should be able to commit to attending meetings and responding to communication as required.
We particularly welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas;
· HR and/or employment law (this would be particularly advantageous)
· Marketing, Communications & Social Media
· Community development/citizenship
· Experience of having worked in the third sector, or specific experience of services delivered to carers, people with learning disabilities, people affected by homelessness and poverty or groups/individuals at risk of exclusion or discrimination
· Lived experience of using services
· Active in a faith community