Solas Festival is looking for a treasurer to join our board and support the delivery of one of Scotland’s friendliest small festivals.
About Solas Festival
Solas Festival - Scotland’s midsummer festival - has been running since 2009. The all-age, weekend-long celebration of music and the arts is designed to entertain, inspire and challenge. It takes place at Errol Park, Perthshire, a beautiful site overlooking the silvery Tay.
Our programme makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. The festival offers a broad, inclusive, creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment; everyone is welcome.
The role of the Treasurer is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The Treasurer will also be a member of the board and will have opportunity to get involved in other aspects of the running of the festival.
There is some flexibility in the role, which could be adapted to suit the right person, but broadly speaking the treasurer would:
The ideal person would have a good understanding of financial administration and budget management in the charity, private or public sectors. Full role description downloadable below.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
Solas Festival is a small charity and this is a great opportunity to get involved at the heart of it and directly influence its development. As well as building on your governance, leadership and financial management experience, it’s a chance to get to know the board and creative team behind the festival, to be creative and try out new ideas.
The full Board meets 4 times a year and the Treasurer would be expected to attend bi-monthly finance meetings in addition to this. Meetings normally take place in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Some meetings could be attended via video conference.
We would hope the Treasurer would also be able to join us at the festival which takes place this year 19th- 21st June 2020 at Errol Park in Perthshire.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) is currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise to join our skilled and experienced Board. We're looking for new trustees who want to drive change and help us shape and communicate our new strategic direction.
OPFS is the leading charity working with single parent families in Scotland. We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign with parents to make their voices heard to change the systems, policies and attitudes that disadvantage single parent families.
Our vision is of a Scotland in which single parents and their children are valued and treated equally and fairly.
Our mission is to work with and for single parent families, providing direct support services that enable them to achieve their potential and help create lasting solutions to the poverty and barriers facing many single parents and their children. We support all single parent families whether headed by mothers, fathers, young parents or kinship carers.
If you share our mission and have a drive to see positive social change for single parent families, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of an established charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference.
If you have experience of any of the following, please apply.
· Legal/charity governance,
· Policy and strategy,
· Fundraising, third sector and government (local or Scottish)
Period of appointment is initially for three years, after which you will be eligible for re-election for a further period of three years.
Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly Employment. We have Investors in People status and Living Wage accreditation.
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We need new committee members who have a range of skills and personal qualities who will strengthen our leadership in achieving the best we can for tenants and other service users. We would welcome interest from individuals with a commitment to our objectives and who have appropriate skills, but in particular would welcome applications from people with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
· Property maintenance/construction
· Tenant/community engagement
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You will be tasked with working closely with the board and our General Manager to meet the organisations strategic aims and objectives. You must be committed to the values of a community focused organisation. You will scrutinise, review and monitor the management reports and constructively challenge the management where necessary.
These are voluntary roles, however any reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of you carrying out your role as board member will be reimbursed.
Can you make a difference in an organisation that supports Adults with a Learning Disability?
St Joseph’s Services have been providing housing support / care at home services to adults with a learning disability in Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 95 years.
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Having recently launched an ambitious vision for the future we are seeking Trustees who will help us realise our aspirations and share our passion in delivering services to adults with a learning disability. All applications will be considered - we would particularly welcome applications from people with a: Financial, HR, PR or Third Sector background.
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In early 2018, our long-standing Director left the Association. Following an options appraisal, Calvay decided its best option was to continue as an independent association, and a new permanent Director was appointed in October 2018.
Since then we have put a new business plan in place, and made improvements in how the Association is governed and managed. Over the coming year we will be commissioning a governance review and putting in place further improvements.
We are a medium sized housing association with 825 properties in management. We have a mixture of property types; the original stock acquired from GCC in the 80s, new-build properties and ‘second stage’ transfer properties. Over the next year we have plans to develop approximately sixty additional properties. We also provide factoring services to 105 owners and lease one commercial unit.
Calvay HA is based at the Calvay Centre which is also home to Quarriers charity. The Centre has an IT suite and a hall which is rented out for a variety of activities.
Some of the benefits you can expect from serving on our Management Committee include:
We are looking to strengthen our committee and would like to hear from people who have professional level skills or experience in any of the following areas:
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GNWCAB is committed to the on-going development of our staff and volunteers, and we provide opportunities for training and engagement across the organisation on a regular basis, some of which are delivered nationally our membership body, Citizens’ Advice Scotland.