MND Scotland is leading the fightback against Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland and we are looking for skilled individuals to join our Board of Trustees.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided
MND Scotland provides care and support to people affected by MND, as well as powering cutting-edge research to find a cure.
Trustees are responsible for setting our strategic direction and making sure the organisation meets its objectives.
We encourage anyone with an interest in MND to apply, however we would particularly welcome people who have skills in any of the following areas: digital innovation and services, finance and accounts, fundraising and income generation, and HR and legal.
What you will bring:
· Proven ability to work constructively with a team
· Experience working with vulnerable people
· Excellent communications skills
· Excellent organisational skills
· Knowledge of ‘good working practice’ and procedures, preferably in healthcare and/or the charity sector
· Commitment to the aims, objectives and procedures of the organisation and to staff, volunteers and service users
· Understanding of issues affecting people with MND
Generations Working Together is looking to recruit two enthusiastic, committed, dependable and proactive volunteer trustees to replace two members of our board who are retiring at our next Conference/AGM on 4th March 2020.
We are looking for a new treasurer and a trustee who have experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector who want to become actively involved in progressing intergenerational work across Scotland.
Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.
In particular, we are seeking trustees with a strong background /expert skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Sponsorship/fundraising from trust funds and other similar agencies
• Charity or work experience in financial management including end of year reports
• Education (early years/primary/secondary and further)
• Health and /or social care
• Housing/architecture with an interest in intergenerational housing
• Communications and marketing background
• Intergenerational work
Please note there is a separate role description for the treasurer post which can be found on the GWT website.
Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.
Commitment includes attending board meetings which are normally held in Glasgow four times a year. On top, we ask Trustees to attend our annual conference (if possible) and AGM and one development session each year to look at the business plan. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of GWT. This may include membership of Task and Finish Groups, Standing Committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise.
We use a Zoom video conferencing system which Trustees can use to call into the meetings if they cannot attend in person. Much of the subgroup work is done via email and video conferencing.
GWT has developed out of one of the six core actions from the 2007 Strategy for an Ageing Population. Its vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages value, respect and support each other. It is based on a network of regional groups that covers the whole of Scotland and for a small organisation has had a significant impact to date.
GWT has mainly been funded by the Scottish Government however GWT achieved charity status as a SCIO on the 29th July 2015 to allow additional funding streams to be secured.
A short film narrated by our retired chair Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE can be viewed on our website here detailing our history and the background of intergenerational work and its growth in the UK.
Details of our conference planned for Wednesday 4th March can be found here and our AGM here.
What is it like to be a volunteer Trustee?
“Volunteering with GWT this past year has let me see the value of intergenerational practice in many arenas of life. It has given me greater insight into the passionate practice out there and also the resource and specialism required to support it to be done in ever more meaningful and measurable ways. I have loved the opportunity so far of being part of a Board with such great diversity of age and experience.” (Trustee)
“My experience volunteering as a Trustee for GWT over the past two plus years has been both rewarding personally and beneficial professionally. Exposure to the Governance and Compliance aspects of Trusteeship has been useful supporting my role as a senior manager within a private sector business, while the opportunity to present to workshops and conferences has been invaluable experience of public speaking. Additionally, working alongside the other Trustees and GWT staff who have a wealth of diverse and in-depth experience has been extremely useful from a professional development perspective. From a personal perspective, being able to
HIV Scotland’s board is currently made up of 7 Trustees, led by Dr Nicoletta Policek. Our Trustees bring a wide range of experience, all from diverse backgrounds. The Board meet four times per year to shape HIV Scotland’s strategy, whilst advising and supporting our Chief Executive.
All of HIV Scotland’s Trustees are volunteers, however travel and other expenses relating to the role of being a Trustee are fully reimbursed. We don’t want finances to be a barrier to anyone becoming a Trustee.
HIV Scotland is a Scottish Charity, and a Limited Company. The Board of Trustees is responsible for:
• Overall governance and strategic direction, in line with our Carver Policy Governance Manual.
• Developing the organisation’s goal in accordance with its Articles of Association.
Trustee’s responsibilities include:
• Furthering HIV Scotland’s objectives and Strategic Ends.
• Being subject to company law, charity law, HIV Scotland’s Articles of Association, and good governance.
• Supervision of, and support of our Chief Executive.
This means that Trustees would be expected to:
• Regularly attend our Board Meetings.
• Be committed to participate in the Board’s work.
• Prepare for Board meetings.
• Get to know the Board and the organisation.
• Where possible, attend HIV Scotland events.
Trustees are normally appointed for two terms of three years.
Trustees meet four time during the year. Meetings are normally held on a Thursday evening in
March, June, September and December. At present, there are no Board Sub-Committees.
Applications to join the Board of HIV Scotland are now open until Monday 3rd February 2020.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 14th February 2020, with interviews to follow.
Successful candidates would be invited to join the Board at the next meeting.
The selection process is led by the Vice-Chair, James Whyte. Trustees will be selected by the skills, knowledge and experience that people demonstrate on their application forms.
The Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI) is an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation providing a range of advice, support and employability services aimed at maximising household income, preventing homelessness, reducing poverty, improving employability and generally improving wellbeing.
Main activities and services we provide include:
CHAI is a Company Limited by Guarantee and we are now seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Directors, who share our mission of reducing homelessness, poverty and inequality in Edinburgh and our passion to support the community. In particular, we are seeking people with skills in the fields of fundraising, marketing, health and income inequality, employment and child poverty, as well as individuals with lived experience of low income and/or homelessness, and who can bring that experience to help others.
The Board meets around 8 - 9 times a year at CHAI’s office at Riverside House, Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. Responsibilities include attending Board meetings and Annual General Meetings, provide advice and support to the Chair and Project Executive, participating in events and activities organised by CHAI. No previous experience is required as full induction, training and support in the role of a Director will be provided.
The position is unpaid, but full travel expenses can be claimed.
Commitment: Several evening meetings each year.
An introduction to Home-Start Glasgow South
Home-Start Glasgow South is looking to recruit someone with significant experience of working at a senior level within fundraising, a creative thinker who is able to provide strategic and operational leadership and who will bring both creativity and commercial awareness to the role. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
Key responsibilities will include:
Manage fundraising team to secure adequate funding for the organisation through grants and trusts, partnerships, community fundraising and development of other sources of funding
Developing and managing budgets growing from circa 600k.
Manage existing relationships while exploring and developing new opportunities
Market and promote the work of the charity to a wider audience using well written and impactful propositions and presentations.
Maintain accurate records, including maintaining the fundraising and income generation database and CRM systems with targets, pitches and asks.
Providing support to Director in managing staff in different roles.
As well as energy and passion for your work, you will be able to demonstrate:
A proven track record of successful fundraising through a variety of income streams in the charity sector.
Experience of leading campaigns and communications which target different audiences through a range of media channels.
That you are a confident speaker and networker with proven success of building partnerships
That you are an inspiring manager, able to keep your team motivated and highly productive.
Come on board and help make the next move.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified and skilled women to join our existing Board of Directors.
We offer refuge accommodation for 11 families, 1:1 support, group work, information, counselling, and advocacy to women and their children who experience domestic abuse and sexual abuse. We are currently based in 9 George Square, Greenock, although we provide our services Inverclyde wide.
The role of the Director is highly rewarding but unpaid, although any expenses incurred will be reimbursed. Training on domestic abuse and its effects will be available. This is a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time and commitment to join the Board of Directors in order to provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the current management structure in the future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children and young people. We have identified skills and experience required including: Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Marketing and Fundraising.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.
The Highland Hospice is looking to appoint a Corporate Fundraiser to help generate income by developing and maintaining successful partnerships with corporate supporters, specifically through donations, sponsorship, employee fundraising and events.
The Rock Trust is looking to employ an enthusiastic and motivated Community and Individual Fundraiser to work as part of the Fundraising team. The Community and Individual Fundraiser will focus primarily on working with the team to increase our presence in the communities in which we work, with a particular focus on East and West Lothian. They will be responsible for securing new local partnerships, recruiting and stewarding fundraisers, and establishing new opportunities/events to fundraise for our work, as well as increasing income from individual donors and driving forward regular giving.
This role will be based between both our offices in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Some travel to other parts of Scotland will be required.
At CHAS, we are on a mission. We’re going to make sure wherever there is a child in Scotland with a life shortening condition their family know about the vital support we can provide. To do this we need to reach into every community across Scotland and this is where you come in! We are looking for a driven and ambitious individual to join the Community Fundraising team.
You will be responsible for getting out into the local community, raising awareness and engaging your supporters in their fundraising! You will grow and develop existing relationships and create new community fundraising activity alongside an amazing Fundraising and Communications team. You will manage a fantastic group of existing CHAS volunteers and grow your volunteer networks.
In order to successfully drive fundraising and support for CHAS in your area, you will work co-operatively with colleagues, form meaningful relationships with others, demonstrate initiative, act with integrity and be accountable for your actions and decisions. You will also have:
At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Community Fundraiser, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.
As the charitable subsidiary of West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA), Willowacre Trusts overarching aim is to tackle social and economic disadvantage and impact on tenancy sustainment within the communities served by WSHA.
Willowacre Trust understands the importance of providing tenants and communities with access to the support that they require to assist them in sustaining their tenancies and improve their opportunities.
Willowacre Trust plays a fundamental role in the delivery of non-core landlord activities including specialist support and wider community services. These services include Sheltered Housing Support, Starter Pack Services, Furniture Upcycling, Older People’s Services, Money Advice, Energy Advice, Handy Person Services and the Barrowfield Community Centre.
Working with the Community and Support Services Manager you will assist to identify new projects and services which offer support to WSHA tenants and communities. You will work within a planned programme to create high-quality written funding applications to raise external funding for Willowacre Trust and WSHA.
You will have a proven track record of experience working in fundraising, including the preparation of funding applications for trusts, foundations or businesses. You will also undertake research and support the development of new projects including the analysis of key community data.
You will require exceptional organisational skills, being able to meet demanding deadlines along with good team working skills.
In return we offer a friendly, inclusive environment and a good remuneration package with 37 days’ annual leave and flexi-time system.