Fife Law Centre, (est 2009), is a registered charity, constituted as a company limited by guarantee. It is the product of the vision of local agencies and providers who saw a need for accessible and specialist legal services for clients served by the Third Sector in Fife . These founding agencies are now our partners as we seek to provide for those with unmet legal need(s).
Fife Law Centre operates as a Board which sustains and supports a private legal firm, Fife Community Law Ltd, which itself is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.
The purpose of the Board is to set the strategic direction of, and secure the resources for, Fife Law Centre, and to work with the Principal Solicitor to support the delivery of services.
The areas of interest which we are seeking to cover include awareness of Third Sector organisations and their purposes in Fife, as well as statutory bodies such as local government and health. We would also welcome experience in legal practice. Current objectives relate to cases of Homelessness, Welfare Law Changes, Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence. Cases in other fields are dealt with at the discretion of the Principal Solicitor.
The Board meets 4/5 times a year in formal setting, and has previously operated with two sub-groups – Strategy and Resources. The pandemic has required the firm and the Board to work differently, and new trustees will join a Board reflecting on the demands which may face Fife Law Centre in the future, how they might be met, and how proper governance should be discharged. Video meetings have become the norm.
Care and Share Companionship is a relatively new Scottish Registered Charity. We recently celebrated our first year of being an active service. We support people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area of Fife. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and wellbeing. Our mission is to provide 1-1 personalised flexible companionship and make people feel valued and part of their community.
This is an exciting and challenging year to establish our presence, with ambition, empathy, passion and energy to support those people who sometimes feel invisible.
We are looking for a Chairperson and a Treasurer to help us in achieving our potential with knowledge, skills and experience in these roles who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance.
Perth College UHI is one of Scotland’s leading Colleges of Further and Higher Education, and a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Perth College UHI is currently recruiting for new external, independent Board members to join the Board of Management, the governing body charged with overseeing the operation of the College. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with recent senior-level background in finance, accountancy, or corporate governance.
A position on our Board requires commitment to the work of the College and the community, an interest in the post-16 education sector, and effective communication and analytical skills.
Membership is voluntary and unpaid, but brings huge rewards to members - input can make a real difference to the education and prospects of our learners and to the wellbeing and success of the communities where they live.
Attendance at meetings of the Board and Committees is required, usually early evening, and reasonable travel costs for Board business are reimbursed.
The College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
Are you an experienced professional, looking to utilise your skills, experience and knowledge to help others? Do you want to undertake a Non-Executive Director role where your efforts will make a genuinely positive change to people’s lives?
Renfrewshire Leisure is a vibrant and ambitious culture and leisure charitable company which delivers cultural and leisure services and experiences across Renfrewshire. They deliver a year-round programme of cultural and leisure activities and services to c. 3 million customers visiting their libraries, museums, community centres, swimming pools and leisure facilities.
Renfrewshire Leisure will drive a number of significant cultural opportunities over the next few years, as part of the culture-led regeneration of Paisley and Renfrewshire. They will be instrumental in positioning Paisley as a new cultural centre. Following Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021, a £100m programme of renewal of the cultural infrastructure and public realm is being implemented, with nearly £75m investment in venues we manage.
They currently have an exciting opportunity to recruit a minimum of three Independent Directors to join the Board of Renfrewshire Leisure due to a recent retiral and to ensure a strong balance of expertise and representation. They are seeking individuals who can support the charity in enriching the lives of people who live, work and visit Renfrewshire, and who can bring with them skills and experience that would help the organisation grow and develop into the future.
They are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds, skills, knowledge and experience:
The role of a Director is to direct the affairs of the charity through efficient, effective and accountable governance, ensuring that the organisation is professionally run and acts in accordance with its stated aims and objectives.
This is an unpaid role however reasonable expenses will be paid for travel to meetings and agreed out of pocket expenditure.
Talented trailblazers sought with construction, finance, legal, HR or third sector backgrounds to join Caledonia Housing Association Board
Caledonia Housing Association is seeking talented trailblazers to support its transformation plans.
Individuals with a track record of strategic and operational leadership in construction, finance, law, HR, social housing or the third sector are invited to apply to join the Caledonia Board.
Caledonia Housing Association chief executive Julie Cosgrove has been shortlisted for Director of the Year in the 2020 Institute of Director Awards and, together with the Board, is pursuing a path of expansion as it works to deliver sustainable homes that help make life better.
A key workstream will be a substantial regeneration of the Bellsmyre area in Dumbarton, replacing existing low-demand properties with new build homes.
CHA, whose commitment to creating vibrant communities has increased its stock of homes by 150% in a decade, has a portfolio of 5,500 properties across eight local authority areas.
Chair Penny Coburn said, “The Caledonia business model is extremely successful. Turnover has increased from £16m to £36m, with reserves of £51.1m, which gives us an extremely sound financial platform from which to continue our transformation plans.
“The time is now right to appoint additional Board members with the vision and experience to help us achieve our ambitions to provide more high quality, energy-efficient homes for our communities. If you think you have what it takes, we would love to hear from you.”
Applications from people with diverse backgrounds are welcome.
The Board member positions are being offered on a voluntary basis, and full support and training will be provided.
A registered Scottish Charity, Caledonia provide homes for rent and low-cost home ownership. It caters for diverse needs, offering mainstream housing for families, couples and single people, as well as supported accommodation, sheltered and amenity housing, residential care and other specially adapted properties, including those designed for wheelchair users.
Teapot Trust is a Scottish charity providing art therapy and creative interventions in hospitals and, more recently, community settings and online to support the wellbeing of children and young people living with chronic conditions – and their families. We help children and young people to express their emotions, overcome challenges linked to their condition and develop healthy coping mechanisms so that they are not defined by their illness. Through our art therapy we bring colour to young lives.
Your key focus will be:
Evaluation Support Scotland works with the third sector and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and use learning to improve practice and inform policy.
We are recruiting for four Trustees to join our board, one of whom we hope would be our new Treasurer.
We’re looking for people who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance. We welcome applications from people who would bring diversity to our board. Trustees are unpaid.
VOCAL is the Voice of Carers Across Lothian, a dynamic and enterprising charity which provides support to over 10,000 unpaid family carers each year in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
We recently lost our Treasurer in sad circumstances and seek a successor to support our team of six trustees with the competent stewardship of VOCAL’s finances.
Trustees ideally combine professional skills with caring experience in the family. The position is not remunerated. The Treasurer may be in employment or retired. Her/his professional experience as an accountant will preferably include some understanding of SAGE accounting software which is used by our organisation and maintained by a finance officer.
VOCAL receives funding from a diverse range of sources and undertakes many fundraising initiatives each year. We strive continuously to improve our systems to provide greater clarity and transparency of our finances for the benefit of the Board, staff, volunteers and all stakeholders.
For a summary of VOCAL’s work, annual accounts and turnover and priorities for the future, please see our most recent report of work here: vocal.org.uk/about/annual-reports
Are you passionate about making a difference for very young children and their families? Research has shown that strong attachment and nurturing relationships during the first years of life have the highest chances of building resilience and improving lifelong outcomes. Therefore, any investment made during these first years of a child’s life will have the highest impact – it is about prevention over intervention. We at Cattanach strongly believe this is how we can make the biggest difference for the public good with the endowment we have been entrusted with. The COVID 19 pandemic is bringing long-standing inequalities to the forefront and we are more determined than ever to make a difference to very young children and their families here in Scotland.
Our grants support organisations that help families with children from pre-birth to about three years of age to form strong relationships with those in their closest circles - parents, grandparents, siblings and carers – and enjoy a happy and healthy early childhood. In particular, we want to foster strong attachment, build resilience, improve family mental health and work towards prevention over waiting until things are broken. You can find more information in our 2020 Stepping Stone Strategy.We also work with partners in the voluntary, public and private sectors to jointly achieve the National Outcome for children and young people:
"We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential."
Together, we want to drive positive change for very young children in Scotland and hope to strengthen our support for frontline organisations. For more information on our work, please visit our website (you can find our Constitution here).
We are looking for several Trustees to join our Board. We have been growing as a funder and as an organisation, with a new and highly skilled team, fruitful and productive partnerships, and a strong commitment to being a strategic as well as a successful grassroot funder.
Cattanach welcomes applications from individuals in the private, voluntary and public sectors. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience and expertise in one of the following areas:
The list is not exhaustive, of course. Our Chief Executive, Dr Sophie Flemig (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be delighted to have an informal chat with you to provide further information.
We are specifically looking for a Chair for the Grants Committee and a Chair for the Finance and Audit Committee and would be delighted if you could express your interest in either position at the time of submitting your application.
We ask that all candidates demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the four Cattanach values:
INTEGRITY – We strive to be fair, ethical and accountable.
LOVE – We recognise the importance of nurturing relationships, with kindness and compassion at the heart of all our work.
HOPE – We are passionate about enabling change through our work with partners and the organisations we support.
As Trustee with Cattanach, you will attend four Board meetings per year and be a member of at least one of our Committees (Finance and Audit, Investment and Grants), each of which meet four times a year. Meetings tend to be held in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and dial-in via video-conference is possible.
We ask Trustees to accompany staff on at least one project visit every year and to partake in a one-day Strategy Seminar in the autumn. The total time commitment for a Cattanach Trustee is about 10 days per year, including reading and preparation time, all meetings (Board and Committee) and individual/Board development. About 60% of this time can be organised flexibly while 40% is reserved for meetings as a Board.
Bringing about the day where everyone’s voice is heard and respected.
We are seeking volunteer Board members to join an existing team of trustees in a forward looking and inclusive organisation.
Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross (IAPK) are looking for dynamic individuals to join the Board of Directors in supporting the strategic direction and development of the organisation.
IAPK is the main Independent Advocacy and Human Rights based organisation in Perth & Kinross, providing independent advocacy for people who experience vulnerability or disadvantage through disability, illness or life circumstances. IAPK provides free independent advocacy so that people have their voice heard and are involved in decisions which affect their lives. At the core of all our work are the Principles, Standards & Code of Best Practice for Independent Advocacy (SIAA 2019) and our IAPK Values: Human Rights, Independence, Partner-Led, Honesty, Courage and Empowerment
The Board are seeking applications from individuals who are interested in human rights, social justice and equality and are particularly interested in those with skills and experience with working in the 3rd sector; as well as those with skills in Finance, Business Management and Development, Charity Law, Fundraising, Human Resources, Marketing and Strategic Development.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.