The University Court is seeking to appoint a Chair to succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE in March 2020.
The Court plays a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction. This appointment provides a significant opportunity for an experienced individual to lead the Court, and to work with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice, on positioning the University’s future strategic direction.
The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance.
To fulfil this important role, we are seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals with experience of chairing boards and committees responsible for managing strategic issues, with knowledge of the Scottish higher education sector, or with experience of key bodies relating to education in general.
If you share our values and vision, are able to subscribe to the commitments set out in the role specification, and consider you meet the person specification, we would like to hear from you.
Queen Margaret University is committed to ensuring that its Court represents the staff, students and community which it serves. As such, we would welcome applications that reflect the breadth and diversity of those communities, and that would further enhance the diversity of the Court. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Are you passionate about delivering great services? Do you have expertise in leading teams to improve processes and deliver excellent customer care? You may be just the person we are looking for.
There are over 40,000 organisations in the voluntary sector in Scotland, employing over 100,000 paid staff across a huge range of specialisms, activities and locations. As the national membership body for voluntary and community organisations our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident and sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland, by delivering services, giving the sector a voice at a national level and promoting and supporting innovation and improvement.
We deliver payroll services to over 400 organisations. We help our customers fill hundreds of jobs every year and we run Community Jobs Scotland which helps create over 700 jobs a year. We want to make these services even better, more joined up and expanding, so that the charities and voluntary sector organisations we support can focus on the people and communities they exist to serve.
To help us achieve this we have created a new senior post and we are keen to hear from people with experience of delivering and improving high quality services, who can make the most of digital technology and take our services to the next level. It would help if you had a good understanding of the voluntary sector, and it’s crucial your values are as important to you as the bottom line.
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.
St Andrew's First Aid Board of Trustees are looking for new members for our Social Enterprise Board to work alongside the chair, vice-chair and other Board Members to oversee and support our Chief Executive and Managing Director to deliver an exciting business strategy and assist the Charity in maintaining its proud reputation in changing times.
The Director(s) will have the ability to assist the Management Team, Employees and Volunteers to make St Andrew's First Aid an even stronger organisation carrying out vital work in Scotland.
The board is currently made up of 8 members each offering a different skill-set designed to support the on-going governance, needs and strategic development aims of the organisation. Becoming a Board Member will not only allow you to play an important part in our growth, but will also bring many non-financial rewards to you; career enhancement, personal satisfaction in knowing you are part of St Andrew's First Aid's peer-less service, the ability to use your skills for a tremendous cause and countless other money can't buy benefits.
St Andrew's First Aid has a well-established Board and staff team, however, we recognize that we need new views and skillsets to continue our journey. We are seeking passionate, Director-level candidates who can bring diversity to our discussions, commercial awareness to decision making, identify new opportunities, open doors through great connections and add enthusiasm to our projects.
This non-paying, yet pivotal role has a requirement for a minimum of 4 Board Meetings per year and participation in ad hoc projects that match the skills and aspirations of the incumbent. Meetings are held in Glasgow.
We are seeking new Trustees to join QNIS Council.
We’re looking for people who share our vision and are committed to good governance. We are particularly keen to find new Trustees with experience of fundraising and digital strategy, as well as a current community nursing leader.
The QNIS was established by Royal Charter in 1889 and has a proud tradition of serving the communities of Scotland. Our Patron is HM The Queen. The charity has a programme of activity which reaches across the whole of Scotland. We exist to promote excellence in community nursing to enable the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland, and you can read more on our websitewww.qnis.org.uk.
Do you want to be a part of an exciting, inclusive and forward thinking organisation? Abertay Students’ Association has an immediate vacancy for 2 external trustees to join our Board. We are looking for people who have strategic thinking, independent judgement and an ability to think creatively. Experience of a governance role in the public, private or voluntary sector and/or experience of human resources and business processes would be especially desirable. We are looking for someone with skills and experience to complement those of existing Board members so please share with us how your background can help influence to ongoing direction of a small, enthusiastic charity dedicated to improving and enhancing the lives of students.
Abertay SA is a value-based organisation that is strongly committed to being democratic, participative and student-led, supporting and representing around 4000 students on a small and close-knit city centre campus. We are looking to have an enthusiastic individual who shares our values and passion to have a positive impact on the lives and experiences of the students we work with.
The Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the association, strategic leadership and evaluating progress. The Board is comprised of both elected student representatives and external trustees.
This appointment is for two years and is renewable for a further term of 2 years.
We are seeking to appoint a medical member for our governing Council. The GMC‘s primary role is protecting the public. You will join us at a very exciting point as our corporate strategy shifts the emphasis of our work from acting when things have gone wrong, to supporting all doctors to deliver the highest standards of care across the UK.
We are responsible for setting the standards for medical students and doctors, for supporting them in achieving and exceeding those standards, and for taking action whenever these are not met. We work hard to promote professionalism and a culture of learning. The Government has recently announced that we will regulate physician associates and anaesthesia associates and we are now preparing for this new chapter in our regulatory work.
Learning and insight isn’t just for our registrants – it applies to us too and underpins everything we do to be a modern more active and proportionate regulator. The Council is comprised of 12 members (6 lay and 6 medical). It sets our strategy, defines our high-level policies and is responsible for making sure that we fulfil our statutory and charitable purposes.
The current vacancy is open to medical applicants currently GMC registered and licenced to practise from anywhere in the UK. Applicants for this role must be able to contribute to setting strategy, exercising oversight and ensuring effective corporate governance. The time commitment for the role will be up to three days a month and remuneration is £18,000 per year.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. We champion the benefits of reading and writing for pleasure and work for a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
Do you want to play a leading business role in the Scottish charity transforming lives through reading and writing?
We are seeking a highly competent professional with financial management experience and arts charity or equivalent Third Sector experience.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle.
Reporting to the Chief Executive and as a member of the senior management team, the Director of Finance & Operations leads on the strategic development and delivery of Scottish Book Trust’s financial management, business operations, risk management and corporate reporting, as well as contributing more widely to the management, strategic and creative direction of the charity.
WorkingRite delivers a unique work-based learning and mentored youth employment programme across Scotland, supporting young people through the crucial transition from adolescence to adulthood by equipping them with the skills, experience and confidence to secure and maintain a job. We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to prove themselves in the workplace, regardless of their age, inexperience or qualifications.
Our programme, delivered in partnership with locally based youth and community anchor organisations, is the practical pathway to a job or apprenticeship. Lasting an average of 16 weeks, our trainees learn on the job, alongside a mentor chosen from the workforce of that business to pass on what they know. The programme is a relationship-based model of learning. Quite simply designed to inspire young people to succeed: after all… everyone remembers their first boss.
After a period of expansion, the current strategy is to further develop the programme in key geographical areas, build on our partnership model and focus on the ‘hardest to reach’ young people.
If you share the mission of WorkingRite and have a drive to see positive social change, then this is a great opportunity for you play a role in the success of a charity with an excellent and unique model that makes a real difference to young people. We are currently recruiting for Trustee positions to fill a variety of areas of expertise.
Legal: an individual with legal experience in Scotland, a Senior legal partner who potentially has knowledge of charitable and/or employment law.
Third Sector:an individual experienced in a senior position in the 3rd Sector in Scotland, experience in the Youth sector is of particular interest.
Networking: an individual with knowledge to impart on networking, strategic and corporate partnerships, and reaching major donors to help with the long term financial sustainability of WorkingRite.
Finance: an individual with experience as a CFO or FD or the ability to help with financial strategy; help oversee budgets, forecasts and management accounts; generally supplement the existing support at WorkingRite in the area of financial management, and contribute to the finance sub-committee.
We're looking for a skilled Project Officer to support the effective management of large multi-year programmes working with global partners. If you have excellent organisational, written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, we want to hear from you!
We are looking for an individual with a highly developed interest and demonstrable capabilities in partner coordination, organisational systems and policy compliance, who will work very closely with colleagues in Link and our partner bodies. You must be organised and detail-oriented with advanced interpersonal communication skills and excellent systems management experience. You must be able to remotely support a multi-country, multi-cultural team while based in Edinburgh. You must be able to travel regularly to our partner countries, up to four times per year for up to 4 weeks at a time. You will be a strong team player, who is able to work effectively within and across teams.