We make a difference to family carers in East Dunbartonshire. We are currently seeking a Treasurer to help drive our strategic plans forward as we plan for the retirement of our current Treasurer who steps down in November 2022.
You would be part of a small and local board of management (currently 9 members) all with a mix of business, health sector, HR, marketing and voluntary sector skills and experiences. Importantly, we also involve people with experience of providing unpaid care to family members as either an adult or as a young carer.
Our Board meets 5 times a year (currently via Zoom) and there are also 3 Financial Sub Group meetings in-between. The Treasurer will be expected to attend at least the majority of these and also to report to the organisation's wider members at the annual general meeting. Between meetings and e-mails, we anticipate involvement being no more than 5-10 hours over the course of a month.
Scottish Women's Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards ending domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women. We play a vital role in campaigning at national and international levels and lobbying for effective responses to domestic abuse, including ensuring that women and children with experience of domestic abuse get the services they need when they need them.
Scottish Women’s Aid is seeking new members to join its Board of Directors.
We are looking for feminist, creative and innovative women who can add to the skills mix of our current Trustees. We are particularly interested in applications from:
- Women with lived experience or professional experience of domestic abuse
- Women with expertise in finance, HR and/or governance
We are keen to improve the diversity of our board and particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic women, LGBT women and women with disabilities.
Edinburgh Leisure is a Registered Scottish Charity (No: SC027450) which is entirely focussed on making a positive difference to individuals and communities through providing a range of physical activity and wellbeing services.
The organisation has a turnover of around £30m per annum, circa 900 employees and (in normal times) attracts just under 5 million customer visits per annum. More information about us can be found on our website at edinburghleisure.co.uk.
Our vision? To make a positive difference by creating opportunities to get active, stay active and achieve more.
We currently have 3 Board vacancies for people who share our passion and want to give something back to the city. We’re especially interested in candidates with significant knowledge/experience in one of the following professions: Finance, Risk Management, Marketing & Communications, Energy & Sustainability, Health & Wellbeing and Property Management. We will provide Governance training. You will demonstrate a commitment to the purpose, vision and values of Edinburgh Leisure.
The positions are voluntary and will require a minimum attendance at 6 Board meetings per year. We welcome applicants from a diverse cross-section of society.
Do you want to be part of changing the lives of learners, and developing their capabilities for a digital world, and enhancing their opportunities in the South East Scotland Economy? Do you want to be part of reshaping the face of learning to a more blended approach of face-to-face and digital learning, and transitioning the College’s digital and estate infrastructure to meet the needs of the next few years? Then come and join the Board of Management of Edinburgh College.
The Edinburgh College Board of Management currently seeks to fill two upcoming non-executive vacancies before its scheduled meeting on 14 December 2021.
The College would particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in one or more of the following fields: Digital, IT infrastructure and cyber-security; Estates and Infrastructure; and/or Economic development and industry.
We are looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. You will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity for Edinburgh and its students. We are particularly looking to attract candidates with experience of:
Applications are also encouraged from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies.
Time Commitment: During the first year of appointment, it is anticipated you may need to devote an average of 1.5 days per month.
Remuneration: All Non-Executive roles are non-remunerated. Incidental expenses will be reimbursed.
Appointment details:Appointments to the Board of Management will come into effect from 22 November 2021, following approval from the Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training.
The appointment will be for a period up to 4 years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.
Location: To ensure adherence with current Scottish Government’s Covid-19 Protection Level System it is expected that meetings of the Board of Management (and its committees) will continue to take place remotely, via Microsoft Teams, until further notice.
· Supports the cultures, languages, and life-ways of nature-based, tribal peoples.
· makes grants to charities that provide support to tradition-based indigenous peoples.
· invests in small, appropriate projects that make a positive difference to the world’s few remaining Indigenous peoples who are exemplars of how the Earth’s resources, sustainability, and cultural diversity can be maintained.
· helps to raise awareness of the rights of indigenous peoples and the wisdom that they can bring to the world.
Onaway Trust (onaway.org) is based in Scotland and is looking to recruit a number of new new trustees to join our existing board to lead the charity into the future.
· Attend two to four face-to-face trustee meetings annually and a number of video meetings.
· Understand and accept the legal responsibilities of being a trustee.
· Develop and uphold trust policy.
· Assess grant applications.
· Occasional public representation of Onaway.
· Provide advice and support to the Trust staff.
Essential trustee skills and attributes:
· Experience of committee membership in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation.
· Strategic vision and good independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and communicate effectively.
· IT literacy with access to a PC and the internet at home/work.
· Good interpersonal, communication, and networking skills – especially with people of differing backgrounds, as you may be required to represent the charity in the field.
· Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to trustee duties
· Experience in one of financial governance, digital communications and marketing or project management.
Desirable trustee skills and attributes:
· Experience/ interest in indigenous peoples and international development
· Experience in assessing grant applications
· Good organisational and administrative skills.
· Willingness to visit beneficiaries overseas.
West Lothian Leisure (Xcite) is excited to announce that it has a vacancy for a Board Director. The charity aims to improve health and wellbeing through sport, physical activity, culture and outdoor learning.
As a Director of the Charity, you would provide strategic direction and guidance to help achieve our vision of ‘’a West Lothian where everyone can live a healthier, happier, longer life’ We would be pleased to hear from you if you have a genuine enthusiasm for sport, leisure and culture and the social impact these can generate; if you live in or have links to West Lothian and of course, have the energy to take the company forward.
We welcome applications from people who are passionate about what we do and have the knowledge and experience to contribute to our Board’s skill set. We are seeking someone who is likely to have played a key role in other organisations and can contribute to WLL’s strategic and financial management.
On this occasion we are looking to replace our treasurer, so financial skills and ability to provide a ‘check and challenge’ are key. The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial fixed term period of five years. Director positions are voluntary unpaid positions; however, all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
West Lothian Leisure embraces diversity and will give full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of their age, gender re-assignment, race, belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity.
To help the SCO achieve its aims of expanding its digital output and reconnecting with audiences across Scotland, and to support the Orchestra in its mission to be universally recognised as a dynamic and inspirational chamber orchestra, they are looking for two new Trustees to broaden and strengthen the skills and experience of its existing board.
Trustees of the SCO will play an important role in the strategic direction of the charity, and will provide support, guidance and constructive challenge to the Board and the SCO’s senior management team. The Trustees will carry out the legal responsibilities of being a charity Trustee and company Director, and will ensure that the SCO operates in line with governance best practice and its charitable objectives.
The new Trustees will also act as ambassadors for the SCO, and will actively support the organisation’s fundraising activities, including leveraging their networks in support of the SCO. Furthermore, they will support the SCO’s strong commitment to embracing diversity and inclusion and contribute to the ongoing development of the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance agenda.
For more information visit sco.org.uk/jobs/sco-trustees
Zero Tolerance works to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Scotland by changing attitudes and behaviour so that VAWG is not tolerated at any level of Scottish society and abusive men are held to account.
We are at an exciting place in our journey. Zero Tolerance will celebrate 30 years of campaigning in 2022 and we are just about to launch a new 4-year strategy with the following priorities:
1. Strengthen understanding of emerging and neglected forms of VAWG to enable more inclusive and impactful prevention activity
2. Drive improvements in media reporting on VAWG
3. Embed gender equality and VAWG prevention in children and young people’s environments
We are looking for more and different voices to join our board and support our work. We want Zero Tolerance to be a place where feminist leadership happens at all levels and are committed to welcoming Board members from all background. Previous Board experience is not required as we will provide new trustees with full support, including a ‘buddy’ to help learn and develop as a Board member.
Our Chair is coming to the end of their term in 2022 so if you are interested in this role, or working with us to develop into this role, we would love to hear from you.
Are you passionate about the rights of older people? The Scottish Older People’s Assembly is looking for Trustees to join its Board.
As a small charity, SOPA’s Trustees play a valuable role in supporting the organisation to ensure that the voices of older people are heard by those making decisions that affect them. We’re particularly keen to hear from people with skills and experience that can support SOPA’s work, including finance, HR, fundraising and political engagement.
Apex Scotland is looking for new members who can bring enthusiasm and experience to the Board of a dynamic and hard working third sector organisation. For over thirty years Apex Scotland has been a leading provider of innovative and effective services to people who have criminal convictions or who are at risk of getting them, with a specific focus on developing work readiness and entry to employment.
Due to recent changes in our Board, we are now looking to recruit some exceptional people with knowledge in the finance and accounting field to help us move our strategy forward.
With a head office in Edinburgh and offices across the country, Apex is involved in policy and practice in partnership with both national and local Government and other third sector entities. We operate in communities, schools, and prisons, providing work opportunities through social enterprise and offering training, early intervention, mentoring and employment support to over five thousand individuals every year. The last year has been a challenge, as it has for many, and we have adapted our services to continue to provide support to those who most need it.
The Board is responsible for setting strategy, governance oversight and supporting the aims and objectives of Apex Scotland. Trustees meet on average four times a year as a full Board and there is also an expectation of some committee work in support of specific governance areas. Board members join with staff to attend our annual national conference and enjoy networking at our Annual Lecture, held every September in Edinburgh.
We are particularly seeking potential members who can bring skills and experience in financial planning; operational financial management; being able to understand and interpret financial accounts; experience or understanding of internal and external audits, and the processes involved in this, as well as risk Management.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring finance and accounting skills to our board and would suit a part or fully qualified accountant who has knowledge of financial strategy; development of business cases and options appraisal. Experience of third sector or public sector finance, and political and/or community engagement would also be an advantage. Apex Scotland is recognised as an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applicants from under-represented groups.