Grow West Fife is a community garden based in a walled garden near Culross in Fife. We were set up by a group of volunteers during the first lockdown of 2020 to grow vegetables for local pantries and food banks.
As we move into an exciting time for the garden when we hope to welcome more individuals and groups to the garden and increase our activities, we are looking for trustees who can help us grow. We are particularly keen to recruit people with specialist skills in:
• Accounting & Finance
• Community engagement
• Volunteer engagement
• Marketing, PR and social media
• Community gardens
• Growing vegetables
• Management / Project management
We welcome applications from people of all genders, abilities, ethnic origins and ages, and will appoint entirely on merit.
Duties of a Grow West Fife trustee
• Ensure the charity adheres to its objectives as set out in the governing documents
• Work collectively ensure that GWF has a clear mission, aims and strategic direction which are adhered to
• Contribute to the drawing up of annual plans and help oversee their implementation
• Attend 6 board meetings per year - either at the garden or on Zoom
• Provide specialist support and insight where needed
• Be an ambassador for the garden, seek out opportunities to further the charity’s aims
• Oversee the management of the garden
• Ensure the good governance of the project
• Ensure proper accounting procedures are in place and adhered to
• Assist in funding applications where appropriate
• Assist in preparation of the annual report and accounts
• Take part in the monitoring and evaluation of Grow West Fife activities
Responsibilities of a trustee:
• Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation.
• Develop direction, strategy and planning.
• Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work.
• Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the board, volunteers and staff.
• Establish systems for reporting and monitoring.
• Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law.
• Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported.
Appointment Treasurer to the Scottish Library and Information Council
The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is seeking to appoint a Treasurer to its Board. The appointment is for three years and will run from November 2019.
Information about the Scottish Library and Information Council
SLIC is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information related matters. It is a registered charity and an independent company. It is also a membership organisation representing the interests of public, academic, FE College and special interest libraries within Scotland. The organisation has been going through a period of growth, delivering a range of projects and initiatives on behalf of the Scottish Government and partner organisations.
While it is important that all trustees collectively play their part in financial monitoring and decision making, the Board will appoint a Treasurer. The role of the Treasurer, who will be a member of the Board, is to assist and advise the board in overseeing the finances of the organisation. The treasurer will be responsible for:
1. Controlling and accounting for the organisation’s finances ensuring that the organisation operates within the financial guidelines set out in current legislation.
2. Ensure that adequate financial and audit controls are in place and that these are subject to regular review.
3. Identifying and bringing to the attention of the Board any financial risks facing the organisation.
4. Scrutinise the proposed budget annual budget and advise and guide the Board on it.
5. Scrutinise and evaluate on a regular basis the cash flow position and bring to the attention of the board any issues.
6. Ensure that funding received for specific purposes is accounted for separately and kept in restricted or designated funds as appropriate.
7. Ensure that all income due is received and that all tax benefits are obtained.
8. Be a counter signatory to any major banking transactions.
9. Review bookkeeping carried out by staff including ensuring that segregation of duties is in place.
10. Presenting financial reports, raising issues and answering questions at regular meetings and the AGM.
11. Liaising with the auditors or financial examiners for the annual review of accounts.
The Board meets four times a year in addition to the AGM. Board members may be required to serve on a sub-committee which would involve a commitment of up to another three days. Board meetings alternate between Dundee and Glasgow. The Treasurer’s role at the Board meeting is to advise the Board on all matters relating to the organisation’s finances, provide reassure that sufficient scrutiny is being undertaken and that all financial processes are being adhered to. The Treasurer leads on the development of the annual report and return to Companies House.
The Board provides strategic direction and oversight. Major policy decisions are made at Board level drawing on information provided by the Chief Executive and senior management team. The decisions of the Board are actioned through the Chief Executive and senior management team of the organisation.
Further information about SLIC can be found on its website scottishlibraries.org
Please note this appointment is on a voluntary basis.
Playbusters have an exciting opportunity for 3 individuals to join the Board of Trustees to assist and guide our organisation as it moves forward. We are looking to recruit passionate and dynamic individuals.
We are currently particularly interested in hearing from individuals with the following backgrounds or experience:
However, we do have a few spaces available, so please do still get in touch if interested but have a different skillset to the above.
Commitment to the Charity:
As a minimum, you need to be able to commit to:
From time to time other short life working groups may be established by the board to progress particular pieces of work. In addition, individual trustees may agree to work closely with member(s) of the staff team on a specific issue, depending on their own skills and areas of expertise.
More widely trustees are expected to advocate on Playbusters behalf using a wide range of networks and may become involved in supporting and representing Playbusters at fundraising or other events.
Playbusters supports some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people across the East End of Glasgow; including young people, families and the wider community. We provide opportunities for children and young people to socialise and take part in positive activities to improve health and wellbeing in a safe and secure environment and for their families and wider community to connect and form relationships.
About Children in Scotland:
Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.
By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.
We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights. Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.
What are we looking for:
We are looking for five new directors to join the board of Scotland’s largest national membership body for individuals and organisations seeking to improve the lives of children and young people. We want to appoint talented and committed individuals who believe in our vision is that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish.
As an organisation we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all our work and, through this recruitment, will be seeking to bring people with diverse skills and backgrounds on to the board. As part of that, we are actively trying to change the age profile of our board: of the five new appointments, we are looking for two younger directors (up to age 26). We have developed a supportive board environment so, if this is your first time putting yourself forward as a charity trustee, this could be the right place for you. All new directors will be given the induction and ongoing support necessary to be able to fully contribute to the board and its decision-making.
We would be particularly pleased to hear from people who have skills in the areas of Children’s Rights, Finance and Fundraising. However, if you don‘t have these specific skills and experience, please still consider applying. If you are enthusiastic, committed and have an interesting set of skills to bring to the board, you still might be the right person for us.
The Open Door Edinburgh are recruiting Directors for our amazing charity. We are especially interested in recruiting an Honorary Treasurer
Are you, or someone you know, inspirational, dynamic and looking to volunteer to help direct a great charity for a few hours per month?
The Open Door Edinburgh is a well-established, community organisation, delivering person-centred daycare services for older adults, to support wellbeing and to help reduce loneliness and isolation.
As a Director, you will be able to use and develop your experience and expertise to help guide and direct our organisation. We would welcome experience in one or more of the following areas of work:
We are keen to find dedicated individuals, who are willing to give the necessary time and effort to contribute to strategic planning, take part in events and support excellence in learning, development, delivery and training.
This is a voluntary, unpaid role and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Board meetings are typically held every 6 weeks and attendance at our AGM is encouraged.
This is an important time to work in social work and social care as we navigate one of the biggest changes to the way we work - The National Care Service.
Iriss is seeking Board Members to help us make that change happen.
We are a charity that works with social work and social care to create positive change in Scotland. To do that we provide expert knowledge, facilitation, evidence and practice guidance.
We have a new strategy in place to support significant reform in social work and social care in Scotland, so it’s an exciting time for our organisation, and for you to be part of shaping its future.
If you share our ambition and vision for better lives for people. workers and communities in Scotland, and have an interest in ensuring good governance, we would love to hear from you.
Edinburgh Food Project was established in 2012 with the aim of reducing the effects of food poverty in Edinburgh by providing emergency food parcels to those in the community most in need. Over the last three years, we have been transitioning our 8 foodbank centres into “More than Food” hubs to allow our clients to access dedicated support to help them with their immediate and underlying problems to reduce/eliminate their need for food bank assistance and build their financial resilience for the future.
Edinburgh Food Project is overseen by the Board of Trustees, who have overall responsibility and accountability for everything the charity does. The Board consist of 12 individual volunteers (unpaid) who bring an array of skills and experience to help set the charities strategic direction and ensure good governance. Trustees have an opportunity to significantly contribute towards Edinburgh Food Project’s mission:
”To provide emergency food supplies and support to people in crisis, while working with people, communities, and our partner agencies to address the underlying causes of food poverty.”
Board meetings are held every 6 weeks on Monday evenings, at 5pm (6pm if in person), currently via Zoom. Between Board meetings you may be required to spend additional time on subjects such as setting strategic direction, dealing with staff matters, improving governance or making decisions on infrastructure.
Established in 1978, Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC) provides a specialist support, information and advocacy service for women, non-binary people, members of the trans community and young people aged 12 and over in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian who have experienced recent or historic sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. We also work in schools and with young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians, and strategically with multi-agency partners, towards preventing sexual violence.
We are looking for a Convener to lead ERCC’s Board of Directors to work alongside the Chief Executive Officer to deliver the organisation’s strategic plan and objectives.
You will bring excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have experience of leadership, strategic planning, people management, fundraising and charity finance management, and successful multi-agency partnership work.
You will have a clear understanding of and commitment to trauma-informed, feminist leadership, incorporating principles of anti-racism, trans inclusion, equality and anti-discriminatory practice.
The recent Conference of Parties (COP) in Glasgow has clearly demonstrated urgent action for tackling the climate and biodiversity crisis. At the Ecology Centre we believe community sits at the heart of this action.
Do you value access to green spaces? Can you help us connect people to nature?
The Ecology centre is the home of our inclusive, community led, environmental charity and we are looking for new Trustee board members. We are keen to hear from people with an interest in sustainable practices, wellbeing, and experience in fundraising and marketing.
Situated on the edge of Kinghorn Loch in Fife, the Ecology centre enables people of all ages and abilities to experience, learn and benefit from the natural world. Our ethos - community led and sustainability driven, to promote well-being and equality.
The charity employs 10 members of staff, assisted by over 40 volunteers, and is governed by its Board of Trustees, who are responsible for its governance and strategy. Ecology centre activities include a low carbon cafe, dementia friendly workshops, garden tool up-cycling, school group education, and the centre is a venue for a wide range of environmental and community activities.
As a member of the Board we would like you to contribute to our work as we regain momentum after COVID. As a Board we have monthly meetings, in person, online and a hybrid approach. We share core tasks and aim to distribute them according to our members strengths. We aim to learn from each other and as someone with fundraising and marketing experience would look to your input to lead us in these areas.
If you’d like more information about the Ecology Centre please visit our website theecologycentre.org
Connect Alloa provide support and creates safe spaces for young people in Clackmannanshire to tackle social isolation and contribute to positive mental health and well-being.
Born from the results of research conducted by our Project Leader Dave Crozier in 2018, Connect Alloa is still a relatively young charity, looking to establish a diverse and experienced trustee team to support us as we continue to grow and thrive.
Interested in joining us on this journey and think you could spare around 5 hours a month?
We are currently looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team as either a general Trustee, bringing a wide range of skills and expertise, or a Treasurer, who can help us shape and maintain systems around the charity’s finances.