RST's work makes a dramatic difference to the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland, many of whom face destitution and uncertainty. As well as providing practical support in times of need, we also raise awareness of issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees and influence public policy. We want to recruit a Chair who will support the Chief Executive and the organisation to meet its charitable and strategic objectives. As our new Chair, your skills and experience will have an immediate positive impact on people's life chances.
RST is in an exciting phase of our development, having recently been awarded significant funding to better structure the organisation, including the appointment to a new CEO role. We're moving into the final phase of our longstanding Destitute Asylum Seeker Service and we're excited about how we bring our reflections and learning from this groundbreaking work into our future context and programmes. We are using our evidence and expertise to inform policy development, highlighting issues and proposing solutions.
At such a pivotal time for the organisation we are looking for a special person to lead us into the next phase of our growth and development. As our new Chair you will bring strong strategic experience of leading/managing at Board level (ideally in the third sector), knowledge and experience of good governance, and the ability to build a high performing team, bringing out the best in our trustees.
Save the Children UK is looking for a Chair of Board. The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Leadership Team to account for the charity's mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees and ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity.
The Chair will also be expected to act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity alongside the Chief Executive, whilst ensuring the Board operates well as a team and working closely with the entire Executive Leadership Team to achieve agreed objectives.
The Chair should be engaged with, excited by and have a demonstrable record of care for Save the Children UK's vision, mission and values. The ability to communicate a compelling sense of purpose to others is essential as is experience and understanding of corporate governance issues. The Chair will also have experience of chairing a large, complex and multijurisdictional organisation, with a willingness to learn about the inter-dependencies of Save the Children UK's work alongside Save the Children International and the rest of the Save the Children movement.
Save the Children UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Board level. We celebrate its role in the creation of an inclusive workplace culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight diversity brings to our organisation. We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.
Save the Children UK is advertising this post on a number of national jobs websites. We will assess candidates against the requirements of the role.
The Society was established in 1805 and now operates under a Royal Charter granted in 1903. It has charitable status and manages Trust funds of over £4m which are used to provides financial support to individuals who are unable to work because of illness and are living in their own homes. Currently around 170 people benefit from an annuity.
We are now seeking to appoint at least two additional Directors to our Board to act as Charity Trustees. Their role includes the ongoing review of our strategy for financial awards and its implementation as well as the financial and legal governance of the Society.
We hope to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.
We have recently undergone a governance review and whilst all applications are appreciated, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our Board:
• People from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic backgrounds
• People under sixty
• People with disabilities.
A priority is to increase the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board so we more closely reflect the communities we work with and are opened up to new perspectives. While we appreciate that no single Board member can have all of these, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds:
Healthcare professional with community experience
Welfare & social care
Financial and/or Investment Management
More detail is available in the Role Profile.
This is a voluntary role is not remunerated. Reasonable expenses may be paid in accordance with the Society’s policies.
We are looking for committed and vibrant people to join our Board of Directors at New Rhythms for Glasgow - the wee charity with a big heart. We have been using music, dance and art to enhance the wellbeing of individuals and communities across North Glasgow for over 20 years. We work inclusively across communities, with a particular focus on addiction, recovery and mental health. We are a small team of passionate and loving people, who aim to grow alongside the communities in which we serve. We are very much a family at New Rhythms for Glasgow, and it is our desire to recruit like-minded and spirited people, who believe in the power of the creative industries and its contribution to positive mental health and recovery.
The role will involve active engagement in strategic development and implementation. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and sustainability of a charity that is very precious to its users and other stakeholders. We are looking for people who can contribute their time, skills, ideas and values. A great opportunity to serve a loving and ethical charity, while receiving support, training and fun in return.
Capability Scotland works with people with complex and diverse needs, delivering exemplary personalised care, support and education to meet the individual needs of our customers. Our open culture promotes equality and respects difference and we want our Board of Trustees to reflect this.
Would you like to contribute to the work of Capability Scotland? We are looking to appoint three new Trustees to complement the skills of our existing Board, to drive change and help us shape and communicate our strategic direction, giving clarity to our purpose, aims and objectives.
As you would expect in a values-based charity, we are committed to ensuring that our Board reflects the rich diversity of Scotland.
We are looking for a broad range of people who may have an interest in helping us prepare for future challenges and demands. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in HR/Organisational Development, IT, Fundraising, Marketing, Finance/Audit, Allied Health services and Property Management. Life experience of disability, as an individual or as a relative or carer, would also be an advantage.
Our Board’s responsibility is to ensure the highest standards of governance and provide oversight, scrutiny and support of the management of the organisation. The Board of Trustees sets the strategic direction, taking into account legislation and policy guidance set by OSCR, the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland and other regulatory bodies. Each member of our Board brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging skills along with a passionate interest in social care for disabled people.
Our customers and learners are at the heart of everything we do and there may be the opportunity to become more involved across the many aspects of the organisation, helping to empower our people to have a voice, realise their ambitions and achieve their full potential. We continue to develop innovative, high quality solutions to address gaps in care and support provision.
This is a non-remunerated position, however, travel and subsistence expenses are available in accordance with our Expenses Policy. Four Board meetings take place each year as well as an additional strategy Away Day. Board members are expected to join one of our three Committees.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Trust, developing the organisation’s goals in accordance with the Trust Deed. Because of the Trust’s wide remit, the role is a very interesting and rewarding one. As well as grant awards made throughout Scotland and close work with beneficiaries, the Trust also manages a beautiful housing estate in Perth of 277 homes with affordable rents, a woodland park and the wider agricultural estate of nearly 700 acres.
In establishing the Gannochy Trust in 1937, for charitable and public purposes, AK Bell brought benefits to Scotland which are maintained to this day. The Trust’s funds initially comprised shares in the Bell’s whisky company and were latterly spread prudently and wisely over a wide spectrum of investments, which have grown significantly over the years. In 1967, with increasing funds available, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened, with the approval of the Court of Session, from Perth and its environs to encompass the whole of Scotland.
The Trustee role has a time commitment of around 15 days per annum due to the complexity of the Trust and the involvement of Trustees in grant applications.
In order to improve the Board’s diversity we are particularly keen to receive applications from women and under-represented age groups. We will also favourably consider those that have experience of working with beneficiaries of the charity sector. New Trustees will be enthusiastically supported with our induction process and mentoring.
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Our existing Board of Management are not known for being shy and retiring, consequently we are looking for people who can think out the box, challenge orthodox thinking and have a questioning mind with a good sense of humour!
At Horizon we are committed and passionate about people being able to live full and independent lives in a home and inclusive environment that meets their needs. As a result, we provide accessible, affordable houses and services owning and managing 860 properties across 12 Scottish local authorities.
A partner in Link Group, our voluntary Board always works in the best interests of our tenants and everyone who uses our services, championing the need for accessible services and independent living to support people who have a range of different needs. Quite simply – we need many more homes suitably designed for ALL needs and we want those who are equally passionate to join us.
You’ll have a chance to learn new skills and interact with people from different experiences, attend conferences and events and get support with equipment and technology if you need it. Board positions are voluntary, but we pay out of pocket expenses and childcare costs fully and quickly.
Committed to diversity we would really welcome people from all ages and backgrounds, particularly disabled people, younger people and people from the black and minority ethnic community. If you also have skills in finance, legal, business, health and social care, and media and marketing, so much the better, you would be very welcome.
A Chair and two Board Members are being sought by Scottish Ministers to join Environmental Standards Scotland. This is a new, independent public body being established to help Scotland uphold high environmental standards.
Environmental Standards Scotland will be responsible for making sure that public bodies in Scotland correctly apply environmental law, and that environmental law in Scotland is effective in protecting nature and our wellbeing.
It will be set up on a non-statutory basis from January 2021, transitioning to a statutory, fully-independent body, later in the year.
Chair - Daily rate £300
The Chair will be the first leader of Environmental Standards Scotland and will play the key role in establishing the organisation and setting the tone of its future relationship with the Scottish Parliament, public institutions and the people of Scotland.
The role requires strong strategic leadership and ability develop positive relationships and influence at very senior levels. It is likely that you will already have a reputation for leading the set-up of a new organisation or board, with a strong understanding of corporate governance needs and a track record of leading strategic investigations with objectivity.
Board Members – Daily rate £200
The two initial Board members will play a fundamental role in helping to shape the approach of Environmental Standards Scotland to its monitoring, investigation, research and enforcement roles. They will have a unique opportunity to influence the future direction of environmental governance in Scotland.
The successful candidates will bring their environmental legal knowledge and their abilities to evaluate complex sources of information and deliver sound judgments to the core work of Environmental Standards Scotland. It is likely that you will already have a reputation for your capacity to take a holistic view of strategic environmental issues, based on a strong evidence base, be adept at building positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholder and be highly skilled at communicating complex information with impact.
For these role, whatever your background, you will bring integrity; objectivity; sound judgment and openness. You will also demonstrate the flexibility needed to support a new organisation, contributing to its development into a trusted and highly effective new governance body for Scotland.
Abbeyfield Scotland Ltd is a non-profit making registered social landlord operating across Scotland. Our key aim is to support people to live as independently as possible and to be an exemplar in the field of housing and services for vulnerable adults.
We are seeking to further strengthen the existing mix of skills and experience on our present Board, and would particularly welcome applications from individuals with a financial background.
As a Board Member you will have the opportunity to assist in:
We will provide the necessary support, training and development required to carry out your role.
Our Board Members volunteer their time to prepare for and attend regular meetings, training and information events. Travel and other reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is a national voluntary organisation that exists to support patients and members who suffer from Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) or a Neurological Spinal Cord Condition, their relatives, friends and carers. Our charitable aim is ‘the advancement to health’.
We are looking for 2 or 3 individuals to join our Board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high quality long term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings and the AGM.
The Board now meet approximately every 6 weeks.
Spinal Injuries Scotland are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with personal experience of, or connection to spinal cord injury, but it’s not an essential requirement. A full induction will be given.
The position would be for a trial period, initially for 6 months, to see if this would be a fit for both you and for SIS. In terms of commitment we would expect you to be able to spend at least 5 hours a month serving as a Trustee for a period of at least 2 years.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check will be required to be carried out for the role.
Please see the attached Role Description and Personal Specification.