We’re seeking new Board members
The Equality Network works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex equality in Scotland. Our aim is to work with diverse LGBTI people across Scotland, and with partners, to create lasting change for the better for LGBTI people. As part of that, our Scottish Trans Alliance project leads on trans equality. We are also increasing our focus on the intersections of LGBTI equality with other characteristics including race and disability.
We are seeking new members for our Board of Trustees. This is an exciting responsibility including setting our strategic direction, overseeing our development and policy, ensuring our financial health, and making sure that our legal obligations are met.
We welcome applications from anyone with a commitment to our aims. We would particularly welcome applications from trans people, and from intersex people / people with a variation of sex characteristics, and from BAME people and from disabled people.
The Board meets eight times a year in total (currently via Zoom). Board membership is a voluntary unpaid position, but all related expenses, including any travel, childcare etc will be covered. Training and development opportunities will be available.
Make A Difference: Join Cordale’s Management Committee
Cordale Housing Association is seeking talented leaders to support its ambitions to make life better for residents and tenants in Renton and West Dunbartonshire.
Individuals with a record of success in any leadership role are being invited to join Cordale’s Management Committee.
The Association has successful completed a transformation programme, resulting in significantly improved performance and services, and is now mapping a strategy for further improvements.
The current Committee is made up of local residents, plus individuals with specific business skills. Its role is to ensure sound management of Cordale and to deliver excellent outcomes for tenants and service users.
These positions provide the opportunity to gain further governance and leadership experience. They are being offered on a voluntary basis, and full support and training will be provided.
Would you like to be part of ending homelessness in Scotland?
Simon Community Scotland is a Scottish charity wholly focussed on tackling the causes and effects of homelessness. We have over 50 years’ experience of partnership working, responding to the complex needs of people who’s journey towards homelessness often began at an early age.
We are a wholly values-driven provider of specialist street outreach services in Glasgow and Edinburgh, intensive community outreach support emergency and supported accommodation services, and we are the largest provider of specialist homelessness provision for women experiencing homelessness. Our services are spread across 4 Local Authority areas, along with a national programme bringing digital inclusion to the very heart of homelessness provision. We have a team of over 300+ staff and volunteers delivering personalised solutions for over 5000 people per year.
Skills & Experience
We currently have a vacancy for 2 Trustees to join our Board and contribute to our respected pool of expertise. Ideally, applicants will have a range of relevant skills and a keen interest in combating the causes and effects of homelessness. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with expertise in:
● HR (Employment Law)
● Mental Health/Addiction
● Tenure is initially for 3 years (up to a maximum 2 terms of 3 years).
● Attend 6 Board Meetings per year on the last Tuesday (evening) of every 2nd month
(commencing in January), via video-conferencing (during Covid).
● Join one Sub-Committee - (Finance, HR & Governance, Property & Investment or Digital
● Visit 2 services per year.
● Play an active role in the work of the Board and Sub-Committees, including Strategic
Planning and ensuring good Governance.
● Get to know other Board members and help build a collegial working relationship that
contributes to consensus.
● Constructively challenge the Simon Community Scotland team and fellow Board members,
contributing to debate and discussion that enhances the work.
● Trustees have the opportunity to support the work of the charity by participating in internal
and external events. Email response/exchange will also be an integral part of the role.
● Training will be provided where necessary and you will be reimbursed for reasonable
expenses incurred in connection with your role.
STEP have been supporting businesses for over three decades. When we started in 1983 we wanted to build more than just an office block, business park or commercial property. We wanted to build a community of businesses where companies could start, grow and lean on each other in a supportive environment.
Today we support 3,000 businesses on average per year and manage over 200 spaces across 5 sites.
All our profits are invested back into business support activities and delivering services that have a positive impact on the local economy.
What you’ll do at STEP
As a Non-Executive Director you will join our Board to support existing members and the Leadership team in shaping and delivering the overall vision and objectives of STEP. You will need to think beyond the numbers and use your knowledge and experience to to help shape the strategic direction of the business bringing passion, positivity and creativity to the Boardroom.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for someone who will always put the company’s interests first, will care about supporting and growing the local economy and who will bring passion, acumen and experience to the Boardroom whilst positively supporting the executive team.
We are a close-knit, driven team that care deeply about delivering the best business support in the Forth Valley area. Therefore, it is important that the person who joins our board is keen to get to know our people and can invest their time and experience in playing an active role on our board.
Remuneration: Expenses Only
Term of Office:2 years
As Chair of the Board of Directors, you’ll lead the Board and the Senior Management team to set, evolve and communicate the future company strategy, at all times, acting on behalf of the Shareholder. You’ll provide leadership and support to the Managing Director and chair the management board in their role to build and maintain core Service Delivery, establish a post Covid-19 service delivery model as well as balancing the delivery of superior cost savings through operational excellence whilst continuing to develop a five-star service for service users.
You’ll have a strong track record and demonstrable experience at a senior leadership level within a customer facing commercial, public sector and / or social care sector, and preferably have previous Chair and NED experience. You’ll also have a track record of leading a growth / improvement agenda and experience of working within a complex governance and audit environment. In addition, you will have the ability to constructively challenge decisions, be innovative and drive change.
This post attracts an allowance of £500 per day (plus reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed in line with Bon Accord Care Ltd’s expenses policy).
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact: Gail Woodcock, Interim Managing Director, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 currently seeking to fulfil will bring an awareness of Third Sector organisations and their purposes in Fife, as well as statutory bodies e.g. 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 5/6 times a year in a formal setting (currently by video), with Board members taking a lead in different topics, occasionally in work groups. 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.
Community regeneration, employability and training organisation, Stirling Community Enterprise Limited, and our parent Charity Raploch Urban Regeneration Company Limited are looking to welcome two new members to our Board of Trustees / Company Directors as we prepare to support the residents of Stirling to recover from the impacts of COVID.
We are looking to identify two enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for creating sustainable change in terms of economic, social and physical wellbeing for our Stirling wide community.
Positions available are on a voluntary basis.
What we are looking for
We are looking for passionate individuals who can give commitment and time to enable our Charity to meet the increasing demand for support as our country emerges from the pandemic. We are keen that our Board represents a diverse range of backgrounds, interests, and life experiences.
If you are passionate about ensuring everyone has the chance to progress in life and achieve their potential, then please get in touch. Whilst we welcome applications from all who feel they can make a positive contribution to our charitable activities, out Board is particularly keen to hear from those with experience in the following areas:
What is involved?
As a Charitable Trustee and member of the Board of Company Directors, you would be instrumental in guiding the strategic future of the Charity and its trading subsidiary.
Directors will be expected to attend around 10 meetings per year, including 4 – 5 full board meetings and interim subgroup meetings. We expect Board members to participate in the majority of meetings either in person or via video conferencing.
Directors may at times be asked to play a role in the operation of the charity and trading company by attending events and speaking to the media, depending on the trustee’s particular skills and interests.
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans Board Members
We are looking for three new Board Members to join Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans to work with us to meet our ambitious new strategy of reaching as many people with sight loss as possible across Scotland, no matter what their age or stage of visual impairment.
Our aim is that no-one should face sight loss alone. At Sight Scotland we already offer expert care, education and support but we want to do more by reaching out in new ways across all of Scotland to many more communities and people with sight loss. Sight Scotland Veterans supports around 1,400 veterans, providing innovative and valuable support to keep them independent through our outreach service, rehabilitation and activity centres.
Our Board plays a key role in supporting our strategic direction and ensuring good governance, supporting us as we work to meet our ambitious new strategy, therefore it is essential that you have an interest in better outcomes for people with sight loss.
We are particularly keen to see applications from those with strategic level experience in one or more of the following areas:
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are sister charities and are the new names for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded. Board Members are Trustees of both organisations.
We are looking for motivated and committed individuals who share the Charity’s values and bring experience and expertise at a strategic level in one or more of the following areas:
A strong profile in the third, public or corporate sector would be advantageous.
Successful applicants will be expected to undergo induction training and attend the Board meeting and AGM on the 27th February, to be held digitally.
We encourage applications from all sections of society however we would be particularly interested in applications from individuals who identify as Transgender or Non-Binary, disabled people and people from a BAME background.
Want to make a difference to the NHS in your local area?
The NHS impacts on everyone’s lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved in improving, sustaining and protecting the health of the local population.
NHS Tayside is looking for three people to join its Board. This is a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity that will take up around 16 hours a week and last for up to 4 years. In return, you will be paid £17,684 a year. You will also get reasonable travel and subsistence costs, dependent carer expenses and support to help you carry out your duties.
Can I apply?
We want to hear from people with a diverse range of skills, backgrounds and knowledge. You do not need to be a health expert or have previous experience of being on a Board. You do need to have a commitment to helping us improve the health and wellbeing of the people living in Tayside.
If this is you, we would like to hear from you.
If you are appointed you will receive training and support to develop your skills and to learn any new skills you may require.