Would you like to help improve the lives of women, children and young people primarily from the Asian, Black and Minority Ethnic communities who have experienced domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse?
Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid are seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified, and skilled women to join our Board of Directors.
Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid provides refuge accommodation, outreach, and follow-on support primarily to women, children, and young people from the Asian, Black and Minority ethnic community who experience domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
The role of the Director is unpaid but not without reward. This is a unique opportunity for women from diverse backgrounds who have expertise, time, and commitment to join the Board of Directors to strengthen, provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the staff and future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women who have the necessary skills and experience in the following areas which include: Human resources or a legal background; Governance; Finance/charity accounting; Health; Education; Housing. Knowledge and understanding of the issues facing women, children and young people from minority ethnic backgrounds who have experienced domestic abuse is essential.
Time Commitment: The Board currently meet monthly via Zoom. The frequency and the method of meeting will continue to be reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the organisation. It is important that prospective trustees recognise that they will also be, at times, responsible for progressing pieces of work in between meetings, either on an individual basis on behalf of the Board or as part of a short life working group or a sub-group of the Board. There is also an expectation that new trustees will fully participate in a comprehensive induction, as well as ongoing training and support.
The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation and pioneering charity, delivering marine science for a productive and sustainably managed marine environment through innovative research, education, and engagement with society.
Our people are at the heart of what we do, and our amazing team of passionate, skilled and creative staff are working together to deliver our shared vision of ‘An Ocean in Balance’.
We are seeking four new Trustees to join us in 2023 drawn from the following backgrounds: marine science, environmental communication. risk/compliance, legal and finance. Candidates must work effectively with the Senior Management Team – providing both challenge and support. Access into new philanthropic or commercial networks will be welcome.
Appointments will be for an initial three-year term that may be extended for up to a further three-years. The minimum time commitment, including preparation for and participation in committee meetings, is approximately 10 days per annum. Whilst most meetings will be face-to-face in Oban, some sub-committee and Board meetings will be virtual.
Dog Aid Scotland (DAS) is a small, impactful and committed charity established in 1956. Following the appointment of our first CEO last year, we are now embarking on our new five year strategy to establish a firm place in the minds of dog owners across Scotland. DAS promotes responsible dog ownership through a number of programmes and schemes – the flagships being the Neutering Voucher scheme – which last year provided funding for over 400 dogs to be neutered thus preventing unwanted or unexpected puppies. Our Vet Aid scheme has also paid out over £40,000 in the last twelve months as contributions towards vet bills where dog owners are on low incomes or benefits. Our unique Re-homing service seeks suitable loving new homes for dogs of all ages being placed for adoption. The work of DAS is vital to ensure Scotland’s dogs are well cared for and owners are properly supported in providing that care. DAS currently spends in the region of half a million pounds every year and to survive long term must find new and innovative ways of funding our work.
We have big ambitions to do more in the years to come. To succeed we need a powerful, inclusive and visionary Board of Trustees to work with our Chair and Chief Executive. We are fortunate to have a varied skillset in our current Trustees but we wish to appoint an additional 3 or 4 to join them in taking our work forward.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking people with skills and experience in the following areas:
• Fundraising, Marketing, Communications
• Finance and Administration
• Charity Law and Governance
• Digital and social media
Victim Support Scotland (VSS) continues to be at the forefront of providing emotional, practical and financial support for anyone affected by crime.
Our services are available throughout Scotland, both in local communities and in the courts. With a new strategy in place which will guide the organisation towards 2026 the organisation is building on solid foundations already established.
Whether an experienced Trustee or new to this position, you will have an interest in social justice, and regardless of the skillset you bring, it is your determination and commitment which will support this organisation to deliver its four strategic pillars.
We are seeking Trustees who can bring skills in Criminal Justice; Digital and IT; Finance; or Health.
Third sector experience would be beneficial, as would an understanding of governance and stewardship of organisations.
Purpose: Use your skills and expertise to drive the strategy of VSS, ensuring all activity is in line with the charity’s core mission and working collaboratively with other Trustees and the Chair. All trustees have legal duties and responsibilities under the Trustees’ Charity & Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. See OSCR guidance Charity Trustee Duties.
• Decide the organisation’s strategic direction, mission and priorities.
• Take all reasonable steps to achieve the organisation’s strategy, mission and priorities.
• Ensure that VSS complies with its governing documents, charity law and other relevant legislation.
• Ensure that the organisation is managed in accordance with the decisions of the Board and its strategic priorities, making effective use of resources. • Ensure that all staff, volunteers and members act in a manner consistent with the charitable purposes of VSS. • Scrutinise, evaluate and account for the organisation’s performance
• Ensure that there is an effective risk management system in operation to safeguard the organisation’s sustainability, financial and otherwise, and to protect its assets and reputation.
• Maintain open and transparent methods of selection for Board and Office Bearer appointments and that of staff at all levels.
• Regularly review the performance of the Board, the Chair and individual Trustees.
• Take appropriate disciplinary action as required in relation to any member who is in serious or persistent breach of that code.
• Always act in the interests of the organisation.
• To safeguard the good name and values of VSS.
• To adhere to the VSS trustee code of conduct.
• Adherence to Guidance for charity trustees as produced by OSCR.
Trustees will typically serve a term of three years, but can be eligible for reappointment by the Board.
S.M.I.L.E Counselling is a leading children and young person’s counselling Charity currently based in Livingston. We are now looking for a Treasurer to join our team. This is a voluntary position.
As a Treasurer at S.M.I.L.E. Counselling, your responsibilities will be:
• Fulfilling the duties of a trustee of a Scottish charitable company
• Keeping the accounts; completing and recording financial transactions
• Financial Reporting: keeping the Board and the membership informed of the financial position of the Charity
As such the treasurer should have an understanding of financial matters and be committed to the aims and objectives of the Charity.
Time commitment -: Approximately 3-6 hours per month including attending monthly Board meeting.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed along with membership of the Employee Assistance Scheme.
Do you believe that everyone has a right to have their voice heard and be part of their local community?
Do you have a few hours to spare each month to support a developing third sector organisation?
If the answer is Yes then we would like to hear from you!
We are looking for someone with:
...to join our dynamic Board of Directors
The Board currently meet bi-monthly, with office bearers meeting in between board meetings. Meetings currently take place in the evening, online.
We also have another vacancy within the Board of Directors – we welcome interest from community members who share our values and believe that everyone has the right to be heard, but we would be particularly keen to hear from individuals who have experience in law or marketing.
Community House Ltd is a well-established charity in Alloa, Clackmannanshire with its roots in the local community for over 20 years. Supporting some the most vulnerable families, it employs two part-time Practitioners, 2 part time practitioners Assistant, a part-time Senior Practitioner and a full-time Chief Officer, a cleaner and volunteers
Currently our service delivery consists of groupwork, and we offer a variety to woman and children within our demographic area. Every day we offer an after-school group where children attend from local primary schools via referrals and engage in a fun activity and receive a healthy nutritious dinner. We offer baby massage, Thrive, own my Life and will be running PPP groups for parents. We are expanding our service delivery and hope to be engaging in outreach working supporting families and women who have been the victims of Domestic Abuse. We have an adult helping hands groups which supports adults with additional needs and their carers, offering some respite, fun activity, and lunch. We have a dining area, crafting area, movie room and sensory area along with a large outside space for playing that we are currently looking at developing.
Community House Ltd is seeking committed volunteer Trustees and specifically a Treasurer to join the Board to support the charity in fulfilling its objectives.
Trustees must understand that they are accountable to the Community House Ltd mission as contained in the charity’s constitution ensuring the effective governance of the charity and in collaboration with the Chief Officer.
Specifically, the Board of Trustees are looking for individuals with professional experience in any of the following fields: finance, business, or legal although any other professional vocations will also be considered. Currently the Board of Trustees meets monthly, normally for no more than two hours and when necessary, meetings can be facilitated via Zoom so internet access is vital. All documents are stored on a one drive so access to online facilities is crucial to delivering a supporting role as a trustee. There is also an AGM once a year around September.
In conjunction with the other Board of Trustee members, the Trustees will: -
The Treasurer role is an Office-Bearers role for which there are extra responsibilities: -
It is not a requirement that applicants are resident in Clackmannanshire, but it is hoped they have a genuine desire to help its communities and believe in the Community House Ltd mission.
Trustees are appointed for a period of one year, extendable annually at the AGM for a maximum of a further three years with board approval.
SKILL AND QUALITIES
For the Treasurer role:-
Join us! – Opportunities for new Charity Trustees at Borders Pet Rescue (Borders Animal Welfare Association)
Borders Pet Rescue (BPR) was established in 1988, as a small, registered, Scottish charity offering animal rescue, re-homing and the promotion of responsible pet ownership through education and training across the Scottish Borders and adjoining areas. Our Rescue Centre is located at Craigsford, in Earlston. Each year we are able to find new homes for over 200 dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and exotics. We rely on donations from the public, on some fundraising, and primarily on the income raised by the four Borders Pet Rescue Charity Shops, located in Galashiels, Kelso, Duns, and Hawick. Like all animal charities, BPR relies on the generosity of the animal loving public to support the work and could not survive without the dedication of its many friends and volunteers.
The charity is governed by Trustees. We aim to have a Board which covers the key areas in which we work, and we are now seeking to appoint additional Trustees who, ideally, have experience in the following areas:
o Retail Management
o Property/Asset/Estate Management
o Management of Volunteers
o Animal Welfare
That said, we also welcome applications from individuals with other relevant experience. Our Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the operation and development of the charity, including animal welfare, compliance with charity legislation, fundraising, public relations and financial control.
This is an exciting time to be joining Borders Pet Rescue as a Trustee, as we will soon launch a newly-built kennel facility to help us respond to the ever-increasing demand from vulnerable animals. We also have ambitious plans for further development of our Rescue Centre, and an upcoming launch of both our new website and our online sales/purchase platform.
The principal responsibilities of a BPR Trustee include attending and actively participating in monthly Board meetings (held on a Monday evening, both virtually and face-to-face). Trustees bring their professional experience to help govern the charity, and Trustees actively participate in the charity’s activities, supporting volunteers, and undertaking fundraising, as well as being part of awareness-raising events. The time commitment required is a minimum of two days per month, including monthly Trustee meetings (of 2-3 hours per meeting). All Trustees are expected to share a passion and commitment to animal welfare. Please note that this is a voluntary role, although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Founded by Carers in 1998 Capital Carers, formerly North West Carers Centre, is a highly regarded charity providing carer support to unpaid carers of all ages. Our Ethos is to provide unpaid carers with a range of high-quality support services which enable them to have some normality of life whilst carrying out their caring role. Our Vision is that all carers get the help and support they need to sustain their caring role. Currently the geographical focus of our support work is North West Edinburgh. We have a contract with City of Edinburgh Council to support Young Carers, under the age of 25. Our work with adult carers, which we wish to develop further, is supported by fundraising.
For further insight into our work visit our website at capitalcarers.org.uk
In order to support our development, we want to recruit a further two Trustees/Directors.
As a member of the Board of Trustees/Directors, our governing body, you will contribute to setting the long-term strategic direction of Capital Carers as well as providing advice and support to other trustees and the CEO. Although we are ideally looking for specific skills and experience, we are just as keen to welcome the diversity of thought and constructive challenge of a “critical friend”. Personal experience of caring is also very welcome. Areas of experience and skills of particular interest are:
Our Board normally meets about seven times a year late afternoons or early evening either physically or on line. Trustees are not paid but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
Director appointments for a new trading subsidiary of an established campaigning charity.
The Scottish Fair Trade Forum is establishing a trading subsidiary and is looking to appoint directors for the new company
Potential directors will have experience and/or knowledge of some (but not necessarily all) of the following: business with a social mission, charity trading subsidiaries, marketing, provision of consultancy services, financial management, and building relationships with customer organisations.
Positions are unpaid.