Our aim is to improve outcomes for children to ensure the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families. Our hope is through achieving this, there will be a larger shift in society toward accepting the vital role Dads play.
We currently have a vacancy for a Board member to join our Board of Trustees. As a Trustee Board Member, your responsibilities will include:
This is an unpaid role however reasonable expenses associated with the role can be reimbursed.
Trustees are expected to attend all board meetings, which are held 4 times per year during the early evening in Edinburgh. Trustees will also be asked to contribute their expertise by attending and participating in sub committees, events and networking activities and acting as subject matter experts on particular projects as appropriate.
To ensure that Dads Rock:
In addition to the above duties of all Trustees, each Trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience they may have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives or other issues relevant to the area of work in which the Trustee has special expertise.
Qualifications and or membership of professional bodies related to your area of expertise.
Given the aims of the charity, we require trustees with experience of one or more of the following areas:
Previous experience of serving on a Board of Trustees or equivalent would also be beneficial.
You will be expected to commit to serving on the Board for a minimum of two years.
Board Meetings take place approximately every quarter. Dates for the following calendar year are circulated prior to, and agreed at, the last meeting of the year.
To represent DR at other internal and external events depending on your availability.
To participate in appropriate sub-committee groups – depending on your area of expertise and availability.
To attend any other meetings and events by agreement of the Board, as well as our Annual General Meeting.
Trustee Induction includes:
An induction meeting with the Chair and if desired to be peer supported by an existing Trustee.
Benefits of becoming a Trustee:
The knowledge that you are playing a vital role in the running and development of DR; enabling the organisation to continue its work and make a difference to Scottish society.
The opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge relating to the development of an innovative and dynamic voluntary organisation.
The ability to enhance your network and broaden your experience of the third sector.
If you share our vision and are committed to improving outcomes for Dads, children and families, please forward your CV and covering letter to Chair@dadsrock.org.uk for the attention of David Gray, Interim Chair.
The closing date for applications is 12th July 2019.