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Top job! Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th July 2019

  • Advertised from 28th June 2019


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 in responding to the complex needs of people whose 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 3000 people per year.

Most recently, Simon Community Scotland joined forces with Streetwork based in Edinburgh, becoming one unified organisation and amalgamating the two largest street outreach teams in the country. Emerging as a stronger influence in homelessness with no other organisation reaching more people who have nowhere safe or secure to call home in Scotland.

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 combatting the causes and effects of homelessness. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with expertise in:

● Finance

● HR

● Property

● Social Care

● Digital and IT

● PR/Communication

● Business Development

Trustee/Board Requirements

● 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), at our Head Office in Glasgow.

● Join one Sub-Committee - (Finance (quarterly), HR & Governance, Audit & Risk (bi-yearly).

● 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.

Application notes

If you've got the right skills for the role, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from

the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief

or race.

Please click on the following link for an application pack and additional information:

If you require assistance with the application process, please contact Anne-Marie Livingston,

Corporate Services Manager on 0141 418 4980 or email .

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss the role in further detail, please contact:

Lorraine McGrath, CEO on 0141 418 6980.

Closing Date: 26th July 2019