Trustees wanted

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2023


  • Advertised from 22nd December 2022

Role

Are you looking to broaden your experience, learn new skills and share your abilities with a wider community?

ACE IT Scotland is a successful and growing Edinburgh-based charity. We provide free coaching and support to people over 50 to help them access everything the digital world can offer.

Working out of our city-centre office, we have a small team of employees and a larger bank of volunteers who provide most of our services. These include 1:1 coaching, group sessions, information services, and Moose-in-the-Hoose activity groups within local care homes. Demand for our services continues to grow. The recent Covid restrictions reinforced just how important digital technology is for the wellbeing, connectivity and active involvement of older people.

We have plans and resources in place to move ahead with our strategy of delivering our core services, seeking to help more people in more areas, and exploring more transformational opportunities longer-term.

Our trustees serve for a maximum of six years. Routine turnover means we're now looking for new trustees to join our Board. The current Board of six trustees meets four to five times a year, normally in person. In between the formal Board meetings, trustees will serve on one or more of six sub-committees which take a more detailed view of the operation. Extensive use is made of remote meetings and online collaboration tools.

We would be particularly keen to hear from potential trustees who have experience of working with older people, the third sector or social services. As an organisation we value diversity and we warmly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • embrace our vision for all older people to be connected and reach their full digital potential
  • help us to ensure that ACE IT Scotland complies with its Constitution, OSCR regulations and any other relevant legislation
  • assist ACE IT Scotland to pursue its goals as laid out in our Strategy 2026
  • support the development of ACE IT Scotland future operating models and future strategic plan revisions
  • offer guidance, constructive challenge and insight to staff and trustees in relation to change proposals
  • be aware of current issues that may impact the organisation

Application notes

Applications should be made to ACE IT Scotland Manager, Iain Couper iain@aceit.org.uk. Please send a CV and cover letter stating why you are interested in applying for the role, your relevant skills and experience, how you can add value to the board and any other relevant info.

Telephone: 0131 667 2053 - Website: aceit.org.uk

ACE IT Scotland - Scottish Charity Number SC036315