Are you an individual with a particular passion and strategic vision to develop a local community owned asset with a strong, democratic value base?
Bridgend Farmhouse is a successful award winning community benefit society with charitable status based in South East Edinburgh. Following an effective campaign, it gained community ownership of the land in 2015 and has become a thriving community hub where people meet to carry out creative, physical, and purposeful activities and to share skills and knowledge with others. The organisation works to address social inequalities, reduce isolation and loneliness, strengthen community involvement, build local resilience, develop environmental education and stewardship, and support people to be active agents in their life. In 2021, Bridgend Farmhouse received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can get in the UK.
Bridgend’s Board of Directors/Trustees is elected annually from a base of 400+ community shareholders, predominantly local, who aim to create a Sociocracy model of working together. The Board is currently steering change within our community hub and after a wide consultation we are now implementing the findings of a change management process. You would be joining at an exciting time when Bridgend Farmhouse is emerging from the recent lockdowns and beginning to slowly re-engage with its local community.
Role and responsibilities of Bridgend Farmhouse Directors/Trustees:
Bridgend Farmhouse Directors/Trustees have a generic role in ensuring that the organisation meets its vision, aims, and objectives and fulfils the requirements of its regulatory bodies.
We are keen to invite people living in South East Edinburgh – with experience of governing organisations and passionate about community development – to sit on our Board of Directors/Trustees.
Our Directors/Trustees are expected to:
What kind of person are we looking for?
We are particularly keen to recruit people with specialist skills in:
We consider it is our responsibility to promote diversity at the workplace. We encourage applications from all the ethnic minority backgrounds.
Closing date for applications: Friday 17th December 2021 at 5 pm
To apply, please send us an email expressing your interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will arrange an interview with all candidates and ask them to complete our skills matrix form.