Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th July 2022


  • Advertised from 17th June 2022

Role

Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for various Board Member positions. We are particularly keen on applications from people with a strong background in finance, systems or human resources.

Background

Values in Action Scotland is a Quality Improvement Service. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals. Through our comprehensive portfolio of job coaching, training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of individuals and organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/ or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.

More About VIAS

You can find out more about what we do by visiting viascotland.org.uk. This will also link you through to our various social media platforms.

The VIAS Board

VIAS is a disabled persons organisation (DPO) so 50% of our board are people with lived experience of learning disability and/or autism. This gives us the unique opportunity to hear first hand from the experts on what we need to do as an organisation to help people to live great lives. The other 50% of the board are selected on the basis of specialisms that will help us to develop the organisation.

The Candidates

To help us to grow our portfolio of quality improvement services we are looking for people with expertise in any of the following: -

  • Finance
  • Systems
  • Human resources

No previous board experience is necessary as full mentoring and training will be given.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and out of pocket travel expenses. Mentoring support from existing and retiring board members is offered to allow a smooth transition for new Board Members.

What Is Required

The board of VIAS normally meet on a quarterly basis. The successful candidate would also be required to attend meeting of one of the VIAS strategic Group progressing our strategic objectives: -

  • Improved access to quality supports and services
  • Sustainable organisational systems
  • Strengthened partnerships and collaborations
  • Enhanced communications capacity and practice

These meetings normally take place between board meetings and will be a minimum of 1 meeting and a maximum of 2 meetings. The majority of meetings will take place via Zoom but we do like a face-to-face meet up at least once per year.

Application notes

For further information or an informal initial discussion, please call Norma Curran on 0141 212 3395 or email norma.curran@viascotland.org.uk