Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2022


  • Advertised from 21st July 2022

Role

Midlothian Sure Start is a dynamic, award winning third sector organisation. It offers a quality support service to families with children up to age 12 across Midlothian. Midlothian Sure Start has been in existence since 2001 and employs over 70 members of staff providing a service in Family Learning centres and in the community. Our ethos is to provide a holistic, confidential community based service where families are at the heart of what we do.

We are looking for people who are as passionate about the services we provide as we are and in return we are keen to support professional development with excellent training and development opportunities, enhanced sick pay (following completion of probation), enhanced annual leave entitlement (we close completely for a well-earned break over Christmas and New Year) and we support our staff with an Employee Assistance Programme and Pension Scheme.

We are currently recruiting for Board Directors.

The Board of Midlothian Sure Start is currently seeking new Board Directors with a particular interest in Health & Safety or finance experience. The Board meet quarterly with Sub Committee meetings in between and meetings are arranged to accommodate other commitments when possible. Meetings are currently held via Zoom. As a charitable organisation, service on the board is without remuneration, however appropriate travel and expenses will be reimbursed.

We are looking for Board Directors with:

  • Experience working in HR, H&S, finance or any other relevant area.
  • Experience of charity accounts.
  • An understanding of working in a small / medium organisation.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Ability to communicate, provide knowledge and explain information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • To advise the board on the implications of their strategy and policy objectives in relevant areas of expertise.
  • To ensure that adequate financial procedures and controls are in place, appropriate decisions are made and that the charity operates within a sound financial framework.
  • To ensure that the charity complies with its governing document and its own financial rules, charity law, company law, and other relevant legislation or regulations.

Application notes

For more information or if you are interested in applying please call our Business Support Manager on 0131 654 0489 or email claireyoung@midlothiansurestart.org.uk