Trustees/Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd October 2020


  • Advertised from 4th September 2020

Role

Money Advice Scotland (MAS) – Scotland’s money charity is seeking to appoint 2 new independent Trustees/Directors to augment its existing Board. This is a very exciting point in the history of Money Advice Scotland, as we have recently introduced new governance arrangements.

We are seeking 2 dynamic individuals who share our passion in being “the driving force towards wellbeing for the people of Scotland”. See our strategy document and impact report.

See our strategy report

See our impact report

Money Advice Scotland has a membership drawn from local authorities, CABx, housing associations, voluntary sector projects, insolvency practitioners, all of whom have an interest in the provision of debt advice and/or financial capability.

These posts are well positioned, to provide a real opportunity to shape, and shift the money advice and financial inclusion sector, to meet the demands of the new strategic and operational environment we now face.

MAS holds the Investor in People Gold standard reflecting our own continued commitment of developing the staff who are at the heart of the services we provide to members.

We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise. We need Trustees who really want to make a difference across the communities in Scotland, and beyond.

We particularly wish to appoint Trustees from the following areas of expertise: skills in digital infrastructure, and applications and have a depth of knowledge in cyber security. Other skills preferred include experience in the political climate in Scotland, and familiarity with the machinery of government. Ideally past experience in working with Holyrood and Westminster Parliaments, and at local level. The Board is also short of HR knowledge, and experience. Acquiring these additional competencies will complement the existing skills on the Board, which relate to debt advice, and financial education provision across Scotland. In addition, through our Independent Trustees we have skills in financial and legal services, accountancy, and public relations.

Whilst the posts are not remunerated individuals will play a significant role in the future of Money Advice Scotland’s development, and its sustainability. We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise.

Application notes

So, if you believe you are the person we need, and are really keen to make a difference to Money Advice Scotland, please complete a CV, and provide a personal statement as to why you wish to be considered for the position, and how you match the role requirements. This should be no more than 2 sides of A4. It should be sent marked private and confidential – Trustee application, to y.macdermid@moneyadvicescotland.org.uk. See recruitment pack.

For an informal discussion please call 07846325811 and ask for Yvonne MacDermid who is the current Chief Executive.


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