Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • central Glasgow and central Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th April 2021


  • Advertised from 13th April 2021

Role

JustRight Scotland is excited to announce that we are seeking to appoint at least two skilled and committed members to our Board of Trustees. These new Board members will also be appointed to the Board of the new social enterprise of JustRight Scotland, JRS Knowhow.

The successful candidates will play an important part in supporting the continuing success of JustRight Scotland and overseeing the development of JRS Knowhow.

We are looking for candidates who have skills and experience relevant to both roles. Training will be provided.

Expected commitment

Number of positions: At least 2

Term of appointment: 3 years, renewable

Location: Meetings in central Glasgow and central Edinburgh (currently online)

Time commitment: Around 8 days per year comprising; attendance at meetings (weekday evenings and Saturdays), subject to the needs of the organisation, and reasonable email correspondence and preparation for meetings.

Who are JustRight Scotland?

JustRight Scotland (JRS) is Scotland's legal centre for justice and human rights. We use the law to defend and extend people’s rights. All our projects work in areas in which gaps in access to justice lead to discrimination and disadvantage. We believe in inclusion and social justice collaboration, which means that we work with other organisations to develop new ways to provide expert legal advice and information and influence law and policy. We have already established successful projects advancing women’s rights, supporting migrants and assisting victims of trafficking.

Visit our website to discover more: justrightscotland.org.uk

JRS Knowhow

JRS Knowhow is a social enterprise which has been established to develop and deliver training, knowledge transfer and skills development in law and human rights. It will help people and organisations share great ideas and teach important skills, using technology and best practice in accessible methods of learning.

The role of Trustee

You will help us shape the future of our innovative charity and social enterprise. This important role involves sharing responsibility for JRS’ governance and strategy and ensuring the charity and social enterprise is administered effectively and in accordance with law.

For more information visit: oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees.

This is a voluntary role, but has great scope for personal development. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Your skills and experience

Essential criteria

Skills in strategic oversight, organisational development and team working.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive working relationships

A commitment to the promotion of human rights and social justice for all people in Scotland

Ability to understand basic accounts and finance (training is also provided

Eligible to be a charity trustee under s69 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (see legislation.gov.uk/asp/2005/10/part/1/chapter/9 for details). PVG check required.

Desirable criteria

Demonstrable understanding of the governance of a social enterprise, or experience of developing, delivering, or managing remote learning

Experience of business planning, especially in the context of a new start-up.

Background in any of the following, whether in public, private or charity sector: governance, strategy, policy, IT/digital, fundraising and income generation, communications, human resources, finance, audit and risk.

Lived experience in any of our areas of work

JRS is an organisation committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all.

Application notes

Closing date: 30th April 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 10th May 2021 (provisional date only)

To apply please download our application pack here or contact Jenny Cook, Just Right Scotland Room 1, 1st Floor, 39 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2ER

An informal discussion with a member of the Board can be arranged. If you would like to do this, please contact Jenny on recruitment@justrightscotland.org.uk


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