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Volunteer Trustee & Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Throughout Scotland
  • Closing 31st July 2020


  • Advertised from 23rd June 2020

Role

General Role:

Generations Working Together is looking to recruit two enthusiastic, committed, dependable and proactive volunteer trustees to replace two members of our board who retired at our recent AGM.

We are looking for a new treasurer and a trustee who have experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector who want to become actively involved in progressing intergenerational work across Scotland.

Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.

In particular, we are seeking trustees with a strong background /expert skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Sponsorship/fundraising from trust funds and other similar agencies
  • Charity or work experience in financial management including end of year reports
  • Education (early years/primary/secondary and further)
  • Health and /or social care
  • Housing/architecture with an interest in intergenerational housing
  • Communications and marketing background
  • Intergenerational work

Please note there is a separate role description for the treasurer post which can be found below.

Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.

Commitment includes attending board meetings which are normally held in Glasgow four times a year. On top, we ask Trustees to attend our annual conference (if possible) and AGM and one development session each year to look at the business plan. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of GWT. This may include membership of Task and Finish Groups, Standing Committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise.

We use a Zoom video conferencing system which Trustees can use to call into the meetings if they cannot attend in person. Much of the subgroup work is done via email and video conferencing.

Organisation profile:

Generations Working Together is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland.

A short film narrated by our retired chair Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE can be viewed on our website detailing our history and the background of intergenerational work and its growth in the UK.

What is it like to be a volunteer Trustee?

“Volunteering with GWT this past year has let me see the value of intergenerational practice in many arenas of life. It has given me greater insight into the passionate practice out there and also the resource and specialism required to support it to be done in ever more meaningful and measurable ways. I have loved the opportunity so far of being part of a Board with such great diversity of age and experience.” (Trustee)

“My experience volunteering as a Trustee for GWT over the past two plus years has been both rewarding personally and beneficial professionally. Exposure to the Governance and Compliance aspects of Trusteeship has been useful supporting my role as a senior manager within a private sector business, while the opportunity to present to workshops and conferences has been invaluable experience of public speaking. Additionally, working alongside the other Trustees and GWT staff who have a wealth of diverse and in-depth experience has been extremely useful from a professional development perspective. From a personal perspective, being able to

Application notes

To apply please email a covering letter stating why you are interested in joining the board of GWT along with your CV to Alison@generationsworkingtogether.org

To discuss the trustee role further please contact George Kay, Chair Email: cllrgeo@outlook.com

For more information or to have arrange an informal conversation about GWT or intergenerational work please contact Alison Clyde, Chief Executive Officer on 07769629988 or by email.


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