Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Throughout Scotland
  • Closing 28th February 2020


  • Advertised from 31st January 2020

Role

Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland (CBINS) is a grassroots, volunteer-led, educational charity dedicated to opening up the conversation about Basic Income in Scotland. We are at an exciting point of organisational growth and we are looking to build our board to support this.

CBINS runs well attended monthly meet-ups in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our volunteer team is growing rapidly and we are getting ready to start delivering training for Basic Income advocates across Scotland. We work with organisations to help them engage with the Basic Income conversation. We organise the Parliamentary Cross Party Working Group on Basic Income to provide a forum where citizens, stakeholders and policy makers can engage in well-informed and open-minded discussion about Basic Income. In April 2019 CBINS launched exploring Basic Income in Scotland at the Scottish Parliament, which was a collaborative project for the Scottish Universities Insight Institute that looked at Basic Income and a variety of intersecting issues.

As a Trustee you will have a crucial role in defining CBINS’ strategy for 2020 and beyond, including helping to bring the global Basic Income Earth Network Congress to Glasgow in 2021. Your role as trustee will be fundamental to shaping this congress and definitively putting Scotland at the forefront for Basic Income globally.

The role of CBINS Trustee would suit anyone committed to social justice and supporting this grassroots movement educating people about what would be a truly transformational policy.

We are looking for a variety of particular skill-sets to support our work but we are keen to hear from anyone that would like to lend their time, expertise or networks. In particular we are looking to recruit to the role of:

  • Treasurer

The specific areas of experience we are interested in are:

  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer management
  • Developing volunteer led organisations
  • Conference
  • Lived experience of key issues that would be impacted by a Basic Income e.g. care, disability, the benefits system, workers rights, the arts

Applicants are expected to:

  • Communicate effectively with the CBINS board, volunteer team and network
  • Take on responsibility for developing and achieving CBINS’ strategic goals
  • Regularly dedicate time to working on CBINS projects
  • Lend expertise, skills and connections relevant to the work of CBINS
  • Endeavour to attend all four CBINS board meetings each year

To find out more about CBINS, please visit our website: cbin.scot

Application notes

Closing date: Midday on Friday 28th February 2020

If you are interested, please email your CV and a covering letter to our Director, Cleo Goodman, at cleo.goodman@cbin.scot