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Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board – Chair

In August 2014, the three Glasgow colleges – City of Glasgow College, Glasgow Clyde College and Glasgow Kelvin College – were assigned to the Regional Board.

The Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board is responsible for securing the coherent provision of high quality fundable higher and further education in Glasgow’s colleges. It is also responsible for strategic planning of college provision across the Glasgow region, the monitoring of performance and the allocation of funding to colleges within the region.

Term of appointment

The appointment will be for up to four years from the date of appointment.

On the expiry of the appointment, the successful candidate is eligible for reappointment subject to evidence of effective performance, satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of reappointment; and Ministerial approval. The combined length of an appointment cannot exceed eight years. Reappointment is not automatic.

Time commitment

It is anticipated that you will devote up to 2 days per week to performing your functions as and when required, up to a maximum of 104 days per year. Whilst the majority of Board meetings will take place in the local area, you will be required to attend meetings, representing the board, in other venues across Scotland from time to time. Your time will mainly be spent attending meetings, reading documents, evening and weekend events and contributing to national debate and policy development relating to post-16 education, as well as keeping abreast of the wider context to address sector wide issues..

Remuneration and allowances

Remuneration rates are related to the turnover and staffing numbers of the college, and are paid monthly in arrears. The daily remuneration rate for this position is £330, up to a maximum total fee of £34,320 per financial year. Expenses incurred as a result of carrying out the duties of the appointment including reasonable travel and subsistence, and dependant carer and childcare expenses will be reimbursed.


You will be based at the City of Glasgow College, 190 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0RF.

Interviews will take place in Glasgow on Thursday 9th November 2017.

Further information: Full details of the experience, knowledge and skills required for this appointment are contained in the Applicant Information Pack. You can access the pack via the link below.

Closing date for applications is Friday 13th October 2017.

For full information on the appointment, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information
Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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Scottish Agricultural Wages Board – Appointment of Independent Members

Scottish Minsters are looking to appoint up to three Independent Members to the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB).  The appointments are for three years from 1 April 2018.


The SAWB is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body set up under the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949.  Its purpose is to make statutory Orders fixing minimum wage rates, holiday entitlement and other terms and conditions of service for workers employed in agriculture in Scotland.  The Board’s Orders are legally enforceable and the Scottish Government Rural Directorate has a duty to investigate complaints about non-compliance.  It also carries out random test inspections on agricultural holdings to ensure compliance and pursues recovery of arrears on behalf of workers.

Role and skills required

This is an opportunity to help Workers’ and Employers’ representatives reach fair and reasonable settlements on matters relating to agricultural wages, holiday entitlement and other relevant terms and conditions of service.  In addition to participating in Board meetings Independent Members will have the ability to chair limited life working parties on specific topics relating to agricultural workers conditions of employment.

If you can listen to both sides of an argument, help parties reach successful conclusions and earn the trust and respect of a variety of stakeholders then this is a role that you may be ideally suited to.  It would be helpful although not essential if you have an interest or some experience in negotiating terms and conditions of employment, or an awareness of farming/rural economy issues or a general understanding of employment legislation.  Full details on all of the skills required are in the person specification within the applicant pack.

In order to be able to perform the role of an Independent Member, you cannot be affiliated to the NFU Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates or Unite the Union.

Meetings and time commitment

The Board meets in Edinburgh for one or two days, twice a year.  You may also be appointed to a committee and these meet around two or three times a year also in Edinburgh.


Independent Members receive £160.79 per day plus up to £45.95 per meeting for preparatory work.  Reasonable subsistence and travelling expenses and dependant carer/childcare expenses will also be reimbursed.

Application information

An application pack and full details on this and other public appointments can be found at the public appointments website  Further information about the duties and functions of SAWB can be found by contacting Ken Gray, Secretary to the Board on 0131 244 9749 or ken.gray@gov.scotThe closing date for applications is 19 October 2017.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, please contact Scottish Government Public Appointments, on Freephone 0300 244 1898 or by email at

Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality

St Matthew’s Centre – Treasurer

For over 40 years, St. Matthew’s Centre has provided a safe and welcoming place for some of the most vulnerable people in an area of north Glasgow in the top 5% of multiple indices of deprivation in Scotland. It is an area of improving housing but with a post-industrial legacy of substance misuse, welfare dependency and notoriously poor life expectancy and health statistics.

St. Matthew’s hosts 4 evening AA Groups and three weekly lunch clubs and frequent community events. It also pilots the Faith In Throughcare rehabilitation programme for ex-offenders and promotes a great deal of interconnected working with local agencies.
We also set up The Concrete Garden in 2010 as a community growing facility which now operates as an independent charity supporting other outreach projects from St. Matthew’s and we host the Friends of Possilpark Greenspace project which supports our Local Nature Reserve. It is in fact a very vibrant and diverse environment in which to work.

St Matthew’s became a SCIO in 2016 with a Board of 6 which includes our Diocesan Surveyor, the Project Manager of the local award winning youth project (Young Peoples Futures) and the Rector and representatives of St Matthew’s Church, one of whom is Manager for Relationships Scotland Glasgow. The Treasurer has volunteered for St Matthew’s for almost 15 years, he is a retired Accountant but at 85 feels it may be time to retire! He has developed and maintained a format of monthly Cash Flow Statements from which the annual accounts are derived and we have used the same Accounting Firm – Cook & Co as our Independent Examiner over a similar period of time. He also oversees income and expenditure with the Caretaker who administers invoices, cheque payments and maintenance contracts.

At present we have one paid member of staff, a Caretaker and are engaged with Community Enterprise in securing funding for a Centre Manager to develop our work. The present turnover of the Centre is around £40,000 per annum.

This Centre makes a real difference in a challenging neighbourhood and we are blessed with many volunteers of remarkable abilities and commitment, however the Board, especially with regard to the position of Treasurer, really needs assistance from beyond our immediate locality.

Revd David Wostenholm MB ChB
St Matthew’s Rectory
104 Erradale Street
Glasgow G22 6PT
07908 537 085

Scottish Police Authority – Chair

Remuneration:£530 per day
Location:Glasgow and other locations in Scotland
Closing date:21 September 2017 at midnight

Do you have the skill and experience to take on one of the most important roles in Scottish public life? Can you use your excellent judgement and interpersonal abilities to sensitively chair a diverse board in a high-profile and complex environment? If so, this role offers a unique opportunity to ensure that the SPA delivers effective governance oversight of one of the largest policing operations in the UK.

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a Chair to the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and would welcome applications from those who believe they could make a positive and confident contribution to SPA’s own functions and in holding Police Scotland to account for the policing of Scotland and the delivery of strategic policing priorities. Working with Police Scotland, the role also provides an unparalleled opportunity, to improve how services connect with communities and to develop workforce potential.

The position attracts a remuneration rate in the form of a daily fee of £530, with a time commitment of up to 12 days per month initially.

Applications would be particularly welcome from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and people aged under 50.

Completed applications must be received on or before 21 September 2017.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at , or by writing to Public Appointments, Scottish Government, 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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Social Investment Scotland – Chair


Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is a charity and social enterprise that makes investments in charities, social enterprises and mission led businesses. Using funding from a variety of sources, SIS provides a range of tailored financial and non-financial support to support the development of sustainable social and/or environmental impact.

SIS’s mission is ‘to connect capital with communities, to make a real measurable and sustainable impact upon people’s lives.’ Since it was set up in 2001, the organisation has made investments of almost £60m to nearly 300 organisations. Alongside the provision of financial investment, a key role for SIS is to build the capacity and capability of organisations via the provision of information, education and support.

SIS is now planning for the transition to a new Chair, to provide leadership to the organisation during the next phase of its growth which will involve becoming FCA regulated and the creation of a new subsidiary to raise additional investment.

Nick Kuenssberg will complete his final term as Chair in March 2019. To ensure this transition is as efficient and effective as possible, SIS are now looking to appoint a new Board Member, initially as Vice-Chair with that individual expected to take on the role of Chair when Nick steps down in March 2019.
The SIS Board Chair holds the Board and Executive Team to account for the organisation’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of SIS. The Chair also supports, and, where appropriate, challenges the Chief Executive and ensures that the Board works together with the entire SIS executive to achieve agreed organisational objectives. The Chair acts as an ambassador and one of the public faces of SIS, in partnership with the Chief Executive.

For more information. including the full Role Profile and how to apply, please visit

For a confidential discussion please contact Donogh O’Brien at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications is Monday 9th October 2017.

Aberdeen Harbour – Non-Executive Board Members Vacancies

In recent years, the continued increase in larger vessels wishing to use the port has resulted in a major expansion project to create Aberdeen South Harbour, at Nigg Bay, which is due for completion in 2020. This multi-million pound investment in the port’s expansion will help sustain the commercial growth of the region and will ensure that Aberdeen remains a significant component in Scotland’s transport infrastructure. The administration and maintenance of the port is the responsibility of Aberdeen Harbour Board, which is an independent trust authority, consisting of nine non-executive and three executive members.

We are seeking applications to fill three non-executive vacancies on the Board from candidates with a keen interest in the activities and business of the port. Applications are invited from interested parties of all disciplines who will be able to demonstrate a range of skills, attributes and experience that will contribute to the functioning of the Board. Applicants will be required to demonstrate ability and proven track record in their chosen profession or other activities.  Commitment and experience can be as valuable as qualifications. Applicants will be required to work with senior and professional staff, and an ability to grasp complex issues quickly is important, as is experience of achieving results in a committee or board environment.

Aberdeen Harbour Board is committed to equality of opportunity, encouraging a diverse range of applicants, and to the principle of appointments on the basis of merit, and applying openness and transparency of process, in accordance with Transport Scotland’s Modern Trust Ports for Scotland – Guidance for Good Governance.

Appointments will be for an initial term of three years, commencing 1st January 2018. Board members are expected to devote up to two days per month to the work of the Board and are remunerated.

For further information and an application form please contact:

Jill Gall, PA to the Chief Executive
Aberdeen Harbour Board, 16 Regent Quay,
Aberdeen, AB11 5SS
Tel: 01224 597002 or
or see

Closing date for applications 12.00 noon, Friday 6 October 2017

Aberdeen Harbour Board is Europe’s premier marine support centre for the oil and gas industry and the main commercial port serving North-East Scotland. The harbour is also a lifeline ferry port and has shipping connections to around 40 countries world-wide. As a very successful business, the port witnesses high levels of activity and, with significant investment, continues to adapt to meet the changing needs of its customers.

Together – Trustees Vacancies

Together is an alliance of children’s charities that promotes and protects the rights of children across Scotland, as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We do this by promoting the Convention; helping children’s organisations to integrate the Convention into their work; and monitoring and reporting on the progress made at a Scottish, UK and UN level.

Together is holding its next AGM on 26 September 2017 and is seeking to appoint two new Trustees to join the Board by this time.

In order to apply to become a Together Trustee, you must complete a Trustee Nomination Form and send it with an Expression of Interest (up to 150 words) and a Biography (up to 300 words) to by 18 September.

Trustees are expected to:

  • Contribute to the strategic direction of Together
  • Champion Together through their networks and contacts
  • Ensure the highest standards of integrity and good governance.

Membership of the Board is by election through Together’s voting members, who have paid the full annual fee for 2016. Trusteeship lasts for a period of 3 years, after which it can be renewed for one further term, to a total of 6 years. The position of Board member is unpaid. Reasonable expenses incurred in the pursuit of Board business will be covered.


We are looking for two additional board members, ideally with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Human resources and training
  • IT and data management
  • Equality and diversity mainstreaming

However, we also warmly welcome applications from individuals with a range of experience in other areas that help broaden Together’s strategic capability and vision.


The Together Board meets at least four times annually. Meetings are held in Rosebery House at Haymarket, Edinburgh. All staff members, including the Director, are invited to attend each meeting.

In addition to membership of the Board, Trustees may be invited to join working groups or sub-committees on issues such as finance and strategy.

Find out more about Together at

Clyde Valley Group – Board Member Vacancies

Are you interested in coming on a Board with an ‘Exceptional’ RSL?

The past 10 years has seen the Clyde Valley Group embark on a cultural revolution that has seen it acquire a more business centred approach to everything that it does. Our business culture is rooted in service excellence and as well as holding Customer Service Excellence Accreditation, our focus on our people assets has seen us listed as the on the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies List (UK), securing both 5th and 15th place as well as obtaining Best Companies 3 Star Accreditation, demonstrating ‘exceptional’ performance.

To ensure that the Clyde Valley Group continues to deliver at a high standard requires a strong Board. We require a wide range of skills and experience, and are presently seeking non-executive board members to help us plan and realise our ambitions. You will play a central role in guiding the strategies and visions of our organisation. This role will be as challenging as it is rewarding, and whilst a voluntary unpaid position, you will be offered the training and support you’ll need to contribute to the organisations future successes.

We have recently undertaken a skills audit and have identified requirements for new board members with skills or interests in the following areas:

  • Accounting, investments, financial and business planning
  • Organisational development
  • Legal services.

Ideally you should be able to demonstrate skills including:

  • The ability to challenge constructively and influence decision making within a Board setting
  • The ability to analyse complex issues
  • The ability to weigh up conflicting views and reach your own decisions

In return you will be able to:

  • Use skills you already have to benefit the wider community
  • Learn new skills to broaden your experience
  • Network with a range of like-minded people
  • Be part of and help shape the future of a top Scottish housing association.

For an informal chat please contact Lynn Wassell, Group Chief Executive or for a copy of our recruitment pack please contact Carol Sanderson, Corporate Services Officer on 01698 328263, or e-mail

Alcohol & Drugs Action – Board Members

ADA is an award winning charity, delivering specialist services to reduce harms and promote recovery of individuals and families affected by alcohol & drugs in the North East of Scotland.

If you share our passion for supporting and enabling recovery for people and families affected by substance use, consider joining our diverse board to help shape our strategic direction and make sure we focus on what matters.

Successful candidates will have the enthusiasm and breadth of experience to make a real difference. Governance experience and senior expertise in your field is essential. We would also welcome applicants with a broad range of skills including the following:

• Senior Financial experience
• Marketing/media
• Quality Assurance
• Fundraising and campaigning
• Stewardship of charity assets

Time commitment for board members: average of 6 hours per month for attendance at board and sub group meetings which take place in Aberdeen.

What we can offer in return:
• Relevant training and development to enhance your knowledge and skills
• Networking opportunities, both internally and externally
• The opportunity to share your wisdom to make a positive impact on your local community

Please submit your CV and covering letter at If you have any questions or queries, please contact 01224 577120 and ask to speak to Luan Grugeon in the first instance.

The closing date is 12 noon Monday 2 October 2017. Interviews will be held in October.

SPTC (Scottish Parent Teacher Council) Director Recruitment

SPTC is a charity and membership organisation committed to ensuring the best educational outcomes for Scotland’s young people. We believe all young people should benefit from the support of an engaged parent or significant adult as they move through school and beyond.

We are passionate about young people and the positive contribution parents and carers can make.

The board of SPTC would like to appoint Director Trustees with specific business skills, who can buy into our mission and bring their skills to bear on a growing and changing membership organisation.

Specific skills we are looking for are HR, Finance and Legal (corporate).

Commitment will be to six board meetings each year (Saturday, Edinburgh) plus occasional on-line communication and some face-to-face support to the staff on programme management. This is likely to be equivalent to around two days/16 hours per month. Directors also have the opportunity to represent the organisation at a range of regional and national events and conferences associated with its core business.

All reasonable expenses paid.

Interested? Please contact Eileen Prior ( or 0131 474 6199) for an initial chat before making a formal application.


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