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Epilepsy Scotland – Trustees

Epilepsy Scotland is a dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial organisation that punches above its weight. Our goal is to improve the lives of the growing number of people living with epilepsy in Scotland.

If you are interested in putting your skills and experience to helping us achieve that goal we like to hear from you.

We are looking for someone who can help by:

Ensuring Epilepsy Scotland complies with legal and other obligations
Providing strategic oversight (including media, business development and fundraising)
Contributing specific professional skills and expertise as required (including IT management, marketing)
Working closely with other trustees and the Executive Team
Growing a network which will support the work we do
Acting as an Ambassador for Epilepsy Scotland

If you are interested please respond by 1 August 2017 to rcharlton@epilepsyscotland.org.uk

Grampian Housing Association – Vacancy for Volunteer Board Members

 

Grampian Housing Association, working with its subsidiaries, Kirkgate Developments and TLC Housing Maintenance, is a leading provider of social housing and related services throughout the North East of Scotland. We currently have a portfolio of 3500+ homes under management and an annual turnover of £18m+. The Association is a Registered Social Landlord and Registered Scottish Charity.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and ambitious voluntary Board members to shape the future of Grampian Housing Association and help us achieve our strategic aims and objectives. The vacancies have arisen following the successful completion of the terms of office of some of our long serving Board members.

Download PDF for further details including ‘how to apply’

Wishaw and District Housing Association – Vacancy for Volunteer Board Members

Wishaw and District Housing Association is a non-profit making registered social landlord operating within defined boundaries in Wishaw and surrounding areas. Our primary aim is to provide quality, affordable homes for rent.

We currently own 977 houses, co-own a further 47 and factor 372 in the following areas: Central Wishaw, Cambusnethan, Coltness, Pather, Craigneuk, Flemington, Muirhouse, Netherton, Newmains, Shotts and Harthill. Wishaw & District Housing Association is currently in High Engagement with the Scottish Housing Regulator due to concerns in respect of Governance and Financial Risks. The Regulation Plan of March 2017  highlighted that Wishaw & District HA needs to strengthen its financial planning, governance and risk management and currently has 5 appointees and a Statutory Manager in place. Wishaw & District HA are working with the Scottish Housing  Regulator to address the issues highlighted in the Regulation Plan.

We are currently  looking to recruit new volunteer member to our Board of Directors.  We currently have 10 volunteer members on our Board of Directors and would welcome applications from individuals who may have either :-

  • Governance experience.
  • Finance experience.
  • Risk Management Experience
  • Business experience.
  • Experience of working on a voluntary committee.
  • Housing Development
  • Human Resources.

We have 10 scheduled meetings annually (generally the 4th Tuesday each month)and additional training sessions throughout the year.

If you are interested in applying for this voluntary position, please contact the office by telephone 01698-377200, by text message 07529-777345 or by email assoc@wishawdha.org.uk and an application pack will be sent to you.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this please contact Niall Gordon /  David Jepson

The closing date for applications  is 12 noon on Friday 16th June 2017 .

The Scottish Tourism Alliance – Board Vacancies

Background
Established in 2012 The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is the overarching industry leadership group for tourism and the leading voice for the tourism sector in Scotland. It is an independent not-for-profit, private sector organisation trade body comprising of circa 275 trade associations, businesses, destination groups and other organisations with an interest in tourism. Having more than 70% of tourism businesses directly or indirectly under its umbrella of membership, the STA voice is one that is held in high regard by Scottish Government and other bodies. The STA is also a member of the UK Tourism Industry Council representing the views of the Scottish tourism industry to the UK Government.

Now seeking to strengthen our current board, we invite applications from interested parties. We are specifically interested in business leaders who can bring expertise in areas of technology, policy/advocacy, finance, HR, transport, and commercial development. We say that ‘tourism is everyone’s business ‘and are keen to ensure that our board reflects this. We remain committed and keen to forge deeper collaboration between cross sector industry bodies. The organisation also has a clear priority to strengthen its membership and commercial activities in the coming years.

Remuneration & Time Commitment
The Board meets five times per year, with meetings held between 10-1.30pm primarily in Central Belt locations, but will occasionally meet for longer and further afield. In addition, there will be requests to attend other key engagements and events throughout the year such as the AGM in October and the STA Scottish Tourism Week Signature Conference in March each year. The position is unremunerated, but expenses can be paid on request. As a director of the company, you will exercise corporate responsibilities for the business and help drive its development both financially and in strength of voice. It is an exciting time to join the STA with much change, challenge and opportunity ahead for the sector.

Experience and Skills
 Ability to contribute to the work of Scottish Tourism Alliance Board, ensuring the organisation remains relevant to all stakeholders and provides world class leadership on behalf of the industry. You must be ambitious in your aspirations for the industry and in your desire to drive innovative ways of working between the industry and public sector in Scotland.
 Ability to contribute effectively to strategic planning processes and to embrace the principles of corporate governance.
 Ability to challenge constructively and contribute to high quality decision-making and priority setting within a Board/team environment.
 Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to a range of stakeholders.
 Knowledge and understanding of the role & responsibilities of a Company Director
 A good understanding of the tourism and hospitality sector in Scotland

Appointments will be made on merit, but the organisation is committed to diversity and, in particular, strengthening gender equality around the Board table.

Next Steps

If you are interested in the position please send your CV and/or a short covering note stating your back ground and what you believe you can bring to further strengthen the STA board skill set to elaine.townsend@stalliance.co.uk by FRIDAY 16TH JUNE 2017. Please also contact Elaine if you would like any further details or would like to arrange an exploratory discussion with the CEO or Chair.

River Clyde Homes – Board Member Opportunities

Location: Inverclyde

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

These posts are currently non-remunerated however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

About Us
River Clyde Homes is one of the largest social housing landlord’s in Scotland with a turnover in excess of £27.5m per annum. We have recently taken the next exciting steps in our business growth by activating our commercial subsidiary company to undertake a variety of construction related and grounds maintenance activities. Our new group structure has more than 300 members of staff serving over 8,000 customers and we have ambitious plans to build 1000 new homes.
However, River Clyde Homes wants to provide more than homes – we want to build communities and our mission is to provide great homes and services by being a great place to work. We are committed to achieving this through continued investment and growth in our homes, our services and our staff.

The Role
We are looking for new Board members to sit on our parent company Board. This role offers you the opportunity to lead on the strategic direction of this growing company, play a key role in delivering high quality services to our customers, define goals and targets, and work with our involved customers to scrutinise our performance.

We would welcome interest from anyone with appropriate housing sector or commercial knowledge and who has the skills and commitment to play a positive and active part in driving the company forward and in developing our reputation for innovation, good practice, and determination to be one of the best companies’ to work for in Scotland.

Whilst we would welcome applications from a wide and diverse range of individuals we would be particularly interested in hearing from applicants with high level experience in construction or regeneration projects, property maintenance or with a relevant legal background.
Closing date: 30th June 2017

For an informal discussion about the role, or to request an application pack, please contact: Siobhan O’Kane, Governance & Executive Support Manager, on 01475 788842 or at Siobhan.O’Kane@riverclydehomes.org.uk

Aberdeen Cyreninas – Charity Director’s required

Do you have Vision, Enthusiasm, Communication and Interpersonal Skills?

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of others?

Can you spare one or two evenings a month?

Then come and join Aberdeen Cyrenians

Aberdeen Cyrenians is a well-known, local charity which has been commended for almost 50 years for its flexible, proactive approach to resolving homelessness and for a range of other vital services for vulnerable people in Aberdeen.

We are actively seeking to appoint volunteer Directors to the board. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to social justice issues such as homelessness and likely to have relevant knowledge and experience in business, social care, health, corporate fundraising or governance. They should have the gravitas to add tangible value to the strategic leadership of the organisation and also to support our Senior Management team.

Is this you? Then apply in writing (enclosing a CV) outlining your reasons for applying and how your skills and experience could benefit the organisation to: Susan Montgomerie, Chief Executive on 01224 625732. www.aberdeen-cyrenians.org
Closing date: 28 June 2017

Nutrition and Diet Resources UK – Trustee opportunity

Become a Trustee and Non-Executive Director of NDR-UK to give strategic direction, governance and project support to help shape and grow our diet and nutrition charity to provide high quality patient information.

NDR-UK is now a well-established Scottish charitable enterprise, with an excellent reputation for printed, evidence-based patient information. Our resources are written by expert dietitians to support a health professional customer base (of over 700 accounts) to deliver effective behavioural change in order to improve self-management of health conditions through dietary choices.

One of the key challenges for the future is how NDR-UK meets the evolving situations of (1) reduced public health sector finance and (2) the growing need to educate patients to self-manage health conditions though making informed diet and nutrition choices. A key business objective is the development of digital forms of information to increase accessibility and meet the demands of health care professionals and their patients, as clinical practices change. We are already well on our way to making this a reality but Board level expertise or interest in digital communications in a health or social care setting would be especially welcome.

A new non-dietetic board member will bring experience of third sector business/small social enterprise, preferably (but not essentially) in a health or care related background. He or she be enthusiastic about the importance of raising awareness of appropriate diet and nutrition, will have financial, fundraising, marketing and/or governance experience and expertise, and will be able to advise and support the staff team to make appropriate contacts and deliver key projects. As described above, one of our key objectives is to increase access to information using digital media, so expertise in this area would also be valued.

Our Trustees/Directors provide support to an employed staff team, setting and overseeing the delivery of our strategic and annual business plans. The Board currently consists of four Registered Dietitians and two non-dietitians and we are seeking to recruit another non-dietitian to our Board. The Board meets quarterly, through 2 face-to-face meetings a year (held in Glasgow and Birmingham), plus 2 meetings by teleconference. Trustee positions are non-remunerated but travel costs are covered.

For further information, please contact Linda McPhillie, Chief Executive, on 0141 202 0690, or by email; linda.mcphillie@ndr-uk.org.

ScottishPower Foundation Trustee

Appointment of Trustees: The ScottishPower Foundation was established in May 2013 as a registered charity and reinforces ScottishPower’s commitment to support charitable work throughout Britain.

This year we have provided £1.8m of funding to a variety of registered charities and non-profit organisations for the following purposes:
• the advancement of education
• the advancement of environmental protection
• the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science
• the prevention or relief of poverty and the relief of those in need by reason of disability or other disadvantage
• the advancement of citizenship and community development.

We now wish to appoint two additional independent trustees with a passion for, and commitment to, the Foundation’s mission. We are keen to hear from applicants with expertise and strategic experience in: change management; arts and culture; and the environment. A well-founded understanding of governance at board level and particularly in grant making is an asset.

Although the role of trustee is unremunerated, appropriate expenses will be reimbursed.

The Foundation values the strength delivered through diversity in its composition and particularly welcomes applications from women, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minorities.

Further Information

To discuss the role of Trustee please contact the Executive Officer, Ann McKechin, at amckechin@scottishpower.com or phone 0141 614 4563

Additional information can be found on the Foundation’s website at www.scottishpowerfoundation.com

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to: scottishpowerfoundation@scottishpower.com.  The deadline for applications is 19th June 2017.

Inspire – Head of Finance and Corporate Services, Aberdeen

Inspire, partnership through life, sets out to  empower the life choices of adults, young people and children with learning disabilities and additional support needs in the North East.

It’s the biggest organisation of its kind in the region providing 400 people with services based on their individual need. It employs over 500 members of staff across 50 services. These include residential care, housing support, day service, outreach, respite and employability schemes. It has an annual turnover of more then £10 million.

Inspire is looking for an experienced Head of Finance and Corporate Services (salary: £42,000 – £50,000) to oversee all the finance functions and operational elements of the business. You will also be instrumental in shaping the future strategy of the organisation which is currently reviewing the 5 year business plan up to 2022. The post will also support a shift in internal practices where the finance team becomes more embedded in the projects by providing stronger support to the Service Managers.

How to apply:

If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this role, please email recruitment@brucetaitassociates.com for a full information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 28th May 2017

Interview Date: Monday 5th June 2017

 

Caledonia Social Care – Non Executive Chairperson

Caledonia Social Care (CSC) is an exciting new employee owned social care social enterprise who specialise in supporting people with dementia and other people who require high quality person centred care. We have around 200 employee shareholders and currently operate in the Central and West Coast of Scotland with ambitions to further expand throughout Scotland.

We are looking to appoint a Non- Executive Chairperson who can lead the Board and support the development of employee ownership, ensure high quality care is delivered, and support the Managing Director to continue to develop and grow the business. Experience of senior strategic leadership within health and/ or social care is essential, preferably at Board level or as senior manager.

The successful applicant must be able to provide approximately 20 days’ activity per year and will receive an all-inclusive annual remuneration of £400 per day, equating to around £8,000 per annum.

If you are looking for a highly rewarding and worthwhile opportunity at an exciting time in the development of our new enterprise we would be delighted to hear from you.

Further information: For full details of how to register your interest and receive further information please contact Margaret Paterson, Managing Director, by email at mpaterson@caledoniasc.co.uk

Closing date: Completed submissions must be received on or before Wednesday 31st May 2017. It is expected that interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th June 2017 in Glasgow

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