Dads Rock
Dads Rock

Charity registered in Scotland SC043877

Dads Rock aims to improve the lives and life chances of children, many of whom are at risk of marginalisation. This includes working in deprived areas to help dads, children and families in most need of support through free weekly playgroups; one to one support for vulnerable young dads; affordable/free music tuition; peer support for Dads in the perinatal stage; and delivering antenatal and other parenting workshops. We deliver services for the whole family but our focus is on supporting dads who are often excluded from current parenting services.

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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Remote
  • Closing 19th December 2023

We’re one of Scotland’s fastest growing charities, improving outcomes for children by supporting their Dads and families. We are currently looking for two trustees to join our dynamic voluntary Board team at an exciting time.

Our aim is to improve outcomes for children to ensure the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families. Our hope is through achieving this, there will be a larger shift in society toward accepting the vital role Dads play.

We currently have a vacancy for a Board member to join our Board of Trustees. As a Trustee Board Member, your responsibilities will include:

  1. Setting and maintaining the strategic direction of the organisation
  2. Sharing responsibility for Board decisions
  3. Maintaining an overview of the organisations financial performance
  4. Ensuring appropriate governance is in place
  5. Attend quarterly Board Meetings.

We're particularly looking for applicants with employment law experience, or applicants who have used Dads Rock services in the past.


This is an unpaid role however reasonable expenses associated with the role can be reimbursed.

Time commitment:

  • You will be expected to commit to serving on the Board for a minimum of three years.
  • Board Meetings take place approximately every quarter and are usually on Zoom. Dates for the following calendar year are circulated prior to, and agreed at, the last meeting of the year.
  • To represent Dads Rock at other internal and external events depending on your availability.
  • To participate in appropriate sub-committee groups – depending on your area of expertise and availability.
  • To attend any other meetings and events by agreement of the Board, as well as our Annual General Meeting.

Main duties:

To ensure that Dads Rock:

  • Complies with its governing documents, such as our Constitution and Policies
  • Pursues its charitable objects as defined in its Constitution
  • Applies its resources exclusively in furtherance of its objects, i.e. Dads Rock must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
  • Has an effective and efficient administration
  • Is financially stable.

Contribute actively to the role of Trustee by:

  • Attending Board meetings and other meetings and events
  • Offer support and challenge to board colleagues and staff, adhering to collective responsibility once decisions are made
  • Setting and reviewing operational policy and practice
  • Defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • Safeguard the good name and values of DR
  • Protect and manage the tangible assets (property etc.) of the organisation and to ensure the proper investment of all funds
  • Promote and represent DR externally as required.

In addition to the above duties of all Trustees, each Trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience they may have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives or other issues relevant to the area of work in which the Trustee has special expertise.

Person Specification:

Essential attributes

  • An interest in the ethos and aims of Dads Rock.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Commitment to preparing for and attending board meetings and other meetings and events.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on personal and sensitive information.
  • The ability to work as part of the team of Trustees in order to reach sound and fair decisions.
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex information, often presented in report form.
  • Ability to contribute to Dads Rock strategic planning process.
  • To be able to represent at least one key skill/knowledge area on the Board.
  • To ensure that you are not disqualified from being a trustee for any reason.

Desirable attributes

  • Given the aims of the charity, trustees with experience of one or more of the following areas is beneficial:
    • Third Sector
    • Finance
    • Fundraising
    • Fatherhood
    • Marketing and Communications (including digital)
    • Legal
    • Early Years
    • Healthcare (NHS)
    • Local Authority (i.e. Education and/or Social Work)
    • Social Enterprise
    • Human Resources

Trustee Induction includes:

An induction meeting with the Chair and if desired to be peer supported by an existing Trustee.

Benefits of becoming a Trustee:

The knowledge that you are playing a vital role in the running and development of Dads Rock; enabling the organisation to continue its work and make a difference to Scottish society.

The opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge relating to the development of an innovative and dynamic voluntary organisation.

The ability to enhance your network and broaden your experience of the third sector.

Read about our other Board Members

This vacancy has now closed

Dads Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • North Ayrshire
  • Closing 4th September 2023

Our team is expanding, and we are looking for a full time Dads Worker to Support Dads, children and families across North Ayrshire, engaging with them 1:1. Offering informal support, and sign posting on. With the aim of increasing the confidence and resilience of Dads, grandfathers and male carers.

You will work alongside health and social care professionals in the universal early years team. You will work with Dads and families on a 1:1 basis as well in small group settings.

This vacancy has now closed


  • Part time
  • £24,000 – £27,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow - flexible home working considered.
  • Closing 16th January 2023

We’re looking for someone who is good at motivating and inspiring people, a great communicator who wants to help us grow to support more Dads and families across Scotland. If you’d like to help us build great relationships with our supporters to help them achieve their fundraising ambitions please apply for our role as Fundraiser at Dads Rock.

This vacancy has now closed

Family Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,920 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow (Happy to consider flexible working)
  • Closing 5th August 2022

To coordinate and develop our peer support network (P.S. Dads Rock) for new and expectant Dads across Scotland. To facilitate Dads groups and parenting workshops.

Purpose and Context of Role

The coordinator will develop peer support with the active participation of our volunteers and Dads.

They will recruit, train, match and support our volunteers and build effective partnerships with key operational and strategic bodies and represent and promote the service at external events where required.