Charity registered in Scotland SC048399
We are seeking a new chair to join our board to work alongside our existing board trustees in supporting The Kinning Park Complex (KPC) in its mission to develop assets and services that are community-owned and led. The chair will work closely with the staff team to support the organisation through a period of significant change.
The KPC Chair is responsible for facilitating board meetings, ensuring processes and procedures are followed in line with our constitution and good governance. We are seeking a Chair who:
We are seeking a Chair to join our board in 2023 to work alongside our existing board trustees in supporting The Kinning Park Complex (KPC) in its mission to develop assets and services that are community-owned and led. The Chair will work closely with the new Interim Head and staff leads to support the organisation through a period of significant change.
About the Kinning Park Complex
KPC is a community-owned space in the Southside of Glasgow. Our purpose is to promote community, citizenship, creativity and wellbeing. Our mission is to develop assets and services that are community-owned and led. Our vision is a place where our communities work together to ensure that wellbeing is prioritised in a world that is sustainable and just. Our flexible spaces for private events or community activity are available to hire. We have office space and studios which are used by tenants. We also offer a diverse programme of free and low-cost events, classes and activities for all ages and aim to reinstate regular Community Meals. Where we are now The Kinning Park Complex Board has decided to implement a transitional structure in light of financial and structural challenges the organisation has faced over the past couple of years. In light of this, the KPC board is proposing that we look at 2023 and 2024 as a period of recovery and transition. We are looking to structure the organisation so we are able to keep KPC open and operational in the short term, whilst designing and developing a future KPC that is based on a strong and sustainable operational model. A key aim for the organisation through this transition is to understand how to effectively achieve our charitable aims and best serve the local community.
Who are we looking for
KPC is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), which is a unique legal structure purpose built for Scotland's third sector and its board members are the charity trustees with responsibility for governing the organisation. The KPC would like to talk more to you about joining our board if you share our values of:
● Self-Determination: We create space for people to determine their own priorities;
● Empowerment: We create opportunities for people to develop the confidence and capacity to take action on the issues that affect them;
● Participation: We make decisions with people not for them;
● Collaboration: We work with others because it achieves more than working in isolation;
● Solidarity: We recognise the problems of one of us impact on all of us;
● Responsibility: We are proactive on the issues we care about;
● Understanding: We build dialogue through respect, transparency and patience;
● Inclusivity: We value diversity of interest and experience, create space for all and seek to challenge discriminatory practice
Kinning Park Complex is committed to the promotion of an inclusive and diverse working environment and we therefore encourage expressions of interest from all suitably-qualified individuals, irrespective of gender, transgender status, disability, marital, parental status or caring responsibilities, ethnic or racial origin, or class background. We are particularly interested in working with individuals from identity groups historically underrepresented on Boards.
The KPC Chair is responsible for facilitating board meetings, ensuring processes and procedures are followed in line with our constitution and good governance and providing support to the Interim Head when required. We are seeking a Chair who:
● Shares the mission & vision of KPC; as outlined above
● Has experience of community or member led organisations
● Has knowledge of governance or previous board experience
● Is confident in reading and evaluating Financial Reports and Accountancy Papers
● Is committed to and has experience of implementing change
● Can support the staff leads through a period of transition
● Can lead board discussions and facilitate conversations
Regular Board Meetings are held quarterly, usually in person in KPC.
During this period of transition more frequent and focused meetings are anticipated. With support from all Trustees the Chair would be working closely with the Interim Head and staff leads to support the organisation. During this period of rebuilding we anticipate a commitment of about 18 hours per month from the Chair. We trust that in time this can be reduced and include more flexibility.
This is a unique opportunity to support and develop the Kinning Park Complex (KPC). In 2018, KPC was constituted as a Scottish Charitable (SCIO) and secured funding to purchase and renovate our well-loved building. Following an extensive renovation programme in 2022, KPC is ready for a period of recovery and transition as we utilise the space in ways which will deliver a positive impact for our community.
The KPC Board is looking for a creative, collaborative, experienced person to oversee the safe running of the building as a meeting and events space.
KPC is a well-established and well-loved community space with a large hall, a number of small office and event spaces, potential hot desking spaces, a kitchen, cafe, and a community garden. The space is a vital community asset with a range of community-based projects and activities including community meals, classes, and events.
We are looking for a Building and Hires Lead to keep KPC open and operational as an events and meeting space in the short term, whilst developing a future KPC that is based on a strong and sustainable operational model. A key aim for the organisation through this transition is to understand how to effectively achieve our charitable aims and best serve the local community by acting as a facilitator to partner service providers, rather than provide services directly.
The post holder will work primarily alongside a Community and Outreach Lead and a Finance Lead, overseen by an Interim Manager and supported by caretaking cover.
Kinning Park Complex (KPC) is a community-owned space in the Southside of Glasgow.
We have spaces for private events, community activities and we offer a diverse programme of free and low-cost classes and activities for all ages. We are a membership-based organisation, with members drawn primarily from the local area and are in the process of working towards becoming a member driven organisation. Our vision is for an active and engaged membership that plays a key role in developing and delivering services and activities within the building and that participates in both the governance of our organisation and the wider civic life of our local area.
We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements including remote working options where appropriate. We also offer statutory holiday allowance plus bank holidays, structured training and development activities, 5% pension contribution, company sick pay and a phone / laptop.
To assist KPC’s community learning and development work, and support the delivery of KPC community and neighbourhood based projects. This work seeks to develop the knowledge, skills, capacity, and power of the KPC membership community and in the communities in surrounding neighbourhoods.
The Kinning Park Complex (KPC) is a community-owned space in the Southside of Glasgow.
We have spaces for private events, community activities and we offer a diverse programme of free and low-cost events, classes and activities for all ages.
There is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, organised and attentive individual to join our Leadership Team as Finance and Administration Leader with the purpose to lead on all elements of Financial Management and Administration support at KPC.
At KPC we currently operate a collaborative leadership structure and are working towards decentralised decision making. We would expect applicants to participate and contribute to this work as part of their Leadership role.
We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements including remote working options. We also offer statutory holiday allowance plus bank holidays, structured training and development activities, 5% pension contribution, company sick pay and company phone / laptop.
Kinning Park Complex is looking for a new Treasurer
Are you passionate about community ownership and developing membership, community led service and spaces? Are you interested in supporting the KPC in delivering its mission and vision? 2022 is an exciting year for the Kinning Park Complex as we reopen our warmer, more accessible and bigger building. We are also going through a period of restructuring within the team moving towards a model of shared responsibility and leadership. KPC is a membership organisation with 80% of our members living in the local area with postcodes of G41, G51 or G5. We would like our board membership to reflect this ratio and would be particularly interested to hear from people living or working in these postcode areas. For the role of Treasurer we welcome applicants from outside the local area. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
We are a member based organisation therefore all prospective board members are required to stand for election at our AGM in February 2022. Some trustees may be co-opted in by the board to fill skills gaps outside this election period. The skills and experiences you feel you can bring to the role will help us build new sub-committees. We’ve recently received applicants to lead four of our five new subcommittees: People (including a new Secretary), Projects & Communities, Operations and Marketing & Communications. We are looking for someone who would enjoy taking on the role of Treasurer, leading our Finance subcommittee. The skills and interests you have may have been developed through working for a small or large organisation, through working for yourself, through volunteering or life experience. You don’t need to have prior experience on a board and we will provide a full induction and help you understand the role and responsibilities of being a Trustee. The KPC understands that individual personal circumstances will affect the level of engagement they are able to commit to as a board member. We therefore have three levels of commitment to select from which will determine the time and level of engagement expected.