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Are you interested in women’s economic equality? Can you help the Scottish Women’s Budget Group move to the next phase of its development?
SWBG is a membership organization using research, advocacy and training to build a more equal and caring economy in Scotland. We are recruiting new Board members to help set the strategic direction of SWBG and contribute to our work.
SWBG brings together a wide range of women from across Scotland who have an interest in women’s equality and want to achieve better gender equality in our society. Our mission is to promote equality through gender budgeting to build a fairer and more equal Scotland.
SWBG is an inclusive organisation committed to feminist values and actions. We are committed to dismantling stereotyping and bias and to challenging personal discriminatory attitudes and structural discrimination and inequality. There is no place in a feminist organisation for racism, homophobia, transphobia, sectarianism or any other oppressive ideology.
We use campaigning, research and training to achieve our goals. We hope that by working with women, communities, statutory and voluntary agencies, trades unions and other partners – including government – we can make public spending more effective and responsive to the lives of women in Scotland.
We work in partnership with our sister organisations in the UK and devolved nations, the UK Women’s Budget Group, Northern Ireland Women’s Budget Group and Wales Women’s Budget Group.
About the Board
The SWBG Board plays a vital role – setting the strategic direction, monitoring progress, ensuring good governance, and supporting the Coordinator and staff in their work.
Since registering as a charity in 2020, we have expanded our staff team and funding, which has brought new governance challenges to our small Board. We are keen to bring in new trustees (2-3) who can strengthen our existing skillset and support us in the next stages of development. Previous experience on a Board would be an advantage, but is not essential. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled, and working-class people. This is an unpaid role.
We are particularly keen to hear from people who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Financial management
• Data management
• Charity Governance
Do you want to be part of a friendly, inclusive and dedicated team?
Cycling Scotland is the nation’s cycling organisation. Working in partnership with other organisations, with funding from Transport Scotland, we help create an environment for everyone in Scotland to cycle easily and safely. Our vision is a sustainable, inclusive and healthy Scotland where anyone, anywhere can enjoy all the benefits of cycling.
This post will report to the Corporate Services Manager working as a key member of Cycling Scotland’s Corporate Services Team to support the work of the organisation. You will undertake day to day delivery of the Corporate Services team’s administrative responsibilities to support the organisation, including office administration, HR, IT, office equipment, telecommunications, and systems.
Please read the job description available on our website for full and further details.
Benefits of the role include:
While this role is based in our central Glasgow office, we are committed to flexible working. Staff can currently work one day a week in our office on a trial basis and long-term hybrid working plans are under development.
We are looking for new Board Members to join our Board at the Community Brokerage Network.
Our Board Members are collectively responsible for the governance of the organisation, providing strategic advice and constructive challenge to the Operations Manager and their Leadership Team. All to ensure that we work to make a lasting difference to people across Ayrshire.
The Community Brokerage Network was formally established in 2012 and operates as a community interest company with an asset lock in place. Initially it operated in East Ayrshire but has in recent years expanded to also cover North and South Ayrshire. CBN provides community brokerage to individuals, some of whom will have an individual budget allocated from social work to plan, find and secure the right kind of support they need to have the best lives possible lives making use of both informal and formal support options and connecting people into community activities, groups, and facilities.
About the role
Board Members play a unique role in delivery of our mission. They are collectively responsible for the governance of the organisation. They set the strategic direction for the organisation, ensuring alignment to our values, and are responsible for setting organisational policy, defining targets, agreeing the financial plan, and evaluating performance.
We are currently looking for Board Members with expertise or a background in any of the below areas:
As a Board Member, you’ll be required to attend all Board meetings (four Board meetings and one or more Board calls per year), in addition to a Board Strategy Day.
As a CBN Board Member, you will:
Terms of Appointment:
This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Board Members are appointed for an initial term of 2 years, after which Board Members can be reappointed for two further terms of 3 years each, up to a maximum of 8 years.
We are seeking a voluntary member to join the Harbour Homes Board and Finance and Risk Committee.
We are a Registered Social Landlord providing thousands of affordable homes in and around Leith. We have award winning developments stretching from Granton to Portobello! You can find out more about Harbour online at Harbour.
If you have a background, skills or experience in Finance, Risk Management and/ or Treasury we want to hear from you!
In addition, ideally, you will also have skills, experience or an interest in one or more of the other areas below – no formal qualifications are required.
In each year we have four formal Board meetings, three Finance and Risk Committee meetings plus two away days with board members of other parts of Harbour, including Harbour Lettings, Harbour Connections and Harbour multi-Trades.
As a voluntary board member you will have the opportunity to:
The Family Therapy Training Network is seeking committed individuals who can provide strategic leadership to our organisation.
Established in 2012, the Family Therapy Training Network provides professionally and academically accredited, masters-level systemic family psychotherapeutic training to a variety of health, social care and independent/third sector services. Systemic therapy helps people who are in relationships, including to, amongst others, children and families who want to change their relationships and staff teams and organisations who seek to improve communication and coordination of services.
We are a professional board with a range of skills, but following the departure of two key board members we are taking the opportunity to review our board’s membership. To increase the diversity of our board, we are looking for three individuals with a range of skills. Most importantly, our board members need to have a commitment to children and families getting the best services, and receiving support to improve their relationships and the quality of their lives.
Non-Executive Members/Trustees - Board members will contribute to the overall governance, financial health and strategic direction of the organisation. Previous board experience is not required, and while we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds, we are particularly interested in hearing from those with the following skills:
• HR and people skills
• Corporate/business experience
• Strategic planning
We want our board to be active in our organisation and in addition to four to six board meetings, and our AGM, we welcome attendance at our continuous professional development events. Because of the wide application of the systems and relationship ideas that inform our training, we hope board membership will enhance directors skills in their own work context. We are based in Glasgow but most of our directors meetings are online. The post is unremunerated but any travelling expenses are reimbursed.
We are a Registered Charity and SCIO SC046936. Established in 1985, the Charity has been delivering vital services for women and children across the Inverclyde area for over 37 years. Inverclyde Women’s Aid’s vision is of a society, in which women, children and young people are full and equal participants, free from the threat of abuse, violence or oppression.
We are looking for Trustees to join our Board. Would you like to help improve the lives of women, children and young people who have experience of domestic abuse in Inverclyde?
Do you have an understanding of the feminist analysis of domestic abuse? Do you have some time to give on a voluntary basis to provide leadership, legal and fiscal oversight, and to support the ongoing development of the vital services we provide?
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and committed women, aged 16 years or over to our Board. We have several vacancies.
The Opportunity: This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our feminist governance team supporting and overseeing the development of the organisation to ensure the continued delivery of high quality, responsive services to vulnerable women, children and young people in our area. You do not need to know everything there is to know about domestic abuse, but you will need to prove that you are interested in our work, reliable, action focussed and committed to our principles and values.
We welcome applications from women with strategic vision, good independent judgement, and the ability to work as part of a diverse team. We are committed to diversifying our Board so women representing all sections of the community are welcome. We are keen to add to existing skills and knowledge, so we particularly want to hear from women with the following professional backgrounds: human resources/employment law, marketing & communications or social media, third sector or social enterprise experience, fundraising, business, property management, IT skills and women who have a legal background. We also strongly encourage women who have personal experience of domestic abuse to offer us their personal insight into accessing and using the range of services offered by women’s aid and partners.
Time Commitment: The Board currently meet bi-monthly via Zoom. The frequency and the method of meeting will continue to be reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the organisation. It is important that prospective trustees recognise that they will also be, at times, responsible for progressing pieces of work in between meetings, either on an individual basis on behalf of the Board or as part of a short life working group or a sub-group of the Board.
There is also an expectation that new Trustees will fully participate in a comprehensive induction, as well as ongoing training and support. Although the Board is meeting online, we would anticipate that the Board Members visit the staff team and that at least once a year there is a strategic planning day in person with the staff and Board.
Our posts are open to women only applicants as we are a woman only service, covered by the occupational requirement exemption under the Equality Act 2010.
Are you someone who could support our staff to thrive in a hybrid environment and help us create the conditions for our people to do their best work?
Our staff are our greatest asset and are crucial to the successful delivery of our programmes and future development of our organisation. We want to provide our staff with an environment where they enjoy their work, have an opportunity to grow and develop, whilst playing to their strengths.
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.
What we offer
What matters to us is someone who demonstrates:
We have an excellent opportunity for you to join Scottish Book Trust as an HR Advisor with exposure to all generalist HR activities. You will support the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) in providing a comprehensive HR support service for the charity and creating an environment where staff can enjoy & do their best work.
At Volunteering Matters we use volunteering’s unique power to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence, and opportunity; to ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great. And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we are a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England. We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside out business.
As the HR Manager at Volunteering Matters, you will be at the heart of the organisation, empowering its leaders and future leaders, embedding robust systems and processes to ensure high levels of organisational compliance is maintained and supporting the whole organisation to achieve our strategic goals including being ‘the best place to work and volunteer.’ Although this role focuses on employed staff at Volunteering Matters, we are looking for a HR Manager who understands and is energized by the impact and power of volunteering and social action.
Furthermore, the HR Manager will ensure a value focused, efficient, quality orientated process with an inclusive lens to all aspects of the work of Volunteering Matters HR function.
The HR case work advice and guidance at Volunteering Matters is outsourced to a specialist provider.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
• Embed inclusive practice across all aspects of Volunteering Matters HR Policies and Procedures, testing out new and innovative approaches to recruiting people into paid roles across Volunteering Matters and its sub brands.
• Oversee and monitor the HR system, ensuring information is up to date and support with collating employee reports.
• Implementation and ongoing review of HR policies, practices and frameworks, to support the charity in its needs.
• Ensure a consistent, values focused, quality orientated process to recruitment with an inclusive lens, which attracts a broader & more diverse range of high-quality candidates.
• Upskill and collaborate the staff team at Volunteering Matters, by delivering training and ongoing coaching for recruiting managers on the key aspects of our recruitment framework.
• Monitor staff turnover and ensure that exit interviews are carried out, analysing and reporting on findings.
• Ensure the HR and Payroll team are meeting their objectives and delivering a good service to the organisation.
• Attend leadership meetings where strategic and high-level operational input is required.
• Ensure terms and conditions and policies and procedures are up-to-date and comprehensive with regards to legislation and best practice.
• Develop the staff training and development framework, which includes inclusive formal and informal learning and development opportunities.
• Lead the HR team, line manage the HR Advisor and the HR administrator.
• Liaise regularly with the outsourced HR Provider, linking the HR case work trends with the wider HR strategic development priorities at Volunteering Matters.
• Monitor all aspects of HR compliance at Volunteering Matters, ensuring effective records are kept, reviewed, and reflected on and learning is adopted.
• A values driven leader, who can demonstrate a strong commitment to our Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti Racist approach.
• Good coaching & mentoring skills.
• Strong people focus.
• Excellent “active-listening” skills.
• A proactive and can-do approach
• Open communication style, with ability to communicate at all levels in an organisation.
• Good ambassadorial and diplomatic skills.
• Delivery focused with the ability to prioritise and organise workload agreed within deadlines.
• Ability to resolve conflict situations and demanding workloads.
• Excellent presentation skills and able to cater to a variety of audiences.
• Numerate and financially aware with the ability to produce reports and statistics as required.
• Ability to develop a HR Strategy and to input into the strategic development of Volunteering Matters
• Excellent up to date knowledge of UK employment law legislation.
• Strong written skills with the ability to draft policies, procedures and reports
• Extensive knowledge of policies and procedures related to an HR Function.
• Experience of leadership and managing an HR team
• Proven ability to develop a HR Strategy
• Excellent up to date knowledge of UK employment law legislation.
• Extensive knowledge of developing and managing policies and procedures related to an HR Function.
• Experience of leadership and managing an HR team
Candidates must be CIPD qualified.
Location: Homebased, with occasional travel to Volunteering Matters locations across the UK. The postholder will require good internet access to enable remote working, and suitable home office space. I.T. equipment and infrastructure will be supplied.
This role does not require full DBS/ PVG clearance.
Our Values & Way of Working:
In all that we do, we embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values: Empowering, Inclusive, Compassionate, Positive & Straightforward.
This job description is intended to include the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but while some variations will be expected, these will be at an appropriate level for the role.
Diversity & Inclusion
Volunteering Matters welcomes all applicants and are keen to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the UK and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, along with candidates with any protected characteristics and from disadvantaged groups.
Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:
We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills” section of this advert.
To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application or contact email@example.com for more information.
We have also committed to the following pledges which positively encompass our recruitment and selection processes and methodology: The Promise, Show The Salary, Salary History.
Our employee benefits reflect our culture which is built on an approach of full flexibility with accountability, and designed to let you make your most positive contribution; we offer Flexible Working by Default (re hours & place of work), Unlimited Annual Leave, Employee Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced sick and family leave. We are also open to discuss job share applications.
If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.
CSREC is a charity dedicated to promoting Human Rights & Race Equality in Central Scotland. We thrive thanks to our dedicated staff and our volunteers and are now expanding our Board of Directors. We are recruiting for additional positions to help with governance and management of the organisation, including the advancement of its strategic direction and work.
CSREC wishes to attract committed and suitably qualified individuals from different communities onto its Board. They must demonstrate good knowledge of issues affecting people from ethnic minority communities and be keen to work with others to address these.
Areas of Interest
We are looking for forward thinking individuals with competencies and experiences in the following areas:
1. Equalities and Human Rights
2. Challenges faced by minority ethnic communities
3. Financial management and business development
4. Fundraising and income generation
5. Law / legal matters / constitution / Company House and charity law
6. Voluntary sector management and governance
7. Local and national public service management experience
8. Public Relations
9. Lobbying & Advocacy
10. Human Resources Management
Applications from individuals from a minority ethnic background, or those with experience dealing with ethnic minority communities, are particularly welcome.
Our Directors must have:
1. A commitment to CSREC and its objectives
2. A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a Director
3. A sound understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of a Director.
4. Strategic vision
5. Integrity and good judgement
6. An ability to think creatively
7. An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
8. A willingness to oppose and resist all forms of discrimination
Benefits of joining our Board of Directors
As a Director of CSREC you will be part of a dynamic and well-established organisation at the forefront of challenging inequality and promoting human rights. You will work with others to establish programmes and projects that will change the lives of many people for the better. We are a Board who works collaboratively with the CSREC staff, and other organisation, and supports each other to achieve our goals.
All travel expenses for CSREC business can be reimbursed.
The Board currently meets once per month in the evening via a blend of in-person and Zoom meetings for approximately 2 hours. Outside of Board meetings there may be additional tasks, such as document writing, subcommittee duties, attending events and supporting staff.
If you would like to find out more about the work of CSREC, please visit our web site at csrec.org.uk. For further enquiries or to have an informal discussion, please call: 01324 610950.
As part of our succession planning the Social Enterprise Academy are looking to recruit up to 4 new volunteer Board members who are interested in supporting our vision and being part of making amazing change happen and are able to commit to a minimum of 45 hours per year.
We are particularly interested in applications from those with expertise or experience in any of the following areas:
As well as having the wider professional skills and experiences that we need on the board we also want a board that reflects and understands the people that we serve.
We will choose candidates who, overall, offer the best contribution and fit with our values. Relevant skills and experience are important but previous board experience is not essential, nor is a long career at a senior level. Applications from first-time board members are welcomed. All board members will be given a full induction and will be supported to maximise the value of their contribution.
Through this recruitment process, we will also be considering whether some applicants who are not chosen for a board role might be open to a committee or advisory role with the Academy.
What does being a board member mean?
As a board member you will work with our Chair, fellow board members and our Chief Executive to contribute towards the future of the organisation. Your work will help ensure that we continue to deliver a high-quality service and encourage innovation in learning and enterprise. You will be legally responsible for the organisation and will be supported in fully understanding how to carry out your role. You will provide ideas, insight, feedback, and positive challenge in order to help increase our reach and impact.
The responsibilities of the board include:
As well as fulfilling these responsibilities the Academy board is a creative and strategic group, engaging with the sector and the wider staff team to support the success of the organisation and its people. It is a supportive and collaborative board with individuals committed to the values of social enterprise and learning and who all bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise and perspectives.
All new board members will undertake an induction process to get to know the Academy, the team and your fellow board members.
Why join the Social Enterprise Academy Board?
This is a unique opportunity to join a motivated and committed board who are working together to shape the future of a leading learning and development organisation supporting social change. Given the Academy’s role in national policy discussions and its international replication, you will have influence considerably beyond the immediate reach of the Academy.
Through your board role you will expand your contacts, knowledge and skills and you will connect with a vibrant and committed group of staff, facilitators and learners in the fast-growing space around social impact.