The National Library of Scotland Foundation (“Foundation”) exists to support and advance the charitable purposes of the National Library of Scotland (“Library”). These include the advancement of arts, heritage and culture and the advancement of education for all by making grants and providing financial support for projects and activities that enable the Library to share information, knowledge and experiences with a diverse audience.
The Board comprises up to seven Trustees; presently there are six trustees. This recruitment process aims to recruit a Trustee with skills and experience in Finance and/or the Charity Sector. The role of the Trustee is non salaried.
Included within the Board are Trustees nominated by the Library; to maintain independence from the Library the number of these Trustees must always be in the minority, presently there are two Library-nominated Trustees.
We do not expect any single Board member to have all the necessary skills and experience. The Board works as a team, including members with complementary skills and backgrounds. In addition, we embrace the power of diversity in appointing new Board members. We want the most able individuals in our society to serve on our Board. A schedule of skills, personal qualities and attributes of Trustees is in the Recruitment Pack below.
Join the SCVO Board of Trustees
SCVO is looking for a new trustee, elected from our membership, to join our Board. We invite nominations from our membership community so we can then hold a members’ vote to fill those vacancies at our annual general meeting (AGM) in December.
Our trustees play a key role in making sure that SCVO stays true to its mission and values, serving the interests of our members and the wider voluntary sector. Our trustees also make sure that SCVO’s governance is maintained to a high standard.
The SCVO Board is made up of up to 11 trustees. Six trustees are elected from our membership and five trustees, including our convener, are co-opted. Being a trustee is both rewarding and challenging, as we operate in an ever-changing environment with precarious funding – just like most other voluntary organisations. As a member of the SCVO Board you will:
We want a diverse Board of Trustees with a depth and breadth of insight, experience and perspective. We welcome and value people of different backgrounds, thinking and skills and we encourage SCVO members from all backgrounds to apply for these vacancies.
We want our Board of Trustees to be representative of the wonderfully diverse voluntary sector community and of Scottish society. With your input to the Board, we can think creatively and find fresh ways to help us better meet the needs of our members and the voluntary sector.
At SCVO, we are exploring how to be an anti-racist organisation, so this year we are particularly interested in nominations of individuals who have experience and motivation to support us on that journey.
If you work for one of our member organisations, we’d love to hear from you.
Join our board!
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
Could you be a new Board Member on our Board of Trustees for Apex Scotland Social Enterprise All Cleaned Up?
All Cleaned Up Scotland (ACU) is a specialist cleaning company and social enterprise business wholly owned by our parent company Apex Scotland. Our principal activity and core business is to provide sustainable employment and training for people with convictions and multiple barriers to employment.
We are committed to delivering the highest standards of cleaning at competitive prices, whilst providing job opportunities to disadvantaged individuals that allow them to contribute positively to the communities they live and work in.
We are proud to be a finalist in the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2023. We have been shortlisted in the Building Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice Category with winners to be announced in October 2023.
We are looking for people to join our Board of trustees to bring their skills, expertise, and perspectives to help us achieve our vision and strategy. Most importantly, we want applicants who are passionate about what we do and have a strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
We would particularly welcome individuals with a background in: Business Development, Commercial Cleaning , Social Enterprise or Criminal justice although this list is not exhaustive.
Appointment of Chair to the Accounts Commission for Scotland
Are you a collaborative and inclusive leader, with experience of delivering change and improvement?
Do you have a passion for public service and improving how councils and other public bodies address the challenges facing Scotland to benefit people’s lives and the communities in which they live?
Do you have a track record of building credibility and influence, with strong communication and relationship management skills?
The Accounts Commission for Scotland is looking for a Chair to lead the Commission at this critical juncture for local government in Scotland.
The Accounts Commission is the independent public body which oversees the performance and spending within Scotland’s 32 councils, 30 health and social care joint integration boards and other joint boards. We play a significant role in Scottish public life helping to ensure that public money is spent properly, efficiently and effectively. We are responsible for the audit of all local authorities in Scotland. The recently signed Verity House Agreement between the Scottish Government and Local Government underscores the need for scrutiny, transparency and accountability in the delivery of public services in Scotland.
The Chair is a high-profile role and the successful applicant will be required to represent the Commission as a credible and influential voice. We welcome applications from women, LGBT+ people, young people, disabled people and those from minority ethnic communities.
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the following:
• leadership and governance
• relationship management and influence.
• commitment to improvement in public services
• constructive & supportive challenge
• sound judgement based on good analytical skills.
Remuneration and time commitment
This appointment is part-time and requires a commitment of up to 10.5 days per month, up to a maximum of 130 days per year. This will include attending meetings of the Accounts Commission and committees. Ordinary meetings take place once a month and normally occupy a full day.
The appointment is non-pensionable and attracts a fee £352.12 for every day of no less than 7.5 hours on a pro rata basis. Reasonable travel, subsistence, childcare and dependant carer expenses incurred as a result of carrying out this role will be reimbursed.
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 looking for a new treasurer to help lead the charity through a new phase of development which will see greater stability, increased capacity and new services to better support those who need our services.
We are pleased to report that recently secured funding from the Tudor Trust, National Lottery Community Fund, and the Scottish Government’s Victim at the Centre Fund has effectively tripled AMIS’s turnover, and potential impact, for the next three years.
As an expanding organization we have engaged with the Cranfield Trust to help us bring additional skills and expertise to the board; building our team to meet the demands of our new situation.
Ths is an exciting time for a new treasurer to join a committed team, and guide our new projects to maximise the very real difference AMIS can make to the lives of men across Scotland who experience domesic or partner abuse, and to their families.
The successful candidate will ideally be familiar with XERO and charity sector accounting.
The role of treasurer is a voluntary position although reasonable expenses for travel, etc, may be claimed.
The head office of AMIS is located in Dalkeith. Meetings may also be held elsewhere or via Zoom using a hybrid flexible working model.
Currently eight or nine board meetings per year (including an AGM). The next AGM will take place in December 2023. The treasurer is expected to communicate regularly with the CEO and is responsible for:
• controlling and accounting for the organisation’s finances
• issuing receipts for cash received, keeping records of cash paid out, and being a counter signatory to any major banking transaction
• overseeing bookkeeping
• presenting financial reports, raising issues and answering questions at regular meetings and the AGM
• liaising with the auditors or financial examiners for the annual review of accounts
• ensuring statutory returns are made to any relevant regulators
Founded in 2010, AMIS provides Scotland’s only national specialist helpline, involving longer-term casework if needed, for men experiencing domestic or partner abuse. We support individuals aged 16+ who identify as men, and anyone with concerns about such men. AMIS also provides training for other services wishing to learn more about supporting male victims, and engages with policy makers to highlight the need for support provision for all victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Scotland.
AMIS currently employs one full-time and two part-time members of staff. We are utilizing our recently secured funding to recruit new staff members (2.2 FTE equivalent) to increase helpline capacity, launch a new community based support project and increase advocacy work.
If you would like more information you are welcome to have an informal discussion with the current treasurer or CEO. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Active Communities is an innovative health and wellbeing charity based in Renfrewshire. Our aim is to develop happy, healthy, and active communities where people feel good about themselves. We are a community-led organisation working with the local community to deliver life-changing programmes.
We are looking to recruit new trustees who share our values and are passionate about accessible health and wellbeing opportunities for the local community.
Next year we’re looking forward to building on what we can offer to communities across Renfrewshire. To do this, we will grow our programmes delivery, invest in our team and develop our organisational sustainability.
To support this, we wish to expand the skills of the board of trustees in the following areas:
• Public Health
• Social Enterprise/Business Development
• Community Learning and Development
• Facilities Management
• Climate action and net zero
We are also looking for people with lived experiences of social and economic factors affecting local communities.
Blue Triangle’s core mission is to empower people to thrive, by delivering solutions in communities which focus on the needs of each individual. Our approach is trauma-informed, person-centred and wellbeing focused, and aims to ensure that in Scotland, everyone is able to access support whenever, and for however long, they need it.
The Board has overall responsibility for governance and strategic direction of Blue Triangle, and we are seeking individuals who have a real desire and interest in helping deliver our ambitious aims and objectives. Experience in financial, commercial, development, charity sector and the social care sector would be beneficial.
As a voluntary position, it will not be paid but travel and other expenses for attendance at meetings are reimbursed in line with our policy.
Blue Triangle is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.