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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th October 2023

  • Advertised from 29th September 2023


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.

About Us

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:

  • Communications and Engagement
  • Strategic HR and organisational change
  • Fundraising

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:

  • Act in CBN’s best interests, ensuring the charity complies with its governance responsibilities, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations, and ensure the effective management of resources and of risk.
  • Provide support and constructive challenge to the Operations Manager to ensure the delivery of CBN’s mission and implementation of its strategic plan.
  • Bring personal experience and professional expertise to the Board; contribute to key strategic debates within the organisation and to specific department and cross-team initiatives; and help to strengthen Board governance.
  • Help ensure that CBN continues to maintain the highest safeguarding standards in line with legislation, statutory guidance and best practice, and organisational policy and procedure.
  • Represent CBN at key functions, including fundraising and profile-raising events.

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.

Application notes

Should you wish to apply for a Board Member position please email your CV with a covering letter highlighting why you believe you are an ideal candidate to Donald MacLeod, Chair CBN @