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
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:
- Setting and maintaining the strategic direction of the organisation
- Sharing responsibility for Board
- Maintaining an overview of the organisations financial performance
appropriate governance is in place
- 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.
- 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.
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
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
- 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.
- 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
- The ability to work as part of the team of Trustees in order to reach sound and fair
- Ability to understand and analyse complex information, often presented in report
- 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.
- Given the aims of the charity, trustees with experience of one or more of the following areas is beneficial:
- Third Sector
- Marketing and Communications
- 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
If you share our vision and are committed to improving outcomes for Dads, children and families, please forward your
CV and covering letter to Chair@dadsrock.org.uk for the attention of our Chair, Gavin Wilson.
The closing date for applications is 19th December 2023.