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Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Callendar (Hybrid)
  • Closing 3rd April 2024


  • Advertised from 26th March 2024

Role

Are you our next Chair?

Killin, Callander and District Search and Rescue Group, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) known as “Killin Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT)” was established in 1967.

Mountain Rescue is a voluntary service, with members giving up free time to train and respond to people in difficulty on the mountains and other remote locations. The team maintains its original policy of keeping a local membership who provide the local knowledge and skills necessary to provide quick response and resolution to incidents in the areas our members live and work in.

The Team is facing an exciting future with ambitious plans for recruitment, training and ensuring the organisation has the depth of skill, processes and procedures to operate safely and effectively on the hills.

If you are a passionate leader, with Board/Trustee experience, then we look forward to hearing from you.

The Role

This is a rare opportunity to lead a talented group of Trustees and Operational Managers who have a progressive strategy which they deliver by providing inclusive and inspiring leadership to the team members and supporters.

The Chair will work closely with and hold the Board of Trustees and Operational Managers to account for KMRT’s mission and purpose, providing leadership to the Board of Trustees. The Chair will enable and encourage each Trustee to fulfil their duties and responsibilities towards effective governance and advancement of the charity’s purpose and values. The Chair will coordinate and optimise strength and expertise of the Trustees, Operational Managers and Team Members so the charity can remain effective but also grow and develop as required.

The Person

KMRT is looking for an experienced, inspirational and credible leader, who brings excellent communication, people skills and governance experience. They would have an inclusive leadership style which creates a culture where everyone can be ‘their best self’, open to feedback and input and committed to supporting this inspirational charity.

It is not essential that the person is local to our operating area, whilst it would be very beneficial given the location of Board meetings, we are open to a hybrid working model. We will support the new Chair with an understanding of the location and terrain we operate in, and a commitment to support their understanding of mountain pursuits and the work we carry out.

Experience

  • Experience of operating at a senior level either as an office bearer or Chair/Vice Chair.
  • Experience of working with the voluntary and charity sector.
  • Experience of chairing meetings, events or Boards; recognising and leveraging the strengths of the collective, ensuring all voices are heard and guiding decision making when there isn’t a consensus.

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Good understanding of the Charity sector including governance, good practice and legal responsibilities.
  • Strong leadership skills, with an ability to motivate and bring people together.
  • An ability to maintain good and foster new relationships with partner organisations and stakeholders.

Desirable

  • Experience of fundraising for charitable purposes, including marketing and the use of social media.
  • An interest in or someone who participates in hill or mountain activities

Additional Information

This is an unremunerated role, however Travel and Subsistence monies are reimbursable for attendance at Board meetings. KMRT operate between Callander and Tyndrum, our Board meetings are held either in Callander, Lochearnhead or Killin

Application notes

If you would like to be considered for the role of Chair, please submit a letter of application detailing how you meet the criteria for the role, and your motivations for applying.

All applications should be sent to applications@killinmountainrescue.scot.

Should you wish to discuss this role with our current Chair, please send an email to teamleader@killinmountainrescue.scot.

Closing Date for applications: April 3rd 2024.

We will inform applicants of the dates for an Interview with Trustees.

We would like to give the opportunity for our membership to meet the candidates and for the candidates to meet our members, as such an informal meeting may be organised.

KMRT holds inclusion as a core organisational value and positively encourages applications regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief.