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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Hybrid or remote
  • Closing 30th November 2023

  • Advertised from 3rd November 2023


Are you interested in helping rural charities support their local communities?

Argyll and Bute is the second largest local authority in Scotland covering 9 per cent of its land mass but with 83,000 people spread out across this diverse area which includes 23 inhabited islands. Third Sector and Social Enterprise organisations play a huge role in the daily life of our communities whether it be in the form of food related charities, village halls, family support, environmental groups or befriending groups. The Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface exists to support our community groups to thrive, develop and promote the wellbeing of our communities.

We are primarily a membership organisation supporting over 1,000 local groups and we do so by working in partnership with the local authority, the local NHS and a range of other local stakeholders.

The Board is seeking applications ideally from individuals with a connection to Argyll and Bute and we are looking to fill two positions. Applicants might already have skills in the third or social enterprise sectors perhaps with a specialism in Finance, Business Management, Equalities, Human Resources, Digital, preventative social care or Community Development. Ideally, we would like one Trustee to have had experience in overseeing budgets in excess of £1m and one Trustee to have experience in Social Enterprise. An accountancy qualification for one role would be ideal but is not essential.

We encourage applications from groups that are under-represented on charity boards and would welcome approaches from people who have lived experience of issues facing the clients of our member organisations. We particularly would like to hear from people experiencing or who have experienced social or economic disadvantage, people from Black, Asian, or other minority ethnic communities, as well as young and disabled people. You do not need to have board experience to apply as we will support you with a tailored training programme depending on your level of experience.

The Board currently meets five times a year (including an AGM) which are all hybrid meetings with an expectation of in-person attendance at one annual development day.

The Board of Directors (Trustees) duties include the following:

  • Support and advise on Argyll and Bute TSI’s purpose, vision, goals and activities as well as keep abreast of changes in our operating environment.
  • Approve operational strategies and policies and monitor their impact.
  • Oversee, review and approve Argyll and Bute TSI’s financial statements, plans and budgets and monitor and evaluate progress.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • Ensure that key risks are being identified, monitored and controlled effectively.
  • Provide support and challenge to Argyll and Bute TSI’s CEO in the exercise of their delegated authority.
  • Contribute to regular reviews of Argyll and Bute TSI’s own governance. Attend Board meetings, adequately prepared to contribute to discussions.
  • Use independent judgment, acting legally and in good faith to promote and protect Argyll and Bute TSI’s interests, to the exclusion of their own personal and/or any third-party interests.
  • Contribute to the broader promotion of Argyll and Bute TSI’s objects, aims and reputation by applying your skills, expertise, knowledge and contacts.

What are the benefits to you?

  • The role is unpaid, however incurred expenses are reimbursed (e.g. travel, childcare)
  • Induction and training tailored to you needs
  • Opportunities to make strategic decisions and develop new skills
  • Opportunities to network with senior professionals
  • Influence in shaping innovative projects and highlight local third sector campaign priorities.

Application notes

Applications should be sent to: Takki Sulaiman, CEO, Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface -

Applications should be received by 30th November 2023 in the form of a CV and a covering letter explaining your motivation in applying and your suitability for the role.

The trustee role description can be accessed below.

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