Introduction and background
Parent Network Scotland (PNS) is a national organisation supporting parents to navigate raising children across Scotland. We work in partnership with 3rd sector organisations, Local Authorities, and grassroots community groups to bring our parenting programmes and wellbeing toolkits to communities and to ensure the voice of parents and families are heard by decision makers and service delivery designers.
At PNS we recognise the strengths of parents and their role in supporting the build of strong and flourishing communities where children and young people gain the best start in life and where parents experience the joy of parenting. Our model is to support parents to move through our programmes and activities including:
Our vision is:
Scotland's children flourish as parents have easy access to support networks, information, and tools to strengthen relationships, communication enhancing the joy of parenting.
Details of our work are available at Parent Network Scotland.
This role would include four board meetings a year (including our AGM) (currently a mix of in person and online), along with 3 online 1 hour finance meetings CEO and Finance administrator.
We want our Board to reflect the diversity of the modern communities we work with, and value the benefits of having different experience and points of view on our Board. We particularly welcome applications from people living with a disability or long-term health condition, LGBTQ+ people those from ethnic minority communities.
PNS is governed by a Board of 7 Trustees, including the Chairperson. We currently have a vacancy for a Treasurer and have identified that we need specific skills to fill the role of Treasurer.
The Board of Trustees is supported by several committees – HR Subgroup, Fundraising, Strategic Resource & Budgeting and are expected to serve on one of these committees
The principles that we hold ourselves by are crucial to our success and set by parents in support of parents.
PNS will be:
Trustees are asked to be available for:
Skills and experience
The Board is looking for someone with:
Informal discussion of this role is welcome. Potential candidates looking for further information should contact Fi Grimmond, Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your CV and a letter/email of interest to email@example.com by 12 noon on Friday 8th March 2024.