Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow (Hybrid)
  • Closing 3rd May 2024


  • Advertised from 28th March 2024

Role

Bridging the Gap (Glasgow) is recruiting for a number of trustees who understand the role and importance of governance in the third sector. We are looking for people who act with integrity, compassion, honesty, and who are passionate about our work and the role of the third sector.

Bridging the Gap (Glasgow) is a Glasgow wide community charity established in 1998 working to ‘bridge the gap’ in communities, removing barriers to participate in activities whilst working towards the reduction of social and economic inequality and stigma.

Ideally you will have experience of working at a senior management level and will have a deep understanding of the nature of community development and the stigma that is attached to poverty.

We are also keen to speak with you if you match one or more of the following criteria with your professional or lived experience:

  • Strategic planning and change management
  • Community engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources and staff development
  • Accountancy
  • Compliance and mitigating risk
  • National and local government and statutory bodies
  • Marketing and communications
  • Collaborative partnership working

About Us

Bridging the Gap (Glasgow) is a Glasgow wide community charity established in 1998 working to ‘bridge the gap’ in communities, removing barriers to participate in activities whilst working towards the reduction of social and economic inequality and stigma.

Our vision is ‘Where people grow, thrive, fully participate in life and are free from social and economic inequality’.

We aim to reduce loneliness, develop community peer support, cohesion and resilience whilst reducing poverty and stigma. We do this by delivering a varied programme of activities and events in collaboration with key stakeholders.

We are a registered charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

Commitment

The board meets quarterly, either face-to-face, via video chat, or as a hybrid of the two.

The duration of Board meetings is usually no longer than 1.5 hours.

All relevant papers are forwarded on a reasonable timescale, either via email or posted in hard copy.

Being a trustee is a voluntary role but Bridging the Gap (Glasgow) will cover relevant out-of-pocket travel and other expenses that would allow you to attend meetings.

Aside from the board meeting, additional time consideration should be given to allow for time to read through relevant papers, follow up on any action points, and may involve attending occasional additional meetings, events, or strategy days.

Application notes

After reading our application pack, please send a covering letter and CV to diane@btgglasgow.orgoutlining why you would like to become a trustee of Bridging the Gap (Glasgow) and what makes you a standout candidate.

If you would like to have a conversation prior to applying please contact Diane Bate, Chief Executive: diane@btgglasgow.org

Application closing date: Friday 3rd May 2024


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