Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 7th May 2024


  • Advertised from 26th March 2024

Role

Duncan Place Community Hub in Leith are recruiting new trustees with a broad range of skills and experience to enhance the charity’s governance, contribute to open discussion and oversee the implementation of strategy. Lived experience is valued as much as professional experience. Key areas for new trustees are community involvement, finance, HR, marketing, legal, social impact, funding, property, and facilities management.

Interested?

Contact: info@duncanplace.org

Book a place at our info evening: 19.00-20.00 on Tues 16th April 2024 – please let us know if you’re coming.

AGM Tues 23rd April

About Duncan Place Community Hub

Duncan Place Community Hub is a registered charity operating as a social enterprise. After being under threat of demolition, the building was saved by the local community, a charity was established, and funds were raised for a full refurbishment. Now a thriving and busy community centre in Leith, the hub has a growing programme of groups, classes and events. This brings folks together to share and learn, increase well-being, and reduce social isolation. Through providing secure and affordable long-term tenancies, the hub is also home to several other charities. Income from the long term leased space and from low cost activity fees means that the charity is financially healthy and has decent reserves. This innovative model means that the charity is able to use funds raised to respond to the communities needs without the need to rely on short term funding.

Experience Required

Experienced trustees are welcome, but you don’t have to have been a trustee before. Skills and experience in community involvement, finance, HR, marketing, legal, social impact, funding, property, and facilities management along with a willingness to share and advise are what we’re looking for.

Training Details

Current board members and the manager of the charity will provide induction and ongoing support. Online training on the role of a charity trustee in general is available.

Flexibility & Commitment

6 in-person evening meetings per year. These are 1.5-2hrs long. Occasional sub-group work may be required.

A minimum 12-month commitment is desirable.

Location/Travel Details

Duncan Place Community Hub, 4 Duncan Place, Leith, EH6 8HW

Expenses

Reasonable travel expenses are available. All other expenses must be agreed prior to spending.

Accessibility Details

Disabled parking space available. Ramp access. Accessible loos. Wide corridors and doors. Lift access to upper floors. Please let us know of any reasonable adjustments needed.

Application notes

Please download and complete the Expression of Interest form below, returning it to info@duncanplace.org


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