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Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Hamilton (Hybrid)
  • Closing 17th May 2024


  • Advertised from 29th April 2024

Role

Who we are

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) is South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector Interface.

Our dedicated team play a crucial role in being a source of knowledge, connecting partners, being a voice for the sector and supporting local organisations to build capacity. We want to build resilient and enabled communities to create a stronger, fairer, and more equitable South Lanarkshire with volunteers, Social Enterprises, and community organisations at its heart.

Our Board of Trustees are volunteers and provide strategic direction, offer advice, and ensure our work and activities continue to advance our objectives.

Who We Need

We are looking for several new trustees to join our board. We are currently looking for well-rounded board members with a mix of skills, experiences, and perspectives. No previous experience is necessary, and we want to welcome a range of applicants, especially from young professionals and community leaders.

Time commitment

Board members are required to attend bi-monthly board meetings (either in person or virtually) along with our yearly Annual General Meeting. Additionally, you will support your fellow trustees and staff on an ad hoc basis.

This is an unpaid voluntary role, but we will pay travel expenses.

What’s in it for you

  • You will be positively contributing to the future of South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector
  • Develop vital skills, knowledge, experience, and connections within the Third Sector.
  • Work alongside a committed and passionate team of trustees.
  • Training and guidance provided, with 2-3 board development sessions each year.

Application notes

We want to encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds. It’s important to us that we represent our local communities and that our board is diverse and infusing fresh perspectives and energy into our strategic planning.

You don’t need any previous board experience as we will provide necessary training.

To find out more about the role, read the recruitment pack on our website: vaslan.org.uk/vacancies. We welcome informal enquiries so please reach out to our CEO Steven on 01698 300390 or 07551 159916.

To apply, just send a copy of your CV along with a short covering letter explaining why you’re applying and what you could bring to VASLan. Send your application to Steven at: steven.sweeney@vaslan.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Friday 17th May.


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