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Board Members/Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh or online
  • Closing 12th July 2024

  • Advertised from 28th June 2024


Role description: Board Members

As a member of the board, you'd be shaping our strategic vision, providing good independent judgement and making sure that everything we do is underpinned by strong governance. You'd also act as an advocate for NEECS.

The Board of Trustees will review the services provided and develop a new strategic direction for the service. Key skills to support this work will include team-working and collaboration, combined with strong and supportive leadership.

The Board of Trustees are ultimately responsible for the management and administration, but operational delivery of the NEECS’ vision is delegated to the CEO. The CEO is accountable to the board for the efficient management of the charity and for the implementation of board-agreed priorities and business plan

Who we are looking for

It is important that our Board is made up of people with a range of experiences, skills, backgrounds as well as lived experience, to help us to shape, support and realise our mission and aims.

Please note: we particularly encourage applications from individuals who are historically under-represented on boards due to age, disability, ethnicity, faith or belief, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic background, or those with caring responsibilities. Candidates who may not think they fit the typical criteria required for Board membership, but who are inspired to contribute to our work, are warmly encouraged to apply.

Previous board experience is not necessary, but you’d be expected to take part in some training to prepare you for the role.

You also need to bring a passion for improving access to counselling across North East Edinburgh - especially for people affected by multiple factors of marginalisation. In addition, we'd love to hear from you if you bring experience in any of these areas:

• Charity management

• Finance

• Human Resources

• Law

• Income generation

• Health / Social Care

Application notes

A Recruitment Pack is available for download below.

Closing date: Friday 12th July 2024