Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Hybrid: Glasgow
  • Closing 26th July 2024


  • Advertised from 14th June 2024

Role

Bridging the Gap (Glasgow) are recruiting a Chair who understands 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 governance, community development and the stigma that is attached to poverty.

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.

Additionally, the Chair will be expected to meet regularly with the CEO and act as Spokesperson where required.

The Chair 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 meetings, additional time consideration should be given to allow 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 outlining why you would like to be Chair 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 26th July 2024


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