Volunteer Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • On site: Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd August 2024

  • Advertised from 11th July 2024
  • Positions Available: 2 positions (1 x Finance Expertise and 1 x Legal Expertise)


About us

FARE Scotland is a voluntary organisation working within disadvantaged communities throughout Central Scotland. At FARE Scotland we strive to raise people’s aspirations, encourage them to become more involved in their communities, create opportunities for personal development and equip them with the skills required to deal with the demands of 21st century life.

Volunteering at FARE Scotland, you will be part of passionate and hard-working team that aims to improve the lives of the people in the communities we serve.

For more information relating to the organisation, and to see all of the good work we do, we encourage you to visit our website at FARE Scotland (fare-scotland.org).

What you’ll do

We have an exciting opportunity for 2 volunteer Trustees (1 with a financial background, and 1 with a legal background) to join our Board of Trustees. In a time of organisational change, and growth, you will play an important role, providing your advice and guidance, whilst reviewing and challenging our financial and legal processes to support the organisation’s success and increase the opportunities for people in the communities we serve.

As part of your role, your main responsibilities will include:

• Carrying out the duties and legal responsibilities of being a trustee within a third sector organisation.

• Ensuring the organisation complies with its governing bodies, observes its charitable objectives and functions in line with the principles and practice of good governance.

• Sharing experience and providing guidance on best practice.

• Ensuring the organisation operates ethically, responsibly and with respect for the communities we serve.

• Acting as representatives for the organisation, leveraging your networks to support our mission.

• A willingness to commit the time required to fulfil Trustee duties and, from time to time, contribute to the work of specific tasks, such as, strategy development, governance review, leading discussions, and providing advice on initiatives in the domain of their expertise.

About you

The successful candidate for this role will:

• Understand the legal and regulatory requirements of businesses and third sector organisations.

• Be experienced in operational management.

• Be able to identify both risks to and opportunities for the organisation.

• Have the ability to assist with corporate governance.

• Be qualified with a relevant professional body.

• Have a financial or legal background, with experience of working within a related role.

• Be able to interpret and challenge appropriate data, including legal and financial data.

• Show a willingness to engage with and be a part of relevant sub-committees.

Although not a requirement for the role, knowledge of the legal and regulator requirements of a Board, and a background of volunteering or working within third sector organisations would be desirable.

Along with the above, we would be looking for individuals who share, and are able to demonstrate, the organisation’s values of being compassionate, open, collaborative, innovative and driven.

What’s involved

As part of your responsibilities in the role, we ask that you commit to attending 5 board meetings per year, normally taking place in the early evening. We ask that you are available to volunteer at least 30 hours per annum of your time to attend these meetings and take on additional responsibilities as required, such as supporting with sub-committees.

Application notes

How to apply

If this sounds like you, and you are looking for an exciting new opportunity, then please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to hr@fare-scotland.org.

If you would like to find out more about the opportunity, please contact our HR team at the above email address and they will pass on your details to our Chairperson, Ian Monteague, for them to arrange an informal chat with you.