Our vision is a world where power and resources are more equitably shared amongst the world’s people, where human rights are valued and respected, and where people are living sustainable lifestyles within the environmental limits of the planet. We promote and practise Global Citizenship Education by supporting teachers, schools and community groups in Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross with professional learning and the provision of mentoring, advice and resources.
Being a trustee offers the opportunity for professional development. It can let you gain experience of strategy and leadership, and boost your CV. It will give you experience of influencing direction and managing risk.
As a Director/Charity Trustee you will join other Directors with varying skilsl, knowledge & expertise. The Board provides strategic leadership and governance for the charity, members and beneficiaries. Principle responsibilities include: Proper and appropriate use of funds and ensuring funders' needs and obligations are met; Ensuring financial stability through active fundraising participation; Ensuring the organisation complies with its Articles of Association; Compliance with relevant legislation. e.g Care Inspectorate, OSCR, Companies House etc.; Protect and manage the property of the organisation; and Appoint and support employees, where the need arises.
Use specific knowledge or experience to help the Board reach sound business decisions through attendance and participation at board meetings and follow up sub-committee meetings.
Participate in other tasks when required to meet the needs of the organisation. In addition, there are several roles where staff or Board responsibilities are nor clearly defined but rather a joint one eg. Promoting the organisation.
The Company Secretary will the person whose job it is to pull together the:
Agenda for the board
Deal with all email and correspondence
Assist the Chair person when required with various light administration
Set dates/ Invitations for meetings and AGM’S
Keep up to date with logging on new board members
Advise the board when legislation changes etc and arrange for our Articles to be updated through legal channels
Ensure that all board members are registered with Companies House
Would you enjoy promoting good ethical research by joining an NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC)?
NHS RECs protect research participants and facilitate ethical research by reviewing research applications for approval. They make up the UK-wide ethics review system regulated by the Health Research Authority (HRA).
We currently have exciting opportunities for more members to join our NHS Research Ethics Committees (RECs) and contribute to our work. Committees are made up of volunteer members who give their time to make a difference. Their work is varied but includes some of the biggest challenges we face in health and social care today, from cancer to dementia, and more recently COVID-19.
REC members are a mixture of experts (registered healthcare professionals, clinical trial statisticians, data and population sciences and other experts in research) and lay members with an interest in health research ethics. Despite having different roles and experiences all members have a shared goal; to ensure research is ethical and fair.
Being a REC member offers more than just the chance to shape and improve health and social care research. We provide regular training and support our members’ development, both professionally and personally. REC members develop their knowledge and are kept up to date on the latest developments in research and ethics. Our clinical members also earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for their work with us.
Our Committee meet virtually, zia Zoom (web conferencing). Our members join from the clinic, the office or home. We offer role sharing that you can join with a colleague and share the workload.
As a REC member you will gain:
understanding of research ethics
understanding of relevant legislation
increased knowledge in research including methodology and statistics
specialised knowledge of specific types of research (e.g. clinical trials, paediatrics, medical devices, qualitative research etc.)
enhanced committee skills: summarising, debating, evaluating and decision-making
access to Health Research Authority and other expert-led training and development
opportunity to train for the role of a REC Officer i.e. Chair or Vice Chair.
Commitment & Workload:
attending full REC meetings virtually via Zoom monthly (minimum 6 meetings per year)
full REC meetings last 3-4 hours and require five to six hours of reading in preparation
meetings are virtual currently; however, any travel costs for REC work will be reimbursed
taking part in sub-committee work with two hours reading for each sub-committee
reviewing research applications and amendments electronically through our members’ portal or email
induction training within your first six months of appointment,
equality, diversity and human rights training within your first year of appointment (can be done through your own employer)
a minimum of four hours training related to research ethics for each year as a REC member.
We require all prospective candidates to attend a REC meeting as an observer. This is the most effective way of understanding what REC Committees do.
An opportunity to join the Management Committee of Dumbarton District Women's Aid. Our Organisation supports women, children & young people who are/ or have experienced domestic abuse, we are looking for people who will be interested in supporting the organisation to develop its strategy, plan and review policies and procedures. Interested parties will participate in an induction programme which will introduce the organisation and its aims and objectives.
This role covers Kilmarnock and surrounding areas.
Could you coordinate local SSAFA services in your area? You don’t need a military background, just basic I.T and admin skills, the ability to get on with people and good written and spoken English. If so, we’d love to hear from you.
What is a Branch Secretary?
There are SSAFA branches throughout the UK and overseas. These are divided into local areas that we call divisions. Each branch has a secretary to organise day-to-day activities. This is a key role involving administration and coordinating people. As the first point of contact for SSAFA in the area you will play a crucial part in promoting SSAFA locally, organising local events and ensuring the smooth running of SSAFA across the divisions in your branch.
Why do we need you?
We’ve been supporting the Armed Forces community since 1885. Our clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like the Falklands or Afghanistan.
There are SSAFA branches throughout the UK and overseas who support local volunteers to deliver services to veterans, serving personnel and their families. Some branches are divided into smaller divisions to ensure the best local service delivery. Each branch has a team of volunteer caseworkers, support volunteers, executive roles, and fundraisers.
In recognition of our clients’ service to the Nation we aim to provide financial, practical and emotional support when it’s needed most. To do this we need local branches and volunteers who can match clients to volunteers and keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.
When would you be needed and where would you be based?
This role is about coordination and administration. As part of your local branch, you might have access to an office, but many volunteers are based at home. The role would suit someone looking to offer a regular time commitment each week. You would also need to organise and attend a number of regular meetings each year.
What would you be doing?
Managing the branch office (if applicable) and providing support to all volunteers, especially new ones
Work with the branch Chairperson, treasurer, and others to ensure smooth running of the branch.
Accepting referrals and coordinating SSAFA caseworkers, visitors, and helpers accordingly
Oversee all SSAFA casework across the branch ensuring clients get support that is effective and timely.
Monitor volunteer numbers against the demand for support and recruit new volunteers as needed
Working with the local training officer to ensure all volunteers are kept up to date with the training and information they need.
Build relationships with regional and central office staff to ensure an effective flow of information.
Maintaining accurate records of volunteers and cases, submit accurate data to Central Office
Providing administration for an annual programme of meetings including an AGM, recording, and implementing decisions
Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA remembering that anyone you meet could be a potential client, volunteer or fundraiser.
Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)
The remit of this role may change over the next 12-18 months depending on the outcome of a trial currently being undertaken.
What could you gain from this volunteering role?
Gain experience of holding a key local role with oversight of all SSAFA activity in the local area
Use your skills, knowledge, and life experience to benefit others.
Support from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
Experience, training, and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews.
Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!
What training and support would you receive?
Role specific training to prepare you for your voluntary role - confidentiality and boundaries, personal safety, caseworker training, caseworker IT system training, volunteer management – attracting, recruiting, and inducting volunteers, volunteer management – case management and quality. This training would take approx. 4 days.
Mandatory on-line training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep clients, their families safe and personal information safe.
Access to a range of e-learning courses as well as local opportunities to keep your training up to date.
Support from the Chair of the branch
Access to the Welfare Team and Volunteer Support Team based at our central office.
Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
Volunteers will be covered by SSAFAs Public Liability Insurance whilst carrying out the role.
Every citizens advice bureau has a board of directors or management committee responsible for running the organisation and meeting the aims of the Citizens Advice Bureau service in Scotland.
The board / management committee is a voluntary group of people with the key role of ensuring that the bureau fulfils all its legal obligations and operates efficiently and according to good practice guidelines.
Financial matters, for example budget reviewing, fundraising and planned service developments
Promotion and awareness raising, to make sure that the bureau is well known in the area it serves
Working with the bureau manager and Citizens Advice Scotland to make sure that quality standards are being met in the bureau
Devising the bureau’s business plan, and monitoring its implementation
Making sure the bureau is fulfilling its responsibilities as an employer of paid staff
Advocacy Service Aberdeen is a registered charity providing independent advocacy support to a wide range of people living in Aberdeen City. Independent advocacy is about helping people and groups have a stronger voice, addressing imbalances of power and ensuring people’s rights are recognised, respected and secured. We have advocacy services for:
• People with a mental disorder, including a learning disability
• Victims of domestic abuse
• Older adults
• Self-directed support
• Children and Young people
• Substance use
We are looking for people to join our Board of trustees who are passionate about the rights and inclusion of people in decisions which matter to them. The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of the charity and overseeing the running of the organisation. We are open to applicants from a diverse range of experiences and background and would also be interested in hearing from people who have the following experiences:
• Experience of supporting/caring for people in the above service areas
• Human Resources
Board meetings are held on Mondays every 6 weeks 5pm to 7pm, either remotely via Microsoft Teams or in-person.
To find out more please contact us at tel: 01224 332314 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.advocacy.org.uk/ and https://www.advocacy.org.uk/our-board/
Independent Living Support promotes independent living and resilience skills to improve the life chances of an individuals. We support 16 plus age group helping with basic skills such as budgeting, personal care, relationship and communication building, learning and employability. We deliver our work through one-to-one and group settings.
ILS are looking for a Board member that can help ILS build on our strategy, and strengthen our work with vulnerable clients, allowing for our vital work to continue.
• Guide the work of the organisation in line with the governing document and business plans, ensuring resources are used appropriately and that staff and managers are supported in their duties
• Understand the legal responsibilities of being a board member/trustee
• Keep up to date with legislation and guidance relevant to the role of board members and the running of the organisation.
• Understand the aims of the organisation and the wider community benefits from the charity's interventions
• Attend regular board meetings
• Read papers prior to meetings and complete any relevant actions.
• Participate fully in discussions and decision making
• Declare any conflicts of interest while carrying out the duties of a board member.
• Promote the work of the organisation including willingness to participate in social media channels, funding initiatives and other fundraising projects
The Crichton Trust is an innovative social enterprise based in the South of Scotland. We are looking to recruit up to four new Trustees to join us in leading #TheCrichton through our next exciting phase. We are looking for committed individuals to enhance the range of Trustee skills, as well as to consolidate existing skills with an eye to succession planning. We require dynamic and motivated people who are excited by harnessing the full potential of The Crichton. As a Trustee you will contribute actively to the Board by supporting strategic direction; setting overall policy; defining goals and setting targets; evaluating performance; and ensuring the Charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial stability. Full details and how to apply are on this link: https://www.crichton.co.uk/join-us-in-leading-thecrichton/