The Trustee will provide direction for the Centre on a wide range of matters with due care and diligence. They will provide strategic overview in terms of purpose and delivery of services. They will develop forwarding planning systems which consider current and future factors which impact on services we provide. They will closely monitor and review external and internal factors which influence the need for services within South Ayrshire.
The Trustee is accountable to the Board, contractual partners, regulatory bodies such as OSCR and Care Inspectorate.
Trustee’s manage the Centre effectively and regularly meet to oversee the activities and services provided by the Centre. They have a vital role in terms of setting and reviewing policies and procedures in consultation with all staff within the Centre and if appropriate partner agencies.
The Committee shall ensure that our Annual Report is completed, and our AGM is held within the timescales set out within the Constitution of the Centre.
Interest of the Charity
Trustees are expected to put the interest of the charity before their own interests or the interests of any other person or organisation. Applicants must be committed to the ethos/aims and objectives of the Centre.
Trustee much ensure the charity is operating and fulfilling its charitable purpose as outlined within its constitution.
• Attend Board Meetings and Sub-Committee meeting as required
• Give priority to the interests of the Centre
• Act with due care and diligence
• Ensure the charity operates within its charitable purpose
Qualifications and Skills
• Experience within the Charitable Sector
• Understanding of decision-making systems within Local and National Government
• Good understanding in terms of housing and homelessness
• Good understanding Debt, Benefits and income maximisation
• Understanding poverty related issues
• Good team worker
• Attendance at related training and seminars
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Caring and approachable
• Negotiating ability
We meet usually once a month for about 2 hrs (7pm- 9pm) usually the 3rd Thursday of the month. We can offer a small payment to cover expenses. Some examples of our involvement are monthly meetings involving locally elected councillors, police and guest speakers. We regularly review local planning applications, local news/ concerns and organise community events such as beach cleans, seasonal town decorations/ events such as the summer bunting and Christmas Lights display/ switch on. We also support to facilitate local projects and collaborating with organisations to distribute community funds. There is opportunity to become involved in such a wide variety of projects/ groups dependant on your availability of time.
We are looking for people who are local to South West Edinburgh to join our board of trustees.
Board Trustees have enabled Space to become the charity it is today. Space now delivers 17 projects, with 60+ staff and over 250 volunteers. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people from all backgrounds to join our Board of Trustees.
Trustees help decide what services we deliver in The Broomhouse Hub. The board of trustees plays an integral part in developing the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring its good governance, and overseeing the delivery of the organisation’s defined aims, values, mission, and objectives.
Trustees fall into two categories:
Local – people living within the South West Edinburgh locality, or within 3 miles of EH11 3RH.
Business – people who have joined the board to offer specific skills and experience.
Circle of Comfort is a Fife-based charity that provides complementary therapies to people diagnosed with Cancer. This is provided in their own home/ in hospital, free of charge. The charity also has agreements with Cornhill Macmillan Centre at Perth and Parkinson’s UK, Fife Branch, to provide their service.
Circle of Comfort’s board meets on a three-monthly basis. They need a Treasurer to join the team of trustees – you should have a qualification in accountancy.
The Treasurer will -
Liaise with Chairperson and Executive Committee to ensure the financial viability of the organisation (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance, etc.).
Undertake bookkeeping duties and ensuring posting and bookkeeping is kept up to date.
Arrange payments to employee(s), (currently one part-time person) creditors as appropriate and arrange appropriate authorisations on payments.
Make Gift Aid claims to HMRC.
Attend the organisation's Executive Meetings (quarterly) and the Annual General Meeting and report on the financial position (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance, etc.).
Prepare annual accounts for submission to OSCR and liaise with an independent examiner.
ELPA aims to promote and enrich the culture of play in East Lothian by:
• promoting children’s right to play (article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)
• sharing the benefits and value of play for all children and young people living in our community
• inspiring and supporting people who work with children.
ELPA has a range of activities including Loose Parts Play in schools, our Play Rangers sessions in parks and open spaces, our inclusive PlayCan project. We work closely with partners including East Lothian Council and third sector groups.
Trustees’ commitment to ELPA includes: active participation in Trustees’ Meetings usually every 6 weeks in the evenings; participation in ELPA events and activities; developing ELPA’s policies and plans; supporting staff to achieve ELPA aims; ooccasionally representing ELPA at events and in the media; contributing your skills, knowledge, creativity and sense of fun.
CAPS provides Individual Advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian and runs several experience-led Collective Advocacy projects across Lothian. You will receive induction, training, guidance and support from CAPS staff. More information is contained within the Management Committee volunteer role description available online at www.capsadvocacy.org
Please contact Jane Crawford, CEO on 0131 273 5116, or by email: email@example.com for an informal chat.
Management Committee members must not be disqualified from acting as a charity trustee. This role is subject to Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme membership. CAPS is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Scottish Charity number SC021772.
Would you like to support someone through their cancer journey?
Tayside Cancer Support offers a free, confidential, one-to-one befriending service for those affected by cancer in the Tayside area and help establish support groups which offer a valuable network for people facing a diagnosis of cancer either themselves or in a loved one. In addition, we provide specialist Mindfulness courses for anyone affected by cancer.
Our volunteers are the key to the Charity’s success. Everyone has skills that can be put to good use! If you think you’d like to get involved whether with our fundraising activities and events; getting involved with hospital visits or within our drop in support groups, we would love to have a chat with you.
Be a Vice Chairperson for a charity providing vital support and information for people with brain injury, their families and carers.
Build your experience and share your skills for Fife Headway. This role is vital to help them run the work that they do. The role is varied and may include the following:
Planning the annual cycle of board meetings and set the agendas; chairing and facilitating the board meetings; giving directions to board policy making; monitoring that decisions taken at board meetings are implemented; representing the organisation at appropriate events, meetings or functions; acting as a spokesperson for the organisation where appropriate; attend monthly board meetings, participate in other tasks as they arise from time to time, such as interviewing new staff, helping with fundraising; keep informed about the activities of the organisation and wider issues which affect its work.
New role holders within the board are needed as due to a mixture of health and personal reasons, the current volunteers are seeking to step down.
Monthly board meetings will be held both on zoom and face to face when appropriate. Meetings are arranged to suit those attending.
Fife Headway are looking for a new Treasurer to join their Board of Trustees! This is a great opportunity to build on your skills and experience to help the work of a small charity in Fife.
Fife Headway exists to provide support, information and referrals for people with an acquired brain injury. They aim to reduce social isolation increase access to information and referral information and empower people with an ABI (acquired brain injury) to have more control over their lives. You'll be involved in anything from overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements, to informing and advising the board of their financial duties.
- Preparing and presenting financial reports.
- Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
- Advising on the financial implications of strategic plans
- Monitoring the investment activity and ensuring its consistency with our policies and legal responsibilities
- Ensuring compliance with legislation
Fife Headway are looking for a new Secretary to join the Board of Trustees! This is a great opportunity to build on your skills and experience to help the work of a small charity in Fife.
Headway Fife exists to provide support, information and referrals for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI). They aim to reduce social isolation increase access to information and referral information and empower people with an ABI to have more control over their lives.
Preparing for meetings- Sending notices of all meetings to members within the time required by the governing document, arranging meetings, preparing the agenda in consultation with the Chair and distributing the agenda with any background papers Participating in meetings- Ensuring that the minutes of the previous meeting are accurate, agreed and signed and dated on each page by the Chair, taking and producing minutes of the meeting, distributing minutes in a timely manner.