Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO is a regional dance charity based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. Our charitable purpose is to lead positive impacts through dance. The organisation was established as an independent Scottish charity in 2015.
We’re committed to making continued improvements to how we work, across all parts of the organisation. We strive to remove barriers so that people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can experience the benefits of a life enriched by dance. We welcome a diversity of perspectives in the work that we support, the classes we teach, the talent we nurture, and the people we recruit. We believe this makes us an organisation that is stronger and more meaningful to the communities we serve.
The next period will see us deepening our commitment to artists, audiences, and participants across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and thinking about how we best serve our communities.
*About the role
Citymoves’ trustees are responsible for the governance and strategy of the charity. We welcome applications at any time, from individuals with a variety of skills. Experience in any one or more of the below areas would be particularly welcome:
• Finance and fundraising
• Knowledge of the local Aberdeen ecology
• Running an arts or community organisation
We welcome both new and experienced trustees from across the UK. We are interested in people who are enthusiastic about learning, and who would like to contribute to the development of dance in the North East of Scotland.
Trustees are expected to attend the quarterly Board Meetings and one strategic away-day per year. We also have a Finance Committee who meet quarterly, and an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group. Other working groups are formed subject to need. Meetings are held on Zoom.
This is a voluntary, 3-year appointment, with reasonable travel expenses covered. We also have a learning budget and are committed to supporting the development of our Trustees.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all Board Members. Trustee training for board members is through an online onboarding process. Citymoves Dance Agency takes new trustees through their induction pack and has two sessions 1-2-1 with the chair of the board, prior to attending their first board meeting.
*How to apply
Please email us at email@example.com with your CV and covering letter for consideration by the Board. Please confirm in your email that you are not disqualified from acting as a charity trustee.
Any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01224 984159.
The Board of Trustees of Four Pillars are looking to recruit new trustees to ensure the Charity can continue to grow and support the LGBT+ community in Grampian.
Four pillars currently run a community hub, support and social groups, 1 to 1 support, provide volunteering opportunities and facilitate Grampian Pride.
There are lots of ideas in the pipeline for the future. In order to achieve these we are particularly looking for people with previous experience of serving on a charity board and/or with skills and knowledge in one or more of the following:
-An understanding of the needs of the LGBT+ community in Grampian
-PR social media
-Fundraising/ event planning
We would also like to hear from people currently underrepresented on our board:
-People with a disability
-People from an ethnic minority
For more information or to apply please go to our website www.fourpillarsuk.org/volunteer
Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses is a charity that provides rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming for horses and ponies in need. We welcome volunteers at all levels in our work from trustees to admin, from fundraising and compliance to 'on the ground' opportunities such as yard work, field work, animal care, rehabilitation, education, work with young and older people. This is a great way to make new friends two and four legged, learn new skills and have fun in the open air in beautiful countryside.
The Ladybird Development Group is a small local nursery and charity based in Lossiemouth which cares for pre-school children with disabilities. The Group would like to welcome some new faces onto their committee, to help oversee the management of the nursery and to help with fundraising. They would be delighted to hear from anyone with an interest in assisting the Group to continue providing this wonderful service to such brave small children, who often experience disadvantage through no fault of their own. Fund-raising can also be great fun, and new ideas are always welcome. Visit https://www.theladybirdgroup.com/ and get in touch for a chat!
The local Scout groups in Aberlour, Dufftown and Keith are needing volunteers -- and not just to help directly with young people. What they really need are one or two people with finance or management skill or experience, to join their local scouting committee.
This is a real chance to be part of a something incredible, that truly changes the lives of so many young people in Moray. Committee members meet about three times per year, but have an important role in making sure the local group is effectively run and that teams are supported. Committee members make sure the Scout Group has a good place to meet, has equipment -- they can assist with the recruitment of leaders, organising social events and help to make sure finances are in order.
Scouts, prepare young people with skills for life, supported by amazing teams and other volunteers, delivering inspiring programmes. Committee members are vital in making this positive impact in the lives of local young people and in their local communities.
Connecting the Grassroots; Be part of a Global Movement by Taking Action Locally.
Board Member Transition Town Forres
For over a decade, Transition Town Forres (TTF) has been helping our local community increase ways of sustainable living. By initiating projects such as a thriving community garden, as well as providing opportunities for reskilling and recycling, TTF also promotes ways we can all address the Climate Emergency, including our dependence on fossil fuels. TTF works to strengthen a localised economy and by doing so, makes our communities more self-reliant and people more connected.
Currently, a priority of TTF is to develop their board of trustees, and specifically, they are seeking someone to join the Board to serve for an initial one-year period who has a skill set and experience in finance/accountancy or business planning/management or grant-writing or fundraising.
This is an exciting time to join TTF as it embarks upon another important milestone, in securing an asset transfer of the building in which it operates on Bogton Road, Forres.
Applications are welcomed from individuals who understand the challenges faced by small nonprofits, want to make a difference in their local community, and have a commitment to the Transition Towns movement and what it seeks to achieve.
Trustee meetings take place 12 times a year and last approximately 1.5 hours. If unable to commit to being a board member, short-term (3-6 months) pro bono arrangements are welcomed, as well.
For more information and an informal chat about the role, please contact Kelly Warren, email@example.com
If you want to give back to your community, this is a great way to do it. The Moray Firth Credit Union is seeking people who are interested in the exciting opportunity to serve on their Board.
The Credit Union has a long history of serving the local community. Formerly the Forres Area Credit Union until 2020, it was set up in 1995 as a response to high unemployment in the area when a nearby Fabrication Yard closed. Today, the main office of the ‘Savings & Loans Co-operative’ is located at 53 High Street Forres, and there are now ‘satellite’ collection points in other places in Moray as this social enterprise develops.
If you have an interest in people, community or even if you want to learn more about the unique role a credit union plays in the lives of the people and communities they serve, (and have some spare time) the Moray Firth Credit Union would be delighted to hear from you. For a Board of Directors Pack please call 01309 676735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and an application. Volunteers are invited to join the Credit Union if they are not already a member.
Grampian Child Bereavement Network (part of the ARCHIE Foundation charity) provide direct support to bereaved children and young people throughout Grampian.
Due to an increased demand in our service we are seeking volunteers in a variety of areas including: responders to visit bereaved families, fundraisers, event and admin helpers and a treasurer
Key objectives of our Volunteers are: To support the work of GCBN through contributing to the range of services provided. To make a positive difference to the lives of the children, young people and their families who have been affected by bereavement
Our responder service entails people visiting bereaved families and undertaking direct support work with children and young people and their families. We also run event days for children staffed up by our volunteers. We are particularly keen to recruit a volunteer with a financial or accounts background to take on our treasurer role.
Good support and training is provided to all volunteers e.g.: induction includes self awareness, policy and procedures of charity. Training in child protection and bereavement support. Support from coordinator and board of trustees.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact: Malcolm Stewart, Coordinator at E Mail:email@example.com or tel.: 01224 554152.
Neighbourhood Networks in Scotland Ltd (Midlothian)
Neighbourhood Networks is a registered Scottish charity that facilitates networks of mutual support amongst vulnerable adults in various parts of Scotland, providing flexible support to people within their own communities. We currently operate across the Central Belt of Scotland.
The charity is governed by a Board of Volunteer Trustees, some of whom are supported by the organisation. Other Trustees are drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds.
We are now seeking to recruit two new Trustees to our Board. We are particularly keen to recruit people with experience and or connections across Social Care, the Legal Profession or Public Relations
We are pleased to share this exciting opportunity to support Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as a trustee.
In becoming a trustee, you will be leading our efforts to help people live life to the full and help make sure that CHSS is best placed to meet our strategic goal of ‘No Life Half Lived’.
The last few years have been difficult for everybody and people living with chest, heart or stroke conditions need our support more than ever. This includes people living with Long Covid, who we recognise as part of the CHSS family.
Our trustees are a passionate group of committed unpaid volunteers. Whether they have lived experience of our conditions or an understanding of the professional context CHSS operates in, they are committed to helping CHSS be the best we can be. You will be joining a talented and experienced team and will help ensure CHSS runs well and effectively for the people we support.
CHSS is so much more than a charity – we are a movement helping people in Scotland do more than survive their condition. If you are looking to be part of something that really matters, we would love to hear from you.
For more information and to apply to become a trustee please visit: https://www.chss.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us/become-a-trustee
If you would like a conversation with the Chair or Chief Executive before applying, or more information generally, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 243 0154.
*(closing date for applications is the 3rd July 2023).