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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.
Do you have the skills and expertise to enhance and improve the lives of people with a visual impairment? Dundee Blind & Partially Sighted Society are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background with skills to help our charity to succeed by becoming a Board Member. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the organisation and we are seeking to recruit new Directors who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
Dundee Blind & Partially Sighted Society is one of Dundee’s oldest charities and their objective is to work towards a world where all people who are blind or partially sighted enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. The Society offers its members an advice and support service and runs social activities to help combat social isolation.
If you have commitment, experience, passion, drive and enthusiasm, would like to support the organisation meets its legal, financial and ethical obligations and can spare a few hours every second month then we would be delighted to hear from you.
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.
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.
Be a Chairperson for a charity providing vital support and information for people with brain injury, their families and carers. The chairperson plays a vital role in assisting the board in organising the smooth running of the support group.
Build your experience and share your skills for Fife Headway. This role is vital to help run the work that they do.
The role is varied and may include the following:
-Planning the annual cycle of board meetings
-Setting agendas for board meetings
-Chairing and facilitating board meetings
-Giving direction to board policymaking
-Monitoring that decisions taken at meetings are implemented
-Representing the Headway Group at functions, meetings
-Acting as a spokesperson as appropriate
-Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making
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
Families First is a small independent Charity working with children aged 5 - 16 years, living in North East Fife who have additional support needs. The challenges children face include Autism, poor physical and mental health, social problems such as isolation and poverty.
Our overall objectives are to strengthen the social and emotional development of children, young people and their parents and carers so they become effective contributors to their communities.
The trustees offer strategic guidance and provide a governance role to Families First as an organisation. The trustees are looking for new members who can offer their skills and expertise to support Families First's mission "Families First work alongside children, young people and their families to overcome the personal challenges they face in life."
We are looking for trustees with expertise in finance, fundraising, law and children's work. Along with your skills and expertise, the trustees are looking for people who value the difference small charities can make to local communities.
BASE (https://www.basefife.org.uk/) is a Scottish Registered Charity established in 2005 by blind and partially sighted people. The management committee has nine Trustees and one co-opted member, the majority of whom are sight impaired. BASE depends entirely on fundraising from donations and applications to charitable trusts.
BASE supports people with sight impairment resident in NE Fife by offering a monthly programme of social activities, including visits to places of interest, theatre visits, museums and outdoor activities. BASE is supported by a team of volunteers providing transport and guiding.
BASE’s long serving secretary is standing down in November, having served since 2005.
The secretary’s role includes: arranging committee meetings (every 6-10 weeks), arranging the AGM, circulating agendas and minutes, compiling the annual report, dealing with all correspondence, holding all records, finding funding opportunities and completing applications, processing membership applications, website liaison, sending treasurer receipts, travel expenses etc. Support with the role, including a handover from the current post-holder is available. Tasks should take around 3 hours per week.
If you or your child have ever been involved with Guiding, this is your perfect chance to give something back without too much commitment. We are a friendly, inclusive group who like to work together to ensure that the hall is safe for users. In order for the Kirkwall Guide Hall to run smoothly, we have a committee that oversee various aspects including general maintenance, cleaning and fundraising.
There are a number of roles within the committee:
• General Committee members
• Hall Lets
• Fire safety officer
The role is to provide investment advice to the Finance and Investment Committee as part of their triannual meetings (currently held virtually). You would join two other independent advisers who are responsible for providing the current market valuation of investments plus a short review of current market conditions for each meeting. Edinburgh Mathematical Society has a portfolio of investments which aim to maintain the relative base value of the portfolio whilst providing an ongoing income (in addition to income from memberships) to fund mathematical guest lectures, prizes, funding for additional events and bursaries. The current portfolio of investments includes government bonds (conventional and index-linked), unit trust, investment trusts, ETFs and cash, with a commitment to transition towards more sustainable investments.
- 3 x 2-hour virtual (Zoom) meetings (January, May, September), plus preparation for meetings and follow up actions.
- Good knowledge and experience (5+ years) of working with equities (and bonds)
- Professional Finance/Investment qualification e.g. CFA, Actuarial
- Good communication skills, for an audience with different levels of investment knowledge
Benefits for you:
- Experience of being part of an investment committee
- An opportunity to improve your communication skills
- Please provide a brief CV and covering letter explaining why you would like this position and what relevant skills you can bring to the Finance and Investment Committee
The Edinburgh Mathematical Society (EMS) was founded in 1883 and has since become firmly established as the principal society for the mathematical sciences community in Scotland. The aims of the EMS are the development and promotion of all aspects of the mathematical sciences particularly in Scotland. It draws its membership from all the Scottish universities and other educational institutions as well as from mathematical scientists in industry and commerce both at home and overseas.
Activities the EMS is involved in:
- Producing a mathematical journal containing research papers on topics in a broad range of pure and applied mathematics plus book reviews
- Organising guest lectures
- Providing funding to:
o Schools for mathematical events
o Research support
o Maths Week Scotland
o Undergraduate bursaries
o Early career opportunities
- Awarding a number of prizes:
o EMS PhD Thesis Prize
o Whittaker Prizes to outstanding early-career mathematicians in Scotland
o EMS Impact Prize