Third Sector Board and Voluntary Opportunities

Being a trustee or board member can be a rewarding opportunity. As well as hosting paid member opportunities we also feature trustee/board member opportunities.

 

If you are a member and would like to advertise a Third Sector Board Opportunity in Highland, please complete our new vacancy form which can be downloaded here.  After completing it, send it to Owen at enquiry@highlandtsi.org.uk.  We do not charge for this service.  

If you would like to become a member of HTSI, please Join Us!

Information Management Volunteer

Highland Third Sector Interface

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Deadline to apply :
Ongoing

Ensuring that we keep accurate information on services, events and projects throughout the Third Sector (charities, community groups, social enterprises etc.) helps ensure that we can support the signposting and referral processes across various services in Highland. The role will form a key part of supporting the maintenance of information by regularly contacting groups and checking information is accurate, compiling that and supporting the distribution of accurate information to organisations for use when supporting people.


Commitment levels:

Ideally, we are looking for someone who can provide smaller amounts of time frequently, though the role would grow easily for someone looking for something more substantial, any regular commitment would be appreciated.


What you get from the role:

What you could gain from this role depends on what you are looking for.  If you are hoping to build your CV then you are going to gain office workplace experience doing something constructive and using systems than are in regular use throughout the UK.  Additionally, you will gain references and access to training, including our eLearning site that you can access as your interest and time allows.

Alternatively, if you are looking for something to keep you engaged and an opportunity to contribute to your community in a friendly, slightly daft on occasion, work environment then we can certainly offer that. We have a lot of staff social activities and together we work hard to ensure that we support a wide range of member groups who work daily to try and make people’s lives better.  Trying to ensure we have accurate information on what they do makes it easier to ensure that those connections can be made when people need support.


Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/220664100587048

Board Member

Ross Shire CAB

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Deadline to apply :
Ongoing

As a Board Member you are responsible for the strategic management of the Bureau.  Each CAB is a separate registered Charity and for your local bureau to be effective a wide range of experience is required.  We welcome Board Members who are enthusiastic about helping their community, even if they don’t feel they have specific professional skills.

Board Member

RASASH

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Deadline to apply :
Ongoing

RASASH is a vibrant and growing charity committed to supporting survivors of sexual violence across Highland.

You can make a difference and contribute to this work to prevent sexual violence.

RASASH are seeking new board members.  Board members will play a critical role in the future development and governance of the service. We would also welcome candidates with a future interest in taking on the role of the chair.

Working to feminist values, we are seeking a diverse range of women with a commitment to the work we do across Highland.

Values, ethos, passion, and commitment are essential qualities for our board members. We are particularly interested in applicants from less represented groups and those with knowledge and experience of finance, funding, governance and strategy.

Contact gwen@rasash.org.uk for more information and a trustee pack.

Board Member

Care & Learning Alliance

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Deadline to apply :
Ongoing

We are looking for people to join our Board from November 2021 to work collaboratively with existing CALA Board Members and the staff team. Over the coming years, CALA will be building on our proud work to date and together we will work to ensure our values inform our Strategic Plan of working to ensure children and families are supported to meet their potential.


There are specific areas of knowledge and experience we are particularly interested in inviting onto our Board, spanning finance, legal, governance and social justice. Board Members serve in a voluntary capacity.


You don’t need to have previous experience as a Board Member / Trustee to join our Board as training and support will be given through the induction process and beyond.We are looking for people to join our Board from November 2021 to work collaboratively with existing CALA Board Members and the staff team. Over the coming years, CALA will be building on our proud work to date and together we will work to ensure our values inform our Strategic Plan of working to ensure children and families are supported to meet their potential.


There are specific areas of knowledge and experience we are particularly interested in inviting onto our Board, spanning finance, legal, governance and social justice. Board Members serve in a voluntary capacity.


You don’t need to have previous experience as a Board Member / Trustee to join our Board as training and support will be given through the induction process and beyond.

Board Director/Trustee

Inverness Women's Aid

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Deadline to apply :
Ongoing

We are looking for two new members to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for women with commitment, skills and passion to help IWA achieve its objectives and be part of vital work challenging and addressing domestic abuse.
We are specifically looking for individuals with skills & experience in finance management, accountancy or working with Third Sector organisations. Please email info@invernesswa.org for further information. 
Please note that due to the nature of IWA’s work, these opportunities are open to women only. These are unpaid, voluntary roles but appropriate expenses can be covered.

Trustee

Highland Senior Citizens Network

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Deadline to apply :
Ongoing

Have you ever thought about becoming a voluntary trustee on the board of HSCN?


We are hoping to widen the range of experience of our board.


The only qualifications are:

  • an interest in the wellbeing of older people

  • supporting our organisation's aims to promote this

  • a commitment to good governance of HSCN

Our trustees meet face to face on the last Monday morning of each month at Inshes Church, Inverness.


Following our experience of holding our board meetings via Zoom for the last 2 years, we have interest in making this option available to join our Inshes meetings - so distance is no barrier. 


hscn@hotmail.co.uk

or

07716884989

or

Box No. 301, 8 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1A

Trustee

Home-start East Highland

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Deadline to apply :
Ongoing

General responsibilities

  • To ensure that the scheme complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

  • To ensure that the scheme pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.

  • To ensure the scheme applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects (the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are).

  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the scheme, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

  • To safeguard the good name and values of Home-Start and the scheme.

  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the scheme.

  • To ensure the financial stability of the scheme.

  • To protect and manage the assets of the scheme and to ensure the proper investment of scheme funds.

  • To ensure the scheme complies with the Quality Assurance standards and criteria relating to financial management.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have, to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions.  This may involve:

  • scrutinising board papers

  • leading discussions

  • focusing on key issues

  • providing guidance on new initiatives

  • other issues in which the trustee has specific expertise

  • sitting on recruitment, discrimination and grievance panels as required

  • contributing to sub committees and working groups.

Trustees

Viewfield Garden Collective

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Deadline to apply :
Ongoing

Viewfield Garden Collective is seeking to recruit new trustees to join the board of the charity. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would like to support the organisation’s strategic development as we work towards a sustainable vision for the future. This is a fulfilling role that will also provide potential for personal and professional development.


We are looking for skills, experience, or knowledge in any of the following areas:  

  • Finance, accounting and governance

  • Trustee, charity or committee roles

  • Leadership

  • Horticulture, the environment and outdoor education

  • Social enterprise, Third Sector and business 

  • Marketing and media/PR 

  • IT 

  • Fundraising, strategic planning and development 

  • Mental health and social care 

  • Problem-solving

  • Human Resources

To become a trustee, you must be able to commit time and attention to organisational matters, and you will attend quarterly meetings and the AGM. Meetings normally take place locally in Portree but may be via videoconferencing (Zoom). 

There will be additional ad-hoc meetings and regular sub committee meetings throughout the year.

Application packs are available on our website.

Trustees

Inverness City Heritage Trust

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Deadline to apply :
Friday 9th September 2022

Inverness City Heritage Trust is charitable company focussed on the conservation and revitalisation of the city’s urban environment. Working with Historic Environment Scotland, Highland Council, and a range of local organisations, it effectively brings together local interests in buildings and streetscapes of heritage value.  


The Trust organises and enables a varied programme of work, so far providing grants and advice to over 260 projects including the ambitious Academy Street Townscape Heritage Project (ITHP).


The Trust now wants to recruit up to four committed and enthusiastic individuals to its board to manage the adoption and delivery of a new strategy and forward plan. The plan will reflect a changing heritage environment, and place increasing emphasis on the Net Zero agenda.


Trustees, who contribute their time and expertise on a voluntary basis, should have an active interest in the historic built environment of Inverness. We want a lively and diverse board of Trustees, and although no prior experience is necessary, we would be interested to hear from individuals with skills and experience in:

  • PR and communications

  • Financial management

  • Technical knowledge of repair and conservation of buildings

  • Education and training with an emphasis on traditional building skills

For more information, please see the Trustee role description.

Closing date for applications – Friday 09 September 2022

All applications/ enquiries to be submitted by email to:

Alison.tanner@highland.gov.uk

07818 520123