Following our governance reform, and our recent AGM, we are now in a position to recruit new trustees to join our board. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the charity behind Scotland’s largest LGBTI+ festival, and the largest march of any kind in Scotland.
About the charity
The charity is a Registered Scottish Charity, specifically a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation:
- Our Constitution (and accompanying Standing Orders) define our charity.
- The charity is a membership based organisation. Our membership is open to any adult who agrees with the objectives of the organisation.
- Our members elect a Pride Forum which is a diverse representative group.
- From this forum, three members are elected to join two trustees on our Appointments Committee.
- Our Appointments Committee appoint our Board.
About the role
The role of a charity trustee is defined in legislation. The eligibility requirements are also set out in legislation. Successful trustees must be members of the charity and therefore must agree with the objectives of the organisation. While our trustees typically come from within the LGBTI+ community, this is not a requirement of the role.
Skills gap analysis
A recent skills gap analysis has revealed that while the existing board has significant experience and a substantial skillset, there are several areas for development. We are particularly interested in candidates who can bring the following skills:
- Human resources
- Legal experience
- Strategic planning and charity development
- Financial governance and forensic accounting
- Grant funding, and sustainable fundraising
- Public relations, media and communications strategy
Our recruitment process will be as follows. We are working to an ambitious timetable in accordance with the wishes of our members expressed during our governance reform.
- Our Appointments Committee has delegated board powers to appoint new trustees in line with our Constitution. This committee is made up of two current trustees and three members of our elected Pride Forum.
- For this round of recruitment, applications will close on Sunday 13th January 2019 at 5pm.
- Informal enquiries about the role should be directed to our Chair, Chris Lang, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Formal applications must be made through our Application Form.
- Applications will be collated and presented to the Appointments Committee within two days of the closing date.
- While the Committee has not yet prescribed the exact selection process, this will be a skills based process and is likely to include at least one interview.
- We expect to announce the successful candidates and publish our new board by the end of January at the latest.