Vice Chair & Trustee

Employer Neighbourhood Networks
Job Type Voluntary
Region Glasgow City
Salary Min Voluntary
Salary Max Voluntary
Closing Date 09/05/2024
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Neighbourhood Networks has been supporting vulnerable adults many with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and mental health issues for over 20 years. Through local networks of support, Neighbourhood Networks focus on enabling members to live an active, healthy life, safely within their own homes and in their local communities.

Their employed Community Living Workers, who reside in the same areas as their members, provide personalised support plans tailored to individual needs. The goal is to improve the quality of life for their members by promoting independence, enhancing essential life skills, creating friendships, and helping members become less reliant on paid support. Neighbourhood Networks have 30 networks across 9 local authorities, they also work in partnership with people, agencies, and local authorities from other areas in Scotland to develop and create new networks which respond to local community needs.

The Board of Neighbourhood Network has a mixture of Trustees from outside of the organisation and Member Trustees (people who have lived experience of the services). An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Vice Chair and Trustee to join the Board.

The Role of Vice Chair:

As the Vice Chair, you’ll collaborate closely with the Chair to effectively lead the Management Board making sure responsibilities are met, including establishing strategies, policy objectives, overseeing financial proceedings and fostering a strong relationship between the Management Board and staff.

Additionally, you’ll work establish a close relationship with the CEO to support them in delivering Neighbourhood Networks goals and achieving their mission.

We are seeking a strategic senior leader with either a third sector, health and social care or government/policy background. As an ambassador of Neighbourhood Networks, you’ll have exceptional communication skills and knowledge of the third sector and its challenges. Knowledge of finance and funding would be beneficial. Previous board experience is essential.

The Role of Trustee:

As a Trustee, you’ll play a crucial role in steering the organisation to make the best decisions about strategy, growth, and development whilst at the same time ensuring Neighbourhood Networks stays safe and secure.

We’re interested in candidates with previous board experience, who come from a background in either health and social care or fundraising. Strong communication and committee skills are essential, alongside knowledge of board meetings and the ability to effectively contribute to discussions.

As a Trustee you would be required to prep for and attend a maximum of 10 meetings per year. This includes 5 Board Meetings a year and subcommittee work that may arise that fits the skill set and experience of the trustee, for example, the Finance and Risk Management Committee. The Vice chair role will require a larger commitment in order to act on behalf of the Board to oversee the work of the CEO and prepare ahead for Board Meetings in partnership with the Chair and CEO. This would be approximately an additional 5 meetings a year.

How to Apply:

Please email us at to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

Closing Date: Thursday 9th May

This search is being conducted exclusively for Neighbourhood Networks by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.

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