Friday, June 17, 2016

Venture Scotland is looking for new Trustees

Do you have something to give?

Venture Scotland is a well-established charity which provides outdoor-based personal development courses for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable young people of Scotland. We have ambitious plans to grow the charity so that, each year, more young people can benefit from what Venture Scotland has to offer.

As a result of succession planning and natural turnover, we are looking to bring new and fresh talent onto the board. If you have an interest in the development of young people and recognise that the most vulnerable in society need a helping hand to make the right decisions and think that you can help shape a charity that makes a real difference to young lives, then think about becoming a Charity Trustee.

Having conducted a skills audit, we have identified areas where we think we need more representation. If you have connections with local authority, youth work, Scottish Government, higher education, if you have run a business or have achieved a senior position in an organisation or you have a passion for helping disadvantaged young people, you may have something to give.

Commitment from a Trustee would involve up to ten meetings a year (mostly in Edinburgh and Glasgow), including regular board, sub-committee and ad-hoc meetings, attendance at the AGM and all the reading and preparation required for these meetings. In addition, you would be expected to advocate for Venture Scotland among your professional or business contacts and perform an ambassadorial role. All this is easy if you have passion!

We are committed to improving equality and diversity and would welcome applications from minority groups. The Board will apply a rigorous and transparent procedure for the appointment of new Trustees and you will receive comprehensive and tailored induction.

If you are interested, please submit your CV and a short statement of what you believe you can bring to our Board Friday 22nd July to:

Stuart Marsden, Chair
Venture Scotland
Offices 1&2
4 Norton Park
Edinburgh, EH7 5RS

Please feel free to contact CEO Tam Hendry at
or call 0131 661 6786 for more information.

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