Executive Council Vacancy – Glasgow and West Scotland

Unique Ref No:EX-GW9171
Opening Date:18 September 2017
Closing Date:18 November 2017
Number of Vacancies:Three (3)

Who are we?

We are a not for profit organisation registered by the Registrar of Companies for Scotland as a company limited by guarantee (LBG) under the terms of the Companies Act 2006. Our organisation is governed and managed by the Executive Council which is made up of members from across Scotland who have a passion for the design and formation of a compassionate welfare system to meet the needs of the people of Scotland.

What does the council do?

The Executive Council has a wide and varied role and members with special interests (e.g. mental health, LGBT, disability, education) are welcomed as it allows for policy areas to be devolved to individual members and committees. The Executive Council is the organisation’s oversight board and its role includes;

  • Setting the priorities and policy areas for the organisation,
  • Making decisions on new projects and setting outcomes,
  • Scrutinising the organisation’s accounts,
  • Working with stakeholders to promote the work of the organisation,
  • Working with other council members to implement decisions made,
  • Lobbying parliamentarians to affect policy change,
  • Joining cross-party groups in Holyrood and other non-profits within local authority/region to ensure Welfare Scotland policies included.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for up to three people to join our Executive Council from within Glasgow and West Central Scotland. Applicants do not need formal experience of being a board member provided they can show they have the necessary skills and have an interest in welfare, disability, law and/or social justice.

We are looking for a dedicated and dependable person who can use their initiative while working remotely; someone who is comfortable making decisions and someone who can help shape this young organisation. As a young organisation there is tremendous potential to get involved and make your mark from the start.

You should…

  • Be at least 16 years old,
  • Be resident within the Glasgow or West Scotland Scottish Parliament region,
  • Be free of any restrictions on your becoming a company director,
  • Be committed to the promotion of equality and the celebration of diversity,
  • Be prepared to commit to 12 months volunteering,
  • Have access to a computer, email and mobile telephone,
  • Be passionate and knowledgeable about current affairs,
  • Have experience of the welfare system as a client, carer or supporting professional,

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