GWT Board of Trustees

Who are the Board of Trustees?

Trustee & Treasurer Vacancy

Generations Working Together is the national organisation supporting and leading the development of intergenerational work across Scotland.

Our vision is for a society that values people of all ages and the contribution they can make to their communities and each other. We are a small, agile and highly ambitious organisation that recently became an independent charity and we are seeking passionate individuals with a background in the third or private sector who share our aims to make a real change to peoples lives by bringing the generations together.

Role:
Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and we are looking to recruit additional trustees and a treasurer who share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.
In particular we are seeking trustees with:
• A strong communications and marketing background
• A strong financial background,
• Excellent skills in fundraising from trust funds and other similar agencies
• A background in working with protected characteristics groups

Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.

Board meetings are held four or five times a year (normally in Glasgow or Edinburgh). As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of GWT. This may include membership of Task and Finish Groups, Standing Committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise.

Organisation profile:
GWT has developed out of one of the six core actions from the 2007 Strategy for an Ageing Population. Its vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages value, respect and support each other. It is based on a network of regional groups that covers the whole of Scotland and for a small organisation has had a significant impact to date.

In recent years the Scottish Mentoring Network has managed GWT however GWT achieved charity status as a SCIO on the 29th July 2015 and as of April 1st 2016 are completely independent of SMN.

Application notes:
To apply please email a covering letter stating why you are interested in joining the board along with your CV to Alison Clyde, National Development Manager.

For more information or to have arrange an informal conversation about GWT please email Alison Clyde or call 07769629988. Alison will be able to answer any finance questions regarding the Treasurer role.

To discuss the Trustee roles further please contact our Chair Alan Hatton-Yeo.

Photograph
The above photograph shows six of our eight board members (from the left – George, Elizabeth, Margaret, Alan, Natalie and Ewan

Chair

Dr Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE

Treasurer

Vacant

Vice Chair

Margaret McLeod – YouthLink Scotland

Trustees

Douglas Guest

Elizabeth Bryan – Age Scotland

Gail Cassidy – Volunteer Centre, East Ayrshire

Cllr George Kay – Fife Council

Natalie McFadyen – Impact Arts

Ewan Fisher – TUD SUD UK Glasgow

Staff Members

Alison Clyde, National Development Manager

Sorina Oprea, Finance & Administration Officer