GWT Board of Trustees

Who are the Board of Trustees?

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The above photograph shows almost all of our board members.

What is it like to be a volunteer Trustee?

“Volunteering with GWT this past year has let me see the value of intergenerational practice in many arenas of life. It has given me greater insight into the passionate practice out there and also the resource and specialism required to support it to be done in ever more meaningful and measurable ways. I have loved the opportunity so far of being part of a Board with such great diversity of age and experience.” (Trustee)

Chair

George Kay

Treasurer

Vacant

Vice Chair

Graham Hewitson

Trustees

Elizabeth Bryan – Age Scotland

Ewan Fisher, TUD SUD UK Glasgow

Jude Currie

Anne Callaghan – Campaign to End Loneliness

Gino Satti

Liz Forbat – University of Stirling

George Bellamy

Staff Members

Alison Clyde, Chief Executive Officer

What is it like to be a volunteer Trustee?

“My experience volunteering as a Trustee for GWT over the past two plus years has been both rewarding personally and beneficial professionally. Exposure to the Governance and Compliance aspects of Trusteeship has been useful supporting my role as a senior manager within a private sector business, while the opportunity to present to workshops and conferences has been invaluable experience of public speaking. Additionally, working alongside the other Trustees and GWT staff who have a wealth of diverse and in-depth experience has been extremely useful from a professional development perspective. From a personal perspective, being able to give my time to support a cause which is increasingly important to society overall and impacts on the lives of everyone I know is rewarding and well worth the investment in time.” (Trustee)

Board Vacancies

Generations Working Together is looking to recruit two enthusiastic, committed, dependable and proactive volunteer trustees to replace two members of our board who retired at our recent AGM.

We are looking for a new treasurer and a trustee who have experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector who want to become actively involved in progressing intergenerational work across Scotland.

Previous experience as Treasurer for a Charity is required however it is not as essential as a sound knowledge and understanding of financial management.

Trustees are invited to attend four meetings each year held in our office at Brunswick House in Glasgow as well as a yearly development day, AGM & Conference which are held on the same day. 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 short life working groups, sub groups or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise.

Our team of 11 trustees, eight staff and army of volunteers are all committed to helping develop intergenerational work across Scotland connecting people of different generations specifically young and older people.

For more detail please download the role description below.

GWT uses a Zoom video conferencing system where Trustees can actually call into the meetings should they be unable to attend.

If you have any questions regarding the board please get in touch with our Chair, George Kay or the CEO, Alison Clyde for more info on the role itself.

Application notes:

To apply please email a covering letter stating why you are interested in joining the board of GWT along with your CV to the CEO, Alison Clyde.