GWT recruiting Trustees and Treasurer

GWT is looking to recruit volunteer trustees to join our board members above who have experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector and want to become actively involved.

Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and will share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.

In particular we are seeking trustees with experience and skills in at least one of the following:

  • A strong communications and marketing background
  • A strong financial background,
  • Excellent skills in fundraising from trust funds and other similar agencies
  • Work experience in education
  • Work experience in health and /or social care

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). 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.

GWT has mainly been funded by the Scottish Government however GWT achieved charity status as a SCIO on the 29th July 2015 to allow additional funding streams to be secured. Further details about the organisation can be found here.

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 Alison Clyde, National Development Manager.

Deadline: Friday 30th March 2018

Please note GWT is happy to set up video conferencing for board meetings to allow Trustees to link into the meetings from rural locations throughout Scotland.

To discuss the trustee role further please contact our current Chair Alan Hatton-Yeo

For more information or to have arrange an informal conversation about GWT please contact Alison Clyde, by email or by phone on 07769629988

Alison will be able to answer any finance questions regarding the Treasurer role.

28th February 2018