Volunteer Trustee

Generations Working Together (GWT) is seeking an enthusiastic, committed, dependable and proactive volunteer trustee with a Human Resources background.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working in the voluntary, public or private sector who would like to become actively involved in progressing the field of intergenerational work across Scotland and the UK. This person will have a strong background, expert skills and experience in recruitment, staffing, learning and development and performance management. We are looking to develop two areas of HR within the charity – supporting the developing of our intergenerational workplace training and in our own HR processes which are currently supported by Peninsula UK.

We ask for a commitment which involves attending:

  • Four online board meetings (normally held on a Wednesday, 5.30pm to 8pm) (however this could alter in the future due to the needs of Trustees)
  • The Annual General Meeting (online) – November 2024
  • One development session (in person normally Glasgow) each year to develop and review the corporate plan/manifesto.
  • Occasional GWT Conferences/ Parliamentary receptions or other events.

As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the aims and outcomes of GWT. This may include membership of a human resources task and finish group, standing committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise. Much of the subgroup work is done via email and video conferencing.

Trustees are appointed for a term of two times three years and are eligible to serve a further three-year term or three one-year terms, after which they must retire from the board. Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.

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.

For more information or to have arrange an informal conversation about GWT or intergenerational work please contact Alison Clyde, Chief Executive Officer on 0141 559 5024 or by email.

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