We are seeking highly-skilled, passionate and fully-committed individuals for our initial board of Trustees.
The role of Trustee is highly rewarding. The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of CALIA, developing its aims, objectives and goals in accordance with its constitution, legal requirements and regulatory guidelines.
It is collectively responsible for promoting the success of the charity by directing and supervising the charity’s affairs. Its role is to provide leadership within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed.
More specifically, the role of a Trustee is to:
- Attend trustee board and committee meetings;
- Contribute actively to the board’s work and decision-making;
- Decide policies affecting CALIA’s staff and volunteers;
- Oversee CALIA activities, including risk management and management of the charity’s resources;
- Contribute to setting CALIA strategic direction and priorities;
- Make sure that CALIA pursues its charitable objectives;
- Support and encourage volunteers, the executive team and their staff in their roles, whilst constructively challenging their advice and decisions;
- Represent CALIA internally and externally.
You should be able to demonstrate and provide evidence of the criteria listed below;
- A commitment to CALIA’s aims and objectives, and a proactive interest in and enthusiasm for shaping the future of the organisation;
- Demonstrable experience from a personal, professional or community background with understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder;
- A willingness to give your time and effort to prepare for and attend trustee and other relevant meetings;
- Good independent judgement and the ability to challenge ideas constructively;
- An ability to think creatively and strategically;
- An understanding and acceptance of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship and the roles of boards;
- The ability to represent CALIA internally or externally and a willingness to build and use networks on behalf of CALIA;
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team while contributing an independent perspective;
- A commitment to our vision;
- Strong communication skills and the ability to analyse and interpret information;
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion;
Trustees commit around 8-10 hours per month plus:
- Quarterly trustee meetings;
- Annual general meeting;
- Other meetings as needed;
- Executive support where needed.
Trustees serve for one year, with the possibility to renew after their first term.
This role is carried out remotely, and no travel will be required. As such no financial remuneration is offered.
You must not act as a trustee if you:
- Have an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (such as fraud)
- Are bankrupt or have entered into a formal arrangement (e.g. an individual voluntary arrangement) with a creditor
- Have been removed as a company director or charity trustee because of wrongdoing
- Have been disqualified from being a company director
- Are subject to an order made under section 429(2) of the Insolvency Act 1986
- Have previously been removed as a trustee by the Charity Commission, the Scottish charity regulator or the High Court due to misconduct or mismanagement
- Have been removed from management or control of anybody under section 34(5)(e) of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (or earlier legislation)
- Anyone who has previously been barred by the Independent Safeguarding Authority from working with children or vulnerable adults cannot take on a role that would give them access to those people.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.
How to apply
To apply, please send a current CV and a Supporting Statement to CALIA by email detailing your motivation for applying and how you meet the listed criteria.