Join the SWBG team
Join our board!
Are you interested in women’s economic equality? Can you help the Scottish Women’s Budget Group move to the next phase of its development?
SWBG is a membership organization using research, advocacy and training to build a more equal and caring economy in Scotland. We are recruiting new Board members to help set the strategic direction of SWBG and contribute to our work. You can find out more about us here: Scottish Women's Budget Group | About us (swbg.org.uk)
About the Board
The SWBG Board plays a vital role – setting the strategic direction, monitoring progress, ensuring good governance, and supporting the Coordinator and staff in their work.
Since registering as a charity in 2020, we have expanded our staff team and funding, which has brought new governance challenges to our small Board. We are keen to bring in new trustees (2-3) who can strengthen our existing skillset and support us in the next stages of development. Previous experience on a Board would be an advantage, but is not essential. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled, and working-class people. This is an unpaid role.
We are particularly keen to hear from people who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Financial management
- Data management
- Charity Governance
About the application process
We elect our board members at the AGM every year, which is due to take place on 2nd of December. All trustees must be members of SWBG unless you are co-opted (see below) – if you are a feminist and not yet a member, you can join here. We are planning to recruit 2-3 new trustees:
- At least 1 to join as trustee via election during the AGM.
- At least 1 with specialist skills in charity financial management who will be ‘co-opted’ (i/e. without election).
If you fall into the first category, please submit a short note of interest and CV in advance to have an informal chat with one or more of our trustees about the role and decide if you are interested in proceeding to the election process at the AGM.
If you would like to be considered for co-option, please submit an application form and Equal Opportunities monitoring form. We will then shortlist and interview candidates to agree a new Trustee for co-option at the AGM. You are more than welcome to put yourself forward both for co-option and election. Access our recruitment pack where you can download the relevant materials here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qwE6NPIBD0QooagvZbcFnwUee1G99u6Z?usp=sharing
Please complete get in touch with your relevant materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 29th October 2023. Please title your email: Board Recruitment.
Informal chats / interviews will take place within two weeks of the closing date, to provide enough time for us to prepare AGM materials.
Thank you for your support!