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Welcome from Mark Adderley, Convenor of the Appointments Committee

These are exciting times at Social Investment Scotland. Under the chairmanship of Nick Kuenssberg and the leadership of an accomplished executive team the organisation has grown significantly, and as a dynamic and agile organisation has an increasing impact upon Scotland’s communities.

As we look forward to the transition to a new chair in 2019 upon completion of Nick’s full term of office, we are looking to recruit a successor who will initially serve as Vice Chair before taking over as Chair of the board in March 2019.

The existing highly experienced and capable Board and Committee Members come from a range of backgrounds representing various constituent groups; the Chair will lead the Board whilst acting as a champion for the organisation.

Mark Adderley,
Convenor of Appointments Committee

About Social Investment Scotland

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is a charity and social enterprise that makes investments in charities, social enterprises and mission led businesses. Using funding from a variety of sources, SIS provides a range of tailored financial and non-financial support to support the development of sustainable social and/or environmental impact.

SIS’s mission is ‘to connect capital with communities, to make a real measurable and sustainable impact upon people’s lives.’ Since it was set up in 2001, the organisation has made investments of almost £60m to nearly 300 organisations. Alongside the provision of financial investment, a key role for SIS is to build the capacity and capability of organisations via the provision of information, education and support.

Over the last few years SIS has grown considerably, developing relationships with a range of partners and new investors under the chairmanship of Nick Kuenssberg. SIS has taken a leading role in the wider development of the sector in Scotland, helping to co-produce the Scottish Government’s ten year vision for social enterprise in Scotland and is a key partner in delivering some of the outlined priorities. The partnership approach to running the organisation is crucial to its success exemplified also by SIS’s ongoing relationship with a range of key partners including Big Society Capital and Asda.

SIS is now planning for the transition to a new Chair, to provide leadership to the organisation during the next phase of its growth which will involve becoming FCA regulated and the creation of a new subsidiary to raise additional investment.

For more information about the organisation please visit http://www.socialinvestmentscotland.com

A news article on the organisation’s continued growth can be viewed by clicking here.

The Role

Nick Kuenssberg will complete his final term as Chair in March 2019. To ensure this transition is as efficient and effective as possible, SIS are now looking to appoint a new Board Member, initially as Vice-Chair with that individual expected to take on the role of Chair when Nick steps down in March 2019.

The SIS Board Chair holds the Board and Executive Team to account for the organisation’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of SIS. The Chair also supports, and, where appropriate, challenges the Chief Executive and ensures that the Board works together with the entire SIS executive to achieve agreed organisational objectives. The Chair acts as an ambassador and one of the public faces of SIS, in partnership with the Chief Executive

Neither Chair nor Board positions are remunerated.

Further details on the role can be found by downloading the Role Profile below:

How to Apply

We hope that you have found the information on this site both useful and informative.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Donogh O’Brien at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

For any process queries please contact Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please click here to upload your CV and covering letter / supporting statement and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form The Monitoring Form can be downloaded below.

Please explain why you are interested in the role, and provide clear evidence to highlight the expertise, skills and knowledge you believe will be relevant.

Please note that you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of your application - if you do not receive this please contact Kelsey Sinclair.

Provided below are a note of the critical dates in the recruitment which will help you plan your diary:

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