Welcome to Includem. We are a charity which provides one to one relationship based support to young people, their families/carers to help them transform their lives. We provide intensive, bespoke support to young people and families in challenging circumstances. Our model of support is based upon building solid relationships of trust. Through this approach we are able to help young people make positive life choices and progress towards the type of future they want to live.
At the heart of everything we do is the belief that no young person is beyond help.
We offer hope … to young people who feel they have been let down or forgotten by everyone else.
We build confidence … by focusing on their strengths and their potential.
We create opportunity … through practical support and partnership working with other organisations in their local community.
We inspire belief in themselves … so they can go on to live positive, fulfilling lives.
Our model of support has been proven to transform the lives of thousands of young people, by building trusting relationships and gradually changing the way they look at their own lives and their behaviour patterns. We offer this support when young people, and their families and carers, need it most – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Includem is headquartered in Glasgow with regional offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Fife and Stirling. Since our formation in 2000 we have worked with more than 5000 young people aged 5-25, helping to improve their lives, and the lives of their families and carers. We employ more than 120 staff all of whom are passionate and committed to making a difference to the lives of the young people and families which they support.
Find out more about what we do by downloading our 'Route to a Better Life' brochure.
Chair – Glasgow – Non-remunerated
Includem are now looking to recruit a Chair who will support the Chief Executive and the organisation to meet its charitable and strategic objectives. The successful candidate will possess the following skills:
- Previous Board experience
- Experience in an organisation undergoing strategic change
- Ability to act in an ambassadorial capacity
- Experience from any sector where medium to long term contracts are important to how services are delivered would be advantageous but is not essential
- Charity experience is desirable but not essential
The ideal candidate will be able to devote an appropriate amount of time to the role and ideally have experience of working within a regulated environment. There will be a requirement of regular contact with the Chief Executive, attendance at a minimum of 4 board meetings per year, plus attendance at annual Strategy Reviews and other internal/external events.
How to Apply
For a confidential discussion please contact Debbie Shields or Emma McEneaney on 0141 212 7555.
To apply, please click here to upload your CV and cover letter, indicating how you meet the criteria for the role.
Applicants will be shortlisted for interview by matching the details given in their CV and covering letter / supporting statement against the job description. We would therefore ask applicants to provide clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements as well as why you are interested in the role.
We would also be grateful if you could include the following information:
- Availability limitations
- Details of two referees (please note that referees will not be contacted until offer stage or without prior consent)
Please note that you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of your application - if you do not receive this please contact Melissa Scholes at Aspen on 0141 212 7555.
We have provided below a note of all the critical dates within this recruitment campaign which we hope will help you plan your diary:
Monday 24th February 2020
w/c 16th March 2020