Trustee Recruitment

Welcome from Donald MacKechnie – Chair, Bank of Scotland Foundation

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in the role of Trustee of Bank of Scotland Foundation.

For twelve years, we’ve been Helping Scotland Prosper using an annual donation from Lloyds Banking Group. We’re widely respected for the quality of our grant making and dedication to supporting small and medium sized charities. Through our Grants Programmes and a Matched Giving Programme for Lloyds Banking Group’s colleagues in Scotland we’ve now distributed over £28m to over 2,400 charities – enabling over 1,000,000 people to benefit from a variety of much needed local services and personal support!

We’re seeking Trustees to join our Board and if you feel you have the experience, passion and dedication to contribute to our engaging and innovative work, I would encourage you to apply.

If you wish to have further information about the role, or if you have any questions please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Thanks and good luck with your application.

Yours sincerely,

Donald MacKechnie
Chair, Bank of Scotland Foundation

 

About Bank of Scotland Foundation

Our funding is distributed to Scotland’s charities effectively and efficiently helping to support vulnerable people in some of Scotland’s most deprived communities, addressing areas such as homelessness, debt management, reducing isolation and supporting job creation. In February 2021, our donation from Lloyds Banking Group was almost £5m!

We’re seeking Trustees to join our Board and contribute to our ambitious five-year strategy “Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland” which sees a range of funding programmes available to charities demonstrating they address social exclusion or disadvantage.

Further information on the organisation can be found below:

 

The Role – Trustees

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join Bank of Scotland Foundation as Trustees. Trustees play a vital role, overseeing the management of the Foundation and acting as ambassadors for the Foundation across every sector of society.

For twelve years, we’ve been Helping Scotland Prosper using an annual donation from Lloyds Banking Group.  We’re widely respected for the quality of our grant making and dedication to supporting small and medium sized charities.  Through our Grants Programmes and a Matched Giving Programme for Lloyds Banking Group’s colleagues in Scotland we’ve now distributed over £28m to over 2,400 charities – enabling over 1m people to benefit from a variety of much needed local services and personal support!

Our funding is distributed to Scotland’s charities effectively and efficiently helping to support vulnerable people in some of Scotland’s most deprived communities, addressing areas such as homelessness, debt management, reducing isolation and supporting job creation.  In February 2021, our donation from Lloyds Banking Group was almost £5m!

We’re seeking Trustees to join our Board and contribute to our ambitious five-year strategy “Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland” which sees a range of funding programmes available to charities demonstrating they address social exclusion or disadvantage. To execute the role successfully potential candidates should have a good knowledge of the issues facing local communities and the charities within these communities that may benefit from our funding.  As we look to enhance the diversity of our Board, our new Trustees will ideally have skills in one or more of the following areas, Financial (especially charity accounting), Legal (charity, company, employment, H&S), Digital/Social media, Marketing/Branding, or Income Generation/Fundraising. Previous Board/Trustee experience is desirable but not essential and we encourage applications from all ages and backgrounds.

Trustees are appointed for an initial three-year period with meetings take place quarterly.  The Board meeting commitment required is one day per quarter, plus reading and reviewing papers.  In addition, occasional engagement activities also require participation from the Trustees, such as the Foundation’s Annual Parliamentary Reception and charity visits to hear first-hand the real difference our funding is making.  There is no remuneration for this work, however all necessary travel and accommodation expenses will be fully reimbursed.

We’re an equal opportunity organisation and deeply value diversity within our organisation.  We’ll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process.

It’s been an extraordinary and challenging time due to the pandemic, but there is great potential for us to Help Scotland Recover and continue with our engaging and innovative work.

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How to Apply

If you would like to discuss the roles in further detail please contact Catriona Mackie at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

If you feel you have the experience, passion, and dedication to be appointed as Trustee of Bank of Scotland Foundation, please email your CV and supporting statement to kbettoli@aspenpeople.co.uk. Please also email a signed copy of the Candidate Privacy Notice (which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page) to kbettoli@aspenpeople.co.uk

Please note that you will receive an immediate acknowledgement of your application. If you do not receive this please contact Kelsey Bettoli on 0141 212 7555.

We have provided below a note of the critical dates within this recruitment campaign which we hope will help you plan your diary:

Closing date for applications:Friday 4th March 2022
Interviews:TBC – weeks commencing 28th March and 4th April 2022

 

Documents

4374 Trustee Vacancy Advert February 2022

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4374 Candidate Privacy Notice

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4374 Lloyds Banking Group Colleague Newsletter October 2021

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