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Chair and Trustee Recruitment


Message from the Chair of the Board, Jim Crichton

Thank you for your interest in joining the Sacro Board.

This is a very exciting and challenging time for Sacro as we have recently celebrated our fiftieth anniversary and completed a new strategy.  We are continuing to operate well under the restrictions of the Covid 10 pandemic, and we have plans to develop and grow in our key areas of expertise – in justice, community safety and public protection, housing, and care.

Sacro is a people organisation.  We make no judgements on people but do our best to work with them to meet their needs and to help them to be part of a community. Whilst we have a strong national brand, we work locally across Scotland and very closely with our local partners.

We are looking for a Chair of the Board and Board Members who will passionately believe in what we do. We don’t expect our Board Members to be experts at everything we do, but we do want people who can bring a contribution from their own experience and a belief that we can help to change lives.

We need our new Chair to bring a strong background in leadership and an understanding of the challenges of delivering good governance in a challenging third sector environment.  The most important thing is your passion to support the people we work with. You will need to provide that support and direction and work closely with the Chief Executive to deliver our strategy. The time commitment involves attending quarterly Board meetings and some committee meetings, supporting Board Members, approving agendas and regular meetings with the Chief Executive.

We are also seeking Board Members with broad experience but particularly with a finance/accounting background at a strategic level.  We want to ensure that our Board has a diverse membership.  Whilst we would value applications from people with an understanding of the issues facing the Scottish justice system, applications are also welcome from those with experience of business development or wider care and housing, community safety and mediation.  The most important thing is your passion to support the people we work with. The appointment will be for a period of up to three years with the possibility of a further three-year re-appointment.  The time commitment involves attending quarterly Board meetings and membership of a sub-committee or working group.  Directors are encouraged to attend an annual Board away day, staff conference and public lecture.  They are also invited to participate in a programme of visits to Sacro services.

The posts are not remunerated but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

We hope you will consider applying to join the Board and help Sacro into a new phase of its development and ensuring that we are a sustainable, inclusive and people focused organisation.

Jim Crichton

Chair of the Board