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Welcome

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Chairperson of Sleep Scotland.

Sleep Scotland is an Edinburgh based charity that provides support services focussed on two areas. Sleep Services supports the families of children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems and, through TEENS+, a transitional education programme, we support young people with complex and severe communication issues.

The charity has grown rapidly in recent years with turnover approaching £2m due to the high demand and recognition of the positive impact our services have on the lives of children, young people and their families.

We are now looking to appoint a high calibre Chairperson to the Board of Trustees to provide leadership at an exciting and challenging time as the charity continues to grow and develop. If you feel you have the necessary experience, passion and commitment I would strongly encourage you to apply.

If you wish to have further information about the role please do not hesitate to contact Debbie Shields at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

Yours sincerely,

Kirsty Low
Deputy Chair

About Sleep Scotland  

Founded in 1998, Sleep Scotland promotes healthy sleep in children and young people through sleep awareness, sleep counselling and education through our sleep services function. We work throughout Scotland and in other parts of the UK providing intensive sleep programmes for children with additional support needs by training sleep councillors to work directly with families in need of support. We also run a support help line.

Teens+ provides post school education and lifelong learning services for young people with complex communication needs including autism and learning disabilities. Based in two centres in Edinburgh, the service is person centred and individualised to ensure each student, regardless of needs, can reach their fullest potential.

Teens+ has more than doubled its capacity in the last 3 years and, with very positive feedback on the difference it makes to young adults, there is ongoing strong demand for its services.

For more information visit our websites www.sleepscotland.org/ and www.teensplus.org.uk

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The Role – Chairperson

Your role as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees is to oversee the effective governance and accountability of Sleep Scotland and lead the Board in providing clear strategic direction. You will be required to safeguard the reputation of the charity together with ensuring its financial stability and sustainability.

The successful candidate will be an experienced charity Trustee, with relevant experience to oversee the continued growth of Sleep Scotland as a successful and financially secure charitable organisation in a challenging financial environment. He / she will have good leadership skills and have experience in strategy development and implementation and change management.

Trustees are appointed for a 3 year term and are eligible to serve up to two terms. Board meetings are held 6 times per year in Edinburgh with conference calls held in between as and when required.

How to Apply

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

Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter / supporting statement expressing why you are interested in this opportunity and your suitability via the relevant link below:

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

Process

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

Closing date for applications

Monday 5th August 2019 at 9am

Interviews

Monday 19th August 2019