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Chair of The Marie Trust


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The Marie Trust is a charity with an excellent and established reputation for its multi-faceted and progressive services delivery within the homelessness, criminal justice and addictions sectors in Glasgow. The dedicated, experienced and highly skilled Board, staff and volunteers of The Marie Trust work tirelessly for and with some of the most disadvantaged individuals in Glasgow, many of whom exist in total destitution.  

The charity has a centrally located operational base, providing vital holistic intervention and counselling services, a fully equipped training café, and several co-located outreaches, including a founding part in the award-winning CAN initiative, with a thriving charity shop based on Paisley Road West, and a large community of volunteers that support all areas of The Marie Trust’s mission.

The Marie Trust is now at an exciting juncture in its development, with a new Chief Executive in place and seven new Board members with a variety of skills and experiences ready to start their post from April 2019, we are at the perfect juncture to welcome in a new Chair of the Board to lead on the formation of a new strategy fit for what will be a crucial but challenging period ahead.

To fulfil our ambitious strategy, we are therefore seeking an experienced Chair to lead the new Board of Directors and to work in partnership with the Chief Executive to set the new direction and strategy for The Marie Trust. Experience and understanding of the Third Sector generally and of homelessness, criminal justice, addictions would be a bonus but is not essential, as full introductory and continuous training is given to all Board members.

All new Board positions will be co-opted initially and co-opted again or elected at the next AGM.

Closing Date – Monday 8th April at 9am

Interviews – Week commencing 15th April in Glasgow

If you are interested in becoming the new Chair of The Marie Trust and leading a vibrant and dynamic Board working for the future sustainability of this important charity then please contact Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555 for a confidential discussion on the role.

The Job Description for this role can be downloaded here.

To apply, please complete the form below and attach your cover letter and CV. You should receive an automatic acknowledgement - if you do not receive this, please contact Donna Sweeny on 0141 212 7555.

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