Starcatchers: Board Members

Closing date: Fri 2 Sep 2022: 5pm

Starcatchers are looking to appoint up to three new board members to work with the existing board and staff to help them achieve Starcatchers goals.

As Starcatchers develop and implement their strategic priorities they are looking to extend and deepen the skills and expertise on their board. They are seeking volunteers who can act as a critical friend to Starcatchers’ executive staff, as well as fulfil the governance role required of a Trustee. They are not looking for specific skills at this stage, they are looking for prospective Trustees who can demonstrate an interest and commitment to Starcatchers’ purpose and values.

Starcatchers believes that diversity supports excellence, and they are actively recruiting those who identify as being historically excluded from governance roles across all forms of inequality and intersectionality of discriminations. It is their aim to mirror the diversity of Scotland’s children in the governance, management, and artistic teams. Younger applicants are welcome, and Starcatchers are developing a stronger voice at governance level of those under 30. They are also particularly interested in recruiting trustees with meaningful links to communities with whom they often work such as kinship carers, nursery practitioners and single parents.

If you have previously thought that you don’t fit the traditional profile of a Board member, but you are inspired to contribute to their work, then they want to hear from you.

The Board meets formally four times a year in November, February, May, and September (including our AGM). They also have an annual away day that also includes the staff team.

The Starcatchers Board has been meeting online via Zoom. Whilst they anticipate that they will develop a hybrid approach to meeting, with one or two meetings per year taking place in-person, they are aware that by meeting online they have the potential to engage Trustees who live in other parts of Scotland.

Starcatchers would be keen to hear from applicants from across Scotland, particularly from Ayrshire, Moray, or Fife where they are currently delivering projects in communities.

Board positions are undertaken on a voluntary basis, however reasonable travel expenses are met where necessary.

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Closing date: Fri 2 Sep 2022: 5pm