Company: Scottish Union of Supported Employment
Location: To be confirmed
Job Type: Part Time

The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) is recruiting a new Chairperson for our board.  We are particularly keen on applications from people with a strong background in charity governance or leadership and those with lived experience of disability.

The SUSE Chairperson

The SUSE board is mainly drawn from our membership who are employability providers with expertise in supporting disabled people to find and retain paid employment. The Chairperson normally serves for 3 years and can be invited to extend their tenure when this is appropriate. We have recently recruited some new Trustees with a range of skills and experience and are now seeking a suitable candidate to serve as our Chairperson. We welcome applications from disabled people and those living with long term conditions.

The Candidate

To help us in the next stage of the charity’s development we are looking for an individual with expertise in some or all of the following areas:

  • Senior Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Operations
  • Charity Governance
  • Business Development

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and will reimburse travel expenses. Mentoring support from existing board members and SUSE staff is offered to facilitate a positive onboarding experience for our new Chairperson.

What Is Required

The board of SUSE normally meet on a quarterly basis, usually in the late afternoon or early evening. The successful candidate will also be required to attend some additional meetings or events throughout the year such as our AGM.

Recently the board have been meeting virtually via Teams but we anticipate more face to face meetings in the year ahead.  This may be at our office in Kirkintilloch or at a suitable venue.

Board members are also asked to offer occasional support for the charity’s activities such as participating in short life working groups when these are necessary.

Further Details

For further information or an informal initial discussion, please call our Chief Executive Officer, David Cameron on 07540 835229 or email david@susescotland.scot