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Join our Board

6 September, 2017
We are entering an exciting new phase of development for SUSE. Our Board have recently appointed our first Chief Executive Officer to ensure that high quality supported employment continues to be delivered and offered to those in Scotland who will benefit from it.

We are developing a new strategy which will re-establish our brand, improve our membership offer and set SUSE on a course to become the centre of excellence for supported employment in Scotland.

To help us move forward we are seeking new Board Members who share our vision of equality and diversity in Scotland's workplaces and a commitment to best practice and partnership working.

The SUSE board has vacancies for new Trustees who have the skills we need to achieve our strategic objectives and those who are currently involved in the delivery of supported employment.

We are particularly keen to encourage applications from candidates with skills and expertise in the following areas:

  • Accounting and financial management
  • Legal practice
  • Management and development of accredited training
  • Individual Placement and Support
  • Digital technology
  • HR and/or employment law
  • Lived experience as a beneficiary of supported employment

We would also welcome applications from supported employment practitioners in the north east of Scotland, the south west and the Highlands & Islands.

Board member responsibilities include attendance at 6 scheduled meetings per year, our AGM and annual conference, financial and fiduciary governance of a Scottish charity and providing challenge and support in order that our CEO can deliver SUSE's strategy successfully.

Please note - A person will not be eligible for election or appointment to the Board if she/he is disqualified from being a charity trustee under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

To apply:

Please prepare a current CV and a (maximum) one page letter, detailing the skills you can offer SUSE as well as what you are hoping to gain from joining us as a Trustee.

Please submit these to: Michelle Ramsay - michelle@susescotland.scot

Please write SUSE BOARD APPLICATION in the subject line.

All applications will be considered carefully by our Board and we will contact all candidates to discuss their application further.

Should you have any specific questions or like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact us.

Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.