Women on Board – Meet Recruiting Organisations

Franklin Templeton, 5 Morrison Street (corner Semple Street), Edinburgh EH3 8BH
Monday 4th March 2019 5:30pm to 8:00pm Add to my calendar
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Women from financial service backgrounds are incredibly sought after by organisations wishing to increase diversity across their boards. Whether as a Trustee in a third sector charity or a Non-Exec Director in the private sector, there has never been a better time to take that first (or second or third!) step towards building your board career.

In collaboration again with ACOSVO (https://www.acosvo.org.uk/), this third in a series of three linked events* provides a direct introduction to organisations currently recruiting for board positions and offers you the chance to have an individual pre-application chat. This is an opportunity to network, to get a first foot through the door or simply to practice your pitch in a real life situation with a recruiting organisation.

Our incredible previous panel members will be there as usual to help you prepare for your slot and/or to discuss any other applications you may be wishing to progress.

Event preparation:

Up to 4 of the following organisations with associated vacancies will be present on the night:

1. Active Communities Scotland, https://www.activecommunities.co.uk/

Vacancy - Finance Trustee

2. Waverley Care, https://www.waverleycare.org/

Vacancy – Treasurer

3. Albion Trust (Norton Park SCIO), https://www.nortonpark.org/

Vacancy – Treasurer

4. The Marie Trust, https://www.themarietrust.org/index.html

Vacancy – 2-3 unspecified roles available, interested in finance & risk skills

5. HIV Scotland, http://www.hivscotland.com/

Vacancy – general trustee with finance and fundraising skills

6. Association of Scottish Business Women, www.asb-scotland.org

Vacancy - Treasurer

7. Children’s Health Scotland, https://www.childrenshealthscotland.org/

Vacancy - Marketing/Fundraising Trustee

8. Scottish Hockey, https://www.scottish-hockey.org.uk

Vacancy - Financial Director

If you are interested in any of the above vacancies please email vicky.reid@wibf.org.uk for more details. Once provided you will be asked to send back your CV along with any other information requested by the recruiting organisation. On receipt of your CV, a 15 minute event night slot will be scheduled with each of the organisations you are interested in speaking to. The closing date for receipt of CV’s is Wednesday 27th February.

For the night:

Prepare your pitch! This is your chance to show what you can do (see ‘Useful resources’ for tips below)

Useful resources:

https://scvo.org.uk/projects-campaigns/terrific-trustees/search?page=1

https://woman.thenest.com/prepare-interview-front-board-17119.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2013/02/04/the-perfect-elevator-pitch-to-land-a-job/#752d43911b1d

*attendance at previous WIBF Women on Board events is not essential.

Timings:

17:30 Drinks on arrival

18:00 Introduction

18.20 Organisation slots commence

20:00 Close

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