Board Trustees have enabled Space to become the charity it is today
Space @ The Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish Award nominated Charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members, enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.
In 1991, a time of depression and recession, a sense of community activism was brewing. A refusal to accept that Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities inspired a local residents’ campaign to turn a row of six shops into one community hub – and so, the Broomhouse Centre was born.
More than 30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at its core, Space has a new state of the art community building – The Broomhouse Hub. Space has grown, and we now deliver 17 projects, with 60+ staff and over 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people, and carers – amongst others – engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.
Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:
Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient
Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community
Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas
Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact
Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness
Space is a founding member of the Go Beyond South West Edinburgh community anchor network and participate in numerous cross-service and cross-sector collaborations across Edinburgh.
Help us to shape Space for the future
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people from all backgrounds to join our Board of Trustees.
Trustees help decide what services we deliver in The Broomhouse Hub. The board of trustees play an integral part in developing the strategic direction of the organisation, ensure its good governance and oversee the delivery of the organisation’s defined aims, values, mission and objectives.
The board meets every six weeks for meetings of around two hours. Trustees are also asked to “adopt” one of our services, represent it at board level and act as a link between board and the staff of that project. The time commitment for this varies but is likely to be around an hour a month.
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and levels of experience, whilst at this point we have particular interest in hearing from people who have experience in the following areas:
- Marking and Communications
We would also be keen to hear from people who have experience in the following areas:
- Older people services including dementia care
- Wellbeing and mental health provision
- Facilities management
- Local government
- HR and Training
- Community Wealth Building and development
- Social enterprise and the food sector
This is an unpaid role however reasonable expenses associated with the role can be reimbursed.
Trustee Induction includes:
An induction meeting with the chair and if desired to be peer supported by an existing Trustee.
Benefits of becoming a Trustee:
- The opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge relating to the development of a key community anchor organisation.
- The ability to enhance your network and broaden your experience of the third sector.
- The knowledge that you are playing a vital role in the running and progression of Space; enabling the organisation to continue to make a difference to the residents of Broomhouse and beyond in South West Edinburgh.
Trustees fall into two categories:
Local – people living within the South West Edinburgh locality, or within 3 miles of EH11 3RH.
Business – people who have joined the board to offer specific skills and experience
To find out more about us and our projects, visit our website: http://www.spacescot.org/ourservices
To apply submit a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include in your cover letter a supporting statement evidencing:
- Any skills and experience you have that you feel would bring value to Space board of trustees
- Outline where you think your values complement and coincide with those of Space
- Your postcode