Wanted: people the community can Trust

INDEPENDENT directors are needed for the new Falkirk Community Trust that will deliver and develop culture and leisure services in Bo’ness, Blackness and Whitecross.

Libraries, sport, parks, recreation and active schools are all among its remit, with 500 staff and facilties across the Falkirk area.

The trust, whose creation was approved by Falkirk Council, is in the process of seeking charitable status and hopes to operate from July.

Five board directors, with a broad range of appropriate skills and expertise, and ideally experience of using services in the trust, are to be recruited.

The positions are voluntary and offered initially for a two-year term, with time involvement around 10-14 days annually.

Out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.

Individuals with significant relevant experience of at least one of the following areas are required: culture; heritage; libraries; sport; parks; outdoor learning and recreation.

People with business skills are also needed to ensure the new organisation develops outstanding business management capacity and meets its governance requirements.

One of the independent directors will also be board chairman.

For this position you should have proven experience of planning, chairing and managing meetings and working closely with executive teams to develop plans to meet stakeholder expectations.

To apply send your CV and covering letter, highlighting particular skills and relevant expertise, to donna.easton@falkirk.gov.uk by Friday, April 29.