Tigh a ‘Chomainn Camphill is constituted as a company limited by guarantee and is a registered charity. The directors of Tigh a’Chomainn are known as trustees. We have chosen this term as it most closely reflects the role.
Trustee meetings are held 7 times a year, typically in Peterculter or the Aberdeen area. Trustees may come from outside of the Aberdeen area. Typically we aim to have between 7 and 9 trustees with a range of skills. These skills will reflect the requirements of the organisation at a given time.
We are interested in hearing from you if you posses any of the following skills:
As a growing organisation we have are currently focused on improving our HR provision and are looking for expertise in HR, Charity Law and Property.
Social care or Healthcare
With the recent focus of the Care Inspectorate on evidencing compliance we are looking for individuals with a strong background in this field in particular, with expertise in Leadership, Practice and Complience.
Finance and Business Development
Development and regulatory compliance are our current key areas of focus so we are looking for expertise in Accounting, Development and Compliance.
The board of Trustees provides a strategic framework so that the resources of Tigh a’Chomainn Camphill can be used to the maximum benefit of the organisation in meeting it’s aims and objectives as a Camphill Community and a charity. The management team prioritise their work within this strategic framework.
The board of Trustees ensures that governance requirements are met in accordance with the Articles of Association of the organisation, charitable law and company law. Key areas of oversight are maintaining the suitability of systems and processes in order to ensure accountability through, reporting and auditing for Finance, Data protection, Heath and Safety. The board of Trustees supports and promotes the development of continuous improvement and good practice.
Trustees bring useful knowledge and insight drawn from their interests and experience. Their role is to put this knowledge and insight to the benefit of Tigh a’Chomainn while ensuring that the core value and ethos of Tigh a’Chomainn is sustained. The trustee should attend carefully to any situations that may give rise to a conflict of interest. As the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator states, a charity trustee must act in the interests of the charity and must do so ‘before their own interests or those of any other person or organisation.’
The following should be read as an indicative list of practical skills/qualities, it is not exhaustive and there may be other skills/qualities we are looking for that you offer. We also do not anticipate that the following will be possessed by a single person.
Tigh a’Chomainn Trustee – Person Specification
• An ability to think strategically about what is in the best interests of Tigh a’Chomainn Camphill • An ability to work collaboratively with others • Knowledge and interest in social policy and social care • An interest in representing the work of Tigh a’Chomainn and Camphill communities generally to external audiences • An ability to understand financial statements • Interest in management, human resources or organisational development • Commitment to the Camphill movement in a national and international context
Articles of Association
Meet the Trustees
Our current board of trustees comprises of: Alison Thompson (Chair), Bruce Bennet, Laurence Alfred, Martin Alfred, Tom Marx, Margaret Swerling and Iain Swerling.