41 Old Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4TE
Opportunity to become Chair of an exciting community hub and charity in South-East Edinburgh
Bridgend Farmhouse (BF) is a Community Benefit Society with charitable status, originally called Bridgend Inspiring Growth, which formed in 2011. Owned and run by the community, we are a thriving community hub in South-East Edinburgh (EH16 4TE) where everyone can learn, work and grow together to create a flourishing community and place. Our website can show you a lot more about what we do and our history: www.bridgendfarmhouse.org.uk
An opportunity has now emerged to join the Board of Trustees as Chairperson. This is a voluntary position.
The Board of Trustees meet monthly and the Chair's role would involve; providing strategic leadership; chairing meetings; working with other Trustees, the Development Manager and volunteers, and liaising with a number of important external stakeholders, including funders. It is an exciting stage of our development as we move from being a small community group to a social enterprise with land, a farmhouse, kitchen garden, a bike hub, wood and arts workshop, staff, lots of volunteers, support, funding and infrastructure.
We seek someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ideally with prior experience in a governance role and a passion for the environment and sustainability. A good grasp of at least one of the following would be an advantage: business development and growth, social enterprise, budgeting and financial strategy, employment law and/or HR, fundraising, community development, environmental sustainability, people management.
We welcome an informal initial discussion with anyone potentially interested in applying.
If so, please contact Will Golding, Trustee, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07949 230245