15 Nov, 2022 Vacancies

NOW CLOSED: Voluntary Chairperson required!

We’re looking for someone who can steer and guide us towards achieving our social, environmental and financial goals. Could you be that person? Or do you know someone who could fit the bill?


We’re on the look out for a passionate, driven and decisive Chairperson. Someone with a clear vision for guiding the future of an ambitious charity and social enterprise is who we’re looking for!


Take a look at the full job description below. If you think you’re a good fit, please send your CV and letter of interest to us directly at peter@glasgowwood.org.uk with the subject: Vacancy – Chairperson. If you know of someone who might be a good fit please share this with them.



Please contact us by the 9th December if you’re interested in applying to this position. For any questions or if you require alternative formats of the information below, please get in touch.

Voluntary Chairperson requirements

Glasgow Wood is looking to recruit a voluntary chairperson because the existing chair is stepping down after 8 years on the board.


The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the organisation’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership and ensure that each Board member fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the organisation. The Chair will also support, and, where appropriate, challenge the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and ensure the Board functions as a team and works closely with the organisation to achieve agreed objectives.

Glasgow Wood’s board is strong but compact – a deliberate choice to keep it small and nimble during the pandemic – but there’s a need now to expand membership in support of the organisations exciting growth ambitions.  As chair you’ll have the opportunity to grow the board and recruit new members with the skills required to deliver the newly updated five-year strategy.

We would welcome interest from individuals who have a strong business or social enterprise background and who are able to provide consistent and committed support to board members, the organisation and CEO. Experience in chairing meetings and strategic thinking skills are important requirements. The board meet every six weeks with the chairperson also meeting periodically with the CEO to offer guidance and support.


Company introduction

Glasgow Wood, established in 2006, is part of the National Community Wood Recycling Network. We are a charity and social enterprise that creates volunteering, training and employment opportunities for a wide range of people.

Our goals are;

  • To keep wood in circulation for longer while minimising our own environmental impact
  • Help people develop new skills to recognise and achieve their full potential
  • To be financially responsible and commercially sustainable

We do this through providing a wide range of products and services, including;



Chairperson role and responsibilities

  • Formally chairing and facilitating Board meetings and attending committee meetings as agreed
  • Determining the agenda for and approving the minutes of Board meetings, in consultation with the Chief Executive
  • Guiding the enterprise towards fulfilling its social, environmental and financial aims and maintaining the vision that guides our direction.
  • Ensuring Board members have clear roles and responsibilities and focus on the development and diversity of the Board, ensuring that the performance of individuals, the Board as a whole and its committees, is evaluated at least annually
  • Setting objectives for and carrying out the annual review of the Chief Executive, sharing knowledge and providing guidance as needed
  • Supporting and holding the Chief Executive to account for the overall performance and delivery of Glasgow Wood’s plans
  • Reviewing the performance of Glasgow Wood against its business plan, budget and income targets
  • Establishing a framework for approving policies and plans
  • Lead on the appointment of the Chief Executive as and when a vacancy arises




The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration.


Please forward a CV or letter of interest or telephone our Chief Executive, Peter Lavelle for an informal chat.

peter@glasgowwood.org.uk  Tel: 07786 422571


Please apply before the 9th December 2022

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