Ecas currently has 3 spaces for Board Directors. Nominations are therefore being sought for candidates to stand for election at the AGM in November.
Ecas is an Edinburgh based charity and was established over a hundred years ago. The charity works to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people in the Edinburgh and Lothian area: promoting equality, choice and participation through our activities, befriending service, grants and young people’s service (currently on hold).
Ecas is governed by the Board of Directors, who are also the charity trustees. Up to 7 directors are elected by the membership with up to 5 more being co-opted by the board. All directors are appointed for 5-year terms, and must stand down for at least 2 years after serving for 15 years. The directors are responsible for the strategic direction of Ecas, and for ensuring that it operates within all relevant legislation. Training is available to help directors fulfil their role.
The Board meets three times per year, receives regular financial update reports and, as required, interim reports on specific issues. Directors can also get more involved in areas of particular interest by taking on specific appointments as and when the opportunity arises. Positions which are always filled by a director include: The Chair and Vice Chair of Ecas; the Chair of the grants committee; and the Chair of the Finance & Personnel Committee.
We value diversity, promote equality and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are particularly interested in people who have lived experience of disability and would welcome applications from those currently accessing Ecas services.
You can find out more about Ecas across our website and you can download our 2020 – 2021 annual report here.
If you would like to apply please complete the application form, equal opportunities form (optional) along with your CV and email to our Chief Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with Ecas’ Articles, applications must be received by 5th July 2022. Applicants are required to complete the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) process as part of their application.
If you would like to discuss the opportunity of joining the Board or have questions about completing your application, please contact our Chief Executive Ally Irvine on 07500 221 618.