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Trustee Recruitment

The Roles

We currently have an exciting opportunity to recruit two Trustees to join the Board of OneRen to ensure a strong balance of expertise and representation. We are seeking individuals who can support the charity in enriching the lives of people who live, work and visit Renfrewshire, and who can bring with them skills and experience that would help the organisation grow and develop into the future.

The term of office for Trustees is typically 5 years, with the option to be re-elected for another term. We encourage applications from everyone, however particularly welcome applications from areas of current under-representation on our board including women, people from minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people and people under the age of fifty. Please advise of any adjustments required to support you when making an application. An interest in culture, the arts or leisure, would be advantageous but not essential.

Person Specification

We are looking for outstanding individuals motivated to inspire and empower people through cultural and leisure-based activities and services, and who are excited by the ambitious journey we are on to deliver cultural-led regeneration for Paisley.

  • Strong enthusiasm, commitment and motivation for OneRen’s vision and mission
  • Strong track record of achievement in their chosen field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a group, contributing to discussions and challenging constructively
  • Strategic planning knowledge and skills
  • Prepared to share knowledge, experience and expertise
  • Be prepared to act as an ambassador for OneRen in the wider community

We are particularly interested to hear from you if you have professional experience in the following areas:

  • Commercial, Marketing and Sales
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Transformational Change

All applicants must also have or be prepared to gain an understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities inherent in the role and be eligible to act as a Charity Director.

A priority is to increase the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board to more closely reflect the growing range of business areas and diversity of audiences we wish to develop and to support the charity in developing new perspectives on the services we provide and the role we play both for Renfrewshire and for Scotland.

Responsibilities and Duties


The role of a Trustee is to direct the affairs of the charity through efficient, effective and accountable governance, ensuring that the organisation is professionally run and acts in accordance with its stated aims and objectives. Trustees are responsible for ensuring OneRen has a clear vision, mission and strategy which fulfils its purpose; to support and challenge the Leadership Team in delivering that strategy and to ensure that it is able to account for its activities and outcomes to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, its funding partners and to the public.

In addition to its governing and leadership role, the Board has responsibility for the sound management of the charity; compliance with the legal and regulatory framework within which OneRen operates; public accountability for OneRen’s performance and effective delivery of the strategy and services; and to provide direction, support and challenge for the Chief Executive and the Senior Leadership Team.

The Directors must ensure that the charity complies with company law, all other relevant legislation and regulations (including in relation to employment, health & safety, data protection and so on) and operates within the terms of its current Memorandum and Articles of Association.

The Board meets for 2-3 hours on a Thursday afternoon five times a year at Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley. Some Directors also sit on Board subcommittees (Finance, audit and risk; HR; Nominations; Property) and the potential to support ad-hoc Working Groups.

  • Trustees receive no remuneration.
  • Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
  • A full induction will be provided for new Trustees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that OneRen has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and its activities are focused on achieving these.
  • To ensure that OneRen operates lawfully and in accordance with its Service Agreement and Articles of Association and that all activities deliver to its charitable purpose, and ensure all legal, moral, regulatory and statutory requirements are adhered to.
  • To be aware of the duties and responsibilities set out in the current OSCR Guidance for Charity Trustees and ensure that OneRen’s governance is of the highest possible standard.
  • To ensure the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives, maintaining sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the organisation’s objects, and investment activities meet accepted standards and policies.
  • To act in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times, promoting the decisions of the Board in public (when required) and provide the necessary direction required for OneRen management team.