We are recruiting for new Board Members at CRNS

We are currently recruiting for new members of the CRNS Board. If you feel you could help bring strategic leadership to Scotland’s national reuse, repair and recycling charity, we’d love to hear from you.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for board members who can represent the CRNS membership as a whole. That’s 160 repair, reuse and recycling charities and social enterprises across the country. Our members prevent valuable products and materials from ending up in landfill, create local jobs, economic opportunities, and help promote and create social and environmental justice in their communities. To represent our membership at board level means you need to work for one of our members or alternatively you may be on the board of one of our members. It also means that you are able to consider the needs of the wider sector too.

At CRNS we seek to support and represent the sector and our Board are central to that. Practically, this means you are willing to put the time in to serve on our Board. We normally meet once every two months for a board meeting and this is normally conducted online. We also have various board papers and reports which need to be engaged with before and between meetings.

We are fully committed to diversity at CRNS, since we know this enriches our discussions and the organisation as a whole. With this in mind we would welcome applications from a fully diverse range of backgrounds as we wish to reflect the society we live in and the community that we serve.

An additional vacancy on our board at the moment is that of Treasurer so we would also be interested in a candidate who has strong financial skills or perhaps works in a financial role.

Benefits of being on the CRNS Board

You would be joining a strong and effective board. Our current directors are a great team and our board meetings are well run and good fun!

As well as serving CRNS, you would also gain valuable experience of the wider reuse, repair and recycling sector and add new skills to use in other parts of your career.

As is normal for charities in Scotland this is a voluntary (i.e. unpaid) position but we are able to reimburse reasonable expenses.

Next steps

More details about the role are documented in the attached Director Role Description. Further information on the Treasurer post can be found in the Treasurer Job Description.

If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about what being on the board involves, please email michael@crns.org.uk.

Applications should be made by completing the attached Application Form and emailing it to michael@crns.org.uk.

Closing Date for applications 31 August 2021