“Unity” (formerly known as Unity Enterprise) is a social enterprise/charity based in Glasgow which seeks to support and help the marginalised throughout the “central belt.” It has been operating since 1980. Examples of what Unity does include work and training for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for carers of all ages (including running two carers centres), housing support to people affected by homelessness and catering services operated as Social Enterprises that offer additional training and work experience. Currently Unity employs about 75 people.
Unity is entering a new and exciting period in its life, following the recent appointment of a new Chief Executive, and development of new areas of work to help inclusion of vulnerable people.
Unity is seeking new Board Members who share our core values, have a passion for social enterprise and will uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. The Unity Board has up to twelve directors, and currently has a few vacancies.
Board member responsibilities include attendance at a minimum of four out of the six scheduled meetings per year alongside active participation in electronic conversations where necessary. It may be reasonable to expect attendance at some additional meetings where this is meaningful and manageable. Meetings are normally held at the office on Trongate, Glasgow.
We particularly welcome board members who have skills which can be offered to our organisation, but welcome enquiries from anyone who may be interested.
Might you be interested? Do you know someone who might be interested?
If you want to know more please E.mail our chief executive:
or one of the Episcopal Church reps
Les Ireland at Les949@btinternet.com
or phone Les Ireland on 0141 776 3866 to find out more.
Please consider this – as a board member I have found working as part of Unity one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done.