Join our voluntary Board of Trustees

…to ensure the sustainability of the organisation as well as the sustainability of our environment.

The Board of Trustees require a new Board Member for LEAP (Local Energy Action Project) SCIO, working with local communities to meet the challenge of climate change.

  • Organisation: LEAP – Local Energy Action Plan is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Charity Number SC044019.
  • Salary info: These roles are not remunerated, but reasonable expenses will be offered those undertaking Trustee duties.
  • Job type: Member of Board of Trustees
  • Status: Management Board
  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Website: myleapproject.org

Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) is currently seeking additional Board Members to complement the existing team.  These individuals will bring a genuine interest in community action to meet the challenge of climate change, along with drive, skills and experience to contribute to the planning and strategic development of the organisation and ensuring the highest standards of governance.

LEAP has grown from a few dedicated local people determined to make a difference in 2010 to a valued and respected charity delivering a range of impartial services in the communities of Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan, Howwood, Bridge of Weir, Brookfield, Crosslee and Houston in Renfrewshire.

In 2013 LEAP became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).  Our objectives are:

– To advance environmental protection and improvement by promoting, empowering and enabling sustainable communities through energy conservation and efficiency, encouragement of the usage of natural resources and reduction of carbon use, pollution and waste;

– To advance education by raising awareness and encouraging communities to consider their impact on the environment;

– To encourage community participation in contributing to environmental improvement and ensure the services offered meet the needs of the community, and help to provide new skills and perspectives

LEAP has a project team of 9 including Project Manager and Depute, Energy Advisors, Youth Development Worker, Community Development Officers and Car Club Coordinator.

The Board of Management currently comprises five trustees and we are seeking to enhance this to ensure the sustainability of the Organisation as well as the sustainability of our environment.  We would particularly welcome CVs/ Personal Statements from people with knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • environment and sustainable living
  • engaging with and motivating individuals and communities to take positive action

In addition, we would welcome relevant skills in one or more of the following:

  • Business/social enterprise
  • Human resources
  • Fundraising & Grants
  • Finance
  • Research & analysis
  • Experience of fuel poverty
  • Communications and PR

The LEAP board currently meets eight times a year within Renfrewshire, normally on a weekday evening.  We expect trustees to participate in the majority of meetings and to take responsibility for some of the tasks that arise, according to expertise, interest and time available.

Applicants must be eligible to become Trustees in line with OSCR regulations.

If you would like to have an initial discussion about the Board or membership role, please feel free to contact:  board@myleapproject.org to arrange a time to chat.

Application Documents

Board Application Form

To find out more about LEAP look through our website or like our Facebook page.

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