The current Board are looking to augment their skills and expertise and would be happy to consider applications from potential new trustees. Details of the role can be accessed here – Trustee Role. If you feel this is something you may be interested in, please contact Linda the Trust Assessor in the first instance via email.
Trustee Role Description
- To contribute knowledge and experience to the deliberations of the Trust, in some or all of the following areas: –
– investment and financial management
– commercial management and business skills
– knowledge of the voluntary sector and grant-making
– knowledge of grant-making areas in which the Trust is involved e.g. employment, employment training, supported employment, youth training, secondary/further education
– government policy, including local government
- To participate in meetings of the Trustees which are normally held 4 times a year (3 grant-making meetings) during the working day in Glasgow and to participate in other meetings as required.
- To abide by the majority decisions of the Trustees acting as a body.
- To bring to the attention of the Trustees any conflict of interest which might affect the Trust’s decisions, including financial or other interests in commercial or voluntary organisations, membership of other boards or committees, or employment.
- Should the Trustee so wish, to represent the Trust in attending events, visiting projects and speaking about the work of the Trust.
- To maintain discretion about any discussion among the Trustees which relates to the work of the Trust or to outside bodies, whether financial, commercial or voluntary.
- To respond within a reasonable time to any communication from other Trustees, from the secretariat (at Harper Macleod) or from the assessor, which indicates that a response is expected, and to let the secretariat know if a lengthy absence, or period of time out of normal communication, is envisaged (e.g. more than 3 weeks)
- To have and to maintain access, under normal circumstances, to the internet and to email communication.
- To do all other things expected of a Trustee of a charitable trust and to comply with all legislation and guidance issued by OSCR relating to the conduct of charitable trustees and charities.
Our current Trustees –
Robert Kerr is a Chartered Accountant with over 40 years all-round business experience, previously Managing Partner and Chairman of one of Scotland’s largest independent accountancy firms, he now runs his own consultancy business. He was approved as a Responsible Individual by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, the qualification to act as a registered auditor. Robert was awarded the Accountant of the Year at the Scottish Business Insider awards in 2013, an award he held for two years. He also acts as a non-Executive Director to several private companies and has recently completed his three-year tenure as a Board Director of Glasgow Credit Union, the largest credit union in the UK.
Marie Jo McGurl
Marie Jo retired in 2018 having worked in education for 38 years. She spent her last 20 years enjoying two Head Teacher positions.
She initially studied at St Andrews gaining her B.Ed followed by her M.Ed in Support for Learning from Strathclyde University.
Marie Jo worked within the special needs sector providing nursery, primary and secondary education for her pupils with life threatening and life limiting conditions. She worked in close partnership with health professionals along with Rachel and Robin House Children’s Hospices. During these years of dedicated work, along with her very able staff teams, the schools were awarded excellent from HiMEC and Care Inspectorate.
Although retired, Marie Jo is delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside her co-Trustees in supporting young people into the world of work.
Jacqueline Leslie is a partner in Harper Macleod LLP. As one of the directors of Nominations (Glasgow) Limited, she represents that body on the board of the Trust. Jacqueline attended the University of Aberdeen where she graduated LLB (Hons). She specialises in Wills, Trusts, Inheritance Tax Planning, Powers of Attorney and the administration of estates. She is a Notary Public and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Jacqueline is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Trust Law and is a member of the panel which considers applications for accreditation. Jacqueline is married with two children and in her spare time enjoys cooking and travelling.