Get on Board!
We are looking to recruit up to four board members with varied personal and professional characteristics and experiences. We are seeking people with shared values around achieving social impact using the bike as a mean of transport.
As well as having the wider professional skills and experiences that we need on the board, we also want a board that reflects and understands the people that we serve.
We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with experience in the following areas:
- Business Development
- Social Enterprise
- Marketing & Communications
- Social Impact
- Volunteer Support
Relevant skills and experience are important, but previous board experience is not essential, nor is a long career at a senior level. Applications from first-time board members are welcomed. All board members will be given a full induction and will be supported to maximise the value of their contribution.
We believe that, in the long term, having a diverse and inclusive board makes for better discussion, better decision making, and better organisational impact. It also better reflects the people, businesses and communities that we support. We encourage applications from those typically underrepresented on boards and from those who feel that they can bring additional and alternative experiences and perspectives.
Please send an expression of interest to our CEO email@example.com.
Management Consultant – V Group
Originally from Derbyshire, with a stop-over in Manchester for around a decade, Matthew has lived in Glasgow now for 7 years. Since arriving in Glasgow he has rediscovered a love after making a commitment to try and create a better environment for his daughter. He commited to active travel and has replaced most journeys to be cycle journeys.
Matthew’s role as a Management Consultant has seen him work in many different sectors (including Retail, Finance, Utilities & Logistics) mainly focusing on Strategy creation and Process Improvement.
Matthew is the most recent addition to the board of Bike for Good and was attracted to the organisation after experiencing first hand the excellent service delivered by many of the services offered on his journey back into cycling and an instant connection to the goals and values.
Development Director – Queens Cross Housing Association
Originally from Newcastle-on-Tyne, Nick has lived in Glasgow for 25 years and has been cycling nearly every day for over 50 years.
Nick’s role as Development Director is focused on providing community-based affordable housing. His skill are project planning and management, budgeting and fundraising, community development, and public campaigning.
Nick has been on the board of Bike for Good for two years and was attracted to the recycling environmental ethos of the charity and the way it links its commercial activities with projects designed to improve well-being and social capacity, build confidence and develop practical skills in an inclusive and life-enhancing way.
Self Employed in Travel & Tourism
Kenny joined the Bike For Good team in 2017, looking for a new challenge after 27 years working in various finance roles in the drinks industry. With good experience of working on corporate Boards and as a trustee for a number of company pension schemes, Kenny was interested in making use of some of those skills in a positive way, via a social enterprise.
Bike for Good fitted the bill perfectly. A local Glasgow enterprise with big aspirations for making a difference to both the quality of peoples lives and our environment, with cycling at its very core!.
A keen cyclist, Kenny has left the corporate career behind in favour of focussing on developing travel and tourism businesses that will feature the bike in some shape or form!
Director of Services and Development – Simon Community Scotland
Hugh has worked with the Simon Community since 2013, initially as a Board member then in 2015 was appointed to the post of Executive Director.
Hugh began his career in nursing and continues to hold his registration with the NMC as a mental health nurse. Hugh has 30 years experience in health and social care from practitioner to strategic planning.
His previous appointments since returning to Scotland include Director of Services at SAMH, Service Commissioner with Ayrshire and Arran Health Board and Director of a low secure Hospital.
He has worked in statutory, commercial and third sectors and has a Masters in Business Administration. Whilst in England Hugh completed his ENB811 as a qualified CPN, volunteered as a marriage guidance counsellor with Relate, was awarded a Diploma in Psychosocial Interventions and a Diploma in Counselling.
Hugh has a long standing commitment to improving services and outcomes for people with multiple disadvantages, developing partnership approaches and creating working environments where people can flourish.
In addition to his current post Hugh also serves on the Board of Glasgow Homelessness Network and is often seen cycling the roads of Ayrshire.