About Norton Park

Norton Park SCIO is a charity and social enterprise that provides high quality, affordable office accommodation and meeting spaces for the voluntary sector and wider community. www.nortonpark.org

Based in Leith, we own two Grade B listed buildings that were formerly a school and a church, these are now a Business Centre and Conference Centre, respectively.

The Business Centre is at full capacity, and we are keen to explore whether we can create more affordable office space within our existing premises or through managing additional properties..

Our Conference centre has capacity to grow both in terms of uptake, and physically, as there is a large undeveloped area. We are also keen to explore, how we can connect more closely with the local community and increase the use of the premises by groups and individuals.

Role

We are currently seeking an individual to take on the role of Chair of Board.

The role of Chair offers a varied and challenging opportunity for someone keen to shape the future of the charity. We are coming to the end of our current strategic plan and beginning to think about the next five years and how best to develop, adapt and grow to meet the current workplace needs of our sector and develop a centre that serves our community.

The Chair will provide leadership that will enable the charity to achieve its mission and strategic goals, enable the Board to fulfil its duties and responsibilities and ensure the charity is governed effectively. Furthermore, the Chair will support the Chief Executive Officer and be a powerful advocate for the charity.

This is an unpaid position; however reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.

The Board is currently made up of 6 members and meets six times per year (including AGM and Strategy Day). Additionally, the Chair will hold regular meetings with the CEO.

Application Notes

An application pack is available to download below.

Closing date for applications is 25th November 2022. Interview date to be confirmed.

For a confidential discussion about the opportunity, please contact Keith Robertson krobertson@nortonpark.org in the first instance