Scottish Governance Code for third Sector

The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector
This Scottish Governance Code has been created for the third sector, by the third sector. It is a statement of best practice and has been developed by Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum following consultation with over 250 individuals and organisations. The first Code to be produced specifically for Scotland’s third sector, it recognises the need for the sector to have its own principles of governance and sets out the core principles and key elements of good governance for the boards of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in Scotland. The Code has been developed with reference to a broad range of other governance codes across the UK.
Good governance matters because it underpins successful organisations. It matters in all sectors, but especially in ours where the purpose is to serve our beneficiaries as best we can. A good reputation takes years to build and seconds to destroy. Good governance underpins our effectiveness and is also the best way to protect and enhance the reputation of our individual organisations and our sector as a whole. Over 250,000 trustees in Scotland are volunteers and give their time and skills on a voluntary basis to steer the work of third sector organisations. Individually as trustees and collectively as boards, they are the bastions of good governance. This Code is for them. For you. Please use it, share it and help us promote good governance. Visit:

Laurandy Day Care Centre Project manager job

The Laurandy Centre is currently seeking to recruit an experienced project manager at its project in Wick, Caithness, Scotland.

The Laurandy Centre is a registered day support service of older people in need of care. The organisation is a third sector organisation and funded as a commissioned service by NHS. Twenty four people attend daily. The Organisation has an excellent reputation as a local care provider. You should have qualifications at SVQ level 4 or above in Health and Social Care along with Leadership and Management. Also, some business management training would be beneficial to the running of the project. Transitional support will be available.

Person Specification:

A strong track record at a management level in the care sector.

  • Ability to use your initiative and work independently.
  • You’ll support the delivery of the quality care we're known for and promote the service locally.
  • You will lead by example and monitor standards through regular audits.
  • Experience of development within a service where improvements were demonstrated leading to the enhancement of the service for those in attendance.

For further information about our service and the role of the Project Manager, including salary and/or an application contact

Margaret Allan, 01955606567,, The closing date for applications is Friday 10th. May.


Labour leader to visit county

Labour leader to visit county

Richard Leonard MSP, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, is visiting Caithness this month and would like to meet community representatives from the voluntary sector to discuss matters of importance locally – in particular, health and wellbeing issues and poverty.

Local Labour representatives have arranged a meeting room in the Pulteney Centre, Wick, with a small buffet laid on for you to meet and discuss.

Please let Roger Saxon know by email if you wish to attend:

The date is Friday April 26th and the provisional time is 12.30pm to 2pm.

FIVE jobs have been created by a new project in Caithness aimed at tackling poverty and inequality.

FIVE jobs have been created by a new project in Caithness aimed at tackling poverty and inequality.

Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG), in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project (PPP) and Thurso Community Development Trust (TCDT), secured £183,296 from the Aspiring Communities Fund to employ four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator.

Under the 12-month project, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker.

A development worker for Thurso will be based at the town’s Ormlie Centre, while a rural development officer will work from the CVG offices in Wick.

CVG’s Yvonne Hendry, who has the role of part-time co-ordinator, said: “The aim of the project is to identify gaps and inequalities in service provision through community consultation which will take place through local groups, by attending local forums and by engaging with statutory organisations.  We will also be working with the Caithness Community Partnership.”

She explained that examples of inequalities can range from fuel poverty or low incomes to lack of public transport and difficulties in accessing health services.

Tracey Taylor, chairperson of TCDT, said: “Thurso Community Development Trust is enthused by and fully supportive of Caithness Voluntary Group’s development officer appointments.

“We are proud to have worked in partnership with CVG to secure Aspiring Communities funding and look forward to the community-led development opportunities and strengthened partnership working the project will provide for Thurso and across wider Caithness.”

Katrina MacNab, chief executive of PPP, said: “This is a great opportunity for people in Caithness to benefit from development work looking in particular at inequalities in our communities. We look forward to working in partnership with Caithness Voluntary Group and Thurso Community Development Trust.”

The Scottish Government’s Aspiring Communities Fund is supported by the European Social Fund.