BRAG - recruitment of new Board members

27th April 2016

BRAG Enterprises Limited is Fifes leading Social Enterprise and Charity which was formed in 1988 in response to the decline of the heavy engineering and mining industries within the Benarty area. Its primary aim was in the regeneration of these communities through the creation and support of sustainable employment. To compliment this activity, we also provided a wide range of complimentary initiatives including business support, retraining and recruitment.

Since that time the organisation has developed across Fife and beyond being known as one with an excellent track record of working with some of the most hard to reach groups in Fife providing robust services that then assist those communities in achieving positive sustainable success. The business currently owns its own properties which includes the Crosshill Business Centre near the beautiful Lochore Country Park.

Despite a number of financial challenges over the last few years, BRAG Enterprises are a financially healthy organisation with an annual income now in excess of £1 million with income coming from a mixture of grants and earned rental from our range of business and start-up work space. We are also the lead organisation in the Fife Employability Consortium (Fife ETC) and also provide business support to Social Enterprises in Fife

Our mission is one of stimulating communities to pursue sustainable long term outcomes that can include things like robust employment and the growth of community enterprise. Our Board of Directors is committed to this mission, and we expect members to bring their wide range of skills, knowledge, expertise, objectivity, insight and strategic thought to the table. They should involve themselves in our work and steer and drive our organisation to achieve increasingly better results. We are looking for experienced and passionate people to join our Board of Directors and assist us in our strategic development and governance.

We are looking for new Board Members who can help us expand the range of skills around the table. Candidates do not need experience or knowledge of Enterprise or Employability but must be committed and passionate about making a difference for the communities we support. At this time, we are ideally seeking individuals with senior experience in Community Regeneration, Employability or Facilities Management. You should hold, or have held, senior roles in your sector preferably with experience of setting strategy and managing senior staff but again it’s not crucial.

The Board ensures the delivery of all aspects of our service and policy implementation, whilst supporting the Managing Director in achieving the organisation’s Vision and Purpose. Board members are also offered a thorough induction to the work of the organisation and opportunities for their own personal development. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to creating a diverse team.

This is a non-remunerated role but full of non-monetary benefits that come from helping others. Full Board meetings are held quarterly in our Business Centre in Crosshill and we have events and development days which Board members can also attend each year.

If you require further information please contact Brian Robertson-Fern Managing Director on 01592 860296

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