Call for new Trustees for Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire

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  • Do you value the community and voluntary sector?   

  • Would you like to help Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire help the sector help local people?   

  • Do you live and/or work in North Lanarkshire? 

If you answer yes to these questions, we would be delighted if you would consider applying to become a VANL trustee to help us lead and govern the organisation, strengthening its contribution and impact for the people of North Lanarkshire. 

VANL makes a vital contribution to local people’s wellbeing and equality by helping community and voluntary organisations of all types and sizes. We do this by: 

  • providing community and voluntary organisations with guidance and support on issues such as funding, strategy, governance, HR, ICT and more 

  • supporting the sector to work better together and in partnership with local communities, the council and NHS to improve services and support, including assisting with our community COVID 19 response, hosting and managing key partnership initiatives such as the Health and Social Care Community Solutions Programme and the North Lanarkshire Partnership Action on Climate Together.  

VANL receives core and project funding from the Scottish Government and North Lanarkshire Council and programme and project funding from  Health and Social Care NL.  

VANL trustees are responsible for the governance of the charity which requires  participation in quarterly Board meetings, usually one of our quarterly Committee meetings and our AGM. The minimum time commitment is around forty hours a year. The role is voluntary with essential expenses such as travel or childcare paid.  

We are very keen to attract new trustees which will strengthen the diversity of our Board across all equality groups including, age, disability, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.  

You can find more information in our Trustee Application Pack which is available on our website here.  

We are committed to ongoing Board development and so applications are welcome at any time.  

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Maddy Halliday, VANL’s CEO at 

We look forward to hearing from you!