A typical data meetup in Aberdeen

Call for new trustees

To complement our current skill base, and support our ambitious plans for 2020, we are looking to recruit two additional trustees to join Code The City.

About Code the City

Code The City is an Aberdeen based charity. We believe that putting technology, design, and data skills in the hands of the community can improve the quality of life for the individual, and the community as a whole. Introducing people with challenges to new skills, and introducing people with skills to new challenges is at the heart of what we do.

Our mission is to help people learn, use, and apply technology and data skills for civic good.

We are a small, focused charity primarily delivering public events and training programs. 2019 was a pivotal year for Code the City, moving from a quarterly event program to a near weekly program. We added new events and started serving new local audiences – including local young coders. We also extended the reach of our important open data work to a national level.

What will you be doing?

Trustees do not have to take on any specific responsibilities. Each year, we elect a Chair and Treasurer. We also ask any willing Trustees to do some specific jobs, these change over time to meet current needs.

At present, we have 3 Trustees – we aim for no more than 5 during 2020.

We have a detailed plan for the year ahead. We meet quarterly for an evening board meeting (2 – 3 hours), and monthly for a breakfast meeting (~1hour, optional). Additionally it would be natural, although not essential, to attend some of our growing programme of events in some capacity.

What are we looking for?

We would really welcome people with enthusiasm for the community benefits that technology and data can bring. We are particularly keen to strengthen our collective background in charity operation, fundraising, and organisational collaboration.

Technical coding and data skills are far from essential, although some enthusiasm for the transformative power of digital and data would be useful.

What difference will you make?

We welcome applications from individuals who are able to use their knowledge and experience to help lead this rapidly developing organisation. Without Trustees the charity is unable to function – we need and depend on the generosity of those with relevant experiences and skills to join our team.

The potential impact of projects born at our events is significant. Our aim is to improve the lives of people in the city. You can help us deliver this work.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

The role, although unpaid, is a very fulfilling one which provides an opportunity to make a difference to individuals engaged in our programs, and to the wider community. It provides an opportunity to collectively share experience and expertise with others in a welcoming environment.

Our Trustees are valued and respected team members – come and join us!

How to apply

The person dealing with recruitment is Steve Milne, please make contact with Steve at steve@codethecity.org.

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