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Would you like to join the Glencraft Board?

Would you like to join the Glencraft Board?

We’re looking for two people to join our Board. They’ll strengthen our governance and support to our operational team.
 
There's more information, including details of how to apply, in the information pack that you can download here. The application deadline is 18th May 2022.
 
Essential criteria for Board members are that they:
 
·        Buy-in to Glencraft’s core purpose: Dignity through Work
·        Demonstrate empathy, professional will and personal humility
·        Commit to the time requirements and to fulfilling the duties
·        Are prepared to act as an enthusiastic ambassador and role model for Glencraft
·        Are prepared to use their specific knowledge and skill to help the Board reach sound decisions
 
Additionally, it’s desirable though not essential that candidates have lived experience of visual impairment and / or other disadvantage. 
 
We want to have a mix of personal and professional backgrounds on our Board: other than meeting the essential criteria, we’re not looking for any specific skill in our new members. We ask anyone applying to tell us what skills they believe they would bring.
 
We would like one of the new members already to have skill in being a Board member.
 
The positions are voluntary and not paid.

 

  • Glencraft Aberdeen
Glencraft appoints new Managing Director

Glencraft appoints new Managing Director

Donald MacKay has been appointed our new Managing Director, effective 23rd August 2021.

He takes up the reins from Graham McWilliam

  • Dominic Bargeton
Prime Minister’s letter of congratulations to Glencraft

Prime Minister’s letter of congratulations to Glencraft

The Prime Minister has congratulated Glencraft on its Queen’s Award for Enterprise success.

Boris Johnson wrote to Glencraft managing director Graham McWilliam to recognise the charity’s achievement in winning the award for promoting opportunity through social mobility.

  • Dominic Bargeton
Can you handle a sleep retreat?

Can you handle a sleep retreat?

You may not have heard about a sleep retreat before. This simply refers to a holiday where you just shut off from your crazy routines and catch up on a lot of sleep. Sleep debt can take a huge toll on your overall health and productivity. If you are dozing off at meetings, the dinner table or at your kid’s party, it may be time you took a sleep retreat. You may wonder, why not sleep at home? The answer is simple, being away means you are also away from your regular distractions and all you are left to do is sleep, eat, drink, sightsee and sleep some more!
Vogue - Glencraft Monarch Mattress Review

Vogue - Glencraft Monarch Mattress Review

A few years ago, staying at the adorable cottages on Carole Bamford’s sprawling Daylesford empire in the Cotswolds, I had such a good night’s sleep that I kept a note of where her best-ever mattresses were from.
  • Glencraft Luxury
Sleep - Where all great ideas come from

Sleep - Where all great ideas come from

Success demands great thinking.

Some think that success is defined by the hours put into work instead of the quality of that work. The quality of the work is directly controlled by how much sleep we get.

Studies have shown (and there are more being carried out than ever before) that successful people and specifically highly productive people at work tend to have a lifestyle where they sleep more than their unproductive counterpart!