Managing Your Board - Trustee Positions

Participants from across our learning and development programmes, alongside past Saltire Fellows, were invited to take part in a ‘Managing Your Board’ workshop by the inimitable Professor Leslie Charm of Babson College. Les shared his personal views and insights from his 50+ years as a Board Advisor and gave very practical advice to participants around creating and cultivating successful Board relationships.

One of the big take-aways from that session, was Les’ advice that as entrepreneurial leaders, you should be active in sitting on the Boards of other organisations. We’ve taken this advice to heart and have partnered with Social Good Connect to bring you a range of Trustee positions for you can to get involved in.


Social Good Connect makes employee volunteering made simple. We do this with our digital search and match volunteering platform powered by a team of passionate humans with a purpose. We’re connectors for good, building bridges across private, public and third sectors.

A number of our charity partners, all with very different causes across Scotland, are looking for committed individuals to join their boards as trustee members.

A trustee is responsible for the governance of an organisation ensuring compliance with its governing document. To ensure the organisation pursues its objectives and applies its resources exclusively to the pursuance of its objectives. A trustee will contribute actively in giving strategic direction, setting policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance. In addition, they will safeguard the reputation of the organisation and may be asked to represent at functions and meetings. Typically, a Board of Trustees will meet for an hour every six weeks to discuss the above, however, this can vary.

All of the charities shared below with the exception of one are interested in hearing from anyone that may have a background in finance, fundraising, HR, marketing or legal. The Village Storytelling Centre are specifically looking for a treasurer to join their board.

If you would like to find out more about each role or are interested to speak to someone, just send an email to, and our Charity Relationship Manager Megan will put you in touch with the right person.

Here is a list of those charities:

Looking to recruit new trustees to ensure the Charity can continue to grow and support the LGBT+ community in Grampian. In order to achieve their future plans, they are looking for people with previous experience of serving on a charity

board and/or with skills and knowledge in one or more of the following: PR / social media, legal knowledge, Fundraising, satisfaction of giving back to the LGBT+ community.

Seeking to recruit a Volunteer Trustee onto their board. As a trustee you will provide guidance to identify and achieve their strategic aims, and support Remake Scotland to provide a safe, ethical, sustainable and financially sound environment

for staff, volunteers, customers, partners and the community. Currently seeking individuals who have skills and experience in Media and Communication, Finance, Fundraising and Retail.

Looking for a Treasurer with sound financial expertise to help develop and govern their work, along with other individuals with an interest in contributing to our continuing success. The successful candidate will support the financial governance of The Village and will require a thorough knowledge of financial controls, budgeting and the presentation and understanding of management accounts. A working knowledge of Xero Accounting packages and previous board experience would be desirable but not essential.

Looking to recruit 1 or 2 trustees, who work well with others, and have the experience and foresight to help steer FVW. FVW trustees work always in the best interests of the charity, helping to keep the public informed of their work, helping

to keep clear financial records and helping with fundraising. Trustees who want to volunteer in practical tasks are also most welcome.

Board members have a responsibility for governance of the charity and therefore meet approximately every 3 months to discuss in detail all activities undertaken by the charity. They are particularly looking for someone with a background in senior level finance but also keen to hear from people who have one or more of the following skills: marketing / media, HR, legal background, research and development or IT.

Seeking Trustees with enthusiasm, reliability and a genuine interest in the support of people with Mental Health problems to work as part of a team to help ensure effective and efficient running of the charity. You may find yourself discussing staff wages, policies or fundraising. Must be able to attend Committee meetings (10 per annum) between 3.30 and 4.30pm on the first Thursday of the month in Cupar.

Experience/interest in mental health, the local area, business skills, IT skills are all useful, but reliability, willingness to learn, the ability to work as part of a team, good communication skills and a genuine interest in the project are essential.


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