Trustee Positions: August

When you think of a board of trustees, you might imagine a table of retired businessmen who use their decades of experience to guide decisions for a charity. Often this is exactly the case. But it shouldn’t be. If you have a cause you care about deeply, and a bit of spare time to dedicate to it, joining the board of a charity is one of the most impactful and meaningful ways you can help.

The best boards are made up of a diverse range of people with differing backgrounds and skillsets. Do not underestimate the value your perspective could bring to an organisation regardless of your age or level of experience.

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They have charity members across the whole country looking for committed individuals to join their boards as trustee members. They’ve put together a blog for you here answering all of the most popular questions. What is a board? Are there risks? What’s the commitment?

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

Here is a shortlist of a few charities still looking for board members:

Aberdeen for a Fairer World (Aberdeen) - Aberdeen - work throughout the North East of Scotland to support sustainable development and promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically in the areas of education, fair trade, global justice, sustainable development and climate and environmental issues.

We are looking for people who share our commitment to acting in ways which are ethical, sustainable, respectful and legal and keen to share and utilise their creativity and skills to enhance our work in pursuit of a world which is fair to all. In practical terms, the minimum requirement would be to attend 5 meetings per year (late afternoon, on a weekday) as part of one of our standing committees/task groups. These meetings are currently all online, but we plan to return to a blended online/in-person model when restrictions allow.

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

Age Scotland is looking to recruit a number of new Trustees with a wide range of skills and experience to support the direction of the organisation. Candidates skilled in the areas of Third Sector leadership, Diversity Championing, BME representation, BME groups Social Care and Housing, Digital Strategies, would be of particular interest, as would those with an inter-generational perspective. We also welcome candidates who do not have boardroom experience. Full induction and training will be provided.

A time commitment of around 1 day per month is required. The Board currently meets 4 times a year (March, June, September and December) in Edinburgh).

Support people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation, within Kirkcaldy. Our aim is to provide a free service that helps improve health and wellbeing giving reassurance to families that their loved one has someone they can rely on.

We are looking for a Chairperson to lead and help us in achieving our potential, preferably with knowledge, skills and experience in this role who is excited about our vision and committed to good governance. A person with knowledge and experience of being a Chairperson who will have excellent leadership, communication, vision and people skills.

Board meetings are held approximately every 4-6 weeks. Due to Covid-19 restrictions these are held via Zoom.

Supports older people to eat well, live and age well. We do this by providing vital volunteer-delivered practical services that supports older people to maintain their independence at home.

We're looking for people passionate about positive aging to join our Board of Trustees. Our Trustees work together as the legal, moral and social guardians of our Charity on behalf of our older members. You don't need to have previous Trustee experience to apply and we warmly welcome interest from people of all ages and cultures.

We've completed a skills review and if you've got experience in any of: Managing People, Publicity and Marketing, Campaigning and Lobbying or Corporate Fundraising, and are looking for a friendly, inclusive and productive Trustee opportunity, we'd love to hear from you. Welcome applicants until the end of August 2021.

Works alongside people, families and communities to mitigate the impact of substance use, gambling, offending and other risky or harmful behaviours

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. We 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.

We’ve been looking for Trustees for a long time now and would really appreciate any interest. If you would like an informal chat first, that is very much encouraged.

Inspiring people to find, shape and share their voices through the power of story

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.


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