A Place in Childhood
A Place in Childhood

Charity registered in Scotland SC048635

At A Place in Childhood, we help you to involve young people in your projects and create better designed places and practices led by their input. Discover our work, learn new insights and reach out to see how we can help you with your next project.

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Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th May 2021

A Place in Childhood (APiC) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) on a mission to promote and conceive Inclusive Child-Friendly Environments through practice-based Research, Advocacy and Action. Our team represents the cutting-edge of theory, research and participatory practice, and underpinned by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), we place children at the heart of everything we do.

What we’re looking for

As our charity grows, we are seeking to diversify income streams and ensure we can understand and meet the emerging needs of a variety of funders. At present, APiC’s funding has come from direct pitches or tenders with public and third sector organisations. Operating in the spirit of a social enterprise, we are now keen to develop a robust, future-ready fundraising strategy that aligns with our business plan and ensure continued promotion of our ideas and activities outside of specific project work. Contributions from a board member with fundraising expertise will also improve our understanding and capacity to submit successful funding bids.

The ideal volunteer would share our aims at improving the implementation of children’s rights and better design and planning of our built environment. An understanding of child and or related funding avenues in the UK would also be of benefit to this role. However, prior experience of working in this area is not required. This is a time of fast growth for the charity, and we see wide and varied opportunities for expanding our trading and service offer for which our new Board Trustee would play a vital role.

To find out more about the role, please download the role description below.