Royal Society For Home Relief To Incurables

Charity registered in Scotland SC004365

The Society aims to give assistance to persons (normally under retirement age at the time of application) who are no longer able to work on account of having an incurable illness. An allowance is given quarterly to assist in providing extra help. The Society, however, is not in a position to consider isolated requests to meet single emergencies.

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This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd September 2020

The Society was established in 1805 and now operates under a Royal Charter granted in 1903. It has charitable status and manages Trust funds of over £4m which are used to provides financial support to individuals who are unable to work because of illness and are living in their own homes. Currently around 170 people benefit from an annuity.

We are now seeking to appoint at least two additional Directors to our Board to act as Charity Trustees. Their role includes the ongoing review of our strategy for financial awards and its implementation as well as the financial and legal governance of the Society.

We hope to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.

We have recently undergone a governance review and whilst all applications are appreciated, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our Board:

• People from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic backgrounds

• People under sixty

• People with disabilities.

A priority is to increase the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board so we more closely reflect the communities we work with and are opened up to new perspectives. While we appreciate that no single Board member can have all of these, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds:

Healthcare professional with community experience

Welfare & social care

Financial and/or Investment Management

More detail is available in the Role Profile.

This is a voluntary role is not remunerated. Reasonable expenses may be paid in accordance with the Society’s policies.