Charity registered in Scotland SC046808
Pushing up the Daisies is a pioneering Scotland-wide charity. Our aim is for everyone in Scotland to know their practical options and legal rights immediately after someone dies and to be able to spend time with them in the place of their choice if that is their wish.
Since our inception in 2016, we have offered an advice line and well-received, inspiring and informative education to hospice staff, end-of-life companions, celebrants and the general public. The charity’s Daisy Chain of volunteers around Scotland helps people consider all their options and how best to look after themselves, including the option to keep someone in the privacy and comfort of home after their last breath.
Since November 2021 we have provided a service in the Moray area (afterthelastbreath.scot) to practically assist people who want to take charge of someone in the days after their last breath and be involved in the arrangements for their burial or cremation. This is aimed to be instead of or alongside funeral directors. We want to develop this aspect of the charity as a valued service and also as a source of income to support our educational activities.
We are now in a position to expand the Board of Trustees to strengthen and expand the charity and particularly to develop the service aspect of the charity in a business-like way.
The current charity trustees are passionate about the work of the charity. We want to balance this with supportive business expertise. We are also looking to balance people with the inspiration and time to be hands-on in our development and people experienced to take an overview in the development and governance.
The main duties of a Trustee are to participate in Board meetings, currently quarterly (preferably in Moray, but could be online), act as an advocate for our work, and be responsible for governance of the charity. Some trustees also participate in the day to day management of the charity, mainly by email.
Experience required: We are looking for people with at least 3 years experience in one of these areas: Accounting/ bookkeeping Running a business or charity Developing a social media presence Promotion/marketing Graphic design/ illustration