This vacancy has now closed

Volunteer Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Throughout Scotland
  • Closing 30th April 2019

  • Advertised from 13th March 2019


GWT is looking to recruit 2 or 3 individuals (including a young person) to join our Board of Trustees and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase.

Our Trustees are responsible and accountable for the overall strategic leadership and direction of the organisation and will share our vision and passion about promoting strong, generationally connected communities.

In particular we are seeking trustees with experience and skills including:

  • Excellent skills in sponsorship/fundraising from trust funds and other similar agencies
  • Work experience in education
  • Work experience in health and /or social care
  • Work experience in housing/architecture with an interest in intergenerational housing
  • A strong communications and marketing background

Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are eligible to serve a further 3-year term, after which they must retire from the board.

Board meetings are held four or five times a year (normally in Glasgow). As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of GWT. This may include membership of Task and Finish Groups, Standing Committees or specific tasks consistent with their areas of expertise.

Please note GWT is happy to set up video conferencing for board meetings to allow Trustees to link into the meetings from rural locations throughout Scotland.

Organisation profile:

GWT has developed out of one of the six core actions from the 2007 Strategy for an Ageing Population. Its vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages value, respect and support each other. It is based on a network of regional groups that covers the whole of Scotland and for a small organisation has had a significant impact to date.

GWT has mainly been funded by the Scottish Government however GWT achieved charity status as a SCIO on the 29th July 2015 to allow additional funding streams to be secured.

Application notes

Closing Date: Tuesday 30th April 2019

To apply please email a covering letter stating why you are interested in joining the board of GWT along with your CV to

To discuss the trustee role further please contact George Kay, Chair, Email:

For more information or to have arrange an informal conversation about GWT please contact Alison Clyde, Chief Executive Officer. Email:, Tel no: 07769629988

Alison will be able to answer any questions regarding GWT and intergenerational work.

Generations Working Together is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, SC045851