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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th September 2021

  • Advertised from 30th August 2021
  • This post is not remunerated but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.


Age Scotland is looking for an experienced Chairperson with knowledge of older people’s issues and an understanding of the third sector and its interaction with government, statutory, public and commercial organisations.

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

We support and enable hundreds of groups who help older people to flourish across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Friendship Line and much more. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them, we seek to influence Government policy and legislation and to tackle age related discrimination across society.

Age Scotland continues to go from strength to strength and is a financially stable and viable organisation.

The appointed Chairperson will be experienced in providing effective facilitation, leadership and strategic direction at board level and will be able to represent the Charity to both internal and external stakeholders.

A time commitment of around 2 days per month is required. The Board meets 4 times a year (March, June, September and December). Due to existing COVID guidelines, at present the meetings are held via zoom but going forward may be a mix of online and in person (Edinburgh office).

This post is not remunerated but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Age Scotland Values

We adhere to and demonstrate the following values:


We support and enable people to achieve positive change


We encourage and motivate everyone to love later life


We strive to be open, accessible and relevant to all


We are honest, dedicated and trustworthy

Age Scotland is committed to embracing equality and diversity, challenging discrimination of every kind and promoting and encouraging tolerance and fairness.

Application notes

Full details of the role are available from our website: Alternatively, you can call 0333 323 2400 or e-mail Brian Sloan, Chief Executive, at for more information.

To apply for this post, please submit your CV with a covering letter and short statement of why you wish to become Chair of Age Scotland to: or post to: HR Team, Age Scotland, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PR.

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 27th September 2021

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh (dates to be confirmed and subject to COVID restrictions).

Age Scotland, part of the Age Network, is an independent charity dedicated to improving the later lives of older people on the ageing journey, within a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in Scotland. Reg No: 153343 Charity No: SC010100. Registered Office: Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PR.