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Trustee (Voluntary Position)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland
  • Closing 15th October 2021

  • Advertised from 9th September 2021


Vacancy background:

· Supports the cultures, languages, and life-ways of nature-based, tribal peoples.

· makes grants to charities that provide support to tradition-based indigenous peoples.

· invests in small, appropriate projects that make a positive difference to the world’s few remaining Indigenous peoples who are exemplars of how the Earth’s resources, sustainability, and cultural diversity can be maintained.

· helps to raise awareness of the rights of indigenous peoples and the wisdom that they can bring to the world.

Onaway Trust ( is based in Scotland and is looking to recruit a number of new new trustees to join our existing board to lead the charity into the future.

Main duties/responsibilities:

· Attend two to four face-to-face trustee meetings annually and a number of video meetings.

· Understand and accept the legal responsibilities of being a trustee.

· Develop and uphold trust policy.

· Assess grant applications.

· Occasional public representation of Onaway.

· Provide advice and support to the Trust staff.

Essential trustee skills and attributes:

· Experience of committee membership in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation.

· Strategic vision and good independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and communicate effectively.

· IT literacy with access to a PC and the internet at home/work.

· Good interpersonal, communication, and networking skills – especially with people of differing backgrounds, as you may be required to represent the charity in the field.

· Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to trustee duties

· Experience in one of financial governance, digital communications and marketing or project management.

Desirable trustee skills and attributes:

· Experience/ interest in indigenous peoples and international development

· Experience in assessing grant applications

· Good organisational and administrative skills.

· Willingness to visit beneficiaries overseas.

Application notes

How to apply:

Candidates should send a 2-page CV and a letter of application describing what they believe they can bring to the post to: