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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd November 2021


We are looking for Trustees to join our Boards who really care about helping small thriving local charities do the best work possible with families in North East, West and South West Edinburgh.

You may apply to one or both Home-Start organisations.

As a Trustee you’ll serve on one of our governing bodies and help us direct the management and administration of the charity.

About Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh and Home-Start Edinburgh West & South West

These 2 Home-Starts are local community organisations of trained volunteers and expert support, helping families with young children through challenging times. Normally we visit families regularly at home, run groups and offer baby massage. Throughout COVID-19, we have continued to work with families, adapting our support to the current circumstances.

Experience Required

Essential : commitment, willing to make time available, vision, good judgement, creativity, able to speak out, understand trustee responsibilities, team-work.

Desirable: first hand or local experience of issues faced by families with young children, finance systems and budgets

Training Details

You will be introduced to Home-Start’s services and your responsibilities, receive safeguarding training, and have access to Home-Start’s intranet and the support of specialist staff

Flexibility & Commitment


Approximately 4-5 hours per month, to suit individual Trustees' circumstances

Location/Travel Details

Our offices are on Leith Walk (Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh) and Ferry Road (Home-Start West & South West Edinburgh). Because of Covid restrictions, Trustee Board meetings are being held online for the time being.


Claim form to be completed and authorised.

Accessibility Details

Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs

Application notes

For an application pack please contact