Director/Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Nominally Edinburgh, but happy for board members to participate virtually
  • Closing 10th January 2022


  • Advertised from 25th November 2021
  • Unpaid (but reasonable expenses will be covered)

Role

About Children in Scotland:

Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.

By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.

We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights. Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.

What are we looking for:

We are looking for five new directors to join the board of Scotland’s largest national membership body for individuals and organisations seeking to improve the lives of children and young people. We want to appoint talented and committed individuals who believe in our vision is that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish.

As an organisation we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all our work and, through this recruitment, will be seeking to bring people with diverse skills and backgrounds on to the board. As part of that, we are actively trying to change the age profile of our board: of the five new appointments, we are looking for two younger directors (up to age 26). We have developed a supportive board environment so, if this is your first time putting yourself forward as a charity trustee, this could be the right place for you. All new directors will be given the induction and ongoing support necessary to be able to fully contribute to the board and its decision-making.

We would be particularly pleased to hear from people who have skills in the areas of Children’s Rights, Finance and Fundraising. However, if you don‘t have these specific skills and experience, please still consider applying. If you are enthusiastic, committed and have an interesting set of skills to bring to the board, you still might be the right person for us.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website or get in touch with us by emailing our Administrative Coordinator Laura McKale at recruitment@childreninscotland.org.uk if you would like to have a chat about the roles.

Closing date: Monday 10 January at 8:30am.