This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 27th January 2023

  • Advertised from 21st December 2022


Cruse Scotland is a unique organisation – as we are Scotland's only open-to-all bereavement charity. Our work offers bereaved people the vital support they so badly need when someone close dies. We have a proven record of providing personalised, quality support to bereaved adults and children across Scotland over the last 50 years. During 2021-22 we delivered over 5,000 counselling sessions across Scotland – all of which was this provided by a skilled volunteer workforce – supported by just 21 members of staff.

This is an exciting time for the charity, and we have a new 5 year strategy with ambitious plans for growth and development and are looking to further strengthen our Board of Directors in order that they can guide our success.

The role of the Board of Directors is crucial to the success of Cruse Scotland, providing good governance, guidance and leadership at the highest level of the charity. We are seeking people with relevant expertise, with the time and commitment to devote to this challenging role and who share our values as an organisation. We are particularly interested in hearing from dynamic professionals who are looking for opportunities to broaden their own experience; improve their own career prospects and/or share their existing knowledge.

We are particularly keen, but not exclusively, to hear from those with existing or previous careers in one of the following:

• Business


• Government

• Charity Policy

• Sales and Marketing

• Spiritual Care / Chaplaincy

• Charitable Fundraising

• Communications

• Funeral Director

Application notes

If this opportunity interests you and you want to make a real difference to bereaved people in Scotland, please contact our Office Manager, email: or tel: 01738 444178 to request an application pack or to arrange an informal conversation with our Chief Executive, Fiona Arnott-Barron

Cruse Scotland strives to create a fair and inclusive organisational culture. In our commitment towards Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics who are under-represented in our trustee membership

Closing date to applications: Friday 27th January 2023