The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Perth and Kinross Association has just marked 30 very successful years. As we move
ahead we are seeking enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated people to join our Board of Trustees.
Would you like to help us grow further and achieve our mission of helping to improve the lives of young people with
additional support needs?
A registered SCIO, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Perth and Kinross Association (PKDofE) provides young people and
families in the Perth and Kinross local authority region with unique opportunities to discover themselves and
build the confidence and skills they need to realise their potential.
Since August 2018 we have embarked on a unique and ambitious programme of direct, close support work with young
people called the Starfish Way. Thanks to the wonderful owners of Megginch Castle, near Errol, the young people
we support can enjoy the space and tranquillity of the walled garden, orchard, and wilder spaces of the estate
whilst working towards certificated Awards.
Together, the Starfish Way, Megginch Castle and our team of dedicated and compassionate staff offer a safe,
therapeutic and beautifully nurturing learning environment where young people can feel secure, find hope, grow
in confidence and ultimately thrive and achieve.
By the end of a season with us, the vast majority of young people achieve either a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a John
Muir Award, a First Aid certificate, a Saltire Award or a National Navigation Award. Often, more than one! Even
just completing a section of an award can be a truly remarkable achievement which they may never have believed
possible before, but which opens up a world of new possibilities and opportunities to them.
Our Board of Trustees:
At PKDofE, we have a wonderful team of hard working staff, a heart to make a difference, and a vision of how to do
it. At the helm is a small but energetic Board of charity trustees who come from different backgrounds and bring
a broad range of skills and experience to the organisation. The Board meets 4 times a year whilst also engaging
with each other and staff digitally and in person on a regular basis.
Role and requirements:
We are seeking to grow our board and expand its skillset with enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated people who care
deeply about helping young people to become the best they can be. As we move ahead and seek to deliver our new
strategy, you will join at an exciting time.
We welcome interest from all career stages and backgrounds but we are particularly keen to recruit two individuals at
this time with expertise in either Human Resources, Scottish charity governance or fundraising. Being a Duke of
Edinburgh or John Muir Award holder is not a necessity, but an understanding and appreciation of the Award
schemes is important.
Being located in the central belt of Scotland is preferred, however, not essential as digital attendance at meetings
is available. The role is non-remunerated but reasonable expenses can be reimbursed with any training and
Perth & Kinross Duke of Edinburgh Award is an inclusive charity and we welcome applications from people of all
ages, and from all communities. No previous Trustee experience is needed.