Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th December 2021

  • Advertised from 18th November 2021


Are you passionate about supporting families?

Do you have a background in tackling inequality and promoting diversity?

Do you want to share your experience, skills and expertise with us?

We are seeking a new Board member!

Scottish Families supports anyone who is concerned about someone else’s drug or alcohol use. We were established in 2003 by families themselves, who came together to support each other and to campaign for recognition. Our five Outcomes are that Families are Supported, Included, Recognised, Connected to Communities and a Movement for Change.

We are a national charity based in Glasgow and working right across Scotland. We provide a free national Helpline, one-to-one Telehealth support, bereavement counselling for anyone affected by drug or alcohol related death, and local family support services. We also deliver workforce development, a Connecting Families programme, communications and policy/campaigning work.

We are Scotland’s leading charity supporting families affected by substance use, and are recognised by the Scottish Government as one of their Nationally Commissioned Organisations (NCOs) for alcohol and drugs. We are funded through a combination of Government grants, commissioned services, charitable trusts and fundraising.

To strengthen our Board membership, we are seeking an additional Board member with experience, skills and expertise in tackling inequality and promoting diversity. This follows on from a recent review of our approach to equality and diversity at Scottish Families.

You should be available to attend quarterly meetings. Board meetings are currently being held online via Zoom, but in future we plan to return to a combination of online and in person meetings (at our national office in Glasgow city centre). Meetings are held on Saturday mornings and the schedule is set well in advance. Please read the Board Member Role Description for further information on what is expected of all of our Board members.

Application notes

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Closing date: 5pm, Monday 13 December 2021