Board Chairperson

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th September 2022

  • Advertised from 3rd August 2022


Venture Trust is a personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who are struggling with many and complex circumstances to overcome these barriers and realise their potential.

Our vision is that “Everyone, irrespective of their past, can achieve their potential for a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. More people, who are ready for change, are able to build the foundations to thrive and succeed for the long term.” Together we can realise this vision by offering intensive learning and development in communities, greenspaces and the Scottish wilderness, which helps support people to gain life skills, stability and confidence.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Chair who can lead the Board’s contribution in the next phase of our journey and help create a positive legacy for the future. Specifically, someone who brings with them:

  • Passion for supporting people, aged 16 years and over, to overcome barriers and realise their full potential.
  • Experience at Board (or equivalent) level of leading strategy discussions and a focus on achieving the core charitable purpose.
  • Experience of the governance requirements of a charity board and an ability to scrutinise management and financial information to ensure decision-making is sound.
  • Effective advocacy skills which will help the charity maintain its stature within Scotland as a key delivery partner.
  • Knowledge of the political, social and economic context that Venture Trust operates within.

This is a voluntary role in a national third sector organisation that has important stature in Scotland. Applications are welcome from all those who feel they meet the published essential criteria.

Application notes

For full details of the role and how to apply, please download a recruitment pack from our website.

Closing Date: noon on Wednesday 7th September 2022