This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh or the Lothians
  • Closing 30th September 2020

  • Advertised from 2nd September 2020


We are looking for Trustees to strengthen our management Board.

The position is unpaid


Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)

Who are we and what do we do?

Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:

● designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;

● working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and

● conducting research on this topic.

With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support. Please consult our website ( and on OSCR ( for more detailed information.

What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?

ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.

We are looking to expand our Board and need trustees with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and mental health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite.

We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:


Fundraising and Events

Monitoring and evaluation


PR, Communications and Marketing

Business and organisational Development

Board meetings take place quarterly, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians but like everyone we are using online communication currently and are likely to continue with this as an option. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.

Application notes

To apply, on a single side of A4 please send us an outline of what interests you in volunteering as a Trustee for ZTA plus a brief summary of the key skills and knowledge you could offer, along with a brief CV to

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact the ZTA chairperson: Joanna Pearce (

Closing date 30th September 2020