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Council for Scotland Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 30th October 2020

  • Advertised from 5th October 2020


We Are With You (formerly Addaction) was established in 1967 and since then it has evolved into a substance misuse, mental health and young people’s charity delivering a wide range of clinical, harm reduction and recovery services to some 160,000 people across the UK.

The organisation is led by a UK Board of Trustees, responsible for the overall management of the organisation, its strategic direction, decision making and governance.

The Council for Scotland is a committee of the main We Are With You Board. It is responsible for scrutinising and advising on the work of We Are With You in Scotland, mindful of the distinct Scottish political, health, educational, social work, and legal landscapes. The Council monitors the activities of the Charity in Scotland to ensure that those activities further the Charity’s charitable purpose.

We are currently looking for new members to join the Council to expand the breadth of its skills, expertise and diversity.

We are keen to hear from people with sound business management skills and specialist knowledge in one or more of these areas; health and social care, addictions, mental health, business development/income generation, diversity & inclusion, clinical governance and business marketing.

We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively so welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience.

We are underrepresented by women and people from the BAME/LGBTQ+ backgrounds and would look favourably on such applications.

The Council for Scotland meets quarterly, in the early evening. Council members are also invited to attend other organisational events and encouraged to visit our services in Scotland at least once per year.

This is a voluntary, unremunerated position but we are happy to cover your expenses.

Application notes

If you would like to arrange an informal confidential conversation with our Executive Director Scotland about becoming a Council member please contact Hazel Smith, Business Support Manager Scotland, / 0141 221 8390.

If you are interested in bringing your knowledge and motivation to the table then please provide a detailed CV with a supporting statement, highlighting your relevant skills and expertise that would equip you to support the Council for Scotland.

Applications should be returned by Friday 30 October 2020 to Hazel Smith, Business Support Manager Scotland,