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Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th October 2020

  • Advertised from 6th October 2020


Thank you for your interest in the post of Board member.

Our trustees play an important strategic role in developing the organisational goals that help shape our direction of travel as one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities, and we’re currently looking for new people to join our team of board members.

This year is especially exciting for us as we embark on the development of our new strategic plan and a brand refresh. Our new trustees will be joining us at a significant time in our growth when our expertise in distress and trauma informed support has seen us partner in some high profile national projects including the Scottish Government’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group, Future Pathways and Distress Brief Intervention. Our innovative I.ROC wellbeing toolkit is a unique hallmark for our ‘Penumbra Approach’ to mental health recovery, earning our place in sector as a well-respected and forward thinking mental health charity, and key influencer in policy and practice.

If you believe in the third sector as a powerful driver for social change and if you feel passionately about being a part of developing the future direction of mental health services and policy in Scotland, then we want to hear from you.

This is a voluntary role and out of pocket expenses will be met. Penumbra is committed to equality and diversity, and we would encourage applications from people from all walks of life including people who have their own or their families experience of mental ill health.

Application notes

All applicants should submit a CV and complete the personal statement form.

In order to assist you with your application we have enclosed:

• Background information on Penumbra

• An overview of the Ordinary Board member

• Personal statement form (word doc)

I hope you will find these documents informative when applying for the role.

Applications can be sent to: or via post to

Anne Wilson


Norton Park Centre

57 Albion Road



If you would like to speak to the Chief Executive informally about this position please contact

us on 0131 475 2588 to arrange a suitable time for this.

Good luck with your application.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Henderson

Chief Executive