Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh & Glasgow but with the ability to attend remotely
  • Closing 24th August 2020

  • Advertised from 22nd July 2020


The Society was founded in 1847 and provides financial assistance to single women over the age of 50, living in Scotland and experiencing financial hardship. Last year we disbursed £1.3 million to 1023 beneficiaries.

We are looking for new Trustees to join our General Committee to serve for an initial 3 to 4-year term with the opportunity for reappointment. The Committee meets 4 times a year, alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow but with the ability to attend remotely.

Trustees are not remunerated but expenses are reimbursed.

We would welcome applications from individuals with expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Welfare delivery and / or grant making to individuals
  • Knowledge of welfare policy and /or the effects of poverty
  • Accountancy
  • Background in general legal practice.

We are also interested to hear from individuals with other relevant skills who would be interested in contributing to the work of the Society.

We would particularly welcome applications from those based in the West or North of Scotland and we are committed to being an equal opportunities organisation.

Application notes

The closing date is 24th August and we hope to interview on 7th September but we are always interested on hearing from interested candidates at any time.

For further information, including how to apply, please download the document below or visit or contact the Chief Executive via

The Society is a Registered Scottish Charity No: SC016095