Trustee opportunity

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 26th October 2020

  • Advertised from 12th October 2020


The Organisation

Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA) is a membership charity aiming to ensure that everyone understands the fundamental importance of attachment relationships throughout life by:

· Providing training and consultancy in attachment and trauma to practitioners, parents, carers and the wider community

· Providing information through educational resources, conferences, events, social media, website, and newsletters.

Membership is open to all and guided by our values.

SAIA continues to be a successful and developing charity. Over the last 12 months, we have achieved grant funding and the work of SAIA has expanded. We are now looking to increase the number of trustees on the Board.

The Role

Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA) is excited to offer the opportunity for up to 3 individuals to join our Board of Trustees to guide and contribute to the work of SAIA.

We are looking to recruit attachment-informed individuals from across Scotland who are passionate about the work of SAIA. We would especially welcome interest from SAIA Members, and/or from those with expertise in attachment across the lifespan, in health settings, in education and/or in finance/fundraising.

SAIA’s values and in our strategy, we seek to promote diversity and challenge inequality and we would, therefore, also wish to hear from those who offer differing demographic perspectives or with experience in addressing the roots of inequality in our society.

Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and be a high-quality and sustainable resource ‘to all’. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings (currently monthly) plus 2 Development Days, an Annual Conference and the AGM. In addition, it is expected that you would contribute to ongoing development work such as training, research, or awareness raising initiatives. Please note that the work of SAIA, including Board meetings is currently being conducted virtually.

This is a voluntary role (necessary expenses, for example travel, will be paid) but one which requires commitment and dependability, with time commitments currently expected to be up to 10 hours per month. In return as a Trustee you will receive induction and support, an opportunity to shape the work of SAIA, and channel your passion and skill into making all of Scotland attachment informed.

Application notes

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Maggie McManus Development Manager to organised a time.

To apply for the role, please email a copy of your CV to with a covering letter detailing why are you interested in the position of Trustee and what qualities and experience you could bring to the role, by Monday 26th October at 12 noon.

Interviews for the role(s) are expected to take place in the week beginning 2nd November 2020.