This vacancy has now closed

Board Member and Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th November 2020

  • Advertised from 21st October 2020


Our vision is to promote a better quality of life and wellbeing for our clients and their families through supporting them to develop strong positive relationships. Further details about us can be found on We are excited at the prospect of welcoming new trustees as we consider how to take Scotland’s longest established relationship counselling charity forward in the novel environment created by Covid19.

Our new trustees will be joining us at a significant time in the charity’s evolution. We responded to the Covid19 lockdown by migrating counselling to video and phone platforms for clients who would previously have met their counsellors face to face. Since then, our expertise in distress- and trauma-informed support counselling has enabled Bright Light’s counsellors to help people not only with their relationships but also to manage the personal and anxiety-provoking challenges of the Covid19 lockdown and ongoing restrictions and uncertainties. These extraordinary circumstances also necessitated changes in where and how Bright Light’s staff work. The coming year will therefore be one of meeting challenges but also of identifying and pursuing new opportunities as we embark on the development of our new strategic plan and grow our virtual and phone counselling support.

This is a voluntary role and out of pocket expenses will be met. Bright Light is committed to equality and diversity, and we would encourage applications from people from all walks of life.

Application notes

If you wish to submit an application, please send your CV and covering letter and a completed Equalities Monitoring form (below) to our CEO, Julie Hogg Weld at . Please note that if we offer you a position as trustee, your appointment will be subject to satisfactory references.

Applications can be sent to: or via post to

Julie Hogg-Weld

9a Dundas Street

Edinburgh EH3 6QG