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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Meetings are currently held remotely
  • Closing 4th June 2021

  • Advertised from 7th May 2021


Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland (SOHTIS) is looking to recruit new Trustees to join our Board. Ideally, we would value applicants with experience in the following areas, other expertise will also be considered: IT, Financial Management, Local Government and Marketing & Communications.

About our Organisation

SOHTIS is a Scottish Registered Charity and Limited Company by guarantee. Our main mission is to ensure the recovery and long-term wellbeing of survivors of human trafficking in Scotland. Supporting them to rebuild their lives, minimising the risk of re-trafficking and empowering their integration into society. See SOHTIS – Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland for further information.

We are a small but dynamic and visionary organisation, using our influence to strengthen policy and practice in Scotland. The organisation is governed by a group of dedicated Trustees who are invited to serve a four year term, at the end of which time they may be eligible for re-election.

The role is voluntary and unpaid, however, we hope that working with our team to see freedom and transformation in the lives of the most vulnerable people in our communities will be a rewarding experience.

Time Commitment

The Trustees meet on a quarterly basis to shape organisational strategy and provide accountability and governance. In addition, there may be one or two additional meetings on specific topics should the need arise. Meetings are currently held remotely and it is anticipated that this may be a more convenient way of meeting in the future. Between meetings, Trustees provide advice and guidance on their specific areas of expertise.

The Board of Trustees is also supported by our Advisory Group of experts. Our Development Manager reports to the Board and supports our passionate team of staff, consultants and a growing team of volunteers.

The Candidates

We are looking for individuals who will:

  • demonstrate: integrity, acceptance, leadership and compassion
  • commit time and effort to SOHTIS
  • provide strategic vision
  • demonstrate good, independent judgement
  • have the ability to think creatively
  • are willing to speak their mind
  • work effectively as part of a team An understanding of human trafficking in Scotland is an advantage but not essential.

Application notes

To apply please complete our electronic application form and return it to Joy Gillespie, Development Manager by email:

See more information in our Trustee Recruitment Pack.

All applicants will be considered by our board and will receive a written response.

You may be invited to meet with the Board to discuss your application further.

If you would like to have an informal discussion prior to submitting your application please contact Joy Gillespie at the email address above.

Application Deadline: Close of business, 4 June 2021