Trustee Opportunity

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th October 2019

  • Advertised from 18th September 2019


We would like to hear from energetic professionals who are able to help the charity set, develop and deliver its strategy, transforming the lives of the individuals we work with.

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland is a unique organisation – as we are Scotland's only open-to-all bereavement charity. Our work offers bereaved people the vital support they so badly need when someone close dies. We have a proven record of providing personalised, quality support to bereaved adults and children across Scotland over the last 50 years. During 2018-19 we delivered over 5,000 counselling sessions across Scotland – this support is provided by a skilled volunteer workforce – supported by only 13 members of staff.

This is an exciting time for the charity, and we have ambitious plans for growth and development and are looking to further strengthen our Board of Directors in order that they can guide our success.

The role of the Board of Directors is crucial to the success of Cruse Scotland, providing good governance, guidance and leadership at the highest level of the charity. We are seeking people with relevant expertise, with the time and commitment to devote to this challenging role and who share our values as an organisation. We are particularly interested in hearing from dynamic professionals who are looking for opportunities to broaden their own experience; improve their own career prospects and/or share their existing knowledge. We are particularly keen, but not exclusively, to hear from those with existing or previous careers in one of the following:

  • Government
  • Charity Policy
  • Hospice / Palliative Care
  • Counselling Training
  • Bereavement Supervision / Counselling Supervision
  • Children & Young People’s Counselling
  • Spiritual Care / Chaplaincy
  • Charitable Fundraising

Application notes

If this opportunity interests you and you want to make a difference please contact our Chief Operating Officer, Fiona Arnott-Barron, to request an information pack.

Email: or Tel: 01738 444178

Closing date for applications: Friday, 18th October 2019

We very much look forward to hearing from you!