This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th March 2020

  • Advertised from 13th March 2020


The Society was established in 1805 and now operates under a Royal Charter granted in 1903. It has charitable status and manages Trust funds of over £4m which are used to provides financial support to individuals who are unable to work because of illness and are living in their own homes. Currently around 164 people benefit from an annuity

The Board is now seeking to appoint at least two additional Directors to its Board to act as Charity Trustees and hopes to receive applications from a wide range of talented people irrespective of their religion or belief, gender, age, gender identity,

disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, political belief, relationship status or caring responsibilities.

We have recently undergone a governance review and whilst all applications are appreciated, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our Board:

• Women

• People from Black & Minority Ethnic backgrounds

• People under fifty

• People with disabilities.

A priority is to increase the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board so we more closely reflect the communities we work with and are opened up to new perspectives. While we appreciate that no single Board member can have all of these, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds:

Healthcare professional with community experience

Welfare & social care

Financial and/or Investment Management

More detail is available in the Role Profile which is available to download below.

This is a voluntary role is not remunerated. Reasonable expenses may be paid in accordance with the Society’s policies.

Application notes

To apply please submit a CV with a covering letter (not more than two pages) explaining your relevant experience and why you are applying for the role to The closing date is Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 5pm.