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Board Trustees x 3 (Non-renumerated)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd October 2023

  • Advertised from 5th September 2023


Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation that works to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities. For over 50 years we have supported people at all stages in the justice system in Scotland, helping them to find paths to positive change.

Our aim is to provide people with hope, empowerment and protection, resulting in safer communities.

At present society is facing a number of challenges which create pressures that can lead to people becoming involved in the criminal justice system. It is imperative that Sacro continues to thrive as the support we provide has never been more needed. Should you choose to become a member of our Board, you will have the opportunity to dedicate your time, skills, and experience to empowering people, giving hope and protection, and helping to build safer communities.

We are committed to inclusivity and encouraging diversity of thought, background and experience. We are looking to recruit 3 new board members who will ensure the effective governance of Sacro as a charity so that it meets its legal obligations, manages risks, and grows and develops its vital range of services. As a board, we bring diverse skills, experiences, and styles, but we all share a commitment to the values, aims and goals of Sacro. We believe that everyone has the right to the opportunity for positive change and we do not judge.

Previous board experience is not a pre-requisite, and we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds who bring relevant experience, including lived experience and a passion to make a lasting difference. Our new board members should be committed to our mission and organisational values and bring one or more of the following areas of expertise:

• Knowledge of the justice sector or involvement in working with people in crisis (e.g. homelessness, domestic abuse sectors) in Scotland

• Accountancy or strategic financial management experience

• Business Development / Income diversification

• Public Affairs, Public Relations and/or external communication

• Front-line service development and delivery

If you join us, we strongly believe that Sacro will benefit, you will benefit and most importantly the people who use our services will benefit.

Application notes

To learn more about this unique opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives please review the full role profile below or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained recruitment advisors, via

Interested candidates should provide a CV and covering letter, outlining their interest and suitability, to

Closing date for applications – Monday 3rd October