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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • St Andrews. Meetings are held in St Andrews and trustees are expected to attend in person.
  • Closing 29th September 2023

  • Advertised from 5th September 2023
  • Salary: Unremunerated voluntary position. Hours: The time commitment is around 8-10 days per annum. Contract: Up to two terms of three years each, commencing on 1 January 2024.


At St Andrews Links Trust we are looking to welcome appoint a new member to our Board of Trustees (Board). We are looking for someone with passion, energy, commitment, and vision. This is an exciting time to join the St Andrews Links Trust as we will celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2024.

About the Board of Trustees

Our Board ensures we are effective in working towards the achievement of the Trust vision, and harnessing our resources to maximum effect and upholding our values.

As a member of the Board you will be an ambassador for the Trust and promote the reputation, vision and purpose of the organisation. You will work with your fellow trustees to ensure the organisation complies with its governing documents, relevant legislation, and regulatory requirements.

As a Trustee, some typical tasks may include:

  • Determining the overall strategic direction and development of the organisation, by agreeing organisational polices, budgets and objectives, and ensuring targets are set and performance is measured against such targets.
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration and stewardship of the organisation including its financial stability.
  • Contributing specific skills, knowledge, or experience to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions.
  • Leading or being a member of committees as requested by the Chair.

Person specification

Candidates must have:

  • The ability to think strategically and to contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • A proven record of using good, independent judgement in effective decision making.
  • Experience of operating within a board or committee structure in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Passion and commitment for the work of the St Andrews Links Trust.

It is desirable for candidates to have skills and experience in any of the following areas:

  • Experience as a charity trustee;
  • The management and supervision of major projects (particularly capital projects);
  • Marketing/ Digital Marketing;
  • Sustainability;
  • Diversity;
  • Community relations;
  • Tourism strategy.

The Trust would welcome applications from all sections of society and in particular from women, LGBT+ people, young people, disabled people and those from minority ethnic communities.


Board meetings are usually held up to six times a year, with Board papers circulated seven days ahead. There is at least one strategy day each year. Meetings take place at St Andrews Links Trust, Pilmour House, St Andrews, KY16 9SF, and trustees are expected to attend in person.

You are also expected to be a Director of one or more of The Trust’s subsidiary companies and to be a committee member of up to three committees. This requires a commitment of an additional 12-14 meetings per year. An illustrative copy of an annual Meeting Programme will be provided to interested candidates.

Outside board board and committee meetings, employees may seek to consult Trustees on particular subjects.

Application notes

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is Friday 29 September 2023

The applicant pack can be accessed here:

To apply, please submit a copy of your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to

Please note that this appointment will be made by Scottish Ministers.