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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Meetings held in Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th March 2023

  • Advertised from 25th January 2023


Victim Support Scotland (VSS) continues to be at the forefront of providing emotional, practical and financial support for anyone affected by crime.

Our services are available throughout Scotland, both in local communities and in the courts. With a new strategy in place which will guide the organisation towards 2026 the organisation is building on solid foundations already established.

Whether an experienced Trustee or new to this position, you will have an interest in social justice, and regardless of the skillset you bring, it is your determination and commitment which will support this organisation to deliver its four strategic pillars.

We are seeking Trustees who can bring skills in Criminal Justice; Digital and IT; Finance; or Health.

Third sector experience would be beneficial, as would an understanding of governance and stewardship of organisations.

Purpose: Use your skills and expertise to drive the strategy of VSS, ensuring all activity is in line with the charity’s core mission and working collaboratively with other Trustees and the Chair. All trustees have legal duties and responsibilities under the Trustees’ Charity & Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. See OSCR guidance Charity Trustee Duties.

You will:

• Decide the organisation’s strategic direction, mission and priorities.

• Take all reasonable steps to achieve the organisation’s strategy, mission and priorities.

• Ensure that VSS complies with its governing documents, charity law and other relevant legislation.

• Ensure that the organisation is managed in accordance with the decisions of the Board and its strategic priorities, making effective use of resources. • Ensure that all staff, volunteers and members act in a manner consistent with the charitable purposes of VSS. • Scrutinise, evaluate and account for the organisation’s performance

• Ensure that there is an effective risk management system in operation to safeguard the organisation’s sustainability, financial and otherwise, and to protect its assets and reputation.

• Maintain open and transparent methods of selection for Board and Office Bearer appointments and that of staff at all levels.

• Regularly review the performance of the Board, the Chair and individual Trustees.

• Take appropriate disciplinary action as required in relation to any member who is in serious or persistent breach of that code.

• Always act in the interests of the organisation.

• To safeguard the good name and values of VSS.

• To adhere to the VSS trustee code of conduct.

• Adherence to Guidance for charity trustees as produced by OSCR.

Trustees will typically serve a term of three years, but can be eligible for reappointment by the Board.

Application notes

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact email

Applications in the form of a tailored CV and covering letter, highlighting your skills and experience pertinent to the role, should arrive no later than Sunday 12th March 2023 and be sent to

Please note that the covering letter should be no more than 2 pages of A4 and should summarise your relevant skills and experience and motivations for applying for the role.

Stage 1 interviews: 23rd March 2023.

To download an application pack, please go to: