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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Remote
  • Closing 11th July 2023

  • Advertised from 13th June 2023


Can you help us achieve our vision: ‘a Scotland where all parents and families are valued and supported to give children the best possible start in life’?

This an exciting opportunity to join a small yet powerful charity dedicated to influencing policy and practice for parents, children, and families.


Parenting Across Scotland (PAS) is a membership organisation that supports parents and families. We find out what matters to parents and families and what they need, and we raise this with policymakers including politicians. We also share research, policy and good practice with people who work with families. We support the development of innovative national test solutions such as the recent Open Kindergarten model of support to parents and caregivers. The charity has made a significant difference since setting up in 2008, and has contributed to important changes in public policy for parents and caregivers.

Our members are major charities that work with children and families: Aberlour, Children in Scotland, Contact Scotland, Families Affected by Drugs and Alcohol, Families Outside, Home-Start, One Parent Families Scotland, Relationships Scotland, and Scottish Adoption. Their diversity allows us to bring depth and resonance when we advocate on behalf of parents.

We are entering a new phase.

We have refined our strategy in recent months and are recruiting a new chief executive to put it into action. Elements of our strategy include diversifying our sources of income and bringing sharper focus to our work programme. We want PAS to contribute significantly to improving families’ lives and the longer-term outcomes for children and young people.

What we are looking for

We are recruiting new members to our board of trustees to help us achieve our vision and strategy. This an exciting opportunity to join a small yet powerful charity dedicated to influencing policy and practice for parents, children and families. New trustees will have the chance to develop their own skills and interests while working with fellow trustees to guide and support the new chief executive. You will receive any training you need to carry out this valued role.

We are looking for new members with a variety of experience and skills, and from all walks of life. We would particularly welcome individuals with a background in:

· generating income

· developing policy

· business development

· finance

· research around parenting/parents/children and families

Application notes

Please send your CV with a letter which outlines why you are interested in being a trustee with PAS and what you would bring to the role to:

If you would like an informal chat about being a PAS trustee, please contact Margaret Gibb, interim CEO: