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Board Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th November 2021

  • Advertised from 1st November 2021


Scottish Adoption delivers high quality placement and adoption support services. The bulk of our services are delivered across Edinburgh and the Lothians, although we work with Local Authorities from across Scotland and other parts of the UK. We are an ambitious organisation with strong governance. In recent years we have undertaken a journey of incremental growth, combined with launching a number of adoption support initiatives including our sector leading Adoption Therapy Centre for Children.

Scottish Adoption now has a number of vacancies on our Board and we would love to hear from individuals with leadership expertise, experience and skills in the following areas:

· Social Work

· Fundraising and income generation

· Communications and Marketing

· Ability to offer strategic decision and guidance

In addition to the general duties of all trustees, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the board on new initiatives or other issues relevant to the area of the organisation's work in which the trustee has special expertise.

The main Board meets four times a year and members may be asked to support our sub groups as required. The initial appointment is for a 3 year term with the opportunity for reappointment.

The role is a voluntary one but reasonable expenses can be paid.

Application notes

For full information and an application pack please see our website