This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th August 2022

  • Advertised from 24th May 2022


ACE IT Scotland seeks a new Chairperson to lead the Board into 2025 and potentially beyond. This flourishing Edinburgh-based charity provides coaching and support for people over 50 to access the digital world. The charity has a small but enthusiastic group of staff, a team of over 25 volunteers and a strong, committed Board of Trustees. This is an exciting time to join; two years of Covid restrictions have shown just how important digital skills technology is for the wellbeing, connectivity and active involvement of older people.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure that ACE IT Scotland pursues its goals as laid out in our Strategy 2026
  • Ensure the effective and efficient management and administration of ACE IT Scotland
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Board of Trustees, including facilitating meetings and AGM
  • Liaise closely with the Manager to keep an overview of the organisation’s affairs
  • Support the development of ACE IT Scotland future operating models and future strategic plan revisions
  • Advocate for and represent the organisation at external events

Person specification:


  • Prior experience of governance and boards
  • Experience in strategic leadership roles and design/implementation of strategic change
  • Knowledge of charity governance & duties of charity trustees
  • Experience of change & improvement processes and approaches
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Sound and independent judgement
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to understand financial records and accounts


  • Previous Chair and/or Non-Executive Director experience
  • Experience of improving Board effectiveness
  • Sectoral experience and knowledge (charity/social care specifically older people)
  • Staff development and service design experience (in the charitable sector)
  • Experience of advocating for/promoting a charitable organisation
  • Understanding of peer-based working environments
  • Awareness of challenges older people face

Time commitment

10-12 hours a month, including meeting preparation and contribution towards sub-committee business. This includes 4 board meetings per annum and the AGM.

The minimum term expected as Chairperson is 3 years.

Please download the full Role Description for more details.

Application notes

Applications should be made to

Please send a completed application form, CV and GDPR permission

Our current chairperson and manager will be happy to discuss this opportunity further. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with Iain Couper by calling 0131 667 2053 or emailing

This is an unpaid role. Reasonable travel expenses can be claimed on a quarterly basis.