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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th May 2022

  • Advertised from 4th May 2022
  • Requirements: aged 18 to approximately 35 at time of application, and strong connection to Scotland. Time commitment: 8 - 15 hours per month, dependent on Board priorities & individual availability.
  • Expenses are reimbursed.


We empower young people to take action on the climate crisis. Since 2014, we have been doing this through engaging, educating, and empowering Scotland’s young people - who we call Young Leaders.

We equip young people aged approximately 18 to approximately 35 with the skills and knowledge they need to collectively lead Scotland in the transition to a just and sustainable society.

2050 Climate Group established as a charity in February 2017. Our registered charitable purpose is the advancement of education on climate change issues and leadership skills with the aspiration of engaging, educating and empowering the next generation of leaders to take action on climate change, thereby advancing environmental protection and improvement. So far in our organisation’s short history we have achieved significant successes, such as:

The 2050 Climate Group Board is responsible for governing the organisation. They are responsible for growing the overall impact of the charity, and for overseeing our 3-year strategic plan.

It is a core value that our organisation is for young people and run by young people. We lead by example with regards to promoting young people and pursuing equality and inclusion through our Board.

The role of a Trustee offers you the opportunity to develop personally and professionally and contribute to a significant and growing climate movement in Scotland. We offer opportunities for skills development, training and leadership. As a Trustee, you will also have the opportunity to publicly represent the organisation and meet high profile stakeholders. In addition, we are very proud of our well-being focused organisational culture that we foster, so joining our Board also means joining a supportive, friendly, and ambitious network of young people. The role is unpaid, but we reimburse travel expenses for attending meetings, when in person.

Ultimately, we care less about the number of years of experience you have and especially value the perspectives and skills you can bring to our organisation. We have only two requirements: you are aged around 18- approximately 35 when you apply, and you have a strong connection to Scotland.

We are looking to recruit a number of Trustee positions that fall under the following categories:

  • Trustees who bring in specific skills:We are looking to recruit a number of trustees, but are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with skills in financial management, governance/leadership, business development,andmanaging human resources. If you have skills in one or more of these areas, please specify this in your application.
  • Trustees who bring in varied perspectives. We recognise that young people are a diverse group and want our Board of Trustees to be representative of Scotland’s diverse communities. We are particularly interested in applicants that would bring in varied perspectives. This might be due to your life experience, ethnic or social background, physical or neurological differences, or anything else you feel relevant.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

Application notes

For the full role description and how to apply, download the “2050 Climate Group - Trustee Role Description” file below

Our deadline for applications is Friday 20th May at 10pm.

We understand applying for a role like this can be daunting - organise a chat with us if you are unsure whether to apply. We also acknowledge that our recruitment process could be more accessible. Please get in touch with if you have any questions or are facing any barriers to apply. We can discuss this further with you to ensure no one is at a disadvantage due to our processes. Getting in touch will not influence the outcome of your application.