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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th June 2022

  • Advertised from 26th May 2022


Making Rights Real is a new human rights organisation in Scotland that works with communities and grassroots activists to deliver human rights for everyone. We launched in 2020 and thanks to funding from Corra Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, appointed our first Director and Associate to lead setting up the organisation and developing initiatives with community groups.

We are keen to extend our board.

We have set up Making Rights Real to be a kind, fun and useful organisation.

Our Values are based on core human rights values of dignity and respect, all our work is underpinned by the principles of a human rights based approach. We are known for:

  • Our commitment to the meaningful and inclusive participation of people who most need change, using a friendly and accessible approach.
  • Our fearlessness and ambition for practical and impactful change, by holding power to account.
  • Using our skills and expertise at the service of people who most need change.

We are looking for new Board members who will help us shape the organisation and decide how we should invest our time.

We are also looking for someone who loves numbers and finance to join as our Treasurer.

We would particularly value people with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Living with human rights concerns
  • Experience of accessing justice for issues you have experienced
  • Digital services and strategy
  • Media relations and communications
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Accounts and budgets

More than anything though, it is your enthusiasm and commitment to social justice and human rights that we need.

The role of Trustee / Board Member may be carried out online or in person.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please see below or visit our website.

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Applications are open to 5pm on Wednesday 15h June 2022

We are hosting an informal online information session on Monday 6th June 2022 at 6pm-7pm to meet some of our current Board members and find out more about the role. Please email to book a place.

For an informal discussion about being a Trustee please contact Jo Ferrie, Chair

We look forward to hearing from you.