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Chair of Board of Management and Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 30th September 2022

  • Advertised from 29th August 2022


We are looking for a new Chair with the vision to lead the charity through a new phase of development.

We are pleased to report that recently secured funding from the Tudor Trust, National Lottery Community Fund, and the Scottish Government’s Victim at the Centre Fund has effectively tripled AMIS’s turnover, and potential impact, for the next three years. We will therefore have greater stability, increased capacity and new services to better support those who need our help.

As an expanding organization we have engaged with the Cranfield Trust to help us bring additional skills and expertise to the board; building our team to meet the demands of our new situation.

This is an exciting time for a new Chair to help build and lead a committed team, and guide our new projects to maximise the very real difference AMIS can make to the lives of men across Scotland who experience domestic or partner abuse, and to their families.


The role of Chair is a voluntary position although reasonable expenses for travel, etc, may be claimed.


The head office of AMIS is located in Dalkeith. Meetings may also be held elsewhere or via Zoom using a hybrid flexible working model.

Time commitment

There are currently six board meetings per year (including an AGM) plus six focus meetings. The current board comprises six trustees. At present board meetings are held every second month; with a focus meeting in alternate months. As AMIS is a small organization trustees are expected to take on some management responsibility. The Chair is expected to communicate regularly with the CEO.

The next AGM will take place in November 2022.

About AMIS

Founded in 2010, AMIS provides Scotland’s only national specialist helpline, involving longer-term casework if needed, for men experiencing domestic or partner abuse. We support individuals aged 16+ who identify as men, and anyone with concerns about such men. AMIS also provides training for other services wishing to learn more about supporting male victims, and engages with policy makers to highlight the need for support provision for all victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Scotland.

AMIS currently employs one full-time and two part-time members of staff. We are utilizing our recently secured funding to recruit new staff members (2.2 FTE equivalent) to increase helpline capacity, launch a new community based support project and increase advocacy work.

Further background information on the charity; its work, challenges and successes may be found in our Annual Report 2021, available from our website


Vision and leadership

  • Provide leadership to the charity and its board
  • Be aware of opportunities and risks applicable to the charity


  • Ensure that governance arrangements are working in the most effective way for the charity, within the agreed constitution and aligning with the purpose and core values of the organisation
  • Develop, in partnership with the CEO, the knowledge and capability of the board trustees. the purpose and core values of the organisation
  • Contribute to trustee recruitment

External Relationships

  • Act as a spokesperson and representative for the cause and the charity at external events
  • Maintain relationships with external stkeholders including media, government, funders, etc

Efficiency and effectiveness

  • Chair meetings and manage the board effectively
  • Maintain a productive working relationship with the CEO

Application notes

Please apply by sending your CV to by 30 Sep; or if you would like more information we can be contacted the same way.

Abused Men In Scotland,Mayfield Farmhouse, 5 Esk View Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 5EA



Office: 0131 447 7449

Helpline: 0330 094 9395

SCIO Charity number SC041467