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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Renfrew / Remote
  • Closing 27th January 2023

  • Advertised from 5th January 2023


The Organisation

Scottish Attachment in Action is a membership charity aiming to ensure that everyone can understand the fundamental importance of attachment relationships throughout life by:

• Providing training and consultancy in attachment and trauma to practitioners, parents, carers and the wider community

• Providing information through educational resources, conferences, events, research, social media, website, and newsletters.

Scottish Attachment in Action is a small charity with a significant reach and reputation and an exciting range of current areas of influence and work.

We have an exciting and dynamic period ahead including delivering work through investment from the Promise Partnership (CORRA) and Robertson Trust, and in influencing and contributing to policy improvements for children, families, and communities in Scotland.

The Role

We are now looking to co-opt a new Chair to our Board, someone who shares our values and who also brings strategic leadership skills which will complement those within the existing Board.

We especially welcome interest from those with third sector experience in undertaking a similar leadership role in helping organisations navigate periods of change and opportunity. Full role descriptioncan be viewed here.

As Chair you will be required to provide leadership and support to the Board, and ensure its focus on strategic direction, planning and implementation. The role will also require you to share the ambassadorial role of Chair, as well as supervision to one or two members of staff.

Time commitments include attendance at Board meetings (10 per year) plus 2 Development Days, an Annual Conference and the AGM. Our work and meetings are conducted virtually as well as in-person.

This is a voluntary role (necessary expenses, for example travel, will be paid) but one which requires commitment and dependability. Time commitments are currently up to 10 hours per month. In return, as a Trustee you will receive induction and support, an opportunity to shape the work of Scottish Attachment in Action, and channel your passion and skill into making all of Scotland attachment informed.

Application notes

The role would commence in April 2023, with a transitional /handover in the weeks preceding.

If this opportunity aligns with your passions and expertise and you wish to find out more, please email Judy Furnivall our current Chair, for an informal discussion.

To apply for the role, please email a copy of your CV to with a covering letter detailing why are you interested in the role of Chair and what qualities and experience you could bring by Friday 27th January 2023. Interviews for the role are expected to take place in the week beginning 6th February 2023.