This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th June 2023

  • Advertised from 19th May 2023



Trustees of the newly formed Montessori Scotland Foundation – affiliated to Edinburgh Montessori Arts School - are looking for additional volunteer trustees to help take this exciting project further.

It is not change itself that poses challenge, but how we cope with change. Using Maria Montessori’s insights, which are practised across the globe, we believe we can help communities of all kinds - children, young people, neurodiverse people, older people and diverse communities - to learn, develop and grow stronger. The aim is to benefit communities in Scotland and our living environment.

  • Experience: we are particularly interested in Trustees with knowledge or experience of business / legal / marketing & PR / finance / voluntary sector / community initiatives including the natural world & caring fields / fundraising or grant seeking. We encourage applications from a range of backgrounds, and you do not need Montessori or previous Board experience. Passion and/or lived experience are also interesting for us.
  • The Trustee role is about bringing your enthusiasm and experience forward. Your support will help ensure robust growth so the new Foundation can make an impact in communities for decades to come.
  • Benefits:fascinating work with an enthusiastic team. Scope to help set strategic direction.
  • Time Commitment: we meet online each fortnight (1 hour) and 2-3 times per year in person. This is a volunteer role and is not paid. Agreed travel and associated expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Service: Trustees serve for a 3-year term (renewable).

Application notes

To apply, please send an email indicating why you are interested and your CV to

For info: short background info on the Montessori approach & about theEdinburgh Montessori Arts School.

Applicants must be eligible to be appointed as a charity trustee based on the conditions laid out in Section 69 of the Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. The EMAS Foundation is converting from a Charitable Trust to a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation).