This vacancy has now closed

Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th June 2023

  • Advertised from 19th May 2023
  • Salary: unpaid, travel expenses can be claimed.


Scottish Book Trust is recruiting up to three Trustees to the Board to aid our ongoing development as one of Scotland's best loved charities.

Have you got what it takes?

Scottish Book Trust believes that reading and writing for pleasure has the power to transform lives, from supporting mental health and wellbeing to breaking the poverty cycle, improving employability, and inspiring creativity.

As Scotland’s only national reading charity, our mission is to ensure people living in Scotland have equal access to books and, every year, we deliver our world-class programmes and annual awards to well over two million people. From introducing books and storytelling to pre-school children to inspiring and empowering adult readers and writers, we believe it's never too early – or too late – to begin a magical journey with words.

We believe that Trustees with different backgrounds and experience are more likely to encourage debate and to make better decisions. We are looking for people who will be passionate supporters of our mission, whose lived experience can help shape the impact of our programmes and improve how we engage with our beneficiaries.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience of:

  • working for or in partnership with local authorities
  • the social and educational effects of poverty
  • fundraising and building a donor base
  • financial planning and oversight
  • working for or in partnership with the Scottish Government.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 5th June, 12:00 PM

Applicants are invited to apply with a CV and a brief letter outlining their interest in the charity and how they would contribute to the organisation.

Applications should be sent to by June 5th, 2023.

Candidates selected will be invited to interview with the Chair, Trustees and Senior Management Team during June.

Please see Scottish Book Trust’s Trustee recruitment pack for further details