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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Lothian
  • Closing 20th October 2023

  • Advertised from 26th September 2023


Lothian Community Transport Services (LCTS) is a small, but ambitious charity, providing community transport services to the City of Edinburgh and the Lothians. The community transport sector currently finds itself in an exciting time of change and progression, with a focus on sustainability and an emphasis on working towards net zero targets. LCTS is also undergoing changes, we have an organisational commitment to diversifying our services whilst maintaining our commitment to inclusion and accessibility.

Our Board of Trustees and our Committee members play a key role in the oversight of the charity, ensuring that it delivers against its charitable objectives, is financially sustainable, has strong governance and safeguards the reputation and values of the organisation.

If you have an interest in our services, our client base, or our mission, and would like to volunteer your time with us, we’d love to hear from you.

What are we looking for?

We currently have vacancies for the following roles;

  • Chair of the Trustee Board
  • Trustees
  • Finance Committee members
  • People and Operations Committee members

We are looking for inspiring people, who can join us and help ensure we are delivering our strategy and making a real impact and shaping the future of LCTS.

The Chair

We are looking to recruit a new individual with the skills and experience to act as a key individual for our organisation, lead the Board of Trustees while promoting good governance, and provide effective and empowering support to our CEO.

Trustees and Committee members will be expected;

  • To assist the Chair in providing Board leadership on specific areas of strategic direction.
  • To act as an effective champion for LCTS.
  • To ensure that LCTS is representative of the communities we serve.
  • To oversee and ensure the implementation of LCTS policies.
  • To ensure effective corporate governance, risk management and financial management of LCTS.
  • To uphold the highest ethical standards of integrity and comply with the Board’s Code of Conduct.

What can we offer?

We provide a full trustee induction and warm welcome to LCTS. We can offer opportunities for professional development and experience, alongside support from a well-established trustee board. We offer a hybrid meeting format, so you do not need to live locally to our office bases in Portobello or Dalkeith. WE ask that trustees and committee members attend our AGM in person and expenses are provided. We aim to provide a balanced workload and share tasks equally. Committee and board meetings take place on a quarterly basis.

LCTS is committed to increasing the diversity of our Board and team and welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and faith.

Application notes

If you would like further information or have any questions, please contact Kim Ward, CEO, at

To apply, please email the following to Kim Ward, CEO:

  • an up to date CV
  • a covering letter or pre-recorded video application, stating why you are an ideal fit for our Board, stating whether you wish to become a committee member or trustee and if you are happy to be considered for the position of Chair.
  • two professional referees (we will only contact your referees if you are invited to join the Board).