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

  • Advertised from 3rd October 2023


Join the SCVO Board of Trustees

SCVO is looking for a new trustee, elected from our membership, to join our Board. We invite nominations from our membership community so we can then hold a members’ vote to fill those vacancies at our annual general meeting (AGM) in December.

Our trustees play a key role in making sure that SCVO stays true to its mission and values, serving the interests of our members and the wider voluntary sector. Our trustees also make sure that SCVO’s governance is maintained to a high standard.

The SCVO Board is made up of up to 11 trustees. Six trustees are elected from our membership and five trustees, including our convener, are co-opted. Being a trustee is both rewarding and challenging, as we operate in an ever-changing environment with precarious funding – just like most other voluntary organisations. As a member of the SCVO Board you will:

  • be responsible for the strategic direction of SCVO.
  • uphold SCVO’s values.
  • promote the role of the voluntary sector wherever appropriate.
  • receive reports from the Chief Executive and other staff on SCVO’s operations and finances, making recommendations as required.
  • make sure that all statutory requirements for SCVO are met.
  • agree on co-options to the Board of Trustees.

We want a diverse Board of Trustees with a depth and breadth of insight, experience and perspective. We welcome and value people of different backgrounds, thinking and skills and we encourage SCVO members from all backgrounds to apply for these vacancies.

We want our Board of Trustees to be representative of the wonderfully diverse voluntary sector community and of Scottish society. With your input to the Board, we can think creatively and find fresh ways to help us better meet the needs of our members and the voluntary sector.

At SCVO, we are exploring how to be an anti-racist organisation, so this year we are particularly interested in nominations of individuals who have experience and motivation to support us on that journey.

If you work for one of our member organisations, we’d love to hear from you.

Application notes

The deadline to apply is 5.00pm on Friday 20 October 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit our Board of Trustees vacancies page.

If you’d like an informal chat about the vacancies, we’d be happy to hear from you. Please contact:

Andrew Burns, SCVO Board of Trustees Convener –

Anna Fowlie, SCVO Chief Executive –