This vacancy has now closed

Board Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th April 2024

  • Advertised from 13th March 2024


With alcohol deaths rising and access to treatment at a ten-year low, Alcohol Focus Scotland’s role in advocating and supporting change has never been more important. Our Board has a vital role in ensuring the organisation is well-governed and able to deliver on our strategic plan.

Who we are

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

Who we are looking for

We wish to recruit up to five new Directors to join our Board. In particular, we are looking for individuals who have skills, expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas of policy, practice and governance:

Policy and practice:

  • public health, Alcohol and Drugs Partnerships or alcohol service provision research and or policy development in a relevant field (e.g. alcohol or commercial determinants of health, alcohol marketing)
  • public affairs or campaigns
  • the impact of alcohol on children, young people and families
  • business development and delivery of training to external stakeholders


  • finance and fundraising
  • charity and organisational governance (incl. human resources, equality and diversity, health and safety, data protection)
  • legal knowledge relevant to AFS’s objectives (e.g. licensing law)

AFS is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work and Directors will be appointed on merit. We particularly welcome applications from people who will bring greater diversity to our Board, including from people with lived experience.

These positions are unpaid but travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Application notes

Our application pack contains further information and an application form.

You can apply at any time up to 9 am on Wednesday 10 April 2024.

Please submit your completed application by email to with ‘Director’s application’ in the email header.

We will consider applications and invite people who have the skills, expertise and experience which will complement and add new perspectives to our existing Board to interview.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 22 April 2024.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the work of AFS and the role of a Director, please contact Alison Douglas, Chief Executive on