Board Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Remote: Central Scotland
  • Closing 15th August 2024

  • Advertised from 4th July 2024


Up2Us is a dynamic and innovative third sector organisation, recognised by the Care Inspectorate as “going the extra mile” in providing residential care and community support to children and young people who have experienced childhood trauma and need support in their journey to adulthood. We are committed to nurturing the potential of our young people, supporting families, and enhancing the wellbeing of those we care for.

Job Purpose

Being a Trustee is both rewarding and challenging! Our Trustees play a key role in making sure that Up2Us stays true to its mission and values by serving the interests of our young people and families to achieve better life chances, better life experiences and better wellbeing.

It is an exciting time to work with Up2Us as we endeavour to expand our free “Time for Change” project which supports young women, caught up in the Criminal Justice System. We also plan to proceed with building a therapeutic centre named by our young people as “The Ace Space,”. The first Trauma Centre in Scotland will combine a full range of therapeutic, life, leisure, learning, and work skills for young people from one central hub.

As a member of the Up2Us Board you will:

  • be responsible for the strategic, tactical and operational direction of Up2us
  • uphold our values and principles
  • receive reports from the Chief Executive and other staff on Up2Us operations and finances, to inform decision making and make sure that all statutory and legal requirements for Up2Us are met.

Reporting to: Chairperson/ Company Secretary

Board meeting dates: Last Tuesday of each month online (4.00pm-5pm)

Who should apply?

We want a diverse Board of Trustees with a depth and breadth of insight, experience and perspective. We welcome and value people of diverse backgrounds, thinking and skills and we would love to hear from people with skills in:

  • Children and young people's care and support services
  • Finance/Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Communications/ Digital Technologies

Application notes

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact

  • Applications in the form of a tailored CV and covering letter, highlighting your skills and experience pertinent to the role, should arrive no later than 15th August 2024.
  • Please note that the covering letter should be no more than 2 pages of A4 and should summarise your relevant skills and experience and motivations for applying for the role.