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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th December 2023

  • Advertised from 13th November 2023


Would you like to be part of an organisation which, in the words of one service user, saves lives?

NEECS was established in 1995 to support the people of North East Edinburgh improve their mental wellbeing. We provide free and donation based one-to-one professional counselling for young people and adults who are experiencing mental health challenges.

As a member of the board, you'd be shaping our strategic vision, providing good independent judgement and making sure that everything we do is underpinned by strong governance. You'd also act as an advocate for NEECS.

Who we are looking for

It is important that our Board is made up of people with a range of experiences, skills, backgrounds as well as lived experience, to help us to shape, support and realise our mission and aims.

Please note: we particularly encourage applications from individuals who are historically under-represented on boards due to age, disability, ethnicity, faith or belief, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic background, or those with caring responsibilities. Candidates who may not think they fit the typical criteria required for Board membership, but who are inspired to contribute to our work, are warmly encouraged to apply.

Previous board experience is not necessary, but you’d be expected to take part in some training to prepare you for the role.

You also need to bring a passion for improving access to counselling across North East Edinburgh - especially for people affected by multiple factors of marginalisation. In addition, we'd love to hear from you if you bring experience in any of these areas:

  • Charity management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Income generation
  • Health / Social Care

Application notes

If you’d like to have an informal chat about the opportunity, please contact Julia Ossenbruegge, NEECS CEO at

To find out more, including how to apply, please have a look at the full recruitment pack.