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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th March 2024

  • Advertised from 5th February 2024


The Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO is an independent charitable trust based in Edinburgh. We offer grants to registered charities in Scotland that specifically support disabled people. With an annual grants budget of around £550,000/yr, we assist charities’ service delivery and core costs, and strive towards open and trusting grant-giving practice.

In order to maintain our range of relevant skills and experience at Trustee-level, we are seeking a committed individual with direct working knowledge of the third sector to join the Board. As a funder, we wish to appoint a Trustee who understands the challenges facing the charities we support – perhaps someone working as a service provider and/or an individual with direct or indirect lived experience of disability.

Sound knowledge of charity governance would also be advantageous, however previous Board/ Trustee experience is not essential and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds. Training and mentoring can be provided.

The current Board of 7 members meets in Edinburgh 4-5 times per year for half-day sessions, plus other ad-hoc meetings online or in-person. The initial tenure is for 5 years, renewable for a further 3 years. The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

Application notes

If you would like to find out more please contact the Trust Manager, Mrs Sarah Wright, for an Application pack at

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 4 March 2024, with interviews planned for w/c 29 April 2024.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, the Trust Manager or one of the current Trustees can offer some time to discuss this before the deadline date.

Successful shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with the Chair and some of the current Board members to discuss the role during w/c 29 April. This will be followed by an Induction session and then appointment at the next Board meeting on 30 May 2024 for the selected applicant.

We are open to making adjustments to the recruitment process and Board role to ensure that all abilities and individual needs can be met. Please contact the Trust Manager if you wish to discuss this further.