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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 17th May 2024

  • Advertised from 10th April 2024


Care and Repair Edinburgh (CRE) is an independent charity who have been serving Edinburgh’s older and disabled community since 1985 and regularly complete over 6,000 jobs every year in homes across the city.

CRE offer a range of practical services to help older and disabled people repair, improve or adapt their property so that they may remain independent at home for as long as possible.

The Charity is a financially stable and viable organisation and has gone from strength to strength particularly over the past 5 years.

We are now looking to recruit a new Chair and additional Trustees with an range of skills and experience to support the direction of the organisation. Candidates skilled in Third Sector Leadership, Business Management, Finance, Marketing and Social Media, Charity Law, Social Care or Reablement would be of particular interest.

CRE welcome candidates who do not have Board experience as full induction and training will be provided.

As a Trustee, you will be responsible for the strategic direction, control and accountability of the Charity ensuring that its activities are in the interests of its beneficiaries. Trustees are also responsible for confirming the organisation complies with its governance, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

The board meets quarterly in Edinburgh (February, May, August and November), either face-to-face, via video chat, or as a hybrid of the two plus an additional AGM. Aside from the quarterly board meetings, additional time consideration is required to allow for reading of relevant papers, follow up on any action points, and attending occasional additional meetings, events, or strategy days. The average total time commitment is approximately 1-2 days per month for Trustees and 2-3 days per month for the Chair.

As a voluntary position, Trustees are not paid but travel and other expenses for attendance at meetings are reimbursed in line with CRE policy. As a local, inclusive charity we are keen this diversity continues to be reflected in our Board.

Application notes

Full details of the role are available below or on our website

Alternatively, you can call 0131 668 8029 or e-mail Allison Strachan, Director CRE, at for more information.

To apply for this post please submit your CV with a covering letter and short statement of why you wish to join Care & Repair Edinburgh as a Trustee to:

Closing date: 17/05/24

Interviews will be held at a convenient time to suit both parties.