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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 26th May 2024

  • Advertised from 15th April 2024


About Us

Apex Scotland is a national charity and supports people who have experienced the justice system or are at risk of doing so, is recruiting a number of trustees who understand the role and importance of governance in the Third Sector. We are looking for people who act with integrity, compassion, honesty, and who are passionate about our work and the role of the Third Sector.

Apex Scotland supports individuals to develop skills, resilience and confidence that enables them to make positive choices to improve their personal outcomes. We understand our participants require support that is person-centred, recognising their own individual, unique needs and circumstances.

Our work is delivered by specialist, dedicated staff in various locations across Scotland who adopt a trauma informed approach putting participants at the heart of their decision making. We are proud of the impact we have and believe our work makes a meaningful, genuine and positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society.

The Role

Following the appointment of a new CEO in July 2023 and the restructuring of the Senior Leadership Team at the start of 2024 Apex Scotland is embarking on a period of positive change to support the development of the charity, reposition the organisation and focus on strategic priorities.

As a Trustee you will have a key role in leading these developments and overseeing the implementation of our strategic plan.

Ideally you will have a deep understanding of the issues impacting those who have experienced the justice service and the stigma they face. You will also have an understanding of the current challenges being faced by the Third Sector. It is useful, but not necessary, to have experience of being a Trustee as training and support will be offered.

We are looking for people with the following skills and experience from throughout Scotland.

  • Justice services
  • Community engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources and staff development
  • Compliance and mitigating risk
  • Marketing and communications
  • Lived experience of the justice system

Application notes

If you are interested in becoming one of our Trustees and would like an informal chat or more information about the role please contact Hawys Kilday, Chief Executive: or Ann Landels, Chair,

More information on the responsibilities of a Trustee can be found at SCVO

To apply please send a current CV and a covering letter, one side of A4, outlining why you would like to become a Trustee and what makes you a standout candidate.

This should be emailed to by 11.45pm on 26 May 2024

Interviews will be held week commencing 3 June 2024 online.