• Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Gorebridge (Hybrid)
  • Closing 14th June 2024

  • Advertised from 6th May 2024


Gorebridge Community Development Trust (GCDT) is recruiting trustees who understand the role and the importance of governance in the third sector. We are looking for people who share our core values of inclusion, community, equality, people first and collaboration.

GCDT is a development trust, a member of the Development Trust Association Scotland established in 2004. GCDT is member led and our work includes the economic, environmental and social regeneration of EH23, we are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. An independent charity, however, we also seek to work in partnership with other private, voluntary and public sector organisations.

Our board is made up of 12 trustees, 9 of which are members of the organisation, and 3 co-opted individuals. Ideally you will have experience of working at a senior management level and will have a deep understanding of the nature of community development.

We are also keen to speak with you if you match one or more of the following criteria with your professional or lived experience:

  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources and staff development
  • Accountancy
  • Compliance and mitigating risk
  • National and local government and statutory bodies
  • Marketing and communications
  • Strategic planning and change management
  • Community engagement
  • Facilities Management
  • Collaborative partnership working


The board meets monthly, either face-to-face (most common), via video chat, or as a hybrid of the two.

The duration of Board meetings is usually no longer than 3 hours.

All relevant papers are forwarded on a reasonable timescale, either via email or posted in hard copy.

Being a trustee is a voluntary role but GCDT will cover relevant out-of-pocket travel and other expenses that would allow you to attend meetings.

Aside from the board meeting, additional time consideration should be given to allow for time to read through relevant papers, follow up on any action points, and may involve attending occasional additional meetings, events, or strategy days.

Application notes

After reading our application pack, please send the application form and a covering letter to and tell us why you would like to become a trustee of GCDT and what makes you a standout candidate.

If you would like to have a conversation prior to applying please contact Dawn Barclay, Development Trust Manager: