Board of Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • On site: Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th June 2024

  • Advertised from 7th June 2024


Garvald Edinburgh are looking for several committed and motivated individuals, from any background, to join our Board of Directors and to help steer the charity through a time of exciting opportunity and development.

About the Role:

As members of the Board, you will have the overall responsibility of running the charity. The current Board come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and through their wide-ranging and complimentary skills and life experience, contribute to the strategy and oversight of the charity’s operations. Being a member of the board is a rewarding experience, which can also offer opportunities for personal development and growth outside of the workplace.

To be considered for this role, you should have strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills, coupled with a proactive attitude towards learning and a collaborative spirit. Additionally, strong analytical and problem-solving skills are key.

Regardless of your background, if you embody qualities such as a genuine concern for others, honesty, integrity, and an alignment to Garvald Edinburgh’s mission, we encourage you to reach out for more information.

The Board of Directors meet six times per year, with our meetings being held in person in Edinburgh. It is important that board members allocate sufficient time to read prepared papers and are informed for Board meetings. However, this is not onerous, and the time commitment should be no more than 2-4 hours per month on average.

About Us:

We have over fifty years of experience at Garvald and an expert understanding of what our members need to thrive.

We aim to create a supportive community, built around individual value and mutual respect. We deliver first-class care and a level of support that gives our members the confidence to learn new things and push themselves further.

Our working environments provide meaning, structure and stability. They are calm spaces where we encourage care for the world around us. This nourishes the senses and develops a feeling of community that may otherwise be difficult for our members to experience. We have pioneered approaches to support our members as they set their own goals and gain more control over their lives.

Our wide variety of workshops, led by expert practitioners with the finest materials, offers our members quality and choice. Alongside making beautiful, handcrafted products, they build skills and receive recognition for their work.

This approach has a transformative effect, empowering our members through the community they become part of and the things they create

Application notes

For more information, please visit our website (or download it below), and read our Board Recruitment pack which includes the application form which should be returned to

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th of June 2024.

Finally, we want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential. Please contact us if you need assistance or adjustment so we can make the application process work for you.

Garvald Edinburgh is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, age, nationality or socio-economic background.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide personal information related to diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept confidential and will not be used to evaluate your application. We collect this data to help us analyse our appointment processes and implement the necessary interventions that promote greater equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.