Join our Board

Join our Board

15 June 2018

The Scottish Board is the Trustee body responsible for the strategic development, policy and management of Scouts Scotland.  As part of a large Scottish charity, our Trustees apply their skills and knowledge to support Scouting and make a massive difference to the lives of young people across Scotland.

We are currently looking for new Trustees to join our Board

This year there are two vacancies for elected members on the Board.

We recognise that our Board lacks diversity, and are committed to tackling this.  We believe that it is crucial that our Trustees truly reflect our membership, and we would particularly welcome applications from women and black minority ethnic candidates who are currently underrepresented.

You don’t have to have any specific skills to join, but the current Board would really like to see people apply who have experience in finance, legal affairs, safeguarding, project management, HR, health and safety, and communications.

Why should I get involved?

Our elected member positions are for members of Scouts Scotland, so if that’s you, we know that you’re already passionate about what we do. You know that Scouting gives young people the best possible start in life, and experiences and opportunities that they just wouldn’t get anywhere else.

We have just launched an exciting new Strategy – Skills for Life – and by becoming a Trustee, you would play a leading role in ensuring that more young people in Scotland can access better futures.

Becoming a Trustee is also a great way to gain new skills and experience that can help you to develop your own career.  It also looks great on your CV!

The Board member's role

Further information about the Trustee role, the role description and person specification, as well as the nomination and the election process, can be found on the nominations website including a video of our Chair talking about the role of a Trustee.

Find out more about the Trustee role.

Find out more about our current Trustees. 

Who can apply?

Eligible candidates must be:

Aged 18+ on 15 September 2018 

A current member of Scouts Scotland

Supported in writing by any two members of Scouts Scotland

Not disqualified from being a charity trustee by virtue of the Charities Act. 

Please note that elected member vacancies do have some geographic restrictions. You can find more information about these and the process for being elected on the nominations website. 

Visit the nominations website

Nominations, and proposer and seconder statements, must be submitted online no later than Tuesday 17 July 2018.