Nominations open for our Board of Trustees

Nominations open for our Board of Trustees

24 August 2023

Our Board of Trustees is the 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 we’re inviting nominations for two three-year trustee vacancies.  Any Scouts Scotland member over the age of 18 can apply. 

It’s essential that we make sure our Board of Trustees is reflective of our membership. We’d particularly love to see applications from women, people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, and young people under 25.

A recent skills audit of Board members identified that the Board would especially benefit from additional expertise from people currently working in charities or charity fundraising in Scotland.

Why should I get involved?

Being a Trustee is a great opportunity to help lead Scouts Scotland, meet new people, and develop your skills.  It looks great on your CV too!

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 are making great progress with our strategy – Skills for Life – and by becoming a Trustee, you would play a leading role in making sure that more young people in Scotland can access better futures.

The 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.

Nominations, and proposer and seconder statements, must be submitted online no later than Wednesday 27th September.