We're inviting nominations from our membership community so we can then hold a members' vote at our AGM in December to fill our vacancy.
At SCVO we're passionate about what the voluntary sector can achieve. Along with our 3,500+ members, we believe that charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups make Scotland a better place.
We’re lucky to have a Board of up to 11 trustees with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. We want our Board to be inclusive, and to reflect the diversity of the voluntary sector and Scottish society. That means striving for our board to be a mix of people with different characteristics, knowledge and experience, from different organisations and places, and with different perspectives.
Six of our trustees are elected from our membership and we have one vacancy for an elected member of our Board to be filled at our AGM on 5 December 2023.
At SCVO, we are exploring how to be an anti-racist organisation, so this year we are particularly interested in nominations of individuals who have experience and motivation to support us on that journey.
This page gives a brief overview of what being a trustee involves and explains how to apply to join the SCVO Board of Trustees.
Nominations closed on Friday 20 October 2023 - thank you for your interest!
SCVO is a trusted organisation, with a critical role to play in supporting the voluntary sector. As a member of the Board, you can be part of something special.
Trustees make sure the governance of the organisation is maintained to a high standard. The role is both rewarding and challenging, as we operate in an ever-changing environment with precarious funding – just like most other voluntary organisations.
Our trustees play a key role in making sure that SCVO stays true to our mission and values, serving the interests of our members and the wider voluntary sector.
As a trustee, your responsibilities include:
Trustees are asked, as far as possible, to be available for: