Scotland’s National Waterways Charity Recruiting Trustees

Scottish Waterways Trust inspires people of all ages and abilities to make life enriching, and often life transforming, changes to their lives by learning about, and caring for, Scotland’s canals.

Since 2001, Scottish Waterways Trust has raised £12.8 million and delivered 322 inspirational projects tackling some of the most pressing issues of our times such as youth unemployment, obesity, social isolation and mental and physical ill-health by growing the number of people engaging in, and being inspired by, innovative projects and public events each year.

Last year, Scottish Waterways Trust engaged and involved 7,667 people with the built, natural and cultural heritage of the two hundred year old canals through a wide range of innovative projects.

Join us

Scottish Waterways Trust firmly believes the strength of our organisation lies in our people, our staff, volunteers and board.

At this exciting juncture in the growth of our charity, we seek dynamic trustees to help shape and deliver our vision, achieve our ambitious financial targets and create brighter futures for an increasing number of people and places across Scotland.

In addition to the personal requirements outlined in the Job Description, trustee candidates should have a strong network of influential contacts and an energy for, and commitment to, acting as ambassadors and door openers for Scottish Waterways Trust.

We are interested to hear from individuals with strong business acumen and a clear understanding of good governance within the Charity sector.

A senior level background within health and social care particularly CHCP experience is particularly sought after as is experience of Volunteer Strategy & Development at a national level. Due to our diversification strategy we are also very interested in individuals with an enterprising, entrepreneurial or corporate background.

Find out more

To find out more about our ambitious vision for the future and how you could be part of it download our Trustee Overview and job description.

Sound like you?

If you have the skills, expertise and drive we are seeking then Scottish Waterways Trust offers the opportunity for you to contribute to the success and prosperity of a truly unique organisation, with a national profile and an exciting future.

If you would like to apply for one of the roles then please send your CV and a covering letter to Ian Todd, People Scotland itodd@peoplescotland.org.uk. If you would an informal discussion regarding this opportunity then Ian can be contacted on 07539 375 513.

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