Scottish Book Trust believes that reading and writing for pleasure has the power to transform lives, from supporting mental health and wellbeing to breaking the poverty cycle, improving employability, and inspiring creativity.
As Scotland's only national reading charity, our mission is to ensure people living in Scotland have equal access to books and, every year, we deliver our world-class programmes and annual awards to well over two million people. From introducing books and storytelling to pre-school children to inspiring and empowering adult readers and writers, we believe it's never too early – or too late – to begin a magical journey with words.
What we are looking for
We believe that Trustees with different backgrounds and experience are more likely to encourage debate and to make better decisions. We are looking for people who will be passionate supporters of our mission, whose lived experience can help shape the impact of our programmes and improve how we engage with our beneficiaries.
We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience of:
- Working for or in partnership with local authorities
- The social and educational effects of poverty
- Fundraising and building a donor base
- Financial planning and oversight
- Working for or in partnership with the Scottish Government
Applicants are invited to apply with a CV and a brief letter outlining their interest in the charity and how they would contribute to the organisation.
This opportunity is now closed. This page is for information only.
Candidates selected will be invited to interview with the Chair, Trustees and Senior Management Team during June.
Please download our Trustee recruitment pack below for further details.