Livingston James supports SCVO in the appointment of two new Trustees

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Douglas Adam at [email protected].


SCVO is the national umbrella body for Scotland’s voluntary sector. We’re proud of the voluntary sector community that we’re part of and support and firmly believe that a thriving voluntary sector is vital to Scotland’s economy and society.

The voluntary sector has a huge impact on people and places, but it faces big challenges and uncertainties and experiences the impact of rapid political, economic, social, and technological change

Our trustees play a key role in making sure that SCVO stays true to its mission and values, serving the interests of our members and the wider voluntary sector. As a trustee you will be responsible for SCVO’s continuing good governance and delivery of its strategic aims. This role is both rewarding and challenging, as we operate in an ever-changing environment with precarious funding – just like most other voluntary organisations.


We’re lucky to have trustees with a wide range of backgrounds and experience, six of whom are elected from our membership. We want a diverse Board of Trustees that’s representative of the wonderfully diverse voluntary sector. We welcome and value people of different backgrounds, thinking, skills and experience.

For this role, we’d particularly welcome applicants who understand what it’s like to run a small, local organisation because around three quarters of our members – and indeed the sector as a whole – are small, grassroots organisations. Of course, we’d also love to hear from applicants with experience in the voluntary, private, or public sector who have a passion for raising awareness of the significant contribution our sector makes to Scotland’s social and economic fabric.


Along with our 2,800+ members, we believe that charities, social enterprises, and voluntary groups make Scotland a better place. We’re passionate about what the voluntary sector can achieve and if you share this passion we would love to hear from you.


For more information please review the full role profile below or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained recruitment advisors, via [email protected].

SCVO Role Profile


SCVO is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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