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Chair & Trustees

The Alfred Stewart Trust

Chair and Trustees

The Alfred Stewart Trust, established in 2010, has focused on providing valuable support to the Photodynamic Therapy Centre (“PDTC”) at Ninewells Hospital Dundee. Now the Trust is seeking opportunities to extend its support further to other deserving projects and organisations in the Dunfermline area.

Due to legal reasons, the Trust has been under the administration of a Judicial Factor (court-appointed administrator) for some time. As this chapter nears its end, the Trust is actively seeking a dynamic Board of Trustees to lead and drive its future endeavours.

The Judicial Factor has closely collaborated with the Directors of the Charity’s Subsidiary, The Alfred Stewart Property Foundation Ltd. Together, they have diligently managed the substantial land assets entrusted to them by the settlor of the Charitable Trust. These valuable assets have been expertly overseen with the assistance of a local land management and surveying company, ensuring their optimal utilisation and development. Consequently, the Alfred Stewart Trust has substantial assets with which to support deserving causes in the years ahead.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a new Board of Trustees to administer the Trust. This role will be divided into three key categories:

1️.  Ongoing communication with PDTC at Ninewells

2️. Liaison with Directors of Subsidiary Companies

3️. Management of Charitable Trust

Our ideal Chair will have experience in leading a diverse group of individuals and ensuring that the governance of the Charity complies with Scottish Charity legislation therefore knowledge of the charity sector is advantageous.

The Chair should foster open discussions within the Board, valuing input from all members in order to make well-informed decisions.

The Trustee Board will maintain its accounting records for the Annual Accounts, which will be audited by both the Accountant of Court and external auditors. The Board will also prepare the Annual Return for OSCR. Therefore, financial knowledge within the Board is desirable for basic accounting tasks.

As the Subsidiary ventures into land/property management, having someone familiar with this area would be a valuable addition to the Trustee Board.

Additionally, the Trustees may initiate local projects benefiting the people of Dunfermline and surrounding areas so local knowledge is advantageous.

Assessing funding applications for individuals and organisations will be an important part of the Trustee Board’s work. Each member must genuinely care about the welfare of individuals and organisations in Dunfermline and the surrounding area and be inspired to make an impact.

The Trustee Board will consist of a Chair and up to three Trustees. Meetings will likely occur four times a year unless special projects require more frequent discussions. Remote attendance is possible, allowing individuals from outside the area to apply.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Debbie Shields, Lauryn Pringle or Kate Kennedy at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

More information can be found at

To apply please upload your CV and cover letter (as one combined document) below. Please clearly indicate on your application if you wish to be considered for the Chair or a Trustee position.

Closing date: Monday 5th February 2024