Previous Opportunities


This position is now closed to applications.

Do you have the drive, vision and ambition to help shape the future for young people in Scotland?

The Donaldson Trust is a longstanding provider of care and education to children and young people in Scotland. The Trust has delivered services since 1856 in Edinburgh and since 2007 in Linlithgow. During the last year the Trust has gone through a period of significant and transformational change and is now seeking to further develop holistic support services that empower neurodiverse young people living with challenges to maximise and enhance their ability to lead an independent and fulfilling life and make a positive contribution to society.

The Donaldson Trust is now seeking to recruit a number of Trustees for our Board. We particularly welcome interest in the role of Trustee from those that have the following backgrounds:

  • Board management skills including chairing
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Arts
  • Finance / risk management
  • Education
  • Health
  • Business development / fundraising
  • Quality improvement / performance management

As a member of the Board of Trustees, you will play a key role in developing our strategy and vision to help make The Donaldson Trust a centre of excellence in developing the educational, social and emotional needs of children and young people across Scotland.

The Board meets five times a year with additional meetings of sub-committees held in-between. These sub committees include:

  • Quality and Practice Improvement Committee
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Human Resource and Organisational Development Committee

This is an unpaid role however reasonable expenses will be paid for travel to meetings and agreed out of pocket expenditure.

Successful applicants will be required to apply for a PVG through Disclosure Scotland.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Application notes:

Applications should be made in the form of a CV and Personal Statement, highlighting evidence of your relevant experience and any other skills that you feel may be relevant.

To apply, please complete the short form below and upload your personal statement and CV.  If you do not receive an automatic acknowledgement please contact Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555.