The Society is always keen to hear from people who are interested in our work and who may also be interested in becoming a Trustee.

Current Trustees come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a wide range of skills, knowledge, and experiences.  We are keen to maintain this diversity and are interested in hearing from anyone who has relevant skills and is interested in contributing to the future work and direction of the Society.

The Society provides support to older women, many of whom have poor health, who are in financial need and our support is open to women from all backgrounds, faiths and communities.  As such, we would particularly welcome new Trustees:

  • From diverse backgrounds and who are representative and reflective of the communities we serve;
  • With experience or knowledge of the challenges of living in poverty and the support available
  • From a Medical / AHP / Nursing background with knowledge or experience of:
    • the health issues facing older people;
    • mental health issues;
    • the challenges faced by disabled people.

Additionally, the Society is both a Registered Scottish Charity and a Royal Charter Company and we are very fortunate to have significant assets from which we draw our operating funds.  As such, we are also interested in new Trustees with experience and expertise in:

  • Accountancy and/or charity finance
  • Investment Management
  • Law

All Trustees must be considered to be “Fit and Proper Persons” for being a Charity Trustee.  You can find guidance on these criteria and what is expected of someone who is a Charity Trustee from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)’s website here.

If you think you may be interested in supporting the work of the Society, please contact the Chief Executive via our Contact Us details for an informal discussion.