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Join the Board of Trustees

Are you looking for an opportunity to help support Scottish Charities? Are you looking to make a difference to lives of children and young people in Scotland who are experiencing hardship?

Do you have any of the following senior managerial skills and/or experience:

Role: Trustee

Salary: Volunteer position

Location: Scotland

The Essentia Foundation a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) is an independent grant giving charity with a vision of a fair and compassionate society where everyone is valued and can be successful The Foundation fulfils this by awarding non-refundable grants to applicant organisations which are active in the areas that match its charitable objectives.

Our charitable aims are promoting the health and social welfare of children and young people and the promotion for the benefit of the public of urban or rural regeneration is areas of social and economic deprivation in Scotland.

During the last 12 months the Essentia Foundation has carried out 3 rounds of funding to support Scottish projects looking to address societal problems from youth unemployment to food poverty and mental health/wellbeing. These activities are currently being carried out throughout Scotland.

The Essentia Foundation Trustees are now looking to strengthen the Board with people who have the skills noted above. This is an exciting opportunity and time to join the Board of the Essentia Foundation as we continue to develop and increase our impact in Scotland.

The Essentia Foundation has been in operation as a charity for several years. It is registered with the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR). It changed its charitable status to a SCIO this year. The Essentia Foundation has been undergoing further change and development over the last 12 months to refresh our mission and develop and maximise our ability to support smaller Scottish Charities to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people in Scotland.

If after reviewing our website and following a review of the role profile you would like to be considered for this position please email: explaining why you are interested in this role, how you will help us thrive and attaching a brief CV (no more than 5 pages please).

The closing date is the 15th of October 2021.

The Essentia Foundation complies with Equal Opportunities.

View Additional Information on the Essentia Foundation Trustee Role Profile.

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