Join Victim Support Scotland as a charity Trustee

Are you an exceptional leader, ambitious for change to improve victims’ and witnesses’ experiences of the criminal justice system? Leading charity VSS is looking for high calibre and committed professionals to join our Board of Trustees.

5 April, 2024

VSS is looking to recruit high calibre individuals who can bring key strategic skills and a track record of making an impact in any of the following areas:

  • Strategic planning
  • Strategic communications and business development
  • IT and digital
  • Health

We would value someone with lived experience of being affected by crime being on our board.

We are also looking to increase the diversity of Board members. We particularly welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, and communities to apply for trustee positions, as we believe that a diverse board enhances our ability to provide effective support to victims representative of our communities.

Whether an experienced Trustee or new to this position, you will have an interest in social justice. We welcome your determination and commitment to support us to deliver our strategy.

Third sector experience would be beneficial, as would an understanding of governance and stewardship of organisations.

VSS is looking for committed individuals who will fully engage with the organisation and the role. The minimum term for appointment is three years.

Time commitment:

  • Four board meetings a year
  • Four sub-committee meetings a year
  • Annual strategic board away day
  • 3-4 trustee training sessions a year
  • Attendance at VSS events (e.g. Victims’ Awareness Week events, annual conference and 40th anniversary celebrations in 2025)
  • Preparation for meetings, reading papers and reports and asking questions in advance

Equal Opportunities

VSS is committed to equality of opportunity and to no discrimination on the grounds of race, religion or belief, age, sex, marital or civil partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, pregnancy or maternity.

Your unique experiences, perspectives, skills and experience at a strategic level are valuable assets in helping us create a more inclusive and responsive organisation.