The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Trust, developing the organisation’s goals in accordance with the Trust Deed. Because of the Trust’s wide remit, the role is a very interesting and rewarding one. As well as grant awards made throughout Scotland and close work with beneficiaries, the Trust also manages a beautiful housing estate in Perth of 277 homes with affordable rents, a woodland park and the wider agricultural estate of nearly 700 acres.
The Board of Trustees remit is setting and safeguarding the vision, values and reputation of the Trust, overseeing the work of the Trust and ensuring the Trust’s assets including investments, estate and housing are properly managed.
The Trustee role has a time commitment of around 10 - 15 days per annum due to the complexity of the Trust and the involvement of Trustees in grant applications. It would be desirable but not essential for candidates to have local knowledge in particular in relation to a young person’s perspective or a background in human resources, housing or health and safety. Most importantly, however, we are looking for a Trustee who can work effectively in a group and actively participate in discussions, exercising sound and independent judgement. New Trustees will be enthusiastically supported with our induction process and mentoring.
For a confidential discussion please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen People.
Further information on The Gannochy Trust, the role and how to apply is available at Aspen People website.