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Aspen People
City of Edinburgh (GB)
Non Renumerated
Closing date
8 Jul 2024

Job Details





Established in the 1980s, withYOU emerged as an independent charity in 2018, previously part of Castle Rock Edinvar and later Places for People Scotland.


The mission of withYOU is to ensure those it supports are provided with expert services that make a positive impact for people who require support with independent living. withYOU’s people are passionate, caring professionals, thriving within their progressive learning environment.


The charity provides services for people aged 16 and above, offering a range of support from housing to 24/7 care, grouped into three divisions:

  • Homelessness, Prevention, and Housing Support Older Age Care Learning Disability and Neurodiversity


withYOU supports over 1200 people each year, employs 250 staff, and has an annual turnover exceeding £7 million. The charity is currently undergoing a significant transformation, including a rebranding initiative to enhance its visibility and impact.


Vision: To enable the people withYOU supports to live their best lives.

Mission: withYOU provides expert services that make a positive impact for people who require support with independent living. The staff are passionate, caring professionals, thriving within a progressive learning environment.



Respect: Respecting the choices and dignity of people and ensuring integrity in all actions.

Compassion: Caring deeply about one another, promoting diversity, and creating spaces of compassion free from judgment.

Thrive: Learning, developing, working, and growing together, supporting people to thrive.


Who withYOU Is looking for:


withYOU is looking for several trustees to join the board, contributing their skills and knowledge to support the charity's strategic development. No prior experience as a Trustee is essential as a full induction is provided but previous governance experience is desirable.


withYOU values diversity and welcomes applications from individuals with various backgrounds, particularly those with expertise in:

  • Finance Social Care / Social Work / Health HR/People and Culture Governance/Risk Business/Entrepreneurialism



Individuals with experience in other areas who believe they can bring energy and value to withYOU are also encouraged to apply.



The role


withYOU is seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to join its Board of Trustees. As a Trustee, individuals will play a crucial role in the governance and strategic development of the charity, ensuring that it continues to provide high-quality care and support to those in need.


As a Trustee, individuals will:

  • Support the Chair and CEO in leading the organisation, demonstrating withYOU’s values. Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Contribute to the development and implementation of organisational strategy. Monitor organisational performance and ensure effective risk management. Promote good governance and participate in the induction of new Board members. Foster strong relationships with stakeholders and senior leadership.


Time Commitment: The Board meets a minimum of 6 times a year but in between meetings, Trustees may contribute their knowledge and skills to support aspects of the organisation’s strategic development The role requires approximately 2.5 to 5 hours per month, varying throughout the year based on organisational needs. Trustees are appointed for a term of four years, with the possibility of extension.


If you’re interested in making a tangible impact to help shape the future of care and support for those who need it most, please contact Lauryn Pringle or Debbie Shields for a confidential discussion at Aspen People.


More information can be found within the Recruitment Pack – download here.

Closing date for applications: Monday 8th of July

Interviews – Thursday 25TH July



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