• A commitment to the values and the vision of Trees for Life
• A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to the role
• Strategic vision
• Good, independent judgement
• An ability to think creatively
• A willingness to speak their mind
• An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of
trusteeship (for those who have not been a Board Member before, and are not familiar
with the role of a trustee, we will go over this with you)
Our Board should be made up of trustees with the following
• Financial management
• Conservation and Environmental Issues
• Business development
• National and local voluntary sector, government and statutory bodies
• Human resource management
• Communications and marketing
• Quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation
• Community engagement
• Research and advocacy
Trustee Recruitment 2021• Gaelic culture and history
• Forestry and woodland management
Applicants must satisfy statutory requirements in order to be eligible to become a Charity Trustee.
The Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the 2005 Act”) disqualifies anyone who:
· Has an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or an offense
under the 2005 Act
· Is an undischarged bankrupt
· Has been removed from trusteeship of a charity by the Courts, OSCR or Charity
Commission for misconduct of mismanagement
· Is disqualified from serving as a company director.
Appointed Board Members will be expected to sign a declaration to confirm that they are not
disqualified from acting as a charity trustee.
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome Board Member
applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation,
gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Groups currently
under-represented on our Board include those from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority
backgrounds, Gaelic speakers and also from those aged 18-45 years.
Restoration and regeneration of the Caledonian forest in Scotland.