• VO91479


Coldstream Community Trust is seeking additional Trustees to strengthen and diversify the skills of the Board. A unique opportunity to be an influential part of the heart of Coldstream and help develop a thriving community.

Role Description:
Our Trustees provide good governance ensuring that our charity is properly run. The main responsibilities are to:

  1. Work with the Board to set and maintain our vision, mission, and values
  2. Develop long term strategy and ensure the charity stays on track
  3. Establish and monitor policies
  4. Ensuring the compliance of the charity’s objectives and activities are achieved
  5. Accountability is fulfilled to the bodies required by law, the beneficiaries, and stakeholders of the charity
  6. Checking that all the charity’s activities are legal and ethical
  7. Maintain proper fiscal oversight by managing the charity’s resources and funding objectives
  8. Respect the role of staff/volunteers and safeguard the interest of the charity
  9. Promote the charity and protect the reputation, leading by example and being good ambassadors by
    demonstrating behaviours identify by the values, mission, and objectives of the charity

Skills/Experience Required:
People skills and ability to lead and influence others in an inclusive and coaching manner to meet the needs of the mission and agreed objectives. A good understanding of at least one of the following areas:
Human Resource management
ICT, database, web design
Marketing - social media, public relations
Events management
Fundraising and financial management
Legal and governance

Organisational, time management and communication skills.
High ethical standards, integrity, responsive and accountable.
Experience of the local community is essential, along with the ability to connect and promote the work of the charity.

Organisation aims and objectives

Community Trust Mission Statement. To provide a socially inclusive communal space which inspires, educates, entertains and promotes health and wellbeing to residents of Coldstream and immediate area. Our trust works to a constitution approved by the charity regulator OSCR, is governed by a health and safety policy and risk assessments, comprehensive insurance and proper procedures for all its activities. The board meets monthly, our financial year-end is the 31st August and we have an independent examiner who certifies our accounts. We are a member of the Development Trust Association of Scotland, which has over 200 members like us.










2 hours each month for Board Meetings. AGM 3 hours once a year. Some flexibility to meet the needs of the Trust and community.


Travel details: Coldstream Community Centre, Scottish Borders.
Minimum age: 25


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training needs and requirements to be agreed
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet