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We are looking for people who are local to South West Edinburgh to join our board of trustees.
Board Trustees have enabled Space to become the charity it is today. Space now delivers 17 projects, with 60+ staff and over 250 volunteers. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people from all backgrounds to join our Board of Trustees.
Trustees help decide what services we deliver in The Broomhouse Hub. The board of trustees plays an integral part in developing the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring its good governance, and overseeing the delivery of the organisation’s defined aims, values, mission, and objectives.
Trustees fall into two categories:
Local – people living within the South West Edinburgh locality, or within 3 miles of EH11 3RH.
Business – people who have joined the board to offer specific skills and experience.

Organisation aims and objectives

Space @ The Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish Award nominated Charity organisation delivering diverse services supporting young people, families, older people, and carers – amongst others – engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year. More than 30 years on, with a new community hub building and still with local community groups and trustees at its core, Space continues working to improve the happiness, mood & mental well-being of our community members, enhancing physical health, and developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting, and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, the potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.










At least 2.5 hours per month


Experience required: We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and levels of experience, whilst at this point we have particular interest in hearing from people who have experience in the following areas: Finance. Marking and Communications. We would also be keen to hear from people who have experience in the following areas: Older people services including dementia care. Wellbeing and mental health provision. Facilities management. Local government. HR and Training. Community Building.
Travel details: The board of trustees meet every 2 months at The Broomhouse Hub, Broomhouse Crescent. Some meetings are held online via Zoom/Teams.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable expenses associated with the role can be reimbursed.
Training details: An induction meeting with the chair and if desired to be peer supported by an existing Trustee. Some inductions training may be provided remotely. Benefits of becoming a Trustee: The opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge relating to the development of a key community anchor organisation. The ability to enhance your network and broaden your experience of the third sector. The knowledge that you are playing a vital role in the running and progression of Space; enabling the organisation to continue to make a difference to the residents of Broomhouse and beyond in South West Edinburgh.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet