Trustee- Orkney based volunteers

  • VO97853
  • Board/trustee role


Trustees look after Zero Tolerance’s assets and make sure the charity fulfils its main aim, which is the prevention of violence against women in all its forms. Our Trustees commit to volunteering at least 4 hours a month. This time includes attending quarterly online Board meetings, sub-committee meetings, and up to two in-person training and development days annually.

This is a chance to use your experience to shape our work to end violence against women and girls in Scotland. Who are we looking for? We are looking for volunteers who are: Committed to and share our vision, values, aims and positions. Understand that violence against women and girls is caused by, and a result of, a lack of equality between men and women. Able to think creatively and embrace change. Are supportive of our prioritising learning.

We are open to as many different voices as there are different experiences, but particularly welcome applications from Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBT, disabled, migrant, and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within the women’s sector.

Organisation aims and objectives

Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by tackling its root cause: gender inequality. We began in 1992 with a ground breaking and radical Edinburgh-based poster campaign. The campaign successfully brought the issue of violence against women out from behind closed doors and into public consciousness by asserting that violence against women is never acceptable. Our Vision: A Scotland free of men’s violence against women and girls. Our core belief is that men’s violence against women is preventable and should not be tolerated.


Travel details: Mostly online with up to two in-person training and development days annually.


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Induction and training on how to be a charity trustee plus a board ‘buddy’. As far as possible we will offer practical support to carry out the role, depending on individual needs, for example equipment, travel expenses, or help to cover caring responsibilities. Training will be on our policy areas as well as equality and diversity training.