• VO67408
  • Board/trustee role


Board members are the strategic drive for the organisation and are expected to show a commitment to the organisation’s values. The board meets once a month to oversee services and finances, ensuring that each are aligned with the strategic business plan. The plan is reviewed annually and renewed every three years. Board members provide guidance and support to the organisation’s staff through the CEO, provide a link with the society’s membership and ensure the needs of our service.

Organisation aims and objectives

Lothian Autistic Society is committed to meaningful participation and choice in all aspects of life for children and young people on the autism spectrum and their families. LAS aims to accomplish its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of members and supporters.










Board members are re-elected on a 2 yearly cycle. Meetings are monthly for 2 hours, with around 10 meeting each year. We also have occasional development sessions with the staff team, lasting 2 - 3 hours once or twice a year.


Experience required: We are looking for volunteers with an awareness of autism or disability issues, particularly the impact on families and carers. Previous board experience is desireable. A professional background in any aspect of business or service management would be helpful. We are particularly keen to recruit trustees who
Travel details: Davidson House, 57 Queen Charlotte Street, Leith, EH6 7EY
Minimum age: 21


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Yes, travel associated with board duties and out of pocket expenses are paid
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training takes place when the volunteer joins the board.

Last updated 2 months ago

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