ELPA aims to promote and enrich the culture of play in East Lothian by:
• promoting children’s right to play (article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)
• sharing the benefits and value of play for all children and young people living in our community
• inspiring and supporting people who work with children.

ELPA has a range of activities including Loose Parts Play in schools, our Play Rangers sessions in parks and open spaces, our inclusive PlayCan project. We work closely with partners including East Lothian Council and third sector groups.

Trustees’ commitment to ELPA includes: active participation in Trustees’ Meetings usually every 6 weeks in the evenings; participation in ELPA events and activities; developing ELPA’s policies and plans; supporting staff to achieve ELPA aims; ooccasionally representing ELPA at events and in the media; contributing your skills, knowledge, creativity and sense of fun.

Organisation aims and objectives

The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended










Trustee meetings currently take place approximately every six weeks in the evenings from 7pm -8.30. Time is needed to read papers ahead of meetings and to follow up afterwards. Occasional training and events.


ELPA Trustees do not work directly with children in their role as trustees however are expected to follow the Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct at all times.
Experience required: Our board welcomes people who care about children’s rights and children’s play, with a range of backgrounds and experiences. You should be willing to contribute to discussions, planning, decision-making and supporting the team.
Travel details: buses - 26, 106, 108, 110, 112, 113, x6, x7


Expenses details: Trustees are not paid for their role as a Trustee but will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses related to their role on submission of an expenses claim and receipts.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Prospective Trustees will be invited to participate in a Planning or Trustees’ meeting and will be provided with a copy of Playful Futures, ELPA’s five-year plan.
Training details: New Trustees will be offered familiarisation activities with fellow Trustees and staff members. They will be invited to visit to see the play projects in action. New Trustees will be allocated a key person from the team to assist them in understanding the current position and plans.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet