Dynamic Trustee/Board Member

Beechbrae SCIO

Blackridge, West Lothian

Volunteer • Part Time

beechbrae.co.uk ally@beechbrae.co.uk

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Beechbrae SCIO Trustee Role Profile

About Beechbrae: 

Beechbrae was born out of a dream to live more sustainably and tread lightly on the resources we have. We are a young social enterprise and charity that focuses on environmental education and mental health. We are based in a 35 acre young woodland (Beechbrae Wood) in Blackridge, West Lothian that is on the doorstep of most of the village. We use the woodland as a base to teach, learn & engage with our natural environment and community. For a taste of what we do have a look at our website, or various social media sites.


About the role: 

We currently have a strong but small board at Beechbrae and are looking to grow and develop the team. The Board is an important part of the success of Beechbrae SCIO over the next few years. Board Members of the charity are responsible for ensuring the organisation is solvent, well run and well led to meet its charitable objectives. In turn, your opportunities as Board member will include:

  • Being part of a movement looking to build better ways to use land, care for the environment, increase physical and mental health and build strong communities.
  • Enhancing your existing skills and knowledge relating to the development of an innovative and dynamic organisation in the Third Sector.

For more information about the duties and responsibilities of a charity trustee please see OSCR’s guidelines here.

About you: 

Ideally, we are seeking people with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Emotional Intelligence/ EQ
  • Small business development and experience
  • People development and HR
  • Working at board level in a charity or third sector organisation
  • Funding particularly around social enterprise and income generation
  • Environmental knowledge and experience
  • Community Development
  • People centred work ethos

We welcome all enquiries from people from all walks of life and the public and private sector.


  • Serving on the Board for a minimum of two years. Meetings take place quarterly.
  • Attending an annual Board development day.
  • Representing Beechbrae at other internal and external events according to your availability.
  • Attending out annual AGM and any other exceptional meetings by agreement of the Board.

The time commitment is an average of 4 hours per month.

In return we offer a highly rewarding role with the:

  • Opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge relating to the development of an innovative and dynamic organisation.
  • Chance to play a key role in the running and development of Beechbrae; enabling the organisation to continue its work creating positive social change in Scotland for the benefit of our families, communities and environment.

The meetings take place in Blackridge at Beechbrae Wood, EH48 3SW.

Application process:
To apply, please send us your short CV with a covering letter to explain your interest in joining us. 

If you would prefer an informal conversation about your interest, please email our Project Manager, Ally Graham (ally@beechbrae.co.uk) to arrange a time or pass on details of other board members for further conversations.

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.