Help transform young lives in the outdoors!

About Us

Venture Scotland helps young people in Scotland, who want to make positive changes in their lives to transform, through a unique, 4-stage, progressive, long term, outdoor-based personal development programme. We are focused on sustainably growing our impact and anticipate a increasing need for our programmes as mental health needs among young people are unmet elsewhere.

Selection Criteria

We are seeking a Trustee who shares our passion for providing personal development opportunities to young adults, who recognises the transformative power of the outdoors and who is interested in helping to shape the future of a charity that makes a real difference to young lives.

We are seeking candidates with the experience of delivering or working in a team which delivers a diversified fundraising strategy.  Connections with funders across the spectrum who provide resources to the third sector would be desirable, in addition to

  • Lived experience of the issues our service users encounter
  • Work or volunteer experience with young people
  • Executive or board experience in a youth work organisation
  • Executive or board experience in an outdoor education organisation

We are committed to increasing diversity at all levels of our organisation and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Your Commitment

Our Board of Trustees meets every two months (mostly in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and currently remotely via Zoom), Trustees are also expected to participate in occasional ad-hoc meetings, the AGM, young people’s awards nights, annual volunteer development weekend and may be invited to join a Board sub-committee.  Trustees are also expected to advocate for Venture Scotland’s benefit among their personal and professional connections. Trustees are appointed to the board for an initial term of 3 years.

Additional information about Venture Scotland and the role of our Trustees can be found here (pdf): Trustee Person Spec 2021

If you are interested, please submit your CV and covering letter explaining what you believe you can bring to our Board by Monday 8 March 2021 to