Chair of Trustees

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Employer North Berwick Trust
Job Type Chair
Location Edinburgh and the East
Specific Location North Berwick
Salary Voluntary
Closing Date 15/04/2019


North Berwick Trust are looking for a new Chair of Trustees.

The North Berwick Trust was set up in 1973 to support and benefit local residents and their dependents. It was funded by the then North Berwick Town Council to buy 103 acres of land. The sale of this land to housing developers over the past few years will have provided more than £16million of income by April 2019. The Trust will continue to own 50 acres of land.

It distributes £200,000 a year to communities, groups and individuals. It is a much valued and respected organisation which fulfils an important role in the lives of local residents.

Its vision is:

  • To take a flexible and responsible approach to managing trust funds, enabling it to both invest in the community today and create a North Berwick ‘Forever Fund’ for the future.

Working with North Berwick Community Council, the Coastal Area Partnership and other appropriate bodies, it will use the Trust’s resources to assist in meeting identified community needs.

The Trust is going through a period of transition with many opportunities and challenges ahead. It is looking for a new Chair who is capable of steering it through the next 3 years. You will need to have the ability to be both strategic and operational, and on occasion get involved in the day-to-day running of the organisation. In addition to having the skills and experience to chair Trustee meetings, the Chair will be required to exercise judgement to manage issues that arise between meetings.

Most notably, there are significant financial investments that require effective oversight as the Trust both invests and spends funds.

If you believe in the Trust’s vision and mission and have the talent and commitment to lead the organisation and its small staff team during an exciting period of development, then please contact us for more details.


This role is being recruited exclusively on behalf of North Berwick Trust by BTA.

Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 15th April 2019

To register your interest please email Bruce at [email protected] or call 01786 542224 as soon as possible.

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