Paristamen seeks new Scottish-based trustee: deadline 24.6.19

The Paristamen CIO is currently looking for one (or more) new trustees to share in our key decisions about awarding grants and all other decisions on the work of this small grant-making charity.

This is a great opportunity for someone with experience as a fundraiser and knowledge of the voluntary sector (including the church sector if possible) to learn what it’s like from the other side as a grant-maker.

Peter Gorbert who has been our independent trustee for a number of years will soon be stepping down and we are seeking someone to replace him.  There are normally just three trustees meetings per year, now held in Dunbar, so we are seeking someone based in the Edinburgh/East Lothian area or nearby.  (We are only 25mins by train from Waverley and our meetings are held very close to Dunbar rail station – we’re also on the X7 bus route which links Edinburgh and East Lothian. Local travel expenses will be covered.)

As with most charities, being a trustee is a voluntary role but it is a chance to make a real difference – most years we award around £45,000 of grants to other charitable organisations. You would need sympathy with the charitable aims of Paristamen and willingness to commit some time to making decisions on grant awards.

Click here for a full details of what the role involves and how to apply (PDF 1 page) – the deadline for expressions of interest is now extended to 24 June 2019.