Trustee Recruitment

Shetland Charitable Trust

Address22-24 North Road, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0NQ
Closing DateWednesday 3 April 2019 at 12 noon




Shetland Charitable Trust is recruiting new trustees to help with the Trust’s work of improving the quality of life for people in Shetland.

The Trust spent more than £8 million last year on charitable activities throughout Shetland. Since it was created in 1976, the Trust has disbursed over £320 million to a wide range of local charities, organisations and invidividuals.

No other part of the United Kingdom has a Trust with the level of resources and the ability to make such a positive difference.

Trustees are custodians of the Trust’s charitable funds and act as ambassadors for the charity.  Trustees are expected to attend four formal meetings a year and also serve on various advisory committees. Formal meetings are held in the evening to make the Trust more accessible, particularly to those who have work or other commitments during the day.

The Trust is keen to develop a diverse board. We’re looking for enterprising and energetic individuals who are public-spirited. The work is unpaid but is rewarding. Appointments are for an initial four year period.

To find out more, please download an application pack from our website, telephone (01595) 744994 or visit our office at 22-24 North Road, Lerwick, for further information.


The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 12 noon.

Applications forms, including a CV and covering letter, should be marked “Private” and addressed to:

Independent Chair of Recruitment Panel
c/o Shetland Charitable Trust
22-24 North Road


Registered Charity No SC027025