Become a Trustee of the Carnegie Trust

We are currently recruiting new Trustees to oversee the continuing operation and development of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. To help us advance our strategy and vision, we are looking for Trustees with an interest in Higher Education and Research and with a range of relevant expertise and experience. We also seek individuals with leadership experience who are representative of the diversity of the wider community and potential beneficiaries of the Trust.

The Trust would welcome applications from candidates with experience and expertise in areas such as education, finance, business, law, accounting, and fundraising.

About the role

Members of the Board of Trustees are responsible collectively for ensuring that the Trust successfully and effectively delivers its mission and values and operates in a manner consistent with its objectives – as laid out in its Royal Charter.  Trustees play an important role in the setting of the Trust’s strategy, organisational policy and performance evaluation.  In addition, Trustees act as ambassadors, representing the Trust with external bodies and at outside events or functions.  We are therefore looking for people with broad experience, probity, and proven judgement.

The role of Trustees is unremunerated but reasonable travel expenses can be claimed for attending Board or Committee meetings and for carrying out business on behalf of the Trust.

Trustees meet as a Board three times a year at present – generally on Friday mornings in February, May and October – and also come together for an annual strategy discussion meeting.  The Audit & Risk Committee and the Nominations Committee meet twice a year and the Investment Committee three times a year.

Appointments will be for three years in the first instance.

Application process

All informal enquiries about this role may be made to Prof Andy Walker, Secretary & Treasurer, on 01383 724 990 or by email to: [email protected]

To express an interest in becoming a trustee please send a CV, a brief covering letter (no more than one side of A4) explaining how you meet the specification for this role, and a completed copy of the Equal Opportunities form by email to Mrs Sarah Huxtable, Administrator, [email protected]

More information

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 15th April 2021, 5.00 pm.

Applicants will be notified by 30 April whether they have been shortlisted for interview.