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Non remunerated (expenses paid)
This position is now closed to applications.


Founded in 1998, Sleep Scotland promotes healthy sleep in children and young people through sleep awareness, sleep counselling and education through their sleep services function. They work throughout Scotland and in other parts of the UK providing intensive sleep programmes for children with additional support needs by training sleep councillors to work directly with families in need of support. They also run a support help line.

Teens+ provides post school education and lifelong learning services for young people with complex communication needs including autism and learning disabilities. Based in two centres in Edinburgh, the service is person centred and individualised to ensure each student, regardless of needs, can reach their fullest potential. Teens+ has more than doubled its capacity in the last 3 years and, with very positive feedback on the difference it makes to young adults, there is ongoing strong demand for its services.

Your role as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees is to oversee the effective governance and accountability of Sleep Scotland and lead the Board in providing clear strategic direction. You will be required to safeguard the reputation of the charity together with ensuring its financial stability and sustainability. The successful candidate will be an experienced charity Trustee, with relevant experience to oversee the continued growth of Sleep Scotland as a successful and financially secure charitable organisation in a challenging financial environment. He / she will have good leadership skills and have experience in strategy development and implementation and change management.

Trustees are appointed for a 3 year term and are eligible to serve up to two terms. Board meetings are held 6 times per year in Edinburgh with conference calls held in between as and when required.

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For a confidential discussion about the opportunity please contact Debbie Shields 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications is Monday 5th August 2019 at 9am.

Interviews will be held on Monday 19th August 2019. 

To apply, please complete the short form below and upload your CV and supporting statement. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours of submitting your application, please contact Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555.