We are currently recruiting new board members

The Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust is inviting expressions of interest and nominations for new Board members/directors. This is a great opportunity for an individual to support our work in making a real, positive impact in the lives of local communities.

Board members should have a keen interest in improving the quality of life for communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians through the creation and development of sustainable, well-managed and accessible greenspaces and green networks, which have a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Board members should share ELGT’s belief that everyone should have the opportunity to access and enjoy their natural environment.

A business background, knowledge of fundraising or experience of work with public sector bodies would be advantageous but not essential.

We particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on our board such as women, BME communities, people with disabilities, and people aged under 50.

The Board is responsible for governance of the Trust and meets quarterly. All directors are appointed in a personal capacity. The positions are voluntary and unpaid.

If you’d like to chat to someone about the role, please contact the Chief Executive, Charlie Cumming (, tel 0131 445 4025) or the Chair, Carol Cawood (tel 07999 492732).

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