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Seeking new Trustees

Shetland Amenity Trust is looking to recruit some new trustees.

Since its establishment in 1983, the Shetland Amenity Trust has vigorously pursued a range of activities in order to achieve its charitable objects, which focus on the conservation and improvement of Shetland’s built, natural and cultural heritage and the improvement of public access to, and understanding of, that heritage.  Much of this work has been undertaken in partnership with local, national and international agencies and the trust has attracted many millions of pounds in external funding, generating jobs and incomes in Shetland.  Among its functions, the trust operates the Shetland Museum and Archives by agreement with Shetland Islands Council.

The trust currently has vacancies for several trustees.  If you have enthusiasm for Shetland’s environment and heritage, serving as a trustee can help the trust to achieve its aims and is likely to prove interesting and rewarding.  Trustees are not paid, but reasonable expenses incurred in undertaking trust duties may be claimed.  Appointment as a trustee is normally for a term of four years, which may be extended.

We hope to attract at least one trustee with a background in financial management.  We also encourage applications from sections of the population that are currently under-represented on the trust, including women and people under 50.

 We strongly recommend that, when considering whether or not to apply, you read the guidance on the role of charity trustees available on the website of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (www.oscr.org.uk).

 For an application pack, please e-mail catrina.carter@shetlandamenity.org or telephone Catrina Carter on 01595 694688.  For more information about the trust’s activities, please browse our website.  The closing date for applications is 11th October 2017.