Seeking Trustees to join our dynamic Board

FCSS has been created to challenge the inflexibility of current childcare provision across the country and to ensure equity of early years’ and childcare experience for all children regardless of family circumstances, location or specific needs.

To do this we have designed a trilogy of services including direct service delivery, a support package for providers adopting a more flexible model and an accreditation scheme.

We are now seeking additional Trustees to join our skilled and experienced Board.

Board Trustees are responsible for the charity’s governance and strategy, and for making sure that the charity is administered effectively. They must account for its activities and outcomes.

The main responsibilities and duties of the role are:

  • To act in the interests of the charity, operating in a manner consistent with the charity’s purpose
  • To act with care and diligence
  • To manage any conflict of interest between the charity and any person or organisation who appoints trustees

To comply with the 2005 Act (specific duties) relating to:

  • Maintaining charity details on the Scottish Charity Register
  • Reporting to OSCR: making changes to your charity
  • Financial records and reporting
  • Fundraising
  • Providing information to the public

To work in conjunction with fellow Trustees and the organisation’s Senior Management Team to deliver against its vision of; “Creating flexibility in early learning and childcare for all children, families and communities across Scotland.”

To be responsible, with fellow Trustees, for the overall governance and strategic direction of the SCIO, developing the organisations aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

To develop and promote effective working relationships both within the group and with external partners, regulators and other relevant stakeholders.

Person Specification: You should have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, diversity, social justice, anti-discrimination and protecting and caring for children.

Be passionate about children’s services and driven to deliver equitable access to services for all.

Desirable: Experience in HR; Children and Families Services; Business Management, Marketing, Social Enterprise, Fundraising, Compliance or other relevant area.

Terms & Conditions

1. Period of appointment: An initial period of three years after which you will be eligible for re-election for a further period of three years.
2. Salary: Volunteer role, expenses will be paid
3. Location: Edinburgh/Dundee
4. Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly Employment. We have Investors in People status and Living Wage accreditation.

To Apply

If you are interested in apply to become a member of our Board of Trustees please send an expression of interest to our Project Manager, Canelle Friis, at