Come and join our fantastic team at Scottish Families!

Are you passionate about supporting families?

Do you have a background in Finance/ Accountancy?

Do you want to share your experience, skills, and expertise with us?

We are seeking a new Board member!

Scottish Families supports anyone who is concerned about someone else’s drug or alcohol use. We were established in 2003 by families themselves, who came together to support each other and to campaign for recognition. Our five Outcomes are that Families are Supported, Included, Recognised, Connected to Communities and a Movement for Change.

We are a national charity based in Glasgow and working right across Scotland. We provide a free national Helpline, one-to-one Telehealth support, bereavement counselling for anyone affected by drug or alcohol-related death, and local family support services. We also deliver workforce development, asset-based community development support, a Connecting Families programme, communications and policy/campaigning work.

We are Scotland’s leading charity supporting families affected by addiction and are recognised by the Scottish Government as one of their Nationally Commissioned Organisations (NCOs) for alcohol and drugs. We are funded through a combination of Government grants, commissioned services, charitable trusts, and fundraising.

You can find out more about our work by reading our Strategic Plan 2017-20 and Impact Report 2018-19.

To strengthen our Board membership, we are seeking an additional Board member with experience, skills, and expertise in Finance/ Accountancy. This person will work alongside our existing Treasurer to support the Board’s financial scrutiny and financial stewardship roles.

You should be available to attend quarterly meetings in Glasgow City Centre. Meetings are held on Saturday mornings and the schedule is set well in advance. Please read the Board Member Role Description for further information on what is expected of all of our Board members.

If you wish to apply, please download and complete the attached application form and return by email to Justina Murray, CEO at by 5pm on Friday 13 December 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet with the Treasurer to discuss their application.

Role Description – Board Member

Application Form – Board Member

For an informal discussion about becoming a Scottish Families Board member, please contact: Heather Darling, Treasurer  – email     

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