Are you passionate about supporting families?

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

We are seeking new Board members!

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 but 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 2017-18.

Due to changes in our Board membership and new development areas for Scottish Families, we are seeking additional Board members with experience, skills and expertise in any of the following areas:

Children and Young People



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 an application form below and return by email to Justina Murray, CEO at by 5pm on Monday 5 November 2018.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet with the Chair and another Board member to discuss their application.

For an informal discussion about becoming a Scottish Families Board member, please contact Isabel McNab, Chair Email: Phone: 0131 447 2976 Mobile: 0797 238 1792


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