Shetland Charitable Trust to Recruit New Trustees

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Published: 13 March 2019

Shetland Charitable Trust to Recruit New Trustees

Shetland Charitable Trust is recruiting new Trustees to serve on its board.

The Shetland Charitable Trust, in line with its’ charitable objects, aims to improve the quality of life for the people of Shetland, especially in the areas of sport and recreation, heritage, social care and welfare, the arts, culture, and the environment.

The Trust supports, through funding, a number of charitable organisations and projects, where there is a clear benefit to the Shetland community. Since it was created in 1976, the Trust has disbursed over £320 million to a wide range of local charities, organisations and individuals.

Trust Chairman Bobby Hunter said: “We’re looking for enterprising and energetic individuals who are public-spirited and have a passion for Shetland and its future.”

“We are particularly keen to develop a diverse board.”

Trustees are expected to attend four formal meetings a year and also serve on various advisory committees. They are not remunerated but they can claim travel and subsistence expenses.

Keith Massey, Chair of the Trust’s Audit and Governance Advisory Committee said: “I have been a trustee for about six years and I can say the role has been one of the most interesting and satisfying areas of public service I’ve been involved in.”

“The Trust’s formal meetings are held in the evening which makes the Trust more accessible, particularly to those who have work or other commitments during the day. I would therefore encourage anyone who feels they could be a trustee to put their name forward.”    

If you are passionate about Shetland and would like to know more about the role of a Trustee, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Ann Black, Chief Executive, Shetland Charitable Trust on 01595 744994 or email

You can download an application pack from the Trust’s website, telephone 01595 744994 or visit the office at 22-24 North Road, Lerwick, for further information.


For further information, please contact Paul Riddell of Platform Shetland on 07739 750543, 01595 697296 or

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