Peace & Justice trustees

Peace & Justice trustees

Do you know anyone who would consider becoming a Peace & Justice Trustee?  

Please read this Application Pack 


The Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre was established in 1980 and is registered as a charity in Scotland (SC026864).  In 2021 we became Peace & Justice – Building a Culture of Peace in Scotland.

The Trustees

Our Constitution provides for Trustees to formally control the activities of the organisation and ensure we act in accordance with our purposes and the wishes of our members. Further background information on Peace & Justice and our activities is at

We seek a diverse group of trustees and especially welcome those who experience challenges in their lives which they can bring to widen our perspective, people of all genders and people of colour. 

Trustees have defined responsibilities and, in some circumstances may have to make sensitive or critical decisions.  

Trustees are responsible for developing and approving the strategic framework within which day-to-day tasks are carried out by staff and volunteers, and for guiding long-term planning.  We are guardians of P&J Vision, Mission and Values.

Trustees’ key responsibilities fall into the following areas: 

  • Strategy and objectives 

  • Culture and values 

  • Financial accountability 

  • Staff support and governance processes 

  • HR and Recruitment

  • Succession planning. 

Why Be a Trustee?

Trustees learn about how a social justice organisation runs and gain skills in leadership, problem-solving and innovation, strategic judgement and effective communication. 

Serving as a Trustee is an opportunity to learn about the governance of a not-for-profit organisation in a supportive environment, learning from more experienced Trustees and staff and the fresh perspective of newer Members alike. 

It can also be a chance for experienced people to share their skills and experience for the benefit of an organisation whose mission fits with their own values.

Is this a role for someone you know in the communities you engage with?

Please forward this to anyone you feel might be interested / invite them to call me for an informal chat about how they might both contribute to the P&J and also benefit from the experience of engaging with a small charity promoting peacebuilding skills.

The application / expression of interest is a simple one-page form.

In friendship, David

Convener of P&J trustees

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