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Board Member

Board members have responsibility for the overall governance and direction of the organisation. It’s the part of the organisation with formal power and responsibility, which are detailed in the governing document, and backed up by law. Responsibilities will include attending regular Board meetings and AGM, participating in any relevant sub-groups, including Finance and Staffing and preparing for Board meetings by reading papers provided in advance and participating in discussions and decisions.

About The Health Agency

We aim to work with people of South West Edinburgh to improve their Health and Wellbeing. We aim to work holistically at the Health Agency where we believe a healthy person is someone whose body, mind and feelings are working in harmony. To meet the many different needs of the community we offer a wide range of services from one on one work, to group work. We are increasingly working in other settings in the community such as schools, GP centres and community centres and with voluntary organisations. We try to involve local people in all aspects of our organisation encouraging them to share their ideas and giving volunteers the opportunity to work in many different projects within the Health Agency.

Experience Required

You should possess a good understanding of the issues around health inequality and community organisations, or a willingness to learn. An understanding of health inequalities in SW Edinburgh is essential. Desirable skills - Fundraising, HR/legal, IT/Digital, Marketing, Community Engagement, Health Improvement

Training Details

Support and training while be provided by the Chairperson, other Board Members, and The Health Agency Senior Management Team.

Location/Travel Details

Board meetings typically take place at The Health Agency located in the Wester Hailes Healthy Living. Accessible by public transport and parking is available. Meetings may take place online, or using a hybrid model.


Expense form to be completed monthly if required.

Accessibility Details

  • Disabled parking
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs