An Exciting Opportunity to Lead in our Sector.

We are recruiting for new Board Members at Circular Communities Scotland. If you feel you could help and bring strategic leadership to Scotland’s national reuse, repair, and recycling charity, we’d love to hear from you.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for board members that reflect and are chosen from our membership and independent members that can add specific experience to our governance.

Primarily we are looking for board members who can represent the Circular Communities Scotland membership. That’s 250 repair, reuse and recycling charities and social enterprises across the country. Our members prevent valuable products and materials from ending up in landfill, create local jobs, economic opportunities, and help promote and create social and environmental justice in their communities. To represent our membership at board level means you need to work for one of our members or alternatively you may be on the board of one of our members. It also means that you can consider the needs of the wider sector too.

We do also have two board vacancies for independent board members (not from our membership). We would priority these positions for individuals who have strong sector expertise and connections (e.g., Housing Associations or Local Authorities), specific commercial skillsets (e.g. Human Resources, Marketing etc, Circular Economy policy background) or could represent a traditionally under represented group.

At Circular Communities Scotland we seek to support and represent the sector and our Board are central to that. Practically, this means you are willing to put the time in to serve on our Board. We normally meet once every two months for a board meeting and this is normally conducted online. We also have various board papers and reports which need to be engaged with before and between meetings.  Lastly, we do have ad hoc sub-groups to take forward specific topics and a willingness to support these as appropriate is also required.

Circular Communities Scotland are fully committed to seeking diversity (in all its forms) on our board since we know this enriches our discussions and the organisation. We would therefore strongly encourage candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply, as we wish to reflect the society we live in and the community that we serve. Historically we have enjoyed gender balance on the board but recently due to some natural transitions we have more male than female board members. We want to correct this imbalance too.

Benefits of being on the Circular Communities Scotland Board

You would be joining a strong and effective board. Our current directors are a great team, and our board meetings are well run and good fun!

As well as serving Circular Communities Scotland, you would also gain valuable experience of the wider reuse, repair and recycling sector and add new skills to use in other parts of your career.

As is normal for charities in Scotland this is a voluntary (i.e. unpaid) position but we are able to reimburse reasonable expenses.

Next steps

More details about the role are documented in the attached Director Role Description.

To find out more about the organisation and see the make up of our current board please check out our website. If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about what being on the board involves, email

Applications should be made by completing the attached Application Form and emailing it to

Closing Date for applications 31 May 2023.