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3 October 2021

The Crichton Trust is an innovative social enterprise based in the South of Scotland. We are looking to recruit up to four new Trustees to join us in leading #TheCrichton through our next exciting phase.

We are here to protect, preserve, manage and develop buildings, lands and sites of architectural, scenic or historic interest in the geographical area of Dumfries and Galloway and assist in the advancement of education.  Primarily we do this as the custodians of The Crichton enabled by the income we generate from our properties and hospitality and events businesses.

To meet these objectives in our fast-changing connected world of automation, climate change, ageing and work mobility, we need to discover and develop new inspiring and inclusive ways and places to live, work, learn, play and relax to ensure we maintain our resilience into the future as a means to protect our buildings and lands in perpetuity.

Using technology, lessons learned from the recent pandemic and the drive to transform we want to empower and enable a cross-generational, business, academic and individual knowledge exchange community that shapes our world and the ‘Future Economy’. We will do this primarily via the bold and enterprising custodianship of The Crichton, creating a world-renowned home and destination for innovation; a place for people to cohabit and share ideas – all inspired by The Crichton’s extraordinary history, places and spaces.

We connect people, place and the past to shape the future – come and help us shape our future.


We are looking for committed individuals to expand the range of Trustee skills as well as to consolidate existing skills with an eye to succession planning.  We require dynamic and motivated people who are excited by harnessing the full potential of The Crichton to change our world.  As a Trustee you will contribute actively to the Board by supporting strategic direction; setting overall policy; defining goals and setting targets; evaluating performance; and ensuring the charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial stability.  This would average a commitment of two days per month/24 days per year.

We strive to have a wide range of people on the Board and seek to be representative of the diverse population of our region and the passion and experience needed to see the opportunities in the challenges we face.  There is no need to have Trustee experience to apply, just a desire to support the aims of the Trust going forward.  We are particularly keen to encourage those who may not have previously considered a Trustee role and so please do get in touch if the thought of being involved excites you.

All travel and out of pocket expenses will be paid.


Find out more about the role, arrange an informal chat and find out how to apply by visiting the vacancies page on our website.


Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 12 November.

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