Title of Post: Trustee of Greyfriars Charteris Centre SCIO
Date: August 2022

Main Purpose of post:
To play a full part in the governance of the charity, bringing particular expertise in marketing and communications

Who are we?
Greyfriars Charteris Centre is a Centre for Community based in its newly refurbished home in the heart of the southside of the city at 138/140 The Pleasance. We aim to be a vital hub for our diverse local community, whilst engaging with new partners and attracting new users. We have created an inspirational environment to support communities of all faiths and none under our overarching themes of well-being and social enterprise. We serve community groups with multiple, and sometimes complex, needs and interests – from choirs for people with dementia to social enterprise groups and counselling services. Led by Greyfriars Kirk our principal partners include University of
Edinburgh and Edinburgh Social Enterprise.

The role:
We seek an individual who has marketing and communications experience which will be vital in delivering our strategic plan of promoting a diverse community space in an historic part of Edinburgh. As the refurbishment of the Centre is complete it is an exciting time to join the existing team of trustees and contribute in a meaningful way to the strategic vision for the Centre. The GCC board meets 6-8 times a year, typically for a two-hour meeting held at the Centre in Edinburgh towards the end of the working day. Board papers are distributed in advance. In addition, trustees are invited to occasional events at the Centre, to engage with our partners and user groups. Historically the trustees have worked closely with the small staff team so there would be an opportunity to work collaboratively on specific marketing and or communication projects.

About you:
The charity welcomes applicants that reflect the diversity of the community we serve. We value the diversity of opinion, thought and experience that a new board member can bring. The appointment may appeal to an experienced person wishing to volunteer their expertise for the benefit of the community, and from individuals who share our values. Our board members may or may not be members of a church, but all are active in promoting the ethos of the Centre which is inspired by Christian outreach.

How to apply:
For an initial, exploratory conversation please contact
our chair Richard Frazer on 07715 069041 (minister@greyfriarskirk.com) or
Jo Elliot on 07712 488802 (sessionclerk@greyfriarskirk.co)

Like all third sector trustee appointments the post is unremunerated, but expenses will be reimbursed.

Application is by letter enclosing your CV, to info@charteriscentre.com

Closing date 30th September 2022


Duty Managers

Are you a reliable, level-headed individual? We're looking to expand our team of Duty Managers - £10.90 per hour.

Our Duty Managers are the people who ensure everything at the Charteris Centre runs smoothly. As key holders, they are responsible for opening the Centre for bookings and assisting groups as required. Activities at the Centre are a mix of community, social, support and activity groups, as well as private bookings.


Duties will include:

  • Opening the Centre and ensuring areas to be used are safe and presentable.

  • Assisting bookings with set-up as required. 

  • This will include some work involving moving and lifting chairs and tables.

  • Cleaning areas not in use during bookings.

  • Tidying up after bookings have left including attending to any cleaning required.

  • Assisting with any enquiries about future activities.


For more details, or to apply for the position, drop us and email at vacancies@charteriscentre.com.




No Person Left Behind

Working closely with Edinburgh City Council we are currently recruiting through the The Scottish Governments No Person Left Behind initiative.  Flexible hours at the Living Wage rate (£9.90 per hour).

Available positions

  • Weekend receptionist.

  • Trainee duty manager.

  • Centre janitor.

If you qualify for the scheme and are interested in applying, please speak to your Job Coach or alternatively contact Skills Development Scotland.



In collaboration with Greyfriars Kirk and Grassmarket Community Project, we can offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities.  Check out our dedicated website for this at volunteergreyfriars.com