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Title of Post: Trustee of Greyfriars Charteris Centre SCIO
Date: September 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 ( or
Jo Elliot on 07712 488802 (

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

Application is by letter enclosing your CV, to

Closing date 31st October 2022


Duty Managers


1 Purpose of the Role

The role of Duty Manager has been created to assist with the management of events at Greyfriars Charteris Centre (GCC) or any other locations mainly but not exclusively at weekday evenings and weekends. Events are normally associated with the commercial activities of GCC when the building is used for activities such as rehearsals, private hires, social enterprise or other public events. For all activities associated with specific events, the Duty Manager will liaise with and report to the GCC Centre Manager.

The Duty Manager will be the GCC’s first point of contact for all matters concerning the smooth running of an event.

2 Expected outcomes for the role by which performance can be measured

  • A successful event and excellent customer relations.

  • Management of events in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Repeat business.

3 Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure event is fully prepared by ensuring appropriate heating and lighting is on, fire exits unblocked and attended.

  • Ensure building is in a presentable condition before all events.

  • Ensure the safety and security of personnel including all performers, private guests and the general public associated with a specific event.

  • Ensure the safety and security of the building.

  • Ensure emergencies such as fire, medical and security issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately.

  • Attending to cleaning duties around the centre.

  • Briefing any volunteer/paid staff before an event starts.

  • Ensuring compliance with GCC’s Health and Safety Policy.

  • Securing the building on completion of an event if last out including fire exits and ensuring that all heating and lighting is off where appropriate.

  • Briefing the GCC Centre Manager of any incidents during an event.

  • Deal with any enquiries as fully as possible.

  • Attend to any additional duties as detailed by the Centre Manager.

4 Training

  • Attendance at GCC briefings concerning layout, fire exits, alarm systems and building security.

  • Attend periodic managers’ training meetings.

  • Attendance at 3rd party first Aid, Health and safety courses or any other courses

  • required in relation to the business.


For more details, or to apply for the position, drop us and email at




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

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