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  • Advertised from 6th April 2020


We are seeking a Trustee to join the General Nursing Council for Scotland (Education) Fund 1983 and Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award Board of Trustees.

This charitable fund was set up in 1983 from proceeds of the sale of the former National Board of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland (NBS) property assets. Since September 1992, the Fund has been augmented by the Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award, which guarantees that at least one recipient annually will be a midwife. The Fund’s Trustees’ Group sit within NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to ensure the funds are utilised as a resource for Nursing and Midwifery Council registered nurses and midwives working in different care areas in Scotland for the purpose of gaining knowledge and education to support their practice and thus enhance patient care. The Fund is available for awards to support educational development opportunities e.g. courses, study days, conferences; small scale projects (research and non-research); and study tours.

As a Trustee you would be involved in contributing to setting criteria for the awards and investments of funds, monitoring uptake of the awards and associated expenditure, and providing oversight and guidance to the GNC fund disbursement group which is part of the management arrangements for the administration of the fund.

Expertise and experience of financial and investment management and good governance are a core capability required to augment and complement the current Board of Trustees experience and this vacancy has arisen as the current Trustee, who provides the financial/investment oversight and insight, is stepping down.

Time Commitment

The Board of Trustees meets 3 times a year and the meetings take place in Edinburgh. The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.

Application notes

Please send us a summary of:

• highlight your interest in the Trustee role;

• explain your interest in the work of the charity;

• outline the skills and experience you would offer to the Trustee role.

• overview of career (no more than 2 A4 pages)

Applications close at midday on Monday 4th May 2020 and should be emailed to

If you would like to discuss the position informally with a current Trustee, please contact Doreen Steele (Chair) –

For further information about the General Nursing Council (Education) Fund 1983 and Margaret Callum Rodger Midwifery Award, please visit our website:

Scottish Charity Number SC015662