We are looking for new Trustees

Scottish International Education Trust

Scottish Charity Number SC021599
Registered Office: Princes Exchange, 1 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9EE
Unpaid/Voluntary Trustee Position(s)


About us

The Scottish International Education Trust (SIET) was formed in 1971 by Sir Sean Connery who donated his entire fee from Diamonds Are Forever. SIET exists to give financial help to who show exceptional ability and promise; currently the Trust mainly focuses on post-graduate level students who represent ‘excellence in need’. A grant from the SIET can make the difference between a talented individual pursuing a life-changing course or their promise being unfulfilled. All income and expenditure is dedicated to achieving these aims.

What we are looking for

The Scottish International Education Trust is looking for new Trustees to join the Board. Expertise in the following areas would of interest but not essential:

  • Fundraising/Philanthropy
  • Charity law
  • PR/marketing/communications
  • Higher education, with specific emphasis on widening access programmes

The Trustee Board is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the charity; they must act in the best interests of the charity and act with the requisite care and diligence of someone managing the affairs of another person.

Trustees will be expected to:

  • Attend at least two meetings a year (which are usually scheduled for April and September)
  • Contribute advice and support on an ad hoc basis
  • Attend events

All travel and out of pocket expenses will be paid.

How to apply 

Please email a short CV and cover page to Ginnie Atkinson at The closing date is 15th January 2024. Any pre-application questions should also be directed to Ms Atkinson.

Successful applicants will be invited to join a Board Meeting as an observer in the first instance. A Trustee induction will be provided.

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