Recruitment of chairperson and directors
Vacancies  26/10/16

Chairperson and Directors – The Family Therapy Training Network


The Family Therapy Training Network is seeking committed individuals who can provide strategic leadership to our organisation. Established in 2012, the Family Therapy Training Network provides professionally and academically accredited, Masters-level psychotherapeutic training to a variety of health, social care and third sector services.


To increase the diversity of our board, we are looking for up to five individuals with a range of skills. Most importantly, board members need to have a commitment to children and families getting the best services and support they need to improve their relationships and the quality of their lives.


The chairperson will provide leadership to the board and will participate in the recruitment of our new board members. The successful candidate will have previous governance and chairing experience from the private, third or public sector.


Board members will contribute to the overall governance, financial health and strategic direction of the organisation, alongside our existing experienced directors. Previous board experience is not required, and we are particularly interested in hearing from those with the following skills:


  • Human resources and organisational development
  • Finance and business skills
  • Legal training, particularly if they have experience in family law
  • Higher education delivery


We want our board to be active in our organisation and in addition to four to six board meetings, and our AGM, we welcome attendance at our continuous professional development events.  Because of the wide application of the systems and relationship ideas that inform our training, we hope board membership will enhance their skills in their own work context. We are based in Glasgow and reasonable travelling expenses can be reimbursed. 


If you have the skills and experience to help our charity deliver high quality training that enhances services for families, please send a CV and covering letter stating your skills and interest in these roles to  For an informal conversation please email Kirsty Darwent at to arrange a time. The closing date for receipt of applications is 18th November with interviews for the chair and board members on the week beginning 5th December and 9th January respectively.