Meet our trustees – Willie Cooper

This week is national Trustees’ Week, where we celebrate and put a spotlight on the people who help to run, and forge a future for charities across the country.

To help celebrate Trustees Week 2017 we interviewed one of our trustees, Willie Cooper, to find out a bit more about the role of a trustee, and his journey as part of St Andrew’s First Aid.

The role of trustees

We’d like to thank all of our trustees for the massive contribution that they make to St Andrew’s First Aid.

Trustees are vital to the work of charities, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about their charity’s work.

There are currently 180,000 trustees in Scotland alone, spread over 24,000 charities.

Want to become a trustee?

If you think you’ve got something to bring to the role of a trustee for St Andrew’s First Aid, we’d love to hear from you.

We need people who can help us achieve our mission, particularly those with significant skills and experience in one or more of the following areas.

  • Strategic, financial and budget management, with knowledge of corporate or charity governance.
  • Connections in your field and Scottish public life, and familiarity with charity fundraising campaigning techniques.
  • Strategic level expertise in marketing and communications techniques, including strategies for raising media awareness.
  • Medical qualifications, with experience in the organisation or delivery of frontline healthcare services.
  • An independent or professional background in volunteering organisations, with an understanding the perspective of our younger volunteers (under 26).

Apply today

If you would like to apply, please download and complete the application pack, and send your application to

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