Garvald West Linton is an established charitable organisation based in the Borders providing residential care, creative work opportunities and further education for thirty-five adults with learning disabilities. Garvald also offers day placements for adults with learning disabilities who live locally. The residents and staff together make up a community of approximately 70 people. There are five community houses. On average, there are seven residents in each house with one House Manager, one Deputy House Manger and a group of care staff including night duty staff.
The role of The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is collectively responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Garvald. It is responsible for receiving money from local authorities and donors, safeguarding it and ensuring that it is used for meeting Garvald objectives as stated in its articles of association. The Trustee Board must always act in the best interests of Garvald. The Trustees must act as a group and not as individuals. Although the role is unpaid, Trustees have the opportunity to significantly contribute towards an important and well regarded service for people with learning disabilities.

We are now seeking new directors to join our board and looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with a range of skills and experience. These include business/professional skills in PR/marketing, legal, property/estates management as well as individuals with senior management experience within the social care sector.

If you would like to apply, in the first instance please get in touch for an informal discussion with;
Robert Crichton , Manager, Tel no 01968 682211
Marian MacDonald, Chair, Tel no 07936 729358 Email:

We are also happy to arrange to meet with you to discuss the work of Garvald and of the Board.