Board of Trustees

The Junction could not do the vital work they do without the support of the Board of Trustees who have overall responsibility for the organisation.

The current board members are:


Sophie Ewen – Vice Chair, Tina Stewart – Treasurer, Lorna Blyth, Anna Kilroy, Natalie Welsh and Kirsty Nelson.

Board Bio’s

Anna Kilroy:  I have worked as a qualified Accountant for nearly 20 years in both practice and industry, dealing with a range of organisations of various sizes and from different sectors. I have prepared and presented financial reports to Board members and fielded questions where necessary. I am currently employed by a dental clinic as their Accountant.

I have recently completed an introductory COSCA course in counselling skills and now volunteer as a mentor at a local high school. Counselling and wellbeing is an area I am interested in exploring further in the future either from an employment or voluntary perspective. As an accountant I am trained to be analytical, logical and detail focused. More recently I have developed more precise listening abilities in a counselling environment which has strengthened my communication skills.


Kirsty Nelson:  I qualified as a solicitor in 2020 and worked in private practice before joining Children’s Hearings Scotland as a Practice and Policy Advisor. Originally from the West of Scotland, I now live in Leith and I am passionate about my local area.

Throughout my career, I have gained extensive experience in connecting with a wide range of people and providing assistance to people facing difficult circumstances. Through this work, I have garnered invaluable transferable skills which I continue to use to create positive change within the public sector.


Are you passionate about young people and mental health?

The Junction is an award-winning charity that takes a holistic approach towards young people’s health and well-being. We work with 12-21 year olds in North East Edinburgh doing one-to-one support, counselling, creative projects and more.

We are looking for committed individuals, ideally with some HR experience, to join the board of trustees. If you have time, are willing to ask questions and share our values of equality, transparency and community then we would love to hear from you.

Duties/tasks for the year include:

* Attend 4 board meetings

* Attend or dial-in to 4 informal meetings with board members

* Contribute to a sub-group that meets roughly 4 times – a team of staff and board members

* Attend 2 Development Days with staff and/or trustees (usually but not always a Saturday in Spring and Autumn)

If you are open to a new opportunity, looking to contribute to a community and to develop your skills please submit an expression of interest to and we can arrange a chat over the phone to take it from there.