Director

  • VO87129
  • Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role


Description

Express Group provide group activities and one to one casework for people who are experiencing poor mental health. We aim to help prevent social isolation and thus help people maintain good mental wellbeing.
Our board usually meet every second month for a maximum of two hours, currently at 1.00pm on Wednesdays via zoom, but this could change in the future depending on the needs & commitments of board members.

Directors are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the Express Group and monitoring the management provided by the service manager.
Express Group (Fife) Ltd is a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status. This means that Board members are Company Directors and Charitable Trustees.

The service manager and administration & finance officer will provide various reports to the board covering finance, staffing, service user comments/complaints and future direction of the organisation for board decisions.
Boards need a range of skills, but commitment and enthusiasm are most important. Free training on Director/Trustee roles and responsibilities is available.

Organisation aims and objectives

For over 40 years, people in Fife who suffer, or have suffered, from mental illness have been able to turn to Express Groups to help them cope and recover. Express Group (Fife) helps people by running self-help social groups and 1-1 support. There are currently 8 groups in Fife (12 meetings per week). As well as an opportunity to socialise, the groups offer a range of activities, outings and a midday meal. Groups meet from one to three days a week.

Restrictions

Experience required: An interest in the voluntary sector and/or mental health. A knowledge of governance, committee work, finance, fundraising or HR would be an advantage, but enthusiasm and understanding is most important. Free training on Director/Trustee roles and responsibilities is available (provided by Fife Voluntary Action).
Travel details: 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, but meetings may continue to be done remotely via zoom.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be public transport fares or 42p per mile. Payment on the day would be possible.
Training details: Induction will be by service manager & existing director. Ongoing training will be that available via FVA and ongoing support will be from the service manager.

Last updated 4 months ago

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