Trustee

  • VO85426


Description

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Feniks, developing the organisations aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
We are looking for enthusiastic board members who would support our fundraising; finance and strategy development endevours.
The full role description is available here https://www.feniks.org.uk/document/role-description-board-member/

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a group of professionals (psychologists, educators and psychotherapists) who have come together to establish FENIKS, a project which it is hoped will successfully fill a gap in the psychological services available to the Polish community in Edinburgh. The aim of the project is to help those individuals living away from their homeland in facing the challenges which result from immigration. Difficulties may arise in one's work or personal life which necessitate contact with a therapist, and some deeper psychological disorders may surface which require that contact on a longer term basis. The breadth of knowledge and experience of the project members (gained both in Poland and the UK) allows for the provision of comprehensive psychological help for adults, adolescents and children In turn it is hoped that the quality of life and personal well-being of our help centre clients rises to a level sufficient to allow them to function effectively and happily within society.

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1-2 days per month, including 1 evening board meeting/month, A minimum commitment of two years would be preferable.

Restrictions

Experience required: Skills: Organisational development/strategy/project management. Fundraising. Interest in the Central and Eastern European communities and their issues. Focus on community development. Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of the Board to further the organisation’s aims.
Travel details: Feniks's offices are based in St. Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh. However, the board currently meets online and will until the social distancing restrictions are lifted. Then the Board is willing to introduce the blended style of meetings, hence we welcome applications from outside of Edinburgh as well.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The process will be explained during the induction.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: The new board member joins the organisation as a volunteer, hence besides introduction to the board they will also undergo the induction to the organisation delivered by the Volunteer Coordinator. They will also be encouraged to participate in the EVOC or SCVO governance training.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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