Board Trustee

  • VO85436
  • Board/trustee role


This volunteering opportunity allows the successful applicant/s to have an influencing and supportive role in governing Home-Start Deveron services. The trustee role is crucial in ensuring the service continues to develop, and respond to the needs of the families in our local communities. In addition, a Trustee can facilitate governance, ensuring structures are in place to provide a high quality of service provision with children and families at its centre, and effectively support both volunteers and staff.
The succcessful applicants will work as part of an established, friendly and experienced Board within a supportive framework. Training and mentoring opportunities will be made available along with networking with other Home-Start schemes in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and the UK.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home-Start Deveron is affiliated with Home-Start UK/Scotland, one of the leading nationwide family support charities. We have been supporting families across the Deveron Valley area since 1999 and formed a consortium with other schemes across the Aberdeenshire area back in 2015. In 2018/19 Home-Start Deveron supported 420 families through a combination of our core 1-1 home-visiting support, group sessions & targeted activity days. We tailor our support to each family and their individual needs, and we work with the whole family. We do this by recruiting and training volunteers to visit families within their own home for 2-3 hours per week to offer informal, friendly, non-judgemental and confidential support. We currently have 2 Family Support Workers on our team who support families on a 1-1 basis and we recently recruited a Play-worker who runs some of our groups alongside volunteers. Families are mainly referred to us via a range of agencies through the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership, and we do welcome self-referrals direct through the office. Home-Start Deveron are here to help families facing many different challenges, these include but are not limited to: • Rural / Social Isolation • Post-Natal Depression • Families Affected by Disability • Living with Chronic / Terminal Illness • Substance Misuse • Domestic Abuse










Maximum 10 hours monthly

Frequency and commitment details

Alll mileage and expenses relating to the work of the Trustee will be paid


Experience required: Anyone who is interested in supporting Home-start Deveron as a trustee is welcome to apply. Applicants with a knowledge or experience in the following areas would be advantageous though not essential: Fundrasing, Human Resources, Management, IT, Social Media Skills
Travel details: There is an expectation that Board Trustees attend regular meetings These will be face to face when required or via digital platforms
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Those interested in becoming a trustess are welcome to meet with the Board via Zoom or to speak with any of the Trustees indiviually. An office visit to meet with staff can be arranged though will be dependent on Covid restrictions
Training details: All trustess are expected to undertake annual training in Child Protection/Safeguarding and to complete Home-Start nationally agreed induction programmes. Training will be tailored to the needs of the individual Trustess depending on their own experience and need. A Board member will be allocated as a mentor to support a newly appointed trustee.
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