This is a fantastic time to join the board as we are in the process of developing and rolling out a new vision and five year strategy for the charity. In line with this we have taken the opportunity to review our governance needs and now wish to increase the size of our board as well as bringing in people with a range of skill sets and experiences to help us achieve our new enhanced mission.
We are looking for up to eight motivated and committed individuals who share the charity’s values of empathy, respect, integrity and care.
You’ll be presented with interesting, and (at times complex) issues to consider and help navigate a path through, while staying true to LinkLiving’s values. You’ll have the opportunity to influence LinkLiving’s strategic direction and help drive our ambitions to grow and improve our services.You’ll be working with like-minded, experienced and committed colleagues to achieve our plans whilst keeping people at the forefront of everything we do. You’ll be supporting people affected by trauma and disadvantage to help them towards the lives that they wish for. As a board member you will gain valuable decision-making experience and strategic experience.
Experience required: We are particularly interested in applications from individuals who bring experience or a background in one or more of the following areas: social work, homelessness, housing support, health, social care, working with charities and/or the public sector, fundraising, marketing, people with lived experience of the fields in which we operate: mental health, trauma, disadvantage, homelessness, people with experience of the care system, in which we operate in Edinburgh, Forth Valley and Fife.
Travel details: In Edinburgh at Head Officer – 2c New Mart Road Edinburgh, EH14 1RL, However due to the pandemic we have been have the meetings virtually. Two thirds of meetings will mostly take place virtually over Microsoft Teams with a minimum of two meetings, including the strategy day, taking place face to face (once this is allowed).
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Induction and ongoing training available
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