Board Member

  • VO85551
  • Board/trustee role


Description

LinkLiving is looking for up to eight motivated and committed volunteer board members who share the charity's values of empathy, respect, integrity and care.

LinkLiving is a health and social care charity working in East Central Scotland to support people to overcome the negative impacts of trauma and disadvantage. We provide truly person-centred support through a range of models including self-help coaching, employability, care at home, housing support and supported accommodation.

The charity is particularly recognised for supporting young people to develop the personal resilience, practical and emotional skills as well as the experience necessary for successfully managing key transitions in their lives. This includes leaving care, moving on from homelessness, moving into their own tenancy, and achieving positive destinations such as a course or a job. We aim to ensure that today's young Scots are in a position to achieve their full potential.

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 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, those with knowledge of the communities in which we operate in East Central Scotland namely Edinburgh, Forth Valley and Fife.

Organisation aims and objectives

LinkLiving offer support through our Steps to Resilience programme, for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. Steps To Resilience is a 10-week trauma-informed personal development programme which equips young people with practical skills to manage their mental health and increase their resilience to cope with challenges. It is based on the belief that young people can be supported to turn the survival tools they have gained through adverse circumstances into positive skills ultimately leading to getting them into work or other positive destinations. We run courses for 14-16 year old non-school attenders, and for young people aged 16-25 years.

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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, those with knowledge of the communities in which we operate in E
Travel details: The board meeting is held on the last Thursday of every second month. (Jan, Feb, March, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec) The meeting is held at head office in Edinburgh, however at the moment the meetings are being held virtually due to the pandemic. It is expected that when normality resumes, most meetings will remain virtually with 3 meetings a year being held face to face. This is still to be agreed. In terms of travel there a bus stops and train stations close and travel expense will be reimbursed. There us also parking.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: travel expenses are covered we also offer rail warrants and contract taxis
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 18 days ago

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