LinkLiving are looking for up to eight motivated and committed volunteer board members who share the charity’s values of emLinkLiving 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.pathy, respect, integrity and care.
Please view the application pack on our website here https://www.linkliving.org.uk/boardmembers for more information on the role, the charity and how to apply. The closing date is 12 noon, Thursday 11th March 2021.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an informal online interview (more than a chat, less than a formal interview) with a board sub-committee and the CEO on 22nd or 23rd March 4-7pm.
Board meeting are currently held virtually due to the pandemic and we are looking at continuing this with only having two to three in person meetings throughout the year.
Our vision is to be a provider of choice and excellence through a wide range of socially inclusive care, support and employability services. We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of trauma, ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. Our philosophy Our philosophy is based on our belief that we all need support at some point in our lives. We recognise that every person is unique. So the support we provide is person-centred. We tailor support, and help develop skills and confidence, to ensure individuals have choice and control over the support they receive. We are passionate about the importance of having a sense of belonging – whether that’s within families, friendships, workplace, education or communities. We work to ensure that the people we support have the opportunities to achieve this. Our values All of our work, activities and relationships are based on a set of values: · Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances) · Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated) · Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles) · Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
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.
Travel details: The offfice is close to plenty of bus routes and the train station.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We reimburse travel expenses as well as providing rails warrants and contract taxis if required.
Training details: Induction training along with an induction pack will be carried out. On going training as part of the training timetable is offer and peer support
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