Equal Futures promotes social inclusion for people with a learning disability or Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) in Scotland, and we are excited to be recruiting to our Board of Trustees.
We were established in 2002 by a group of parents who had a loved one with a disability.
Their goal was to help families plan for their relative to live their best life.
Since then, Equal Futures has been on a journey to end the social isolation of individuals and families. We do this through our Circles of Support model and more informally through volunteering and social opportunities.
We currently support people across 10 Local Authorities and have big ambitions for our unique support model to reach more people. We take pride in being a member organisation that puts people with a learning disability at the heart of everything we do. We operate as a registered Scottish charity within the Thera Group of companies.
Our Vision Everyone has friendships which are based on kindness, compassion, and respect.
Our Mission To work alongside people with a learning disability or autism to reduce loneliness and social isolation
Our Values We are committed to:
Making a sustainable difference
Social inclusion for everyone
Equal Futures has a well-established Board of Trustees with a range of skills and backgrounds. We are seeking to appoint 3 new Trustees. We welcome applications from all social groups, especially from people with lived experience of ASC or a learning disability.
We are particularly interested in people with any of the following:
Lived experience of a learning disability
Leadership experience in Scotland’s health and social care sector
Knowledge in the fields of social care; social inclusion; statutory or voluntary sector; fundraising; volunteer recruitment
Volunteer recruitment and retention strategy
Our ideal candidate is:
Passionate about equality
Comfortable communicating with a range of audiences
Willing and driven to work with others to make a lasting difference
Able to commit appropriate time to bi-monthly Board meetings, including preparation and following up on agreed actions. This will be approximately 9 days per year
Awareness and interest in the needs and rights of families and individuals with learning disabilities or ASC
To arrange an informal chat with one of our Board Members, please call Jayne Laidlaw on: 07725 134292
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to: Jayne.Laidlaw@equalfutures.org.uk
Equal Futures is an organisation set up by a group of parents with a family member with a learning disability. This gives a unique viewpoint to the range of challenges families face when they want to make sure that their sons and daughters live a good life. Many families feel isolated; unsure where to ask for help. Most people with disabilities will have social care services to provide support for daily living. But there is often a lack of understanding in these services that people want more than this. Everyone wants friends too – this is where Equal Futures can help.
Minimum age: 18