• VO90686
  • Board/trustee role


Fife Young Carers is a growing organisation that works with young and young adult carers throughout Fife. They have just received a Fife Civic Recognition Award which recognised the incredible work they did to support young carers in Fife during lockdown and beyond.

The Board would like to attract people who can offer their time and skills to join them as trustees. The role will provide advice and assistance in the important service of providing support to young carers. They are seeking individuals with a wide variety of skills and expertise, these include but are not limited to anyone with the following skills:

-Fundraising capabilities
-Social media

The Board meets approx every 6 weeks for 2-3 hours as a full Board, then flexibly, as required. At present they meet virtually but hope to return to face to face meetings soon.

Organisation aims and objectives

Fife Young Carers (SCIO) is a local charity committed to improving the support and information provided to young carers in Fife. We aim to provide support for children and young people aged 8-25 years who care for family members who have one of the following: Long Term illness; Mental ill health; Physical disability; Learning disability; Drug or Alcohol misuse. We provide person-centred support through group sessions, one-to-one sessions, advocacy, school support, young adult carer transition support and befriending. We provide opportunities for young carers to have a break from their caring role. Fife Young Carers also raises awareness of young carers and their support needs.










2-3 hours every 6 weeks


Experience required: An interest in young/young adult carers. Specific skills that would be helpful but not essential: communications; fundraising; social media; financial/treasurer. A willingness to give back and shape the direction of a developing organisation.
Travel details: Board meetings held approx. every 6 weeks for 2-3 hrs on line at present but will return to in person at our offices in Lochgelly.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport rates or 45p per mile are reimbursed, usually monthly, and can be more frequently if required.
Training details: Induction, training, and ongoing support will include an opportunity to meet with the Chairperson one to one, as well as time with the other Board members. This can be formally and informally. Formal input from Fife Voluntary Action on Roles & Responsibilities will be advised when available.
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