Trustee

  • VO90686
  • Board/trustee role


  • Committee Work
  • Carers
  • Opportunity start date: 30th March 2022
  • Opportunity end date: 3rd October 2023

Description

Fife Young Carers is a growing organisation that works with young and young adult carers throughout Fife. We have
just received a Fife Civic Recognition Award which recognised the incredible work we did to support young carers in
Fife during lockdown and beyond.
Our 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. We are seeking
individuals with a wide variety of skills and expertise; these include but are not limited to anyone with the following
skills:
-Communications
-Fundraising capabilities
-Social media
-Legal Expertise’s

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.

Availability

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2-3 hours every 6 weeks

Restrictions

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 8 weeks for 2‐3 hrs at our office premises which are located at Ore Valley Business Centre, 93 Main Street, Lochgelly KY5 9AF and Board Members can be reimbursed for their travel. Board Members will have the opportunity to attend meetings online, if unable to attend in person.
Minimum age: 16

Support

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 and training will be provided, along with ongoing support. Roles and Responsibilities of a Trustee training is also available from FVA.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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