We are a pan-Ayrshire group of community volunteers who sit with people who are dying; we also offer respite and support to those with families who need a break. We aim to ensure No-one Dies Alone by providing training and support to volunteers who will sit with people who are dying and alone, or with families who need some support.
We are looking for Board Members who will be committed to our organisation and willing to help in any way they can. As a volunteer Board member you will help to provide strategic direction to the organisation, ensure it has enough funds to operate and provide support to any paid staff.
Volunteer Board members are also Charity Trustees. The Board is responsible for ensuring the organisation is run well, adheres to charity law and best practice and has enough funds and resources to operate efficiently as well as meeting all legal obligations. The Board as a whole acts as the employer for all paid staff.
Minimum expectations would include attending 3 of the quarterly Board meetings per year and responding to any emails in between meetings.
4 The Organisation is established for charitable purposes only, and in particular the relief of those in need by reason of ill-health. This will be achieved by: 4.1 - advancing compassionate care at the end of life. 4.2 - promoting change in the way we help members of the community at the end of life. 4.3 - relieving the loneliness and/or suffering of people at the end of life
All volunteers will be subject to disclosure application processes.
Experience required: Some experience of Board or Committee Work would be preferable along with an understanding of Charity Law and relevant best practice processes.
Minimum age: 18
Training details: You will receive a full briefing about the board member role and relevant training as appropriate.