Board Trustee (volunteer)

  • VO91536
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Dunfermline Advocacy matches local volunteers with people in West Fife who are vulnerable, isolated and at risk of being excluded from their communities. It provides support, understanding and friendship and ensures that voices are heard and rights protected.

They are currently looking for volunteers to join their Board of Trustees and support their great work, providing strategic guidance, governance and leadership to the Chief Executive and staff team.

You should have a real desire to help others and to make a difference to the lives of those most vulnerable in West Fife. As a priority they need individuals with skills, experience and/or an interest in finance, IT and fundraising.

Time commitment is 8 meetings per year including quarterly Board meetings, business action groups and charity events. A ’get involved’ attitude is welcome. More information at www.dunfermlineadvocacy.org

Expressions of interest or requests for an informal chat with Chair, Hazel Smith, email hazel@dunfermlineadvocacy.org by 30 June 2022 at the latest.

Organisation aims and objectives

We create citizen Advocacy Partnerships by matching responsible local citizens with people who are vulnerable in some way. We aim for these partnerships to be long-term, but also we provide crisis advocates in cases of urgent need. Through our work we aim to help build a fairer community. Where people with a learning disability, physical disability or mental health issue are able to speak out and have their voice heard.

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The Board of Trustees meet every two months for 3 hours, in the evening. Involvement in the Finance Group and Executive Governance Group is by choice. These groups meet monthly for two hours maximum. Attendance at DA events (circa 3 per annum) is encouraged but is not mandatory.

Restrictions

Experience required: You should have a genuine desire to help the people that they support – it’s an advantage if you have skills, experience and/or an interest in IT, fundraising and finance. You should also be willing to support the Chair and Chief Executive to develop service delivery, to provide support to the staff team and to help find new sources of funding.
Travel details: Office address is 2 Halbeath Road, Dunfermline KY12 7QX Board and other associated meetings are carried out virtually now, anticipating that in person meetings will restart in the office or garden at the above address very soon. All current Trustees live in West Fife and it is expected that any new Trustees will also be from Fife.
Minimum age: 19

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Under certain circumstances, travel expenses can be discussed
Training details: General induction to become familiar with organisation and its activities from Chief Executive and staff team. Familiarisation session(s) with Chair around workings of the Board and associated action groups. Voluntary attendance at the ongoing training sessions delivered for advocates by staff team.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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