Committee Member

  • VO72494
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Are you a team player? Do you have some spare time? Would you like to influence changes in your area? Then join the FFOTRA Board and be a voice for your area. Fife Federation of Tenants & Resident’s Associations (FFOTRA) exists to empower Tenant and Resident's Associations (TRAs) to improve the quality of life in their communities. They partner with the council to develop policies to benefit tenants and residents and enable TRAs to become effective representatives for their communities by providing support, information and advice.

FFOTRA want to be out there more getting to know the community as well as being seen to be more actively supporting tenants. They are looking for committee members who would join their board and help with this.
The Board meets monthly, with individuals additionally taking on specific issues that they are interested in e.g. sheltered housing, Fife Tenant, Scrutiny Group, Homelessness including attending council meetings and workshops representing FFOTRA. These committee members tend to become champions in their field and are usually available to support and guide those needing assistance.

Organisation aims and objectives

Promote and assist in the set up of Tenants and Residents Associations; support existing associations to build confidence through sharing of information and experiences; represent the views of these associations to influence policies, procedures and decisions of the local authority and landlords concerning provision of housing and services within the community; campaign for investment and improvements to rented housing and local services.

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Board meetings are monthly but if you are involved in additional specific projects, these will be at other times by negotiation.

Restrictions

Experience required: Looking for an outgoing person, willing to contribute and get involved with issues. No previous experience needed but would be an advantage. Training and mentoring will be given.
Travel details: Meetings mainly based in Hunter Street Kirkcaldy although sometimes may be held away from the office. Out of pocket expenses will be refunded.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses are refunded in accordance with FFOTRA's expenses policy. These are normally processed once a month but exceptions will be made for those requiring their expenses urgently.
Training details: An Induction will take place once on board going over the policies etc. A designated mentor will be identified for support. Opportunity to attend training courses as they become available.

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.