Committee Member

  • VO72494
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Are you a team player? Do you have some spare time? Are you a member of a TRA? 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.
Independent of but work closely 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.
FFOTRA are looking for committee members to join the board and help with this. The Board meets monthly, with Fife Council and staff, however, the board keeps in regular contact via zoom, telephone calls and meetings where necessary. Board Members can if desired take on additional duties in areas of interest by representing FFOTRA at meetings such as; sheltered housing, Fife Tenant, Scrutiny Group, Homelessness including attending council meetings and workshops.
As a committee member you would commit to as much or as little time that fit in with your personal life style. FFOTRA also run internal committees such as finance and staffing.

Organisation aims and objectives

FFOTRA is a charity acting on behalf of and representing Tenants and Residents Associations. We work with many agencies, such as Fife Council, Police and local councillors. We represent our members through associations like Fife Tenant Forum and the Scottish Government. Our objective is to empower TRAs to improve the quality of life in their communities.

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Restrictions

Must be a member of a TRA or have a specific skill which FFOTRA would benefit from.
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 held based in Hunter Street Kirkcaldy although sometimes may be held away from the office or via zoom. Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed 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.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: If interested FFOTRA can arrange for you to attend a Board Meeting as an observer.
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.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month 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.