Trustee

  • VO75848
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Families First is a small independent Charity working with children aged 5 - 16 years, living in north east Fife who have additional support needs. The challenges children face include Autism, poor physical and mental health, social problems such as isolation and poverty.
Our overall objectives are to strengthen the social and emotional development of children, young people and their parents and carers so they become effective contributors to their communities.
The trustees offer strategic guidance and provide a governance role to Families First as an organisation. The trustees are looking for new members who can offer their skills and expertise to support Families First's mission "Families First work alongside children and young people to overcome the personal challenges they face in life."
We are looking for trustees with an expertise in finance, fundraising, law and children's work. Along with your skills and expertise the trustees are looking for people who value the difference small charities can make to local communities.

Organisation aims and objectives

We support families in North East Fife with children in the household, aged 5-16 years, who have additional support needs. Our services include 1:1 befriending, group work and adult support. All of our service users have been referred. Referral forms can be accessed via our website.

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6 meetings per year, lasting no more that 2 hours each (apart from Strategic planning sessions) Sub committees can also have additional meetings 4 - 6 hours per annum.

Restrictions

Experience required: Experience in finance, law, fundraising and children's work.
Travel details: St Andrews

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Arrangements can be made for out of pocket expenses (mileage / public transport) to be brought along on night of meetings if the manager has advanced notice.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: A full induction pack will be provided including policy, procedure, good practice guidance, business plans and annual reports. a PowerPoint presentation on becoming a trustee, child and adult protection, an introduction to our children's services.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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