Chairperson

  • VO83520
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Care and Share Companionship is a relatively new Scottish Registered Charity. We recently celebrated our first year of being an active service. We support people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area of Fife. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and wellbeing. Our mission is to provide 1-1 personalised flexible companionship and make people feel valued and part of their community.
This is an exciting and challenging year to establish our presence, with ambition, empathy, passion and energy to support those people who sometimes feel invisible.
We are looking for a Chairperson to help us in achieving our potential with knowledge, skills and experience in these roles who are excited about our vision and committed to good governance.
For further information please visit our website : www.careandsharecompanionship.org or our Facebook page.

Organisation aims and objectives

The organisation offers 1:1 support, 2-3 hours per week to older people living in the Kirkcaldy area, tailored to their needs. This can be by going shopping, taking them to health appointments, visitng the library, going for a walk, visiting friends, attending a local community group of interest, or simply having a chat over a cup of tea at home. This gives respite to carers to have a little "me time".

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Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for people with previous experience and knowledge in the role of Chairperson. However, we would consider any application we receive as training can be accessed in all areas of being a Trustee. Good communication, personal and organisational skills will complement and strength our existing members to carry the Charity forward.
Travel details: Trustee Board meetings are held at Linton Lane Community Centre Kirkcaldy approx. every 6 weeks from 6.30 – 8.30pm
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: we pay public transport rates and reimburse volunteers every week. Also include mileage rates if applicable. Volunteer board members can claim mileage expenses on a monthly basis however consideration will be given if a member would like to be reimbursed sooner. Bus fares reimbursed on face value of ticket. Mileage .45p per mile
Training details: Volunteer will receive a Trustee Handbook, introduced to members of the board and ongoing training opportunities will be advised from FVA and other third sector support organisations ie Befriending Networks.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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