Board Member

  • VO46614
  • Board/trustee role


Description

The Board provides governance to the organisation but the Maxwell Centre is small enough to appreciate Board members being actively involved in the delivery of services or the development of social enterprise if they wish. We have a clear vision of where we would like the Maxwell Centre to develop as a ‘Community Space’, led by the community, responsive to their needs and working with them to improve health, wellbeing and education. As part of this vision we have already identified two social enterprise opportunities. We would ideally like people with specific skills from key areas of health, education or business to join us on the Board but we also need people who have the capacity to be involved further with the community. The Board meets monthly in the evening. In addition members can become involved further in specific projects and provide valuable assistance to the manager.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are committed to improving the quality of life for the local community and to combatting social exclusion, poverty, disadvantage, and discrimination. The centre provides a welcoming and supportive environment in which individuals can learn valuable skills and access essential information. We work with community members to ensure that they are actively involved in the development and provision of services to meet their changing needs.

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Meetings are held once per month in the evening for 2 to 3 hours. There will be opportunities for further involvement but that would be up to the individual. A Disclosure Check will be needed if the individual is to be working with vulnerable people.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for people from a health, education or business background in particular to join our Board. Good communication skills are essential as is an interest in people. Humour and enthusiasm are always welcome.
Travel details: The MAXwell Centre is based in Carnegie Street in the Hilltown area of Dundee.
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred while acting as a volunteer can be reclaimed from the organisation. This would normally be agreed in advance.
Training details: New Board members meet with the Chair to discuss the organisation and their potential role; are invited to attend a Board meeting where they meet the rest of the Board; and receive an induction pack.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 11 days ago

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