Member of the Board of Directors

  • VO48266
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Be the someone who makes a difference! Age Concern Glenrothes is looking for volunteer board members! No particular qualifications are needed apart from a drive to want to make life better for older people.
By joining our Board of Directors you will help steer the organisation and gain valuable experience in management and governance. ACG provides services for older people in the Glenrothes area that enhance their quality and enjoyment of life by encouraging interaction, mental & physical activity and companionship. Your own experience and expertise will contribute to the board’s ability to provide the services needed to meet this aim.
This opportunity not only gives you the chance to develop your own management, planning and teamwork skills, but contributing effectively also gives you a very real feeling of actively helping vulnerable people.

Organisation aims and objectives

Age Concern Glenrothes provides services for older people in the Glenrothes area that enhance their quality and enjoyment of life by encouraging interaction, mental and physical activity and companionship. Their aim is to promote independence and reduce social isolation.

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The Board meets every second month on a Wednesday evening for approximately 2 hours from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Other meetings (to discuss specific issues) are arranged between members as required. Members are encouraged to participate in fund raising activities and to get to know the ACG team providing the “hands on” service.

Frequency and commitment details

There is no minimum commitment, but we would hope that new Board members would wish to stay for at least a year not only to contribute fully but also to gain valuable insight, knowledge and experience of a small but vibrant organisation.

Restrictions

Maximum age is related to insurance.
Experience required: Good, independent judgement An ability to think creatively A willingness to speak authentically and honestly An ability to work effectively as a member of a team A commitment to ACG’s purpose A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort To have integrity and a genuine wish to contribute
Travel details: The Board meets at 100 Scott Road, Glenrothes, KY6 1AE (though they are using skype group calls at present)
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses can be paid on the night at a rate agreed by the board
Training details: The Chair is happy to chat informally by phone with potential applicants to give more details about board membership and the role, to discuss the individual’s skills and experience, and to answer any questions. Upon receipt of a completed application form applicants will be invited for interview with the Chair and one other Board member. The Chair is happy to meet informally with potential board applicants to give more details about board membership, to discuss the individual’s skills and experience, and to answer any questions. Initial induction training is conducted by the Chair who will explain how ACG operates, its goals, current issues and opportunities, and how the organisation is involved with the wider community (including our sponsors). At this meeting the new board member is encouraged to consider how their skills and experience can best be used, and any need for further training will be discussed. The new member will be given a comprehensive induction pack. The new member will meet with the ACG team, and the managers will explain their roles. Ongoing support and training is given as required.
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.