Board/Trustee/Committee/Director

  • VO48588
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service is a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.
To be a Trustee in our organisation is an exciting and fulfilling role. We feel that our Board benefits from recruiting individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skillsets.

The role of our Trustees is to ensure that Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries and delivers on our strategic objectives, mission statement and principles and standards. The duties of our Trustees are: to ensure the organisation complies with its governing document (Articles and Memorandums), to ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document, to contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy and evaluating performance against agreed targets, to safeguard the good name and values of the organisation and to ensure the financial stability of the organisation.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a value based organisation focused on delivering issue based advocacy that is independent, confidential and accessible to all who experience vulnerability. We support and promote the development of high standards and principles in independent advocacy at a local and a national level, in partnership with, and independently of, other organisations. We defend the rights of those in most need to services and to inclusion in the planning of those services, and we work towards empowering them to take part, and also influence service providers to listen to those that use their services.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for people who are interested in what we do and want to help grow the service.
Travel details: Head Office- 9 Church Crescent Dumfries DG1
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed..
Training details: Ongoing training in the role of a director.
Support: Childcare,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet,
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Last updated 3 months 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.