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  • VO57135
  • Board/trustee role


Home Basics has a small Board of Directors who assist in overseeing the work of this local charity. Our aim is to support families and people on low incomes
furnish their homes or set up their first home by providing affordable furniture, household items and electrical goods. There are always further opportunities to
become more directly involved with the charity in a practical hands-on basis providing the Director with a feel for the day to day operation of the business.

Providing knowledge and expertise in an area of benefit to the charity. Experience in business, marketing and financial management is particularly beneficial and
advantageous to Home Basics.

Attending regular evening meetings (six weekly).

Taking on specific responsibilities in which you have a personal interest or knowledge.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home Basics takes in donated furniture, household and electrical items for re-sale inexpensively to those on low incomes living in the Scottish Borders. Special discounts are given to those referred by local agencies. We also promote the general principle of recycling and re-use.










4 hours per month


We are unable to provide supervision to young people.
Experience required: Experience in business, marketing and financial management is particularly beneficial and advantageous to Home Basics.
Travel details: Walkerburn and Hawick. Meetings occur around every 6 weeks and alternate between the depots. Travel is often shared with other directors, although mileage expenses are offered.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All out-of-pocket expenses and mileage can be claimed monthly on production of receipts.
Training details: Induction will include procedures within the organisation, site familiarity, First Aid/Accident reporting, key contacts, etc.Ongoing training will be provided by experienced staff. Ongoing support will be provided by the Manager and other employed staff.

Last updated 4 months ago