We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
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The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety is a multi-award-winning charity based in Ardrossan. They provide confidence building Personal Safety courses to a variety of groups and vulnerable people both in North Ayrshire and across Scotland...and they are looking for a Trustee to join their Board. Could it be YOU?
The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety runs their confidence building Personal Safety courses from their Barony St John Centre on Princes Street, Ardrossan but also provide their training across Scotland via their 10 volunteers. There are currently NO paid members of staff working with this charity. All instructors, including the Operations Manager, are volunteers.
Being a charity, they need a Board of Trustees to operate and this Board meets 4 times per year (January, April, July and October), usually on a Friday morning, for around 2 hours each time so it's not a huge time constraint. The next Board meeting is scheduled for Friday 24th January.
We are looking for people who are or have been involved with the people we service - female survivors of violence, children, Sensory Impaired, LBGT, Ethnic Minority groups - so people with a Women's Aid, Rape Crisis, Social Services, Sensory Impairment Team, Police background would be ideal.
If you don't fit into those careers but think your background links with those whom we service, or if you feel you could be an asset to our charity, please get in touch. We look forward to you joining our team.
Our overall mission is to potentially save lives by preventing and reducing violence and the fear of violence as well as empowering individuals to manage safer lives. Our objectives are to :- provide practical training and solutions to help people avoid violence and aggression. To raise awareness of the importance of personal safety in the community. To provide a point of contact for people at risk or secure advice.
Experience required: No
Travel details: The Centre is on all the main bus routes ie no11, 12 and 585. It is also located close to 2 train stations within Ardrossan. These positions are unpaid but travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses details: Expenses could be paid in future depending on Centre funds
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Come in for a chat, have a look around centre get a feel for the place
Training details: Volunteers could go through First Aid training, Health & Safety trainingand Fire policy training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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