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Families First is a small independent Charity working with children aged 5 - 16 years, living in north east Fife who have additional support needs. The challenges children face include Autism, poor physical and mental health, social problems such as isolation and poverty.
Our overall objectives are to strengthen the social and emotional development of children, young people and their parents and carers so they become effective contributors to their communities.
The trustees offer strategic guidance and provide a governance role to Families First as an organisation. The trustees are looking for new members who can offer their skills and expertise to support Families First's mission "Families First work alongside children and young people to overcome the personal challenges they face in life."
We are looking for trustees with an expertise in finance, fundraising, law and children's work. Along with your skills and expertise the trustees are looking for people who value the difference small charities can make to local communities.
Do you have a vision for youth mental health in Dundee? 💜
We are looking for proactive, enthusiastic and motivated young professionals to join our board at an exciting phase of our organisations’ growth - you can help lead the strategic development of Dundee's youth mental health charity!
We are looking for candidates with any of the following experience:
Governance and previous board experience
Finance and accounting
Strategy and operations
The Trustee Board meets for formal meetings 7 times a year, but successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the organisation more widely, taking part in fundraisers, external events, strategic planning and advising the staff team when needed. The average contribution expected of Trustees is around one hour a week.
We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who are young people with lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges, and these roles are reserved for women and non-binary people at this time.
https://www.feelingstrong.co.uk/opportunities/trustee-position for more information and job description
The closing date for applications is 28/10/20, with interviews to take place on the 04/11/20.
In partnership with the other trustees, you will be responsible for the governance of the
Exercise overall control of the organisation’s current business operations
Manage the charity’s resources responsibly and with absolute confidentiality and
Set the strategy and oversee its implementation
Ensure that the needs of the organisation’s beneficiaries are put first
Keep the charity true to its purpose.
We are looking to recruit Board Members specifically with accounting and marketing experience, to add to our team. The role involves: ensuring effective management of the charity and its resources, providing support and guidance to staff and volunteers and helping with long term planning to ensure the future of the charity.