Description

Can you help make a difference to people’s lives? Do you want to give back to your community? Could you become a committee member/Trustee of SBBI?
What we offer:

• A well-established, solvent local charity (SCIO – no financial liability)
• Enthusiastic members who love the chance to meet their friends and develop their skills in a safe, supportive space
• Parents and carers who value the respite and mutual support afforded by our activities
• Volunteers who have called their experience with us “life-changing” and gone on to careers in medicine, teaching, social care and the third sector
• Access to consultants from the sportscotland Changing Lives Direct Support programme who are specifically linked to SBBI for mentoring and support

What we need:

• Enthusiasm and shared commitment to our main purposes as stated in our Constitution:

o The relief of those in need by reason of disability who are resident within the Strathearn area of Perth and Kinross.
o To provide a focus for community based initiatives to support people with learning and/or other disabilities and their carers, to enhance integration, to reduce isolation and to increase community awareness.

• Passion for our values:

o Inclusion and opportunities for all
o Friendly, caring and supportive
o Mutual respect and learning

• Willingness to share particular expertise in e.g. chairing meetings / administration / communications / marketing / IT / fundraising

• Commitment to attend up to 6 meetings a year (online or face to face as required)

Organisation aims and objectives

• We’re building bridges into a better quality of life for people with learning and other disabilities and their parents and carers in Strathearn. • Our aims are to enhance integration, reduce isolation and raise community awareness. • We have an active membership of around 30 • Helped by our volunteers and partners, we organise and support a range of sport, leisure and social activities.

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Board meetings currently normally take place on a Monday afternoon or evening, but this is flexible. Members’ activity sessions currently take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings, and once a month on a Saturday – Board members would not be expected to attend activity sessions routinely but would be encouraged to do so from time to time.

Restrictions

Experience required: • Excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work collaboratively • Ability to make sound decisions, drawing on all the available evidence and information • Willingness to contribute relevant experience as appropriate
Travel details: based in Crieff, most of our activities take place there and reasonable travel expenses will be paid. Most Board meetings currently take place online.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: An informal chat with a current Board member, followed by attendance at an activity session
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet