Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC023658

To provide information and support to carers and former carers through:
• one to one support,
• group support,
• training,
• informal advocacy
• social activities,
• support for young carers,
• carer involvement opportunities.
The organisation seeks to ensure that carers of all ages are recognised and valued, receive the information and support they need to allow them to care with confidence and in good health, and are empowered to have a life of their own outside caring.

Current opportunity

ABOUT CENTRAL CARER ASSOCIATION Central Carers Association (CCA) is the local voluntary organisation that supports carers in Falkirk district and Clackmannanshire and is the managing body of the Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre. The organisation, which is a registered charity and limited company, is managed by a voluntary Board of Trustees who are elected from the membership of the organisation. They are committed to ensuring that carers of all ages are recognised, valued, receive the information, and support they need to allow them to care with confidence and in good health, and are empowered to have a life of their own outside of their caring role. Central Carers Association aims to provide quality, confidential services that are sensitive to the needs and wishes of local carers and provide opportunities to allow carers to participate in the development of local health and community care services to improve the quality of life for carers and those they care for. ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY The Board meets bimonthly. At present, the Board meetings are scheduled between 3pm and 6pm, this is subject to change and negotiations between existing and new board members. There are times when you will be asked for extra commitment for specific projects, agreed through negotiation. On average, the applicant can expect to spend around 1 day per month on CCA issues (including attendance at Board meetings). As with all their Board roles, these are voluntary positions. All reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out the tasks of a Board member (including travel) will be reimbursed. They will provide full training for the role including a supportive induction as well as the opportunity to attend a Board meeting prior to appointment. This is an excellent and rewarding opportunity for individuals with the right mix of experience and passion, who are looking for a meaningful way to help improve the lives of carers across Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. Currently, the Board has members with a range of skills and backgrounds including unpaid caring; I.T.; business and corporate; finance; the charitable and public sectors and child protection. The Board works well together with members supporting each other as well as employed staff and the senior management team. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE The Board are looking for people with a commitment to providing high quality support to unpaid carers. The principal area of specialism for the successful candidates at present are a knowledge of and appreciation of the needs and difficulties faced by carers. That said, anyone with relevant skills in other disciplines will also be given active consideration. MEETING ARRANGEMENTS Board Meetings currently take place over zoom and in person at the Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, 1a Bank Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NB. Additional Factors - Accessibility Details Wheelchair Access: Available Disabled Toilet: Available Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, please complete our online declaration of interest form by following the link using the QR code below or alternatively contact our main office number on 01324 611510 (option 4)