Fife Employment Access Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC022263

We support people with severe mental health conditions to better self-manage their conditions to prepare for, enter and sustain paid employment or other meaningful activties

Current opportunity

Board Members support our work and shape our future plans. If you are interested in mental health/wellbeing, have good independent judgement and enjoy working in a team, FEAT would like to hear from you. Main duties will involve: Input to strategic aims, ensuring policies and practices are in line with aims and objectives. Ensuring good practice. Reviewing strategy and keeping the Charity in line with its ethos as well as its legal and financial responsibilities. Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) is a mental health charity based in Leven, though providing services Fife-wide. Our mission is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental well-being in a culture where there is no stigma. FEAT provides programmes to support people with mental health issues self-manage their conditions and develop employability skills, help them access employment or other activities such as further education/volunteering. The people we work with often struggle to engage and are sometimes far removed from meaningful occupation. We build resilience, foster hope and encourage self-belief by connecting with them, exploring values, improving their self-awareness and teaching coping strategies. We support around 500 people per year and in 2019 won the Centre for Social Justice Award in the Work Category. FEAT are also working on long-term plans to renovate the B-listed former flax mill in Silverburn Park, Leven, to become a community hub, visitor centre with hostel, cafe/restaurant and training space, building on the developments of introducing a small takeaway cafe to the Park and camping/glamping site. We are intending a Stage 2 bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund in late 2021 to hopefully secure the balance of funding required for this major capital project and in 2021 we will be opting to tax, therefore experience of VAT returns in the Treasurer role would be advantageous.