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Trustees are sought who have a background in Commercial/Business, Information Technology, Finance or the Third Sector, to assist with the strategic development and growth of activities in the community across Edinburgh, promoting the quality of life for older people. As a Trustee, applicants should be available to meet bi-monthly to ensure that the Management Team carries out the necessary legal and financial requirements.
Garioch Community Kitchen exist to enhance the health and well-being of all sectors of the community in Central Aberdeenshire. We provide a range of services including informative food workshops in a safe and supported environment, delivering practical and nutritional information and teaching transferable food skills in the Wyness Hall and on an outreach basis. We work in partnership with other agencies and groups to promote healthy cooking and eating choices.
We are looking for motivated, local individuals who can contribute their knowledge and skill base to the Charity. It is essential our Committee is made up of people with varying skill sets and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from the private, public and/or third sector.
Committee meetings are held quarterly, and Committee members are expected to attend with email communication outwith these meetings. Trustees are responsible for the governance of the Charity and to support the Business Development Manager.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
Are you a doer with an interest in Africa?
We are seeking a new Treasurer for our small but fast-growing Penicuik-based charity, Friends of Chitambo SCIO. We support health projects at Chitambo Hospital, central Zambia, the living memorial to Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone, who died nearby.
Our main focus is on providing nurse training scholarships for disadvantaged students, ambulance maintenance, and emergency care improvements.
• This is a substantial, hands on, voluntary role, suiting someone experienced in bookkeeping or accountancy, with the time and commitment to offer e.g. retired, not working or working part-time and preferably local to Midlothian but not restricted to these groups.
• Minimum monthly time commitment: 8 hours
◦ plus at least 2 more hours a quarter for committee meetings (4/year)
▪ by telephone conference
◦ additional time at peak budget reporting periods
▪ around 5 financial reports/year, to OSCR, HMRC, Scottish Government, and charity AGM.
◦ Must liaise closely with charity Chair, including in face to face meetings as necessary.
Please see the following link for details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o8PgTYjsbkGg56Lunxmcn1izn1R-PapT/view?usp=sharing
If interested, please contact Dr. Jo Vallis, Chair, for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org; mobile phone no. 07791262918
Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofchitambo/
“The group management team members are volunteers who each have equal say in setting priorities, selection the films to be shown each year and resolving issues.
Usually, but not necessarily, the also volunteer in other Cinema role(s).
Attending around 4 evening Cinema Group Meetings per year and helping deliver action points outside of this time.”
We are a registered charity offering an accessible, flexible, child-friendly and needs-led therapeutic service to children and families in the Lothians. We aim to recruit two new Board members to strengthen and broaden the skills of our existing Board of Trustees. New members would act as consultants/advisors, offering specific knowledge and experience in the following areas:
• Human Resources – policy and practice
• Finance –support of voluntary agencies in establishing good practice in line with legislation, and of developing self-sustaining business practices
• Early Years – policy and practice (experience in one or more of the fields of health, social work, education, therapeutic support services, or voluntary sector supporting children and families)
• Strategic Planning
• IT- technical support and/or client database systems
• Voluntary sector – as practitioner or board member
• Children’s mental health - as practitioner or policy maker
The Board meets every 8-10 weeks for around 1 ½ hours at our premises in Eskbank. Meetings take place on a Monday morning.
Keen volunteer? Want to learn and develop through involvement in a board of trustees? We are looking for young people between 18 - 30 with an interest in volunteering and a desire to be involved in the work of the Volunteer Centre to join our board. We want to develop a stronger youth perspective and add to the range of skills and experience on our board. Ability to work with other board members and staff is essential, possibly in sub groups dealing with specific bits of governance work.
Home-Start offers one-to-one personalised support for parents with children under 5. Home-Start places trained volunteers alongside parents and support is provided for as long as the family needs it.
Trustees make up the governing body of Home-Start Dunfermline and have a responsibility to ensure that the charity's activities are carried out in accordance with the Trustee and Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
Trustees ensure that the organisation complies with requirements under both Charity and Company Laws, in addition to other laws such as Employment, Health & Safety etc. Board meetings are held bi-monthly and the trustees take an active part in the discussions and decision-making.
An opportunity to join the Management Committee of Dumbarton District Women's Aid. Our Organisation supports women, children & young people who are/ or have experienced domestic abuse, we are looking for people who will be interested in supporting the organisation to develop its strategy, plan and review policies and procedures. Interested parties will participate in an induction programme which will introduce the organisation and its aims and objectives.
We are looking for a Treasurer whose duties include:
Financial Reconciliation: -
1) Invoicing of teams fees on a 8 weekly basis
2) Receipt, checking and payment of facility lets.
3) Receipt, checking and payment of any necessary purchases and expenses.
Preparation of accounts
1) preparation of day to day accounts.
2) Preparation of end of year accounts including profit / loss(income / expenditure) and depreciation accounts.
All prepared accounts should be available prior to 3 monthly member meetings and AGM and be suitable and prepared in time for independent auditing.
Attending league meetings / AGM
regular attendance at league member meetings, production of accounts at same and ability to answer questions from members relating to accounts will be required.
Currently the league have age groups ranging from 5 years of age to 13 years of age with plans to grow year on year.
4 age groups play at hub venues which require regular invoicing of participants to cover costs and league owned equipment is located at various hubs requiring basic depreciation accounting.
The depreciation accounting ability is desired but not essential and support from existing committee members will be provided.