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Description of opportunity tasks etc.
We are affiliated with the British Lung Foundation. We are a support group for people with a lung condition, families, carers. We are a registered charity with OSCR, Scottish charity Regulator.
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The key objectives for all Breathe Easy groups are:
• To provide mutual support to members
• For all people with lung disease, their family, friends and carers, from all sections of • the community
• To provide information and education to members
• Through organising guest speakers and providing BLF publications
• To promote the group and the BLF
• Raise awareness locally of the BLF and Breathe Easy group among people affected • by lung disease, health professionals and the general public.
Chairs group meetings
• Follows agenda and makes sure that all group members can participate in discussions • and decisions
• Works with the other committee members, agrees the agenda for the monthly and
• committee meetings
• Helps to organise main activities
• Involves group and committee members in organising events and outings. Delegates • tasks to members, encourages everyone to help and take part in planning and
• publicising the group.
• Brings issues and correspondence to the attention of the committee and members
Fairway Fife is a Peer Mentoring Charity supporting people with learning disabilities and autism from 16 years of age. They are making a positive difference by recruiting professionally supported committed volunteers who can support their young adults on their exciting journey. Using a variety of activities and experiences, caring relationships can be formed and both young adults and peer mentors’ lives may be enhanced from the benefits gained, helping them to achieve their highest potential.
They are now looking for board members to support the direction and management of the charity. Board members will attend meetings, make decisions on the direction of the charity, ensure good governance and act as an ambassador for the charity. They are particularly looking for someone to carry out secretarial duties, capable of minute taking, feedback & evaluation recording and IT. Confidentiality would be of the highest importance.
Fife Law Centre is currently seeking to recruit Board members with various skills and knowledge, including financial management, Third Sector organisations and their purposes in Fife, and statutory bodies e.g. local government and health.
Fife Law Centre was established in 2009 and is a registered charity, constituted as a company limited by guarantee. It is the product of the vision of local agencies and providers who saw a need for accessible and specialist legal services for clients served by the Third Sector in Fife. These founding agencies are now their partners as they seek to provide for those with unmet legal needs.
The purpose of the Board is to set the strategic direction of, and secure the resources for, Fife Law Centre, and to work with the Principal Solicitor to support the delivery of services. Their principal funders are Fife Council and the Scottish Legal Aid Board, under the Making Justice Work Project. They are also receiving grants from the Volant Trust, the Robertson Trust and the National Lottery Improving Lives Fund.
The current focus of legal work is on cases of homelessness, welfare law and supporting victims of domestic violence. The firm now also accepts employment related cases. Matters in other fields are dealt with at the discretion of the Principal Solicitor.
The Board meets 5/6 times a year in a formal setting, with Board members taking a lead in different topics, occasionally in work groups. The pandemic required the firm and the Board to work differently, and new trustees will join a Board reflecting on the demands which may face Fife Law Centre in the future, how they might be met, and how proper governance should be discharged.
The Board of Almond Valley Heritage Trust is responsible for the strategic direction of our charity. It sets and monitors policy, and provides oversight of operations and activities that are implemented by our professional team. Board members (Trustees) bring a diverse range of interests and experiences to the Board, represent a fair balance of views and perspectives, and are able to draw on many skills and strategic insights. We’re always happy to hear from individuals with appropriate interests and experiences who may be interested in joining the Board, and at present have a special interest in recruiting Board members who have insight into legal matters, or have experience in financial management. The minimum commitment sought is attendance and contribution to Board meetings that are held six times a year, normally on a Wednesday evening.
We are pleased to share this exciting opportunity to support Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as a trustee.
In becoming a trustee, you will be leading our efforts to help people live life to the full and help make sure that CHSS is best placed to meet our strategic goal of ‘No Life Half Lived’.
The last few years have been difficult for everybody and people living with chest, heart or stroke conditions need our support more than ever. This includes people living with Long Covid, who we recognise as part of the CHSS family.
Our trustees are a passionate group of committed unpaid volunteers. Whether they have lived experience of our conditions or an understanding of the professional context CHSS operates in, they are committed to helping CHSS be the best we can be. You will be joining a talented and experienced team and will help ensure CHSS runs well and effectively for the people we support.
CHSS is so much more than a charity – we are a movement helping people in Scotland do more than survive their condition. If you are looking to be part of something that really matters, we would love to hear from you.
For more information and to apply to become a trustee please visit: https://www.chss.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us/become-a-trustee
If you would like a conversation with the Chair or Chief Executive before applying, or more information generally, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 243 0154.
*(closing date for applications is the 3rd July 2023).
As independent charities, each Sea Cadet unit has trustees to oversee the management and legal undertakings of the unit. This role will undertake “regulated activity” and will therefore require an enhanced disclosure with barring check to be repeated at no less than three yearly intervals.
The primary purpose of the chairperson is to maintain, develop and chair an effective unit management team (UMT) that supports the unit and meets the aims of the Sea Cadet experience.
The secondary purposes of the unit chairperson are:
· To ensure that all the unit’s activities and matters are conducted legally and comply with charity regulations and Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) policy and procedures.
· To ensure the general welfare, safety and protection of volunteers and cadets when they are involved in unit matters or activities.
· Encouraging cadet forum participation and where appropriate a cadet presence at UMT meetings and unit Annual General Meetings.
· In conjunction with the UMT, to provide a properly maintained, serviced, safe and secure unit premises and property, that is either loaned or owned by the unit.
· In conjunction with the UMT and advised by the CO/OiC to provide where possible the resources necessary for efficient and successful training in the unit.
· To ensure, in consultation with the DO and AO that the unit has a suitable and effective CO/OiC and trained volunteers to meet unit needs.
· To identify unit priorities and potential issues and in conjunction with the UMT develop and maintain plans to address those issues.
Do you value the community and voluntary sector?
Would you like to help Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire help the sector help local people?
Do you live and/or work in North Lanarkshire?
If you answer yes to these questions, we would be delighted if you would consider applying to become a VANL trustee to help us lead and govern the organisation, strengthening its contribution and impact for the people of North Lanarkshire.
VANL makes a vital contribution to local people’s wellbeing and equality by helping community and voluntary organisations of all types and sizes. We do this by:
providing community and voluntary organisations with guidance and support on issues such as funding, strategy, governance, HR, ICT and more
supporting the sector to work better together and in partnership with local communities, the council and NHS to improve services and support, including assisting with our community COVID 19 response, hosting and managing key partnership initiatives such as the Health and Social Care Community Solutions Programme and the North Lanarkshire Partnership Action on Climate Together.
VANL receives core and project funding from the Scottish Government and North Lanarkshire Council and programme and project funding from Health and Social Care NL.
VANL trustees are responsible for the governance of the charity which requires participation in quarterly Board meetings, usually one of our quarterly Committee meetings and our AGM. The minimum time commitment is around forty hours a year. The role is voluntary with essential expenses such as travel or childcare paid.
We are very keen to attract new trustees which will strengthen the diversity of our Board across all equality groups including, age, disability, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
You can find more information in our Trustee Application Pack which is available on our website here.
We are committed to ongoing Board development and so applications are welcome at any time.
If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Maddy Halliday, VANL’s CEO at email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you!
Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service is a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.
To be a Trustee in our organisation is an exciting and fulfilling role. We feel that our Board benefits from recruiting individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skillsets.
The role of our Trustees is to ensure that Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries and delivers on our strategic objectives, mission statement and principles and standards. The duties of our Trustees are: to ensure the organisation complies with its governing document (Articles and Memorandums), to ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document, to contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy and evaluating performance against agreed targets, to safeguard the good name and values of the organisation and to ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
We are looking for people who are local to South West Edinburgh to join our board of trustees.
Board Trustees have enabled Space to become the charity it is today. Space now delivers 17 projects, with 60+ staff and over 250 volunteers. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people from all backgrounds to join our Board of Trustees.
Trustees help decide what services we deliver in The Broomhouse Hub. The board of trustees plays an integral part in developing the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring its good governance, and overseeing the delivery of the organisation’s defined aims, values, mission, and objectives.
Trustees fall into two categories:
Local – people living within the South West Edinburgh locality, or within 3 miles of EH11 3RH.
Business – people who have joined the board to offer specific skills and experience.
By choosing to volunteer with Western Isles Citizen Advice Service you'll be giving something truly valuable back to your community. As a charity, our volunteers are essential to allow us to deliver the important work we do.
There are a broad range of volunteering roles available within Western Isles CAS, so you can use your skills, knowledge and experience where it matters most from adviser roles to behind the scenes support we will let you choose were you think you'll make the greatest impact.
What are the benefits?
Volunteering is a fantastic way to stay active and involved in the local community. As a new member we will instantly make you feel at home. Let's not forget the feel good factor too! Giving people the information and advice they need to turn their lives around is very rewarding. As well as making a difference you can also learn valuable skills . 42% of our volunteers go on to further education or employment. As an adviser you will be part of the wider network and will have access to ongoing training and development. If you would like to volunteer with us or find out more we would love to hear from you!