Age Concern Glenrothes (ACG) seek enthusiastic people who want to make a difference to older peoples’ lives. By joining their Board of Directors, you will help steer the organisation and gain valuable experience in management and governance. The Board is the governing body of Age Concern Glenrothes (ACG) and Board members (typically numbering 6 to 8 people from all walks of life) work as a team ensuring that ACG is run effectively and efficiently. ACG provides services for older people in the Glenrothes area that enhance their quality and enjoyment of life by encouraging interaction, mental & physical activity and companionship. Your own experience and expertise will contribute to the board’s ability to provide the services needed to meet this aim. This opportunity not only gives you the chance to develop your own management, planning and teamwork skills, but contributing effectively also gives you a very real feeling of actively helping vulnerable people.
The Chair is happy to chat informally by phone with potential applicants to give more details about board membership and the role, to discuss the individual’s skills and experience, and to answer any questions.
Upon receipt of a completed application form applicants will be invited for interview with the Chair and one other Board member.
The Chair is happy to meet informally with potential board applicants to give more details about board membership, to discuss the individual’s skills and experience, and to answer any questions.
Initial induction training is conducted by the Chair who will explain how ACG operates, its goals, current issues and opportunities, and how the organisation is involved with the wider community (including our sponsors). At this meeting the new board member is encouraged to consider how their skills and experience can best be used, and any need for further training will be discussed. The new member will be given a comprehensive induction pack.
The new member will meet with the ACG team, and the managers will explain their roles.
Ongoing support and training is given as required.
Good, independent judgement
An ability to think creatively
A willingness to speak authentically and honestly
An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
A commitment to ACG’s purpose
A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
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