Working closely with a committed group dedicated to providing an advocacy service to vulnerable people living in North East Fife. The Chairperson should be able to provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees and enable the Board to fulfill their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation. The chairperson may also be called upon to represent the organisation at external meetings and functions.
The new committee member will receive an induction pack with a copy of the constitution and be fully briefed on the organisations vision mission plans and financial position. They will be informed of their role and responsibilities and any personal liabilities. They will be offered the opportunity to visit the organisation and meet with staff, volunteers and beneficiaries and service users.
understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship or a willingness to attend relevant training to further your knowledge. Commitment tot he charity's objects, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities. Strategic and forward looking vision in relation tot he charity's objects and aims. Independent judgement, political impartiality, good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to respect confidences
Director, Trustee, Board/Committee member or Governor?!
Organisations have different names for the volunteers who are responsible for the running of the organisation - some are called Board members, some are Committee members, some may use the word Director for example. Broadly speaking, they mean the same thing - the people at the top who are ultimately responsible! These are important roles (for which training and support is available) and without volunteers at board level voluntary sector organisations could not exist.
Help and Support
Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available - at Board/Committee level as well as operational opportunities. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
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Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.
Are you currently a Board member?
If you'd like advice, information or training for you and/or fellow board members then please contact us - almost all of our board support is provided at no cost! Get in touch using the details above - we're here to help and bring significant expertise as well as experience of supporting hundreds of board members and boards over recent years.
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Are you looking for Board members?
Organisations looking for board members can complete this registration form (Word document), e-mail it to us and we'll put the opportunity on this page and our list of all volunteering opportunities in Fife. Please remember, as well as promoting your Board vacancy on our website to the public, our Volunteering Development team will be able to promote it to some of the 1,000+ people they speak to every year about volunteering. Don't delay, complete the form today!