Are you a team player? Do you have some spare time? Are you a member of a TRA? Would you like to influence changes in your area? Then join the FFOTRA Board and be a voice for your area. Fife Federation of Tenants & Resident's Associations (FFOTRA) exists to empower Tenant and Resident's Associations (TRAs) to improve the quality of life in their communities. Independent of but work closely with the council to develop policies to benefit tenants and residents and enable TRAs to become effective representatives for their communities by providing support, information and advice. FFOTRA want to be out there more getting to know the community as well as being seen to be more actively supporting tenants. FFOTRA are looking for committee members to join the board and help with this. The Board meets monthly, with Fife Council and staff, however, the board keeps in regular contact via zoom, telephone calls and meetings where necessary. Board Members can if desired take on additional duties in areas of interest by representing FFOTRA at meetings such as; sheltered housing, Fife Tenant, Scrutiny Group, Homelessness including attending council meetings and workshops. As a committee member you would commit to as much or as little time that fit in with your personal life style. FFOTRA also run internal committees such as finance and staffing.
An Induction will take place once on board going over the policies etc. A designated mentor will be identified for support. Opportunity to attend training courses as they become available.
Looking for an outgoing person, willing to contribute and get involved with issues. No previous experience needed but would be an advantage. Training and mentoring will be given.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
Must be a member of a TRA or have a specific skill which FFOTRA would benefit from.
Meetings mainly held based in Hunter Street Kirkcaldy although sometimes may be held away from the office or via zoom. Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:
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