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  • Director
    with Express Group (Fife) Ltd

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO87129 - Created/last updated: 18/01/2024


    About this opportunity:Express Group Fife provides group activities and one to one casework for people who are experiencing poor mental health. The aim is to promote positive mental wellbeing by providing a safe place for sharing experiences and peer support. There are currently thirteen groups in nine locations across Fife each week.

    Directors are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation and monitoring the management provided by the service manager. Board needs a range of skills, but commitment and enthusiasm are most important. They particularly welcome people with finance skills to fill in the post of Treasurer.

    Their board usually meet every second month for a maximum of two hours, currently at 1.00pm on Wednesdays via zoom, but this could change in the future depending on the needs & commitments of board members.

    Express Group Fife is a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status. This means that Board members are Company Directors and Charitable Trustees. There is currently work in progress to change from Ltd to SCIO.

    Takes place:

    Training provided:Induction will be by the service manager & existing directors. Ongoing training will be that available via Fife Voluntary Action and ongoing support will be from the service manager.
    Experience required:An interest in the voluntary sector and/or mental health. A knowledge of governance, committee work, finance, fundraising or HR would be an advantage, but enthusiasm and understanding is most important. Free training on Director/Trustee roles and responsibilities is available (provided by Fife Voluntary Action).

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat

    Travel DetailsNew Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, but board meetings continue to be done remotely via Zoom.

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