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  • Member of the Board of Directors
    with Later Life Choices Glenrothes

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO48266 - Created/last updated: 17/02/2022



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    About this opportunity:Later Life Choices Glenrothes (LLCG) provides day services and help to stay at home services to older people in Glenrothes and the surrounding area that enhance their quality and enjoyment of life by encouraging interaction, mental & physical activity, and companionship.

    No specific experience is required to join their Board of Directors but you should have a drive to want to make life better for older people and their carers. As a Board Member you will help steer the organisation using your own experience and perspectives, while at the same time gaining valuable experience in management and governance. The key attributes required are commitment, enthusiasm, and a willingness to actively participate in Board Meetings. Board members are also expected to join one of the Board Sub-Groups and be prepared to take on a share of the work involved within these groups. Sub-groups are Fundraising, Finance, and Strategy.

    Meetings take place on the second last Wednesday of every month at 4pm.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays

    Training provided:The Chair is happy to chat informally by phone with potential applicants to give more details about board membership and roles, 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. Initial induction training is conducted by the Chair who will explain how LLCG operates, its goals, ongoing projects 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 LLCG team at Scott Road, and the managers will explain their roles. Ongoing support and training is given as required.
    Experience 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 LLCG's purpose A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort To have integrity and a genuine wish to contribute

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Maximum age is related to insurance.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Travel DetailsThe Board meets at 100 Scott Road, Glenrothes, KY6 1AE, which is within walking distance from the town centre and bus station and are on a bus route. There is street parking available.


    What Now?

    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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