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    with Linkliving (Employability Services)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO85551 - Created/last updated: 26/03/2021



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    About this opportunity:LinkLiving is looking for up to eight motivated and committed volunteer board members who share the charity's values of empathy, respect, integrity and care.

    LinkLiving is a health and social care charity working in East Central Scotland to support people to overcome the negative impacts of trauma and disadvantage. We provide truly person-centred support through a range of models including self-help coaching, employability, care at home, housing support and supported accommodation.

    The charity is particularly recognised for supporting young people to develop the personal resilience, practical and emotional skills as well as the experience necessary for successfully managing key transitions in their lives. This includes leaving care, moving on from homelessness, moving into their own tenancy, and achieving positive destinations such as a course or a job. We aim to ensure that today's young Scots are in a position to achieve their full potential.

    This is a fantastic time to join the board as we are in the process of developing and rolling out a new vision and five year strategy for the charity. In line with this we have taken the opportunity to review our governance needs and now wish to increase the size of our board as well as bringing in people with a range of skill sets and experiences to help us achieve our new enhanced mission.

    We are particularly interested in applications from individuals who bring experience or a background in one or more of the following areas: social work, homelessness, housing support, health, social care, working with charities and/or the public sector, fundraising, marketing, people with lived experience of the fields in which we operate: mental health, trauma, disadvantage, homelessness, people with experience of the care system, those with knowledge of the communities in which we operate in East Central Scotland namely Edinburgh, Forth Valley and Fife.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays

    Training provided:No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.

    Experience required:We are particularly interested in applications from individuals who bring experience or a background in one or more of the following areas: social work, homelessness, housing support, health, social care, working with charities and/or the public sector, fundraising, marketing, people with lived experience of the fields in which we operate: mental health, trauma, disadvantage, homelessness, people with experience of the care system, those with knowledge of the communities in which we operate in E

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat

    Travel DetailsThe board meeting is held on the last Thursday of every second month. (Jan, Feb, March, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec) The meeting is held at head office in Edinburgh, however at the moment the meetings are being held virtually due to the pandemic. It is exp


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