Express Group provide group activities and one to one casework for people who are experiencing poor mental health. They aim to help prevent social isolation and thus help people maintain good mental wellbeing. 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.
Directors are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the Express Group and monitoring the management provided by the service manager. Express Group (Fife) Ltd is a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status. This means that Board members are Company Directors and Charitable Trustees.
The service manager and administration & finance officer will provide various reports to the board covering finance, staffing, service user comments/complaints and future direction of the organisation for board decisions. Boards need a range of skills, but commitment and enthusiasm are most important. Free training on Director/Trustee roles and responsibilities is available.
Induction will be by service manager & existing director. Ongoing training will be that available via FVA and ongoing support will be from the service manager.
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 Form; Informal Chat
16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, but meetings continue to be done remotely via zoom meantime.
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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