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  • Board Director
    with Fife Carers Centre

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO93280 - Created/last updated: 04/10/2023


    About this opportunity:Fife Carers Centre is a well-established and well-regarded organisation that every year supports thousands of family and unpaid adult carers throughout the length and breadth of Fife. Keeping them on track and planning the way ahead is their Board of Directors and they are currently looking for people who can offer their time and skills to help this important service continue to grow and develop. You might be at the start of building a career, (imagine having "Director" on your CV!) or you're recently retired and want to keep your brain supple, or you just have a bit of time on your hands and want to contribute your knowledge and experience to help us keep supporting the carers of Fife. Directors of the Fife Carers Centre take the final responsibility for the direction of the organisation and together the Board require a variety of skills and expertise that complement each other to ensure the success of the organisation.

    Takes place:

    Training provided:Volunteers will spend a short period of time in orientation to the building and receive an induction pack. They will attend a Carer Centre Briefing and attend a team meeting so they become acquainted with the staff and the work they do. For Board members Fife Carers Centre makes use of Fife Voluntary Action's training for Board members when available.
    Experience required:They welcome applications from carers with lived experience of the role, and from anyone with knowledge of the world of charities, from fundraising, finance, HR and any other aspect of the business. They value enthusiasm, creativity, energy and commitment just as much as formal qualifications. They ask for just a few hours a month to change your life and somebody else's.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; References

    Travel DetailsFife Carers Centre have an office base in Kirkcaldy but cover all of Fife. In person meetings are the preferred option but to facilitate a Fife wide participation for the Board they are installing a new smart board that will allow remote audio visual interaction.

    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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Director, Trustee, Board/Committee member or Governor?!

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