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Volunteering Opportunity: VO68026
Board Member with FEAT (Fife Employment Access Trust).
Created/last updated: 04/08/2020
About this opportunity:
Board Members support our work and shape our future plans • If you are interested in mental health/wellbeing, have good independent judgement and enjoy working in a team, FEAT would like to hear from you •
Main duties will involve:
Input to strategic aims, ensuring policies and practices are in line with aims and objectives •
Ensuring good practice •
Reviewing strategy and keeping the Charity in line with its ethos as well as its legal and financial responsibilities •
Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) is a mental health charity in Glenrothes • Our mission is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental well-being in a culture where there is no stigma • FEAT provides programmes to support people with mental health issues self-manage their conditions and develop employability skills, help them access employment or other activities such as further education/volunteering • The people we work with often struggle to engage and are sometimes far removed from meaningful occupation • We build resilience, foster hope and encourage self-belief by connecting with them, exploring values, improving their self-awareness and teaching coping strategies • We support around 500 people per year and in 2017 were named runners-up in the GlaxoSmithKline Impact Awards •
no upper age limit has been specified
Volunteers receive induction and ongoing training and support.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
FEAT seeks a Board Member with an empathy towards those with mental health issues.
The Charity welcomes applications from the following backgrounds - digital, social media marketing, business development, fundraising, social care, advocacy and governance, teaching, sales and management or your own personal/family experience of mental health issues.
Volunteers will be open minded and understanding, display a can do attitude, excellent communicators, analytical and have problem-solving skills.