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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
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteers receive induction and ongoing training and support.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required: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.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe Board currently meets monthly (first Thursday every month 5:30-7pm approx) in Glenrothes, though this pattern may change.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.